Volume XXIV Number 44 November 3, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Al Gore Gets Our Vote For President!

It's time to stand up and be counted! The Editorial Board of La Prensa San Diego in the best interest of our nation, our state, our county, city and in the best interests of our `familias' and `hijos,' endorse `con orgullo' VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE to be the next President of the United States of America and Senator AL LIEBERMAN to be his Vice President.

As one of the largest voting minorities in the State of California, Mexican Americans, Latinos, and Hispanics need to remember the harsh and often brutal treatment of our people by the Republican state office holders, from the former Governor, Pete Wilson to the Ultra-Right wing extremists in local elective office throughout the state, county and city. At each occasion, our people were denied opportunity to education & economic success, equal justice, social acceptance and carried the onus of insufferable racism and discrimination.

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Dick Murphy vs Ron Roberts
By Daniel Muñoz
Good thing the Mayor's race is non-partisan!
Both candidates are Republicans. So, we `gota' choose one or the other or stay home. There was a time when Ron Roberts looked like a pretty good "compassionable Republican," that was when he still lived in Linda Vista.

GENERAL ELECTION
November 7, 2000
La Prensa San Diego Endorsements

ELECCION GENERAL
Martes, 7 de Noviembre
GUIA DE VOTACION

Growing Latino Political Presence Extends Beyond Presidential Election and Into
Congress and State House Contests
Los Angeles, CA — As the first major election of the new millennium approaches, more Latinos than ever have the potential to gain victories in Congressional and state legislative races, according to an analysis conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund.

Analysis
A Likable President's Unlikable Deeds
By Rene Ciria-Cruz
He was so likable. His mangled English and malapropisms added to his rough charm as the candidate with a common touch. So they elected him president.

Stories

San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Receives Large Hispanic
Chamber of the Year Award!

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) selected the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SDCHCC) as the Large Hispanic Chamber of the Year from Region I. An independent panel of judges chose the SDCHCC as the regional winner.

Reporte Urge Implementar Nuevas Políticas Para Integrar A La Población
Inmigrante De California
DAVIS-(UC)
—Los legisladores de California deben reconocer que el fenómeno de la inmigración no desaparecerá y por lo tanto deben desarrollar estrategias para incentivar y acelerar la integración de los inmigrantes a la economía y sociedad del estado, afirman los autores de un reporte publicado por el Centro de Investigación de Política de California, de la Universidad de California.

El Sur del Condado de San Diego (South Bay) Se Volverá Una "Zona de Prevención
de Alta Intensidad"

National City — Líderes comunitarios, dependencias locales y autoridades están combinando conocimiento, esfuerzo humano, y determinación para detener en South Bay el creciente problema de consumo de alcohol por menores de edad, ebriedad pública, y conducir bajo la influencia.

First-Person
The Race
By Johnny D. Marquez
When I was younger I was one bad little vato. Well I was in 6th grade, but it was all the same to me. I went to school at Zia, and in Tucumcari, Zia was the only predominant Hispanic school of it's time. There were 3 other elementary schools back then, Mountain View, Granger and Buena Vista.

Los Angeles Attorney Honored for Civil Rights Work
San Francisco — The California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) has presented its "Jack Berman Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession and the Public" this year to Los Angeles civil rights attorney Thomas Saenz.

President Clinton Names George Muñoz as a Member of the Inter-American
Foundation
The President announced his intent to nominate George Muñoz as a Member of the Inter-American Foundation.

UCSD to Name Veterans Association November 9: County Board of Education
Member Aguilar to Chair Group
A new UCSD Veterans Association will install its first officers November 9, in a campus ceremony that will honor UC President Richard Atkinson for his effort to designate Veterans Day as an official UC employee holiday.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Eduardo Salinas
Indecisos e Hispanos Figuras Importantes de una Cerrada Elección Presidencial
Finalmente llegó la hora de la verdad para los aspirantes a ocupar la Casa Blanca por los próximos cuatro años. Tras una campaña electoral de cuatro meses los principales candidatos de la contienda George Bush, por el partido Republicano y el Demócrata Al Gore, se presentan a estos comicios en medio de un empate técnico de popularidad, y con la única esperanza de atraer el voto de los electrores indecisos, quienes definirán el futuro político del país, según coinciden varias organizaciones y analistas políticos.

National Grant Allows National Latino Research Center at Cal State San Marcos
to Coordinate Early Childhood Cultural Training Program
A multi-year grant from the Department of Health and Human Services will allow the National Latino Research Center (NLRC) at California State University San Marcos to develop enhanced Head Start training programs for teachers who work with Latino children.

