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Making The News This
Miami Mayor Xavier Suarez travels to Panama as part of a 21-member U.S. delegation selected by President Bush to observe elections in the Central American country...The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to decide whether U.S. law enforcement agents need warrants for searches in other countries. The case involves the search of the homes of a Mexican citizen, Ren6 Martin VerdugoUrquidez, convicted in the torture death of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena...U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan appoints Edward Mercado, New York district director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as director of HHS’ Office for
Civil Rights...Denver Mayor Federico Pena appoints attorney Aleene Ortiz-White as a Denver County Court judge...Wichita, Kan., Mayor Bob Knight nominates businesswoman Estela Martinez to fill his vacated seat on the City Council... Armando Ramirez, the agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration office in Brownsville, Texas, says Cuban American drug cult leader Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo may have faked his death. What cult members claim to be Constanzo’s body was found with several disfiguring bullet wounds in the face. He has been implicated in the ritual murders of 15 people in Matamoros, Mexico...Leslie Pantin, 66, leader of the Cuban American Democrats in Miami, dies of a heart attack... Armando Catalano, who played Zorro in the 1950s television series under the stage name Guy Williams, dies of a heart attack at age 65... _________________

Chicago Mayor Daley Makes Five Key Picks
The Chicago City Council was expected to approve late last week the appointment of Miriam Santos to the city treasurer’s post, according to a spokesperson in the mayor’s press office. Santos, nominated by Mayor Richard Daley, would be the first Hispanic and female to hold the position.
Santos is one of five picks Daley made in his first Week in office. All except Santos are at the cabinet level and remain to be confirmed by the City Council. Teresa Venegas, an assistant press secretary for Daley, said the appointments should not encounter any roadblocks.
In addition to Santos, Daley's other nominations, all made April 21, are: Raymond Orozco, deputy fire commissioner since 1986, to become commissioner of the Fire Department; Mary Gonzalez-Koenig, head of the Spanish Coalition for Jobs, to become commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training; the Rev. Daniel Alvarez, director of Casa Central, to become commissioner of Human Services; and Benjamin Reyes, an economic development aide to former Mayor Harold Washington, to become commissioner of General Services.
Court Raps FBI Promotion Policy
By Danilo Alfaro
A federal district judge May 5 ordered the FBI to refashion the way it promotes Hispanic agents, calling the current procedure "unsystematic, excessively subjective and incapable of review."
The ruling came in response to a class-action suit brought in January 1987 by Bernardo "Matt" Perez, then assistant special agent in charge of the El Paso office and the highest ranking Latino in the FBI.
Judge Lucius Bunton of Midland, Texas, mandated the formation of an independent panel to determine on a case-by-case basis whether the 310 Latino agents who joined the suit deserve promotion because of past discrimination. Seventy percent of the bureau’s Hispanic agents joined the claim. Hispanics are 4.6% of the bureau’s 9,597 agents.
While declining to award any monetary damages, Bunton ordered the bureau to promote Perez to the next highest job position within 45 days and to "make available to Perez responsibilities commensurate with his experience and training." Also, FBI Director William Sessions must report to Bunton every 90 days with promotional decisions affecting Perez until he becomes a special agent in charge or receives a position of similar responsibility.
Conn. Confronting School Segregation
By Mario Santana
Formation of a blue-ribbon commission to address the problem of segregation in Connecticut public schools was approved and recommended to Gov. William O’Neill by the state Board of Education April 29.
Two days earlier a group of civil rights leaders filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Education on behalf of 17 Puerto Rican, black and white children from the Hartford area The lawsuit, filed in State Superior Court in Hartford, contends that segregated schools violate the constitutional rights of the children. The recommendation for the blue-ribbon commission was issued in a report made by the Department of Education after a year of inves-
Pereztold Weekly Report he was satisfied with the decision. "We think the judge was very careful and worked very hard. Basically we are very pleased." Reacting to the rejection of monetary awards, Perez expressed disappointment, but said, "The institutional reforms are a move in the right direc-tion. The FBI and others need to realize that discrimination is bad business."
Said Hugo Rodriguez, one of Perez’s at-torneys, from his Miami office, "We never anticipated big money. We were look-PEREZ ing for institutional changes that would trickle down to other government agencies and private industry." He noted a precedent-setting stipulation, agreed to before the judge’s ruling, allowing agents who use Spanish at least 50% of the time to be paid an additional 11% of their regular salaries.
Latino agents at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Washington, D.C., filed a similar lawsuit in October 1985.
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tigation into segregation. More than 37,000 of Connecticut’s public school students are Hispanic.
The report includes several new initiatives to address the problem, including magnet schools, school construction and renovation, and recruitment of minority teachers.
Cities where segregation is most prevalent are Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport. All have large Hispanic student enrollments. In Hartford half of the students are Hispanic, 90% of them Puerto Rican.
According to Marilyn Cruz Aponte, administrative adviser to the governor, although O’Neill has said that he is willing to form the commission, no one has been named to it.
