Volume XXV Number 38 September 21, 2001

FrontPage Stories


Month-Long Recognition of Hispanic Contributions To The Americas Begins

By: Daniel L. Muñoz

From September 15 through October 12 of each year, the nation pauses to reflect upon the history of and the contributions made by the Hispanic-indigenous peoples in the conquest, development, and settlement of the Americas. The contributions by our indigenous forefathers, the original inhabitants of what would be named "The American Continent," are recalled with pride, as are the changes that were brought about by our forefathers, the Españoles of the Iberian Peninsula.

The Aztec Empire before the conquest.

The `encuentro' between the conquerors and the ancient civilizations would result in massive changes that to this day we still struggle to understand. No historical writings of the Americas would be complete without the inclusion of the Mestizos, which were the result of the interbreeding of the Spaniards and the local Indigenous people who originally inhabited the American continents. The result of this `encuentro' laid the foundation for the creation of what is now the largest Mestizo race of today's American continents.

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North County Combats The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
By Yvette tenBerge
This is part one of a two-part story on the commercial sexual exploitation of children here in San Diego County. This article outlines the results of a recently released, three-year study that shocked the social service and law enforcement community. It also provides an introduction to the work that is being done on behalf of these victimized children, some of whom are trafficked into the North County region from other countries. Next week's story will focus on the outreach being done in and around downtown San Diego.

In the Reeds: Inside A North County Sex-Camp
By Manuel García
A Sex-Camp is normally a secluded location where female sex-workers are driven to or drive out to and wait for men to arrive. The men drive out to this location and pay the "girls" for sex. The girls range in age from 14 to over 30 with an average of 25  to 30 girls "working" a camp. They stand a few feet from each other in tight and revealing clothing. Some wear "see-through" outfits while others just wear a lacy top or bra and very short skirts. One or two may have on pants. The men are constantly coming and going. In one day, as many as 200 men will attend one of these camps. Some hang around in groups. They are anywhere from 17 to 50 years of age. A man will first go up to a girl and say something like "come on" or "ready" and then he will follow her back to her "nest".

A Glossary For Our Times
By: Richard Rodriguez
During situations of extremity—in great grief or fear, shock or joy—words are inadequate. Which is why, during situations of extremity, rather than speak, we more easily weep or scream or turn stone silent.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and impact of the Hispanic community on the United States. Until the fateful day of September 11, 2001 the last time the continental U.S. had been attacked was during the Mexican-American War of 1845.


Call Me American: Young Man Contemplates Going to War
By: Russell Morse
— When Clinton was sending troops to Kosovo and I had just turned 18, I said I would head to Mexico if Uncle Sam came for me. When I saw footage of the World Trade Center crumbling on Tuesday, I decided I would go to war if they wanted me.

Make No Mistake: Peace Takes More Courage
By Beatrice Motamedi
Tuesday, September 11, 2001, was George W. Bush's birthday.

America: The Good Neighbor.
"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth.

Por Fabián Domán
¿Economía de Guerra?
Partiendo de la idea de que Estados Unidos no responderá al brutal ataque terrorista con una monumental invasión terrestre a alguna nación de Asia Central, semejante a la desplegada en el Golfo, no hay ninguna razón para temer que la economía del país entrará en guerra. Si bien son muchas las consecuencias que los atentados tendrán sobre la vida de los notea-mericanos, también es cierto que los nubarrones en el horizonte económico habían aparecido mucho antes, tanto en el plano financiero como en los índices de desempleo.

What To Tell Children About Terrorist Bombings
By Eitan D. Schwarz MD, FAPA, FAACAP
Recent news stories may raise these questions for children (and grownups, too): How can anyone hurt little children? How can I be sure that this won't happen to me or my parents? Who would do such a thing? Why? Can I do something?

Questions & Answers
Helping Children Cope with Tragedy
Advice from Experts
· Should I share my feelings and beliefs with kids about what happened?

Los Temores de los Niños Por el Ataque Terrorista
Los trágicos eventos que vive la nación y la extensa cobertura en los medios de comunicación exponen a los niños a imágenes de intensa desolación y destrucción, y a la posibilidad de que esta tragedia despierte temores e inquietudes.

Todos Somos Americanos
Por Julio C. Faget
Más de 30 millones de individuos que bajo una misma denominación se ubican en los Estados Unidos parecen ratificar un sueño ancestral que parece haberse diluído en las más oscuras y laberínticas vueltas de la historia. Los "latinos" es la forma de llamar a esta enorme fuerza inmigratoria que hoy por hoy está cambiando el rostro de Estados Unidos y que de alguna manera —por las vías de hecho— van generando pragmática y rápidamente el ideal que los prohombres de la historia americana alguna vez tuvieron.

