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Making The News This Week
U.S. Rep. E. Kika de la Garza (D-Texas), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, travels to Texas and Mexico with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Richard Lyng to meet with Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture, Eduardo Pesquiera, to discuss trade issues... San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros goes to Denver to stump on behalf of its mayor, Federico Peha. Pefta is in a close runoff scheduled for June 16... California Gov. George Deukmejian appoints Francisco Jimenez to the California Council on the Humanities. Jimenez is director of Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University... The executive director of the federal Pension
Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the agency that oversees the pension plans of more than 150,000 people, appoints Joseph Vtsquez, 36, as deputy executive director and chief operating officer of the organization... Isaura Santiago Santia Bronx... Martha Saenz-Schroeder tl& presidency of the
70-year-old Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia Saenz-Schroeder, of Colombian descent, will be the first Latina to head the organization... The church official, the Rev. Alfred Guthrie, who presided over the funeral of Juan P^rez, the 11-year-old boy who was mauled to death by two polar bears at a Brooklyn zoo, apologizes for saying God allowed Juan to die “to save him from Satan.” ...
VQIS N». 22 PANIC
Schools Still Misplace Hispanos
of Employer Sanctions
In states with large Hispanic enrollments, Hispanics are still comprising a disproportionately high percentage of students in educable mentally retarded classes and are being included in gifted and talented classes at low percentages.
In both instances, experts agree, the proportions should be comparable to their presence in the student population.
Figures measuring these patterns were released recently by the National Coalition of
Lop&z-Lee Wins in L.A.
David L6pez-Lee, a University of Southern California professor long active in Latino affairs, defeated conservative ex-Los Angeles school board member Richard Ferraro in a June 2 runoff election fora seat on the seven-member Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees.
With 99% of the precincts counted, L6pez-Lee had 113,461 votes, or57.6%, to Ferraro’s 83,311 votes, or 42.3%, of the total for Office No. 7. That seat had been held by Leticia
Advocates for Students. They analyze 1984 elementary and secondary school civil rights survey data.
Overall, the study showed Hispanic enrollment in the nation’s schools at 9%, with it comprising 8% of those in EM R classes, 5% in gifted and talented classes, 8% of all students
Treatment & Placement
of Students - 1984
Hisp. Asian White Black
Enrlmnt. 9% 3% 71% 16%
Susps. 8 0 59 31
Corp. Pun. 7 0 64 28
EMR 8 1 53 37
Gifted 5 5 81 8
Susp represents suspensions; Corp. Pua-corporal punishment; and EMR - educable mentally retarded.
Source: National Coalition of Advocates for Students analysis.
who receive suspensions and 7% of the students receiving corporal punishment.
Black students fared much worse. They comprised 16% of the school population, yet
The Senate approved delaying until Oct 1 employer sanctions for those hiring undocumented workers. The vote, taken May 28, was 47-43. The provision was added as an amendment to a supplemental appropriations bill which would keep the government running to the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.
“There is a widespread misunderstanding and ignorance of the requirements and pro* visions of the employer sanctions provisions,” said amendment sponsor Sen. Dennis De-Concini(D-Ariz.).
The appropriations measure was expected" to be considered as early as late last week by a joint House-Senate conference coriimittee. However, the House version of the appropriations bill does not address employer sanctions* The Immigration and Naturalization Service has said it is proceeding with enforcing the law but it ha'd already postponed employer sanctions from June 1 to July 1 to allow for more employer education.
Alien AIDS Testing Asked
Undocumented aliens seeking legalization under the immigration reform law may be required to take a test for AIDS under a provision the Senate attached to a supplemental spending bill June 2.
On a 96-0 vote, the Senate followed a proposal made by President Reagan. It directed Reagan to act by Aug. 31 to add the Acquired Immune Deficiency syndrome to the list of diseases immigrants are required to test for.
“We are going to add AIDS to the list of deadly, contagious diseases. In addition, we have proposed adding HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) to that list,” said U.S. Health and Human Services News Director Jim Brown. Having a disease on that list constitutes grounds for.denying residence status to immigrants.
With AIDS on the list, doctors who suspect a person has symptoms of the disease would ask that person to test for it, Brown explained. “If HIV is added to the list, then anybody who is applying for citizenship or permanent residence would be tested for AIDS as for the other contagious diseases,” he added
Quezada, who was elected toj^e^os Angeles made up 37% of EMR class students, school board in April. ^ , continued on page 2
TOP LATINO STATES’ TREATMENT AND PLACEMENT OF HISPANIC STUDENTS - 1984
Enrlmnt* % Enrlmnt Susps. Corp. Pun. EMR Gifted
Calif. 1,286 29% 27% 33% 32% 11%
Texas 891 28 32 26 28 15
N.Y. 362 14 3 6 26 9
III. 134 8 6 2 5 2
Fla. 130 8 7 3 5 3
N.M. 120 43 49 35 56 20
Ariz. 111 22 28 33 27 9
N.J. 110 9 7 0 18 4
Colo. 77 16 22 36 30 10
Mass. 38 5 7 0 6 1
Conn. 37 7 11 18 13 3
Wash. 3? 4 4 6 6 1
* In thousands
Susps. represents suspensions; Corp. Pun. -corporal punishment; and EMR - educable mentally retarded.
Source: National Coalition of Advocates for Students analysis. ... v. *,•


Supreme Court Ruling Called ‘Boost for Legalization
The head of a major Hispanic advocacy organization expects officials directing legalization proceedings under the immigration law to be more charitable to applicants due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling May 27 that aliens cannot be convicted of illegally reentering the United States if their original deportation was invalid.
