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Making The News This Week
Congressman Esteban Torres (D-Calif.) calls for an investigation by the Chilean government into the death of 19-year-old Rodrigo Rojas. Rojas, a native Chilean residing in Washington, D.C., died July 6 in Santiago from burns reportedly inflicted by the Chilean military... Delegates to the Texas State Democratic Convention choose Henry Cisneros as their preference to succeed Gov. Mark White, according to a Dallas Times-Herald poll, with the San Antonio mayor drawing 30.9% to 19.5% for Jim Hightower, state agriculture commissioner. . . Rep. Robert Garcia (D-N.Y.), census subcommittee chairman, convenes a hearing in Washington, D.C., July 24 on adjusting the 1990 census amid criticisms by Hispanics that they are undercounted... The National Board of Medical Examiners appoints
Dr. Carlos Pestafta to its Part II Comprehensive Examination Committee. Pestana, from San Antonio, is one of five clinicians from the United States and Canada appointed to the 10-member body... Francisco Herrera becomes the first director of San Diego’s newly created Department of International Affairs, which is charged with coordinating the city's activities with Mexico. Herrera is a former aide to U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.)... The Internal Revenue Service announces its appointment of Richard Orosco as district director in Boise, Idaho... Mena Oliveras, the oldest descendant of Spanish settlers who settled the United States’ oldest city - St. Augustine, Fla - celebrates her 104th birthday... Chacha L6pez from Port Lavaca Texas, and Luis Guzmdn from El Paso, Texas, are elected as national vice president for women and national vice president for youth, respectively, of the League of United Latin American Citizens...

Hispanic Households Lack Wealth
Acle Quits White House
Luis Acle, the top White House contact with U.S. Hispanic organizations, will quit his position as associate director for public liaison next month.
The 43-year-old engineer, who came to this country from his native Mexico at age 12, told Weekly Report that he is considering options in both the public and private sector.
He declined to give any specific reasons for his departure from the White House, but some reports on reorganization plans in the White House's Office of Public Liaison indicate that interaction with the Hispanic community will be less focused under its new director, Mari Maseng. ___________
New LA Remap Passed
The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-2 on July 23 in favor of a revised redistricting proposal that would create a second district predominated by Hispanics after the city's mayor had vetoed another plan the day before.
Mayor Tom Bradley rejected the initial proposal on the grounds that it would pit the city s fastest growing ethnic groups- Hispanics and Asian Americans - against each other. Submitted by Richard Alatorre, the 15-member Council's lone Hispanic member and chairman of its reapportionment committee, the plan Would have cut drastically into the power-base of Councilman Michael Woo. Woo, whose Hispanic constituency would have doubled to 65%, is the Council’s sole Asian American.
On July 30, the plan will be put before the Council for a second reading. It then goes back to Bradley for his approval or veto.
U.S. Hispanic households - with a median wealth of $4,913 - are eight times less wealthy than white households-$39,135- but slightly wealthier than those of blacks - $3,397 - a U.S. Census Bureau report released July 18 revealed.
The survey, the first comprehensive assessment of the nation’s wealth, projected that 50.2% of the nation’s4.2 million Hispanic
New Rights Panel Sought
California Congressmen Matthew Martinez and Augustus Hawkins introduced July 16 a bill to create a “substitute” U.S. Civil Rights Commission - responsible only to Congress The proposal, HR 5179, follows House action to eliminate the current commission, which many in Congress have charged has been totally politicized by President Reagan.
The earlier legislation, HR 5161, was approved as part of the House appropriations bill, 269-66, and now awaits Senate action. It calls for the agency’s $11.8 million budget to be used only to close down operations of the current commissioa
Hispanic HMO Sells Out
International Medical Centers, a Miami-based health maintenance organization and the nation’s third largest Hispanic business, is .being sold by owner Miguel Recarey, according to a letter of intent signed July 18.
The 185,000-member HMO, the largest in Florida and the largest Medicaid service facility in the nation, will be acquired by Humana Inc., a company based in Louisville, Kentucky, which owns 86 hospitals.
households had less than $5,000 in assets, compared with 54.4% of black households and 22.4% of white households. There are 9.5 million black and 75.3 million white households
Enjoying more than $100,000 in assets were 8.2% of the Latino households, 3.9% of the black and 23.4% of the white. According to the March 1984 Current Population Survey, Hispanic households average 3.45 members* compared with 2.99 members for black and 2.66 for white households
Comparing wealth by ethnic group, income, age and family composition, the survey defined net worth as assets - automobiles, stocks and others - less debts Cash on hand, furniture, jewelry, pensions or insurance were not included.
The study reflected that income, until now the primary indicator of economic prosperity, was not representative of wealth accumulation. Such factors as age, job status education and home ownership also influenced wealth, the study showed. Contrary to the dramatic 8-1 ratio in wealth, for example, the median yearly income for white households - $21,120 - was only one third higher than the median Hispanic yearly income-$16,140.
In value of investments Hispanic households came second to whites but surpassed blacks in most instances:
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Correction
In last week’s lead story on Hispanic efforts to combat the English-only movement the membership of U.S. English was reported as two million. The correct figure is 200,000.
HOUSEHOLD NET WORTH DISTRIBUTION BY ETHNIC GROUP- 1984
Household Zero or (-) assets $1- $4,999 $5,000 $9,999 $10,000-$24,999 $25,000-$49,999 ; $50,000- $99,999 $100,000-$249,999 $250,000- $499,999 $500,000 j or over Median
Hispanic 23.9% 26.3% 7.6% 11.4% '•""■'9.5% ' ,13.1% 5.1% 2.1% 1.0% $4,913
Black 30.5 23.9 6.8 14.0 | 11.7 9.3 • 3.3 0.5 0.1 3,397
White 8.4 14.0 6.3 12.2 15.0 20.7 I 16.9 4.4 2.1 39,135
Total 11.0 15.3 6.4 12.4 S 14.5 19.3 { 15.3 • 4.0 1.9 32,667
Source: U.S Census Bureau’s report “Household Wealth and Asset Ownership: 1984."


