Volume XXIX Number 13 April 1, 2005

FrontPage Stories

A breakfast in honor of Cesar E. Chávez at Southwestern College

Por Luis Alonso Pérez

For Cesar E. Chávez the right for an education was one of the main motives of his struggle. His goal was an education that impelled the new generations to have initiative, creativity and criterion that allowed them to think and act by themselves, but always keeping in mind the progress and prosperity of their community. “The end of all education should surely be service to others” he used to say.


SWC Chicano Latino Coalition Scholarship Recipients

To honor his legacy and continue with his cause, the Southwestern College Chicano Latino Coalition (ChLC) supports outstanding students with scholarships. To help raise money for scholarships, on Wednesday March 30th, a fundraising breakfast in honor of Chávez was organized. More than 200 community members and Southwestern College (SWC) students got together to enjoy a breakfast, watch the scholarship granting and to speakers talk about the life and legacy of one of the most important figures in the history of the United States. The event began with a Mexican buffet breakfast. Miguel Lopez’s harp played while photographs of the history and struggle of Chávez were projected on two screens.

The welcome and introduction to the event was carried out by Jaime Salazar and Debbie Trujillo, Co-Chairmen of the Southwestern College Chicano Latino Coalition, an organization dedicated to the support the academic and occupational success of SWC Chicano and Latino students, faculty and staff. After the welcome Salazar and Trujillo handed out the four scholarship awards to students: Raquel Escalada, Christian Curiel, Gladys Munguia and Enrique Unzueta.

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Desayuno en honor de César E. Chávez en Southwestern College
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
Para César E. Chávez el derecho a la educación era una de las principales causas de su lucha. Su meta era una educación que impulsara a las nuevas generaciones a tener iniciativa, creatividad y criterio, que les permita pensar, actuar por ellos mismos, pero siempre pensando en el progreso y prosperidad de nuestra comunidad. “El fin de cualquier tipo de educación siempre debe ser el servicio a los demás” solía decir.


Another Round Left in Fight
Corky Gonzales stops treatment and goes home to family
By David Montero
Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales, diagnosed with coronary and renal distress last week, looked his cardiologist squarely in the eye and simply said he was going home. Not that the decision came as a shock to his family.


Su Santidad Juan Pablo II Se Agrava
La fragil salud del Papa Juan Pablo II se ha deteriorado tras sufrir una elevada fiebre a causa de una infección en las vías urinarias, lo que ha motivado una ola de preocupación al mundo católico.

El Pontífice de 84 años de edad recibió la extremaunción tras agravarse su salud “Está muy, pero muy grave” fuentes médicas lo aseguraron.

El mundo se encuentra angustiado porque el Papa se está debilitando.

El Papa, que se estaba recuperando tras sufrir una intervención quirúrgica de la garganta ha estado muy enfermo por los últimos dos meses, no fue llevado al hospital a pesar de lo grave de la situación debido a que se encuentra muy debil para hacerlo.

Los doctores han estado en su cabecera mientras cientos de fieles oran en la Plaza de San Pedro por el hombre que ha lidereado al mundo católico Romano por 26 años.

Según fuentes médicas el Papa está respondiendo a los antibióticos.



Stories

Americans sympathetic to Cuba plan visit to island, despite law
By Lauren C. Rivera
WASHINGTON – Wanting to see for themselves what the United States calls an oppressive regime, a group of young Americans is preparing to violate U.S. law by traveling to Cuba.


Voto Inmigrante 
LA PAPA CALIENTE
Por Alejandro Alvarado Bremer
Cuando el presidente mexicano Vicente Fox se comprometió a otorgar el voto a los mexicanos que viven en el extranjero en el 2006, quizás no calculó las implicaciones de su propuesta y lo hizo para ganar simpatías. Pues ahora ese proyecto hecho iniciativa de reforma de ley se ha convertido en una verdadera papa caliente que nadie resiste tener en sus manos.


