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Making The News This Week
President Ronald Reagan and U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett honor 141 Presidential Scholars for 1986 at the White House June 23. Among the high school students are Paula Flores, Costa Rica, Nina Castro, Pennsylvania; LarraineLago and Wendell Ocasio, Puerto Rico; and Rene Renteria, Texas. Each student chose a Distinguished Teacher- one who had a positive influence on him or her. Chosen were Emilio Del Rosario and Almita Vamos, Illinois; Anibal Rodriguez, Puerto Rico; and Donna Guerrero,Texas .. .Wisconsin Gov. Anthony Earl names attorney Ness Flores to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents - the first Latino there... Nicky Carrizales, a 3-year-old from San Antonio, receives his second heart transplant within 24 hours at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was in critical condition
as Weekly Report went to press... Gary McPheli^^refeyent of the now-defunct Jalisco Mexican Products Inc., i& ft? a
California judge to 30 days in jail and finq.MJ[l8,2)00 ffl@^nection with cheese contamination that killed up to 80 people last year. McPherson was also placed on two years’ probation, as was Luis Medina, the company’s vice president who was sentenced last month by the same judge to60 days in jail and fined$9,300... Puerto Rican Chi Chi Rodriguez wins the Senior Tournament Players Championship in Cleveland with a 2-under-par 70. The victory was the first for Rodriguez on the PGA Senior Tour... Hector “Macho” Camacho wins a 12-round split decision in New York over fellow native Puerto Rican Edwin Rosario to retain his World Boxing Council lightweight title... World-class swimmer Pablo Morales sets a world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. Swimming World Championship Trials in Orlando, Fla., with a time of 62.84 seconds...
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In the House: Action on 4 Fronts
Latinas Have Top U.S. Fertility Rate
Hispanas continue to have the nation’s highest fertility rate - 107 births per 1,000 women - according to a report by the Bureau of the Census released June 26.
For black women in the same age category - 18 to 44 years of age - the rate was 76. White women had the lowest rate, with 67 births per 1,000 women.
An estimated 410,000 Hispana6 had a child in the 12-month period preceding June 1985. Latinas accounted for 12% of all the births during that period, despite representing only 7% of all 18- to 44-year-old women.
The number of women(18- to-44) and total births for the survey period were:
No. of Women Toial Births (thousands) (per 1,000)
Hispanas 3,816 107.03
Blacks 6,523 76.4
Whites 42,487 66.9
Total 68.6
' Latinas 25 to 29 years old had the highest rate at 155 births per every 1,000 women. Other survey findings:
• Sixty-four pe/cent of the 410,000 Hispanic children born during the 12-month period were borne by Latinas who did not have a high school diploma.
• Thirty-two percent of Hispanas 18 to 44 years of age were childless.
• Five percent of 18- and 19-year-old Latinas had children out of wedlock, compared to 27.2% for blacks and 4.1% for whites.
• Hispanas led the nation in the number of women who had their first births-33 per 1,000 women, compared to 27 per 1,000 for both black and white women.
Welch Wins$11 Mil. Suit
Actress Raquel Welch was awarded $10.8 million by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury June 24 in a suit she filed in 1981 against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for emotional and financial suffering.
Welch, 43, claimed MGM fired her seven days into the filming of Cannery Row in /December 19&0 without cause.
There was a flurry of activity in the U.S. House of Representatives in recent days on bills of special interest to U.S. Hispanics. Among the measures:
HEALTH
A House bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Edward Roybal (D-Calif.) June 23 would create a national health care insurance program that displaces Medicare and Medicaid.
The health insurance plan, called USHealth, goes beyond the coverage provided by Medicare and Medicaid in that it encompasses catastrophic and long-term illness. If approved, bill HR 5070 would be implemented in 1992 at a start-up cost of $782 billion- a cost no higher than the outlay for Medicare and Medicaid, stressed Gary Christopherson, director of health legislation for the House Select Committee on Aging, which Roybal •chairs.
USHealth would expand the coverage at no added cost by levying a cigarette tax, a surcharge on individual and corporate income taxes and an employer tax similar to the one paid for private employee insurance. The bill also includes measures for cost containment
through peer review. The beneficiary would pay for 20% of health care up to $500 per year, or 25% for long-term health-care costs up to $1,000 per year. Families and individuals below the poverty line would be exempt from these charges.
The bill, which will be heard by Roybal’s committee Aug. 4, is expected to go* to the House Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee for hearings this fall. The Senate has no comparable bill before it
CONTRA AID
In the 222-210 House vote June 25 in support of $100 million in military and humanitarian aid to the “Contra" rebels in Nicaragua, three Hispanics backed President Reagan in his victory.
Texas Democrats Albert Bustamante and. Solomon Ortiz joined New Mexico Republican Manuel Lujan in voting yes. Bustamante was one of six Democrats who switched from a “no” vote when the President’s Contra aid package was defeated in the House by 221 -209 in March.
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N. J. Court Accepts Interpreter Plan
The New Jersey Supreme Court approved a statewide program June 19 to provide greater access to the state’s judicial system for language-minority individuals.
An estimated 122,000 of the state’s 214,000 residents who do not speak English are Hispanic.
The courfsTask Force on Interpreter and Translation Services issued a 300-page report last August which charged that judicial services to language minorities are often inadequate and subpar.
The steps in the approved program include a code of professional responsibility for interpreters, the creatjon of uniform policies for interpreted proceedings, the development of a curriculum for training interpreters, translating the court forms used most frequently into Spanish, and increasing the
number of bilingual probation officers.
A spokesperson for the Administrative Office of the Courts of New Jersey said the program will be funded at $800,000 to $900,000 a year.
California and New Mexico are the only states with laws that address the issue of language and equal access to justice. Congress passed the Court Interpreters Act in 1978 to insure that all interpreters for the federal judicial system are certified.
Jack Leeth, director of the U.S. Courts Interpreting and Translating Services, said more than 7,000 people have taken the test for federal translator certification, with 296 passing. Currently, 25 states do not have certified translators. Those that do not borrow from neighboring states, said Leeth.
- Felix Perez


Sin pelos en la lengua
CELEBRATING THE .FOURTH: What historic proclamation did the U.S. Congress make on July4,1848? No, it had nothing to do with independence. It’s the date it proclaimed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, reminds lawyer/author Armando Rend6n, who continues to research the document signed by the two nations following the U.S,-Mexico war.
TELLING BAD JOKES: Not to be outdone by the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post, another Denver paper, the weekly Westword, offered a “humor” page in its June 4-10 edition titled “A Special Report for Illegal Aliens.”
