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Making The News This Week
Richard Alatorre, the second Hispanic elected to the 15-member Los Angeles City Council this century, is sworn into office Dec. 20... Antonio Ortiz Mena is re-elected as president of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., for his fourth five-year term. The bank lent $3.5 billion to Latin America last year, up from $645 million in 1970... At the urging of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights members Blandina Cdrdenas Ramirez and John Bunzel, that body agrees Dec. 10 to i nvestigate whet her a $475,000 study it ordered on school desegration is biased against busing to integrate school. Gary Orfield, a national desegregation expert, resigned from the study Oct. 29 claiming it was biased and a.waste of money... Gil Chavez joins the staff of the Federal Interagency Committee on Education
after the U.S. Department of Education’s Office ofO&^Qi^&olS^hs, which he directed for nearly 15 years, is abolished by U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett. Chavez is also elected to his fourth term as president of the Association of Hispanic Federal Executives. Pete Suazo of the Department of Transportation is elected vice president... A Dec. 11 California poll by Mervin Field shows shaky public support-32% in favor, 23% against and 45% undecided-for the reconfirmation of California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso in November 1986. Two other justices received stronger public endorsements (45% - 18% and 35% - 15%), but Chief Justice Rose Bird, object of a $2 million ouster campaign, is favored by 35% and opposed by 48% of those polled... Aspira of New York receives from Gov. Mario Cuomo Dec. 10 one of 12 Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Awards for its contributions to the state...
NIC LINK WEEKLY REPORT
Sex Segregation Deter? Latinas, Report Claims
Hispanic women earned 73% of the salary of Hispanic men in 1981 and had the lowest participation.rate (49.8%) in the work force in 1984, a two-year study by the National Academy of Sciences showed. White women earned 60% and black women 76% of their male counterparts’ salaries, with respective labor forces rates of 53.4% and 55.5%.
The Dec. 11 study, “Women’s Work, Men’s Work: Sex Segregation on the Job,” said half of the 50 million women working in 1984 were segregated in job categories that are 80% or more female dominated and carry lower pay and benefits than similar male-dominated jobs.
Factors cited as limiting women’s progress were social stereotyping, hiring policies preferential to veterans and departmental rather than plantwide seniority systems.
The report, which analyzed over 250 academic and government studies, charged that the Reagan administration, through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has stymied the progress attained by women by decreasing enforcement of affirmative action regulations.
The majority of working women will continue in low-paying, female-dominated jobs -secretaries, nurses and bookkeepers* among others- despite employment advancements Ynade during the 1970s, the report concluded. £
'Hispanic Physicians Vital- Study \ .. .. . ......... .. .... _ _
\ Affirmative action programs have succeeded \ improving the health care available to minorities and enlarging the ranks of minority p^sicians, a new medical study has concluded.
Ihe study, published in the Dec. 12 New England Journal of Medicine, was conducted by researchers from the Drew Medical School, LoslUngeles; the Rand Corporation, Santa Monfpa, Calif.; and the Association of American
Salvadoran Asylum Sujf
A fcurfefiled on behalf of all Salvadoran^h the United States recessed after two^reeks of argumentsa^l 3 in Los Angeja^ffwill decide whether the rcftmigaUiefr’tifia Naturalization Service must tell detained undocumented Salvadorans of their rights to apply for political asylum.
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the U.S. District Court to make permanent a 1982 U.S. District Court preliminary injunction, still in effect, that orders INS to inform Salvadorans of their right to ask for political asylum. It also wants improved conditions for detainees.
An ACLU lawyer said INS officials ignore the order and advise Salvadorans not to apply for asylum.
The trial resumes Jan. 14.
Crash Claims 9 Latinos
Nine Spanish-surnamed military personnel, including six Puerto Rico natives, were among the 248 soldiers killed in the Dec. 12 Arrow Air charter jet crash in Gander, Newfoundland.
Thehix Puerto Ricans listed as dead were:
Ivan! R. Aponte, Pvt. 2, Boston
LuisjAviildn Santos, 1 st Lt, Clarksville, Tenn.
Miguel Angel Cordero, Sgt., Paterson, NJ.
Francisco Cruz Salgado, Sped: 4, Ft. Campbell, Ky.
Roberto Gonzalez Pabon, Pvt 2, Quebradillas, P.R. I
Francisco Ocasio, Sgt., Juana Diaz P.R.
Tf|e other three were:
lyilchael Gonzales, Spec. 4, La Puente, Calif.
Fpcardo Guerra, Pfc., Ferndale, Mich.
Ernest Serna, Pvt 2, Denver
Jlo cause for the crash had been found as Weekly Report went to press.
* In a solemn ceremony held for the victims Dec 16 in Fort Campbell, Ky., President Reagan told grieving family members, “... there are no words that can make your pain less.”
Olympic Profits Shared
With nearly 1,000 members of a Hispanic and black coalition looking over their shoulders at Beverly Hills’ Century Plaza Hotel, afoundation created to distribute 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games profits approved eight sport- and youth-oriented projects Dec. 9 for South-Central and East Los Angeles community groups.
Overall, the foundation board, which includes Mayor Tom Bradley and former Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee director Peter Ueberroth, approved 17 grants worth $1 million. It will distribute $11 million over the next two years.
The approved projects were mostly for sports equipment and programs.
Medical Colleges (AAMC), Washington, D.C. It compared select practice characteristics of 2,577 physicians who received their degrees between July 1, 1974, and June 30, 1975. Hispanics comprised 105 of the sample; blacks,
WHOM PHYSICIANS TREAT
Physicians Black Hispanic White
race patients patients patients
Black 56.4% 7.6% 32.9%
Hispanic 8.4% 30.1% 57.0%
White 13.7% 6.1% 76.5%
(Percentages do not equal 100 because Native Americans and Asians are not included.)
Source: The New England Journal of Medicine, “Effects of Affirmative Action in Medical Schools," Dec 12, 1985
574; Native Americans, 36; and Asians and whites, 1,862. Asians and whites were classified as non-minorities.
