Volume XXVII Number 25 June 20, 2003

FrontPage Stories

UCSD Undergraduate Receives First-Place Honors at Regional Chemical Engineering Conference

Monica M. Lozano, a chemical engineering major at the University of California, San Diego, was recently awarded first-place honors at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) Student Western Regional Conference Poster Competition held at UC Riverside.


UCSD undergraduate Monica Lozano with her award-winning research poster.

Lozano, a participant in UCSD’s Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP), a unit under Student Affairs that encourages and supports undergraduates toward graduate school and research careers, was awarded for her research poster presentation titled Fluorescent in situ Hybridization – Flow Cytometry: A Method for Analyzing Gene Expression. The poster represents research she has been conducting since 2001 through AEP under her UCSD faculty mentor Professor Pao C. Chau, Ph.D., of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department on how fluorescent illumination of cellular activity may allow for better study of genetic expression.

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Más vale prevenir que lamentar
Inauguran la Ventanilla de Salud como parte de los servicios ofrecidos por El Consulado General de México en San Diego
Por Mariana Martinez
Todo aquel que salga de su país, sin importar sus circunstancias particulares, tiende a sentirse muy vulnerable; el aislamiento de no hablar el idioma, de pertenecer a otra raza y estar en un lugar que no conoce, que se traduce en desconfianza, miedo al rechazo y a la burla y el sentimiento de que no se tiene derechos fuera de su patria. Si a esto se le une la circunstancia de no estar en forma legal en ese país o en espera de una resolución sobre su permanencia en él, las cosas pueden ser mucho más graves.

Better safe than sorry
The Mexican Consulate in San Diego is inaugurating a new service to the community, the Health Window Program
By Mariana Martinez
No matter the circumstances, going away from your country to another one is a situation where people tend to be vulnerable; not speaking the language, being of a different race and not knowing the city, are often situations that translate into loneliness, isolation, fear of rejection and the feeling that you can’t access your rights outside your native land.

The Wages of Death
Why immigrant workers need a better contract with America
By David Bacon
LA DEMOCRACIA, GUATEMALA — That morning, Edilberto Morales’ supervisor called at 3. The phone rang in the apartment above the gun store, where he and five friends shared three rooms. They all got up, and in the cold darkness they put on their work clothes and made their lunch, their breath puffing like smoke in the September air.

Fogelquist Inaugurates Mariachi Workshop & Festival
By John Philip Wyllie
Years ago, people scoffed at American-born Mark Fogelquist and his fascination with mariachi music, particularly his idea of taking a UCLA-based student mariachi group and turning it into a professional ensemble.

Stories

Care to taste some sushi?
The first Tijuana Sushi Festival
By Mariana Martinez
Sunny Saturday is finally here.
I happily get dressed and drive to the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) and walk into the very crowded Snail Garden, already daydreaming about sushi.

¿Gusta probar el sushi?
El primer festival de sushi en Tijuana
Por Mariana Martinez
Sábado en la mañana, esplendido, soleado.
Me visto a la carrera y llegó al Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT) caminando por entre sus corredores hasta llegar al jardín Caracol, saboreando en la imaginación, lo que voy a probar.

La Prensa Persa
Editors Note: On January 3, 2003 we introduced the first column of La Prensa Persa (The Persian Press), an opportunity for members of the middle-eastern communities to communicate and talk about the many of the issues facing them, immigration law, civil and constitutional rights to name a few, which not only impact that community but also impact the Hispanic community. For a couple of months the column has been in hiatus, but know thanks to Kathy Hadizadeh we will once again continue La Prensa Persa.
Tortured Resumes
By Kathy Hadizadeh

Las huellas cubanas de Federico García Lorca
Por Arnoldo Varona
Aprovechando la noticia del cierre del Centro Cultural de España en Cuba, ordenado por el gobierno de Fidel Castro en La Habana al acusar al gobierno español de apoyar la pacífica oposición interna cubana, venimos hoy a celebrar un homenaje de recordación a uno de los grandes de España, Federico García Lorca.

Smithsonian Names Anna Escobedo Cabral Director of the Institution’s Center for Latino Initiatives
Anna Escobedo Cabral, president and CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility in Washington, D.C., will become director of the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives on July 21.

