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At the Center of Your Community / Al Centro de Su Comunidad

OCTOBER 2013

What’s Inside: Creating a Pathway to Prosperity p. 5

Comienzo Temprano De La Conciencia Y Prevención De La Violencia Doméstica p. 6

The Nutrition Benefits of Pumpkin

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Recap Of The FirstEver State Wide Latino-Hispanic Talent Recognition Event p. 14

Prepárese Para La Reforma Del Cuidado De Salud

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A Note From The Publisher

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a es oficial, que el otoño ha llegado al centro del estado, y con ello viene los vibrantes cambios de color en las hojas y el viento frio. Esta época del año es uno de los favoritos entre los norteños nativos. Realmente, el otoño es un gran tiempo del año. Además que la cuenta regresiva de la temporada de invierno ya empezó, con la segunda mitad del mes de la Herencia Hispana que continúa hasta el 15 de Octubre. La fiesta es una celebración y reconocimiento de la importante presencia, influencia y contribución de los hispanos y latinoamericanos hacia los Estados Unidos. Esta celebración y reconocimiento es algo que observamos a lo largo del año, y aquí en La Voz Latina Central, estamos orgullosos de hacerlo. Octubre es también el mes de Concientización de la Violencia Doméstica. Según la Coalición Nacional Contra la Violencia Doméstica, una de cada cuatro mujeres experimentara la violencia doméstica durante su vida. Esta observancia de violencia doméstica tiene por objeto poner fin a este terrible aspecto de la existencia humana. Por favor, no deje de visitar ncadv.org para obtener más información sobre cómo participar. Finalmente, asegúrese de revisar todas las fotos y el resumen completo de la Comisión Asesora del Gobernador para Asuntos Latinos de Pennsylvania en el show de Reconocimiento al Talento Hispano. Graham S. Hetrick Publisher

Graham and Esmerelda Hetrick.

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t’s official, fall has arrived here in the midstate. With the vibrant color changes in the leaves and the chill on the wind, this time of year is a favorite among native northerners. Autumn truly is a grand time of year. In addition to this season’s countdown to winter, the last half of National Hispanic Heritage Month continues through October 15. The holiday is a celebration and recognition of the important presence, influence and contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans to and in the United States. This celebration and recognition is something we observe all year long here at La Voz Latina Central, and we are proud to do it. October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one out of every four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. This observance of domestic violence awareness seeks to bring an end to this terrible aspect of human existence. Please visit ncadv.org for more information on how to get involved. Finally, be sure to check out all of the photos and the full rundown of the firstever Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs LatinoHispanic Talent Recognition event. Graham S. Hetrick Publisher

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October 2013 • Volume 3 No. 10

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Como Crear Un Camino A La Prosperidad Por el Dr. Hector Richard Ortiz

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a prosperidad y el éxito pueden ser vistos de diferentes maneras por cada uno de nosotros. La razón es que la prosperidad y el éxito se basan en los lentes que usamos para ver la vida y sus perspectivas que son realmente inimaginables. La verdad es que el camino a la prosperidad comienza con el análisis de nuestra propia conciencia. Por supuesto, con el fin de crear una vía a la prosperidad, el compromiso mínimo debe venir de nuestra actitud mientras que la confianza puede surgir de nuestra auto-determinación y el auto-compromiso. Como mencioné en mi artículo anterior, para iniciar el proceso de éxito y consolidar vías permanentes de felicidad en nuestras vidas, debemos

comenzar primero por lo analizar los parámetros de nuestra propia imagen y el cuidado de nuestra autoestima. El campo de posibilidades se crea en primer lugar en nuestra actitud y se recrear en nuestra forma de actuar. Sí, es cierto que se puede obtener información y apoyo desde el exterior, pero el compromiso, la confianza y la autodeterminación viene principalmente de nuestro interior. Factores externos influyen en el cambio y motivan la conversión acerca de lo que quisiéramos hacer, pero la decisión de hacerlo proviene principalmente de nuestro ser interior. Es por eso que la autoconciencia es importante y necesaria. La autoconciencia nos da una oportunidad, sin embargo,

el compromiso de alcanzar lo establece nuestra actitud mientras que la decisión de triunfar se fabrica en la calidad de nuestro conocimiento y las habilidades alcanzadas y soportadas con el apoyo de nuestros sentimientos y reforzada por la grandeza de nuestro espíritu. Es el campo de la integración de cuerpo y espíritu, raciocinio y emociones donde la se construye la autoconfianza. Una de las motivaciones más fuertes proviene de la valoración de nuestra autoestima y la virtud de la experiencia alcanzada con el auto-respeto a lo que uno hace, pero esto se consolida fundamentalmente cuando se acepta y valora lo que uno realmente es. La autoestima es por defecto un automotivador que depende casi en exclusiva

del tamaño de su autoconfianza. Por otro lado, un sentimiento de orgullo implica el privilegio de sentir tanto la confianza interna de su propio ser y la percepción externa de lo que los otros piensan de usted. Si usted quiere alcanzar el éxito o crear prosperidad, usted debe empezar a pensar y actuar al mismo tiempo con armonía y sinergia, de tal manera que la racionalidad y las emociones se pueden ajustar con el fin de lograr lo que nos gustaría obtener de la vida. Recuerde que el camino de la prosperidad y el éxito solo lo escoge usted.

Creating a Pathway to Prosperity By Dr. Hector Ortiz

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rosperity as well as success may look different from all of us. The reason is that it may be based in the lenses that we use to see life and its unimaginable perspectives. The truth is, it starts in our self-consciousness. Of course, in order to create a pathway to prosperity, the minimum commitment should come from our attitude, while the confidence can arise from our self-trust and commitment to ensure self-confidence. In order to start the process of success and to consolidate permanent avenues of happiness in our life, we should start

first by reflecting the parameters of our self-image and monitoring the good standing of our self-esteem. The field of possibility is created first and foremost in our attitude and recreated later in our ways of thinking, followed by the selfaccountability demonstrated in our ways of acting. Yes, one can get feedback and encouragement from the outside, but the commitment, trust and belief system comes primarily from within. External factors influence change and motivate the conversion though process, but the decision to do it comes mainly from our

internal self. It is why awareness is so important and needed. Awareness gives us an opportunity; however, the commitment to pursuit is set by our attitude while the decision to lead is fabricated by our knowledge and skills, supported by our feelings and reinforced by our spirit. It is the field of wholeness where ownership is granted and trust is built. One of the most powerful motivations comes from the exercise of high selfesteem and the virtue of experiencing self-respect from what you do, but fundamentally from who you are. Selfesteem is by default a self-energizer that

depends almost exclusively on the size of your confidence. On the other hand, a sense of pride implies the privilege of feeling both the internal confidence of your own self and the external perception of what others think about you. If you want to achieve success or create prosperity, you should start thinking and acting at the same time so rationality and emotions can be tuned in order to achieve whatever we would like to get from life. Remember that the pathway to success or the route to prosperity is your choice.

