Volume XXIV Number 25~ June 23, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Solemne Graduación

Por Paco Zavala

En solemne ceremonia se celebró la graduación del 3er año de instrucción secundaria de la "Escuela Secundaria Leona Vicario #67" del Fraccionamiento Montebello Real del Monte, parte alta.

La ceremonia se realizó en el salón social del S.N.T.E. la noche del día 20 de Junio del año en curso.

El salón se vió adornado con una inusitada asistencia de aproximádamente un millar de personas compuesta por maestros, padrinos, familiares, amigos e invitados.

(De izq. a der.) Susana Rosales Guerrero, Anahy González Rivera, Mayra Bórquez Tachiquín, Rosalinda Rentería Mendivil, Irma Salazar Cruz, Ramona Chaidez Cacillas.
(Hincada de izq. a der.) Marisol Rodriguez Guillén, Flor Savalza Lara.


White House Announces New Grants to Help Hispanic Families Educate
Their Children

New York, NY --Speaking via satellite to the White House Strategy Session on Improving Hispanic Student Achievement, Vice President Gore announced new grant awards and innovative outreach strategies geared toward increasing the achievement of Hispanic students at all levels of education-from preschool through college. The Vice President also announced package of outreach and technical assistance efforts by federal agencies and national non-profit groups to improve the quality of education in the Hispanic community.

President Clinton Boosts Election Chances of Susan Davies!
By: Dan Muñoz Sr.
President Bill Clinton flew into San Diego, on Airforce One, and immediately gave AssemblyWoman Susan A. Davies (D) a giant boost in her efforts of retiring Brian Bilbray, current member of the House of Representatives from the 49th District.

Analysis
Labor's Push For New Amnesty For Immigrants
By David Bacon
LOS ANGELES — It may be considered a radical idea, but there is nothing new about the idea of granting amnesty to people who cross the border without papers. The first one came in 1906 when San Francisco's earthquake and fire destroyed the records of immigrants brought from China to work on the railroads.

Una Gran Maravilla - De Prostíbulo a Orfanatorio
Por Paco Zavala
Tomando la carretera libre de Tijuana a Ensenada, adelante del último semáforo después de pasar el Flamingos, cómo a unos 300 metros adelante se divisa a mano izquierda un anuncio grande, bastante visible desde la carretera que dice: "Casa de la Esperanza", Orfanatorio, House Hope Orphanage.

Freedom Can Be A Hard Train To Ride
EDITOR'S NOTE: It's the season for conferences on youth and adolescents — this year's topics will no doubt include school performance and violence, and draw many worthwhile contributions. But few will include presentations by the objects of their attention — young people themselves. Rex (no last name) and Damian Eckhout offer two different accounts of the joys and costs of being free.

Noticias de México...
Utilizan explosivos para abrir una puerta
Violentos cateos de PGR
Tijuana,
B.C. — En forma violenta, alrededor de 40 elementos de la Procuraduría General de la República (PGR) catearon y aseguraron ayer una residencia del fraccionamiento El Paraíso. Vecinos de esa residencia, afirman que los agentes llegaron y utilizaron explosivos para poder abrir la puerta que da a la calle.

Stories

Alerta En Ocho Puertos, Carlotta: Huracán Categoría 2
MEXICO, D. F. 20 de junio (NOTIAMERICA) - Las lluvias siguen causando estragos en el territorio mexicano y hay alerta general desde Chiapas a Colima.

First $3.2 Million in Construction Contracts for Market Creek Plaza Awarded to
Community Contractors

The first $2.6 million in construction contracts for building San Diego's innovative Market Creek Plaza project were recently awarded to five local minority or woman-owned contracting firms. Cats Excavating was awarded a $953,000 contract for site grading of the 20-acre parcel.