An act hard to follow
by Earl S. Duka
NATIONAL CITY, CA – The American Academy of Motion Pictures awarded George C. Scott an Oscar for his outstanding performance in the bio-epic movie “Patton.” But he refused to accept the statuette. He claimed to have “a principle in (his) life,” of which he parroted until his last days on earth.

Richard Alvarez Working in Covert Circles
By John Dendy
LINTHICUM, Md. — When the son of San Marcos couple walks through the door to work, he enters a world that most people associate with cloaks and daggers, high-tech gadgets and co-workers clad in dark suits and sunglasses.

Líderes Nombrados Campeones de la Diversidad en las Profesiones de la Salud Por TCWF
The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF, por sus siglas en inglés) entregó su primer Premio a la Diversidad para los Campeones en las Profesiones de la Salud a tres pioneros quienes han ayudado a aumentar la diversidad en la fuerza laboral en el área de salud. Los galardonados son Linda Burnes Bolton, de Los Angeles; Pilar De La Cruz-Reyes, de Fresno; y Bob Montoya, de Sacramento. Durante una ceremonia que se llevó a cabo en Los Angeles el pasado martes, 10 de Junio, cada uno recibió una subvención de $25,000 en reconocimiento a su trabajo y sus logros.

Scripps Awards $20,000 to Provide Prenatal Care in South Bay
Low-income minorities receive first funds from Scripps Community Benefit Funds
A project that provides culturally and linguistically appropriate prenatal education to minority women in the South Bay has received a $20,000 grant from the Scripps Health Community Benefit Fund.

A Talk with Doctor Could be “Life or Death” Matter Remind Dad/Husband to Schedule His Annual Physical Exam
Let’s face it, men just don’t like to go to the doctor and probably wouldn’t go at all if their wives or significant others didn’t suggest (read nag) them about it. A simple annual checkup, however, could be a matter of life or death as many types of cancer don’t have symptoms in the early stages when they are most treatable.

Las Transferencias de los Colegios Comunitarios a la UC Continuan en Aumento
Los recintos de la Universidad de California admitieron para el otoño del 2003 a 14,665 estudiantes provenientes de los Colegios Comunitarios de California, 7.6 por ciento más que en el 2002.  Este es el quinto año consecutivo que el número de los alumnos que se transfieren a la UC aumenta a nivel de sistema.

Public to Weigh in on Chula Vista’s Future at Town Hall Meeting
It’s your future... so get involved!
Help shape Chula Vista’s future at a special Town Hall meeting Saturday, June 21, as the City describes its General Plan Update, and invites the public to comment on options for future growth and development. The meeting will be held at the Bonita Vista High School Gym, 751 Otay Lakes Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

General Motors Anuncia Innovadora Inicitativa Que Permite a los Consumidores Probar sus Vehículos Durante 24 Horas
General Motors, el mayor fabricante de vehículos mundial, ofrece a los consumidores en los Estados Unidos la oportunidad de probar sus vehículos durante 24 horas a través de la iniciativa “Pruébame 24 horas”. Este programa, primero en su índole en la industria automotriz, le ofrece al consumidor la posibilidad de pasar un día y una noche con un vehículo General Motors de su elección sobre un determinado grupo de concesionarios GM. Asimismo, los consumidores hispanos están invitados a participar a través de una campaña de mercadeo integrada en español.

Editorials

Editorial:
Governors Recall Movement Non-Event For San Diego’s Hispanic Voters
The other day a reporter called and asked the question: How is the Hispanic community reacting to the effort to recall Governor Davis? The answer was simple - within the Hispanic community there is little reaction at all. Why should there be? The recall movement is a movement conceived by and paid for by the rich, Ultra Right Wing element of the Republican Party. San Diego County is the nesting and spawning ground for ultra –Right Wing political candidates with agendas for California and the Nation. Moderate Republicanism is unknown and largely unpracticed. The Democratic Party still persists in marginalizing and isolating the Hispanic voters. They have no power within the Democratic Party and have less and less interest in a Party that disrespects their existence and participation in American society.

Commentary
A RAW Deal?
By Jon Coupal
We’ve all heard “good news, bad news” jokes. Well, the good news is that California convinced Wall Street to lend us $11 billion so that we could pay some bills that are about to come due. The bad news is that, in order to pay this $11 billion back, we’ll have to borrow even more money in September. California’s approach to fiscal management is a revolving charge card. Unfortunately, this is no joke.

