Volume XXIIII Number 03 ~ January 21, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Sweetwater District Rings in New Year With Two
Golden Bell Awards

If the last month of 1999 is any indication, 2000 promises to be a good year for the Sweetwater district and its more than 34,000 students. Case in point—the district was the only winner to capture two Golden Bell Awards from the California School Boards Association last month.

From left to right: Area Superintendent-South Don Kemp, Board Members Jim Cartmill and Bob Griego, Area Superintendent-North Bob Acuña and Eastlake High Principal Stan Canaris celebrate Sweetwater’s two Golden Bell Awards recognizing exemplary educational programs at the annual California School Boards Association conference.

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The Hispanic Chamber and SBA Team Up to Break Down Barriers
By Daniel Muñoz, Jr.
On January 11th, the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SDCHCC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) entered into a unique community partnership forging a stronger relationship in hope of breaking down the barriers that local Hispanic businessmen face everyday.

In A Global Era Why We Hunger To Be Small
By Richard Rodriguez
SAN FRANCISCO — In the last days of 1999, Americans had many reasons to feel big. We were in outer space, repairing a telescope to peer into infinity. On Earth we were the world's superpower. On Wall Street, money piled on money. And we were masters of a technology that promised the world: Anything you might want, any time of the day.

Commencing with this edition of La Prensa San Diego, and lasting through March 3, 2000, commentaries and analyses of the Propositions and Initiatives that will appear on your election day ballot, as well as discussions on the various candidates, will be published in La Prensa San Diego. Recommendations on the candidates, running for public office, will be published on the March 3rd edition in time for the Primary Election of March 7th, 2000.

Noticias de México...
Programa carretero sin precedente
Culiacán, Sin. — El gobierno estatal no construye obras suntuarias, ostentosas ni "elefantes blancos", pues sin triunfalismos ni autocomplacencias se impulsa un programa carretero sin precedente en el que en 1999 se destinaron 426 millones de pesos para la construcción, rehabilitación y mantenimiento de la red estatal, pero además se canalizaron 150 millones para infraestructura educativa, salud, reclusorios y urbanización, dijo el Miércoles, Abrahan Velázquez Iribe.
El Debate


RNC Sees Historic Opportunity to Bring Latinos Into GOP
New survey reveals Hispanics will be the `Battleground Segment' of 2000 race
SAN JOSE -- Predicting that "Hispanics will be the `Battleground Segment' of the 2000 elections," Republican National Committee Chairman Jim Nicholson today unveiled a massive new study of Hispanic voters showing that "the Latino community is in play in this election like never before."

Zettel: New Surpluses Mean "No Excuses"
Sacramento — Assembly-member Charlene Zettel (R-Poway) today reacted to a Sacramento Bee report that California is expecting an even greater surplus than expected. According to the Sacramento Bee, California's budget surplus is about $3 billion bigger than Governor Davis' predictions earlier this week.

UCLA Research Center Forges Partnership At Intersection Of Race,
Communications and Community Transformation

More Americans get their news from local television than any other medium. Competition for viewers is fierce, and hot-button stories such as crime and welfare, many of them casting a negative spotlight on minority communities, are a staple of most local newscasts.

Joint Center Appoints Campos to Head Minority Business Round Table
Washington, D.C. - Eddie N. Williams, president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, today announced the appointment of Roger A. Campos, Esq. as the first executive director of the Minority Business Round Table (MBRT).

White House Announces Hilltop High School as National Pilot Project Site
"We're excited to have our students leading the way in a national school-to-work project," said Hilltop High Principal Jerry Rindone upon learning that his school was one of only twelve pilot sites nationwide selected for an Academy of Information Technology. The Sweetwater district school shares this honor with just one other high school in California.

NHMC Awards Honor Diversity... Nickelodeon, Sesame Street and Showtime
Recognized Leaders in the Industry

Los Angeles — The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) will honor members of the television and film industry at their annual Banquet Dinner Dance to be held Friday, January 28th at the Regal Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The gala affair has an outstanding lineup from the entertainment industry.

Grant Purchases Robes for Chula Vista High Choir
The Cox Kids Foundation granted Chula Vista High School $5,000 to purchase robes for the 65-member Spartan Concert Choir.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Consuelo Luz
Inmigración e Interdependencia

Para muchos, Elian Gonzales, el niño Cubano de seis años rescatado del mar, se ha convertido en un símbolo del conflicto político entre los Cubanos exiliados en Florida y los Cubanos de la Cuba de Fidel Castro.