Finding affirmative action programs a numerical success, the study examined whether other objectives - the improvement of health care for indigents, an increase in the number of doctors in underserved areas and more minority physicians- were also achieved.
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Polanco Says He’ll Run
Richard Polanco has become the first person to declare candidacy for Califomiafs 55th Assembly District seat vacated Dec 20 by Richard Alatoire. Alatorre was sworn in as a Los Angeles City Councilman on that date after winning a special election with 60% of the vote against six rivals
Polanco was Alatorre’s chief of staff in the Assembly and is expected to have his backing
California Gov. George Deukmejian must call a special election to replace Alatorre He is expected tQ set it for June 3 to coincide with the state primary next year.
Also reported interested in the Assembly seat is Los Angeles Board of Education member Larry Gonzalez.
Gil Avila, former Deukmejian aide and the lone Republican to oppose Alatorre in the City Council race, told Weekly Report that he definitely worft be a candidate for the Assembly seat “If s not winnable for a Republican,” he said.


S/n pe/os en la lengua
NOBODY’S PERFECT, BUT... the Washington Times’ slick new weekly news magaz,ne, Insight, has overdone its imperfection. In its cover story on “Hispanic America,” author Richard Mackenzie (billed as a senior staff writer- spare us the junior writers) misspells Rub6n Blades’ name, twice calls Strategy Research Corporation “Strategy Resource,” and offers this complete four-word description of Cantinflas: “a sarcastic Mexican comedian.”
To its credit, Insight has an “h” in its type bank, and it got the name of Denver Mayor Federico Pefta 100% correct.
To its discredit, it got carried away and turned musician Tito Puente into Tito Pueftte.
NOBODY’S ALL BAD, EITHER... and the Washington Times did a credible job covering the Dec. 17 induction of 33 Latino recruits into its police force. All were recruited in Puerto Rico.
Times reporter Matt Neufeid observed that the nation’s capital, with its burgeoning Latino community, previously had only41 Hispanics on the force. He noted that the department had worked hard, with very limited success, in recruiting from within the community before exploring elsewhere. And he quoted three local Hispanic leaders in praise of the department’s effort.
But any newspaper worth its integrity can write a straight story like that, correct? Incorrect.
Ever in search of controversy, for its story the Washington Post found a Latino teacher to say that “It’s culturally inappropriate to go to Puerto Rico” to find cops to serve Washington Hispanics. Then it found a Latina merchant to claim, “I would have to say that the barrios (ghettoes) in Puerto Rico are much tougher than the barrios here. But if the community finds out these people were brought in from Puerto Rico, they might resent it...”
Post reporter Lyle Harris didn’t quote a single Hispanic in support of the 80% increase in Spanish-speaking officers.
The teacher later protested that he was quoted badly out of context. But that didn’t stop the Post from following up with an editorial, “Police from Puerto Rico?,” which made the profound observation that many Latino residents of D.C. “come from places where the police are viewed as oppressors.”
They didn’t specify what places.
I lived in Los Angeles when the county sheriffs there shot and killed crusading journalist Ruben Salazar as he was sipping a beer. More recently, there was the day they beat up and arrested Roberto Rodriguez- Caminos magazine editor who’s still trying to fight them in court - for taking pictures of police abuse.
Do you suppose the Posts editors are referring to East L.A.?
- Kay Barbaro
Hispanic Physicians Found Vital
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Although the AAMCs goal of having minorities represent 12% of medical school students has not been attained, the numberof minority physicians has doubled during the past decade, it found. The proportion peaked in the mid-1970s at 8.2% from 2.8% in 1970 and has experienced little growth since, the study noted.
Minority physicians tended to have more minority and poor patients than did white physicians, according to the study. The study found that 30% of Hispanic physicians^ patients are Hispanic and 56% of black physicians’ patients are black.
Other findings:
• Fifty-five percent of minority doctors chose to specialize in primary care(family/general practice, pediatrics, and obstetrics) compared to 41% of non-minority doctors. Specialization in primary care has improved the quality of medical services available to minorities when
Death Penalty Favored
The majority of California Latinos favor capital punishment according to a survey whose results were released Dec. 11.
Prof. Bruce Cain of the California Institute of Technology said that 57% of Latinos favor the death penalty, 21% opposed it and 22% had no opinion.
The survey found that 75% of whites and 73%, of Asians were in favor of the death penalty. Blacks were the only group that did not show a majority in favor of capital punishment - 47% of them supported it.
UPI Gets Needed Dollars
A bankruptcy court order granting preliminary approval for Mexican publisher Mario Vazquez Raha to purchase United Press International for $41 million was finalized Dec 17.
The order will give UPI and its chief executive officer Luis Nogales operating cash pending its final sale to Vazquez Raha and minor partner Joe Russo of Houston.
coupled with the underserved locations minority physicians practice in.
• Almost twice the proportion of minority physicians in the sample practiced in federally designated “health-manpower shortage areas” The proportion of minority and non-minority graduates in underserved communities was' 11.6% and 6.1 %, respectively.
• As of 1984, 48% of minority graduates were board-certified in a specialty, compared to 80% for non-minorities. It attributed the disparity to below average premedical performance, inadequate training and the fact that specialty certification is not in demand in areas served by minority physicians.
• Hispanic and black physicians also treated considerably more Medicaid patients than non-minorities. Hispanic physicians treated 24.2% Medicaid patients; blacks, 30.8% and whites, 13.7%
- Felix Perez
How Latinos in Congress Voted
NATIONAL DEBT LIMIT
Called the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings bill, it raises the national debt to above $2 trillion and requires balanced federal budgets by fiscal 1991.
HOUSE VOTE
Passed Dec. 11 by vote of 271-154, CAUCUS VOTE
Three in favor. Eight opposed. YES: Bill Richardson and Manuel Lujan (both New Mexico), Esteban Torres (Calif.) NO: Robert Garcia (N.Y.), Tony Coelho, Matthew Martinez, Edward Roybal (all Calif.), Albert Bustamante, E. “Kika” de la Garza, Henry B. Gonzalez, Solomon Ortiz (all Texas).
STATUS
Passed by the Senate, 61-31, on the same day. Signed into law by President Reagan Dec. 12.