Sin pelos en la lengua
It’s not the heat that’s getting to us. It’s the Hispanic humanity:
FLORIDA PUNCH: The boxing match between Miami Mayor Xavier Suarez and Miami Beach Mayor Alex Daoud was staged as promised July 16 before a sellout crowd of 1,200 fans at Miami’s Virrick Gym.
Daoud used his height (4 extra inches) and weight (22 more pounds) advantages effectively and was a clearwinner in the three-round match. But the four judges and 89-year-old gym owner Elizabeth Virrick- mindful that proceeds from the pair’s efforts would help her youth programs - called it a draw.
Then Dade County got back totally into its favorite sport politics. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and husband Dexter Lehtinen, incumbent state House members, engaged themselves in a togetherness effort to move up to the Senate in adjoining districts.
Kendall Drive is the main street dividing the two districts, so they had the bus benches along the route neatly painted “Ros-Lehtinen SENATE.” Ileana, who has no opposition at the moment, paid for the signs from her campaign chest But somehow, the word “Ros” came out very, very small and “Lehtinen” very, very large.
This hasn’t made husband Dexter’s primary foe Carlos Dominguez very, very happy, but no one can find any campaign law violation.
PINA COLADA ON THE POTOMAC: Everybody showed up in Washington for the national final of the 1986 piha colada contest on July 17. Puerto Rico Gov. Rafael Hernandez Colon(making rum is the island’s No. 1 industry) and Ramon Marrero, the 82-year-old bartender who created the popular drink three decades ago at San Juan’s Caribe Hilton, were on hand. So was Laurie Simpson Rivera, Miss Puerto Rico.
But chosen by the half-dozen judges as the ’86 champion piha colada blender was a drawling son of San Antonio, Texas, named Larry Bestwina.
CISNEROS PLATTER: In San Antonio a few weeks ago, the new Taco Flats restaurant inaugurated its “Henry C.” special dinner platter(pork fama( cheese enchilada, chicken fajita taco, guacamole, salad, rice, beans and pico de gallo all for $4.99).
The Mayor didn’t mind at all. In fact, he sat down and ate one.
But Grace Houriet was furious. She was about to come out with her line of “Henry C.” cosmetics - cologne and after-shave - and the Henry C. beans and tacos would tarnish her line’s image, she pouted to the press.
TV DINNER: Meanwhile, back in the nation’s capital on Channel 4, the anchorwoman was narrating a news item on a South American country when a caption flashed onto the screen to establish th -location of the action for us viewers: Santiago, Chili.
Con came, no doubt. - Kay Barbate
EEOC Flips Goals Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chairman Clarence Thomas reversed himself J uly 24 before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, stating that the EEOC will use affirmative action goals and timetables in settling discrimination complaints against employers receiving federal funds.
Last fall, he had ordered commission legal staff to abandon use of them. His reversal was not based on a change of personal conviction, he told the committee, but on this month’s Supreme Court ruling upholding minority hiring goals. “Thaf s the law of the land, whether I like it or not,” he said.
Hispanics Lack ‘Wealth’
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• Interest-earning bank deposits: a median of $1,178 for Hispanics, compared with $739 for blacks and $3,457 for whites.
• Home ownership: a median of $38,867 for Hispanics, compared to $24,077 for blacks and $41,999 for whites. Blacks were more likely to own a home than Latinos - 43.8%
1 versus 39.9%.
• Equity in business and profession: a median of $6,580 Hispanics, $2,054 blacks, $7,113 whites. If measured in mean value (the intermediate amount between two extremes), Hispanics slightly surpassed whites, $65,107 vs. $64,495.
- Dora Delgado
SICC Accepts Bid
Officials from Spanish International Communications Corporation announced July 21 that they have accepted the $301.5 million bid by Hallmark Cards Inc. and First Chicago Venture Capital for the purchase of five major Spanish-language TV stations and five repeater stations in key Hispanic cities.
The Federal Communications Commission, which has to approve the sale, is expected to render a determination by the end of this year or the beginning of next year. The prospective buyers, in a50-50 partnership, will reportedly put up $35.5 million in cash each, with the remainder fo be obtained through outside financing.
The endorsement of a non-Hispanic buyer, made July 18 by U.S. District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer after SICC officials and stockholders were unable to agree on a selection, disappointed several Hispanic partnerships that participated in the bidding.
Some of the Latino bidders, including Los Angeles physician Tirso del Junco and Alhambra businessman Enrique Hernandez, said that, if approved, the sale will represent a setback to minority broadcast ownership. They also questioned the commitment of the buyers to maintain the stations’ Spanish-language formats.
Both the chief executive of Hallmark, Irvine Hockaday, and the president of the Chicago investment company, John Canning, have denied this allegation, promising to continue
of $301.5 Million
broadcasting Spanish-language programs.
Throughout the negotiations, SICC had requested from bidders their commitment to keep the present format for a minimum of two years. At least two Hispanic organizations, Florida’s Spanish American League Against Discrimination and the League of United Latin American Citizens, have said they will monitor and denounce any format changes.
The five major SICC stations are KMEX-TV in Los Angeles, WLTV-TV in Miami, KWEX-TV in San Antonio, KFTV-TV in Fresno and WXTV-TV in Paterson, N.J. The five low-power stations are in Philadelphia, Denver, Bakersfield, Calif., Hartford, Conn., and Austin, Texas.
The bid puts an end to a January FCC order that denied renewal of the stations’ licenses following the agency’s finding that they were illegally controlled by Mexican media magnate Emilio Azcarraga.
- Dora Delgado
Parents Get $850,000
The Texas Supreme Court ruled July 16 that a Hispanic couple whose nine-year-old son died in 1979 after being refused medical treatment was entitled to $850,000 in damages
The parents of Fermin Gracia has sued a Brownsville doctor and two hospitals including one that had transferred the boy to another facility, for refusing treatment because of their not having money or insurance.
ASSET OWNERSHIP BY ETHNIC HOUSEHOLDS - 1984
Int. Reg. Stocks, Own Other U.S.
