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Content for Thursday, June 16, 2005

News & Stories

A San Diego survey of mustaches

Mustache also mous-tache (m s-tash, m -stash) noun 1. The hair growing on the human upper lip, especially when cultivated and groomed. 2. Something similar to the cultivated, groomed hair on the human upper lip, ...

June 16, 2005
Za Za Za

“I kind of relate to being a fat little kid.”

June 16, 2005
2000 Glow Sticks

Omar Julio, better known in the club scene as DJ Power, has reunited with David Porras, known as DJ Impact, to form Da Big Boyz. The two will perform a live set together for the ...

June 16, 2005
Sam in Mississippi

Late Bloomer As I slide my Hejira CD into the player, I think, "Joni Mitchell makes me want to cry." Maybe it's the third glass of Riesling talking, but it's a reunion with one of ...

June 16, 2005
Back When

Thirty Years Ago MALE PROTECTIVE LEAGUE seeks members. Learn from female counterintelligence how to protect against the Disapproving Female hell bent on humbling and humiliating the convenient male. Self-addressed, stamped envelope...for membership application. -- CLASSIFIEDS: ...

June 16, 2005
The Bald Truth

Oh, I know a lot of men are made uncomfortable by this monthly miracle. But not me. No, I embrace it. Embrace it the way some men embrace the weekend! Why, I anticipate it the ...

June 16, 2005
Lesh's Love-In

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, on a book tour to promote his autobiography Searching for the Sound, was at the Mira Mesa Barnes & Noble on June 9. Over 300 people were in line when ...

June 16, 2005
Flying Lessons on the I-5

"The last thing I remember was flying out the window," says 21-year-old drummer Sid Hilarides. "I flew about 30 feet." Hilarides and two of his Irieside bandmates were traveling north on I-5 from a Solana ...

June 16, 2005
Less Than Charitable?

"Vice officers went into [Winstons on] May 27 to do a regular check of their permits," says SDPD Lieutenant Lawrence McKinney. Winstons management told the undercover vice detectives that permits were not needed because the ...

June 16, 2005
Guitarmy Girl

"The army shows that to get somewhere you have to prove something to yourself and others," says 23-year-old guitarist Kelli Ruddick, an Israeli army veteran. Ruddick, who plays Lestat's, E Street Cafe, Twiggs, and the ...

June 16, 2005
The Reader's Eye on Television

On TV, people's faces look dramatic in the rain. In real life, the rain doesn't impart that magic quality of passion. The air between cars is painted with a gray, oily brush. The black dots ...

June 16, 2005
Brown M&Ms Okay

REO Speedwagon plays the Del Mar Fair tomorrow. While the band is in town, they would like to do some golfing, particularly "if the golf course chosen would agree to trade tee times for tickets ...

June 16, 2005
It's a Crime

DEFRAUDING AN INNKEEPER Location: 660 K Street, Gaslamp Quarter Time/Date: 1:45 a.m. on 6/5/05 Investigation: Officer Ramirez #6056 and I responded to a radio call to take custody of Ryan A. A. had been placed ...

June 16, 2005
Check out a comprehensive mountain and desert view from the 6000+ foot summit of Monument Peak in the Laguna Mountains.

San Diego County is riddled with edges or "ecotones" -- boundaries between different geographic regions or ecological habitats. Ecotones harbor great biological diversity and often feature spectacular scenery, especially when the transition from one type ...

June 16, 2005
Weaker Than Dishwater?

After locals Louis XIV played in Illinois May 25, the Chicago Sun-Times called them "more eyeliner than talent.... Despite its royal moniker, salty lyrics, and heavy eyeliner, Louis XIV's hour-long show at the Metro not ...

June 16, 2005
First Formal

Whenever I try to write about high school parties that involve the schools, the schools freak out and don't let me anywhere near the campus or party site. When I tried to write about a ...

June 16, 2005
Out of the past

The memo, dated September 6, 1978, is from San Diego Police Captain P.H. Rose to Captain M.C. Guaderrama. It sings the praises of a 28-year-old officer, badge number 1840, bucking for promotion to the rank ...

June 16, 2005
$20 Million In Unanswered Questions

In chaotic times, outsiders have the inside track. So-called "outside" lawyers, accountants, consultants, actuaries, investment bankers, and self-proclaimed experts-for-hire are like taxicab drivers: they salivate when the meter is running. Often, opposing lawyers, feigning belligerence, ...

June 16, 2005
How the Big Thing Blew Up

English teachers at Bell Junior High School must have an easy time teaching irony to their composition students these days.Irony abounds at the Southeast San Diego school. For example, the campus and buildings, after six ...

June 16, 2005
Two Trains Running

Two Trains Running. Pantheon Books; 2005; 112 pages; $25. FROM THE DUST JACKET: Electrifying, compelling, and ultimately terrifying, Two Trains Running is a galvanizing evocation of that moment in our history when the violent forces ...

June 16, 2005
Men's Facial Moisturizer

My hubby Patrick made his first visit to the dermatologist last week. A brown spot on the back of his neck had him worried about skin cancer. But the doctor relieved his fears. "It's a ...

June 16, 2005
Lying Perverts

“What a day. Nothing’s falling right. Gimme a beer, sweetheart. And meatballs. Your famous meatballs.”

June 16, 2005
Never Fear

Movies reviewed this week: Batman Begins and Howl’s Moving Castle

June 16, 2005
Saint Gregory the Great

Father Edward Gallagher's homily at Saint Gregory the Great began with a story of the son of a minister who left the Protestant church to become a Catholic. After Mass, Father Gallagher said many Protestant ...

Tropical Transplant

Distant wars, nearby tables: Thirty years ago, North Vietnam conquered Saigon, the capital city of South Vietnam. When the U.S. withdrew in '72, many professionals and prosperous businesspeople came to the U.S. Members of the ...

June 16, 2005
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