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Making The News This Week
Linda Chdvez, Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Maryland and former White House aide, virtually locks up the Sept. 9 party primary after her leading GOP opponent drops out of the race and pledges his support to her... City and State, a natiqnal magazine catering to state and municipal officials, bond rating houses and investment bankers, selects San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros as a member of the “first team” of the nation’s top financial management group. The team, comprised of four municipal leaders, was selected by 100 financial and municipal experts... League of United Latin American Citizens lobbyist Joe Treviho cites civil rights record of U.S. Supreme Court
Chief Justice-designate William Rehnquist as reason for LULAC’s last-minute opposition to his confirmation... The San Diego Naval and Marine Corps Center awards Navy Personnelman Second Class Carl Sdnchez a medal of commendation for his evacuation of an apartment building gutted by fire. Sanchez saved a couple from the blaze. . . Emilio Fernandez, 82, an internationally recognized Mexican film director during the 1940s and 1950s, dies at his Mexico City home from a heart attack... Elisa FI6rez, 24, former aide to U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, stars in Behind the Green Door: The Sequel, a pornographic film she says is her response to the report by the U.S. Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography. Florez says pornography has done for women what sports has done for blacks. FI6rez aspires to be a stockbroker...
State Efforts for Latino College Students Lacking
Although educational experts see state involvement as key to increasing the now-dwindling numbers of Hispanics in higher education institutions, Latino leaders think that current state efforts are not sufficient
Probe of Beatings Asked
Puerto Rico called on the federal government Aug. 7 to investigate the beatings of two Puerto Rican teenagers by white youths in New York.
Pedro Molina, 17, and Ramon Rivera, 15, were assaulted by youths with baseball bats on July 28 in the Bronx Police said the attack was racially motivated and unprovoked. Three suspects, two with Yugos-lavian surnames, were arrested.
Molina and Rivera, neither of whom speak English, were on vacation in New York. Molina suffered a broken jaw and Rivera a broken arm.
Police set up a 24-hour command post to quash violence after two Yugoslavian brothers were beaten by Hispanic and black youths six days after the incident. Two hundred officers were dispatched to the neighborhood. Three Hispanic youths were arrested.
Puerto Rico Commonwealth officials have requested an investigation by the Bronx district attorney, the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the federal Civil Rights Commission.
Hispana to Head College
Flora Mancuso Edwards will become the first Latina to head a postsecondary institution in New Jersey when she assumes the office of president of Middlesex County College in Edison on Sept. 1.
Mancuso Edwards, formerly president of Hostos Community College of the City University of New York, is the second Hispana in the continental United States holding such a position. The other is Juliet Garda of Texas Southmost Community College in Brownsville.
In Puerto Rico, there are seven Latinas serving as heads of institutions.
Replacing Mancuso Edwards at Hostos until a permanent successor is found will be Adriana Garcia de Aldridge.
Most add that legislators and university officials are not yet seriously committed to push for increased funding and needed programs.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, Hispanic enrollment increased by
102.000 from 1978 to 1982, but only by
10.000 from 1982 to 1984, when 529,000 Latino students were counted. Actual enrollment decreases are expected for ’84 - *86.
Two-year growth percentages were:
1978 1980 1982 1984 8.6% 13.2% 10.0% 1.9%
The July 23 Chronicle of Higher Education reported that state officials now realize that they cannot rely on waning federal programs to curb decreasing minority enrollments.
Commenting on the need for more state involvement, Pepe Barron, president of Con-greso Nacional de Asuntos Colegiales, told Weekly Report: “I wish I could say that this is going to happen in 1986 or even in 1987, but I can’t believe it until I see a large institution enrolling more Hispanics.”
Other leaders, including Antonio Rigual, executive director of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, believe that remedial programs are usually more successful in smaller institutions.
“I just don’t know how well remedial programs can work in an environment that is as competitive as in the University of Texas,” said Rigual, an administrator with Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.
Additional funding for educational programs is not likely to be considered by Texas state officials, who are trying to cope with a $3 billion deficit caused by oil prices.
California legislators have apprQved funding for some educational programs as part of a 1984 education reform plan. But Dr, Tom£s Arciniega, president of California State College at Bakersfield,said that the “modest efforts” for minority students have not been able to impact the decreasing Hispanic enrollment.
“We will have to step up our efforts considerably to do better than just hold the line,” he said. He pointed specifically to legislative approval of only one-third of 46 recommendations issued a year and a half ago by a commission he headed that studied H ispanic underrepresentation in the 19-college state system.
New York Latino leaders expressed concern that too many Hispanic students end up in two-year institutions In 1984, the New York State Regents issued an action plan to guide minorities into professional careers But, said Dr. Luis Reyes, director of research and advocacy of New York’s Aspira of America “One thing is to write a report and another to have the political and institutional will to ^implement its recommendations.”
Presently, there are 18 states, among them Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania, under court orders to implement affirmative action programs for higher education.
- Dora Delgado
ENROLLMENT BY TYPE OF INSTITUTION - 1984
Total American Indian Asian Black Hispanic White Foreign
Public
Universities .... 17.5% 12.7% 17.1% 9.3% 9.2% 18.6% 28.5%
Other 4-year ..'... .... 24.9 23.0 23.5 30.4 23.9 24.5 22.2
2-year 35.1 50.9 42.5 39.0 52.5 34.0 14.7
Private
Universities 6.0 2.4 7.3 4.0 4.1 6.0 14.0
Other 4-year .... 14.5 7.2 8.9 13.6 8.5 15.0 19.6
2-year 2.0 3.8 0.7 3.7 1.8 1.9 1.0
Total .... 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education based on U.S Dept, of Education data


Sin pelos en la lengua
LIBERTY LOBBY LOVES LAMM: Denver’s Rocky Mountain News is less than subtle in its reporting on the Liberty Lobby. On Aug. 3, it carried an article by correspondent Joan Lowy which led off:
“WASHINGTON - Liberty Lobby, a racist, right-wing political pressure group, has stockpiled copies of Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm’s recent book on immigration and is selling them through its weekly newspaper.
