Volume XXVI Number 52 December 27, 2002

FrontPage Stories

In Message For 2003 World Day Of Peace, Pope Cites United Nations Defense Of Human Rights; Says Human Duties Also Need Attention

WASHINGTON — “In a message for the 2003 World Day of Peace, Pope John Paul II declared that the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights praised by Pope John XXIII in the historic encyclical Pacem in Terris is the indispensable foundation for the development of that Organization’s capacity to promote and defend international security.

The Pope’s message for the World Day, entitled “Pacem in Terris: A Permanent Commitment,” is devoted to the ideas and continuing significance of the prophetic encyclical issued by Pope John XXIII nearly 40 years ago—April 11, 1963. Dated December 8, 2002, the message was released at the Vatican December 17. The World Day of Peace will be observed on January 1, 2003.

“The world to which John XXIII wrote was then in a profound state of disorder,” the Pope said. “The twentieth century had begun with great expectations for progress. Yet within sixty years, that same century had produced two World Wars, devastating totalitarian systems, untold human suffering, and the greatest persecution of the Church in history.”

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Nonaka Pionero de la Fotografía de Tijuana
Organizan y Realizan Extraordinaria Retrospectiva Fotográfica de la Tijuana de Antaño, denominada “Nonaka en Tijuana”
Por: Paco Zavala
Hasta hace poco tiempo, poco se sabía de Tijuana, pero hoy día los que residen y quieren a Tijuana, siempre andan en la búsqueda de vestigios o de datos que identifiquen claramente a esta próspera ciudad.

Pope recognizes miracle needed to beatify Mother Teresa
By Cindy Wooden
VATICAN CITY — Pope John Paul II and top Vatican officials formally recognized the miracle needed for the beatification of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Lott Turmoil Opens Door for GOP To Do the Right Thing
By Donal Brown
Since Mississippi Senator Trent Lott blundered into outing himself from the racist closet, race relations have once again commanded national attention — to the extent that the Bush administration is considering taking a position on the University of Michigan affirmative action case, which will go before the Supreme Court next year.

It’s Time for a New Sanctuary Movement
By Mary Jo McConahay
The aftershock of hundreds of Middle Eastern men and boys arrested by federal officials after they dutifully obeyed orders to appear for a new registration program continues to ripple through California.

Stories

Sesión de Preguntas y Respuestas del Licenciado Alejandro Ramos Flores, Subprocurador Jurídico con Motivo de la Extradición de Gloria Trevi
MMRA: Daremos inicio a la sesión de preguntas y respuestas. Tenemos al señor Urbano Barrera de Ovaciones.

Gloria Trevi Llega a México Extraditada de Brasil
La ex-estrella mexicana del pop, Gloria Trevi y su hijo de diez meses de edad, Angel Gabriel, llegaron a México, el sábado 21 de diciembre, después de casi tres años de su arresto en Río de Janeiro.

Latinos Still Marginalized On Network News
Despite the spectacular growth of the Latino population over the past decade, Latinos continued to be marginalized on the evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN in 2001, according to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists seventh annual Network Brownout Report.

Hispanics support church teachings on abortion, homosexuality
By Agostino Bono
WASHINGTON — A greater percentage of Hispanic Catholics agree with church teachings on divorce, abortion and homosexual activity than do non-Hispanic white Catholics, according to a national survey by the Pew Hispanic Center and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Southwest High’s Human Relations Conference Promotes Safe, Respectful Climate
A teenage girl learns she’s been accepted into a prestigious college on the same day she finds out she is pregnant. She tells her mother, who breaks down crying—in equal parts slapstick and seriousness. The students watching this skit recently at Southwest High break up in laughter.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotarian, David Kulchin, President, introduced Michael Metts, Vocational Chair, and Rob Woodard, the facilitator, who presented the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) to Carlsbad High School award recipients: Thomas, Carey, Anthony, Christina Katie Jose, Rachael, Nazaret Hurtado and Margaret Martinez. Morma Fahlstrom was their coach and sponsor.

