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Near Future By Ray Reece This calendar of political and related events is an information service for Observer readers. Please mail or phone in items to the Observer office at least three weeks before the scheduled event. May 4-6 / Wed.-Fri. / Austin: “Women at Risk,” a three-day seminar on contemporary problems facing women. Particular attention to poverty, psychological distress, violence, loneliness. Faculty leader is Dr. Janice Wood Wetzel, School of Social Work, UT-Austin. Fee $65. Thompson Conference Center, UT campus. May 7 / Sat. / Fort WorthDallas: “The White House Transcripts,” a dramatized reading of key sections of the Watergate tapes, broadcast for a second time as prelude to the airing of David Frost’s interviews with Richard Nixon. Channel 13 at 8 p.m. May 7 / Sat. / Austin: State Sen. Betty Andujar of Fort Worth is “Governor for a Day.” Swearingin ceremonies at Capitol, 10:30 a.m., followed by press conference and reception. Luncheon at Austin Municipal Auditorium, 1-3 p.m. Tickets available from Andujar’s offices in Fort Worth and Austin. May 7 / Sat. / Austin: Political satirist Ben Sargent \(Americanis honored at party to attract new members to Central Texas Chapter, ACLU. Original drawing by Sargent to be given as doorprize. Live music and beer. ACLU members who bring new members admitted free. From 8 p.m. to midnight at the home of Standish and Sarah Meacham, 1111 Red Bud Trail. May 8 / Sun. / Houston: Harris County Women’s Political Caucus sponsors a “Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch” on the roof of the Rice-Rittenhouse Hotel, 11 a.m.2:30 p.m. Cost is $15 or two for May 10 / Tues. / San Antonio: Bexar County Democratic Party workers and volunteers honored at a party at El Tropicana Hotel. Speakers include state party leaders and officeholders. Entertainment and cash bar. Starts 5 p.m. Information: Joyce Peters May 11-12 / Wed.-Thurs. / Austin: Laguna Gloria Art Museum sponsors a two-day tour of the antebellum town of Jefferson. Tour includes visits to plantations, homes, museums. Cost of $62 covers all expenses except 453-8191. May 13 / Fri. / Fort WorthDallas: “There’s No Business Like Big Business,” first installment in a series of six interviews by Ben Wattenberg challenging “the chorus of failure and guilt.” Interviewees are Morris Udall, Fred Harris, Ralph Nader. Channel 13 at 8:30 p.m. May 13 / Fri. / Austin-San Antonio: Two programs of interest on KLRN Channel 9: “Death Row: A View of Capital Punishment,” a documentary exploring recent Supreme Court decision, at 8:30 p.m.: “Both Sides Now,” featuring in-depth discussion of proposals before the 65th Legislature, hosted and produced by Bill Anderson, 10 p.m. May 14 / Sat. / Dallas-Fort Worth: “Woody Guthrie’s America,” a documentary concert featuring Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, others. Channel 13 at midnight. May 14 / Sat. / Austin-San Antonio: Texas writer Lawrence Goodwyn, author of Democratic Promise: The Populist Moment in America, discusses his theory that American populism was killed by big business. Televised interview at 1 p.m. on Channel 9. May 30-June 10 / Huntsville: The Institute of Contemporary Corrections and the Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice Center. Sam Houston State University, sponsors its annual “Interagency Workshop.” Designed for professionals in criminal justice and behavioral sciences, the workshop carries three hours of college credit. Applications due promptly. Information: John A. June 11 / Sat. / Galveston: Meeting of State Democratic Executive Committee at Galvez Hotel. 478-8746. June 21 / Tues. / All points: Deadline for challenges and public response to FCC license expirations of all radio and television stations in Texas, both commercial and public. Stations are required to post records of achievement and plans for next three years. Phone local stations to find where their reports are posted. Observer Volunteers Biweekly work session at Observer office, 600 W. 7th, Austin, 7:30 p.m., Wed., May 11. Clipping, filing, typing, organizing, beer and skittles. Everyone welcome.