Volume XXVI Number 12 March 22, 2002

FrontPage Stories

King Chavez Academy Students Paint and Write Their Way To Peru

By Yvette tenBerge

Two-dozen sixth and seventh graders focus their attention on a television monitor at the front of the classroom. They watch as Peruvian children paint colorful pictures of gods and goddesses, whispering to one another as the children halfway across the world wave to the camera, answer questions about their country and describe their dreams.


Berenice Badillo sits with photos of King Chavez students, and students from Fe y Alegria.

Thanks to the curriculum flexibility provided by King Chavez Academy of Excellence Charter School, located at 735 Crosby Street in Logan Heights, and to the dedication of a group of local Chicano artists, these Southeast San Diego children are participating in a Discovery Channel-like adventure, right here in their own backyard.

Brian Sheehy, 25, is a Washington D.C. native who began teaching mathematics at King Chavez Academy this fall. He sits quietly as the group of local artists shows his students a slide show of Peru, and follows-up with a lesson on the county's culture and religion. They then pass out letters that the Peruvian children have written in answer to letters written by King Chavez students.

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Perspective
Reality Check at the Border
By Birgit Nielsen
When we think of globalization, it's unlikely many of us think of a militarized border or makeshift houses constructed out of abandoned garage doors with no running water or electricity within walking distance from the US border.

Environmentalists Sue Over Transmission Lines From Mexico To U.S.; Plan To Evade U.S. Laws Would Pollute Poor Region Of Mexico
As President Bush attends the U.N. Conference on Financing for Development in Mexico to discuss world poverty, Earthjustice and Wild Earth Advocates, representing Border Power Plant Working Group, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government today (March 19, 2002) challenging permits granted to two companies planning to build electrical transmission lines from Baja, Mexico into California. The lines are being built to bring power from two electrical generation plants being built three miles inside of Mexico to supply power to the United States.

Administration embraces Hispanic Caucus position on language minorities' rights
WASHINGTON, DC (March 15, 2002) - Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) welcomed Thursday's release of a report by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the implementation of guidelines to guarantee language minorities access to federally-funded services.

Stories

Dearth of Latino Doctors to Serve Growing Population Won't Keep NHMA Members From Patriotic Duty
WASHINGTON — Uncle Sam's new national Medical Reserve Corps need not draft Hispanic doctors - they are ready and willing to serve, the National Hispanic Medical Association announced at its annual conference.

La Escasez de Médicos Latinos No Impedirá que Miembros de NHMA Cumplan con su Deber Patriótico
WASHINGTON — El nuevo Medical Reserve Corps (Cuerpo de Reserva Médica) de Estados Unidos no necesita reclutar a médicos hispanos. Éstos ya están listos y dispuestos a prestar servicios, la National Hispanic Medical Association (Asociación Médica Nacional Hispana) anunció durante su conferencia anual.

La Canonización de Juan Diego se Hará en la Basílica de Guadalupe
La Iglesia Católica anunció el 15 de marzo que la canonización del beato Juan Diego se llevará a cabo en la Basílica de Guadalupe, por decisión de la Santa Sede, y no en Texcoco como se había planeado anteriormente.

Un Estudio Determina Que los Programas de Prevención Contra el Tabaco Pueden Reducir el Indice de Fumadores Entre los Jóvenes
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Si bien, casi el 97 por ciento de las escuelas en los Estados Unidos cuentan con programas de prevención contra el tabaco, la mayoría de ellas no han instituído el plan de estrategias múltiples que ha demostrado gran eficacia en reducir el uso del tabaco entre los jóvenes, según un nuevo estudio de la American Legacy Foundation.

NASSCO and the San Diego Foundation Donate Playground to Mercado Apartments
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) and the San Diego Foundation have donated a new playground to the Mercado Apartments in Barrio Logan. The Mercado Apartments is a national-award-winning, 144-unit affordable-housing complex that opened eight years ago. Built in the historical core of the Latino community, Mercado Apartments provides an affordable, attractive, safe environment for its residents.

Lincoln Park Community Members to Convene 2nd Annual Birthday Tribute to Cesar Chavez
On Saturday, March 30, 2002, members of the beautiful community of Lincoln Park will host its second annual birthday tribute to Cesar Chavez, the venerable labor leader and founder of the United Farm Workers. Called "one of the heroic figures of our time" by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Cesar's four decade legacy was one of justice, courage and sacrifice, as well as significant social justice achievements such as the 1975 California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, which protects farm workers right to organize, providing them with the opportunity to demand and receive fair wages medical coverage pension benefits.

