Making The News This
California Gov. George Deukmejian signs legislation that provides $50 million for classes for newly legalized immigrants in the second stage of legalization. The bill was introduced by Sen. Art Torres...Texas state Rep. Dan Morales, from San Antonio, announces his intention to seek the 1990 Democratic nomination for attorney general...The New York- based Rockefeller Foundationâ€™s board of trustees elects former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros and Los Angeles attorney Daniel Garda as members. The elections mark the first time the foundation has had two Hispanics on its board simultaneously... News reports mention Hartford, Conn., school Superintendent
Hern&n LaFontaine, a Puerto Rican, as one of the candidates for chancellor of schools for New York City...National Image, a Hispanic federal employees organization, re-elects by acclamation Manuel Olivarez, an administrator with the Defense Department, as its president...Cicero, III., police arrest Rudy Linares, who received national media attention when he unplugged the life-support system of his 15-month-old comatose son in April, for drunken driving. He was recovering from an accidental drug overdose of PCP and cocaine two days earlier...California prison authorities prepare to release Arthur Jackson June 15 after seven years despite his repeated correspondence and phone calls to journalists threatening to kill actress Theresa Saldana. The deranged Jackson stabbed Saldana, 34,10 times outside her home...
Florida Firms Lead Top 500 List
Senate Panel Conducts Island Status Hearings
U.S. Senate hearings on whether Puerto Rico should become the 51st state, an independent country or remain a commonwealth were held June 1 and 2 on Capitol Hill. The next set of hearings are scheduled for June 16,17 and 19 in San Juan.
The two prevailing issues at the hearings were what impact any change in status would have on Puerto Ricoâ€™s current tax structure and whether there should be an official language there.
Puerto Rico Gov. Rafael Hernandez Colon, of the Popular Democratic Party, said he would like to see an enhanced commonwealth in which ties with the United States remain basically the same and citizens retain their culture and language. He stressed that total independence or full statehood would be detrimental to the Puerto Rican economy.
Former Governor Carlos Romero Barcelo, president of the New Progressive Party, declared that statehood would at least give the people a "voice" in Washington.
Rub6n Berrios Martfnez, president of the Puerto Rican Independence Party and the main advocate for what many believe is the most radical option, testified only independence would give the island self-determination. Further hearings are scheduled for July 11, 13 and 14 on Capitol Hill.
FBI Agent Given Promotion
Bernardo "Matt" Perez, the FBI agent who initiated a successful class-action lawsuit against the bureau for its discriminatory promotion and assignment of Hispanics, has been promoted to the FBI national headquarters as a deputy assistant director.
P6rez, 49, has until Aug. 24 to begin as deputy assistant director of the bureauâ€™s laboratory division. He currently is the No. 2 agent at the FBIâ€™s El Paso office.
Itâ€™s a step in the right direction, but itâ€™s something that should have happened years ago," Perez told Weekly Report. Perez has been with the FBI for 26 years.
The promotion, announced May 19, comes as part of a decision handed down May 5 by a federal district judge in Midland, Texas.
Florida finished first in the number of firms listed in the nationâ€™s top 500 Hispanic-owned firms last year, the first time California had been outdone since the annual ranking began in 1984, finds the June issue of Hispanic Business magazine.
Despite having roughly 6% of the U.S. mainlandâ€™s Hispanic population while California has nearly 33%, Florida had 121 firms place in the top 500. California had 116.
In 1987 Florida had 118 companies on Hispanic Businessâ€™ authoritative list. California checked in with 126 that year.
Overall, the top 500 businesses rang up $8.3 billion in sales last year, a 2.5% increase from 1987â€™s $8.1 billion.
In fact, according to Hispanic Business, five of the top 10 companies called Florida home.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it more difficult for plaintiffs in job discrimination lawsuits to use statistics to prove race or sex discrimination was called "horrendous11 by an attorney for a national Hispanic legal services organization. The ruling was handed down June 5.
