Volume XXVII Number 07 February 14, 2003

FrontPage Stories

Reseña Crítica

Gabriel García Márquez: de tinta, pluma y otras cosas

Por Claudia Hernández

La editorial Knopf publicó en este invierno, próximo a concluir, la maravillosa obra de Gabriel García Márquez titulada ni más ni menos Vivir para Contarla, la cual de por sí es un símbolo para la literatura española, no solo por quién y que se escribe en dichas páginas, sino porque el título en sí, refleja, pronuncia y universaliza su existencia más allá de su razón de ser.

García Márquez, premio Nobel de Literatura, nos ofrece en este tesoro de memorias, la oportunidad de acercarnos a través de sus letras lo más cercanamente a sus trivialidades y sobre todo a su esencia por encima del nombre y el currículum.

Vivir para contarla, es una obra empapada de simbolísmo, ya que como amante de las letras me resulta sencillamente apasionante el estado de subconsciente consciencia que el autor ha alcanzado, a través del constante espejo literario que representa escribir un libro, en el que a través de cada página nos demuestra cuán común es desconocernos constantemente y cuán sabido es por sí mismo no obstante, por decisión hacemos nada para aliviar dicho karma.

El que nació en Colombia en 1927, ha sido galardonado con el reconocimiento máximo que se le pueda otorgar a cualquier literato y es autor de muchísimas novelas y otras tantas un poco menos realistas.

En lo personal —considero— ésta es la obra literaria más importante del autor, ya que no sólo nos lleva a recorrerlo desde las entrañas de su ser sino que, además, nos lo traduce, siendo un regalo para sus lectores y una deleitante lección para los que pretendemos las letras y cosas de esas.

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Crisis continues between homeless farm workers and City of Carlsbad
By: America Barcelo Feldman
In what is starting to become an annual exercise, on January 6, 2003, the City of Carlsbad had hundreds of immigrant farm workers, workers for the Rancho Fresero Giuamarra in Carlsbad, thrown out of their homes from land that had housed migrant works for more than 20 years. This left dozens of young people between the ages of 18 and 25 years of age homeless.

Let’s Reframe The Affirmative Action Debate on College Admissions
By: Dori J. Maynard
President George W. Bush’s decision to wade into the legal wrangling over the University of Michigan’s use of race in its admissions policy gives us a rare opportunity to take a fresh look at an issue that has needlessly polarized the nation for decades.

Study Explores Latinas’ Access to UC
A recent report funded in part by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center found that Latina students in California do not have equal access to accelerated programs in K-12, accounting in part for the low percentage of Latina undergraduate students in the University of California system.

‘Hispanically Correct’ — Latino Detractors Are Wrong About ‘Kingpin’
By: Marcelo Rodríguez
It’s ironic that the very groups that have long clamored for broader participation of Latinos on television are those that now complain the loudest about the one high-quality TV show featuring a mostly Latino cast and behind-the-camera creative team.

Stories

Assemblymember Manny Diaz, Speaker Herb J. Wesson Jr., and Other Leaders Call for Reform of UC Admissions Process as Minority Enrollment Drops
SACRAMENTO — Assembly-member Manny Diaz, Speaker Herb J. Wesson Jr., and California legislative leaders sent a letter to the University of California President, Richard Atkinson, urging the University to reform its postgraduate admissions policies, citing in particular the drastic decline of minorities admitted to law schools and other postgraduate programs in the UC system.

Delivering on the Promise of Equal Access
By W. Frank Newton
Dedicated to the principle of digital equity, the Beaumont Foundation of America has joined the ongoing efforts of government agencies, schools, nonprofit communities, businesses and the philanthropic sector to provide universal access for all.

San Diego Community College and NASSCO Create Degree Program in Shipbuilding Technologies
In what is described as an educational first for the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) and a local company, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO and SDCCD announced that they have created a new degree program in shipbuilding technologies.

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Yhamel Catacora
Con la mano en el corazón
El amor, palabra sublime, y ¡cuántos dolores de cabeza ocasiona! Si se tratara solamente de remendar el corazón, sería lo de menos.

For Undocumented, Homeland Security Just Another System to Subvert
By: Jose Hernandez
The attacks on civil liberties — INS roundups, Homeland Security laws, increased surveillance — have a lot of Americans worried about their rights being taken away, but my family and I dealt with not having rights long before 9/11.
La Prensa Persa
Count Down to Fiesta!
“Norooz”, The “Persian New Year”!
Like other Iranian families around the world, Iranian-Americans in San Diego are getting busy with their preparations for “Norooz”, the Iranian New Year. In harmony with the rebirth of nature, the Iranian New Year starts on the first day of spring. Here in San Diego, like other Iranian-Americans elsewhere, we start our gift giving and celebrations early on and carry them on for over two weeks! It is Fiesta Time!

The National Lawyers Guild at USD School of Law And The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Present
Human Rights Since Sept. 11th: (Un)Balancing Liberty and Security
  A panel will address the events since September 11, 2001, which in the name of the war against terrorism, have threatened fundamental freedoms, particularly for certain ethnic groups. Insisting that national security is at risk, the government has taken numerous measures that compromise constitutional rights and civil liberties.

