Volume XXIIII Number 04 ~ January 28, 2000

FrontPage Stories

The Poisons Next Door - Mixtec Indians Find A Home Near Superfund Site

By Mary Jo McConahay
PACIFIC NEWS SERVICE

MALAGA, CA — Far from home, a tight-knit group of Mixtec Indians has discovered they live alongside a toxic waste dump.

The Indians, fieldhands for hire on harvests up and down the Pacific coast, are caught among bigger players including Chevron Oil, the EPA, and local government agencies.



21-year-old Olimpia

"We didn't know anything about it when we came," said Margarita, 32, who asks to be identified by first name only.

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Los Venenos De La Puerta De Al Lado - Indígenas Mistecos Encuentran Hogar
Próximo A Un Emplazamiento Superfund
Por Mary Jo McConahay
MALAGA, CA - Lejos de casa, un muy unido grupo de indígenas Mistecos ha descubierto que vive al lado de un vertedero de residuos tóxicos.

Hispanic Business Roundtable Releases Poll Results
U.S. Hispanics Want Elected Officials to Give Them More Choices and More Control Over the Decisions that Affect their Families
WASHINGTON — The Board of Directors of the Hispanic Business Roundtable (HBR) released the results of a national survey on U.S. Hispanics. The survey, conducted by QEV Analytics Inc., interviewed 1,000 Hispanic adults nationwide from Jan. 7 to 17, and has a margin or error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Líderes Latinos Prometen Derrotar a la Proposición 28
Latinos más prominentes de California hicieron hoy un llamado para ponerse en acción para derrotar la Proposición 28, en la papeleta de voto para las elecciones del 7 de marzo, manifestando que la misma eliminaría servicios vitales para niños.

PRIMARY 2000 ROUNDUP
Ustedes los votantes Latinos-Hispanos al ir a las casetas de votación Marzo 7, 2000, jugarán un papel muy importante. Cuando voten `SI' en favor de la Iniciativa 22 (PROP 22)! Como Mexicanos, Latinos, Hispanos, Católicos/Cristianos, y padres de familia, pedimos su ayuda en establecer la ley en California que "solo el matrimonio entre mujer y hombre es válido o reconocido en California".

Notas Politicas...
Councilman Juan Vargas, who is having trouble convincing his own Democratic party to support his bid for the 79th Assembly District has decided to meddle in the campaign of Toni Atkins who is seeking the 3rd council district seat.

Noticias de México...
Se agrava la falta de medicinas en las clínicas y hospitales del IMSS en Yucatán
La escasez de medicinas que desde hace varias semanas afecta a las clínicas y hospitales del IMSS en Yucatán se agravó y generalizó en los últimos días, a tal grado que en las clínicas del Seguro Social faltan de 75 a 100 "claves" de las 350 que conforman el cuadro básico que, además de los mayores perjuicios a la salud de los derechohabientes, propician más gastos adicionales y pérdida de tiempo de las personas que acuden a consultar por algún padecimiento.

Stories

California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Selects Fresno for The 20th Annual
"2000 Business Conference"
The City of Fresno will host the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce 20th Annual Business Conference in September. Alex C. Torres, President of the CHCC made the announcement at the Fresno Convention Center's newest Exhibit Hall.

Estudio de UC Irvine Beneficiará a Niños de Ambos Lados de la Frontera
Irvine — Un proyecto de investigación en la Universidad de California en Irvine sobre los peligros de envenenamiento con plomo a que están expuestos los niños en Tijuana culminó con el establecimiento de programas públicos de salud que beneficiarán a niños de ambos lados de la frontera.

El Humo Letal del Tabaco Daña la Salud de los Niños
Proteja a los niños no fumando a su alrededor
Por Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, MA
Imagínese la sensación de manos agarrándole firmemente por el cuello, extrayéndole lentamente el aliento. Las manos aprietan cada vez más, hasta que por fin usted se libera y se esfuerza por respirar hondo. Esto es lo que le sucede a un niño con asma.

Multiracial and Multiethnic Infants Represent Third Largest Category of
Births in California
San Francisco - In a timely precursor to the year 2000 census, which for the first time will allow respondents to check more than one race, a new analysis by the Public Policy Institute of California finds that multiracial and multiethnic births now represent nearly 15 percent of all births in the state.

Prop. 10 Commission Kicks Off First Phase of $14 Million Statewide
Public Education Campaign
SACRAMENTO - The California Children and Families Commission, the agency charged with overseeing the implementation of Proposition 10, unveiled a multi-million dollar advertising campaign on television, radio, billboards and newspapers statewide.

SCRPC Schedules Annual Two-Day Minority Business Opportunity Day
Trade Fair Activities
Los Angeles — The Southern California Regional Purchasing Councils, Inc. (SCRPC) will conduct the 31st Annual "Minority Business Opportunity Day" Trade Fair (MBOD 2000) on Wednesday and Thursday, February 16 and 17, 2000, at the Los Angeles Convention and Exhibition Center.

MiraCosta's to Present Free Workshop on the Task of Preparing an
SBA Loan Package
If you are looking for a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan and want some hands-on assistance, there is an upcoming free workshop designed to provide some help on Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Small Business Development Center—North County, 1823 Mission Ave., Oceanside.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Yhamel Catacora
El Seguro Médico Si Se Puede Obtener

El teléfono suena. Después de varios timbres atiende una voz joven que se desvanece interrumpida por el alarido de un bebé. La joven, a quien vamos a llamar Ana María se excusa y segundos más tarde el llanto ha cesado.