Ken Kimerling, with the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York, told Weekly Report, "We think it sets back civil rights 30 years."
Only one California firm â€” Galindo Financial Corp., a real estate sales firm based in Bell â€” made the top 10.
Luis Sabines, president of CAMACOL, a 1,600-member, Miami-based chamber of commerce, credits Floridaâ€™s showing with the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives among the Sunshine Stateâ€™s Hispanics.
"I know a person who came here a few years ago with $2 in his pocket and now has a grocery store that made $2 million last year. And thatâ€™s just one of his four stores," says Sabines.
CAMACOL â€” Camara de Comercio Latina de los Estados Unidos â€” began 23 years ago with a scant 17 members.
To qualify for the top 500 list, a firm must be at least 51 % Hispanic-owned. Minimum sales for qualifiers this year were $2.16 million.
The case involved a suit filed 15 years ago by salmon cannery workers, mostly Filipinos and Alaska natives, against companies that operated in Alaska. The plaintiffs charged that they were routinely relegated to lower paying, unskilled jobs.
Previously, a companyâ€™s practices could be found illegal if they had the effect of discriminating against women or minorities. The new ruling makes it insufficient to show a racial imbalance in the work force. Plaintiffs now need to prove that specific policies created the imbalance and that employers have no legitimate business reason for those policies.
TOP 10 HISPANIC-OWNED COMPANIES â€”1988
(sales in millions)
BUSINESS LOCATION TYPE SALES *87 RANK
Bacardi Imports Miami Rum/Wine Distill. $500 1
Goya Foods Seacaucus, N.J. Food Mfg./Mktg. 300 2
Sedanoâ€™s Miami Supermarket Chain 176 4
Van Dyke Dodge Warren, Mich. Auto Dealerships 174 5
Handy Andy San Antonio Supermarket Chain 166 3
Gus Machado Enterprises Hialeah, Fla. Auto Dealerships 140 6
Frank Parra Chevrolet Irving, Tex. Auto Dealerships 125 9
Galindo Financial Corp. Bell, Calif. Real Estate 118 11
Related Cos. of Florida Miami Real Estate 116 58
Republic Natâ€™l Bank of Miami Source: Hispanic Business magazine, June Issue Miami Commercial Bank 109 15
Supreme Court Stymies Job Bias Suits
By Danilo Alfaro
Cuban Republicans Given Chance at Pepperâ€™s Seat
By Rhonda Smith
Florida Gov. Bob Martfnez announced June 6 that a special election to fill former U.S. Rep. Claude Pepperâ€™s 18th Congressional District seat will be held Aug. 29. The seat will remain vacant until then.
Although Pepper, a liberal Democrat, was able to hold the seat from 1962 until his death at age 88 last month, changing demographics in that region have many speculating that the conservative Cuban American voting bloc could lead the right Hispanic Republican to victory.
Hispanics represent 36% of the 185,394 registered voters in the district. Registration by party is divided 54% Democratic and 39%
Republican. Democrats have held the seat since 1882.
According to Steve Bovo of Hialeah Mayor Raul Martinezâ€™s office, the winner in the Democratic primary would most likely be state Sen. Jack Gordon, who has expressed an interest in running. "But in the general election," Bovo added, "he would lose to a Hispanic Republican." Martfnez said he would join the race if Gordon decides not to run.
"The only way we (Democrats) can retain that seat is by pushing a conservative Hispanic candidate," said Bovo.
Hispanic Republicans mentioned as contenders for the seat include state Sen. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Miami business owner Carlos
Perez and state Rep. Al Gutman. In addition to Gordon and Mayor Martinez, possible Democratic candidates are Miami Beach Mayor Alex Daoud, banker Raul Masvidal and Miami Commissioner Rosario Kennedy. Candidates must file for the seat on
Mayor Martinez ,19 Â°r 20.
Primaries for both
parties will be held Aug. 1, with runoffs, if necessary, Aug. 15.
