Volume XXVII Number 12 March 21, 2003

FrontPage Stories

Comienza la Guerra, Misiles Tomahawk Caen Sobre Bagdad

Estados Unidos lanzó la madrugada del 20 de marzo alrededor de 40 misiles Tomahawk hacia Bagdad, y sobrevoló esa ciudad con ultra-modernos aviones F117A a la caza de Saddam Hussein y otros líderes iraquíes, en un ataque selectivo que no es todavía la gran ofensiva que se espera en las próximas horas.

Las tropas de E.U. están en espera con trajes protectores contra armas biologicas y nucleares en un refugio en una base del desierto de Kuwait. CTK

Después de este primer ataque, imágenes de diversas cadenas de televisión mostraron calles desiertas de Bagdad, sin daños visibles a la población civil. Se calcula que los misiles norteamericanos destruyeron oficinas gubernamentales, instalaciones militares y una refinería de petróleo que abastece a Bagdad, aparentemente para hacer más difícil la resistencia de las tropas de Hussein en la capital.

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College Students Protest Budget Cuts in Sacramento
Join Thousands of Other Community College Students to “Keep the Doors Open”
Chula Vista—Armed with signs, chants, and a desire to be able to continue their education, a group of Southwestern College students, faculty, and staff joined thousands of other community college students in Sacramento and San Diego to protest the proposed budget cuts and “keep the doors open.”

Crisis en el autotransporte mexicano
Por: Mariana Martinez
El jueves 13 de Marzo visitó la ciudad de Tijuana el Lic. León Flores González, Candidato de Unidad Nacional a presidente de la CANACAR (Cámara Nacional de Autotransporte de Carga) en México.

Cross-Border Trucking: The sharpening crisis
By: Mariana Martinez
This past Thursday, March 13 Mr. León Flores González visited Tijuana. He is the only registered candidate for the presidency of CANACAR (The National Trucking Chamber Union). CANACAR has more than eight thousand affiliated businesses all over the country, with well over four million people benefiting from the profits of trucking all over the country, so his visit was vital to this border, sunken in a trucking crisis.

District’s Budding Scientists Study Jupiter in Partnership with NASA
A voice crackled over the speaker phone with instructions from Mission Operations in a scene reminiscent of Apollo 13. But for the Chula Vista High students gathered around the phone and state-of-the-art computer, the instructions were part of a “real life” examination of a far off world: Jupiter.

Beyond the Borders
Common Solutions for a Common Border
In February of 2001, the Sierra Club’s Board of Directors met in Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Tamaulipas, where they had the opportunity to learn directly about the environmental and health problems associated with the rapid industrialization of the border region. Seeing the problems firsthand and talking with local residents and activists gave the Board a sense of the complexity of the problems and the need to collaborate with community groups and grassroots organizations already working on these issues. It effectively put a human face on globalization.

Beyond borders
Soluciones comunes para una frontera común
En febrero del 2001, la Junta Directiva del Sierra Club se reunió en Brownsville, Texas, y Matamoros, Tamaulipas, donde tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer directamente los problemas ambientales y de salud asociados con la rápida industrialización de la región fronteriza. El ver los problemas directamente y hablar con los residentes locales y los activistas dio a la Junta una idea de la complejidad de los problemas y la necesidad de colaborar con grupos de la comunidad y organizaciones de base que ya están trabajando en estas cuestiones. Esto produce el efecto de dar una faz humana la globalización.

César Chávez Celebration at UCSD
Celebrate, Educate, Serve is the theme of a month-long series of events during April at the University of California, San Diego celebrating the life and achievements of labor leader and champion of human rights César E. Chávez.

AARP Nombra Consejo Hispano Sobre Temas de la Población Hispana Mayor de 50 Años
WASHINGTON — AARP anunció la creación del Consejo Hispano de la asociación. Se trata de un grupo de 20 personas comprometidas a tomar acción sobre asuntos que afectan a la población hispana de adultos mayores.

Por Diego Alvarez
Alerta mundial por epidemia de neumonía
Una nueva amenaza se cierne sobre la población mundial: Se trata de una epidemia de neumonía que ya ha cobrado sus primeras víctimas en diferentes países, por lo cual la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) acaba de anunciar que la misma constituye una amenaza planetaria.

La Red Hispana/Latina de Educación Sobre el Tabaco Fomenta Una Cuaresma Libre de Tabaco
Mientras cualquier momento es bueno para abandonar el hábito de fumar, por lo general los fumadores esperan el “momento perfecto” para hacerlo. Este año, la Red Hispana/Latina de Educación Sobre el Tabaco alienta a los fumadores a hacerse cargo y tomar la Cuaresma como el comienzo de una vida libre de tabaco.

