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Content for Thursday, December 20, 2001

News & Stories

How San Diegans reacted to 9-11

“I wrote a note for my husband and son and left the TV on so they would see it when they came downstairs. And then I had to pack up my daughter and drop her off.”

December 20, 2001
Janet Malcolm on Chekhov

As I read Chekhov stories about which Ms. Malcolm wrote, that I began to feel that these subtle stories, which on the last page often seem to evanesce rather than conclude, are wasted on the young.

December 20, 2001
Irma is allergic to life

‘I NEED TO HAVE SOME TEETH EXTRACTED.” IRMA ALWAYS SPEAKS AS THOUGH EACH WORD MIGHT CONSUME THE LAST OF HER LIMITED ENERGY. “BUT I’M ALSO HAVING A PROBLEM WITH MY HEART.” Irma has never come ...

December 20, 2001
Young People Need to See What It's Like

Carol Snyder is always prepared. Carrying a stack of folders and papers, she walks out of the Chula Vista Career Center reading a series of want ads pasted to a yellow legal pad sheet. "I'm ...

December 20, 2001
Rustic Firetraps

Two years of below-average rainfall had resulted in fuel moisture content - amount of water in the grass - of less than 10 percent. "You like to see it up around 30 to 40 percent."

December 20, 2001
Vacant thoughts

San Diego hotel magnate Douglas Manchester, whose flagship Marriott and Hyatt hotels on the downtown bayfront are suffering from high vacancy rates and whose Oceanside luxury hotel project has yet to break ground, has sold ...

December 20, 2001
How much smarter are you now than you were a year ago? Find out here!

Call it a cherished tradition, call it an annoying habit, but here we are again with our year-end assessment of how much smarter you are now than you were 12 months ago. Every December the ...

December 20, 2001
Hike or bike the south end of the Verdugo Mountains in Glendale for clear-air views of the L.A. Basin and the ocean.

Like a ship caught fast on a sandbar, the Verdugo Mountains protrude above what would otherwise be an unbroken sheet of alluvial deposits slanting down from the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains toward the ...

December 20, 2001
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