Volume XXV Number 29 July 20, 2001

FrontPage Stories

Educational Programs Sacrificed At the Altar: SDUSD Makes Way for Blueprint

By Yvette tenBerge

It is summer, but all is far from peaceful within the walls of the San Diego Unified School District. The noise is becoming deafening; however, the majority of the shouting comes not from the small group of students who still remain on campuses, but from the growing mob of community members concerned with the direction in the which Superintendent Alan Bersin and his Chancellor of Instruction, Anthony Alvarado, are leading their children.
Sherman Heights community members line up to question
Sherman Elementary principal, Valerie Voss.


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Fox asks U.S. to legalize migrants
Bush aides say no decisions made

By Todd J. Gillman and Alfredo Corchado
MILWAUKEE
July 18, 2001 — Mexican President Vicente Fox insisted that the United States grant legal status to millions of undocumented workers, expanding his proposal for border reforms Tuesday while avoiding the politically charged term "amnesty."

Senate Committee On Small Business And Entrepreneurship Recommends Hector
Barreto Jr. As New SBA Administrator
WASHINGTON
, July 19 — The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship today unanimously voted to send Hector Barreto's nomination as U.S. Small Business Administrator to the Senate floor for a confirmation vote. Barreto, President Bush's nominee to head the agency, is a Hispanic businessman from Los Angeles with strong ties to national Hispanic business organizations.

Noticias de México...
Lo confirma PGR
Intentaron fugarse de las Islas Marías reos traídos a Mexicali
MÉXICO, D.F. — El reciente traslado de 93 internos de las Islas Marías a diferentes penales del país, incluyendo nueve al de Mexicali, se debió a que algunos de ellos intntaron fugarse del reclusorio insular, revelaron fuentes de la Procuraduría General de la República (PGR).

Stories

Hispanic Media 100 presenta el `Ring of Honor' para prominentes periodistas
hispano parlantes
MIAMI — Tres luminarias de los medios hispanos quienes realizaron invalorables contribuciones para ayudar a establecer el periodismo en idioma español en EEUU serán los primeros en ser incorporados a la versión inaugural del Ring of Honor de Hispanic Media 100.

Old Habits Never Die, They Just Go To San Jose - Street Racers Challenge Each
Other And The Cops
By Russell Morse
SAN JOSE, CA
- Mannen revs the motor of his black Acura Integra a couple of times. "I'm just thinkin' to be ahead of him, man. That's it." He pauses and takes a deep breath.

Serving a Tour of Duty on an Island Back in Time
By Elaine Aviles
LAJES FIELD, Azores — The daughter of a San Diego woman can't disagree when people say she' stuck in the past. It has been a while since she's eaten at a fast food joint or shopped at a neighborhood strip mall. And on her way to work, she's much more likely to get stuck behind a lazy cow or a farmer's horse-drawn cart than a sports car.

El Valle Central: Prosperidad Agrícola Dentro de un Marco de Pobreza
DAVIS, (UC) — Un análisis comprensivo de 65 comunidades rurales en California encontró una relación directa entre la disponibilidad de trabajos agrícolas, el aumento de inmigrantes y la pobreza en zona rurales.

County Reaches Five-Year Accord With Employees
Workers Vote To Accept new Deal Containing Pay Raises and Retirement Boost
County employees ratified an unprecedented five-year contract today, which includes pay raises over the life of the pact, a new holiday honoring Latino Labor leader Cesar Chavez and enhanced retirement and health benefits.

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Eduardo Salinas
El humo de segunda mano, el gran depredador de la salud de miles de personas
Es posible que al momento de estar leyendo esta columna uno de sus reflejos involuntarios será encender un cigarrillo. Sin embargo, antes de hacerlo le invito a detenerse por al menos unos segundos, voltear a su alrededor para ver cuantos fumadores pasivos (personas que inhalarán el humo de su cigarro y el que usted exhale) le rodean, y darse cuenta que esa gente será quien sufra el impacto más negativo en materia de salud debido a los nocivos efectos de un gran depredador ambiental llamado "Humo de Segunda Mano".

Se Ofrece Diplomado en Ilustración y Modelos Arquitectónicos
Por Paco Zavala
La Universidad iberoamericana del Noroeste de la República Mexicana, una de las más renombradas instituciones de estudios superiores en todo el país está ofreciendo un Diplomado en Ilustración y Modelos Arquitectónicos, como un instrumento de venta del Trabajo Profesional y Herramienta del Proceso de Diseño.

Encienda Una Vela
Mons. Jim Lisante
Escuchando Con Compasión
En el verano de 1999 encontraron que mi querido amigo Joe —el Padre Joe Lukaszewski— tenía un tumor en el cerebro. Y al poco tiempo supimos que no iba a ser una historia con final feliz, pero decidimos mantener en Joe un sentido de dignidad y valor a lo largo de su crisis.

Community Notes
Shelby-Lynne (Bunny) Salinas Herrington (8 yrs-old), the daughter of Creason and Susie Herrington, of Lakeside, and Granddaughter of Sal and Diane Salinas of National City, has been declared a U.S.A. World Champion for her age division at the International Martial Arts World Championship Tournament.

New Web Site Offers Free Legal Help to Millions of Californians
San Francisco — Free help is now available on the Internet for the estimate 4.3 million Californians who represent themselves in court each year.

Hispanic Cultural Center Expands Search for Executive Director
The Search Committee charged with finding a new Executive Director for the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico has extended the review period for those who already have applied. The committee also reopened the national search to create a larger pool of potential candidates.

