Volume XXIV Number 42 October 20, 2000

FrontPage Stories

President Clinton Honors the Sailors of the USS Cole at Memorial Service

Pier 12
Norfolk, Virginia

Today, we honor our finest young people; fallen soldiers who rose to freedom's challenge. We mourn their loss, celebrate their lives, offer the love and prayers of a grateful nation to their families.

A U.S. Air Force honor guard salutes a fallen hero. Photo by Tech. Sgt. John P. Snow, U.S. Air Force.

For those of us who have to speak here, we are all mindful of the limits of our poor words to lift your spirits or warm your hearts. We know that God has given us the gift of reaching our middle years. And we now have to pray for your children, your husbands, your wives, your brothers, your sisters, who were taken so young. We know we will never know them as you did or remember them as you will; the first time you saw them in uniform, or the last time you said goodbye.

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Statement by the Vice President on USS Cole
On February 19, 1945, a young Marine sergeant led his machine gun unit onto the shores of Iwo Jima, where they came under heavy fire from enemy emplacements. The sergeant destroyed them with hand grenades, and he led his unit further ashore, only to be pinned down again by yet another hail of bullets.

EX-IM Bank, GMAC-RFC Sign Agreement to Boost Small Business Trade
Between the U.S. and Mexico
Washington, D.C.:
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) today signed an export credit insurance policy with Residential Funding Corporation (GMAC-RFC) a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC), and its affiliate, GMAC Trade Finance, Inc. The insurance policy will support purchases of U.S. goods and services by qualified Mexican buyers under revolving three-year import lines of credit extended by GMAC Trade Finance. The maximum repayment term of these purchases is 180 days.

Bush, Gore Want To Fix A Military That Isn't Broken Readiness crisis is illusory,
study says
— Forget missile defense: military readiness has emerged as the hot defense issue on the presidential campaign trail this year, with both candidates pledging to increase spending to counter perceived readiness shortfalls. But according to a new study from the Cato Institute, the Defense Department doesn't need more money because the readiness problem is overstated.

Governor of Hidalgo Promotes Trade and Investment in U.S.
, Oct. 13 - Manuel Angel Nunez, governor of the state of Hidalgo, in central Mexico, held today in Washington, DC an intense trade and investment promotion schedule. At a breakfast meeting, he delivered a presentation of Hidalgo's business outlook and economic development potential before members of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He later took part in the inauguration ceremony of the 21st Annual Convention of this influential Latino business community organization.


The Dual Admission Plan
by Richard C. Atkinson
At the University of California we are considering a supplement to our regular admissions process that could benefit thousands of young Californians for whom a UC education has never been more than a distant dream.

Plan Suplemental de Admisiones
Por Richard C. Atkinson
En la Universidad de California estamos considerando implementar un plan suplementario a nuestro programa regular de admisiones que beneficiaría a jóvenes californianos para quienes el educarse en la Universidad de California ha sido sólo un sueño remoto.

Amnesty International Launches Global Campaign Against Torture
On October 18th Amnesty International, the world's largest human rights organization, launched a global campaign to stop torture with a Bi-national Observance at Border Field State Park in San Ysidro and Playa de Tijuana, Mexico. New research on torture practices around the world and a fast-response Internet action network to protest torture marked the beginning of the year-long campaign.

No Need To Force Banks To Lend To Poor Americans
Dallas Fed economist finds Community Reinvestment Act doesn't boost lending
WASHINGTON — If the government didn't require lenders to serve low-income communities, would the poor be cut off from home mortgages? No, says Jeffrey Gunther of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in a study published in the Cato Institute journal Regulation.

Un Verdadero Problema Vive un Ex-Policía en Tijuana, B.C.
Por Paco Zavala
Jorge Magallón Cañar, un ex-oficial de la Policía en Tijuana, B.C. con su expediente limpio al momento de renunciar en 1988, no puede reingresar a la corporación policiaca.

Bobby Wilson Named Interim President of City College
Bobby F. Wilson, who has held a variety of teaching and administrative positions during his almost three decades at City College, has been named interim president of the downtown campus. He replaces David Agosto, who served as interim City College president since March 1st while on temporary leave from Cuyamaca College where he will return Nov. 1st to resume his job as vice president of student development and services.

Breviario de Noticias sobre la Ciudad de México
— En el marco de la celebración de su 675 aniversario, La Ciudad de México sigue su paso hacia el siglo 21 manteniendo el orgullo de su historia. Las noticias del mes incluyen el descubrimiento de tesoros arqueológicos, el inicio de la Temporada Grande de La Plaza de Toros, la inauguración de nuevos hoteles y la introducción de un servicio de trolebús nocturno en respuesta al incremento constante de la excitante vida nocturna de la Ciudad.

