Volume XXIV Number 24~ June 16, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Manny Aguilar PACBELL VP Keynotes LULAC Scholarship Awards Luncheon

By Dan Muñoz

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 2842 has announced their 15th Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon will be held Saturday June 24, 2000 at the Handlery Hotel, Mission Valley 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, California.

The festivities will get underway at Twelve Noon when this year's Mistress of Ceremonies, Ms. Sally Lowery, invites all 45 Scholarship recipients, their families & friends, along with the program presenters, speakers, and guests of honor, to the luncheon feast that will await them.



Manny Aguilar, Director of External Affairs, Pacific Bell, will be the keynote speaker at the LULAC awards luncheon.

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Sweetwater District Student is California's Science Fair Student of the Year;
Two Others Earn State Science Honors
Arietta Fleming-Davies, a Sweetwater district student who has participated in science fairs for the last five years, is this year's California Science Fair Student of the Year.

LULAC Announces Plans for National Convention in Washington DC
Washington, DC — The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest and largest Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States, today announced plans for its 71st Annual National Convention and Exposition, "Building Unity For The New Millennium," to be held from June 25 through July 1, 2000 in Washington, D.C. The week-long convention at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Northwest Washington is expected to draw over 3,000 LULAC delegates and 4,000 visitors.

Analysis
Murder in Arizona - It's Only The Third World!
By Rodolfo F. Acuña
We only remember history, like the tree that falls in the forest, when we hear or read about it. Unfortunately, when we hear about the fallen tree, it is often too late to save it. In a matter of speaking, This is what is happening in southern Arizona where armed vigilante ranchers are brutalizing Mexican migrant workers, while the US Border Patrol is abetting the ranchers' terrorist acts.

Reflexion: Los Valores Perdidos
Por: Paco Zavala
Presenciando un programa de TV en el que presentaron una ópera innovada "Il Trovatore" de Giuseppe Verdi, obra que el mismo compositor pretendía bautizarla con el título de "La Zingara" (La gitana) por la personalidad tan complicada del personaje y por la escabrosidad vocal a la que se enfrenta en el desarrollo de la obra, pero no fue así, al final opto por citarla con el nombre que actualmente tiene de "Il Trovatore" (El Trovador).

"Auditoría secreta" en consulado dominicano en Nueva York,
Bienvenido Pérez involucrado
By Juan Torres
Nueva York, NY - Guarina Félix, encargada de cuentas privadas del Consulado Dominicano en Nueva York, ha sido suspendida en sus funciones por un mes, por alegados "fallos en sus funciones", según el cónsul Máximo Corcino, aunque fuentes internas señalan que la suspensión se debió al conocimiento que ella tiene de serias irregularidades cometidas durante la administración consular pasada, luego de realizar una auditoría a las cuentas bacarias de esa sede consular.

Guias Para Evitar Enfrentamientos Entre México y EU
PHOENIX, AZ. (NOTIAMERICA) -Para evitar incidentes binacionales, México y Estados Unidos han iniciado el diseño de guías de comportamiento, destinadas a militares y fuerzas del orden en la frontera de ambos países, para evitar que incursionen por equivocación en territorio ajeno.

Noticias de México...
Trabajaban en obre de la CESPT
Muere Obrero en derrumbre
Un trabajador de la compañía "Constructora JR" contratada por la Comisión Estatal de Servicios Públicos de Tijuana (Cespt), quedó sepultado al derrumbarse una loma de tierra mientras trabajaba en la instalación de un tubo a seis metros de profundidad.

Stories

Sweetwater District Programs Catch Eye of County's Business Community
Two Sweetwater district programs-one that teams students with U.S. Navy career mentors and the other that has students writing a bilingual newspaper-were among four high school programs countywide to be showcased as Best Practices in Education by the San Diego Business Roundtable for Education.

Data-Sharing Agreements Strengthen Instruction a New Approach to Accountability
El Cajon — Teaching and learning will improve. That's the goal of a unique set of agreements initiated by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District that will gradually involve all other levels of education.

Microsoft Partners With Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation to Award Science
and Technology Scholarships
Redmond, Wash. — "I was getting kind of worried," recalled 18-year old Jose Barraza Jr., salutatorian of his senior class at Hilltop High School in Chula Vista, Ca. Barraza had decided to turn down the full scholarships that were offered to him by Stanford and Cal tech and focus instead on pursuing his real dream: the legendary Massachusetts Institute of technology, better known as MIT.

Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation Announces CompUSA is New Sponsor
Washington, D.C. —The Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation announced that CompUSA is a sponsor of the Foundation's prestigious Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards program. CompUSA has donated 60 state-of-the-art computers, one to each of the winners of the awards this year.

Borjas Receives the First Ever Richard Estrada Fellowship in Immigration Studies
George Borjas, Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, has received the first Richard Estrada Fellowship in Immigration Studies, for the 2000-2001 academic year. Borjas will undertake a project on the educational attainment of children in immigrant households.