Panels Find Cuban Center Compromise
By Adrienne Urbina
The Florida House and Senate appropriations committees, in a compromise announced May 31, agreed to contribute $1 million for a Cuban American National Foundation trust account dedicated to the study of Cuba and the Caribbean Basin.
The compromise came in response to widespread opposition to a proposed Cuban studies institute at Miamiâ€™s Florida International University. Educators worried that the foundationâ€™s staunch anti-Castro position would taint the universityâ€™s academic integrity.
By Danilo Alfaro
Federal contracting with Hispanic-owned firms in fiscal 1988 rose 6% from fiscal 1987 while total federal contracting increased 9%, according to an audit released June 1 by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. However, Latino firms still garnered only 0.5% of all federal contracts in 1988, no change from two years ago.
"While the tide of federal contracting continues to rise, minority-owned firms are barely
CANF will match the state funds through money it raises privately. The interest will be used to give grants to scholars.
The compromise legislation must now be approved by a conference committee, the House and Senate and Gov. Bob Martinez.
Martinez withheld comment until the budget is completed in the next few weeks.
Rep. Art Simon, the legislator who drafted the compromise, views the establishment of the fund as the best way to avoid "government interference" while still providing sufficient funds for important research.
treading water," said Harry Pachon, director of NALEO.
Hispanic-owned companies received $890 million in federal 8(a) contracts. The Department of Transportation contracted with Hispanic companies more frequently than any other department, with 4.3%, or $54 million, of its total contracts going to Latino firms. The Department of Housing and Urban Development had the lowest rate, only 0.03%, or $408,000.
4 Schools Face Action For Loan Default Rates
Four member colleges of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities are among the institutions that will be affected by an initiative that would impose strict new penalties on schools with high student-loan default rates. The plan was announced June 1 by Education Secretary Lauro Cavazos.
Under the new rules, effective Jan. 1, 1991, schools with default rates of 60% or more would be limited, suspended or terminated from the Guaranteed Student Loan program. Schools with default rates of 40-60% would be required to reduce these rates by five percentage points per year or face the same actions.
One of the HACU schools, South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Ariz., is 33% Hispanic. Of the 540 borrowers there, 77% of the students who have outstanding loans went into default. President Raul Cardenas cited "the socioeconomic situation of the students" at the institution as a major reason for the high rate. He added that he hoped the Education Department would "look at the individual schools as opposed to making blanket statements."
HACU has 50 members.
Of 210 borrowers at Florida Memorial College, 46% entered default. President Willie Robinson said the schoolâ€™s high default rate was the result of dropouts, not graduates. He explained that his college was geared toward low-income students who have a high dropout rate and thus a high default rate. The school is 30% Hispanic.
Arizona Western College in Yuma had a default rate of 49%. The fourth college, Bee County College in Beeville, Texas, had a default rate of 42%. The two schools are 26% and 48% Hispanic, respectively.
CORRECTION: In George Munozâ€™s May 29 guest column, "Andrewâ€™s Picture," the final line should have read: â€œTo me Andrewâ€™s life should not have been at risk on his 10th-week birthday.â€
FEDERAL CONTRACTING WITH LATINO FIRMS â€”1988
Total Total 8(a) Hisp. 8(a) Hisp.% Hisp.% of
Depts. Contracts Contracts Contracts 8(a) Contracts
Agriculture $2,976,300 $84,409 $19,905 23.6% 0.7%
Commerce 556,308 28,892 9,233 17.4 0.9
Defense 149,227,088 1,916,019 557,950 29.1 0.4
Education 171,219 11,083 1,239 11.2 0.7
Energy 14,481,043 154,911 55,116 35.6 0.4
HHS 1,590,393 120,625 13,783 11.4 0.9
HUD 136,000 4,017 38 0.9 0.03
Interior 1,445,013 63,152 23,430 43.0 1.9
Justice 1,038,015 24,954 8,532 34.2 0.8
Labor 544,774 4,749 2,354 49.6 0.4
State 441,850 65,649 9,233 14.1 2.1
Transportation 1,258,717 304,134 79,222 26.0 4.3
Treasury 1,916,683 42,734 18,124 19.0 0.4
Source: NALEO, the Small Business Administration and the Office of Management and Budget.
