Volume XXIV Number 40 October 6, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Christina Aguilera, Estalló Mundialmente

Por Bob Logar

MÉXICO, D. F. (NOTIAMERICA).- En menos de un año Christina Aguilera estalló mundialmente en el pentagrama musical. La vocalista, de cabellos dorados, se apuntó dos primeros lugares, las ventas de su primera producción homónima sobrepasaron la marca de diez millones de copias vendidas en el mundo.

Fue la cantante principal del espectáculo de medio tiempo del "Super Tazón" y cantó frente al presidente de Estados Unidos.

Como si fuera poco se llevó para su casa un premio Grammy como "Artista revelación del año". Con una agenda cargadísima que incluye una gira de conciertos en el otoño, su primer álbum en español y un disco de navidad de las canciones favoritas de la época, Christina Aguilera demuestra que ella es la primera voz musical de su generación.

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Mounting Bolivian Unrest Targets U.S. War On Drugs
By Jim Shultz
COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA
— The U.S. war on drugs is at the very center of one of the worst political crises that has gripped this Andean nation in decades.

Mixed needs of immigrants pose challenges for schools
By Lynn Olson
Immigration has dramatically shaped American society throughout the country's history, and it will help drive the United States' economy for decades to come. "The U.S. is the only country in the world where immigration is both our history and our destiny," says Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, a co-director of the Harvard Immigration Project. Today, the United States is experiencing the largest wave of immigration since the turn of the 20th century. In 1990, about 13.7 percent of the U.S. population was foreign-born, about the same as in 1900. But while yesterday's immigrants came primarily from European countries, today's immigrants-about 1 million each year-come primarily from Asia and Central and South America.

Día De Luto En Recuerdo De Los Acontecimientos Del Movimiento Estudiantil
Del `68
MEXICO, D. F. (NOTIAMERICA)
.- El gobierno del Distrito Federal declaró 2 de octubre, como "Día de Luto" en recuerdo de los acontecimientos del movimiento estudiantil de l968.

Perspective
Will the Latino Vote Matter?
By Jerome DeHerrera
With less than six weeks remaining until November 7, many around the country are wondering if the Latino vote will play a crucial role or any role on Election Day. In short yes, the Latino vote can and will play a crucial role in deciding who our next President is and which party controls Congress.

Perspectiva
¿Para qué sirve el Voto Latino?
Por Jerome DeHerrera
A menos de seis semanas del 7 de noviembre, muchos se están preguntando si el voto latino jugará un papel importante en esta elección presidencial. Y la respuesta es simplemente si: el voto latino es y jugará un papel crucial en la elección del próximo presidente y en la del partido que controlará la mayoría del Congreso.

Another Perspective
Hispanic vote unlikely to swing election

Despite early speculation on their impact, Latinos make up small fraction of voters in most states that are too close to call
By Ken Herman
The music was loud and Latino. The message was custom-made for the crowd packed into Miami's Coconut Grove Convention Center for a Republican rally.

Hispanic Heritage
Hispanics In The War for Independence

By Dan Muñoz
When the Colonist declared war on Great Britain, England was the strongest Military power in all of Europe. The Colonist, on the other hand were the weakest and most ill prepared to carry out an armed conflict against the mighty English. The Patriots were mostly unarmed aside from the few muskets and riverboats they owned. They were mostly farmers, small merchants, Innkeepers, and tradesmen. The Colonist had no Army, Navy and they were totally without financial resources.

Stories

En California la Universidad es Para Todos
por Ralph Pesqueira
El gobernardor del estado recientemente firmó una nueva legislación dándole una buena noticia a los estudiantes de California que quieren asistir a la universidad.

La UC Requerirá Seguro Médico a Estudiantes en el 2001
OAKLAND
- Todo estudiante que se matricule para cursar estudios en el otoño de 2001 en la Universidad de California tendrá que tener seguro médico como condición de su matriculación, ya sea el que se ofrezca en cada plantel o un seguro privado.

SDSU Seeks Community Input on Mascot Issue
San Diego State University has established a special page on the University's official Web site for the public to get updated information and comment on the current mascot controversy. The page is located at: www.sdsu.edu/mascot.

