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Content for Thursday, May 17, 2007

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San Diego massage: if you play it smart, you earn about $75 an hour

Techno music thumps and throbs and spills from the room. The "Earth Room." It's early, about 9:30 a.m. An instructor leads 30 men and women, ranging in age from 18 to maybe 60, in movement ...

May 17, 2007
Rolling Stones Fans At Jack Murphy Stadium, 1981

The band would play the stadium (which would be renamed Qualcomm) on October 7. A year earlier, Emotional Rescue topped the charts, but the Stones didn't tour because Mick Jagger and Keith Richards weren't getting ...

Hijacker

Loquacity, n. A disorder which renders the sufferer unable to curb his tongue when you wish to talk. -- Ambrose Bierce, from The Devil's Dictionary The blaring phone interrupted my intense struggle with the latches ...

May 17, 2007
Tea with the Tourists

"I don't want no soggy sushi. I ain't into yucky teriyaki."

May 17, 2007
Pens

Last week, Patrick, normally the very embodiment of composure, chucked a pen across the kitchen island in frustration. It nearly landed in my scrambled eggs. "I have had enough of crappy pens!" he yelled. "Damn ...

May 17, 2007
Astra Plus Malcolm

She was born in Marvel, Arkansas, and delivered by Dr. Wise," it says on Astra Kelly's website. "Early interest in music was fueled by family jams, school choirs, and formal music studies." "I've been living ...

May 17, 2007
Mark Dice

Title: Mark Dice Address: www.markdice.com Author: Mark Dice From: Vista Blogging since: February 2007 Post Date: April 9, 2007 Post Title: Rescue Me Co-Star Daniel Sunjata Says 9/11 an Inside Job Tony Award-nominated actor Daniel ...

May 17, 2007
The Reader's Eye on Television

"Get your hands off of me, vile woman!" I scream. "Turn me loose, Martha Stewart!" Martha Stewart's hands have the strength of a steroidal orangutan. It's all that scissor work. And the tying of stiff ...

May 17, 2007
With the Help Of Horses

'We use Norwegian fjords the most," says Deborah Shinner, executive director of Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs and Strengths, or REINS, an organization that offers assisted horseback riding for the disabled. "The fjords can take a ...

The Tourmaline Surfing Park, Pacific Beach

Name: Dan Belec Home: Carlsbad Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger XLT Surfing: Tourmaline Surfing Park, Pacific Beach The surf gear in Dan Belec's truck is minimal. He has a Block Surf pad to keep his Sunny ...

May 17, 2007
Space It Out by Erin Harris

I met Todd five years ago in Tampa, Florida. We were servers together at Bella's restaurant. Todd was so charming, energetic, and fun that I immediately had a huge crush on him. We became friends ...

May 17, 2007
Todd Buchholz writes about Ray Kroc and Akio Morita

Back in the 1960s, people were pigeonholed by the movies they enjoyed. Critics concluded that bumpkins liked The Sound of Music (1965), while the worldly-wise liked The Graduate (1967). One movie was light and maudlin, ...

May 17, 2007
Former UCSD student Eric Volz accused of murder in Nicaragua

In February, a Nicaraguan court convicted former UCSD student Eric Volz of murdering a beautiful young Nicaragüense he had previously lived with. She was found dead early on an afternoon last November, strangled and hog-tied ...

May 17, 2007
UCSD's medical school works on female Viagra

A drug that bombed as an antidepressant is now being touted by its maker as a possible "female Viagra," and local women wanting to take a chance on the experimental substance in exchange for a ...

May 17, 2007
Lynn Gorguze, Murray Galinson, Irwin Jacobs give to Clinton and Obama

The latest statewide poll shows Hillary Clinton out front of Barack Obama in the race to collect California's Democratic presidential nominating delegates, but some rich La Jollans aren't taking any chances. Investor Murray Galinson, for ...

May 17, 2007
Dimitrios Kyranas in Athens, Greece

Spatiotemporal Unfairness The other day I leisurely rode the escalators of the central subway station of Athens, at Syntagma (Constitution) Square, situated right in front of the parliamentary building. It was ten minutes before the ...

May 17, 2007
How much is ex-GOP mayor Susan Golding going to be making?

Just how much is ex-GOP mayor Susan Golding going to be making as the new president of the San Diego Child Abuse Prevention Foundation? The foundation's spokeswoman didn't return calls, but it's likely to be ...

May 17, 2007
The Problem with Bikinis

"One Sunday a month we have a 'loud and local' night," says Matt Hall, owner of the Jumping Turtle in San Marcos. "Rock 105 sponsors the show." Hall says the radio station suggested holding a ...

May 17, 2007
Ugly American Gothic

"Two sober gothic couples were followed, harassed, and assaulted in Old Town on a Friday night by a drunken Navy SEAL," according to James Howard, president of the San Diego chapter of Goth Help Us. ...

May 17, 2007
Street Scene Rundown

Street Scene at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is not a done deal yet. On May 8, the fairgrounds board was expected to vote on whether the event would be held there in late September. Fairgrounds ...

May 17, 2007
Old Politics of Skinheads

Soma owner Len Paul says because two recent local ska-band shows on his side stage sold out, next month he'll present a local ska concert on his main stage for the first time. (The rooms ...

May 17, 2007
Rockin' the Free World

Loss of Control has been accepted to perform for American troops in USO-style tours with the Armed Forces Entertainment Program. "You send an application along with some audio, video, and a list of past gigs," ...

May 17, 2007
Tour Notes

"We were illegally carrying this monster 16-mortar firework cube, 'Deep Impact,' for thousands of miles," says Johnny Verruto of the High Rolling Loners. While in North Carolina on a recent cross-country tour, the band received ...

May 17, 2007
Collaborate, Communicate

"We would call them the "get drunk and take off your T-shirt" crowd."

May 17, 2007
Life in the Crash Lane

I crashed a benefit concert for a woman who crashed her car. I intended to pay the $5 cover at Portugalia in OB, but I forgot my wallet at the racquetball courts. The kid at ...

May 17, 2007
I'm all right, damn it...you damned bullies.

Contributors to the message site have suggested it, and other more conventional letters-to-the-editor types have urged that I get a sex-change operation and "whine on Oprah." I have puzzled over this probably more than I ...

May 17, 2007
Pistachios!

Dear Matt: Now that I am approaching the big 5-0, there is a question burning in my mind. As a kid growing up in San Diego, I could never get away with sneaking pistachios because ...

May 17, 2007
Sony-san

heya matt... A friend of mine (who's more often right than wrong) claims that Sony Corporation was originally founded by Shell Oil of New York during the occupied-Japan period after WW2. I find it hard ...

May 17, 2007
Love Fades

Hey, Matt: What do the words inside "honeymoon" mean? Busy space bees? -- Best Man, Bay Park Warning: Many ridiculous stories exist about "honeymoon." Please, no e-mails involving Attila the Hun, honey-beer bashes at weddings, ...

May 17, 2007
Back When

Thirty Years Ago "These guys complaining ought to get down on their hands and knees and thank God that they have a job that pays them so good. Because if it wasn't for NASSCO, they'd ...

May 17, 2007
Desiccated Dreams

Given the star-rating of this restaurant, I'll anticipate the critics-of-the-critic: Why did I eat at Ben's 1615, and why am I reviewing it? To answer the first question: About a year ago, a colleague who ...

May 17, 2007
Big skies and springtime zephyrs await you at the new Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve near Julian.

As San Diego County's newest (2006) open-space park, the Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve is already establishing a reputation as one of the county's finest parcels of unburned montane landscape. Actually, the Cedar Fire in ...

May 17, 2007
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