Census Suit Thrown Out
A lawsuit that sought to bar the Census Bureau from counting undocumented immigrants in 1990 for the purpose of reapportioning congressional seats was dismissed by a U.S. District Court Judge in Pittsburgh May 8.
The suit was filed by Pennsylvania, Kansas and Alabama, 42 members of Congress led by Rep. Thomas Ridge (R-Pa.), and the Federation for American Immigration Reform. It contended that states with few undocumented immigrants would lose congressional seats to states with numerous ones.
The court ruled that the plaintiffs had no grounds to bring the suit because it could not be determined with certainty that any particular plaintiff would be harmed. A similar suit was dismissed in 1980.


Despite Races, Tex. Latinos See Fruitful Political Future
By Rhonda Smith
Despite mayoral races in several major Texas cities May 6 in which Hispanic candidates either did not run or were not victorious, Hispanics within both major political parties remain optimistic about Latinos’ political future in the Lone Star State.
Demographics is a word frequently used in their discussions of factors vital to Hispanic political clout during the next few years. Of the 3,360 Hispanic elected officials in the United States currently, 1,619 are in Texas, according to Andy Hernandez, executive director of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, based in San Antonio.
Even though this is, by far, the largest number of Hispanics holding political office in any state, Henry de la Garza, a member of the Hispanic Political Action Committee (HISPAC), conceded that, "Texas has fewer Hispanics than we should in elected and appointed offices. But this is changing." There are 4,134,000 Hispanics living in Texas, 24% of its population, according to 1988 census data. The state’s 27-member congressional delegation includes four Latinos.
Hernandez said that because Hispanics do not comprise a large enough proportion of the population in cities like Houston, Dallas and Austin, "it may be somewhat more difficult for them to gain key political seats there yet."
Still, some like state Rep. Roman Martinez predict that, "Houston and perhaps Corpus Christi will see a Hispanic mayor within the next 10 years."
With the Hispanic population increasing, Gilbert Trurrieta, a founding member of HISPAC in Austin, sees Hispanic influence gaining in both political parties in Texas.
"Generally, from about the ’40s to the ’70s, we didn’t have that many Hispanics fully par-ticiapting in the political system. Up until the mid- ’70s, we had a patron-type' of political system in which everybody looked up to one key Hispanic elected official. But today there are many Hispanics blossoming," he said.
Counsel: FBI Decision Sends Message
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I n January of this year, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a suit on behalf of 1,800 Hispanics working in the U.S. Customs Service.
Both suits allege discriminatory practices against Hispanics with regard to assignments, training, promotion and discipline.
Beto Juarez, an attorney at MALDEF’s Los Angeles office, said the FBI judgment "sent a very strong message in requiring the changes in policy," but hesitated to say what impact the ruling would have on the two other cases.
Gil Chavez, past president of the Washington, D.C.-based Association of Hispanic Federal Executives, said, "What Perez has done for the numerous Hispanics in the federal government is show them exactly what they have to do whenever such injustices occur. He has provided the beginning."
The formation of the three-member panel of independent lawyers was the most notable
By Mario Santana
The Florida state House of Representatives passed a bill May 4 that gives $1 million to a proposed Cuban studies institute. The institute has come under fire from presidents and faculty leaders of Florida’s nine state universities who feel the institute is too political for a university setting.
The proposed institute would be affiliated with the Florida International University in Miami and controlled by the Cuban American National Foundation, a foundation vehement in its opposition to Fidel Castro.
The state Senate was to have voted late last week on a similar $1 million package. If passed, it then goes to a conference committee and to Gov. Bob Martinez.
FIU President Mitch Maidique, a Cuban and a champion of the Cuban anti-Communist cause, joined the college presidents’ opposition group.
product of the remedies phase of the FBI trial. The FBI would be able to appeal the panel’s recommendations to the judge.
Bunton also stripped the bureau’s 58 supervisory agents, only one of whom is Latino, of much of their influence over which agents receive promotions.
The agents had asked for back pay, but Bun-ton refused. According to Juarez, "It’s not a positive development in any way. One of the most important things in a Title VII suit is that back pay be awarded."
Sessions, former chief justice in the western Texas federal district, said he was pleased with his former colleague Bunton’s decision. "We are looking with care at Judge Bunton’s ruling with an eye toward building further on the many improvements already undertaken in the FBI’s personnel practices." A bureau spokesperson declined to say whether the FBI would appeal.
Jorge Mas Canosa, CANF chairman, promised state legislators he would raise $1 million in matching funds and establish an endowment to sustain the institute.
Judge Says INS Has to Allow Legal Counseling
By Rhonda Smith
A Los Angeles federal district judge issued a preliminary injunction April 28, barring immigration officials from deporting Salvadoran asylum-seekers from South Texas detention centers before they are given the opportunity to meet with legal counsel.
Judge David Kenyon issued the injunction and will decide May 30 whether the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service is in contempt of his April 1988 order that Salvadorans be given access to legal counsel before deportation proceedings. His May 1 injunction stipulates that before deportation proceedings begin, refugees be allowed to meet with members of Proyecto Libertad, a Harlingen, Texas-based legal advocacy group.