El Censo en Capsula
Este artículo es una cortesía de Al Día Filadelfia
La Constitución de los E.U ordena que cada diez años se determine cuantos asientos en la Casa de Representantes tiene que tener cada estado.

Encienda Una Vela
Padre Thomas J. McSweeney, Director of The Christophers
Una Vez Más Con Entusiasmo

Estoy convencido de que muchas personas usan el entusiasmo en sus vidas en pequeñas dosis como si fueran náufragos en una isla desierta y el entusiasmo fuera su última botella de agua.

ENLACE Grants Promote Higher Education for Latino Youth
Battle Creek, Mich. — Eighteen colleges and universities will continue their work to improve higher education opportunities for Hispanic youth through planning grants announced Tuesday, January 18, 2000, by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

NALEO and Shell Oil Company Begin Nationwide Search for
Latino College Students
Washington, D.C.- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Shell Oil Company have begun a nationwide search for Latino college and university students to participate in an intensive six and a half week summer legislative internship program.

DaimlerChrysler Publica Una Guía de Becas Para Hispanos Totalmente Nueva
San Antonio — La Corporación DaimlerChrysler ha publicado una guía para estudiantes hispanos totalmente nueva, titulada "On the Road to Higher Education: Guide to Hispanic Financial Aid Opportunities" ("En el Camino Hacia la Educación Superior: Guía para Hispanos de Oportunidades de Ayuda Económica").

DaimlerChrysler's All-New Guide to Hispanic Financial Aid Helps Put Students on
Information Highway to College
San Antonio--Daimler-Chrysler Corporation has published on all-new student resource booklet called "On the Road to Higher Education: Guide to Hispanic Financial Aid Opportunities."

Celebrating Chinese New Year
The Year of the Dragon
Feeling the post-holiday blues, now that millennium celebrations have come and gone? Take a cue from Chinese-Americans and revel in lunar New Year festivities, which begin on February 5 and usher in the Year of the Dragon.

Editorials

Commentary:
Position Paper on Proposition 21

JAMES R. MILLIKEN
Presiding Judge, Juvenile Division
Proposition 21 would change existing law permitting District Attorneys in this State to file criminal charges against minors directly in adult court for a whole class of felonies. This law removes the check and balance provided by judicial review of this decision.

Commentary:
Comprehensive Survey Analyzes Latin America's Trade, Politics and

Economic Projections
A survey of opinion leaders representing Latin America's five most important economic players —Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela revealed an overwhelming desire for greater unity to compete more effectively on the world market.

Comentario:
Encuesta Comprensiva Analiza las Proyecciones Acerca del Futuro del Comercio,

la Política y la Economía en América Latina
Una encuesta de líderes de opinión pública representando las cinco potencias económicas principales en América Latina —Brasil, México, Argentina, Chile y Venezuela reveló un abrumador deseo por lograr más unidad con el propósito de competir más eficazmente en el mercado mundial.



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

Sondra Radvanovsky, Causa Sensación en "Il Trovatore"
Por Paco Zavala
Con la puesta en escena de la ópera de "Il Trovatore" (El Trovador) de Giuseppe Verdi, se inauguró el pasado sábado la temporada de ópera de la Compañía de Opera de San Diego.

An Essay
How Marriage Affects Men and Women Differently

by: Argentina Mendieta Otero
Even though the legal status of marriage hasn't always been around, men and women getting together as a couple is as old as time itself.

Calendar of Events:
By Berenice Cisneros

El Premio ASCAP 2000 Traslada su Cede Este Año a la Costa Oeste
Antonio Aguilar Recibirá el Premio a la Herencia Hispana
Nueva York — La Sociedad Americana de Compositores, Autores y Editores anunció que la 8va Edición del Premio ASCAP tendrá lugar este año en la costa oeste.

Recording Academy Announces Venue for 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Santa Monica, Ca. — The Recording Academy will stage the 1st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on September 15, 2000, it was announced by Academy President/CEO Michael Greene.

Film Festival, Spoken Word Highlight Month-Long Black History Month
Programs & Celebration at Malcolm X Library
The Malcolm X Branch of the San Diego Public Library launches its annual celebration of Black History Month with a series of month-long events and programs for adults and children.

Bullfight World...
by Lyn Sherwood
El Cordobés (The Original) Returns to the Fiesta Brava!
At 62 years of age, Manuel Benitez "El Cordobés" is returning to the rings of Spain.

Cobertura Exclusiva y en Vivo de la Serie Mundial Caribeña en
FOX Sports World Español
LOS ANGELES — La Serie Presenta Talento Principal de la República Dominicana, Puerto Rico, México y Venezuela

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY FUN FACTS
Most Super Bowls generate $100 million in merchandise sales bearing the Super Bowl logo. The all-time high was Super Bowl XXXI, Green Bay over New England, $120 million.

NFL Fans Vote "Ice Bowl" Most Memorable Game of Century
Great players. Great coaches. Great plays. Arctic weather. They all combined to make the Most Memorable NFL Game of the Century, according to NFL fans.

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