Escaped Slave and Abolitionist to Deliver Call to Action in San Diego
On Thursday, February 20, 2003, escaped Sudanese slave Francis Bok and human rights leader Tommy Calvert, Jr. will speak out against modern-day slavery at the University of San Diego’s Institute for Peace and Justice at 7:00 p.m.

Community Notes:
Fourteenth Annual Women’s Resource Fair Saturday, Feb. 22
Volunteers are needed for the 14th annual Women’s Resource Fair for homeless and battered women scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22 in Golden Hall, adjacent to Civic Center, 202 C St. in downtown San Diego.

Editorials

Editorial
War Hysteria Alarming Nation
Not a day goes by that we don’t hear alarming pronouncements, orches-trated by George W. Bush and his “Shock Troops”, broadcasted over the radio, television and the nation’s presses. The propaganda efforts by the administration are aimed to incite Americans to war against Iraq a backward powerless nation that unfortunately has oil that Bush wants.

Commentary
State Budget Crisis Targets Students of Color
By: Gabrielle Banks
When he first assumed the California governorship four years ago, Gray Davis declared education his “first, second, and third priority.” On the eve of his re-election last fall, he simplified his message: education was straight-out “number one.” But to students roaming the campuses of the largest college system in the world, Mr. Priorities seems to have lost his grasp on grade-school arithmetic.

Commentary
Are We Failing our Kids?
By: Ernie McCray
On the cover of the February edition of the San Diego Magazine there is a picture of a young girl, blessed with the most beautiful of smiles, looking out at the world with the question “Are We Failing our Kids?” written across her forehead.

TEZOZOMOC SPEAKS
El Día de los Enamorados, Febrero 14, es tiempo de:
Vacilar con su ruca.

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

Reseña Crítica
Claudia Acuña, armónica vitalidad
Por Claudia Hernández.
La velada del pasado domingo nueve de febrero, en el Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, se empapó del ritmo místico y poderoso con el que Claudia Acuña y sus músicos, armonizan a través de una mezcla candorosa de talento y sensibilidad.

Macuilxochitl's Kiva
By: Francisco Ciriza
Aterciopelados Returns To San Diego
Colombian alternative rockers, Aterciopelados make their return to San Diego March 1 at downtown’s 4th&B. The band is supporting its lates release, Evolucion, a compilation of the band’s greatests hits with an additional three newly recorded songs.

Enedina Lammers, “La Rosa de Oro”
Por: Paco Zavala
Toda carrera implica trabajo, sacrificio, responsabilidad, tiempo, dinero, abandono de familia y miles y miles de peripecias que se tienen que hacer y que se mezclan con el desarrollo de la misma. Para Enedina Lammers, “La Rosa de Oro” cantante del género ranchero, también lo fue en un principio, aunque desde muy pequeñita tuvo la idea, la inquietud, el deseo de incursionar y de dedicarse a lo que a ella más le gustaba y le apasionaba que era cantar, cantar y cantar, y al fín lo ha conseguido y se ha consolidado como una promesa en el medio artístico.

Presentan una novedosa versión musical “Galatea 2003”
Por: Paco Zavala
El pasado jueves se presentó en el foro del Teatro de la Casa de la Cultura, una producción independiente de “Galatea 2003”, una versión musical que a nuestro entender no es una comedia musical, no es una opereta, no es una zarzuela, sino que es un “Carrousel Musical” o una “ Cabalgata Musical”.

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
Comenzamos a tener muchísima información de las actividades culturales que se realizan en la ciudad de Tijuana en todos los foros en los que se tiene la oportunidad de tener contacto.

Calendar of Events
By Berenice Cisneros
Butter-Up Contest
Ralphs @ 11875 Camel Mountain Rd., will host a contest where shoppers can use the Parkay Best Butter-Up hotline phones to dial 1-866-4PARKAY and hear smooth, butter lines for family and friends, and record the best buttery line for the chance to win $10,000. Radio personalities from KFMB will be on-site. Contest starts from noon to 3pm on Saturday, February 15 and runs through June 2.

CART Champs and the Art of Formula One Driving
By Vivek Gupta
The auto racing fans all over the world would agree that Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) series is the most versatile auto racing series in the world. What distinguishes it from other forms of auto racing is that it runs on all three courses: oval, road and street.

Spring Training Is Underway!
SEBRING, FLORIDA - There are seven rookie drivers, four new teams, two different chassis, one common engine, some familiar faces and an overall feeling of esprit de corps as CART opens its 2003 season here with spring training.

Herdez Competition Completa Alineación de Pilotos Para el 2003
INDIANAPOLIS — Confirmando los rumores que han girado en torno al paddock desde el cierre de la temporada 2002, el Presidente de Grupo Herdez, Enrique Hernández-Pons Torres y el Director del Herdez Competition, Keith Wiggins anun-ciaron que el piloto Roberto Moreno se unirá al equipo para la temporada 2003 del Campeonato Champ Car presentado por Bridgestone y propulsado por Ford.

Quinones Faces Long Odds in WUSA Bid
By: John Philip Wyllie
On March 1, the WUSA women’s professional soccer league officially begins its third season. The best women players in the world will converge on the eight club training sites for a month of conditioning, scrimmaging and organizing prior to the April 5 kickoff of the 2003 WUSA season. Linnea Quinones a local product who has starred for Bonita Vista High, SDSU and the Mexican national team, hopes to be among the 144 players who make the final cut. It won’t be easy. It also may be out of her hands.

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