Volume XXIV Number 46 November 17, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Thank You, Sweetwater Community!

By Dr. Brand
Supertindent
Sweetwater High School District

We did it!



Chula Vista Middle students represent their peers throughout the Sweetwater district and join Superintendent Dr. Ed Brand in thanking the community for passing Proposition BB.

Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation that all of us—students, teachers, staff and administrators—have for your support of Proposition BB. When 73% of you voted this week for the district's school improvement bond, you demonstrated the strength of your commitment to our young people. Thanks to you, we can replace crumbling infrastructures and give our students modern classrooms, safe buildings and learning environments that support a true, world-class education.

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Raza Gains Political Seats
By Dan Muñoz Sr.
Though it is still not clear just who is going to be the next President, what is quite clear is that there has been an increase in the number of Mexican-American elected to public office. There will be 20 Raza politicians in the State Assembly. This means that we will have added clout in the state. Whether our elected officials work for the benefit and inclusion of our people in the political life of the state and country remains to be seen.

Newly Elected Latino Officials Of Southern California
Southern California has been a mecca for new migration into our country since the 1700's. Recently a new breed of MexicanAmerican, Latino, Hispano has begun to take their place among the social, economic, political elements of American society. Election 2000 saw an upsurge in the raw numbers of our Raza that accepted the challenge and made the run for political office.

Latinos Grab Seats In State Houses Nationwide
Foundation set for redistricting and futureLatino political progress
Los Angeles
- Latinos seized the opportunity to continue their political progress by winning several state legislative seats in the first major election of the new millennium, according to an analysis conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. While the number of Latinos in Congress will remain the same, there will be one new face in the House of Representatives.

Florida y la elección del Sr. Presidente
Pedro Oscar Cruz Barea
Secretario General, Partido Acción Civil
Él tranque en el conteo de votos en el estado de Florida, trae a discusión un tema que más de doscientos años Estados Unidos había dejado de lado, porque hasta hoy no había representado problema.

Analysis
Mexicans Are Queasy Over U.S. Election Suspense
By Martin Espinoza
ACAMBARO, MEXICO
— Weeks before the U.S. elections, the Mexican press ran news agency reports about the probability of an electoral photo-finish. But few people here expected to see the world's most powerful democracy thrown into embarrassing political turmoil.

Analysis
Why the Democratic Party's Shrinking
By David Bacon
SAN FRANCISCO
- Their hands sewed the clothes you're wearing, and the ones in your closet. They picked the vegetables on your plate and cut the meat in your refrigerator. These hands stuffed chips into the motherboard of your computer, washed the dishes after your restaurant meal, and steadied your mom when she went to the bathroom in her convalescent home.

The Mexican Revolution of 1910
By Cindy Baxman
Introduction
During the decade of 1910-1920, the United States and the Mexican border was a volatile area. The region was continually interacting, both societies coming into direct contact with one another. Individuals, families, and larger groups from both sides, freely moved from one country to the other.

Noticias de México...
Quedan internados en el penal local
Dan formal prisión a presuntos terroristas
Los presuntos terroristas estadounidenses detenidos el sábado en esta capital, recibieron formal prisión por delitos contra la salud y desde el lunes están internados en el Centro de Rehabilitación Social (Cereso) local.

Stories

North County Health Services Executive Named President of State Clinic
Association
Sacramento, CA — The California Primary Care Association congratulates Irma Cota, chief executive officer of North County Health Services, for her election to the presidency of the 500-member community clinic association's board of directors.

La Asociación National Association of Women Business Owners Celebra 25 Años de Crear Oportunidades e Independencia Financiera Para las Mujeres
Hace más de dos décadas, las mujeres propietarias de empresas de este país enfrentaban tres serios problemas: la falta de credibilidad, poco acceso a capital de trabajo y dificultad para obtener contratos del gobierno. Hoy, sus oportunidades se han incrementado significativamente, debido en gran parte a los esfuerzos y a la dedicación de la National Asociation of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), el único organismo estructurado sobre la base de afiliación en Estados Unidos que representa exclusivamente los intereses de mujeres propietarias de empresas.

Professor's book looks at 1970s failed Chicano political party and asks,
"Why not today?"
The U.S. political forces that shut third-party candidates out of this year's televised presidential debates, and helped snuff out a Chicano-led third party nearly two decades ago, may also pave the way for a reawakened Latino political force, University of California, Riverside Ethnic Studies Professor Armando Navarro writes in his latest book.

Ayudando a las Hispanas a Escoger un Camino Hacia la Salud
Por Wanda Jones, Dr.P.H.
Las cantantes Jennifer López y Gloria Estefan no son las únicas modelos que muestran la belleza, el poder y la fuerza de las latinas. Otro ejemplo es Martha Medrano, M.D., MPH, Directora del Centro de Excelencia Hispana del Centro de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad de Texas.