"The judge ordered what we’ve been trying to do for a long time," according to Jonathan Moore, a paralegal at Proyecto Libertad. With the increase in the number of refugees being held at the detention facilities during the last few months, "our access to detainees had collapsed," he added.
In a related matter, INS Commissioner Alan Nelson announced May 3 that his office will begin deporting Nicaraguans in the near future, pending approval by the U.S. Justice Department. These would be the first such deporta-
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Colo. Court Reinstates Activist Lawyer
Sixteen years after being indicted by federal and state grand juries for allegedly mailing letter bombs, including a seven-year stint in Mexico as a fugitive from U.S. authorities, Francisco "Kiko" Martinez was reinstated May 1 to the Colorado Bar Association by the state Supreme Court.
Martinez was reinstated when the federal government failed to meet the deadline to appeal a reversal of his conviction in a federal perjury case tried in Arizona.
One of Colorado’s best-known political activists, Martfnez was originally indicted in
1973 on the letter-bombing charges. He went underground in Mexico, and a $2,500 reward was put up for his capture. Martfnez was arrested in 1980 trying to cross from Mexico into Arizona. Several trials, mistrials and appeals later, he was cleared of all charges. He was convicted by a federal judge, later overturned, for using a false name when he crossed into Arizona Martinez said he will open a law office in Alamosa, Colo., in honor of his brother, Reyes, who was killed with five other Hispanic activists in two car bombings in Boulder, Colo, in 1974.
Proposed Cuban Center Draws Protests
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Herman Sillas
No Goodies for Matt
FBI agent Matt Perez busted up the FBI’s old-boy network by winning his lawsuit against the bureau’s practice of skipping over qualified Hispanics for promotions. The white male establishment, dating back to J. Edgar Hoover, determined who got the promotions, and somehow Hispanics were never included when the goodies were passed out.
On behalf of himself and those Hispanic agents who wished to join him, Perez filed his lawsuit in January 1987. Federal Judge Lucius Bun-ton agreed and issued an order requiring a three-member panel of non-FBI officials to hear complaints of agents involved in the lawsuit. The panel will investigate the charges of agents who say they were unfairly denied promotions.
Despite Bunton’s finding that the FBI discriminated against Perez and the other Hispanic agents, he refused to award them any money.
To some, winning a lawsuit of this magnitude and not receiving any monetary damages is not really winning. Agent Perez said, "That does not thrill me. I’m $80,000 in debt because of this suit." Yet I bet Matt never started this suit with the idea he was going to get any money. You see, Matt is of Mexican descent, and he has been to Mexican children’s birthday parties.
MOST SWINGS GO UNREWARDED
The most popular game at such parties is busting the pinata. A pinata is a papier-mache animal or other figure filled with candy and goodies. It is hoisted by a rope into the air out of reach of the party children.
At the appropriate time, the children are called together, and one by one they are blindfolded and handed a stick. Each child is twirled and sent in the direction of the candy-filled pinata to smack it. But the adults keep moving the pinata from side to side, up and down, causing the frustrated boy or girl to miss time and again.
The rest of the children shout encouragement and directions to their stick-wielding peer. "Arriba (up)." "Abajo (down)." "A la derecha (to the right)." Some of the cheering children yell the wrong directions, because they delight in seeing their friends swing at air. There’s hilarious laughter each time the stick-wielder fails to connect.
After a few unrewarding swings, the stick and blindfold are passed on to the next child to take his or her turn. Eventually it happens. Someone busts the pinata. Everyone screams with delight.
HERO NEVER REWARDED
Ask any Mexican kid who has busted a pinata whether he would do it again, and you’ll get a hesitant answer. Why? The pinata-buster never gets the goodies. By the time the blindfold comes off, all of the fallen treasures have been scooped up by the others. Not surprisingly, the newly found treats are not shared by those who reap the harvest with the blindfolded hero.
Matt Perez has played the game before. When he decided to take on the discriminatory FBI pinata disguised as justice, he knew the goodies were not going to be for him.
"This is for those young persons who will follow, so that they can move up and some day become director," he explained his action.
Perez never got the chance to be director, nor will he ever. Along with the other 300 Hispanic agents, he is a pinata-buster who got tired of swinging at the air so that others could be amused. Together they made a direct hit.
The Hispanic community will watch with interest as the promotions are distributed. I hope that the men and women who move up the ladder will bust a few pihatas themselves and that they won’t forget the 300 agents who made their promotions possible.
(Herman Sillas, an attorney from Glendale, Calif., is a former United States Attorney.)
Sin pelos en la lengua
BURIED IN THE DITCH: In that choice page 1, left-hand corner column of the April 18 Los Angeles Times, the head read: Poll Cited: Group Says Most Back Border Ditch. The poll was commissioned by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), an anti-immigration lobbying group.
Thirteen inches of copy elaborating on public support for the INS-proposed trench, including quotes from FAIR’S "press secretary," dribbled down the page until the story jumped inside. There the reader found it again under the jump head: POLL: Group Says Majority Backs Ditch.
