Volume XXV Number 21 May 25, 2001

FrontPage Stories

Meaning of Memorial Day

"…from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain." Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address

 

It's a sacred day to all war veterans. None need to be reminded of the reason why Memorial Day must be commemorated. But what about the general public, and more importantly, future generations? Do most non-veterans really recognize the importance of May 30?

Judging from what Memorial Day has become--simply another day off from work--the answer is a resounding no. Perhaps a reminder is due then. And it is the duty of each and every veteran to relay the message.

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Barrio Logan Residents Choked Up Over Air Quality Report
By Yvette tenBerge
The audience of Barrio Logan residents becomes hushed as Elena Molina accepts the microphone handed to her by a member of the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) and stands in front of the crowd gathered in the auditorium of Memorial Academy, located at 2850 Logan Avenue.

Residentes de Barrio Logan Se Indignan Sobre Reporte de la Calidad del Aire
Por Yvette tenBerge
La audiencia de residentes de Barrio Logan se quedan callados mientras Elena Molina acepta el micrófono que le da un miembro de la Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) y se para enfrente de la gente en el auditorio de Memorial Academy, localizado en 2850 Logan Avenue.

A "Homeboy" could be the next mayor of Los Angeles
By David Bacon
LOS ANGELES
— Half a century ago, Bert Corona had a dream that Latinos in California — field workers and factory hands, school kids forbidden to speak their families' language — would win real political power.

Noticias de México...
Buscan a cuatro más, en Arizona
Mueren 12 migrantes
Once migrantes muertos por deshidratación fueron localizados ayer en el Refugio de Vida Silvestre "Cabeza Prieta", situado en el desierto de Arizona, en la frontera con Sonoita, Sonora. Otro más murió cuando era trasladado a un hospital en Wellton, Arizona.

Stories

Jaime Bonilla Speaks Out
By Yvette tenBerge
Over the past month, most San Diegans have either read or heard about reports that the Otay Water Board has been sinking quickly. Despite the fact that accusations have been hurled between board members, it appears that the majority of the blame has been loaded onto the shoulders of Otay Water Board President, Jaime Bonilla. We at La Prensa felt that our readers should be given the opportunity to hear Mr. Bonilla's side of the story ...

UCLA Report of Uninsured Californians by Legislative Districts Shows 75% With
Uninsured Rate Above National Average
Three-quarters of California's legislative districts have higher uninsured rates among the nonelderly (ages 0-64) than the national average of 17 percent, according to the first report to break down health coverage rates by the state's legislative districts.

Pastores Ovejeros Califorianos Dan Otro Paso Importante a un Mejor Trato
En los ultimos meses, pastores ovejeros californianos han logrado algunos beneficios y derechos basicos los cuales todos los demas trabajadores han tenido por decadas. Hoy se ha dado un paso importante para lograr una vida mejor para estos trabajadores quienes vienen contratados de tres anos de Peru, Chile, Mexico y Mongolia. El comite de apropriaciones de la Assamblea Californiana voto en favor de un proyecto de ley (AB 1675-Koretz) que requiere que los patrones de los pastores tendran que proveer servicios sanitarios, baños, telefono celulares para emergencias, el derecho de recibir visitantes sin interferencia en su vivienda, calefaccion en las trailes donde viven los pastores y otros beneficios.

Estudio encuentra que la mayoría de las mujeres no saben que el ataque al corazón
es el asesino número 1
Más mujeres hoy en día no saben que el ataque al corazón es su mayor enemigo que hace tres años, sin embargo el número es todavía bajo—34 por ciento, de acuerdo a resultados de una encuesta realizada por la Asociación Americana del Corazón.

Cuando las puertas se cierran, ACCION San Diego las puede abrir
Sin historia de crédito y poco dinero, Pedro Mosso y Rafael Vasquez, nacidos en México, llegaron a los Estados Unidos hace tres años en búsqueda de un futuro mejor. Pedro, contador público y Rafael, profesional en electrónica, decidieron unirse para formar una microempresa, y así fue como surgió Bicicletas Vamos.

Ciudad de México: Una Nueva Visión Para la Más Antigua Capital de las Américas
La ciudad de México se encuentra inmersa en un proceso de revitalización, que proyecta un renovado ntusiasmo y dinamismoa su industria turística. La nueva administración posee una visión que tiene especial énfasis en el desarrollo y mejoramiento de un proyecto que comprende 2 corredores turísticos, ubicados dentro de las zonas más frecuentadas por el turismo.

"Calling America's Heroes" National Memorial Day Campaign
7-Eleven, Inc. industry and AT&T have teamed with the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance to remind Americans about the true meaning of Memorial Day. The campaign, Calling America's Heroes, urges Americans to reach out and express their deepest gratitude to the family members of fallen heroes for their ultimate sacrifice and also to thank veterans and active military personnel for their service to our country.

