Volume XXVI Number 38 September 20, 2002

FrontPage Stories

Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept 15 - Oct. 15

The Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation Honors National Winners of the Youth Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation (HHAF) will honor the six National Winners of the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards —who each received $5,000 for their education and a laptop computer— at a press conference and televised award ceremony on September 20, 2002.

Hispanic Heritage Youth Award winners (from left to right): Jesse Rodriguez, Linda Chavira Moreno, Karen Sosa, Nancy Fernandez, Leslie Sanchez, and Brandon Garcia.

Previously, they were honored at an event in Miami that featured Emilio Estefan, Talk-Show Host Cristina Saralegui, Miami Heat Head Coach Pat Riley and new HHAF Chairman Dr. Pedro Jose (Joe) Greer. The Hispanic College Fund provided an additional $2,000 educational grant to each winner through their Affinity program. In Washington, they will be celebrated at the star-studded Hispanic Heritage Awards celebration on Sept. 20 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which will be televised on NBC stations Oct. 12.

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Linda Chavira Moreno National Winner of the National Hispanic Heritage Youth Award for Sports
San Marcos High School senior Linda Chavira Moreno is the National Winner of the Hispanic Heritage Youth Award for Sports. The 18-year-old daughter of Carmen Chavira and Martin Moreno who are residents of Carlsbad, California.


Presentación Especial:
Los Hispanos y la Medalla de Honor
El máximo reconocimiento del país al valor en el campo de batalla —La medalla de honor— se le concede a aquellos que se han distinguido arriesgando sus propias vidas, más allá y por encima de la llamada al deber, en la circunstancia de acción contra un enemigo de los Estados Unidos. De los 3,428 estadounidenses que han recibido este honor, 39 son de antecedentes hispanos.

Alfred V. Rascon Director of Selective Services in Washington D.C. Featured in “Hispanics and the Medal of Honor”
Alfred V. Rascon was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, the only child of Alfredo and Andrea Rascon. His parents immigrated to the United States, settling in Oxnard, California, where Mr. Rascon attended elementary and high school.

UCSD Professor Favors Scholarships Over Military Duty for Hispanic Youth
By Victor Menaldo
It would be an understatement to say that since September 11th 2001, America’s domestic and foreign policy has undergone an incredible sea change. Abroad, a war with Iraq looms. At home, the economic downturn continues. And domestic concerns such as health care, immigration reform and education now play second fiddle to saber rattling on Iraq and militarization.


Empowerment Brings Change
The community of Ejido Chilpancingo work to clean up their neighborhood
By Mariana Martinez
Between heat and dust
TIJUANA, B.C. — Between heat and dust, I drive towards the Ejido Chilpancingo neighborhood. A foul smell I name “Acrylic nail parlor”, envelopes you, and then, it goes away, and then comes this “crazy glue” like smell that dissolves into a soft and bitter, vinegar smell.

Entre La Tierra y Calor
La Comunidad del Ejido Chilpancingo trabaja para limpiar su vecindario
Por Mariana Martinez
TIJUANA, B.C. — Entre tierra y calor voy bajando hacia la colonia del Ejido Chilpancingo, un fuerte olor, como de uñas acrílicas envuelve el ambiente, luego se esfuma y viene ahora olor a resistol de madera, que se diluye luego, dejando un aroma avinagrado.

Fiesta del Barrio Carlsbad celebración cultural e histórica con sabor muy mexicano
Por América Barceló Feldman
CARLSBAD — Entre música, baile, regocijo, algabaría, ambiente y sabor mexicano se llevó a cabo el pasado domingo 15 de Septiembre en Carlsbad la 4ta “Fiesta del Barrio”, donde los orgullosos habitantes del corazón del barrio mexicano de esta ciudad de la costa del Norte del Condado de San Diego, conmemorarón jubilosamente la creación de esta comunidad con el arrivo de sus antecesores a estas tierras, uniéndose a este festejo con la conmemoración de la proclamación del inició de la guerra de Independencia de México en 1810.

