Volume XXVI Number 36 September 6, 2002

FrontPage Stories

San Diego Opening of Landmark Exhibition Marks One-Year Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks

An internationally acclaimed exhibition of approximately 500 photographs, relating directly to the events of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks, will have its San Diego premiere in the historic Gaslamp Quarter on Sept. 10. Located at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter complex, 232 Fifth Ave., the opening of “Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs” will serve as a major focal point for the city and country’s observance of the one-year anniversary of this national tragedy.


A photo of a young woman looking at the towers as they burn. The photos in this exhibit., "Here in New York" are untitled, allowing the viewers to attach their own personal statement to each photo.

Named after E.B. White’s acclaimed 1949 essay that portrays the formidable character of New York and its innate vulnerability, “Here is New York” is not a conventional museum or gallery exhibition. The show began as a grassroots effort spearheaded by four individuals, with the assistance of hundreds of volunteers.

The project started with a single image of the World Trade Center hung in the window of an empty SoHo storefront, just 20 blocks from Ground Zero. Through word-of-mouth, hundreds and then thousands of photographs were submitted, many by noted photojournalists, but nearly two-thirds from amateurs.

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Chicano/a Community in Los Angeles jumpstarts new Antiwar Movement
By Ralph Molina
During the week of August 25, veterans of the Chicano/a antiwar Viet Nam War movement returned to the streets and meeting places of East Los Angeles to impart the lessons of their time to the youth of today.

First Person
Remembering August 29, 1970
By Rodolfo F. Acuna
Without a doubt, the August 29th demonstration has taken on historic proportions, formed largely by the collective memory of the participants. At the time of the march, I was a professor at San Fernando Valley State College, and the Chicano Studies Department there had just completed the first year. The department had been established in the spring of 1969 as the result of student activism and I had the great fortune of being its first chair. As part of an agreement between the administration and the students, 350 Chicano students were recruited for fall 1969, more than tripling the number of Mexican American students at SFVSC. The first year was difficult because of the militancy both outside and inside the campus.

The End of Baja’s “El Pueblito” Prison
by Greg Bloom
Established in 1956 and known for its extreme levels of corruption, the Tijuana-area, model-prison-turned-law-enforcement nightmare known as El Pueblito was effectively destroyed on August 20, 2002, according to federal and Baja California officials.

Recibe Universidad Estatal de California San Marcos 1.98 Millones Para el Programa de Asistencia Educativa a Estudiantes Migrantes
Por American Friedman
El Colegio de Educación (The College of Education -COE) de la Universidad Estatal de California pondrá en marcha un nuevo proyecto denominado Programa de Asistencia Educativa a Estudiantes Migrantes (The College Assistance to Migrant Program) CAMP, recientemente la Universidad de San Marcos recibió la aprobación de un financiamiento de 1.98 millones de dólares, que serán proveídos durante cinco años.

Braceros suit against U.S., Mexico tossed
Judge says 1940s case not covered by law
A federal judge says he sympathizes with thousands of Mexican migrant workers who claim they were cheated out of many millions of dollars in California wages in the 1940s, but they are not entitled to legal compensation.

Stories

September 11th Observance
Chula Vista Hosts Special Patriot’s Day Observance on Sept. 11
The City of Chula Vista will host a Patriot’s Day observance on Sept. 11, 2002 in memory of last year’s terror attacks and to honor those who participated in operation Enduring Freedom.

On the Anniversary of September 11th
A Time to Step Back and Ponder our Civil Liberties
By Victor Menaldo
All Americans are entitled to speak their mind. This goes for Americans and non-Americans alike, as all human beings tend to use their tongue to speak rash words. In this way, reflexes tinged with emotions, like excitement, anger, hate, often colonize our rationality.

American Muslim: My Faith In USA Is Unshaken
By Hasan Zillur Rahim
Many American Muslims I know feel more besieged now than when terrorists attacked America a year ago.

