Volume XXVII Number 19 May 9, 2003

FrontPage Stories

Celebraremos el “Día de las Madres” el Sábado 10 de Mayo

Por: Paco Zavala

El próximo sábado será 10 de mayo, día que en la enriquecida tradición y en la cultura mexicana ha sido designado para celebrar y agasajar a nuestra progenitora.

En México, país que por sus raíces y su vasta cultura en este día tan célebre se festeja con una serie de eventos oficiales, educativos y familiares a la madre.

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Working towards a solid business community
The Mexican Business Council of San Diego
By Mariana Martinez
San Diego County is the home to half a million people of Mexican decent, representing almost 30% of the San Diego’s total population, a number that influences growth decisions and business proposals in the area. This and with Mexico on our border makes this County an ideal location for cutting-edge businesses and a vibrant center for entrepreneurial prospects.

Trabajando para crear una sólida comunidad de negocios
El Consejo de Negocios Mexicanos en San Diego
Por Mariana Martinez
El condado de San Diego es hogar de casi medio millón de personas de origen mexicano, casi el 30% de la población total de la ciudad. Este número habla de una representatividad importante en una ciudad que cada día adquiere más importancia como destino de inversionistas y proyectos de carácter entrepreneur y que en los próximos años tenderá a decidir ¿Qué comercios quiero que se establezcan en la zona? Y realizar propuestas acorde a ello.

Love for the land
PROBEA; this year’s environmental achievement award winner
By Mariana Martinez
Doretta Winkelman looks tired but radiant; she just came back from San Francisco where she and her Mexican counterpart Dolores Monterrubio took part in the annual Environmental Awards Ceremony, accepting one of the awards on behalf of the staff of Bioregional Environmental Education Project (PROBEA).

Amor a la tierra
PROBEA, la asociación ecologista ganadora del premio EPA 2003
Por Mariana Martinez
Doretta Winkelman se ve cansada pero contenta; acaba de regresar de San Francisco (California) donde ella y su socia Mexicana Dolores Monterrubio fueron aprte de la ceremonia anual de premios ambientales, donde aceptaron uno de los premios representando a todo el equipo del Programa Binacional de Educación Ambiental (PROBEA).

Stories

Escuadron 201 Pilot Recalls Mexico’s Role in WWII
By John Philip Wyllie
Despite the fact that World War II ended 58 years ago, books on the topic continue to appear on the bestseller’s list as interest in the subject remains high. One aspect of the war rarely mentioned in the thousands of accounts that have since been published, is the story of El Escuadron 201 or the Mexican Expeditionary Force 201st Fighter Squadron. El Escuadron 201 or the Aztec Eagles as they were also know, was a group of 300 Mexican pilots and support personnel that served in the Philippines and participated in combat missions against the Japanese Imperial Army. Only seven of the original 35 pilots remain and one of them, Captain Reynaldo Gallardo was in San Diego for the Wings Over Gillespie Airshow last weekend to tell his little known story.

Analysis
The debate for in-state tuition fees regardless of immigration status: the right to education
By Emmanuelle Le Texier
U.S. Representatives Howard Berman (D-California), Lucile Roybal-Allard (D-California) and Chris Cannon (R-Utah), proposed a bill in the House of Representatives, called the Student Adjustment Act. The U.S. Senate version is untitled the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors). The DREAM Act would grant residency status to immigrants “of good moral character between the ages of 12 and 21 who have lived in the United States for at least 5 years and to high school graduates under age 25 who are enrolled in a college or university”. The Student Adjustment Act would do the same with students enrolled in seventh grade or above who have lived in the country for at least 5 years.

UC Berkeley’s SARS Student Ban Dangerous, Misguided
By L. Ling-chi Wang
BERKELEY, Calif.—The decision by the University of California, Berkeley, to bar hundreds of admitted students from SARS-afflicted Asian nations from attending summer sessions on campus risks racializing a public health issue and intensifying hysteria.

Rancho Peñasquitos Celebra Su Octava Fiesta Anual
Por America Barcelo Feldman
En un ambiente lleno de jubilo y color la comunidad de Rancho Peñasquitos se vistió el pasado Domigo 4 de Mayo de alegría para celebrar su Octva Fiesta Anual, que como cada año fue centro de atención de cientos de familias de la localidad y otras áreas aledañas que acudierón a divertirse en un ambiente de entretenimiento familiar.