By a 5-4 decision, the court threw out the 1984 indictments of two Mexican nationals because they were denied due process in their original deportation hearing, according to Justice Thurgood Marshals majority opinion
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Blacks represented 8% of the gifted students, 31% of the suspensions and 28% of the students receiving corporal punishment.
The data was obtained by NCAS after a Freedom of Information request The Office of Civil Rights had stopped publishing their findings in 1978. The study represents the most recent information on national rates of suspensions, corporal punishment, assignment to special education classes and gifted and talented classes.
The OCR survey sampled 3,312 school districts. Statewide and national data were projected from this representative sample
According to the report Hispanics were overrepresented in EMR classes in six states with the largest numberof Latinos in elementary and secondary schools
Hispanics were placed in EMR classes at approximately double their presence in the school population in three Northeastern states New York(26% vs 14%), New Jersey (18% vs. 9%) and Connecticut (13% vs. 7%), and in Colorado (30% vs 16%).
In the Southwest, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has been instrumental in ensuring that schools do not misplace Hispanic students in classes for the mentally retarded.
! n the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s MALDEF was involved in successful challenges in such states as California and Texas against school districts where Hispanic students were improperly enrolled.
In 1972 MALDEF joined with the California Rural Legal Assistance in challenging the practice of using IQ tests to determine which
Offjerez New Image Chief
Manuel Oliv&rez, a civilian administrator with the U.S. Department of Defense since 1978, was elected president of Image during the national Hispanic organization’s May 26-30 training conference and convention in Denver.
He replaces Annabelle Jaramilto, of Corvallis; Ore. His term is for two years.
Oliverez, of Reston, Va.r defeated Tomas G6mez, of Arvada, Colo., by a 61--53 vote of delegates from Image chapters in 19 states.
More than 600 people participated in the conference and convention.
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The immigration judge did not advise the men of their rights to counsel and to apply for a suspension of deportation.
Antonia Hem&ndez, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, called the decision “a psychological boost” to those seeking legalization. She told Weekly Report the ruling should encourage the government to be “ more charitable” in its interpretation of the rules guiding legalization proceedings Hernandez said because the decision gives applicants the right to challenge previous technical violations of immigration
Spanish-speaking students would be placed in EMR classes.
Presently, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund is involved with two' court challenges one in New Jersey and the other in New York.
Among reasons given by experts for the high number of Hispanics in EMR classes were the inability of school administrators and teachers to evaluate Spanish-speaking students and use of improper instruments to test their intelligence.
“There are still a lot of problems with the placement of Spanish-speaking students in special education programs,” said Norma Cantu, national director for educational programs at MALDEF.
Lori Orum, education directorat the National Council of La Raza in Los Angeles, said some teachers overestimate English fluency of their students and when they are tested in English the tests reflect low cognitive skills.
The low placement of Hispanics in gifted and talented classes is attributed by Hispanic experts to poor measurement techniques employed by school administrators and teachers, and by a failure of parents to recognize their children’s “giftedness.”
The problems related to Hispanics being suspended and receiving corporal punishment have been attacked in recent years by Hispanic community groups and education leaders.
- Julio Laboy,
RNHA to Review Charter
A constitutional convention for the Republican National Hispanic Assembly has been set for late this summer following a May 27, 28 meeting of a“blue ribbon” committee formed to solve leadership disputes within the assembly.
“We are well on our way to something viable,” said Edward Lujan, the committee’s arbitrator and spokesman, of the convention to be held in Washington, D.G., on Aug. 28, 29. The committee is composed of six state chairs with RNHA Chairman Fernando de Baca serving as an exofficio member.
Convention delegates wilt decide a date and location for the assembly’s next election. Currently, the constitutiorvcatls for elections every two years in February.
law, the government should interpret legalization rules liberally to avoid future litigation. “We will make every attempt to interpret the ruling broadly,” she said
Verne Jervis, a spokesman for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, said that the decision’s impact “would not be very broad." He said that “very few” people are brought to trial for violating the federal statute under which the men were indicted. The law makes it a felony punishable by up to two years in prison for an alien to re-enter the United States after being deported.- Richard Sayre
Leading Hispanic Finn Sold Amid Controversy
Miami-based International Medical Centers, the nation’s largest Medicare contractor and third largest Hispanic-owned firm, was sold June 1. The court-approved sale came six weeks after the indictment of the concern’s president
Leon County Court Judge William Gary approved the$40 million sale at the urging of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services! Health Care Financing Administration, the regulatory body that oversees Medicare contractors. Humana Inc, the St Louis-based national hospital chain that outbid three finalists to take IMC out of state receivership, also pledged to secure $20 million in working capital.
IMC had its$30-million-a-month Medicare contract suspended May 1 when it failed to reduce the proportion of its Medicare subscribers to the required 50% or less. Nearly 135,000 of IMCs 170,000 clients are Medicare recipients. IMC was placed under state receivership when some of its creditors charged that the company owed them $24 million. IMC generated'$370 million in sales in 1985, according to Hispanic Business magazine.
The recommendation to suspend IMCs Medicare contract was made the same day the firm’s president, Miguel Recarey, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of bribery and obstruction of justice. He has since stepped down.
Bill Protects Farm Workers
The Oregon House of Representatives May 29 amended and passed an already approved Senate bill that will require agricultural employers to give farm workers information and training about hazardous substances they use in the work place. The bill also mandates employers to provide workers with protective safety equipment when they work with hazardous materials. Differences in the two bills must be resolved before the legislature’s expected adjournment in late June
A compromise between farmers! organizations and public groups, the bill sets a new standard-for protection of farm workers in Oregon. Currently, farm workers are exempt from state and federal laws that require employers to inform-employees of occupational hazards.