Los Bilingual Writers
By Luis Alonso Pérez
Like every Wednesday, Gualberto reads his new story to the rest of the group, he never misses a meeting. On this occasion he’s narrating the history of a sad violinist playing for change in the corner of a forgotten street, a sad and melancholic story that evokes memories from his childhood in a small town of Chihuahua, memories that want to be shared and finally printed on a piece of paper.


Los Escritores Bilingües
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
Como cada miércoles, Gualberto lee ante sus compañeros su nuevo relato, él nunca falta. En esta ocasión narra la historia de un triste violinista tocando por unas monedas en la esquina de una calle olvidada. Un relato triste y melancólico, que evoca los recuerdos de su niñez en un pueblo de Chihuahua, recuerdos que buscan ser compartidos y finalmente plasmados sobre papel.


LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Victor Arreola
Prestamistas depredadores
Tal vez haya usted visto los comerciales en la televisión. Son esos que dicen cosas como “¿Mal crédito, o no tiene crédito? ¡No importa, nosotros lo ayudamos! ” O quizás haya recibido un cheque en su correo por miles de dólares para arreglos en su hogar, o lo que usted quiera. Las compañías que utilizan éstas tácticas para enganchar a muchos consumidores son ejemplos de prestamistas depredadores.


Las Niñas No Poseen Otra Cosa Que Un Velo y Una Tumba
Por Carmen G. Kcomt
Dice Lucía Etxebarria que; “A juzgar por el torrente de reportajes informativos sobre Violencia Doméstica en los casados, bien parece que el matrimonio fuera camino a convertirse en una de las instituciones más peligrosas”...


Medical Brief
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Prevalence, Treatment and Control of Hypertension
By Tracy Nelson
For more than 50 years, effective medications have been available for the treatment of hypertension, or high blood pressure. And yet, according to a recent report put out by the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in four adults in the United States is living with this disease and does not have it under control.


Science in few words:
The universe at your hands!
A Service of Hispanic Radio Network (HRN) and the Self Reliance Foundation
Feeling Blue
People across cultures process emotions in a similar way, possessing more words for negative feelings such as sadness and anger, than for positive ones like happiness and love, according to a study in the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Robert W. Schrauf, associate professor of applied linguistics at Penn State University, and Julia Sanchez, a graduate student at the Chicago School for Professional Psychology, asked people in Mexico City and Chicago in two age groups—20 years old and 65 years old—to list the names of as many emotions as they could.

Sweetwater District’s E.N.C.O.R.E. Wins Student Praise
1,000 district seniors learn about potential careers and university options
The strains of heart-pumping music could be heard long before the Multi-Purpose Center at Otay Ranch High came into view as the 3rd Annual Project E.N.C.O.R.E. Expo took place earlier this month. The professional DJ updated the participants about the career and college booths and kept them moving through the break-out sessions.

PacifiCare Latino Health Scholars Program
At PacifiCare, we are a company that is dedicated to making people’s lives better. In this spirit, PacifiCare announced its scholarship program, Latino Health Scholars, in May 2003 to educate students about career opportunities for Hispanics, Latinos and other Spanish-speaking people in the health care field. The scholarships are funded by the PacifiCare Foundation.


Becas Disponibles para Estudiantes Bilingües, Biculturales Que Deseen Seguir Carreras Relacionadas con la Salud
Setenta becas de US$2,000 están disponibles para estudiantes hispanoparlantes y biculturales, de escuela secundaria que deseen seguir carreras relacionadas con la salud.


Jesús Resucitó…¿Y Ahora Qué?
Por Pastor Luis García
La fe es algo difícil de explicar y difícil de entender. El año pasado con el boom de la película “La Pasión de Jesús” se pensó que habría una explosión de fe en las iglesias. Y aunque eso no fue del todo falso, una vez más confirmamos que los instrumentos para compartir la fe (como la película) son eso, instrumentos. Pero la fe es algo más profundo y sin embargo alcanzable.


