Thursday, February 02, 2006

Calling all Presidents!

We're currently on a mission to find all the class presidents of the 90s. If you remember who your class president was during the year of your graduation please let us know. If you know of some way to contact that individual, even better. There'll be a five dollar finder's fee thrown in if you can tell us his/her shoe size and favorite color (compliments of your class president, of course). Thanks, and let us know soon.

271 Comments:

Anonymous Arthur Lopez said...

Senior Class President of 1996
Arthur Lopez
2097 Lima Loop
Laredo, Tx. 78045
Cell: (832)453-8921
email: artlopez@hotmail.com
Please contact me if you are a graduate of 1996 or email me your info. in this format
Name
Address
City/State
Zip code
Phone # or Cell
email if you have one and if you don't have one we will get you one.
If you are a class president contact me or email me your information so that we can communicate about the status of our classmates.
Thank you,
Peace

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Benjamin Pinea said...

I didn't authorize any Tico or Taco (Naco) to publish my name on
this blog spot.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous ben said...

pineda

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Constantino Aguilar

I will be attending the class reunion of the 90's

12:07 PM  
Blogger Constantino Aguilar said...

Hello Class of 1997

I was not the class president but
I encourage everyone from my class of 97 to come to the reunion.

12:29 PM  
Anonymous tito rosado said...

Constantino encourages us to go, but I don't remember him asking me. We were in Houston bro, you could have told me. I feel so left out. JK What's up people, lets party.
Hey Art, can I conntact you even though I'm not a president. I just like you. Peace.

2:54 PM  
Blogger e raza said...

is this the new e circles?

3:43 PM  
Blogger ROSAPRAMOS said...

Hello, class of '97- this is YOUR President! I hope we can all be at this event. If you have any thoughts or ideas for this event, please let me know. Blessings- Rosa

12:39 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

i do hereby declare the heretofore referenced 'labi classes of the 90s reunion' to be the biggest event ever to occur on the face of this planet.

as we prepare for this monstrous event, concern thyself not with those alien voices bickering of propiety and spilling forth virtiolic criticism. pay no mind to those who wish to wrangle about "proper channels," and protocol.

we are the classes of the 90s. yes, that is right--the 90s.
we are NOT concerend with titles and degrees, and we are most certainly NOT amused by hierarchies, establishments (except for labi, of course) or gratuitous displays of rivalry.

5:02 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

yes, yes. it is true what you are hearing. EVERYONE WILL be at this event...
my gosh, i'm serious - this event is going to be SO BIG and SO SICK i'm getting a headache just thinking about it.

5:04 PM  
Blogger e raza said...

has anybody contacted louie from the windy city?
ps. my info
david alfaro
1334 W.Woodlawn
San Antonio, Texas 78201
210.625.2229

12:00 PM  
Anonymous art said...

Yes, we did contact Louie from Shy Town and he will be attending this event with great expectation.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous art said...

I can't remember who e raza is. Could someone please remind me. I don't remeber an e raza when I was at LABI.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous art said...

We also need an interpretor for what Micheal said.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Elsa said...

does anyone know if sugar bee and ministar michael are going?

8:33 PM  
Blogger mugre said...

to all my mugre classmates, does anyone know if quila will be going? I need a date and want to know if she is available?

8:44 PM  
Blogger mugre said...

Hey class of 99 have you revolutionized the world?

8:47 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hey everyone!!!! I am from the class of 99 and yes, mugre, we have already revolutionized our world...

I was the secretary and am so excited about this reunion...count our class in!

9:43 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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10:27 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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12:16 PM  
Blogger Quila/Bernard said...

My business is available for all promotional items needed for this special event (tees, caps, pens, etc.)
www.noboundariesprinting.com

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Michael the girl said...

i'm deliriously giddy with excitement. i have backslidden from my a/g ways. will there be an altar call, complete with catchers and hermanas breathing funky-smelling heavenly tongues into my face so i can repent from my "non-denominational" pecadora ways?

i wasn't important/special/stupid enough to hold an office, but i know where manny's church is and can track him down if i absolutely have to. 'do you want a revolution? H@## no...'

and yes, eraza, this is better than ecircles. come on dude.. fo'sheezy. hollatachgyrl.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Michael the girl said...

someone call me, i'm lonely.
806.577.8558
but leave a message because i screen my calls. ;-)

4:47 PM  
Blogger mugre said...

mugre michael girl behave yourself!!!

6:15 PM  
Blogger mugre said...

any more revolution classmates out there. c/o 99?

6:16 PM  
Blogger mannydlc said...

Do you want a revolution? Class of 1999 in da Casa! It's me Manny DLC class prez 1999!

6:21 PM  
Blogger mugre said...

it was about time mugre manny

8:30 PM  
Anonymous melissa said...

Hello everyone is the first lady of the class of '96. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous melissa said...

Oops Take two: Hello from the first lady of the class of '96.

10:39 PM  
Blogger ernest said...

hello everyone! Vero and I have been having a good laugh reading these comments. I can tell this is going to be a memorable event. looking forward in seeing my classmates in June! wow...has it been 10 years?!!!

10:47 PM  
Anonymous Art said...

