Volume XXV Number 20 May 18, 2001

FrontPage Stories

We Honor Our Country's Armed Forces

Americans often ignore the role that their armed forces play and the role that they have played in the history of our country. Here in San Diego County, we have a clearer sense of the ways in which our Air Force, Navy, Army, and Marine Corp contributed to the founding and maintenance of our country. Living in close proximity to the military, it is difficult not to recognize how vital the Armed Forces are to our existence.

We are fortunate to have major Naval and Marine Corp establishments that serve as a reminder of the role that our armed forces have played in our country. Who can deny the pride that we feel when we see our mighty warships, carriers, cruisers, destroyers, amphibious, submarine and supply ships, stream in and out of our protected harbor as they go about their assigned missions throughout the world? Those of us who are fortunate to live in San Diego County, cannot help but feel pride as we view our U.S. Marines at the Marine Recruit Depot train and learn their basic skills. A drive along Interstate 5 will bring one close enough to Camp Pendleton to see our Fleet Marine Forces receive the combat training that turns them into the most formidable fighting force in the world.

Our skies are the training fields for our Naval and Marine pilots. They streak across our skies daily at two times the speed of sound. They head across the open sea toward the world's mightiest aircraft carriers which are maneuvering themselves to provide a steady landing platform for the aircraft and their pilots. Our country, which has been a seafaring nation since its inception, depends upon these men and their flying machines to protect our country and its far-flung outposts.

This weekend, the Marine Corp Air Base at Miramar will put on a display of the mighty whirly birds that will enact the envelopment tactics the Marines will utilize in future trouble spots. They and their amphibious components are visible displays of our armed forces that assist in keeping them in our minds.

In many ways we are more fortunate than other parts of our country. We can watch the sleek submarines slip in and out of port each day as they make their way to their destinations. The world that they inhabit is at the depths of the world's oceans and seas. They run silent and deep, protecting our shores and maintaining a secure view of those who would attempt to war on the United States. The sailors who man these silent fleets bare a cross that is the most difficult of all. There is never a day to "stand down." Twenty-four hours a day they are on "watch" ... The seas are unforgiving.

We salute all the members of our Armed forces on this day: the ARMY, AIR FORCE, NAVY, the COAST GUARD and the MERCHANT MARINES who are part of our fleet during wartime.

We also SALUTE our fledgling SPACE SHIP AND OUTER SPACE EXPLORERS who some day will also be an integral part of our ARMED FORCES.

La Prensa San Diego


Armed Forces Week 2001 Message From the President
I am proud to offer my sincere thanks during Armed Forces
Week to the brave men and women who protect our Nation.

San Diego High School Still Steaming Over Loss of Alfaro
By Yvette tenBerge
The concrete steps of San Diego High's downtown campus came to life Friday morning as an angry crowd of more than 50 students, parents, alumni, teachers and school board members gathered to express their outrage at the recent firing of its well-loved principal, Tony Alfaro.

Bush plans 2004 wedding with Hispanics
He is ardently wooing this growing voter bloc - hoping to turn more of them to the
GOP
By Francine Kiefer
May 14, 2001
- Leaders of the African-American community fondly called Bill Clinton America's "first black president." Now, his successor in the Oval Office seems intent on becoming the first Latino one.

UC Regents Rescind SP-1 And SP-2, Affirm Commitment To Diversity
The University of California Board of Regents today (Wednesday, May 16) unanimously adopted a resolution that rescinds SP-1 and SP-2 and reaffirms the university's commitment to a student body representative of California's diverse population.

Regentes De La UC Rescinden La Sp-1 y La SP-2, Afirman Compromiso Con
La Diversidad
La Junta de Regentes de la Universidad de California unánimemente adoptó hoy (miércoles, 16 de mayo) una resolución que rescinde la SP-1 y la SP-2 y reafirma el compromiso de la universidad hacia un cuerpo estudiantil que represente a la diversa población de California.

Regents should listen to demands of students regarding SP-1, SP-2
ADMISSIONS: Decision by board should give closure to years of fighting for vote
(Editor's Note: Prior to the Regents vote on SP-1 and SP-2, which were rescinded by the UC Board of Regents Wednesday, May 16, 2001, Justin Fong published an insightful piece on the students perspective of the issue on affirmative action in admissions.)

Noticias de México...
Desde el Miércoles
Aplica la CFE tarifa 1E
Los recibos de energía eléctrica en algunos hogares contemplaron desde ayer facturaciones menores debido a la aplicación de la tarifa 1E, que entró en vigor el 1 de mayo.Manuel Félix Valenzuela, director del Consejo Estatal de Energía, explicó que esta tarifa de verano tiene vigencia de seis meses iniciando en mayo y culminando en octubre en este Municipio.

