Volume XXIV Number 34 August 25, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Renee Ayala - A Modern Day Annie Oakley

By Elaine Tarello

Fort Benning, Ga. - Renee Ayala is on a 21st Century quest not much different from her 19th Century Wild West ancestors. The daughter of an Escondido couple may not be wielding a six-shooter in a high-noon shootout or panning for gold in a California mountain stream but she is involved in a modern-day shootout of sorts and is definitely interested in a search for gold.

Renee Ayala sights a target at practice. Photo by John Lasky

Ayala, an Army specialist, is a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU), the premier shooting team currently on a quest for gold at this year's summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

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Increase in Test Scores Counters Dire Forecasts for Bilingual Ban
By Jacques Steinberg
The New York Times
August 20, 2000
OCEANSIDE, Calif., Aug. 17 — Two years after Californians voted to end bilingual education and force a million Spanish-speaking students to immerse themselves in English as if it were a cold bath, those students are improving in reading and other subjects at often striking rates, according to standardized test scores released this week.

Native Americans' New Clout Catches Some Off Guard
By Koren Capozza
LOS ANGELES, CA — At this year's Democratic convention one top-tier donor caught politicians off guard — Native Americans.

Charged With Being Ethnic Chinese
EDITOR'S NOTE: In the eight months since Dr. Wen Ho Lee was first arrested and imprisoned, what was presented as a case of "Chinese espionage" has fallen apart. Instead, there is mounting evidence that the government singled out Dr. Lee as a suspect because of his Chinese ethnicity, making his case of paramount importance to all Americans concerned about racial profiling.
By Theodore Hsien Wang and
Victor Hwang

Gore Mantendrá La Fortaleza De Las Fuerzas Militares De Norteamérica
Utilizará la Prosperidad de la Nación para Fortalecer las Capacidades de Defensa y Mejorar la Vida de los Hombres y Mujeres de Servicio de Estados Unidos
MILWAUKEE -- Al dirigirse a los Veteranos de Guerras Sostenidas en el Extranjero (Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW), Al Gore manifestó hoy que él empleará la prosperidad que atraviesa el país para mantener la fortaleza de las fuerzas de defensa nacionales. En lugar de realizar un recorte tributario masivo para favorecer a los más ricos, Gore empleará la prosperidad de la nación para mantener la capacidad de reacción militar y para mejorar el estándar de vida de los hombres y mujeres que se encuentran prestando servicio en las fuerzas armadas.


minorityinterest.com Introduces Its Philosophy At "Bridging the Digital Divide:
A New Majority Approach" Conference
NEW YORK — Recently funded MinorityInterest Network (www.minorityinterest.com), a Portal dedicated to bringing together minority-owned businesses, their employees, customers and the community organizations that serve them, revealed its plan to help the "New Majority" find its strength at the "Bridging The Digital Divide: A New Majority Approach" conference, held at the Chase Conference Center in New York City on Monday, August 21, 2000.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Yhamel Catacora
El Soporte Informativo Para Millones de HispanosLa lectura; el portal de la maravilla
Recuerdo perfectamente mi intento por comprender el sentido de mis primer cuentos. Llegué al mundo en una época en que en un pequeño libro como, "El Principito", el protagonista lucía una enorme y real cabellera palpable, que yo naturalmente, a mis dos años de edad, llevaba a la boca; también podía sentir la tela del terciopelo de su vestimenta. Primero fue el sabor de esas hojas y la felpa del vestido de ese hombrecillo lo que me maravilló. Sólo al pasar de los años comprendí la grandeza de mi primer libro: la primera mentira que literalmente devoré, y la que me enseñó el poder y la belleza de la palabra escrita, de las letras.

Arizonan Named Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services at
Cal State San Marcos
California State University San Marcos has named a new Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services. Stephen G. Garcia, currently Vice Chancellor for Finance, Information Technology and Administrative Services at the Pima County Community College District in Tucson, Arizona, will join CSUSM on October 1, 2000.

