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Making The News Week
The national award jury of the Freedom Foundation chooses San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros as a winner of its 1986 Freedom Leadership Award for “his constructive and responsible leadership^’... The San Francisco Board of Education names San Jose School Superintendent Ram6n Cortines as its new superintendent replacing the ousted Robert Alioto.. .At a regional meeting in Los Angeles, members of the Mexican American Political Association endorse Richard Polanco (winner of the April 8 special Democratic primary to fill the 56th District state Assembly seat formerly held by Los Angeles City Councilor Richard Alatorre) for the June 3 special election to fill the
remainder of Alatorre’s term, while endorsing Mike Hernandez for the regular primary (also June 3) id determine party nominees for November's election. Hernandez lost narrowly to Polanco in April... Arizona state Sen. Luis Gonzales says he'll oppose U.S. Rep. Morris Udall for the Democratic nomination in the 2nd Congressional District and challenges Udall to limit campaign spending to $150,000... Edgardo Delgado, a spokesman for the Puerto Rico Justice Department, says 91 - not 200-to-500 persons as has been reported in the media- died in the October rock and mud slide in Mameyes. He says 40 bodies have been recovered and 51 are still buried. . . The American Acaderriy^and Institute of Arts and Letters names writers Barry L6pez and Cecile Pineda among 17 winners of 1986 awards for“ work of distinction”... The United States Sports Academy names golfer Nancy L6pez its Professional Sportswoman of the Year...
Vol. 4 No. 18

May 5, 1986
Hispanics Getting More Set-Asides
Hispanic federal contract procurement increased 19% from $700 million in 1984 to $831 million in 1985, according to an audit released April 22 by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
The increase for Hispanics accompanied a slight overall decrease in procurement for minorities through the Small Business Administration’s 18-year-old 8 (a) program - the federal government’s primary tool in setting aside federal contracts for minorities Adjusting for inflation, total minority procurement fell from $2.71 billion in fiscal year 1984 to $2.65 billion for the 1985 fiscal year.
The third annual audit of the SBA’s 8 (a) program by NALEO also showed a substantial
Justice’s Gil Pompa Dead at54
FEDERAL PROCUREMENT TO HISPANIC 8 (a) FIRMS
1984-1985 (top states)
(in thousands)
Gilbert G Pompa, Asst U.S. Attorney General and director of the U.S. Justice Department’s Community Relations Service who began working with that agency in 1967 as a field representative in San Antonio, died at his home in Fairfax, Va., April 28 of a heart attack. He was 54.
“Gil was a valued member of our management team,” Attorney General Edwin Meese III said. “His leadership benefited the country in numerous instances. He will be greatly missed”
Working for and appointed by both Democrat and Republican presidents (Carter and Reagan), Pompa had the ability to adjust to different administrations “while not forgetting where he came from,” a friend of 17 years told Weekly Report.
“He was always concerned that there were
Calif. 1984 $209,762 1985 $173,071 Change - 21% not enough visible Hispanics in the administration,” Gil Chavez, a senior Staff member
Texas 86,737 105,468 + 22% with the Federal Interagency Committee on
N.Y. 67,042 114,077 + 70% Education, said. “There were not many like
Colo. 32,013 52,981 + 65% Gil that came into government and stayed
Ariz. 21,469 18,209 - 18% that long because it gets to be a lonely
N.J. 16,677 22,231 + 33% battle.”
N.M. 14,145 16,460 + 16% As head of the federal government’s elite
Fla 2,544 5,426 +113% corps of conflict troubleshooters and peace-
Source: NALEO, Small Business Administration makers, Pompa was responsible for 10 regional
increase in procurement contracts by Hispanics from 1983 to 1984. It surged from $378 million in 1983 to the $700 million 1984 level - an increase of 120%.
Roberto Cervera-Rojas, executive director of the National Hispanic Association of Construction Enterprises, said of the growth: “Hispanics have become more aware of the existence and potential of the contracts through the efforts of groups such as the national chamber (U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) and ourselves.”
Hispanics accounted for 1.5% of set-aside contracts in 1985 and 0.5% of all federal contracts awarded last year, noted the NALEO report. continued on page 2
1973 and was instrumental in working out the agreement that ended warfare between members of the American Indian Movement and federal law enforcement agencies.