Typical of its illustrations was a grubby, grinning campesino waving a short-handled hoe. There were also dumb, race-baiting jokes (Q. Why were there only 300 Mexicans at the Alamo? A They only had three cars.) And a crude list of expressions purportedly popular among Latino immigrants - one of the least offensive of which was “cDonde Esta Los Blondes con Los Muy Grandes Chi-Chis?"
Por favor. Are these the folks Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm wants us to assimilate with?
BASTING THE LAMM: Following Lamm’s latest xenophobic out-
burst, Puerto Rican golf ace Chi Chi Rodriguez arrived in Colorado for The Denver Post Champions of Golf tournament. Teamed with Argentine Roberto De Vicenzo, he expressed his concern to reporters ! about what might happen to him if he and De Vicenzo conversed in Spanish. But later he advised them, with tongue still in cheek, that he had invited the nativist governor to interpret their conversations for i the gallery.
BRACING FOR BILL: Last year, CBS-TV’s Bill Moyers gave us j| “Whose America Is It?” - an hour documentary on immigration which outraged Latino organizations coast to coast with its free “commercials” m for U.S. English interspersed with distortions on the Hispanic role in ; the United States.
Now B-M. is preparing a special on Mexico for the network caljed j “The 51 st State.”
Does the title tell us all we want to know about it?
MOURNING FOR MARY: Houston Post reporter Juan Palomo I could deal with it when the likes of Sen. Jesse Helms(R-N.C.) lumped ; all Latinos as “volatile.” But when Mary McGrory, his favorite ; Washington Post columnist, referred June 10 to Cuban Americans as ■ “the sombrero set,” he sat down and wrote a letter to the editor- | confessing that Mary’s commentary did, indeed, turn him into a \ volatile man. - Kay Barbaro
$6.50 Plumber's Helper Now Boxes for Million
Steve Cruz, a $6.50-an-hour plumber’s assistant from Ft Worth, Texas, substituted for an injured challenger in Las Vegas June 24 and walked away with the world featherweight boxing title.
Cruz, 22, an 8 1/2-1 underdog, floored champion Barry McGuigan of Ireland three times en route to a unanimous 15-round decision.
The young Chicano earned $40,000 for the fight and is expected to be guaranteed $1 million for a rematch in Ireland. His pro record is now 26-1. McGuigan’s opponent was to have been Argentina’s Fernando Sosa, but he withdrew because of a detached retina.
Panama’s Roberto Duran, who once held three world titles, lost a split decision to Robbie Sims in a comeback match as a middleweight in another fight on the triple-feature card. __________________,
Reading Gains Reported
A steady improvement in writing skills were was seen from 1974-1984 in Latino students nine years of age, according to results from three national tests conducted during that decade by the National Assessment of Educational Progress of the Educational Testing Service. Black and white children showed more mixed results.
Released in April, the study included tests on informative, persuasive and imaginative, writing performance on a nationally representative group of 95,000 students The tests were conducted on groups of 9-, 13- and 17-year-old children in 1974,1979 and 1984.
While 9.7% of nine-year-old Latinos were scoring as “adequate or better” for “overall writing fluency" in 1979,25.8% of them were doing so in 1984.
At ages 13 and 17, the study showed Hispanic and black students having lower achievement levels than whites ?
House Action on 4 Fronts
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I Citing a recent visit to Central America for I his switch, Bustamante said he saw no hope jfor peace in the region until there is internal ! reform in Nicaragua The package was adopted | as an amendment to the 1987 military construction appropriations bill.
IMMIGRATION
j Also on June 25, the House Judiciary Com-imittee approved, 25-10, legislation which i includes major provisions of the already-j passed Senate immigration bill, but provides I legal status to any undocumented worker iwho can prove that he worked 60 days in U.S. iagriculture between May 1,1985, and May 1, 1986.
The bill now goes to the House floor for a vote.
ADULT LITERACY
The English Proficiency Act (HR 5042) announced earlier this month by California Democrat Matthew Martinez was formally introduced June 17 and referred to the House Labor and Education Committee. The legislation establishes a $10 million fund to create and conduct English-language literacy programs for adults and out-of-school immigrants.
LA. County Suit Filed
Los Angeles County is discriminating against its 30,000 Hispanic, black and female workers in wages, job assignments, promotion and other employment practices, a lawsuit filed June 13 by three locals of the Service Employees International Union charged.
Union attorney Winn Newman saida union study showed that wages for white male employees were 35% higher than those of Hispanic, black and female workers with comparable skills and responsibilities. The suits calls for unspecified back pay and a change of personnel practices
A discrimination complaint was also filed last year by the union, the largest of county employees, with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. No investigation has been conducted.
Diaz Dennis Joins FCC
Patricia Diaz Dennis was confirmed by a unanimous Senate vote as a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission June 13.
Diaz Dennis 39 and a New Mexico native, was nominated by the White House March 12. She will serve the balance of the term of Henry Rivera, who resigned from the FCC in 1985. The term expires June 30,1987. Diaz Dennis must be renominated and reconfirmed at the term’s expiration.
A member of the National Labor Relations Board since 1983, Diaz Dennis is the second Hispanic ever to’serve on the FCC.
Class Action vs. INS OK |
A lawsuit charging that a U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service policy to release minors only to their parents or legal guardians is used to lure their parents was certified as a class action June 2 by a Los Angeles federal court.
U.S. District Judge Robert Kelleher made the ruling in a case involving the detention of four children. He limited its scope to the Western region, which includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam. No trial date has been set.
The original suit was filed in July 1985 by the National Youth Law Center and the National Center for Immigrants’ Rights Inc.
Latinos Aid Cuomo, Koch
New York H ispanics contributed $ 106,280 and $79,931 for the 1984-1985 re-election campaigns of Gov. Mario Cuomo and Mayor Edward Koch respectively, according to a study released June 12 by the Institute for Puerto Rican Policy. - 1
Although representing only 1.8% and 1.2% of Cuomo’s and Koch’s political funds, the contributions reflect increased Latino monetary involvement in political campaigns, the study said. Of 795 contributors, nine, mainly business people, gave 41% of total Latino .monies.
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COLLECTABLES
LATINO MONEY IN NEW YORK RACES: The 44-page report “Puerto Rican and other Latino Campaign Contributors 1984-1985: The Koch and Cuomo Campaigns” lists Hispanic contributors and monies given to both re-election campaigns. Copies are available by sending $2.50 for postage to: Nelida Tosado, Institute for Puerto Rican Policy, 286 Fifth Ave., Suite 805, New York, N.Y. 10001 (212) 564-1076.