Editorials

Editorial
Letting the Fox Dictate U.S. Policy is Not Good for the Chickens Involved!
President G.W. Bush and his cadre of Republican advisors are following in the footsteps of past Democratic and Republican administrations. They are dealing with a labor problem as if it were an immigration matter. Mexico's president, Vicente Fox, is very willing to allow the issue of sending laborers to the U.S. to be handled as an immigration issue. It suits his political agenda. Anything goes as long as this issue is treated as a political problem.

Editorial
RGEC Good for the power structure, bad for the Hispanic community

Don't look now, but regional government is coming! What is worse is that once this new form of government is in place, you will have even less to say about how this new form of government will impact you than you do now.

Opinion
La Apertura de Mercados y el Movimiento Campesino en Bolivia
Por: Humberto Caspa
El movimiento de la Confederación Sindical Única de Trabajadores Campesinos de Bolivia (CSUTB) en el Altiplano de La Paz, Bolivia, proviene de las políticas económicas implementadas a partir de una lógica ortodoxa del Libre Mercado, desde el tercer ciclo del Dr. Victor Paz Estensoro hasta el actual régimen del ex-dictador Hugo Banzer Suarez.

Opinion
Cuba: Juan Pablo Habla, Fieles Católicos Sufren
Por Dr. Humberto A. Pujals
Mientras desde la islacárcel filtraba al exterior un documento confidencial del Partido Comunista de Cuba (PCC), con instrucciones para controlar y reprimir la "actividad enemiga" de los creyentes en la provincia de La Habana -especialmente, de los católicos - en Roma S.S. Juan Pablo II dirigía una alocución a 6 obispos cubanos en visita "ad límina", en la cual, entre otros conceptos, condenaba una vez más las medidas económicas norteamericanas en relación a Cuba como siendo "injustas y éticamente inaceptables" . El periódico Granma, órgano del PCC, el único cotidiano al cual los desdichados cubanos tienen acceso, se apresuró a demostrar su complacencia, dando destaque a la condena papal.

The Public Forum ... El Foro Publico
Awaken Oh Sleeper (Citizens)
Your front page article (7/13/01) was brave, forthright and downright admirable. Your willingness to hold us (people and government) accountable is greatly appreciated, by putting it on the front page. For what we (the people) don't do today will be reflected tomorrow in stories such as the "Ballpark Dreams Leave Resident Homeless."

Tezozomoc Speaks...
Light up La Mota! `Reppis' no better than `Demos.' Bush and his flock of `Gallinas' just assured that the INS will remain as useless and ineffective as it was under Señor Bill Clinton. Their selected genius to be the next INS Director, James W. Ziglar, hasn't got a clue what La Migra does! The biggest change he plans to make is to make sure that those baddies in La Migra will treat the swarms of migrants crossing the border with "respect and dignity"!

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

Realiza Obras Maestras en Repujado la Maestra Ana Icela Inzunza
Por Paco Zavala
¿Qué es el arte del repujado?

Opening Night for Award-Winning Documentary Film "Blossoms of Fire (Ramo de
Fuego)"
The Media Arts Center San Diego, in cooperation with the Mexican Cultural Institute of San Diego, Landmark Theatres and AIVF San Diego, is pleased to present an Opening Night Reception for the award-winning feature documentary Blossoms of Fire (Ramo de Fuego). Filmmaker Maureen Gosling will be present for the reception and film screening.

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
"Oklahoma!"
One of the longest running and most popular shows in theatrical history, Oklahoma! will have you singing from your seat. This sunny tale is about two boys in cowboy hats trying to woo two pretty girls in the land where the corn grows as high as an elephant's eye and the wind comes sweeping down the plain.

Bullfight World...
By Lyn Sherwood
The Death of Joselito Huerta
From the viewpoint of the crowd, he was a rather dull, dry torero. His sad, cow eyes, slight frame, deliberate attitude, and an expression that only infrequently reflected a smile, failed to excite them.

Next time Padres see Benji Gil, may be as a Brave
By John Philip Wyllie
Among the many San Diego county residents on hand for Sunday's Padres-Angels game at Anaheim's Edison Field were a contingent of about 20 members of the same family. Unlike the majority of those making the trek however, these were not Padre fans. They had come to see their brother, son, nephew or uncle, Benji Gil play for the Anaheim Angels. And while on this particular day, Gil was not in the lineup, they enjoyed visiting after the game with the Tijuana-born, Chula Vista-raised utility infielder.

National Defending Champions in College Football, Oklahoma, To Host Hispanic
College Fund Football Classic
The Hispanic College Fund is proud to announce that its second Hispanic College Fund (HCF) Football Classic is set for August 25, 2001. This year's classic will feature the defending national champion Oklahoma Sooners who will host the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. The game will be played in Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma and will be televised nationally by ESPN. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Falcons, with First-Pick Vick, First to Open Training Camp
They had the first pick in the NFL Draft in April. Now with that selection — quarterback Michael Vick — the Atlanta Falcons was the first NFL club to open training camp Wednesday, July 18 in preparation for the 2001 season.

Cartelera de Dos Peleas de Campeonato Mundial
Que Será Presentada por Showtime Too Durante La Prevista Nacional Grátis
Showtime Championship Boxing se mudará a Showtime Too durante el fin de semana de prevista grátis de Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) para presentar una espectacular cartelera de dos peleas de campeonato mundial con el Campeón Peso Welter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) Daniel Santos defendiendo su título por tercera vez contra el contendiente No. 1 mandatorio, Antonio Margarito, el sábado 21 de julio desde el Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez en Bayamón, Puerto Rico. En la pelea preliminar, Harry Simon subirá de peso para enfrentarse a el ex-campeón peso mediano del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) Hacine Cherifi.

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