Latinos Lose Ground in Fed. Contracts
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Things Iâ€™ve Been Wanting to Tell My Father
This month my father is moving back home, back to the war-torn Latin American country where he was born and reared. I took the news in stride, knowing that whatever his reasons for undertaking such a major upheaval, they must be pretty convincing. After all, Iâ€™ve never known my father to take such things lightly.
Exactly what he proposes to do there, though, is a mystery to me. I suspect it may be as much a mystery to him. He has always been involved in la lucha in some way. As far back as I can remember, he has been going to meetings, organizing fundraisers, giving speeches and other such activities. These were things that none of the other dads I knew did, as far as I could tell. And he always managed to maintain an air of mystery around him. I could never quite pin him down to anything.
It may have something to do with the fact that during most of my childhood I was never much more than a kid, and he may not have thought I would understand coups and revolutions and oppression. Or maybe he just didnâ€™t think a young boy should have to be aware of such things. Maybe he was right about both.
SOCIALIST OR SOCRATIST?
One summer when I was about eight years old, the two of us spent an entire day in the parking lot of a Los Angeles grocery store, trying to sell passers-by copies of a newspaper I think was called the Reformer. At the time I wouldnâ€™t have known a socialist from a Socratist, but I never really questioned why we were doing it. With a dad like mine, I found myself doing things like that all the time, so it didnâ€™t seem too unusual to me. I donâ€™t remember whether we sold any newspapers that day.
Of course, there were some "normal" things we did together. He coached my little league team one year. I played second base. I remember once trying to turn a double play. I fielded the ball smoothly, stepped on second and looked over to first only to see our first baseman staring into the void, completely unmoved. His name was Jedediah Onder-wyzer. Infuriated, I threw the ball at him anyway, nearly hitting him in the head.
What my dad explained to me afterward was that just because people are supposed to be doing something doesnâ€™t necessarily mean that they will do it, or even try. Iâ€™m not sure if that applies in life or only in baseball. Maybe both.
Sin pelos en la lengua
TOP OF THE NEWS: He left office as San Antonio mayor June 1, after his extramarital relationship with a campaign aide was exposed, but donâ€™t count Henry Cisneros out of Texas politics.
Tm only 42 now and I will only be 53 at the turn of the century,11 The New York Times quoted him before his departure.
On the day of Cisnerosâ€™ departure from San Antonioâ€™s City Hall, Argentinaâ€™s new president, Carlos Saul Menem, talked to the press about his reputation for carousing: 1 am a seducer, not a womanizer.
I canâ€™t say Iâ€™m a saint because I have no halo. Letâ€™s say Iâ€™m an ordinary man."
BOTTOM OF THE NEWS: Will English-Only zealots lose sleep over this? Professor Scott Baird of Trinity College has been prowling South Texas cemeteries in the name of social linguistics research and heâ€™s found that Texas Latinos are increasingly using bilingual inscriptions on their tombstones. "Weâ€™re seeing a spread of Spanish northward," he says. He calls it a "prime example of diglosic, a region where two languages live together.â€
And, can we conclude, die together? _____________________________________________â€” KayBarbaro
Years later, I moved from my hometown of Los Angeles to Oregon, having long since grown weary of life in that desert full of smog and pretentious image-mongers. In a few months I received word from my father that he too was moving â€” from L.A. to Washington, D.C. â€” to head an organization that provided aid to Central American refugees.
I wanted to tell him how proud of him I was. I thought of my reasons for skipping town. They were purely selfish. I didnâ€™t like LA and I wanted to grow my hair long, take naps in the forest and read Thoreau. But his reasons were, to me, utterly selfless.