HISPANIC WRITING ACHIEVEMENT: The 84-page “Writing Trends Across the Decade, 1974-84,” includes statistics on the writing performance of Hispanic, black and white students at ages 9,13 and 17. Copies of report No. 15-W-01 are available for $12.50, plus$1.50 for postage, from: National Assessment of Educational Progress, Educational Testing Service, Box 2923, Princeton, N J. 08541 (800) ,223-0267.
HISPANIC BIRTH RATES: For a copy of the Census Bureau report “Fertility of American Women: June 1985” (Series P-20, No. 406), send $3.50 to: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.
GUADALUPE HIDALGO TREATY: Armando B. Rend6n, author of “Chicano Manifesto” and a lawyer, has published a 34-page paper on-“The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and Its Modern Implications for the Protection of the Human Rights of Mexican Americans.” For a copy, send $5 to him at P.O. Box 5480, Washington, D.C. 20016.
FIGHTING POVERTY: The 118-page book “Fighting Poverty. What Works and What Doesn’t” rejects charges that social aid programs encourage dependency by analyzing what affects poverty levels and how anti-poverty initiatives work. Price: $27.50 plus $1.50 for postage. Send prepaid order to: Harvard University Press, Customer Service, 79 Garden Si, Cambridge, Mass. 02138 (617) 495-2480.
HEALTH INSURANCE: For a free 8-pages summary of the USHealth bill, write to the House Select Committee on Aging, Chairman Edward Roybal, Rm. 712, Annex #1, Washington, D.C. 20515.
FEDERAL PROGRAMS: The 600-page paperback “Government Assistance Almanac 1985-86: The Guide to All Federal Programs Available to the American Public” lists and describes benefits and requirements for 1,103 financial and other federal assistance programs Price: $19.95 plus $3.50 for postage. Order from: Foggy Bottom Publications, Box 57150, West End Station, Washington, D.C. 20037 (202) 337-4352.
NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS: There were 86.8 million households in the United States in 1985, according to a U.S. Census report which provides projections and information on size and type of families Fora copy of “Projections of the Number of Households and Families: 1990 to 2000,” Series P-25, No. 986 (price not available at press time), contact: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (202) 783-3238.
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. Phope (202) 234-0737. Ad copy received by 5 p.m. (ET): Tuesday will be carried in Weekly Reports mailed Friday of the same week. Rates: 75 cents per word. Display rates: $35 per column inch.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, Enfoque NacionaL Work on production team of weekly Spanish-language newsmagazine; produced for National Public Radio by KPBS-FM in San Diego. Assist with story development Receive and edit tape and phone feeds. Work on final assembly and feeds of program. Must be familiar with radio broadcast production techniques and equipment. Ability to communicate ideas clearly in written and verbal form. Fluent in Spanish and English. Dedicated to excellence. Degree or equivalent in Journalism, Political Science or Broadcasting preferred.
Salary in the low to mid 20's, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package. Apply directly to: San Diego State University Employment Office, Third Floor- Administration Building, San Diego, Calif. 92182. Application deadline: July 141986. KPBS-TV/FM is an EEO/AA/ Title IX Employer and we welcome all applications.
FAMILY THERAPIST
Setting: The Home Intervention Program is a "systems" oriented component of the Grand Rapids Child Guidance Clinic The program provides intensive family intervention for severely emotionally impaired children 0 to 18 years old, and their families
Responsibilities Family assessment and therapy using a team approach.
Requirements LLP. or M.&W. specialized training in family therapy preferred.
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits Medical, life and disability insurance, retirement plan, credit union privileges professional liability, liberal annual and sick leave.
To Apply: Send resume of education and work experience toe Scott Bauer-Anstadt, Home Intervention Program Director, Grand Rapids Child Guidance Clinic, 1101 Ball Avenue NE, Grand Rapids Mich. 49505 (616) 456-6571.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
1 EXECUTIVE SECRETARY-ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. Type 70-90 wpm, bilingual. For more information call (202) 543-1771.
EMT/Paramedic Program Director
Full-time, grant-funded position coordinating new degree program in Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedicsand non-credit EMT-a certificate program. Duties Direction and management of degree and certificate programs .curriculum development hiring and evaluation of instructors fiscal management, liaison to college divisions, union officials and hospital staff. Qualifications Paramedic certification and prior administrative experience. Position requires person who can handle diverse program development and management responsibilities (Individual must be a good communicator, able to appropriately advocate for adult students and give attention to program detail. Salary:
| $3°,000-$35,000, depending on qualifications 'Starting date: No later than 9/1/86. Send letter and resume by July 11 to: EMT Search Committee(E738) Room 4, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, 31 -10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101. EOE/AA Employer.
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Independent certified or licensed public accountants are needed to provide auditing services related to cost-based contracts with private firms Qualified firms who wish to be considered for participation in the program should express their interest, in writing, by July 15,1986, to:
Mr. Ronald J. Saffin, Director Transportation Auditing Bureau Bldg. 7 A,' Rootn 616 1220 Washington Avenue Albany, N.Y. 12232
CLINICAL THERAPIST for Hispanic Mental Health Services To provide mental health services to general and Hispanic adults families and children. Minimum requirements fluency in Spanish and a master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling for nursing and one-year experience counseling adults families or children. Salary range: $21,700 to$28,751. Application deadline: July 31, 1986, 5 pm. Contact Genesee County Community Mental Health Services, Personnel Department, 420 W. 5th Ave., Flint, Michigan 48503 (313) 257-3709. EOE/MF.
Calendar
Weston, Mass. July 7-11
Father Roberto Gonzalez (212) 751-7045
THIS WEEK
/FREEDOM MARCH FOR IMMIGRANTS AND
REFUGEES
San Ysidro, Calif. July 4
In an effort to shed light on the plight and accomplishments of immigrants and ref ugeesjhe San Diego Committee for a National Day of Justice will sponsor this march.
David Valladolid (619) 267-9891
COMING SOON
HISPANIC PASTORAL STUDY WEEK Northeast Hispanic Catholic Center Hispanic Link Weekly Report
57TH ANNUAL LULAC CONVENTION League of United Latin American Citizens Las Vegas, Nev. July 9-13 Robert Rivan (702) 384-3290
HISPANIC ADVERTISING AND MARKETING EXPO Continental Broadcasting Co.