LINC Anuncia Oportunidades para el Fortalecimiento Económico de los Latinos
WASHINGTON — LINC, Latino Initiatives for the Next Century (Iniciativas Latinas para el Próximo Siglo), la primera organización nacional sin fines de lucro que proporciona recursos y oportunidades económicas a los latinos en los Estados Unidos, anunció hoy iniciativas que revolucionarán para siempre la vida de los latinos y sus comunidades. LINC dará oportunidades a los latinos mediante educación, becas, capacitación, ubicación laboral y propiedad de negocios.

Puerto Rican War Veterans Relinquish Medals
Puerto Rican war veterans have decided to return to President Clinton the medals and other decorations they received for defending the United States to protest the president's decision to authorize the resumption of bombing in Vieques.

Contaminación en el Basurero Municipal de Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
Con acceso por la calle que llega al Panteón Municipal #9, a las colonias Nueva Aurora, Fausto González y Las Carretas, sitios que contienen asentamientos humanos muy importantes, encontramos que estos centros residenciales rodean al basurero municipal un lugar con olores nada recomendable de percibir, con un alto contenido de contaminación ambiental que amenaza constantemente a la población residente tanto de los vecinos inmediatos como de los aledaños.

Ayuda gratuita para fumadores
Por la Red Hispana/Latina de Educación sobre el Tabaco
Los fumadores prometen constantemente dejar de fumar. Muchos de ellos lo intentan sin éxito y otros no saben cómo dejar de fumar, pero las probabilidades de dejar de fumar con éxito mejoran sustancialmente cuando un fumador tiene ayuda.

Escoboza Appointed to Lead County Health Agency
San Diego County Chief Administrative Officer Walter Ekard today announced that he has appointed veteran County health executive Steve A. Escoboza as Interim Director of the County's Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).

La Enfermedad HIB - Sigue Siendo Una Amenaza Grave Para los Niños
Afroamericanos e Hispanos

La haemophilus influenzae tipo b, también conocida como HIB, sigue siendo un problema de salud grave para los bebés y niños pequeños dentro de ciertos grupos de la población porque la Hib continúa circulando y porque dichos grupos no hacen uso debido de las vacunas.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Yhamel Catacora
El Poder de la Educación
Nunca consideres el estudio como una obligación sino como una oportunidad para penetrar en el bello y maravilloso mundo del saber. (Albert Einstein).
¿Qué puede ser más grato para un padre o una madre inmigrante que haya llegado a este país sin un centavo en el bolsillo, y a trabajar por un salario inferior al mínimo que presenciar la graduación de la secundaria de uno de sus hijos o hija? Y si la toga, el birrete y el sello oficial del certificado, están acompañados de una cuantiosa beca para continuar sus estudios universitarios en una de las mejores universidades del país, el sentimiento es indescriptible.

Las Asambleas De Los Testigos De Jehová Anima A Todo El Mundo A Ser
"Hacedores De La Palabra De Dios"

¿Que significa ser hacedor de la Palabra de Dios? Los testigos de Jehová lo invitan a su asamblea de tres días para conocer las respuestas a esta pregunta. ¿Cuanto le costara? Solo su tiempo y su atencion, pues todas las sesiones son gratuitas.

Chula Vista Student Awarded Scholarship, Mayoral Certificate
San Diego County Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) awarded Castle Park High School (Chula Vista) student Jacqueline Silva a $250 CALA Scholarship at the first annual Scholarship Luncheon held at the Mission Valley Hilton Hotel

Fifty Students Receive RMHC-SD/HACER Scholarships
The burden of financing a college education has been eased for 50 of San Diego's most promising Hispanic-American 2000 high school graduates, who received scholarships made possible by Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego (RMHC-SD).

Community Notes:
Don Diego VFW 7420
“The Friendly Post”
Post and Auxiliary Changing of the Guards

Editorials

COMMENTARY
National City Imposes Marshall Law Against its Residents!
By Terry Hanks
National City Resident
For the last five Sundays, from dusk to dawn, the National City Police Department literally has declared `Marshall Law' upon the residents of National City and upon whomever chooses to use our city streets to eat, shop, and/or socialize. These actions violate our Constitutional Rights "to move about freely without restraint."