Who is Mugre? I know us hispanics enjoy nicknaming ourselves after creatures we reasemble like sapo, gallo and cat mama. However, I would personaly like to know who these nicknames represent because I care.

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Art said...

Who is sugar bee?

11:13 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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11:14 PM  
Blogger Elsa said...

Sugar bee is Big Mando and Ministar Michael is michael!! Arthur!!!! We use to sing together!!! Ha!Ha!! You always make me laugh with your comments!!

9:46 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

ummm, slight correction there, elsa NEVERREADY -- it's 'minister MIKE.'

10:55 AM  
Blogger Elsa said...

No, I like it Ministar Michael!! I sang it!!!

11:17 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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11:29 AM  
Anonymous Big Surga said...

Big Surga Here...what's the deal with this reunion of the
"LABI MARANOS????"

1:16 PM  
Anonymous art said...

LABI Maranos sounds like a gang that ravaged through the halls and dorms of LABI.

1:44 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

"big surga?" does this mean you have sugar diabetes?

2:53 PM  
Anonymous art said...

Who is Big Surga?

6:19 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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9:19 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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9:37 AM  
Blogger Rosa P Ramos said...

Ok- guys, now I'm going to hold true to my lasting impression-"la mandona" (so sad!)- but to all c/o '97- Please- click on my name and send a blog to let me know if you will for sure be attending- thanks.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Rosa P Ramos said...

Otra vez- just to encourage any "undecided" classmates-this is the best reunion idea yet! Imagine not only your class but all of those friends that you were blessed to spend those 3 years with. I truly think this will be a memorable time and hope that everyone can be a part of it. Kudos to the originators!

12:17 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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12:18 PM  
Blogger Elsa said...

Arthur!!! donde esta "little man"??? ha!ha! remember the bug???

1:11 PM  
Anonymous art said...

When you decide to leave your comment, please choose a proper identity so that we can recognize you. You can choose other and leave your name so we can identify who is writing. Your classmates would appreciate it. Thanks

4:20 PM  
Anonymous art said...

Little Man will be attending this reunion. He is living in Houston.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Orlando said...

Looking forward to it...

5:46 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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5:57 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

I heard that there is going to be a preach down. Littleman against the world.

7:07 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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8:26 PM  
Blogger jsjhj said...

Hey art,

who am I.

Want a snack! You can always find one in my refrigerador. Mario always did.

9:36 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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11:19 PM  
Anonymous art said...

Hey jsjhj,
I can't put my finger on it. Please tell me who you are so that I can thank you for allowing me and mario to get food out of your frige?

peace out

11:28 PM  
Blogger Louie said...

Hi! It's me Louie from Chicago. Looking forward in seeing everyone in June. I tip my hat off to Art and everyone who has helped in putting this reunion together. Has anyone gotten in touch with Bro. and Sis. DeLaPaz? See you in June.

11:37 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Has anyone got in touch with that guy that was a sailor in the Navy. He was in Joey & Melissa Austin's) class. What was his name. Oh yeah, Frank Rangel

12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i fell in love with a sailor.
a sailor in love with the sea.

9:18 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

BIG LOUIE LOU!
wow. good to hear from you.
are you living in the CHI? i thought you were in indiana.
email me sometime and bring me up to par on your life, dear friend.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous ben said...

art,

sorry i haven't returned your call
please call back I probably erased your message and have had too may calls to go back

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what are the plans?

11:02 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

It would be nice to have some sort of slide show from each class- before and after pictures...what do you all think? (and as I tell the students who walk into my library...please use positive language...thank you :)...

10:42 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

the "PLANS," mr. anonymous...OH, the "PLANS" are to party like it's 1999.

9:18 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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12:39 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

There's a rumor going around that the great Eli Menchaca is going to be there.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

before and after pictures? This is not Jenny Creig!!!

12:57 PM  
Anonymous art said...

Mr. anonymous please email me so I can fill you in on all the plans or call me.
Thanks Buddy

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks to the aurthor for removing Mr.Loyas backsliden song list.

3:49 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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4:56 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

hey, anonymous, why are you so bitter...get over it...move on... let it go...let peace reign in your heart... if you hate LABI so much, then why do you keep coming back to the blog? as for before and after pictures, I meant memories...pictures are memories of our times at good old LABI- and pictures now of people with families, etc.etc.etc.

6:44 PM  
Blogger yezid said...

Hola desde Juarez!!!
Que pasa con la clase del 98? Solo el pastor Benjamin y yo vamos a ir?(Ya nadie te dice Benji?) Alguien me puede decir si va a estar Patrick Kenjanjui???

7:49 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

YEZID....my summer partner ---y Alejandra...remember? watching soccer games (brazil) cleaning up after camps, waking up at the weee hours of the morning to cook breakfast? It is good to hear from you...where are you at?

11:27 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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4:48 PM  
Blogger mugre said...

Hola mugre YEZID como estas? I hope you are doing fine!!! Soy yo Diego. Remember Me? When I went to El Paso for X-Mas I was hoping to bump in to you somewhere, but I didnt. Do the flautas still exist?

7:51 PM  
Blogger mugre said...

Oh YEZURD, (YEZID) todavia te gusta sobar los codos? Eh!!!

7:58 PM  
Blogger Rosa P Ramos said...