“The most-recent issue of The Spotlight, which claims to have a national circulation of 200,000, contains a large ad for The Immigration Time Bomb, a book by Lamm and Washington freelance writer Gary Imhoff.
“The ad says the book can be obtained for $18.95 by writing the Liberty Lobby at the lobby’s Washington address
“The Liberty Lobby, founded in the 1950s has been associated with neo-Nazi, white supremacists and far-right survival groups..."
An L.L. spokesperson tells Weekly Report sales are brisk
BIAS- BY-TH E-BAY: The San Francisco Chronicle isn’t very subtle, either- but its target is Latino immigrants. On July31, it published a graph showing projected population increases for Mexico and Central America between now and the year 2025.
As background for its bar graph it ran a photograph of a man (presumably illegal) wading across a river (presumably the Rio Grande) carrying a woman (presumably his wife) who in turn is holding a large paper bag (presumably all of their worldly possessions).
Thus the Chronicle saves its readers from having to analyze the data and form any conclusions for themselves: 207 million mojados will soon be heading furtively north, ready to drain our resources.
It also found a way to call us wetbacks without even using the nasty word. _ ^ay Barbaro
Cisneros Wins Spending-Cap Vote
I n what was seen as a major political victory for Mayor Henry Cisneros San Antonio residents on Aug. 9 rejected by a 2-1 margin a referendum that would have imposed a spending cap for the city.
The referendum, watched closely by the national press because of its implications for financially strapped Texas cities called for a lidonthecity budgetat$469 million. Thecity recently adopted a 1986-1987 budget of $615.7 million.
Cisneros who devoted as much time, money and resources to the issue as any in his mayoral term, enlisted the support of a broad coalition. The clergy, the business community and powerful neighborhood groups rallied against the spending cap.
Archbishop Patricio Flores issued a pastoral letter last month which charged that the referendum would hark the city back to the days when “vast areas in the west and south (of the city) were neglected and denied basic services (street improvements, sewer and water service).”
Bernaldez Re-elected
Ed Bernaldez was re-elected by a two-vote margin to his third consecutive one-yearterm as the national chairman of the American Gl Forum at the organization’s 38th annual convention in San Jose, Calif., Aug. 6-10.
With 100 delegates voting, Bernaldez defeated Jim Maestas, a retired government worker from Colorado, 51-49.
The Forum, a Hispanic civil rights and veterans! advocacy group founded in Corpus Christi, Texas, elected Ed Landron as its national vice chair. Landrdn is the Forum’s first Puerto Rican to be elected to a national office.
Also re-elected were Diana Sanchez Harwood as the national women's chair and Luis Tellez as the national executive secretary. Manny Gonz&lez was appointed the national youth chair, and Gabe Flores was re-appointed to chair the office of international affairs.
Resolutions passed at the convention included one against the English Only movement and another for increased state and federal funding for bilingual education.
The Forum’s resolution against English Only came the same day the American Legion publicly expressed its support of the movement 2
The cap pitted poor Hispamcs, blacks, government workers and developers against the city’s predominantly white retirees. San Antonio’s population is more than 55% Hispanic.
The tax revolt, which Cisneros saw as a personal attack on his five-year stewardship, was led by CA Stubbs, chairman of the city’s Homeowner Taxpayer Association. Stubbs spearheaded a successful campaign a few months earlier against Cisneros in an antifluoridation referendum.
LA. City Schools Sued
A suit charging the Los Angeles City school district with spending less on minority schools thus depriving Hispanic, black and Asian children of equal educational opportunities, was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Aug. 6.
Speaking for a coalition of public interest law firms which filed the action on behalf of two Hispanic and two black students Attorney Richard Fajardo of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund said that predominantly white elementary schools in the district receive $417 more per pupil than their predominantly minority counterparts In * junior high schools the discrepancy is $240; Jhigh schools, $297.
The suit called for equalization of per-pupil expenditures, construction of new schools in overcrowded communities and discontinuation of the district practice of assigning inexperienced teachers disproportionately to minority schools
The district, with 580,000 pupils, is 52% Hispanic, 20% black, 8% Asian and 20% white.
Less than half of one percent of the students in its most crowded elementary schools -those with 1,200 or more students - are white, Fajardo told Weekly Report. He said 65% of the students in those schools were Hispanic and 82% of students in year-round junior and senior high schools were Hispanic.
LA. vs. Official English
By a vote of 12-1, the Los Angeles City Council declared its opposition Aug. 4 to state Proposition 63, an initiative on the November ballot that would make English California’s official language.
Justice Department Drops Affirmative Action Protests
The U.S. Justice Department on Aug. 8 dropped its challenge to the affirmative action promotion plan of the Chicago fire department
Lawyers for the Justice Department filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals to dismiss its appeal of the court-approved promotion decree reached in 1980. The consent decree arrived at by the fire department was a result of a civil rights lawsuit brought against it by the Justice Department under the Richard Nixon administration.
The Justice Department’s motion for dismissal came five days after it dropped a similar challenge to the affirmative action hiring plan of the Indianapolis fire and police departments. Chicago and Indianapolis officials said that the Justice Department’s decisions to drop its challenges were based on two U.S. Supreme Court decisions July 2.
The court, in cases from Cleveland and New York, in effect rejected the Reagan administration’s philosophy that redress should be available only to those individuals affected. Both cases involved specific numerical goals.
Under the Chicago consent decree, one Hispanic or black firefighter was to be promoted for every white firefighter promoted to lieutenant or engineer. In 1984, the city applied the policy to all department promotions.
Since 1984, the Justice Department has sought to overturn affirmative action hiring and promotion policies in more than 50 cities, counties and states.
The department indicated it plans to review and probably drop challenges to affirmative action plans in more than 40 other jurisdictions
Reagan Picks Hernandez
U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Diego Hernandez was nominated Aug. 1 by President Ronald Reagan for appointment to vice admiral.
If given congressional confirmation - a procedure that is almost guaranteed, according to a Navy spokesman - Hernandez would have the second highest rank possible in that branch of the military.