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Comienzo Temprano De La Conciencia Y Prevención De La Violencia Doméstica

Por el Mark J. Kogan, Lcdo.

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uando empecé mi carrera de abogado, yo era un asistente del fiscal en el condado de Chester. Me asignaron para procesar los acusados ​​detenidos por violar la ley. Me encontré cara a cara con la violencia doméstica cuando me encontraba con las víctimas y sus familiares, agentes de la policía y, en algunos casos, el individuo acusado. En el momento en que llegaban a mi escritorio, los delitos se habían cometido y el Estado Libre Asociado lucha con las consecuencias. Todavía estoy embrujado por lo que he visto y por mis experiencias en asegurarme de que los ciudadanos de Pennsylvania sean protegidos en sus hogares de la delincuencia, que a veces puede ser muy personal. Escribo este artículo para el mes de octubre es el Mes de Conciencia y Prevención de la Violencia Doméstica. Este es un momento para que la comunidad se reúnan y para crear conciencia sobre este problema importante y muy personal. La violencia doméstica afecta a cada persona en nuestra comunidad. Viola la dignidad, seguridad y los derechos humanos básicos de una persona. No es sólo un problema para los adultos. Malas relaciones y malas 6 LAVOZLATINACENTRAL.COM

decisiones pueden comenzar tan temprano en la adolescencia. La comunidad jurídica se refiere a esto como “Violencia en el noviazgo.” Violencia en el noviazgo es otra forma de violencia doméstica. Se trata de un comportamiento o patrón de conductas abusivas utilizadas para ejercer poder y control sobre su pareja. Los padres pueden saber si su hijo o hija adolescente está en una relación abusiva. Ellos deberían preguntarse a estas preguntas: 1. Ha dejado a su hijo o hija salir con los amigos ? 2. ¿Tiene su hijo o hija que disculparse por el comportamiento de su pareja? 3. ¿La pareja de su hijo o hija aparece varias veces en la noche o aparece de forma inesperada solo para “chequear?” 4. A su hijo o hija se ha convertido en secreto vergonzoso, hostil o aislado de sus amigos, padres o familiares por la relación ? 5. ¿Está su hijo o hija retirándose de sus actividades escolares? Los síntomas anteriores son comportamientos comunes asociados con la Violencia en el Noviazgo. Como un adulto responsable, puede ayudar a prevenir la Violencia en el Noviazgo. Si usted es un

padre, amigo, maestro de escuela o alguien de la comunidad que se preocupa, usted debe tomar una postura y hacer su parte en la prevención de cualquier tipo de violencia. Si usted es el padre, hable con su hijo o hija. Usted debe ser su apoyo y tener comprensión, pero recuerda que es muy importante que usted piense acerca de sus propias experiencias con las relaciones. A veces su hijo sólo quiere a alguien que lo escuche y no alguien que entre y resuelva todos sus problemas. Si usted es un amigo, hable con alguien de la comunidad que se especializa en la conciencia de la violencia. Según una encuesta, encargada por el Programa Empower, patrocinado por Liz Claiborne Inc. y realizada por Knowledge Networks, casi una cuarta parte de los niños de 14 a 17 años conocen al menos un estudiante que ha sido víctima de violencia en el noviazgo. 11 por ciento conoce múltiples víctimas de violencia en el noviazgo. Treinta por ciento de estos adolescentes en realidad han sido testigos de tal evento. Ochenta y uno por ciento de los padres encuestados creen que la violencia en el noviazgo no es un problema, o admiten que no saben si es un problema. La mayoría de los padres de 54 por ciento

admite que no han hablado con sus hijos acerca de la violencia en el noviazgo. Estas estadísticas son preocupantes. Todos debemos trabajar juntos para hacer una diferencia. No se debe dejar en manos de la policía para limpiar y detener a los que violan la ley. Tenemos que tratar de evitar que la ley se rompa en el primer lugar. Esto requiere una mente abierta y una disposición para abrir su corazón a aquellos que quieren y necesitan ayuda. Si usted o su hijo conoce a alguien que está en una relación abusiva y necesita ayuda, llame a la Línea Nacional de Violencia Doméstica al (800)-799-SAFE (800)-799-7233 o TTY 1-800-787-3224 para los discapacitados auditivos. Busque en la Web, visite apcadv. org hable con su consejero de la escuela, o vaya a YWCA. Llame al National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline.


Domestic Violence Awareness And Prevention Start Early By Mark J. Kogan, Esq.

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hen I first started my legal career, I was an Assistant District Attorney in Chester County. I was assigned to prosecute defendants arrested for breaking the law. I came face to face with domestic violence, as I met with victims, family members, police officers and, in some cases, the individual charged. By the time they reached my desk, the crimes had been committed and the Commonwealth was dealing with the consequences. I am still haunted by what I witnessed and experienced in making sure that the citizens of Pennsylvania were protected in their homes from crime, which at times, can be very personal. The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is a time for the community to come together and to raise awareness of this important and very personal problem. Domestic violence touches every person in our community. It violates a person’s dignity, safety and basic human rights. It is not merely a problem for adults. Bad relationships and bad decisions can start as early the teenage years. The legal community refers to this as “dating violence.” Dating violence is another form of domestic violence. It is an abusive behavior or pattern of abusive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. Parents can tell if their teenager is in an abusive relationship. They should ask themselves these questions: 1. Has your teen stopped hanging out with friends? 2. Does your son or daughter apologize for his/her partner’s behavior? 3. Does your teen’s partner show up several times a night or show up unexpectedly to “check up?” 4. Has your son or daughter become secretive, ashamed, hostile or isolated from parents, family or friends because of the relationship? 5. Is your teen withdrawing from school activities? The signs above are common behaviors associated with dating violence. As a

responsible adult, you can help prevent dating violence. If you are a parent, a friend, school teacher or someone in the community who cares, you must take a stand and do your part in preventing any type of violence. If you are the parent, talk with your teen. You must be supportive and understanding, but remember it is critical that you think about your own experiences with relationships. Sometimes your child just wants someone who will listen and not someone to jump in and solve all their problems for them. If you are a friend, reach out to someone in the community who specializes in violence awareness. According to a survey, commissioned by The Empower Program, sponsored by Liz Claiborne Inc. and conducted by Knowledge Networks, nearly one quarter of the 14 to 17 year-olds know at least one student who has been the victim of dating violence. Eleven percent know multiple victims of dating violence. Thirty percent of these teens have actually witnessed such an event. Eighty-one percent of the parents surveyed either believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it is an issue. A majority of parents (54 percent) admit they have not spoken to their child about dating violence. These statistics are concerning. We must all work together to make a difference. It should not be left up to law enforcement to clean up and arrest those who break the law. We must try to prevent the law from being broken in the first place. This requires an open mind and a willingness to open your heart to those who want and need help. If you or your teen knows someone who is in an abusive relationship and needs help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800)-799-SAFE or TTY (800)-787-3224 for the hearing impaired. Search the web, visit pcadv.org, speak to your school counselor or go to the YWCA. Call the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline.