Only then does reporter Jane Fritsch reveal the loaded question asked of 800 telephone interview respondents:
"The U.S. government has recently proposed construction of a 4-mile drainage ditch at the border south of San Diego that would also stop vehicles smuggling illegal aliens and drugs. From everything you know about smuggling and illegal immigration, would you support or oppose construction of the 4-mile ditch south of San Diego?"
Only then does Fritsch quote the Times’ own director of polls, I.A. Lewis, as saying the FAIR pollster "loaded" the deck: "He’s sort of saying to you: ‘Are you in favor of illegal immigration and smuggling or not? If you’re against the ditch, then you must be in favor of that.’"
If a Hispanic group tried to slip a "poll" like that past Times’ editors, where do you suppose it would end up?
HARD TO SWALLOW: San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Councilman Lawrence Buchheim has no problem with the swallows that fly north from Mexico to nest at his city’s mission every March, but mejicanos sin papeles are a different breed of bird.
Outraged by the presence of undocumented workers in a condominium neighborhood a couple of blocks from the famoso mission, Buchheim told his colleagues that he didn’t think non-U.S. citizens have any legal rights in this nation and suggested:
"I know what the hell I would do if I had the capacity to do it. But they won’t let you do it in this country anymore. That happened 100 years ago, and unfortunately I was born 100 years too late." While others at the April 18 council meeting interpreted his comments as encouraging old-fashioned vigilantism, according to reporter Barbara Serrano of The Orange County Register, the 62-year-old Buchheim assured critics two days later that he wasn’t referring to "force of arms, or going out and shooting people, or anything like that."
Buck had me goin’ for a minute there.
I just hope that none of those famous Capistrano swallows dive-bombs his pointy head and relieves itself.
I’m holding out for a fat seagull that just completed a full meal of anchovies.
SUCKED IN BY HISPANICS: In the April 22 issue of Washington, D.C.- based tabloid Human Events, Howard Hur-witz opens his analysis of bilingual education:
"The backlash against militant Hispanics who would make Spanish co-equal with English in the United States is understandable. It has been provoked by invidious application of affirmative action that has discriminated against English-speaking job applicants who are passed over for Spanish-speaking persons in social service and other fields in which the constituency served is largely Spanish.
"Unlike any other immigrant group in the history of this country, militant Hispanics, especially Puerto Ricans and Mexican-Americans, are determined to preserve their language and culture...
"Cleverly, the Hispanics have sucked other minority groups into their orbit so that we have Albanians,Chinese, Haitians and a host of others clamoring for their share of the public school pie..." How about two seagulls for Hurwitz?
— KayBarbaro
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Marta Salinas
Dick Meister
Unjust Homework
Think of it: Tens of thousands of poverty-stricken immigrants, most of them Hispanic and Asian women and children. Most of them forced to work miserably long hours at miserably low pay, with no fringe benefits and no effective legal protection.
It’s happening now, and the Bush administration actually is moving to make the situation even worse.
The workers are engaged in a primitive, ever-expanding field of exploitation known as "industrial homework," a favorite of employers in the fiercely competitive garment industry.
The attraction is understandable. Garment manufacturers must lease or buy buildings in which to operate. They must lay out money for sewing machines and other equipment, for payroll taxes, heating and light bills and maintenance. They must grant employees paid holidays, vacations and other benefits.
It’s much cheaper and much easier to have the work done in the homes of workers. The workers can be treated as free-lance contractors with only the right of working on the manufacturers’ terms — or else.
The manufacturers supply the cloth and other material the home workers assemble into garments. But that’s virtually the manufacturers’ only cost aside from pay.
REGULATIONS SCARCELY ENFORCED Pay is by the piece, rather than the hour. Thus many home workers — and often their children — are at their sewing machines far more than eight hours a day, trying urgently to put together as many as possible.
New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and California ban all industrial homework. Massachusetts, New Jersey and Hawaii ban it in the women’s apparel industry, the largest and most exploitative of those that rely on home work. All other states leave regulation to the federal government, which takes a much softer approach. But be they federal or state, the regulations are scarcely enforced.
Many of the workers are aliens who entered the country illegally and fear deportation. Others fear they will be fired.
Many, in any case, can find no other jobs, and many do not know what their rights are. The federal government tried to correct the situation in 1942 by banning homework in all industries. But as now, the ban was widely ignored, and the government eventually lifted it from all except the women’s apparel industry.
NOT JUST URBAN IMMIGRANT WORKERS The Reagan administration lifted even that ban in 1981. A court order reinstated it, yet three years later the Labor Department lifted the ban in a key part of the industry, knitted outerwear. The department claimed it had developed inspection procedures and other ways to protect home workers.
Worse, the department announced plans to lift the homework ban in all remaining segments of the industry soon, a move President Bush enthusiastically approved.
Industrial homework is no longer just for immigrant workers in crowded urban areas. Manufacturers are parceling out work in isolated rural areas as well. Nor is homework confined to the garment industry. More and more clerical work is being done at home on computers by workers who often are as exploited as those who work with sewing machines.