Remember, Support, Prepare
by The American Red Cross
As a society, we like to measure, weight and calculate. We use numbers to determine the size of the problem and the effectiveness of the solution. As the American Red Cross reflects back on its 121-year history, it is clear that no other disaster compares to the horror of September 11, 2001.

Sherman Heights Community Center Celebrates “Fiestas Patrias Recordando”
On September 11, 2002, 12 noon to 6:00 p.m., 2258 Island Ave., residents and community members of the Sherman Heights Community and surrounding neighborhoods of Golden Hill, Logan Heights and Greater San Diego will come together at its Annual Street Festival “Fiestas Patrias” to remember Mexican Independence Day “Recordando Mexico.”

KPBS-TV Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Special Programming
This September, KPBS presents programming to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The public broadcasting station also will air profiles of the KPBS/Union Bank of California Hispanic Heritage Month Honorees as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Following are descriptions of KPBS Television’s Hispanic Heritage Month offerings.

Aquarium of the Pacific Hosts Inaugural Baja Splash Cultural Festival
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its first Baja Splash Cultural Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, 2002.

Mexican Independence Day Celebration at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park September 14
On Saturday, September 14, from 12 Noon to 4 p.m., Old Town San Diego State Historic Park (SHP) will uniquely celebrate Fiestas Patrias - Mexican Independence Day. Old Town San Diego SHP is located on San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street in San Diego.

La Protección de la Libertad No Puede Obstaculizarse Por la División de Competencias: Rafael Macedo de la Concha
• El Procurador General de la República afirmó que para abatir el delito de secuestro, por primera vez la Institución cuenta con una base de datos que concentra la información criminal a nivel nacional.

The newly released 2002 California Stanford 9 test scores show a widening gap in all subjects between English fluent and non English fluent students
Stanford 9 test scores released on August 29 show that English only speaking students have continued to out pace English immersed students, widening the gap and leaving immersed students further behind in all subjects.

NAHREP Será el Anfitrión del Hispanic Marketing Conference en San Diego
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) — Asociación Nacional de Profesionales Hispanos de Bienes Raíces — celebrará su segunda Hispanic Marketing Conference anual (Conferencia de mercadeo hispano) del 17 de septiembre al 20 de septiembre en San Diego, California. El Sr. Henry G. Cisneros, CEO de American City Vista, encabezará una distinguida lista de oradores, incluyendo a Leland C. Brendsel, Presidente y CEO de Freddie Mac, y Cathy Whatley, Presidente Electa del National Association of Realtors (Asociación nacional de agentes de bienes raíces).

Hispanic Business Summit
2002 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Issues Conference
September 16th
2:30 to 5:30 pm
Hyatt Regency - Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave., NW - Washington, D.C.

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Yhamel Catacora

Un nuevo año escolar ante la dictadura de la moda
Septiembre es el mes escolar. Es lo que con insistencia venían recordándonos las ofertas de las tiendas, desde junio.

Community Notes:
IB Public Safety Day Saturday to be Held on September 14
At 10:00 a.m. a dramatic opening ceremony will honor those that lost their lives at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Samahan Youth-2-Youth Center Hosts A Neighborhood Conference
NATIONAL CITY — A neighborhood conference focusing on teen issues, sexuality and violence is scheduled on Saturday, September 14 at Sweetwater High School cafeteria, on Highland Avenue, National City.

Auto Shops in Barrio Logan to Get a Taste of Air Regs
Workshop Offers “How-To’s” on Clean Air Compliance
The small businesses in Barrio Logan that paint or repair autos will have a chance to learn how to reduce the pollution from their businesses that affects the Barrio Logan neighborhood at a bilingual workshop set for Saturday, September 14.

Editorials
Editorial
Southwestern College Saga Continues
Somehow it seems the constant squabbling emanating from the Southwestern College board room and the administration is so….so un-seemingly for educated persons to indulge in.

