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Byline: Marc Schogol
PHILADELPHIA _ For many Latinos, it is a highlight of their year, with fiestas, parades and other celebrations.
But like so much else in the United States, this year's National Hispanic Heritage Month, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 14, has been submerged beneath the grief and concern following the terrorist attacks and the preparations for the United States to go to war.
Many of the big events in this region, in Washington and in other states have been canceled, rescheduled or scaled down.
"This is not a time of celebration," said Lisa Navarrete, a spokeswoman for the National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Latino …