Calif. Hiring Protested
Protesting Latino underrepresentation in state jobs, eight Hispanic organization representatives urged the California state Legislature Dec 11 to levy sanctions against upper-level state agency and department officials who do not increase Latino hires proportional to their state numbers
Representatives of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and League of United Latin American Citizens; among others called for a 10% pay cut for non-compliant state officials They also suggested taking away directors’ hiring authority and contracting the state Personnel Board to recruit Latinos for state jobs said Carolina Flores a state policy advocate for MALDEF.
Current figures from the Personnel Board show Latinos holding 12.2% of an estimated 123,000 state jobs up from 10% in 1983, while comprising 21% of the state’s population.
Flores said Assemblyman Peter Chac6n (D-San Diego) is expected to sponsor a bill by February that would adopt the sanctions suggested by the Latino coalition.
Jobless: 10.7% or 18.2%?
The Department of Labor reported a drop Dec 6 in Hispanic unemployment from 11.3% in October to 10.7% in November, a rate higher than the overall figures 7.1 % and 7% for the same periods.
On the same day Labor issued its figures, representatives of the National Council of La Raza, National Puerto Rican Forum, and Rep. Esteban Torres (D-Calif.) held a press conference on Capitol Hill challenging Labor's figures Also released was a report prepared by NCLR and the Full Employment Council, “Hispanics in the Labor Market: 1980-1985.”
The report shows Hispanic men earn 71% as much as white males, with Hispanic women earning 52% as much. It cites Hispanics’ lower level of education and discrimination still prevalent among businesses as reasons for the disparities. It also claims the real jobless rate for Hispanics today is 18.2% when discouraged and part-time workers are included.
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THE GOOD NEWS
MINORITY PHYSICIANS: The New England Journal of Medicine has published a study comparing the practice characteristics of nonminority physicians and minority physicians trained under affirmative action programs. For a copy of the Dec. 12 edition, send $3 to: New England Journal of Medicine, P.O. Box 9125, Waltham, Mass. 02254 (617) 893-3800.
WORKING WOMEN: The National Academy of Sciences released a 173-page study on female sex segregation in employment, which includes statistics on Latinas. Copies of the report are available for $15.50 from the National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20418 (202) 334-2000.
HISPAN 1C AM ERICA: The new conservative newsweekly I nsight has a cover article, “Hispanics Wrestle with Life in U.S.,” plus a piece on “U.S. Culture with a Spanish Accent” and a Q & A with Texas District Court Judge Roy Barrera Jr., 33, in which he says he will announce for the Republican nomination for Texas attorney general next month. For a copy of the Dec. 16 edition, send $3 to: Laura Hampton, Insight, 3001 V St NE, Washington, D.C. 20018.
HISPANIC LABOR PATTERNS: The National Council of La Raza and Full Employment Action Council have prepared an 18-page report analyzing labor market patterns of H ispanics over the last five years. Cost: $2. Contact NCLR, 20 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 628-9600.
HISPANIC CALENDAR: Strategy Research Corporation is offering a free 1986 calendar of selected Hispanic events and holidays. Request from: Henry Laura, Strategy Research Corp., 60 E 42nd St, Room 1419, New York, N.Y. 10165 (212) 661-3050.
CITIZENSHIP SERVICES REFERRAL' The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials has established a toll free number for referrals to community-based organizations providing naturalization and citizenship services. The number is: 1 (800) 44-NALEO.
FINANCIAL AID DIRECTORY: The “Directory of Financial Aids for Minorities, 1986-1987” provides a 345-page comprehensive listing, with addresses and telephone numbers, of 1,200 references and cross-references to scholarships* fellowships* grants* bans* awards and internships for minority groups Price: $37.50 plus $2 for shipping Order from: References Services Press, 3540 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 310, Los Angeles, Calif. 90010(213)251-3743.
CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS: The Federal Election Commission has issued its final report on campaign contributions and spending in 1984 congressional races. Price: $15.00. For a copy of “1983-84 Final Report,” contact Public Records Office, Federal Election Commission, 1325 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20463 (202) 523-4181.
CORPORATE CLASSIFIEDS
PERSONNEL MANAGERS: Let Hispanic Link help you in your search for executives and professionals. Mail or phone your corporate classified ads to: Hispanic Link, 1420 N St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. Phone (202) 234-0737. Ad copy received by 5 p.m. (ET) 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.
PROGRAM MANAGER $27,145 - $41,407 Office of Info. & Volunteer Services Rockville, Maryland
Employee will be responsible for supervising a program to provide technical assistance to county department and agencies in production of video programming for the county government access cable channel. Bachelors degree and three years of video production experience required.
For application of announcement No08345040, contact Montgomery County Government Employment Opportunities Personnel Office, 101 Monroe St, 7th floor, Rockville, Md. 20850 (301) 251-2250.
PROGRAM ASSISTANT $19,936 - $20,934
Office of Community College Programs Trenton, New Jersey
The Program Assistant provides staff assistance in the coordination of the Vocational Education Program and assists in the grant proposal review process and preparation of reports in areas of civil rights, program planning and policy review, including the monitoring of vocational education legislation.
Bachelor’s degree and two years of administrative experience in a business or government agency with responsibility for assisting in the direction and/or coordination of personnel, fiscal affairs, office administration and other support services
Resumes and salary requirements toe Personnel Office-PAPAA, NJ. Department of Higher Education 225 West State St, Trenton, N.J. 08625.
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY of Washington, D.C, has prerecorded job listings updated Mondays for positions at the university. Call (202) 635-LAND.
JOURNALISTS, CREATIVE WRITERS: Hispanic Link News Service accepts free-lance work for its syndicated column service Payment on acceptance. For writer's guidelines send stamped self addressed envelope toe Guidelines Hispanic Link 1420 N St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 234-0737.
COORDINATING PRODUCER The Latino Consortium Coordinating producer sought to: maintain ongoing communications with all public television stations with CPB and other funders with independent film makers producers and distributors Producer is also responsible for maintaining quality of Latino theme programs For more information contact David Crippens KCET television, 4401 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles Calif.90027 (213) 667-9239.