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11:21 PM  
Anonymous ben said...

que onda??? Yezid.....
que gusto de oir de ti. quiero
ser el esfuerzo de ir, pero no estoy muy seguro..

10:15 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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10:40 AM  
Anonymous art said...

Please help me finish our fight song?
LABI, we must go forward ??????

7:38 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

LABI we must go forward,
the Lord will open a door for you
In the land of giants you'll be a conqueror...Victory's waiting go onward...GO! GO! GO!

(in spanish)

Querida escuela sigue adelante
Que Dios las puertas te abrira
Aunque gigantes quedran vencer te
grandes victorias te esperan YA!YA!YA!

**Correct me if I am wrong-it's bee a while.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

about the Jenny Craigthing ...it took a long time, exercise and effort to work off all the manteca we ate there...boy were we well fed!

7:52 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

the Lord will open a trap for you/
in the land of diane/
you'll be a mongerer/
victor is waiting/
go on tour/
glow! glow! glow!

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Ben said...

land of diane...???
you'll be a mongerer
victor is waiting
go on tour...????

mike,

they asked us not post any inapproriate comments...

please refrain from those comments.

I have very fond memories of the choir.. even more when I had the privilege of being a part of that choir....

hahahahhhaahah

1:45 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

i was in the choir once...FOR A MONTH.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Come on Benji...you were the one who was always in bendicion with the choir...don't be lying...I will never forget the day you forgot the words...what are you doing for the king???

Good old memories!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Come on Benji...you were the one who was always in bendicion with the choir...don't be lying...I will never forget the day you forgot the words...what are you doing for the king???

Good old memories!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO EVERYONE.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous ben said...

....take up the cross and follow him.... la lala la......ceci would
make laugh... that was so funny

9:51 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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10:11 AM  
Anonymous Ben said...

the event in itself sound attractive...but I am not sure I will have an open space on my agenda... sueno como si fuera alguien verdad.... en otras palabras no tengas de viajar.... que tal si lo hacen en mi casa.... we'll make some fajitas...I'll get my tia pancha to make some tortillas....sounds great??

12:47 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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2:03 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

benji, i finna slap you.
"open space on your agenda?"
are you friggin' serious?
MAKE SPACE, benji!
YOU'VE GOT TIME!

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Armando said...

Please keep the Plata Family in Prayer.

James Plata has Passed Away

9:30 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

please pray for diane, tracie, timothy and jason plata.
bro. plata died of heart a heart attack today, thursday, feb. 16 in the evening.

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes please pray

9:09 AM  
Blogger mannydelacruz said...

Services for Bro. Plata will be in San Antonio, TX @ El Sendero on Monday (o2/20) @ 7:00 p.m. and on Tuesday (02/21) @ 10:00 a.m.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Rosa P Ramos said...

Just wanted to say that last night's service for Bro. Plata was very nice. It was touching to see so many people, ministers, students & alumni that were in some way touched by his life. Let us continue to lift up the family in prayer.

1:39 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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12:21 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

i heard the turn out at plata's wake/burial service was huge.

3:56 PM  
Blogger falex said...

i didn't get to go to the funeral, but yeah, heard it was kinda like "sold out"...

standing room only, if you will.

6:09 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

well, hello there, falex.
what a lovely surprise.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Rosa P Ramos said...

Hi, Falex! I was wondering when you would show up. We're still missing some c/o 97 members- who can update us? Also, there's a link on the home page (that really works) for our class, PLEASE, log in & drop us a line.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Rosa P Ramos said...

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1:19 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

to my fellow classmate of 1997:

click on the BIG, WHITE letters at the top of the main page that say
"LABI Classes of the 90s Unite! June 16-17, 2006 in San Antonio"

on the right hand side, you'll see "CLASS BLOGS."

click on "Class of 1997" and post your ideas/comments.

give rosa your ideas and let her know you're alive.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous elda said...

Hey class of 98 and others this is eldita. I am so happy to hear from you yezid. And yes bro. siaji will be there because he lives here in L.A.B.I

7:50 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

why is it so QUIET in here....? ...hello? ...is anybody here...?

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fell in love with a sailor/
The sailor in love with the sea

12:22 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

DOES ANYONE KNOW ANY GRADUATE OF LABI LIVING IN AUSTIN, TX?

2:30 PM  
Blogger Tito R. said...

Yeah I think Eddie A. lives there. He tends to stay out of the way or contact for some reason. Last time I saw him was @ Convention.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Ralph Perez said...

First let me say that I am completely amazed at how many of our LABI alumni use computers and are on the internet! Let me also say that whoever started this blog is the best thing since pants with pockets! Especially for those of us who desperately want to relive the glory years of LABI!

8:40 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

hello, ralph p.
what a lovely surprise.

you're funny. actually, i'm MORE surprised that you're so amazed at how many LABI alumni use computers and are on the internet.

what, do you think we just crawled out from underneath the woodworks?

9:38 AM  
Blogger Ralph Perez said...

Exactly! Actually, you always seemed tech savvy.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Ralph Perez said...

I haven't talked to any of you in a really long time so I thought I'd include my info if you need it.

