Volume XXIX Number 21 May 27, 2005

FrontPage Stories

Romero Named Artist-in-Residence for Escondido Art’s Center

By E.A. Barrera

 

Angel Romero - the Music Director of the Orquesta de Baja California (OBC) and a frequent conductor of the San Diego Symphony - has been named the “Artist-in-Residence” by the California Center for the Arts in Escondido (CCAE). Romero is the first person ever granted this distinction and he will serve as CCAE’s artist-in-residence through the end of the 2007 season.

“Maestro Romero is an artist of legendary stature. He is known worldwide for his exceptional artistry as both a member of The Romeros guitar quartet, as a solo artist and now as Music Director of the OBC and a guest conductor of orchestras throughout the world,” said Vicky Basehore, President and COO of The Center. “Audiences that have attended his concerts have experienced his very passionate and charismatic music-making. We can’t wait to bring his exciting, spirited and collaborative approach to our Concert Hall stage. We are grateful to Maestro Romero for his support of The Center as he helps us achieve a new level of artistic presentation. We will be working with the Maestro on expanding his involvement in our performing arts season as well as to later announce an educational component as part of his residency.”

Born in Malaga, Spain, Romero moved to California with his family in 1957 to escape the fascist government of Francisco Franco. Romero made his professional debut at the age of 6 and his American debut at the Hollywood Bowl when he was 16. He toured the world with his father Celedonio and his two brothers, Celin and Pepe - performing classical and Flamenco guitar music. Angel Romero left his family’s group for a solo career in 1990 and in 1991, he gave the world premiere performance of Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Rincones de España” at New York’s Lincoln Center.

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New Immigration Proposals: A Fast Track to the Past
By David Bacon
ANALYSIS
Proposals for a new temporary worker program are popular in corporate America. Now they’re popular in Congress as well.


USD Grad from National City Begins Program to Boost Girls’ Self-Esteem
Maria Patrice Amon of National City will graduate May 29 from the University of San Diego. But she’s already giving back to the community.


LOPEZ OBRADOR, EL LENGUAJE ELECTORAL
El popular gobernador de la Ciudad de México ya inició extraoficialmente su campaña presidencial 2006. Las encuestas lo favorecen, su equipo ya está funcionando y sus declaraciones suenan muy “presidenciables”.
Por Eduardo Stanley
MEXICO — La campaña por dejarlo afuera de la contienda presidencial del 2006, orquestada por el Partido Acción Nacional (PAN), del presidente Fox, y el Partido de la Revolución Institucional (PRI) demuestra el temor que les inspira Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Este intento de acusarlo legalmente debido a un supuesto caso de abuso de poder fracasó y ahora López Obrador tiene el camino más despejado.


Stories

Rosarito: A real threat to tourists?
By Luis Alonso Pérez
Blood has been spilled once again in Baja California. This past week, gunned down in broad daylight, was the director of public security for Rosarito, a small tourist town in Baja, a south of the border refuge where thousands of tourists will converge during the Memorial Day weekend.


Families relieved at arrest of Cuban exile suspected in ’76 bombing
By Marvin T. Anderson
WASHINGTON – On Oct. 6, 1976, Trevor Persaud’s older brother died when his plane crashed, the result of a bomb. Persaud’s family and others say Luis Posada is to blame. And with Posada’s arrest Tuesday, Persaud finally sees progress in his quest for justice.


México del Norte
Por Jorge Mújica Murias
Aquí, foxeando
¡Me rindo! Me había propuesto no hablar más del foxazo de la semana pasada, pero la gente no para de hablar del tema, así que habrá que darle al César lo que es del César, y a Fox lo que le toque.


April, a Month of Tears, Deceptions, Triumph and Hope for the Brown Berets of Aztlán
By Ricardo Raúl Pozos y Garay
Racism against Mexicans here in the southwest is nothing new and undocumented Mexicans, since they are poor and defenseless, have become the target of this racism. Ever since Mexico lost the war in defense of its northern territories more than half a century ago, the racists have made it their priority to label all Mexicans as “foreigners” and “illegal immigrants” despite Mexicans’ indigenous roots. The Mexican people’s resistance to racism is nothing new either. Mexicans such as the legendary Joaquín Murrieta, since the mid-nineteenth century, have sacrificed their lives in defense of the Mexican people.


Abril, Mes de Lágrimas, Decepciones, Triunfo y Esperanza para Las Boinas Cafés de Aztlán
Por Ricardo Raúl Pozos y Garay
El racismo contra mexicanos aquí en el suroeste no es nada nuevo y los mexicanos indocumentados, por ser los más pobres e indefensos, se han convertido en el blanco de este racismo. Desde que México perdió la guerra en defensa de su territorio septentrional hace más de un siglo y medio, los racistas se han propuesto rotular a todo mexicano de “extranjero” e “inmigrante ilegal” a pesar de que los mexicanos poseen raíces indígenas. La resistencia del pueblo mexicano ante el racismo tampoco no es nada nuevo. Mexicanos tales como el legendario Joaquín Murrieta, desde mediados del siglo diecinueve, han sacrificado sus vidas en defensa del pueblo mexicano.