A Twelve Year Annual Tradition of Community Kwanzaa Celebration
The Pan-African Associations of America (PAAA) has worked hard in San Diego to promote the community celebration of Kwanzaa and will celebrate its 12th year tradition of observing the first day of Kwanzaa.

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Yhamel Catacora
Celebrando sin riesgos
Como parte del compromiso del Departamentode Transporte de los Estados Unidos de reactivar la lucha en contra de los conductores que manejan bajo la influencia del alcohol y las drogas en el 2003, la Administración Nacional de Seguridad del Tráfico en las Carreteras (NHTSA por sus siglas en inglés) lanza la campaña nacional de más larga duración jamás hecha para tomar medidas drásticas en contra de los conductores ebrios - 16 noches consecutivas o una duración de tres fines de semana, de chequeo constante para hacer cumplir la ley en contra de conductores embriagados.

Más de $13.4 Millones en Reembolsos No Se Han Reclamado en California
La Página del IRS en la Red Puede Contestar La Pregunta ‘¿Dónde Está Mi Reembolso?’
El Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS) anunció hoy que está buscando a 15,589 contribuyentes en California con arriba de $13.4 millones en cheques de reembolsos que se han regresado. IRS puede reimprimir los cheques después de recibir información actualizada de los contribuyentes.

Create a ‘New You’ in the New Year With Simple Solutions; Julie Moran and The American Heart Association Program Offer Simple Tips to Help Women
’Tis the season when New Year’s resolutions will be made ... and broken (some even right away).

Editorials

Editorial
Feliz Año Nuevo!
As we anticipate the arrival of Year 2003, it is the time when one reflects on the year past. El año pasado comes to the forefront of our thoughts as we think of the past year 2002 and of the events in our lives that have brought us happiness, joy and hope for the future. Al mismo tiempo, at the same time, our thoughts bring to the forefront events that we are now sorry ever came about, hurts that unthinkingly were inflicted without thought. For these, we beg forgiveness.

Comentario:
Temen Brote Guerrillero en México
Por Lourdes M. Davis
Recientemente, las autoridades del estado de Nayarit solicitaron el apoyo del gobierno federal por la posible existencia de grupos armados con perfil guerrillero. Entonces, Rafael Macedo de la Concha, procurador de la República, aseguró que no se podía definir todavía que se tratara de grupos armados.

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Entertainment,
Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits

Una Gran Oportunidad Para Los Nuevos Artistas
Por: Paco Zavala
Existe en la actualidad una gran oportunidad para que los artistas que se han agrupado en forma profesional en la danza, en el teatro y en la música se consoliden participando en el concurso de selección de coreografías, conciertos, obras teatrales y espectáculos escénicos en general.

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
Ya pasó una de las fechas más tradicionales, gloriosas y enormemente grandes que marca la historia de la humanidad “La Navidad”. Esta es una fecha en la que tradicionalmente en todo el mundo se celebra el advenimiento de “Jesús”, un hombre que revolucionó el mundo desde hace ya más de 2000 años, un hombre con una fuerza carismática fortísima, que aunque existan apáticos, incrédulos y ateos se celebra alrededor del mundo.

Thalia, Alejandro Sanz, Celia Cruz and other Latin Celebrities Will Compete for Premio Lo Nuestro
Singers Celia Cruz and Juanes lead the race for nominations with six nominations each. A total of 170 nominations in 32 categories were announced by Univision, the nation’s leading Spanish-language TV network, which created “Premio Lo Nuestro” in 1989. Nominated entries compete for awards to be given in a live, nationally broadcast ceremony on Univision on February 5, 2003 at 8 pm ET.

Robert Guerrero: The Ghost Warrior
By Fiona Manning
When IBA world super featherweight champion Joel Casamayor stepped into the ring last Friday night to face Yoni Vargas in a stunning fifth round KO victory at Miami’s American Airlines Amphitheater, he had more than his own victory on his mind.

Arena Announces 27-Man Roster to Train for Jan. 18 Match Against Canada
CHICAGO - U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena has chosen a 27-man roster that will train in preparation for the international friendly against Canada on Saturday, January 18 at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The first training camp of 2003 will be held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida from Jan. 4-16, before the team relocates to Ft. Lauderdale.