Hispanic/Latino Tobacco Education Network Encourages Smoke-free Lent
While any time is a good time to quit smoking, smokers often wait for a “right time” to do it. This year, the Hispanic/Latino Tobacco Education Network is encouraging smokers to take charge and make Lent the start of a smoke-free life.

Encienda Una Vela
Mons. Jim Lisante
Encontrando otra vez a Samantha
Cuando uno es sacerdote de una parroquia grande, conoce a mucha gente de vista, pero no siempre recuerda los nombres. Mi parroquia tiene más de cuatro mil familias, y sí puedo recordar algunos cientos de nombres me considero afortunado. Algunas personas lo entienden, pero otras no. Algunas se acercan y preguntan, “¿se acuerda de mi nombre, Padre?”.


The Time Has Come For Unity As A Nation!
The time for talking, protesting, and arguing is over. The Democratic process allows for disagreements, discussions, and voting whenever policy issues are before the electorate of this country. This process, in the formation of public policy on Iraq, has had its time. The President of the United States, with the support of the majority of our elected representatives in the Congress, has announced what the policy on Iraq is. Our armed forces have been deployed and even now wait to carry out the orders of the Commander in Chief of America’s armed forces.

History Repeats Itself
If society ignores the past someone will get hurt
By Rodolfo F. Acuna
Non-historians like to come up with cliches such as “history repeats itself,” which is never really the case.

Jimmy Mack, When Are You Comin’ Back?
Jorge Mariscal
     When I was a nineteen-year-old soldier in South Viet Nam, one of the tunes played most often on Armed Forces radio was “Jimmy Mack” by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.  Although a great pop classic with pulsing bass and a tight horn section underneath Martha’s fabulous vocal, the content of “Jimmy Mack” was about little more than a girl caught in a triangle.  If Jimmy Mack didn’t make it home soon, she warned Jimmy (and all of us), the other boy just might win her affections.

Tax Hike Won’t Cure California State Deficit
By Veronique de Rugy
Governor Gray Davis wants to hike sales and income taxes $8.3 billion to help close California’s $35 billion budget deficit. In addition, Davis wants to add $1.10 in taxes to each pack of cigarettes, and raise assorted fees. He is also calling for minor program cuts compared to the spending frenzy of the last four years, during which time the state budget ballooned nearly 40 percent.

Helping to Shape North County’s Growth
By: Esther Sanchez, Mayor and Jack Feller, Councilmember
Our North County communities are growing faster than most cities in the region. On the one hand, it’s exciting for our cities to “grow up,” on the other hand this growth brings with it formidable challenges. Affordable housing, efficient transportation, infrastructure deficits, and environmental preservation could hold back the North County as well as the entire San Diego region if we don’t face these issues head-on.

Principles of Inclusion for a Prosperous 21st Century California
By: John Vasconcellos and Sarah Reyes
Introducing Our Principles of Inclusion
The challenges of racial diversity of equity, inclusion, education and opportunity are most often presented as legal and/or moral imperatives. Now these challenges are taking on a whole new economic dimension, vital to the well-being of every Californian.

Principios de la Inclusión por un Siglo 21 en una California Próspera
Por: Co-Presidentes John Vasconcello y Sara Reyes
Introduciendo Nuestros Principios de la Inclusión
Los desafíos de la diversidad racial de la equidad, de la inclusión, de la educación y de la oportunidad se presentan más a menudo como posibles imperativos legales y/o morales. Ahora estos desafíos están adquiriendo una nueva entera dimensión económica, vital al bienestar de cada Californiano.

Guerra, ¿SI o NO? By the time you read estas notitas tanks may be thundering across the desert towards Baghdad! Sometimes I feel like the Lone Ranger. Surfed the Web looking for Hispanic/Latino/Mexican/Chicano newspapers of general circulation searching for a sense of what their Editorial Opinions were on the looming war between Iraq and the USA. Pos ni modo! There was none. They have no opinion! Hijole, directors de La Prensa Latina... Our people could stand to receive information on other things besides what’s happening to the movie stars and the futbol players! La Prensa San Diego appears to be the only Mexican American newspaper that DARES TO EXPRESS AN OPINION on the upcoming war!

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Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits

El Manual del “Guerrero de la Luz” es un Libro Increíble
Por: Paco Zavala
El Manual del “Guerrero de la Luz” del escritor brasileño Paulo Coelho, en sus 136 páginas textuales su contenido se asemeja a una vorágine. Todos los conceptos vertidos son dignos de análisis, porque se relacionan intensamente con la vivencialidad del individuo, invitan a la meditación profunda.

Construcción de personajes y teatro en Mexico: Odiseo Bichir
Por Mariana Martinez
La sala de lectura del CECUT (Centro Cultural Tijuana) hierve con risas adolescentes paseándose entre las cámaras de television, todos miran al frente, donde todavía, no hay nadie.