SDSU Receives $600,000 Grant to Tutor El Centro Students
San Diego State University (SDSU) Foundation announced the receipt of a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Post-Secondary Education to tutor middle school students from the El Centro School District in literacy and build student awareness of college opportunities. The three-year program began in October 2000.

Joint Center Launches Alliance for Racial Healing
WASHINGTON, D.C.
- The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies recently launched the Network of Alliances Bridging Race and Ethnicity (NABRE), a vehicle for assisting local leaders around the country in their efforts to overcome racial and ethnic divisions. A key component is the NABRE section on the Joint Center's website (www.jointcenter.org/nabre) which will maintain a membership directory, resource links, and other interactive features.

Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation to Advance Awareness and Research
For Peanut Allergy

Peanut and tree nut allergy can be a serious condition that affects approximately three million Americans. There is no cure for peanut allergy, merely symptomatic relief, and there is a lack of public and medical understanding of the condition.

Festividades del Día de Muertos
Por Paco Zavala
Las celebraciones de "Todos Santos" en la región conocida como "Las Huastecas", son festividades que se concelebran para recordar a quienes ya se han ido de la existencia física en la transición a tomar otra dimensión.

Encienda Una Vela
Mons. Thomas J. McSweeney
Promesas Pasadas y Futuras
Sospechando de la gente que hace promesas y no las cumple, el ensayista francés Alfred de Musset escribió, "es fácil hacer una promesa, pero también olvidarla".

Editorials

Editorial:
The 79th Assembly District - ¡Que Lástima!
The race for the 79th Assembly District for all intents and purposes is over. The real race for this district took place back in June during the primaries, between the Democratic contenders. The foregone conclusion is that Juan Vargas will win the seat, in this, a Democratic safe district.

Political Reflections
Al Gore vs G.W. Bush
For those that don't `comprende' the `por qué' of El Jefitos endorsements... Well, you just haven't been reading La Prensa San Diego regularly... so shame on you!

Commentary
Proposition 39 — The Property Tax Increase Initative
By Jon Coupal
Taxpayers hold on to your wallets — again! This November, Californians will face another attempt to make it much easier to increase property taxes.

Comentario
PROP AA y Southwestern College
Por Serafin A. Zasueta. Ph.D.
Primero, la Proposición AA ayudará a TODOS los estudiantes de Southwestern College con la reparación de nuestros edificios de 40 años en el plantel principal de Chula Vista, en donde los tejados tienen goteras y la plomería, la ventilación y los sistemas eléctricos están muy deteriorados. La infrasestructura está desgastada, y no puede apoyar la necesidad que tienen los estudiantes de tecnología moderna para competir con éxito en el Siglo 21.

Commentary
The Latino Vote — Real or as Mythical as the Sleeping Giant?
By Julio C. Calderón
Just two weeks after the Southwest Voter Registration Project announced that they ex-pected a 70 percent turn-out of Latinos in next Tuesday elections, the Los Angeles Times prints two op-ed pieces debunking the notion of a powerful Latino vote. Being of a suspicious nature, I cannot help but think there is something behind this turn of events.

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

THE RAINBOW CHRONICLES
Chapter XXI
By Jeannine Diego
A single thump on the door broke the stillness and decelerated the otherwise unrelenting stampede of Sal's thoughts.

Poet's Corner
Eating Ritz with Cream Cheese and Drinking Strawberry Kiwi Juice While
Listening to Jazz

By Oyamel Gonzalez

"De Aca, de Este Lado" Obra Teatral Se Presenta en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
Un grupo de actores del Instituto "Andres Soler" adscrito a la Asociación Nacional de Actores (ANDA), están presentando en El Juglar, pequeña sala teatral ubicada por la Calle 8 entre Pío Pico y Quintana Roo en la ciudad de Tijuana, la obra teatral "De Aca, De Este Lado" de Sergio Alanis.

Seventy-Eight Nominees on Hall of Fame Preliminary Ballot
CANTON, OHIO - Sixty-one players, seven coaches, and ten contributors make up the modern-era nomination list for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2001. First-year eligible nominees include former Washington Redskins wide receiver Art Monk and Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Jackie Slater. Coaches nominated in their first year of eligibility include Jimmy Johnson, Bill Parcells, and Dick Vermeil.

Season's Second Half Begins With Key Division Matchups
No more unbeatens. But a lot of teams close to it.

Bullfight World...
by Lyn Sherwood
14th Corrida of the 2000 Temporada Had Toros Well Presented and Brave
A very slight crowd, of about seven, or eight hundred spectators, was on hand to witness the 14th corrida of the 2000 temporada, with Javier Bernarldo, Victor Santos, and Enrique Espinosa "El Cuate," facing a herd of bulls from the ranch of Manuel Macias. The toros, with the exception of two, were well presented and brave.

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