Volume XXVI Number 29 July 19, 2002

FrontPage Stories

From Mariachis to the Beatle Fair

By John Philip Wyllie

As the granddaughter of Mexican-American immigrants, Lakeside’s Carmen Salmon remembers the many visits years ago to her Grandparents Chula Vista home. “We used to hold big parties as well as all the family weddings at grandma’s house,” Salmon said Monday in a phone interview. “They would sometimes hire mariachis or play cumbias and corridos and everybody would dance while we kids were running all around.” With 28 aunts and uncles from that one side of the family alone, there was never any shortage of kids to play with, music to listen to or family atmosphere to enjoy.


Carmen Salmon (standing in the back to the left) President of Come Together, a local Beatles fan club, joins Rosie Vidaur (wearing hat) on stage at last year's Beatle Fair.

Four decades later, Salmon is hosting her own parties. And while these annual events create a unique family atmosphere, appeal to kids as well as adults and use music as the catalyst, the music comes from a very different source.

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UFW’s 40th Anniversary
CONVENTION CALL TO THE SIXTEENTH CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF THE UNITED FARM WORKERS OF AMERICA, AFL-CIO
As workers gather in unity for the Sixteenth Constitutional Convention of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, the UFW will also mark the 40th anniversary of the union’s founding, August 31 and September 1, 2002 at the Exhibit Hall, Fresno Convention Centro, Fresno, California.

Argentines Bang Drums Against U.S. Banks
By Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
BUENOS AIRES— A middle-aged woman desperately pounds on the heavily fortified, graffiti-covered steel doors of the downtown Bank of Boston. It is 12:30 p.m., and the unemployed shopkeeper is demanding the return of her $1,356 in savings, which has been locked inside the bank since Argentina descended into financial ruin and social chaos last December.

EE.UU.: Corrupción en las Zonas Ambiguas
Por Carlos Alberto Montaner
Napoleón y Wellington estaban a punto de enfrascarse en la batalla final. En la bolsa de Londres, en medio del mayor pesimismo, caían los precios de las acciones. La Casa Rothschild, previsoramente, situó a uno de sus agentes cerca del campo de batalla, en Waterloo, una pequeña localidad belga. Cuando se supo quién había vencido, el espía de los banqueros galopó hasta la costa, tomó un velero, cruzó el Canal de la Mancha y en pocas horas, antes de que nadie conociera el resultado del enfrentamiento, comunicó su noticia. Rothschild, dotado de su secreto, compró copiosamente a la baja. Cuarenta y ocho horas después, el triunfo de las armas británicas había multiplicado su fortuna: la información privilegiada le había permitido apostar con ventaja. Si esto llega a suceder hoy y no en 1815 no sé si el banquero hubiera acabado en la cárcel.

Stories

UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Names New Director
As the new director of UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center, Chon Noriega plans to expand the center’s existing programs and include more research and publications related to public-policy issues and social sciences.

GOMPERS STUDENTS COMPLETE VERIZON SUMMER CAMP
Twenty incoming 8th grade students from Gompers Secondary School in San Diego Unified School District recently completed a special summer program funded by the Verizon Foundation which exposed them to Internet training, web page design, and aspects of college life at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

El Instituto de Políticas Tomás Rivera Presenta el Más Completo Estudio del País Acerca del Conocimiento Universitario Entre los Padres Latinos
El Instituto Ofrece Soluciones Reales Para Incrementar la Inscripción Universitaria de los Latinos
CLAREMONT - En el más completo estudio sobre los padres latinos que jamás se haya realizado, el Centro para la Excelencia Educativa Latina del Instituto de Políticas Tomás Rivera (TRPI) reveló las conclusiones más importantes acerca de la falta de conocimiento que enfrentan los padres latinos en cuanto a los pasos necesarios para que sus hijos asistan a la universidad. El estudio también ofrece recomendaciones sólidas para incrementar la inscripción universitaria y eliminar la brecha de conocimiento.

Internet Access Benefits Users, But Hispanics Lag Behind
WASHINGTON, DC — A report released by the Pew Foundation shows that people with high-speed Internet connections tend to be more productive at work and become more involved with their communities; however, the digital divide prevents many Hispanics from experiencing the same benefits of the Internet.

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Diego Alvarez
Evita la exposición a los rayos UV
Muchas personas ya saben lo perjudicial que puede resultar la exposición exagerada a los rayos del sol y las quemaduras de primero o segundo grado pueden echar a perder las vacaciones de toda la familia, si no se tienen los cuidados adecuados cuando se trata de tenderse ante el sol.

Community Notes:
What is the future of Chula Vista?
The City is embarking on an exciting project to update the General Plan, which will provide direction for Chula Vista’s future over the next 20 years. The General Plan will guide decisions and actions on growth, development, facilities, services, and other issues that affect the quality of life in our community. An important part of this process is your input and participation to create a shared vision of the ideal community in which we want to live, work, and play.