Anaheim, Calif. July 11-12 Fernando Favela (213) 466-8462
HISPANICS AND EDUCATION
Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education
Houston July 16-18
Mary Helen Padilla (713) 792-4776
SPANISH-LANGUAGE RADIO PROGRAMMING National Federation of Community Broadcasters Bellingham, Wash. July 20-24 Pat Watkins (202) 797-8911
HISPANIC BUSINESS CONFERENCE U.S Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chicago July 25 Cindy Hall (812) 842-2228
SPOTLIGHT
HISPANIC HEALTH: The National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations will hold its6th annual conference in New York Sept. 4-7. The conference will conduct workshops on topics such as health care financing, juvenile justice, teen pregnancy and AIDS. For further information, contact Linda Neal at (202) 371-2100.
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Arts & Entertainment
SYMPHONY TO SPECIALIZE: A series of concerts that will have the San Antonio Symphony specializing in music of the Southwestern United States and Latin America will be launched this week in a concert headlined by Placido Domingo.
The July 2 event - to be carried live at 9:30 p.m. EDT by the SIN Network - launches the Music of the Americas series that is expected to expand the orchestra’s regular season by two or three performances a year.
Domingo, who will sing selections from operas and zarzuelas, has waived his concert fee for the appearance and all proceeds are to aid earthquake victims in Mexico City. SIN has donated the airtime for the hour-long concert that will be carried without commercial interruptions.
Garcia Navarro, a native of Valencia, Spain, will conduct the symphony in a program that will include selections from Amadeo
Vives’ Doha Francisquita and Pablo Luna’s El niho judio.
The concert is underwritten by a $100,000 grant from the Dayton-Hudson Corporation.
MORE AWARDS: A dozen Golden Eagle statuettes were handed out in Beverly Hills June 27 by the Nosotros organization in recognition of “outstanding achievements and contributions by Hispanics in the film, television and entertainment industriea”
A 13th statuette was presented a week before the 16th annual awards ceremony. Los Angeles Dodger Fernando Valenzuela received his Golden Eagle(for his “outstanding contribution to sports”) minutes before the June 20 game against the San Diego Padres.
The other Golden Eagle winners, in a variety of categories, are: Chita Rivera, Sarita Montiel, Alejandro Rey, Edward James Olmos, Nestor Almendros, Linda Carter, Ernesto Alonso, Damaso Perez Prado, Julia Migenes-Johnson, Tony Cortez, Apollonia and Steven Bauer.
The Nosotros show was taped by Laurelwood Productions. It is to be made available for international syndication.
- Antonio Mejias-Rentas
Media Report
SIN SETTLEMENT NEARS: Bahia de San Francisco Television company joined Spanish International Communications Corporation in a June 20 preliminary agreement with the Federal Communications Commission approving the sale of the companies’ 11 Spanish-language stations. A third company, Seven Hills Television, decided to continue its appeal of an FCC January decision which denied license renewals for all stations.
Assuming the FCC gives final approval, the 11 stations will regain their licenses with the new owners. The stations are located in major U.S. markets. An FCC administrative judge denied renewal of the licenses after finding that the companies were indirectly controlled by Mexican TV magnate Emilio Azcarraga U.S. law prohibits more than 20% foreign ownership of any broadcast facility.
The two companies agreed to present applications for their stations’ transfers 60 days after the agreement. Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico John Gavin, who has vowed to maintain the station’s Spanish-language formats, is reportedly involved in one of the
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partnerships seeking to buy, Boston Ventures Ltd. Ten groups have already shown interest in the properties.
The preliminary agreement must be approved by the FCC’s review board or receive full commission consent.
A final decision on the licenses for Seven Hills Television Company’s two stations is expected before the end of the year.
IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES: Radio Bilingue in Fresno, Calif., will begin airing its Journey series- a program on the contributions and problems of immigrants and refugees-July 4.
The biweekly series will be transmitted nationally via National Public Radio’s satellite to more than 300 NPR stations. Stations not connected to the NPR satellite system may receive the program free of charge by phone feed.
For the first year, the programs will be in Spanish, switching to a bilingual format in July 1987. Each installment will run from five to seven minutes. To date, 25 stations have announced that they will air the program, which is partially funded by the Ford Foundation for two years.
For further information, contact Samuel
Orozco at Radio Bilingue, P.O. Box 12682, Fresno, Calif. 93778 (209) 486-5174.
NEW PUBLICATION: The Minority Business Enterprise Legal Defense and Education Fund inaugurated the quarterly Minority Business Legal Defense Reporter this month.
The eight-page publication, financed largely through membership contributions, provides
updates on cases affecting minority-owned businesses and reports on relevant federal actions.
To receive a free sample copy, write to MBELDEF at 318 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 (202) 543-0040.
MEDIA MOVES: Tom Diaz was appointed an assistant managing editor for The Washington Times last week.
Diaz, 45, a graduate of the University of Florida and Georgetown University Law Center, joined the Times in 1982. He had been serving as the paper’s assistant national editor.
Peter Estrada, a cameraman with WJLA-TV, won an Emmy Award June 21 for spot news coverage in the Washington, D.C., version of the awards. Estrada won the award for his coverage of hurricane Gloria in a piece titled “Gloria Hits Ocean City.”
- Dora Delgado and Felix Perez
HISPANIC HERITAGE WEEK POSTER-1986
The Washington, D.C., Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers commissioned local artist Hector de Leon, chief of public affairs at the Minority Business Development Agency, to design the poster that federal and other agencies will display for the Sept 14-20 observance.
The 20-inch by 26-inch poster is available for $3.50, plus $1.50 for postage and handling, from: ROD ENTERPRISES, INC., P.O. Box 50472, Pasadena, Calif. 91105 (818) 799-1795.