FORCES HUNG IN THE BALANCE
Even though I still didnâ€™t have a terribly clear idea of what it was he did and how he made a living at it, I knew what principles were involved and what forces hung in the balance. While still aware that none of the other dads I knew did the things my dad did, I was no longer puzzled by it. How few people do anything more than complain about what a sad state the world is in today. How few people actually have the courage to try to change the world, not just for themselves but for the good of all people. How could anyone want a dad who did any less?
Four months ago I also moved to Washington, D.C., and looked forward to spending some time with my dad, whom I had not seen in two years. Although our schedules did not often permit it, it was nice just knowing that he was in town. It is with mixed feelings that I greet the news of my fatherâ€™s upcoming move. He tells me it will be for only 18 months, but I have never known one of his hourlong meetings to take less than three times that, and often a weeklong trip can go on for months. So I am fully aware he may be moving indefinitely.
PLUNGE INTO THE CROSS FIRE
I am also fully aware, as he too must certainly be, of the dangers that await him in that blood-soaked region, especially knowing what sorts of things he will undoubtedly be involved with. Whatever drives him to disregard such dangers and plunge into the cross fire itself must indeed be overwhelming. I have no doubt he is doing what he has to do. I just wish he didnâ€™t have to.
This Fatherâ€™s Day I will reflect on how my father has influenced me and the way I see the world. I will try to tell him how glad I am to have him as a father, and how proud I am of everything he has done. I will continue to try to bring out of myself the qualities that I admire in him. And I will wish him Godspeed and a safe return.
(Danilo Alfaro is a reporter with Hispanic Link News Service in Washington, D.C.)
THERESA SALDANA, actress who was stabbed repeatedly by drifter Arthur Richard Jackson in 1982, commenting in the June 3 Los Angeles Times on her assailantâ€™s scheduled June 15 parole date:
"The man is going to kill me if somebody doesnâ€™t help."
FRANK DEL OLMO, Los Angeles Times columnist reacting May 29 to a story by fellow Timesman Victor Valle that some Mexican American news department staff at Univisionâ€™s KMEX-TV and network rival Telemundo are complaining that both networks are becoming too â€™Cubanizedâ€™:
"Iâ€™m so glad the Chicano-Cubano rivalry in Spanish-language TV is finally out in the open. It should force Latinos to admit their differences openly and honestly rather than papering them over in the interests of â€˜Hispanic' unity."
KEN KIMERLING, staff attorney with the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York, commenting on the ruling handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Wards Cove Packing v. Atonia job-discrimination lawsuit:
"Itâ€™s like in the past when accused (people) had to prove their innocence as opposed to the prosecution having to prove their guilt."
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NURSING SHORTAGE: The Commonwealth Fundâ€™s "Report on the Nursing Shortage," a 64-page publication, examines the shortage of nurses by using samples from six mayor urban areas, including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and Houston. The Hispanic nursing representation in those areas are included. For a free copy (publication is expected late this month or early next), contact The Commonwealth Fund, Nursing Shortage, Harkness House, 1 E. 175th St., New York, N.Y. 10021-2692 (212) 535-0400.
SINGLE MOTHERS: "The Single Motherâ€™s Survival Manualâ€ contains information on seeking employment, career planning, advice on renting or buying and day-to-day tips on whereto get help and how to maintain a car. It also has information on parenting and maintaining a positive self-image. The 172-page book costs $12.95 plus shipping from R & E Publishers, P.O. Box 2008, Saratoga, Calif. 95070 (415) 494-1112.
TOP FIVE HUNDRED BUSINESSES: The June issue of Hispanic Business magazine contains its popular annual listing of the top 500 Hispanic businesses in the United States. For a copy send $3.50 to Hispanic Business, 360 S. Hope Ave., Suite 300C, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93105 (805) 682-5843.
IMMIGRANT ADJUSTMENT: "Pain and Promise Fitting Inâ€ is the title of a two-video set with a supplementary booklet on the problems of immigrants adjusting to life in the United States. The set and booklet are available at no cost to non-profit groups. For more information contact Tolu Sanabria, Program Assistant, Bilingual Education, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, Wise. 53707 (608) 267-9234.
