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Content for Thursday, February 12, 2004

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San Diego lawyers tell why marriages break up.

Romance often leads to marriage, and marriage often leads to divorce. The latter is not only emotionally painful but legally complicated, which is why most people hire lawyers to help them. The following conversations are ...

February 12, 2004
OMBAC pre-Super Bowl party

Paul pulled out a roach clip, which was attached to a car antenna. One guy said, "Cool, you got some weed we can smoke?" Paul said, "No, this is for my cigarettes,"

February 12, 2004
An eightball of Alpo?

Heymatt: When we cross the border at San Ysidro, my husband always comments on how excited the drug dogs look when they're sniffing all the cars. He thinks it's because the dogs are drug addicts, ...

February 12, 2004
The practicality of jokes

Matthew: What's so practical about a practical joke? Where did the term come from? -- AV, Golden Hill Welcome to another episode of As the Word Turns, the Matthew Alice College of Etymological Knowledge. A ...

February 12, 2004
Switchpitchers

Heymatt: Were there "switch" pitchers ever in baseball history? -- J, BP Three switch pitchers played in the pre-1900 era, but the only contemporary major leaguer to do it was ex-Padre, officially listed as a ...

February 12, 2004
Discover Laurel Spring, a lofty mini-oasis in Orange County's Santa Ana Mountains.

Laurel Spring, a mini-oasis tucked into an upper crease of the Santa Ana Mountains, lies just three air miles away from the expanding edge of Orange County's outer suburbs. Groundwater coming to the surface here ...

February 12, 2004
Moneybags Promote Sobbing Farmers

What do you get when you launder money in a henhouse or a pigsty? Filthy lucre, according to proponents of Proposition A, the Rural Lands Initiative that would attempt to thwart development sprawl into the ...

February 12, 2004
Rescue People Are Very Angry

Both sides agree the seeds of the dispute were planted in 2000 when the County Board of Supervisors announced that the three county animal shelters -- in Carlsbad, Linda Vista, and Bonita -- would be ...

Bullwhip, Bagpipes, or Cobra?

1. Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante is facing a lawsuit alleging that he took from Indian tribes $3.8 million more than is allowed by the state's campaign limits. Who is the plaintiff in the lawsuit? A. ...

February 12, 2004
Freeing the Cheetahs Three

The three San Diego city councilmen under indictment for bribery and other alleged nefarious activity in the Cheetahs strip-club scandal have been raking in the big money for their legal-defense funds from an array of ...

February 12, 2004
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