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Content for Thursday, February 27, 2003

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Who's up in San Diego at three a.m.

There is no night anymore. In or around cities, in suburbs and small towns, there is no night. It still gets dark, and the days still get longer or shorter. Lights are everywhere — large, ...

February 27, 2003
It's Hard to Move When You're 92

'They call it America's finest city, but I don't call it that," barked Ernie Abbit, a 72-year-old lessee at De Anza Harbor Resort. Abbit, president of the homeowners association, is agitated. Without the city's intervention, ...

February 27, 2003
Mug shots

The San Diego Union-Tribune, which for years has been one of San Diego Unified school superintendent Alan Bersin's most unquestioning backers, may be changing its ways. During last year's school-board races, the paper missed much ...

February 27, 2003
Bigcone Douglas-fir trees rise like ragged sentinels in Rice Canyon and East Canyon, near the city of Santa Clarita.

Tucked into the steep, north-facing slopes of the Santa Susana Mountains, just north of the San Fernando Valley, are comely Rice Canyon and East Canyon. The area containing both canyons is visible from nearby Interstate ...

February 27, 2003
Uh -- it's about the wood in my lemonade...

Hey Matt Man: When I'm out working in my wood shop, there are certain materials that need special handling. Things like glycerol ester of wood rosin just seem to scream out "avoid breathing fumes," "wear ...

February 27, 2003
Do animals commit suicide?

Matt: Are humans the only living creature that commits suicide? -- Morbid Mark, the net Intent. Can animals form intent in their feral little brains? Sit down and say, hey, man, this grubbing for food ...

February 27, 2003
What we do with dirty dirt.

Hey, Matt: Some of us guys were discussing gasoline stations where we see backhoes digging up old leaking tanks and the contaminated dirt loaded into a truck. Our question is, just where does that dirt ...

February 27, 2003
Killer toothpaste?

Dear Matthew Alice: I've heard that toothpaste should not be ingested or it can cause fever, nausea, vomiting and even death. There's even a warning on most toothpaste tubes. Is this like lab rats...you'd have ...

February 27, 2003
You Have to Know Yourself

“Amtrak employees are social people. Because it’s a travel thing, not many marriages work; most of her friends are single. Luckily, Laura got a steady route, so she has, more or less, a normal job.”

February 27, 2003
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