Household Earn. Accts. Check. Accts. Mutual Funds Bus./ Prof. Motor Vehicle Own Home Rental Prop. Real Estate Mrtgs. Sav. Bonds
HISPANIC. 50.8% 36.6% 7.5% 9.6% 74.6% 39.9% 6.6% 5.8% 1.1% 6.1%
Black 43.8 32.0 5.4 4.0 65.0 43.8 6.6 3.3 0.1 7.4
White 75.4 56.9 22.0 14.0 88.5 67.3 10.1 10.9 3.3 16.1
Source: U.S Census Bureau’s report "Household Wealth and Asset Ownership: 1984.”
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COLLECTABLES
HISPANIC HOUSEHOLD WEALTH: The 53-page “Household Wealth and Asset Ownership: 1984” details assets such as stocks, real estate, business and professional incomes for Hispanic, black and white households. Price: not available at press time. Send requests to: Super tendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (202) 783-3238.
HEALTH GRANTS: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is offering approximately five $200,000 grants to fund health projects from community organizations and coalitions. The projects must target one of six major minority health problems: cancer, cardiovascular disease, chemical dependency, diabetes, infant mortality and homicide/suicide/accidents. Deadline for applications: Aug. 25. Request application kit from: Ralph Sloat, Grants Management Officer, Rm. 1-41, Park Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md. 20857 (301) 443-4033.
THE HISPANIC BUYER: The 32-page booklet “Gateway to Hispanic Buying Power” gives updated information on top Hispanic markets: where they are and how they have grown. For free copies, send request on company letterhead to: “Gateway,” Noticias del Mundo, 401 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016 (212) 684*5656.
FOR HISPANIC ARTISTS: San Antonio’s Expression Art Gallery is accepting up to ten slides of works by artists wishing to be included in the gallery’s six major shows for 1987. Any artistic media will be accepted. The review of slides will end Sept 30. Send them to: Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez, Expression Art Gallery and Patio, 122 N. Cherry St., San Antonio, Texas 78202 (512) 227-2751.
HUMAN RIGHTS IN MEXICO: Amnesty International has published a 136-page report on human rights abuses against peasant members of opposition organizations in the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas. For a copy of “Mexico Human Rights in Rural Areas,” send $5 to: Amnesty International, 730 Peachtree St, Suite 982, Atlanta, Georgia 30308 (404) 876-5661.
BIBLIOGRAPHY ON ILLITERACY: The four-page “Latino Literacy/ Illiteracy Bibliography” compiles materials on literacy research, programs and policies relating to Hispanic subgroups. For a copy send $3 to: Bibliography, The Tomas Rivera Center, 710 N. College Ave., Claremont, Calif. 91711 (714) 625-6607.
ILLITERACY REPORT: The 24-page report “Illiteracy in the Hispanic Community” details illiteracy rates, analyzes their impact on the U.S. society, evaluates and makes recommendations for programs. Send a $2.50 prepaid order to: Rosemary Aguilar, National Council of La Raza, 20 FSt. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 628-9600, ext. 121.
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PARALEGAL SPECIALISTS
Schedule B PAC Positions
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is seeking Paralegal Specialists, Grade 5 and 7, for its Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC Regional Offices.
For the Grade 5 level, applicants must possess three years of general experience or successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. (General experience is progressively responsible experience which has demonstrated the ability to interpret, apply, or explain regulations, procedures or policies.)
For the Grade 7 level, applicants must possess an additional year of legal, quaswlegal, paralegal, or related work experience or training.
Salaries range from $14,390 to $23,170 depending upon experience and training. Completed applications must be postmarked by August 11,1986, in order to receive consideration, to obtain the required application forms, please call (202) 898-3980 or write to Recruitment and Placement Branch, Room 800
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Minimum qualifications: BA degree, experience in journalism/public relations, demonstrated writing ability. Salary range: $25,000- $35,000. Reply by 8/15/86 to: Ms. Ceane Rabada, Public/Private Ventures, 399 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106-2178.
Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to aDoly.
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND, government office of personnel has a JOB hotline (301) 952-3408.
CLINICAL THERAPIST for Hispanic Mental Health Services. To provide mental health services to general and H ispanic 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 p.m. Contact Genesee County Community Mental Health Services, Personnel Department, 420 W. 5th Ave., Flint, Michigan 48503(313)257-3709. EOE/MF.
Calendar
THIS WEEK
HISPANIC BUSINESS ISSUES CONFERENCE Washington, D.C. July 28, 29 The Latin American Manufacturers Association will hold its 3rd annual conference, outlining its legislative priorities and discussing increased Hispanic participation in federal contracting programs.
Stephen Denlinger(202) 546-3803
TELEMARKETING SEMINAR Los Angeles July 30
Geared toward small businesses with limited staffs and low budgets, this seminar by the Latin Business Association will cover cost-efficient methods of telemarketing.
Dorothy Ruiz (213) 721-4000.
HISPANIC BUSINESS CONVENTION Waco, Texas, July 31-Aug. 2 Procurement officers from various corporations will be on hand at this convention by the Texas Association Hispanic Link Weekly Report
of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce to discuss procurement procedures and opportunities within their companies.
Elena de la Garza (512) 495-6465
HISPANICS IN OHIO: PUBLIC HEARING Lorain, Ohio Aug. 2
Juan Andrade, chairman of the Ohio Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs, will be available for questions and comments from the public and the press. •Julia Arbini-Haywood (614) 466-8333
FESTIVAL BETANCES Boston Aug. 1 -3
Featuring folk music of Puerto Rico, Latin jazz, a fashion show and folk dances, this festival by the Areyto Cultural Education Program celebrates its neighborhood’s cultural life.