Community Partners y "WIC" Se Unen Para Mujeres Embarazadas
El programa de San Diego State University Foundation's Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) fue recientemente premiado una beca a través de La Asociación de WIC en California, para ayudar a mujeres embarazadas de bajos ingresos y a sus hijos en aumentar su acceso a MediCal. La fundación de S.D.S.U. eligió el programa de North County Community Partners para ayudar a lograr esta meta.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Eduardo Salinas
Jornada Electoral, Controversia Para Algunos, Esperanza Otros
Constantemente los medios hispanos hacemos alusión a la gran influencia que tendrá la comunidad hispana dentro de 20 años a través del voto hispano, tiempo en el cual, según las estadísticas, la población latina habrá de convertirse en la segunda mayoría étnica más importante del país. Sin embargo, a raíz de lo acontecido el pasado 7 de noviembre valdría la pena reconsiderar ese planteamiento y preguntarnos ¿por qué esperar dos décadas si la historia nos muestra que proporcionalmente el voto hispano ya es capaz de abrir o cerrar la puerta de la Casa Blanca a cualquier candidato presidencial?

Los Hispanos Estadounidenses, están En-Línea y Gastan su dinero; un nuevo
estudio revela los Hábitos de los Hispanos En-Línea
Entre los hispanos estadounidenses de 16 años de edad o más, el 38 por ciento utiliza la Internet regularmente, según un nuevo estudio publicado hoy por la Asociación Americana de Agencias de Publicidad Hispanas (AHAA). Este amplio estudio revela la manera en que los hispanos invierten su tiempo en línea y otros hábitos de consumo de los medios.

¿Cuánto Leen Sus Hijos?
Consejos de READ California para fomentar la lectura en los niños
Con la lectura como prioridad principal en la agenda educacional, todos tenemos la responsabilidad de asegurar que los niños lean en sus hogares.

LA FUENTE HISPANIC MEDIA NEWS
PRINT
Miami has a new daily newspaper. El Diario began publishing this month with over 60,000 copies in circulation. Oswaldo Muñoz, editor and publisher, heads a group of eight Venezuelan investors. With El Diario Miami now has three Spanish-language daily newspapers.

Encienda Una Vela
Mons. Thomas J. McSweeney
La Vida de Soltero
Poder dar un sermón sobre el matrimonio que complazca a todo el mundo parece haberse tornado más difícil que nunca. Hace poco, después de haber dado un sermón que pensé era uno de los mejores que había dado sobre lo sagrado del matrimonio, un hombre se acercó y me dijo: "Muy buen esfuerzo, Padre, ¿pero qué pasa con los que somos solteros?"

Imagen de la Virgen de Guadalupe Regresa a California
Los Angeles , CA — Para muchos en California, la Imagen de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe representa paz, armonía y amor. Ahora, la empresa Pueblo Corporation junto con la Arquidiócesis de Los Angeles, ofrecen a los miembros del club La Llave del Pueblo el obtener una réplica exacta de esta Imagen tan especial.

The Food Page:
May All Your Holiday Moments Be A Treat
Holidays are part of an enchanting season where friends and family come together to share in magic moments. When it's time for your guests to give "Thanks," you'll be at the top of their list with the Perfect Pumpkin Pie or Raspberry Topped Lemon Pie that you've made. Or for a heavenly treat, try Heaven Scent Baked Apples; they're sure to please family and friends.

Editorials

Editorial:
There's No Rush! Continue The Count
The rush to claim victory, by the G.W. Bush and Al Gore forces, is at best unsightly & demeaning. At worse it creates the impression and appearance of being extremely self-centered, and uncaring. This syndrome of "winning at any cost" makes a mockery of our political system and shows total disrespect for our political concepts of "America being a Sovereign Nation."

Commentary
Government Findings Reveal Racial Bias in Federal Executions
By David A. Love
Is the federal government's application of the death penalty racist? Data recently released by the U.S. Department of Justice suggests that it is: Of the 682 defendants facing capital charges in federal cases since 1995, blacks, Latinos and other people of color made up 80 percent of the total.

Commentary
The Influence of the Fourth Power in Mexico and the US
by Enrique Davis-Mazlum
One of the questions that Mexicans have been asking for the past three months is who will President Elect Vicente Fox pick as members of his cabinet. President Elect Fox had announced that he would present the members of his cabinet in August, but since then he has been avoiding the question and tells members of the press "patience".