Watching The Border Watchers: What the Minutemen Look Like From the Streets of Oaxaca
By Angel Lunz
When I first heard about the Minutemen — a group of vigilantes rounding up illegal immigrants along the Arizona border — my first thought was, “I wonder what the reaction will be back home in Oaxaca.” On a recent visit, I got a chance to find out.


LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Ricardo J. Galarza
El debate migratorio en el Congreso y el gran convidado de piedra
Existe hoy en día en el Congreso de Estados Unidos una encarnizada puja respecto a cómo se debe tratar el tema migratorio.


1,059 Students Clean Silver Strand State Beach in Celebration of Ocean Day
More than 6,000 kids across California celebrated Ocean Day by hitting the beach for the 12th Annual Kids’ Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup. Cleanups stretched from foggy San Francisco all the way down to sunny San Diego.


Editorials

Editorial
The Celebration of Memorial Day Carries a Heavy Price
“There have been 1,814 coalition troop deaths, 1,635 Americans, 88 Britons, 10 Bulgarians, one Dane, two Dutch, two Estonians, one Hungarian, 21 Italians, one Kazakh, one Latvian, 17 Poles, one Salvadoran, three Slovaks, 11 Spaniards, two Thai and 18 Ukrainians in the war in Iraq as of Wednesday, May 26, 2005.”

Memorial Day, May 30 is upon us. It is a day that is set aside in re-membrance of all those who have died protecting our Country. In years gone by, we often lamented that we, as a nation, needed to take the time, in between going to the beach, to actually sit back and think about and thank our heros, devote Memorial Day to reflect and think about what Memorial Day is all about.


Commentary:
Honoring Our Heroes
By Cruz M. Bustamante, Lieutenant Governor State of California
May is the month during which we honor many of the people who keep us safe-at home and overseas-in turbulent times of war, as well as in peaceful chapters of our nation’s history. The peace officers, firefighters, and the humanitarians who keep operations like the Red Cross running strong are all being acknowledged this month for their extraordinary efforts. World Red Cross Day (May 8) reminds us that we could all give of our time or resources to help the less fortunate. Armed Forces Day (May 21) and Memorial Day (May 30) prompt us to pay tribute to the members of the armed forces, including those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty to protect our freedoms.


Comentario:
Identificación Por Exclusión
Por Alejandro Alvarado Bremer
Se dice que este país es una democracia incluyente. Sí, que promueve y acepta la diversidad.


Commentary:
The Filibuster Anachronism
By Dr. Humberto Caspa
Lets get real. The filibuster prerogative is a permissive political device as well as an undemocratic mechanism by which members of the Senate undermine legislation through, at times, demagoguery and irrational rhetoric. In the past, Southern senators often used it to obstruct progressive legislation; today liberal democrats have become its most staunch defenders; and it is likely that right-wing Republicans will use it again later.


Comentario:
Anacronía del Filibusterismo
Por Dr. Humberto Caspa
Seamos conscientes; el filibusterismo o prebenda senatorial obstruccionista, el cual impide el curso de la legislación en este recinto representativo por medio de la demagogia, es un artificio político no democrático.


Commentary:
Minuteman Project Is a Fraud
By Sheldon Richman
If people who make up the Minuteman Project really want to do something for their country, they should devote their energies to getting rid of the stifling welfare state. Aside from all the good that would do for citizens, it would also ensure that anyone coming here from a foreign country would be looking for something other than a handout coerced from the taxpayers.


Comentario:
El Minuteman Project es un fraude
Por Sheldon Richman
Si la gente que diseñó el Minuteman Project realmente quiere hacer algo por su país, debería dedicar sus energías a librarse del sofocante estado benefactor. Además de todo lo bueno que eso sería para los ciudadanos, también aseguraría que cualquiera que viniese a este país desde el exterior busque otra más que una limosna quitada por la fuerza a los contribuyentes.


TEZOZOMOC SPEAKS
¿Qué pasó con el U/T Gente??? The chisme is that “ENLACE” (the U/T so call “Mexican Voice) is in trouble again. Seems no one reads it! The people fronting for the Union Trib. on this effort haven’t got a clue what La Raza on the Northern side of La Línea like to read. From Cubans, to Mexico Mexicans, the U/T has tried them all, but they still don’t get La Onda! Pos, if you need chamba check with the Onion they want a Publisher (bilingual)... Naturally they want someone that can increase circulation & advertising!


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

Exposición: “Teotihuacán” Testimonios Artísticos de la Ciudad de los Dioses
“Exposición de 145 Piezas Arqueológicas Originales de la Cultura Teotihuacana”
Por: Paco Zavala
Para realizar un trabajo de coordinación hay que desarrollar una gran madeja de elementos y enseguida determinar el organigrama y la aplicación de cada una de sus secciones y vigilar el buen funcionamiento hasta concluir el trabajo, evento o jornada, una realización de ésta magnitud se llevará a efecto en la ciudad de Tijuana.