Editorials
Editorial
National City Councilmembers Lack the Courage of Their Convictions
The biggest problem with politicians today, elected leaders of the people, is that they fail to lead. Instead they choose to take the path of least resistance or the path that does little to upset their donor/support base. This lack of leadership is evident when you consider the energy crisis where our elected officials allowed their votes to be bought by the energy companies, allowing deregulation to pass. Not until the damage is done do they react. Locally, when the Chargers re-did their deal with the city, the city council let that boondoggle pass without one objection. These are just a couple of many examples of a lack of leadership.

Commentary
Shell Game at the School Board Meeting
By Mike MacCarthy
On July 9, 2002, San Diego City Schools held one of its summer board meetings, but this would be no boring business-like event. Thanks to a three-vote majority led by Board President Ron Ottinger, the centerpiece of this meeting was to be the public humiliation of minority-voting board member Ms. Fran Zimmerman. And what had they charged her with? Signing campaign letters to her supporters during a board meeting. And what did it gain Mr.

Commentary
Prescription Drugs: Big Government vs. Really Big Government
by Raymond J. Keating
Prescription drug coverage under Medicare once again has become the hot topic in our nation’s capital. Unfortunately, consumers, small businesses and the pharmaceutical industry will lose no matter who wins this latest battle between Republicans and Democrats.

Tezozomoc Speaks
Este Indio smoking la pipa and traveling the cosmos like me homie Carlos Castañeda.

The Public Forum . . . El Foro Publico
Call For No More Philip Morris B.S.
by Ernie McCray
I went to the affair, a Catfish Club luncheon featuring a spokesperson from Philip Morris, USA, expecting a bunch of B.S. and I wasn’t the least bit disappointed.

Notas Politicas
Luis Natividad Announces Intention to Run
Luis Natividad has announced his intention to run for the open seat on the National City city council and at the same has noted that he will run under the name of “Louie” Natividad. For more information on the “Louie” Natividad campaign can call 619-267-6178.

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

Sandieguinos orgullosos de sus origenes celebran la Guelaguetza 2002 en la Universidad de San Marcos
Por América Barceló Feldman
Tanto nuevas y viejas generaciones de habitantes del Condado de San Diego oriundos del estado mexicano de Oaxaca celebrarán el próximo domingo 21 de Julio en la Universidad Estatal de California en San Marcos, como cada año una de las fiestas más tradicionales e importantes de la cultura mexicana: La Guelaguetza, presentada por la Coalición de Comunidades Indígenas de Oaxaca.

Daniel Serrano: La Conquista del Gordo
Por Pablo de Sainz
El teatro en Baja California se renueva constantemente, se mantiene vivo y fuerte, pero sobre todo, se conserva en un nivel de calidad que está a la altura a teatros de otros estados mexicanos, y, por supuesto, al teatro internacional contemporáneo.

Daniel Serrano: The Gordo’s Conquest
By Pablo de Sainz
Theatre in Baja California is renewed constantly, it keeps itself alive and strong, but above all, it maintains a level of quality compared to those from other Mexican states, and, of course, to contemporary international theatre.

Se Representará “Orinoco” Comedia de Emilio Carballido en el Multiforo del ICBC
Por: Paco Zavala
En el Multiforo del Instituto de Cultura de Baja California se pondrá en escena la hermosa pieza teatral del Maestro Emilio Carballido “Orinoco”, el próximo viernes 26 de Julio a las 8:00 pm.

EL Complejo de Atracciones DISNEYLAND Resort Presenta ‘¡Los Cumpleaños Más Felices de la Tierra!’
ANAHEIM, – El complejo de atracciones DISNEYLAND Resort en Anaheim, California será pronto el hogar de ‘¡Los Cumpleaños Más Felices de la Tierra!’ con tres nuevos programas para celebrar cumpleaños. A partir del jueves 4 de julio, los visitantes podrán celebrar sus cumpleaños con una selección de nuevas fiestas de cumpleaños personalizadas ofrecidas en el complejo de atracciones, según lo anunciado por Mary Niven, vicepresidente de comida y bebidas, complejo de atracciones DISNEYLAND Resort.

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
En esta semana que está por terminar nos dedicamos a recorrer y analizar detalladamente las actividades que se presentan en los diferentes escaparates de exhibición que existen en Tijuana y podemos decir con mucho orgullo y satisfacción que estamos fascinados de tantas cosas bellas y hermosas que allí pudimos percibir.

Calendar of Events . . .
by Berenice Cisneros
“Annie”
Starlight Theatre in Balboa Park, San Diego’s only open air Civic Light Opera House, showcases San Diego’s best and brightest child actors in the upcoming favorite, Annie, running July 19 though 28.

Nanez Hoping for Championship Repeat in San Jose
By John Philip Wyllie
For Lisa Nanez, last year will be hard to top. Nanez, a defender on Mexico’s ’99 Women’s World Cup soccer team, was a wide-eyed rookie last season for the Bay Area CyberRays. It was a season that afforded her the opportunity to play for the first time alongside world-renown players such as Brandi Chastain and Sissi and enjoy what was the league’s inaugural season.

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