2001 Hispanic Heritage Awards
Star-Studded Gala Celebrates 15th Anniversary
The Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation has announced the recipients of its coveted 2001 Hispanic Heritage Awards. Widely regarded as the most prestigious honor in the Hispanic community, the Awards are presented annually to five Hispanics in different areas of achievement—arts, literature, leadership, education and sports, and have come to symbolize the enormous impact Hispanics have in every area of American society.

Premios Hispanic Heritage 2001
En una ceremonia a la que Acudirán Muchas Estrellas Se Celebra el 15avo Aniversario
La Fundación Hispanic Awards anunció a los ganadores de sus tan codiciados Premios Hispanic Heritage 2001. Sin lugar a dudas, este es el honor de más alto prestigio en la comunidad hispana. Los premios se conceden anualmente a cinco hispanos, en diferentes categorías — artes, literatura, liderazgo, educación y deportes. Estos premios han llegado a simbolizar el gran impacto que tienen hoy en día los hispanos en todas las áreas de la sociedad estadounidense.

Latina Opinion - Who's Listening?
Over 100 Latinas will gather in Washington, DC, September 23rd through 26th, 2001 for Hispanas Organized for Political Equality's (HOPE's) 4th Annual Latina Action Day - DC (LAD-DC). These women are not only a critical swing vote capable of deciding everything from a local to a Presidential election, but they are also leaders in their communities, influencing hundreds of other voters.

Farmworkers' Homes Provide `No Refuge From The Fields,' Says New Housing Assistance Council Report
— Structural problems, broken appliances, and overcrowded living conditions are common among farm-workers' homes, the Housing Assistance Council reported today as it released the results of a recent survey. Families with children suffer the worst conditions.

Ten Regional Minority Firms to Get Superior Achievement Awards at Med Week 2001 Conference
— Ten outstanding minority-owned businesses are slated to receive the U.S. Small Business Admin-istration's prestigious Minority Small Business Persons of the Year awards for their superior business achievements.

City of Oceanside Celebrates Grand Opening of Cesar Chavez Park
The City of Oceanside is celebrating with the Crown Heights Neighborhood, the Grand Opening of Cesar E. Chavez Park located at 1309 Division Street. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd at 12:00 noon, with the ribbon cutting ceremony planned for one o'clock. A presentation by Nan Nuati-zan's "Ballet Folklorico" will provide entertainment. Along with music and refreshments, there will be activities for children including a "watermelon bust," face painting, a clown, and piñatas. The festivities are expected to conclude at 4:00 p.m.

¿Dónde Existe la Indignación?
Las minorías y nuestra juventud se han convertido en los blancos primordiales de una industria que prospera promoviendo la muerte. Si esta frase le parece atroz, considere esto: Fumar es responsable del 87 por ciento de las muertes por cáncer de pulmón en los Estados Unidos. En general, el cáncer de pulmón es la causa principal de todas las muertes causadas por el cáncer en la población hispana, según el Centro para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés).

La Belleza Del Día
Por Sergio Nogues
Cuatro personas hacen un acuerdo de describir como es la belleza del día a través de la ventana de su habitación. La primera mira hacia el Este y describe un amanecer muy hermoso con la salida del Sol y después no se ve nada especial. La segunda mira hacia el Oeste y dice que por la mañana no se ve nada especial, pero al atardecer el paisaje es precioso con la puesta del Sol.


War or Diplomacy? Arrogance or Greatness?
War hysteria has inflicted the President, his cabinet and a great number of the Republican & Democratic members of Congress. One has to wonder if the terrorist act has unnerved the government to the point that it has forgotten that America is a sovereign nation that must act in a manner befitting its stature within the family of nations. Thus far, our leadership has behaved as if America is a banana republic ruled by a bunch of thugs.

Bilingual ed answer differs with age levels
You can now be sued for speaking Spanish.

By Roger Hernandez
September 9, 2001
- Last week the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that teachers in California public schools may be sued if they "willfully and repeatedly" speak a language other than English in the classroom. The court thereby upheld the key enforcement provision of Proposition 227, which in 1998 all but eliminated bilingual education from the state's public schools.

The Public Forum ... El Foro Publico
America Unites as Never Before
This is a tragic time in American history. September 11, 2001 will be forever branded a day of sadness and mourning. My heart aches for the families and friends of those lost.

