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Hispania News - US Hispanics
Hispania News
SOUTHERN COLORADO'S BILINGUAL NEWSPAPER SINCE 1987
VOL. 18. NO. 10
www.hispanianews.com
en página 5
10 de marzo - 17 de marzo 2005
Military, city and county leaders rally to Apoya en Levante “tendencia
a la democratización”,
support the troops
dice Bush
The City of Colorado Springs
decked out all City and Colorado
Springs Utilities vehicles with
“Support Our Troops” stickers to
show its continued support for the
military.
More than 3,000 vehicles will
display the yellow ribbon stickers,
which are being funded by the Springs and one in Fountain.
local Wal-Mart district that
As part of this effort, the City
includes five stores in Colorado hosted an event on March 8 at City
El presidente de Estados Unidos,
George W. Bush, apoyó este
martes lo que llamó la “tendencia
a la democratización” en Medio
Oriente y el alejamiento de los
regímenes autoritarios, durante un
discurso en la Universidad
Nacional de la Defensa, en que
aseguró que “una “serie de eventos
llevan a la región hacia una nueva
dirección esperanzadora”.
Añadió que para “garantizar
nuestra seguridad a largo plazo,
todas las naciones libres deben
estar junto a las fuerzas de la
democracia y la justicia que han
comenzado a transformar Medio
Oriente”.
Instó a los países árabes a
normalizar sus relaciones con
Israel, al que pidió que congele sus
actividades en los asentamientos
palestinos y ayude a crear un
Estado palestino viable con una
economía próspera.
Exhortó a los líderes palestinos a
enfrentar
el “terrorismo” y la
Hall. The Mayor, City Council and
the City Manager hosted the event corrupción, tras comprometerse a
which featured representatives
from Fort Carson, the Air Force
Academy and City employees who
have family currently serving
around the world. Wal-Mart also
United States Senator and
sent representatives, including
District Manager Gary Peacock. former Colorado Attorney General
The invited guests placed stickers Ken Salazar released the following
statement concerning the CU
on a variety of City vehicles.
grand jury report:
“I have been asked to comment
on the release of the statewide
grand jury report concerning the
University of Colorado football
program.
“That grand jury report remains
Gonzales a una audiencia latina
subject
to a court order prohibiting
desde su confirmación el pasado
its
release.
I therefore cannot
3 de febrero.
El NCLR reconoció la labor de comment on its contents. But
dos legisladores en el avance de because I disagreed with the court
medidas que apoyan a la order, and believed that release of
comunidad latina: el senador the report was in the public
demócrata de Connecticut, interest, I appealed the order in an
Christopher Dodd, y el congresista effort to have the report made
republicano de Utah, Chris public.
“As background, on February
Cannon. También presentó un
premio por servicio público al 27, 2004, Governor Bill Owens
Centro Llano Grande por mejorar appointed me as Colorado’s
las oportunidades educativas de Attorney General to be “special
alumnos hispanos en el Rio prosecutor” for the purpose of
conducting an investigation, and
Grande Valley de Texas.
Aunque varias organizaciones
latinas se opusieron a la
candidatura de Gonzales para
Justicia, NCLR lo respaldó y
El secretario de Justicia, Alberto
Gonzales, dijo anoche que la
fuerza y el progreso de la
comunidad latina no se basa
únicamente en sus cifras sino en
garantizar que ese grupo haga
realidad todo su potencial de
liderazgo y ése es, agregó, uno de
los mayores retos que enfrenta esta
nación. No hacerlo, dijo Gonzales,
es “negarle la promesa de Estados
Unidos a una nueva generación de
hispanos”.
“En 2003 se anunció con gran
fanfarria que los hispanos se
habían convertido en el principal
grupo minoritario en Estados
Unidos. Algunos de mis amigos
hispanos encontraron solaz en esta
noticia, pero yo vi un reto aún
mayor. Si permitimos que las
drogas y la criminalidad hagan
estragos en nuestras comunidades;
si de manera injusta denegamos la
protección de nuestra nación a
extranjeros respetuosos de la ley
que buscan asilo; si fracasamos en
preparar a nuestros hijos para
competir en la economía global, no
conseguiremos el potencial de
liderazgo de nuestra comunidad.
Peor aún, le habremos negado la
promesa de Estados Unidos a una
nueva generación de hispanos”,
sostuvo el funcionario.
Gonzales, el primer secretario de
Justicia hispano en la historia de
esta nación, fue orador en la gala
anual del Consejo Nacional de La
Raza (NCLR), Capital Awards,
celebrada anoche en esta capital.
Fue la primera alocución de
ayudarlos a contar con servicios de
seguridad adecuados y a controlar
la violencia.
“Las posibilidades de progresos
democráticos en Medio Oriente
parecieron congeladas por
décadas. Sin embargo, finalmente,
de manera clara y repentina, el
deshielo comenzó”, dijo Bush.
Continua en página 20
Salazar calls for release of
CU grand jury report
Gonzales quiere garantizar un futuro
mejor para los latinos
Maribel Hastings, Corresponsal de La Opinión
President Bush addresses
students and faculty at the
National Defense University
on March 8
Continua en página 20
initiating prosecution if warranted,
of issues and allegations of sexual
offenses and other matters
concerning the University of
Colorado and its football team and
recruiting practices.
“Pursuant to this appointment,
I assembled a task force to conduct
several investigations into these
matters.
The task force consisted of:
Colorado Attorney General’s
Office; Governor’s Chief Legal
Counsel; Denver District
Attorney’s Office; El Paso County
District Attorney’s Office; Adams
County District Attorney’s Office;
Boulder
County
District
Attorney’s Office; Colorado
Bureau of Investigation; Boulder
Police Department; University of
Colorado Police Department;
Broomfield Police Department;
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office;
and Douglas County Sheriff’s
Cont. on page 7
Page 2
10 de marzo 2005 - 17 de marzo 2005
Silver Key helps seniors get D-11 parents get a new automated
$600 free prescriptions
phone features
If you are covered by Medicare and do not have prescription
assistance from Medicaid, TriCare or a health insurance company you
may be eligible for $600 in free prescriptions this year, but the deadline
to apply is March 31, 2005. Those whose income is above the limit
pay a small fee, but still get hundreds of dollars in prescription drug
savings.
The monthly income limits are $1,047.42 for a single person and
$1,405.17 for a couple.
If you miss the March 31 deadline, you will be eligible for a $450
benefit. As the year progresses the amount of credit available for new
applicants decreases by 150 dollars per quarter.
Silver Key and other organizations are available to work with area
seniors to help sign up for the program. Silver Key wants to encourage
seniors to make plans to sin up for the program in advance of the
approaching deadline.
What: $600 prescription benefits
When: Deadline for application March 31, 2005
Who: Silver Key Senior Services are available to help
Where: 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs
Telephone: (719) 632-1356
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The Colorado Springs School
District 11 automated telephone
system has been providing
access for parents to check on
student attendance, grades,
homework and other school
information.
Now, the automated phone
system has new features that
provide callers with information
about the school district and its
various programs and services.
The new information includes
– but is not limited to –
information about meals, full-
day kindergarten, rental of district
facilities,
registration,
homeschooling, athletic fees, dress
codes, before- and after-school
child care, community education
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Callers dial 719-520-2300 or
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The updated automated
phone system also provides
information about school delays
and closures. School delay and
closure information is updated
at the same time as the District
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before 5:30 am (11 am for early
dismissals).
USAA donates van to Boys and Girls Club
Vic Andrews, vice president and general manager of USAA presents the keys of the new van to
Boys and Girls Club representative James Sullivan
USAA donated a 2000 Ford
Windstar van to the Boys and
Girls Club of the Pikes peak
region. The van valued at more
than $10,000 will be used by the
The donation was marked by
club to transport children on field an ice-cream celebration at the
trips and for other local Boys and Girls Club’s E.A. Tutt
transportation needs.
Branch.
Joseph H. Edwards Senior Center
celebrates 10th anniversary
It started with a dream and
soon became reality with a
$900,000 gift to the City of
Pueblo to be used for the benefit
of senior citizens.
In 1990, the late Joseph H.
Edwards, a retired co-owner of
a local electrical supply store,
gave the surprise substantial gift
to the City of Pueblo with the
intent of enhancing the life of
those who had used their
energies in decades of
community service. With
additional funding assistance from
government grants and private
donations, the Joseph H. Edwards
Senior Center, located in
downtown Pueblo opened its
doors in 1994 and became home
to SRDA offering new
opportunities for programs and
services to seniors.
March 7, 2005 marks the 10th
Anniversary of the Grand Opening
of Joseph H. Edwards Senior
Center. SRDA invites the Pueblo
community in celebrating this
milestone at the 10th
Anniversary After Hours
Reception to be held Friday,
March 11, 2005 from 5 pm to 7
pm, located at 230 N. Union
Avenue. Please join SRDA for
complementary hors d’oeuvres,
open bar, entertainment and
celebration.
For more information or to
RSVP, please contact Caroline
Parra, SRDA Development
Director, at 545-8900 or
[email protected]
Scholarship deadline approaches for
young entrepreneurs
Colorado’s high school seniors have until March 15 to apply
Colorado high school seniors
who have an aptitude for
business can earn a financial
head start on their college studies
with a Free Enterprise
Scholarship award from the
nation’s largest small-business
advocacy group.
The
NFIB’s Young
Entrepreneur Foundation will
award 300 scholarships around
the nation ranging in value from
$1,000 to $10,000.
In Colorado, the El Pomar
Foundation has teamed with NFIB
to fund scholarships for collegebound students who plan to attend
a college, university, vocational,
trade or technical institute in the
state.
Applicants must be entering their
freshman year at an accredited
two- or four-year university,
college, community college or
vocational or technical institute.
A Colorado NFIB member must
also nominate them. The
deadline for applying is March
15.
For more information about
Free Enterprise Scholarships,
call the NFIB Member Care
Center (800) 634-2669.
10 de marzo 2005 - 17 de marzo 2005
Page 3
COMMUNITY NEWS
Helping immigrants succeed in the US
If you moved to a new country,
what would you do if you knew
only a few words of the language
and even less of the laws and
customs? You would probably
want a how-to guide written in
your own language.
Cómo Vivir y Prosperar en
Estados Unidos/ How to Live &
Thrive in the US is written as a
beginner’s guide to help Spanish
speakers adjust to life in the United
States. “Our country will be safer,
stronger and more secure and
everyone who lives here will
benefit if we help new immigrants
succeed,” states the author Donna
Poisl.
Some of the topics covered in the
book include:
• how to use the telephone book
and find information and offices
you need
• what to do and where to go in an
emergency
• how to get a driver license;
purchase and register a car; choose
24-hour sexual assault support phone line
Sexual assault prevention
experts from the Colorado
Department of Public Health and
Environment Thursday reminded
Coloradans that sexual assault
victims may seek counseling
assistance by calling the Rape
Assistance and Awareness
Program’s Rape Crisis hotline
which is available 24-hours a day,
7 days a week.
The hotline’s phone number is
(303) 322-7273.
Spanishspeaking individuals may call
(303) 329-0031 and the hearing
impaired may call (303) 329-0023.
Nancy Koester, the manager of
the Department of Public Health
and Environment’s Sexual Assault
Prevention Program said, “These
resources exist to assist individuals
in coping with the trauma of being
sexually assaulted.”
As the only rape crisis center
serving the Denver metropolitan
area, the Rape Assistance and
Awareness Program since 1983
has provided over 400,000
individuals with services that
assist victims of sexual assault and
programs that educate the public
about preventing sexual violence.
The Rape Assistance and
Awareness Program offers the
following additional services:
• Victim advocacy, including
medical treatment; legal support;
job placement and housing;
• Counseling for rape and incest
survivors, for teenagers, women
and men;
• Three office locations that serve
the Denver metropolitan area
located in the central and
southeastern parts of the city, with
a counseling center located in
Northglen;
• Education that teaches personal
safety skills and provides sexual
assault prevention education in
schools.
Koester also provided the
following steps for individuals to
take if they are sexually
assaulted:
• Make certain you are in a safe
place.
• Seek medical attention by calling
911, the police and/or a rape crisis
hotline such as the Rape
Assistance and Awareness
Program.
• Do not bathe, or otherwise
disturb evidence, before seeking
medical attention;
• If you suspect that you have been
drugged, go immediately to a
hospital emergency room and
request the appropriate tests.
auto insurance
• how to establish and keep good
credit and why it is so important
• how to understand how to open
a bank account and why it is
important
• how to understand, choose and
buy health insurance
• how to be good neighbors
As an immigrant herself and
with the experience Poisl gained
helping clients purchase insurance
and real estate she realized the
difficulties new residents face.