Commentary
City School’s Test Scores DON’T Tell the Whole Story
Edward M. Olivos, President
Greater San Deigo CABE
Superintendent Alan Bersin, Chancellor Alvarado, and the rest of the San Diego City Schools district administration would like the San Diego public to believe that the so-called “improvement” in the spring 2002 SAT-9 scores were direct effects of the Blueprint for Student Success. Specifically, they are promoting a very simple, and misleading, “cause and effect” scenario for the “rise” in test scores in SDCS. This position by SDCS officials, however, is flawed on many fronts.

Comentario
Hombre detenido en pleno vuelo
Por Lourdes M. Davis
La Associated Press informa que dos alguaciles federales asignados al vuelo Delta 442, con destino de Atlanta a Filandelfia y con 183 personas a bordo, este sábado detuvieron en pleno vuelo a un hombre al parecerles suspechosa su conducta. El individuo esculcaba las pertenencias de otros pasajeros.

Tezozomoc Speaks
Alerta Gente !!! There are coyotes out there that “talk the talk BUT DON’T DO THE WALK!” Case in point is the almighty Union Tribune, Assemblyman Juan Vargas, and Councilman Ralph Inzunza who are ignoring the desires of nuestra Gente of San Ysido to have their only main library built on the Eastside of I5 in the center of their town!

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

From Puerto Rico con valentía-with spirit!
Esmeralda Santiago’s
Almost A Woman
In 1961 Esmeralda Santiago moved to New York City from rural Puerto Rico with her mother and six siblings. Her determined struggle from a Brooklyn tenement to the threshold of a successful artistic career comes poignantly to life in Almost a Woman, based on her prize-winning memoir, on Exxon Mobil Masterpiece Theatre’s American Collection, Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 8 pm ET, on PBS .

Desde Puerto Rico con valentía
Casi Una Mujer
de Esmeralda Santiago
En 1961, Esmeralda Santiago se mudó a la ciudad de Nueva York desde una región rural de Puerto Rico con su madre y seis hermanos. Su lucha incansable desde su vida en un inquilinato en Brooklyn hasta el umbral de una exitosa carrera artística cobra vida de manera conmovedora en Casi una mujer. Esta película, basada en la galardonada autobiografía del mismo nombre, se presentará en la cadena PBS como parte de la serie Exxon Mobil Masterpiece Theatre’s American Collection el domingo, 15 de septiembre, en un horario especial a las 8 de la noche, hora del Este.

“Come and Take It Day”
by Raymond R. Beltran
Take an old school Chicano, “a neo-hippie pachuco,” a college educated Latina, and a pocho, throw them in the middle of a plot to discover a lost treasure from the days of a legendary corrido, and you have Jim Mendiola’s “Come and Take It Day”.

A Escena “Adios Mamá Carlota”
Por Paco Zavala
Indudablemente la historia de México tiene dentro de su proyección pasajes bellísimos salpicados de pasión, amor patrio, tragedia, traición, bajas pasiones, entrega absoluta, de la vida a causas nobles y heroísmo.

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
La Feria Tijuana 2002, está en todo su apogeo y esplendor. Disfrutando de sus nuevas instalaciones que se encuentran ubicadas en el Parque Morelos, la Feria Tijuana 2002, cuenta con expositores de artesanías y otros elementos de mercadeo, juegos mecánicos para todos los gustos, sabores y colores; un teatro del pueblo en donde diariamente se presentan artistas, restaurantes y un extraordinario palenque en el que diariamente hay peleas de gallos.

Sockers Visit Tijuana Tonight in Search of Diamonds
By John Philip Wyllie
The 10-time indoor soccer champion San Diego Sockers will be in Tijuana tonight (Friday, Sept. 6) when they scrimmage a local Tijuana team at the Zona Rio’s Furati Soccer Complex. The exhibition, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will provide coach Brian Quinn the opportunity to mine a few diamonds in the rough as he attempts to improve upon his 2002 roster.

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