Pompa was instrumental in heading conciliation efforts in the nationally publicized dispute in
1974 between the United Farm Workers and Teamster's Union in California’s San Joaquin Valley. He also directed the Justice Department's response to 1980 racial riots in Miami.
Born in Devine, Texas, Pompa attended St Mary’s University in San Antonio, receiving a degree in law from that school in 1958. Following two years of private law practice he headed the San Antonio Municipal Court’s prosecution division and later became chief of the misdemeanor division of the' Bexar County.District Attorney’s office in Texas.
In 1969 Pompa was appointed CRS assistant director of Field Services, associate director for National Service in 1970 and CRS deputy director in 1976. President Jimmy Carter nominated Pompa to head the agency in 1978 and President Ronald Reagan reappointed him in 1981.
He is survived by his wife, Hermelinda, daughters Janiece Pompa of Salt Lake City and Darlene OToole of Fairfax, and son Gilbert Russell, also of Fairfax. Other survivors include his mother, Manuela Pompa, three sisters and a brother. -Carlos Morales
offices that mediate to help resolve community problems and confrontations.
He served as mediator during the 90-day siege at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in
$7.9 Million for Injury
A Mexican man’s claim that his former employer and its insurance carrier conspired to keep him from seeking legal help following a 1976 work accident has resulted in a $7.9 million award in damages from a Compton, Calif., Superior Court jury.
Raul Rodriguez, who had worked for Western Dyeing & Finishing Co. for four years, was pulled into a carpet-rolling machine. An arm and leg were mangled and his testicles and penis were torn from his body, his lawyer said.
Gutierrez Beats Torres
Luis Gutierrez defeated Manuel Torres in the April 29 runoff for Chicago’s 26th Ward aldermanic seat. Gutierrez won 53% of the votes, or 7,429, compared with 47%, or 6,549 ballots, for Torres.
The victory by Gutierrez, an ally of Mayor Harold Washington, and that of Marlene Carter, also a Washington candidate, in the runoff for the 15th Ward, gives the mayor a 25-25 split in the City Council. Washington, whose appointments and programs had been thwarted by 10th Ward Alderman Edward Vrdolyak up to now, possesses the tiebreaking vote.-
Both Gutierrez and Carter will be sworn in to the council on May 14.


Sin pelos en la lengua
COME HOME, EDDIE, YOU NEED US: Eddie Olmos was such a nice young man when he lived in laid-back Southern California, before he started hanging around with that Miami Vice crowd.
But, now, after listening to him try to outdo Geraldo Rivera at the Hispanic media conference in Miami, I'm worried.
Suntanned and sockless, Eddie showed up just a few days after every newspaper and television station in the country recounted his tale of rescuing a lady’s purse outside a Miami shopping center by screaming, “Miami Vice. Freeze!”
Even though he didn’t catch the hoodlums, I believe the incident really happened. I really do. I do, I do. But remember, I’m the one who some years ago in Mexico believed it FOUR times in a row when press agents for U.S. cowboy actors filming features there planted stories with the Mexico City wires about how their client-cowboy-stars saved the life of an Indian boy.
Indian boys, I guess. By coincidence, in the space of just a few months, an Indian boy watching each make a movie on location was bitten by a vicious, deadly snake (or, for variety, scorpion or tarantula). In each case, the star swept the Indian boy into his arms and galloped 10 miles at full speed to a doctor who happened to have the propei
elixir in stock.
At the Miami media conference, Olmos kept some40 reporters and others spellbound as he re-re-re-recounted his purse-snatch heroism. The chase scene alone lasted longer than any I’ve ever seen on TV.
Then he stepped out of his depth. He plunged into a soliloquy about his post-earthquake mercy missions into Mexico.
Now remember, nearly every U.S. paper which covered the earthquake turned its Latino reporters loose on the story. At the Miami conference, there had to be 40 or 50 of them who scrambled with the rest of the world press for exclusives.
But they all missed the real story, Eddie told them. Instead of 10,000 people killed by the quake, the toll was really in six figures, he whispered, asking the roomful of journalists not to reveal their source - or his life would be in jeopardy. The Mexican government was covering up. Then, based on things he saw in Mexico, he told the room (again requesting anonymity) that a new Mexican revolution was at hand and it would dwarf anything ever witnessed on this planet.