President Clinton Names Francisco J. Sanchez Assistant Secretary
The President announced his intent to nominate Francisco J. Sanchez to serve as Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation.

Assemblywoman Zettel Selected as 2000 Toll Fellow
Lexington, KY — Assemblywoman Charlene Gonzales Zettel (R-Poway) is one of 40 emerging state leaders from across the nation selected for the prestigious Toll Fellowship Program sponsored by The Council of State Governments (CSG).

South County Parents Leap Into The Digital Age
National City — The San Diego Futures Foundation (SDFF) is partnering with the Microsoft Corporation to provide free computers as high-tech graduation presents for 57 parents of National City Middle School students.

Sempra Energy International, PG&E Corporation and Próxima Gas, S.A. de C.V.,
to Develop Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline

San Diego — Sempra Energy International, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, PG&E Corporation and Mexico's Próxima Gas, S.A. de C.V. announced that they will join forces to build the proposed North Baja Pipeline, a $230 million, 212-mile natural gas transportation pipeline to serve growing energy demand in Baja California, Mexico.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Yhamel Catacora
En la casa del herrero...
Estados Unidos, en el exterior, es considerado como "el policía del mundo", el justiciero. Es, para algunas o todas las naciones, a veces asfixiante, el control que este poderoso país ejerce ante ellas. Un mal paso, una violación de los derechos humanos, es suficiente para sonar la alarma del Supertio Sam quien derribará fronteras y evitará que se violen los derechos humanos en aquellas naciones, a veces primitivas, y sobre todo, pobres.

Local Scholarship Foundation Celebrates 36th Year by Awarding 109 Scholarships
"My high school grades were average, my income was minimal, my hopes of college millions of miles away, and the presence of my two-year old daughter led me to think only of surviving until tomorrow. Then someone told me about your Foundation and your awards. Receiving that scholarship gave my world new perspective and my future, a new direction. Thank you for giving me hope.".... excerpt from thank you letter of past scholarship award recipient.

City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department Honors Memorial Park
Pool Guard
Fernando Gonzalez, a Park and Recreation Department pool guard and swim instructor at the Memorial Park Pool, was recognized for his outstanding work and dedication to the Logan Heights community at a Saturday, June 3 awards presentation before 225 of his fellow pool employees.

iHispano.com brings the Internet to NCLR's Job Fair 2000 in San Diego
Every year the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) gathers the Hispanic American community together to address important issues affecting their lives. Issues such as education, health, leadership, and career development are addressed.

United Farm Workers Se Une a Sociedad Para Proveer Materiales Educativos
a Familias y Niños
Este Verano, continuando con el apoyo de hace mucho tiempo a la comunidad latina, Vons comienza con las festividades "Sábados Alegres", en casi 35 de sus tiendas, dando a los residentes de Los Angeles Central y del Sur con algo especial para celebrar cada sábado.

Los Hispanoamericanos Pueden Estar en Riesgo de Serios Problemas de Salud
Relacionados con el Enfermedad Periodental (de Encías)
Chicago, IL — Según crecientes investigaciones médicas, es muy importante que los hispanoamericanos sepan que la enfermedad periodontal (de encías) puede contribuir a, o empeorar, enfermedades del corazón y diabetes—serios males de salud prevalecientes entre esta comunidad.

Editorials

Editorial:
If It Ain't Broken, Don't Fix It!
Recently the Charter Review Commission for the City of Chula Vista proposed that term limits should be abolished for elected officials. They plan to make a presentation before the city council this month with the hope of having this issue placed before the voters in November.

Commentary
White House Conference Highlights the Growing Importance of Latinos in U.S.'
Foreign Policy
By Jerome DeHerrera
Earlier this week, the White House hosted a conference titled "Hispanics and the Future of the Americas." Leading Hispanics from grassroots organizations, such as the League of United Latin American Citizens, and leaders from business, academia and government gathered to discuss the growing interest that Latinos have in U.S.-Latin American relations.

TEZOZOMOC SPEAKS
Tezzy is amazed at our "great American GREED"... Now it seems "La Mafia" is being blamed for the insatiable greed of the American public who squander their rent checks, social security checks, grocery money, pension funds on playing the no-win Russian roulette high-tech stock game on the internet...

El Foro Público... ....The Public Forum
Colombian's Losing Their Homes, Jobs!
I just returned from Cali, Columbia June 12. Many of the middle class are losing their jobs. Many want to leave the country because of safety issues and their children. I was shocked to hear the stories of blackmail and intimidation by the guerrillas and the lack of protection by the police and government.


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

THE RAINBOW CHRONICLES
Chapter III
By Jeannine Diego
The over-excited voice on the other side of the television screen was trying to sell him another device. Was it the one promising to clean tar off carpets, or the one promising a six-pack abdomen overnight?