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Como Yo Lo Veo Por el Graham Hetrick

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ada mañana, me voy abajo a una zona donde me siento a meditar durante aproximadamente una hora. Elevo mi oración y me siento a contemplar el día. Una de las ideas elementales en mi cabeza esta mañana, fue el artículo para el mes de Octubre. Mientras estaba sentado allí, note el cambio en el color de los árboles. Es una bendición el tener una vista hermosa del bosque desde esta ventana en particular. Note los ligeros cambios del color amarillo y rojo en el mar verde de verano. La estación está cambiando. Hoy fue el primer día de otoño. Soy alemán por herencia. Los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica es un país compuesto por inmigrantes. Mi familia es del sur de Alemania y se estableció en Pennsylvania porque la tierra se veía como el sur de Alemania. Tanto es así, que el clima en el sureste de Pennsylvania es muy similar al sur de Alemania.

He crecido con cuatro estaciones. Luego me doy cuenta de que la mayoría de los hispanos provienen de climas mucho más cálidos y que al venir aquí se encuentran con nuevos cambios de estaciones, y que tal vez sea muy molestoso. Estoy acostumbrado a la ropa para cada temporada. Incluso no estoy ansioso en usar chalecos y abrigos en otoño. Al igual que la naturaleza, nuestra ropa cambia de colores claros a marrones profundos, negros y grises. Nos adaptamos todos los cambios de las estaciones del año. Mientras sacaba la basura para la recolección, pensé en, que frío seria hacer esta tarea en el invierno. Un poco de frío en mis hombros me recordó de lo que vendrá. Me senté y medité, como la chimenea de gas se encendió por primera vez desde el verano. Luego leí el termostato y me di cuenta de que la habitación estaba por debajo de los 68 grados. Miré a la

chimenea como si estuviera dándole la bienvenida a un viejo amigo. Pronto me dará la bienvenida cada noche cuando llegue a casa del trabajo en la oscuridad, con una bufanda en mi cuello por encima de mi abrigo y un corto paseo desde el coche a la puerta principal. Me gusta el cambio. Es como un reloj que marca mi vida en cuartos. Cada trimestre nos recuerda la llegada del fin de otro año. Con el cambio de clima vienen las vacaciones únicas de Acción de Gracias con calabazas talladas y porches delanteros iluminados, reuniones familiares y el olor del pavo. Nunca he tenido una Navidad en un clima cálido. Debe ser extraño tener un árbol de Navidad con palmeras y altas temperaturas fuera. No es que a todos nos guste el frío, sino que hay que experimentar y superar los vientos del invierno. Otoño nos da días de calor y frío con colores brillantes.

Entonces vemos el envejecimiento general del cielo que se hunde en el invierno como los últimos seis kilómetros de una maratón. Una nieve ocasional ilumina la monotonía de la tierra, cubriendo la hierba marrón y los desnudos árboles que se cubren con una pureza limpia de blanco. En unos pocos días, la nieve se convierte en un gris claro, los muñecos de nieve se derriten y el ciclo del frío y la nieve se repiten hasta que los primeros brotes de primavera prometen. Por lo tanto, el mejor consejo que puedo dar a mis amigos hispanos es simplemente abrazar el cambio y saber que el cambio marca nuestras vidas. La primavera llegará, y Pennsylvania celebrará mucho más que aquellos que nunca se enfrentaron al frío del invierno. Bueno, será mejor dejar de meditar y empezar a desempacar mis suéteres.

southeastern Pennsylvania is very similar to southern Germany. I have grown up with four seasons. I then came to the realization that most Hispanics come from much warmer climates and must find the changing seasons new and maybe even troublesome. I am used to the clothes for each season. I even look forward in fall to wearing vests and topcoats. Just like nature, our clothes change from light colors to deeper browns, blacks and grays. We adapt all things to the seasons. As I took out the trash for collection, I thought how cold this chore would be in winter. Just a touch of cold on my shoulders reminded me of things to come. As I sat and meditated, the gas fireplace came on for the first time since summer. I read the

thermostat and realized that the room was below 68 degrees. I looked at the fire place as though I was welcoming an old friend. Soon it will greet me each night as I come home from work in the dark, collar up on my coat and a quick walk from the car to the front door. I like the change. It is sort of like a clock that marks my life off in quarters. Each quarter reminds us of the coming end to another year. With the change in weather comes Thanksgiving with pumpkins carved and lit on front porches, family gatherings and the smell of turkey. I have never had a Christmas in a warm climate. It must be strange to have a Christmas tree with palm trees and soaring temperatures outside. It is not that we all love the cold; it is that we experience and overcome the winds of

winter. Autumn gives us both warm and cold days with brilliant colors. We then see a general graying of the sky and winter sinks in like the last six miles of a marathon. An occasional snow brightens the drabness of the land, covering brown grass and naked trees with a cleansing purity of white. In a few short days, the snow turns to a light gray, the snowmen melt and the cycle of cold and snow repeats itself until the first buds promise spring. So, the best advise I can give to my Hispanic friends is to just embrace the change and know that it marks the changing in our own lives. Spring will come, and Pennsylvanians will celebrate so much more than those who never faced the chill of winter. Well, I better stop meditating and unpack my sweaters.

As I See It By Graham Hetrick

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ach morning, I go downstairs to an area where I sit and meditate for about an hour. I pray, sit and contemplate the day. One of the items on my mind this morning was the article for October. As I was sitting there, I noticed the slight change in the color of the trees. I am blessed to have a view of beautiful woods from this particular window. I noticed slight changes to yellow and red in the sea of summer’s green. The season was changing. Today was the first day of autumn. I am German by heritage. America is made up of immigrants. My southern German family settled in Pennsylvania because the land looked just like southern Germany. Even the weather in 8 LAVOZLATINACENTRAL.COM


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Los Beneficios Nutricionales De La Calabaza Por el Oralia Garcia Dominic, Ph.D., M.A., M.S.