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

Telemundo show, anchor firsts for Latin TV
By: Magaly Morales
Telemundo made news as it launched its first national weekend newscast. The weekend edition of Noticiero Telemundo features Ilia Calderón, the first black Latina to anchor a U.S. Latin news program.

Location/Location/Location: The Travel Journals of Artist Raul Guerrero on View at the Athenaeum
Between September 22 and October 27, visitors to the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library's gallery will enjoy a very special journey. The title describes it closely: Location/Location/Location; The Travel Journals of Raul Guerrero/Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Photographs, Artist's Books, 1972-2001.

Poesía, Teatro, Canto, Danza y Música y Otras Cosas
Por Paco Zavala
El corredor artístico cultural El Nopal, anuncia actividades para los próximos días. El viernes 21, JAZZ, la música capaz de comunicar un estado de ánimo delicioso. Duarte, Topete, Juanito, Arredondo y compañía son los firmantes, de este receta médica infalible para la salud, miembros componentes del grupo Dat'Z Jazz. Esta presentación iniciará a las 9:00 p.m.

A Book Reading
for: Manufacturing Hope & Despair: The School and Kin Support Networks of US-Mexican Youth
By Ricardo D. Stanton-Salazar, Ph.D.
at Casa del Libro

Our Lady of the Assassins
Academy Award-nominated film director Barbet Schroeder returns to his international roots with his first foreign-language film in sixteen years. Our Lady of the Assassins. Raised in Colombia, fascinated and horrified by the changes his beloved country has undergone, Schroeder had long wanted to make a film there. The film opened in Colombia creating great scandal and controversy. The public was moved and receptive to the humor of the film in the end. In Fernando Valle-jo's searing and controversial 1994 novel, La Virgen de los Sicarios, the filmmaker finally found a parable of innocence crucified and the story he had to tell.

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
The hit Broadway musical Chicago roars back to San Diego, September 21-23 for five razzle-dazzle performances. Onstage at The Center for the Arts Escondido located at 2411 E. Valley Parkway. This is a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery and all the things we hold near and dear to our hearts. Ticket prices range from $36.50 - $42.50. You may charge your ticket purchases at the box office 1-800-776-7469 or at Ticketmaster 619-220-TIXS.

Dan Hernandez Helps Grant Young Girl's Last Wish
Los Angeles, Ca — Dan Hernandez, producer and host of Sport Fishing With Dan Hernandez make a young anglers last wish come true this past summer. Andrea Milone of Omaha, NE, is a 15 year old young lady who loves to fish, according to her mom Kelly. "Andrea loves to go fishing, she'll go fishing in our local lake everyday if she could."

Bonita Vista's Salzedo Rushes for County Best 238 Yards in Win Over Silverado
By: John Philip Wyllie
With the NFL and collegiate football temporarily on hold last weekend due to the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C., local sports fans seeking their weekly gridiron fix had but one option: high school football. Bonita Vista High's Ivan Salzedo took full advantage of the undivided attention by rushing for a career high 238 yards and three touchdowns to lead his team in a 42-14 rout of Silverado High School (Las Vegas).

Arturo Barrios Invitational Run Returns to Chula Vista October 14, 2001
The 13th Annual Arturo Barrios Invitational Run/Walk returns to the Chula Vista Harbor on Sunday, October 14, 2001 announced Elite Racing, Inc., producer of the event as well as other major San Diego races such as the Suzuki Rock n' Roll Marathon and Carlsbad 5000. The Arturo Barrios Invitational attracts world-class athletes as well as recreational runners to Chula Vista and has become the fastest 10K in California.

Aztecs Return To The Gridiron At Colorado State Saturday
San Diego State (0-2) at
Colorado State (1-1)
Sept. 22, 2001 @ 4:00 p.m.

NFL To Honor Victims, Heroes and Salute America at this Weekend's Games
NFL teams, players and fans will participate in special activities during Sunday and Monday night games to honor the victims of last week's terrorism and salute the heroes of the rescue and recovery mission, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced.

Bullfight World...
By Lyn Sherwood
Border Delays Impacted On Tijuana Bullfight Attendance
Beefed-up security at the borders into and out of Mexico, last weekend, dramatically cut down on the numbers of people attending Saturday's festival and Sun-day's corrida de toros in "The Beautiful Bullring by the Sea." Even those who left their cars on the San Ysidro side of the border, and took buses or cabs, were, upon returning to the border, held up by lines of walking people that stretched a quarter mile from Customs into Tijuana, resulting in delays of up to two hours.

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