Gil Raldiris (617) 262-1342
COMING SOON
MULTI-CULTURAL YOUTH FESTIVAL La Alianza Hispana Rpxbury, Mass. Aug. 4-10 Jorge Arce (617) 427-7175 ext. 39
“HISPANICS IN HIGH TECHNOLOGY”
American Gl Forum San Jose, Calif. Aug. 6-10 Ernie Abeytia (408) 258-6084
YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Texas League of United Latin American Citizens, District IV
El Paso, Texas Aug. 9 Mary Yanez (915) 598-0330
COURSE ON DEVELOPING AND ORGANIZING YOUR BUSINESS
Hispanic Institute for Research and Development Hackensack, N.J. Sept. 6-Nov. 8 George Dumenigo (201) 447-9477
SPOTLIGHT
NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN COALITION: “Economic Development: A Political Strategy for the Puerto Rican Community” is the theme for the 6th annual conference by NPRC to be held Sept. 3-5 in New York City. Some of the topics to be covered include models for community development financing projects, starting and expanding your business and franchising opportunities. For further information, contact Mara Patermaster at (202) 223-3915
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Arts & Entertainment
THEATER HERE, THEATER THERE: Hispanic theater groups in the United States and from abroad travelled this week to festivals here and south of the border.
In Cuernavaca, Morelos, the Grupo Cultural Zero hosts the XIII International Chicano Latino Theater Festival' through Aug. 3. The hosting company is a member of the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Teatro Nacional de Aztlan Inc., which organizes the biennial event
Two companies from California and one each from Arizona, Washington, D C., Texas and Colorado will be presenting works at the festival. Two plays by U.S. playwrights are among the works scheduled.
Festival participants include Santa Barbara’s El Teatro de la Esperanza and San Diego’s Teatro Mestizo; Teatro Chicano Tucson (with Silvania Wood’s Anhelos por Oaxaca)', Washington, D.C.’s Teatro Nuestro; San Antonio’s Guadalupe Cultural Center (with Ruby Nelda’s performance of her A Woman’s Work, directed by husband Jorge Pina); and Denver’s Su Teatro
Just north of the Rio Grande, another theater festival will host
companies from the United States and Spain. The first Zarzuela 1 Festival continues through Aug. 3 at El Paso’s Chamizal National j Memorial Theater.
El Paso’s festival began July 25 with performances of Luisa i Fernanda by New York’s Repertorio EspahoL Zarzuelas to be performed this week include Molinos de viento (by the University of Texas at El Paso Music Department), Los gavilanes (New York’s Thalia Spanish j Theater), Bohemios (Spain’s Compahia de la Zarzuela de la Coral).
Nancy Deeg, an administrator for the non-profit Festival de la Zarzuela, says that next year’s event should include companies from Puerto Rico and Mexico as well.
Other Hispanic theater companies are busy with travel plans, with New York's Festival Latino scheduled for later this month. A first this year is a production from Miami: Teatro Avante’s Alguna cosita que alivie el sufrir, written by Rene R. Aloma, has been invited to participate this year. Companies from Puerto Rico and various Latin American countries are also expected to participate.
In other theater news, the Ford Foundation has awarded New York’s INTAR Hispanic American Music Theater Laboratory a three-year, $24 million grant to develop Latino musical theater writers and composers. - Antonio Mejias-Rentas
Media Report
For many U.S. Hispanic journalists, summer has been serious travel time:
EASTBOUND: Dallas Times-Herald suburban reporter Jesus Sanchez joined USA Today in Arlington, Va, as a business reporter this month... And reporter Lydia Lopez of KGBT-TV, Harlingen, Texas, switched to the Washington, D.C., NBC affiliate WRC-TV...
Elvira Valenzuela Crocker, whose cover story in the July Vista weekend newspaper supplement focuses on the successes of small-town Midwesterner Hispanics, has returned to Washington, D.C., from Santa Fe, N.M., this month to join the press office of the National Education Association...
Henry Fuentes, who served as staff director of the San Diego chapter of the California Chicano News Media Association for 16 months after nine years as a reporter with The San Diego Union, joins The Hartford Courant Aug. 4 as a suburban editor...
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SOUTHBOUND: The same day, Aida Bustos, from The Seattle Times, starts at The San Diego Union as wire editor...
WESTBOUND: Melita Garza, most recently press officer with the National Association of Latino Elected& Appointed Officials in Washington, D.C., has joined The Milwaukee Journal as a reporter...
OUTBOUND: Ricardo Montalbdn, who has appeared in commercials extolling the elegance of the Cordoba and other Chrysler cars for 13 years, is being dropped as a spokesman by the automaker.
The parting, caused by Chrysler’s switch from luxury cars to sporty and economical ones, was as stylish as the “Corinthian leathei” upholstery the actor often touted.
“I feel only a sense of gratitude," said the departing Montalb&n.
“Nobody does Ricardo’s thing better than he does,” responded a Chrysler spokesman.
UPWARD BOUND: Pedro Gonzales Ramos has been named president of the San Juan, Puerto Rico, daily El Mundo... Carlos Verdecia, assistant editor of The Miami Herald’s
Neighbors section, has been promoted editorial writer and member of the newspapers editorial board... Copy editor Marie Betancourt succeeds him as assistant Neighbors editor... James Padilla is the new editor of La Voz de Colorado in Denver...
Richard Salvatierra, Tucson Citizen international affairs columnist and special assistant to University of Arizona President Henry Koffler, has been named by the Arizona Supreme Court to a seat on the courts Disciplinary Commission, which reviews misconduct cases against lawyers...
REBOUND: Caminos magazine of Los Angeles, which has not published since February, will produce its annual conventioneer edition in September, says Sandy Sewell, board chair. She hopes the magazine will get back on schedule shortly thereafter... Another Southern California-based magazine, Latina, hasn’t published since March.
