Volume XXIV Number 13~ March 31, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Nine Latino Baseball Heroes are Enshrined at Cooperstown

By Tom and Joanne O'Toole

(Editor's Note: Recently Tony Perez was selected to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, bringing the total number of players in the Hall to eight [two Latino broadcasters are also included]. The following story highlights the careers of the nine Latino Hall of Fame representatives.)

Roberto Clemente

The crowning achievement to a baseball career is to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

Of the almost 250 current members in the Hall of Fame, nine are Latinos -- seven players and two broadcasters.

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In Recognition of the Anniversary of Cesar E. Chavez's Birth
Introduced by Antonio Villaraigosa
WHEREAS, On March 31, 1927, a true hero named Cesar Estrada Chavez was born in Yuma, Arizona to Librado and Juana Chavez and became the second oldest in a family of five children. Cesar Chavez lived his life dedicated to improving the plight of farmworkers through struggle, sacrifice, and abnegation.

Conflicto Indígena en Chile: Una Bomba de Tiempo
Especial Desde Santiago de Chile
Especial para La Prensa San Diego
Christián Eduardo Sandoval Cabezas
Domingo Cayupil, tiene 53 años de edad. Vive en una humilde Ruca (vivienda de barro y tierra), en el sector de Ercilla, en la Novena Región de Chile, a más de 900 kilómetros al sur de Santiago. El es mapuche.

Ethnic Conflict in Chile: A Time Bomb
Special to La Prensa de San Diego
From Santiago, Chile
Cristian Eduardo Sandoval Cabezas.
Domingo Cayupil, 53 years old lives in a poorly built hut (dwelling made out of mud and dirt), located in Ercilla, ninth region of chile; more than 900 km to the south of Santiago. He's a mapuche.

Noticias de México...
Hunden a secuestradores
El Juzgado Tercero de lo Penal de esta ciudad dictó formal prisión en contra de dos supuestos miembros de la banda de secuestradores-homicidas conocida como "Los Garibay", por el secuestro del agricultor Raúl Bejarano Escalante.


La Prosperidad de California Depende de Una Mayor Inversión en Educación,
Vivienda y Servicios Sociales

LOS ANGELES—El aumento en la demanda de maestros, escuelas, viviendas y servicios sociales resultante del crecimiento de la población, especialmente la inmigrante, es palpable en todo el estado, haciendo notar que es imprescindible invertir más en las infraestructuras necesarias.

Cuomo Issues Policy Directive to Increase Racial and Economic Integration
of Public Housing

Washington — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo issued a policy directive designed to break down concentration of public housing residents by race and income and increase racial, ethnic and economic integration in public housing developments where 1.3 million families live.

Census Director Says Early Returns Show Much Work Ahead
If Nation To Have Successful Census

Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt today released the first public report on America's response to Census 2000, showing that 42 percent of the questionnaires have been returned so far.

FCC Lottery Determines Order for Accepting Applications for Low Power
FM Radio Station Licenses

Actual Dates of Filing Windows to be Announced in Later Public Notice
Washington, DC — The FCC held its low power FM lottery to determine the order in which it will accept applications for this new radio service.

New Neighborhood Center Will Provide Assistance to Families in Need
Members of the southeastern San Diego Community and the San Diego Workforce Partnership, Inc. gathered on Saturday to celebrate the opening of the Chollas View Work First Center. The event included a dedication ceremony and tours of The Center, which was created to assist local families making the transition from welfare dependency to economic independence.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Consuelo Luz
Escuela de Asesinos
El 24 de marzo el pueblo de El Salvador observó una vez más el día con oraciones, dolor y esperanza. Hace veinte años, el 24 de marzo de 1980, Oscar Romero, el amado Arzobispo de El Salvador, fue asesinado mientras ofrecía una misa.

Career Fair Kicks Off Spring Celebration at Cuyamaca College
Rancho San Diego — "Careers for the New Millennium" is the theme for the 6th annual Career Fair at Cuyamaca College on Wednesday, April 5. The career fair is the kick off for Spring Fest 2000, a series of free events in April, that links education with community needs and concerns such as jobs, family and health.

Southwestern College Hosts Career Fair 2000,
"A New Century of Job Opportunities"

Southwestern College kicks off this year's Career Fair 2000, "A New Century of Job Opportunities," Monday, April 3.