Poet's Corner
Ojos Bailadores
Por Oyamel González
Está pasando una escoba con falda.
Ahí vienen sus hermanas perdidas dos minutos después, no faltaba más.

Poesía en la Línea Divisoria
Si ya estás harto de ver a las mismas personas en las presentaciones o demás "eventos" kulturales, vas a tener una oportunidad de ver, escuchar o ser oído por nuevos dementes transfronterizos.

Border Poetry
If you tired of your SandiEgo audience (or if you are otherness-curious) come down to the border this Saturday June 17, to Friendship Park (where the border ends and the beach starts) from 2:30 pm until the park closes.

Diana Bordes, Figura que Inspira la Diana Cazadora
Por Paco Zavala
Sostuve una conversación con la Sra. Diana Bordes de Bracho, maestra de baile, actriz, bailarina de ballet, de danza moderna, de rumba, de Jazz, de afro, de folklórico y de otros ritmos.

Teatro y Danza Contemporánea Rios de Ofelia Se Estrenó en el Teatro de la
Casa de la Cultura Centro
Tijuana — Un encuentro de sueños y recreo para los sentidos es lo que aborda el espectáculo Ríos de Ofelia; realizado por el Taller de Danza Contemporánea que dirige la Maestra Dora Arreola y que fue estrenado este pasado Jueves 15 de Junio en el Teatro de la Casa de la Cultura de Tijuana.

"Resurrection Blvd." a series with Latino Cast and Filmmakers
Stepping in where network television dare not go, Showtime Networks will be showcasing a Latino story, cast, and filmmakers when the series "Resurrection Blvd." premieres Monday, June 26 at 10 p.m..

Festival de Culturas Populares del Smithsonian Examina la Cuenca del
Río Grande/Río Bravo
Desde Colorado, donde nace, hasta que desemboca en el Golfo de México, el curso de unos 3,000 kilómetros del Río Grande —conocido en México como el Río Bravo— atraviesa una región de complejas características ecológicas, culturales y políticas.

San Diego County Audiences to Get Chance to See Acclaimed Feature Film
"Luminarias"
Chula Vista — Media Arts Center San Diego, in collaboration with New Latin Pictures, is proud to present a two-week engagement of the acclaimed feature film, "Luminarias". "Luminarias" (Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela) will be screened June 30 - July 13, 2000 at CinemaStar Luxury Theaters located at 320 3rd Avenue in Chula Vista, California.

CLICK... DE LOS ESPECTÁCULOS
Por Lucero Luna Campos
Magno Concierto Ofreceran Los Temerarios En El Estadio Azteca
MEXICO, D. F. (NOTIAMERICA) - Confirmado. El próximo sábado 17 de junio, el popular grupo musical Los Temerarios ofrecerá un magno concierto, por espacio de dos horas, en el imponente estadio Azteca ante más de cien mil personas, cuyo espectáculo promete ser inolvidable, debido a que presentarán una producción totalmente diferente, pues incluirán melodías de su nuevo álbum titulado "En la madrugada se fue", las cuales se mezclarán con las ya tradicionales y otras que nunca han cantado en vivo.

Calendar of Events
by Berenice Cisneros
"Day In The Park"
Day In The Park was a major hit with hundreds of Oceanside families in its inaugural year in 1999. It celebrates the rich diversity of people found in the Oceanside community and brings together a multicultural extravaganza of performers including live bands and dancers from a variety of diverse backgrounds and genres.

Fearless Father's Day
Father's Day is coming but have no fear. There's no celebration that's easier, more satisfying or appropriate on Father's Day than the primal pairing of red meat with hot flame. Fred and Todd Simon are the 4th and 5th generation, father and son, part-owners of Omaha Steaks. Ask them what is America's favorite cut of beef, and they will answer in

Showtime Championship Boxing Presentara Una Atracción Especial De Pesos
Completos En La Tercera De Las Cuatro Peleas De Pesos Completos En el
Mes De "Los Fuertes Pegadores"
Nueva York, NY - El contendiente No. 10 peso completo del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) Andrew Golota hará su segunda presentación consecutiva por Showtime Championship Boxing cuando se enfrente al anterior campeón mundial peso completo Orlin Norris en el evento principal del viernes 16 de junio, desde el Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino en Las Vegas, Nevada.

600 Mil Dolares Por Los Juegos Del Comando Puma En La Copa USA
MEXICO, DF. (NOTIAMERICA) - Por la participación del del "Comando Puma" en la recientemente celebrada Copa USA, la Federación de Estados Unidos aceptó pagar 600 mil dólares a su similar así como romper el posible boicot para que ningún equipo mexicano y la misma selección Nacional jugaran en ese país.

El Combinado Mexicano No Pudo Mantener La Jerarquia
NEW JERSEY, EE. (NOTIAMERICA) - El equipo de los Pumas reforzados no pudieron este domingo con el compromiso de mantener la jerarquía de México en la Copa USA y perdió 3 goles a 0 con los anfitriones.

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