Me enamoré de un angel: Guardianes del Amor present its new album
By: Pablo De Sainz
During the grupero movement that took place on radio in the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico during the 90s, Guardianes del Amor was famous thanks to its hit “Cuatro palabras” and to Arturo Rodriguez, the groups singer and accordion player.

Sparx returns with more romantic music
By: Pablo De Sainz
In 1982 there was a children’s talent contest in Mexico where boys and girls of all ages could show off their different forms of making music. The show was called “Juguemos a cantar” and was broadcasted and organized by Televisa, the world’s largest Spanish-language television network.

Nee-Nee Gwynn ~ Stepping Up To The Plate
Anisha Gwynn, nicknamed “Nee-Nee” as a youth, was born and raised in San Diego, California. Being the daughter of famed major leaguer Tony Gwynn, the San Diego Padres’ 20-year career veteran, hasn’t prevented Nee-Nee from developing her own talents and a strong sense of self. This is clearly evident by the songs Nee-Nee has chosen to sing, as well as the tonality of her voice when she sings them.

Calendar of Events...
By Berenice Cisneros
A Latin Beat Celebration
SFJAZZ Spring Season 2003 celebrates its fourth year with world-class music, one-of-a-kind performances, powerful pairings and world premieres, March 21 through July 26. www.sfjazz.org. Here is the schedule: March 22, 8pm, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, A Salsa Dance Party, Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta, II India. $35 general admission.

UNITY Fest: An Evening of Multi-Cultural Performances Promoting Hate-Free Communities
On April 4th 2003, at the Spreckels Theater, 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m., the Fair Housing Council of San Diego and the City of San Diego Human Relations Commission will present UNITY Fest 2003! In its third year hate prevention program is designed to combat hate and hate-incidents/crimes in housing and neighborhoods through the unifying forces of cultural awareness and appreciation.

Music in Motion, la voz y el movimiento juvenil de San Diego
Por: Ericka A. Montes de Oca
Granger High School localizada en National City tiene la fortuna de contar con un grupo musical que tendrá el honor de representar a San Diego el mes de abril, en la ciudad de los trenes eléctricos, San Francisco, en una competencia de carácter nacional, en donde participarán escuelas de todos los Estados de la Unión Americana.

Cambio de Mesa Directiva de la Asociación de Traductores Profesionales
Por: Paco Zavala
El pasado sábado 15 de Marzo, a las 9:00 am. en un lujoso restaurante de la Zona del Río, en solemne ceremonia se llevó a efecto el cambio de mesa directiva de la Asociación de Traductores e Intérpretes de Baja California. A.C.

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
En plena efervescencia de guerra, nos encontramos con una serie de actividades que en un clima de paz alterada, se están llevando a efecto y se organizan ya, para el próximo mes de abril, si las circunstancias así lo permiten.

Mexico Gearing Up For World Cup Showdown
By John Philip Wyllie
With its opportunity to qualify for the 2003 Women’s World Cup looming just two months away, Mexico’s women’s national team is picking up the pace. Mexico has been training in San Diego recently preparing for its home and away series against an as of yet undetermined Asian opponent. South Korea, a team that Mexico defeated a few months ago, appears to be El Tricolores most likely challenger. The winner of that series (to be played May 10 in Mexico City and May 16 somewhere in Asia) will advance to the Women’s World Cup next fall in China.

U.S. Women Defeat China, 2-0, To Win Algarve Cup Title
LOULÉ, Portugal, March 20, 2003 - Two goals in a four-minute span of the second half by San Diego Spirit star Shannon MacMillan and Mia Hamm, each assisted by the other, gave the U.S. Women’s National Team a 2-0 victory over China in the championship of the 2003 Algarve Cup.The win marked the second time the USA has won this prestigious tournament, considered the world’s most competitive women’s international event outside of the Women’s World Cup, the Olympics and the European Championships. The USA also won in 2000, giving U.S. head coach April Heinrichs two Algarve Cup titles.

Franco Flattens Garcia In ‘Path To Glory’
By Fiona Manning
Junior welterweight prospect Raul Franco dazzled the crowd with his glittery red and silver shorts and lightning fast hands in his second round demolition job on last minute sub Pedro “Huracan” Garcia in the main event of the World Boxing Hall of Fame’s “Path To Glory” series at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario on Monday night.

Hewitt and Clijsters Victorious at Pacific Life Open
By: J. Fred Sidhu 
INDIAN WELLS, CA – It was a love match at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden last Sunday as Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt breezed past Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil, 6-1, 6-1 to win the men’s singles championship at the Pacific Life Open.

U.S. Men’s Tennis Looking Brighter
By: J. Fred Sidhu
Indian Wells, Ca. – It did not look good.

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