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Content for Thursday, November 2, 2006

News & Stories

San Diego Sikhs run into trouble – on Miramar Road, at Charger games

Sikhs don’t engage in door-to-door pamphleteering and they don’t broadcast television or radio commercials promoting their faith.

November 2, 2006
Still Not Dead

As I Lay Dying just left for a three-week tour of Germany. Longtime bassist Clint Norris, who lives in Encinitas, stayed behind and is working at Guitar Center in San Marcos. He didn't care to ...

November 2, 2006
Back then, I remember thinking Mexico is a good place to die.

Green milk curdled: ash and smoke dumplings in ham and pea soup. Cigar and pipe smoke wafted against white fluorescence, hovered like the slow and fat flies near the entrance to the Tijuana coroner's office ...

November 2, 2006
Smaller Is Better?...

San Diego's largest concert venue, the 20,000-capacity outdoor Coors Amphitheatre, has not had a good year; 84,450 tickets were sold during the first nine months of 2006, making it the 51st-most-used amphitheater in the country. ...

November 2, 2006
More, More, More

During a two-year period, Amy Hall, 19, promoted metal, goth, and death-metal shows at two different church facilities. All the proceeds went to charity or directly to the church. "I still want to promote but ...

November 2, 2006
The Reader's Eye on Television

One time, some friends and I detonated a Volkswagen. It was a field car. When it started having problems, my friend Danny's dad would fix it a little bit, but it was getting worse, and ...

November 2, 2006
Inspired by Bears

Seven years after he launched www.menwholooklikekennyrogers.com, Vista's Jaimie Muehlhausen says his website of Rogers look-alike photos still gets 1500 hits a day. "This was a big year. He had a new record, and then the ...

November 2, 2006
The Cure, for Drunk Women

"Tribute bands like Atomic Punks [Van Halen], Super Diamond [Neil Diamond], and Dead Man's Party [Oingo Boingo] can make upwards of $5000 for a single-set show, depending on the venue," says Zippy Twombly, front man ...

November 2, 2006
MMMBop! (Sing It!)

"I've used portions of practically every paycheck to fund my artistic adventures," says singer/songwriter Eddie Ray, whose day job is at the Ramona Kmart. He recently started a line of T-shirts. "I took phrases my ...

November 2, 2006
A Trifle Too Messianic?

"We were one of the first Messianic Jewish rock bands," says David Kasdan, bassist for Netzer, which formed in 2001. "All the members are Jews who believe Jesus is the Messiah, and a lot of ...

November 2, 2006
Young and Gay

Never mind how tortuous the route to a punch line.

November 2, 2006
Beyond Chinatown: The Metropolitan Water District, Growth and the Environment in Southern California

Beyond Chinatown: The Metropolitan Water District, Growth, and the Environment in Southern California FROM THE PUBLISHER: As urban growth outstrips water supplies, how can the global challenge of providing water be met? Mixing history and ...

November 2, 2006
Back When

Thirty Years Ago No newspaper columnist is as carefully read or thoroughly discussed as the society editor. And because he replaced the venerable Eileen Jackson, Burl Stiff of the Union has been subject to especially ...

November 2, 2006
Enjoy a panorama of mountains, blue ocean, and plenty of urban sprawl from Orange County's Robbers Peak.

The name Robbers Peak commemorates the notorious outlaws Joaquin Murietta, Three Finger Jack, and others of the late 1800s. Swooping down out of the hills, these bandits terrorized farmers below and preyed upon passengers traveling ...

November 2, 2006
Calvary San Diego, Chula Vista

From the second song on, the band at Calvary San Diego -- drums and guitars and pop synthesizers -- had the congregation's pulse. (They had the congregation's look as well: a mix of young and ...

November 2, 2006
Boys' behavior

In the teen flick Ten Things I Hate About You, Julia Stiles's character reads off a list of the things she hates about her love interest, ranging from his haircut to his behavior. In real ...

November 2, 2006
Encountering Ex-Friends

My land is bare of chattering folk; the clouds are low along the ridges, and sweet's the air with curly smoke from all my burning bridges. -- Dorothy Parker Friendships can end for any number ...

November 2, 2006
Baby Proofing

It's been a while since anyone in my social circle had a visit from the stork, but friend Lisa is expecting at the end of November -- her first. She's already had one baby shower, ...

November 2, 2006
Playing Hard to Get, Chargers Prefer L.A.

In France, a common mini-scandal is the ménage à trois, a person with two lovers, sometimes under the same roof. The San Diego Chargers, secretly and lustfully eyeing the Los Angeles market, may outscandalize the ...

Chancellor Suarez and His Friends

What were they thinking? Sometime in August, Omero Suarez, chancellor of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, and Deanna Weeks, the district's governing board president, signed a secretly altered version of the chancellor's contract. The change ...

David Young in Botswana: Fish for Tiger

Botswana is a land-locked country in Southern Africa, famous for the big game animals that roam large fenced reserves. The population of about 1.5 million is spread around the edges of the Kalahari Desert. In ...

November 2, 2006
Orchestration

Critics of the Union-Tribune who say that the newspaper and some of its reporters are working too closely with San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders to help advance his agenda may find ammunition in an internal ...

November 2, 2006
Inventors' Rules

Ex-Microsoft exec Nathan Myhrvold of Seattle isn't well known outside the rarefied confines of wealthy computer techies, though he's uttered plenty of quote-worthy statements. The creator of a Windows precursor that was snapped up by ...

November 2, 2006
Out of the Mouths of Babes

According to an e-mail from Lorena Gonzalez, political director for the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, the council's robo-call attacking school board candidate Michael McSweeney as a right-wing extremist and touting the reelection of nominal ...

November 2, 2006
Goodbye to a Music Mecca

Employees at Tower Records on Sports Arena Boulevard were shocked when they heard on October 6 that the new owner, Great American Group, planned to liquidate the national music retailer and lay off its approximately ...

November 2, 2006
Fish Tale

I read the news today, oh boy. Seafood is back in the headlines. A few months ago it was bad news about mercury. Now it's good news: eating fish seems to stave off heart disease, ...

November 2, 2006
Coronado and Oz

'People like to say that Hotel del Coronado was the inspiration for the Emerald City, but [L. Frank Baum] wrote the first Oz book before he ever stayed there," says Ellen Jarosz, special collections librarian ...

November 2, 2006
Seductive Teriyaki

“My dream is to have a line like Las Cuatro Milpas.”

November 2, 2006
Fuzzy Little Hats

When I was a kid, I saw a Shriner wearing a fez in Kearny Mesa. It reminded me of Tom Bosley's character, "Mr. C.," on Happy Days, who would sometimes wear those fuzzy hats. (And ...

November 2, 2006
Soft Sell

'The people who spend the most are the most conscious of value.'

November 2, 2006
Election Preview

On the phone with Charlie Sears. We met in the late '60s, at Leroy's, then a seedy sportsbook in downtown Las Vegas. We were among the few who liked to watch the early NFL line ...

November 2, 2006
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