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. _ HP/C ::1 as Weekly Report went to press ... Gary McPhersJ n,pres1t:lent of the now-defunct Jalisco Mexican Products Inc., se d by a Malting The News This Week President Ronald Reagan and U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett honor 141 Presidential Scholars for 1986 at the White House June 23. Among the high school students are Paula Flores, Costa Rica, Nina Castro, Pennsylvania ; Larraine Lagoand Wendell Ocasio, Puerto_ Rico; and Rene Renteria, Texas. Each student chose a Distinguished Teacher-one who had a positive influence on him or her. Chosen were Emilio Del Rosario and Almita Vamos, Illinois; Anibal Rodriguez, Puerto Rico; and Donna Guerrero, Texas ... Wisconsin Gov. Anthony Earl names attorney Ness Flores to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents-the first Latino there ... Nicky Carrizales, a 3-yearold from San Antonio, receives his second heart transplant w ithin 2 4 hours at Lama Linda University Medical Center in Los Angeles . He was in critical condition California judge to 30 days in jail and 8,()00 nection with cheese contamination that killed up to 80 people last year. McPherson was also placed on fwo years' probation, as was Luis Medina, the company's vice president who was sentenced last month by the same judge to60 days in jail and fined $9,300 . .. Puerto Rican Chi Chi Rodriguez wins the Senior Tournament Players Championship in Cleveland with a 2-under-par 70. The victory was the first for Rodriguez on the PGA Senior Tour ... Hector"Macho" Camacho wins a 12-round split decision in New York over fellow native Puerto Rican Edwin Rosario to retain his World Boxing Council lightweight title ... World-class swimmer Pablo Morales sets a world record in the 1 00-meter butterfly at the U . S . Swimming World Championship Trials in Orlando , Fla. , with a time of 52.84 seconds . . . Voi•No.261 HISPANIC LINK WEEKLY REPORT Latinas Have Top U.S. Fertility Rate Hispanas continue to have the nation's highest fertility rate 107 births per 1 ,000 women-according to a report by the Bureau of the Census released June 26. For black women in the same age category -18 to 44 yea r s of age the rate was 76. White women had the lowes t rate, with 67 births per 1 ,000 women. An estimated 410,000 Hispanas had a child in the 12-month period preceding June 1985. Latinas accounted for 12% of all the births during that period, despite representing only 7o/o of all 18-to 44-year-old women. The number of women (18-to44) and total births for the survey peri od were: No . of Wotnen Total Births (thousands) (per 1 , 000) Hispanas 3,816 107.03 Blacks 6,523 76.4 Whites 42,487 66.9 Total 68. 6 Latinas 25 to 29 years old had the highest rate at 155 births per every 1 ,000 women. Other survey findings: • Sixty-four pe.rcent of the 410,000 Hispanic children born during the 12-month period were borne by Latinas who did not have a high school diploma. • Thirty-two percent of Hispanas 18 to 44 years of age were childless. e Five percent of 18and 19-year-old Latinas had children out of wedlock, compared to 27. 2% for blacks and 4 . 1% for whites. e Hispanas led the nation in the numberof women who had their first births-33 per 1 ,000 women, compared to 27 per 1 ,000 for both black and white women. Welch Wins$11 Mil. Suit Actress Raquel Welch was awarded $10.8 million by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury June 24 in a suit she filed in 1981 against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for emotional and financial suffering. Welch, 43, claimed MGM fired her seven days into the filmirl'g of Cannery Row in /December 19l!O without cause. In the House: Action on 4 Fron ts There was a flurry of activity in the U.S . House of Representatives in recent days on bills of special interest to U.S. Hispanics. Among th e measures: HEALTH A House bill introduced by U.S. Rep . Edward Roybal (D-Calif.) June 23 would create a national health care insurance program that displaces Medicare and Medicaid. The health insurance plan, called USHealth, goes beyond the coverage provided by Medi care and Medicaid in that it encompasses catastrophic and long-term illness. If approved, bill HR 5070 would be implemented in 1992 atastart-upcostof$782 billion-a cost no higher than the outlay for Medicare and Medicaid, stressed Gary Christopherson, director of health legislation for the House Select Committee on Aging, which Roybal -chairs. USHealth would expand the coverage at no added cost by levying a cigarette tax, a surcharge on individual and corporate income taxes and an employer tax similar to the one paid for private employee insurance. The bill also includes measures for cost containment through peer review . The beneficiary would pay for 20% of health care up to $SOO per year, or 25o/o for longterm health-care costs up to $1,000 per year. Families and individuals below the poverty line would be exempt from these charges. The bill , which will be heard by Roy ba l's committee Aug . 4 , is expected to go"to the House Ways and Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee for hearings this fall . The Senate has no comparable bill before it. CONTRA AID In the 222-210 House vote June 25 in support of $100 million in m i litary and humani tarian aid to the "Contra" rebels inN icaragua, three Hispanics backed President Reagan in his victory. Texas Democrats Albert Bustamante and Solomon Ortiz joined New Mexico Republican Manuel Lujan in voting yes . Bustamante was one of six Democrats who switched from a "no" vote when the President's Contra aid package was defeated in the House by 221209 in March. continued on page 2 N.J. Court Accepts Interpreter Plan The New Jersey Supreme Court approved a statewide program JunP. 19 to provide greater access to the state's judicial system for language-minority individuals. An estimated 122 ,000 of the state's 214,000 residents who do not speak English are Hispanic . The courfs Task Force on Interpreter and Translation Services issued a 300-page report last August which charged that judicial services to language minorities are often _ inadequate and subpar. The steps in the approved program include a code of professional responsibility for interpreters, the of uniform policies for interpreted proceedings, the development of a curriculum for training interpreters, translating the court forms used most fre quently into Spanish, and increasing the number of bilingual probation officers. A spokesperson for the Administrative Office of the Courts of New Jersey said the program will be funded at $800,000 to $900,000 a year. California and New Mexico the only states with laws that address the issue of language and equal access to justice. Con gress passed the Court Interpreters Act in 1978 to insure that all interpreters for the 1 federal judicial system are certified. Jack Leeth, director of the U . S . Courts Interpreting and Translating Services , said more than 7,000 people have taken the test for federal translator certification, with 296 passing. Currently, 25 states do not have certified translators. Those that do not borrow from neighboring states, said Leeth. Feli x P e rei