Perspective
Are We Letting Big Brother Speak for Us?
By Ernie McCray
Oh, it would be so grand if we, as a gift to our children, delved into our souls and came to realize that they can’t become the kind of loving critically thinking human beings their world demands if we don’t show them the way, if we don’t model what being free is all about.

Commentary
Homeownership: The Path to Prosperity
Mel Martinez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
When Carlos and Jane Arias immigrated to America from Peru, they carried with them the dream of owning their own home. But it seemed destined to remain out of reach.

Comentario
Propiedad de la Vivienda: El Camino a la Prosperidad
Mel Martinez, Secretario de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los Estados Unidos
Cuando Carlos y Jane Arias inmigraron desde Perú a los Estados Unidos, trajeron el sueño de poseer. Pero eso parecía destinado a estar fuera de su alcance.

Tezozomoc Speaks:
“Chicano Leadership has abandoned ship! They have lost focus, their spine, they don’t even know who in hell they are” so says Old-timer Jose Gutierrez. “Today’s Hispanics leaders pretend to be anything but Mexican.” ¿Quién es Jose, you ask? Pues he is the former founder of La Raza Unida. Of course those with long memories remember Jose becoming a lawyer. Then he kind of disappeared into the mesquite countryside’s de Texas. Orale Jose, if you find any Chicanos around let me know!

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

National Endowment For The Arts Announces the 2003 Recipients of the Nation’s Highest Honor in the Folk and Traditional Arts
Washington, D.C. - The National Endowment for the Arts today announced the 2003 recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships, the country’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Eleven fellowships, which include a one-time award of $20,000 each, are presented to honorees from nine states and one special jurisdiction. Sixteen awardees were chosen for their artistic excellence, authenticity, and contributions to their field. Three of the fellowships will be shared by collaborative partners. Carmencristina Moreno will receive the Bess Lomax Hawes Award for service to the folk and traditional arts field as a whole.

La Nueva Ley de la Demanda y La Oferta
Por: Paco Zavala
Durante el transcurso de la historia en el mundo, el comercio ha sido la bujía fundamental para incrementar y fortalecer los mercados y la economía de todos los países en todo el planeta.

Se Presentará por Primera vez en Tijuana el Extraordinario Guitarrista Australiano Frank Gambale
Por: Paco Zavala
La guitarra, instrumento musical de ilustrísima memoria, es el instrumento musical que se puede transportar a cualquier sitio, sin menoscabo de espacio o de comodidad. Hoy día en el mundo entero, sobre todo en los países de América Latina y en España, existe un gran número de habitantes que la pulsan con extraordinario virtuosismo.

Ang “Hulk” Lee
El director transforma su arte para adaptarse al cine moderno
Por Daniel Bort
Tiene censores en todo el cuerpo. En la discreta recámara que sirve de lugar de experimentos en la casa de efectos especiales de George Lucas “Industrial Light and Magic”, el director Ang Lee se prepara para convertirse en The Hulk.

El otro yo
El “Hulk” despierta las más oscuras pasiones
Por Daniel Bort
La nueva creación en el cine de los estudios Marvel, “The Hulk”, es un exhilarante cuento intergeneracional con raíces en la mitología griega y las escuelas psicológicas de Jung y Nietzsche. Narrado con la diestra mano de uno de los directores más versátiles y comprometidos de los últimos tiempos, el Taiwanes Ang Lee, la cinta trasciende la manipuladora presencia de los efectos por computadora y brinda al espectador un incisivo estudio sobre las relaciones padre-hijo y la ira en el ser humano.

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
Tijuana trabaja febrilmente en los preparativos para celebrar un año más de existencia el próximo 11 de julio.

Yoni Vargas: “If I Want To Stay In Boxing, I Have To Win This Fight!”
By Fiona Manning
Every now and then in boxing, writers come into contact with fighters who for one reason or another, touch their lives in profound ways. It has nothing to do with the fighter’s skills, it has nothing to do with his prestige: it’s all about his heart.

Eastlake’s Solis and Mora Selected in MLB Draft
By John Philip Wyllie
While a handful of the county’s brightest prep athletes are chosen in the annual Major League Baseball draft every year, it is somewhat unusual to see two players selected from the same high school. Having been tabbed on day two of the 2003 draft, Eastlake High School teammates Eddie Solis and Francisco Mora hope to one day be facing each other under the bright lights of a major league ballpark.

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