Elliud R. Villanueva, 2002 Drum Major Community Service Award Recipient.

In grateful recognition of his dedication and personal commitment to community service and love and respect for humanity. Presented this 15th day of January, 2002 by Mayor Robert C, Beutter, City of Mishawaka, Indiana.

Born in Monterrey, Mexico where he graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Elliud attended the University if Notre Dame as a Fullbright Scholar in 1965. He returned to Mexico for eight years, but decided to move to Mishawaka, the home of his wife Laurie, in 1976. Eliud was one of the founders and the first president of the Michiana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He and twelve other Hispanic entrepeneurs organized the Chamber to help educate Hispanic business owners. He is an active volunteer with LULAC, St Vincent de Paul, Education Committee of the Hispanic Leadership Coalition, St. Joseph Hospital of Mishawaka, St. Monica’s Catholic Church and St. Monica’s Grade School. He is presently radio station director for LPFM, a new radio station for LULAC’s local Council that will begin airing in October of this year. Elliud’s friends and family say that he always points to education as the most important element for a full enjoyment of life.


Residents Either Foreign-Born or First Generation, Census Bureau Reports

The number of foreign-born and first-generation U.S. residents has reached the highest level in U.S. history, 56 million, or a ratio of 1-in-5, the Commerce Department’s Census Bureau said today.

“And the number of foreign-born and first-generation residents is likely to rise in the future as recent immigrants form families,” said Dianne Schmidley, author of Profile of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2000. “One indication of this is the fact that births to foreign-born women now account for 1-in-5 births in the United States, which is up from about 1-in-20 three decades ago.”

The number of people in 2000 who either were foreign-born themselves or who had at least one foreign-born parent grew from 34 million in 1970 primarily because of the tripling of the foreign-born population over the same 30-year period. The foreign-born population alone was estimated at 28 million, or 1-in-10 U.S. residents, in 2000.

As a result of the high levels of international migration of young adults to the United States during the period 1970-2000, the foreign-born and first-generation population has become not only larger, but also younger. As a result, 21 percent of the nation’s population under age 25 in 2000 was either foreign-born or first-generation, up from only 7 percent in 1970.

The report, which is accompanied by a set of detailed tables, presents the first-ever Census Bureau analysis of the characteristics of children who live with foreign-born parents.

“Contrary to popular belief,” said Schmidley, “most children who live with foreign-born parents were born in the United States and not abroad.”, among the 11.5 million children who lived with foreign-born householders in 2000, about 8-in-10 were born in the United States.

Other highlights of the report:

Although the survey sample was not large enough to rank most countries with complete accuracy, Latin America and Asia probably accounted for as many as nine of the 10 leading countries of birth for the U.S. foreign-born in 2000. (See charts 1a-1d.) Mexico alone accounted for more than one-quarter of this population.


Flavor and Nutrition

(NAPSA)-Grapes are one of this nation’s favorite fruits, and they are available all year because of the global agricultural community. From December to May, 360,000 tons of grapes arrive in the U.S. from Chile.

Children miss their 5 A Day by more than one and a half servings a day. Keeping a bowl of grapes ready for snacking or a quick addition to lunches is an easy way to help children reach 5 A Day for Better Health. Grapes are high in vitamin C and have a variety of antioxidant phytonutrients. Try this easy recipe for spiced grapes. It’s a wonderful dessert.

Spiced Chilean Grapes
Makes 4 servings
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
112 cups orange juice
4 tablespoons sugar
12 teaspoon cinnamon
14 teaspoon ginger
14 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
2 tablespoons honey
4 cups Chilean seedless grapes
4 orange slices for garnish (optional)

In a small saucepan stir together the orange juice, sugar, cinnamon, and ginger. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer over medium heat for about 10-12 minutes until the mixture is reduced by one third.

Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. When cooled, stir in extract and honey. Pour over grapes and chill. Serve grapes and sauce garnished with an orange slice.

Chilean grapes are available from December to May.