Volume XXIV Number 23~ June 9, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Sara Martinez Tucker Measures Success One Student at a Time

Basking Ridge, NJ — Armed with corporate know-how, an unrelenting drive and a passion for education, Sara Martinez Tucker is resolved to double the rate of Latinos earning college degrees by 2006. This crusade is part of her mission as president and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). It is also a goal inspired by her parents' deep-rooted value for education.

Although Tucker's parents never attended college, they value education and raised their three children to pursue their education above anything else. Tucker emotionally talks about the day her brother graduated from college at 37 years of age. "My brother went through life remembering that the only thing our father ever asked of us was that all his children graduate from college," she said. "I thank God that we ended up with parents who even if they didn't have the means, always had it in them to be very resourceful."

Follow this link to continue with the story


Sara Martinez Tucker Mide el Triunfo `Un Estudiante a la Vez'
Basking Ridge, NJ — Sara Martínez espera doblar el porcentaje de latinos que se gradúan con títulos universitarios para el año 2006. Gracias a su extenso conocimiento de negocios y su perseverancia y pasión por la educación Martínez Tucker, ya puede emprenderse hacia su jornada, que también es parte de su misión como presidente y directora ejecutiva del Fondo Universitario de Becas para Hispanos, de incrementar el número de latinos en las universidades.

Governor Gray Davis Announces Pioneering Cross-Border Health Plan
"Access Baja": First California-Based HMO to Provide Health Care Coverage
in Mexico
Sacramento — Speaking at the opening of the Border Governors Conference, Governor Gray Davis announced that California has approved a new health plan —Blue Shield's Access Baja HMO— that for the first time will allow individuals with health benefits provided by a U.S. employer to obtain medical services in Tijuana, Mexico.

My Neighorhood's 15 Minutes of Fame
By Rene Ciria-Cruz
MANILA — For a brief moment in May, the world paid attention to Pandacan, my old neighborhood.

New Insights Into Hispanic Marketing Released
Acclaimed Hispanic Researcher Behind Highly Anticipated Book
LOS ANGELES -- Newly arrived Latino immigrants represent a more lucrative opportunity for marketers of U.S. products and services than already established U.S. Latinos. This controversial statement is just one of many intriguing new insights contained in Isabel Valdés's new book, Marketing to American Latinos, Part I: A Guide to the In-Culture Approach, available June 1.

Noticias de México...
Encuentran dos más en Arizona
Tucson, AZ. - La Patrulla Fronteriza descubrió el Miércoles en el desierto los cuerpos de dos indocumentados muer-tos por el calor, manifestó Charles Klinberg.

Stories

Immigrants Boost Economy's Health But Lack Access to Health Care
Half of Non-Citizens Working Full-time Lack Health Insurance
New York City — While immigrants are credited with helping to fuel the nation's long economic expansion, they aren't sharing in all the benefits, particularly health benefits.

SDG&E Devolverá $390 Millones a Sus Usuarios
En un acto sin precedente, los usuarios de San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recibirá este verano un dividendo en efectivo por 390 millones de dólares, como resultado del éxito alcanzado por la empresa en su transición a un mercado competitivo, según lo dispuesto en el plan estatal para la reestructuración de la industria eléctrica en California. En promedio, el usuario residencial de SDG&E recibirá $260, mientras que los pequeños comerciantes obtendrán un promedio de $870 cada uno.

El Rey del Mambo Ha muerto:
1923-2000-06-02
El Rey con un sentido popular
Por Sheila M. Fialho
Simplemente conocido como el Rey, Ernest Anthony Puente Jr., innovador del Jazz latino por fusionar los ritmos Afro Cubanos con Jazz, líder de los mejores grupos musicales y arreglista supremo, - ha muerto en Nueva York. Tenía 77 años.

Historia del Primer Panteón en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
Ciudad de ensueño, puerto de ilusiones, llave de paso a la fortuna, villa pedregosa y poblada de cerros, eso es superficialmente. Algunas veces tratada hasta despectivamente y ofensivamente, así se trata a una extensión de árida, hermosa y bellísima tierra: Tijuana.

Community Nonprofit Transforms LA's Notorious Estrella Avenue
LOS ANGELES -- Three years ago, the dilapidated buildings on mid-Estrella Avenue were frequent stops for the city's health and building inspectors. The buildings' landlords were cited frequently for crumbling walls and ceilings, clogged plumbing and roach and vermin infestations.

County Recognizes Sweetwater Educators for Biliteracy Leadership
Mentor Teacher Luz Maria Lopez and Superintendent Ed Brand won countywide recognition for promoting biliteracy efforts in the Sweetwater District. A panel of top educators from throughout the county honored Ms. Lopez, Dr. Brand and other awardees at a recent ceremony sponsored by the San Diego County Office of Education.

