Volume XXIV Number 29~ July 21, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Chilean Combat Frigate Tests Combat Readiness In "Operacion America 2000"

By: Daniel L. Muñoz

Photo by PH2 Lena Gonzalez
June 28, 2000 — Cmdr. Federico R. Niemann, commanding officer of PFG CONDELL (FFH-06), a Chilean Frigate participating in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2000, reviews incoming message traffic on the ship’s bridge.

U.S. Naval Station San Diego, California —21 July, 2000 —By now the Frigate PFG "Almirante Condell," under the command of "Comandante" (Commander) Federico Niemann Figari, is steaming towards its home port in Valparaiso, Chile. It has been a long six month cruise, for the officers and crew. The last time they saw Valparaiso was the 19th of April, 2000. Utilizing the ship's internet computer system, this interview would be picked up and displayed throughout the ship by today (Friday) at 3:00 p.m.

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On a Valentine's Day, Iowa Mom Discovers She is Guatemala Massacre Survivor
By Mary Jo McConahay
Rabinal, Guatemala: Denese Joy Becker, a mother of two who lives in Algona, Iowa, had begun to worry whether the vivid memories she carried were the imaginings of a crazed mind. She had no one she might ask, no one to talk with to compare memories of an idyllic childhood that ended in unspeakable scenes. In March, with the help of an Internet-savvy cousin, Becker discovered she was a survivor of one of the worst massacres in the history of this country's 36-year internal war.

Six Hispanic High School Seniors Win National Honor
Washington, D.C. - Six high school students will soon be in the national spotlight. These accomplished young people are the recipients of the coveted Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards. They are outstanding role models whose busy lives and many successes are a great contribution to our country. The honored students were selected from among 60 Regional Winners from 10 cities across the U.S. to reach the pinnacle of the Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation's annual search for the nation's most outstanding Hispanic youth.

Noticias de México...
Sacude violencia a Tijuana
Ejecutan a un hijo de Beatriz Adriana
Tijuana, B.C. — Con señas de tortura, fueron encontrados los cuerpos sin vida de Aquiles Véljiz Hernández y Leonardo Martínez Flores, ambos de 21 años, este último hijo de la actriz y cantante tijuanense Beatriz Adriana.


Catholic Charities Urges House Committee to Protect Battered Immigrant Women
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 20 — Testifying before a House subcommittee today, Catholic Charities USA urged Congress to ensure protection for battered immigrant women and their children by adopting H.R. 3083, the Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act of 1999.

En el 2001, La Canonización De Juan Diego, No Será En Octubre Próximo
MÉXICO, D. F. 17 de julio (NOTIAMERICA).- Hasta el 2001, y no este año, será la canonización del beato Juan Diego, aseveró el rector de la Basílica de Guadalupe, monseñor Francisco Antonio Macedo Tellado, quien afirmó que si fuera necesario se excavará para buscar los restos del indígena a fin de comprobar que sí existió.

Julio, Mes de Julio César y la Posteridad
Por Paco Zavala
Todo mundo celebra y vive todos los años el mes de julio; pero este mes que es el séptimo en cada año tiene su historia.

San Diego Company Will Pay 11 Women for Pay Discrimination
The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that Gen Probe Incorporated of San Diego will pay $11,632 in back wages, including interest, to 11 women as part of a settlement resolving claims that it's pay policies discriminated against women.

New America Alliance Habla de Asuntos Latinos Críticos; Grupo Prominente
de Líderes de Negocios
MCLEAN, Virginia - La segunda conferencia bianual de la New America Alliance reunió a expertos líderes para discutir asuntos críticos de la educación, la economía y el desarrollo político Latino. Los asistentes se reunieron por tres días en el hotel The Washington Monarch en Washington, D.C. para adquirir una nueva percepción de estos asuntos críticos.