5100 USAA BLVD 2008
San Antonio, TX 78240
512.699.6117 cell
Ralphp04@gmai.com
perezatlaw.blogspot.com

10:17 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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11:25 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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11:27 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

ralph p.,
checked out your blog. good to see you're not as condescending and pretentious as you were on your first post on this blog. ;o)

actually, my tech savior-faire started with that darling piece of complex machinery known as the whisper writer!
("michael, you can start typing any minute now." "but, ralph, I AM!")

good luck and God bless with all your law & academia endeavors. hope to see you at the party.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Tito R. said...

hey mike what kind of computer do have now, or do you just use the one at work.
You have more comments on here than anybody else. What exactly do you do at work. Love you man

3:14 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

ha ha. funny, i was just talking to art about this this morning.

i'm the educational program coordinator at st. john's hospital.
that's just the long way of saying "teacher." the patients are required to take my classes before being discharged.

as my classes don't begin until the afternoon (1pm-5pm), i'm free ALL. MORNING. LONG.

yes, it IS great. =o)

4:04 PM  
Blogger Tito R. said...

Ok that is very cool. Enjoy your mornings my friend. Enjoy.

So, I have a question. Who exactly is putting this thing together? Is it ART? Just thought I would ask.

10:39 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

yups.
it's art and a few other unmentionables. i think they prefer to stay anonymous for some unknown reason. "tico" and "taco" are their name and webbing is their game. if you call me, i'll fill you in on this secret.

11:10 AM  
Blogger mannydlc said...

Hey mike, please forgive me! I never said hi to you. How are you?

9:42 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

manny dlc!
i KNOW you and your family are going to the reunion, right?
will lori be there?

9:13 AM  
Blogger Ralph Perez said...

so what else do you do besides work Mike?

1:06 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

run; work part-time at church; volunteer at church (youth group staff, media team camera man, and sunday school teacher); run; hang out with the wifey and do married folks stuff; watch alot of movies; spend way too much time downloading way too much music on itunes; and run some more.
and you?

2:10 PM  
Blogger Ralph Perez said...

And me you ask? When I'm not studying at the library, I'm asleep. Law school hasn't left much time for anything. Last semester wasn't so hectic but this semester has been really busy. There is one exception to the schedule. When Katie is here, lawschool gets put on the back burner. We go to the movies, swim, she likes to help in the kitchen so we cook together. We go to the book store and read. We go to the zoo all the time and this weekend we're going to a Spurs game. But when she leaves, the party's over.

4:35 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

sounds like you're a busy man. so if i ever need to sue somebody i can come to you, right?
thanks!

2:47 PM  
Blogger Ralph Perez said...

It's funny that you say that, I'm constantly getting calls from family and friends with legal questions. The last one was about a possible civil action for defamation.

12:26 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

i feel i've been defamated. my patients call me bad things all the time. could i sue them?

i think benji's african american friend, quila, wants to sue labi because she slipped (on dry floor)and fell (supposedly) in the school cafeteria one saturday morning at breakfast and hurt her "neck and back and stuff."

12:42 PM  
Blogger mugre said...

Good job Ralph, we need ethical lawyers out there. It's sad that many are just out there to take advantage of people. Make us proud!!!

10:25 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

"ethical" is a relative term, mugre boy.
it's a POWER thing, not an altruistic thing, right ralph?
haha! j/k ;o)

8:56 AM  
Blogger mugre said...

Lolla only you would say that who would compromise your honesty as an RA and would take a snickers bar and let them off the hook. Do you remember that?

9:10 AM  
Blogger mugre said...

Hey Lloya how is Yezid? Is she doing well?

9:12 AM  
Blogger mugre said...

Ops sorry for misspelling your last name loya.

9:15 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

what? i have no idea what you're talking about, but if ever a snickers bar was unrightfully snatched, i'm sure there was a justifiable reason; it was probably given to the needy or something. power to the PROLETARIAT.

yezid's doing o.k.
still in juaritos, happy with her son and looking forward to the reunion.

10:39 AM  
Blogger mugre said...

Whatever Michael, you very well know what I am talking about. You are a mugre!!!

I'm glad Yezid is doing well. Whenever I'm in El Paso I will try to visit her. Does she still live at the same place?

7:05 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

if by "place" you mean house, no.
she's living with her hubby.

10:44 AM  
Blogger RevQuila said...

I need the admin to link the following blog for all 98 alumni to respond to the reunion.

http://forgotthenameoflabi98class.blogspot.com/

2:28 PM  
Anonymous admin said...

The main page has been updated and now includes a link to the class of '98 blog.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Ralph Perez said...

Hey admin, go ahead and add the class of '99 blog as well

http://class-of-99.blogspot.com/

10:36 PM  
Blogger Noemi said...

Greetings Everyone, the class of '99 and especially all my METRO people!!! It's good to see postings from everyone. Gosh, can't believe it's been a long time since I've talked to some of you! I hope to attend the reunion, I can't wait to see many of you! LOVE YA'LL!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Ralph Perez said...

What's your email address Noemi?

3:25 PM  
Anonymous admin said...

Rosa, take the comment filter off of our class blog website!
It's turning people away!

12:05 AM  
Blogger mugre said...

