Bush Fiddles While America Burns!
Perhaps the Nero comparison may sound a little harsh. Yet, President G.W. Bush seems to be determined to plunge ahead in his efforts to involve the country in a war with Iraq. What the rush to war may cost the country in human lives seems irrelevant. The President seems to be determined to have his way regardless of the consequence to our county, to England and Spain. Whatever occurs, Spain as well as England will pay a heavy price along with the United States. Spain and England are countries that are ruled by hereditary Monarchies who may possibly pay a heavier price. Not only may their involvement with the US bring about the downfall of the political infrastructures of both countries but also the very bulwarks of their countries, the Spanish and the English Crowns. President George W. Bush may place their very existence in jeopardy.
Keep the Dream Alive For Our Children
There is nothing more precious to us than our children. They are our future, and as we watch them grow up, we hope, dream, and pray that they receive the best. Paramount in our dreams is that our children receive the best education possible, for it is through education that their, and our, dreams for them will come true. On this I think we all agree.
35 years after walkouts, little has changed for Latino students
By Carlos Muñoz Jr.
Thirty-five years ago, on March 3, 1968, as a college student activist, I joined more than 1,000 Mexican-American students who walked out of Abraham Lincoln High School in East Los Angeles. We were later joined by several thousand more students who walked out of three other predominantly Mexican-American high schools. By the end of the week, more than 10,000 had participated in the walkouts.
Colin Powell Should Make An Honorable Exit
By: William O. Beeman
Colin Powell should resign now, with honor.
Las Medicinas y El Futuro de “Medicare”
Por: Dr James Santiago Grisolía
Sintiendo mucha presión política, los líderes de ambos partidos políticos han propuesto que Medicare pagara las medicinas recetadas por médico. Actualmente, Medicare paga la mayoría de los cobros de médico o de hospitales, pero no reimbolsa el precio de medicinas, sino algunas medicinas inyectables o las suministradas en el hospital. El aumento importante en el costo de medicinas (50% en los últimos 5 años) obliga a muchas personas mayores escoger entre la comida, la casa y la receta.
Prescription Drugs and The Future of Medicare
By: James Santiago Grisolía, MD
Pressured by seniors, politicians of both parties have called for adding a prescription drug benefit to Medicare. Currently, Medicare pays most of physician and hospital charges. However, the cost of medications is not covered, except for medications given during a hospital stay, or certain outpatient injectables like cancer chemotherapy drugs. The rapidly rising cost of medications (about 50% over the last 5 years) has left many seniors forced to choose between food, housing and medications.
The Public Forum . . . El Foro Publico
Another Vigil for the Dead
I just came back from the vigil held downtown in front of the State building for the 2 individuals killed and other persons injured when the border patrol chased them.
Otro Dia, Another Peso…
Gente, did you ever wonder why it is that all those Mexican workers cross la Frontera to work for the “man”? La Migra sees it in simple terms: We are all illegal.
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Entertainment, Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits
Recupera tu pasado, sana tu futuro
Por Claudia Hernández
Quien de ahora me ocupo queridos lectores, es del más reciente libro de Sylvia Browne, quien es autora de afirmaciones tales como: “Muchos de nuestros problemas tienen su origen en vidas pasadas”, la cual, no sólo resulta severa sino hasta recurrentemente personalizada, ya que sin duda, mis queridos lectores, lo primero que me sugiere este tipo de posturas es encontrar los elementos que determinan la postura circunstancialmente temporal y especial para que la autora, Silvya Browne, se pronuncie de esta forma.
2003 Hot Shot Musicians Take Center Stage
Question: “How do you get to Copley Symphony Hall?” Answer: Practice! Practice! Well that’s exactly what the 2003 Hot Shots have done. Brilliant musicians at such a young age, this year’s four Hot Shots who have been selected to perform with the San Diego Symphony at the Young People’s Concerts on March 26 and 27, 2003 are: Julia Barnett, 17, flute, Helix High School; Crystal Chen, 15, piano, Scripps Ranch High School; Rossina Grieco, 8, piano, All Hallows Academy in La Jolla; and Cathy Litaker, 17, harp, Fallbrook High School.
San Diego Latino Film Festival Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary
By: Francisco Ciriza
Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
En la inquieta ciudad de Tijuana, se percibe constantemente su trabajo, sus logros, la apertura de nuevos horizontes, de nuevas perspectivas, su vinculación con una serie de actividades dentro de las que se contemplan la cultura y el arte, siempre mostrando nuevos brotes, nuevas corrientes, nuevas manifestaciones locales, estatales, nacionales y mundiales, incluso hasta nos involucran dentro de los mensajes de otros mundos, etc. etc.
Unificadas ocho feminas exponen una colectiva de artes plásticas
Por: Paco Zavala
Un conjunto de ocho feminas vinculan su trabajo creativo y lo exponen para enmarcar la celebración del “Día Internacional de la Mujer” que se celebró el pasado 8 de marzo.
Calendar of Events.....
By Berenice Cisneros
The 60’s Musical “Beehive” will mark its 350th performance this month at The Theatre in Old Town. Beehive is the dynamic musical revue celebrating the sights, sounds and spirit of the 1960’s through the decade’s legendary women of rock ‘n roll… everyone from The Supremes to Connie Francis, Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield to Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and many more.
Rising Star Veronica Zepeda Represents U.S. on U-21 Team
By: John Philip Wyllie
It has been a tough year for the handful of Mexican-American women competing for the few coveted roster spots in the WUSA. San Jose’s Gina Oceguera-Eagleson retired from the game in the off-season to pursue a career in teaching.
Southwest High Soccer Team Wins First Ever CIF Championship
By: John Philip Wyllie
The Southwest High School Boys Soccer Team (18-6-3) did more than win a CIF San Diego section Division II championship last Saturday. They made history. Never before in the 27-year existence of the school had its soccer team captured a CIF championship. Saturday’s championship was made all the sweeter by the fact that the unseeded Raiders were decided underdogs coming into the post-season tournament.
Jesus Chavez: “This Is Revenge!”
By Fiona Manning
Jesus “El Matador” Chavez is set to fight his nemesis Carlos Gerena in the main event of Top Rank’s Pay Per View “Latin Fury” show at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on March 22.