In 1980, Hernandez, a52-year-old native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, became the nation’s first Hispanic to command an aircraft carrier, the John F. Kennedy.
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Send resume and letter indicating position desired by date specified to: Adult Learning Center. Division of Continuing Education, rm. 2, LaGuardia Community College/CU NY, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101. EOE/AA Employer.
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Chief, Community Beautification $32,223.36 - $45,190.08 This division focuses on enhancing the
appearance of the community through the maintenance of open space, parks and beautification areas. The division operates with a budget of $993,223 and 28 employees. Requires Bachelor's degree and three years management experience.
Chief, Athletic Programming $30,711.20 - $43,058.08 This division coordinates and administersa comprehensive athletic program, including a variety of team and individual sports, classes, tournaments and workshops for youth and adults, and provides field maintenance and renovation. The division operates with a budget of $695,878 and 25 employees. Requires Bachelor’s degree and three years management experience.
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COLLECTABLES
MINORITY BUSINESSES: The96-page report titled “The Nature of the Growth Dynamic in Emerging Lines of Minority Enterprise” and the 88-page “An Analysis of the Minority Entrepreneur'’ are both available free from: U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency, Office of Advocacy, Research and Information, Rm. 5701, Washington, D.C. 20230 (202) 377-2414.
PAN AM GAMES TICKETS: Persons wishing to attend the 1987 Pan American Games, Aug. 7-23 in Indianapolis, should request tickets by mail before Oct 7. Order forms and price/schedule brochures are available from: Pan American Games Tickets, Indianapolis, Ind. 46287-1111 (31 7) 238-2222.
MINORITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: The July23 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education offers 10 pages of detailed minority enrollment statistics on 3,100 colleges, including a state by state breakdown and pertinent interviews with top educational leaders. Single copies are available by sending a $1.75 prepaid order to: TCHE, Circulation Dept, 1255 23rd St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037 (202) 466-1032.
ON BILINGUAL EDUCATION: Presentations by nine experts on bilingual education before the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor are in the 141-page report titled “A Report of the Compendium of Papers on the Topic of Bilingual Education,” Serial No. 99-R. Send a $4.25 prepaid order to: Superintendent of Documents* U.S. Government Printing Off ice, Washington, D.C. 20402(202)783-3238.
Calendar
THIS WEEK
JOB PROSPECTS HEARING Washington, D.C. Aug. 18
The District of Columbia Commission on Latino Community Development will conduct a public hearing on employment and training opportunities for His-panics in that city.
Angel Robles (202) 939-8765
BUSINESS LUNCHEON SEMINAR Washington, D.C. Aug. 18
Alvaro Corrada, auxiliary bishop of Washington, D.C., will present a paper on the U.S. economy by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops at this luncheon sponsored by the Ibero-American Chamber of Commerce.
Linda Rentz (202) 296-0335
CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL Washington, D.C. Aug. 20
Marking the annual celebration of Caribbean independence, this festival by the Caribbean American Intercultural Organization will feature music, folk Hispanic Link Weekly Report
dances and art from the region.
Jocelyn Thompson (202) 635-8706
SCHOLARSHIP FUND-RAISER Lansing, Mich. Aug. 20
The Michigan Hispanic Scholarship Fund will conducts Vegas-style fund-raiser to collect money for Hispanic students interested in pursuing a college education. Antonio Flores (517) 373-3260
LATINO LEADERS PRESS CONFERENCE Washington, D.C. Aug. 20
Leaders from several national Hispanic organizations will join with Latino and Asian American political, community and civil rights representatives to introduce a national campaign against the English Only movement.
Mary Carol Combs (202) 628-8516
INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING CONFERENCE Mexico City Aug. 20-22
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers will co-sponsor this conference, with sessions on civil engineering, telecommunications and energy by leading engineers from Latin America and the United States.
Lourdes Arce (213) 725-3970 HISPANIC BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Miami Aug. 22
The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will hold its seventh of eight regional business conferences on issues of importance to Hispanic business owners. Sonia Rosario (816) 531-6363
COMING SOON
REGIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles Aug. 28 Sonia Rosario (816) 531-6363
FIESTA ’86 Fiesta Indianapolis Indianapolis Aug. 30 Monica Medina (317) 636-6551
THE PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITY- ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT
National Puerto Rican Coalition
New York Sept. 3-5
Mara Patermaster (202) 223-3915
NATIONAL HISPANIC HEALTH CONFERENCE
Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services
Organizations
New York Sept. 4-7
Linda Neal (202) 371-2100


Arts & Entertainment
LATINOS LEAD: Films opening around the country this month feature two well'Known Hispanic personalities in starring and costarring roles.
Maria Conchita Alonso costars with Ted Danson and Howie Mandel in A Fine Mess, released by Columbia Pictures Aug. 8. She plays the wife of a mafioso in the comedy directed by Blake Edwards.
Slated for an Aug. 29 release is Touch and Go, from Tri-Star Pictures, in which Alonso stars with Michael Keaton. She plays a Latina in what is being called her “first full-starring role in a major Hollywood film.”
A third movie starring Alonso, with Nick Nolte and Powers Boothe, is due this Christmas. She will play a Mexican singer in Extreme Prejudice, Walter Hill’s drama about drug trafficking and other wrongdoings south of the border.
Two films by another Latino are going to limited release. The Whoopee Boys, with Paul Rodriguez and Michael O’Keefe as the title characters, opened Aug 15 in San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Birmingham, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Texas,and South Florida. Paramount Pictures, the distributor, expects to go into nationwide
release by the end of this month.
Miracles, in which Rodriguez is seen with Terri Garr and Tom Conti, opened last month in Minneapolis and Aug. 15 in San Antonio. The Orionfilm, which was completed nearly two years ago, has not been scheduled for national release yet. Rodriguez has reportedly sold a movie script he wrote to Paramount The Good Life is a comedy about an undocumented worker who wins the California lottery.
Aside from their work in film, both Rodriguez and Alonso are busy with theircareers as recording artists. Hisfirstcomedyalbum, You’re an American Now, Speak English, has been released by CBS Records in English and Spanish. Her upcoming English album for A&M Records will have Herb Alpert as executive producer.