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Sin en Ia Jengua burst, Puerto Rican golf ace Chi Chi Rodriguez arrived in Colorado for The Denver Post Champions of Golf tournament. Teamed with Argentine Roberto De Vicenzo, he expressed his concern to reporters about what might happen to him if he and De Vicenzo conversed in Spanish. But later he advised them, with tongue still in cheek, that he had invited the nativist governor to interpret their conversations for the gallery . CELEBRATING THE , FOURTH: What historic proclamation did the U.S. Congress make on July4, 1848? No, it had nothing to do with independence. lfs the date it proclaimed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, reminds lawyer/author Armando Rend6n, who continues to research the document signed by the two nations following the U.S.-Mexico war. TELLING BAD JOKES: Not to be outdone by the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post, another Denver paper, the weekly Westward, offered a "humor" page in its June 4-10 edition titled "A Special Report for Illegal Aliens." BRACING FOR BILL: Last year, CBS-TVs Bill Moyers gave us "Whose America Is It? " an hour documentary on immigration which ' outraged Latino organizations coast to coast with its free "commercials" for U.S. English interspersed with distorti ons on the Hispanic role in the United States. Typical of its illustrations was a grubby, grinning campesino waving a short-handled hoe. There were also dumb, race-baiting jokes (Q . Why were there only 300 Mexicans at the Alamo? A They only had three cars.) And a crude list of expressions purportedly popular . among Latino immigrants-one of the least offensive of which was "i,Donde Esta Cos Blondes con Los Muy Grandes Chi-Chis? " Now B.M. is preparing a special on Mexico for the network caiJed "The 51 st State." Does the title tell us all we want to know about it? MOURNING FOR MARY: Houston Post reporter Juan Palomo could deal with it when the likes of Sen . Jesse Helms( R-N.C . ) lumped all Latinos as "volatile." But when Mary McGrory, his favorite Washington Post columnist, referred June 10 to Cuban Americans as "the sombrero set," he sat down and wrote a letter to the editorconfessing that Mary's commentary did, indeed , turn him into a Por favor. Are these the folks Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm wants us to assimilate with? BASTING THE LAMM: Following Lamm's latest xenopho _ bic volatile man. -Kay Barbaro 1 $6.50 Plumber's Helper Now Boxes for Million Steve Cruz, a $6.50-an-hour plumber's assistant from Ft. Worth , Texas, substituted for an injured challenger in Las Vegas June 24 and walked away with the world feather weight boxing title. Cruz, 22, an 8 1/2-1 underdog, floored champion Barry M6Guigan of Ireland three times en route to a unanimous 15-round decision. The young Chicano earned $40,000 for the fight and is expected to be guaranteed $1 million for a rematch in Ireland. His pro record is now 26-1 . McGuigan's opponent was to have been Argentina ' s Fernando Sosa, but he withdrew . because of a detached retina. Panama's Roberto Duran, who once held three world titles, lost a split decision to Robbie Sims in a comeback match as a middleweight in another fight on the triple feature card. Reading Gains Reported A steady improvement in writing skills were was seen from 197 4-1984 ih Latino students nine years of age, according to results from three national tests conducted during that decade by the National Assessment of Edu cational Progress of .the Educational Testing Service . Black and white children showed more mixed results. Released in April, the study included tests on informative, persuasive and imaginative . writing performance on a nationally represen tative group of 95,000 students. The tests were conducted on groups of 9-, 13and 17year-old children in 197 4, 1979 and 1984. While 9.7% of nine-year-old Latinos were scoring as "adequate or better'' for ' ' overall writing fluency" in 1979, 25. 8% of them were doing so in 1984. At ages 13 and 17, the study showed His panic and black students having lower achieve ment levels than whites. ? . House Action on 4 Fronts continued from page 1 ! Citing a recent visit to Central America for I his switch, Bustamante said he saw no hope 1 for peace in the region until there is internal , reform in Nicaragua The package was adopted I as an amendment to the 1987 military cons . truction appropriations bill. IMMIGRATION Also on June25, the House Judiciary Com mittee approved, 25-10, legislation which includes major provisions of the already passed Senate immigration bill, but provides legal status to any undocumented worker who can prove that he worked 60 days in U . S . agriculture between May 1, 1985, and May 1, 1986. The bill now goes to the House floor for a vote. ADULT LITERACY The English Proficiency Act (HR 5042) announced earlier this month by California Democrat Matthew Martinez was formally introduced June 17 and referred to the House Labor and Education Committee . The legis lation establishes a $1 0 million fund to create and conduct English-language literacy programs for adults and out-of-school immigrants. L.A. County Suit Filed Los Angeles County is discriminating against its 30,000 Hispanic , black and female workers in wages, job assignments, promotion and other employment practices, a lawsuit filed June 13 by three locals of the Service Employees International Union charged . Union attorneyWinn Newman said a union study showed that wages for white male employees were 35% higher than those of Hispanic, black and female workers with comparable skills and responsibilities. The suits calls for unspecified back pay and a change of personnel practices. A discrimination complaint was also filed last year by the union, the largest of county employees, with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. No investigation has been conducted. Diaz Dennis Joins FCC Patricia Diaz Dennis was confirmed by a unanimous Senate vote as a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission June 13. Diaz Dennis, 39 and a New Mexico native, was nominated by the White House March 12 . She will serve the balance of the term of Henry Rivera, who resigned from the FCC in 1985. The term expires June 30, 1987. Diaz Dennis must be renominated and reconfirmed at the term's expiration. A member of the National Labor Relations Board since 1983, Diaz Dennis is the second Hispanic ever to'serve on the FCC . Class Action vs. INS OK A lawsuit charging that a U . S . Immigration and Naturalization Service policy to release minors only to their parents or legal guardians is used to lure their parents was certified as a class action June 2 by a Los Angeles federal court. U.S. District Judge Robert Kelleher made the ruling in a case involving the detention of four children. He limited its scope to the Western region, which includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam . No trial date has been set. The original suit was filed in July 1985 by the National Youth Law Center and the National Center for Immigrants' Rights Inc. Latinos Aid Cuomo, Koch New York Hispanicscontributed$1 06,280 and $79, 931 for the 1984-1985 re-election campaigns of Gov . Mario Cuomo and Mayor Edward Koch respectively , according to a study released June 12 by the Institute for Puerto Rican Policy. Although representing only 1.8% and 1.2% of Cuomo's and Koch's political funds, the contributions reflect increased Latino mone tary involvement in political campaigns, the study said. Of 795 contributors, nine, mainly business people, gave 41% of total Latino .monies . Hispanic Link Weekly Report