OPINION
Clinton's Coming Colombia Catastrophe
by James Bovard
The Senate will soon consider President Clinton's proposed $1.6 billion package to bankroll the government of Colombia's war against leftist guerillas. The aid windfall purports to help staunch the flow of drugs from Colombia. But there is no reason to expect further U.S. anti-drug aid to be any more effective than past aid. Even worse, there is a growing danger that the United States will be bumbling into a civil war.

Notas Politicas.....
The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Jay A. Garcia-Gregory to the position of U.S. District Judge for Puerto Rico. Mr. Garcia-Gregory is a partner at the firm of Fiddler Gonzalez & Rodriquez. He has been with the firm since 1974. Mr. Edison Misle-Aldoroindo, Speaker of the House of Puerto Rico congratulated the Senate for their leadership and confirmation of minority judicial candidates.


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

THE RAINBOW CHRONICLES
Chapter IV
By Jeannine Diego

He'd awakened feeling a slight tinge of paranoia. Sal held the videotape in his hands and stared at it for answers. It was unwrapped. Had he really done what he'd done, seen what he'd seen, felt what he'd felt in the middle of the night? Had it all been a dream?

Poet's Corner
Las sinfonías del alba
Por C.F. Kelly
La primera mañana en Managua, Nicaragua,
me desperté al venir la madrugada
cuando cantaban los gallos orgullosos
dirigiendo una orquesta de pajaritos
en la sinfonía temprana del alba.

Hispanic - Mexican Ballet Celebrates 25 years of Dance With Special Performance
On June 30, 2000, the Hispanic-Mexican Ballet (HMB) will celebrate 25 years as an active dance group in San Diego County. It was organized in 1975, by Celia Macias and Teresa Gomez, to promote Mexican music and dance among the local youths.

Oceanside Public Library Receives Major Institute of Museum and Library
Services Award to Celebrate American Samoan Centennial
The Oceanside Public Library and the Oceanside Museum of art, in partnership with the Samoan Sister City Committee, announce an innovative program to celebrate and honor the art and culture of American Samoans and Samoan Americans in Oceanside.

Treasures Uncovered
Trade and Exchange at the San Diego Presidio

Open now at the Serra Museum is a new exhibit, Treasures Uncovered: Trade and Exchange at the San Diego Presidio. On display are artifacts recovered from the Presidio archaeological site, dating to the time of the first European settlement in California in 1769 when Father Junipero Serra Established Basilica San Diego de Alcala, the first of the state's chain of twenty-one Spanish missions.

Graffiti Art Exhibition Event Opens Doors of Opportunity
A free exhibition of graffiti art will take place on Saturday, June 24, from 2 to 6 p.m., at 5125 Market Street, near the corner of Market and Euclid just east of the Tubman-Chavez Multicultural Center. The event will be hosted by the organizers of Graff Creek, a group of community artists who have opened new doors of opportunity for graffiti artists to use this medium for expression, learning and growth.

Celebraciones del Día de Independencia de Venezuela en San Diego
El sábado, 1 de julio del 2000, la Casa de Venezuela, ubicada en San Diego, California, patrocinará por septima vez consecutiva las celebraciones con motivo del Día de la Independencia de Venezuela.

Venezuelan Independence Day Celebrations on the Beach in San Diego
On Saturday, July 1, 2000 the House of Venezuela, based in San Diego, California, will host our seventh annual Venezuelan Independence Day celebration & picnic at Tidelands Park in the island of Coronado, overlooking downtown San Diego.

