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Juan Gonzalez, columnist for the New York Daily News and In These Times and host of Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now, will lecture on "The Perils of Ethical Journalism in the Age of Mega Media" on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7pm, at Bass Lecture Hall in the LBJ School of Public Affairs (UT campus, Red River and Manor Road.). For more info, call 471-1990 or e-mail rjensen@uts.cc.utexas.edu.

Do you drive a Chevy pickup? Maybe you tool around in a Ford pickup or a Honda Accord? If so, you happen to sitting behind the wheel of the top three choices of Texas car thieves -- lucky you! Don't fear, the Travis Co. Sheriff's Office wants to help you hang onto your buggy, by offering free and permanent vehicle identification number etching on your windows. Roll by the First State Bank at 5501 Hwy. 290 W. today (Thursday) between 5:30-7pm. Need more info? Call 854-9735.

As is always the case when the drums of war start pounding, there are too many anti-war events occurring to list here. Go to austinagainstwar.org for the latest.

Texas is one of the few states that gives voting rights, without a waiting period, to felons who have served their sentences and are not on parole or probation. On Friday, Sept. 27, Meredith Rountree, director of the Jail and Prison Accountability Project of ACLU of Texas, will speak at a public forum on voting rights in Texas, 5:30-6:30pm, Marimont Cafeteria, 38th & Guadalupe. The new electronic voting machine to be used in upcoming elections in Travis Co. will be demonstrated, and attendees can cast a practice vote.

Greens are into recycling, and the Green Party will hold a garage sale and info fair Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9am-3pm. 3706 Grooms. Donations, questions 454-0323.

The Community Mentoring Network of Austin Area Interreligious Ministries will hold an orientation session for anyone over 21 who's interested in helping young people involved in the juvenile justice system to improve their relationships with their families, peers, and communities. Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30-7:30pm at 2026 Guadalupe. For more info, call 472-7627 x15.

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