Volume XXV Number 46 November 16, 2001

FrontPage Stories

Hilltop Elementary Gets Connected With PacBell Community Grant

By Yvette tenBerge

On the morning of Thursday, November 15, the National City Boys & Girls Club, located at 1430 D Avenue, was not filled with children gathering to play, but with representatives from community organizations and local schools gathering to receive "community enrichment program grants" from The Pacific Bell Foundation.



Dennis Doyle (Assistant Superintendent of Chula Vista Elementary School District), Bruce Ferguson (Principal of Hilltop Elementary), Sue Johnson, Scott Alevy (Director of External Affairs for PacBell), Mayor George Waters and County Supervisor Greg Cox.

As part of their ongoing community outreach effort, The Pacific Bell Foundation made $350,000 in grant money available to community groups who are developing "innovative programs" that use technology for "educational, economic and community development issues."

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Fast Track - Back From The Dead
By David Bacon
On September 12, fast-track came back from the dead. The proposal to give the Bush administration new trade negotiation authority, which had no chance of passage through Congress earlier this year, was resurrected from the political boneyard in the new post-9/11 world. Today, fast track is alive and well, and Congress seems more ready to approve it than it has been for years.

MALDEF ripped over remap fight
By Laura Mecoy
LOS ANGELES
Nov. 8, 2001 — In challenging the state's new election boundaries, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund is battling some of its former allies and facing charges that it is "racially divisive."

Fox says no overall accord with U.S. on immigration this year
NEW YORK
(EFE) — Mexican President Vicente Fox said here Saturday that, due to the September 11 terrorist attacks, there will be no overall accord with Washington this year on immigration or the legalization of millions of Mexicans residing without visas in the United States.

Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Parábolas Opticas
Una Exposición del Getty en Homenaje al Gran Fotógrafo Mexicano al Cumplir Sus 100 años
LOS ANGELESManuel Álvarez Bravo: Parábolas Ópticas, es una exposición que recoge más de 100 fotografías originales en homenaje al artista mexicano reconocido como uno de los grandes maestros de la fotografía del siglo XX. La muestra se inaugura el 13 de noviembre del 2001 y permanecerá abierta hasta el 17 de febrero del 2002 en el Museo J. Paul Getty de Los Angeles, anticipándose al 4 de febrero del 2002, fecha en que Álvarez Brazo cumple los 100 años, y poniendo de manifiesto el trabajo que el artista realizó en México entre los años veinte y los años setenta. Se incluyen también fotografías de sus contemporáneos Edward Weston, Tina Modotti y Paul Strand, quienes trabajaron en México en los años veinte y treinta. Se espera que Álvarez Bravo acuda a la inauguración en Los Angeles.

Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Optical Parables
Getty Exhibition Celebrates Master Mexican Photographer as he Turns 100
LOS ANGELES - Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Optical Parables
is an exhibition of more than 100 rare photographs celebrating the Mexican artist long hailed as one of the great masters of 20th-century photography. On view from November 13, 2001 through February 17, 2002 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, this compelling exhibition anticipates Alvarez Bravo's 100th birthday on February 4, 2002, and highlights work that Alvarez Bravo produced in Mexico from the 1920s to the 1970s. Also included are photographs by his contemporaries Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, and Paul Strand who worked in Mexico in the 1920s and `30s. Alvarez Bravo is expected to visit Los Angeles for the opening.

Stories

Derechos Humanos: Antiterrorismo Encubre Abusos
Por Thalif Deen
NACIONES UNIDAS — Derechos esenciales son vulnerados en algunos países al amparo de la campaña internacional contra el terrorismo, advirtió este martes la Alta Comisionada de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos, Mary Robinson.

Manuel A. Rosales To Head SBA's Office Of International Trade
WASHINGTON
— Hector V. Barreto, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the appointment of Manuel A."Manny" Rosales as assistant administrator for the Office of International Trade.

Hispanics to Comprise 14% of the U.S. Population by 2006
According to The U.S. Hispanic Market, a new market research report published by Packaged Facts and released by MarketResearch.com, the Hispanic population grew more than four times as fast as the population as a whole between 1990 and 2000.

Demanda en Contra de United States Soccer Federation y el Major League Soccer por Los Angeles
Memorial Coliseum Memorial de Los Angeles
Los Angeles — Los fanáticos del fútbol en Los Angeles están deprimidos del acceso a partidos profesionales internacionales de calidad mundial con prácticas descritas como "anticompetitiva", "arbitraria" y "discriminatoria" en una demanda presentada hoy por el Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission (La Comisión del Coliseo Memorial de Los Angeles) contra el United States Soccer Federation (La Federación de Fútbol del EE.UU., USSF) y el Major League Soccer (MLS).

