By Daniel Muñoz
Staff La Prensa San Diego
a typical San Diego afternoon in the middle of July. Driving to
the entranceway of San Diego Hyatt Regency, on the Bay. It was
soon apparent that this was not going to be your every day kind
of interview. Louis Caldera, Secretary of the United States Army,
was not one that would be allowed to travel incognito. This was
obvious walking into the main lobby, with the sharply dressed
Agents standing at the ready, scrutinizing all who walked into
Being the only Chicano a lobby full of White Anglo tourist
a twinge of apprehension aroused within me as the Agent quickly
spoke into his cell phone. Two or three other `suits' approached.
He smiled and motioned me towards the escalator. Camera in hand
and tape recorder ready, I arrived at the 3rd floor
only to be accosted by another Secret Agent and taken to a uniform
Army Officer. Arm
New Culture Wars Struggling to Unite,
By Emil Guillermo
PHILADELPHIA On the floor of the GOP convention, Senator
Trent Lott, one of Wednesday night's key speakers, looked down
on me and said with a straight face, "There is no cultural
UFW: Should W. be compared to Cesar Chavez with
$3.35 Texas farm worker
August 3, 2000-With George P. Bushthe Texas governor's
half-Latino nephewset to address the Republican National
Convention this evening, Cesar Chavez's successor as United Farm
Workers president questioned whether the GOP presidential candidate
should be compared with the legendary farm labor leader. At a
rally welcoming George W. Bush to Philadelphia on Wednesday, George
P. Bush "likened the soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee
to Cesar Chavez," the Los Angeles Times reported.
Serrano Says Republican Speeches in Spanish
Washington, D.C., Aug. 3 - - Congressman Jose E. Serrano
(D-NY) today said a strategy to include Spanish-speaking addresses
at the Republican National Convention given the Republican party's
nonin-clusive, nonimmigrant party platform, is hypocritical.
Gore se Une a Líderes Hispanos Para Apoyar
a Enrique Moreno
Nashville - Al Gore se unió al desafío planteado
por la Agenda de Liderazgo Nacional Hispano (National Hispanic
Leadership Agenda's, NHLA, según su nombre y siglas en
inglés), para apoyar la nominación de Enrique Moreno
como juez federal. En una carta dirigida a la NHLA, Gore reafirmó
su apoyo a la confirmación de Moreno para el Quinto Circuito
de la Corte de Apelaciones. En su carta de hoy, Gore también
reafirmó su apoyo para que se dé un tratamiento
justo a los inmigrantes que se encuentran en Estados Unidos. La
NHLA planteó el desafío inicial en una carta abierta
al Congreso y a los candidatos presidenciales.
Farmworker Safety Bill Faces Critical Vote in
Assembly Agriculture Committee
Sacramento-A measure to make California's fields safer
for farm workers faces its most difficult test on August 9 when
it goes before the Assembly Agriculture Committee. SB 1523, introduced
by Senator Liz Figueroa (D-Fremont), requires that growers post
warning signs on their fields whenever they use dangerous pesticides
that require the field to be quarantined for 24 hours or more.
This measure would change existing law, which in most cases does
not require posting unless the field is under quarantine for eight
days or longer.
Noticias de México...
Auditarán ventas de trigo
Como resultado de las publicaciones en La Crónica
sobre las presuntas toneladas de trigo "de papel", un
equipo de auditores será enviado por Aserca para verificar
todos los centros de acopio, anunció el delegado de la
Sagar, Manuel Real Lizardi.
New Upward Bound Summer Program Emphasizes Multidisciplinary
to Math and Science
How do you keep low-income high school students motivated
in science and math, and encourage them to aggressively pursue
college degrees in these subjects? A new federally funded outreach
program at the University of California, San Diego may provide
insight, program officials say.