Hispanic Link Weekly Report
Pupils Still Mislabeled as Retarded


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The California Association for Bilingual Education seeks an executive director. Local-CA Metro area. Contact CABE, 926 J St., Suite 810, Sacramento, CA 96814.
(916) 447-3986 EOE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SPECIALIST
$25,376 - $35,624 Ana #1638-7A-CMG
Professional investigative, analytical and evaluative equal employment opportunity compliance work. Responsible for applying EEO laws, regulations, precedent decisions and County policy to insure non-discrimination and barrier-free equal opportunity in employment, conducting investigations, and making independent reports to the Special Assistant to the County Manager for EEO.
Requires: Two years professional experience in EEO administration, coordination, management and/or complaint investigation, plus a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, human resource managementprreiated field Considerable knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and court decisions.
Completed Official Arlington County Application Form must be received by closing date of June 11,1987, by 5 p.m. To request application material, please call (703) 558-2167 or TDD (703) 284-5521 (hearing impaired only)
ARLINGTON COUNTY Personnel Department 2100 N. 14th St Arlington, VA 22201
Anticipated Vacancy SYSTEMS ANALYST/PROGRAMMER
Administrative Computer Center seeks applications for a Systems Analyst/Programmer to help to develop computerized Academic Advisement/Reservation System. B.S. in computer-related discipline plus extensive programming experience and working knowledge of DMBS with 4 GL required Salary up to 45K
REFER TO BMCC VACANCY # G-158 AND SEND RESUME WITH COVER LETTER FOR THIS NON-TAX LEVY POSITION BY 6/24/87 TO:
Ms. Alyne Holmes Coy, Director of Personnel Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY 199 Chambers St., New York, N.Y. 10007 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (M/F), AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
. LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT
Half-time legislative correspondent position in Washington, D.C. Office of U.S. Rep. Henry B. Gonz&lez 1 -5 p.m. daily. Good writing and research skills essential. Computer experience and ability to write Spanish preferred Annual salary $11,000. Contact Gail Beagle (202) 225-3236.
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md., government office on personnel has a JOB hotline (301) 952-3408.
PERSONNEL MANAGERS Let Hispanic Link help you in your search for executives and professionals^ Mail or phone your corporateclassified ads to: Hispanic Link, 1420 N St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. Phone (202) 234-0737. Ad copy received by 5 p.m. (EST) Tuesday will becarried in Weekly Reports mailed Friday of the same week. Ad rates: 75 cents per word Display rates: $35 per column inch. '; -
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DIRECTOR OF HOUSING SERVICES
The University of Minnesota invites applications for the positions of Director of Housing Services. The Director is responsible for the administration and management of University-owned student and faculty housing on the Twin Cities Campus. Responsibilities include the planning, staff development, evaluation and direction of operations and residential life programs in University housing. This position initiates and reviews operating policy and fiscal control to maintain accountability within University accounting and business procedures guidelines. It initiates and reviews residential life policy and procedures within appropriate University governance mechanism. The institution is committed to the development of its students through academic programming in Housing. The Director is accountable for this development The Director is further responsible for the administration of the Off-Campus Housing office and a management agreement covering University Family Housing operations.
The overall responsibility of this position includes the bperation of University residence halls, non-residence halls, student housing and faculty housing. The University housing residence hall system includes eight buildings and five food service operations with a total student/full time staff of more than360 FTE. The residence hall system houses45,000 and has an annual budget of 14 million dollars. In addition, housing operates a campus rentals division responsible for90 University-owned apartment units; provides listing and mediation services to approximately 16,000 students and staff annually through Off-Campus Housing Division; und manages 40 faculty townhouse units and provides specialized services to another 101 faculty single family homes located on University-based owned property.
This position is an academic administrative, sixth term contract appointment reporting jointly to Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs and Support Services Operations. Starting Salary range is $46,000 - $52,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Starting date is August 1987.
Required minimum qualifications: 1) at least four years of full time employment within any size collegiate/University housing operations with at least three years in a managerial positions) 2) at least two years of the full time managerial experience included in number one above must be in a college/University residence hall operation of over 1,000 beds 3) managerial experience in at least two of the following areas: A Food Services B. Custodial Services C. Maintenance and D. Residential life 4) direct involvement with fiscal management of residence hall housing operations 5) a bachelor’s degree.
All applications MUST include 1) A current resume, including name, address and daytime phone numbers of three professional references, 2) a letter of application ADDRESSING THE QUALIFICATIONS. Applications must be postmarked by June 29r1987, or received by 4 p.m. June 29,1987, if not mailed Send application to:
Chair, Housing Director Search; University of Minnesota 2818 Como Ave. SE, Room 207; Minneapolis, Minn. 55414
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer and specially invites and encourages applications from women and minorities.
DEAN, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Indiana University
We invite nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, to assume office on or before July 1,1988. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most extensive academic unit in Bloomington, the major campus of the university. The College comprises 40 academic departments and 20 interdisciplinary programs. Doctoral degrees are offered in 49 areas, many of which are ranked among the best in the nation. The College has a full-time faculty of more than750, a current undergraduate major enrollment of 7,100, and a graduate enrollment of 2,800 through the Graduate School. The College also interacts with other academic units on the Bloomington campus.
The Dean is the chief administrator of the College and reports directly to the Vice President of the Bloomington campus. The Dean is responsible for the instructional programs of the college, the development and enhancement of College faculty strengths, and the formulation and execution of College budgetary policies. The Dean has a unique opportunity to shape undergraduate and graduate education and to foster research on the Bloomington campus. The Dean at Indiana University enjoys more than the typical amount of autonomy.
Candidates for the Deanship should be able to demonstrate a commitment to and an understanding of all aspects of the educational enterprise. They should have a record of outstanding scholarship and successful administrative performance. We seek a creative, dynamic, and innovative leader who is dedicated to excellence.
