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HOUSTON, TEXAS 77005
A pre-hearing conference
on a construction permit
to allow Houston Lighting & Power
to build a
NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
The public is urged
Wednesday, April 18
U.S. Federal Bldg.
Those wishing to make a written or
oral statement should simply notify:
Atomic Safety & Licensing
U.S. Federal Bldg.
Houston, Texas 77002
The nuclear power plant would be
built in Wallis, Texas, which is 48
miles southwest from downtown
Houston. Anyone in a 50-mile radius
of a proposed nuclear plant is considered "a prime intervenor" or a
"witness in good standing" by the
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, since these citizens would encounter the greatest environmental
impact by the nuclear facility.
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regret we cannot take information over
the phone. Announcements of events that
are free and open to the public are published free of charge. Be sure to send
information early. For May issue, include
events for May 15-June 15. For June
issue, June 15-July 15.
Maggie: A Retrospective featuring paintings and other works by the late Houston
artist Margaret Webb Dreyer is currently
on exhibit in the University of St. Thomas
Art Gallery, 3900 Yoakum, until April 14.
The exhibit includes water colors, oils,
drawings and her last work,Maggie's Songs
1-5, of stained acrylics on unbleached and
unsized linen. Dreyer was director of the
art program for the City of Houston Parks
and Recreation Department and operated
Dreyer Galleries, a contemporary gallery,
for 15 years. A Margaret Webb Dreyer
Memorial Scholarship in Art has been established by the University of St. Thomas
to assist students in financial need who
show exceptional creative promise in art.
Donations may be sent to the Margaret
Webb Dreyer Memorial Fund, c/o Rev.
F.E. Monaghan, Scholarship Office, University of St. Thomas, 3812 Montrose,
Houston, TX 77006. The UST Art Gallery
is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. For
more information call 522-7911.
drawing by Errell Jordan
Greenpeace is a California-based humane society concerned primarily with protecting
whales and seals. The group also lobbies against nuclear power plants and other environmental dangers. Greenpeace president, Dr. Patrick Moore, was arrested and charged
when he tried to protect baby seals from being killed. For more information about this
organization, write 240 Ft. Mason, San Francisco, California 94123.
The Park People is the new name of the Citizens Open Space Taskforce, a group dedicated to increasing the amount of park and open space land in Houston. Their next
program, Non-Traditional Approaches to Parkland and Open Space Acquisition, will be
Thursday, April 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Electric Living Center, 2121 W. Loop
South. The Park People is a non-profit organization dependent on tax-deductible contributions to offer their programs. Donations may be sent to One Main Plaza, no. 1006,
Houston 77002. Make checks payable to C.E.C. Fund, Inc./The Park People. For more
information, contact Judy Vinson, 228-0037.
Bayou 79 is the theme of the 10th annual Reeking Regatta and the University of
Houston Downtown Campus Spring Festival to be held Saturday, April 21, at Allen's
Landing. The focus of the activities will be environmental protection and will include
canoe and raft races and a water-ski show in the bayou if possible. Continuous music
will be provided from two stages, along with dancing, food, drinks, and items for sale
at booths sponsored by other groups such as The Park People. All of the activities are
free and will last from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
TWIGS, the new volunteer "fun/fund"-raising organization of St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, is taking root and branching into the Houston community. The program consists
of small neighborhood groups that individually plan, organize and conduct their own
"fun/fund"-raising activities for the benefit of St. Joseph Hospital. Metropolitan TWIG
will feature an old-fashioned Southern Dinner on Saturday, April 21, from 7 to 10 p.m. at
Alfreda's Cafeteria, 2530 Crawford at McGowen. Tickets are $5.00 and are available at
all Alfreda's Cafeterias, St. Joseph Hospital Foundation (652-3100) and at the door the
night of the event. All proceeds from the neighborhood events go to St. Joseph Hospital
Foundation. For further information please call 652-3100.
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