In other film news, Art Brambila has joined La Agenda de McCann Erickson as account supervisor in charge of the ad agencys Columbia Pictures and Coca Cola accounts... Del Zamora, seen recently in Ray Bradtfur/s The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, is featured in Rebel Cop, shooting in Dallas, and in Straight to Hell, to be shot in Spain... And Gustav Vintas was presented a Golden Scroll of Merit by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films for his performance in Welcome Back Mr. Fox at an Aug. 10 screening...
- Antonio Mejias-Rentas
Media Report
CABLE RULES ADOPTED: Federal Communications Commission rules adopted Aug. 7 call for large cable television companies to include some local stations on their channels for the next five years, but do not give small black and H ispanic broadcasters the assurances they sought that their stations would have access.
The ruling, which only required cable operators to carry “at least one public TV station,” was called “disastrous” by Attorney Raul Rodriguez from Spanish International Communications Corporation. He said that just two of the five SICC Spanish-language stations - KMEXin Los Angeles and WLTVin Miami-will be able to meet the approved viewership criteria SICC plans to appeal the commission ruling.
At the end of five years, the cable companies will be given complete freedom to choose all
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of their programming.
The rules were drawn up in response to a court decision last year that the FCC’s“must carry’ regulation- which required cable operators to provide access to all local stations-was' unconstitutional.
Nearly half of all U.S. homes, about 40 million, are wired for cable.
The new rules are generally in line with a compromise agreement reached by the National Cable Television Association and the National Association of Broadcasters.
NEW MOVE IN SICC SALE: TVL Corporation filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Aug. 11 requesting permission to intervene in the Spanish International Communications Corporation stockholders’ derivative action now before the court.
TVL’s principals are Raul Tapia, president of Republic Communications Corp. and former Ambassador Diego Asencio, both of Washington, D.C., David Lizarraga, president of TELACU, and Alfred Villalobos, president of AVARCO financial and real estate service
company, both of Los Angeles.
TVL plans to file a motion for reconsideration of the July 18 court-ordered sale of the five major SICC television stations to Hallmark Cards Inc. and First Chicago Venture Capital for $301.5 million.
Tapia says his group had made the SICC shareholders a cash offer of $320 million, with backing from four prominent lending institutions.
He added that because TVL is a minority-controlled firm, SICC shareholders could also benefit from tax deferrals potentially worth as much as $60 million more.
“We feel very strongly that it best serves the public interest to keep these five stations in the Spanish-language format,” he said.
SPECIAL AD AGE REPORT: The Aug. 11 ~ edition of Advertising Age includes a 28-page special report on “Marketing for His-panics.” For a copy, send $4 to: Single-Copy Sales, Advertising Age, 965 East Jefferson, Detroit, Mich. 48207.
- Dora Delgado and Charlie Ericksen
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Making The News This Week Chief Justice-designate William Rehnquist as reason for LULAC ' s last-minute opposition to his confirmation ... The San Diego Naval and Marine Corps Center awards Navy Personnel man Second Class Carl Sanchez a medal of commendation for his evacuation of an apartment building gutted by fire . Sanchez saved a couple from the b l aze . . . Emilio Fernandez, 82, an internationally recognized Mexican film director during the 1940s and 1950s, dies at his Mexico City home from a heart attack. .. Elisa Fl6rez, 24,former aide to U.S. Sen . Orrin Hatch, stars in Behind the Green Door: The Sequel, a pornographic film she says is her response to the report by the U.S. Attorney General's Commission on Pornography. Florez says graphy has done for women what sports has done for blacks . Florez aspires to be a stockbroker ... Linda Chavez, Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Maryland and former White House aide , virtually locks up the Sept. 9 party primary after her leading GOP opponent drops out of the race ' and pledges his support to her .. . City and State, a natiqnal magazine catering to state and municipal officials , bond rating houses and investment bankers, selects San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros as a member of the "first team" of the nation's top financial management group. The team, comprised of four municipal leaders , was selected . by 100 financial and municipal experts ... League of United Latin American Citizens lobbyist Joe Trevino cites civil rights record of U.S. Supreme Court Voi. 4N33 HISPANIC LINK WE EP R State Efforts for Latino College Students Lacking Although educational experts see state in volvement as key to increasing the now dwindling numbers of Hispanics in higher education institutions, Latino leaders th i nk that current state efforts are not sufficient. Probe of Beatings Asked Puerto Rico called on the federal govern ment Aug . 7 to investigate the beatings of two Puerto Rican teenagers by white youths in New York. Pedro Molina, 17, and Ramon Rivera, 15, were assaulted by youths with baseball bats on July 28 in the Bronx. Police said the attack was racially motivated and unprovoked . Three suspects, two with Yugos lavian surnames , were arrested . Molina and Rivera, neither of whom speak Engl ish, were on vacation i n New York. Molina suffered a broken jaw and Rivera a broken arm . Police set up a 24-hourcommand post to quash violence after two Yugoslavian brothers were beaten by Hispanic and black youths six days after the incident. Two hundred officers were dispatched to the neighborhood. Three Hispanic youths were arrested. Puerto Rico Commonwealth officials have requested an investigation by the Bronx district attorney, the FBI, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the federal Civil Rights Commission Hispana to Head College Flora Mancuso Edwards will become the first Latina to head a postsecondary institution in New Jersey when she assumes the office of president of Middlesex County College in Edison on Sept. 1 . Mancuso Edwards, formerly president of Hostos Community College of the City University of New York, is the second Hispana in the continental United States holding such a position. The other is Juliet Garcia of Texas South most Community College in Brownsville . In Puerto Rico, there are seven Latinas