In keeping with its commitment to affirmative action, Indiana University particularly seeks information about, or an expression of interest from, minority or women candidates. Applications and nominations received by August 15,1987, are assured of consideratioa
Please direct nominations and inquiries to:
James C. Craig
Search and Screen Committee Department of Psychology Indiana University
Bloomington, Ind. 47405 (812) 335-3926
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Arts & Entertainment
SUMMER FUN: With most of the nation’s schools out for the summer, this month initiates the calendar's most important season for the film industry.
Summer movies with Latinos in lead roles are listed below, with scheduled national release dates (in parenthesis) and production details:
• The Untouchables (June 5) Cuban actor Andy Garcia is one of Elliot Ness’ men in the film revival of the popular TV series. The movie, from Paramount Pictures, stars Robert DeNiro and Kevin Costner.
• The Believers {June 12) Martin Sheen (a.k& Ramon Estevez) stars in this “occult thriller” from Orion Pictures.
• Full Metal Jacket (June 26) Sal L6pez co-stars as T.H.E. Rock in Stanley Kubrick’s film based on Gustav HasforcTs novel The Short Timers, from Warner Bros.
• La Bamba (July 24) Luis Vdldez directed this much-awaited film about singer Ritchie Valens’ short-lived fame. Lou Diamond Phillips plays the lead, opposite Esai Morales. Featured in the cast are Rosana de Soto and Elizabeth Pena Columbia Pictures will release in Dolby Stereo the soundtrack by Los Lobos.
• The North Shore (July 31) Surfing champ Gerry L6pez plays Vince, a "tough surf-honcho,” in this adventure film shot in Hawaii by Universal Pictures.
Due for release in August are Warner's Disorderlies, a film starring The Fat Boys trio, which includes Mark" Prince Markie Dee” Morales, ’ and Tony Plana, and Born in East LA, Cheech Marin’s film version of his own hit music video, with several Latino co-stars, for Universal.
Also due this summer is the documentary Nobody Wanted to Listen, about human rights violations in Cuba, by director/writer Jorge Ulla and Oscar-winning cinematographer Nestor Almendros.
Currently in release, from Island Pictures, is River’s Edge. The acclaimed thriller is based on a screenplay by 26-year-old Neal Jimenez. And out in some parts of the country is New World Pictures’ Nice Girls Don’t Explode, a film described by publicists as a “comedy about love, trust and the fear of spontaneous combustion.” Chuck Martinez directed.
ONE LINERS: Luis Santeiro’s comedy Our Lady of the Tortilla opened June 6 at New York’s INTAR Hispanic American Theatre... On June 9 Tito Puente kicks off the monthly Salsa at the Seaport cruise series on the New York Harbor... Puerto Rican salsa fans will hold a memorial concert for the island’s Sonero Mayor, Ismael Rivera, who died last month. The June 12 event, in San Juan’s Roberto Clemente Coliseum, is a fundraiser for the singer's family.
- Antonio Mejias-Rentas
Media Report
THIRD LA. DAILY: The3 million Hispanics living in Greater Los Angeles now have three Spanish-language daily newspapers to choose from.
The third one, El Diario de Los Angeles, was launched May 26 by a group of Mexican businessmen and journalists. Supported by an initial $3.7 million investment, it is distinguished by its large color photographs. It sells for 25 cents and prints seven days a week
Its 24-page premiere issue was distributed through3,500 area outlets, with 65,000 copies printed and sold, according to publisher Jos6 Luis Becerra, a media magnate from Mexico.
The paper started with an editorial staff of about 20 reporters and editors, many of whom
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The city’s third Spanish-language daily, La Opinion, was founded 61 years ago and has a daily circulation of 80,000
SAN DIEGO’S NEW SUN: To the south, El Sol de San Diego made its debut as a bilingual biweekly April 15.
Julie Rocha, active in San Diego public relations for many years, is editor/publisher.
El Sol runs 8-12 pages and prints 10,000 copies weekly.
Mail subscriptions are available for $20 annually (24 issues) by contacting Rocha at El Sol, 4120 30th St, Suite 208, San Diego, Calif. 82104 (619)283-1986.
THE CONFERENCE TABLE: Representatives of three major Hispanic media organizations- the Hispanic Academy of Media
Arts and Sciences, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Publishers - met in New York June 6 to discuss the future of the annual National Hispanic Media Conference.
Next year's conference, set for April in Dallas, will be coordinated by NAHJ with support from HAMAS and NAHP. This is in tune with planning for the past five such national conferences.
Recently, some board members of NAHJ raised the issue of whether that association should conduct its own annual meetings to focus them more directly on professional development. The conferences started in San Diego in December 1982 with about 300 participants. Last April's event in Los Angeles attracted more than 1,600.
ELSEWHERE: The next board meeting of the NAHJ is,set for Chicago June 27-28.
