Destructive forces at work within the college of the “Jaguar”
The Americas, before the Spanish conquest, was the home of the mighty Mayans, warriors, builders, and readers of the heavens. They struggled to develop a mighty nation across the lands that we now call the Americas. It is fitting that the College, which now sits astride the rolling hills of the Otay Mesa, should be the new symbol of pride, accomplishment and learning. From the ancient roots of the Mayans, Toltecs, and the Aztecs, there now raises a learning center dedicated to bringing honor and respect to the descendents of our ancient forefathers.
City School’s Test Scores Don’t Tell the Whole Story!
Proponents of the Blueprint for Success have been under heavy pressure for the past four years from the initial firing of 600 teacher’s aides, to the manipulation of test scores to-show improvement where there wasn’t any. But they were giddy with joy over numbers released this week showing gains in the test results, feeling vindicated for their dogmatic loyalty to the Blueprint.
Beware the “Motherhood & Apple Pie!”
By Mike MacCarthy
Whenever I hear politicians or bureaucrats lecturing voters on how we “just have to go along with what they propose because it’s “an emergency” or a “win-win” situation, or “motherhood, apple-pie, and the American way,” I immediately get nervous.
By Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante
We observe a little known anniversary this month, one that should be an opportunity to celebrate bi-national brotherhood but is instead a dark moment of shame and guilt. Sixty years ago, in August 1942, our country was reeling from the sudden, unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor eight months earlier.We were mobilizing an enormous army for a two-front war and rapidly converting civilian assembly lines to produce the materials of war. Hundreds of thousands of American men and women had left their jobs to volunteer in the defense of our nation.
Por Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante
Este mes observamos un aniversario poco conocido, uno que debería ser una oportunidad para celebrar una hermandad entre dos naciones, pero que es sin embargo un momento obscuro de culpabilidad y vergüenza. Hace sesenta años, en el mes de agosto de 1942, nuestro país se recuperaba del ataque inesperado a Pearl Harbor. Estábamos movilizando un ejército enorme para pelear una guerra en dos frentes y convirtiendo rápidamente cadenas de montaje civiles para producir los materiales necesarios. Cientos de miles de hombres y mujeres americanos dejaron sus trabajos para ser voluntarios en la defensa de nuestra nación.
Environmental Correctness Threatens Costa Rican Economy
By Juan Carlos Hidalgo
Abel Pacheco, recently inaugurated as President of Costa Rica, kicked off his administration by declaring a new era of “peace with the environment.” But his first “peacemaking” decision looks more like a declaration of war against jobs and economic recovery in a nation that badly needs both. His ruling forbids drilling and mining projects that promised new possibilities for hundreds of unemployed Costa Ricans in depressed areas of the country.
Politically Correct Washing Machines
Commenting on AB 1561’s approval, Assemblyman Dennis Mountjoy (R-Arcadia) said, “coming soon to your laundry room complements of Sacramento politicans a government inspector to make sure you have a politically correct washing machine.”
The Public Forum ... El Foro Publico
A Republican Response to Congressman Bob Filner
Congressman Bob Filner, recently, attempted to portray President G.W. Bush as unresponsive to the needs of the U.S. Hispanic population, on the contrary if he would only check his facts he would find that not only has the President been inclusive in his staff selection but also has had the warmest relations in many years with our partner to the south, Mexico.
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Entertainment, Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits
9/11 Memorial Exhibition Gives Chance for San Diegans to Reflect
In remembrance of those who perished in the attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, The Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) will be presenting a memorial photographic exhibition titled Without Borders: Transcending Terror from September 1 through October 13, 2002, and giving a chance for visitors to record their memories and reflections in an inclusive book presented for public use on the day of September 11, 2002.
Programan Cursos en las Casas de la Cultura de Tijuana Playas y Altamira.
Por: Paco Zavala
Efectuando un recorrido rutinario por los centros culturales en Tijuana, visitamos las Casa de la Cultura con sede en Playas de Tijuana y en la Colonia Altamira, enterándonos de que a partir del próximo lunes 2 de septiembre iniciarán clases ambos centros culturales.
By Francisco H. Ciriza
Maná Revolución de Amor
While the seventh release by Mexican pop/rock superstars will do everything it’s hoped it will do on the charts-it may even do wonders for WEA’s sales as its front offices are hoping for, Revolución de Amor, is a less than spectacular effort.
Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por: Paco Zavala
El Centro Cultural Tijuana se vistió de luces, pompa, elegancia y glamour al presentar el viernes 23 y domingo 25 la Opera de Giacomo Puccini “Madama Butterfly”. La sala teatral estuvo a su máxima capacidad , el dilecto y melómano público tijuanense que asistió a esta puesta en escena operística premió a los artistas que participaron con nutridos y largos aplausos, el respetable abandonó la sala con un agradable sabor de boca en las dos funciones. Las opiniones no se hicieron esperar unas buenas, otras malas pero a final de cuentas se logró cristalizar el objetivo principal, presentar una verdadera función operística en esta ciudad que desde hace tiempo ya se deseaba.
ECUADORIAN POTTERY THE FOCUS OF NEW MUSEUM OF MAN EXHIBIT
Ecuador is a tiny country with a huge cultural legacy. The San Diego Museum of Man will pay tribute to this Andean country’s rich history and cultural accomplishments with a new exhibit, “Ecuadorian Pottery Traditions,” opening Saturday, September 7 and continuing through May 4, 2003.
De La Hoya VS. Vargas: Bad Blood
Boxing’s “Golden Boy” Battles “Ferocious” Fernando
“Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya will put his WBC Super Welterweight title on the line against rival “Ferocious” Fernando Vargas’s WBA Jr. Middleweight title as the two world champions settle their differences in one of the most anticipated and heated match-ups of the year. De La Hoya vs. Vargas: BAD BLOOD takes place Saturday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Gomez Gears Up for Aztec Football Season
By John Philip Wyllie
There will be a lot of new faces on the field when the SDSU Aztecs play their first home game on September 14. That is why new head coach Tom Craft will be counting on established veterans like Raul Gomez to lead the Aztecs out of the depths of the Mountain West Conference as they try to improve upon last year’s 3-8 record.
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