They Can Read, Write, and Rap
San Diego City School's Food Services Department along with the Pear Bureau Northwest and SeaWorld California posed the question, "Why is it important to eat school meals?". Children from kindergarten to grade 12 responded in an essay, poetry, and rap contest.

Se Ofrecen Clases de Verano Para Todos los Aprendices de Inglés en las Escuelas
de la Ciudad de San Diego
San Diego City Schools está ofreciendo a todos los 39,000 Alumnos en Vías de Aprender Inglés, desde el Kinder al 12avo grado, la oportunidad de asistir a cursos de verano para reforzar sus conocimientos del idioma inglés y mejorar en lectura y escritura. Esto ha sido posible gracias a una subvención del estado de $10 millones que recibimos para mejorar el aprovechamiento escolar en nuestro distrito.

You Are Invited To Apply for the South East San Diego Rotary Scholarship Award
The South East San Diego Rotary Club is committed to the continued growth of our community. We believe that the development and growth of our youth is essential. For this reason, we are pleased to announce our ongoing Scholarship Awards for high school seniors. The South East San Diego Rotary Club is making these scholarships available to support and encourage the pursuit of continued education in the effort to create avenues of opportunity for academic, social and career success.

United States and Mexico Honor Artist With Postage Stamp
Washington, D.C. — Frida Kahlo, the world-renown Mexican artist best known for her striking self-portraits, will be honored by the U.S. Postal Service next month with the issuance of the Frida Kahlo commemorative stamp on June 21 in Phoenix, Ariz. This is the first Hispanic woman to be honored with a U.S. postage stamp. The Mexican Postal Service will issue a similar Frida Kahlo stamp on the same day.

How Will The White House Faith-Based and Community Initiative Program Affect
San Diego?
A public discussion to address questions and concerns surrounding allocation of Faith-Based and Community Initiative funds will be held on Monday, June 4th at 6:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego.

Community Notes.....
Celebration in Memory of our Veterans
A celebration in Memory of our veterans will include a Spaghetti Dinner on Monday May 28, 2001 at the American Legion Post 6, 3563 Adams Ave. Dinner will be served from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. $5.00 per person.

Nuestro Olor
Por Sergio Nogues
Existen trabajos los cuales al desempeñarlos, nuestro cuerpo se impregna de olor y al regresar a nuestra casa, llevamos ese olor por todas partes. De igual forma nuestra mente se impregna de pensamientos positivos o negativos y de igual manera los llevamos a todo lugar que vamos.

Editorials

Editorial
Senator Jeffords Abandons Right Wing Conservatism
President George W. Bush has received a message from "Garcia": FISH OR CUT BAIT! The loss of Senator James Jeffords from the Republican Party, and his rejection of President George W. Bush's policies, is a stunning blow to the Republican Party and to President George W. Bush, personally.

Editorial
Regional Government, a bad idea for the Hispanic community
Regional Government is all the rage right now. Leading the way is the legislative mandated Regional Government Efficiency Commission, the brainchild of Sen. Steve Peace. That's right, the same Steve Peace who led the charge for energy deregulation. Apparently not to be outdone, San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy is set to introduce his version of a regional government, as well.

Tezozomoc Speaks
Los estupidos de la "Corte Suprema," those who wear black robes, ruled that marijuana had no medicinal value and, as such, was illegal. Chispas, my Abuelita is turning over in her grave after this ignorante statement! For years she used marijuana (MaryJane) for medicinal purposes - in teas, rubs and a little smoke - and she lived to a ripe old age. After spending her life in the fields and giving birth to 12 kids, she knew a little more about the medicinal uses of MOTA then those 12 pendejos!!

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

Belleza Salud y Moda En Tijuana
Por: Paco Zavala.
Con una serie de diversas actividades en la polifacética y multicolor Tijuana, los días Sábado 26 y Domingo 27 del corriente mes de mayo, se celebra la "Expo Mujer 2000" belleza, salud y moda.

Próxima Estación: Esperanza, nuevo éxito de Manu Chao
Por: Paco Zavala
El trovador franco-español Manu Chao, lanza al mercado con fecha 5 de junio próximo, su nuevo álbum titulado Próxima Estación: Esperanza, que contiene 17 temas y que son interpretados en los idiomas: castellano, francés, inglés y portugués y que sale al mercado a través de Virgin Records.

En repuesta teatral la divertidísima comedia "Cepillo de dientes"
Por: Paco Zavala.
Dos excelentes jóvenes tijuanenses, el actor César Enrique Manjarrez Nuñez y la actriz Gabriela Meza Fraire, unen sus talentos histriónicos y reponen en esta puesta teatral, la divertidísima comedia del autor Jorge Díaz, "Cepillo de dientes".

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
The Wave Waterpark Reopens
The state-of-the-art water park features the famous "Flow Rider" wave machine, which is ideal for body boarding. The park also includes four 35-foot tall water slides, the free flowing Rio Loco for inner tubing, the Children's Water Playground, the Little Dipper kiddie slide and a competition size swimming pool.

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