Spiral bound, with 35 chapters
and 208 pages, it is written with
English on the left hand pages and
Spanish on the facing pages. The
book lies open and flat so the
school children in the family can
help the adults, since kids are
usually the family translators. For
more
information,
visit
www.comoviviryprosperar.com,
www.howtoliveandthrive.com.
mission:
soldier is a 19-year old U.S. Army
combat veteran and the oldest is
an active duty Roman Catholic
U.S. Army Chaplain who is 50
years of age.
Former President George Bush
will provide the keynote address
and Director Eduardo Aguirre,
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services,
will
provide
congratulatory remarks to the new
Americans.
Kenneth
L.
Pasquarell, USCIS District
Director for San Antonio, and
other district officials will also be
present. Immediately following
the ceremony, a media availability
will be held at the Bush
Presidential Library.
In order to highlight the
importance of U.S. citizenship,
USCIS citizenship ceremonies are
held at prominent national and
historic landmarks nationwide.
During 2004, more than 456,000
new Americans were sworn-in as
U.S. citizens in ceremonies around
the nation. More than 37,000
immigrants are serving on activeduty with U.S. armed forces. Since
“Operation Iraqi Freedom” was
launched in March 2003,
approximately 12,000 military
personnel have been sworn-in as
new U.S. citizens. There are more
than 14,000 military currently
have pending applications for U.S.
citizenship.
Strong Spanish at home helps Hispanic
children learn English
Spanish-speaking parents can
help their children prepare for
school and provide a foundation
for learning English by spending
more time reading, talking and
interacting in their native
language. That is one of the
preliminary research findings from
HABLA, an educational outreach
program in Orange County,
California.
HABLA’s findings are part of a
growing body of evidence that
preschool Hispanic children are
more likely to become fluent and
acquire literacy skills in English if
they have a strong foundation in
their home language. For parents
who come to this country and want
their children to learn English, it
means they do not have to first
learn English themselves.
“All parents need to speak the
language they know the best,” said
Dr. Virginia Mann, founder of the
program. “This way, they will be
able to fulfill their role as their
child’s first and most important
teachers. Speaking and reading
with their children will do much
more than English language
television can ever do. The
Spanish that Hispanic parents
teach their children will be the
basis for the English the children
will learn in school.”
HABLA-an acronym for HomeBased Activities Building
Language
Acquisition-was
founded in 2001 by Dr. Mann, a
cognitive sciences professor at the
University of California, Irvine. It
has helped more than 350 families
- nearly all Mexican immigrants challenged by poverty, low
education levels and language
barriers.
Cont. on page 18
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Judge Rosenthal swears in 50 soldiers as
U.S. citizens
U.S. District Court Judge Lee
H. Rosenthal, Southern District of
Texas, will administer the Oath of
Allegiance to 50 military
personnel on Friday, March 11 at
the George Bush Presidential
Library, College Station, Texas.
All 50 soldiers, the majority of
whom recently returned from
combat duty in Iraq, are natives of
the following countries: Bolivia,
Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, El
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Haiti, Ivory Coast, Jamaica,
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10 de marzo 2005 - 17 de marzo 2005
NOTICIAS EN
ESPANOL
Nueva histerectomía
laparoscópica ofrece una
recuperación más rápida
Cada año se realizan más de
600,000 histerectomías en los
Estados Unidos cuesta millones de
dólares, sin considerar los 144
millones de horas de trabajo
perdidas en el tiempo de
recuperación promedio de seis
semanas.
Billie Williams de Grapevine
consideró durante años realizarse
una histerectomía, pero ni una
cirugía
mayor
ni
una
convalecencia larga encajaban en
sus planes.
Sin embargo,
eventualmente optó por un nuevo
procedimiento ofrecido por UT
Southwestern Medical Center
llamado
histerectomía
supracervical laparoscópica.
En el procedimiento, los
cirujanos utilizan nueva tecnología
pare remover el útero y algunas
veces uno o ambos ovarios
mediante incisiones pequeñas. A
diferencia de las histerectomías
tradicionales, el cuello del útero
(cerviz) no es removido.
La estadía del paciente en el
hospital
es
reducida
dramáticamente de unos pocos
días a cuestión de horas. El dolor
post cirugía es mucho menor, y el
tiempo de recuperación es más
corto – por lo general únicamente
una semana.
“Definitivamente desearía
haberme sometido a la cirugía
antes,” dice la Sra. Williams, y
agrega que sólo tres pequeñas
cicatrices son lo que le queda de
recuerdo de la cirugía. “El dolor
que sentía ya desapareció, y
cuando me fui a casa me sentí tan
bien que me fue difícil permanecer
en cama.”
Eso es lo lindo del nuevo
procedimiento, dice la Dra. Mayra
Thompson, profesora asociada de
obstetricia y ginecología y uno de
los cirujanos que realiza la nueva
histerectomía. “Esta cirugía de
invasión mínima es de lo mejor;
las mujeres tienen una
recuperación más rápida, y pueden
estar antes de regreso al trabajo y
de regreso con sus familias,” nos
dice. Los cirujanos creen que dejar
el cuello del útero en su lugar
también preserva la función del
piso pélvico, previniendo la
incontinencia usual que la mayoría
de mujeres experimenta después
de
las
histerectomías
convencionales.
“Para las mujeres a quienes se
les recomienda médicamente una
histerectomía pero que tienen
miedo de perder el soporte que la
estructura pélvica les brinda o que
temen perder la función sexual,
esta es una excelente alternativa,”
dice la Dra. Thompson.
“Los médicos en el centro de
mujeres son expertos en este
procedimiento quirúrgico,” dice la
Dra. Karen Bradshaw, directora de
Lowe Foundation Center for
Women’s Preventative Health
Care. “Esta tecnología ha ayudado
brindándonos mejores resultados
muy a menudo con un índice muy
bajo de complicaciones.”
Aunque muchas mujeres
pueden beneficiarse de la
histerectomía, aquéllas que tienen
fibromas muy grandes, cáncer,
historial de anormalidades
cervicales o múltiples cirugías
abdominales previas no son
candidatas.
Para más información sobre la
cirugía, las pacientes prospectas
deben llamar al 214-648-2863.
Subway inaugura restaurante número
200 en México
El desarrollo de la cadena de
restaurantes Subway en la región
de América Latina se está llevando
a cabo con solidez, ya que la
cadena anuncia la apertura de su
establecimiento número 200 en
México. México, que duplicó la
cantidad de restaurantes abiertos
y en funcionamiento en 12 meses,
es el quinto mercado más grande
de la franquicia de
sandwiches tipo
s u b m a r i n o
reconocida en el
á m b i t o
internacional.
“El ritmo de
desarrollo
de
Subway está yendo a toda
velocidad, y haber incorporado
más
de
100
nuevos
establecimientos durante el
transcurso de un año le dice a la
competencia que hacemos
negocios en serio”, afirma Arturo
Kosberg, Director Regional de
Subway para América Latina y el
Caribe.
El restaurante de
sandwiches que marcó el hito se
inauguró en el distrito de negocios
de Ciudad de México. Es de
propiedad y está operado por
franquiciados de Subway.
El primer restaurante Subway
en México se inauguró en
septiembre de 1990 en Ciudad de
México. En la actualidad, la
cadena tiene más de 600
establecimientos en 15 países de
América Latina y 17 en las islas
del Caribe. La cadena de
restaurantes Subway, que este año
celebra su aniversario número 40,
es la franquicia de sandwiches tipo
submarino más grande del mundo,
con
más
de
22.800
establecimientos en 81 países.
También es la segunda cadena de
comidas rápidas más grande del
mundo, y ha superado a
McDonald’s en cantidad de
establecimientos en Estados
Unidos, Canadá y, más
recientemente, Australia.
El Cochero, una historia de pena y
la fuerza
La premiada película corta
El Cochero protagonizando al
actor famoso mejicano
Alonso Echanove, será
presentada en el Festival de
Película de Durango.
Alonso juega la parte de
Neto, un conductor de caballo
y coche en México Central
quien recientemente perdió a
su único hijo. Obligándose a
volver a trabajar en la ciudad,
Neto trata de compartir su
pena con varios pasajeros
durante el día. Pero a ninguno
les parece estar muy
interesado en escucharlo - en
parte debido a su obvio
defecto del habla.
Basado en la historia
Heartache por Anton
Chekhov, El Cochero es un
cuento emocional sobre la pérdida y el aislamiento, pero también sobre al fin encontrando
la fuerza para continuar.
El Cochero será presentado en el Abbey Theater, Durango, el viernes, 11 de marzo a las
cuatro y cuarto. Para más información, llame la oficina taquillera del Festival de Película
de Durango 970-259-2291 o visite www.elcochero.com.
h i s p a n i a n e w s . c o m
10 de marzo 2005 - 17 de marzo 2005
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NOTICIAS EN
ESPANOL
Sparx captura las chispas del amor en su nuevo disco
La más reciente producción de
Sparx se titula Caminos del amor.
Este disco pinta los diferentes e
inesperados senderos del amor.
“Todas nosotras conocemos el
amor, pero también hemos
conocido la angustia de una
amarga decepción. Este CD revela
y comparte algunas de estas
situaciones difíciles y emociones
tan increíbles que hemos sentido,”
dijo Kristyna.
Caminos del amor ofrece 10
canciones. El primer sencillo,
Sentimiento, es una mezcla
Norteña con una fusión de
Ranchera, y nos presenta la
armonía de las voces de estas
cuatro hermanas. “Creo que estar
enamorada de alguien y no poder
estar con él es una de las
situaciones más difícil para
aceptar,” comento Veronica.
Una canción más sensual en el
CD que se desliza con suavidad y
romance es el tema Si no
existieras. Esta canción captura
los sentimientos reales del estar
enamorado. “Este corte es muy
“verdadero.” No puedo pensar de
algo más puro y natural que decirle
a la persona que tu amas que si él
no existiera, tu no hubieras
conocido el amor,” dijo
Rosamaria.
Yo Decido una canción rítmica
y poderosa, con un argumento muy
a propósito, coros originales, y una
melodía contagiosa. El asunto de
la canción se encuentra en el rap
al principio y al final del tema.
Además de las composiciones
de Lorenzo Antonio, Tiny Morrie
Sánchez, y Miguel Ángel Flores,
Rosamaria demuestra su talento
colaborando en las canciones Que
Bueno Bailas y Yo Decido.
Carolina hace su debut como
compositora siendo muy creativa
en el tema Yo Decido una canción
de un muchacho que ha sido infiel.
“Componer es algo que
siempre he querido hacer, y
encontré la habilidad de divertirme
y ser realmente creativa con esta
canción; además tuve la
oportunidad de colaborar con mi
hermano, Lorenzo Antonio, y mi
hermana, Rosamaria,” dijo
Carolina.
De arriba a abajo, este
lanzamiento es fresco, completo y
Las muchachas de Sparx
siguen muy agradecidas a todos
sus fans por todo el apoyo y éxito
que les han dado. “Nos encanta
crear música y presentar nuestras
canciones para ustedes. Sin
ustedes, nuestro sueño de cantar no
hubiera sido posible.” dicen Sparx.
esta bien equilibrado con
canciones regionales, cumbias
rítmicas, y baladas románticas
marcadas por el uso del acordeón.
El CD tiene un sentido muy natural
y fresco, con el poder de melodías
que contagian, entrelazadas con
voces dulces y sensuales. Está
lleno de emociones ricas, de
romanticismo y armonías muy
originales.
Sparx, Veronica, Rosamaria,
Kristyna, y Carolina son cuatro
hermanas quienes empezaron
cantando juntas a una edad muy
temprana. Empezaron su carrera
cantando con su hermano, Lorenzo
Antonio, cuando ganaron el primer
lugar en el festival de
niños en México llamado
Juguemos a Cantar.
Después de una carrera
infantil exitosa, el grupo
decidió enfrentar un nuevo
capitulo formando Sparx.
Ellas son conocidas por
sus admirables armonías,
ideas innovadoras, y por
grabar una selección
variada como corridos,
cumbias, baladas, y
boleros.
Este talentoso grupo de
muchachas, originarias de
Albuquerque, NM, ha vendido
más de un millón de CDs, y han
realizado giras en los Estados
Unidos, México, Centro América
y Sur América. Varias canciones
han dado saltos estrepitosos en los
“Top 10 de Billboard música
Latina”, y también han alcanzado
estar en las listas de los CD más
vendidos de la revista Billboard.
Sparx también ha sido nominado
para los premios Billboard, Premio
Lo Nuestro a la música Latina, y
han recibido premios de Furia
Musical.