Local Citizen Group To Build Community Entrance Gateway
After five years of fundrais-ing and three years of intense planning, the Euclid Revitalization Action Program (RAP) Committee announces the ground-breaking for the Euclid Avenue Gateway project. The event will take place at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Home Avenue, at 10:00 in the morning, Saturday April 9.


Consejos prácticos para quienes desean comprar su primera casa
Maneras de determinar si la compra de una casa está a su alcance
Por Theresa Parker
Para los propietarios de casas en California, las noticias de un aumento en los precios de los bienes raíces son con frecuencia bienvenidas porque indica un aumento en el valor de lo que, por lo general, es el activo más importante de sus familias.


Editorials

Editorial
White Rage (Minutemen), let the authorities deal with these whackos!
It’s an age old question; if a tree falls in the forest does it make a sound if no one is there to hear it? We ask this question in regards to the Minuteman Project taking place in Arizona starting today, April 1, which coincidently is ‘April fools day’.


Editorial:
The Death of Terri Schiavo
Terri Schiavo passed away March 31, 2005.


Perspectiva:
Dos años sin mi Guerrero Azteca
Por Fernando Suarez del Solar
  Hoy se cumplen dos años que mi amado hijo Jesús Alberto, mi Guerrero Azteca,fue muerto en tierras hermanas de Irak, muerto por la avaricia, por la corrupcion de Bush, muerto por una bomba ilegal Americana, una Cluster Bomb, Dos años que mi esposa sufre diariamente su ausencia, sufre la falta de sus besos, de sus sonrisas, de sus caricias.


Perspective:
Two years without my Aztec Warrior
By Fernando Suarez del Solar
Today marks two years since our beloved son Jesus Alberto, our Aztec Warrior, was killed in Iraq, killed by Bush’s greed and corruption, killed by an illegal cluster bomb made in the United States. It has been two years now that my wife suffers daily because she misses his smile, his embrace, and his kiss. It has been two years that our precious grandson Erik does not feel his father’s presence, his love, and his wisdom. It has been two years that my daughters have missed his teasing, his advice, and his warmth. It has been two years that I have wept every day as I relive his story speaking to thousands of young people across the nation about how he died and how he was deceived by an immoral and corrupt system of military recruiting.


Commentary:
Chula Vista traffic problems could use a little of Disney foresight
By Bill Richter
Walt Disney dreamed that we would some day use versions of his “People movers” rather than cars. While these pod-like vehicles are not foreseeable in the near future, similar low-tech concepts are within reach. Some of these concepts have been put to practice with success in other cities such as Ottawa, Ontario, Brisbane, Australia and even a pilot project in Los Angeles. They have names such as “surface metro” and “bus rapid transit.” They use custom buses running outside of traffic in their own separate rights-of-way - just like the trolley - and because they make fewer stops with no traffic delays, they tend to be faster service. Unlike our traditional bus system, some of these buses look futuristic and most of them focus on the riding experience. More importantly, these systems can move more people faster and cheaper than can a traditional trolley / rail system.

Commentary:
Our Eyes Were Watching God, Halle or Oprah?
By Barbara Ceptus
Oprah is rich. She can pull together an all-star TV cast by picking up her phone and she has the star power to get the nation reading. But is she really “the nation’s one-woman African-American studies department?” That’s what the New York Times called her in a review of ABC’s March 6 broadcast of Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God, the television adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s 1937 novel. The label raises troubling questions for those aware of the precarious future of African-American studies in this country and the years of hard work spent towards canonizing Black literature. The issue of whether or not Oprah Winfrey can take the charge of educating the U.S. about African-American history and culture is even more pressing when we consider how much history and context is glossed over in this latest much-hyped TV project.