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COLLECTABL,ES LATINO MONEY IN NEW YORK RACES: The 44-page report "Puerto Rican and other Latino Campaign Contributors 1984-1985: The Koch and Cuomo Campaigns" lists Hispanic contributors and monies given to both re-election campaigns. Copies are available by sending $2.50 for postage to: Nelida Tosado, Institute for Puerto Rican Policy, 286 Fifth Ave. , Suite 805, New York, N.Y . 10001 (212) 564-1076. HISPANICWRITINGACHIEVEMENT: The84-page"WritingTrends Across the Decade, 197 4-84," includes statistics on the writing performance of Hispanic, black and white students at ages 9, 13 and 17 . Copies of report No . 15-W-01 are available for$12.50, plus$1.50 for postage, from : National Assessment of Educational Progress , Educational Testing Service, Box 2923, Princeton, N ; J . 08541 (800) ,223-0267. HISPANIC BIRTH RATES: For a copy of the Census Bureau report "Fertility of American Women : June 1985" (Series P-20, No. 406), send $3.50 to : Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington , D.C. 20402. GUADALUPE HIDALGO TREATY: Armando B . Rendon, author of "Chicano Manifesto" and a lawyer, has published a 34-page paper on. " The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and Its Modern Implications for the Protection of the Human Rights of Mexican Americans." For a copy, send $5 to him at P . O . Box 5480, Washington , D . C . 20016. FIGHTING POVERTY: The 118page book "Fighting Poverty: What Works and What Doesn ' f ' rejects charges that social aid programs encourage dependency by analyzing what affects poverty levels and how antt-poverty initiatives work. Price : $27 .50 plus $1. 50 for postage . Send prepaid order to: Harvard University Press, Customer Service, 79 Garden St., Cambridge, Mass . 02138 (617) 495-2480. HEALTH INSURANCE: For a free 8-pages summary ofthe US Health bill , write to the House Select Committee on Aging , Chairman Edward Roybal, Rm. 712, Annex #1 , Washington, D.C. 20515. FEDERAL PROGRAMS: The 600-page paperback "Government Assistance Almanac 1985-86 : The Guide to All Federal Programs Available to .the American Public " lists and describes benefits and requirements for 1,103 financial and other federal assistance programs. Price: $19.95 plus $3.50 for postage. Order from: Foggy Bottom Publications, Box 57150, West End Station, Washington, D.C. 20037 NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS: There were 86. 8 million households in the United States in 1985, according to a U.S . Census report which provides projections and information on size and type of families. For a copy of " Projections of the Number of Households and Families : 1990 to 2000, " Series P-25, No . 986 (price not available at press time), contact: Superintendent of Documents, U .S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (202) 783-3238. Wes . ton , Mass . July 7-11 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. Phooe (202) 234-0737. Ad copy received by 5 p . m . (ET) . Tuesday will be carried in Weekly Reports mailed Friday of the same week. Rates: 75 cents per word. Display rates: $35 per column inch. ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, Enfoque Nacional . Work on production team of weekly Spanish-language newsmagaz ine; produced for National Public Radio by KPB&FM in San Diego . Ass i st with story development. Receive and edit tape and phone feeds. Work on final assembly and feeds of program . Must be familiar with radio broadcast production techniques and equipment. Ability to communicate ideas clearly i n written and ver bal form . Fluent in Span ish and English. Dedicated to excellence. Degree or equivalent i n Journalism, Political Science or Broad casting preferred . Salary in the low to mid 20's, com mensurat e with experience . Excellent benefit package . Apply directly to: San Diego State University Employment Office , Third Floor Administration Building, San Diego, Calij . 92182 . Application deadline: July 14 1986 . KPB& TV/FM is an EEO / AA/ Title IX Employer and we welcome all applications. FAMILY THERAPIST Setting : The Home Intervention Program is a " systems " oriented component of the Grand Rapids Chi!d Guidance Clinic . The . Program provides intensive family intervention fo r severely emotionally impaired children 0 to 18 years old, and their families. Responsibilities: Family assessment and therapy using a team approach . Requirements: LLP. or M .S. W. spe-::ialized training in family therapy preferred. Salary Range : Commensurate with e x peri ence. Benefits: Medica\ life and disability insurance; ret i rement plan , cred i t union privileges, prates s ional liability , liberal annual and sick l e ave . To Apply. Send resume of education and wor1< experience to: Scott Home Intervention Program Director, Grand Rap ids child Guidan c e Clinic, 1101 Ball Avenue NE , Grand Rapids, Mich . 49505 (616) 456. Equal Opportun ity and Affirmative Action Employer . EXECUTIVE SECRETARY-ADMINIS TRATIVE ASSISTANT, Congressional His panic Caucus Institute . Ty pe 7()-90 wpm , bi lingual. For more information call (202) 543 1771 . EMT/Paramedic Program Director Full-time; grant f unded position c oordinating new degree program in Emergenc y Medi c a l Te c hnology/Paramedics and non-credit EMT-a cert i ficate program . Duties: Dir ection and managem e nt of degr ee and c ert i f ica te progr ams; curriculum hiring and evaluation "'of instru ctors, fiscal management, liaison to college d ivisions, union offi c ia l s and hospi tal staff. Qual i f ic ations: Paramedi c certification a nd prior administrative e x perience . Position ' . requires person ,;., n handle diverse p r ogram d e velopm ent an d management r esponsibilrties. )Individual must good c ommuni c ator , abl e to approp r iately a dvocate tor adult students and give attention to program detail . Salary: \ $ 3 ",00()-$35 , 000, d e pending on qualifi c at i ons. ' St a rting date: No later than 9/1 / 86. Send l etter and r e sume by July 11 to: EMT Sear c h Committee(E738) Room 4 , LaGuardia Com munity College/CUNY , 31 1 0 Thomson Avenue; Long Island City , N.Y. 11101. EOE/AA Employer . NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Independent c ertified or licensed public a ccountants are needed to provide auditing services related tocostbased contracts '!' ith pr i vate f i rms. Qualified f irms who wish to b e considere d tor parti c ipation in the p.rogram s hould e x press th ei r inte rest, in wri ting, by July 15, 1986, to: Mr. Ron a ld J . Saff i n , D i rector Transportation Auditing Bureau Bldg. 7 A;'Rootn 61 0 1220 W as hingt o n Ave nu e A l bany , N.Y . 1 2232 CLINICAL THERAPIST f or Hispan ic Mental Health S e rvices. T o pro vid e mental health services to general a nd Hispanic adults, families and c hildren. Min i mum requir e ments: fluency , i n Spani s h and a ma ste(s degree i n psychology, s oc i al work , counseling for nursing and oneyear e x perience counseling adults, famil i es o r c hildr e n . Salary range: $21,700 to $28,751. Application deadline : July 31, 1986, 5 p.m. Contac t G e nesee County Community Mental Health Services, P e rsonnel Department, 420 W . 5th Ave. , Flint, Mi c higan 48503 ( 3 13) 257 3709. EOE/MF. Calendar Father Roberto Gonzalez (212) 751-7045 SPANISHLANGUAGE RADIO PROGRAMMING National Federation of Commun i ty Broadcasters Bellingham, Wash . July 20 THIS WEEK I FREEDOM MARCH FOR IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES San Ysidro , Calif. July 4 In an effort to shed light on the plight and ac complishments of immigrants and refugees, the San Diego Committee for a National Day of Justice will sponsor this march . David Valladolid (619) 267 COMING SOON HISPANIC PASTORAL STUDY WEEK .Northeast Hispanic Catholic Center Hispanic Link Weekly Report 57TH ANNUAL LULAC CONVENTiON League of United Latin American Citizens Las Vegas , Nev . July 9 Robert Rivan (702) 384 HISPANIC ADVERTISING AND MARKETING EXPO Continental Broadcasting Co . Anaheim, Calif . July 11 Fernando Favela (213) 466 ' . HISPANICS AND EDUCATION Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education Hou . ston July 16 Mary Helen Padilla (713) 792Tl6 Pat Watkins (202) 797 HISPANIC BUSINESS CONFERENCE U . S Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chicago July 25 C i ndy Hall (812) 842 SPOTLIGHT HISPANIC HEALTH: The National Coalition o f Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizat i ons will hold its 6th annual conference i n NewYorkSept. 4-7 . The conference will conduct workshops o n topics such as health care financing , juvenile justic e , teen pregnancy and AIDS. For further information, contact Linda Neal at ( 202) 3 7 1 2 1 00. 3