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eliz otoño! Espero que la naturaleza les inspire a decorar sus hogares y oficinas con decoraciones de otoño, como las calabazas. Las calabazas son un símbolo ícono para las decoraciones de otoño con temas y eventos como el Día de la Cosecha, caen follaje, desfiles de Halloween y Acción de Gracias. Las calabazas también son muy populares en la cocina. Hay una variedad de recetas con la calabaza como ingrediente principal. Este artículo habla de los muchos beneficios de salud y nutrición de comer calabazas. Datos curiosos sobre las calabazas • Otros nombres como se la conocen: Calabazza, cucurbita galeottii, buburbita mammeata, cucúrbita pepo, Cucumis pepo, calabaza campo, graine de citroulille, pepo, semillas de calabaza y aceite de calabaza. • Los Estados que producen calabazas son: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pensilvania y California. En el otoño del 2009, la lluvia en Illinois devastó los cultivos de calabaza, lo que resultó en una escasez que afectó a todo el país durante las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias. La escasez de calabaza creó una demanda que dio lugar a aumentos

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de precios. En la actualidad, el cultivo de calabaza parece generoso, así que tome ventaja de su disponibilidad y los precios asequibles de este año. • Las calabazas son muy versátiles en su uso para cocinar. Usted puede utilizar calabazas para postres, sopas y guisos. El puré de calabaza también se puede congelar para uso posterior. Hable con su granjero local para aprender más sobre las recetas de calabaza y las maneras de ahorrar dinero. Valor Nutricional Una taza de calabaza (cocido y escurrido) sólo tiene 49 calorías. Es una buena fuente de calcio (37 mg), hidratos de carbono (12 mg), fibra dietética (3 mg), ácido fólico (21 mg), hierro (1,4 mg), magnesio (22 mg), niacina (1 mg), potasio (564 mg), proteína (2 g), selenio (0,5 mg), vitamina A (2.650 mg), vitamina C (12 mg), vitamina E (3 mg) y zinc (1 mg). Esto significa que el consumo de calabazas para la mayoría de la gente es una excelente manera de ayudar a proteger la salud de uno. Hable con su médico y nutricionista acerca de las formas en que puede aumentar su ingesta de calabaza. Si usted es alérgico a la calabaza, por favor, hable con su médico para aprender sobre

las opciones de alimentos alternativos que pueden proporcionar beneficios de salud similares. Beneficios para la salud • Las calabazas tienen carotenoides (conocido por mantener el sistema inmune de un individuo fuerte y saludable), beta - caroteno (un poderoso antioxidante y antiinflamatorio, que también le ayudara a prevenir la acumulación de colesterol en las paredes arteriales , la reducción de accidentes cerebrovasculares), alfa caroteno (puede ayudar a retrasar el proceso de envejecimiento y también prevenir la formación de cataratas), el potasio (puede ayudar a reducir el riesgo de la hipertensión ), el cinc (puede ayudar estimular el sistema inmunológico y mejorar la densidad ósea) y la fibra (bueno para la salud del intestino de una persona y ayuda a reducir el riesgo de diabetes tipo 2). • Las semillas de calabaza se ha conocido por reducir el riesgo de degeneración macular asociada a la que a menudo conduce a la ceguera. Ellos ayudan a promover la salud de la próstata. Ayudan a mejorar la función de la vejiga y prevenir los cálculos renales. Tienen L-triptófano que puede

ayudar contra la depresión. T a m b i é n tienen Fito esteroles que pueden ayudar a los niveles de colesterol LDL y también ayudar a prevenir algunos tipos de cáncer. También tienen calcio que ayuda a proteger contra la osteoporosis. Espero que esta información le inspire para aumentar su ingesta de calabaza. Haga una variedad de recetas de calabaza para usted y su familia para disfrutar de esta temporada de otoño y durante todo el año. Las calabazas son parte de nuestra historia. Las calabazas son deliciosas, baratas y disponible durante la temporada de otoño. Es justo lo que necesitamos para ayudar a proteger a nuestros ojos, los riñones, los huesos, la vejiga, el corazón y mucho más. Sea una calabaza feliz! Envíeme por correo electrónico sus preguntas y comentarios en dr.oralia @ gmail.com. Juntos podemos mantener a los residentes de Pennsylvania seguros y saludables.


The Nutritional Benefits of Pumpkin By Oralia Garcia Dominic, Ph.D., M.A., M.S.

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appy fall! I hope nature inspires you to decorate your homes and offices with fall decorations, including pumpkins. Pumpkins are an iconic symbol for fall-themed decorations and events like Harvest Day, fall foliage parades, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkins are also popular in the kitchen. There are a variety of recipes with pumpkin as a main ingredient. This article talks about the many health and nutrition benefits of eating pumpkins. Fun Facts About Pumpkins • Other names include: calabazza, cucurbita galeottii, buburbita mammeata, cucubita pepo, cucumis pepo, field pumpkin, graine de citroulille, pepo, pumpkin seed and pumpkin oil. • Top pumpkin-producing states include: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California. In the fall of 2009, rain in Illinois devastated the pumpkin crops, resulting in a shortage affecting the entire country during the Thanksgiving holiday season. The pumpkin shortage created a demand that resulted in price increases. Today, the pumpkin crop seems bountiful, so take advantage of its availability and affordable prices this year. • Pumpkins are very versatile in their use for cooking. You can use pumpkins for desserts, stews and soups. Pumpkin purée can also be frozen for later use. Talk to your local farmer to learn more about pumpkin recipes and ways you can save money. Nutritional Value One cup of pumpkin (cooked, boiled and drained) has only 49 calories. It is a good source of calcium (37 mg), carbohydrate (12 mg), dietary fiber (3 mg), folate (21 mg), iron (1.4 mg), magnesium (22 mg), niacin (1 mg), potassium (564 mg), protein (2 g), selenium (.5 mg), vitamin A (2,650 mg), vitamin C (12 mg), vitamin E (3 mg) and zinc (1mg). This means that eating pumpkins, for most people, is an excellent way to help protect one’s health. Talk with your doctor and nutritionist about ways you can increase your pumpkin dietary intake. If you are allergic to pumpkin, then please talk with your doctor to learn about alternate food options that can provide similar health benefits. Health Benefits • Pumpkins have carotenoids (known for keeping the immune system of an individual strong and healthy), beta-carotene (a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, and may also help prevent the

buildup of cholesterol on the arterial walls, reducing strokes), alpha-carotene (may help slow the process of aging and also prevent cataract formation), potassium (may help lower the risk of hypertension), zinc (may help boost the immune system and improve bone density) and fiber (good for the bowel health of an individual and helps reduce risk of type-2 diabetes). • Pumpkin seeds have been known to reduce the risk of macular degeneration that often leads to blindness. They help p r o m o t e prostate health. They help improve b l a d d e r function and prevent kidney stones. They have L-tryptophan that may help against depression. They also have phytosterols that may help lower LDL cholesterol levels and also help prevent some cancers. They also have calcium that helps protect a g a i n s t osteoporosis. I hope this i n f o r m at i o n inspires you to increase your dietary intake of pumpkin. Make a variety of pumpkin recipes for

you and your family to enjoy this fall season and all year long. Pumpkins are part of our history. Pumpkins are delicious, inexpensive and available during this fall season. It is just what we need to help protect our eyes, kidneys, bones,

bladder, heart and so much more. Be pumpkin happy! Email me with questions and comments at dr.oralia@gmail.com. Together we can keep Pennsylvania residents safe and healthy.