But the biggest expose came later on, revealed by yet another speaker, actor Luis Avalos. “Want to know what was really in Al Capone’s vault that Geraldo was poking around in?” he asked us. “The roast beef they served us tonight.”
-Kay Barbaro
Set-Asides Increase
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President Reagan’s budget proposal calls for slashing SBA’s budget from $885 million in fiscal year 1986 to $95.3 million in 1987. Ultimately, SBA would be abolished and its 8 (a) program transferred to the Minority Business Development Administration of the Commerce Department NALECCs report argued that the move would reduce the program’s effectiveness as an advocate for minorities because it would put it under the purview of the smaller and less powerful MBDA
The report found that 63% of all federal contracts obtained by minorities in 1984 came through the 8 (a) program. The Department of Education awarded all of its contracts to minorities through the program.
-Felix Perez
Low Puerto Rican Scores
Puerto Rican college students in the state of New York had the highest failure rate among those who took that state’s teacher certification tests in October, found a study released April 18.
The report, prepared by the State Department of Education, revealed that Puerto Ricans had a passing rate of between 36 and 50 percent Black students? passing rate ranged from 42 to 60 percent; white students, more than 80 percent.
Angelo Gonzalez, executive director of Aspira of New York, questioned the validity of the tests which he called “irrelevant” in measuring the skills of teachers.
The three-part test consists of communications skills, general knowledge and professional knowledge.
Jorge Hernandez Dies
Jorge Hernandez, executive director of Bostorf s Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, died April 10 of respiratory complications.
Hernandez, 35,.was widely known throughout the nation for his stewardship of the Emergen-cyTenants Corporation, acommunity organization formed in 1968 to fight the displacement of 2,000 Puerto Ricans in the city’s South End. ETC planned, funded and manages a housing complex named Villa Victoria, with nearly 900 units.
Hernandez was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 18,1951. He received his baccalaureate in mathematics from Cornell University in 1971 and his master's from Harvard in city planning in 1973. He was recognized and honored with several awards, including a 1985 special recognition award from the National Urban League. Hernandez was also on the board of directors of the National Puerto Rican Coalition in Washington, D.C.
Hernandez is survived by hjs parents, Jose Hernandez and Carmen Martinez de Hernandez, and two brothers, Wilfredo and Ivan His family lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has established the Jorge N. Hernandez Cultural Center Trust Fund, c/o IBA 405 Shawmut Ave., Boston, Mass. 02118.
FCC Probes Texas Station
A June 16 Federal Communications Commission hearing will determine if U.S. Rep. Albert Bustamante (D-Texas) and two of his political backers misrepresented the financial equity of a TV station to obtain its operating license in November 1984.
The hearing was requested March 27 by Nueva Vista Productions, Inc., one of seven applicant groups then competing for the license 1 of Channel 60, a low-power television station in San Antonio.
Charges filed with FCC Administrative Judge Edward J. Kuhlmann said that they falsely certified that reasonable financial backing assurance existed from all the investora
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FEDERAL AGENCY SPENDING AND PROCUREMENT
TO HISPANIC 8 (a) FIRMS
1985 (in thousands)
Total Total 8 (a) Hisp. 8 (a) Hisp. Hisp % Total
Contracts Contracts Contracts 8(a)% Contracts
Agriculture $1,376,673 $53,342 $24,938 46.8% 1.8%
Veterans Admin. 1,552,011 79,223 34,451 43.5% 2.2%
Justice 359,905 16,959 6,702 39.5% 1.9%
Commerce 370,358 11,163 3,622 32.4% 1.0%
Defense 150,593,138 1,834,914 591,519 32.2% 0.4%
Gen. Serv. Admin. 1,398,111 61,662 18,632 30.2% 1.3%
Interior 407,614 63,669 19,008 29.9% 4.7%
Energy 13,099,058 110,717 32,338 29.2% 0.3%
Transportation 1,560,433 169,846 46,214 27.2% 3.0%
NASA 7,426,643 102,110 26,677 26.1% 0.4%
Labor 540,296 3,710 962 25.9% 0.2%
HUD 57,847 13,174 2,565 19.5% 4.4%
State 239,196 42,904 7,930 18.5% 3.3%
Education 155,845 7,356 1,245 16.9% 0.8%
Health.and Human Serv. 1,060,954 56,545 8,320 14.7% 0.8%
EPA 558,695 14,129 1,732 12.3% 0.3%
Treasury 397,087 9,526 958 10.1% 0.2%
Other Exec. Agencies 1,449,692 94,346 3,592 3.8% 0.2%
Total 182,603,556 2,745,295 831,405 30.3% 0.5%
Source: NALEO, The Small Business Administration and the Office of Management and Budget
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THE GOOD NEWS
FLORIDA FARM WORKERS: The 150-page report “The Hands that Feed Us” depicts the poor living and working conditions of undocumented, primarily Hispanic, farm workers in southern Florida. Send a $5 prepaid order to: American Civil Liberties Union, 122 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 (2021 544-1681.
