Volume XXIV Number 08~ Feburary 25, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Bank of America Celebrates Groundhog Day and Child Literacy With Book Launch, Donation

Bank of America's Barrio Logan banking center celebrated Groundhog Day by introducing a new children's book written by a local author, and announcing a donation to a local organization.

San Diego-based author Lou Repaci introduced his first book, "I Need a Friend," featuring Gregory Groundhog, on Groundhog Day at Bank of America's Barrio Logan Banking Center. The book features a shy little groundhog who becomes lost while looking for a friend. Through his encounter with other animals, a class-mate's spiritually and family love, he learns a lesson he will never forget.



Lou Repaci, author of “I Need a Friend,” featuring Gregory Groundhog, reads to Perkins Elementary School Kindergartners.

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To Much Development in Chula Vista States Candidate for City Council
By: Daniel L. Muñoz
Chula Vista, Ca. — Greg Alabado (65), a 26 year resident of Chula Vista, decided that a change was needed in the composition of the City Council. He should know.

Nation's Governors See Smart Growth as Major Issue
WASHINGTON - When America's governors come to Washington, D.C., this weekend for the National Governors' Association's midwinter meet-ing, they'll be talking federal legislation and electoral politics. But in this year's state-of-the-state messages, more than half of the governors have already discussed the need to revitalize cities and plan better for new growth, illustrating their growing commitment to addressing these issues.

School Principals Hail Education Secretary's Focus on Realistic Expectations of
Education Standards

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) commended U.S. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley on his seventh State of Education this week.

Living the Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement
By Bonnie Eisenberg and Mary Ruthsdotter
The National Women's History Project. 1998.
Editor's Note: March is "National Women's History Month" celebrated across the continent. This year's theme: "An Extraordinary Century for Women -- Now, Imagine the Future?" In recognition of Women's History Month we have chosen to run the first part of an essay published in 1998 giving a brief history on the Women's Rights Movement.

Noticias de México...
Graban en un Pequeño Monumento los Nombres de los Integrantes del
Escuadrón Aéreo 201
La primera y única unidad militar que ha izado la bandera nacional en el extranjero durante tiempo de guerra recibió homenaje a 55 años de distancia, bajo un viejo monumento, modesto, olvidado aunque remozado, como uno de los pocos reconocimientos al Escuadrón Aéreo201

Stories

Student Wins Telescope
City School Food Services Sponsors Space and Science Nutrition Promotion
San Diego City Schools' Food Services Department took a unique approach to support teaching and learning in the classroom.

Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation Announces Its Annual Search for the
Nation's Top Hispanic Youth

Washington, D.C. — The Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation has begun its annual search for America's top Hispanic youth with a greatly expanded Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards program.

Scholarship Applications Available Now:
Ronald McDonald House Charities to Award $50,000 to Hispanic Students in 2000

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and San Diego County McDonald's owner/operators are working together to make financing college education a little easier for graduating Hispanic high school students living in San Diego County.

Henry Cisneros Keynote Speaker at Hispanic Real Estate Professional Inaugural
Installation Dinner

The inaugural installation dinner of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) will be held this Wednesday, March 1 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel & Center in Los Angeles, featuring a list of who's, who's in the Hispanic community.

Richard A. Arroyo Appointed Vice President/Senior Loan Officer for
Neighborhood National Bank

Richard A. Arroyo has been named vice president/senior loan officer for Neighborhood National Bank, according to Robert M. McGill, president and chief executive officer of Neighborhood National Bank.

Vargas Named Legislative Relations Specialist at San Diego State University
Nora E. Vargas has been named legislative relations specialist for San Diego State University's division of University Advancement.

Houston Media Production Company Announces Migrant Farmworker Webcast
Houston — A Houston production company announces the first Internet video series to be produced by and about US migrant farmworkers. It is a 10-minute streaming video production, the second installment in this Internet webcast series that features the migrant farm-working community.

Se Anuncia Primera Serie de Internet Sobre Campesinos Migrantes en
Estados Unidos

Houston — Una compañía de Houston, JM Communications, anuncia la primera serie televisiva a través de Internet que trata de los migrantes campesinos aquí en Estados Unidos.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Yhamel Catacora
Medio Siglo en el Laberinto
Nuestra travesía por la vida es compleja. El corte del cordón umbilical que nos nutre, nos expulsa de la calidez de nuestro primer hogar, al tortuoso camino terrenal que recorremos a lo largo de nuestra condición humana.

Community Notes:
Otay Recreation Center Plans Grand Opening on February 26
Plans are underway for a festive grand opening of the new $3.7 million Otay Recreation Center from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 26. Featuring a gymnasium, game room and fitness center the colorful and striking new facility will offer recreation classes and other activities specifically tailored for community residents.

Editorials

Editorial:
¿Representará Juan Vargas el Mejor Interés del 79avo?

Cuando usted menciona el nombre de Juan Vargas, más seguido que de costumbre, dicen que es una persona buena, con una sonrisa amistosa — por ahora concderemos que así es. Si Vargas estuviera corriendo por el Sr. Simpatías tendría nuestro voto; pero no es así. Juan Vargas lo quiere representar a Usted en Sacramento como Congresista por el Distrito 79avo del Congreso.

Commentary:
Time for a More Open and Checked System With the Chula Vista Police

By Virgil Peña
San Diego County's second largest city, Chula Vista with now over 164,000 residents, is home to good hardworking and caring students, individuals and families. Presently within this growing city, Hispanics make up about 47% percent of the populous. For some time now there has been a move within the all individuals within Chula Vista.

Primary Election Voting Guide
STATE PROPOSITIONS
PROPOSITION 20
: Allocates part of state lottery revenues to the purchasing of instructional materials in California schools.

TEZOZOMOC SPEAKS
La Politica Loca… What is fair is fair… Tezzy takes a lot of free shots at La Alcadesa Susan Golding but when she does it right Tezzy will give her credit.



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Sporting news, reviews and other tid bits

Poet's Corner
Ardiente Secreto

Oyamel González
Por la luna nadaba tu cuerpo y por eso mi ardiente secreto
fue escalando las estrellas.

Calendar of Events:
By Berenice Cisneros

Major Contemporary Art Exhibition Opens at the Getty
Los Angeles — The J. Paul Getty Museum is presenting a major contemporary art exhibition of commissioned works in a variety of media by 11 outstanding Los Angeles-are artists responding to the Getty's collections.

San Diego Historical Society to Host a Free Celebration with Family Day
"An Uncommon Mission: Father Jerome Tupa Paints the California Missions"
The San Diego Historical Society in association with Mervyn's California will host Family Day on Saturday, March 4 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to celebrate the accompanying exhibition An Uncommon Mission: Father Jerome Tupa Paints the California Missions.

El Campeón Peso Welter de la FIB/CMB Felix "Tito" Trinidad
El Campeón Peso Welter de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo/Consejo Mundial de Boxeo Felix "Tito" Trinidad, subirá de peso para retar al invicto Campeón Peso Super Welter de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo David Reid

Un Nuevo Campeon Sera Coronado El 27 De Febrero
Un nuevo nombre aparecera en la Copa Oro de la Confederacion cuando la final haya concluido el domingo en el Coliseo de Los Angeles. Ninguno de los semi-finalistas habian alcanzado esta ronda antes y por lo tanto, sin important quien gane, este sera un campeon inedito.

The San Diego Table Tennis Association Welcomes All!
by Pam Ramsey
The San Diego Table Tennis Association is celebrating it's 40th year of operation and is one of the largest and oldest on-going table tennis clubs in the country today.

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