Stories

The Union Election at the Río Bravo Duro Bag Maquiladora: Two Sides Speak
by Greg Bloom
Duro's Position
Duro Bag Manufacturing Company has been in Mexico for thirty years and has had a maquiladora in Río Bravo, Tamaulipas, a city between Reynosa and Matamoros, for twelve to thirteen years according to Bill Forstrom, vice president of manufacturing. Speaking with Forstrom about the Duro assembly plant in Río Bravo it is clear that he takes pride in the plant for which he is responsible.

El Presidente Vicente Fox Nombra al Nuevo Cónsul General de México en
San Diego, Así Como a Otros Diplomáticos de México en el Exterior
En cumplimiento de las disposiciones constitucionales, los funcionarios designados deberán comparecer ante la H. Comisión Permanente del Congreso de la Unión y ser ratificados en su cargo antes de tomar posesión

Radio Bilingüe Alcanza Auditorio Tras la Frontera
Por Rosa Barajas
Para Lorena, el alto porcentaje de adolescentes embarazadas en el condado Imperial es un problema. Marison considera que el problema del uso de drogas entre jóvenes es aún más grave.

El Valle Central: Prosperidad agrícola dentro de un marco de pobreza
DAVIS - (UC)-Un análisis comprensivo de 65 comunidades rurales en California encontró una relación directa entre la disponibilidad de trabajos agrícolas, el aumento de inmigrantes y la pobreza en zonas rurales.

A March to Honor the Sacrifice of the Bataan Soldiers
By Elaine Aviles
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. — When Pearl Harbor was bombed 60 years ago, Americans watched in horror as the country was launched into war. Not many realized the war was already well underway in the Philippines.

MCAS Miramar Presents Armed Forces Day Festival
Salute America's military at San Diego's largest Armed Forces Day celebration. The 2001 Armed Forces Day Festival will be held at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join more than 15,000 visitors at this event, which is open to the public. Admission and parking are FREE!

Medal Of Valor Act Moves To Senate Floor
WASHINGTON
— Gilbert G. Gallegos, National President of the Grand Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police, hailed today's passage of H.R. 802, the "Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act," by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The legislation, proposed by the F.O.P. and sponsored by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-LA), authorizes Congress to recognize acts of exceptional valor and heroism by law enforcement and other public safety officers.

Sophia Simone Castelo
Hispanic Heritage Youth Award Winner for Excellence in Mathematics
ExxonMobil is pleased to have the opportunity to introduce you to Sophia Castelo, a high school senior and honor student at Clairemont High School. Sophia is the recipient of the Hispanic Heritage Youth Award for Excellence in Mathematics in the greater San Diego region.

United States Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce To Host Historic Trade Mission
To Costa Rica
WASHINGTON
— The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is hosting a trade mission to San Jose, Costa Rica on June 28 & 29, 2001. The USHCC International Committee, along with its Costa Rican partners, the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) and the Costa Rica Chamber of Commerce (Camara de Comercio de Costa Rica), are coordinating the Trade Mission.

Small Business Health Fairness Act' Will Help Working Families Find Affordable
Health Plans
WASHINGTON
— Senator Kit Bond today (Tuesday, May 15) said he is co-sponsoring the "Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2001," a bill that will help small businesses offer employees and their family members — including more than 25 million uninsured Americans living in a family headed by an employee of a small firm — affordable health care plans comparable to benefits routinely offered employees of large companies and unions.

Mitos Sobre el Consumo de Energía Eléctrica
BERKELEY- (UC)- La crisis energética ha dado lugar a que circule información errónea sobre cómo reducir el consumo de electricidad. Investigadores de tecnología energética ambiental del Laboratorio Lawrence Berkeley que administra la Universidad de California aclaran la confusión que puede existir.

Se Necesitan Voluntarias Para el Programa Aconseje a su Amiga Para Animarlas
a Que se Hagan un Mamograma
The American Cancer Society necesita voluntarias en todo el Condado de San Diego para participar en el Programa Aconseje a su Amiga para la detección oportuna del cáncer del seno que invita a las mujeres a que se hagan un mamograma anualmente.

Community Notes.....
Mayor Horton to Give `State of the City' on May 22
Chula Vista Mayor Shirley Horton will deliver her annual State of the City address on May 22 at the Veterans Home of California—Chula Vista, 700 E. Naples Ct. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. The event will include a performance by local young performers and the address will be followed by a short reception.