Maritime Marines help Imperial Beach high school students earn while they learn
While their peers may have spent the summer surfing or flipping burgers, Karl Murphy, James Treber, Francisco Velazquez and 20 other students from Mar Vista High School were learning job skills aboard two Navy supply ships. And earning more than $9 an hour while steaming around San Diego and Hawaii.

Angela Jimenez Named to New Gear Up Student Counseling Post at Gompers Secondary
Angela Jimenez has been appointed graduate student counselor in the federally funded GEAR UP college preparatory program at Gompers Secondary School, San Diego. In the newly-created position, Jimenez, a graduate student majoring in school counseling at the University of San Diego, will work one-on-one with academically at-risk eighth and ninth graders at Gompers, helping to provide them with the support and motivation necessary for graduation and college admission.

Hispanic Heritage is a family affair
By Paola Hornbuckle
Keeping Mexican culture alive is a family business in the Aguilar household. Rudy Aguilar runs and promotes his company, Karina’s Dance Shoes, which manufactures traditional Mexican dance shoes used in folkloric dancing, his sister makes dolls dressed in dance costume, and his daughter Karina, keeps the finances and runs a dance troupe.

Lanzamiento de Sello Postal en Honor a César E. Chávez en Capitolio de los Estados Unidos
WASHINGTON— El defensor líder de los derechos civiles y los trabajadores rurales César E. Chávez fue homenajeado hoy cuando el Servicio Postal de los Estados Unidos dio a conocer el sello postal César E. Chávez en el Upper Senate Park del Capitolio de los Estados Unidos.

Mes de la Herencia Hispana, 2002: Sept. 15-Oct. 15
35. millones
La población latina de la nación, tal como fue contada en el Censo 2000. Los latinos constituían el 12.5 por ciento de la población total del país. (Esto no incluye los 3.8 millones de latinos residentes de Puerto Rico).

Mariano Diaz Selected as the San Diego Foundation’s Senior Vice President of Community Partnerships
Mariano Diaz has recently been selected to lead The San Diego Foundation’s Community Partnerships Department as Senior Vice President.

Harriet Tubman Village School dedicates new library
On Thursday, Sept. 12, students and staff at Harriet Tubman Village Elementary School dedicated their new library. The new library building, which sits at the center of campus, is one of 104 libraries being built under Proposition MM, the $1.51 billion bond measure that funds modernization of 165 existing schools and construction of 16 new and rebuilt schools to support student achievement. Tubman’s library houses books, a computer lab and space for reading, teaching and instructional support.

Californian appointed to post in Mexico
Reaching into Northern California’s grass roots to fill a high-profile diplomatic job, the Mexican government named Candido Morales, a longtime leader of the California Human Development Corp., a nonprofit agency that provides government-funded services to the rural poor, as director of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad.

Southwestern College Nursing Students Presented Scholarships
CHULA VISTA – In an effort to help thwart the nursing shortage currently plaguing our city and nation three Southwestern College students were awarded with scholarships, by the Community Health Group Nursing Initiative Scholarship fund, the monies help ensure the success of nursing students while proactively addressing the critical nursing shortage.

Scripps Health Demonstrates Mass Decontamination Equipment
Scripps Health Shows it is Better Prepared for Special Emergencies than One Year Ago
Scripps demonstrated its new hazardous materials mass decontamination equipment today (September 10th) outside the emergency room at Scripps Memorial Hospital Chula Vista, with doctors, nurses and health care providers demonstrating they are ready to treat multiple victims who might arrive after exposure to a toxic substance or hazardous chemical.

Congressman Duke Cunningham Nominates Local Community Leader, Dora Mendivil, to Participate in National Hispanic Leadership Summit
Congressman Duke Cun-ningham has nominated Dora Mendivil, Center Director for the Center for Employment Training, to represent San Diego County at the National Hispanic Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., later this month.

Community Notes:
City Council to Consider Adopting 20-Year Growth Strategy
September 23 marks the culmination of a public outreach program to engage citizens in a dialogue about the future. On that day the San Diego City Council will hold a public hearing to consider adopting the proposed Strategic Framework Element and City of Villages strategy. The hearing will take place in the Balboa Park Club Ballroom, beginning at 5 p.m.