- Charlie Ericksen
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. Making The News This Week Be . nefit Guaranty Corporation, the agency that oversees the penslc;n plans of more than 150,000 people, appoints Joseph 36, as deputy executive director and chief operating officer of the organization ... lsaura Santiago Santla&Ql and bicultural education specialist, is named by the trudfe\l1l#tl'ftf University of New York as president of Hostos the South Bronx . . . Martha Saenz-Schroeder of the 70-year-old Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia Saenz-Schroader, of Colombian descent, will be the first Latina to head the organization . .. The church official, the Rev. Alfred Guthrie, who presided over the funeral of 'Juan Perez, the 11-year-old boy who was mauled to death by two polar bears at a Brooklyn zoo, apologizes for saying God allowed Juan to die "to save him from Satan." ... U.S. Rep. E. Kika de Ia Garza (DTexas), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, travels to Texas and Mexico with U.S. Depart ment of Agriculture Secretary Richard Lyng to meet with Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture, Eduardo Pesqulera, tci discuss trade issues. . . San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros goes to Denver to stump on behalf of its mayor, Federico Pel'la. Pei"'a is in a close runoff scheduled for June 16 ... California Gov. George Deukmejlan appoints Francisco Jimenez to the California Council on the Humanities. Jimenez is director of Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University . . . The executive director of the federal Pension Voi.SNo.••ll HISPANIC LINK WEEKLY REPORT I Juno 8, 1087 Schools Still Misplace Hispanos Senate Adopts In states with large Hispanic enrollments, Advocates for Students. They analyze 1984 of Employer Sanctions Hispanics are still comprising a disproportion elementary and secondary school civil rights The Senate approved delaying until Oct. 1 ately high percentage of students in educable survey data. employer sanctions for those hiring unmentally retarded classes and are being inOverall, the study showed Hispanic enroll. documented workers. The vote, taken May eluded in gifted and talented classes at low ment in the nation's schools at 9%, with it 28, was 47-43. The provision was added as percentages. comprising 8% of those in EMR classes, 5% in an amendmenttoa supplemental appropriations . In both instances, experts agree, the progifted and talented classes, 8% of all students bill which would keep the government running portions should be comparable to their preto the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. sence in the student population . Treatment & Placement "There is a widespread misunderstanding Figures measuring these patterns were and ignorance of the requirements and proreleased recently by the National Coalition of of Students-1984 visions of the employer sanctions provisions," Lopez-Lee Wins in L.A. David L6pez Lee, a University of Southern California professor long active in Latino affairs, defeated conservative ex Los Angeles school board member Richard Ferraro in a June 2 runoff election fora seat on the seven member Los Angeles Community College District Board of With 99% of the precihcts counted, L6pez Lee had 113,461 votes, or57.6%, to Ferrards 83,311 votes, or 42.3%, of the total for Office No. 7 . That seat had been held by Leticia Quezada, who was elected tqJpe J,.os Angeles school board in April . lf3; "f\:''F Hisp. Asian White Black said amendment sponsor Sen. Dennis DeEnrlmnt. 9% 3% 71qo 16 % Concini(D-Ariz.) . Susps. 8 o 59 3 1 The appropriations measure was Corp. Pun. 7 o 64 28 to be considered as early as late last week by EMR 8 1 53 37 a joint House-Senate conference committee. Gifted 5 5 81 8 However, the House version of the appropri-susp. represents suspensions; Corp . Pun.corporal at ions bill does not address employer sanctions. and EMReducable mentally retarded. The Immigration and Naturalization Service Source: NationaiCoalitionoiAdvocateslorStudentsanalysis. has said it iS proceeding with. ' enforcing the who receive suspensions and 7% of the stu dents receiving corporal punishment. Black students fared much worse. They comprised 16% of the school population, yet made up 37% of EMR class students . continued on page 2 law but it had already postponed employer sanctions from June 1 to July 1 to allow for more employer education . Alien AIDS Testing Asked" TOP LATINO STATES' TREATM'ENT AND PLACEMENT Undocumented aliens seeking legalization under the immigration reform law may be required to take a test for AIDS under a provision the Senate attached to a supple-OF HISPANIC STUDENTS1984 % Corp . Enrlmnt* Enr/mnt. Susps. Pun . EMR Gifted Calif. 1,286 29% 27% 33% 32% 11% Texas 891 28 32 26 28 15 N.Y. 362 14 3 6 26 9 Ill. 134 8 6 2 5 2 Fla. 130 8 7 3 5 3 N.M . 120 43 49 35 56 20 Ariz. 111 22 28 33 27 9 N.J. 1.10 9 7 0 18 4 Colo . 77 16 22 36 30 10 Mass. 38 5 7 0 6 1 Conn. 37 7 11 18 13 3 Wash . 32 4 4 6 6 1 • Jn thousands , Susps. represents suspensions; , Corp. Pun. -corporal punishment ; and EMR educable mentally retarded . Source : National 9oalition tor analysis . mental spending bill June 2. On a 96-0 vote, the Senate followed a proposal made by President Reagal\ It directed Reagan to act by Aug . 31 to add the Acquired Immune Deficiency syndrome to the list of diseases immigrants are required to test for. "We are going to add AIDS to the li .st of deadly, contagious diseases. In addition, we have proposed adding HIV(Human Immuno deficiency Virus) to that list," said U.S. Health and Human Services News Director Jim Brown. Having a di . sease on that list constitutes grounds for.denying residence status to im migrants. With AIDS on the list, doctors who suspect a person has symptoms of the disease would ask that person to testfor it, Brown explained. "If HIV is added to the list, then anybody who is applying for citizenship or permanent resi dence would be tested for AIDS as for the other contagious diseases," he added

