Volume XXIV Number 14~ April 7, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Callaloo 2000: Conference For Folk and Traditional Artists

The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture (Commission) will present Callaloo 2000, a community convocation for folk and traditional artists from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 15, 2,000. The conference will be held in conjunction with the 27th Annual Adams Roots Festival in Normal Heights. Workshop topics will cover nuts-and-bolts information for visual and performing artists interested in reaching new audiences, sharing their culture with more people and earning a living with their art. Representatives from local, state and national agencies will also be on hand to discuss grants and other funding opportunities. In addition to the workshops, Callaloo 2000 will feature world music and dance and the Callaloo marketplace at the Roots Festival. The costs for the entire workshop is $20 for those who pre-register and $25 at the door. Scholarships are available for those unable to pay the workshop fee. Callaloo 2000 is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council and the Fund for Folk Culture.



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No More "Mexican Wage" — Hunger Strikers Win a Contract At
Spanish-Language TV Station

By David Bacon
FRESNO, CA — After not eating for 43 days, workers at KFTV Channel 21 and their supporters finally swallowed a little fish soup on March 31. Their fasting made language discrimination in television a national issue, and helped them obtain a union contract that would help eradicate discrimination.

First Person
Pinochet's Trial and Tribulations in Chile — The Murderer Returns
to the Scene of the Crime

By Tito Tricot
VALPARAISO, CHILE — The murderer returned to the scene of the crime walking — even though the British authorities found him too sick to face trial. Augusto Pinochet arrived on a sunny morning, smiling and saluting his supporters, walking unaided — once again laughing at the world and making a mockery of international law as he did all throughout his 17 year-long dictatorship.

Mexicano Ecologista, Prisionero Recibirá el Premio Ambiental
Goldman Valorado en 125 Mil Dólares

Mexico, D.F. — Rodolfo Montiel Flores, de 44 años, valeroso líder de la Organización de Campesinos Ecologistas de la Sierra de Petatlán y Coyuca de Catalán A.C., prisionero desde mayo del año pasado, recibirá el Premio Ambiental otorgado por la Fundación Goldman, la cual conlleva el monto de $125 mil dólares, equivalente de más de un millón de pesos. El premio será otorgado en forma simbólica durante una conferencia de prensa en la capital mexicana el miércoles 5 de abril.

Escuela de Amor
"Brindamos educación católica gratuita a familias de bajos recursos económicos"

Por Iván Barrera
"Me tocó visitar un hogar en donde el papá era adicto a las drogas y al alcohol", comenta la Madre María Saavedra, directora de la escuela Santa Rosa de Lima localizada en la colonia conocida como Reacomodo Sánchez Taboada, en una de las colonias más pobres de la ciudad de Tijuana. Muchas de las familias viven en los cerros, algunas en condiciones muy precarias.

Noticias de México...
Defienden agua con cartas a EU
Empresarios, senadores y autoridades municipales de Mexicali envían cartas a las autoridades estadounidenses para entrar a un diálogo y evitar el encementado del canal Todo Americano, en Calexico.

Stories

Editors Honor Publisher Who Went to Jail to Protect Sources
SACRAMENTO, March 31: The recipient of the 2000 Bill Farr Award from the California Society of Newspaper Editors (CSNE) is Tim Crews, a publisher who served a 5-day jail sentence rather than reveal sources. The award will be presented during the CSNE/Associated Press News Executives Council Convention in Los Angeles at the Sheraton Universal Hotel on May 5 by Mark Vasché, president of CSNE and editor of the Modesto Bee.

INS: servicio medieval para el siglo XXI
Por Carlos Ball
Miami — En su reciente reportaje publicado en el New York Times, la periodista Sara Robinson muestra cómo el Servicio de Inmigración (INS) le dificulta a la industria de la información, a los creadores de la Segunda Revolución Industrial y responsables del auge económico de Estados Unidos, la contratación del personal requerido para seguir avanzando. Y a los técnicos nacidos en el extranjero, quienes en parte motorizan esa industria, el INS les impone reglas absurdas que chocan de frente con los requerimientos del mercado y con sus intereses personales.

LULAC Supports Workers Rights
Boston, MA — Regla González, LULAC National Vice President of the Northeast express the organization's support of the complainants on a discrimination case affecting Latinos in Massachusetts. Over one hundred Department of Transitional Assistance a.k.a. Welfare Dept. employees of Latino heritage working as Spanish-English bilingual social workers filed a racial discrimination lawsuit complaints with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination alleging that the Department has discriminated against them.

Sulpizio Family Gift Supports Cal State San Marcos Center For
the Study of Books in Spanish

The Cal State San Marcos Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents will be renamed following a $100,000 gift from the family of Gaby and Richard Sulpizio. The Center will be named the Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents, in honor of Flora and the late Francisco Barahona, Mrs. Sulpizio's parents. Mrs. Barahona lives in San José, Costa Rica.

