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Content for Thursday, March 7, 2002

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Horses and their San Diego women

It's nine o'clock on the day before the last day of Diane Wilson’s horse-showing career. Outside her window, the pointy hills of Escondido are wet from the rain. Inside, it’s warm because she has just ...

March 7, 2002
Atrocious Act

Given their numbers, Mahdi said he was surprised when Oprah Winfrey interviewed Muslims for her show, a program called "Islam 101," and did not speak with one African-American.

March 7, 2002
Korean connection

A post-September 11 foreign-spy technology crackdown by federal authorities has netted yet another San Diego company with ties to South Korea. Neopoint, a Rancho Bernardo-based maker of so-called smart cell phones, has been slapped with ...

March 7, 2002
$555,000 Ticket to Nowhere

For traffic-weary Tijuanenses, the happiness of the new year of 2002 ended quickly when they read reports of the city's light-rail project being scrapped. Though ground had never been broken, the tren ligero had been ...

March 7, 2002
The Enron Effect

The collapse of Enron is having an impact on San Diego's own TrizecHahn USA Corp. "Enron is our fourth largest tenant," according to a disclosure report filed by the office building owner last month, "occupying ...

March 7, 2002
Up to Date in Kansas City

An ex-quarterback with the Chargers has gone to bat for an old friend in Kansas City. John Hadl, a former All-American at the University of Kansas, has written a letter to a federal court judge ...

Why can't I get a freeway sign that says "Jack's Grub and Beer, next exit"?

What's the deal, Matt: I was driving up the 805 the other day and I noticed a freeway exit sign that said "Maric College." Right after that was another sign that said "National University." These ...

March 7, 2002
Gummy bear candy, then gummy bear cartoons, or vice versa?

Heymatt: Which came first, gummy bears the candy or gummy bears the cartoon? -- Carolyn, the net Add this to your body of critical knowledge. Gummies, the relentless candy, long predate Gummies, the idiotic cartoon. ...

March 7, 2002
What happens if a TV commercial bombs out before it's ended?

Hey, Matt: What happens when a TV commercial starts and then gets blipped off after only a few seconds of running? Do companies monitor the programming to make sure the commercials they've paid for actually ...

March 7, 2002
Who's Sig, and why is he so alert?

Hey, Matt: I've lived in Southern California for nine years and have heard many times in traffic reports the term "sig alert." I know that this means you're screwed if you're driving anywhere, but I ...

March 7, 2002
A geologic story of deposition

Scenic Red Rock Canyon hides amid the scruffy slopes of the Santa Monica Mountains, not far from the San Fernando Valley communities of Woodland Hills and Calabasas. Slabs of cavernous sandstone and cobbly conglomerate tilted ...

March 7, 2002
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