Trabajadores de KMEX-TV Fijan el 23 de Octubre para Iniciar Huelga;
Negociaciones sobre Asuntos Laborales y Saláriales Continúan
LOS ANGELES — Los miembros del National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-CWA, que son empleados de KMEX-TV, la estación de Univisión en Los Angeles, han fijado el lunes 23 de octubre para iniciar una huelga si no logran llegar a un acuerdo contractual justo.

One Size Doesn't Fit All
Ethnicity plays role in response to mental health treatment
Sacramento — National and state mental health experts gathered at the State Capitol Oct. 17, 2000, to discuss the need for cultural sensitivity in providing successful treatment for mental illness in the wake of recent dramatic expansions in state and local mental health care.

Crece el Apoyo Para Bares Sin Humo de Segunda Mano en California
Sacramento — La ley de bares sin humo de segunda mano de California está ganando popularidad entre los clientes de bares, según ha anunciado la Directora Estatal de Salud, Diana M. Bontá, RN., Dr. P.H.

Retired Officers Group `Ecstatic' About Congressional Health Care News
, Va. — The largest military officers association in the United States is "ecstatic" that Congress has taken a giant step to honor its centuries-old and enduring commitment to provide Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored health care for life to military retirees, their family members and survivors.

Hispanic Radio Network/La Red Hispana
Por Yhamel Catacora
Inmunice Para Una Vida Más Sana
La vida está llena de contradicciones. Esa es la conclusión a la que se llega al palpar esa casi circular cicatriz que algunos llevamos cercana al hombro. Al sentir, con la yema del índice esa perenne marca, uno se transporta inmediatamente, a lo que un niño, especialmente en el pasado, sentía como uno de los momentos más amargos de su vida: el día de la vacuna.

Ugly Duckling Selecciona a Pueblo Corporation Para Llegar al Mercado Hispano
La Asociación Ofrece la Oportunidad de Establecer Crédito al Consumidor Hispano
Aún y cuando la Comunidad Hispana tiene un poder de compra anual que asciende a los $273 mil millones, muchos de los consumidores Hispanos cuentan con muy poco o ningún historial de crédito. Para ayudar a sus miembros a incrementar el valor de su crédito, Pueblo Corporation anunció hoy su asociación con Ugly Duckling, la cadena de agencias de autos usados más grande del país cuyo enfoque es el mercado conocido como "subprime".


Ballot Recommendations
County of San Diego
: Amendment to the San Diego County Charter: Shall the San Diego Charter be amended to require contractors and their lobbyists to publicly disclose gifts and campaign contributions made to the Board of Supervisors?

Working Poor The Forgotten People
by Tom La Vaut
Afew days ago, as I glanced at the morning paper, headline caught my eye, "Income's Up as Poverty Hits Lowest Rate Since `79." Continuing down the page. "This is Good For America, Clinton told a group of politicians and economists gathered at the White House. We have proved that we can lift all boats in a modern global information based economy." Not so fast, I thought, what about the working poor?

City Schools Deserve an "F" for Their Failure to Assist ALL Children
By Mike MacCarthy
With election day just a few weeks away, San Diego County is now awash in rosy statistics about the accomplishments of our public schools. But the facts are that in the San Diego City Schools System (SDCS) the Stanford 9 (SAT 9) results have been selectively presented for maximum political advantage in the city school board elections. That's because Superintendent Alan Bersin and his three-vote majority (Ottinger, Lopez, Braun) on the city school board know they can ignore with impunity families and children who live in poverty, don't speak English, or don't understand their legal rights. Such people seldom vote.

México necesita un exorcismo
Por Lourdes Davis
Newsweek para la web reporta que el periódico italiano "Il Messaggero", publicó un artículo en donde se narra que el Papa interrumpió la bendición de una misa, porque se vio en la necesidad de hacerle un exorcismo a una muchacha italiana de 19 años que se encontraba poseída por demonios. Pero estos no eran unos demonios comunes y corrientes. Estos demonios sabían hablar lenguas extranjeras.

Is Mexico Asking the Right Questions?

by Jacob G. Hornberger
In order to solve a problem, it is necessary to ask the right questions.

The death Penalty, is it a presidential campaign issue?
By Jerome DeHerrera
In politics, there are reasons why citizens oppose one political party or candidate and support another. For Hispanics the most important of these reasons are education, health care and jobs.

Anti-Spanish Propositions: Boon to Democrats?
By Domenico Maceri
The Colorado Supreme Court recently voted unanimously to remove from the ballot a proposition that would have given Colorado voters the opportunity to eliminate bilingual education from their state. The Court said the language of the measure was "unclear and misleading."

My Presidential Debate
By James E. Garcia
If only I could have been there.