serving as heads of institutions. Replacing Mancuso Edwards at Hostos until a permanent successor is found will be Adriana Garcia de Aldridge. Most add that legislators and university officials Additional funding for educational programs are not yet seriously committed to push for is not likely to be considered by Texas state increased funding and needed programs. officials , who are trying to cope with a $3 According to the U.S. Department of Edubillion deficit caused by oil pr ices. cation, Hispanic enrollment increased by California legislators have apprQved funding 102 ,000 from 1978 to 1982, but only by for some educati onal programs as part of a 10,000 from 1982 to 1984, when 529,000 1984 education reform plan . But Dr. Tomas Latino students were counted . Actual enrollArciniega, president of California State College ment decreases are expected for '84-'86. at Bakersfield , said that t he " modest efforts" growth percentages were : for minority students have not been able to 1978 1980 1982 1984 impact the decreasing Hispanic enrollment. 8 .6% 13.2% 1 0 . 0% 1.9% " We will have t o step up our efforts conThe July 23 Chronicle of Higher Education siderably to do better than just hold the line, " reported that state officials now realize that he said . He pointed specifically to legislative they cannot rely on waning federal programs approval of only one-third of 46 recommen to curb decreasing minority enrollments. dations issued a year and a half ago by a Commenting on the need for more state commission he headed that studied Hispanic involvement , Pepe Barron , president of Con-underrepresentation in the 19-college state greso Nacional de Asuntos Colegiales, told system. Weekly Report "I wish I could say that this is New York Latino leaders expressed concern going to happen in 1986 or even in 1987, but that too many Hispanic students end up in I can ' t believe it until I see a large institution institutions. In 1984, the New York enrolling more Hispanics. " State Regents issued an action plan to guide Other leaders, . including Anton i o Rigual, minorities into professional careers. But, said executive director of the Hispanic Association Dr. Luis Reyes , director of research and of Colleges and Universities, believe that advocacy of New York's Aspira of America: remedial programs are usually more successful C ' One thing is to write a report and another to . in smaller institutions . have the political and institutional will to " I just don ' t know how well remedial programs mplement its recommendations." can work in an environment that i s as comPresently, there are 18 states, among them petitive as in the University of Texas , " said . Florida, Rigual, an administrator with Our Lady of the orders to act1on Lake University in San Antonio . grams for higher educat1on. Dora Delgado ENROLLMENT BY TYPE OF INSTITUTION1984 American Total Indian Asian Black Hispanic White Foreign Public Universities ...... . . . . . 17.5% 12.7% 17.1% 9 . 3% 9.2o/o 18.6% 28.5% Other 4-year ......... 24. 9 23. 0 23.5 30. 4 23.9 24.5 22.2 2-year ... ..... . ....... 35. 1 50.9 42.5 39. 0 52.5 34.0 14.7 Private Universities . ......... 6.0 2.4 7.3 4.0 4.1 6 . 0 14. 0 Other 4 -yea( ......... 14. 5 7 . 2 8 . 9 13. 6 8.5 15. 0 19 . 6 2-year ................ 2 . 0 3.8 0 . 7 3.7 1.8 1.9 1 . 0 Total .................. 100. 0% 100.0% 100.0% 100. 0% 100.0% 100. 0% 100. 0 % Sour c e : The Chronicle of Higher Education based on U.S Dept. of Edu catio n da;'a

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Sin pelos en Ia lengua " The Liberty Lobby, founded in the 1950s, h a s b ee n associate d wi th neo-Nazi, white supremaci sts and far-r ight surv ival g r o u ps . . . " An L.L. spokesperson tells Weekly Report sales a re b r isk LIBERTY LOBBY LOVES LAMM: Denver's Rocky Mountain News is less than subtle in its reporting on the Liberty Lobby. On Aug. 3 , i t carried an article by correspondent Joan Lowy which led off: " WASHINGTONLiberty Lobby, a r i ght wing political pressure group, has stockpiled copies of Colorado Go v . Richard Lamm's recent book on immigration and is selling them through its weekly newspaper. BIA&BYTHEBAY: ' The San Francisco Chronicl e isn't v e ry s u btle , either-but its target is Latino immigrants. On July 31, it publ ished a graph showing projected population increas es fo r M ex ico a nd C e ntra l America between now and the year 2025 . " The most-recent issue of The Spotlight, w hich cla ims to have a nat i onal circulation of 200,000 , con t ains a large ad for The Immigra t ion Time Bomb, a book by Lamm and Washington freelan c e w riter G a ry Imhoff. As background for its bar graph it r a n a ph o t o g rap h o f a ma n (presumably illegal) wading across a riv e r (pre sum a bl y the Rio Grande) carrying a woman (p resumably hi s w ife) w h o in t urn is holding a large paper bag ( presumably all o f th e ir wor l d l y po ss e ssions ) . Thus the Chronicle saves its read ers from hav in g to a n a ly z e t h e data and form any conclusions for the mse lv es: 207 mill io n m o ja d o s will soon be heading furti vely north, rea d y to drain o u r resourc es. " The ad says the book can be obtained for $18. 95 by writing th e Liberty Lobby at the lobby's Washington addre s s . It also found a way to call us wetbacks without eve n u s ing the nasty word. _ Kay B a rb a r o C isneros Wins S pending-Cap Vote In what was seen as a major politica l victory for Mayor Henry Cisneros, San Antonio res i dents on Aug. 9 rejected bya2-1 margin a referendum that would have imposed a spending cap for the city. The referendum, watched closely by the national press because of its implications for financially strapped Texas cities, called for a l id on the city budget at$469 million . The city recently adopted a 1986-1987 budget of $61 5 . 7 million. Cisneros, who devoted as much time, money and resources to the issue as any in his mayoral term, enlisted the support of a broad coalition. The clergy, the business community and powerful neighborhood groups rallied against the spending cap. Archbishop Patricio Flores i ssued a pastoral letter last month which charged that the referendum would hark the city back to the days when "vast areas in the west a n d south (of the city) were neglected and denied basic services (street improvements, sewer and water service) . " The cap pitted poor Hispanics, blacks, govern ment workers and developers against the city's predominantly white retirees. San Antonio' s population is more than 55% His panic. The ta x revolt, which Cisneros saw as a personal attack on his five-year stewardship, was led by C . A . Stubbs, chairman of the city's Homeowner Ta x p a y e r Asso ciati on . Stubbs spearheaded a successful campaign a few months earlier ag a in st Cisne ros in an anti fluoridation ref e r e n d um . LA. City Schools Sued A suit charging th e Los Angeles City school district with spending less on minority schools, thus depriving Hispanic, bla c k and Asian chil dren of equal educational opportunities, was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Aug . 