FINANCING FOR COLLEGE: "Planning Now for College Costs" is a brochure by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities with the latest information on long-term strategies for financing a college education, including various tuition savings plans and ways to minimize taxes on college tuition funds. For a copy send $3 to Early Planning, P.O. Box 2155, Washington, D.C. 20013.
CENSUS UPDATE: "Two Hundred Years and Counting: The 1990 Census" is a 44-page booklet detailing the history of the census, its problems in undercounting certain groups and recommending the problems must be addressed through court intervention. For a copy (specify Vol. 44, No.1) send $8 to Population Reference Bureau, 777 14th St. NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 639-8040.
DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS: "The Insiderâ€™s Guide to Demographic Know-How" is a 246-page book that gives a step-by-step guide on demographic analysis. The book contains almost 600 federal, state, local, non-profit and private sources of demographic information. Also included is listing of more than 300 contacts. For a copy send $51.95 to American Demographics Press, P.O. Box 68, Ithaca, N.Y. 14851 1-800-828-1122.
SPURRING COLLEGE TRANSFERS
The Ford Foundation gave a $1.2 million grant to the American Council on Education to increase the low transfer rate of Latino and black two-year college students to four-year schools, it was announced last month.
Scheduled to begin in September and last for 18 months, the National Academic Achievement and Transfer Project will pair 25 community colleges and universities. The pairs will collaborate on redesigning curricula to make credits transferable, develop faculty exchange programs and create pilot programs for student transfers. In addition, the project will explore ways that federal policy can be shaped to facilitate transfers.
Forty-five percent of Hispanic college students attended two-year colleges in 1986 compared with 36% of Anglos and 31% of blacks.
ADOPTION GRANT COMPETITION UNDERWAY
Non-profit adoption and child welfare agencies are being sought by the U.S. Office of Human Development Services to compete for $2 million in grants for programs that increase the placement of minority children in adoptive homes, that provide post-adoption legal services and that increase the placement of foster care children. The deadline is June 26.
The grant program was created to alleviate the disproportionate number of minority children receiving child welfare services and awaiting adoption. According to the American Public Welfare Association, in 1986 there were roughly 4,000 Latino children waiting for adoption and another 30,000 in foster care.
For more information contact Mary White, Office of Human Development Services, Grants and Contracts, Management Division, HDS/OMS, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 345-F, Hubert Humphrey Building, Washington, D.C. 20201 (202) 245-0624.
INS AND OUTS
Susan Herrera, former executive director of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and most recently president of Herrera and Assocs., a consulting firm in Washington, D.C., joins the National Council of La Raza as vice president for administration and finance...The Reata Committee of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo awards $15,000 to 19 Houston area Hispanic students...The National American Institute of Architects gives a $5,000 grant to the University of Colorado at Denver to study religious buildings in the stateâ€™s San Luis Valley. Phillip Gallegos, former Colorado Higher Education commissioner, and Arnie and Mari Valdez, graduate architecture students, will research the buildingsâ€™ Mexican and Spanish influence...
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munity forums titled *Encuentro Comunal: Planificando Nuestro Futuro."
Juan Molina-Crespo (312) 744-4404
IMAGEN AWARDS Los Angeles June 15
The National Conference of Christians and Jews is holding its fifth annual Imagen Awards Luncheon. The program is organized by the NCCJ Hispanic Media Task Force to encourage and recognize the presentation of positive Latino images in motion pictures and television.
Jerry Freedman Habush (213) 385-0491
speakers will be Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Bernardo Perez, lead plaintiff in the successful class-action suit against the FBI that showed the bureau discriminated against its Hispanic agents.