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The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and its 60 member affiliates have been providing assistance to domestic violence since 1976. Among the services offered are: legal assistance in obtaining protection-from-abuse orders and navigating the legal system; shelter and relocation assistance; an addressconfidentiality program that hides your new address from your attacker; and a toll-free national hotline available 24/7, (800) 799-SAFE.

Domestic Violence

Too Common –Yet Preventable By Peg J. Dierkers

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he headlines would be shocking enough if they had been culled from multiple cities over several days or weeks. However, they all appeared the same day – Aug. 15, 2013 – in just one city, Pittsburgh, and in just one newspaper, The Post-Gazette: “Boyfriend Arrested in Woman’s Etna Strangling Death,” “Hearing Postponed for Pitt Researcher Accused in Wife’s Cyanide Death” and “Fired Moon Police Officer Accused of Assaulting Wife Ordered to Anger Management Classes.” Pittsburgh is not the only Pennsylvania town grappling with the daily threat of domestic violence. Sadly, it’s all too common in our commonwealth. According to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), 141 Pennsylvanians lost their lives to domestic violence last year, including four in Dauphin, seven in Lancaster and eight in York. Among the state’s victims: an infant; an elementary-school music teacher shot by her ex-husband as she played the organ during her church’s Sunday service; a 17-year-old girl whose boyfriend is accused of deliberately wrecking the car they were riding in and sitting on her as she lay trapped in the overturned car until she was smothered to death; and a 20-year-old woman beaten, bludgeoned with a shovel, strangled, drowned and buried alive. 12 LAVOZLATINACENTRAL.COM

More than half of the victims were shot. Others were poisoned, burned, pushed down stairs or bludgeoned with baseball bats and pipe wrenches. Domestic violence is to commonplace in our society. According to domesticviolencestatistics.org, a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds in the U.S. According to the National Institute of Health, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women aged 15 to 44 – more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. One in five teenaged girls, who have been in a relationship, said a boyfriend has threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup. Domestic violence victims lose nearly eight million days of paid work per year in the U.S. alone – the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs. One in three women will become victims of domestic violence in their lifetime. October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To mark the occasion, the PCADV and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape have jointly launched a new campaign to raise public awareness and reduce domestic violence in our communities. A linchpin to the campaign is a new website (pasaysnomore.com), which features personal testimonials from survivors of domestic violence, as well as

resources available to victims of domestic violence and their significant others. The campaign also features a new lapel pin, a teal-colored zero, which represents the ultimate goal of no more domestic violence in our communities. The goal of this awareness campaign is to make the pin as recognizable as the pink ribbon is for breast cancer awareness. It’s important to let domestic violence victims know that there are alternatives to enduring abusive relationships that threaten their safety and jeopardize the long-term health of their children. Studies show that domestic violence is the leading predictor of child abuse, and that boys who witness domestic violence in their homes are 1,500 times more likely to perpetrate abuse later in life. With a recent grant from Futures Without Violence (futureswithoutviolence. org), the PCADV is joining with school nurses and family health practices in six Central Pennsylvania communities to teach students about healthy relationships. The emphasis is on building school nurses’ skills to prompt conversations about the topic. A teen-dating-violence law, passed in Pennsylvania in 2010, required the state Department of Education to develop a model policy to assist school districts in developing their own policies on datingviolence reporting and response. This law

also encourages schools to incorporate teen-dating-violence information into the annual health curriculum for students in grades nine through 12. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that 12 percent of teenagers have experienced some form of physical abuse by a dating partner. When sexual, emotional and verbal abuse are figured in, some statistics put the rate at one in three teens. Domestic violence is one of our society’s major problems, which hides in plain sight – it’s such an everyday occurrence that most of us tune it out like white noise, oblivious to the physical, financial and psychological toll it exacts – when, in fact, the cost is high. We need to let victims know that help is available, and each of us needs to take action so that domestic violence is no more. Peg J. Dierkers is the executive director of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a private, non-profit membership organization that ensures the availability of effective and appropriate services to victims through training, program development and monitoring of programs for compliance with federal and state requirements as well as the coalition’s comprehensive program standards. For more information about PCADV and its services, please visit pcadv.org.


LATINO-HISPANIC TALENT RECOGNITION EVENT The Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (GACLA) held its firstever state wide Latino-Hispanic Talent Recognition event last month at the Forum in Harrisburg. Featuring special guests and acts by Grupo Folkórico San José, Grupo Sobervío Seis, Luis “Vertigho” Reyes, Barrio Alegría, Vientos de México, Sara Jimenez, Paloma y Tigre, Ketty Christian, The Royal Revolt, Feature Performance Monjo Flamenco Grupo Folkórico San José

The winner was Ketty Christian. Sponsors of the event were Giant Foods, Macy’s, Members 1st Federal Credit Union and Target. Proceeds from the event benefited Estamos Unidos de Pennsylvania, providing scholarships, leadership programs and career development for future Hispanic-Latino leaders across the Commonwealth. Photos by Mark De Pauli.


Major New Central Pa Employer Actively Recruiting State-of-the-art Service Center in Camp Hill By Joe Benish

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ctively recruiting workers for its new state-of-the-art service center located in Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County, Vantage Foods is reaching out to the Central Pennsylvania labor market for applicants. “This major new facility will employ approximately 800 workers, including production employees, experienced meat cutters, machine operators and maintenance mechanics,” explained Nathan Bryner, human relations manager at Vantage. “We are pleased to be bringing so many new jobs to the region.”

Ahold USA has contracted with Vantage Foods to operate the 162,000-square-foot, service center that will prepare and package fresh beef and pork products for Ahold USA’s Giant Carlisle and Giant Landover divisions. The service center is being built to LEED certification standards and will utilize the most advanced global food processing technology to ensure safe, premium-quality production and distribution. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is an internationally recognized mark of

excellence for building green buildings. With thousands of square feet of refrigerated space and strict foodsafety-compliance standards, Vantage will receive orders from stores, cut and wrap product in retail-ready packaging, assemble the orders and transport the product to divisional warehouses for fresh delivery to stores every day. The Vantage Foods Camp Hill Service Center also brings a new mix to Cumberland County’s evergrowing production and distribution network with hundreds of skilled construction, utility and other workers

busy preparing the new facility for an anticipated opening later this month. “Having a good, solid and diverse labor force, coupled with a great location brings companies like this to Central Pennsylvania and Cumberland County in particular,“ noted Cumberland County Commissioner Jim Hertzler. For information on how to apply for jobs at Vantage Foods, see the ad in this issue of La Voz Latino Central or send a resume directly to camphillhr@vantagefoods.net.

