Volume XXVIII Number 38 September 24, 2004

FrontPage Stories

Women react with fury

By Luis Alonso Perez

On a dirt dessert road, near the border between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas, a bus driver on his morning ride found the body of a young women, about 24 years old, who apparently had been raped and murdered.

This happened a few weeks ago near Cristo Negro hill, the same place where six more women have been found dead throughout last year.

Television personality Ely Guerra with a t-shirt

Dead bodies of working class women have been turning up around Ciudad Juarez for more than ten years now. It’s believed that at least once a week a girl disappears and no one hears about her anymore.

This situation has outraged people all around the world, including Sandra Bello, a 24-year-old photographer from Tijuana, who turned that rage into action. She decided to embark on a documentary photography project called “Reacciona Mujer con Furia” (Women react with fury) that records people’s reactions towards the murders in Juarez.

This project consists in making pink t-shirts with a black cross in the middle, asking people to put them on and photographing them. She wants to capture the reactions of women from all ages, occupations and social classes, although some men that voluntarily joined the cause have been photographed too.

Besides from inviting people to put on the t-shirt, she also offers them a blank sign in case anyone wants to write a message and be photographed with it, in order to obtain a stronger reaction.

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Reacciona mujer con furia
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
En un camino de terracería, cerca de la zona desértica que divide a Ciudad Juárez y a El Paso, Texas, un chofer que manejaba su autobús por la mañana, encontró el cuerpo sin vida de una joven de aproximadamente 24 años, al parecer había sido violada y asesinada.

Ball Foundation changing the face of Education in Chula Vista?
By J.D. Hawk
Mention the Ball Foundation to Chula Vista Elementary School District administrators and they like it just fine, but find it difficult to quantify. Mention it to teachers and you get mixed reviews. Principals, most like it but there are some who want nothing to do with it. Parents, those involved with their school site decision making process know about it and most support it but are unsure just exactly what it is.

“Democracy For All”
Working mother runs for National City Council

By Raymond R. Beltran
Affordable housing. Community forums. People’s representation. Health care funding. Police accountability. And gender balance? That’s a long, equality-driven grocery list for any city council in San Diego County (i.e. million dollar condos, $20-dollar-at-the-door night clubs, casinos, and baseball!). But as Orwellian as officials may try to deny that it is here in “America’s Finest City,” some aren’t as equal as others.


CV City Council race heats up
By J.D. Hawk
Chula Vista City Council candidate Steve Castaneda has unleashed some unflattering business information on his opponent Dan Hom, and now things look like they’re going to get ugly.

Remembering Che and The Guevaras
By Marcelo Ballve
My grandfather, before he died, told me his own repertoire of stories about the Che Guevara he knew, when Che was even younger than the twenty-something traveler portrayed in the new film “The Motorcycle Diaries.”

Political Affiliation & Psychographics Among Hispanic
In the wake of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the 2004 Presidential campaign shifts into high gear. With only weeks remaining before Election Day Simmons Market Research analyzed the relationship between political affiliation and psychographics among Hispanic and non-Hispanic adults.

México del Norte
Jorge Mújica
“Es cosa de herencia”
Tenía que venir de Guanajuato, tierra del presidente Vicente Fox: “El problema de la migracion es asunto de una conducta aprendida o de herencia”.

Por Ricardo J. Galarza

Charley, Frances e Iván: los tres nombres de la destrucción
Esta ha sido la peor temporada de huracanes en los estados del sudeste norteamericano en más de cuatro décadas. Primero fue Charley, en agosto, seguido de Frances, a principios de septiembre, y por último Iván, a mediados del mismo mes, el más devastador de los tres y de hecho el más potente de la historia después de Floyd, que en 1999 golpeó la Florida con fuerza arrolladora.

Decisiones Inteligentes Para Pequeños Negocios: Cómo Ahorrar Dinero En Su Factura De Energía
La mejor manera de celebrar la primera SEMANA DE LA EFICIENCIA ENERGÉTICA anual de California, es tomar medidas inteligentes respecto al uso de la energía. Cuando usted usa la energía de manera inteligente, ahorra dinero, reduce la contaminación atmosférica producida por las centrales eléctricas y ayuda a asegurar una fuente de electricidad confiable y asequible para todos los californianos.

