Volume XXIV Number 17~ April 28, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Top University of California Minority Students Gather at UCSD For Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

More than 70 of the University of California's top minority undergraduates in science, mathematics and engineering gathered recently at UCSD to present their individual research projects for discussion and evaluation before faculty, staff and peers at the annual Statewide Undergraduate Research Symposium.



Scientific Question -- Veronica Reyes, a chemistry major at UC Santa Barbara, ponders a question posed by Brian Kolner, a faculty member at UC Davis, about her scientific exhibit at the CAMP Statewide Undergraduate Research Symposium held at UCSD.

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Commentary
The Miami Myth Machine

By Rodolfo F. Acuna
Almost every Mexican American, it seems today, had a grandparent or a great-grandparent who rode with Pancho Villa. Few know or admit having ancestors who opposed the Mexican Revolution or supported the dictator Porfirio Diaz. The events surrounding Elian Gonzalez remind me of this tragic page in Mexican American history, and perhaps it holds out hope that in time the Cuban American exiles, like the Mexican exiles of 1913, will outgrow their dangerous infantili.

Elian — The First Cause That Could Unify Hispanics
By Richard Rodriguez
Before Elian Gonzalez floated into our lives, many U.S. Hispanics couldn't stand Cuban Americans. Many non-Hispanic Americans, on the other hand, admired Cuban Americans.

Judged and Confirmed: The Trials of Judge Richard Paez
By Julie Amparano
Judge Richard Paez is a man of many distinctions.

COMENTARIO
El Censo del 2000: Es Para Satisfacer Las Necesidades de Cada Comunidad
Desde hoy hasta principios de julio, millares de personas que tomarán la información para el Censo andará por las calles de la comunidad hablando en los idiomas que hablan los residentes de estas vecindades. Estas personas que toman la información para el Censo tendrán muchas preguntas. Y las respuestas a estas preguntas ayudarán a asegurar que se proporcionen fondos para servicios comunitarios en estas vecindades, a diferencia de lo que ha ocurrido muchas veces con los Censos en el pasado.

"Reefgate" Rattles Acapulco—Election Year Scandal Over Misuse
of Poverty Funds
By Kent Paterson
ACAPULCO, MEXICO — Happy hour on Acapulco's Condesa Beach, with its two-for-one drink specials, lasts all night long.

Noticias de México...
Gana Fox el Debate
Coinciden encuestas de Mexicali, Tijuana y DF
Vicente Fox Quesada, de la Alianza por el Cambio, ganó el debate del Martes 25, entre los seis candidatos a la Presidencia de la República, revelan encuestas efectuadas en Mexicali, Tijuana y el Distrito Federal.

Stories

EHC Honored With U.S. EPA Earth Day Award At Local Ceremony
On Wednesday, April 12, 2000, in a special ceremony held on the campus of Memorial Academy Charter School in Logan Heights, the Region 9 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency paid tribute to the Environmental Health Coalition with its Earth Day award.

Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation Appoints San Diegan as
New Executive Director
Susan Santana Joins to Lead Foundation During Year of Expansion
Washington, DC — The Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation today announced the appointment of Susan Santana as its new Executive Director. Ms. Santana brings her successful background as a teacher, attorney and community activists to her position during a year of the Foundation's escalating growth and success.

"La Otra Conquista"
Película de habla hispana ataca creencias religiosas de los Católicos
Por Emma Trujillo
La película de habla hispana La Otra Conquista, la cual está siendo promocionada como un drama épico "toma lugar en 1521 tras la Conquista Española de los Aztecas en México", cubre menos de un período de 10 años de la historia milenaria de México. El pequeño trozo de historia cubierto por La Otra Conquista difícilmente puede ser definido como "épico". Una más apropiada descripción sería llamar a la película un "prólogo", ya que termina donde lógicamente debería empezar.

An Open Letter
A Letter From Alfredo Aguirre, LCSW. Director of Children's Mental Health
Services
Dear Citizen of San Diego County:
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Alfredo Aguirre and since September 1999 I have been the Children's Mental Health Director for San Diego County.

HTVN Añade Nuevos Afiliados a la Cadena Redactores Comerciales
FORT WORTH, Tejas—Hispanic Television Network, Inc. anunció la afiliación de cinco estaciones de televisión en Tejas, Tennessee, Georgia, Misuri, y California, para su cadena de mercado general (AIN), aumentando su lista de propiedades a más de 60 estaciones en todo los Estados Unidos. La cadena tiene cartas de intención para comprar seis propiedades adicionales en California y Tejas.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Yhamel Catacora
Mis Padres, ¿Mis Verdugos?
Una zurra, una paliza, una tunda son palabras que, especialmente, los que hemos vivido más de un par de décadas podemos relacionar perfectamente. Y aunque muchos podemos recordar con una picaresca sonrisa las nalgadas que provocaron una que otra travesura infantil, no son nada graciosa las torturas a las que son sometidos millones de niños en todas partes del mundo.