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enate Democrats once again are aiming to push a Medicaid expansion proposal to the forefront of the political agenda, voicing support for a GOP lawmaker’s proposal expected to move this fall in the Senate. Senate Health and Public Welfare Committee Chairwoman Pat Vance, R-Cumberland, is planning to introduce a bill to expand Medicaid rolls with language identical to what passed the Senate in June, before House Republicans stripped it out of the welfare code. A stand-alone bill, without the pressure of budget dealings, has Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa more optimistic about the plan receiving legislative approval. He also thinks fiscal pressure due to the sagging economy also could help tilt the Governor’s hand toward supporting expansion, which 16 LAVOZLATINACENTRAL.COM

would bring in billions in federal subsidies. “I do believe we are getting closer, but it’s not because the administration I think has come around on the merits, but rather because of some of the fiscal realities they see that need to be addressed,” said Costa, D-Allegheny. But the real challenge for expansion proponents, as was the case in June, is overcoming the high hurdle that is the House Republican Caucus, which continues to be staunchly opposed. “Are we willing to take up Medicaid expansion right now? No,” said Steve Miskin, spokesman for House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny. “There has been absolutely no intention or discussion to bring it up in its current form. Will that change? A lot’s going to depend on the negotiations between the administration and [U.S.

Health and Human Services] Secretary [Kathleen] Sebelius.” Democrats and some Republicans in the House and Senate touted Medicaid expansion throughout the spring budget season, saying it would deliver health insurance to hundreds of thousands of uninsured people, while at the same time producing economic growth and state budget savings due to billions in federal subsidies. In June, 17 out of 27 Senate Republicans joined the 23 Senate Democrats to approve Medicaid expansion language contained in the public welfare code. The language was then removed from the code in the House Rules Committee the following day. Turzai said, at the time, House Republicans didn’t think Medicaid expansion language belonged in a budget-related code bill, and that passing the bill would tie Gov. Tom

Corbett’s hands in negotiations with the federal government. Costa believes now the expansion has a better shot since the language won’t be tied up in the budget-related welfare code. “At that point in time, it was pre-budget. It’s important to remember the Governor needed support to get the budget done,” Costa said. “When you pull out 30-some Republicans on a budget it makes it more difficult. Now that the budget, leverage is no longer there … I think you might have a different outcome.” Unlike some of his fellow GOP governors in swing states bucking their party on Obamacare, Corbett hasn’t yet made a decision on expansion due to negotiations with Sebelius over certain provisions. As attorney general, Corbett sued to block the federal health law.


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GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT, ALONG WITH FIRST LADY SUSAN CORBETT, ADDRESSED A CROWD OF OVER 300 ATTENDEES AT THE ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL IN HARRISBURG Hispanic Heritage Month, with roots going back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin-American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period, and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12. According to hispanicheritagemonth.com, in the 2010 Census records, 50.5 million people or 16 percent of the population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from 2000, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13 percent of the total U.S. population. The theme for the 2013 Hispanic Heritage month is “Hispanics: Serving and Leading Our Nation with Pride and Honor.”

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Our Community Deserves Safer Streets For Walking And Bicycling By Eboni Bryant, MSPH, MBA, LiveWELL Lancaster County

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ll communities deserve opportunities for healthy living, such as better food options, safer streets for walking and bicycling, more places to play and more ways for children to be active during and after school. However, cost and/or a busy modern life can make healthy living difficult. That’s why it’s important to make changes in our communities that can improve health for everyone. This is especially true in Hispanic communities, where higher rates of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes are common. Lack of access to safe streets and sidewalks also makes it difficult for walkers and bicyclists to get from place to place. Considering that October is a month when many organizations sponsor walks and community runs – such as the American Heart Walk, Memory Walk, Walk-to-School Day and the Step Up Lancaster County Challenge – it’s important that our communities support those efforts through safe and accessible streets and sidewalks. Fortunately, there are things we can do in our community to make healthier the places where we live, work, learn and play. Consider these four tips to make healthy living easier: • Get involved with your local school system. Our children deserve more ways to be active before, during and after school. Schools can help community members advocate for safer routes to school so students can walk and bike safely. Schools can also help community members implement walking school bus programs, an opportunity that promotes walking to school, increases community engagement and can reduce transportation costs to the school district. This funding can be used to support other much-needed resources and materials in schools. 20 LAVOZLATINACENTRAL.COM

• Take a new route to school or work. Our community deserves more places to walk and bike. Being more physically active is easier when there are safe streets, sidewalks and bike trails. Take a few minutes to map out a new way to get to work or school. Not only will you get to know your community a little better, but you’ll also see new things along the way. And, if you see something you don’t like. Let your elected officials know. They would appreciate hearing from you. • Support municipal efforts to build or connect walking and biking trails. Our community deserves trails that connect communities. Walking and biking trails provide opportunities for travel throughout the community without the use of a car. Trails are away from streets, well lit and well maintained, making it safe for residents to take their daily walk, go to the park or farmers’ market or ride their bicycles. Municipal officials need to hear that their efforts to build and/or connect trails are supported by the community they are designed for. • Start a walking or bicycle club. Our community deserves opportunities to connect with others. Getting physically active is much easier when we have the support of friends, family, church members, and others, especially when they participate as well. Encourage people you know to walk or ride their bicycles with you. Then encourage them to encourage others. Before you know it, you’ll have a club. What does your community deserve? What can you do to affect change in your community? Explore healthy-living resources by visiting lightenuplancaster. org.  For more ways to help make our community safer for walking and bicycling, visit livewelllancaster.org.


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Prepárese Para La Reforma Del Cuidado De Salud Se Están Llevando A Cabo Grandes Cambios En La Atención Médica Presented By Highmark

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egún la ley, la mayoría de personas que viven en los Estados Unidos deben tener un programa o seguro de salud. Puede inscribirse empezando el 1 de octubre de 2013. La cobertura puede empezar desde el 1 de enero de 2014. Para el 31 de marzo de 2014 todos deben tener una cobertura de seguro médico o deberán pagar un nuevo impuesto. El nuevo Mercado de seguros médicos creado acorde a la ley, es otra manera de conseguir su cobertura comprando en línea. En el Mercado existen cuatro niveles de cobertura que le ofrecerán los planes. Se conocen por sus “nombres de metales” y estos son: Bronce, Plata, Oro o Platino. El Bronce proporciona el nivel menos generoso de beneficios mientras que el Platino proporciona el mayor nivel. Aunque ofrecerán los mismos beneficios esenciales (estos incluyen servicios de emergencia, hospitalización, servicios de maternidad, atención al recién nacido y más), algunos planes pueden costar más de forma mensual y es posible que tenga que pagar más por gastos de desembolso directo.

