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Content for Thursday, April 17, 2003

News & Stories

San Diego's orchid addicts

“I can tell you up front, it’s not an addiction. Everybody says it’s an addiction, and I don’t believe that at all. It’s a sickness. Seriously.” Gary Pierwola is speaking. A retired National City cop, ...

April 17, 2003
Cocktail-Party Corruption

San Diego's ballpark misadventure is a textbook study of a public and private leadership structure that is utterly incapable of challenging a fatuously unworkable and wholly unethical idea. Those in the establishment who knew the ...

April 17, 2003
Left in Hell

"They were careless people...they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the ...

Report from the front

Inside word has it that retired Rear Admiral Veronica "Ronne" Froman, hired back in August 2001 as chief financial sidekick to San Diego Unified School District superintendent Alan Bersin, will shortly be departing the district. ...

April 17, 2003
Tijuana's Missing Poet

Fear of kidnapping has long spurred the upper classes in Tijuana to build high walls around their homes and mansions. Some even purchase insurance policies that will pay ransoms. But the literary community, never feeling ...

April 17, 2003
Listen for the melodious sound of falling water at Tenaja Falls in the Santa Ana Mountains

With five tiers and a total drop of about 150 feet, Tenaja Falls is the most interesting natural feature in Cleveland National Forest's San Mateo Canyon Wilderness. In late winter and spring, water coursing down ...

Expired water?

Hi MA: Why does my bottle of Aquafina have an expiration date on it? What would go bad, the H or the two Os? -- Mort Schwartz, San Diego I think your Hs and Os ...

April 17, 2003
We pulled an all-nighter to answer this one.

Hey: Settle an argument with my friend. He says cramming for an exam doesn’t work. I say staying up all night studying and going right into the exam makes the information fresh in my brain ...

April 17, 2003
Why ants don’t need floaties.

Hey Matt: After watching a few serious downpours earlier this year and noticing long lines of ants along my driveway when it was dry, I wondered how they don’t drown during a big rain storm. ...

April 17, 2003
Give it up for the clap!

Matt: Why do they call it the clap? Personally, I wouldn’t clap if I found out I had it…yikes! -- Gretchen, La Jolla Let’s hear it for the French! They gave us the clap. The ...

April 17, 2003
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