Former Caminos publisher Kirk Whisler has been selected by the Nevada Tourism Commission as editor/publisher of its Nevada magazine... - Charlie Ericksen
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Making The News This Week Dr. Carlos Pestal'ta to its Part II Comprehensive Examination Com mittee. Pestana, from San Antonio, is one of five clinicians from the United States Canada appointed to the 10-member body ... Francisco Herrera becomes the first director of San Diego's newly created Department of International Affa irs, which is charged with coordinating the city's activities with Mexico. Herrera is a former aide to U . S . Sen. Pete Wilson (A-Calif . ) ... The ln:ernal Revenue Service announces its appointment of Richard Orosco as district director in Boise, Idaho ... Mena Oliveras, the oldest descendant of Spanish settlers who settled the Un i ted States ' oldest city $t. Augustine , Fla-celebrates her 104th birthday ... Chacha L6pez from Port Lavaca, Texas, and Luis Guzman from El Paso , Texas, are elected as national vice president for women and national vice president for youth, respectively , of the League. of United Latin American Citizens ... Esteban Torres (D-Calif.) calls for an investigation by the Chilean government into the death of 19yearold Rodrigo Rojas. Rojas , a nativr t:hiJean residing in Washington , D.C., died July 6 in Santiago irom burns reportedly inflicted by the Chilean military ... Delegates to the Texas State Democratic Convent i on choose Henry Cisneros as their preference to succeed Gov . Mark White, according to a Dallas Times-Herald poll , with the San Antonio mayor drawing 30. 9% to 19.5% for Jim Hightower, state agriculture com missioner . . . Rep . Robert Garcia (D-N.Y .), census subcommittee chairman , convenes a hearing in Washington, D . C., July 24 on adjusting the 1990 census am i d criti cisms by Hispanics that they are undercounted ... The National Board of Medical Examiners appoints Vol. 4 No. 30 HISPP . NIC LIN Acle Quits White House Hispanic Households Lack Wealth Luis Acle , the top White House contact with U . S . Hispanic organizations, will quit his position as associate director for public liaison next month. The 43-yearold engineer, who came to this country from his native Mexico at age 12 , told Weekly Report that he is considering options in both the public and private sector . He declined to give any specific reasons for his departure from the White House, but some reports on reorganization plans in the White House's Office of Public Lia i son indicate that interaction with the Hispanic commun ity will be less focused under its new director, Mari Maseng . New LA. Remap Passed The Los Angeles City Council voted 13 on July 23 in favor of a rev i sed red istricti ng proposal that would create a second district predominated by Hispanics after the city's mayor had vetoed another plan the day before. Mayor Tom Bradley rejected the initial pro posal on the grounds that it would pit the city's fastest growing ethnic groups-Hispanics and Asian Americans against each other. Submitted by Richard Alatorre , the 15-member Councifs lone Hispanic member and chairman of its reapportionment committee, the plan would have cut drastically into the power base of Councilman Michael Woo . Woo, whose Hispan i c constituency would have doubled to 65%, is the Council's sole Asian American . On July 30, the plan will be put before the Council for a second reading. It then goes back to Bradley for his approval or veto. U.S. H i spanic households-with a median wealth of $4 ,913-are eight times less wealthy than wh ite households-$39 ,135-but slightly wealth ier than those of blacks-$3,397 -a U .S. Census Bureau report released July 18 revealed . The survey , the first comprehensive as sessment of the nat i on ' s wealth , projected that 50. 2% of the nat i on ' s4.2 million Hispanic New Rights Panel Sought California Congressmen Matthew Martinez and Augustus Hawkins introduced July 16 a bill to create a " s•Jbstitute " U . S . Civil Rights Comm ission-respons i ble only to Congress . The proposal , H R 5179, follows House act ion to eliminate the current commission , which many in Congress have charged has been totally politicized by President Reagan. The earlier legislation , HR 5161, was approved as part of the House appropriations b ill, 269 66, and now awaits Senate action. It calls fo r the agency's $11.8 million budget to be used only to close down operat i ons of the current commission . Hispanic HMO Sells out International Medical Centers, a Miami based health maintenance organization and the nation ' s third largest Hispanic business , is . being sold by owner Miguel Recarey, ac cording to a letter of intent signed July 18. The 185,000-member HMO, the largest in Florida and the largest Medicaid service facility in the nation , will be acquired by Humana Inc . , a company based in Louisville, Kentucky, which owns 86 hospitals. households had less than $5,000 in assets, compared with 54. 4 % of black households " and 22.4 % of white households. There are 9.5 million black and 75 . 3 million white house holds. Enjoying more than $1 00,000 in assets . were 8 .2% of the Latino households, 3.9% of the black and 23.4 % of the white. Acco rding to the March 1984 Current Population Survey, Hispanic households average 3.45 members, compared with 2.99 members for black and 2.66 for white households. Comparing wealth by ethnic group, income, age and family composit i on , the survey defined net worth as assets automobiles, stocks and others less Cash on hand , fur niture , jewelry , pensions or insurance were not included . The study reflected that income, until now the primary indicator of economic prosperity, was not representative of wealth accumulation. Such factors as age, job status, education and home ownership also influenced wealth, the study showed . Contrary to the dramatic 8 1 ratio in wealth , for example, the median yearly income for white households-$21 , 120 was only one third higher than the median Hispanic yearly income-$16,140 . In value of investments, H i span i c households came second to wh i tes but surpassed blacks in most instances : continued on page