Nativity Prep Celebrates Mexican Independence Day
The parents of students at Nativity Prep Academy, a tuition-free, college-preparatory middle school in southeast San Diego, hosted a fundraiser on Mexican Independence Day that raised over $300.

María Elena Celebró Sus Quince Años
La Señorita María Elena Zuñiga celebró su XV Aniversario con una Misa de Acción de Gracias en la Parroquia San Ignacio de Loyola ubicada en Otay, Tijuana B.C. el día 4 de Septiembre 2004.


Election 2004 endorsements
Beginning with this week’s edition, La Prensa San Diego will editorialize on all the ballot measures that merit our support.

Hispanic Heritage Month - A Proud History, A Bright Future
By Congressman Ciro D. Rodriguez, Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Over five hundred years ago Christopher Columbus, under the auspices of the Spanish crown, landed in the Americas triggering the beginning of Hispanic influence in the western hemisphere. Since then, Hispanics have had cultural, social, and familial ties with the people and nations of this continent.

El Salario Mínimo
Por Humberto Caspa, Ph.D
El gobernador Arnold Schwarzenegger le acertó una bofetada al sector laboral la semana pasada. Claudicó con la esperanza de muchas familias de bajos recursos de incrementar unos magros, pero importantes, centavos en sus haberes semanales. Schwarzenegger vetó la propuesta de ley que aumentaría el salario mínimo. Su argumento: “el alto costo del trabajo en California ocasionaría el éxodo de empresas a otros estados, lo cual afectaría la creación de negocios y oportunidades laborales”. Esta inferencia fundamenta el asedio de los grupos de interés empresarial sobre el gobernador. No tiene bases económicas.

Documentation Gone Awry
By Ernie McCray
I walked away from Courtroom 38 of the Superior Court of San Diego County the other day dazed by the reality that black folks are still, in a sense, after all these years, being lynched right here in the good old USA.

Put Away Your Hankies...a Message from Michael Moore
Dear Friends,
    Enough of the handwringing! Enough of the doomsaying! Do I have to come there and personally calm you down? Stop with all the defeatism, OK? Bush IS a goner — IF we all just quit our whining and bellyaching and stop shaking like a bunch of nervous ninnies. Geez, this is embarrassing! The Republicans are laughing at us. Do you ever see them cry, “Oh, it’s all over! We are finished! Bush can’t win! Waaaaaa!”

Tezozomoc Speaks
Que Calor! I mean calor from el Sol.

Been talking to my Indio friends. Seem they are happy over getting an Indian Museum from the Smithsonian Institution on the “Mall’’ in Washington D.C. It supposedly celebrates 10,000 years of native history (???). Hummmmm.

The Public Forum . . . El Foro Publico
National City Politicians Need to Answer at Least One Citizen’s Questions
To La Prensa
The National City council is committing highway robbery. A crime that is unpunishable by the law. Do not let politicians of this city fool you. They have their own ideas about outing us of our rights and putting all of us on the homeless list. In this city we have more than one-fifth of the residents living below the poverty line. It is about time we got the real truth. The city is asking us to tax ourselves even more because of their inability to manage city funds. Asking us to do this is incredible. The residents of this city would like to have answers to some questions regarding our city and tax dollars.

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

“From the Kumeyaay to the Treganzas: Art Across Time,” a striking exhibit in The Parsonage Museum of Lemon Grove, honors the town’s founding parents during Hispanic Heritage Month (September) and heralds Native American History month (November).

SDSU Library Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
In honor of National Hispanic Month, the San Diego State University Library is showcasing the talents, creativity and achievement of SDSU Latino faculty across a wide range of disciplines. The exhibit will be held in the Donor Hall from September 15 to October 15 and is free and open to the public.