La cosa más importante para
Sparx es el apoyo que sus fans le
han dado desde el principio. Este
apoyo es exactamente lo que
motiva a Sparx y Lorenzo Antonio
a crear una beca llamada “The
Sparx
Lorenzo
Antonio
Scholarship.” El propósito de esta
beca es ayudar a estudiantes que
tienen el sueño de ir al colegio,
pero necesitan ayuda en el aspecto
económico. Ellos están muy
orgullosos de este esfuerzo
maravilloso.
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10 de marzo 2005 - 17 de marzo 2005
NEGOCIOS-BUSINESS
Detengamos el silencio sobre el abuso sexual de menores
El abuso sexual de menores
(CSA) no es problema de un solo
grupo; según cuentan los expertos,
es una epidemia silenciosa en
Estados Unidos y, de hecho, en
todo el mundo, que ocasiona dolor
y caos social, tanto para los niños
como para los adultos que lo han
vivido. Puede prevenirse y puede
tratarse, pero hace falta un
esfuerzo consciente y sostenido.
En 1990, ya como adulto, y
después de haber aguantado años
de abuso sexual, físico y
emocional por parte de su padre,
Sharon Rodgers Simone, la CoDirectora de la Carrera para
Detener el Silencio, formó parte de
un caso que marcó la pauta, en
contra de su padre, un agente de la
FBI y un experto reconocido en
materia de abuso contra menores,
por abuso sexual, físico y
emocional.
Y ganó.
La
asambleísta Patricia Schroeder
respondió al pedido de Sharon de
iniciar una legislación para
cambiar las leyes federales sobre
las pensiones. Sharon trabajó
arduamente para que el Acta de
Asumir Responsabilidad por el
Abuso de Menores fuera aprobada.
Se hizo ley con la firma del
Presidente Clinton en 1994. En
1994, Marlo Thomas representó a
Sharon en la película para la
televisión realizada por CBS,
llamada Traición Mayor (Ultimate
Betrayal). Sharon continua
llamando la atención de los medios
de comunicación para educar al
público sobre el CSA y sobre el
abuso del poder en contra de los
menores.
¿Qué es el abuso sexual contra
menores (CSA)? El CSA es la
actividad sexual con los menores
de 18 años de edad sin el
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consentimiento de éstos, y que les
es dañino desde una perspectiva
psicológica, física y social. Puede
resultar de la imposición o a la
fuerza. Podría incluir el uso del
lenguaje sexual, el observar a otro
con fines sexuales, la pornografía
infantil, la explotación sexual, el
contacto sexual que incluye la
penetración, y otros actos
psicológicos y físicos. Es un
asunto complejo que ninguna
población ha afrontado de una
manera adecuada. Todavía es un
asunto invisible, e incluye una
negación que puede resultar muy
difícil y hasta letal. Por más difícil
que resulte pensar en esto y por
más que preferiríamos no creerlo,
el CSA es una epidemia. La
investigación comprueba que más
o menos una de cada cuatro niñas
y uno de cada siete niños en
Estados Unidos sufre un abuso
sexual antes de cumplir los 18 años
de edad. (DHHS, 1999).
¿Qué sucede cuando un menor
sufre abuso sexual? Cuando los
menores sufren un abuso sexual,
resultan múltiples efectos
traumáticos: miedo, pesadillas y
depresión, y otros problemas de
salud mental, tales como fobias,
ansiedad y sentimientos de baja
auto estima, además de
enfermedades
transmitidas
sexualmente, que incluyen el VIH;
la hostilidad y la condición de
víctima y el daño físico y actitudes
de comportamiento destructivo
como el suicidio.
Los adultos que sufrieron de
violaciones sexuales como niños
presentan mayores probabilidades
de sufrir una serie de dificultades
relacionadas al abuso, que
incluyen, entre otras: depresión,
ansiedad, auto mutilación,
desórdenes alimenticios, y
desorden de presión posttraumático. Pero el CSA es un
problema que involucra a todos.
Quienes han sufrido por el abuso
sexual de menores representan
grandes sectores de nuestra
sociedad entera y le cuesta al
sistema miles de millones de
dólares cada año. El setenta y tres
por ciento de las prostitutas sufrió
de abuso sexual antes de cumplir
los 16 años de edad (Bagley y
King, 1990); el 83.8 por ciento de
los asesinos hallados culpables
(tanto hombres como mujeres)
sufrió de abuso físico y emocional
cuando siendo niños y el 32.2 por
ciento sufrió de un abuso sexual
(Blake,1995 en Jennings, 2001); y
el 60 por ciento de las madres
adolescentes sufrió de abuso
sexual cuando eran niñas (Briere,
1989). Además, quien ha sufrido
abuso corre un riesgo mayor de
padecer alguna enfermedad
crónica (Fellitti, 2002).
No existe un crimen peor
contra los menores. CSA les quita
la inocencia y el amor por la vida,
y puede colocarles en un peligro
constante adentro de o cerca de su
mismo hogar, en riesgo y con
miedo a la misma gente que se
supone debería protegerlos.
¿Qué puede hacer la
comunidad Latina? Detener el
Silencio pide que se le una para
promocionar la segunda Carrera
Anual Detener el Silencio: Detener
el Abuso Sexual de Menores, en
Washington, DC, el 10 de abril de
2005, un mecanismo para informar
sobre este problema y para
combatirlo. El año pasado, ya
había casi mil participantes de 14
estados, un número casi sin
precedente para una actividad en
su primer año. Todas las ganancias
son para el beneficio de la
comunidad con el fin de dar
servicios para la prevención del
Abuso Sexual de Menores (CSA)
y responder a preguntas.
A quién puede contactarse?
Ud. puede visitar el sitio
www.stopcsa.org para conseguir
casi toda la información necesaria.
Personas en El Paso County
puede obtener información
en el Children's Advocacy
Center, 423 S. Cascade. Se
puede llamar por telefono a
633-4567.
Detener el Silencio consiste en
un grupo de empresas y
organizaciones comunitarias sin
fines de lucro en varios estados
que se dedican a aumentar el
conocimiento y a realizar
programas multiculturales de
varias facetas de prevención y
tratamiento. Las muy respetadas
organizaciones que ya trabajan con
un compromiso de enfrentar CSA,
por ejemplo, Futures Group y Safe
Shores; DC Children’s Advocacy
Center (nuestra organización de
beneficencia este año) en DC;
Baltimore Child Abuse Center;
Turnaround; y Maryland Coalition
Against Sexual Assault en
Maryland; y Survivors Healing
Center en California, tendrán
mejores recursos para realizar su
labor gracias a este trabajo. Los
que han sufrido abusos reciben
ayuda psicológica, los que trabajan
en el área de los servicios (entre
éstos la policía, los jueces, los
maestros y los trabajadores en los
servicios sociales) reciben un
entrenamiento, las comunidades
reciben educación y la política se
discute.
Extensión automática de autorización de
empleo para los Salvadoreños
USCIS recuerda a los
empleadores que el 7 de enero de
2005, el Secretario de Seguridad
Nacional publicó un aviso en el
Federal Register concediendo una
extensión de 18 meses del Estado
Temporal Protegido (TPS) para los
salvadoreños elegibles.
Esta extensión de TPS, que
cubre aproximadamente a 248.000
salvadoreños entra en vigor el 9 de
marzo de 2005 y permanecerá en
efecto hasta el 9 de septiembre de
2006.
Anticipando que algunos reregistrantes quizás no reciban sus
nuevos
documentos
de
autorización (EAD) hasta después
de la fecha de vencimiento del 9
de marzo de 2005 que figura en
sus EAD anteriores, el Secretario
de Seguridad Nacional extendió la
validez de los EAD de
salvadoreños basados en TPS en
seis meses, del 9 de marzo de 2005
al 9 de septiembre de 2005.
Los salvadoreños elegibles
pueden satisfacer su parte del
Formulario I-9, los requisitos de
Verificación de Elegibilidad de
Empleo, presentando a sus
empleadores un EAD basado en
TPS como evidencia de identidad
y autorización de empleo hasta el
9 de septiembre de 2005.
Aunque no están obligados a
hacerlo, las personas calificadas
pueden minimizar la confusión
cuando verifiquen el Formulario I9 o lo re-verifiquen
proporcionándole a su empleador
una copia del aviso del 7 de enero
de 2005 en el Federal Register que
extiende automáticamente este
EAD basado en TPS.
El anuncio del Federal Register
está disponible en el sitio Web del
USCIS:
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/
257/2422/01jan20051800/
edocket.access.gpo.gov /200 5/05441.htm
Como alternativa, todo
documento legalmente aceptable o
combinación de documentos que
figuran en la Lista A, Lista B o
Lista C del Formulario I-9 pueden
presentarse como evidencia de
identidad y elegibilidad de empleo,
a elección del empleado.
La extensión automática de la
autorización de empleo queda
limitada a personas con EAD con
fecha de vencimiento del 9 de
marzo de 2005 y la nota: “A-12”
o “C-19” en la parte delantera de
la tarjeta en el apartado
“Categoría”, para los EAD
emitidos en el Formulario I-766;
“274a.12(a)(12)”
o
274a.12(c)(19)” en la parte
delantera de la tarjeta en el
apartado “Disposición Legal”
(“Provision of Law”) para los
EAD emitidos en el Formulario I688B.
Continua en página 7
10 de marzo 2005 - 17 de marzo 2005
Page 7
COMMUNITY NEWS
H-2B program comment period extended
US Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS)
announced that it is extending the
public comment period for a
proposed rule that would
significantly alter the H-2B
program. Starting with the date the
extension notice publishes in the
Federal Register, individuals can
submit public comments to USCIS
for an additional 30 days. The
public may access the proposed
rule, which was originally
published in the Federal Register
on January 27, 2005, as well as
instructions for filing comments at
www.regulations.gov or http://
docket.epa.gov/edkpub/index.jsp.
The H-2B program allows US
employers to request foreign
workers to fill a one-time, peak
load, intermittent, or seasonal need
for labor when no workers are
available in the local job force.
Among other things, the new rule
would:
• Establish a one-step application
petition process for US employers
seeking H-2B temporary workers,
• Require electronic filing of the
Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker
(Form I-129) in most instances,
• With limited exceptions,
eliminate the need for US
employers to obtain a labor
certification from the Department
Allard announces $12 million for
Colorado Springs airport
US Senator Wayne Allard (RColorado) announced that the
Colorado Springs Municipal
Airport has been selected to
receive a $12 million grant from
the
US
Department
of
Transportation.
“I am pleased to announce this
grant for the Colorado Springs
Municipal Airport,” Senator Allard
said. “Colorado Springs hosts
over two million air passengers
every year; these funds will help
to improve the quality and safety
of the facility.”
The funds from this grant will
be used to finance the second
phase of runway rehabilitation at
the airport.
The Colorado Springs
Municipal Airport has been in
operation since 1927, and is
Colorado’s second-busiest
commercial airport.
Salvadoran authorizations extended
USCIS reminds employers
that, on January 7, 2005, the
Secretary of Homeland Security
published a notice in the Federal
Register granting an 18-month
extension of Temporary Protected
Status (TPS) for eligible
Salvadorans.
This TPS extension, which
covers approximately 248,000
Salvadorans takes effect March 9,
2005 and will remain in effect until
September 9, 2006.
Anticipating that some reregistrants might not receive their
new employment authorization
documents (EADs) until after the
March 9, 2005 expiration date
listed on their earlier EADs, the
Secretary of Homeland Security
extended the validity of
Salvadoran TPS-based EADs for
six months, from March 9, 2005
to September 9, 2005.
Qualified Salvadoran individuals
may satisfy their part of the Form
I-9, Employment Eligibility
Verification requirements by
presenting to their employer a
TPS-based EAD as proof of
identity and employment
authorization until September 9,
2005.
Although not required to do so,
a qualified individual may
minimize confusion at the time of
Form I-9 verification or reverification by providing his or her
employer a copy of the January 7,
2005 Federal Register notice that
automatically extended the TPSbased EAD.
The Federal Register
announcement is available on the
USCIS website at: http://
a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/
2422/01jan20051800/
edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05441.htm
In the alternative, any legally
acceptable
document
or
combination of documents listed
in List A, List B, or List C of the
Form I-9 may be presented as
proof of identity and employment
eligibility; it is the choice of the
employee.
Salazar calls for release Cont. from page 6
Office.
“The Task Force launched
multiple investigations into (1)
allegations of sexual assault by CU
football players and (2) other
matters surrounding the CU
football program.
“In May 2004, the Task Force
concluded its investigation into
nine specific allegations of sexual
assault concerning CU football
players and unanimously decided
against the filing of criminal
charges, given evidentiary
problems and the expressed wishes
of some of the victims not to be
subjected to the criminal justice
process.
The task force continued its
investigations into other matters
concerning the football program.