El 10 de Mayo se celebra a las madres tijuanenses
Por Pablo De Sainz
Mañana 10 de mayo se celebra el Día de las Madres en Tijuana y en todo México.

Mothers Still Carry Primary Responsibility for Family Health — Tradeoffs Between Caring for Children and Job Earnings Common
Survey finds half of working mothers must miss work to care for their sick children leading to lost wages and job insecurity

Reseña Crítica
De agua y verdes
Por Claudia Hernández
Aquel día que mi conciencia permitió a mis pasos reconocerse en medio de tan extraño y desconocido mundo, mi piel no solo se estremeció, sino que, la melancolía de saberse alógeno se hizo el pan que tendría que comer a partir de entonces hasta que la fecha incierta me brindáse un poco de vida así como, de eso que lo hace a uno vibrar en tierra madre.

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Diego Alvarez
Su estado inmigratorio en Internet
La nueva Oficina de Ciudadanía y Servicios Migratorios de los Estados Unidos (BCIS por sus siglas en inglés) ofrece la posibilidad de averiguar el estado de las solicitudes relacionadas con temas de inmigración que se encuentran en proceso. Esto quiere decir que durante las 24 horas del día, las personas con casos de inmigración, que quieran saber en qué va su proceso, lo pueden averiguar en Internet.

Third Annual Latina Conference on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 Provides Wealth of Education and Career Development Opportunities
The San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and San Diego MANA partner once again to bring you the ‘Building Latina Success’ (Mujeres Con Éxito) Conference. The conference was first launched to provide education, career growth and development for women and because of its successful turnout the past two years, additional workshops and speakers have been added to create a full day program. The conference targets Latina businesswomen, but provides opportunities for all individuals in business.

Youngsters in Hippocrates Circle Mentoring Program Tour UCSD School of Medicine
What does it take to get into medical school? What is a typical day like for medical school students? More than 60 youngsters in Kaiser Permanente’s Hippocrates Circle physicians mentoring program got answers to these and other questions recently on a tour of the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego where they met with medical school students, visited neurology and anatomy laboratories, and even got to view and handle an actual human brain.

Becas Para Estudiantes Bilingües Interesados en el Cuidado de la Salud Están Disponibles a Través del Programa Latino Health Scholars de PacifiCare
* Los Estudiantes Bilingües y Biculturales son Elegibles en Áreas Selectas

College Expo (…for Parents!)
The Most Prominent Academic Outreach Organizations in the County Will Host The Inaugural College Expo (…For Parents!)
In an unprecedented effort to provide San Diego County parents with sorely needed information regarding college and its affordability, the largest educational outreach programs in the region will collaborate to host the College Expo (… for Parents!). Over two dozen organizations have combined resources to bring a program to San Diego County that targets the needs of parents of middle and high school students. The Saturday, May 17th event will take place on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, in the University Center.

Escondido Civic Faire Provides Information and Fun For Local Families
On Saturday, May 10, 2003, Escondido residents will have the opportunity to learn more about their community, what it can offer them, and how they can give back, during the We Love Children and Families! Escondido Civic Faire, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Grape Day Park at 321 North Broadway.

Community Input Needed to Name New Elementary Schools
School name suggestions are due May 30
San Diego City Schools is seeking name suggestions for two new elementary schools being built under Proposition MM, the $1.51 billion bond measure that funds modernization of 165 existing schools and construction of 16 new/rebuilt schools.

Latino Legislative Caucus Launches the “Senator Richard G. Polanco Fellows Program”
The California Latino Legislative Caucus Institute for Public Policy (CLLCIPP) announced today the launch of the Senator Richard G. Polanco Fellows Program.

Editorials

Guest Commentary:
The Children of Chula Vista Deserve Better
By Jill M. Galvez
Let’s pretend that you’re a developer and you’re going to build the most important 13-story building of your career. How would you build the foundation? That is the question being asked in school districts across our state as they anticipate budget cuts from the state this October.

Comentario:
La Prosperidad Futura de los Hispanos Reside en la Educación
Por Fred Fernández
La composición demográfica de nuestra nación experimenta una enérgica transformación. Tal parece que a diario una nueva moda, espectáculo de TV, artista u otro vehículo cultural valida lo que los censos recientes han demostrado… hoy en día, los hispanos representan el grupo minoritario más numeroso en Estados Unidos.