Nelson Hermilla (202) 588-8402
COMMENCEMENT Oakland, Calif. June 17
The National Hispanic University is holding its fourth annual commencement exercises. The theme of the ceremony is "Knowledge: A Key to Tomorrow." Mana Elena Riddle (415) 451 -0511
COMMUNITY FORUM Chicago June 14
The Chicago Mayorâ€™s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs is holding the second of two com-
Washington, D.C. June 16
The U.S. Department of Justiceâ€™s Association of
Hispanic Employees for Advancement and
Development is hosting a reception honoring
Hispanic law enforcement officers. Keynote
WOMENâ€™S CONFERENCE The National Network of Hispanic Women Los Angeles June 23, 24 Katharine Diaz (213) 254-6814
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PSYCHOLOGIST/AODA COORDINATOR UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Division of Student Affairs, announces a full-time annual position as Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Programs including the student assistance and employee assistance programs. Reporting to the Director of the Counseling and Development Center, the AODA Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all resources available to students and employees on campus and in the community related to alcohol and other drug abuse treatment and education and is responsible for some general and personal group counseling. Grant writing experience preferred. Qualifications: Doctorate in Psychology, Counseling, or related field required. At least five years of experience in counseling and/or related student affairs work is required. Experience in the area of alcohol and other drug abuse programming is essential.
Salary: Starting pay range is $26,606 to $33,257.
Application: Nominations and applications should be received prior to July 10, 1989. A completed candidate file will consist of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three current letters of reference, and official academic transcripts. All materials must be sent to:
Dr. Leonard Morgan, Chair AODA Coordinator Search and Screen Committee Testing Center UW-Whitewater Whitewater, Wl 53190 Phone: (414) 472-5613
UW-WHITEWATER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WITH AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN. WOMEN, MEMBERS OF MINORITY GROUPS, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VIET NAM ERA VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
VICE PRESIDENT OFFICE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CONSTITUENCY SUPPORT
Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) or Lecturer, $30,252-$48,204, beginning September 1989.
Doctorate or ABD. At least three years full-time secondary teaching experience. Ability to 1) supervise student teachers in multicultural and/or ethnoiinguistic settings, 2) interact cooperatively and effectively with faculty, students and public school personnel, and 3) pursue scholarly activity.
Teach courses in secondary education, curriculum and instruction, and computer education. Supervision of secondary student teachersâ€™ field experiences will be a major responsibility.
Applications received by July 15, 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.
National Hispanic Organization seeks a Vice President for its Office of Technical Assistance and Constituency Support.
Ten years of experience in working with non-profit organizations. Knowledge of project management, especially Federal Programs.
Masters in Public or Business Administration preferred. Training and curriculum development experience preferred. Bilingual Spanish/English. Salary negotiable.
Send resume only to Raul Yzaguirre, President, National Council of La Raza, 810 First St. NE, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20002.
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is looking for a substantial number of individuals who wish to work in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on a permanent basis.
OPP is anxious to locate qualified Hispanics who wish to compete for some of these positions.
The staffing needs include persons with skills in the following areas: ecology, chemistry, environmental biology (wildlife, aquatic), microbiology, agronomy, environmental science, hydrology, plant physiology, toxicology, economics, law and statistics.
In addition, we will be hiring program analysts, secretaries, and administrative support personnel. OPP is also looking for Hispanic professors and college students who would work full-time for the agency in Washington, D.C. this summer.
For further information, interested Hispanics can write to:
Chief, Resource Management and Evaluation Branch Office of Pesticide Programs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 401 M Street, SW, H7502C Washington, D.C. 20460 (703) 557-5047
EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Arts & Entertainment
EVEN MORE AWARDS: Latino artists and entertainers continue to be honored in a variety of fields.
Argentinaâ€™s Claudio Orezzoli and Hector Segovia picked up a Tony award June 4 for Black and Blue, a musical revue they conceived, produced and directed. The show, which had 10 nominations, also won a "best leading actress in a musical" Tony for Ruth Brown.
Californian Jose Gutierrez, a Mexican jarocho musician, is one of 13 U.S. artists to be named a 1989 National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts. Gutierrez plays various of the string instruments of the jarochos, or natives of Veracruz. He will receive the $5,000 fellowship at a Washington, D.C., ceremony this fall.