GUIDE TO MINORITY GROUPS: The 378-page 1985-86 edition of “Guide to Multicultural Resources” contains addresses and telephone numbers of business, media, civil rights and other minority organizations. Itincludes51 pages on Latino groupa Price: $24.95 plus $2.50 shipping. Contact: National Minority Campus Chronicle, P.O. Box 9869, Madison, Wis. 53715 (608) 251-9033.
CAMBIO FOR LATINAS: Fifteen $1,000 awards will be given to those Hispanic women who want to change to a business-related career or education. Applicants should have graduated from high school at least five years ago. Applications must be postmarked by May 12. Contact Liz Montoya, Project Cambio, National Image, 2162 Candelera, Santa Fe, N.M. 87501 (505) 473-4931.
DOUBLE LIVES FOR MEXICANAS: A 31-page study found that Mexican American women shuttling between Mexico and the United States convert from submissive to assertive roles in the family. For a copy, send $1.40 to: Prof. Sylvia Guendelman, Maternal and Child Health Program, School of Public Health, 306 Earl Warren Hall, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. 94720 (415) 642-2848.
CUBANS IN FLORIDA: The 53-page “Cuban Immigration and Immigrants in Florida and the United States: Implications for Immigration Policy” analyzes the impact of Cubans on Miami and surrounding areaa Send $9 (plus 5% tax for Florida residents) to: Bureau of Economic and Business Research, 221 Matherly Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. 32611 (904) 392-0171.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN CUBA: A 59-page book reports the experiences of intellectuals imprisoned by the Cuban government For a copy of “Harnessing the Intellectuals: Censoring Writers and Artists in Today's Cuba,” send $3 to: Cuban American National Foundation, 1000 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Suite 601, Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 265-2822.
CORPORATE CLASSIFIEDS
PERSONNEL MANAGERS: Let Hispanic Link help you in your search for executives and professionals Mail or phone your corporate classified ads to: Hispanic Link, 1420 N St N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005. Phone (202) 234-0737. Ad copy received by 5 p.m. (E7) Tuesday will be carried in Weekly Reports mailed Friday of the same week. Rates: 75 cents per word. Display rates: $35 per column inch.
DISABLED PERSONS OFFICE COORDINATOR $23,177-S26,572 Ann. No. 16186ADHS
Professional work coordinating the review, modification and implementation of all county facilities, programs and services to ensure inclusion of disabled persons. Employee is responsible for ensuring compliance with section 504 of the Rehab Act of 1973 and providing technical assistance to a wide range of county employees, citizens and businesses in providing accommodation for the disabled.
Requires B.S. and one year experience in related field. Preference may be given to applicants with experience in: A) section
*504 of the Rehab Act including analysis and elimination of barriers; B) Working with a wide variety of disabilities; C) community groups, citizens and agencies and D) in administrative work, budgeting/plan-ning, etc.
Official Arlington County application form required. To request application material please call (703) 558-2167 weekdays between 8:00 am.-5:00 p.m. EDT.
Applications must be received into the Personnel Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 8,1986.
SECRETARIAL POSITION Professional association in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.CX, is seeking a capable, mature individual for secretarial position. Excellent typing skills essential. Contact Mrs. Gray (202) 833-3410.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR, Washington Bureau news and information programs. Candidate edits program materials; initiates, plans and produces program materials for broadcast directs live program broadcasts, when assigned. B.A or equivalent experience and 2 years experience in broadcasting journalism, with demonstrated ability to organize and disseminate information and to coordinate daily news.