“Upon my specific direction,
these
other
task
force
investigations into the football
Extensión automática
No se emitirán nuevos EAD o
las pegatinas de extensión que
muestren la fecha 9 de septiembre
de 2005.
Los empleadores no deben
solicitar evidencia de ciudadanía
salvadoreña.
Los empleadores a quienes se
presente un EAD que ha sido
emitido en virtud del aviso del
Federal Register, si parece ser
legal y pertenece al empleado,
deberían aceptarlo como un
documento válido de la “Lista A”
y
no
deberían
pedir
program and recruiting practices
were submitted to the statewide
grand jury for the express purpose
of continuing to pursue leads and
allegations and for a determination
as to whether criminal charges
should be filed.
“In August 2004, in one
proceeding stemming from one
investigation, the statewide grand
jury indicted Nathan Maxcey, a
Cont. on page 15
Continua de página 6
documentación adicional del
Formulario I-9.
Importante para todos los
empleadores:
USCIS recuerda a todos los
empleadores que las leyes que
prohíben prácticas de empleo
injustas relacionadas con asuntos
inmigratorios continúan en pleno
vigor.
Para preguntas, los empleadores
pueden llamar a la Línea de Ayuda
al Empleador de la Oficina de
Enlaces con Negocios de USCIS,
al 1-800-357-2099 para hablar con
un representante de USCIS.
Asimismo, los empleadores
pueden llamar a la Línea de Ayuda
de la Oficina del Abogado
Especial para Prácticas de Empleo
Injustas Relacionadas con Asuntos
Inmigratorios (OSC), al 1-800255-8155.
Los empleados o solicitantes
pueden llamar a la Línea de Ayuda
para Empleados de OSC, al 1-800255-7688 (existe asistencia
disponible en español) para
información referente a la
extensión automática.
of Labor, and
• Establish new management
mechanisms allowing USCIS to
maintain the integrity of the
program.
Under the proposed one-step
process, most employers will no
longer be required to file for a
labor certification from the
Department of Labor before filing
a petition with the Department of
Homeland Security. In the future,
most employers will file a petition
directly with Homeland Security
after conducting their recruitment
for US workers.
These regulations are merely
proposals for public consideration
and comment. Existing H-2B
regulations and policies remain in
force until further notice.
The issuance of these proposed
regulations does not change the
statutory cap of 66,000 H-2B
nonimmigrant visas, which are
available each fiscal year. USCIS
has announced that the cap for FY
05 was met on January 3.
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LKJ Networking Connection
Will be holding it’s MARCH Networking Luncheon for
everyone to Network with each other about Your
Businesses and ideas
To Be Held March 23rd. 2005
From 11:30 to 1:00 at the
Western Sizzlin Wood Grill Buffet
(221 S. 8th Street)
The cost for the luncheon
will be $15.00
you don’t need to pay the cashier,
just come back to our room and we will
collect from you and pay one bill to the restaurant
Please RSVP by noon on Monday, March 21st. 2005
by either calling Linda Jensen at 331-6385 or 635-0328
or emailing [email protected]
Hope to see you all there and be sure to
bring your Business Cards and
Literature
And of course invite your friends and
business acquaintances
Any Reservations not canceled within
48 hours of the luncheon will be
invoiced for the luncheon. Thank you for your support.
We will be having a Business Card Name drawing, so bring
your cards and if you Would like to donate an item for the
give away please bring it with you to the luncheon.
I don’t take credit cards; so if you are paying by check please
make the check payable to Linda Jensen I will give you a
receipt for your records
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10 de marzo 2005 - 17 de marzo 2005
ENTERTAINMENT
Kids, win tickets to see
Disney on Ice!
Mickey, Minnie and the rest of the gang are
coming to Colorado Springs and we want to give
away a whole bunch of tickets to see Disney on Ice
at the World Arena.
So come on, get those
crayons out and get
coloring. The pictures to
color are contained on this
page or can be downloaded
from the
Hispania News’ Website at
www.hispanianews.com.
© Disney
66-10
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de
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APR.
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exposiciones que vienen a mi área.
Rules:
A. There will be five
winners
B. Each winner will receive
a family pack containing
four tickets and two Mickey
mugs.
C. Four prizes will be
awarded to the best-colored
pictures in each of the
following age ranges:
- Up to 6 years old
- 7 and 8 years old
- 9 and 10 years old
- 11 and 12 years old
D. The fifth prize will be
awarded to the best second
place getter in either of the
four age ranges.
E. Only children aged 12
years and under are able to
enter. Proof of age will be
required before prizes are
awarded.
F. The staff at Hispania
News will judge the
pictures. The judges’
decision will be final.
G. The details at the bottom
of the picture must be
completed out in full for the
picture to be a valid entry.
Please also let us know
which school the entrant
goes to.
10 de marzo 2005 - 17 de marzo 2005
Page 9
DEPORTES
Metro State wins women’s and men’s RMAC tournaments
Metro women beat Regis 61-57
The Metropolitan State College of Denver women’s basketball team
(24-6) won the Wells Fargo RMAC Shootout at the world Arena in
Colorado Springs Colo. Beating No. 1 seeded Regis University (23-7)
61-57. Freshman guard Paige Powers (Bosque Farms, NM.), who was
the tournament’s most valuable player, scored 18 points and sophomore
forward Rianna Harris (Rio Rancho, NM.) had a double-double with
18 points and 13 boards. Senior forward Stephenie Davis (Keizer, Ore.)
followed with 13 points as the Roadrunners defeated the Rangers 6157 to win the RMAC title.
Metro men take the Mavericks and RMAC Title
66-57
The men’s basketball team’s (26-3) third consecutive sweep of RMAC post-season play concluded with
a hard-fought 66-57 win over Mesa State (20-8) in the conference championship. Three All-Tournament
Team members led the way for Metro, including senior center Ben Ortner (Innsbruck, Austria) who led all
scorers with 18 points off 5-of-9 shooting from the floor. Senior forward (and tournament MVP) Mark
Worthington (Australind, Australia) was next with 17. Senior guard Keith Borgan (Indianapolis, Ind.) also
scored in double-digits with 15 points to go along with four steals to help earn All-Tournament honors.
Fighting Sioux hosts North Central Regional
Michelle Calender of Metro State tries to block a shot by
Terry Salazar of New Mexico Highlands University in the
second round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Wells Fargo Shootout. Metro went on to win the tournament
by beating Regis University 61-57 in the final.
Photo by Khushroo Ghadiali
Metro State
hosts first
round of the
NCAA
The Metro State men’s basketball
team (26-3) hosts Northern (S.D.)
State (21-9) at 6 p.m. Saturday in
the first round of the NCAA
Division II North Central Regional
at the Auraria Events Center.
The Fort Lewis men’s basketball
team (22-5) will face Minnesota
State Mankato (23-7) at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday in the regional South
Dakota (25-5) will play Nebraska
Kearney (25-6) at noon and
Nebraska-Omaha (23-5) plays
Winona (Minn.) State (23-9) at
2:30 p.m.
The NCAA has announced the
pairings for the Division II
women’s basketball tournament
and has named the University of
North Dakota as the host of the
North Central Regional, set to
begin on Friday, March 11. UND
(24-5) won its fifth consecutive
NCC Wells Fargo Finals on
Saturday with an 84-69 win over
South Dakota.
The Sioux are one of three NCC
teams to make the tournament,
with Minnesota Duluth earning the
no. 6 seed and St. Cloud State
winning the no. 7 seed. The North
Central Region is comprised of
teams from the NCC, the Rocky
Mountain Athletic Conference
(RMAC) and the Northern Sun
Intercollegiate
Conference
(NSIC).
The Betty Engelstad Sioux
Center will serve as the host venue
for the eight-team regional, set to
begin on Fri., Mar. 11 through the
championship game on Mon.,
Mar. 14. The winner of the
regional will advance to the
Division II Elite Eight in Hot
Springs, Ark. from March 23-26.
North Central Region at Grand
Forks, N.D.
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ENTERTAINMENT
El Cochero will screen as part of the Durango Film
Festival on Friday, March 11 at 4:30 p.m.
at the Abbey Theater, Durango.
Making of El Cochero
by Miles Merritt
One of the great mysteries of life
is that we can never truly predict
how one small event may trigger
a
series
of
unforeseen
consequences down the road.
When I first read the story,
Heartache by Anton Chekhov
back in high school, I would have
never imagined that one day I
would use it as the foundation to
write and direct a short film in
Mexico.
Chekhov’s story deals with a
widowed horse and carriage driver
who has recently lost his only son.
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During the day, he tries to share
his grief with various passengers
but nobody is very interested in
listening to him. Although the
original story takes place in St.
Petersburg, Russia, the theme is
certainly universal. I believed that
it could easily be adapted to
Mexico and that the beautiful
setting and culture of the historic
town of San Miguel de Allende
could actually serve as an integral
part of the story.
With that premise in mind, I
began to write the El Cochero (The
Carriage Driver). Soon afterward,
we began searching for our lead
actor. We auditioned several actors
in town but I didn’t feel that any
of them looked the part. We were
only two weeks away from
shooting when we learned that the
veteran Mexican actor, Alonso
Echanove, might be available for
this role.
Apparently, he had suffered a
series of strokes several years ago
and had been unable to work for a
long time. Rumors had surfaced
that he was now trying to make a
comeback. When I first drove out
to meet Alonso, I was thrilled. He
was our protagonist personified.
My only concern was his obvious
speech impediment – the result of
his illness. But during the ensuing
days, I couldn’t get Alonso out of
my mind. He was so charismatic
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and perfect for the part in many ways. So,
we decided to actually work his speech
problem into the script. It was interesting and,
as it turned out, quite effective.
What first drew me to Chekhov’s story many
years ago still resonates in me today. Most of
us have a profound need to be heard, to be
recognized and to be understood. Yet, it is
often during our most trying times that we
feel the most alone. Hopefully, El Cochero
holds a candle up to the notion that by
listening more to others, we can ultimately
learn more about ourselves.
El Cochero has won three awards for Best
Short Film and has been an Official Selection
at ten film festivals internationally.
El Cochero will screen as part of the
Durango Film Festival on Friday, March 11
at 4:30 p.m. at the Abbey Theater, Durango.
For more information visit the website
www.elcochero.com.
Premio Lo Nuestro 2005 most-watched
special in Spanish
With 6.3 million viewers at
home and a sold-out house of more
than 12,000 screaming fans in the
American Airlines Arena,
Univision’s 2005 music awards
show “Premio Lo Nuestro a la
Musica Latina” went head to head
against the English-language
networks’ best, first-run primetime
programming for February
Sweeps. Univision’s 3-hour
broadcast of Premio Lo Nuestro
delivered more 18-34 year old total
viewers (Hispanic or nonHispanic) than ABC and FOX and
more 18-49 total viewers than
FOX.
Ray Rodriguez, President and
Chief Operating Officer, Univision
Communications, said: “We’re
thrilled that Univision delivered
more total viewers than some of
the Big 4 English-language
networks, but this is no longer an
isolated case.
In fact, since the start of the
season, Univision has ranked as
one of the top 4 networks among
all adults 18-34, almost 100 nights
in primetime. With fantastic
programming like Premio Lo
Nuestro and our primetime
novelas, Univision is beginning to
prove itself as a fierce competitor
to the Big 4 English-language
networks. We are very excited
about this trend.”
The 17th Annual “Premio Lo
Nuestro a La Musica Latina” (Lo
Nuestro Latin Music Awards)
aired live on the Univision
Network on Thursday, February
24, 2005, from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
ET/ PT (7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CT/
Cont. on page 20
Durango film festival off to great start
The first day of the fifth annual
Durango Film Festival opened to
what looks to be a very promising
week for Durango and film. The
small mountain town located in the
southern corner of Colorado
brought in hundreds of viewers on
its opening day.
The event kicked off with the
insightful
and
humbling
documentary Homeland: Four
Portraits of Native Action – one
of the thirty world premiers slated
to screen through the week. Films
scheduled to play include the 2005
Academy Award winning
documentary Mighty Times: The
Children’s March, Korean Cannes
Grand Prix recipient Oldboy, and
the highly acclaimed Sundance
film Ill Fated. The festival
features over 100 films from more
than 18 different countries.
Besides the rustic and friendly
atmosphere in which the
celebration takes place in, the
Durango Film Festival is unique
for its regular filmmaker Q and A
forum that take place in the theatre
after many of the films. The event
also shows numerous student films
from colleges across the country.
Films will be playing from
morning to night until the awards
ceremony on Sunday, March 13.
www.durangofilmfestival.com.
