Volume XXIV Number 16~ April 21, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Mensaje de Pascua del Obispo Gilberto Chavez

Feliz Pascua de Resurrección!

"Aleluya, Aleluya: El Señor ha resucitado". Hoy celebramos de un modo singular el anuncio de la Pascua de la Resurección. Cristo, clavado en la Cruz y muerto, ha resucitado para vencer la maldad, el pecado, la muerte y el sufrimiento. Desde ese domingo de Resurrección estamos invitados a considerar al mundo de manera nueva. En realidad la Verdad de Dios ha vencido la maldad, ignorancia y miedo del ser humano.

Los primeros Apóstoles predicaron a Cristo Resucitado. También nosotros debemos enfocar nuestras vidas, deseos y ambiciones desde esa realidad y vivir intensamente la Resurrección de Cristo. Todo lo ordinario de la VIDA como el trabajo, la familia, el recreo, la comunidad, la justicia, la fe, la paz y la alegría deben verse de otra manera con los ojos puestos en la Resurrección. Todo debe elevarse para unir nuestra débil vida a la vida maravillosa de Jesús Resucitado.

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The League of Women Voters of California File Lawsuit Challenging Prop 21
On Thursday, April 20th, the League of Women Voters, children's Advocacy Institute, Coleman Advocates for Youth, and Peter Bull, taxpayer and private citizen, filed a lawsuit in the California Supreme Court stating that Proposition 21 —the so called Juvenile Justice Initiative— violates the single-subject rule of the California Constitution. The petitioners are asking the Court to issue an immediate stay to prevent Proposition 21 from being implemented. The Juvenile Crime Initiative was passed by voters on March 7, 2000.

Protesters May Be White With Orange Hair - But Movement's Base Broadens to
Immigrants and Youth of Color

EDITOR'S NOTE: Images of young people with outrageously colored hair dominate coverage of the weekend's protests against globalization. But a reporter on the ground finds a striking number of young people of color, immigrants, and others with first-hand knowledge — and strong personal feelings — about what they are protesting.
By Mary Jo McConahay

College Students Oppose Racial Preferences
4 to 1 say political correctness and grade inflation harms their education
NEW YORK - One of the nation's most controversial issues is not at all controversial among America's college students. Four out of 5 say colleges should not use racial preferences in admissions decisions, a new survey conducted by Zogby International finds.

Colombia's Child War Veterans In Need of Rescue
By Howard Lafranchi
BOGOTA -- At an age when most girls are experimenting with lipstick, 11-year-old Gloria Martnez was learning how to make mortars in the jungles of Putumayo. And then there's Fernando, who, at 16, left his poor mountain home to join Colombian rebels for the money and the adrenaline rush.

Noticias de México...
Penas más Severas por Secuestros, y Violaciones, Demanda Ciudadana
Perseguir y castigar con todo el rigor de la ley el secuestro de personas y el robo de infantes, así como aplicar penas más severas al delito de violación y al desperdicio o desviación de recursos públicos, son algunas de las demandas de los ciudadanos que participan en los foros sobre seguridad pública que organiza la Fundación Colosio, y donde destaca la conveniencia de crear una Secretaría de Seguridad Pública como dependencia del Gobierno Federal.


Local Community Newspapers May Play Pivotal Role in 2000 Campaign
By Jerome De Herrera
As the two major presidential campaigns begin plotting their strategies to attract the Latino vote, there is a growing feeling among party professionals that community newspapers that serve the Hispanic community may be key to the campaigns.

Two Hilltop High Students Win Top Honors At National Japan Bowl
In their first attempt ever in a Japanese language and culture competition, two Hilltop High students took first place at the National Japan Bowl in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

Local Accounting Firm Awards College Scholarship
Calderon, Jaham & Osborn Certified Public Accountants and Consultants is proud to announce that Susan Garcia of Scripps Ranch High School has been awarded the firm's first annual college scholarship.

Major grant boosts Chicano/Latino Research Center and Latin American and Latino studies
By Jennifer McNulty
Who would guess that pop music superstar Ricky Martin embodies a phenomenon that is shaking up the intellectual roots of Latin American studies. But the fact that Martin is a hit with audiences in his native Puerto Rico, across Latin America, and in the United States is a shining example of the way in which traditional social and cultural borders are becoming blurred.

AT&T Foundation's $100,000 Contribution Aims to Educate Hispanics on College Financial Aid Resources
Roberto Cruz, AT&T Corporate Affairs director, recently presented a $100,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation to Sara Martinez-Tucker, president and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund in support of HSF's "Technology for Education."

Leadership Alliance Presents 7th Annual Diversity Conference, May 3-6 in San Diego
Affirmative action after Proposition 209, multiracial identity, and controlling sexual and racial harassment in the workplace are just a few of the issues to be addressed at the seventh annual Leadership Alliance National Conference on Diversity, "Collaborations: Students, Institutions, Communities, and Industry," which will be held May 3 through 6 at the Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley.

Campaña Estatal Para la Prevención del SIDA Recibe un "Levantón"
Los Angeles — El primer carro tipo "lowrider" para la prevención del SIDA auspiciado por el estado fue develado hoy por el Departamento de Salud de California, Oficina del SIDA en La Plaza de la Raza en el Este de Los Angeles, iniciando así un recorrido a través de California.

