Volume XXIV Number 11~ March 17, 2000

FrontPage Stories

"To Dance Ballet Folklórico Is To Absorb My Culture"

By: Dan Muñoz

Directora María (Mari) López with members of her folklorico dance group.

San Ysidro…To visit La Señora María López at her home is to walk into a traditional Mexican home somewhere in Guadalajara or Jalisco. It is a walk into her history and culture. It is that feeling that she brings to the students and performers who are fortunate enough to be in her performing groups or are learning the delicate art of being a folklórico dancer. "To dance the Ballet Folklórico is to enter into the heart and soul of my culture. It is no more or no less than our art, music, language and/or our traditional foods. It all reflects the roots of my being. The arts in whatever form speaks to our history and past and reaches into the depth of our heart and soul," states María López.

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Current Oil Crisis May Help Mideast Peace Process But An Even
Bigger Crisis Looms

By Franz Schurmann
Hints from Washington that gasoline prices could go over $2 a gallon. Markets see an inflationary spike coming fast — interest rates will rise, the economy will fall and soon we're in a full-blown recession or worse.

First Census of Street Working Children for Mexico
In a bustling plaza in the city's centre, Alejandro Huitzilui Quintana, 12 and Adrian Ixcoatl, 10, dance under a hot sun in colourful costumes, hoping six hours worth of effort will earn them the equivalent of US $5.

Latino Organizations and Pew Trusts Spearhead National Project on
Religion and Civic Life

Los Angeles, Ca — The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Hispanic National Alliance of Evangelical Ministries, and the Mexican American Cultural Center announced a three-year national project that will include the largest and most comprehensive study ever conducted on the impact of religion on politics and civic engagement in the Latino Community Hispanic Churches in American Public Life is one part of the Trusts' larger national project to study the growing and changing role religion plays in American public life.

Funcionarios de Turismo de la Ciudad de México Revelan Planes para la
Restauración del Centro Histórico

México, D.F. - El antiguo foco del Imperio Azteca, ubicado en lo que hoy se conoce como el Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México, será objeto de una restauración de casi $300 millones de dólares, según funcionarios de turismo de la Ciudad de México. Los planes fueron develados la semana pasada con motivo del próximo 675º aniversario de la Ciudad.

Noticias de México...
Van Sicarios a Almoloya
Tijuana, B.C. — Los siete presuntos homicidas del director de la Policía Municipal de esta frontera, Alfredo de la Torre Márquez, fueron trasladados hoy por la mañana al penal de máxima seguridad de Almoloya de Juárez, por ser considerados de alta peligrosidad.


Hollywood Studios Win Dubbing Case in Mexican Court
By Adolfo Garza
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hollywood studios have won a major legal battle in Mexican courts over the right to dub their movies into Spanish, but local

Memoir by Alma Flor Ada Wins Pura Belpré Award for Latino Writers
New York, NY — Alma Flor Ada, author of Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, has been awarded the Pura Belpré Award honoring Latino writers whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in a children's book.

Cuomo and Kasich Announce HUD Policy to Sell Homes to Local Governments
for $1 Each

Washington — The Department of Housing and Urban Development launched a new initiative to sell local governments thousands of HUD-owned homes for $1 each to create housing for families in need and to benefit neighborhoods.

La Casa de la Moneda y la Reserva Federal de EE.UU. Anuncian un Programa
Para el Envío Directo de Dólares Dorados a Pequeñas Instituciones Financieras

Washington, D.C. — La Casa de la Moneda y la Reserva Federal de EE.UU. anunciaron un programa para proporcionar envíos directos de Dólares dorados a bancos comunitarios, uniones de crédito y bancos de ahorros y préstamos de toda la nación.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Consuelo Luz
Pinochet: La Justicia tarda... pero ¿llegará?

"El asesino volvió a la escena del crimen caminando", así escribe Tito Tricot en un artículo que viene de Chile donde el General Augusto Pinochet recibió una bienvenida de héroe al regresar a chile por "razones humanitarias", después de haber sido liberado de su detención en Londres.

Los Hispanos Enfrentan el Riesgo de Enfermedad Pulmonar Grave
La bronquitis crónica es una enfermedad respiratoria con el potencial de ser peligrosa que afecta a aproximádamente 14 millones de personas en Estados Unidos y que sigue afectando a un creciente número de personas.

Local Physicians Evaluate Benefits and Risks of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
in First-Of-Its-Kind National Medical Research Study

Physicians at the University of California, San Diego are evaluating if lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) has a role in the treatment of patients with emphysema, a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This first-of-its-kind medical research study, called the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT), aims to reach people with emphysema, a degenerative and ultimately fatal lung disease.