Moon Over Buffalo
March 11 – 19, 2005
A madcap farce and zany look
at life and love in the theatre. The
year is 1953 and George and
Charlotte Hays find themselves
facing middle age and matinee
audiences. Touring in the
repertory, the Hays and their
motley theater company are in
Buffalo, New York performing
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What will the kids do over
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Children’s Spring Break Classes
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10 de marzo 2005 - 17 de marzo 2005
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ENTERTAINMENT
Chamber orchestra presents season finale
open with Ms. Grace as soloist in
the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 14
in E-flat Major, K. 449. This
beautiful work of the middle
period of Wolfgang Mozart’s life,
is an example of the world’s
greatest composer at the height of
his creative powers. Ms. Grace,
who has performed on several
occasions with the Chamber
Orchestra, brings a depth of
experience with the piano works
of Mozart, having performed his
concerti widely both in Colorado
Springs and beyond.
The “Eclogue” of British
composer Gerald Finzi completes
the first half of the concert.
Composed in 1929, was the slow
movement of an unfinished piano
concerto. Widely regarded as one
of Finzi’s most beloved works, it
is a piece of utter beauty and
lyricism. Ms. Grace joins the
El hombre nuevo
By Wayne Young
Roberto Griego wants us to ask
who or who are new Mexicans, or
better yet the New Mexicans.
Some say the they are a group
whose growing influence in
today’s America is restoring them,
as descendents of some of the first
inhabitants of this land, to their
rightful place after years of
colonial domination.
Others say they just happen to
be those born in New Mexico. But
Roberto Griego, one of the many
new Mexicans, says he “is just an
ordinary guy.” That’s as may be,
but Griego’s humility fools no one.
This “ordinary guy” just happened
to release his seventh CD, El
Nuevo Mexicano, is a respected
songwriter and an artist who has
been honored numerous times by
his community.
His latest 11-song disc covers a
range of themes from a typical
mariachi canción de amor, ¡Yo
Quiero Verte! to a resoundingly
patriotic call to arms in Americans
Will Unite, inspired by the tragic
events of September 11, 2001.
Part of the vibrant Hispanic New
Mexican music scene, Griego lives
in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His
father and grandparents raised him
on a ranch in La Joya, N.M. where
he started playing guitar as a
teenager. He first sang in local
groups, but gained success as a
solo artist. In 1971, he recorded his
first and most loved track Un
Pobre No Más. Seven discs, 40
songs and a 30-year career is not
that ordinary.
Griego’s music tells a story of a
proud American and his words
proclaim his love for this land, his
God and his heritage. The pride he
holds for that heritage is well
known and was recognized in
September 2000 by the New
Mexican Hispanic Entertainers
Association who nominated him
for best gospel song, songwriter
and male vocalist.
His trademark fusing of mariachi
rhythms with contemporary music
also led to two nominations in the
same year for best mariachi and
best bilingual song.
Griego represent the new
Mexicans, a people who border
many worlds. He is a person with
roots in a turbulent but ultimately
victorious Hispanic heritage,
which today is merging into a
unique American identity. He
bridges the distance between these
distinct worlds by extracting
inspiration from all that he is part
of: from mariachi to gospel, from
orchestra as soloist in this work as
well.
The Chamber Orchestra of the
Springs will complete the concert,
and their season, with the stirring
and
romantic
“Scottish”
symphony of German composer
Felix Mendelssohn.
This
delightful work is as demanding
for the musicians as it is accessible
for the audience. A champion of
the romantic era in music
Mendelssohn often took his
musical subject from the natural
world. This particular work,
written during a trip to Scotland,
portrays the stark and beautiful
Scottish landscape.
The Chamber Orchestra of the
Springs has been captivating
audiences with exceptional
performances consisting of unique
and literature for over 20 years.
This year the orchestra, for the first
time, has begun to offer dual
performances of its concerts at
different times and in different
locations in an effort to attract an
even broader audience. More
information about the orchestra
can be found on its web site at
www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org
Who: Chamber Orchestra of the
Springs
What: 2004-05 Season Finale
Concert
When: Saturday April 16 at 8 pm,
Sunday, April 17 at 2:30 pm
Where: Saturday - Broadmoor
Community Church, 315 Lake
Ave; Sunday - First Christian
Church, 16 E. Platte, downtown.
Tickets: $15 for Adults; $8 for
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AUTOMUNDO
Altima offers exciting
enhancements
Launched in 2002, the third
generation Altima was designed to
provide an exciting alternative to
the otherwise ordinary mid-size
sedan segment. In 2005, Altima
bolsters that concept with a
dramatic overhaul to the most
popular
Nissan
vehicle.
Refinements for the 2005 model
year include several styling
enhancements, new exterior
colors, a revamped interior for a
higher quality look and feel and
new features such as a DVD-based
navigation system.
Altima continues its
performance tradition with the
Altima’s V6 engine refined to
produce five more horsepower
(250 hp) and a new performanceoriented Altima SE-R model
added to the lineup for the first
time. The new SE-R model’s
standard V6 engine receives an
additional performance increase to
260 horsepower.
“For the past few years, Altima
has been an absolute all-star in the
mid-size sedan segment and the
dramatic improvements for 2005
feed that momentum,” said Mark
McNabb, vice president and
general manager, Nissan Division.
“The enhancements made to
Altima’s exterior and interior bring
a new excitement and even higher
quality to an already great car. And
the addition of the SE-R takes
Altima into a whole new level of
visual and driving excitement.”
The interior upgrades for the
2005 model year are designed to
emphasize the harmony between
driver and machine. The interior
of the Altima is redone with
enhancements made throughout.
Interior improvements for 2005
include a new instrument panel
design, center console, trim
finishes, 3-spoke steering wheel,
seat material, headliner and added
chrome accents and chrome door
handles.
The instrument panel, designed
to fall away from the occupants for
increased legroom and improved
ingress and egress, is a high tech
design with a three-gauge
“cockpit” instrument pod with
added chrome accents for 2005.
Audio systems include a
standard 6-speaker AM/FM/CD
with an available in-dash 6-disc
CD changer with radio data system
(RDS), speed-sensitive volume
control and steering wheel audio
controls. Optional is a Bose
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Altima also features a 15.6
cubic foot trunk with standard
cargo net and improved trim.
From a safety standpoint,
Altima comes with standard dualstage supplemental air bags that
sense seatbelt use and collision
severity and deploy accordingly.
Optional are front seat side-impact
supplemental air bags and roof-
mounted side-impact curtain air
bags for front- and rear-seat
occupant head protection.
“Altima buyers don’t want to
blend in, they want to stand out.
They don’t settle for practical, they
Cont. on page 13
Motor Trend and Yahoo! expand reach
to online Hispanics
Primedia’s Motor Trend and
Yahoo! Inc announced an
agreement to provide Spanishlanguage content on Yahoo! en
español’s newly revamped Autos
site and a link from Yahoo! Autos
to MotorTrend.com.
This agreement creates one of
the most comprehensive resources
on the web for Spanish-language
automotive content and addresses
the rapidly growing demand for
online-targeted content.
“Consumer demand for
Spanish-language automotive
content is currently outpacing
almost any other online segment,”
said Steve Parr, president of
Primedia’s Consumer and
Performance Automotive Groups.
“The Internet is a critical
component in the overall
automotive buying process and
with almost 14 million US
Hispanics online today, we are
extending the reach of Motor
Trend, one of the most trusted
brands in automotive content, to
one of the most active audiences
of enthusiasts and in-market
buyers.” Available starting today,
the Autos section on Yahoo! en
español will be populated with
content provided from the print
edition of Motor Trend en español
and from the recently launched
Motor TrendEnEspanol.com web
site. The Motor Trend Spanishlanguage content will include upto-the-minute auto show coverage,
photographs, images, feature
stories, reviews, road tests, and
coverage of the Motor Trend Car,
Sport/ Utility and Truck of the Year
Awards programs and Buyer’s
Guide specials.
“We are committed to
providing the products, tools and
services that are essential to our
users’ lives,” said Yahoo! North
Latin America general manager,
Jose Rivera Font. “The Motor
Trend content on Yahoo! en
español will provide consumers
with the information and tools they
need to make better decisions in
the car buying process, while also
saving them money on their car
purchases.”
Recent studies by Jupiter
Media Metrix and RoperASW
point to the increasing importance
of the Internet in the car-buying
process with an estimated 22% of
$699 billion in new car sales
predicted to come from online
purchases. Meanwhile, these
studies have also tracked the
growing use of the Internet among
Hispanics, especially in advanced
activities such as finding a dealer,
making a new car purchase and
designing features and options for
new cars and demonstrates the
importance of Spanish-language
content as a driver for increased
Internet usage.
10 de marzo 2005 - 17 de marzo 2005
Page 13
AUTOMUNDO
Motor Trend y Yahoo! expanden su alcance a los hispanos en línea
MotorTrend, de Primedia, y
Yahoo! Inc anunciaron que han
acordado ofrecer no sólo
contenido en español en el recién
remozado sitio Autos de Yahoo! en
español, sino también un vínculo
desde
Yahoo!
Autos
a
MotorTrend.com. El acuerdo crea
uno de los recursos más
exhaustivos que se ofrecen en la
web para los contenidos en
español relacionados con
automóviles, y atiende la demanda
en rápida expansión de contenidos
en línea específicamente
orientados.
“El ritmo de la demanda de
contenidos en español sobre
automóviles formulada por el
consumidor sobrepuja el de casi
todos los otros segmentos en
línea”, comentó Steve Parr,
presidente de Consumer and
Performance Automotive Groups
en Primedia. “Internet es un
componente crítico del proceso
general de comprar un automóvil,
y dado que actualmente hay cerca
de 14 millones de hispanos en
línea en Estados Unidos, estamos
extendiendo el alcance de Motor
Trend -una de las marcas más
dignas de confianza en contenidos
relacionados con el automóvil- a
Altima offers Cont. from page 12
go for excitement and style,” said McNabb.
Altima’s 250-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC 24valve V6 engine with 249 lb-ft of torque offers an
increase of five horsepower and three lb-ft of torque
over the 2004 model. The Altima SE-R’s standard
3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine has been tuned
to offer 260 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque.
The SE-R also offers a performance exhaust system
with large outlet pipes.
The 3.5-liter V6 is part of the VQ engine series,
which has been recognized as one of the “Ten Best
Engines” by Ward’s Auto World magazine for 11
consecutive years. V6-powered Altimas qualify for
Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) status.
Automatic transmission-equipped V6 Altimas
offer an available traction control system. This
system uses a combination of throttle, fuel cutoff
and shift schedule to help aid traction in off-theline starts and slippery situations. A 20-gallon fuel
tank is designed to provide a long range between
fill-ups.
Braking is provided by standard 4-wheel disc
brakes with an optional 4-wheel, 4-channel, 4sensor Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). ABSequipped Altimas feature two advanced braking
systems - Electronic Brake force Distribution
(EBD), which optimizes brake force depending on
load condition (passengers and cargo) and Brake
Assist, which senses hard or panic pedal application
and helps provide maximum braking capacity.
Braking for the SE-R is provided by large (12.60
x 1.10t front, 11.5 x 0.35t rear) 4-wheel disc brakes
with standard 4-wheel, 4-channel, 4-sensor Antilock Braking System (ABS). The 2005 Nissan
Altima is available in six well-equipped models –
the base 2.5, mid-grade 2.5 S, luxurious 2.5 S with
SL Package, and the V6-powered 3.5 SE.
uno de los públicos de entusiastas
y compradores más activos del
mercado”.
La sección Autos de Yahoo! en
español, que se ofrecerá, estará
poblada de contenidos provistos
tanto por la edición impresa de
Motor Trend en español como por
el recién lanzado sitio web
MotorTrendEnEspanol.com. El
contenido en español incluirá
cobertura de aspectos tales como
salones del automóvil, fotografías,
imágenes, crónicas, reseñas,
pruebas de circulación en carretera
y cobertura del programa Motor
Trend Car, Sport/Utility and Truck
of the Year Awards, así como de
los especiales Buyer’s Guide.
“Estamos dedicados a proveer
los productos, las herramientas y
los servicios que son esenciales en
las vidas de nuestros usuarios”,
declaró José Rivera Font, gerente
general de Yahoo! North Latin
America. “El contenido de Motor
Trend que se ofrecerá en Yahoo!
en español brindará al consumidor
la información y las herramientas
necesarias para tomar mejores
decisiones de compra de un
automóvil y ahorrar dinero en el
proceso de comprarlo”.
Estudios realizados por Jupiter
Media Metrix y RoperASW
señalan la creciente importancia de
Internet en el proceso de comprar
un automóvil, ya que se calcula
que un 22% del total de
US$699.000 millones generado
por las ventas de automóviles
vendrá de compras en línea.