Lawsuit Charges U.S. Soccer Federation and Major Soccer with Conspiracy to Deprive L.A. Soccer Fans of
World-Class Matches
Los Angeles -
Los Angeles soccer fans are being deprived of access to worldclass, international professional soccer matches by practices called "anti-competitive," "arbitrary and discriminatory" in a lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and Major League Soccer (MLS).

Why Are Liberal Senators Opposing An Hispanic For Federal Bench?
Washington, DC
- "Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and other liberals are showing their true colors in their opposition to Miguel Estrada who has just been nominated for the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, DC," said Traditional Values Coalition spokesman Rev. Martin Garcia today. "Liberals have long pushed for ethnic diversity in our nation's courts, yet when someone as qualified as Estrada is nominated to the federal bench, Leahy claims he is too `controversial' to be confirmed." Rev. Garcia, Executive Director of La Amistad, an affiliate organization of the

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Yhamel Catacora
La sabiduría de la Tía en frecuencia hispana
Las cifras, los números han estado retumbando en nuestros oídos. En cierta forma alarmándonos: "nuestra comunidad está creciendo". Pero lo preocupante no son las cifras pero el estado de nuestro desarrollo. Como lo indica el Buró del Censo de los Estados Unidos, en los últimos años, la población infantil hispana ha crecido más que en cualquier otro grupo del país. Y como lo indica el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos, 40 por ciento de nuestra niñez hispana vive en la pobreza; el mayor porcentaje entre todas las minorías.

Otay Water District Seeking Applicants for Division 5 Board of Directors Vacancy
Spring Valley
- The Otay Water District is now accepting applications to fill a Board of Directors Division 5 vacancy. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older, reside and be registered to vote within the boundaries of Division 5, which includes the communities of Rancho San Diego, Jamul and Southern El Cajon.

Boundary and Water Commission Forming a South Bay Citizens' Forum
The United States of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) is undertaking the development of a South Bay Citizens' Forum (SBCF) for the exchange of information regarding USIBWC activities in San Diego County, California. All SBCF meetings will be open to the public and will act as a focal point for the exchange of information between the USIBWC and the local community regarding ongoing and future USIBWC projects in the area.

Minority Physicians More Likely to Practice in Calif. Following School Here
A UCSF study of the migration patterns of underre-presented minority Californians in medicine found that those who attend medical schools in the state are more likely to enter residency programs in California and remain in the state to practice. However, a decreasing number of California minorities who attend medical school are entering medical schools in California. The report was issued November 1 by the California Policy and Research Center/Program on Access to Care.

San Ysidro Health Center to Collaborate With U.C. San Francisco School of Dentistry and San Francisco
Department of Public Health
San Ysidro Health Center, along with the San Francisco Department of Public Health, will collaborate with the School of Dentistry at U.C. San Francisco in a study to eliminate painful, difficult and expensive treatments for tooth decay in children as young as one year old. The $11 million grant from the National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) makes this collaborative one of only five centers nationally funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH)/NDCR.

Soriano to Leave National Latino Research Center
Dr. Fernando Soriano, who founded the National Latino Research Center (NLRC) in 1997 and moved it to California State University San Marcos in 1999, has resigned as its director, effective November 1, 2001. Dr. Soriano said leaving the half-time position will allow him to focus on his teaching and administrative duties on the campus as well as his research responsibilities.

Padres de Recién Nacidos en el Condado de San Diego Pronto Recibirán un Paquete Educativo Gratis Para
Ayudar a los Niños a Alcanzar su Potencial al Máximo
Padres artistas y líderes estatales se han unido en Los Angeles para dar comienzo al proyecto "Paquete Para Padres Nuevos". "Paquete Para Padres Nuevos", el primero de su tipo, es un proyecto estatal educativo de la Comisión de Niños y Familias de California (CCFC—por sus siglas en inglés). Jamie Lee Curtis, Andy García son algunas de las personas que están promoviendo el "paquete", que estará disponible gratis a padres nuevos en el Condado de San Diego, comenzando el primero del año.

World's Largest Scientific Society Seeks Minority Students For Scholarship Program
The American Chemical Society announced it has begun accepting applications for its 2002 Scholars Program.

$750,000 Committed to Provide Scholarships to Low-Income Families in San Diego County
The Children's Scholarship Fund and the Girard Foundation announced matching grants totaling $750,000 to provide partial four-year scholarships to 160 children from low-income families, enabling the children to attend the private schools of their choice. The scholarships, which will begin in September 2002, will be offered through a random drawing to San Diego County families with children in grades K-8.

Noted Author Jack Agüeros to Judge Curbstone's Miguel Mármol Prize
Jack Agüeros will judge the 2002 Miguel Mármol Prize for a first book of fiction book of fiction in English by a Latina/Latino writer. Mr. Agüeros, recipient of numerous awards, has published poetry, short stories, plays, and children's stories, and has written works broadcast on television, notably for Sesame Street and WNBC-TV Channel 4. For almost ten years he was director of El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem.