ECOLOGY/
EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY The Department of Biology at the University of Utah seeks to fill a tenure-track position (rank open) in ecology/evolutionary biology. We are especially desirous of applications from individuals with research interests in population biology (including population genetics), but would also welcome outstanding applicants representing other disciplines in the areas of evolutionary biology and ecology. The successful applicant will be expected to develop (or continue) a strong, independent research program and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate instruction. We are particularly hopeful of attracting a person who will interact in a mutually beneficial way with existing faculty and graduate students.
Interested persons should send a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation or the names of three individuals willing to serve as references to: Dr. Diane W. Davidson Department of Biology University of Utah Salk Lake City, Utah 84112 THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS with Montgomery County, Md, are available on a continuous basis Call (301) 251-2252.
Calendar
COMING SOON
BILINGUAL EDUCATION San Francisco Jan. 15-18
The California Association for Bilingual Education is sponsoring a conference with workshops on areas such as primary language education and the dropout rate. Mary Jew (415) 239-0295
CONGRESSMAN GONZALEZ TRIBUTE San Antonio Jan. 18
New York Gov. Mario Cuomo will keynote a banquet in recognition of Rep Henry Go’nzalez(D-Texas), beginning his 25th year in Congress.
Gail Beagle (202) 225-3236
HISPANIC ENTREPRENEURS Washington, D.C. Jan. 22
The 1 st General Assembly of Hispanic Entrepreneurs by the Ibero American Chamber of Commerce will examine topics such as finance and obtaining federal government contracts.
Lourdes Monz6n (202) 296-0335 Hispanic Link Weekly Report
SCHOLARSHIP DINNER Los Angeles Jan. 30
The Personnel Management Association of Aztl&n is sponsoring its 2nd annual dinner.
Cecilia Alatorre (213) 972-2168
CUBAN NATIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL Miami Jaa 30,31
Annabelle Jaramillo, national IMAGE president, will be a panelist at CNPC’s3rd annual conference. Workshops? topics include media coverage of ethnic events and ethnicity and politics Guarion6 Diaz (305) 642-3484
HISPANIC THEATERS CONFERENCE San Antonio Feb. 7-9
The Conferencia Nacionalde Teatros Hispanos, conducted by several regional Hispanic theater groups, looks to establish a national theater circuit and to showcase Hispanic works
Mario Sanchez (305) 643-1660 Ext 156
JOURNALISM JOBS FAIR Los Angeles Feb 7,8
The California Chicano News Media Association is sponsoring its 7 th annual fair for Hispanics interested in media-related careers Connie Rivera (213) 743-7158
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CONFERENCE COORDINATORS: Include the latest edition of Hispanic Link Weekly Report in participants’ packetsatyour next conference or convention. For details, contact Hector Ericksen-Mendoza (202) 234-0737.
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Arts& Entertainment
HISPANIC ARTISTS AND ENTERTAINERS MADE numerous contributions to the country’s cultural framework in 1985. Following are highlights:
MUSIC: The recording of Cantare, cantaras in April to fund UNICEF projects targeted for Latin American children was one of the highest achievements by Hispanic entertainers- establishing a precedent of unity that made 1985 a “year of giving.” Superstars such as Julio Iglesias, Pl&cido Domingo, Vikki Carr and Jose Feliciano - a total of 56 voices - recorded a message of love and hope for the Hermanos non-profit foundation. A single of the recording was released in July and an hour video documentary of the recording session aired on the Spanish International Network in October.
Even though the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences failed this year to recognize the contribution of a single U.S. Hispanic in its “Best Mexican American” Grammy category, a variety of Hispanic recording acts made the top-40 popularity charts and got air play on the competitive MTV music video network.
The NARAS drew some controversy by awarding the “Mexican American” Grammy to a song recorded by Mexican teen idol Luis Miguel with Scottish singer Sheena Easton; NARAS president Michael Melvoin told Weekly Report that the Grammy nominations process is suffering “growing pains.”
Two 1986 Grammy possibles- that made the popcharts in 1985-are English-language recordings by Hispanics that were featured with some prominence on MTV and other national music video
shows. Comedian Cheech Marin’s parody Born in East LA marked his 1985 comeback, while the hit Conga established the Miami Sound Machine as a hot crossover act.
FILM: One of the year’s most talked about films, Kiss of the Spider Woman, was based on the novel by the same name by Argentine writer Manuel Puig. Directed by an Argentine, Hector Babenco, the film could in 1986 bring supporting actor/actress Oscar nominations for Puerto Rican Raul Julia and Brazilian Sonia Braga.
Another Hispanic film made Oscar history in 1985 when it was nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesin the “best screenplay written directly for the screen” category. Cowritten by the husband/wife team of Gregory Nava and Anna Thomas, El node became in 1984 the highest grossing Hispanic film ever produced and released in the United States. In 1985, El node played on the PBS network and on the GalaVision and Bravo cable networks.
Throughout 1985, Hispanic actors received excellent notices for performances ranging from Hector Elizondo’s in Flamingo Kid to Yamil Borge’s in A Chorus Line. One of the year’s most popular film actors was Hispanic: Emilio Estevez was seen in The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire and That Was Then, This Is Now (which he co-wrote).
DANCE: Two Hispanic dancers who toured the nation in the spring got rave notices for separate appearances in separate versions of the ballet Romeo and Juliet American Ballet Theater principal Fernando Bujones danced the title male role in Los Angeles while Luis Perez was noticed as Mercutio in New York performances by the Joffrey Ballet. (More 1985 highlights next week.)
- Antonio Mejias-Rentas
Media Report
ON THE RADIO: Washington, D.C., gained its second Spanish-language radio station Deo 17 with the debut of Wl LC. The station, with the call letters of its owner, Israel L6pez, is in nearby Laurel, Md.
It’s called Radio Borinquen, and most of its staff, including General Manager Carlos Figueroa and newsman Miguel Angel Rivera, are experienced broadcast journalists from Puerto Rico.