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Sin pelos en Ia Jengua It's not the heat that's getting to us. It's the Hispanic humanity: FLORIDA PUNCH: The boxing match between Miami Mayor Suarez and Miami Beach Mayor Alex Daoud was staged as promised July 16 before a sellout crowd of 1,200 fans at Miami's Virrick Gym. PINA COLADA ON THE POTOMAC: Everybody showed up in Washington for the national final of the 1986 pii1a colada contest on July 17 . Puerto Rico Gov. Rafael Hernandez Colon (making rum is the island's No. 1 industry) and Ramon Marrero, the 82-year-old bartender who created the popular drink three decades ago at San Juan' s Caribe Hilton, were on hand. So was Laurie Simpson Rivera , Miss Puerto Rico. Daoud used his height (4 extra inches) and weight (22 more pounds) advantages effectively and was a clear'winner in the three round match . But the four judges and 89-year-old gym owner Elizabeth Virrickmindful that proceeds from the pair's efforts would help her youth programscalled it a draw. But chosen by the half-dozen judges as the '86 champion pii1a colada blender was a drawling son of San Antonio, Tex as, named Larry Bestwina. Then Dade Count y got back totally into its favorite sport: politics. CISNEROS PLATTER: In San Antonio a few weeks ago, the new Taco Flats restaurant inaugurated its "Henry C." special dinner platter(pork tama/, cheese enchilada, chicken fajita taco, guacamole , salad , rice, beans and pica de galla all for $4.99). Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and husband Dexter Lehtinen, incumbent state. H ow:;e members, E)ngaged themselves in a togetherness effort The Mayor didn' t mind at all . In fact, he sat down and ate one. to move up to the Senate in adjoining -dist. rk:ts . Kendall Drive is the main street dividing the two districts, so they had the bus benches along the route neatly-painted "Ros-Lehtinen SENATE. " Ileana, who has no opposition at the moment, paid for the signs from her campaign chest. But somehow, the word " Ros " came ouf:very, very small and "Lehtinen" very, very large. . But Grace Houriet was furious. She was about to come out with her line of "Henry C.'' cosmeticscologne and afte r -shave-and the Henry C. beans and tacos would tarni s h her l ine' s image, she pouted to the press. This hasn ' t made husband Dex t er's primary foe Carlos Dominguez very, very happy, but no one can find any campaign law violation. TV DINNER: Meanwhile, back in the nation' s capita l on Channel 4 , the anchorwoman was narrating a news item on a South American country when a caption flashed onto the screen to establish t h ' ' location of the action for us viewers: Santiago, C hili. Con carne, no doubt. -Kay Barb ar c EEOC Flips Goals Policy SICC Accepts Bid of $301.5 Million Equal Employment Opportunity Com mission Chairman Clarence Thomas reversed himself July 24 before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, stating that the EEOC will use affirmative action goals and timetables in settling discrimination complaints against employers receiving federal funds. Last fall, he had ordered commission legal staff to abandon use of them. His reversal was not based on a change of personal conviction, he told the committee, but on this month' s Supreme Court ruling upholding minority h i ring goals. "That's the law of the land, whether I like it or not, " he said. Hispanics Lack 'Wealth' continue d from page 1 • Interest-earning bank deposits : a median of$1 ,178 for Hispanics, compared with$739 for blacks and $3,457 for whites. e Home ownership: a median of $38,867 fo r Hispanics , compared to $24,077 for blacks and $41,999 for whites. Blacks were more likely to own a home than Latinos-43.8% ' versus 39.9% . e Equity in business and profession: a median of $6,580 Hispanics, $2,054 blacks, $7,1 1 3 whites. If measured in mean value (the intermediate amount between two extremes), Hispanics sl ightly surpassed whites, $65, 1 07 vs . $64,495. Dora Delgado Officials from Spanish International Com munications Corporation announced July 21 that they have accepted the $301 . 5 million bid by Hallmark Cards Inc. and First Chicago Ventur e Capital for the purchase of five major Spanish-language TV stations and five repeater stations in key Hispani c cities. The Federal Communications Commission , which has to approve the sale, is expected to render a determination by the end of this year or the beginning of next year. The prospective buyers, in a 50-50 partnership, will reportedly put up $35.5 million in cash each, with the remainder to be obtained through outside financing. . The endorsement of a non-Hispanic buyer, made Jul y 18 by U . S . District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer after SICC officials and stockholders were unable to agree on a selection, disappomted several H i spanic partnerships that participated in the bidding: Some of the Latino bidders, including Los Ange l es physician Tirso del Junco and Alhambra businessman Enrique i-lernfmdez, said that, if approved, the sale will represent a setback to minority broadcast ownership. They also questioned the commitment of the buyers to maintain the stations' Spanish-language formats. . Both the chief executive of Hallmark, Irvine Hockaday, and the president of the Chicago investment company, John Cannin g , have denied th i s allegation, promising to continue broadcasting Spanish-language programs. Throughout the negotiations, SICC had requested from bidders their commitment to keep the p resent format for a minimum o f two years. At least two Hispanic organ izations, Florida's Spanish American League Against Discrimination and the L eague of United Latin American Citizens, have said they will monitor and denounce any format changes. The five major SICC sta tions are K M EXTV in Los Angeles, WL TV -TV in Miami, KWEXTV in San Antonio, KFTV -TV in Fresno and WXTV-TV in Paterson, N . J . The five low-power stations are in Philad e lphia, Denver, Bakersfield , Calif . , Hartford, Conn., and Austin, T exas. Th e bid puts a n end to a January FCC order that d e n i ed renewal of the stations' licenses following the agency's finding that they were illegally controlled by Mex ican media magnate Emil i o Azcarraga. Dora Delgado Parents Get $850,000 The Texas Supreme Court ruled July 16 that a Hispanic couple whose nineye ar-old son died in 1979 after being r efuse d medical treatment was entitled to $850,000 in damages. The parents of Fermin G r acia h as sued a Brownsville doctor and two hospitals, including one that had transferred the boy to another facility, for refusing treatment because of their not having money or insurance. ASSET OWNERSHIP BY ETHNIC HOUSEHOLDS1984 Int. Reg . Stocks, Own Other u.s. Earn. Check. Mutual Bus. / Motor Own Rental Real Sav . Household Accts . Accts. Funds Prot Vehicle Home Prop . Estate Mrtgs. Bonds HiSPANIC. 50. 8 % 36.6% 7.5% 9.6% 74.6% 39.9% 6.6% 5 .8% 1.1% 6.1% Black 43. 8 32. 0 5.4 4.0 65. 0 43. 8 6 . 6 3.3 0 . 1 7 . 4 White 75.4 56.9 22. 0 14.0 88. 5 67.3 10. 1 10. 9 3.3 16. 1 Source: U.S. C ensus B u reau' s r epo r t "Hou s ehold Weal t h a n d Asse t Owners h i p : 1984." 2 Hispanic Link Weekly Repott