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Arts & Entertainment Vives Dona Francisquita and Pablo Luna's El nino judio. The concert is underwritten by a $1 00,000 grant from the Dayton Hudson Corporation. SYMPHONY TO SPECIALIZE: A series of concerts that will have the San Antonio Symphony specializing in music of the Southwestern United States and Latin America will be launched this week in a concert headlined by Placido Domingo. MORE AWARDS: A dozen Golden Eagle statuettes were handed out in Beverly Hills June 27 by the Nosotros organization in recognition of "outstanding achievements and contributions by Hispanics in the film, television and entertainment industries." A 13th statuette was presented a week before the 16th annual awards ceremony. Los Angeles Dodger Fernando Valenzuela received his Golden Eagle(for his "outstanding contribution to sports") minutes before the June 20 game against the San Diego Padres. The July 2 event-to be carried live at 9:30 p.m . EDT by the Sl N Network launches the Music of the Americas series that is expected to expand the orchestra's regular season by two or three. performances a year. The other Golden Eagle winners, in a variety of categories, are: Domingo, who will sing selections from operas and zarzuelas, has waived his concert fee for the appearance and all proceeds are to aid earthquake victims in Mexico City. SIN has donated the air time for the hour-long concert that will be carried without commercial inc terruptions. Chita Rivera, Sarita Montiel, Alejandro Rey, Edward James Olrl)OS, Nestor Aimendros, Linda Carter, Ernesto Alonso, Damaso Perez Prado, Julia Migenes-Johnson, Tony Cortez, Apollonia and Steven Bauer . Garcia Navarro, a native of Valencia, Spain, will conduct the symphony in a program that will include selections from Amadeo The Nosotros show was taped by Laurelwood Productions. It is to be made available for international syndication . -Antonio Mejias-Rentas . -. Media Report SIN SETTLEMENT NEARS: Bahia de San Francisco Television company joined Spanish International Communications Corporation in a June 20 preliminary agreement with the Federal Communications Commission approv ing the sale of the companies' 11 Spanishlanguage stations. A third company, Seven Hills Television, decided to continue its appeal of an FCC January decision which denied license renewals for all stations. Assuming the FCC gives final approval, the 11 stations will regain their licenses with the new owners. The stations are located in major U.S. markets. An FCC administrative judge denied renewal of the licenses after finding that the companies were indirectly controlled by Mexican TV magnate Emilio Azcarraga U.S . . law prohibits more than 20% foreign ownership of any broadcast facility. The two companies agreed to present appli- • cations for their stations' transfers 60 days after the agreement. Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico John Gavin, who has vowed to maintain the station's Spanish-language for mats, is reportecHy involved in one of the . 4 HISPANIC LINK WEEKLY REPORT A national publication of Hispanic Link News Service Inc. 1420 'N' Street NW Washington, D.C. 20005 . (202) 234 or 234.0737 Publisher. Hector Ericksen Mendoza Editor. Carlos Morales Reporting : Dora Delgado , Felix Perez, Charlie Ericksen , Antonio Mejias-Rentas. No portion of H i spanic Link Weekly Report may be reproduc_ed or broadcast in any form without advance permission>. Annual subscription (52 Issues) $96. Trial subscription (13 Issues) $26. CONFERENCE COORDINATORS : Include the latest edition of Hispanic Link Weekly Report in participants' packets at your next conference or convention. For details. contact Hector EricksenMendoza (202) 234. partnerships seeking to buy, Boston Ventures Ltd . Ten groups have already shown interest in the properties. The preliminary agreement , must be approved by the FCC's review board or receive full commission consent. A final decision on the licenses for Seven Hills Television Company's two stations is expected before the end of the year . . IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES: Radio Bilingiie in Fresno, Calif., will begin airing its Journey series-a program on the contributions and problems of immigrants and refugees July 4 . The biweekly series will be transmitted nationally via National Public Radio's satellite to more than 300 NPR stations. Stations not connected to the NPR satellite system may receive the program free of charge by phone feed . For the first year, the programs will be in Spanish, switching to a bilingual format in July 1987. Each installment will run from five to seven minutes. To date , 25 stations have announced that they will air the program, which is partially funded by the Ford Foundation for two years . For further information, contact Samuel Orozco at Radio Bilingue, P.O. Box 12682, Fresno, Calif. 93778 (209) 486-5174. NEW PUBLICATION: The Minority Business Enterprise Legal Defense and Education Fund inaugurated the quarterly Minority Business Legal Defense Reporter this month. The eight-page publication, financed largely through membership contributions, provides updates on cases affecting minority-owned businesses and reports on relevant federal actions . To receive a fre . e sample copy, write to MBELDEF at 318 Massachusetts Ave . NE, Washington, D . C . 20002 (202) 543-0040. MEDIA MOVES: Tom Diaz was appointed an assistant managing editor for The Wash ington Times last week. Diaz, 45, a graduate of the University of Florida and Georgetown University Law Center, joined the Times in 1982. He had been serving as the paper's assistant national editor. Peter Estrada , a cameraman with WJLA TV, won an Emmy Award June 21 for spot news coverage in the Washington, D.C. , version of the awards. Estrada won the award for his coverage of hurricat:Je Gloria in a piece titled "Gloria Hits Ocean City." Dora Delgado and Felix Perez HISPANIC HERITAGE WEEK POSTER1986 The Washington, D.C., Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers commissioned local artist Hector de Leon, chief of public affairs at the Minority Business Development Agency, to design the poster that federal and other agencies will display for the Sept 14-20 observance. The 20inch by 26inch poster is available for$3.50, plus $1.50 for postage and handling, from: ROD ENTERPRISES, INC., P.O. Box 504 72, Cali 91105 (818) 799-1795. Hispanic Link Weekly Report