WILC joins another AM station, WMDO -Radio Mundo- in serving an estimated 160,000 Hispanic listeners in the area WMDO is located in Wheaton, Md
COORDINATOR SOUGHT: The American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation has an opening for a minority projects coordinator.
It’s looking for someone to handle outreach, its job fairs and newsletter. Resumes should be submitted by Dec 31 to AN PA Foundation, Box 17407, Dulles Airport, Washington, D.C. 20041'.
DEL OLMO ELECTED: In a contest between Los Angeles Times writers, editorial board member Frank del Olmo edged reporter George Ramos, 23 votes to 22, to win election as 1986 president of the California Chicano News Media Association. Radio KALI’S Alberto Aguilar won four votes in the Deal 2 balloting.
Del Olmo, a CCNMA founder, served as its president from 1975 through 1977. Ramos was president in 1984 and 1985.
Also elected: Professional VP Diana Martinez, KFWB Radio; Secretary: Evelyn Fierro, KNBC-TV; Treasurer Felix Gutierrez, University of Southern California School fo Journalism -unopposed - and Educational VP the Times’ Nancy Rivera, defeating Henry Mendoza, MOBS'
TV, 30-17.
ROLODEX ROULETTE: Marlene Linares Garcia, formerly Cox Cable San Diego public affairs producer, joins the National Cable Television Association in Washington, D.C, Dec 30 as director, state government relations ... Ancel Martinez, formerly with New Yorks Middletown Times-Herald Record, becomes border correspondent in Calexico for the Imperial Valley Press of El Centro, Calif... Juan Bautista Avalle-Arce, Spanish professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who has authored 30 books, is named cultural correspondent for Radio Nacional de Espaha...
Tencha Avila, press coordinator for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for the past year, starts the new one as educational programs manager with the Washington-based National Association of Hispanic Journalists...
- Charlie Erickson
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Making The News This Week after the U.S. Department of Education's Office which he directed for nearly 15 years, is abolished by U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett. Chavez is also elected to his fourth term as president of the Association of Hispanic Federal Executives. Pete Suazo of the Department of Transportation is elected vice president. . . A Dec . 11 California poll by Mervin Field shows shaky public support-32% in favor, 23% against and45% undecided-for the reconfirmation of California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso in November 1986. Two other justices rece i ved stronger public endorsements (45%-18% anrj 35%-15%), but Chief Justice Rose Bird, object of a $2 million ouster campaign, is favored by 35% and opposed by 48% of those polled .. . Aspira of New York receives from Gov . Mario Cuomo Dec. 10 one of 12 Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Awards for its contributions to the state ... Richard Alatorre, the second Hispanic elected to the 15-member Los Angeles City Council this , century, is sworn into office Dec. 20 ... Antonio Ortiz Mena is re-elected as president of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D . C., for his fourth five-year term. The bank lent $3.5 billion to Latin America last year , up from $645 million in 1970 ... At the urging of U .S. Commission on Civil Rights members Blandina Cardenas Ramirez and John Bunzel, that body agrees Dec . 1 0 to investigate whether a $4 75,000 study it ordered on school desegration is biased against busing to integrate school. Gary Orfield, a national desegregation expert, resigned from the study Oct. 29 claiming it was biasedaod .n•n"''"'"" the Rand Corporation, Santa Calif.; and the Association of American Spanish-surnamed military personnel, six Puerto Rico natives, were among killed in the Dec. 12 Arrow jet crash in Gander, Newfoundland . Puerto Ricans listed as dead were: Aponte, Pvt. 2, Boston Santos, 1st Lt, Clarksville, Tenn . el Angel Cordero, Sgt., Paterson, N .J. isco Cruz Salgado , SpeC: 4, Ft. I, Ky . Gonzalez Pabon, Pvt 2, Quebradillas, isco Ocasio, Sgt., Juana Diaz P.R. er three were: Gonzales, Spec. 4, La Puente, Calif. Guerra, Pfc . , Ferndale, Mich. est Serna, Pvt. 2, Denver for the crash had been found as Report went to press. In a solemn ceremony held for the vict i ms Dec. 16 in Fort Campbell, Ky., President Reagan told grieving family members, " ... there are no words that can make your pain less." Olympic Profits Shared With nearly 1,000 members of a Hispanic and black coalition looking over their shoulders at Beverly Hills' Century Plaza Hotel, a foundation created to distribute 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games profits approved eight sportand youth oriented projects Dec. 9 for South-Central and East Los Angeles community groups. Overall, the foundation board, which includes Mayor Tom Bradley and former Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee director Peter Ueberroth, approved 17 grants worth$1 million. It will distribute $11 million over the next two years. The approved projects were mostly for sports equipment and programs. Medical Colleges (AAMC), Washington, D .C. It compared select practice characteristics of 2,577 physicians who received their degrees between July 1, 1974, and June 30, 1975. Hispanics comprised 105 of the sample; blacks, WHOM PHYSICIANS TREAT Physicians Black Hispanic White race patients patients patients Black 56.4% 7.6% 32.9% Hispanic 8.4% 30.1% 57.0% White 13.7% 6.1% 76.5% (Percentages do not equal100 because Native Americans and Asians are not included.) Source: The New England Journal of Medicine. "Effects of Affirmative Action in Medical Schools." Dec. 12, 1985 574; Native Americans, 36; and Asians and whites, 1,862. Asians and whites were classified as non-minorities. F1nding affirmative action programs a numerical success, the study examined whether other objectives-the improvement of health care for indigents, an increase in the number of doctors in underserved areas and more minority physicians-were also achieved. continued on page 2 Polanco Says He' II Run Richard Polanco has become the first pef$0n to declare candidacyforCalifomias55th Assembly District seat vacated Dec. 20 by Richard Alatorre. Alatorre was sworn in as a Los Angeles City Councilman on that date after winning a special election with 60% of the vote against six rivals. Polanco was Alatorre's chief of staff in the Assembly and is expected to have his backing. California Gov. George Deukmejian must call a special election to replace Alatorre. He is expected tq set it for June 3 to coincide with the state primary next year. Also reported interested in the Assembly seat is Los Angeles Board of Education member Larry Gonzalez. Gil Avila, former Deukmejian aide and the lone Republican to oppose Alatorre in the City Council race, told Weekly Report that he definitely won't be a candidate for the Assembly seat "lfs not winnable for a Republican," he said.