Interested persons should submit resume to National Public Radio, Personnel, 2025 M St NW, Washington, D.C. .20036 (202) 822-2000.
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND, government office of personnel has a JOB hotline (301) 952-3408. ■
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
GLOMB, HANTEN & BACA LAW FIRM: Immigration-civil litigation - commercial law-employment law- federal agency practice. 1815 H St NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C. 20006 (202) 466-2250
Calendar
THIS WEEK
CINCO DE MAYO Arlington, Va. May 5
The Republican Hispanic Assembly of Texas will have U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm(R-Texas) keynote its 1 st menudo breakfast, where the significance of Mexico’s independence from France will be discussed. Vince Villa (202) 291-9353
FEDERAL PROCUREMENT New York May 6
The WaH Street Chapter of Image will co-sponsor a seminar to discuss contract opportunities with the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development Luisa Bras (202) 426-6030
CONGRESSMAN GONZALEZ TRIBUTE Washington, D.C. May 6
There will be a fete in honor of U.S. Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez (D-Texas), who celebrates his 70th birthday. Christine Ochoa (202) 225-3236
HISPANIC POLICE OFFICERS CONFERENCE San Antonio May 8
The Mexican American Police Command Officers’ Association will conduct its annual conference titled “Hispanic Officers as Resources for National Im-
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migration and Drug Problems.”
Linda Ximenes (512) 222-1455 FILM FESTIVAL Washington, D.C. May 8
In celebration of the Cinco de Mayo Mexican holiday, the Mexican American Women’s National Association in Washington, D.C., will hold a film festival. Pauline Nunez-Morales (202) 638-1706
HISPANIC WOMEN’S RELATIONSHIPS Rockville, Md. May 8
Titled “Mujeres Hispanas: Ayudense- Relaciones Hombre-Muierthis seminar, sponsored by the Women’s Commission of Montgomery County, will look at how the Hispanic culture affects Hispanas’ relationships.
Joan Ury (301) 279-8346
CHICANO/LATINO YOUTH DAY Pomona, Calif. May 9
California State Polytechnic State University will sponsor its 1 st conference geared toward Hispanic high school sophomores and juniors on leadership skills.
Ricardo Diaz (714) 869-2330
HISPANIC COMMERCE San Antonio May 9
The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will conduct its first of five regional conferences this year to address issues faced by Hispanic business.
Cindy Hall (816) 842-2228
HISPANIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE Lansing, Mich. May 9,10
The state’s Department of Education will sponsor its 6th annual conference to address issues such as the Latino dropout rate and U.S. English movement. Vita Pazaha (517) 373-6064
COMING SOON
HISPANIC SUBSTANCE ABUSE Andromeda Hispano Mental Health Center Washington, D.C. May 13 Clotilde Benitez (202) 483-8548
COMMUNITY LEADERS AWARDS AND FUNDRAISER
Committee for Hispanic Children and Families Brooklyn, N.Y. May 14 Helene Carr (718) 596-1800
SPOTLIGHT
PUERTO RICO’S ECONOMY: The U.S. House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs will conduct hearings in Washington, D.C., on May 20 and 22 to discuss how federal policy impacts the island’s troubled economy, especially unemployment. For further information contact Gail Mukaihata at (202) 225-9297.
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Arts & Entertainment
RECENTLY ANNOUNCED GRANTS WILL GIVE ADDED exposure to Hispanic artists and train Latinos working in public television and radio stations.
Winners of the 1986 Metropolitan Life Foundation Museum Grants for Minority Visual Arts were announced in New York April 1. Two of the seven winners will share a total of $100,000 in gifts and use the grants to display art by Hispanics. They are San Francisco’s Mexican Museum, with a $50,000 grant to purchase works by contemporary Mexican Americans for its permanent collection, and Buffalo, N.Y.’s Burchfield Art Center, to receive $10,000 for an exhibition and lecture series on five local Latinos.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting announced the awarding of 16 grants April 7 to train minorities and women at public radio and television entities across the country. Included among the winners are Gabriel Martinez, a broadcast engineer at KDNA-FM in Granger, Washington; Cassandra Ortega, a broadcast technician at KUAC-TV in Fairbanks, Alaska; In a related item, an archeology course that will focus on the Mayan
dig at the Copan site in Honduras will be among three television courses created with $4.5 million from The Annenberg-CPB project. Funding was announced April 15 for New Directions in Archeology, an eight-part series to be produced by Pennsylvania State University with WQED in Pittsburgh.