La Esquina: arte de la comunidad
A Late Start is Never Too Late
By Geneva Gamez
For Derek Avalos, life took a positive toll this year. With no artistic expertise or minimum clue as to how to paint or sculpt, Avalos now finds himself following what seems to be a long hidden passion. A talent still in bloom, Avalos began his artistic career ten months ago when he and his mother deviated from their planned trip to a Target store. As they were about to walk in, Avalos noticed a Michael’s store next to Target and out of curiosity pulled his mother into the store with him. He didn’t know that walking through those doors would change his life forever.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a … Hispanic
By Ana Hernandez-Bravo
With the current popularity and interest in all things relating to comic books, pop culture icons such as Superman and Batman are finding their way back into the hearts and minds of old followers, all while recruiting a vast number of new fans.

Aspuk, Aspuk, colorín colorado.... así contaban los abuelos, Extraordinario Libro de Ursula Tania
Por: Paco Zavala
El pasado martes 21 de septiembre a las 7:00 pm. se hizo la presentación del sensacional libro Aspuk, Aspuk, colorín colorado... así contaban los abuelos, que escribió su autora la dilecta señorita Ursula Tania Cabeza de Vaca Arellanes; este evento se realizó en la Sala de Lectura del Cecut, con la asistencia de destacadas personalidades y público asistente.

Recordando lo que no pasó
‘Forgotten’ se aferra a unos cuantos trucos de cámara

Por Jose Daniel Bort
Nueva York es el escenario ideal para una historia sobre paranoia. Después de los ataques del once de septiembre, las heridas abiertas dejadas sangran toda clase de conspiraciones sobre la posible destrucción de la ciudad y sus habitantes. Cuando una de estas conspiraciones parece tocar la vida de una madre, ésta decide aferrarse a la realidad.

“Esta película me cambió la vida”
Gael García Bernal es el Che Guevara en Diarios de Motocicleta

Por Jose Daniel Bort
La historia se vuelve a repetir, esta vez gracias al cine. Gael García Bernal tenía exactamente la misma edad que Ernesto Guevara cuando este se embarcó con su amigo Rodrigo de la Serna en el viaje que cambiaría su vida. De la misma forma como al joven argentino le influyó profundamente la realidad latinoamericana a través del viaje real, el nuevo astro mexicano del cine se siente motivado y contemplando la vida de forma diferente, gracias al viaje cinematográfico.

Calendar of Events...
By Berenice Cisneros
Music Events at the Athenaeum in San Diego September 27

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
La obra Teatral Trampa de Muerte estará en Cartelera en el Teatro del Cecut. En este montaje escénico participarán los actores César Evora, Fernando Colunga y Luis Couturier y las actrices Luz María Jeréz y Aida Pierce. Este evento será presentado los días viernes 24 y sábado 25 a las 7:00 y 9:30 pm. Para informes al teléfono (664) 687-9600.

Arenas a Jack-of-All-Trades
By John Philip Wyllie
Coming off of last year’s highly successful 17-10 season, Bonita Vista’s field hockey team would like to bridge the gap from a strong team to become one of the county’s elite. The Barons have shown solid growth in recent years under the guidance of coach, Ralph Carrier. Off to a 4-2 start in 2004, the Barons will be looking to their captain, Angelica Arenas, to provide on the field leadership and inspiration.

Bullfight World
By Lyn Sherwood

Frontier Season Winding Down
The 2004 frontier bullfight season is winding down. Soon, the scene will shift to the interiors. Outside of a potential special appearance of Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza, in October, this coming Sunday will bring the Tijuana season to a close. To be presented at the downtown Plaza El Toreo, the cartel will be Eulalio López “El Zotoluco”, José Maria Luevano, and bulls from Teofilo Gómez.

SDSU Announces 2004-05 Men’s Basketball Schedule
Aztecs play 16 home games, including nine games against teams over .500 in 2003-04
A 16-game regular-season home schedule, including a four-game home stretch to open the season and 10 games against teams that advanced to the 2004 NCAA Tournament highlight the 2004-05 San Diego State men’s basketball schedule, released by head coach Steve Fisher on Tuesday.

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing day
All fishing permit fees waived on Saturday, September 25 at all San Diego City Lakes
The City of San Diego Water Department and the San Diego County Wildlife Federation (SDCWF) will be sponsoring a special event to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF) on September 25, 2004. The free event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Lake Murray in La Mesa (from I-8 take Lake Murray Blvd. exit and head north, turn left on Kiowa Drive).

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