Chula Vista Sponsors New Program For Small Businesses
The City of Chula Vista, in partnership with the San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center (SDCOC), is providing weekly one-on-one consulting services at the South County Career Center for small, minority or women-owned businesses interested in competing for government procurement contracts.

Regional Energy Office to Host Solar Workshop for Homebuilders
On November 28th, the San Diego Regional Energy Office (SDREO) will host a workshop on solar energy for home-builders. The Solar Energy in New Home Construction workshop will provide an overview of solar electric and solar water heating technologies, available cash incentives and tax credits for solar energy and the economics of solar technologies.

Las Americas Opens First Phase on November 16
The nation's first-ever privately funded port of entry development, designed a precedent-setting, world-class $260 million retail, entertainment and culturally gateway between the U.S. and Mexico, steps into the public spotlight November 16 with the grand opening of its first phase. The Shops at Las Americas, in San Diego. The ambitious 1.4 million-square-foot project, called Las Americas (formerly developed as International Gateway of the Americas), is located just off Interstate 5 in San Diego at the U.S./Mexico border, adjacent to the world's busiest port of entry.

Encienda Una Vela
Mons. Jim Lisante
Justo a Tiempo, Con Oración y la Gracia de Dios
Cuando somos niños, la oportunidad de ir a algún lado es siempre apasionante, tanto sea a un campamento como a una conferencia. Es el ir a otro lado lo que suena como una aventura. Y recuerdo una experiencia así que cambió mucho mi forma de pensar.

Editorials

Editorial
War against terrorism evolves into religious conflict
Despite the many pronouncements by the President and his administration that the "War on Terrorism" would never be a "war" against the religion of Islam, it now appears that the "War against Terrorism" is rapidly evolving into a tribal/religious conflict. The U.S. is slowly being dragged into a quagmire that hasn't had a solution in centuries.

Comentario
Llueve Materia Fecal en Makesicko City (Mexico City)
Por Lourdes Davis
Se estima que en este momento el Distrito Federal y la zona metropolitana cuenta con cerca de veinte millones de habitantes, cuatro millones de vehículos motorizados y 30,000 fábricas que producen desde cerillos hasta automóviles.

Comentario
"Futuro Alentador en el Acuerdo Migratorio"
Por Julio Cesar Aragón
México sigue siendo el país más importante para Estados Unidos, señaló el presidente George W. Bush en septiembre pasado en la Casa Blanca. Así lo afirmó Jeffrey Davidow, embajador estadounidense en México. Asimismo, el diplomático destacó que, luego del 11 de septiembre, aun hay más posibilidades de que ambos países lleguen a un acuerdo migratorio (regularización).

The Public Forum ... El Foro Publico
LULAC needs help with Christmas baskets
The tragedy of September 11 has touched the lives of every American. The outpouring of gifts and donations was unprecedented and showed the resolve and the spirit of the American people in standing together as one. Ripple effects have been felt throughout our economy because of this national tragedy. Locally, the needs for our families have increased due to unforeseen layoffs or reduction in work hours, while donations have decreased.

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

El Gume makes a song personal, without losing it's roots
By Pablo De Sainz
"We're all born singing," says Armando Vidal, known among his fans as El Gume. "We just need to develop that talent."

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por: Paco Zavala
¡Ven y celebra la Revolución Mexicana!
Una extraordinaria "Serenata Tradicional Ranchera" con Carlos Carmona y David Eduardo, se presentaron en un fabuloso Concierto para festejar la Revolución Mexicana al estilo Jalisco.

Saúl Sánchez y Su Morir de Amor
Por Paco Zavala.
La inquietud artística auténtica en el ser humano lo lleva por derroteros increíbles, lo sacude, lo acosa, lo golpea, lo hace añicos, pero el ente existente, adherido firmemente a su glorificada personalidad, no le permite la derrota; él lucha denodadamente por demostrar y manifestar su aura, que es parte de el mismo, que se encuentra firmemente soldada a su sólida y titánica estructura.

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
Harry Potter Party
Come join us Friday, November 16th at 4 p.m. in the Community Rooms adjacent to the Oceanside Civic Center Library, located at 330 N. Coast. for the wonderful Harry Potter Party. This event is FREE. Magic 92.5's DJ Sherry Knight, will entertain and give out fabulous prizes to lucky winners, including t-shirts, movie posters, Harry Potter items, and passes to Regal Cinemas and a costume contest. Anyone dressed as a character from the book will receive a special treat.

Aztecs Close Out 2001 Season At Home Versus Wyoming
SDSU says good bye to 23 seniors
Television:
The Wyoming at San Diego State game will be televised live locally by SportsWest on Channel 4 San Diego. Eddie Doucette will handle the play-by-play with Blaine Fowler providing the color analysis.

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