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COLLECTABLES HISPANIC HOUSEHOLD WEALTH: The 53-page "Household Wealth and Asset Ownership: 1984" details assets such as stocks, real estate, business and professional incomes for Hispanic, black and white how;;eholds. Price: not available at press time. Send requests to: Super : tendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (202) 783-3238. HEALTH GRANTS: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is offering approximately five $200,000 grants to fund health projects from community organizations and coalitions. The projects must target one of six major minority health problems: cancer, cardiovascular disease, chemical dependency, diabetes, infant mortality and homicide/suicide/accidents. Deadline for applications: Aug. 25. Request application kit from: Ralph Sloat, Grants Management Officer, Rm . 1-41, Park Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md. 20857 (301) 443-4033. THE HISPANIC BUYER: The 32-page booklet "Gateway to His panic Buying Power" gives updated information on top Hispanic markets: where they are and how they have grown. For free copies, send request on company letterhead to: "Gateway," Noticias del Mundo, 401 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y . 10016 (212) 684. FOR HISPANIC ARTISTS: San Antonio's Expression Art Gallery is accepting up to ten slides of works by artists wishing to be included in the gallery's six major shows for 1987. Any artistic media will be accepted. The review of slides will end Sept 30. Send them to: Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez, Expression Art Gallery and Patio, 122 N. Cherry St. , San Antonio, Texas 78202 (512) 227-2751. HUMAN RIGHTS IN MEXICO: Amnesty International has published a 136-page report on human rights abuses against peasant members of opposition organizations in the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas. For a copy of "Mexico Human Rights in Rural Areas," send $5 to: Amnesty International, 730 Peachtree St., Suite 982, Atlanta, Georgia 30308 (404) 876-5661. BIBLIOGRAPHY ON ILLITERACY: The four-page"Latino Literacy/ Illiteracy Bibliography'' compiles materials on literacy research, programs and policies relating to Hispanic subgroups. For a copy send $3 to: Bibliography, The Tomas Rivera Center, 710 N , College Ave., Claremont, Calif. 91711 (714) 625-6607. ILLITERACY REPORT: The 24-page report "Illiteracy in the His panic Community'' details illiteracy rates, analyzes their impact on the U .S. society, evaluates and makes recommendations for programs. Send a $2.50 prepaid order to: Rosemary Aguilar, National Council of La Raza , 20 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 628-9600, ext. 121 . CORPORATE CLASSIFIEDS Schedule B PAC Positions The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is seeking Paralegal Specialists, Grade 5 and 7, for its Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC Regional Offices. For the Grade 51evel, applicants must possess three years of general experience or successful completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. (General experience is pro gressively responsible experience which has demonstrated the ability to interpret, apply, or explain regulations, procedures or policies.) For the Grade 7 level, applicants must possess an additional year of legal, quasi-legal, paralegal , or related work experience or training. Salaries range from $14,390 to $23,170 depending upon experience and training . Completed applications must be postmarked by August 11, 1986, in order to receive consideration. To obtain the required application forms, call (202) 898-3980 or write to Recruitment and Placement Branch, Room 800 FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 550 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20429 An Equal Opportunity Employer U.S. Citizenship Required PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY , MARYLAND, National nonprotit program development government office of personnel has a JOB and research organization in the field of hotline (30 1 ) 9523408. employment and training is seeking a Public . CLINICAL THERAPIST tor Hispanic Mental Relations Director. Responsibilities include Health Services. T o provide mental health developing and carrying out a public relation s servicestogenera landHispanicadults,families plaf\ maintaining contacts with nation a l presS/ and c hildren. Minimum requirements: fluency med ia and preparing written materials. in Spanish and a m aste(s degree in psychology , Minimum qualifications: BA degree, ex socia l work,counseling for nursing and one perience in journalism/public relations, year experience counseling adults, families dempnstrated writing ability. Salary range : or c hildren . Sal ary range: $21,700 tP$28,751. $25,000-$35,000. Replyby8/15/86 to: Ms. App licati on deadline: July 31, 1986, 5 p.m . Ceane Rabada , Public / Pr ivate Ventures. 399 Contact Ge ne see County Community l'v'ental Market Streel Philadelphia, PA 191 06. Health Services. Personnel Department, 420 Minority candidates are strongly encouraged W. 5th Ave., Flint , Michigan 48503 (313) 257 to aooly. 3709. EOE/MF . Calendar of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce to American Gl Forum discussprocurementproceduresandopportunities San Jose , Calif. Aug. 6 THIS WEEK HISPANIC BUSINESS ISSUES CONFERENCE Washington, D .C. July 28, 29 The Latin American Manufacturers Association will hold its 3rd annual conference, outlining its legislative priorities and discussing increased Hispanic partici pation in federal contracting programs. Stephen Denlinger (202) 546-3803 TELEMARKETING SEMINAR Los Angeles July 30 Geared toward small businesses with limited staffs and low budgets , this seminar by the Latin Business Association will cover cost-efficient methods of telemarketing. Dorothy Ruiz (213) 721 . HISPANIC BUSINESS CONVENTION Waco, Texas, July 31-Aug. 2 Procurement officers from various corporations will be on hand at this conv<-ntion by the Texas Association Hispanic Link Weekly Report within their companies. Ernie Abeytia (408) 258 Elena de Ia Garza (512) 495 HISPANICS IN OHIO: PUBLIC HEARING Lorain, Ohio Aug. 2 Juan Andrade, chairman of the Ohio Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs, will be available for questions and comments from the public and the press. ,Julia ArbiniHaywood (614) 466 FESTIVAL BETANCES Boston Aug. 1 3 Featuring folk music of Puerto Rico, Latin jazz, a fashion show and folk dances, this festival by the Areyto Cultural Education Program celebrates its neighborhood ' s cultural life. Gil Raldiris(617) 262 COMING SOON MUL TICUL TURAL YOUTH FESTIVAL La Alianza Hispana Roxbury, Mass . Aug. 4 1 0 Jorge Arce (617) 427 ext. 39 "HISPANICS IN HIGH TECHNOLOGY" YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Texas League of United Latin American Citizens, District IV El Paso, Texas Aug. 9 Mary Yanez (915) 598 COURSE ON DEVELOPING AND ORGANIZING YOUR BUSINESS Hispanic Institute for Research and Development . Hackensack, N . J . Sept. 6Nov. 8 George Dumenigo (201) 447 SPOTLIGHT NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN COALITION: " Economic Development: A Political Strategy for the Puerto Rican Community " is the theme for the 6th annual conference by NPRC to be held Sept. 3 in New York City . Some of the topics to be covered include models for community financing projects, starting and expanding your business and franchising opportunities . For further information . contact Mara Patermaster at (202) 223 915 3 \