Secretary of the Army Louis Caldera to Honor Medal of Honor Recipient
Rudy Davila
San Diego County's newest medal of Honor recipient, WWII Army veteran Rudy Davila, will be honored at the San Diego Business Journal's 6th Annual Multicultural Awards 2000 luncheon, being held July 25 at the Hyatt Regency San Diego on San Diego Bay

BECA Foundation Awards Over $69,750 to New Top Scholars
Outstanding scholars who have demonstrated community service involvement will be honored at the upcoming annual scholarship awards dinner. The BECA Foundation provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving Latino students annually. This year BECA has selected thirty-three new recipients, several of whom will receive $2,000 a year for a total of four years.

Latin Business Association Hosts Nation's Largest Latino Business Trade Show
Los Angeles, CA — The Latin Business Association, the nation's largest membership organization of Latino entrepreneurs, will host the fifth annual Latino Business Expo September 11 and 12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year's Expo is expected to draw more than 5,000 Latino business owners, making it the country's largest business event for Latinos.

Hispanic Community Leader Victor M. Calderon Appointed to The San Diego
Foundation Board of Governors
Frank Ault, Chair of the San Diego Foundation's Board of Governors, announced the appointment of Mr. Victor M. Calderon to The San Diego Foundation's Board of Governors.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL QUALIFIED PERSONS that an election will be held in the SAN YSIDRO SCHOOL DISTRICT, County of San Diego, State of California, on the 7th day of November, 2000, for the purpose of electing the following members to the governing board of the school district.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Yhamel Catacora
Unificando nuestra comunidad
Esta crucial mitad del año 2000 pasará a la historia como una de las más significativas para nuestra comunidad. En la última semana de junio y en la primera de julio, se realizaron las conferencias anuales de LULAC y NCLR respectivamente, dos de las principales organizaciones latinas en el país, ofreciéndonos a través de las mismas la oportunidad de echarnos un vistazo, como comunidad, como individuos y como la pieza que se está volviendo indispensable para definir la política estadounidense.

Immigration Notes:
Report: Canada-USA border full of holes
WASHINGTON — The border between the USA and Canada is so poorly staffed that illegal immigrants and contraband are slipping easily into the country.

¡No Deje Usted Que Un Ataque Cerebral Mate a un ser Querido!
Por James Santiago Grisolía, MD
Cada año en los Estados Unidos, más de medio millón de personas sufren un "ataque cerebral". Muchos de nosotros tenemos un abuelo y otro familiar, paralizado e incapacitado debido a un ataque cerebral, una embolia o quizás un derrame cerebral. En muchos casos es un desastre prevenible, pero es requisito darnos cuenta que es urgente y llamar al 911 para conseguir ayuda médica lo más pronto posible.

Market Creek Plaza Trolley Bridge Project Sets Engineering Precedent
The successful installation of a bridge for the San Diego Trolley tracks near the new Market Creek Plaza commercial development set a safe, cost-and time-effective precedent, while minimizing service disruption for trolley riders.

Encienda Una Vela
Padre Thomas J. McSweeney
"Si!" - Poco a Poco
Nadie la conocía hasta que su vida acabó en una muerte violenta. Cassie Bernall es la adolescente que muchos consideran mártir. Un día después de la tragedia en la escuela Columbine High School, se supo que cuando su asesino le preguntó si ella creía en Dios... Cassie respondió "Si!"

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With a Free Get-Away to Atlanta's DeKalb
Atlanta — In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2000, one lucky winner will be awarded a fun-filled and action-packed 4 days and 3 nights in Atlanta's DeKalb on behalf of Atlanta's DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau.


SAT 9 Scores Torpedos School Districts!
The Science of Math is a myth. The myth is that figures don't lie that 2 + 2= 4 unless they are written as 2 2 then they might be twenty two. Or you might be adding a negative 2 plus a positive 2 in which case they equal zero. In the case of Superintendent of Schools Alan Bersin and some of the members of his Board of Trustees, it is clear that they attempted to sandbag everyone that object failure was actually a victory!

Presidential Campaign Promises "What They Really Mean"
By Jerome DeHerrera
Recently Republican Presidential Candidate George W. Bush spoke to the National Conference of La Raza and the League of United Latino American Citizens. During his speeches, Bush, in his down home Texas style, grinned as he proclaimed that he is a new type of Republican, ready to reach out to the Latino community.