SDCHCC Offers Scholarship to San Diego County Hispanic Students
The San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SDCHCC) is pleased to announce the awarding of scholarships to San Diego County Hispanic students. Applications for the program are now available to 2000 graduating Hispanic high school students and continuing college students who need financial assistance.

Miracosta's Small Business Workshop
If you are looking for a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan and want some hands-on assistance, there is an upcoming free workshop designed to provide some help on April 4, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Small Business Development Center-North County, 1823 Mission Ave., Oceanside.

Educational Collaboration Seminar at HP
Teachers who want to improve their students' scholastic performance and parents who want to make a meaningful difference in their children's schooling are invited to a seminar on developing active partnerships in education.

Construction Trades Career Opportunities Never Better for Women, Minorities
San Diego's thriving economy combined with unprecedented growth in the region is providing countless opportunities for beginning careers in the building and construction trades.


State Workers Make Money on Cesar Chavez
As expected, Governor Gray Davis will sign into law Senate Bill SB 984, sponsored by Senator Richard Polanco (D), making March 31, the birthday of César Chávez, a paid holiday for state workers. This act will cost the California taxpayers anywhere from $43 million to $188 million per year, according to budget analysts.

Chávez Major Civil Rights Leader

Chávez spent his life fighting for the rights of the Farm workers of America. This was and is the obvious focus of honoring César Chávez among the Mexican -Latino, Filipino, and African American communities. Who toiled in the fields of America's farms and fields. We now make bold to say:

Bracero Program: The Left isn't "Right"

By Domenico Maceri, PhD
Imagine risking your life to have a chance for a minimum wage job. That's what Mexicans who illegally cross the border in search of employment do. In the last five years 450 lost their lives. And those who survive and get jobs, face intimidation, abuses, and constant fear of immigration authorities. Occasionally some of these problems are reported by the media, but often no one hears about them.

El Voto Latino Promete Ser Importante en Noviembre

Por Jerome De Herrera
Lectores de este periódico han leido que que el voto latino va a ser crítico este año de elecciones presidenciales. ¿Pero que significa esto?

Pos Gente, parece that every time the "Greek God" speaks, Thunder Theighs quivers and shakes. What is good for los Padres is good for the Hellenist!! Oh ya! Stick it to la gente.

El Foro Público... ....The Public Forum
Niño Con Distrofía Muscular Pide Ayuda
En días pasados le pregunté a mi hijo que si que tenía, ya que lo veía muy callado. Me contestó que estaba aburrido. "A los 7 años... pensé yo". La razón es que mi hijo Bryant tiene una enfermedad que se llama Distrofia Muscular de Duchenne.

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

Pavimentado "The Road to El Dorado"
"The Road to El Dorado" es una comedia sobre la amistad y la aventura Tulio (Kevin Kline y Miguel (Kenneth Branagh), son dos pícaros españoles que creen haber alcanzado la fortuna cuando cae en sus manos el mapa a la legendaria ciudad de oro, El Dorado.

Poet's Corner
Oyamel González
If I live in your eyes, could I toast some marshmallows in your ear?

LJCDS Accepting Entries For Annual Poetry Contest
La Jolla Country Day School is accepting entries from high school students throughout San Diego County for the 13th annual Amy Marie Watkins Memorial Poetry Prize.

Women's Poetry Contest
The Women's History Reclamation Project seeks poetry for a showcase event on June 10, 2000. Deadline for submission is May 5, 2000.

Calendar of Events
by Berenice Cisneros
Don Giovanni
The great Italian bass-baritone Ferruccio Furlanetto makes a long-awaited return to San Diego in the title role of Mozart's Don Giovanni, opening on Saturday, April 1 at the Civic Theatre.

Share the Fun Bake with Kids

Nothing captures the imagination or lights up a child's eyes like a colorful
rainbow hanging in the sky. Unless it's creating! Kids love the satisfaction of making something they can actually play with or eat.

Ms. Belleza Latina Pageant
Michigan In response to the growing Hispanic population, Maria Torres is launching the Ms. Belleza Latina Pageant. There will be approximately 40 pageants nationwide including Puerto Rico, with the first pageant being held on September 3-4, 2000 at the Holiday Inn O'Hare in Chicago, Illinois.

Nicolas Lapenti Continua Reforzando sus Técnicas en el Tenis
Por Sheila Fialho
Nicolas Lapenti está orgulloso de haber ganado y atribuye parte de su gloria a la tremenda hinchada ecuatoriana.

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