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Love & Unrequited Justice

For any of you who have been searching for an update on Jennifer Harbury's story, keep your eyes peeled on future "Public Notice"s and the Chronicle's Books sections. Harbury is the dedicated attorney whose husband, Mayan resistance leader Efrain Bamaca Velasquez, was captured, detained, tortured, and assassinated by the Guatemalan army in 1992. Harbury's diligent search for information regarding her husband's disappearance is documented in her recently released Time/Warner book Searching for Everardo: A Story of Love, War and the CIA in Guatemala. Harbury will appear at a Booksigning at Book People next month, Sat, Jul 19. 447-6222.


Go From Just Starving to Starving Artist

Strategic Intervention With High Risk Youth and Big Brothers, Big Sisters are co-sponsoring Save Our Youth, a program of Red Salmon Arts. The organization has a portable mural in the making entitled "Let's Communicate" shepherded by community artists Henry Gonzales and G.C. Walter, plus a series of writing workshops hosted by poet/activist Raul Salinas. Samples of student writings will be compiled from this project. 416-8885.


Facing Our Waterloo

You'd think that Waterloo Counseling Center was named for the original moniker for our fair city. You'd think. But we have a different theory. The mental health service center provides affordable services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community. So, it must have something to do with Abba. The center is really moving and shaking these days, as they've recently been named a United Way Partner Agency. How could they ever refuse? They've found new digs as well. The counseling center will soon move to 1524 S. I-35, near Riverside. Help them meet their destiny by getting involved and supporting their Relocation Fund Drive. 329-9922.


Miiii-igh-Ty Real

Somebody hands you... a tamborine/suddenly in a corner of the disco you see a big black man in a gold lamé kaftan looming above the crowd/he has a short blonde afro/he's a black angel, man/gonna take you higher/you feel like Columbus discovering the new world/you feel free/thank god almighty, free at last. ALLGO/Informe-SIDA's Night of Unity is a call to African-American gay/bisexual men to come to the Forum, Sat, Jun 21, 5-10pm to enjoy free food, beverages, music, and brotherhood. Ask for Sylvester. 472-2001.


Doggie Style...

...is a little different from People Style. We can stand blazing temperatures and generally know when to get out of the sun, pop open a cold one, or slather on some SPF 85. Doggies can't. They rely on you, Master, to keep 'em chillin' in this heat. The American Kennel Club offers a free Fun in the Sun packet with tips on summer care and fitness for pups of all stripes. Write to the AKC: Fun in the Sun, 5580 Centerview Dr., Raleigh, North Carolina 27606 or call: 212/696-8266.


Move It & Lose It

Aerobics, canoe paddling, hiking, self defense workouts, and frisbee hurling are all great ways to get your rear in gear without even noticing. And if you starchily occupy couch space as much as we do, then this is a very good thing. You won't even know you're getting into shape at KGSR & 101X's Move for Fun, Sat, Jun 21, 9am-1pm at the Austin Nature Center. All of the above activities and more will be available at booths across the center's grounds. Participants can pay a registration fee or raise pledges to benefit EarthShare of Texas, a network of state and local organizations dedicated to nature preservation in the Lone Star State. 472-1071.


Times Still Turbulent

Our storm ravaged community is still down but not out. Folks from all over have chipped in to assist in healing the devastation from tornadoes which cut a twisted corridor through Central Texas on May 27. Jarrell, the hardest hit community, has received intense media coverage, but other areas were plowed in the storms' path as well. The Cedar Park Relief Benefit Concert & Auction, Sat, Jun 21, noon-5pm at Hill Country Cellars, 1700 N. Bell (183N) in Cedar Park hopes to raise the needed funds and awareness to make recovery in that area a bit more smooth. "Big Ed" will preside over the auction and a bevy of bands will perform. 259-2000.

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