Having Trouble Breathing? Free Community Lecture May Help
It's springtime... take a deep breath. March 21 is more than just the first day of spring, it is a day when people who are unable to take a deep breath, because of emphysema, can learn more about NETT—the National Emphysema Treatment Trial.

Publisher Announces a New Look For English/Spanish Bilingual Edition of Science
and Health In Honor of Women's History Month

In celebration of the National Women's History Month theme "An Extraordinary Century for Women—Now Imagine The Future," and International Women's Day (March 8), the Publisher of the writings of Mary Baker Eddy announces a new look for the bilingual edition of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, making this important book on healing more accessible to Spanish-speaking peoples around the world.

Editora Anuncia Nueva Presentación de la Edición Bilingüe Inglés/Español de
Ciencia y Salud en Honor del Mes Nacional de la Historia de la Mujer

En celebración del tema del Mes Nacional de la Historia de la Mujer, "Un siglo extraordinario para la mujer —Ahora imaginen el futuro", y el Día Internacional de la Mujer (8 de marzo), la Editora de los escritos de Mary Baker Eddy anuncia la nueva presentación de la edición bilingüe de Ciencia y Salud con Clave de las Escrituras, permitiendo así que este importante libro sobre la curación esté más al alcance de la gente de habla hispana en todo el mundo.

Otay Water District Selects New General Manager
Spring Valley — The Board of Directors of the Otay Water District selected Robert Griego as the District's new General Manager.

NALEO 2000 Ford Motor Fellowship Program Targets Latino College Students
and Recent Graduates

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Ford Motor Company have begun a nationwide search of Latino college students and recent graduates to participate in an intensive six and a half week summer Fellowship Program.

Published Journalism Students Win Chance for Scholarship
The Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO) joins forces with the Sacramento-based Foundation for California Community Colleges to introduce a new statewide scholarship program designed to encourage students to get published.

SDSU and Sweetwater Union High School District Announce Guaranteed
Admission for Freshman Class of 2006

San Diego State University and the Sweetwater Union High School District announced a unique partnership that will help next fall's 7th graders become part of the SDSU freshman class of 2006.

Vicente Fernandez and GMC Team Up on 2000 Concert Tour to Raise Money
for Hispanic Scholarship Fund

General Motors announced a partnership with "King of Mexican Music" Vicente Fernandez in an effort to raise money for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). As title sponsor of Vicente Fernandez' 2000 Western U.S. concert tour, General Motors continues its ongoing support of HSF, with contributions nearing $1 million to date.

Community Notes:
MiraCosta College Governing Board Member Robert Kleffel to Resign
Governing Board to fill Vacancy With Appointment

MiraCosta College Governing Board member Robert Kleffel has announced his resignation from the board, effective March 31, 2000.

In Memoriam
La Señora Bridget O. Macias


Separation of Powers Essential For California and the Nation

By William G. Paul, President, American Bar Association
California Gov. Gray Davis' recent comments that his judicial appointees should remember who appointed them caused a sensation in legal circles both in California and around the country.

El Foro Publico The Public Forum
So You Think Gas is Expensive?
Comparative Buying:
Diet Snapple a 16oz bottle $1.29 = $10.32 per gallon

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

Eveo - Making It Easier For Independent Filmmakers to Show Their Stuff
By Tim LaTorre EB Insider
These are exciting times for filmmaking. Until this past year, artists working in the film and video arena have had an extremely limited ability to get their work shown. The Internet has opened new opportunities that, while presently limited by bandwidth, will eventually be able to economically sustain more film and video makers.

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
Annual Pow Wow
The Native American Student Alliance at SDSU will be hosting their annual 29th Pow Wow in Montezuma Hall Friday, 17th from 1 p.m. - midnight and Saturday, March 18th from 11 a.m. - midnight. This event attracts dancers, drummers, vendors. This event is free. For more information, call 594-2764.

Award Winning French Cuisine Chef Comes To Riverside Festival From
Ensenada, Mexico
El Rey Sol has been an established French cuisine restaurant in Ensenada, Mexico for fifty years. The restaurant and its staff boast numerous awards and trophies in 20 years of international competitions.

Poet's Corner:
A Un Menos Hombre
Oyamel González
¿Qué no has oído ese dicho, "Es mejor estar solo, que mal acompañado"?

Southwestern College Employee to be Olympic Competitor
Racewalker Philip Dunn's hard work and training has paid off. At the Cal State Sacramento campus, Feb. 13, he qualified as one of three U.S. Olympic 50k team members who will compete in late September in Sydney, Australia.

Tennis Masters Series Indian Wells Heads Into Final Weekend
By J. Fred Sidhu
Indian Wells, Ca. - After last week's successful opening of The Indian Wells Tennis Garden, The Tennis Masters Series Indian Wells will come to a close this weekend.

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