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

Presentan el Poemario “El Libro de los Cuatro Elementos y Dos Más”
Por: Paco Zavala
Rodeadas de una atmósfera inundada de romanticismo, bellas ideas y bellas letras, en el exterior de la Cafetería Deli Giuseppis en la Zona del Río en la ciudad de Tijuana, decorado el ambiente con una iluminación adecuada al desarrollo del evento, el pasado viernes 25 de abril se presentó y se dió lectura al poemario de inspiración de Aurelí Monráz, intitulado “El Libro de los Cuatro Elementos y Dos Más”.

Puro Border, a collection of writings about La Frontera
A new book gives important information about the U.S.-Mexico border, its people and its culture. A must for those interested in the problems people living in both sides of the region face everyday.
By Pablo De Sainz
The border. La frontera. A big word that’s used to describe a region, a culture, a people, and a way of life. Can we really understand it? Can we really define it? Can we really call it our own? A group of writers and photographers have come together in a new book to try and give meaning to la frontera.

Mystical Variations: The Esthetical Views of Cuban painter Luis Garzón
By Mariana Martinez
I go into a well known café.
Dim lights shine through the smell of tobacco and on the walls, dancing figures that linger, touch and feel themselves as the green watercolors and dark ink blots make huge stains on our water-soluble souls.

Variaciones místicas: Interpretación estética del pintor Cubano Luis Garzón
Por Mariana Martinez
Llego al café por mi tan conocido.
Luz tenue con tabaco y en las paredes cuadros: figuras que bailan, tocan, sienten mientras la acuarela tan verde se les escurre a la vida y la tinta obscura es, una mancha en la razón de los indisolubles.

Jenni Rivera rinde homenaje a las mujeres que cantan
La joven cantante que forma parte de la dinastía Rivera presenta su nuevo disco de banda y norteñas, titulado “Homenaje a las grandes”
Por Pablo De Sainz
Jenni Rivera es conocida como la Diva de la Banda.

Jenni Rivera pays tribute to women who sing
The young artist who belongs to the Rivera Dynasty presents her new album with banda and norteña, titled “Homenaje a las grandes”
By Pablo De Sainz
Jenni Rivera is known as Banda’s Diva.

Calendar of Events...
By Maria Delgado
Carmina Burana
“Volatile, fascinating... a spectacle” describes City Ballet’s presentation of Carl Orff’s raucous dance-theater piece of 13th century verses known as Carmina Burana with original choreography by Resident Choreographer Elizabeth Wistrich. Three performances will be presented May 16-17, 2003 at the historic Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway in downtown San Diego.

Mosaico de Actividades: Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
Indiscutiblemente que la cocina popular mexicana es conocida y reconocida en todo el mundo, ya en la actualidad a cualquier ciudad a la que se viaja, con facilidad se encuentra un servicio de restaurant en el que cocinen comida mexicana. En la ciudad de Rosarito se cocinó el pasado domingo 4 de mayo la “Enchilada más grande del mundo” en la celebración de la XVI Fiesta de la Comida Mexicana. Una enchilada que cocinaron cerca de 90 alumnos de una escuela tijuanense, con una medida de 250 metros de largo se sirvió la “enchiladita”, que los asistentes disfrutaron.

Corona’s Bat and Guerrero’s Glove Spark Win Over UNLV
By John Philip Wyllie
With the collegiate season winding down and the Mountain West Conference baseball playoffs fast approaching, the SDSU Aztecs are looking for a little momentum. They may have found it last weekend. The red and black improved their conference record to 14-10 on Sunday with a 3-0 shutout of conference leading and nationally ranked UNLV.

Bullfight World
By Lynn Sherwood
Cavazos and Spinola in Tijuana Opener
The 2003 Tijuana bullfight season was inaugurated, last Sunday, in Plaza El Toreo de Tijuana, resulting in triumphs for Eloy Cavazos and Fermín Spinola.

Ivan Calderon: Puerto Rico’s New World Champion
By Fiona Manning
When Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon became the World Boxing Organization’s new 105 pound champion on Saturday night, the sound of champagne corks popping in Puerto Rico could be heard all around the world.

Southwestern College Sponsors 5th Annual Jaguar Golf Classic
Participants Could Win New Cars and Up to $100,000 in Cash; May 16th Event to Benefit SWC’s Football Program
CHULA VISTA—It’s golf time and the Southwestern College would like to invite the general public to participate in the College’s 5th Annual Jaguar Golf Classic. The tournament will take place Friday, May 16, 2003 at the Auld Course, 525 Hunte Parkway in Chula Vista.

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