A SCHEDULING COMPROMISE HAS ENDED THE controversy over the airing in Colombia of the hit show Miami Vice, accused locally of stereotyping Colombians as drug dealers.
Colombia’s Consejo Nacional de Television approved Apfj§25 the airing of the program, moving it from the proposed 5:30 p.m. time slot to a 10:30 p.m. spot. In approving the airing, the country’s Minister of Communications Nohemi Sanin said, “The series does in effect give Colombia a bad international image, but after it has been widely broadcast to the rest of the world it doesn’t make sense (to censor it) in this country.”
ONE LINERS: The hit Broadway show Tango Argentina opened in Miami May 4. . Jose Tamayo’s Antologia de la Zarzuela plays at Pasadena, Calif.’s Ambassador Auditorium May 8-11. . .Works by Brazilian composer Marios Mobreand Puerto Rican Roberto Sierra will be performed by the Quintet of the Americas and the American Trio May 10, continuing the 16th Interamerican Music Festival at the nation’s capital... -Antonio Mejias-Rentas
Media Report
MEDIA CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS: The fourth National Hispanic Media Conference, held April 23-27 in Miami, attracted more than 1,100 participants, nearly double the number drawn to last year’s event in Tucson.
Alfredo Corchado, a student at the University. ofTexas, El Paso, won the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ first Guillermo Martinez-Marquez award of $1,000 for hid series, “Migrants, the Invisible Workers,” published in August by Utah's Ogden Standard Examiner. The 24-year-old former migrant wrote the series while working as an intern there last summer. He completes his studies this spring.
The competition was open to print, television and radio entries. More than 40 Hispanic journalists participated.
Winners of the first NAHJ national high school essay competition were Martha Torres,
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FIRST AWARD: Alfredo Corchado (third from left), receives congratulations as winner of the first Guillermo Martinez-Marquez professional journalism award from Martinez-Marquez, 85-year-old international columnist based in Miami. Looking on are Guillermo Martinez, retiring president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (left) and incoming President Manuel Galvan (seated-
Mark Keppel High School, Alhambra, Calif. (English); Soledad Arguelles, South Miami High School, Miami(Spanish); and Poli Corella, Pueblo High School, Tucson, Ariz. (published news story). Winners from nine regional contests participated.
ELECTION RESULTS: Election of officers and board for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists was staged at the Miami conference, with the following individuals voted in for 1986-1987 terms:
President, Manuel Galvan, reporter, Chicago Tribune; first v.p., Julio Moran, reporter, Los Angeles Times; second v.p., Maria Elena Salinas, reporter/anchor, KMEX-TV, Los Angeles; secretary, Elaine Rivera, reporter, Washington Times; treasurer, Jesus Rangel, reporter, New York Times; delegates-at-large: Evelyn Hernandez, reporter, Miami Herald; Mario Villafuerte, photographer, Austin American-Statesman; Steve Padilla, reporter, San Diego Union.
Elections for regional representatives are to be completed within 45 days following the conference.
OTHER NAHJ BOARD ACTIONS: The NAHJ board formalized its decision to holo the 1987 conference in Los Angeles and voted to stage the 1988 conference in Texas. A number of Texas cities indicated interest in hosting the event.
The board also set Washington, D.C., as the location for its next meeting, probably in June or July. It chose Philadelphia as the probable location for its fall meeting, which will be conducted in conjunction with the board meeting of the National Association of Black Journalists.
BULLETIN BOARD: The New York Times used the occasion of its Miami conference luncheon to announce that reporter Lydia Chavez, now covering Latin America for the paper, would be assigned as its - and the nation’s-first U-S. Hispanic affairs reporter... With: board approval, NAHJ Executive Director Frank Newton will begin development of a job referral service for the Midwest and East similar to that operated by the California Chicano News Media Association . • •
-Charlie Ericksen
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