Healthcare Foundation Elects Cota and Mead to Board
The Alliance Healthcare Foundation recently named Kathlyn Mead of Escondido and Irma Cota, M.P.H. of North Park to its board of trustees, according to Ruth Lyn Riedel, CEO.

Governor Approves Pacheco Bill that Guarantees Cal Grants Scholarships
- Assemblyman Rod Pacheco (R - Riverside), Senate Bill 1644, the Vasconcellos - Poochigian - Burton - Ortiz - Pacheco Cal Grants Guarantee Program, has cleared another hurdle today as negotiations with Governor Davis have concluded. Governor Davis has indicated approval of this historic legislation. This bill will guarantee that every qualified student will receive a Cal Grant award to help pay for college. This measure will be sent to the Governor next week for his signature.

HarperCollins Publishers Launches Rayo, Hispanic-focused Imprint Featuring
Books in Spanish and English
NEW YORK — HarperCollins Publishers has announced the launch of Rayo, a new imprint that will publish titles for and about Latinos in both English and Spanish. Rayo, Spanish for flash of lighting, has been established to create a distinct literary voice geared to the needs and interests of the growing Hispanic marketplace. The imprint, led by Rene Alegria, Rayo Editorial Director, will publish approximately 12 titles a year beginning in the Summer 2001.

Paradise Valley Hospital's Partners for Prevention Program Hit Community
Home Run
The Partners for Prevention group achieved a community home run in passing a local ordinance that restricts the in-store advertising of tobacco products around children in National City.

South Bay Teens Learn to Set-up Shop on the Internet Superhighway
Thirteen teens learned a new language this summer and as a result they've landed jobs in today's hottest new job field -the Internet.

JCPenney y Hispanic Designers, Inc. Anuncian Ganadores del 2000 Hispanic
Designers Model Search
PLANO, Texas — Algunos talentosos jovenes van a ver sus carreras tomar vuelo luego de su desfile en pasarela como ganadores del 2000 Hispanic Designers Model Search patrocinado por JCPenney y Hispanic Designers, Inc.

La Cuarta Busqueda Anual de Las Mujeres Latinas Sobresalientes del año
Ya Empezo en California
Las formas de nominación para el cuarto certamen anual de las Mujeres Latinas Sobresalientes del Año, presentado por Mervyn's Califonia, Target Stores y Univisión, fueron puestas a disposición de todos los residentes de California el 24 de julio, y continuarán estando disponibles hasta el 1º de septiembre. La búsqueda de las mujeres latinas sobresalientes del Año comienza con la nominación de las candidatas en cinco categorías: Maestra/Entrenadora, Madre, Voluntaria, Empresaria y Artista Creativa. Formas de nominación están disponibles en inglés y español en todas las 268 Mervyn's y Target Stores por todo el estado.

Community Notes:
Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project San Diego Central West is having a Kick-off Rally into its Latino Vote 2000 national campaign.

Encienda Una Vela
Padre Thomas J. McSweeney
¿Por Qué Tuviste Que Morir? Teníamos Planes
Robert tenía cuatro años cuando su mamá murió de cáncer. Era una brillante psicoterapista que enseñaba en la Unviersidad de Columbia, esposa de un exitoso cirujano del cerebro, y especialmente era la mamá de Robert.


Bring CHOICE to Education!
At a time when "CHOICE" is the daily mantra of the white, female Americans, in order to supposedly control their bodies, one has to wonder why "CHOICE" in education is so heatedly opposed by the teacher's unions, which is mostly white and female?

Momentum Shifts In Presidential Campaign
By Jerome DeHerrera
Over the past month or so, the presidential campaign became interesting to the Latino community as the two major candidates selected their vice-presidential running mates and presented to the country the strengths of their parties at their respective national conventions.

Political Engagement: A Moral Obligation
Kathy Thornton, RSM & Teresa Villa Nira
Here in the United States we are blessed with a democratic tradition that allows us to carry our moral values into the public arena. We who believe in justice for all peoples have the right and responsibility to participate in the political process and to join with others in advocating for a just society.