Time to Speak Out And Be Counted!
War is being promoted by the extreme Right Wing of the REPUBLICAN PARTY and our Washington delegation is silent! Our County is home to countless active duty Sailors and Marines, hundreds of thousands of retired veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Granada, Desert Storm, and the Middle Eastern military fiascos. Yet their silence is deafening. The Admirals and Generals are strangely silent.

Tezozomoc Speaks
Q-v0 gente, aquí estamos again! Aside from the head Cacique of the U.S. wanting to go to war with the whole Arab world, nothing very exciting has happened in our neck of the world. No se about the rest of you, but this Indio has had it with that Texas cowboy.

Political Notes
Hispanic Team Leader Forum
The Republican National Committee for a Hispanic Team Leader Forum will hosting The Honorable Ruben Barrales, Chairman Marc Racicot, RNC, Cindy Simon, and Special Guests Wednesday, September 25, 2002 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Manchester Ballroom, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, One Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101. Please RSVP For Your FREE TICKET by Calling 1-877-459-3601 by September 24, 2002.

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

39th Annual Cabrillo Festival Commemorates San Diego’s History and Cultural Heritage
History will come alive at this year’s Cabrillo Festival as thousands witness the dramatic re-enactment of explorer, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s 1542 landing on San Diego Bay, as well as a living history camp, which depicts the lifestyle of 16th century Spanish soldiers.

Disney’s California Adventure Celebra el Mes de la Cultura Hispana Con la Fiesta Latina de Disney
Presentación estelar del Mariachi Vargas, Pilar Montenegro y Los Ángeles Azules
ANAHEIM – DISNEY’S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE será la sede de la Fiesta Latina de Disney, una actividad llena de colorido que tendrá lugar en el Pacific Wharf. Habrá comida latina, bailes, artesanías y conciertos con grupos musicales de gran popularidad. La actividad estará a cargo de Mission Foods, y tendrá lugar durante los últimos fines de semana de setiembre: 21 y 22, 28 y 29 de septiembre.

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
La Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, la Asociación Mexicana de Comunicaciones Organizacionales Occidente y la Escuela de Humanidades, invitan a la comunidad a participar en su Diplomado en Administración de la Comunicación Organizacional, mismo que se dividirá en cinco módulos, que ya iniciaron y terminarán el 30 de noviembre próximo.

Se Realiza la Apertura de un Taller de Actuación
Por: Paco Zavala
La competencia leal y honesta en las lides para impulsar el arte y la cultura definitivamente no tiene límites.

Showtime Selects Winners of Third Annual “Latino Filmmaker Showcase”
Five Short Films to Premiere September 25, 2002 During Hispanic Heritage Month
SHOWTIME is honored to announce that Gustavo Mercado is the $30,000 prizewinner of the third annual Latino Filmmaker Showcase. The award money will be used toward the production of a new short film which will have its exclusive world premiere on Showtime.

Beltran Gaining Respect as He Embarks On Second Season
By John Philip Wyllie
Taking a break from the rigors of the San Diego Sockers preseason training camp, WISL 2001 Rookie of the Year, David Beltran dropped in on his alma mater, San Diego State recently to watch the Aztecs battle the St. Mary College Gaels. With him was another former Aztec, Enrique Tovar. Tovar hopes to replicate Beltran’s successful 2001 transition from a collegiate athlete to an up and coming professional. Beltran credits his experience at SDSU as being instrumental to his success as a pro.

San Diego State at Idaho
Saturday, September 21
2 p.m. PDT
Kibbie Dome
Moscow, Idaho

Bullfight World
By Lyn Sherwood
Paco Gonzalez Cuts Two Ears in Tijuana
According to Tijuana correspondent Gary Sloan, the second half of the Tijuana season opened, Sept. 15, in “the beautiful bullring by the sea”, with a herd of Reyes Huerta presented to Eloy Cavazos, Miguel Espinosa “Armillita Hijo,” and Paco Gonzalez. The bulls were well presented.

Annual Roberto Clemente Day Established
All Major League Baseball clubs, on September 18th, celebrated the first annual “Roberto Clemente Day”.

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