To legalize even more such work would be to “invalidate every law passed in the last half-century to bring a measure of humanity to America’s industrial workers." Five former secretaries of labor said that in a joint statement arguing against the labor department’s plans to lift the ban against industrial homework. They’re right.
(Dick Meister, a San Francisco author, has covered labor issues for the past three decades as a reporter, editor and broadcaster.)
Tomas Rivera’s Final Speech
Primavera. Springtime. Usually this is a time of rebirth, elretohodela vida, when the earth stretches and becomes an array of pastel color. But in this tapestry of life there is always a somber note of death. It was five years ago that on a warm spring evening, Tomas Rivera gave the last speech of his life.
The celebrated author was the only Chicano ever to be a chancellor in the University of California system and a former migrant farm worker from Texas, just like me.
He was driving up from the University of California at Riverside to give the main speech for our Chicano creative writing awards banquet at the UC Irvine campus, and I was eager to meet him.
Dinner started and finished and we were all heading to the university hall for the awards presentations. Tomas Rivera had not yet arrived.
In a few weeks, I would be the first Hispanic to graduate with a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from UCI’s program in writing.
When we arrived at the university hall, he was there, curled up in one of the hard folding chairs. As he awakened, a smile lit up his face. He looked like a little boy, fresh and innocent. He laughed as he told us about getting lost and coming into the dark, empty lecture hall to wait for us.
He was unpretentious; yet a power flowed from him to include us all in his circle.
WRITERS ARE LIKE PHYSICIANS
I took notes during his speech. He quoted from Norman Cousins’ then latest book, "The Healing Heart," where the author compares doctors and writers. "Last year I spoke to the graduating medical students of UCI and this year I speak to the finest of the new Chicano writers emerging today. I find that fitting," he said.
According to Cousins, physicians deal with ailments of the individual and writers with ailments of society. Both are crucial to the health of any people. Tomas Rivera spoke his pride at our accomplishments, our collective voice that depicted our Chicano community. He was ours, our representative in the high politics of university leadership. I had come prepared with clips of my published stories. After the crowd thinned, I went over to shake his hand. I had been mentioned during one of the awards and he remembered. "Congratulations." He pumped my hand.
I held out my brown envelope. "I have a couple of stories here I wanted to give you. I grew up in Texas, too."
"Good. I look forward to reading them." He tucked the envelope under his arm. I drifted away, misty eyed.
WEEPING FACES ALL AROUND
By the next day, May 16, we knew we were the last group ever to hear Tomas Rivera speak. He had driven home that night and collapsed in the early morning hours with a heart attack at age 49.
Saturday was his memorial service. I sat with hundreds of students, friends, family and colleagues at the University of Riverside, still in shock. I looked at the faces weeping all around me. Of all the people there, I was sure I knew him the least. Yet he was the role model I’d been looking for all my life. Hours before a fatal heart attack, he had spoken to us of the healing heart. Norman Cousins wrote his book after surviving a major heart attack. Maybe the real message of his healing heart speech was never cling too tightly to any of your heroes, never despair.
Maybe that was Tomas Rivera’s last gift to us.
He never had a chance to read my stories. Tomas Rivera, I never got a chance to know you, I whispered, and the tears came.
(Marta Salinas is a free-lance writer and registered nurse who works in a migrant farm labor camp in Woodburn, Ore.)
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COLLECTING
HIGH ACHIEVING STUDENTS: "The National Hispanic Scholars Awards Program: A Descriptive Analysis of High Achieving Hispanic Students" profiles the demographic and educational background of Hispanic high achievers. For a free copy of the report, write Educational Testing Service, Mail Stop 09-R, Rosedale Road, Princeton, N.J. 08541.
MINORITY TEACHER SHORTAGE: The May/June issue of NEA Today contains a two-page cover story on the shortage of minority teachers for a student population that is increasingly minority. The story includes recommendations. For a free copy, contact Alice Trued, National Education Association, 1201 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 822-7282.
COLORADO OPINION POLL: "Hispanic Agenda Opinion Poll" is a 24-page report of the results of a survey given to a random sample of Hispanics in Colorado. The report includes information such as educ-tional attainment, marital status, language spoken at home and employment status. For a copy send $5 to Latin American Research and Service Agency, 899 Logan St., Suite 400, Denver, Colo. 80203 (303) 860-7171. ^
PUBLIC BROADCASTING OPPORTUNITIES: The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has issued a 35-page booklet, "Guide to Volunteer and Internship Programs in Public Broadcasting," that includes a state-by-state breakdown of opportunities across the nation. To obtain a free copy, write Publication Sales, CPB, 1111 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.
CHICAGO BUSINESS DATA: The Latino Institute’s "Hispanic Business Database" lists 3,500 businesses, 2,000 of which are Hispanic-owned. In addition to the type of business, address, phone number and contact person, the database includes such categories as businesses within a specific zip code or geographic area and type of business. Hard copies are 300 per business listing; electronic copies (diskettes must be provided by purchaser) are 400 per business. Discounts are available to some Latino groups. For more information call the Latino Institute’s research division at (312) 663-3603.
