Volume XXV Number 26 June 29, 2001

FrontPage Stories

Local Girl Has National Braille Challenge At Her Fingertips

By Yvette tenBerge

An excited group of elementary and middle school students fills the morning of this Tuesday, June 26 with lively chatter during their art class. While the majority of students carve their names into the clay hands that each of them has just made, others put the finishing touches on a crooked finger or a flattened palm. Amidst the clatter and rush of bodies, Bianca Samaniego waits patiently in her chair.



Bianca Samaniego displays her latest art project.

Bianca smiles with satisfaction as her teacher compliments her warmly on her project. Her work is quite good, but what makes this impromptu art show so different is that none of the young artists present on this day will ever get to actually see their creations. Bianca, as well as all of her others classmates, is blind.

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Teachers Have No Confidence In Bersin
By Yvette tenBerge
The San Diego Education Association (SDEA) recently released a teacher survey, the results of which even the San Diego Unified School District will have a hard time attempting to camouflage.

Hispanic Journalists Underrepresented On Network Newscasts
By Keith Jennings
Despite the fact Hispanics are the most rapidly growing ethnic group in the United States, Hispanic journalists are rarely seen on the newscasts of the major television networks, according to a study done by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication at Arizona State University.

Cynicism Is Biggest Challenge for Peru's New President
By Andres Tapia
LIMA, PERU
— After visiting victims of the earthquake and making statements about the capture of spymaster and embezzler Vladimiro Montesinos, Peru's President-Elect Alejandro Toledo flew to Washington as planned to drum up support for a shaky country.

Noticias de México...
La abandona "pollero"
Muere mujer en el desierto
Una guatemalteca pereció ayer a causa del calor cuando trataba de cruzar ilegalmente a los Estados Unidos por el desierto y fue abandonada por el "pollero".

Stories

Immigrant tuition cut advancing
By Aurelio Rojas
June 24, 2001 - They are an odd couple, brought together by a political issue that tugs at hearts - even if minds are harder to move.

First Graduates of NASSCO's Waterfront Academy Receive Diplomas Aboard
USNS Pomeroy

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), in partnership with Sweetwater Union High School District, today conferred special diplomas on the first 21 graduates of the Waterfront Academy, a one-year program that trains Sweetwater seniors in ship-manufacturing technologies. The unique graduation ceremony was held on the deck of the USNS Pomeroy, the seventh of eight new strategic sealift ships being build for the Navy by NASSCO. The ceremony included remarks by NASSCO's president, Richard Vortmann; Dr. Edward Brand, Sweetwater superintendent; and Jaimie Dechico, vice president of the graduating class.

Amenaza "Mara Salva - Trucha"
Por Paco Zavala
La desadaptación social la creo fundamentalmente la desintegración familiar cuando los padres de familia comenzaron a despegarse de su responsabilidad como tales, al abandonar poco a poco el control y la educacion de los hijos, para dedicarse a buscar el sustento familiar, para dedicarse las mujeres en cierta forma a lograr encontrar la libertad feminista, esto al menos en algunos países de occidente, porque a decir de los países árabes las mujeres están en la lona; por realizar un matrimonio por conveniencia económica o social, concibiendo hijos sin amor y en el abandono total, al suceder un acto de una violacion sexual y resultar como consecuencia el advenimiento del fruto de éste; al crearse un movimiento social de una guerra, un movimiento político o de cualquier otra índole que altere la paz y el desarrollo en general; ahora bien estas son algunas de las causas más notorias que han establecido de siempre la creación de la desadaptación y desintegración social.

Eight Annual McCandliss Art Awards Given in Chula Vista
Shanna Clark, Mary Duron, MarDestinee Perez and Eugenia Jenness received the eighth Annual Gayle McCandliss Art Awards in the City of Chula Vista during the city's 29th Annual Awards Banquet on June 14.

July 7 Workshop Tells Parents How to Keep Children on Track for College During
Summer
Want to keep your child's mind academically sharp over summer vacation? Attend a free workshop for middle school and high school parents on Saturday, July 7 to get information on how to keep young students motivated for school and on track for college.

Encienda Una Vela
Mons. Jim Lisante
La Independencia de Estados Unidos
¿Hizo planes para el 4 de julio? Quizás se reúna con familia y amistades —muchas ciudades y pequeños pueblos celebran la gran fecha patria con desfiles y fuegos artificiales, y comidas al aire libre en medio del verano. Los colores de la bandera se ven por todos lados —rojo, blanco y azúl—, además de música y espectáculos tradicionales.

New Coalition to Help Unify Efforts Against Substance Abuse
Saturday, June 30th, The Drug-Free border Coalition will sponsor an event to strengthen awareness of drug abuse issues in the border community. The event is being held a few days after the International Day Against the Abuse and Trafficking of Illegal Drugs, designated by the United Nations.

