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Nov. / Houston: Amnesty International seeks people interested in working “for the release of prisoners of conscience and the abolition of torture.” Members of the Houston chapter of the Nobel. Prize-winning organization have taken up the cause of prisoners in East Germany and the Philippines. whom they propose to help through correspondence. The work takes about two hours a week. Write Amnesty International, P.O. Box 3592, Houston 77001. Nov. 17-19 / Thurs.-Sat. / Houston: “Media ’77.” Journalists and businessmen come together in search of mutual understanding. Speakers and seminar panelists include former White House press secretary Ron Nessen; Washington Post reporter Lou Cannon; CBS reporter Dan Rather; and humorist John Henry Faulk. Former President Gerald Ford and CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite will attend the dinner following the seminar. At the University of Houston Continuing Education Center; dinner at the Houston Club. Information: UH Half Century Programs Office Nov. 21 / Mon. / San Antonio: Trinity University’s Continuing Education series offers “Credit and Collections,” a workshop for owners of small businesses. Registration fee is $50. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trinity University campus 7601. Nov. 21-22 / Mon.-Tues. / Houston: As part of its 50th anniversary, the University of Houston sponsors a regional conference of distinguished writers, poets, critics, editors and publishers. At the Continuing Education Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Conference sessions open to the public without charge. Informa749-3431 or 749-2720. Nov. 22 / Tues. / Dallas: “Health Care: Your Money or Your Life,” a two-part documentary, examines the nation’s health care industry-hospitals, the medical profession, and rising costs. Host Jim Lehrer leads a discussion with various health authorities and government representatives. 8 p.m., KERA-TV, channel 13. Nov. 29 / Tues. / Houston: “Government-Technology Interactions” is the topic of a lecture to be given by Frank Press, science adviser to President Carter. 9 a.m., Constellation Room, University of Houston campus. Information: Dr. Auguste ElNov. 30 / Wed. / Austin: The University of Texas Young Socialist Alliance concludes its series, “What Socialists Stand For: An Introduction to Marxism,” with a program entitled “How Can Socialism Be Achieved in the United States?” 7:30 p.m., Batts Hall 104 on the UT campus. InNov. 30 / Wed. / Dallas: The Texas Association of Taxpayers holds its annual membership meeting. A legislative panel discussion follows with Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby and House Speaker Bill Clayton reviewing fiscal issues 10:30 a.m., Fairmont Hotel. Dec. 1-2 / Thurs.-Fri. / League City, Houston: The Citizens’ Environmental Coalition presents an Audubon Society film on the Florida Everglades, “The Vanishing Eden.” 8 p.m. Thursday in the League City auditorium; 8 p.m. Friday, Memorial Drive Methodist Church in Houston. $2 for adults; 50 cents for children and people over 65. Dec. 1-2 / Thurs.-Fri. / Arlington: “Employment for the ’70s.” The University of Texas at Arlington’s Institute for Urban Studies, the Dallas AFL-CIO, and the newly formed Democratic Agenda organization put on a conference devoted to work issues. Speakers include Michael Harrington, 11 a.m. Thursday; Gerald Trucker, national officer of the United Auto Workers, 2 p.m. Thursday; Harry Hubbard, pre side nt , state AFL-CIO, 11 a.m., Friday; Barbara Ehrenreich, a writer concerned with women’s employment and health care, 2 p.m. Friday. All conference meetings held at the University Hall, UT-Arlington. Information: Dec. 2 / Fri. / Austin: The State Bar of Texas and Baylor Law School convene an Energy Law Institute. U.S. energy policy, fuel choices, and environmental issues are on the schedule. In6842. Dec. 2 / Fri. / Austin: The Central Texas Chapter of the Texas Civil Liberties Union sponsors a luncheon with guest speaker Atty. Gen. John Hill. 11:30 a.m. at the Red Tomato restaurant, 16th and Guadalupe Streets. This calendar is an information service for Observer readers. Notices must reach the Observer at least three weeks before the event. 474-7562 2405 Nueces LIBERTY LUNCH. 405 W. 2nd. Austin. Eclectic fare. Jazz Theatre. FREE WHEELING BICYCLES, 2404 San Gabriel, Austin. For whatever your bicycle seeds. EIGHT LARGE COLORED ‘PRINTS, UT and Austin. $5.90 ppd. Longhorn Frame,, 507 Bee Caves, Austin 78746. NEW ORLEANS ON $8 A YEAR. The Weekly Courier, 1232 Decatur, New Orleans, La. 70116. IRISH TIN WHISTLES. Bb,C,D,Eb,F. and G. Any three for $10 postpaid. 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