Students Discover, Math Is Fun
More than 70 Sweetwater district middle school students competed in the "Mad Hatter Marathon" and "Math Bowl" during the district's first annual Math Field Day events held recently.

Library Student Essay Contest Winners Announced Joint Project of City Schools,
Library and Library Friends Group
Culminating another major "Write for Literacy' effort, San Diego City Schools and San Diego Public Library announced the 12 grand prize winners of their citywide annual essay contest.

ESSAY:
"A Man I Shall Never Forget"
Written by: Argentina Maria Mendieta - Otero
Can you please tell me where Dario City is? The man in the olive green uniform asked me as I was about to cross the highway that divided the sleepy town of "Las Maderas."

Chula Vista Resident Roberto Reyes is USIU Alumni Volunteer of the Year
Roberto Reyes, executive director of CRECE, the Baja California Competitive Center, is United States International University's Alumni Association Volunteer of the Year.

AmeriCorps' National Civilian Community Corps Comes to Smythe Elementary
A team of ten AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps members have come to work at Smythe Elementary School for eleven weeks. AmeriCorps is a community-based residential volunteer program for young people between the ages of 18 and 24. Before coming to San Ysidro, this team was working at a botanical garden in Silverton, Oregon on a wetlands project.

Community Notes:
Original members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Don Diego Post, 1955

Editorials

Opinion:
Two Steps Backward, One Step Forward

By Raoul Lowery Contreras
When then-Governor Pete Wilson and Ward Connerly attacked California affirmative action in 1995, observers suspected that minority student enrollment would plummet at the University of California when the Wilson/Connerly cabal succeeded. They were right.

Opinion:
Latino Vote May Turn on Media Message
By Jerome DeHerrera
For the men and women of the Gore-for-president campaign, there is no rest for the weary. Just days after he was assured of his party's nomination, Vice President Al Gore he was meeting here in Washington and in Nashville with campaign officials to plot his electoral strategy.

El Foro Público... ....The Public Forum
GAG RULE IMPOSED ON SCHOOL BOARD!
Up to now, I understood that requests from board members for information were to be honored, and that a report of the request should be made to the superintendent (Bersin).



Etc. Etc. Etc.
Sporting news, reviews and other tid bits

BOOK REVIEW
A History of Latinos in America
by Daniel L. Muñoz Sr.
HARVEST OF EMPIRE
A HISTORY OF LATINOS IN AMERICA

El Don Giovanni de Mozart en Escena
Por Paco Zavala
La Compañía de Opera de San Diego, está presentando en escena la ópera de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "Don Giovanni" (Don Juan), obra que se divide en dos actos y en diversos cuadros.

Calendar of Events..
by Berenice Cisneros
Guatemalan Weaver
Rafaela Godinez, a noted Guatemalan weaver who uses an ancient technique dating back to pre-Hispanic times, will appear at the San Diego Museum of Man, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8 through Saturday, April 15, for a special exhibition, demonstration and sale.

FOODPAGE
It's Going to Be an Oh-So Sweet Spring This Year!

Liven up your meals with these taste-tempting, healthy sweet onion recipes all year long.

New Line Preps Latino Pix
By Charles Lyons
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Bolstering its commitment to Latino-themed films, New Line is developing two projects with `'Selena'' director Gregory Nava.

Recording Academy Announces Venue for Inaugural Latin Grammy Awards
The Recording Academy has selected STAPLES Center in Los Angeles as the site for the inaugural Latin GRAMMY Awards, it was announced jointly today by Michael Greene, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and Timothy J. Leiweke, President of STAPLES Center. The show's date has been changed to September 13.

"El ¡Béisbol!: Es Una Pasión Latina" Se Transmite El 8 De Abril En NBC
Siguiendo la Celebración del Mes de las Américas del Béisbol de Grandes Ligas, honrando a su rica herencia latina, esperando las series de la temporada 2000, NBC transmitirá el programa de televisión "Béisbol: Una Pasión Latina," producido por la Major League Baseball Productions, el día 8 de abril en NBC, de 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST. El programa estará disponible en español a travéz de SAP (Secondary Audio Programming).

NBC Signs Cantor For First English Broadcast Scores `GOOOAL' for
Olympic Soccer Coverage
Andres Cantor, whose `GOOOAL' call helped bring the sport of soccer to national consciousness during the 1994 World Cup, will call soccer during NBC's coverage of the 2000 Olympic Games, Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Sports and Olympics, announced today. This marks the first time in his career that Cantor will call games in English.

Gulls Announce Taylor Cup Playoff Dates
The San Diego Gulls have announced two playoff dates for the first round of the 1999-2000 Taylor Cup Playoffs. The first round of the playoffs will begin on Friday, April 14.

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