Nuevos Enfoques en “Como Desarrollar una Relación Consciente”
Por: Paco Zavala

Muchos estudios se han elaborado relacionados especificamente sobre como vincularse perfectamente en una relación humana de pareja y realizar ésta función sin menoscabo de nínguna otra.


Nosotros’ and ‘Latin Heat Entertainment’ Join Forces to Fire Up the Young and Talented
Future Estrellas: Young Latino Performers Conference
Nosotros, a non-profit organization founded by living legend Ricardo Montalban; and Latin Heat Entertainment, the only English-language entertainment industry trade magazine focusing on Latinos in the U.S., have partnered to create a free conference to help guide Latino families whose children are interested in pursuing an acting career.


Inicia la Temporada de Verano 2005 del Festival Mainly Mozart Binacional
“Primer Concierto de Música Clásica en la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en Tijuana”
Por: Paco Zavala
Expresó Rossini: “Mozart, l’angelo della musica¡... ¿Quién se atrevería a tocarlo sin cometer un sacrilegio?”


Corridos Remix: Our history celebrated and mixed
By: Luis Alonso Pérez
“Yo soy el corrido” said the song that began a festive voyage through the people’s ballads, the ones that tell the stories and legends of brave men and women, remembered by poor and oppressed men who had no other way of telling their stories than through their songs and guitars.


Corridos Remix: Nuestra historia celebrada y mezclada
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
“Yo soy el corrido” dice la canción, con la que dió inicio un viaje festivo por las baladas del pueblo, esas que cuentan las historias y leyendas de hombres y mujeres valientes, recordadas por aquellos pobres y oprimidos que no tenían otra manera de contar sus historias más que con sus canciones y sus guitarras.


MACUILXOCHITL'S KIVA
Los Temerarios a combination of old and new
By Francisco H. Ciriza
Most music critics, even in their native Mexico, consider Los Temerarios a commercially driven outfit content to rely heavily on their own tried and true formula of overly- sweetened romantic rancheras, good looks, and old fashioned ideas of traditional male/female relationships. But it is difficult to deny the group’s success and overwhelming popularity especially among twenty and thirty-something year-old Mexican and Mexican American fans.


VAMOS AL CINE
Madagascar funciona para los niños
El dibujo animado vuelve a ser la solución más idónea para los padres en el fin de semana
Por Jose Daniel Bort
Después de la locura de fin de semana pasado con la última parte de la guerra de las galaxias, los padres tienen una opción un poco menos sangrienta a la hora de pensar en los más pequeños de la casa, y ésta opción viene en la forma de cuatro animales demasiado bien “educados” que deciden tomar las riendas de su destino en Madagascar.


Era miserable cuando dejé la carrera hace quince años
Jane Fonda abre sus sentimientos acerca de ser una madre posesiva en la pantalla y una madre para todos en la vida real.
Por Jose Daniel Bort
A nadie le sorprende, pero es inevitable maravillarse cuando Jane Fonda entra al salón etérea con un paso de Jazz que le sale de forma natural. La actriz saluda muy amigablemente y empieza a escrutinizar a su entrevistador con sus incandescentes ojos azules que no paran de observar hasta el último detalle. Es el reflejo de los tiempos cuando Jane Fonda sentía que la prensa era su mayor enemigo.


A Powerful Finish
Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith reviewed
By Miguel Mouchess
Monday, May 16th, 2005 was the screening for the Fox Employees here on the Lot.


28 SCORE Trophy-Trucks, 36 unlimited Class 1 cars hoping For overall 4-wheel victory at 37th Tecate SCORE Baja 500
As the entry list continues to expand dramatically, so does the list of talented racers who will compete for the coveted overall 4-wheel vehicle victory in next month’s popular Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race. Traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule, over 150,000 spectators are expected to cheer the world’s best desert racers in action at round 3 of the six-race 2005 SCORE Desert Series, to be held June 3-5 in Ensenada, Mexico.


Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., on his farewell tour
By Armando Cabrera
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and his son Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. held a public work out on Saturday at the Sycuan Resort and Casino in El Cajon, California. The legendary Julio Cesar Chavez [107-5-2, 87 KO’s] will face Ivan Robinson on Saturday May 28, 2005 at the Staple Center in Los Angeles, California. Chavez has been training hard despite a minor cold, his final farewell tour across the States have brought out a huge loyal boxing fans to view their idol trained


Champions Defend Titles at Coca-Cola Zero Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
Kenyan Joseph Ngolepus and Russian Tatiana Titova headline a group of returning champions who will be on hand to test out the new race course for the eighth running of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. The musical marathon, which recently signed Coca-Cola Zero as its title sponsor, is set for Sunday, June 5, 2005.