Volume XXXII Number 09 February 29, 2008

FrontPage Stories

Lots of support for El Tri in first game in Tijuana

By Pablo Jaime Sáinz

Although fans from Tijuana and San Diego were very lively during the game, Mexico’s sub-23 soccer national team tied to zero with its rival from Paraguay at the Feb. 27 game at Estadio Caliente in Tijuana.

Maybe the most interesting aspect of the game, which was, for the most part boring, was the enthusiasm of the crowds before the game began.

Estadio Caliente was full to capacity when fans from all over the region came to the historical game that was the first time ever Mexico’s national soccer team played in Tijuana.


La escuadra mexicana entregó todo en la cancha y ofreció un partido de primer nivel por lo cual la afición tijuanense vivio el partido con intensa pasión.

One could see green shirts and tricolor flags, the people, including many children, were cheering for their team and booed the South American players.

Estadio Caliente began filling up before 3 p.m., time at which the game began. More than 14,000 soccer fans crowded the stadium, which is the home of First Division A team Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente.

Around the stadium there was a variety of food and drink stands, and also stands selling t-shirts, balls, and other souvenirs.



Selección mexicana sub-23 visitó Tijuana
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
Intensa pasión futbolística vivió la afición tijuanense que acudió al Estadio Caliente para apoyar a la selección mexicana en su encuentro amistoso contra el equipo de Paraguay.


Health project focuses on pregnant women at the border
By Pablo Jaime Sáinz
A new coalition of health and social services agencies will try to reduce disparities in perinatal health in selected US/Mexico border communities of San Diego County.


Proyecto de salud fronteriza se enfoca en mujeres embarazadas
Por Pablo Jaime Sáinz
Una nueva coalición de agencias de servicios de salud y sociales tratará de reducir las paridades en la salud prenatal en algunas comunidades de la frontera en el Condado de San Diego.


Stories


The militarization of Tijuana
By Luis Alonso Pérez and Mariana Martínez
Military presence in Mexican cities has been steadily rising, especially in Northern border cities like Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, both known to be political trend setters in Mexico.


Bajas temperaturas amenazan a migrantes
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
Las bajas temperaturas en las montañas del sur de California cobraron la vida de una mujer mexicana que intentaba cruzar la frontera sin documentos.


Hard Times Led Director of Tijuana AIDS Hospice to His Life’s Work
Stories Against the Silence: HIV/AIDS in the Latino Community
By Ana Cubías
In an empty lot – surrounded by rats, dust, and covered with newspaper sheets – José Antonio Granillo hit rock bottom with his drug and alcohol addiction.


Activists Take Aim at Merida Initiative, Trade Pacts
Special Report from Frontera NorteSur
Promising $1.4 billion in new funding to fight the drug war over the next three years, the Bush White House’s Merida Initiative is a strategic cornerstone of the outgoing administration’s envisioned future relationship with Mexico and Central America. Thomas Shannon, US assistant secretary of state for western hemisphere affairs, has called the assistance package a “new paradigm” of regional security cooperation.


Study looks at public perception of rising cost of higher education
By Jennifer Rios
WASHINGTON - Bobby Allyn, a sophomore international studies and journalism student at American University, said that since no one else in his family has ever attended college, he was left to figure out the process on his own. He is financing his own education and estimates he will accrue $80,000 in debt as an undergraduate.


LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Marangely Rodríguez
Claves para una reunión exitosa con los maestros de tus hijos
Las reuniones entre padres y maestros son fundamentales para el desarrollo escolar de tus hijos. Esta es la oportunidad que tienes de conocer las destrezas que tus hijos dominan, las que aún no y la conducta en general.

MUJERES
Por Carmen G. Kcomt
Cuantas cosas se dicen de nosotras; Que desde niñas se nos inculcan prejuicios y estigmas, que desde niñas nos enseñan a actuar y hacer cosas de mujeres, que nos visten de determinados colores (como si los colores tuvieran sexo…) que hay que ir a misa, rezar, ayudar a lavar los platos, coser, planchar, barrer, cuidar a los demas etc. etc.



Community Notes:
10th Annual M.E.Ch.A. High School Conference
The C.S.U. San Marcos M.E.Ch.A. is hosting its 10th Annual High School Conference, which will take place on Friday, March 14th, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The goal and purpose of the conference is to motivate and inspire high school students to succeed academically and pursue a college education.


Editorial and Commentary

Editorial:
City’s review of ‘07 fire response and recommendations myopic
The City of San Diego, this week, released their 89 page “After Action Report – October 2007 Wildfires City of San Diego Response.” This report reviewed the response of the city to the fires, highlighting the positive aspects, and providing recommendations for the future.


Commentary:
Tax ‘expenditures’ should be part of the budget debate
By Sen. Jenny Oropeza
Leadership means solving problems. Business executives must keep business growing for the benefit of their shareholders, government leaders must make difficult public service funding decisions with a fixed amount of revenue, and single parents must balance food, clothing, and housing needs within the limits of their paychecks. Leaders of all kinds cannot afford to ignore reality; instead, they must make hard decisions with the information at hand.