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Supreme Court Ruling Called' Boosf for Legalization The head of a major His panic advocacy organization expects officials directing legal ization proceedings under the immigration law to be more charitable to applicants due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling May 27 that aliens cannot be convicted of illegally re entering the United States if their original deportation was invalid. By a 5-4 decision, the court threw out the 1984 indictments of two Mexican nationals because they were denied due process in their original deportation hearing, according to Justice Thurgood Marshalrs majority opinion. The immigration judge did not advise the men of their rights to counsel and to apply for a suspension of deportation . Antonia Hernandez, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, called the decision "a psychological boosf' to those seeking legalization. She told Weekly Report the ruling should encourage the government to be • more charitable" in its interpretation of the rules guiding legalization proceedings . Hernandez said because the decision gives applicants the right to challenge previous technical violations of immigration law, the government should interpret legaliza tion rules liberally to avoid future litigation . "We will make every attempt to interpret the ruling broadly," she said. Verne Jervis, a spokesman for the Immigra tion and Naturalization Service, said that the decision's impact "would not be very broad." He said that"veryfew'' people are brought to trial for violating the federal statute under which the men were indicted . The law makes it a felony punishable by up to two years in prison for an alien . to . re-enter ttie United States after being deported.-Richard Sayre Pupils Still Mislabeled as Retarded Leading Hispanic Firm Sold Amid Controversy continued from page 1 Blacks represented 8% of the gifted students, 31% of the suspensions and 28% of the students receiving corporal punishment. The data was obtained by NCAS after a Freedom of Information request. The Office of Civil Rights had stopped publishing their findings in 1978. The study represents the most recent information on national rates of suspensions, corporal punishment, assign ment to special education classes and gifted and talented classes. The OCR survey sampled 3 ,31 2 school districts. Statewide and national data were projected from this representative sample. According to the report, Hispanics were overrepresented in EMR classes in six states with the largest number of Latinos in elemen tary and secondary schools. Hispanics were placed in EMR classes at approximately double their presence in the school population in three Northeastern states, New York(26% vs. 14%), New Jersey(18% vs. 9%) and Connecticut (13% vs . 7%), and in Colorado (30% vs. 16%) . In the Southwest, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has been instrumental in ensuring that schools do not misplace Hispanic students in classes for the mentally retarded . In the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s, MALDEF was involved in successful challenges in such states as California and Texas against school districts where Hispanic students were irn::-. r operly enrolled . !n 1972 MALDEF joined with the California Rura l Legal Assistance in challenging the pra c tice of using 10 tests to determine which G j : v erez New Image Chief Manuel Oliverez, a civilian administrator with the U .S. Department of Defense since 1978, was elected president of Image during the national Hispanic organization ' s May 2630 trainin.q conference and convention in Denver. He replaces Annabelle Jaramillo, of Corvallis, Ore. His term is for two years . Oliverez, of Reston, \La., defeated Tomas Gomez , of Arvada , Colo., by a 61vote of delegates from Image chapters in 't9 states. More than 600 peopleparticipated in the conference and convention. 2 Spanish-speaking students would be placed in EMR classes. Presently, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Miami-based International Medical Centers, and Education Fund is involved with two the nation's largest Medicare contractor and court challenges, one in New Jersey and the third largest Hispanic-owned firm , was sold other in New York. June 1. The court-approved sale came six Among reasons given by experts for the weeks after the indictment of the concern's high number of Hispanics in EMR classes president. were the inability of school administrators Leon County Court Judge William Gary and teachers to evaluate Spanish-speaking approved the$40 million sale at the urging of students and use of improper instruments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human test their intelligence. Services' Health Care Financing Administration, " There are still a lot of problems with the the regulatory body that oversees Medicare placement of Spanish-speaking students in contractors. Humana Inc, the St. Louis-based special education programs," said Norma national hospital chain that outbid three finalists Cantu, national director for educational proto take IMC out of state receivership, also grams at MALDEF. pledged to secure $20 million in working Lori Orum , education director at the National capital. Council of La Raza in Los Angeles, said some IMC had its $30-million-a-month Medicare teachers overestimate English fluency of their contract suspended May 1 when it failed to students and when they are tested in English reduce the proportion of its Medicare sub the tests reflect low cognitive skills. scribers to the required 50% or less. Nearly The low placement of Hispanics in gifted 135,000 of IMCs 170,000 clients are Medicare and talented classes is attributed by Hisrecipients. IMC was placed under state re panic experts to poor measurement techniques ceivership when some of its creditors charged employed by school administrators and thatthecompanyowedthem$24 million. IMC teachers, and by a failure of parents to regenerated' $370 million in sales in 1985, cognize their children ' s "giftedness. " according to Hispanic Business magazine. The problems related to Hispanics being The recommendation to suspend IMC's suspended and receiving corporal punishment Medicare contract was made the same day have been attacked in recent years by Histhe firm's president, Miguel Recarey, was panic community groups and education leaders. indicted by a grand jury on charges of bribery and obstruction of justice . He has since step -Julio Laboy, ped down . RNHA to Review Charter A constitutional convention for the Republican National Hispanic Assembly has been set for late this summer following a May 27, 28 meeting of a" blue ribbon" committee formed to solve leadership disputes within the as sembly. "We are well on our way to something viable , " said Edward Lujan, the committee's arbitrator and spokesman , of the convention to be held in Washington, D.C. , on Aag. 28, 29. The committee is composed of six state chairs with. RNHA' Chairman Fernando d& Baca servi'ng as an exofficio member. Convention delegates will decide a date and location for the next election. . Currently, the constitution-caUs for elections : eve;.y two February. Bill Protects Farm Workers The Oregon House of Representatives May 29 amended and passed an already approved Senate bill that w i ll require agricultural em ployers to give farm workers information and training about hazardous substances they use in the work place. The bill also mandates employers to provide workers with protective safety equipment when th ' ey work with haz ardous materials. Differences in the two bills 'must be resolved before the legislature's expected adjournment in late. June. A compromise between fannerS organizations and public groups, the bill sets a new standard for protection of farm workers Fn Oregon. Currently, farm workers are exempt from sta1e and' federal laws that require employers-to infoFm employees ef occupatit>nal ha1ards. Hispanic Link Weekly Report