6 . Speaking for a coalition of public interest law firms which f i led the action on behalf of two Hispanic and two black students , Attorney Richard Fajardo of the Mexican Ameri can Legal Defense and Educational Fund said Bernaldez Re .. elected thatp_redominantlywhiteelementaryschoolsin Ed Bernaldez was re-elected by a two-vote the_ d1stnct rece1ve $417 per pupil than margin to his third consecutive one-year term predommantly counterparts. as the national chairman of the American Gl J JUnlor h1gh s c hools, the discrepancy 1s $240, Forum at the organization' s 38th annual conhigh schools, $297 . . . vention in San Jose, Calif. , Aug. 6 _ 1 o . Th e su1t called for equal1zat1on of With 100 delegates voting, Bernaldezdefeated e xpenditures, of new m Jim Maestas a retired government worker overcrowded commun1t1es and d1scontmuat1on from 51 •49 of the district practice of assigning inexperienced The Forum, a civil rights and veterans' teachers _ dispropo _ rtionately to advocacy group founded in Corpus Christi, The With 580,0?0 . pupiiS ,oiS Texas, elected Ed Landr6n as its national H1span1c, 20 Yo black, 8 % As1an and 20 Yo white . vice chair. Landr6n is the Forum ' s first Puerto Less than half of one percent of the students Rican to be elected to a national office. in its most crowded elementary schools Also re-elected were D i ana Sanchez Harwood those with 1 ,200 or more students -are as the national women' s chair and Luis Tellez white, Fajardo told Weekly Report. He as the ne1tional executi•!e secretary. Manny said 65% of the students in those Gonzalez was appointed the national youth were Hispanic and 82% of students in year chair, and Gabe Flores was re-appo inted to round junior and senior high schools were chair the office of international affairs. Hispanic. Resolutions passed at the convention included one against the English Only movement and another for increased state and federal funding for bilingual education. The Forum ' s resolution against English Only came the same day the American Legion publicly expressed its support of the movement 2 L.A. vs. Official English By a vote of 121 , the Los Angeles City Council declared its opposition Aug. 4 to state Proposition 63, an initiative on the November ballot that would make English California's official language. Justice Department Drops Affinnative Action Protests The U . S . Ju s t ice D e p a rt me nt on A u g . 8 dropped i ts c h a ll e nge to the affirmat ive a c t ion promotion plan of th e Chicago fir e department Lawyers fo r t h e Jus tice D e pa r tm ent tiled a motion with t h e U.S. C o u rt of Appea l s to dismiss its a p pea l o f th e court-appro ve d promotion decree reac h ed in 1980. The consent dec r ee arri ved a t by t h e lire depart ment wa s a resul t of a c i vi l r i g hts l a w s uit brought ag ai n s t i t by t he J ustice Depa r tment under the R icha r d N i x on admi ni st r ation. The Justice D e partment' s mo ti on tor dis missal c am e live d ays alter it dropp e d a similar cha l le nge to t h e affi r mat i ve acti o n hiring plan of t he I n d i a n a p o l i s fire and police departments . C hi cago a n d Indianapolis offi c ial s said th a t the Ju s t ice Departm e nfs dec ision s to d rop it s c h alle nges wer e b ase d on two U . S . Su p r e m e Court deci s i o ns Jul y 2 . The c ou rt , in cases f r o m Cleve l a nd a nd New York, i n e ff ec t r ejected the R eaga n adm inis trat ion ' s phi losop h y t h at r edress sh o uld be availab le onl y t o tho s e indivi dual s a ff ec t e d . Both cases in volv e d spec ifi c num erical g oals . Under the Chicago consent decree , on e Hispani c or bla c k fir e fighte r wa s t o b e promo te d for every wh it e fir e f i gh ter prom o te d t o lie uten a n t or engineer. In 1984, the c ity ap p l ied the policy to all d e pa r tm e n t promot io n s . Since 1984, th e Justic e Departm e nt h a s sought to ov e rturn af firm a ti ve acti o n hiring and promotion policie s i n m o r e t ha n 50 c iti e s , counties and state s . The departme n t ind ic at e d i t p l a n s to rev iew and probably drop c h a ll e nges to a ffirm a ti v e action plans i n mor e t h a n 4 0 o t her jurisdictions. Reagan Picks Herna ndez U .S. Navy Rear Admi r a l D iego H e rnand e z was nominated Aug. 1 b y Presid ent Ron a ld Reagan for appointment t o vic e admiral. If g i ven congressional confirmat i o n -a procedure that is almost guaranteed , a c c ording to a Navy spokesman -Hernandez would have the second highest rank possi ble in that branch of the milita ry . In 1980, Hernandez, a 52-year-old native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, became the nation' s first Hispanic to command an aircraft carrier, the John F . Kennedy. Hispanic Lin k Weekly R eport

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cificall y invites and encourages applications from women and minorities. CORPORATE CLASSIFIEDS BANKING OPPORTUNITY Organizing group for the District of Columbia national development bank is interviewing for a Chief Executive Officer. Experience in bankmg and local economic develo pm e nt a requireme nt . Applications confidential. appearance o f the community through the maintenance of open space, parks and beauti fication areas. The division operates with a budget of $993,223 and 28 employees. Re quires Bachelors degree and three years management experience. La GUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Send resume and letter indicating position desired by date specified to: Adult Learning Center. Division of Continuing Education, rm. 2, LaGuardia CommunityColtege/CUNY.31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long I s land City, N.Y. 11101 EOE/AA E mployer. Intake and Placement Counselor Data Entry Clerk Duties: Schedule and supervise intake and achievement testing for adult bas i c education students. Record and disseminate test resdts. Place students in the appropriate classes( on and off carflpus). Monitor student atter'ld:::J!lCe; develop and ma int a in waitlists. Qual ifi cat i ons: AA. BA preferred: at least 2 years experience with adult programs. Strong communication skills and capaci ty to work with diverse groups. Experience w ith microcomputers: data base, word processing. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. Salary $15.000-16.000 (grant funded). Aplication deadline: Sept. 12 . 