Corrales-Diaz Named to Auto Club Board of Directors
Susan Corrales-Diaz, president and chief executive officer of Systems Integrated in San Diego, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Automobile Club of Southern California.

International Community Foundation to Grant Over $50,000 to Baja California Nonprofits to Celebrate "International Children's Day"
The International Community Foundation (ICF) will celebrate International Children's Day by granting over $50,000 to Baja California nonprofit organizations which provide services and direct benefit to children during a celebration event scheduled at the Tijuana Cultural Center on Saturday, April 29th at 10:00 a.m.

La International Community Foundation Celebrará el Día del Niño Otorgando Más de $50,000
La International Community Foundation (ICF) celebrará el Día Internacional del Niño al otorgar más de $50,000 dólares a organizaciones no-gubernamentales en Baja California que proveen servicios y beneficios directamente a niños. La celebración tendrá lugar en el Centro Cultural Tijuana, el Sábado 29 de abril a las 10:00 a.m.

Encienda Una Vela
Padre Thomas J. McSweeney, Director of The Christophers
¡Paz! ¡Shalom!
Alguna veces oímos anécdotas que nos resultan inolvidables, y ésta precisamente me ha afectado de esa manera. Se acababa de presentar la premiere de una de las composiciones musicales más hermosas del creador Deems Taylor.

4th Annual 4th Council District High School Oratorical Contest Awards Ceremony
Winners in the 4th Annual 4th Council District High School Oratorical Contest will be announced at the Awards Ceremony scheduled Saturday, April 29, 2000, 6:30 p.m. at the Jacobs Center (5160 Federal Blvd., San Diego). Students from Gompers, Lincoln, Morse, SCPA and Mt. Everest Academy are competing for top honors in this speech competition.

Your Old Eyeglasses Are The Gift of Sight
You may have the gift of sight, out of sight. New Eyes For The Needy asks people to check their desks and bureaus for unwanted glasses, jewelry, watches and hearing aids that are too valuable to throw away but are no longer of use. Those old glasses and other items will find a second life through New Eyes For The Needy and can mean the gift of sight to someone else.

Local Schools to Take Advantage of Program that Provides Vision Screenings For Underserved Children
Every year, an estimated 200,000 children in the United States become permanently blind as a result of undetected vision impairment. Many of these cases could be prevented if children had access to adequate optical screenings.

Campamento SCAMP—Un Campamento para Niños que Sufren del Asma
Plazo de Aplicación es Martes, el 16 de Mayo
Los jóvenes que sufren de asma moderado o severo ahora tienen la oportunidad de disfrutar y jugar al aire libre por una semana completa en el campamento SCAMP, presentado por El American Lung Association los condados de San Diego y el de Imperial.

Community Notes:
CCC Sets April 28 Grand Opening Celebration in National City
The California Conservations Corps' San Diego Service District will celebrate the grand opening of its new facility in National City on Friday, April 28..


Freedom of the Press Endangered in the Philippines
Filipino Editors expect reporters assigned to Malacañang (The Presidential Palace) to file "exciting stories" every day, according to a recent editorial published in the Manila Times, the premier newspaper in this Island country.

Checkpoints...Papers and the Courts
By Raoul Lowery Contreras
Is it possible that the expensive charade played out every day throughout the American Southwest may be coming to an inglorious end? The charade is the ersatz imitation of roaming patrols and checkpoints made famous by the Nazi Gestapo of Germany. At this time and in this place, however, the patrols and checkers are United States officers of the Border Patrol.

President Must Address Veterans' Side of Nuclear Nightmare

By Alan G. Lance, Sr.
President Clinton says he wants to "right the wrongs of the past" committed against factory workers who built America's nuclear arsenal. To each civilian bomb maker suffering from cancers related to radioactive exposure, the administration offers either a lump sum payment of $100,000 or a medical treatment and job retraining package.

Vieques Movement Charts New Course In U.S.-Puerto Rico Relations
By Victor M. Rodriguez Dominguez
Over the last century the island of Vieques has represented U.S. colonial policy at its crudest. As part of the Puerto Rican archipelago, Vieques is an emblem of both the struggle for democracy in Puerto Rico and the contradictions of U.S.-Puerto Rico relations.

Avisos Politicos......
From the desk of Loretta Sanchez (D) Congresswoman,
"The Bush campaign is allowing Pete Wilson to send out negative messages attacking Democrats. This state has been deeply harmed by PROPOSITIONS 187 and 209. Wilson is now using his divisive tactics to smear the Democratic candidates. "Pete Wilson has absolutely no integrity."

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Sporting news, reviews and other tid bits

Poet's Corner
By Oyamel González
Go beyond the land showered by crying roses.

Calendar of Events..
by Berenice Cisneros
Nostalgia Buffs Will Get a Kick Out of This...
The Singer's Workshop will sing their way through the 1950s hitting the highest points of the American Hit Parade at a special program on April 26 at the Chula Vista Civic Center Library, 365 F St. The group performs their rendition of the `50s complete with costumes and hairstyles of the day beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the library auditorium. This is one in a series of Cultural Programs sponsored by the friends of the Library. All programs are free and open to the public. For more info. call (619)691-5069 and press 3.

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