Commentary:
Making a Sham of Dr. Kings Dream
By Ernie McCray
A while back the San Diego City School Board of Education committed the school system to acknowledging Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s contributions to society through appropriate activities commemorating the civil rights movement in the United States.


Commentary:
Support the Children on March 11 on Groundbreaking Ordinance for Lead-Safe Homes
Help Stop Brain Damage in Children!
By Paige Newman
You probably have seen many warnings in the news about lead in toys and lipsticks recently, but did you know lead poisoning also stems from paint and dust in your own home and is the number one environmental health hazard in the United States for children under six? The good news is that after a three-year delay, the City of San Diego is poised to pass what could be the best ordinance yet to prevent childhood lead poisoning in homes, potentially serving as a model for the rest of the country.


Comentario:
La Cuba que viene...
Por Dagoberto Márquez
Hace días Fidel Castro Ruz anunció su retiro como presidente y jefe de Estado y de gobierno, haciendo saber que debido a su avanzada edad no podía comprometerse a seguir gobernando como se supone debe ser. Lo dijo de otra forma pero en esencia esa es la sustancia de la cuestión. Castro Ruz ha estado al frente de la hermana república de Cuba por espacio de prácticamente medio siglo no obstante cierta o mucha inconformidad política y social, una dura polémica, intentos de acabar con él y otras cosas más como el terrible bloqueo comercial encabezado desde hace mucho por Estados Unidos.

Comentario:
35 Años de Éxitos
Por Israel Ortega
Para muchos la palabra “conservador” es una grosería. Una imagen de una persona cerrada y rica explotando a otros. O sea que esa es la imagen que la Izquierda nos ha impregnado en nuestras mentes. La realidad es muy diferente.

TEZOZOMOC SPEAKS
Councilman Ben Hueso un hombre por status quo. Hueso throws his support behind disgraced city council person Scott Peters as he announces his campaign for city attorney, against Mike Aguirre. Este vato, Peters, was in charge when the city went into a billion dollar defict. Hueso is joining the good old boys. Qué lástima, este deficit is impacting upon his district the hardest, but Hueso is not strong enough to stand on his own. Hueso - hombre, you don’t have to like Aguirre but to endorse the vato who has screwed the city big time, man that makes no sense!



Etc. Etc. Etc.
Entertainment,
Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits


¡ASK A MEXICAN!
Por Gustavo Arellano
Dear Mexican: Why do Mexicans have padrinos for everything? I never understood why, can you help me out?
The Godfather Fan


Reseña:
Desarrollan Dinámica Actividad en el Archivo Histórico de Tijuana
“Extraordinaria conferencia dictó el Profr. David Jesús Rincón Rico”
Por: Paco Zavala
Indudablemente el dinamismo, capacidad, conocimiento y profesionalismo demostrado en la administración y manejo del Archivo Histórico de Tijuana, del Lic. Gabriel Rivera Delgado, Coordinador del Archivo Histórico, el cual se encuentra enclavado en uno de los salones anexos al Palacio de la Cultura de Tijuana. Hoy día quien tenga la oportunidad para visitarlo y para consultar algún dato o fotografía del transcurrir de la vida de Tijuana, ahí lo encuentra perfectamente colocado y ordenado, gracias a la atención y esmero que han puesto en el manejo de esta institución tan importante para la vida histórica y cultural de la ciudad.


Curiosity brings Puerto Rican actress to Hollywood
By Kiko Martinez
Growing up in Puerto Rico as a child, Lymari Nadal was always encouraged by her parents to dedicate her life to a field where a job was a guaranteed result of hard work. Acting – or anything artistic for that matter – was simply never an option.


En Montaje Espectacular Estrenaron la Obra Teatral Edipo Güey de Mario Cantú Toscano
Por: Paco Zavala
Con la presencia de la Lic. Teresa Vicencio, Directora General del Centro Cultural Tijuana, el Lic. Gabriel Negrete, Subdirector de Enlace con los Estados de la Coordinación Nacional de Teatro del INBA, Manuel Hernández, Director de la Obra, Jesús Quintero, Escenógrafo, Maestro Arturo Nava, Iluminador, Esmeralda Ceballos, Productora, los maestros Fernando López Mateos, Laura Durán, Hebert Axel y Hugo Salcedo, miembros del Consejo Asesor, el pasado lunes 25 de febrero se verificó una rueda de prensa con la finalidad de ilustrar a los medios sobre los pormenores del montaje escénico de la obra teatral “Edipo Güey”, de Mario Cantú Toscano.


Torres Making an Impression for Lancers
By John Philip Wyllie
Hilltop hurdler Jessica Torres made a very favorable impression on coach Dan Kray last season.


Martinez Headed to State Competition
By John Philip Wyllie
The wrestling season has ended for nearly all of the hundreds of wrestlers attending the many high schools scattered throughout the South Bay. Only two will travel to Bakersfield this weekend to engage in the state level competition that awaits them. Hilltop High’s Javier Martinez (140 lbs.) is one of the few of that highly elite group that will be making his second appearance.

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