MiraCosta Garners Grant for $1,425,000 Over Five Years to Institute Teaching,
Reading Development Program

MiraCosta College has been named one of 33 colleges statewide to receive grant money to institute a teacher and reading development partnership program aimed at recruiting and training future teachers as well as improving the reading level of students from kindergarten through third grade.

Partnership Gives Quepasa.com's Members Access to Unique Historical
and Cultural Information
In an effort to give U.S. Hispanics information about their cultural roots, quepasa.com (Nasdaq:PASA), the premier online community for U.S. Hispanics (www.quepasa.com), and Insight Guides announced a partnership today to provide U.S. Hispanics with the online resources they need to learn more about the rich ethnic heritage of the U.S. Latino communities.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Yhamel Catacora
Los Pormenores del Prom
El prom, o el baile de graduación, es el broche de oro que pone fin a los 14 años de deberes, madrugadas, de buenas y malas calificaciones, de papeletas de indisciplina, de trofeos y torneos, de las notitas amorosas secretas debajo del pupitre, de las picardias, y de toda esa magia que nace en el templo del saber, el segundo hogar, o como llana y silvestremente se le conoce: "la escuela".

Coping With Prostate Cancer: A UCSD Cancer Center Study
By Jessica Baer and Rajni Banthia
The UCSD Cancer Center is now evaluating a program for its benefits in helping partners cope with the ensuing life changes and emotional ups and downs that can arise from a prostate cancer diagnosis. The impetus for this study came from a problem-solving therapy that was recently tested on mothers coping with their child's cancer at San Diego Children's Hospital. This program proved beneficial, and has been modified to evaluate its effect on adult couples dealing with prostate cancer. Presently, fifty of a possible 250 couples are enrolled in the study to aid the research team in its efforts to evaluate this program.

Community Notes:
Racial Profiling Town Hall Meeting
San Diego civil rights organizations will sponsor a town hall meeting on racial profiling Wednesday, June 14, 6pm - 8pm at O'Farrell Community School, 6130 Skyline Drive, San Diego.

"Operation Opportunity" Unites Small Business and Government
A number of government agencies and the San Diego Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) will present the annual "Operation Opportunity" to help small businesses locate and make contact with procurement agents who can help them access millions of dollars in procurement opportunities. The Trade Fair and workshops will be presented on Tuesday, June 13, 2000, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) to Hold
Southern California Reception
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) the only national advocate for the Hispanic real estate professional, will hold its Southern California Reception on June 20, 2000 at 6:00pm in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Diego.

Accounting Firm Hosts Fund Raiser for Farm Workers
It has been a long, hot day working in the rich strawberry fields of Carlsbad for Luis de la Cruz. (Not his real name) Each day he goes home wondering why he has such a terrible rash on his arms from working.

New Benefits Handbook Updates Veterans
WASHINGTON, D.C. ­ A new edition of the Department of Veterans Affairs' popular handbook Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents updates the rates for certain federal payments and outlines a variety of programs and benefits for American veterans.

Editorials

Editorial:
Strong Mayor Proposal Kidnapped By Vested Interests
Rigging of the San Diego political system is underway! Fearing the outcome of submitting their, secrecy shrouded, plan for changing the form of government that has served San Diego since 1931, the City Manager form of Government, a group of well heeled operatives moved quickly, once their secret meetings concluded, to take the "people" out of the equation. They moved quickly to have their secretly concocted plan for a `Strong Mayor' form of government placed on the next election ballot without exposing it to public scrutiny until election day.

Perspective
The Making of the Political Pocho
By Rodolfo F. Acuña
A by product of affirmative action programs such as Educational Opportunities Program and the creation of Chicano studies in the 1960s was the dramatic expansion of a Chicano middle-class.

Commentary
The Conservative Shame on Immigration
by Jacob G. Hornberger
The moral decline of the conservative movement was recently reflected in a syndicated column entitled "Goofy may be a Libertarian" by Don Feder, one of the conservative movement's leading lights. Feder's critique, which in part took the Libertarian Party to task for its position favoring open immigration, displayed not only the hypocrisy of conservatives but poor analysis as well.

Reflexión
El Voto Razonado
Por Paco Zavala
En ésta época convulsiva, en la que el peso pierde valor ante el dólar; con un brote guerrillero de proporciones en reserva; de marchas de protesta por todos lados; de inconformidad estudiantil; de protestas de mentores; de huelgas; de incendios intencionales y accidentales por doquier; de movimientos delictivos desproporcionados, etc, etc, etc.

