Volume XXV Number 22 June 1, 2001

FrontPage Stories

Search For Better Life Ends in Unmarked Graves

By Yvette tenBerge

Traffic slowed on Imperial Avenue on Friday, May 25th as drivers and passersby were caught off guard by a most unusual procession.



Mourners hold their banner high as they march along Imperial Avenue.

Although a group of people marching through the streets to the rhythm of a guitar-playing singer is odd enough, the white crosses that each person carried spray painted with the slogan "No Olvidados" (not forgotten) and the huge banner that they waved reading, "Would you walk across mountains and deserts for a job? Migrants do; hundreds of them die" were what really caught the onlookers attention.

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Dual Admissions Policy Receives Strong Support from UC Faculty
By a vote of its systemwide Assembly of the Academic Senate (on May 23), the University of California faculty gave strong support to a "Dual Admissions" proposal that would provide eligible high school students with simultaneous admission offers to UC and a California community college.

Propuesta para Admisiones Duales
La facultad de la Universidad de California, a través de un voto emitido por la Asamblea del Senado Académico (el día 23 de mayo), le brindió fuerte apoyo a la propuesta de "Admisiones Duales" que extendería ofertas de admisión simultánea a la UC y a un Colegio Comunitario de California a estudiantes de preparatoria elegibles.

Al Duplicar el Número de Graduaciones Universitarias Entre Hispanos se
Generarían $13 Mil Millones en Beneficios Para la Economía

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) —conocido en español como el Fondo Hispano de Becas— la organización donadora de becas para hispanos más grande y prestigiada de la nación, divulgó los resultados del primer estudio indepndiente, comisionado para cuantificar el impacto que tendrá aumentar el número de graduados universitaros hispanos en los Estados Unidos.

Noticias de México...
De Cespm
Sepulta derrumbe a empleado
Un empleado de la Comisión Estatal de Servicios Públicos de Mexicali (Cespm) pereció al ser sepultado por un derrumbe de tierra, mientras arreglaba un subcolector de aguas negras, en el fraccionamiento Palmar de Santa Anita.

Stories

La Caries Dental es una Enfermedad Contagiosa
SAN FRANCISCO — La caries dental es una enfermedad contagiosa que puede evitarse, indicó el Dr. Francisco Ramos-Gómez, profesor de odontología infantil en la Universidad de California en San Francisco al dirigirse a un grupo de profesionales de la salud y pedir su apoyo en la detección de problemas dentales en niños pequeños.

Public Health Institute Observa Progreso Para Hacer Llegar los Anticonceptivos
de Emergencia al Público
SACRAMENTO - Después de casi un año de respaldo a los "proyectos demostrativos", a través de los cuales las farmacias a lo largo de California han ofrecido anticonceptivos de emergencia al alcance de las mujeres, el Public Health Institute observa con interés el progreso de una propuesta presentada por el Senador Dede Alpert (D-San Diego) que hará posible que los farmacéuticos administren anticonceptivos de emergencia a las mujeres, mediante protocolos (procedimientos médicos de prueba).

El Departamento de Servicios de Salud de California Lanzó Una Nueva Etapa de
su Programa de Prevención del Embarazo Entre Los Adolescentes
El Departamento de Servicios de salud de California presentó la nueva etapa de su Programa de Prevención del embarazo entre los Adolescentes, que tiene como objetivo el sostener la tendencia decreciente de nacimientos entre los adolescentes.

Health Care Coverage? No Problem for Navy, Says San Diego Sailor
Tonight, more than one American will lose sleep over it. Next month, a Fortune 500 company will lure a top professional from a competitor, not with a higher salary, but instead with this benefit. And a future president and Congress, spurred by Americans unable to afford insurance, may again try to make health care available to everyone.

La Necesidad de la Humanidad
Por Sergio Nogues
¿Podemos hacer algo para eliminar la necesidad de la humanidad? Muchas veces vemos la gran necesidad por la que está atravesando la humanidad y la solución está en las manos de cada persona individualmente y no nos damos cuenta. Si todos ponemos un poco, la situación puede ser eliminada poco a poco.

Editorials

Editorial
President Bush Out Of Touch With 30 Million Californians
PRESIDENT George W. Bush
came to California, but as far as 30 million-plus residents are concerned, he may as well have stayed in the White House! He came to a state that has been in dire straits because out-of-state energy source providers manipulated the energy markets to increase their corporate incomes to outrageous levels!

Editorial
Villaraigosa's Hispanic support dwindling
When Antonio Villaraigosa won the primary that matched him against James Hahn in Los Angeles' mayoral race, the assumption was that Villaraigosa had the Latino vote in his back pocket. Apparently, that assumption is the furthest thing from the truth. A recent Los Angeles Times poll revealed that Villaraigosa has lost support amongst Latino voters.