Hey mugre Noemi, glad you finally checked in!!!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Ralph Perez said...

i need your email address diego

4:19 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

have any of you seen george clooney's movie
'good night and good luck' yet?

heard it was supposed to be good; about a guy who stands up the abuse of power.

4:57 PM  
Blogger mugre said...

Ralph my email is

mugrevasquez@yahoo.com

6:42 PM  
Blogger Ralph Perez said...

I saw Glory Road, that was about a guy that stood up to racism

7:17 PM  
Blogger Noemi said...

MUGRE! It took a while but I'm here! Hey, do you still have some Amoxil?? Do you remember that?

8:04 PM  
Blogger Noemi said...

I know Laura remembers that! You were good to me roomie!

8:06 PM  
Anonymous admin said...

The link to the blog for the class of 1999 has been added to the main page.

6:12 PM  
Blogger mugre said...

No, but I do have Pentrexil? Its just as good!!! Those were good old times. Noemi so are you still an END TIMES NERD? Remember that? Make sure you bring your sign to the reunion. There are still some of us who are END TIMES NERDS!!!

9:22 PM  
Blogger Mica said...

oh my, lions and tigers and bears. the sickening thing is that i am finding out how close i am to so many of you, living in DFW. and here i've been spending so much couch time with my puppy dog. *shock and awe*

10:46 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

good point, mica.
sad how even though we're only minutes apart (except for me, of course), our degree of contact has dwindled.

well, atleast now we have this blog thing and free cell phone minutes after 9pm.

spread the love, y'all.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Rosa P Ramos said...

To class of '97- the comment filter is off- SORRY. Total mistake- I didn't even realize it was on. Welcome Back. Thanks Michael!

1:15 PM  
Blogger Noemi said...

no mugre! no quiero pentrexil ni amoxil. you gave me amoxil one time & i almost died. how can you forget!
y que es END TIMES NERDS? yo no se nada de eso. no me metas en tu royos..

1:59 PM  
Blogger Noemi said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

2:05 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

awww, noemi, why did you delete that message? it was sweet....

5:31 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

NOemi,

you are as crazy as ever! Roommate, you know I would never do anything to hurt you ....stupid amoxil is right!!! Good memories!

9:20 PM  
Blogger Noemi said...

everyone has deleted at least one comment, i didn't want to be left out. loya, you know how it is.

9:45 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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11:45 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

TO ALL THE LADIES,

SPREAD THE WORD.
USE THE KNOWLEDGE.

love,
michael l.

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Breast cancer deaths higher among black woman: study By Joanne Morrison

Mon Mar 20, 6:11 PM ET

African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer and minorities in general do not receive the best treatment for the disease compared to white women, according to health studies released on Monday.

The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that black women, even after adjusting for socioeconomic differences, are nearly 20 percent more likely than white women to die of breast cancer.

A second study found that women in minority groups, including Hispanics, are half as likely to get complete follow-up treatment for the disease.

"Even after controlling for socioeconomic status and disease stage, African American women were 19 percent more likely to die from breast caner than white women," said Lisa Newman, Director of the Breast Care Center at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the study's lead author.

"Our research underscores the need to investigate the role of biologic, genetic, and sociocultural factors in breast cancer mortality among black women," Newman added.

The second study, conducted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, found that minority women with early-stage breast cancer had double the risk of white women of failing to receive radiation, chemotherapy or hormonal therapy following breast cancer surgery.

"We found that one in three black women and nearly one in four Hispanic women fail to receive the necessary adjuvant therapy," said Nina Bickell, associate professor of health policy and medicine at Mount Sinai and that study's lead author.

The likelihood of not getting proper follow-up treatment among whites was 16 percent, much lower than the 23 percent for Hispanics and 34 percent among blacks.

That study also controlled for clinical, demographic and treatment access factors, including the presence of other illnesses and whether or not a woman was covered by health insurance.

Researchers found that women from minority groups were indeed more likely to have other illnesses and had less insurance than white women, suggesting that these factors could influence a physician's decision to prescribe treatment and a patient's ability to actually receive treatment.

"Significant progress can be made toward reducing racial disparities in cancer death by eliminating the disparities in breast cancer treatment," Bickell said.

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11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Michael, get a life!

11:39 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

hey, anonymous, GET AN IDENTITY. and then, maybe, i'll get a life.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Ralph Perez said...

Mike, thank you for posting that, I think it's very important to encourage awareness.

Anonymous, thank you for posting that, I think it's equally important for Mike to get a life.

Maybe not equally important.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Ralph Perez said...

wow, admin, we might have a cat fight on our hands!

11:54 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

if this is a cat fight, call me "toonses the driving cat."
i'll drive you straight off a cliff, son!

12:33 PM  
Blogger Ralph Perez said...

Please tell me you're talking to "anonymous"

1:10 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

please tell me you're talking to admin.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Noemi said...

now THAT sounds like a cat fight!

1:56 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

MEOW! MEOW!
noemi, i'm gonna scratch you with my claws and fling fleas on you!
grrr!

2:05 PM  
Blogger mannydlc said...

Oh my gosh, Noemi!!!! It's so good to see your still around! I haven't seen you since SAGU! How are you? Hey, by the way somebody e-mail me: mannyandcarla@sbcglobal.net

love you guys!

9:23 PM  
Blogger Noemi said...

bring it on loya! well, actually you can keep your fleas...