El Foro Público... ....The Public Forum
Open Letter To L.A. School Board Of Trustee
TO: Vickie Castro
Los Angeles Unified School District
From: Maria Elena Gaitan
Subj.: Your `reality' vote for Ex-Colorado Governor Romer


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

THE RAINBOW CHRONICLES
Chapter II
by Jeannine Diego
It was late afternoon again. He dreaded the sight of that translucent celestial sphere, threatening to turn solid white. It held the promise of darkness and none of the charm, romanticism or beauty alleged by songs and poems. As night fell, so did the weight of the absence that, with the years, had settled comfortably onto his shoulders. It was easier to ignore in the daylight.

Poet's Corner
A Beethoven
Por Carlos Trujillo
La tristeza de la soledad
el constante buscar
lo que se perdió
en la libertad del deshacer
en la libertad del desechar.

CLICK... DE LOS ESPECTÁCULOS
Por Lucero Luna Campos
Ricardo Arjona Dedica Su Nueva Producción Discográfica A La Musica Del Caribe
MÉXICO, D. F., (NOTIAMERICA) - Ricardo Arjona anunció con bombos y platillos su nueva producción discográfica dedicada a la música del Caribe -con su alegría y melancolía-, y en el que una vez más, el cantautor guatemalteco demuestra el porqué está considerado como uno de los más prolíficos artistas latinos.

Gloria Estefan's New Album "Alma Caribeña" is no.1 in the U.S. and is Topping
Charts Around the World
MIAMI—Epic/Sony Discos Recording artist Gloria Estefan's latest Spanish-language album "Alma Caribeña" released May 22 is topping the charts around the world. The album's first single "No Me Dejes de Querer" is at the no.1 radio airplay chart position on the Billboard Hot Latin Charts, and the album debuted at no.1 on the Soundscan Latin Sales Chart for the United States and Puerto Rico.

The Latino Entertainment Media Institute (LEMI) Announces Second
Screenwriting Contest

Burbank, CA — The Latino Entertainment Media Institute (LEMI) will present "The Future is Now: Diversity in Entertainment," the 6th Annual Latino Industry Conference to be held on October 12-14, 2000, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. LEMI will sponsor it's second screenwriting contest for Latino screenwriters in all genres.

Calendar of Events:
by Berenice Cisneros
Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill
A musical voyage in time and place, Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, opening June 16 through June 18 at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park and playing for just four performances, traces the remarkable journey of one of the 20th century's most gifted composers through selected songs of eleven of his major musicals works.

My Hollywood Love letter: A Millennium Manifesto
by Abel Salas
On Saturday, June 17th we have the opportunity to make television history by tuning in to the star-studded prime-time television ALMA Awards broadcast brought to you by ABC at 8 pm CST/9pm EST.

Skillet Cooking With a World of Options
It's late in the day and once again you're facing the dinner dilemma. No need to call for pizza or order Chinese food! The solution to serving a world of flavors at the dinner table may be as close as your freezer . . . and your skillet.

Hugo, Técnico Momentáneo Del Tri En La Copa USA
Por Carlos Gonzalez G.
MÉXICO, D.F. (NOTIAMERICA) - El pentapichichi Hugo Sánchez señaló que el rumbo de su vida futbolística se enfoca a la dirección técnica del Tricolor y la carta fuerte que esgrime para ocupar la titularidad es que sacó de las profundidades al barco de los Pumas, los llevó a las finales. Sobre todo, despertó la "garra" en la afición por ver un equipo con ganas de sobresalir, aunque sin la experiencia necesaria para lograr el campeonato.

En el Abierto de Tenis Francés: El exito americano yace entre las mujeres
Por Sheila Fialho
en Roland Garros en Paris, Francia
Este año, para los Norte Americanos, la edición tenística ha sido fatal. Comenzando con Pete Sampras que salió del juego el primer día , 48 hrs más tarde cae el campeón Andre Agassi y finalmente Michael Chang culminó el éxodo total de los americanos del norte. Es la segunda vez en la historia de los Open de tenis que haya ocurrido algo igual. La primera fue post 1968, la segunda fue con Chang, sobreviviente, hasta la tercera ronda.

El renacimiento Argentino en el Abierto Francés: Franco Squillari clasificó para
los cuartos del final
por Sheila Fialho
corresponsal desde Paris. Roland Garros
Franco Squillari se convirtió en el primer argentino en alcanzar los finales abiertos franceses desde 1991, al derrotar a EL Aynaoui 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 de Younes El partido que se había suspendió el día anterior por falta de luz y excesso de lluvia, se completó a favor de los argentinos, al día siguiente. Desde el empate 3-3 en el tercer set, la esperada victoria fue el resultado de apenas 10 minutos de juego. El estilo de Squillari ha sido desde el primer día, un tenis claro y consistente. Y así se mantuvo en medio de una jornada fría y gris.

Return to Archieves Page Return to Index Page