Encienda Una Vela
Padre Thomas J. McSweeney, Director of The Christophers
¿Qué Tiene que Ver el Cristianismo Con el Judaismo?
Durante la visita del Papa Juan Pablo II a Tierra Santa, colaboré con varios periodistas de televisión en la estación de cable MSNBC. Y cada día, en una forma u otra, surgía la misma pregunta: "¿qué tiene que ver el cristianismo con el judaísmo?"

Secrets of Mixtec Medicine Revealed in Cal State San Marcos Presentation
What modern medicine can learn from traditional Mixtec medicine and teachings will be featured in an audio-visual presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4 in Room 102 of Academic Hall on the CSUSM campus.

Community Notes:
La Hora Social
Sunday, April 30th at 2pm San Diego MANA will be presenting $20,000 in scholarships recognizing the Sylvia Chavez Scholarship winners at the Sherman Heights Community Center, 2550 Island Avenue, San Diego.

Editorials

EDITORIAL
Miami Cubans Ignored Mexican Experience

In their emotional, nationalistic, responses to the Elian episode, Miami's Cuban residents wasted much of their political capital that they had accumulated over the past years. They totally ignored the Mexican experiences in California during Governor Pete Wilson's par era and committed the same errors that caused Americans to turn against our efforts to gain justice in the U.S.

Commentary
Latinos are `soccer moms' of election
By James E. Garcia
It's been said that Latino voters are the "soccer moms" of the 2000 election. Win the Latino vote in key electoral states like Texas, California, New York, Florida and Illinois and you're all but destined to be president.

OPINION
Those 25 Electoral Votes In Florida Make the Game Interesting

By Jerome DeHerrea
The way the United States elects a President is fascinating. No other country in the world has had so free and open election as the United States. That makes the United States different than other countries. But in an open election, unknown factors can play pivotal roles.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Are Cuban Exiles Crazy?
By Jesus Hernandez Cuellar

When you see a demonstration in front of the Miami Arena against a concert by Los Van Van, when you read that the U.S. Congress passed a legislation to strengthen the embargo against Fidel Castro even though the measure hurts U.S. allies, when you hear that some politicians are asking Congress to grant US citizenship to a boy named Elian Gonzalez even though his father in Cuba is asking for his return... I know what you think: these Cuban exiles are crazy.

TEZOZOMOC SPEAKS
Q-Vo!! Echaron de menos a TEZZY??? Sorry gente, este Indio busy chancleando in the park with the other Indios. Viva la cultura! Happy to see so many taking credit for el Parque.



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

Poet's Corner
Enigma
Los corifeos en otoño cantarán en Las Vegas

UCR Presenta Festival Literario Fronterizo
RIVERSIDE - Cuatro días de cine, poesía, prosa y actuación artística se combinarán en el Festival Literario Fronterizo, del 2 al 5 de mayo, en Riverside. La serie de eventos tendrá lugar en el plantel de la Universidad de California, el restaurante Zacatecas Café y una sala de cine de Canyon Crest Towne Centre.

Vicente Fernández y General Motors Asociarse con 2000 Gira de Conciertos Para
Obtener Dinero Para la Fundación de Becas Hispanas

General Motors anunció la asociación con "El Rey de la Música Mexicana" Vicente Fernández en un esfuerzo a obtener dinero para la Fundación de Becas Hispanas (HSF). Como el principal patrocinador de Vicente Fernández' 2000 gira de conciertos del occidental Estados Unidos, General Motors continua con el apoyo de HSF, con donativos hasta la fecha cerca de $1 millón de dólares.

Seaworld Celebrates Día del Niño
Children of all ages are invited to kid around at Sea-World on April 29 and 30 during a celebration of children and Hispanic heritage called Día Del Niño. The event kicks off Saturday when 50 children from nine countries will be sworn in as American citizens. The Immigration and Naturalization-sponsored ceremony will led by U.S. Magistrate Leo Papas and take place at 9:15 a.m. at SeaWorld's Main Entrance Plaza.

Calendar of Events..
by Berenice Cisneros
A Delight of Dolls
Mission Branch Library in Oceanside presents a look at doll collecting and some fine examples of antique dolls. Participants are encouraged to bring items to share as the series is intended to encourage an appreciation of the study of personal history. To be held in the Mission Branch Library Community Room located at the south-east corner of El Camino Real and Mission Avenue, May 10 at 2 p.m. For additional information, please call (760) 435-5645.

Food Page:
Wake Up to Florida Grapefruit
Refreshing Twist to Any Meal

Championship Boxing -- Cartelera De Titulo Mundial Johnny Tapia vs.
Pedro Javier Torres

Nueva York - El cuatro veces campeón mundial Johnny Tapia defenderá su título peso gallo de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) ante el contendiente no. 9 Pedro Javier "Alacron" Torres el sábado 6 de mayo

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