Con Educación, Diabéticos Llevan Vidas Más Sanas
Por José A. Alvarez
En junio de 1998, seis clínicas en el norte del condado de San Diego lanzaron un programa piloto de dos años dirigido a mejorar el acceso a una atención de calidad para pacientes de diabetes con escasos recursos. La efectividad de este programa, que recientemente terminó, está siendo evaluada, pero su demanda ha sido tan grande que se ha replicado en diversas clínicas del condado de San Diego.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Eduardo Salinas
Debate en el Congreso Secuestra las Esperanzas de Millones de Inmigrantes Hispanos
El futuro de millones de extranjeros con posibilidades de solucionar su estatus migratorio ha quedado una vez más en el limbo debido al álgido debate que sostienen los legisladores del Congreso estadounidense en vísperas de las elecciones presidenciales de noviembre. Irónicamente mientras los aspirantes a la Casa Blanca, Albert Gore por el partido Demócrata y su contendiente Republicano George Bush Jr., han coincidido en luchar para asegurar el mayor número posible de votos hispanos, en Washington, sus correligionarios en el Congreso, se mantienen enfrascados en un debate que ve en el tema migratorio como la manzana de la discordia.

Union Bank of California Recognized for Leadership Role in Working With
Minority-Owned Businesses
Los Angeles — The Southern California Regional Purchasing Councils, Inc. (SCRPC) and its Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) today presented its 2000 Local Corporation of the Year Award to Union Bank of California for its leadership role in working with minority-owned businesses.

Local Business to Benefit From $400,000 Federal Grant
The South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) and the City of Chula Vista presented a $400,000 check to NLP Furniture Industries, Inc., for the expansion of their furniture restoration, design and manufacturing business in the city. The money, a grant awarded to South County EDC from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Community Services), is being loaned to NLP Furniture to expand their Chula Vista facility.

El Grupo Sin Nombre Host North County Candidates Forum
VISTA
- North County candidates for state and local office will hold a forum to discuss Latino issues. The forum will take place at Mira Costa College in Oceanside Saturday, Oct. 7 from 2-5 p.m. The event will be co-sponsored by El Grupo Sin Nombre, The North County Latinas Association, and the Mira Costa College Chapter of MEChA.

People in the News
San Ysidro School Districts Recognizes Two of their Own
At at recent San Ysidro School Board meeting Frank Paredes, Director of Information Management Services and Bertha Paredes, Director of Purchasing were recognized for obtaining over $3.5 million dollars in federal funding for telecommunications and internet services for the children of San Ysidro.

Community Notes:
St. Clare's Harvest Day
In Escondido at Grape Day Park, on October 8th, will be the site of the first ever St. Clare's Harvest Day Festival from 10 till 3pm. Games, crafts, a pumpkin patch, and lots of fun for all. Contests will be held through out the day and concluding the event with a raffle. The event is free.

Peace Corps Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
As the Peace Corps salutes the achievements of Latino volunteers during Hispanic Heritage Month, Peace Corps Director Mark Schneider has established the recruitment of more Hispanic Americans as an agency-wide priority.

Consortium of Twelve Top Business Schools Offering Full-Tuition MBA
Scholarships for Minorities
January 15th, 2001 is the deadline for African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans looking to receive 100% funding for an MBA at one of the country's most prestigious business schools.

The JCPenney AfterSchool Grant: $4,400 to Border View YMCA
The Border View YMCA has received a $4,400 grant from the JCPenney After-school program designed to expand much-needed after-school programs in the South San Diego community.

Editorials

Editorial:
Presidential Debates An Exercise in Showmanship
The much-ballyhooed presidential debates were a total waste of time. The debates of this week were not so much a debate of the important issues facing our country and our next President but an exercise in a very poor performance theater. The performance by the candidates had no reality to them. It was nothing more than the theater of the absurd.

Opinion:
Bush and Gore: Mano a Mano en Español
By Domenico Maceri
Although 95% of the roughly six million Latino voters are fluent in English, both George Bush and Al Gore are flexing their Spanish muscles as they attempt to capture Hispanic votes.Bush seems to have the upper hand but not by much. In an appearance in Chris Matthews' "Hardball" on CNBC, the Republican nominee mocked Gore for his limited knowledge of Mexican culture. Gore had stated that he would like his next grandchild to be born on Cinco de Mayo, believing it to be Mexican Independence Day. Bush pointed out to Matthews that Mexican Independence Day is in fact "el Dieciséis de Septiembre" (Sept. 16). However, his correction may also reveal Bush's limited knowledge of Spanish. He translated the date as the "15th of September."