UC Irvine Study of Child Lead Poisoning Risks May Result in Better
Health on Both Sides of Border

Irvine — A UC Irvine research project on the risk of lead poisoning among Tijuana children has culminated in public health programs in Tijuana that could benefit children in the United States as well.

Propósitos de Año Nuevo Para Cuidar Su Salud
Con la llegada de un nuevo año muchas veces nos hacemos propósitos y nos trazamos metas que no siempre podemos lograr. Pero no se desanime. Tenga en cuenta que los propósitos se deben escoger con cuidado para que sean tanto efectivos como fáciles de cumplir.

Encienda Una Vela
Padre Thomas J. McSweeney, Director of The Christophers
El Sueño Hecho Realidad

Quizás ustedes ya sepan de la maravillosa labor que desarrolla la Fundación Make-A-Wish (pide un deseo): personalidades conocidas y figuras del deporte ayudan para que a niños con enfermedades incurables se les cumpla por lo menos un deseo. A veces es un viaje o simplemente conocer a alguien a quien ellos admiran.

1st Down • and Great Food to Go
Kickoff time!
Gather your favorite football fans and settle in for the all-American ritual of watching TV bowl games. Along with gridiron thrills on the screen, great game food is also a must to score with this always-hungry crowd.


Concern Over Number of Nuclear Ships In San Diego Harbor!

In the past month, La Prensa San Diego has received over a hundred letters from our readers expressing deep concern over the berthing of nuclear ships in San Diego harbor.

Menace Or Victim? Black Male Anger Has Strong Roots and Many Branches

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Rap star-tycoon Sean "Puffy" Combs has been indicted on gun charges stemming from a shootout at a Manhattan night club.

Todos los Latinos Contamos en el Censo 2000

por Louisa Ollague
Esta primavera los Latinos en los Estados Unidos tendrán una gran oportunidad de participar en un evento histórico que afecta a todos los que vivimos en este país por los próximos diez años.

El Foro Público...
....The Public Forum

MAPA Primary Endorsement Convention Canceled
Sorry to inform you and all your readers that the proposed MAPA Primary Endorsement Convention has been canceled.

Tezozomoc Speaks

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

"Mariachi Quixote: La Sanchi Learns to Play the Guitarron" American College
Theatre Festival Regional Finalists Benefit Performances January 20-22

Chula Vista — The School of Arts and Communication at Southwestern College will remount the production of Mariachi Quixote: La Sanchi Learns to Play the Guitarron. Benefit Performances will run January 21 and 22, 8 p.m. in Mayan Hall located on the college campus.

Calendar of Events:
By Berenice Cisneros

Guitarist Angel Romero to Appear as Guest Conductor and Soloist With
the San Diego Chamber Orchestra

Throughout the world, Angel Romero is an acclaimed guitar soloist who has appeared and recorded with many major orchestras and musicians in his remarkable career. In San Diego, he is a local legend, alone or in company with his remarkable family of guitar masters.

"World News Tonight con Peter Jennings" Enfocara en "Latinos y
Los Estados Unidos" Del Viernes 21 de Enero

NUEVA YORK — Este Programa Será el Primer Noticiero Dedicado a Explorar la Experiencia Latina: El Programa Estará Disponible en Vivo a Nível Nacional Através del Sístema de Audio Secundario.

Latino Performers Power Last Mountain
Novel-to-film makes no compromises in keeping Hispanics at the center of the American Dream
Los Angeles -- With a planned world premier during the Berlin Film Festival in February (and an unofficial preview at the Digidance 2000 Festival during Sundance Film Festival on January 27th), what audiences at the independent feature Last Mountain are going to see is actress Lorina Zapata in the lead role of Annunciata del Rio something that might never have happened if the major Hollywood players had had their way.

COPA Oro 2000: Mas Equipos, Juegos, Mas Futbol Excitante y Competitivo
Los doce equipos participantes en la Copa Oro se preparan arduamente para el comienzo de la edicion más grande, proyectada a ser la mejor de su historia. Los primeros equipos arrivarán a los Estados Unidos en las proximas semanas.

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