9:36 AM  
Blogger Noemi said...

hey manny, manuel, class president... wuzzz up? glad to see that you're back! can't wait to see you & carla. tell carla that she won't be pushed in the pool :)

10:15 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

hey y'all.
ok, myabe you're right--i have no life, but here's a very cool tid-bit i came across on www.burnsidewriterscollective.com


10 WAYS TO BE A DO-ER OF JUSTICE

1. Spend time with God - get closer to His heart.
Ask him to show you injustice and how to respond. (see The Aidan Way)

2. Know and understand your world. Pray, read the newspaper and check out other global news sites.
- Francis Schaeffer is known to have advised us to study the Bible with the Good Book in one hand and a newspaper in the other.

3. Pray for our leaders, globally.
- If anyone needs it, they do.

4. Give money away.
Choose something you believe in. Here’s a few good choices:
- BloodWater Mission
- World Vision
- America’s Second Harvest
- United Way

5. Give away your time.
- Volunteer at a local soup kitchen or shelter. If there aren’t any where you live, start one.
- Simply look at the homeless guy on the street begging for money; try to say hello even if you can’t or don’t want to give him or her money.

6. Spend real time with your family and loved ones.
Turn off the TV. Eat dinner together.
- Mother Theresa said once that there wouldn’t be any poverty in our world if we all just took care of our families.

7. Take the bus, ride your bike, carpool.
(For more info, click here)
- Auto emissions account for about 60% of air pollution (especially ozone smog) in our cities.
- Maintain your car in good, efficient working condition to decrease air and water pollution. More than 80% of auto emissions come from less than 30% of the cars.
- Ohioans dispose of more than 17 million scrap tires annually and have accumulated more than 28 million across the state.

8. Reuse, renew, recycle.
Do your part to undermine our expendable society.
(For more, click here)
- Paper takes up 40% of our landfills.
- If more people became environmental shoppers, the amount of trash could be reduced by as much as 45 percent.
- Each year we trash enough office paper to build a 12-foot wall from Los Angeles to New York City.
- One ton of paper from recycled pulp saves 17 trees, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 7000 gallons of water, 4200 kilowatt hours (enough to heat your home for half year), 390 gallons of oil, and prevents 60 pounds of air pollutants.
- One quart of motor oil can pollute 250,000 gallons of water.
- Approximately 60% of Americans change their own oil. Due to the lack of convenient collection facilities, these do-it-yourselfers simply dump the used motor oil into the environment. Over 200 million gallons of oil. Or the equivalent of 5 oil tankers the size of the Exxon Valdez spilling their entire load, is tossed in the garbage or poured down the sewer every year.

9. Buy local produce, support local farms, cook seasonal dishes (and reduce the amount of oil spent to transport your food from the far corners of the earth.
And buy things at local, small stores!
- Check out the “Simply in Season” cookbook from Ten Thousand Villages


10. Use a porcelain or travel mug for your warm, yummy beverages (this applies to you especially if you live in the Northwest!)
- The average American office worker goes through around 500 disposable cups every year.
- That styrofoam cup that you drank your coffee out of this morning will still be in the landfill 500 years from now.
- Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.

3:57 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

RODS OF GOLD
is here for you.

NEVER FORGET
RODS OF GOLD.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Mica said...

loya.. you don't have secret rooms in your house where you grow pot, do you?

i'm a little concerned...

10:00 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

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10:02 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

ok, ok, folks, i'm sorry for posting all these crazy articles, but here's one last one that i came across this a.m.

it's helpful!

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Six Tips for Happiness


1. Give yourself permission to be human. When we accept emotions -- such as fear, sadness, or anxiety -- as natural, we are more likely to overcome them. Rejecting our emotions, positive or negative, leads to frustration and unhappiness.



2. Happiness lies at the intersection between pleasure and meaning. Whether at work or at home, the goal is to engage in activities that are both personally significant and enjoyable. When this is not feasible, make sure you have happiness boosters, moments throughout the week that provide you with both pleasure and meaning.



3. Keep in mind that happiness is mostly dependent on our state of mind, not on our status or the state of our bank account. Barring extreme circumstances, our level of well being is determined by what we choose to focus on (the full or the empty part of the glass) and by our interpretation of external events. For example, do we view failure as catastrophic, or do we see it as a learning opportunity?



4. Simplify! We are, generally, too busy, trying to squeeze in more and more activities into less and less time. Quantity influences quality, and we compromise on our happiness by trying to do too much.



5. Remember the mind-body connection. What we do -- or don't do -- with our bodies influences our mind. Regular exercise, adequate sleep, and healthy eating habits lead to both physical and mental health.



6. Express gratitude, whenever possible. We too often take our lives for granted. Learn to appreciate and savor the wonderful things in life, from people to food, from nature to a smile.

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Ben said...

ooohhh and don't forget Loya....

align your chakras with your third
eye.... hahahah and find that inner peace people


geezz

3:27 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

dude, you must be on some of that new age stuff.
the 6 steps are mere christian pop-psych stuff.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Ralph Perez said...

Christian Pop-Psych? I wont act like I read the 7 steps or the 8 rules or whatever but in the 90's the Newsboys said, "Shine" and that's what I do.

