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Colorado Springs Hispania News (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Colorado Springs, Colorado The weekly Issue the hispanic Community s newspaper Quot volume in Numero i Pueblo Colorado Springs 4 de april de injured Singer going Homer. Novello sworn in As . Surgeon general Washington at a White House ceremony on Friday March 9 with president George Bush . Supreme court Justice Sandra Day o Connor administered the oath o office to . Surgeon general Antonia Novella or. Novello became the first woman and the first hispanic to hold this posit i a in order to live a better life we must put emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention to save lives and reduce the Cost of health care president Bush sail Quot ultimately. Weare All responsible for our own health and we look to you or. Novello to help guide us in thai Effort president Bush recognized or. Novero As a physician with first hand knowledge of the Public health service and the National Institute of heal a. Quot or. President you have bestowed a great Honor Ana a great responsibility on me . Surgeon general Novello said. Quot you have sent a message that somewhere this very morning another minority girl or boy. Can dream the dream that i just dreamed yesterday of becoming die . Surgeon general of this country echoing president Bush s sentiment Republican National committee chairman Lee Atwater said this appointment is a another example of the president s efforts to ensure that women and hispanic americans play an Active role in the Bush administration a or. Novello has a Long distinguished record As an authority on Public health matters and she will be a valuable addition to the president s team Atwater said a native of Fajardo puerto Rico or. Novello is a graduate of the University of puerto Rico. Before becoming . Surgeon general or. Novello 45, served As Deputy director of the National Institute of child health and human develop me u Quot once again president Bush proves his commitment to bring More hispanics into the economic and political mainstream of America Atwater said. Quot ten years ago who would have uought that the secretaries of education and Interior the . Treasurer Ani the . Surgeon general would All be hispanics under a Republican administration mexican american school drop outs the Why part Folk 3 Rio i Towery Zvi a. A examine some numbers Ai prestigious universities me pc Berkeley on. / Cream of High Schnoo graduates Are chosen tor their limited Rensman space in fac a to Vear old state raw passed by the White. Anglo Estali sment us laces oms me y 12.5% ires Nman applicants which in 1960 were safely White us Ber Iceie is 400 to % Nom me Large mexican american Community in Soutner cathar there s Aiso i might adj racism in admission policies at u j 3ere.ev and me in University of California system the Berkeley can Ceinor recent v Aooie Gizea Public v r flagrant. Anti As urn Racis a iou see Aam i is ions officers Montened mat Berkeley is ast of comm re asian student Oody. Sim pts rejected applicants because Rev were asian despite in having Neri eci 4.0 it All a is records in nigh Schnoo. There Are mans lawsuits pending against me ump Ersnt of California or this Admi practice As tar As mexican americans Are concerned however me air Sun oui Coni s won i have much Afier inasmuch As most who do attend College do so closer to Nome Southern can x Thev lend Looe commuter students Nev tend to work Ana attend College simultaneous Thev tend to be Federal Pell Grant recipients Low income or student loan Borrower attending College close to Home thus helps spread dollars better than going to scoot hundreds of Mues a. Every Public College in Southern California has decently High mexican american euro menu higher probably than can be expected the had rap of not being Oduca Tabie that is accepted by Many in the Anglo comm urn y u should be noted that private schools in the area have far fewer mexican americans thai Public institutions. With tuition in excess of $7,000-a-year at san Diego Catholic University for example few of us can afford applying no matter How great the umber is v maybe when a few Miles away one can attend a san Diego state University fora thousand dollars a it ear what does this All mean the rate of College graduates in Southern California Amor mexican americans is double the National average. It mesas that we have a head Start i solving the drop out problem As studies have repeatedly shown that children from o Ingual or English speaking households who have parents who graduated from High Schnoo and attended co Liege will finish school and probably go on to College most Uke everyone e in so Why such a High drop out rate0 there Are two blames to Lay. Parents of the drop of Mem so vol what kind of Parent avows their child or children to drop oui of school the Al j typified in me movie stand and deliver the Story of la Leader Jaime Escalante of t his Garfield High students. Two parents come to mind in my movie one a father one. Mother. The fatties owns a restaurant and pulls his daughter out of school to Heip Aith family restaurant then becomes incensed when her teacher comes to ask him to Abow ill daughter to return to Schnoo the Mother involved needs a full court press by her pretty daughter to sign a comme the contract stipulates Homework and cooperation at Home for the students allowing them to study. After much pestering the Mother signs the contract Quot saying Quot boys Dou like girls smarter than them. A real life example comes to mind of my great grandmother taking me to visit her friends when i was Little. While the women sat around drinking Coffee chatting in Spanish i played in a Corner i remember them Smi kingly remarking on an eighteen year old Gir w it entered College mat wee Quot huh one lady snorted Quot a lot of help she s going to be to her family Quot Quot she a going to think she s better than the rest of us Quot another remarked Quot boys Don t like Girts smar Umi them Anomer sneered dropout cont. On Page 5 this week s Issue Lern f Page 3 Poco de Todo. Pm go i j Recuerdo. Ploss j decor Tes. Place 6 1 fiesta Queen. Page 9 classified. Place it of undid Veralie re Tine Weekin Ssu amp i a a \ n v p o. Box ish j co Orzaio sri a Reg i a i a i a Niwat i Hajj i a i of its it Singer Gloria Estefan will be allowed to go Home this week to continue her rehabilitation from two fractured vertebrae a Hospital spokeswoman said yesterday. Estefan has Peen at the orthopaedic Institute Hospital for joint d a eases in new York where doctors on March la implanted two steel rods in her Back one will be released tomorrow said Hospital spokeswoman Mary costello the operation came after she was injured when her tour bus was struck by a truck in Northeast Penns i Van it

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