Cesar Chavez Educational Links
On August 18, 2000, Governor Gray Davis signed Senate Bill 984 (Polanco) Chapter 213 into law, creating a new state holiday honoring Cesar E. Chavez. The legislation specifically instructed the California Department of Education (CDE) and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop or revise, as needed, a model curriculum on Cesar's life and work.

Chevy, GMAC, and San Diego Schools Unite to Curb Violence
Chevrolet and GMAC Financial Services teamed with 12 San Diego-area schools today in an effort to curb student violence. This union also marks the local acceleration of a Chevrolet program known as "Chevy R.O.C.K" — a national initiative dedicated to young people. ROCK stands for Reaching Out to Communities and Kids.

Board Selects Appointment Process to Fill Vacant Trustee Seat
EL CAJON - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board Tuesday approved an appointment process to fill the trustee seat that will become vacant upon the resignation of Gary Kendrick, who was elected this month to the El Cajon City Council.

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Fabián Doman
Diabetes: cuidemos a los más pequeños
Escondida dentro de las enfermedades crónicas "socialmente aceptadas" no le damos a la diabetes la importancia que tiene. Tampoco nos preocupamos por advertir el vertiginoso crecimiento que la enfermedad ha tenido en los últimos años ni por prestarle atención a los alarmantes pronósticos que señalan que en los próximos 25 años el número de diabéticos se duplicará en regiones como América Latina.

Community Notes:
EAOP Presents `Test Prep 101' Workshop March 26
In an effort to inform students and their parents about the ins and outs of registering and preparing for college entrance tests, the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) at the University of California, San Diego will present a free two-hour workshop titled, Test Prep 101: Everything You Need To Know About College Entrance Exams.

Head Start Recruitment for Fall 2002
Neighborhood House Association - Head Start and Early Head Start is recruiting low-income families and foster parents with children 6 weeks to 5 years old that can benefit from comprehensive early childhood services in Fall 2002

From The Bible
by Jerry Kingery
Resurrection Day
And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.

Scott Delgadillo's Memory Lives On
Deborah Lawrence Strives To Raise Money To Make Good On Her Promise
Scott Delgadillo lost his fight with Leukemia on January 29, 2001. He was 14 years old. Many San Diegans followed the media coverage that detailed his battle and knew of his love for the University of Notre Dame. The amount of people that Scott's story touched are countless. One of those people, Deborah Lawrence, visited Scott the evening of his death and made a special promise. "I promised I would continue his fight against a disease for which we have not yet discovered a cure," said Lawrence.

Editorials

Editorial
Catholic Church Abused by American Media
Media Witch Hunt Painful To See
Media hysteria over alleged sexual abuses committed by a small number of priests within the North American hierarchy, serves no end except to show how easily the public is manipulated. As a Mexican American by birth, I am resentful of the unbridled attacks levied at the entire Catholic Church over abuses committed by a very small number of priests. Once again, media frenzy has muddied and distorted the extent of the problem, and has tarnished the Catholic Church. It is easy to see how early, New England settlers were manipulated into burning alleged witches at the stake!

Editorial
La Iglesia Catolica Acosada por la Prensa Americana Dolorosa Cacería de Brujas Por
Parte de los Medios Periodísticos
Histeria en los medios periodísticos sobre abusos sexuales cometidos por un pequeño número de sacerdotes dentro de la jerarquía Norteamericana, no lleva a ningún fin más que para demostrar lo fácil que se puede manipular al público. Como un Mexicano Americano por nacimiento, estoy resentido de los ataques desenfrenados dirigidos a toda la Iglesia Católica sobre abusos cometidos por un pequeño número de sacerdotes. Una vez más, el enajenamiento de la prensa ha enlodado y distorcionado la extención del problema, y han manchado a la Iglesia Católica. Es fácil ver, desde el principio, como los pobladores de la Nueva Inglaterra fueron manipulados hasta quemar a las supuestas brujas en estacas.