9:27 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

ummm, there were 6 steps last time i checked.
but shine on, ralphy!
shine like the sun!

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

class of 97....

get your own reunion

11:57 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

'97 rhymes with HEAVEN and we love you, little anonymous one.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Rosa P Ramos said...

Hey, hey, hey- "Anonymous friend"- why the need to single out our class?

1:53 PM  
Blogger Tito R. said...

Hey anonymous, sounds like you have bitter feeling towards us. Did MSAL offend you in anyway, cause I assure you it was unintentional. Hope you'll join us anyway. Much love.

6:08 PM  
Blogger mugre said...

hey rosita como estan tu y chaco?

diego

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK...
classes 90-95 and classes 97-99.... get your own reunion

7:57 AM  
Blogger Noemi said...

Anonymous, how about you get your own reunion!

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Noemi said...

lol! let's not go there!

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wish all of you had been my friends at LABI. Like Paul, I was rejected and despised by all. I only want to feel like I'm a part of the group, that's all.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Noemi said...

You ARE part of the group. Are you not reading the comments? Everyone is showing much love, but you're not responding.

2:47 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

4:00 PM  
Blogger michael loya said...

OK, my friends, i know you guys are sick of my posts and you wish i would go on a 'blog fast' for about the rest of my life, but it's just that lately i've happened across some articles covering some AMAZING and REVOLUTIONARY things going on in our world today.

if you are hispanic, the following should be of IMENSE interest to you, your parents, your grandparents and your children (if and when you have any), REGARDLESS of your stance on the immigration issue.

TODAY, about 500,000 (WOW) protesters took to the stree to oppose a bill sponsored by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.).
The bill would give police more power to enforce immigration law (making ALL latino immigrants criminals)and would lead to 700 miles of additional fencing along the border.

even if politics is not your "thing," it doesn't matter--this EFFECTS YOU ANYWAY.

check it:

THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE
Massive Student Walkout Spreads Across Southland

March 28, 2006

Nearly 40,000 students from across Southern California staged walkouts to protest proposed immigration legislation Monday, blocking traffic on four freeways and leaving educators concerned about how much longer the issue will disrupt schools.

The protests are believed to eclipse in size the demonstrations that occurred during the anti-Proposition 187 campaign in 1994 and even a famous student walkout for Chicano rights in 1968.

Some principals put their schools on lockdown Monday to keep students from leaving campus, and Los Angeles Unified School District officials said all middle and high schools will be on lockdown today.

Monday's demonstrations appeared to start in Los Angeles but quickly spread to San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and Ventura counties. Though the protests were mostly peaceful, there were a few clashes and several arrests.

Motorists were left in gridlock as youths marched down Sunset Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, Laurel Canyon Boulevard and other major thoroughfares.

At one point, protesters marched onto the Hollywood Freeway in downtown Los Angeles and two sections of the Harbor Freeway, downtown and in San Pedro, briefly halting traffic.

Students in Orange County briefly blocked the Riverside Freeway and Santa Ana Freeway in Fullerton, waving Mexican flags and tossing a rock that smashed the window of a CHP cruiser.

By noon, thousands of youths had gathered in front of Los Angeles City Hall, with student leaders meeting privately with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The rally took on a festive tone, with many waving Mexican flags and yelling, "Latinos Stand Up!" and "Viva Mexico!"

"It was my dad's and grandfather's sweat and tears that built the city of Los Angeles," said Marshall High School senior Saul Corona, whose father came to the United States illegally before getting a green card. "People like them did things no one else wanted to do because they wanted me to have a better future."

The protests appeared to be loosely organized, with students learning about them through mass e-mails, fliers, instant messages, cellphone calls and postings on myspace.com Web pages. By contrast, the massive rally Saturday that drew 500,000 people to downtown Los Angeles was highly organized, with demonstrators urged to wear white and bring American flags.

Many students said they were marching in opposition to a bill sponsored by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) that passed the House in December. The bill would give police more power to enforce immigration law and would lead to 700 miles of additional fencing along the border.

Even as the students marched, a Senate committee approved an immigration package Monday that would enable some of the about 12 million undocumented immigrants in the country to become U.S. citizens.

As immigrants or children of immigrants, several marchers said they would be personally affected by Sensenbrenner's pending bill.

"If this law passes, what will happen?" said Yadira Pech, 16. "There would be no more Los Angeles High School. Nearly all of us are immigrants."

Added Antonio Chavez, an eighth-grader at University Heights Middle School in Riverside: "Our parents, our families came here from Mexico. We want other families to be able to come here too."

Some students said they did not know exactly what the bill said but believed that it was part of an anti-immigrant movement taking hold nationwide.

"We just walked out because we didn't want to be at school," said Diana Hernandez, a senior at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles. "But we also believe [the legislation] is wrong."

The demonstrations became violent in some areas. In San Diego County, two dozen protesters were arrested in Escondido after refusing orders from police to disperse. Two patrol cars were reportedly vandalized.

In Riverside, a peaceful student protest unfolded downtown as six youths and one adult were arrested across town after scuffles with police clad in riot gear and carrying nightsticks, authorities said. After following students throughout the city and calling for them to disperse, officers confronted the group. Students responded by hurling rocks and bottles at police.

