Content for Thursday, March 14, 2002

News & Stories

San Diego's thriving schools teaching foreigners English

Language Studies International, Converse International, International Academy of English

Language Studies International occupies the top floor of an office building perched next to the Fifth Avenue bridge over Interstate 5. Steve Nicholson, its director since May 2001, seems young for the job, but his ...

Why They Didn't Vote

The March 5 primary election had one of the lowest voter turnouts in San Diego history. A sampling of nonvoters seems to indicate that while many intended to vote, some simply didn't know or didn't ...

Word games

The Union-Tribune was forced to halt its presses last week when editors discovered that a four-letter word had made its way past page-proofers and into the paper's weekly "Night & Day" entertainment section. According to ...

The story of space pee

Matt: I've heard that space is full of astronaut pee. Is this correct? -- Wondering, San Diego Correct. But it's not exactly like they're taking a leak over the side of a boat. Before recent ...

What exactly do those weasels mean by "proceeds"?

Hey, Matt: If all of the proceeds of Paul Newman's food line goes to charity, how does anybody who works there make any money? --Ashley Chafin, the net Instead of Paul Newman, a certified icon, ...

Take a nippy dip in the shallow pools of Cuyamaca's Harper Creek

On a bud-bursting spring day, Harper Creek's shallow, jewel-like pools invite tactile exploration — with more than just the fingers. Slide into one of the pools this month (assuming we get a decent amount of ...