¿Quién es elegible? Cualquiera puede usar el Mercado de seguros médicos para explorar sus opciones de seguro médico, incluso si ya cuenta con seguro ahora. Los únicos requerimientos para obtener el seguro a través del mercado son: debe vivir en el estado en el cual presta los servicios el mercado debe ser un ciudadano, con nacionalidad de EE. UU o estar legalmente presente en los EE. UU. no puede estar en la cárcel actualmente ¿Tiene más preguntas? ¡Highmark puede ayudarle! Hay muchas maneras de acercarse a nosotros: Explore nuestro sitio web: discoverhighmark.com. Visite una tienda de Highmark Direct cerca de usted highmarkdirect.com Para obtener información adicional del gobierno federal, visite healthcare.gov.

Get Ready For Health Care Reform Big Changes Are Taking Place In Health Care Presented By Highmark

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nder the law, mostly everyone who lives in the United States must have health insurance or program. You can enroll starting October 1, 2013. Coverage can begin as early as January 1, 2014. By March 31, 2014, everyone must have health insurance coverage, or you may have to pay a new tax. The new Health Insurance Marketplace created under the law, is another way you can go online and shop for coverage. In the Marketplace, there will be four levels of coverage that plans will offer. They are known by their “metal names” which are: Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. Bronze provides the least generous level of benefits while Platinum provides the most. While they will offer the same essential benefits (these include emergency services, hospitalization, maternity services, newborn care and more), some plans may cost more on a monthly basis, and you may have to pay more out-of-pocket expenses. 22 LAVOZLATINACENTRAL.COM

Who is eligible? • Anyone can use the Health Insurance Marketplace to explore their health insurance options, even if you already have insurance now. The only requirements to get insurance through the Marketplace are: • You must live in the state in which the Marketplace serves • You must be a citizen, a U.S. national otherwise lawfully present in the U.S. •You can’t be currently incarcerated Have more questions? Highmark can help! There are many ways to reach us: Explore our website: discoverhighmark.com Visit a Highmark Direct store near you highmarkdirect.com For additional information from the Federal Government, please visit healthcare.gov.


Hispanic Heritage Month Remarks by PUC Commissioner James Cawley Inspire Attendees at State Museum Celebration

Grace Olivarez

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ach year, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (GACLA) hosts a celebration at the PA State Museum in Harrisburg. Speakers from many of the state’s agencies help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the valuable contributions of Pennsylvania’s Latino-Hispanic state employees and community at-large at the event. This year, James Cawley, a member and former chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PaPUC) chose to focus on the life and contributions of a former classmate and colleague, Graciela (“Grace”) Olivarez. Given this year’s theme of “Serving and Leading our Nation with Pride and Honor,” Commissioner Cawley’s remarks were especially inspiring to all those in attendance. La Voz Latina Central is pleased to present Commissioner Cawley’s remarks in their entirety: “It is particularly fitting as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the national theme of ‘Serving and Leading our Nation with Pride and Honor,’ that we remember my Notre Dame Law School classmate, Graciela (‘Grace’) Olivarez, affectionately known to her friends and colleagues as ‘Amazing Grace.’ “Graciela was born in 1928, in the segregated mining town of Sonora, Arizona, during the Great Depression. Her father, who had emigrated to the United States from Spain, was a machinist who worked in the copper mines. Her mother, a Mexican-American, gave piano lessons to help support Graciela and her four siblings. When Graciela was 15 years old, she was forced to drop out of high school to find a job. “At age 20, she began working at a radio station where she eventually became the host of an ‘action line’ program that opened her eyes to the complexities of racial discrimination and caused her to become involved in civil rights work. “This later led to her appointment as head of the Arizona branch of the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity, where she was responsible for coordinating the state delivery of services from all federally funded social welfare programs. “In 1966, she met Father Theodore Hesburgh, president of the University of Notre Dame, who had been appointed the director of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. Impressed with Grace’s intelligence, compassion and service to the poor, Father Hesburgh proposed that she enter law school, even though she lacked a high school diploma.

“In 1967, with her 7-year-old son, Victor, born of a dissolved marriage, Grace began Notre Dame Law School. She was 39 years old, 17 years older than her classmates. She was the first woman admitted to the law school in its 100-year history. While maintaining her studies, she worked on a labor department task force studying the problems of the chronically unemployed; did field surveys of the problems of Mexican-Americans; prepared a brochure for the Bureau of the Census explaining and promoting the 1970 census for Mexican-Americans; and studied the problems of Latin-Americans residing in Gary, Indiana. She graduated with us in 1970. “She moved to New Mexico and continued her life of service to others. She volunteered her time to aid the poor and physically and mentally disabled. She volunteered as a mentor to high-risk teens, recorded education lessons in Spanish for the blind, worked with the Maricopa Council for Retarded Children, directed Spanish plays to promote MexicanSpanish heritage, organized entertainment for patients at the state mental hospital, veterans hospital and state tuberculosis sanitarium and performed cancer prevention work with Mexican-American families. “During this time, she became the secretary of the New Mexico State Planning Office and served on the board of directors of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund. In 1975, Redbook magazine named her one of 44 Women Who Could Save America. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter appointed Grace to serve as the director of the Community Services Administration, the federal government’s anti-poverty agency, becoming the third highest ranking woman in the Carter administration. “In 1980, she returned to New Mexico and started Olivarez Television Company, Inc., the only Spanish-language television network in the country. She continued her work in broadcasting, served on numerous national boards and commissions and received many awards and honors until her untimely death at age 59 of cancer in 1987. “Graciela’s life of service and advocacy for the poor, the homeless, the sick and the underprivileged was indeed amazing. Thank you for remembering with me this remarkable Hispanic woman of enormous strength, courage, dignity and passion who truly served and led our nation with pride and honor.”