Cuban singer Celia Cruz â€” known as the Queen of Salsa â€” received an honorary doctor of music degree from Yale University during commencement ceremonies May 29.
Various Latino singers and musical groups were honored with the first-ever Premios Lo Nuestro a la Musica Latina, given in Miami May 31 by
the Univision network and Billboard magazine. Top winners were the Mexican pop group Los Bukis, who won in three categories. The groupâ€™s lead singer, Marco Antonio Solis, was also named "producer of the year."
Puerto Ricoâ€™s Lalo Rodriguez won three out of four categories in the "tropical" category while Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine were named "best crossover artists" and "best pop group."
This week, actor Edward James Olmos receives an award for "Outstanding Contribution to the Positive Image of Hispanics in 1988" â€” a first for the Hollywood chapter of the Hispanic Academy of Media Arts and Sciences. The award will be presented by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley at a City Hall ceremony June 15.
DONT CALL THEM OLD: Classics from Mexicoâ€™s golden era of filmmaking are scheduled for the Seniorsâ€™ Summer Cinema â€˜Time to Rememberâ€™ series, beginning this week at San Antonioâ€™s Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.
The series begins June 16 with La perla, an adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel that stars Pedro Armendariz. Five Spanish-language films are scheduled in the series, which continues through Aug. 25.
â€” Antonio Mejfas-Rentas
NEW LATINO VOICE: "Once a second-class citizen, Hispanic television is winning respect without losing its accent," said a three-page article in the June 12 issue of Newsweek.
Reporting on a "surprising creative burst" by the two mayor Spanish-language networks, Univision and Telemundo, the article focused on the refashioning of Spanish programming. Driven by the ever-increasing U.S. Hispanic population, the two networks are locked in a ratings war as well as a campaign for the respect, and dollars, of major advertisers.
Advertisers, Newsweek noted, are beginning to appreciate the potential of the Hispanic market. Latinos, the second-fastest minority group next to Asiari/Pacific Islanders, also offer a larger chunk of disposable income. According to Newsweek, the renaissance of Hispanic television is "being fueled by a decidedly old-fashioned force: gringo greed."
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The article, "The New Voice of America," also mentioned an upcoming venture by the two networks to implement a Hispanic ratings service, possibly with the A.C. Nielsen Co., that would be more widely accepted and impressive to advertisers. The deal, reported to be in the neighborhood of $40 million, is still in the planning stages.
SPEAKING OF MAGAZINES: Another addition to the pool of Hispanic-oriented publications is Pro-Mex Sports, an English-language monthly magazine centering on Mexican Americans and Mexicans in professional sports.
Founded by former Texas boxing promoter Tony Herncuidez, the magazine published its first issue April 15. It includes interviews, stories featuring baseball, football and other sports figures as well as statistics.
Hernandez said he hopes young readers will be encouraged to reach their potential by reading the stories in the magazine. "Weâ€™re not going to change the world," he said, "but we are going to make a difference."
For a one-year subscription, send $19.95 to Pro-Mex Sports, 2929 Mossrock, Suite 101, San Antonio, Texas 78230 (512) 340-5583.
C-SPAN COVERAGE FOR NALEO: C-SPAN, the national cable network that covers congressional sessions, aired highlights of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officialsâ€™ seventh annual conference June 10. The conference took place in Albuquerque, N.M., June 8-10.
KUDOS AND MOVES: Juan Tamayo, Middle East correspondent for The Miami Herald, will receive the 1989 By-Line Award from the Marquette University College of Communication, Journalism and Performing Arts. The award is presented annually to a graduate of the college in recognition of lifetime professional achievement....Manuel de Dios Un-anue, former editor of the New York Spanish-language newspaper El Diario-La Prensa, began his new job June 5 as a talk-show host at WJIT-AM in New York.
â€” Danilo Alfaro
Source: Hispanic Business magazine, June issue.