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Oct. 24-Nov. 3 / Houston: Mayoral candidates on the issues. Oct. 24: Diane Sarge; Oct. 25: Dick Gottlieb; Oct. 26: Frank Briscoe; Oct. 27: Jim McConn: Oct. 28: Noble Ginther; Nov. 1: Bette Wright; Nov. 3: all candidates participate in a panel discussion. Open to the public. Noon on all days, World Affairs Lounge, University Center, University of Houston central camOct. 25 / Tues. / Austin: KUTFM’s radio series “Options” presents two firsthand accounts of life and work in the People’s Republic of China. 2 p.m., 90.7 MHz. Oct. 26 / Wed. / Austin: Observer volunteer night is a nocturnal immersion in clipping, filing, typing and socializing. Refreshments served; open to all. 7:30 p.m., 600 West 7th St. InformaOct. 26 / Wed. / Austin: Bread and Roses school for socialist education offers a seminar on the law as it affects working people, with emphasis on the National Labor Relations Act and other statutes bearing on union organizing. 7:30 p.m., 2204 San Gabriel. Oct. 27 / Thurs. / Houston: Syndicated columnist David Brorier presents a political assessment of the Carter administration. 4 p.m., Constellation Room, Continuing public. 5-9 p.m., 3700 Milani. InOct. 29 / Sat. / San Antonio: Congressman Bob Krueger speaks at the semi-annual dinner of the Democratic Women of San Antonio. 7:30 p.m., Turtle Creek Country Club. Information: Mrs. Oct. 29 / Sat. / Houston: Greater Houston ACLU hosts a “Liberty Gala,” with guest speaker Richard Hongisto, civil libertarian and controversial San Francisco sheriff. 8 p.m., 17 Shadow Lawn Oct. 31 / Mon. / Austin: Dr. Zhores Medvedev, noted biochemist and Russian dissident, lectures on the state of Soviet in471-7131. Nov. 1 / Tues. / LaPorte: Texas Air Control Board hears an appeal by the Galveston Bay Conservation and Preservation Association that operating permits be refused American Hoechst Corp. of Bayport. 7 p.m., Bay Shore Elementary School. Information: Nov. 2 / Wed. / Dallas: Dr. Zhores Medvedev speaks on Soviet science, government and the Urals nuclear waste disaster of 1958. 8 p.m. at the University of Texas at Dallas. Information: Nov. 3 / Thurs. / Houston: The University of Houston’s Continuing Education Center holds a workshop for women interested in starting and operating child care 4185. Nov. 4-5 / Fri.-Sat. / El Paso: Annual convention of the Texas Federation of Democratic Women. The agenda includes the election of new state officers. 10 a.m., downtown Holiday Inn. In321-6817. Nov. 5 / Sat. / San Antonio: Bexar County Democrats’ workshop on primary campaigns. Techniques for precinct organization, voter registratidn drives, and press relations will be stressed. Reservations are $5. 9:30 a.m., Bexar County Democratic Headquarters. Information: Joyce Peters This calendar is an information service for Observer readers. Notices must reach the Observer at least three weeks before the event. Education Center, University of Houston central campus. InforOct. 28 / Fri. / Houston: Harris County Democrats sponsor an informal gathering of party members, political candidates, and the THE TEXAS OBSERVER 23