Volume XXIII Number 50 ~ December 17, 1999

FrontPage Stories

Sweetwater and Teachers at an Impass with Contract Talks

By Daniel H. Muñoz

It was cold outside. The colorfully decorated homes, across the street, only served as a reminder of the things that needed to be done to prepare for the holidays. School work was stacked up. Yet, hundreds of teachers and community members (estimates ranged as high as 600) took the time to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Trustees latest contract proposal.

Sweetwater teachers and community members came out to vocie their displeasure over contract talks with the school board.
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Who Knows What A Better Life Is? Sometimes Children Do
By Kimi Eisele
TUCSON — It is easy for some Americans to assume that staying in the United States will mean young Elian Gonzalez — the Cuban 5-year old found clinging to a life raft — is assured of a "better life" in Miami. Perhaps. Perhaps not.

UC Report Shows How California Can Expand Health Care
to the State's Working Poor
Berkeley -- More than 7 million Californians who lack health insurance are low-income workers and their families — 85% of all residents who lack health insurance — according to a new University of California report. The state's 700,000 hired farmworkers, their families, and most of the communities in which they live have the least access to health care.

News/Notas de Prensa
European Union and Mexico reach free trade pact
After a year of negotiation, officials from the European Union and Mexico have agreed on the terms of a free trade pact. European Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy told Reuters news service; "It is the most comprehensive free-trade agreement ever negotiated by the EU and the first such agreement with a Latin American partner."


HUD Grant to Build Homes for Seniors In San Diego County
Encinitas — U.S. Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham joined city officials for a briefing on Encinitas' newly-approved HUD funded $4.4 million seniors affordable housing development.

After Seventy Years of Separation, Historical Information on
San Diego County is to be Reunited
As part of the Helix Water District's recent organization of their historic archives, a large selection of drawings and written reports dating back to the 1910's will soon be reunited with their other project components.

Comienza "La Buena Nueva" Este Sábado
Apasionante Programa de Radio Católico en San Diego
El primer programa de radio católico en español, en San Diego, inicia su emisión este próximo sábado 11 de diciembre a las 9:30 de la mañana por la estación "K 1040 AM".

SWC Prepares Single Parents and Homemakers With Job Readiness Skills
By Ken Pagano
Every day they prepare a list of assignments, delegating responsibilities with an assertive voice that expects not only speed but also efficiency.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Yhamel Catacora
¿Quien es Americano! - El Censo y la Identidad Cultural

Ciudad de México Prepara la Gran Fiesta del Milenio
Ciudad de México — Con motivo del advenimiento del nuevo milenio y el 675 aniversario de la Ciudad de México, la antigua capital del Imperio Azteca se prepara para una multitudinaria fiesta de celebración.

Encienda Una Vela
Padre Thomas J. McSweeney
¿El Camino Largo o el Corto?

An Essay
Is Beauty Only in the Eye of the Beholder?

By Argentina Maria Mendieta-Otero
I am sure you have also wondered about the authentic meaning of Beauty, just like I have. Why does it have the power to make a person crazy when this person is possessed with the desire to obtain it?


Birth of Christ Celebrated

December 25, the traditional date when Christians, throughout the world pause to reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ, will soon be upon us. Around our home, like in many other traditional Mexican American homes, "El Nacimiento" is the centerpiece of our homes. "Cristo" is the focus of our celebration.

Feliz Navidad Means Merry Christmas

By Raoul Lowery Contreras
Like any other boy growing up I looked forward to Christmas with delight and glee. Church, singing, presents and food, lots of food made up my Christmas in what would later be known as the barrio. The singing was in Spanish, the food, Mexican. The Christmas — German, Scandinavian, Dutch and English.


Etc. Etc. Etc.
Sporting news, reviews and other tid bits

Delicious Holiday Goodies
Make Great Gifts
'Tis the season to be jolly, and what is sweeter than giving-and receiving-tasty home-baked treats? These trusted recipes using Hershey's Cocoa and Bake Shoppe Pieces and Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk are sure to warm the hearts and the taste buds of all your friends and family.

"Postres Especiales": Recetas con Leche Para Compartir de
Generación en Generación
Las fiestas se aproximan, otro año que despedimos y el comienzo de un nuevo ciclo nos dan la pauta para rememorar todo un año de satisfacciones. Es época de reuniones familiares y de compartir recetas con gusto y originalidad.

Calendar of Events:
By Berenice Cisneros

Ritmo Latino
by Berenice Cisneros
RIAA releases benchmark study of Hispanic consumers of pre-recorded music
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) released the results of the first ever study of U.S. Hispanic consumers of pre-recorded music. The RIAA undertook the study to enable its Latin member labels and their retailer customers to better comprehend the core consumers of Hispanic music by investigating which Hispanics are buying music, and what and where they're purchasing, what influences their pruchases and the importance of music in their lives.

Ruben Blades in "Cradle Will Rock"
By Elizabeth Hunter
Renaissance man Ruben Blades brings passion and insight to the role of Mexican artist and revolutionary, Diego Rivera, in Touchstone Pictures' "Cradle Will Rock".

23 Equipos Batallan Por El Super Bowl
Si la NFL se juega los sábados, la cosa va en serio.

Se Anuncian Fechas Para La Edicion Inaugural De La Copa Oro Femenina
en Los Estados Unidos
La edición inaugural de la Copa Oro Femenina se llevará a cabo en los Estados Unidos entre el 23 de junio y el 4 de julio del 2000, con la final el dia de la Independencia de los Estados Unidos.

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