Entretanto, estos estudios han
rastreado también el creciente uso
de Internet entre los hispanos,
especialmente en actividades
avanzadas tales como encontrar un
concesionario, comprar un
automóvil nuevo y diseñar lo
mismo las características que las
opciones preferidas en el
automóvil nuevo, lo que
demuestra la importancia del
contenido en español como
impulsador del uso de Internet.
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SALUD
The evolution of fruit
h i s p a n i a n e w s . c o m
Everyday fruits have been
known to help maintain a healthy
body. The popular “5-A-Day for
Better Health” is a national
program encouraging Americans
to increase their daily servings of
fruit and vegetables to five or more
per day.
While each fruit is good for
you, most offer a specific natural
health benefit. For example,
research indicates that tart cherries
contain over 17 natural
compounds
including
antioxidants, some of which can
provide natural relief for joint pain
caused from gout, arthritis and
inflammation.
Researchers believe that the
joint pain relief delivered by tart
cherries may not come from a
specific antioxidant in the fruit, but
may come from the synergistic
effect of all its natural compounds.
Tart Cherries may be 10 times
stronger than Aspirin or Ibuprofen
in relieving arthritic pain. In
addition, tart cherries naturally
contain the popular antioxidant,
melatonin. Melatonin helps to
maintain wakefulness during the
day and sleepiness during the
night.
Antioxidants are best known to
increase immune function and
possibly decrease risk of infection
and cancer by helping to prevent
or repair damage to the body’s
cells. The particular combination
of antioxidants found in tart
cherries offers an antiinflammatory benefit, appreciated
by those suffering from joint pain
caused by arthritis, gout,
fibromyalgia or over-exertion.
Linda L. Patterson is a living
testimony of the soothing affects
of cherries on her joint pain. “I
enjoy crocheting and lately my
hands have been so painful I
couldn’t crochet for more than
about 30 minutes”, says Patterson.
In an attempt to find relief from
her pain, a friend recommended
Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry
capsules
(www.fruitadvantage.com), a
supplement made with whole tart
cherries. “Within the first week
of taking the tart cherry capsules
my hands felt so much better,”
says Ms. Patterson. “I am now
able to crochet without the pain in
my hands.”
Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry
capsules are a nutraceutical
product. Nutraceuticals are
generally defined as dietary
supplements or foods that provides
medical or health benefits. While
many people are living a fastpaced life, they can still achieve
the 5-a-day fruit serving
recommendation with food
supplements added to a healthy
diet.
The Fruitceuticals company
was recently founded with the
mission of creating nutraceutical
products that focus on the health
benefits found in specific fruits.
“Our goal as a company is to
combine the benefits of whole fruit
with the advantage of science,”
states Mike Weir, Director of
Marketing with Fruitceuticals.
“While everyone’s familiar with
the wonderful world of fruit and
its overall health benefits, we are
researching and will offer the
specific benefits of each unique
fruit.”
In January 2005, Fruitceuticals
reached an agreement with
Traverse
Bay
Farms
(www.traversebayfarms.com) to
market and distribute their Fruit
Advantage Tart Cherry capsules
worldwide. Until recently,
Traverse Bay Farms was the
master distributor for the Fruit
Advantage brand.
“Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry
is laboratory tested, scientificallybased and precisely manufactured
to provide the health benefits of
whole cherries in a convenient,
easy-to-swallow capsule”, says
Weir. Perhaps Fruitceuticals will
introduce an entirely new
generation of fruit-based
nutraceuticals. If Tart Cherry is
any indication, Fruitceuticals is
certainly on its way to building a
global brand starting with Fruit
Advantage.
Lifetime promise?
By Rick Byrne
If you’re retired and your former
company is paying all or part of
your health benefits-coverage you
think you’ll have for life-then you
might want to dig out your old
paperwork, put on your glasses
(while you can still afford them)
and read the fine print. Why? It
may depend on what your
definition of lifetime is. More and
more retirees are finding
themselves in court to save the
health benefits they thought they
were promised. And, judging by
the decisions returned in a spate
of cases, fine print trumps all.
It’s a story that began in the 1989
when health costs soared and
corporations moved quickly to
protect their bottom lines by
slashing benefits and shifting costs
to retirees. Most companies can
cut retiree benefits at will. For
others, fine print in contracts
makes it a little trickier, and this is
where the latest plot twist is
playing out in courts around the
nation.
The dictionary definition of
lifetime is: “The period of time
during which an individual is
alive.” Simple enough-if your
company promised you benefits
for life, you just need to be alive
to receive them. But it’s a
difference of opinion over the legal
definition that is stirring up trouble
for some former union workers. In
recent cases, corporate lawyers are
arguing that “lifetime” refers to the
life of the contract, not the lifetime
of the retiree. When those
contracts expire, they argue, so
does the promise of the benefits.
In light of that argument, Basil
Chapman, a 60-year-old former
worker at ACF Industries, a railcar
manufacturer, calls what ACF did
to him “a set up.” Chapman, a
former union local president who
headed a Steelworkers bargaining
committee, says his union
negotiated lower starting pay for
new workers in exchange for
lower monthly medical payments
Cont. on page 20
for retirees.
10 de marzo 2005 - 17 de marzo 2005
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SALUD
Colorectal cancer awareness could save your life
According to the National
Cancer Institute, in the United
States colon cancer is the fourth
most common cancer in both men
and women.
In 2005,
approximately 145,000 people in
the United States will be diagnosed
with colon cancer. Despite these
grim statistics, there is some good
news. The National Cancer
Institute reports that this number
is slightly smaller than in 2004.
Colorectal cancer describes
cancers that develop in the colon
or rectum. According to Dr. Sami
Diab, an oncologist at Rocky
Mountain Cancer Centers,
colorectal cancers typically
develop slowly.
Many times this cancer begins
as a non-cancerous polyp, which
is a growth of tissue on the colon
or rectum’s lining. While not all
polyps are pre-cancerous growths,
over a period of several years some
polyps may change into cancer.
“There are numerous risk
factors that indicate if a person
may be likely to suffer from
colorectal cancer,” explains Dr.
Diab. “Although colorectal cancer
can occur at any age, most new
cases occur after age 50 and men
have a slightly greater risk of
developing the disease.
Other factors that can
VA cares for veterans worldwide
With a network of medical
centers and clinics throughout the
United States, the Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) offers
comprehensive health care for
veterans, but what do they do if
they’re traveling or living overseas
and find themselves in need of
medical attention? Well, VA has
that covered too, for veterans with
service-connected
medical
problems.
Managed by the VA Health
Administration Center in Denver,
the Foreign Medical Program
gives veterans the ability to seek
medical care related to their
service-connected conditions in
almost any country in the world,
with VA picking up 100 percent
of the medical bill.
“The department established
the Foreign Medical Program
(FMP) to fulfill its responsibilities
to our veterans who were
temporarily or permanently living
outside the United States,” said
Ralph Charlip, director of the
Health Administration Center.
“While it is not possible to have
a VA medical facility in every
country or every city, through the
FMP, service-connected veterans
can still obtain the medical and
vocational rehabilitation services
they earned while serving our
country, no matter where they are.”
Here’s how the program works.
A veteran who currently lives
overseas, or plans to travel
overseas, sends a registration form
to the Health Administration
Center (HAC), preferably with a
copy of their VA rating decision.
After processing the form, the
Foreign Medical Program office
sends the veteran a letter
confirming enrollment in the
program and outlining the
conditions that will be covered.
If the veteran does not provide
a copy of their rating decision, the
Foreign Medical Program office
will contact the veteran’s VA
regional office of record to
confirm their service-connected
status.
A unique aspect of the program
is that unlike disability
compensation or VA medical
center treatment categories,
percentage of disability has no
bearing on the payment for
treatment; whether a veteran is
rated 1 percent or 70 percent for a
service-connected condition,
payment will be made to the
provider in full for treatment
related to that specific condition.
If an enrolled veteran is
overseas and needs medical
treatment related to a serviceconnected condition, they simply
go to a health care provider and
then send the bill to the Foreign
Medical Program office in Denver.
The bill is translated, the exchange
rate for the foreign currency is
determined and the veteran is
reimbursed.
“It is very important to
remember that the treatment must
be related to the veteran’s serviceconnected condition outlined in
the acceptance letter,” said Ted
Benn, plan administrator for the
Foreign Medical Program.
“For instance, if a veteran is
traveling in Mexico and the
prosthetic leg he received as a
result of a service-connected
condition breaks and he falls down
and gets hurt, the Foreign Medical
Program will pay for the related
medical expenses. If the same vet
becomes hospitalized in Mexico
for food poisoning, the program
will not pay for it.
“Unfortunately, due to the fact
that we are such a small program,
the vast majority of health care
providers overseas have not heard
of the program, so the veteran
more often than not has to pay for
the medical care up front out of
their own pocket, then send us the
claim for reimbursement.”
Currently 12,446 veterans are
registered in the program and the
Denver office has received claims
from 131 different countries
around the world, the most coming
from Germany, Panama and Costa
Rica, respectively.
Although the beneficiary
population has grown steadily
since the program’s inception in
1973, compared with the number
of veterans registered for VA
health care domestically, that
number is minute.
The Veterans Benefits
Administration “has told us that
there are more than 15,000
veterans who live overseas and
receive disability compensation,”
explained Charlip. “We’ve
registered just over 12,000, so we
have at least another 3,000 to go.
And that only accounts for the
people living overseas. I imagine
that thousands of veterans travel
outside the United States every
year. I expect to see continued
growth from the traveling veteran
community.
“We try to reach as many as we
can each year. As part of the
HAC’s outreach effort, we try to
inform those veterans who travel
about the program. In FY 2004,
we visited with 648 members of
veterans service organizations and
more than 1,100 state and federal
veteran service officers and
provided them with FMP
information.”
Veterans who would like to
learn more about the Foreign
Medical Program and how to
enroll can go the Foreign Medical
Program Web site at www.va.gov/
hac/fmp. They can also e-mail the
Health Administration Center at
[email protected]; or call
FMP offices at (303) 331-7590.
Salazar calls for release Cont. from page 7
former CU employee.
In a second proceeding
stemming
from
another
investigation, the grand jury
decided against the filing of
criminal charges against others,
but instead chose to issue a report.
“In September 2004, Denver
District Court Judge Jeffrey
Bayless issued an order
prohibiting the release of that
report.
I stated then my belief that the
grand jury report should be
released in the public interest and
my intention to appeal the Court’s
order. I appealed the Court’s order,
and that appeal is ongoing.
“I continue in my belief that
the CU grand jury report should
be made public.”
h i s p a n i a n e w s . c o m
contribute to risk are a personal
history of inflammatory bowel
disease, a family history of the
disease and certain lifestyle factors
such as physical inactivity and
eating red meat. “
In addition to risk factors, many
symptoms and signs could
possibly indicate colorectal cancer.
According to Dr. Diab, signs and
symptoms of the disease may
include blood in the stool, change
in bowel habits, diarrhea,
constipation or vomiting.
Abdominal discomfort such as
gas, bloating, fullness and cramps
may also be signs of colorectal
cancer. Other symptoms include
constant
tiredness,
and
unexplained anemia and/or weight
loss. If you have any of these
symptoms, Dr. Diab recommends
that you make and appointment
with your physician right away.
Regardless of a person’s risk
factors, there are preventive
measures that should be taken.
According to the National Cancer
Institute, people in their 50s and
older should be screened. People
who are at a higher risk of the
disease should check with their
doctors about when they should be
screened.
While there are several
different screening tests that are
used to detect caner or other
abnormalities in the colon,
according to Dr. Diab, you should
check with your physician about
which test is best for you.
“There are many variables that
contribute to colorectal cancers. It
is vitally important for all people
to take responsibility for their own
health care,” explained Dr. Diab.
“While screenings can be lifesaving, the results aren’t always
perfect.” RMCC has many
resources available for those with
colorectal
cancer,
offers
approximately 10 clinical trials for
the disease and numerous support
groups for cancer patients and their
families.
For more info visit
www.coloradocancercenters.com.
HELP WANTED
COLORADO COLLEGE
DATABASE ANALYSTADVANCEMENT
SERVICES
Leading four-year liberal arts college
seeks a professional who provides
constituent data to appropriate members
of the College community and
applicable external constituents.
Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years
experience required. Send cover letter
along with salary requirement, current
resume, and the name, address and
telephone number of three professional
references to:
Database Analyst – Advancement
Services Search THE COLORADO
COLLEGE Human Resource Office 14
East Cache la Poudre St. Colorado
Springs,
CO
80903.
http://
www.ColoradoCollegeHR.org. EOE
Are you interested in a career with the
City of Colorado Springs?
