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1999 Stories by Laurel Wellman

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  • Dog Bites

    published December 22, 1999

    Apocalyptic Good CheerLast week, Dog Bites heaved a sigh of relief: The city's Y2K Program Management Office told us police have... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published December 15, 1999

    More Millennial AngstOh, God. Christmas is upon us, and this year, hard on its heels, are the Y2K parties. Some of us, who already... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published December 8, 1999

    We can't always be a "smartass," as correspondent Stark Raving Brad called us last week. It's tiring, and sometimes Dog Bites just wants some... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published November 24, 1999

    Sometimes this town just seems dead, dead, dead. There we were, wandering through Strybing Arboretum -- almost deserted but for a few... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published November 17, 1999

    Mayoral elections, it seems to us, aren't usually national news. So Dog Bites, attending a swanky wedding reception at which we were called upon... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published November 3, 1999

    It's not spring, but even the perpetually disgruntled Mrs. Rose M. Skytta, who usually sends us hate mail, seems to like us at the moment. And... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published October 27, 1999

    Timing is indeed everything, and there's nothing like being able to take credit, late in October, for a massive new housing/ office/retail... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published October 20, 1999

    Is it hot in here, or is it just us? The combination of the past week's unseasonable temperatures and the volume of e-mail we've been getting... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published October 13, 1999

    "While I appreciate that it is easier to let the readers write the column for you, printing the entire ramblings of longtime city investors... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published October 6, 1999

    The city's housing crisis is dire indeed when disgruntled mutterings about the need for a good earthquake get loud enough to gain an, um,... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published September 29, 1999

    Somewhere along the line, when we were new at the paper and afraid to object when given work, we got stuck writing this column. Of course, then we... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published September 22, 1999

    Now that the merger of the Examiner and the Chronicle seems inevitable -- barring, of course, the wrath of God as invoked by... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published September 15, 1999

    Dog Bites, struggling mightily against the compulsion to look on eBay for all the currently out-of-print children's books that probably made us as... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published September 8, 1999

    Indian summer may still be ahead of us, but the year seems already to have clicked past some invisible notch and settled into its fall groove. The... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published September 1, 1999

    As you, the Weekly's readership, are no doubt aware, columnist George Cothran is leaving us to go to work for the City Attorney's Office as... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published August 25, 1999

    Dog Bites realizes that, in any relationship, there are two possible scenarios that may result from separation. These are conveniently summed up... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published August 11, 1999

    Willie Wide Web Every so often, when Dog Bites is hanging around with the usual gang of highly placed sources in the new media industry,... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published August 4, 1999

    Two! Four! Six! Eight! It's Tavolino That We Hate! Dog Bites was interested to learn this week that Kevin "Nestor Makhno" Keating may be... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published July 28, 1999

    Two! Four! Six! Eight! It&185;s Tavolino That We Hate! More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published July 21, 1999

    Last One Out of the Rubble's a Rotten Egg! Well, thank heavens the dreadful heat wave is at an end. Dog Bites has noticed that San... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published July 14, 1999

    Not in My Parking Lot Dog Bites wouldn't normally get worked into a froth over Willie Brown's developer friends' latest schemes, but this... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published July 7, 1999

    Smartass Hed Goes Here Healthy competition is -- well, in theory -- what makes capitalism work. So Dog Bites was overjoyed to hear of the... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published June 30, 1999

    An Item and a Half, Plus a Cat Well, it isn't Sophocles, but it'll have to do. -- Xena, Warrior Princess It's been one of those... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published June 23, 1999

    Jon Carroll vs. Dr. Laura: Slugfest! When Dog Bites got word that beloved Chronicle columnist and all-round blithering sap Jon Carroll had... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published June 16, 1999

    Reader: Larger Issues Raised by Larger Hair Dog Bites' favorite perky on-air personality -- especially now that the formerly glam Leslie... More >>

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