Commentary
At First I Thought It Was Funny…
By Julio C. Calderón
At first I thought it was funny the way the election for president played out in Florida. The reaction and actions by campaign operatives reminded me of elections at constitutional conventions of the Mexican American Political Association (MAPA). But as the counting and recounting process devolved from funny to tedious to ridiculous, different observations emerged and anger has subdued the humor in the situation.

Comentario
El Peligro de viajar a México
Por Lourdes M. Davis
Por muchos años el gobierno de México negó que hubiera algún peligro para los turistas que viajan a México a pesar de que el gobierno de los Estados Unidos aconsejaba cautela a todos los viajeros norteamericanos.

Letters to the Editor:
I am the only Nopalito in Stockholm Sweden

(It has come to our attention that our newspaper La Prensa San Diego, in its WEB incarnation, is widely read in various foreign countries especially in those where Mexican, Latinos, Hispanics reside. La Prensa San Diego forms a link to home and their culture and for some of them, La Prensa makes their stay a little more tolerable. One such reader sent us a letter that we wish to share with you.)
Orale, Oh, Great Tlatani!

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

THE RAINBOW CHRONICLES
Chapter XXII
By Jeannine Diego
Dear Joris,
Hope you're doing well. We've been here and there, there and here. Diego's going to Amsterdam in December. You probably already know. I honestly don't know how he does it, with all the traveling. After a while, I start to feel uncomfortable in my own skin if I go too long without touching base... home base, I mean. It'll be good to be stationary for a while.

En Escena `Guerrero Negro' Una Obra Actual y Verista
Por:Paco Zavala
El Instituto "Andres Soler" adscrito a la Asociación Nacional de Actores, está concluyendo el presente año con una fuerte y fébril actividad teatral, presentará en escena la dramática obra de Victor Hugo Rascón Banda "Guerrero Negro".

México: Del Imperio a la Revolución
Una exposición en dos partes de fotografías únicas de la historia de México
Los Angeles — El Instituto Getty de Investigación inauguró el pasado 21 de octubre la exposición en dos partes: México: Del imperio a la revolución. Las 250 fotografías y álbumes que recoge la muestra, revelan la historia y cultura de México entre la década de 1850 y los años veinte, período en el que fueron realizados. La exposición, que abarca desde antiquísimas ruinas mayas a remotos parajes campestres, pasando por escenas de la ejecución de Maximiliano y la violenta revolución de 1910, revela cómo los tempranos fotógrafos captaban no sólo momentos de lucha política sino también los detalles íntimos de día a día.

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
Fahrenheit 451
The Coronado High School Theatre Arts Department is proud to present Ray Brad-bury's Fahrenheit 451, Thursday, November 16 through Saturday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Coronado High School Theatre located at 650 "D" Avenue, Coronado. Ticket prices are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children, senior citizens, and students with ASB cards. For tickets and information please call 522-8969.

Cine Mexicano Closes with Todo El Poder
Media Arts Center San Diego is proud to announce the San Diego premiere of the highly acclaimed and entertaining film Todo el Poder.

Crossing Over Different Cultures and Borders to be Explored in a Workshop
Nov. 21 at UCSD
A workshop exploring how people cross over different cultures and borders —and the mixing and blending involved— will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Social Sciences Building at the University of California, San Diego. The event is free and open to the public.

31st Monterey Jazz Festival High School Jazz Competition Invites Big Band,
Combo, Vocal Group, Individual Entries
The Monterey Jazz Festival is inviting high school big bands, combos, vocal groups and individual musicians from across the country to compete for cash prizes trophies, scholarships, a chair on the Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Big Band, and a chance to play at the Monterey Jazz Festival Presented by WorldCom.

Se Buscan Grupos Locales Latinos Para Actuar en el Festival Orange Blossom
Dos días de entretenimiento Latino serán parte del Festival Riverside Orange Blossom que presenta Stater Brothers el 21 y 22 de Abril del año 2001. Una nueva sección llamada Fiesta Grove, ha sido creada en la esquina de Lemon y University tendrá comida hispana, música, baile y productos y servicios. Radio Tricolor será anfritrion en el Escenario de la Calle Lemon y presentará bandas de salsa contemporánea y rock Latino el día Sábado y grupos de música Ranchera clásica, Norteña y baladas el día Domingo.

Bullfight World...
by Lyn Sherwood
Tough Bulls and Some Good Work in Tijuana
A cold winter's day, a small crowd (1,500-2,000), was on hand for the final corrida of the 2000 temporada. Matadores Uriel Moreno, "El Zapata," Antonio Barrera, and Cesar Castañeda, faced a fine herd of bulls from Don José Julian Llaguno. The animals were well presented and mature, the largest weighting 575 kilos, the smallest 470 kilos, with an average weight of 520 kilos for the encierro.

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