Volume XXV Number 6 February 9, 2001

FrontPage Stories

Hispanic named Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Denver

By Valentina Garcia

Denver's Hispanic Catholics are rejoicing after it was announced (the week of January 22, 2001) week that Reverend Jose H. Gomez of Monterey, Mexico is joining them as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Denver.

Denver Auxiliary Bishop-Elect Jose Gomez accepts the greetings and gifts Hispanic Catholics brought to him during a recent trip to Denver, Colorado.

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Christian Ramirez Throws Sombrero into District 8 Race
By Dan Muñoz
Tijuana born Christian Ramirez has jumped into the heated race for the District 8 Council Seat. Running on a Chicano slogan ¡Todo el Poder al Pubelo-Y Todo el pueblo al Poder! (All power to the people-and all the people to the power).

Shift in Minority Education Oversight Called Discriminatory
viewed as setting education back 50 years
By Daniel Muñoz
The Committee on Education and the Workforce held its first official meeting of the year on Wednesday (Feb. 7) and immediately pushed through a change in the committee rules to separating consideration of minority higher education issues from consideration of other higher education issues.

Court of Appeal Overturns Prop 21 Says Decision to Try Juveniles in Adult Court
Belongs to Judges, Not District Attorney
The California Fourth District Court of Appeal has ruled that Proposition 21, the Juvenile Crime initiative passed by voters in March 2000, is an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers provision of the state constitution.

Behind the Bienvenidos: Bush and Fox Neighbors, Allies with Very Different World Views
By Andrew Reding
Personal diplomacy and charm will be front and center when President George W. Bush meets Mexican President Vicente Fox on February 16. Out of sight, major policy differences will be aired.

Noticias de México...
Arrancan priístas mañana
El Consejo Político Estatal del PRI se reunirá mañana en Mexicali para determinar cómo se desarrollarán las preampañas de los aspirantes a la candidatura a Gobernador.


Papa Latino
Los nuevos Cardenales elegidos por SS Juan Pablo II abren la posibilidad que el
próximo Papa sea Latino
La Iglesia Católica de América Latina, a pesar de no tener la tradición milenaria del Catolismo Europeo, ha alcanzado un tamaño y una madurez suficiente para esperar, con un buen margen de probabilidad, que el próximo Papa sea Latino.

Mary Arends-Biddlecome wants to be plugged into District 8!
Mary is a candidate in the February 27th special election to fill the vacancy in District Eight. She wants to be distinguished as a "mother and attorney" whose law practice emphasizes standing up for interests of children and parents.

United Farmworker Union Announces Support for Immigration Reform Legislation
Representatives of the United Farm Workers, SEIU, HERE and other unions across the nation, and other local organizations joined their voices today (Feb 7, 2001) in a renewed call for changes in U.S. immigration laws.

BC Electricity to California will stop in May
Frontera NorteSur, newsservice
The electricity that the Baja California Division of the Federal Electricity Commission (Comisión Federal de Electricidad, CFE) is selling to California is surplus electricity that exists within the Mexican system only during the winter months, according to CFE San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora Superintendent Humberto López Guzmán.

Belo Lanza Periódico en Inglés en México
— Belo lanzó su primera publicación internacional en México el 8 de enero de 2001. The Dallas Morning News Express, un diario en inglés, dirigido a los viajeros de negocios, diplomáticos y turistas con horarios de tiempo limitado, publica breves informativos diariamente, seleccionados de The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise y de los noticieros electrónicos tradicionales en formato condensado, en una página de ocho por cuatro a color.

Cal State San Marcos Welcomes CEO of National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Dr. Jane L. Delgado, a renowned expert in Hispanic health care, will visit California State University San Marcos on Feb. 12. Delgado, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (The Alliance), will meet with faculty and students to learn about campus and community efforts to address minority health care in the region.

Lt. Governor Cruz M. Bustamante Proclaims February 2 "Cal Grant Day"
Sacramento — Lt. Governor Cruz M. Bustamante today issued a proclamation declaring "Cal Grant Day" in California, nothing that the deadline for graduating high school students to apply for an award under the $1.2 billion financial aid guarantee program is in exactly one month, March 2.

First Lady Sharon Davis Unveils New Ad Campaign for Healthy Families and
Medi-Cal For Children
Los Angeles — California's First Lady Sharon Davis today unveiled the latest phase of statewide advertising campaign aimed at increasing the enrollment of children in California's public health insurance programs.

Assemblyman Firebaugh Elected Chair-Elect of Latino Legislative Caucus
Sacramento — Assemblyman Marco Antonio Firebaugh (D-Cudahy) was unanimously elected Chair-Elect of the California Latino Legislative Caucus last night. Senator Richard Polanco was re-elected as Chair and will remain in his current capacity until July 1, 2001, or upon his resignation.

United States Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce To Host 11th Annual Legislative
Forums And Banquet
— The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced this week that it will host its 11th Annual Legislative Forums and Banquet on March 19 - 20, 2001, in Washington, D.C.

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation will hold
an International Symposium in February
Fresh Start Surgical Gifts announced that it will host an International Symposium on the subject of "Aesthetic Restoration of Facial Defects" organized by the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF). The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla on February 22-25, 2001.

San Diego Judges Demo National Judicial Outreach
San Diego judges will launch impressive community initiatives with Spanish-speaking individuals, senior citizens, and school children on Feb. 15 in conjunction with the first American Bar Association mid-year conference ever to be held in San Diego.