The City of Colorado Springs will test candidates for current and
future clerical openings in the City’s departments including the
Police Dept., Fire Dept., Public Works, Parks & Rec, Airport
Planning and Administrative departments. Tests will be held April
7th and 9th. Positions include:
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Office Assistant
Office Specialist
Senior Office Specialist
Administrative Technician
ID Clerk
Police Services Representative
Legal Assistant
Municipal Court Clerk
If you’re interested, please RSVP in order to complete the testing. Reservations will be taken from
March 18th to March 31st.
Please see our website at www.springsgov.com for
more information & instructions for registering.
The City pays for each reserved test. You must cancel by April 1, 2005
to allow us to reduce the number of tests ordered or must provide proof
of a bona fide emergency or you will not be invited to test for a clerical
position for six months. We appreciate your cooperation.
Future testing dates will be July 21 & 23 and October 20 & 22.
EOE
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HELP WANTED
Public Health Nurse
(#05-09)
Health Dept. has a FT position for a
Public Health Nurse in the PPH
Program. Must have a BSN, 2 yrs exp.
and a current license to practice in
Colorado or a Masters in Nursing and 1
yr. exp. Spanish speaking is preferred.
Salary range from $3067-$4600 per
month DOE. For more details, visit our
website at www.elpasocountyhealth.org.
We offer a progressive work
environment and a comprehensive
benefit package. An application is
required when applying for this position.
Resumes and applications will be
accepted until filled. Send resume to:
EL PASO COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.:
Job (#05-09), 301 S. Union Blvd., Colo
Spgs 80910; or fax resume to 575-8677.
EOE, tobacco-free campus.
HELP WANTED
Sales Rep. - Pueblo
Fox 21 and UPN 57 in Colorado Springs
seek an exp. Sales Rep. to cover Pueblo
cnty. Successful track record in new
business development a must.
Ideal candidate resides in Pueblo, is
bilingual, and has experience soliciting
decision makers. Candidate must be a
self starter as you will be working out
of your home. Creativity and excellent
communication/presentation skills
required.
Send resume attn. [email protected] or
Fax (719) 591-8613
EOE/MFHV
HELP WANTED
US ARMY
More than 150 types of job, law
enforcement, 17 types of medical
positions, HS grad age 18-34. Good pay,
up to $20,000 in bonuses, up to $70,000
HELP WANTED
for college if you qualify, educational
Pikes Peak Library District is hiring a opportunities.
Call Sgt. 1st Class Francis
Branch Clerk at its
Donaldsonin in Colorado Springs
Old Colorado City Library
719-574-9562,
location!
Sgt. 1st Class Patricia Bell in Pueblo
$9.42/hour + partial benefits; 20 hours
719-542-8112,
per week; Requires H.S diploma or GED Sgt. 1st Class Max Burda in Security
and computer skills. Requires 2+ years
719-390-5061,
of clerical exp. and good physical Sgt. 1st Class Alvin Perez in LaJunta
stamina. (closes 3/11)
719-834-8744,
See full job details incl. job description
Sgt. 1st Class Darrell Martinez in
at www.ppld.org Applicants must
Alamosa
submit PPLD application to HR Office
719-589-5848.
at 5550 N. Union.
// EOE
An Army of One
HELP WANTED
Otero Junior College - La Junta, CO
HELP WANTED
is accepting applications for
an English/Speech/
Humanities Faculty Member
NOW HIRING!
Mary Kay is
seeking women that want to
design their income
around their schedule.
position that begins August 15, 2005.
Salary range is $27,572 - $32,500.
Minimum qualifications are Master’s
degree in English, speech, and/or
humanities, or closely related field.
For a detailed job announcement contact
Marlene Boettcher, Director of Human
Resources, 1802 Colorado Ave., La
Junta, CO 81050 719-384-6824 or visit
the OJC employment page at
www.ojc.edu. Position open until filled.
Screening of applications will begin
March 28, 2005.
Otero Junior College is an Equal
Opportunity/Title IX/Section 504
employer.
Oportunidades de Empleo
Taylor Farms
Necesita trabajadores con
documentación apropriada. Se
empieza a $6/hr.
Solicite en persona: 3147 N.
Century St. Colo. Spgs.
pregunte por Tammy.
Start earning now (F/T or P/T)
Contact LaShan 719.321.4759
HELP WANTED
Taylor Farms
Now hiring. Must have proper
documentation. Starting at $6/hr.
Apply in person: 3147 N. Century St.
Colo. Spgs. Ask for Tammy.
HELP WANTED
¡TRABAJE DESDE
SU CASA!
Compañias nacionales necesitan
individuos para ensemblar sus
productos. $500-$1000 por semana.
P/T, F/T. No hace falta hablar inglés
LA ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE
TRABAJO 1-650-261-6456
ICT is accepting
employment
applications for
opportunities in our
call center for
“inbound” Customer Service Agents. We
offer a relaxed work environment, various
shifts and have a commitment to
excellence in serving our client: Virgin
Mobile, USA.
If you are able to work different shifts and
you see yourself as a member of our team,
are bilingual (Spanish/English), please
apply in person for an immediate
interview.
980 Elkton Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 265-9200
Monday – Friday:
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
We are anxious to meet you! EOE
Aquí, en el Memorial Hospital, creemos
en la idea de una población sana y
donde la fuerza impulsora, tras nuestros
objetivos en comùn, es el éxito de cada
uno de nuestros empleados. Para garantizar el éxito, nos esforzamos en brindarles
un ambiente que ofrezca crecimiento profesional y constantes desafíos. Nuestro
dedicado personal nos permite satisfacer
la creciente necesidad de atención sanitaria de
alta calidad de un Colorado Springs en permanente crecimiento.
Ofrecemos oportunidades laborales en las
siguientes àreas:
1400 E. Boulder
Todos somos
distintos pero
en conjunto,
creemos en lo
mismo
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Administración, personal de oficina, Finanzas
Asistencia clínica
Sistemas de información
Gerencia, plana ejecutiva
Enfermería (Personal y Administración)
Asistencia de servicio
Técnicos, terapistas y profesionales médicos
Memorial Hospital procura atender las necesidades de sus empleados ofreciéndoles un paquete
de beneficios valioso y orientado a la familia (¡el
cual incluye seguro de salud, 401 (k), reembolso
de matrícula de estudios y màs!). ¡Todo ello en un
ambiente de constante calidez y aprecio!
Para revisar opciones específicas de trabajo y
postular en línea, visítenos en
www.memorialhospital.com
Recursos Humanos
427 E. Colorado Avenue #202
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Empleos: 719-365-2335
EOE • Animamos a participar a candidatos bilingües
CONSTRUCTION WORK
OFFERED
FONTANEROS
Necesitamos Fontaneros Para Casas
Nuevas en Colorado Springs.
Sueldo bueno. Llame Excel
Plumbing Co. 719-499-9458.
PLUMBERS
Plumbers Needed For New Homes
In Colorado Springs. Base,
Top-Out,Trim Crews Needed.
Bilingual Is Helpful. Good Pay.
Call - Excel Plumbing Co.
719-499-9458
HELP WANTED
Se necesita tapieros de muro
sin mortero (Drywall
Finishers) con experiencia.
Debe tener seguro de subcontratista
personal. 633-8725
SE NECESITAN
Tripulación de Armazones,
Tripulación de
Revestimiento Exteriores,
Tripulación de Pikat,
Constructores de Terrazas,
Reformadores. Todos con
experiencia.
AVON
Lost your Avon
Representative?
Please call LINDA
And she can help you with your
AVON needs. 331-6385
or email [email protected]
AUCTIONS
SUBASTA DE
VEHICULOS
AUTO AUCTION
Colorado Springs Police Dept.
Vehicle
Impound Auction
Every 3rd Saturday of the month
2725 E. Las Vegas CSC
Next Auction Sat. Mar.. 19th
Gates open and registration begins
at 7:00 a.m.
Sale starts and registration ends
at 9:00 a.m.
NO REGISTRATIONS AFTER 9:00
COME EARLY!
Auctioneer will sell vehicles in
English and Spanish For vehicle
listing, take the link from
my web page www.adamkevil.com
HELP WANTED
World Arena
The World Arena is currently hiring for the following positions — for
detailed job descriptions please visit www.worldarena.com.
Director of Event Services – Pikes Peak Center
This proven leader manages event technical/production needs for the Pikes Peak
Center. The Director will schedule and supervise event staff including, but not
limited to housekeeping, set-up/take-down, stagehands, production, front of house
staff and subcontractors. The Director opens and closes the building for all events,
executes requests from event promoters and tenants, resolves customer complaints
and completes preliminary financial settlements. Candidate must be organized,
relationship oriented, possess strong communication and problem resolution skills
and work irregular hours. Event or theatrical production experience desirable.
Director of Event Services – World Arena Ice Hall
This proven leader manages the day-to-day operations of the facility including,
but not limited to: scheduling and supervision of staff, customer service operations,
scheduling of facility use for speed skating, figure skating, learn-to-skate classes,
adult and youth hockey and public use. Supervise the care/maintenance of all
building functions. Manage the operations budget and forecast income/expenses.
Develop new business opportunities and build upon existing business relationships.
Candidate must possess management experience in similar venue or with sporting
events in like facilities and available to work irregular hours.
The World Arena provides an excellent benefit package which includes medical,
dental and vision insurance, short/long term disability, 401K program, vacation
and profit sharing. The World Arena is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply: Download employment application from www.worldarena.com or
visit the World Arena at 3185 Venetucci Blvd, fax your resume to 719-477-2199
or email it to [email protected] No phone calls please.
Llame a Bob 227-1707.
US COAST GUARD
HELP WANTED
HELP WANTED
HOUSEKEEPING
FT / PT — Days & Hrs vary
IF YOU’RE A HIGH
SCHOOL OR COLLEGE
GRADUATE. THE UNITED
STATES COAST GUARD
IS LOOKING FOR YOU.
WHILE WORKING FULL
TIME, YOU WILL EARN
COLLEGE CREDIT,
TRAVEL, AND LEARN THE
SKILLS EMPLOYERS ARE
LOOKING FOR.
Commercial
and Residential
Cleaning
Seeking dependable & reliable:
Housekeeping Supervisor w/ exp.
& history
Crew Lead - serious & dependable
w/ Housekeeping exp.
Floor Tech - w/exp. Shampoo, Strip &
Wax + Equipment use.
Must have own transport. Wages vary
depending on position. Must read and
write English. Bilingual a plus.
Apply in person @ 720 Arawanna St.
(719) 635-6009
HELP WANTED
Drywall Finishers
Wanted Experienced Drywall
Finishers. Must have own
Subcontractor insurance.
633-8725
CALL
1-800-GET-USCG
HELP WANTED
Must be
bilingual.
Call Mon-Fri
339-3038
between 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
TRABAJOS PESQUEROS
EN ALASKA
FISHING JOBS IN ALASKA O’Hara Corporation of Seattle, WA,
O’Hara Corporation of Seattle, WA,
seeks Production Workers for factory
fishing boats in Alaska. High
production, heavy lifting, long hours.
Interviews will be held on Monday,
March 21 only at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
and 2:00 p.m. at the Pikes Peak
Workforce Center, 2306 East Pikes
Peak, Colorado Springs. Walk-ins
welcome. Bilingual preferred.
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los barcos pesqueros de fábrica en
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COMMUNITY NEWS
Hablar español en casa ayuda a los niños hispanos a aprender inglés
Los padres de habla hispana
pueden ayudar a que sus hijos se
preparen mejor para la escuela, y
sentar las bases para el aprendizaje
del inglés, dedicando más tiempo
a la lectura, la conversación y la
interacción en su idioma natal.
Este es uno de los resultados de
un estudio preliminar realizado por
HABLA, programa de apoyo
educacional de Orange County,
California.
Los hallazgos del estudio de
HABLA forman parte de un
creciente número de evidencias de
que los niños hispanos en edad
preescolar son más propensos a
adquirir fluidez y habilidades de
lectura y escritura en inglés, si
cuentan con una base firme en el
idioma que se habla en sus hogares
respectivos. Para los padres que
emigran a este país y quieren que
sus hijos aprendan inglés, esto
significa que no tienen que
aprender inglés ellos primero.
“Todos los padres necesitan
hablar el idioma que dominan
mejor. De esa forma, podrán
cumplir su papel como los
primeros y más importantes
maestros de sus hijos. La
conversación y la lectura con sus
niños lograrán mucho más que ver
televisión en inglés. El español que
enseñan los padres hispanos a sus
hijos será la base del inglés que
estos últimos aprenderán en la
escuela”, aseguró la Dra. Virginia
Mann, fundadora del programa.