Preuss Model School Expansion Showing Promise
for Latino Children
By Kristian Ziemer
Quietly situated in what appears to be a remote, desolate
forest, Preuss Model School lies on UCSD's campus, wrapping up
its last week of classes. Perhaps it is the fact that the college
students have gone home for the summer, or are merely lying low
during their summer sessions, but Preuss lays low as well: subdued
it lies, a few scattered bungalows hidden between the trees. Seeing
this tranquil view, one mustn't forget the struggles Preuss overcame
their first year, creating progress while sharing their limited
facilities with everyone from Chargers spring training, to summer
Sweetwater Seniors Win Creaser Foundation Scholarships
During its 14-year history, Sweetwater District's Creaser
Foundation has awarded over 70 scholarships to seniors graduating
from district high schools. Students are recognized based on their
academic achievement and community service.
Ocampo Shows His Grit in Air Force Rodeo
By Andre' Sanders
Pope Air Force Base, N.C. Since the time frontiersmen roamed
the Old West, the rodeo has been a spectacle of cattle roping
and steer wrestling a way to prove oneself. While no cowboy,
the son of a San Diego couple recently competed in a rodeo of
his own, but one rifle with machine gun fire and the rumble of
heavy aircraft engines to remind him there's more at stake than
a blue ribbon.
House Approves Gallegly Bill to Recognize 10th Anniversary
of Desert Storm
Washington, D.C. The House of Representatives approved
a bill by Congressman Elton Gallegly (R-Ventura County) to mark
the historical importance of August 27, 2000, as the 10th anniversary
of the initial calling up of the National Guard and Reserved for
Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
MAAC Project Names New Head Start Director
MAAC Project names Dr. Victor Resendez new Head Start
Director in North County. As a twenty-year grantee of the National
Head Start Program, MAAC Project's Head Start Program serves over
800 low-income families in North County throughout the communities
of Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Rincon, and Valley
Cortés Named Director of University of
San Francisco's Institute for Nonprofit
San Francisco - Michael E. Cortés, a University
of Colorado research professor and public policy expert, has been
named director of the University of San Francisco's Institute
for Nonprofit Organization Management (INOM) effective Aug. 1,
announced Larry Brewster, dean of USF's College of Professional
Immigration, Congress and Politics
Congress is expected to act on three major immigration
items in 2000: increases in the H-1B quota; restoration of Section
245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act; and an update of
the registry for would-be immigrants from 1972 to 1986- unauthorized
foreigners in the US since the registry date may apply for legal
immigrant status. The Clinton administration supports all three
changes; many control-minded Republicans in Congress do not.
OPIC Expands Small Business Training Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. - George Muñoz, President and
CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), announced
today (July 31) a new Internet training program to help small
businesses enter emerging markets worldwide with the support of
OPIC financial services.
Elderly Population Will Increase Dramatically
By Bryan Lincoln
In 1998, the oldest man in the world passed away in a San
Rafael, California, nursing home: he was 115. Asked to what he
attributed his long life, Christian Mortensen recommended drinking
water, smoking one cigar a day, and lots of singing.
Violeta Pérez Parra, Niña Prodigio,
Una Pintora Consumada
Por Paco Zavala
Visitamos un monísimo departamento en una de las zonas
residenciales de Rosarito, B.C. La casa habitación de la
familia Pérez Parra, está compuesta por el Sr. Cipriano
Pérez Sánchez, jefe de la familia, por la Sra. Violeta
Parra Alaniz, esposa y madre de la familia y por las niñas
Violeta Pérez y Paloma Estefanía Pérez Parra.
SDG&E Increases Relief Fund and Adds Additional
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced that
an additional agency telephone number has been set up for callers
requesting information about the Summer Utility Relief Fund. Low-
and fixed-income customers may now call 619/542-7405 from 8 a.m.
to 8 p.m. weekdays and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Padre Thomas J. McSweeney
Egoismo y Gentileza en el Asiento 21-B
Las pequeñas lecciones de la vida nos llegan en
las formas más inesperadas. Como por ejemplo en un avión
repleto de neoyorquinos ansiosos por salir de West Palm Beach,
en la Florida, y por llegar a Nueva York.
Community Notes ...
LJCD Standout Honored. One of La Jolla Country Day Schools
most prestigious awards went to Cesar Don Juan, sone of Francisca
Don Juan of Logan Heights.