La ciudad colombiana de Santiago de Cali elegida Capital Americana de la Cultura
del año 2001
La ciudad colombiana de Santiago de Cali ha sido elegida por un Jurado Internacional como Capital Americana de la Cultura del año 2001. Cali reemplaza en esta designación a Pereira, ciudad del mismo país sudamericano nominada inicialmente, la cual no pudo llevar a cabo la capitalidad.

BUSCAR.com Launches Spanish Language Search Site
— BUSCAR.com launches Spanish Language Search Engine Site, (www.buscar.com), which offers Spanish Language Internet users an easy to use site for finding Spanish Language web sites. Buscar means "to search" or "to find" in Spanish. The site is exclusively for Spanish Language users and only Spanish Language sites are included in the database.

PrivateMI Ayuda para que el Sueño de los Hispanos de una Vida Mejor Se
Convierta en Realidad
— Después de inmigrar a Vallejo, California desde México, Javier y Rosa Padilla, se encontraron apretados en un departamento tan pequeño que tenían que compartir un dormitorio con su pequeño hijo Ruby.

Chula Vista Launches Website Designed Specifically For Business
Chula Vista businesses as well as companies looking at the city as a potential new home now have a comprehensive resource for demographic and economic-related information about the community—the Internet website www.cvbizsite.org.

Gambling, Guns and True Love
Historic Hotels of America offers a look at the scandals and romances of bygone days.
Every era has its own idea about what constitutes a great romance or scandalous behavior. What might be considered risqué at one time is positively staid at a later date. Members of National Trust Historic Hotels of America are great venues for taking a glimpse of both the romantic and sordid aspects of the past.

Community Notes:
Cal State San Marcos seeks nominations for outstanding North County student
community volunteers
For Ricardo Favela, community service is a way of life. The California State University San Marcos senior and visual arts major has been a volunteer tutor since 1997 with Hispanic and Latino children in Fallbrook.


U.S. Attorney Wide of Mark in Stallings Ruling
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, Gregory Vega, in our opinion, has white- washed a very serious issue that impacts on the entire city and county of San Diego: The apparent bribery of San Diego City Councilwoman Valerie Stallings by the owner of the PADRES baseball team; John Moores.

Time to Abolish the Farce of Black History Month

By Akilah Monifa
Black History Month has turned into a mundane, meaningless and commercialized farce.

Faith-Based Charities on the Federal Dole?
by Michael Tanner
Before he became president, George W. Bush used to say, "Not every good idea should be a federal government program." It is advice he should have followed before he announced his new plan to distribute billions of dollars in federal funds to private and religious charities over the next 10 years.

California's Electricity Plan Falls Short
By Jerry Taylor and Peter VanDoren
For the second time in five years California has adopted new rules to restructure the electricity industry. The first time they tried this they made a hash of things. This second try is unlikely to turn out much better.

Just Who Owns The Padres?
The first life of defense against public corruption is both the adoption and the implementation of ethical standards by our public officials. Our new mayor and our four new councilmembers collectively campaigned last fall promising that they would all bring to city government a renewed commitment to ethics in their dealings with the Padres and others doing business with our city.

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

El Unico Circo Bilingüe del País en San Diego
El Trix Circo Mundial/National Hispanic Circus Lo Patrocina General Mills
El Trix Circo Mundial/National Hispanic Circus, el único circo bilingüe del país, llegará a San Diego el viernes, 16 de febrero para una estancia que culminará el 25 de febrero. Patrocinado por el Cereal Trix de la compañía General Mills, su enorme carpa de 20,100 pies cuadrados y con capacidad para 2,052 personas, se instalará en el estacionamiento Inspiration Point del Parque Balboa.

Codices Bilaterales de Jose Hugo Sanchez se Exponen en el CECUT
Por Paco Zavala
El Centro Cultural Tijuana "CECUT" expone el día 9 del corriente mes de febrero el trabajo muy especial de Codices Bilaterales que realizó el artista José Hugo Sánchez, valor tijuanense que el año próximo pasado expuso en el Museo de Arte de Sinaloa situado en Culiacán, Sinaloa; en la Casa de la Cultura de Hermosillo, Sonora; en el Instituto Subcaliforniano de Cultura de la Paz, B.C. Sur; y que después de ésta exposición en el CECUT, expondrá en el Southwestern College de San Diego, Ca., en este sitio estos trabajos estarán instalados a partir del día 3 de Junio del 2001.

Calendar of Events...
Musical Carnival Concerts
The San Diego Chamber Orchestra announces the return of the Carnival Concerts series to the Del Mar Fairgrounds' Indoor Activity Center. Four themed concerts will feature hundreds of performers, including a full orchestra, local ensembles and artists. All concerts are 4pm - 5pm, and are preceded by activities at 3:15pm. Activities will include face-painting, crafts, balloon animals and an instrument petting zoo in which children can toot, pluck or bow many of the instruments they will hear during the concert.

Oceguera set to make history, for a second time
By John Philip Wyllie
Two summers ago, Mexico's Women's National Soccer team sweeper, Gina Oceguera made history when she represented the Tricolores on its first ever Women's World Cup team. In April, she is set to make history again. When she steps on to the pitch for the newly formed San Diego Spirit, Oceguera will be playing in the first ever fully professional women's American soccer league or WUSA.

The Scorecard
Ringside Notes
WHOA!! After watching Jeff Lacy annihilate Jerald Lowe in Lacy's pro debut on Friday, February 2 in Columbus, OH, boxing insiders were left with one thought; maybe Kevin Butts, Jeff Lacy's scheduled January 13 opponent, was right to skip out of town on the morning of the bout to avoid fighting the St. Petersburg, FL bomber.

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