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Sin pelos en Ia lengua But any newspaper worth its integrity can write a straight story like that, correct? Incorrect. Ever in search of controversy, for its story the Washington Post found a Latino teacher to say that "lfs culturally inappropriate to go to Puerto Rico" to find cops to serve Washington Hispanics . Then it found a Latina merchant to claim, "I would have to say that the barrios (ghettoes) in Puerto Rico are much tougher than the barrios here. But if the community finds out these people were brought in from Puerto Rico, they might resent it. .. " NOBODY'S PERFECT, BUT ... the Washington Times' slick new weekly news magaz;ne, Insight, has overdone its imperfection. In its cover story on "Hispanic America," author Richard Mackenzie (billed as a senior staff writer-spare us the junior writers) misspells Ruben Blades' name, twice calls Strategy Re.search Corporation "Strategy Resource," and offers this complete four-word description of Cantinflas: "a sarcastic Mexican comedian. " Post reporter Lyle Harris didn't quote a single Hispanic in support of the 80% increase in Spanish-speaking officers. To its credit, Insight has an "ii" in its type bank, and it got the name of Denver Mayor Fedefico Pei'la 100% correct. . To its discredit, it got carried away and turned musician Tito Puente into Tito Puei'lte. NOBODY'S ALL BAD, EITHER . .. and the Washington Times did a credible job covering the Dec. 17 induction of 33 Latino recruits into its police force. All were recruited in Puerto Rico. The teacher later protested that he was quoted badly out of context. But that didn't stop the Post from following up with an editorial, "Police from Puerto Rico?," which made the profound observation that many Latino residents of D.C. "come from places where the police are viewed as oppressors." They didn't specify what places. Times reporter Matt Neufeld observed that the nation's capital, with its burgeoning Latino community, previously had only41 Hispanics on the force, He noted that the department had worked hard, with very limited success, in recruiting from within the community before exploring elsewhere. And he quoted three local Hispanic leaders in praise of the department's effort . I lived in Los Angeles when the county sheriffs there shot and killed crusading journalist Ruben Salazar as he was sipping a beer. More recently, there was the day they beat up and arrested Roberto Rodriguez-Caminos magazine editor who's still trying to fight them in court-for taking pictures of police abuse. Do you suppose the Posfs editors are referring to East L.A.? Hispanic Physicians Found Vital continued from page 1 Although the AAMC s goal of having minorities represent 12% of medical school students has not been attained, the number of minority physicians has doubled during the past decade, it found. The proportion peaked in the mid1970s at 8.2% from 2 . 8% in 1970 and has experienced little growth since, the study noted. Minority physicians tended to have more minority and poor patients than did white physicians, according to the study . The study found that 30% of Hispanic physicians' patients are Hispanic and 56% of black physicians' patients are black Other findings: e Fifty-five percent of minority doctors chose to specialize in primarycare(family/general practice, pediatrics, and obstetrics) compared to 41% of non-minority doctors. Specialization in primary care has improved the quality of medical services available to minorities when Death Penalty Favored The majority of California Latinos favor capital punishment according to a survey whose results were released Dec. 11. Prof . Bruce Cain of the California Institute of Technology said that 57% of Latinos favor the death penalty, 21 o/o opposed it and 22% had no opinion. The survey found that 75% of whites and 73% of Asians were in favor of the death Blacks were the only group that did not show a majority in favor of capital punishment -47% of them supported it. UPI Gets Needed Dol lars A bankruptcy court order granting preliminary approval for Mexican publisher Mario Vazquez Raiia to purchase United Press International for $41 million was finalized Dec . 17. The order will give UPI and its chief executive officer Luis Nogales operating cash pending its final sale to Vazquez Raiia and minor partner Joe Russo of Houston. 2 coupled with the underserved locations minority physicians practice in. • Almost twice the proportion of minority physicians in the sample practiced in federally designated "health-manpower shortage areas." The proportion of minority and non-minority graduates in underserved communities was 11 .6% and 6 . 1 %, respectively. • As of 1984, 48% of minority graduates were board-certified in a specialty, compared to 80% for non-minorities. It attributed the disparity to below average premedical per formance, inadequate training and the fact that specialty certification is not in demand in areas served by minority physicians. • Hispanic and black physicians also treated considerably more Medicaid patients than non-minorities. Hispanic physicians treated 24.2% Medicaid patients; blacks, 30.8% and whites, 13.7% -Felix Perez How Latinos in Congress Voted NATIONAL DEBT LIMIT Called the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings bill, it raises the national debt to above $2 trillion and requires balanced federal budgets by fiscal 1991. HOUSE VOTE Passed Dec. 11 by vote of 271-1 54, CAUCUS VOTE Three in favor . Eight opposed. YES: Bill Richardson and Manuel Lujan (both New Mexico), Esteban Torres (Calif.) NO: Robert Garcia (N.Y.), Tony Coelho, Matthew Martinez, Edward Roybal (all Calif .), Albert Bustamante, E. "Kika" de Ia Garza, Henry B . Gonzalez, Solomon Ortiz (all Texas). STATUS Passed by the Senate, 61-31, on the same day. Signed into law by President Reagan Dec. 12. Kay Barbaro Calif. Hiring Protested Protesting Latino underrepresentation in state jobs, eight Hispanic organization representatives urged the California state Legislature Dec. 11 to levy sanctions against upper-level state agency and department officials who do not increase Latino hires proportional to their state numbers. Representatives of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and League of United Latin American Citizens, among others, called for a 1 Oo/o pay cut for non-compliant state officials. They also suggested taking away directors' hiring authority and contracting the state Personnel Board to recruit Latinos for state jobs, said Carolina Flores, a state policy advocate for MALDEF. Current figures from the Personnel Board show Latinos holding 12 .2% of an estimated 123,000 state jobs, up from 1 Oo/o in 1983, while comprising 21% of the state's population. Flores said Assemblyman Peter Chacon (DSan Diego) is expected to sponsor a bill by February that would adopt the sanctions suggested by the Latino coalition. Jobless: 1 0. 