Latino Voters Instilling Compassion In The
By James E. Garcia
The GOP is making headway with Latino voters these days. That's
undeniable. But more than a few Latino politicos will tell you
this is inherently bad.
Mensaje to all faithful readers of TEZOZOMOC
SPEAKS, El Jefito has given the `palabra' that from here
until the November elections are over with, this column will devote
itself to bringing you information on the candidates, issues,
and the campaigns.
THE RAINBOW CHRONICLES
By Jeannine Diego
"And you've only read two? I can't believe it. Sal! We
have got to read the rest of the postcards, I mean, this
aren't you curious?"
Eating Ritz with Cream Cheese and Drinking Strawberry Kiwi
Juice While Listening to Jazz
By Oyamel Gonzalez
Late as always, but we were there.
After moving all our healthy snackscheetos, fritos, salsa, cheese
dip, crackers, cream cheese and some fruitalong with our torn
tablecloth once again, we found the perfect spot.
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego Organizes
Latin American Art Exhibition
On view September 24, 2000 through January 7, 2001, UltraBaroque:
Aspects of Post-Latin American Art explores the influence
and impact of the Baroque on a broad range of contemporary artistic
expressions in the Americas. The exhibition presents a critical
reevaluation of the Baroque and its use as an important cultural
metaphor in contemporary art.
Domingos Populares en Playas
Por Paco Zavala
Gran ambiente, algarabía, alegría y buen humor
en los famosos Domingos Populares que se organizan semana tras
semana en las Playas de Tijuana, para ser más exactos,
en el Malecón.
CLICK... DE LOS ESPECTÁCULOS
Por Lucero Luna Campos
LA OTRA CARA DE LAS GRANDES ARTISTAS MEXICANAS
NOTIAMERICA - Pocos son los artistas
que mantienen los pies sobre la tierra luego de haber alcanzado
la tan ansiada popularidad, fama y reconocimiento que incluso,
las convierte en divas. Casi todas, pierden la dimensión
de lo qué es ser famosa hasta el grado de volverse groseras,
antipáticas y presumidas, como el caso de las artistas
juveniles mexicanas Alejandra Guzmán, Lucero, Paulina Rubio,
Salma Hayek o Thalía, cuyas figuras ya no impactan tanto
en el escenario o la pantalla chica, pero se sienten intocables
y, si antes suplicaban una entrevista, ahora cobran hasta el saludo.
Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
Live Chicano Theater
Come down to beautiful Chula Vista for this special benefit
performance of Luis Valdez's riveting play about a Chicano family's
struggles between preserving their identity and trying to succeed
in contemporary America. This is live Chicano theater at
its best. Directed by William Virchis. 8 p.m., OnStage Playhouse,
291 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista. $10 with a portion of the proceeds
to benefit the Save Our Centro Coalition. Call 422-7787 for reservations.
Full Slate of Preseason Games this Week; American
Bowl Returns to Tokyo
Thirty of 31 teams are in action this week
in big cities
and in Asia.
Aficionados de la NFL Seleccionan El Campeonato
de la NFL de 1967, el Encuentro
de "El Tazón De Hielo", como el Partido Más
Memorable Del Siglo
Grandes jugadores. Grandes directores técnicos.
Grandes jugadas. Clima ártico. Todo ello se combinó
para crear el partido más memorable del siglo, según
los aficionados de la NFL.
Kansas City Chiefs Tony Gonzalez Masters The Game
Kansas City City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez has one simple
goal: Master the Game. In the September issue of NFL Insider
magazine, on sale August 15, National Editor Vic Carucci profiles
Gonzalez who seems destined to become recognized among the league's
all-time great tight ends.
by Lyn Sherwood
Another Big Day For Spaniard Antonio Barrera
Spanish Matador Antonio Barrera, the revelation of the 2000 Tijuana
season, turned in another triumphant afternoon, last Sunday, winning
three ears and leaving the ring upon the shoulders of the fans,
according to Tijuana correspondent Gary Sloan.