A Wedding on the Border
P.O.V.'s La Boda Offers Seldom Seen View of Mexican-American Migrant Life

Elizabeth Luis is marrying Artemio Guerrero, and we are all invited to the wedding. In Hannah Weyer' latest film, La Boda, Elizabeth's family and community offer an intimate portrait of migrant life and traditions as the weeks leading up to the ceremony bring friends and family together. Stable, optimistic, hard-working, and as American as they are Mexican, this community doesn't fit anybody's stereotype of migrant workers.

"La Boda"
Una Película Sobre la Vida de los Trabajadores Emigrantes Mexico-Americanos
Elizabeth Luis es la prometida de Artemio Guerrero y estamos invitados a su boda. En ésta película de Hannah Weyer, La Boda, la familia de Elizabeth y su comunidad nos dan un retrato de la vida emigrante y las tradiciones que llevan los preparativos de una boda hasta el final con la reunión de la familia y amistades. Estables, optimistas, trabajadores y Americanos tanto como Mexicanos, esta comunidad no refleja el estereotipo de los trabajadores emigrantes.

Mexican Diva, Maria Felix, to be Honored With the Gabriel Figueroa Award
at This Year's Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
Created in 1997 in honor of Mexican photographer Gabriel Figueroa, the Gabi award was conceived in recognition of the cinematographic contributions to the industry of Spanish-language films.

The Latino Entertainment Media Institute (LEMI) Calls for Entries for It's
Annual Mini-Fest Screening
Burbank, CA — The Latino Entertainment Media Institute (LEMI) will present "The Future is Now: Diversity in Entertainment," the 6th Annual Latin Heat Industry Conference to be held on October 12-14, 2000, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Los Amigos Invisibles se unen con LAMC en la misma lucha por más Rock
en Español
Por Sheila Fialho
Después de completar un tour por Europa, girar sin descanso por México, Venezuela y Colombia, presentemente, Los Amigos Invisibles se encuentran en la ciudad de Sydney Australia , para El Festival de Jazz de Darling Harbour. Julio Briceño habla de sus próximos conciertos en Estados Unidos.

Click ... De Los Espectáculos
Por Lucero Luna Campos
Marco Antonio Muñiz, "El Embajador Del Romanticismo" Grabo Su Album Musical N° 64
"Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto...", dice la letra de una canción, pero vaya si ha colmado de grandes satisfacciones al artista Marco Antonio Muñiz, considerado en México y en el extranjero como "El embajador del romanticismo", y quien recientemente grabó su disco número 64, en sus casi cuatro décadas de carrera artística.

Calendar of Events
by Berenice Cisneros
Air War Korea
On June 23 at 2:00 p.m., the San Diego Aerospace Museum dedicates a new permanent exhibit, Air War Korea: Return to MiG Alley, to all the men and women who served their country in Korea.

FOOD PAGE
Enjoy Your Summer Barbecue NOW!
Grilling is in! Who says you have to wait until summer to fire up the barbecue? Give the season a nudge by hosting your first cookout with some delicious, easy-to-prepare menu items.

Boxers For Christ Championship & Gospel Festival Set For Grace Church
The United States Institute of Amateur Athletics (USIAA) shall host the Seventh Annual Boxers For Christ Championship. The Boxers For Christ Championship will be held June 30, 6:30 pm, July 1 & 2, 1:30 pm at Grace Church located at 3040 Fairmont Ave., in San Diego, Ca.

Continuara el Descenso En Primera Division
ACAPULCO (NOTIAMERICA) -Durante la reunión ayer en este puerto, la Federación Mexicana de Fútbol aprobó mantener el descenso de la primera división y aumentar a 20 los equipos para el campeonato del 2002.

Mike Tyson Regresara A Europa!
El Anterior Dos Veces Campeon Indiscutible Peso Completo
El anterior campeón peso completo indiscutible Mike Tyson hará su viaje de regreso a Europa el sábado 24 de junio, 2000, cuando se enfrente al anterior campeón peso completo de la Asociación de Boxeo de los Estados Unidos (USBA por sus siglas en Inglés) y la Asociación Internacional de Boxeo (AIB) Lou Savarese

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