Promesas de Campaña, ¿qué es lo que quieren decir?
Por Jerome DeHerrera
Recientemente el candidato Republicano George W. Bush habló en la conferencia de La Raza y de la Liga Latina de Ciudadanos Americanos Unidos. Durante su discurso, Bush proclamó que él es un nuevo modelo de Republicano listo para acercarse a la comunidad latina.

We should allow free movement of labor from Mexico to U.S.
by Russell Contreras
This spring the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) announced that it is suspending crackdowns on undocumented immigrants for the duration of the 2000 census.

El Foro Público... ....The Public Forum
Saludos Desde Oaxaca!
Hola, tengo un programa de radio que se escucha en todo el estado de Oaxaca de las 19:00 a 20:00, se llama "Danzoneando". Me pongo a las órdenes de los Oaxaqueños que quieran comunicarse con sus familias en Oaxaca. Transmito mensajes completamente gratis!

Me thinks Senator Steve Peace should break out his "Peace" pipe and have a pow-wow with the San Diego settlers who are mighty ticked off at his stupid raid on the rate payers pocket books. We don't think we should pay wampum to his friends (the utilities) to make up to them for giving him many shiny beads for his last war campaign. His war chest got full and all we got was heap big bucket of phony baloney which gave us all lotsa of gas and nothing else.

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

Chapter VIII
By Jeannine Diego
First Chorus
Dear Héctor…
I'd like to bounce a couple of ideas off of you, in direct reference to our visits to Tijuana and San Diego. I realize that a few weeks have passed since your visit and, hence, that time may have affected your feelings in terms of what you experienced during your stay. In any case, I wish to petition your honesty in responding to this inquiry; your frank response as an individual and perhaps not so much from the position of `artist,' is indispensable.

Poet's Corner
Minority Majority of the Southwest
by Rosalinda Salgado
In times of war or times of peace, it doesn't really matter.

La Gerente de Prensa de Fonovisa Contrademanda a Patricia Navidad
MÉXICO, D. F., (NOTIAMERICA).- Vaya, vaya... En virtud de los acontecimientos ocurridos recientemente a la actriz y cantante Patricia Navidad, quien levantó una denuncia en contra de la ex jefa de prensa de la compañía discográfica de Fonovisa, Bertha Negrete González, por los supuestos delitos de robo, abuso de confianza y lo que resulte, tras advertir que ésta "usó" su tarjeta de crédito sin su autorización por un monto superior a los 15 mil pesos.

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
New Approach to Bicycle/Car Relationship
On Saturday, July 22, Sweetwater Summit Park, in Bonita, Calif., will serve as the park where automobile and mountain bike enthusiasts and consumers will gather to see, ride and drive the latest offerings from Saab and Gary Fisher Bicycles. Guests are treated to guided trail bicycle tours, Saab test-drives, one-on-one product discussions, catered snacks and merchandise giveaways.

Moreno working to bring back a championship to San Diego
Over the years, you can probably count on one hand the number of Hispanic athletes who have made a major impact on the NFL. Dominating offensive tackle, Anthony Munoz, the first and so far, only Hispanic player to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame is perhaps the most well known. But Oakland Raiders quarterback, Jim Plunkett and the Cowboys' defensive lineman, Tony Casillas provide Munoz some company on what is regrettably, a very short list.

McEnroe Fails to Cash in Quality Challenge Title
By J. Fred Sidhu
Rancho Bernardo — On a warm, sun-drenched afternoon last Saturday, Pat Cash of Australia defeated defending champion John McEnroe 6-3, 7-5 before a crowd of 2,562 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn to capture the 2000 Quality Challenge Title. McEnroe, who won last year's title, failed to find his rhythm as Cash, a former Wimbledon champion, kept him off balance throughout the match with solid groundstrokes and pinpoint volleys.

Bullfight World...
by Lyn Sherwood
A Lousy Day In Tijuana
According to Bullfight World Correspondent Gary Sloan, last Sunday's corrida in Tijuana was "one of the worst that I've seen in my life."

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