Commentary
After 500-Years, Will Aztec Warriors Finally Die?
By Raoul Lowery Contreras
"The only good Injun is a dead Injun," General Phil Sheridan, Civil War hero and Indian fighter proclaimed while commanding the U.S. Army against various Indian tribes in the West.

Commentary:
The PRI
By Enrique Davis-Mazlum
Mexico City - The PRI (Institutionalized Revolutionary Party) dates back to 1928 when President Plutarco Elias Calles from Sonora invited all political parties, organizations, groups to form the PNR (National Revolutionary Party) which had a revolutionary ideology. On March 4th, 1929 the PNR was formed and all groups, organizations were joined under one name.

The Public Forum .... El Foro Publico
"Bush y Gore," criticizing without explanation
In response to a recent letter "Educación, Bush y Gore" (Sept., 22, 2000), this letter criticizes Bush, yet fails to explain how his voucher program would allow Hispanics to send their children to a school of their choice.

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

THE RAINBOW CHRONICLES
Chapter XVII
By Jeannine Diego
Despite the thorns still embedded in Sal's ego from their last meeting, and despite himself, he was looking forward to seeing Geri. She didn't used to be that critical, he thought, looking out onto his garden. The orange tree came into view, abundant but somewhat lopsided. Sal wondered when it had acquired this asymmetrical posture.

inSITE2000
Fin de semana de inauguración una oportunidad para participar, investigar y celebrar
inSITE —versión mejor identificada como una experiencia multicultural que como una exposición de arte contemporáneo— se abrirá al público en ambos lados de la frontera durante el fin de semana del 13 al 15 de octubre, 2000.

Se Celebró el 28avo. Festival de la Canción Inédita Que Organizó la ABAC
de Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
El pasado viernes 29 y sábado 30 de septiembre, reunidos en el "Nuevo Jalapeño Club" de la Calle Novena y Revolución en la ciudad de Tijuana, los socios miembros de la Asociación de Autores y compositores de Baja California "ABAC" celebraron su certámen anual de la canción inédita.

National Hispanic Cultural Center Sets Grand Opening
A Seventeen-Year Effort Becomes Reality
Albuquerque, NM
- The $50 million National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) will hold three days of Grand Opening events beginning October 20, 2000 with a gala reception and dinner, a parade celebrating Hispanic communities and traditions from throughout the state concluding with the grand opening ceremonies featuring international, national and regional dignitaries and celebrities along with the public have been invited to participate in the historic event at the nation's only Hispanic cultural center.

Chicanos en Mictlan: Día de los Muertos in California
The Mexican Museum is proud to present Chicanos en Mictlán: Día de los Muertos in California, on display in The Mexican Museum galleries October 7 through December 31, 2000. This latest exciting exhibition is the culmination of the Museum's 25th Anniversary year and will be the crowning exhibit at Fort Mason Center before the Museum's move to the dynamic Yerba Buena Neighborhood.

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
Forensic Science
Amateur sleuths and professional law enforcement officials alike are invited to participate in the San Diego Museum of Man's 14th Forensics Seminar, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7.

Dos Estrellas Mexicanas Iluminan el Cielo de Suecia
Por Paco Zavala
Adilú y Javier Avila son dos artistas mexicanos, grandes exponente de nuestro folklor.

Six Weeks Into Season, Jets, Rams and Vikes Unbeaten
Not an "L" among `em!
That summarizes the season so far for the 4-0 Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets and 5-0 St. Louis Rams. Thirteen total games - not one loss.

Bullfight World...
by Lyn Sherwood
Urrutia Cuts The Only Ear in Tijuana
A very light crowd of about 2,000 was on hand for the 11th corrida of the 2000 temporada, at Pepe López Hurtado's "Beautiful Bullring by The Sea," to watch Fermin Espinosa, Antonio Urrutia, and Miguel La Hoz face six bulls from Alfonso Franco. The toros, in general, were mostly manso.

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