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

Chapter XIX
By Jeannine Diego
He'd spent so much time fidgeting with the lock, he'd forgotten his misgivings about opening the shed. Sal struggled with the door and finally yanked it open, pulling it toward himself. Flakes of rust precipitated onto his hair, clothes, and adjacent lawn. Shaking them off, Sal peered into the six-by-six-by-six receptacle of useless objects and ominous memories.

Por Lucero Luna Campos
En DKDA... Sueños De Juventud, La Unica Discapacidad Que Existe Es No Poder Amar

Mummified Deer World Premier at The Rep
San Diego Repertory Theatre (The Rep) is proud to showcase the world premiere of Mummified Deer—the first new play in 14 years by the most significant Latino playwright of the 20th century, Luis Valdez.

Se Presenta Ecos de Latinoamerica en la Casa de la Cultura
Por Paco Zavala
La Sala Teatral de la Casa de la Cultura de Tijuana, B.C., presentará al distinguido público de la región un recital musical que lleva por nombre Ecos de Latinoamerica. Este evento se realizará el próximo 20 de Octubre y forma parte de las actividades de la Escuela de Música del Noroeste.

Mexico: From Empire to Revolution
— Mexico: From Empire to Revolution is a two-part Getty Research Institute exhibition opening October 21, 2000. The exhibition includes over 250 photographs and albums produced between the 1850s and the 1920s depicting Mexican history and culture. With images ranging from ancient Mayan ruins and the remote countryside to scenes of Maximilian's execution and the violent 1910 revolution, the exhibition explores how early photographers captured not only momentous political struggles but also the intimate details of everyday life.

Reinaguran El Organo Monumental Del Auditorio Nacional Con Un Magno Recital
De Mario LaVista

MEXICO, D. F. NOTIAMERICA- Con una inversión de $2,500,000 pesos, el órgano monumental que lanzara sus primeros sonidos en 1934 en el Palacio de Bellas Artes y el 23 de noviembre de 1958 se encontraba en el Auditorio Nacional, fue el rescate con el que varias organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONG's) apoyaron para que esta pieza del Siglo XVI vuelva a escucharse el próximo 26 de octubre en una función de gala, donde el maestro Mario LaVista será quien dirija siete piezas clásicas, entre ellas Mater dolorosa, de su inspiración.

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
Talent Search
Gifted children in grades two through eight are invited to join the 2001 Johns Hopkins Talent Search. The Talent Search is open to students who have scored at the 97th percentile or above on current standardized tests. Participating students take above-grade level tests at locations near their home.

Films and Videos For Eighth Annual Latino Film Festival Sought

The organizers of the Eighth Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) are now accepting entries for the 2001 festival. SDLFF will take place March 6-11, 2001 at Mann Hazard Center 7 located in beautiful San Diego, California. The upcoming festival will consist of 22 programs with over 55 feature and short films to be screened. Deadline for submissions to the festival is November 30, 2000.

Dia De Los Muertos - Day Of The Dead
The Palomar College Library is pleased to announce its 4th annual Day of the Dead - Dia de los Muertos Exhibition, from October 12 to November 15, 2000.

Tarantata: Dance of the Ancient Spider
Alessandra Belloni with I Giullari di Pi,Steve Gorn, John LaBarbera, and Joe Deninzon will present "Tarantata: Dance of the Ancient Spider," Sunday, October 22, 2000, 8pm at Brick by Brick, 1130 Buenos Avenue, San Diego, CA (Off Morena Blvd.) Tickets: $12.00 Students: $10.0.

2001 Toyota Land Cruiser
By Camilo Alfaro
Its been almost 50 years since Toyota has been manufacturing the Land Cruiser. In my opinion the best 4x4 SUV ever built. The Land Cruiser has set the standard for SUV today. The 2001 land Cruiser literally, a go anywhere vehicle, for you to cruise over land no matter what the surface is like, with a powerful 4.7 liter V-8, and an impressive full time four wheel drive system.

Torneo Abierto por la Copa Lamar Hunt de Estados Unidos será transmitido en
vivo por FOX World Sports y FOX World Sports en Español
El torneo abierto de fútbol más antiguo de Estados Unidos, La Copa Lamar Hunt, hará su debut televisivo internacional en la red de deportes FOX Sports World y en la red de habla hispana FOX Sports World en Español.

Aztecs continue Mountain West Conference play at BYU
Game 7
San Diego State (1-5/1-1) at Brigham Young (3-4/1-1)
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000 * 1:05 pm (MDT)
Cougar Stadium (65,000) * Provo, Utah

Hermosa de Mendoza Cuts First Rejoneo Tail in Tijuana History
There can be no doubt in anybody's mind that the número uno rejoneador in the world is Pablo Hermosa de Mendoza. He made his Tijuana debut, last Sunday, winning the first tail ever granted to a rejoneador in this border town.

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