Senator Salazar Mendiguchia defeats Senator David David in Chiapas
By Enrique Davis-Mazlum
Chiapas, Mexico - Once more the eyes of the world were on Chiapas, Mexico. Chiapas has been a topic of discussion since January 1st, 1994 when the EZLN (Zapatista Army of National Liberation) rose in arms against the Mexican Government and the Mexican Army. Since that day Chiapas has been in political, economic and social instability. With a population of approximate 4,056,000 and 118 Municipios (Municipal Districts) Chiapas is one of the richest states in Mexico in natural resources and at the same time one of the poorest (highest percentage of poverty among all the states).

Compromiso Político: Una Obligación Moral
Kathy Thornton, RSM & Teresa Villa Nira
En los Estados Unidos hemos sido benditos' con usa democracia que nos permite poner en práctica nuestros valores morales con respecto a temas públicos. Quienes creen en la justicia para todos tienen el deber y la responsabilidad de participar en el proceso político y de unirse a otras personas que aboguen por una sociedad justa.

El Foro Público... ....The Public Forum
WCVI Calling an Action Alert
William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI) is continuing its effort to mobilize around the issue of adjustment of status of undocumented persons currently living in the U.S. Adjustment of status commonly known as "legalization" in the Latino community.

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

By Jeannine Diego
Hi, ... hope you´re well. We will be skipping a week, and that the upcoming chapter will appear next week. The reason for this is that the paper in Tijuana is two chapters behind, and it´s important that they be somewhat parallel. I hope it´s not a problem. Thanks, Jeannine

La Bohemia y L'Elisir D' Amore, Por Primera Vez Se Presentan En El CECUT
De Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
José Medina, Tenor tijuanense y la Organización Cultural Independiente "ACORDE" en coordinación con varios artistas nacionales e independientes ponen en escena el IV acto de la Opera La Bohemia de Giacomo Puccini y Escenas de II Acto de L'Elisir d'Amore de Gaetano Donizetti.

Por Lucero Luna Campos

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
Aerial Photographs
New aerial photos, many paired with photographs taken decades earlier, are on display through November in the Chula Vista Heritage Museum, located at 360 Third Avenue.

Ragtime, Sencillamente Sensacional
Por Paco Zavala
El Civic Theatre de San Diego, California presentó los días del 15 al 20 de Agosto pasados la Comedia Musical "Ragtime", obra basada en la novela E. L. DOCTOROW.

Thai Kick-Boxing Tangsodo Takes A Mexican American Cultural Twist
By: D.L. Muñoz
"For generations the martial arts have instilled a value system built on self esteem, self control and respect for others. The time honored oriental traditions are exemplified in their uniforms, techniques, culture and tradition," explained Eddie Mapula.

Offense Looks Strong in Final Scrimmage
The San Diego State football team officially broke camp Wednesday morning with its final fall scrimmage. The Aztecs, who open the season at home against Arizona State on Aug. 31st, begin game-week preparations for ASU on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 3 p.m.

El Equipo "Deportivo Humildes" con Penales Gana El Torneo De Liga
Por Paco Zavala.
En un encuentro bastante reñido y en el que se jugó con determinación el Equipo Humildes se impuso con un marcador de 5 a 4 al Equipo Deportivo San Paulo, ganando el Torneo de Liga Independiente de Fútbol Soccer de la Colonia Obrera de Tijuana, B.C.

Boys and Girls Can Sign Up For First NFL Flag National Championships
Boys and girls, ages 10-14, can sign up now up for the inaugural NFL Flag National Championships. The NFL Flag National Finals will be taped in October and broadcast on ESPN later this year.

Ken Norton Escorts All Marine Boxing Team
Former Heavy Weight Champion of the World Ken Norton will be on hand to cheer on his former team, the United States All Marine Boxing Team as they compete against the Boxers For Christ National Team, August 26, 2000, 2:00 pm at Grace Church located at 3040 Fairmount Ave., in San Diego.

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