El programa HABLA—siglas de
Home-Based Activities Building
Language
Acquisition-fue fundado en el
año 2001 por la Dra. Mann,
profesora de Ciencias Cognitivas
de la Universidad de California,
Irvine. El mismo ha ayudado a más
de 350 familias-en su mayoría
inmigrantes mexicanos aquejadas por la pobreza, el bajo
nivel educacional y las barreras
idiomáticas. El programa
incrementó la interacción verbal
en los hogares de niños latinos con
desventajas económicas, y edades
entre 2 y 4 años. El programa,
mediante el uso de mentores
culturalmente apropiados, que
sirven de instructores y ejemplos
de conducta para los padres;
enseña métodos divertidos y
directos a través de libros y
juguetes que se usan en casa.
Como resultado, los niños reciben
una mejor preparación para
triunfar académicamente.
La Comisión de Niños y Familias
de Orange County ha suministrado
la mayor parte de los fondos de
financiamiento del programa
HABLA (hasta la fecha, más de
$1 millón). Entre las innovaciones
de
HABLA
figuran
la
participación de profesores y
estudiantes universitarios en una
intervención precoz en el hogar,
para promover la preparación
escolar en los niños latinos
necesitados; y la contratación de
latinos por parte de HABLA para
trabajar como visitantes a
domicilio, financiada por fondos
de colaboración creados por
agentes federales, estatales y
locales, así como el programa y
estudio de trabajo de AmeriCorps.
En este momento actual, cuando
la atención educacional está
concentrada en los exámenes y el
rendimiento en las escuelas
públicas; y los hispanos
constituyen
el
segmento
minoritario mayor y de más rápido
crecimiento en los Estados
Unidos, la disposición para la
lectura de los niños procedentes de
familias de habla hispana es
importante para los educadores y
familias de toda la nación.
En el año 2000, los hispanos
conformaban más del 17 por
ciento de la matrícula total en las
escuelas públicas estadounidenses.
HABLA fue inspirado por el
caudal de investigaciones que
demuestran el daño que puede
ocasionar la deficiencia de
habilidades idiomáticas en la
óptima preparación escolar.
HABLA tiene como objetivo
preparar debidamente a los niños
pequeños antes que se surja un
problema idiomático. Cuando los
padres no les leen a sus hijos, no
conversan frecuentemente con
ellos, ni practican juegos
lingüísticos, los niños no hablan ni
escuchan como es debido. En el
sur de California, los maestros de
preescolar denominan a menudo a
estos niños como los “no-no”,
porque no saben español ni inglés.
La Comisión de Niños y Familias
de Orange County, a través del
financiamiento de HABLA y otras
iniciativas, ha creado una red única
de atención a niños y familias
hispanas necesitadas. Los
esfuerzos de la Comisión para
llegar a las familias hispanas en los
barrios y hogares donde residen
han tenido una excelente acogida,
y están sirviendo de modelo a
seguir por otras comunidades de
todo el país.
La Comisión fue creada como
resultado de la Proposición 10 de
la Ley de Niños y Familias de
California de 1998.
Dicha proposición gravó un
impuesto adicional de 50 centavos
a los productos del tabaco
vendidos en California, y exige
que los fondos recaudados por este
concepto se inviertan en el apoyo
de programas de educación, salud
y desarrollo infantil, para niños
desde la etapa prenatal hasta los
cinco años.
important to educators and
families across the country. In
2000, Hispanics constituted more
than 17 percent of total enrollment
in public schools in the United
States.
HABLA was inspired by a
wealth of research showing that
weak language skills can harm
school readiness. HABLA aims to
catch young children before a
language problem develops. When
parents do not read to their
children,
have
frequent
conversations or play language
games, the children neither speak
nor listen as well as they should.
In
Southern
California,
kindergarten teachers often refer to
such children as ‘non-non’s
because they do not know either
Spanish or English. Through its
funding of HABLA and numerous
other initiatives, the Children and
Families Commission of Orange
County has created a unique
network of care for Hispanic
children and families in need. The
Commission’s efforts to reach out
to Hispanic families in the
neighborhoods and homes where
they live have been very well
received and are providing a
model for communities around the
country to replicate.
The Commission was created
because of Proposition 10, the
California Children and Families
Act of 1998. The proposition
added a 50-cent sales tax on
tobacco products sold in California
and requires that funds raised be
used to support education, health
and child development programs
for children from the prenatal stage
to age five.
Strong Spanish at home Cont. from page 3
The program supports increased
verbal interaction in the homes of
economically disadvantaged
Latino children between 2 and 4
years old. Using culturally
appropriate mentors who serve as
coaches and role models for
parents, the program teaches fun,
straightforward methods through
books and toys used in the home.
As a result, the children are better
prepared to succeed in school.
The Children and Families
Commission of Orange County
has provided most of the funding
for the HABLA program - over $1
million to date. HABLA’s
innovations include involving
university faculty and students in
very
early,
home-based
intervention to promote school
readiness for disadvantaged Latino
children,
and
HABLA’s
employment of Latinos as home
visitors paid by collaborative
funding through federal, state and
local agents, as well as the
AmeriCorps program and work
study. With the educational
spotlight currently focused on
testing and achievement in public
schools, and with Hispanics now
the largest and fastest growing
minority in the United States, the
reading-readiness of children in
Spanish-speaking families is
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Southwick a study in harmony and style
The Southwick’s neo-traditional
exterior can be likened to a musical
composition. The rough, earthy
texture of stone veneer here runs
a complementary counterpoint to
the smooth classical columns,
graceful arches and ethereal neoGothic windows. These elements,
along with the wrought iron
balcony railing, combine to give
this estate-size home a delightfully
French flavor.
Passing through the vaulted
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ornamental columns flank a wide,
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living room. A gas fireplace is
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custom cabinets fill that wall on
both sides. Wide windows span
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view while admitting a generous
wash of natural light.Another
column-rimmed, arched opening
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fireplace. This one links the living
room to the dining area and
kitchen.
French doors are centered in the
half-octagonal window bay that
expands the dining area, offering
easy access to a large, partially
covered patio. This entire space is
totally open to the large kitchen.
Noteworthy kitchen features
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corner display shelves, a large
work island/eating bar, and a
sunny space for potted plants in
front of the sink.
The Southwick’s vaulted master
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huge walk-in closet, and direct
access to a vaulted, covered patio
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Apoya en Levante Continua de página 1
Sionista Mundial de haber
construido decenas de colonias
ilegales en Cisjordania.
Tanto el ejército como varios
ministerios y esa sección del
organismo paragubernamental encargados de la inmigración en
Israel- otorgaron de manera velada
ayuda
financiera de varios millones de
dólares para establecer y reforzar
estos asentamientos y la
infraestructura, añadió el informe.
Sostuvo que Siria e Irán deben
dar por concluido su respaldo a los
“terroristas”, y destacó que
Gran Bretaña, Francia y
Alemania están involucrados en
complicadas negociaciones con
Irán que apuntan a detener su
programa de armas nucleares, que
podría desestabilizar la región.
A todo esto, el diario Maariv
refirió que un informe oficial
israelí acusó al Departamento de
Colonización de la Organización
En este contexto, el presidente
palestino, Mahmoud Abbas, acusó
a Israel de minar los esfuerzos de
paz al no cumplir sus promesas de
liberar prisioneros y retirarse de las
ciudades de Cisjordania.
De su lado, el alcalde de Londres,
Ken Livingstone, acusó al
gobierno israelí de inspirar a la red
Al Qaeda.
“Las amenazas proceden del
gobierno israelí que viola los
derechos humanos de los
palestinos (...) hace subir la
temperatura en el Medio Oriente
hasta la ebullición y crea así
amenazas para todos nosotros”,
afirmó el alcalde al diario
Jerusalem Post.
“Esta política equivale a servir de
agente reclutador para grupos
extremistas como Al Qaeda, que
pueden de esta forma presentarse
como simpatizantes de la causa
palestina”, dijo Livingstone.
Gonzales Continua de página 1
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anoche dijo que era un placer
“estar entre amigos” y agradeció
el apoyo que le dio el NCLR .
“En el transcurso de los años, La
Raza y la Administración Bush no
han estado de acuerdo en todo,
pero sí hemos estado juntos en
nuestro firme compromiso de
ampliar y profundizar las
oportunidades para los hispanos”,
dijo Gonzales.
En su breve alocución, el
secretario de Justicia no tocó,
como era de esperarse, los
espinosos asuntos que levantaron
polémica durante sus audiencias
de confirmación y que siguen
generando controversias.
En cambio, Gonzales afirmó que
la
responsabilidad
del
Departamento de Justicia “es
defender a Estados Unidos de sus
enemigos,
extranjeros
y
domésticos”.
“Cuando trabajamos para
defender a nuestra nación, para
reducir el crimen violento, para
defender los derechos de las
víctimas de esos crímenes, y para
mejorar la administración de
nuestras leyes de inmigración,
trabajamos para dar a cada
estadounidense una oportunidad
justa de lograr el sueño
americano... Yo he vivido el sueño
americano.
Muchos de ustedes han vivido el
sueño americano. Y nuestros
pensamientos y nuestras oraciones
deben estar con aquellos que no lo
han vivido”, afirmó Gonzales.
Los críticos de Gonzales afirman
que, como asesor legal de Bush,
la interpretación del ahora
secretario de Justicia sobre lo que
es tortura facilitó el maltrato dado
a los prisioneros en Irak y
Afganistán y a los sospechosos de
terrorismo detenidos en la Base
Naval de Guantánamo, Cuba.
Desde que asumió su cargo el 4
de febrero, Gonzales ha tratado de
evidenciar su independencia de
criterio, pero, como se anticipaba
en un funcionario de la
Administración Bush, ha
mantenido la misma línea en torno
a la necesidad de renovar las
cláusulas más controversiales de
la
Ley Patriota que se aprobó al calor
de los ataques del 9/11 y los
críticos consideran que algunas
cláusulas atentan contra los
derechos civiles y las libertades
individuales.
Premio Lo Nuestro 2005 Cont. from page 10
MT).
Premio Lo Nuestro was the
most-watched special in Spanishlanguage television history,
attracting over a million more
viewers than last year’s show.
Premio Lo Nuestro attracted
45% more Hispanic adults 18-49
and 32% more Hispanic viewers
2+ than the Superbowl.
Ratings for Premio Lo Nuestro
were higher than the combined
ratings of the Grammy Awards,
Golden Globes, American Music
Awards,
Latin Grammy Awards and Latin
Billboard Music Awards among
Hispanic adults 18-49.
Lifetime promise? Cont. from page 14
When the company sued for the
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Chapman was stunned. To these
retirees, the agreement with their
employer was more than just a
promise, it was a contract.
“This story is part of a wholesale
shift in risk from companies to
families,” says David Brancaccio,
host of the PBS newsmagazine
NOW, which is featuring
Chapman in a report on April 1.
“Healthcare costs are rising, but
increasingly companies are
insulating themselves from these
costs with individuals left to
shoulder the burden.”
With no place for promises on
corporate balance sheets,
companies are turning to the fine
print with their eye on the bottom
line.
California-based GenCorp is
relying on a sentence in an
enrollment form their employees
signed a decade ago to increase
monthly premiums. GenCorp,
formerly the General Tire &
Rubber Company, a tire
manufacturer you may remember
from its slogan: “Sooner or later
you’ll own General,” has workers
worried that sooner or later they’ll
have to drop out of their coverage
because it’s too expensive.
And while GenCorp is riding all
over its retirees, they are not alone.
A Kaiser/Hewitt Survey on Retiree
Health Benefits shows that a vast
majority of large employers say
they are “very or somewhat likely”
to raise premiums and/or costsharing requirements in 2005,
including 85% of companies
surveyed predicting an increase in
contributions to premiums by
retirees. More ominously, 8% of
employers surveyed eliminated
subsidized benefits for future
retirees in 2004, and 11% said they
are likely to follow suit in 2005.
While most employers haven’t
turned to the courts, the trend is
on the rise and some are using
tactics that are particularly
aggressive. Just ask Basil
Chapman, who was sued by ACF
after he threatened to take the
company to court when he learned
he’d be charged for benefits that
previously were free. Chapman’s
attorneys say the preemptive move
allowed company lawyers to shop
for a court where they think they
can win a favorable opinion.
As these cases make their way
through the courts, there’s little
risk for the companies, which if
they lose, will simply have to
resume paying the benefits. In the
meantime, Chapman says, retirees
who can’t wait will drop out, and
for others it may just end up being
a lifetime. “It’s disturbing and
scary for older people,” he says.
“They just die.”
For more on this important story,
tune into the PBS weekly
newsmagazine NOW, airing
Friday, April 1, 2005 at 9 p.m. on
PBS.
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