Punto de Vista
El Colmo de la Negligencia Federal
Por Jesus Hernandez Cuellar
Si alguien nos hubiese dicho que el Servicio de Inmigración y Naturalización (INS) de Estados Unidos podría otorgar visas a terroristas, habríamos pensado que errar es humano. Ahora se nos ha dicho que este organismo ha concedido nuevos visados a terroristas que murieron hace seis meses en los atentados contra Nueva York y Washington.

TEZOZOMOC SPEAKS
Las elecciones passed... Wassup Gente?? En Tejas, the Gringos from the Democratic party stayed home. The toro-poppo is: they didn't like the Democratic candidates... Both were RAZA. Tony Sanchez won the Democratic vote for Governor with all the Texan Longhorn crowd coming out to vote for him. Morales also ran. It took $20 million Texan double Eagles to get the Raza vote out, plus barrels and barrels of cerveza and tons of hot Texas Chili! Sanchez will face the Republican candidate.

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

Los Tipos de Amor
Descubre tu estilo romántico y encuentra a tu alma gemela

Por Paco Zavala
El autor de este libro "Los Tipos de Amor", concentra en su contenido una serie de reglas de suma importancia para lograr identificar a una pareja compatible.

Mexican Border Drama `Los Patriotas' Making World Premiere at San Diego Latino Film Fest
Writer-director Glenn Robert Smith's dramatic narrative of Mexican-American migrant experiences in Southern California, "Los Patriotas," will mark its world premiere Sun. Mar. 24 at 12:00 p.m. at the Ninth Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival.

A Night of Cutting-Edge Chicano Chistes and Chingazos
Political Cartoonist/Satirist/Columnist Lalo Lopez Alcaraz in Person
Join subversive Chicano cartoonist and all around funny guy Lalo Lopez Alcaraz for a slideshow presentation and discussion of his work as an award-winning political cartoonist, columnist and satirist.

Celebrate Women's History Month at Old Town and Met the Machado Sisters-women of Frontier San Diego
For the first time ever, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is presenting exciting themes for each month by offering living history activities and events throughout the year. Living History involves making history come alive with people dressed in historical period clothing, demonstrating or reenacting historic events, trades, or crafts.

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
El pasado 18 de marzo, en todo México se celebró el aniversario número 64 de la expropiación petrolera que realizó precisamente un día como este del año de 1938 el entonces Presidente de la República Sr. General Lázaro Cárdenas del Río "Tata Lázaro". En cada rincón del país diversas celebraciones lo conmemoraron de distinta manera y forma. En Tijuana la Escuela Preparatoria "Lázaro Cárdenas" lo celebró con un grandioso y extraordinario Festival Artístico-Musical.

Border Poetry
By Pablo De Sainz
Juan Reyna is a 21-year-old guy from Tijuana who writes poetry.

Calendar of Events . . .
by Berenice Cisneros
City Ballet's Enigma
City Ballet performs its annual concert of non-traditional ballet works by Elizabeth Wistrich. Three performances will be presented March 22 - 24 at the Garfield Theatre at the Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Dr. in La Jolla.

Quinones on the Bubble in San Jose
By John Philip Wyllie
Ten Days. That is how long former Bonita Vista High and SDSU goaltender Linnea Quinones has to convince San Jose CyberRays coach, Ian Sawyers that she deserves a place on the team that won last year's inaugural WUSA Founders Cup of women's professional soccer.

Hewitt Crowned Pacific Life Open Champion
By J. Fred Sidhu
After finishing 2001 as the number one player in the world, Australia's Lleyton Hewitt came down with the chicken pox and lost in the first round of the Australian Open in January.

A New Star Wins Pacific Life Open
By J. Fred Sidhu
Daniela Hantuchova (pronounced hahn-TOO-koh-vuh) had never won a Sanex WTA Tour singles title prior to coming to Indian Wells. In fact, she had never been in tour singles final.

Santos Noquea a Campas Para Capturar el Título Mediano Junior de la OMB
Margarito se Anota un Nocáut Técnico Sobre Díaz
LAS VEGAS, NV — El ex-campeón mundial peso welter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) y actual contendiente No. 1 peso mediano junior de la OMB Daniel Santos capturó el título de las 154 libras con una dura victoria por nocáut técnico de 11 asaltos sobre el contendiente peso mediano junior de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) y Contendiente No. 2 de la OMB Ramón Luis "Yori Boy" Campas el pasado

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