Commentary
Graduates Without Hope
By Raoul Lowery Contreras
What are we to do about illegal aliens? If they are Arab princesses smuggled into the country by a U.S. Marine boyfriend, they are allowed to stay to avoid embarrassment for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). At the very moment that the princess was walking across the border into Mexico to finalize a pre-arranged deal to reenter the country legally, 16 Mexicans were dying of thirst in the Arizona desert.

Commentary
Undocumented Immigrants as Heroes?
By Domenico Maceri
In 1994 California's Governor Pete Wilson tried to sue the federal government for reimbursement of money the Golden State spent on the schooling, health care and law enforcement related to undocumented workers. Recently a new study confirmed that counties bordering Mexico incur expenses because of illegal crossings.

Commentary
Do You Speak Ancient Greek?

By Linda Chavez
How's your Urdu? What about your Tagalog? No idea what I'm talking about? Well, if you do business with the federal government, it's time you took a crash course — in languages, that is. If you don't, you may be in danger of violating federal civil rights law. That's right. If you run a sandwich shop in a government building, a newspaper stand in a hospital built, in part, with federal funds, or run a construction company that works on federal projects, you'd better employ a bevy of translators.

The Public Forum ... El Foro Publico
Otay Water Board Disrespectful
The Otay Water District announced that they are going to give rate payers a rebate. Rate payers and the citizens are much more concerned about the future of its water resources. It appears to us that the Otay Water Board needs to focus on resolving their political issues and bitter infighting before making any drastic financial decisions. I am afraid that their latest move does not appear to be fiscally and administratively sound.

Political Notes:
California:
Many political scientists have noted the growing gap between population shares and voter shares in California, in which non-Hispanic whites are less than 50 percent of the population. In the November 2000 election, 73 percent of voters were non-Hispanic whites. About half of the state's general fund is spent on education; 36 percent of children enrolled in public schools were non-Hispanic whites.

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Entertainment,
Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits

Book Review.....
Does Fitness Stop at 65?
By: Daniel L. Muñoz
Just the other day, after I had returned from my daily 3.5-mile walk/jog (albeit a little sweaty), I sat down on my couch, propped up my feet and picked up a book that I had recently received to review. It was a gaily colored, high-gloss book with an intriguing title: "FITNESS For Health and Sports" written by Patricia G. Avila, M.D.

Sensación Internacional del Rock Latino
GOLDEN, Colorado — Coors Brewing Company anunció hoy el lanzamiento nacional de sus nuevos anuncios comerciales para televisión de Coors Light con la sensación del rock latino LA LEY. El programa consiste en dos espacios de televisión en los que aparece la banda en el escenario de un concierto, interpretando música creada especialmente para la campaña publicitaria. También se produjo un tercer anuncio para fomentar la responsabilidad a la hora de beber. Además, la campaña presentará anuncios radiales.

La Danza y la Coreografía
Por: Paco Zavala.
La Danza, es la expresión artística que habla por medio del cuerpo puesto en movimiento en todos sus contornos y esplendor, usando para esta expresión toda la madeja de músculos, articulaciones, ligamentos y todo lo que se relaciona en el movimiento corporal para lograr un equilibrio y una belleza que demuestren una disciplina que se va obteniendo a través del tiempo, del esfuerzo y del trabajo arduo y constante que realiza el bailarín ó danzante para obtener su proyección como una verdadera demostración de arte.

Calendar of Events...
Ramona Air Fair
The annual Ramona Air Fair will be held June 1 & 2. Dancing to live music, a hot air balloon launch, fireworks and formation flights on Friday, June 1, run from 5 - 10 p.m. Military and antique aircraft displays and demonstrations, food and aviation and information exhibits are featured. There is a $5 per person or $8 per couple entry fee on Friday only. Children under 12 get in free.

Por el Mundo de la Musica:
Por Paco Zavala
El romanticismo durante el transcurso del correr de la humanidad, en cada época, en cada era, en cada noción del tiempo ha asentado sus raíces muy profundas, en todos los sectores sociales.

UCSD 40/40 Vision Lecture Series Presents Jorge Huerta
UCSD Professor, Jorge Huerta is the final lecturer for UCSD's 40/40 Vision Lecture Series. This free public lecture will be held on Thursday, June 7th at 7:00 p.m., Huerta's lecture is titled "Chicano Drama: Myth, Mystery, Redemption and Damnation." This presentation will be held at the Institute of the Americas, Copley Auditorium on the UCSD campus.

Bullfight World...
by Lyn Sherwood
Antonio Barrera Cuts Only Ear in Tijuana Corrida
Cool, overcast weather greeted the 6,500—7,000 fans who attended last Sunday's corrida de toros in Plaza El Toreo de Tijuana, to see Oscar San Roman, Enrique Espinosa "El Cuate," and the Spaniard Antonio Barrera deal with a herd from Tequisquiapan.

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