MINNESOTA HISPANIC DEMOGRAPHICS: The Spanish Speaking Affairs Council of Minnesota has prepared a 60-page report, "Minnesota Hispanic Community Profile," that contains updated socioeconomic and demographic data as well as a section on national Hispanic demographics. For a free copy, contact the council at 506 Rice St., Saint Paul, Minn. 55103 (612) 296-9587.
CONNECTING
PROCTER A GAMBLE AIDS STUDENTS Procter & Gamble will raise up to $75,000 for college students served by the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund through a sales-related promotion, it was announced May 3.
Some 1.4 million Hispanic consumers in key markets in California, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois, Connecticut and Indiana were mailed coupon booklets worth more than $5 in savings on P&G products. The company will give 100 to NHSF for every coupon redeemed by June 3 up to a total of $45,000. In addition the firm will match up to $15,000,in donations from retailers and award $15,000 in prize money for in-store displays.
OTHER FACES, OTHER PLACES Joe Velasquez, former assistant director of the AFL-CIO’s Committee on Political Education and national Hispanic coordinator for the Walter Mondale/Geraldine Ferraro campaign in 1984, becomes the first Hispanic to head a major department for the union when AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland appoints him director of the Department of Community Services...The board of directors of the League of United Latin American Citizens Foundation elects Oscar Moran, the immediate past president of LULAC, as the organization’s chairman. Moran succeeds Ed Pena...U.S. Rep. Esteban Torres (D-Calif.) hires Jorge Haynes as staff director of the House Small Business Committee’s subcommittee on Environment and Labor...Armando Rufz, of Huntington Beach, Calif., and a trustee of Coast Community College District, is named chairperson of the Pacific Region Minority Affairs Committee for the Association of Community College Trustees... Luis Gonzalez Argueso, corporate employee relations manager for the Johnson & Johnson companies in Puerto Rico, is appointed a national vice president of the American Society for Personnel Administration. His district includes the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 10 southern states...Pete Duarte, executive director of La Fe Clinic in El Paso, Texas, is appointed to the advisory committee of the National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations’ Hispanic Health Needs Assessment Project. The project will go into communities to assess health needs and empower the communities to do self-assessments... Mary Carol Combs, project director of the Washington, D.C.-based English Plus Information Clearinghouse, resigns this month to begin doctoral studies at the University of Arizona... Rick Swartz, president of the National Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Forum, resigns. No date for his departure has been set...
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THIS WEEK
DEMOGRAPHICS Los Angeles May 15
The demographics and "psychographics” of the local and national Hispanic markets will be explored by Carlos Arce, one of the nation’s most highly regarded market experts, at the next meeting of the
Hispanic Public Relations Association.
John Echeveste (818) 793-9335
HUNGER
Eagle Pass, Texas May 15 The U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee on Hunger will hold a hearing titled"Colonias: A Third World Within U.S. Borders." The hearing is in the district of Rep. Albert Bustamante (D-Texas), a member of the Select Committee and a former migrant worker.
Timmie Jensen (202) 226-5470
RECEPTION Houston May 16
San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros will be the guest of honor at a special reception sponsored by the Hispanic Political Action Committee.
Henry de la Garza (713) 622-8818
20TH ANNIVERSARY Miami May 18
The Latin Business and Professional Women group will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the annual in-
stallation banquet.
Carol Pierobon (305) 347-3748
NIGHT OF ARTS Detroit May 20
A benefit for Hispanic youth programs will be held at the Detroit Institute of ArtsThe event, sponsored by the Hispanic Economic Club of Michigan and the Performing Arts Department of the Detroit Institute of Arts, will include a concert, a reception and a museum tour.
Linda Salavarrfa (313) 833-9151 WOMEN’S CAREER CONFERENCE Chicago May 20
The Latino Institute’s fourth annual working women's conference, titled "Building on Our Strengths," will offer workshops, roundtable discussions and information sessions geared toward Latinas at different stages in their careers. The keynote speaker will be Alicia Cuar6n, president of Cuaron & Gomez Inc. of Denver.
Graciela Kenig (312) 663-3603
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ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
The University of Toledo, a member of the National Association of State Universities and land-grant colleges, invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Research and Development.
The University is seeking an experienced Research Administrator with a demonstrated record of scholarly and research achievements, including significant external support to oversee the functions of the University Office of Research and to help expand and diversify the existing research enterprise. The Associate Vice President will report to the Vice President for Graduate Studies, Research and Economic Development and oversee all aspects of sponsored programs, including proposal review and submission, and all Federal and State compliance programs which relate to research. The Associate Vice President will also assist in evaluating institutional priorities and opportunities for research and development, work closely with a Research Council to develop and implement new research incentive programs, assist in expanding University/lndustry cooperation and aid in promoting centers of research excellence. The successful candidate will also coordinate the planning and preparation of major proposals for submission to Federal agencies and the private sector.
In addition, he/she will be able to articulate the close relationship that exists between research excellence and quality graduate education, and understand the importance of interdisciplinary, interinstitutional, and international research activities.
ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS Assistant Director for Student Services
The Arizona Board of Regents, the governing board for the Arizona University System, is currently seeking an Assistant Director for Student Services who will work under the direction of the Associate Director for Academic Programs. The preferred starting date is during the month of September 1989.
Responsibilities: Plans, coordinates, and administers statewide postsecondary education programs, conducts policy analyses, administers the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education; supervises a staff responsible for coordinating and monitoring a variety of state and federal programs, including the federal Stafford Student Loan Program, the WICHE Professional Student Exchange Programs, the Paul Douglass Scholarship Programs, the State Student Incentive Grant Program, and other student aid programs; and represents the Regent’s Central Office on a variety of Arizona University System standing and ad hoc committees. Position also coordinates the publication and distribution of the Directory of Postsecondary Education Opportunities and other materials.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s Degree plus five years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration, student services, or related area
PREFERRED: Doctorate in Higher Education, Public Administration, or related field and three years of the above experience.
SALARY: Negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The first review date will commence June 1, 1989 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application must include a letter of application, a current resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references. Submit application to: Assistant Director for Student Services Search Committee, Arizona Board of Regents, 3030 North Central, Suite 1400, Phoenix, Arizona 85012.
The Arizona Board of Regents is a committed Equal Opportunity/Af-firmative Action Employer. Minorities, Women, Handicapped and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
California State University Bakersfield, California
Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. or equivalent, successful administrative experience relating to grants and contracts, possess a commitment to academic and research excellence, and possess effective oral and written communication skills.
The salary will be commensurate with education and experience, and the fringe benefits package is highly competitive. Nominations and applications, including a current professional resume, should be postmarked by June 8, 1989, and forwarded to:
Doctor Herald L. Allen Vice President for Graduate Studies Research and Economic Development The University of Toledo Toledo, Ohio 43606
The University of Toledo is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Education (Spanish) Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) or Lecturer (one year), beginning September 1989.
Doctorate or ABD in curriculum and instruction with concentration in Bilingual and Multicultural Education. Three years teaching experience at elementary or secondary level preferred; university teaching experience desired. Knowledge of CBE desirable.
Responsible for teaching graduate courses in Bilingual/Cross-Cultural and Elementary Education and field experiences and supervision in multicultural and/or ethnolinguistic settings.
Applications received by May 30,1989 will receive full consideration; open until filled. Send letter of application, vita and placement file or three letters of recommendation to Dr. Adria F. Klein, Dean, School of Education, California State University, Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield, Calif. 93311-1099.
CSUB is an AA/EOE
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Texas A&l University Kingsville, Texas
Nominations and applications are invited for the position of President of Texas A&l University.
Texas A&l University is a comprehensive regional state university offering a rich array of academic programs at all three levels. Located in South Texas, the University has a land grant orientation and a full-time faculty of 200. The approximately 5,700 students are from 118 counties in Texas, 31 states, and 48 foreign countries.
The University offers a doctoral program in Bilingual Education and the only accredited degree program in Natural Gas Engineering in the country. It also operates the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and the Citrus Research Center.
I The President currently reports to the Chancellor of the University System of South Texas and is responsible for the successful management and administration of all facets of the University. Legislation is pending for Texas A&l University to become part of the Texas A&M University System effective September 1, 1989.
Qualifications sought include a terminal degree, proven administrative skills, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with the internal and external constituencies of an academic institution. Articulate and energetic, appropriate candidates will possess an academic background and professional achievements sufficient | to command the respect of the university community. A sensitivity and appreciation for the special mission of a modern state'univer-sity serving the needs of a multi-ethnic clientele are important attributes.
Nominations and applications should be received no later than June 7, 1989, and should be submitted to:
I Mr. Bias M. Martinez, Chairman
Presidential Search Committee University System of South Texas Post Office Box 1238 Kingsville, Texas 78363
Texas A&l University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Management Jobs in CABLE TV Minimum Requirements Are:
â–¡ Bachelors Degree
â–¡ 2+Years Experience in Business or Sales
Send Resume and Salary History to: Walter Kaitz Foundation Dept. H
P.O. Box 20648 Oakland, CA 94620-0648
MANAGEMENT OPENINGS FOR
• Assistant Dean, Math/Sciences
• Assistant Dean, Communications
• Assistant Dean, Technology
Rio Hondo College serves a diverse population with a variety of traditional and innovative programs. If you’re seeking opportunity in any of the above areas, call Jean (213) 692-0921 ext. 309.
RIO HONDO COLLEGE WHITTIER, Calif.
AA/EOE
ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE NEEDS FACULTY WITH MASTER’S DEGREE IN THESE AREAS: English, Computer Information, Spanish, Nursing, Mathematics. Also need a Counselor, Vocational Placement Coordinator, Head Resident/Assistant Football Coach, Supervisor Plant Maintenance. For more information contact: Arizona Western College, Box 929, Yuma, Ariz. 85366. (602) 344-7504
Models Wanted
CHARACTERS, the agency for real people, is seeking new faces for modeling, casting, and promotions. CHARACTERS (301) 899-4015.
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PHYSICIANS Westat, Inc.