70/o or 18.20/o? The Department of Labor reported a drop Dec. 6 in Hispanic unemployment from 11.3o/o in October to 1 0.7% in November, a rate higher than the overall figures 7 . 1% and 7% for the same periods. On the same day Labor issued its figures, representatives of the National Council of La Raza, National Puerto Rican Forum, and Rep. Esteban Torres (D-Calif.) held a press conference on Capitol Hill challenging Labor's figures. Also released was a report prepared by NCLR and the Full Employment Council, "Hispanics in the Labor Market: 1980-1985." The report shows Hispanic men earn 71% as much as white males, with Hispanic women earning 52% as much. It cites Hispanics ' lower level of education and discrimination still prevalent among businesses as reasons for the disparities. It also claims the real jobless rate for Hispanics today is 18.2% when discouraged and part-time workers are included. Hispanic Link Weekly Report

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THE GOOD NEWS MINORITY PHYSICIANS: The New England Journal of Medicine has published a study comparing the practice characteristics of non minority physicians and minority physicians trained under affirmative action programs. For a copy of the Dec . 12 edition, send $3 to: New England Journal of Medicine, P . O . Box 9125, Waltham , Mass . 02254 (617) 893-3800. WORKING WOMEN: The National Academy of Sciences released a 173-page study on female sex segregation in employment, which includes statistics on Latinas. Copies of the report are ava i lable for $15.50 from the National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave . NW, Washington, D .C. 20418 (202) 334-2000. HISPANIC AMERICA: The new conservative newsweekly Insight has a cover article, "Hispanics Wrestle with Life in U . S .," plus a piece on "U.S. Culture with a Spanish Accent" and a Q & A with Texas District Court Judge Roy Barrera Jr., 33, in which he says he will announce for the Republican nomination for Texas attorney general ne xt month. For a copy of the Dec . 16 edition, send $3 to: Laura Hampton, Insight, 3001 V St. NE, Washington, D .C. 20018. HISPANIC LABOR PATTERNS: The National Council of La Raza and Full Employment Action Council have prepared an 18-page report analyzing labor market patterns of Hispanics over the last five years . Cost: $2. Contact: NCLR, 20 F St. NW, Washington, D . C . 20001 (202) 628-9600. HISPANIC CALENDAR: Strategy Research Corporation is offering a free 1986 calendar of selected Hispanic events and holidays. Request from : Henry Laura, Strategy Research Corp., 60 E.42nd St, Room 1419, New York, N.Y. 10165 (212) 661-3050 . CITIZENSHIP SERVICES REFERRAL: The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials has established a toll free number for referrals to community-based organizations providing naturalization and citizenship services. The number is : 1 (800) 44-NALEO. FINANCIAL AID DIRECTORY: The "Directory of Financial Aids for Minorities, 1986-1987" provides a 345-page comprehensive listing, with addresses and telephone numbers, of 1,200 references and cross references to scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans, awards and internships for minority groups. Price: $37.50 plus $2 for shipping . Order from : References Services Press, 3540 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 31 0, Los Angeles, Calif. 90010 (213) 251-3743 . CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS: The Federal Election Commission has issued its final report on campaign contributions and spending in 1984 congressional races . Price : $15. 00. For a copy of " 1983-84 Final Report, " contact Public Records Office , Federal Election Commission , 1325 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20463 (202) 523-4181 . SCHOLARSHIP DINNER Los Angeles Jan. 30 CORPORATE CLASSIFIED$ PERSONNEL MANAGERS: Let Hispanic Link help you in your search for executives and professionals . Mail or phone your corporate classified ads to: Hispanic Link, 1420 N St. NW, Washington, D.C . 20005. Phone (202) 234-0737. Ad copy received by 5 p .m. (ET) 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 . PROGRAM MANAGER $27.145$41,407 Office of Info . & Volunteer Services Rockville , Maryland Employee will be responsib le for supervising a program to provide t ech nical assistance to county department and agencies i n production of video programming for the county government access cable channel Bachelo(s degree and three years of video production experience required For application of announcement No. 08345040 , co ntact Montgomery County Government Employm e nt Opportunities Personnel Office. 1 01 Monroe St., 7th floor, Rockville, Md. 20850 (301) 251-2250. COORDINATING PRODUCER The Latino Consortium Coordinating producer sought to : m a i ntain ongoing com munications with all public television stations; with CPB and other funders; with independent film makers. pre> ducers and distributors. Producer is als o responsible for mainta ini ng qual ity of Latin o theme programs. For more inf ormat ion contact David Crippens. KCET tel evision, 4401 Sunset Blvd.. Los Angeles. Calif.90027 (213) 667. ECOLOGY/ PROGRAM ASSISTANT EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY $19,936-$20,934 The Department of Biology at the Un ive r s it y Office of Community College Programs of Utah seeks to fill a tenure-track position Trenton. New Jersey (rank open) in ecology/evolutionary biology. TheProgramAssistantprovidesstaffa'>Sistance We are especiall y desirous of applications in the coor dination of the Vocational Education from i ndi viduals with research interests in Program and assists in the grant proposal review population biology (i n cluding population process and preparation of reports in areas of . geneticS) , but would also welcome outstandi ng civil rights, program planning and poltcy re view, applicants representing other disciplin es in including the monitoring of vocational education the areas of evolutionary biology and ecology. legislation . The successful applicant will be expected t o Bachelolsdegreeardtwoyearsofadministrative develop (or continue) a strong, independent experience in a business or government agency research program and to contribute to underwith responsibility for assisting in the direction graduate and graduate instruction. We a r e and /or coordination of personne( fiscal affairs, particularly hopeful of attracting a p e r so n office administration and other support services. who will interact in a mutually beneficial way Resumesardsalaryrequirementstcx Personnel with existing f aculty and graduate students. Offioe-PAP.AANJ.DepartmentofHigherEducation. Interested persons should se nd a letter of 225 West State St, Trenton. N.J. 08625. application, c urri c ulum vita, and three l et ters o f re comme ndation or the nam es o f three THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY of Washington. individuals willing to serve as references to: D.C. has prerecorded job listings, updated Mondays. Dr . D iane w . Davidson for positions at the university . Call (202) 635Department of Biology LAND . University of Utah Salk Lake City , Utah 84112 JOURNALISTS,CREATlVEWRtTERS: Hi& THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH IS AN EQUAL panic Link News Service accepts free-lance OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTIO N work for its syndicated column service. Payment EMPLOYER. o n acceptance. For writer's guidelines. send stamped, envelope tcx Guidelines. ENTRY LEVEL POSmONS with Montgom ery Hispanic Link, 1420 N St NW, Washington. D.C. County, Md, are available on a continuous basis. 