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Hearty Meals For Chilly Evenings Family Features

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risk autumn evenings call for warm, homemade meals that bring the family together around the dinner table. Dishes that deliver savory flavors are sure to win over their hearts, as well as warm them. If your taste buds call for a fall classic, cuddle up with a piping hot bowl of chili. The sweetness of brown sugar complements the blend of fresh garlic and Italian sausage in this recipe for Chiliville Chili. Because it’s made with Johnsonville Italian Ground Sausage, you can customize the robust flavor of this dinnertime staple by picking your favorite of the mild, sweet or hot varieties. The best part – it’s all natural with no fillers, artificial flavors or colors, so you know you're feeding your family the best. For more recipes, visit johnsonvillekitchens.com. Warm up the family with their favorite Italian dishes that feature the bold and savory flavors of Johnsonville Ground Sausage and Sausage Links. You can’t go wrong with this kid favorite for Easy Sausage Pizza, which is served up without the hassle and fuss of standard homemade pizza recipes. Grab the garlic bread and, please, don’t forget the Parmesan. You’ll need them for these delicious recipes for Italian Sausage Rigatoni, Italian All Natural Ground Sausage Lasagna and Italian Meatballs. Savory Sausage Additions For those looking to add more flavor to their meals, head over to the sausage section at the local grocer. Here are some great tips and reasons for adding this hearty, bold protein to your family’s favorite dishes: -Swap for spice Add more flavor to your favorite meat meals by replacing half the ground beef with ground sausage. -Go for convenience For those looking for added flavor without the hassle, go with ground sausage. Since there’s no need to remove the casing it has added convenience. -Find your flavor Many ground sausages come in additional flavors, so pick your favorite. Look for hot, mild or sweet varieties of ground Italian. -Choose an affordable option When compared with other meats, ground sausage saves consumers money with more consumer-friendly pricing. Chiliville Chili Yield: 10 to 12 servings 1 package (16 ounces) Johnsonville Ground Italian Sausage (Mild, Sweet or Hot) 1 pound ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 3 celery ribs, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (14.5 ounces) beef broth 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste 24 LAVOZLATINACENTRAL.COM

2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2 crushed red pepper flakes Cheddar cheese, shredded (optional) In large saucepan, cook sausage and ground beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add onion, celery and garlic. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in tomatoes, beans, broth, tomato paste, brown sugar, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese if you like and serve immediately. Easy Sausage Pizza Yield: 6 servings 8 ounces Johnsonville Ground Italian Sausage (Mild, Sweet or Hot) or 8 ounces Johnsonville Italian Sausage Links 1 cup pizza sauce 1 pre-baked packaged pizza crust (12-inch) 1 1/4 shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, optional If using ground sausage, pinch sausage into dime-size pieces. If using links, remove casings and also pinch into dime-size pieces. Spread sauce over crust; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Add Italian Sausage pieces and green pepper. Top with remaining cheese. Bake according to crust package directions or until sausage is no longer pink (160°F) and cheese is melted. For finishing touch, drizzle with olive oil before cutting, if desired. Italian Meatballs Yield: 6 servings 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped 1 package (16 ounces) Johnsonville Mild Ground Italian Sausage or 1 package (19 ounces) Johnsonville Italian Sausage Links Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, cheese, milk and onion. If using sausage links, remove from casings. Add sausage to bread crumb mixture and mix well. Shape into 20 meatballs; arrange on shallow baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through (160°F). Serve with favorite sauce and spaghetti. Italian Sausage Rigatoni Yield: 6 servings 1 package (19 ounces) Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage Links, grilled 1 pound rigatoni pasta


3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped 1 jar (26 ounces) pasta sauce of your preference 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped Cook sausage links according to package directions. Meanwhile, cook rigatoni according to package directions; drain and set aside. In a large skillet, heat olive oil until hot. Add garlic; sautè for 30 seconds or until golden. Add red peppers; sautè for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Cut sausage into 1/4-inch coin slices; add to skillet. Stir in pasta sauce; heat through. Add pasta; toss to combine. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately. Italian All Natural Ground Sausage Lasagna Yield: 12 servings 12 lasagna noodles, uncooked 1 package (16 ounces) Johnsonville Italian All Natural Ground Sausage 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped

1 large container chunky pasta sauce 1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese 1 egg 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 3 cups fresh spinach, chopped and packed 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded Prepare noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside. SautÈ Italian sausage, onion and garlic in a skillet until sausage is browned; drain. Add pasta sauce to the sausage mixture and set aside. In a medium bowl, blend ricotta cheese, egg and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and set aside. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray and spread 1 cup of the sauce mixture on the bottom. Top with 3 lasagna noodles. Spread 1/4 cup of the ricotta cheese mixture on the noodles and layer on 1 cup of the sauce mixture. Sprinkle 1 cup of spinach and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat this whole process 3 more times starting with the noodles; top with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese to finish. Bake uncovered in 350°F oven for 45 minutes until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

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as frías noches del otoño son ideales para disfrutar comidas caseras calientes que reúnen a la familia en la mesa. Los platos con sabores intensos seguramente conquistarán y alegrarán sus corazones. Si su paladar disfruta de los clásicos del otoño, acurrúquese con un plato caliente con pimentón. La dulzura del azúcar morena realza la combinación del ajo fresco y la salchicha italiana en esta receta de Salchichas Chiliville. Con salchichas Johnsonville Italian Ground Sausage, puede personalizar el intenso sabor de esta cena clásica con las variedades suave, dulce o picante. La mejor parte es que son completamente naturales, sin aditivos, saborizantes ni colorantes artificiales; de esta manera, le brindará lo mejor a su familia. Para leer más recetas, visite johnsonvillekitchens.com. Salchichas Chiliville Rinde: de 10 a 12 porciones 1 paquete (16 onzas) de salchichas Johnsonville Ground Italian Sausage (suaves, dulces o picantes) 1 libra de carne picada 1cebolla mediana, picada 3 ramitas de apio, picado

3 dientes de ajo, picados 3 latas (14,5 onzas cada una) de tomates en cubos con pimientos verdes y cebollas 2 latas (16 onzas cada una) de frijoles colorados, escurridos y secos 1 lata (14,5 onzas) de caldo de carne 1 lata (6 onzas) de pasta de tomate 2 cucharadas de azúcar morena 2 cucharadas de pimentón 1 cucharada de salsa Worcestershire 2 cucharaditas de comino molido 1/2 cucharadita de laminillas de pimiento rojo deshidratado queso cheddar rallado (opcional) En una olla grande, cocine la salchicha y la carne picada a fuego medio hasta que la carne deje de estar rosada; escurra. Agregue la cebolla, el apio y el ajo. Cocine y revuelva durante 5 minutos o hasta que la carne esté tierna. Incorpore los tomates, los frijoles, el caldo, la pasta de tomate, el azúcar morena, el pimentón, la salsa Worcestershire, el comino y las laminillas de pimiento rojo. Ponga a hervir. Baje el fuego; tape y cocine a fuego lento durante 20 minutos. Si lo desea, rocíe con queso y sirva de inmediato. LA VOZ LATINA CENTRAL | OCTOBER 2013 25


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