Westat, a health research organization, is seeking PHYSICIANS for the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service. Individuals will be part of a highly trained medical team conducting physical examinations in mobile exam centers traveling to 88 U.S. cities through 1993.
Physicians must be licensed in one state and be BC/BE in internal or family medicine. FULL TIME TRAVEL REQUIRED (ONE YEAR MINIMUM).
Competitive salaries, paid malpractice, per diem, car, four weeks paid vacation per year, holidays, and health, life, dental, disability insurance offered.
Call Beverly Geline at 800-937-8281 extension 8248 or (301) 251 -8248 or send CVto:
Westat, Inc.
1650 Research Boulevard Rockville. MD. 20850 Attn: B. Geline
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Arts & Entertainment
ON STAGE NOW: Miami’s IV Annual Hispanic Theater Festival continues this week and, for the first time in its history, the event includes the participation of international groups.
Performing through June 4 will be theater companies from Spain, including Teatro Estudio de San Sebastian and Teatro del Mentidero, Colombia’s La Baranda and TallerdeArtes Medellin, and a dance company from Costa Rica, Diquis Tiquis.
Also visiting Miami are Chicago’s Blind Parrot Productions, staging Marfa Irene Fornes’ Lovers and Keepers May 24, Puerto Rico’s Produc-ciones Cisne, presenting Myrna Casas’ El gran circo eucranio on the 25th and 2Gth.
The event also includes performances by five local theater groups. The organizing group, Teatro Avante, opened the festival May 12 with JoseTriana’s La noche de los asesinos. The Florida Shakespeare Company will close the event June 3-4 with Francisco Rufz Ramon’s El in-quisidor.
All performances are at the Minorca Playhouse in Coral Gables.
TONY NODS APLENTY: Black and Blue, a jazz, blues and tap-dancing musical directed by Claudio Segovia and Hector Orezzoli, received 10 Tony nominations May 8.
In addition to being nominated for "best direction," Segovia and Orezzoli received nods for "best scenic design" and "best costume design." The musical was also nominated for "best musical" and "best choreography," among other things. Winners will be announced June 4.
LATIN APPLE: Two major auctions of Latin American art in New York this week have set the stage for various ongoing exhibits by Latinos.
Showing at the CDS Gallery are 15 canvases by Arturo Rodrfguez, who left Cuba at the age of 14 and now resides in Miami. His first solo show in New York continues through May 30.
The shows Maria Brito Avellana: Recent Sculptures; Jaime Palacios: Recent Works; and Alberto Rey: Drawings are all on view through June 18 at the city’s Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art.
Other shows include: Sculptures by Marisol Rodriguez, at Sidney Janis Gallery through June 3 and Paintings by Alfredo Castaneda, at Mary-Anne Martin Gallery through May 27.
The Latin American art auctions by Christie’s and Sotheby’s are scheduled for May 16 and 17.
— Antonio Mejias-Rentas
Media Report
FCC POLICIES TARGETED: Two court cases involving Federal Communications Commission policies designed to aid minorities seeking ownership of television and radio stations are being closely watched as they move through the appeals process.
Astroline Communications, a Hispanic-owned company in Hartford, Conn., whose bid to purchase a television station there was denied March 31 by a federal appeals court, filed a petition for rehearing May 15. The March decision struck down an FCC policy through which a minority-controlled company could purchase a station at a reduced price when its owner was facing a challenge or hearing on its fitness to be licensed.
Winter Park Communications and Metro Broadcasting unsuccessfully challenged a separate FCC policy that gave preference to
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Hispanic-owned Rainbow Broadcasting Company in the sale of a Florida television license. A court found that "minority ownership is simply one factor among several that the commission takes into account" when awarding licenses.
Andrew Schwartzman of the Media Access Project in Washington, D.C., told Weekly Report that the ruling, set forth April 21 by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, would "more likely than not" be tested in a hearing before the full appeals court.
CPB AWARDS: Four Latinos were among the 18 individuals selected by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to receive 1989 Minorities’ and Women’s Training Grants. The grants provide one year on-the-job training leading to permanent employment for minority and women broadcasters.
The following recipients were announced May 1: Patrick Perez, a senior researcher for KCET-TV in Los Angeles, will train to become a reporter and producer; Chuy Varela, assis-
tant to the director of public affairs for KPFA-FM in Berkeley, Calif., will receive training in news and investigative reporting; Nelly Mares, a reporter and producer at Spanish-language KDNA-FM in Granger, Wash., will train to become a news director; and Marta Alvarez, an executive director for a non-profit organization, will train to become associate producer with WHA-TV in Madison, Wis.
ETCETERA: Two Latinos, Diana Solis, reporter with The Wall Street Journal’s Houston bureau, and Juan Tamayo, Middle East correspondent with The Miami Herald, were chosen along with 10 other U.S. journalists to receive 1990 Nieman Fellowships at Harvard University...Rosa Castro-Feinberg, Dade County, Fla., school board member, was elected last month to the board of directors of the Public Broadcasting Service. She joins Rub6n C&rdenas, an attorney in Harlingen, Texas, raising to two the number of Hispanics on the 35-member board.
— Danilo Alfaro