20005 (202) 234. Call (301) 251. Calendar The Personnel Management Association of Aztlan is sponsoring its 2nd annual dinner. HISPANIC LINK WEEKLY REPOR T COMING SOON BILINGUAL EDUCATION San FranciscoJan.15-18 The C
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Arts & Entertainment HISPANIC ARTISTS AND ENTERTAINERS MADE numerous con tributions to the country's cultural framework in 1985 . Following are highlights: MUSIC: The recording of Cantare, cantaras in April to fund UNICEF projects targeted for Latin American children was one of the highest achievements by Hispanic entertainers-establishing a precedent of unity that made 1985 a "year of giving." Superstars such as Julio Iglesias, Placido Domingo, Vikki Carr and Jose Feliciano-a total of 56 voices-recorded a message of love and hope for the Hermanos non-profit foundation. A single of the recording was released in July and an hour video documentary of the recording session aired on the Spanish International Network in October. Even though the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences failed this year to recognize the contribution of a single U.S . Hispanic in its "Best Mexican American" Grammy category, a variety of Hispanic recording acts made the top-40 popularity charts and got air play on the competitive MTV music video network. The NARAS drew some controversy by awarding the "Mexican American" Grammy to a song recorded by Mexican teen idol Luis Miguel with Scottish singer Sheena Easton; NARAS president Michael Melvoin told Weekly Report that the Gram my nominations process is suffering "growing pains . " Two 1986 Grammy possibles-that made the pop charts in 1985-are English-language recordings by Hispanics that were featured with some prominence on MTV and other national music video shows. Comedian Cheech Marin's parody Born in East LA marked his 1985 comeback, while the hit Conga established the Miami Sound Machine as a hot crossover act. FILM: One of the year's most talked about films, Kiss of the Spider Woman , was based on the novel by the same name by Argentine writer Manuel Puig . Directed by an Argentine, Hector Babenco, the film could in 1986 bring supporting actor/actress Oscar nominations for Puerto Rican Raul Julia and Brazilian Sonia Braga. Another Hispanic film made Oscar history in 1985 when it was nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the "best screenplay written directly for the screen" category. Co written by the husband/wife team of Gregory Nava and Anna Thomas, El norte became in 1984 the highest grossing Hispanic film ever produced and released in the United States. In 1985, El norte played on the PBS network and on the GalaVision and Bravo cable networks. . Throughout 1985, Hispanic actors received excellent notices for performances ranging from Hector Elizondo's in Flamingo Kid to Yamil Borge ' s in A Chorus Line . One of the year's most popular film actors was Hispanic: Emilio Estevez was seen in The Breakfast Club, St . Elmo's Fire and That Was Then, This Is Now (which he co-wrote) . DANCE : Two Hispanic dancers who toured the. nation in the spring got rave notices for separate appearances in separate versions of the ballet Romeo and Juliet. American Ballet Theater principal Fernando Bujones danced the title male role in Los Angeles while Luis Perez was noticed as Mercutio in New York performances by the Joffrey Ballet. (More 1985 highlights next week.) -Antonio Mejias-Rentas Media Report lfs looking for someone to handle outreach, its job fairs and newsletter. Resumes should be submitted by Dec . 31 to ANPA Foundation, Box 17 407, Dulles Airport, Washington, D.C. 2004 f. TV, 30-17. ROLODEX ROULETTE: Marlene Linares Garcia, formerly Cox Cable San Diego public affairs producer, joins the National Cable Television Association in Washington, D.C., Dec . 30 as director, state government relations ... Ancel Martinez, formerly with New York's Middletown Time&Heraid Record, becomes border correspondent in Calexico for the Imperial Valley Press of El Centro, Calif ... Juan Bautista Avalle-Arce, Spanish professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who has authored 30 books, is named cultural correspondent for Radio Nacional de Espana ... ON THE RADIO: Washington, D . C, gained its second Spanish-language radio station Dec . 1 7 with the debut of WI LC. The station, with the call letters of its owner , Israel Lopez, is in nearby Laurel, Md. lfs called Radio Borinquen, and most of its staff, including General Manager Carlos Figueroa and newsman Miguel Angel Rivera, are experienced broadcast journalists from Puerto Rico. WILC joins another AM station, WMDO Radio Mundo-in serving an estimated 160,000 Hispanic listeners in the area WMDO is located in Wheaton, Md COORDINATOR SOUGHT: The American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation . has an opening for a minority projects ()()()l'dinator. 4 DEL OLMO ELECTED: In a contest between Los Angeles Times writers, editorial board member Frank del Olmo edged reporter George Ramos, 23 votes to 22, to win election as 1986 president of the California Chicano News Media Association. Radio KALI's Alberto Aguilar won four votes in the Dec.12 balloting . Del Olmo, a CCNMA founder, served as its president from 1975 through 1977. Ramos was president in 1984 and 1985. Also elected: Professional VP: Diana Martinez, KFWB Radio; Secretary: Evelyn Fierro, KNBC TV; Treasurer. Felix Gutierrez, University of Southern California School fo Journalism unopposed and Educational VP: the Times ' Nancy Rivera, defeating Henry Mendoza, KCB& Tencha Avila, press coordinator for the Con gressional Hispanic Caucus for the past year, starts the new one as educational programs manager with the Washington-based National Association of Hispanic Journalists. .. Charlie Ericksen Hispanic Link Weeki Report