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The California Association for Bilingual cation seeks an executive director . Locai-CA Metro area . Contact CABE, 926 J St. , Suite 810, Sacramento , CA 95814. DEAN, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Indiana University (916) 447 EOE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SPECIALIST $25,376-$35,624 Ann. #1638ACMG Profess i onal Investigative , analytical and eval u ative equal employment opportunity com pliance work. Responsible for applying EEO laws, regulations, precedent decisions and County policy t o insure non-discrimination and barrier free equal opportunity in employment conducting investigations, and making independent reports to the Special to the County Manager f or EEO. We invite nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington , to assume office on or before July 1, 1988. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most extensive academic unit in Bloomington , the major campus of the university. The College comprises 40 academic departments and 20 interdisciplinary programs. Doctoral degrees are offered in49 areas, many of which are ranked among the best in the nation. The College has a full-time faculty of more than 750, a current undergraduate major enrollment of 7 , 1 00, and a graduate enrollment of 2,800 through the Graduate School . The College also interacts with other academic units on the Bloomington campus. Requires: Two years professional experience in EEO administratiOI\ coordinatiOI\ management and/or complaint investigatiOI\ plus a Bachelofs degree in Public Administration, human re source management or related field Considerable knowledge of applicable federal; state and local laws and court decisions. The Dean is the chief administrator of the College and reports directly to the Vice President of the Bloomington campus. The Dean is responsible for the instruct i onal programs of the college, the development and enhancement of College faculty strengths, and the formulation and execution of College budgetary policies. The Dean has a unique opportunity to shape undergraduate and graduate education and to foster research on the Bloomington campus. The Dean at Indiana University enjoys more than the typical amount of autonomy . Candidates for the Deanship should be able to demonstrate a comm i tment to and an understanding of all aspects of the educational enterprise . They should have a record of outstanding scholarship and successful administrative performance. We seek a creative, dynamic, and innovative leader who is dedicated to excellence . Completed Official Arlington County Application Form must be received by closing date of June 11, 1987, by 5 p .m. To request application material , please call (703) 558 or TOO (703) 284 5521 (hearing Impaired In keeping with its commitment to affirmative action, University particularly information about , or an expression of interest from, minority or women candidateS. ' Ap plications and nominations received by August 15 , 1987, are assured of consideration. Please direct nominations and inquiries to : James C. Craig ARLINGTON COUNTY Personn111 Department 2100 N. 14th St. Search and Screen Committee Department of Psychology Indiana University Bloomington, Ind . 47405 (812) 335 Arlington, VA. 22201 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DIRECTOR OF HOUSING SERVICES The University of Minnesota invites applications for the positions of Director of Housing Services. The Director is responsible for the administration and management of University owned student and faculty housing on the Twin Cities Campus . Responsibilities include the planning, staff development, evaluation and direction of operations and residential life programs in University housing . This position initiates and reviews operating policy and fiscal control to maintain accountability within University accounting and business procedures guidelines. It initiates and reviews residential life policy and procedures within appropriate University governance mechanism . The institution is committed to the development of its students through academic programming in Housing . The Director is accountable for this development. The Director is further responsible for the administration of the Off-Campus Housing office and a management agreement covering University Family Housing operations. The overall responsibility of this position includes the operation of University residence halls, non-residence halls, student housing and faculty housing. The University housing residence hall system includes eight buildings and five food service operations with a total studenVfull time staff of more than 360 FTE. The residence hall system houses45,000 and has an annual budget of 14 million dollars. In addition , housing operates a campus rentals div i sion r esponsible for 90 University-owned apartment units; provides listing and mediation services to approximately 16,000 students and staff annually through OffCampus Housing Division ; und manages 40 faculty townhouse units and provides specialized services to another 101 faculty single family homes located on University-based owned property . This position is an academic administrative , sixth term contract appointment, reporting jointly to Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs and Support Services Operations. Starting Salary range is $46,000-$52,000, depending on qualifications and experience . Starting date is August 1987. Required minimum qualifications: 1) at least fouryearsoffull time employment within any size collegiate/University housing operations with at least three years in a managerial position(s) 2) at least two years of the full time managerial experience included in number one above must be in a college/University residence hall operation of over 1,000 beds 3) managerial experience in at least two of the following areas : A. Food Services B. Custodial Services C. Maintenance and D. Residential life 4) direct involvement with fiscal management of residence hall housing operations 5) a bachelor's degree . All applications MUST include 1) A current resume , including name, address and daytime phonenumbers of three professional references, 2) a letter of application ADDRESSING THE QUAUFICATIONS. Applica . tiona must be postmarked by June 29, 19&7, or received by 4 p . m . June 1987, if not mailed. . Send application to: Chair, Housing Director Search; University of Minnesota Z818 Como Ave. SE, Room 207; Mirrneapolis; Minn. 55414 The University of M i nnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer amhpecially invites and encourages applications from women anct minorities. Hispanic Link Weekly Report Anticipated Vacancy SYSTEMS ANALYST/PROGRAMMER Administrative Computer Center seeks applications for a Systems AnalysVProgram mer to help to