1986. Full-Time Teaching in Adult Basic Education M asters degr ee in relat ed field (Reading, Adult Education. Curriculum and Teaching): COLLECTABLES a t least 3 years experience teaching r eading, wr it ing, critica l thinking and/or cognitive skills to an adult basic education s tudent population . Sala ry: $17.000 $18,000 (grant funded) . Application deadline: Sept. 26, 1986. SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR/ASSOC. The Department of Sociology at the Univer sity of Minnesota invites applications for a tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level. Schol a r s w i!h strong records of research and publication are encouraged to apply. A ll theoreti cal orientations. empirical approaches and substantive specialty areas will be considered. However. we especially encourage applications from persons who work in one or more of the follow in g substantive areas: 1) Political sociology(i ncluding political economy), 2) fo rma l organization.3) gerontology, aging and the life course and 4) deviance and tile soc iology of l aw. Vitas, letters of application and samples of publi ca tions or other written work should be se nt by Oct 15 to Professor Dav id Knoke, Chair of the Personnel Committee. 909 Socia l Science Bu ilding , Uni ve rsity of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minn. 55455. The University of Minnesota is a n eq u al opportunity educator and employer and spe Apply to : P.O. Box 32086, Washington , D.C. 20007. An equal opportunity employer. Arlington County, Va. Multi-Cultural Program Coord. $27,953-$39,235 Professional, administrative position with re sponsibility for ensuring service access and coordination of county programs to cultural populations for whom English is a barrier to obtaining services. Responsible for overseeing service access county-wide, recom mending and implementing programmatic c hanges to improve service delivery to Arlington residents from diverse cultural backgrounds. 'Narks closely with various cultural groups and community organizations. Requires extensive (4 years) experience providing, ,;oo rdinating, directing and/or managing the analysis of needs and/or provision of diverse services to minority, low income, immigrant, multi-cultural or similar groups. Chief, Community Beautification $32,223.36-$45,190.08 This division fo cuses on enhancing t h e Chief, Athletic Programming $30,711.20-$43,058.08 This division coordinates and administers a comprehensive athletic program, including a variety of team and individual sports, classes, 'tournaments and workshops for youth and adults, and provides field maintenance and renovation. The division operates with a budget o f $695,878 and 25 employees. Requires Bachelors degree and three years management experience. Chhii, Recreation $37,061.44-$52,070.72 This division provides a large variety of leisure activities to Arlington's community in recreation centers, schools, parks and com munity facilities f o r a diverse group of partici pants. The division operates with a budget of $2,257, 521 and nearly85 employees. Requires Bachelors degree and four years of manage ment experience. An official Arlington County application form must be received no later ihan Aug. 28, 1986. For an official a nn o uncement providing more infor mation and an application form please call or write: Arlington County Personnel Department, 2100 14th St. , North Arlington, Va 22201-2799 (703) 588-2167. MINORITY BUSINESSES: The 96-page report titled " The Nature of the Growth Dynamic in Emerging Lines of Minority Enterprise" and th e 88-page "An Analysis of the Minority Entrepreneur" are both availab le free from: U.S. Department of Commerce , Minority Business D evelopment Agency, Office of Advocacy, Research and Information, Rm. 5701 , Washington, D.C. 20230 (202) 377-2414. MINORITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: TheJuly23 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education offers 10 pages of detailed minority enrollment statistics on 3,100 colleges, including a state by state breakdown and pertinent interviews with top educational leaders . Single copies are available by sending a $1.75 prepaid order to: TCHE, Circulation Dept. , 1255 23rd St. NW, Washington, D. C . 20037 (202) 466-1032. ON BILINGUAL EDUCATION: Presentations by nine experts on bilingual education before the U.S . House Committee on Education and Labor are in the 141-page report titled " A Report of the Compendium of Papers on the Topic of Bilingual Education," Serial No. 99-R. Send a $4.25 prepaid order to : Superintendent of Documents, U.S . Government Printing Office, Washington, D . C . 20402 (202) 783-3238. PAN AM GAMES TICKETS: Persons wishing to attend the 1987 Pan American Games, Aug. 7-23 in Indianapolis, should request tickets by mail before Oct 7. Order forms and price/schedule brochures are available from : Pan American Games Tickets, Indianapolis, Ind. 46287-1111 (3 17) 238-2222. Calendar THIS WEEK JOB PROSPECTS HEARING Washington, D.C. Aug. 18 The District of Columbia Commission on Latino Community Development will conduct a public hearing on emplo yment and training opportunities for His panics in that city. Angel Robles (202) 939-8765 BUSINESS LUNCHEON SEMINAR Washington, D.C. Aug . 18 Alvaro Corrada, auxiliary bishop of Washington, D.C., will present a paper on the U.S. economy by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops at this luncheon sponsored by the lbero-American Chamber of Commerce. Linda Rentz (202) 296-0335 CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL Wa shington, D .C. Aug. 20 Marking the annual celebration of Caribbean i ndependence, this festival by the Caribbean American Intercultural Organization will feature music, folk Hispanic Link Weekly Report dances and art from the region. Jocelyn Thompson (202) 635-8706 SCHOLARSHIP FUND-RAISER Lansing , Mich . Aug. 20 The Michigan Hispanic Scholarship Fund will conduct a Vegas-style fundraiser to collect money for Hispanic students interested in pursuing a college education. Antonio Flores (517) 373-3260 LATINO LEADERS PRESS CONFERENCE Washington , D.C. Aug. 20 Leaders from several national Hispanic organizations will join with Latino and Asian American political, community and civil rights representatives to introduce a national campaign against the English Only movement. Mary Carol Combs (202) 628-8516 INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING CONFERENCE Mexico City Aug. 20-22 The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers will co-sponsor this conference, with sessions on civil engineering, telecommunications and energy by leading engineers from Latin America and the United States. Lourdes Arce (213) 725-3970 HISPANIC BUSINESS CONFERENCE Miami Aug. 22 The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will hold its seventh of eight regional business conferences on issues of importance to Hispanic business owners. Sonia Rosario (81 6) 531-6363 COMING SOON REGIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles Aug. 28 Sonia Rosario (816) 531-6363 FIESTA '86 Fiesta Indianapolis Indianapolis Aug. 30 Monica Medina (317) 636-6551 THE PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITYECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT National Puerto Rican Coalition New York Sept. 3-5 Mara Patermaster (202) 223-3915 NATIONAL HISPANIC HEALTH CONFERENCE Coaliti o n of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations New York Sept. 4-7 Linda Neal (202) 371-21 00

