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Content for Thursday, October 21, 1999

News & Stories

San Diego County Taxpayers Association attacks high-rise hotel on the old Campbell Shipyard

Mayor Susan Golding loves to hate Scott Barnett. Not that Barnett, the 37-year-old executive director of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, hasn't backed some of the mayor's biggest pet projects. Last year, Barnett even ...

October 21, 1999
Hike into a box canyon by way of Anza-Borrego's Palo Verde Wash.

With midday temperatures declining into the 80s this month and next, the vast spaces of the Anza-Borrego Desert are again becoming attractive places to explore. For the following hike up Palo Verde Canyon in the ...

October 21, 1999
San Diego free thinkers look to living together

'Build it and they will come," the proverb tells us. Today, however, disciples of the precept have little use for its noble motivational message; they prefer instead its promise of material reward. Build a mall, ...

October 21, 1999
Juan Vargas puts squeeze on supporters for Assembly seat

City councilman Juan Vargas is pulling out the stops in his effort to get elected to the state assembly seat now held by soon-to-be-termed-out Denise Ducheny. To raise funds for the effort, Vargas is putting ...

October 21, 1999
Why are two horns worse than one horn, and what happened to the old vampires?

Matmail: Q#1: Who decided that having two horns (example, a devil) was a Bad Thing, but having only one horn (example, a unicorn) was an okay Good Thing? and Q#2: What happened to all the ...

October 21, 1999
Is there a metric unit for time?

Matt: Is there a metric unit of time? -- Matty, San Diego Yesish. That's new elf shorthand for "the answer to your basic question is yes, but as usual nobody could leave well enough alone, ...

October 21, 1999
What happened to the death row man that was forbidden to eat chips?

Dear Matthew Alice: Some time ago, I read with interest a story about a condemned prisoner in Washington state (I believe) who was forbidden from eating potato chips on death row because it was discovered ...

October 21, 1999
San Diego Metro Pigeon Club taught me so much

I had no love for pigeons. I had unhappy associations from childhood, and I shared the popular perception of them as rats with wings. On the Great Chain of Being, birds are rather low; they ...

October 21, 1999
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