develop computerized Academic AdvisemenVReservatlon System. B .S. in computer-related discipline plus extensive programming experience and working know ledge of DMBS with 4 GL required. Salary up to45K REFER TO BMCC VACANCY #G-158 AND SEND RESUME WITH COVER LETTER FOR THIS NON TAX LEVY POSITION BYS/24/87 TO: Ms. Alyne Holmes Coy , Director of Personnel Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY 199 Chambers St. , New York. N .Y. 10007 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (MIF), AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER . LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT Halftime legislative correspondent position in Washington, D.C. Off ice of U .S. Rep . Henry B . Gonzalez 1 p.m. daily . Good writing and reo search skills essential . Computer experience and ability to write Spanish preferred. Annual salary $11,000. Contact Gail Beagle (202) 225. PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md., govern ment office on personnel has a JOB hotline (301) 952. PERSONNEL MANAGERS Let Hispanic Link help you in your search tor executives and professionars. . Mail or phone your cofporate classified ads to: Hispanic Liflk, t -420 N St NW,'Washington, D . C . 20005. Phone (202) 234'737 . Ad copy . received by 5 p;m . (EST) Tuesday will be carried in Weekly Reports mailed Friday of the same week;. Ad rates: 75 cents per word. Display rates:$35 per column inch. .-.• 5

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Arts & Entertainment e The North Shore (July 31) Surfing champ Gerry L6pez plays Vince, a "tough surf-honcho," in this.adventure film shot in Hawaii by Universal Pictures. SUMMER FUN: With most of the nation'sschools out for the summer, this month initiates the calendar's most important season for the film industry. Due for release in August are Warner's Disorderlies, a film starring The Fat Boys trio, which includes Mark" Prince Markle Dee" Morales, and Tony Plana, and Born in East LA, Cheech Marin's film version of his own hit music video, with several Latino co-stars, for Universal. Summer movies with Latinos in lead roles are listed below, with scheduled national release dates (in parenthesis) and production details: Also due this summer is the documentary Nobody Wanted to Listen, about human rights violations in Cuba, by director/writer Jorge Ulla and Oscar-winning cinematographer Nestor Almendros. • The Untouchables (June 5) Cuban actor Andy Garcia is one of Elliot Ness' men in the film revival of the popular TV series. The movie, from Paramount Pictures, stars Robert DeNiro and Kevin Costner. Currently in release, from Island Pictures, is Rivers Edge. The acclaimed thriller is based on a screenplay by 26-year-old Neal Jimenez. And out in some parts of the country is New World Pictures' Nice Girls Don't Explode, a film described by publicists as a "comedy about love, trust and the fear of spontaneous combustion. " Chuck Martinez directed. • The Believers (June 12) Martin Sheen (a .k.a. Ramon Estevez) stars in this "occult thriller" from Orion Pictures. e Full Metal Jacket(June 26) Sal L6pez co-stars as T.H.E. Rock in Stanley Kubrick's film based on Gustav Hasfords novel The Short Timers, from Warner Bros. • La Bamba(July24) Luis Valdez directed this much-awaited film about singer Ritchie Valens' short-lived fame. Lou Diamond Phillips plays the lead, opposite Esai Morales. Featured in the cast are I Rosana deSoto and Elizabeth Peiia. Columbia Pictures will release in Dolby Stereo the soundtrack by Los Lobos. ONE LINERS: Luis Santeiro's comedy Our Lady of the Tortilla opened June 6 at New York's INTAR Hispanic American Theatre ... On June 9 Tito Puente kicks off the monthly Sa/sa at the Seaport cruise series on the New York Harbor ... Puerto Rican sa/sa fans will hold a memorial concert for the islands Sonero Mayor, lsmael Rivera, who died last month. The June 12 event, in San Juan's Roberto Clemente Coliseum, is a fundraiser for the singer's family. Media Report THIRD LA. DAILY: The3 million Hispanics living in Greater Los Angeles now have three Spanish-language daily newspapers to choose from. The third one, El Diario de Los Angeles, was launched May 26 by a group of Mexican businessmen and journalists. Supported by an initial $3.7 million investment, it is distin guished by its large color photographs. It sells for 25 cents and prints seven days a week. Its 24-page premiere issue was distributed through 3,500 area outlets, with 65,000 copies printed and sold, according to publisher Jose Luis Becerra, a media magnate from Mexico. The paper started with an editorial staff of about 20 reporters and editors, many of whom HISPANIC LINK WEEKLY REPORT a national publication of Hispanic Link News Service Inc. 1420 'N' Street NW Washington, D . C. 20005 (202) 234-Q280 or 234 Publisher. Hector EricksenMendoza Editor. Felix Perez • Reporting: Charlie Ericksen , Antonio Mejias Rentas, Melinda Machado, Julio Laboy, Richard Sayre . Graphie!VProduction Carlos Arrien, Zoila Elias, Yanira Cruz. No portion of Hispanic Weekly Report may be reproduced or broadcast in any form without advance permission. Annual subscription (50 issues) $96. Trial subscription (13 issues) $26. CORPORATE CLASSIFIED: Ad rates75 cents per word. Display ads are $35 per column inch. Ads placed by Tuesday will run in Weekly Reports mailed Friday of same week. Multiple use rates on request. 6 were hired away from rival Noticias del Mundo, which began publication in Los Angeles 2 1 /2 years ago and presently claims a circulation of 55,000. The city's third Spanish-language daily, La Opinion, was founded 61 years ago and has a daily circulation of 80,000 SAN DIEGO'S NEW SUN: To the south, El Sol de San Diego made its debut as a bilingual biweekly April 15. Julie Rocha, active in San Diego public relations for many years, is editor/publisher. El Sol runs 8-12 pages and prints 10,000 copies weekly. Mail subscriptions are available for $20 annually (24 issues) by contacting Rocha at El Sol, 4120 30th St., Suite 208, San Diego, Calif . 82104 (619) 283-1986. THE CONFERENCE TABLE: Represen tatives of three major Hispanic media or ganizationsthe Hispanic Academy of Media -Antonio Mejias-Rentas Arts and Sciences, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Publishers-met in New York June 6 to discuss the future of the annual National Hispanic Media Con ference. Next year's conference, set for April in Dallas, will be coordinated by NAHJ with support from HAMAS and NAHP. This is in tune with planning for the past five such national conferences. Recently, some board members of NAHJ .raised the issue of whether that association should conduct its own annual meetings to focus them more directly on professional development. The conferences started in San Diego in December 1982 with about 300 participants. Last Aprirs event in Los Angeles attracted more than 1 ,600. ELSEWHERE: The next board meeting of the NAHJ is,set for Chicago June 27-28. Charlie Ericksen <