SDCS Food Services Aids Students with Prom Night
With the rising cost of prom tickets and expenses for that special night, high school seniors work for many months to help "foot the bill". The Food Services Department at San Diego City Schools came to the rescue of several high school seniors by giving away Prom Packages that included 2 tickets to the Senior Prom, a photo package, and a $40.00 gift certificate for dinner at The Cheesecake Factory in Fashion Valley.

Editorials

Commentary
English and Spanish = the USA
By Raoul Lowery Contreras
Ola, como esta usted? Donde esta la biblioteca? Everyone who took high school Spanish knows that those phrases are probably all they recognize from their teenaged efforts to learn one of three most spoken languages in the world.

The Public Forum ... El Foro Publico
Duchney Reveals Roots
Your insightful editorial, "Duchney Launches A Misguided ..." (5/11/01) discloses her Republicrat and NRA roots for one and all.

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

500,000 Azaleas
Por Paco Zavala
Interesantísimo volúmen de poemas del poeta mexicano, nacido en Silao, Guanajuato el l8 de Junio de 1914 y fallecido en la Ciudad de México en el año de 1982.

`Morir de Amor' Named Song of the Year at BMI's 8th Annual Latin Awards
Los Angeles — Performing rights organization BMI presented its 8th Annual Latin Awards on April 20 with top honors going to "Morir De Amor," songwriters Robert Dee Blades, José de Jesús Navarro and Kike Santander, and publisher Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc. The black-tie ceremony, hosted by BMI President and CEO Frances W. Preston and Assistant Vice President of Latin Music Diane J. Almodovar, honored top writers and publishers of the most performed Latin songs on US radio and television at a 400-person gala dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

Explora la magia del cine en Foxploracion.
Por Paco Zavala.
A 30 minutos de Tijuana por la carretera libre a Ensenada, cruzando Rosarito se encuentran ubicadas las instalciones de Fox Estudios Baja, que a raíz de haberse filmado en este centro la película Titanic y otras producciones de renombre, para lo que ya se han instalado los suficientes elementos para convertirlo en un centro turístico con atracciones para chicos y grandes.

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
Classical Guitar Recital
The Chula Vista Public Library and the Centro Hispanoamericano de Guitarra are presenting a Classical Guitar Recital on May 18 at 7 p.m. in the Rosemary Lane Galeria at the Chula Vista Public Library's South Branch, 289 Orange Ave. The recital will feature three student guitarists and will be free to the public.

Por el mundo de la musica.
Por Paco Zavala.
Costumbre y su segundo CD.
El pasado 15 de mayo el Grupo Costumbre lanzó al mercado su nueva producción cidigráfica titulada "Déjame Ser".

Mi Vida y Mi Pasión, la Música
Por Paco Zavala
En la Central Camionera que se encuentra ubicada en la línea Internacional en la parte mexicana, concurren a este sitio un grupo numeroso de músicos e intérpretes de diversos géneros y estilos musicales populares que con su rasgueo en la guitarra y con su canto alegran y amenizan el viaje que el pasajero realiza de este sitio al centro de la ciudad.

Jennifer Lopez stars as a tough cop in "Angel Eyes"
"Angel Eyes" is a story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.

Univision Unveils Programming Line-Up for 2001/2002 Season and Announces
Plans for New Spanish-Language Network
Univision Communications, Inc., the fifth largest network in the U.S. and the country's leading Spanish-language media company, today (May 16, 2001) unveiled its programming lineup for the 2001/2002 season to a crowd of nearly 1,000 at Lincoln Center during its Fifth Annual Upfront Programming Presentation, entitled "Constellation Univi-sion."

DIRECTV Para Todos Catches International Soccer Fever With "Your Pass to
Soccer World 2002" Sweepstakes
The DIRECTV Para Todos service is giving new customers a chance to travel to an international soccer match with its "Your Pass to Soccer World 2002" sweepstakes.

Copa Tecate 2001 — Que Arranquen los Juegos!!!
Tres meses han transcurrido desde que en los altos del histórico Coliseo Memorial de Los Angeles, Tecate, DVC y Mundial Sports International anunciaron el Campeonato Hispano de Fútbol más ambicioso y de mayor cobertura nunca antes realizado en los Estados Unidos. Hoy día la Copa Tecate 2001 es una realidad.

Bullfight World...
by Lyn Sherwood
El Glison to Perform in Spain!
Several years ago, when Mexico's clown prince of bullfighting, Jorge de Jesús "El Glison" was attracting crowds who were anxious to see that most outrageous matador in action, this reporter told him, "I hope that you never fight in Spain, for there, if the bulls don's kill you, the crowds most certainly will."

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