Valley-Grove Democrats Urgently Seeking Hispanic Members
The Valley-Grove Democrats, a small club representing the communities of Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Rancho San Diego, and Jamul, are urgently seeking members from the Hispanic community.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Yhamel Catacora
Previendo el Asma en el hogar
"Como un pez sin agua", es la expresión que comúnmente utilizamos para describir simbólicamente lo mal que nos sentimos en la peor situación, frase que describe también la textual agonía que se padece al sufrir un ataque asmático. Ojalá las similitudes no fueran tan extremas, pero el retirar al pez de su ambiente, en poco tiempo pueden perder la vida, de la misma forma que un ataque de asma puede acabar con la vida de una persona si no es socorrida a tiempo.

La Palabra Tiempo Tiene Varios Significados
Por Sergio Nogues
María invita a comer a unos amigos en su casa para los cuales va a preparar una cena. El día de la cena va al supermercado y comprar los productos y al regresar a la casa, comienza a cocinar, pero se encuentra que no tiene sal y vuelve al supermercado.

Editorials

Editorial
Euro-Anglo America Celebrates Independence Day
El Cuete de Julio, or 4th of July, will be celebrated this coming Wednesday. It is El Día de Independencia. Pos gente, that's el día when 228 million White Americans celebrate the glorious day they kicked the Brits out of the colonies.

Commentary
Put the "Independence" Back In Independence Day - The Forgotten Meaning of
America
By Michael S. Berliner
America's cities and towns will soon fill with parades, fireworks, and barbecues. They will be celebrating the Fourth of July, the 225th birthday of America. But—except for a few bromidic speeches—there will be little attention paid to exactly what is being celebrated. And therein lies the tragedy. The Fourth of July is Independence Day, but America's leaders and intellectuals are trying to move us further and further away from the meaning of Independence Day, away from the philosophy that created this country.

Comentario
La Procuración de la Justicia en México ¿Un Juego Sucio?
Por Lourdes Davis
La esperanza de vivir dentro de una sociedad en que la justicia prevalezca se sigue viendo como una utopía en muchos países de Latinoamérica y México no es la excepción.

Opinion
Immigration Policy Needs to Follow a Moral Path
By Rev. Robin Hoover, Ph.D. and Merrill Smith
U.S.-Mexico border policies are fatally flawed. Migrants are dying in record numbers in our deserts, in the canals of California, in the Rio Grande, and on our roads. The Southwest Strategy of the Immigration and Naturalization Service which includes closing down the urban areas of the border with more personnel, fences, and technology has a certain, local logic to it in terms of crime reduction, but it also has tragic consequences.

The Public Forum ... El Foro Publico
Bersin Executive Says "La Prensa" Is Not Banned
The San Diego Unified School District has not, nor has it ever, banned La Prensa San Diego from its internet system, as charged in your June 22 editorial "San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Imposes Censorship." Any student or staff member with access to a district computer that is network capable has only to type in your URL address to access your newspaper.

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

¿Existe un Cine Latino?
Por Jose Daniel Bort
Cuatro cineastas discuten sus trabajos con motivo del festival de cine latino de Nueva York.

Mis Hijas Americanas: Un Relato Dominicano
Demuestra el Drama Entre Padres Inmigrantes y sus Hijas Nacidas en los Estados
Unidos
Antonia "Sandra" y Juan "Bautista" Ortiz son inmigrantes muy trabajadores quienes viven una vida humilde en Brooklyn, Nueva York y sueñan en jubilarse e irse a su tierra natal, la República Dominicana.

Jay Hernandez' story cheesey, but true; stars in the love story "crazy/beautiful"
Two Los Angeles high school students from opposite ends of the social spectrum fall for each other in Touchstone Pictures' provocative and sexy teen drama, "crazy/beautiful."

Triunfa " El Relampago de Jalisco" Jose Luis Palacios
Por: Paco Zavala
El joven interprete del genero ranchero Jose Luis Palacios " El Relampago de Jalisco" participó el día de ayer artísticamente en la apertura de la Feria de Rosarito, B.C. alternando su participación con otros números estelares.

4th of July Celebrations; and Fireworks Schedule
Coronado Island Fourth of July Independence Day Celebration Events:

Venezuela on the Beach in San Diego
On Sunday, July 8, 2001 the House of Venezuela will host their eighth annual Venezuelan Independence Day celebration and picnic at Tidelands Park in the island of Coronado, overlooking downtown San Diego.

Venezuela en las Playas de San Diego
El domingo, 8 de julio del 2001, la Casa de Venezuela, ubicada en San Diego, California, patrocinará por octava vez consecutiva las celebraciones con motivo del Día de la Independencia de Venezuela.

Boxers For Christ Championship Set For July 6, 7, 8, 2001
The 2001 Boxers for Christ Championship is scheduled for July 6, at 6:30 pm., July 7 & 8, at 1:00 pm at the "Boxing Club" located at 4146 Convoy St., in San Diego.

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