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- • ., I Arts & Entertainment release by the end of this month . Miracles, in which Rodriguez is seen with Terri Garr and Tom Conti, opened last month in Minneapolis and Aug . 15 in San Antonio. The Orionfilm, which was completed nearly two years ago, has not been scheduled for national release yet. Rodriguez has reportedly sold a movie script he wrote to Paramount The Good Life is a comedy about an undocumented worker who wins the California lottery. LATINOS LEAD: Films opening around the country this month feature two well known Hispanic personalities in starring and costarring roles. Maria Conchita Alonso costars with Ted Danson and Howie Mandel in A Fine Mess , released by Columbia Pictures Aug. 8. She plays the wife of a mafioso in the comedy directed by Blake Edwards. Slated for an Aug. 29 release is Touch and Go, from TriStar Pictures, in which Alonso stars with Michael Keaton. She plays a Latina in what is being called her "first full-starring role in a major Hollywood film." Aside from their work in film, both Rodriguez and Alonso are busy with their careers as recording artists . His first comedy album, You're an American Now, Speak English, has been released by CBS Records in English and Spanish. Her upcoming English album for A&M Records will have Herb Alpert as executive producer. A third movie starring Alonso, with Nick Nolte and Powers Boothe , is due this Christmas . She will play a Mexican singer in Extreme Prejudice, Walter Hill's drama about drug trafficking and other wrongdoings south of the border. Two films by anottier Latino are going to limited release . The Whoopee Boys, with Paul Rodriguez and Michael O'Keefe as the title characters, opened Aug. 15 in San Diego , Phoenix, Tucson , Birmingham, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Texas,and South Flor i da . Paramount Pictures, the distributor, expects to go into nationwide In oth,er film news, Art Brambila has joined La Agencia de McCann Erickson as account supervisor in charge of the ad agency's Columbia Pictures and Coca Cola accounts ... Del Zamora, seen recently in Ray Bradtiury's The Wonderful Ice Cream is featured in Rebel Cop , shooting in Dallas , and in Straight to Hell, to be shot in Spain ... And Gustav Vintas was presented a Golden Scroll of Merit by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films for his performance in Welcome Back Mr. Fox at an Aug. 10 screening ... Media Report CABLE RULESADOPTED: Federal Com munlcations Commission rules adopted Aug. 7 call for large cable television companies to include some local stations on their channels for the next five years, but do not give small black and Hispanic broadcasters the assurances they sought that their stations would have access. The ruling, which only required cable oper ators to carry"at least one public TV station," was called "disastrous" by Attorney Raul Rodriguez from Spanish International Com munications Corporation. He said that just two of the five SICC Spanish-language stations -KMEX in Los Angeles and WL TV in Miami will be able to meet the approved viewership criteria SICC plans to appeal the commission ruling. At the end of five years, the cable companies will be given complete freedom to choose all HISPANIC LINK WEEKLY REPORT A nation a l publication of Hispanic Link News Service, Inc. 1420 • N' Street NW Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 234 or 234 Publisher. flector EricksenMendoza Editor. Felix Perez RePOrting: Dora Delgado , Lucienne L6pez Loman, Charlie Ericks'ln, Antonio Mejias-Rentas. No port i on of H1spanic Link Weekly Report may be reproduced or broadcast in any form without advance permission. Annual subscription (52 issues) $96. Trial subscription (13 issues) $26. CORPORATE CLASSIFIED : Ad ratEs are 7 5 cents per word. Display ads are $35 per column inch . Ads placed by Tuesday will run in Weekly Reports mailed Friday of s.ame week. Multiple use rates on request. 4 of their programming . The rules were drawn up in response to a court decision last year that the FCC' s "must carry'' regulationwhich required cable oper a tors to provide access to all local stations was unconstitutional. Nearly half of all U.S. homes , about 40 million, are wired for cable. The new rules are generally in line with a compromise agreement reached by the Nation al Cable Television Association and the National Association of Broadcasters. NEW MOVE IN SICC SALE: lVL Corporation filed a motion in U . S . District Court in Los Angeles Aug . 11 requesting permission to intervene in the Spanish International Com munications Corporation stockholders' derivative action now before the court. TVL's principals are Raul Tapia, president of Republic Communications Corp. and former Ambassador Diego Asencio, both of Washington, D . C., David Lizarraga, president of TELACU, and Alfred Villalobos, president of AVARCO financial and real estate service -Antonio Mejias-Rentas company, both of Los Angeles. TVL plans to file a motion for reconsideration of the July 18 court-ordered sale of the five major SICC television stations to Hallmark Cards Inc. and FirstChicagoVentureCapital for $301 . 5 million . Tapia says his group had made the SICC shareholders a cash offer of $320 million , with backing from four prominent lending institutions. He added that because TVL is a minority controlled firm, SICC shareholders could also benefit from tax deferrals potentially worth as much as $60 million more. " We feel very strongly that it best serves the public interest to keep these five stations in the Spanish-language format," he said . SPECIAL AD AGE REPORT: The Aug. 11 edition of Advertising Age includes a 28page special report on " Marketing for His panics." Fora copy, send$4 to: Single-Copy Sales, Advertising Age, 965 East Jefferson, Detroit, Mich . 48207. Dora Delgado and Charlie Ericksen Hispanic Link Weekly Report i I I