"They're pushing us around," said Pati Sanchez, a Norte Vista High School senior. "People should be able to say what they think."

In Santa Ana, officers used nightsticks and pepper spray to control students throwing bottles and rocks. They also set up barricades to prevent the protesters from disrupting traffic. One student was arrested and a few others suffered minor injuries, police said.

Four adults were arrested during a protest in Van Nuys, but no major violence occurred in Los Angeles County. The demonstrations prompted a tactical alert by Los Angeles police so the department could deploy officers to areas where they were needed.

"They're noisy but well-behaved," said LAPD Chief William J. Bratton as he walked through the downtown crowd. "Let them have their say."

In a district with about 358,000 middle and high school students, an estimated 26,000 walked out of more than 50 Los Angeles Unified campuses. Teachers, principals and school police urged students to demonstrate on campus, but students flooded through gates and onto city streets and sidewalks.

"It's very disruptive," said Ellen Morgan, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Unified School District. "We want them to express their opinions, but there are venues, there are forums for them to do so. We'd like them to stay in school and get an education."

Not only did the mostly high school students miss class time, administrators said, but the district could lose money if students did not show up. And with postings on myspace.com promoting more walkouts today, principals were doing whatever they could to encourage students to stay on school grounds.

All L.A. Unified middle and high schools will be on lockdown today, which means no one will be allowed to leave school once they enter, officials said. The district plans more stringent measures this morning, prohibiting students from going from class to class as usual.

Teachers are planning lessons on the immigration issue, and administrators are setting aside spots on campus for rallies and sit-ins. Some school officials plan to punish students who left campus with enforced attendance at Saturday school.

In Los Angeles, principals sent notes home that urged parents to tell their children to stay on campus and warned of disciplinary action for those who did not.

On Monday, some principals locked down their campuses in an attempt to prevent students from leaving school grounds. Nevertheless, students from at least one campus climbed over a fence to leave.

Lucy Delgadillo, whose children attend South East High School in South Gate, said she knows that lockdowns promote school safety.

"There are some kids who don't know what the protest is about," she said. "But there are kids who understand and feel strongly about this, and I think they should be allowed to protest."

At some campuses where students did walk out, staff members marched alongside the youths to ensure their safety, officials said. In addition, Los Angeles school administrators dispatched about 30 buses to City Hall and other locations to ferry students back to their campuses in the afternoon.

In a noontime speech outside City Hall, Villaraigosa told the students that he opposed the Sensenbrenner bill.

"I know that all of you are fearful about what's going on," Villaraigosa said, referring to the pending legislation. "I know it would criminalize 12 million people."

But later in the afternoon, when he came out to tell students to go home, he was met with chants of, "Hell no, we won't go."

Administrators expressed differing views on the protests, which took place on the Cesar Chavez holiday. Some complained about a wasted day, while others praised the youths' activism.

"What pleases me is that our kids are politically active," said Ventura Unified School District Supt. Trudy Arriaga. "Isn't that what we want for the future?"

But Oxnard Union High School District Supt. Joy Dunlap said she hoped that it was over and that students had fulfilled their need to express their opinions.

"They've had that opportunity and now they'll come back and get back to studies on a normal basis," she said.

Santa Ana Unified School District Supt. Al Mijares said the students should use the classroom to engage in the immigration debate.

"The students are generally interested in the subject," he said. "But our quest is to make sure they're safe. We don't want them to miss school."

For the most part, students were met with support from honking motorists and cheering observers. (The demonstrations occurred a week after HBO premiered a movie about the 1968 student walkouts in East Los Angeles to protest the treatment of Chicanos.)

"I'm so proud of these kids," said social worker Robin Sheiner, as she watched the crowd pass on Melrose. "They're showing what they believe in."

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so sorry to harass you, again....
love you! XOXOXOXO

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Art said...

They just don't want to go to school. If I was the administrator I would suspend each and every one of those kids for walking out. What does their education have to do with immigration reform. Just another excuse. Chiflados

11:52 PM  
Blogger Rosa P Ramos said...

Hi- Diego, Estamos muy bendecidos, thanks for asking? Y tu? Cuentame como estas. Priscilla told me you are going to school again-that's great!- Rosita

11:57 PM  
Blogger Rosa P Ramos said...

Hey Michael- definitely we felt the impact here in the metroplex. However, as usual some of the "protesters" that did not understand the reasoning or didn't really know the whole purpose ended up being a detrimental example on local television. I was both moved yet disappointed in the lack of organization and adult participation. My nephew was a part of the demonstration and mentioned that he saw and experienced some harsh response from local police and also was embarassed by the actions of some of his peers.

12:01 AM  
Blogger michael loya said...

rosa, i, too, was moved by the protests--even if for no other reason than it brought hope in me for the next generations.

after having taught college students for 4 years, i honestly worried about what i interpreted as an apathetic, nonchalant, i-don't-give-a-dang attitude of the students, meanwhile the world's falling to shambles all around us.

regardless of your take on the immigration issue, atleast activism ain't dead.
i mean, wasn't Christ the quintessential example of iconoclastic activism, speaking out on behalf of the poor and marginlaized of society?

ok, sorry. i'll shut up now.

12:22 PM  

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