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Arts & Entertainment companies from the United States and Spain . The first Zarzuela Festival continues through Aug. 3 at El Paso's Chamizal National Memorial Theater. THEATER HERE, THEATER THERE: Hispanic theater groups in the United States and from abroad travelled this week to festivals here and south of the border. El Paso's festival began July 25 with performances of Luisa Fernanda by New York's Repertorio Espanol Zarzuelas to be performed this week include Molinos de viento (by the University of Texas at El Paso Music Department), Los gavilanes (New York's Thalia Spanish Theater), Bohemios (Spain's Compania de Ia Zarzuela de Ia In Cuernavaca, Morelos, the Grupo Cultural hosts the XIII International Chicano Latino Theater FestivaHhrough Aug. 3. The hosting company is a member of the Santa aarbara, Calif.-based Teatro Nacional de Aztlan Inc., which organizes the biennial event Nancy Deeg, an administrator for the non-profit Festival de Ia Zarzuela, says that next year's event should include companies from Puerto Rico and Mexico as well. Two companies from California and one each from Arizona, Wash ington, D :C., Texas and Colorado will be presenting works at the festival . Two plays by U.S. playwrights are among the works sCheduled. Other Hispanic theater companies are busy with travel plans, with New York's Festival Latino scheduled for later this month. A first this year is a production from Miami : Teatro Avante's Alguna casita que Festival participants include Santa Barbara' . s El Teatro de Ia Esperanza and San Diego ' s Teatro Mestizo; Teatro Chicano Tucson (with Silvania Wood's Anhelos por Oaxaca); Washington, D.C.'s Teatro Nuestro ; San Antonio's Guadalupe Cultural Center (with Ruby Nelda's performance of her A Woman ' s Work, directed by husband Jorge Piiia); and Denver's Su Teatro . alivie el sufrir, written by Rene R. Aloma, has been invited to participate this year . Companies from Puerto Rico and various Latin American countries are also expected to participate. In other theater news, the Ford Foundation has awarded New York's INTAR Hispanic American Music Theater Laboratory a three year, $24 million grant to develop Latino musical theater writers and composers. -Antonio Mejias-Rentas Just north of the Rio Grande, another theater festival will host Media Report For many U.S. Hispanic journalists , summer has been serious travel time: EASTBOUND: Dallas Times-Herald sutr urban reporter Jesus Sanchez joined USA Today in Arlington, Va., as a business reporter this month. . . And reporter Lydia Lopez of Harlingen , Texas, switched to the Washington, D.C., NBC affiliate WRC-TV ... Elvira Valenzuela Crocker, whose cover story in the July Vista weekend newspaper supplement focuses on the successes of small-town Midwesterner Hispanics, has re turned to Washington, D .C., from Santa Fe, N.M., this month to join the press office of the National Education Association ... Henry Fuentes, who served as staff director of the San Diego chapter of the California Chicano News Media Association for 16 months after nine years as a reporter with The San Diego Union, joins The Hartford Courant Aug. 4 as a suburban editor ... HISPANIC LINK WEEKLY REPORT A national p ublicati on o f Hispanic Link News Service, Inc. 1420 'N' Street NW Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 234-0280 or 234-0737 Publis her. Hector Ericksen-Mendoza Editor. Felix Perez Reporting : Dora Delg a do, Lu c ienne L opez Lomal\ Charlie Erickse n , Antonio Mejias-Rentas. No portion of Hispanic Link W eekly Report rcay be reproduced o r b r oadcast in any form without advance permission. Annual subscription (52 issues) $96. Trial subscription (13 issues) $26. CORPORATE CLASSIFIED: Ad rates are 75 cents per word. Display ads are $35 per column inch. Ads places by Tuesday w ill run in Weekl y R eports mailed Friday of same week. Multiple use rate s on request 4 SOUTHBOUND: The same day, Aida Bustos, from The Seattle Times, starts at The San Diego Union as wire editor ... WESTBOUND: Melita Garza, most recently press officer with the National Association of Latino Elected& Appointed Officials in Wash ington , D . C., has joined The Milwaukee Journal as a reporter ... OUTBOUND: Ricardo Montalban, who has appeared in commercials extolling the elegance of the Cordoba and other Chrysler cars for 13 years; is be:ing dropped as a spokesman by the automaker. The parting, caused by Chrysler's switch from luxury cars to sporty and economical ones, was as stylish as the "Corinthian leather" upholstery the actor often touted. "I feel only a sense of gratitude," said the departing Montalban. "Nobody does Ricardo's thing better than he does," responded a Chrysler spokesman. UPWARD BOUND: Pedro Gonzales Ramos has been named president of the San Juan , Puerto Rico, daily El Mundo . . . Carlos Verdecia, assistant editor of The Miami Herald's Neighbors section, has been promoted ' editorial writer and member of the newspaper'"' editorial board ... Copy editor Marie Betancourt succeeds him as assistant Neighbors editor . . . James Padilla is the new editor of La Voz de Colorado in Denver . . . Richard Salvatierra, Tucson Citizen inter national affairs columnist and special assistant to University of Arizona President Henry Koffler, has been named by the Arizona Supreme Court to a seat on the courfs Disciplinary Commission, which reviews misconduct cas . es against lawyers ... REBOUND: Caminos magazine of Los Angeles, which has not published since February, will produce its annual conventioneer edition in September, says Sandy Sewell, board chair. She hopes the magazine will get back on schedule shortly thereafter ... Another Southern California-based magazine, Latina, hasn't published since March. Former Caminos publisher Kirk Whisler has been selected by the Nevada Tourism Com mission as editor/publisher of its Nevada magazine . . . Charlie Ericksen Heaven's sake, Herb, the rate is 630 to 1. It's only $10. Hispanic Link Weekly Report