Comentario:
La Negatividad como Estrategia Política
Por el Dr. Humberto Caspa
La recta final del proceso electoral de la ciudad más importante de California está en marcha. Entre hoy y el 17 de mayo los programas y planes gubernamentales, aunque son fundamentales, importan poco para decidir al ganador de las elecciones. Las estrategias, por muy negativas que sean, cuenta más. Ante el presagio de una derrota inminente, el alcalde James K. Hahn esta optando por su última carta: ataques personales contra su contrincante Antonio Villaraigosa.


The Public Forum . . . El Foro Publico
Schiavo Debate Continues
In all the latest media frenzy surrounding Terri Schiavo, and the public debate by all the pundits, some interviewing guests that say she is in a perpetual vegetative state while others argue the opposite. I think we are forgetting the point of what is really at stake here, which is medical privacy.


TEZOZOMOC SPEAKS:
Todo el mundo está triste, EL PAPA! received his last rites of the Church, today. We knew it was soon coming but it is very difficult to have to accept the reality of his impending death. We ask all of our readers to send their prayers and ask the Good Lord to watch over him. Que Dios lo Bendiga.


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


Macuilxochitl's Kiva
Julie Mack leaves an impression at KUSI

By Francisco Ciriza
The tall slender young woman on the television screen had a look in her eye and quiver in her voice that may have given away a hint of nervousness, but as soon as the music started, it was apparent; she knew exactly what she was doing and had absolutely no reservations about it.


Reseña:
Idolos Mexicanos que se Despidieron Durante el Mes de Abril
Por Paco Zavala
El mes de abril marca en la historia del espectáculo, arte, cultura y tradición de México un periodo luctuoso. En este mes de abril se fueron para nunca retornar, un gran número de luminarias del mundo del celuloide, la radio, la televisión y el teatro, dejando una estela de recuerdos imborrables, sobre todo el reflejo de su trabajo, su talento y un anecdotario conteniendo historias de su vida, interminable.


Realizarán Muchos Eventos en Tijuana
Alejandro Filio en concierto
Por: Paco Zavala
En México, todo el año hay celebraciones, algunas históricas, tradicionales, religiosas, educativas y eventuales. El mes de abril año con año se ha dedicado a homenajear el día 30 de abril a los representantes del futuro del país, los niños, que también representan la alegría y la felicidad de los hogares mexicanos.


Crazy for Quixote: UCLA Celebrates 400-Year-Old Classic, April - June
During the first weeks of April in 1605, an impoverished and addled Spanish nobleman set out on horseback in pursuit of the kinds of adventures he had read about in chivalric romances.


VAMOS AL CINE
La creación de una estrella
Jessica Alba se prepara para el estrellato en el 2005 con “Sin City”

Por Jose Daniel Bort
Es una de las caras más admiradas en la Internet, y su legión de fans se expande por todo el mundo gracias a la corta serie de televisión “Dark Angel”, donde era la protagonista. Sin embargo, Jessica Alba todavía no es una cara reconocida dentro del mundo del cine. Esto puede radicalmente ser este año, cuando Alba estrena cuatro películas de alto calibraje y envergadura, comenzando con la creación de Robert Rodríguez “Sin City”.


Avila Shines at Mt. Carmel Invitational
By John Philip Wyllie
Last fall, Eric Avila captured the Mesa League individual cross country championship and led Bonita Vista High to a league banner. His sizzling time of 15:50 landed him a berth in the state finals. With the spring track & field season now upon us Avila is focusing his seemingly unlimited energy on running the mile.


Padres Reyes Hopes to Make Impression on and off the Field
By John Philip Wyllie
For Padres fans it was a night to cheer on their heroes at Petco Park after a long, six- month hiatus. For the young, Aztec players it was a rare opportunity to get a taste of Major League baseball. And for Padres veterans such as newly acquired pitcher, Dennys Reyes, it was perhaps a final opportunity to impress his new coaches before the 2005 season begins in earnest.


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