National & World Events
Here is the Associated Press list
of national and foreign events for this week.

Friday, August 9, 1996



TUESDAY: Labor Department releases July consumer prices. 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases July retail sales. 8:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY: Commerce releases June business inventories. 10 a.m.; Labor releases 2nd quarter productivity. 10 a.m.

THURSDAY: Labor releases weekly jobless claims. 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases July industrial production. 9:15 a.m.

FRIDAY: Commerce releases July housing starts. 8:30 a.m.



SUNDAY, August 11:

Copenhagen, Denmark - International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements conference, with First Organic World Exhibition. Through Aug. 15.

Cape Town, South Africa - Vigilante group that killed a drug lord on Aug. 4 plans an anti-crime rally.

Vac, Hungary - The Jimmy Carter Work Project, part of the "Habitat for Humanity" home-building project, with former President Carter and wife Rosalynn participating. Through Aug. 17.

Jackson Hole, Wyo. - President Clinton and his family vacation here until Aug. 17.

San Diego - California Republicans throw a convention-eve beach party.

Long Beach, Calif. - Reform Party national convention; presidential nominee to be announced Aug. 18 in Valley Forge, Pa.

Louisville, Ky. - Reform Party holds first Kentucky convention.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Symposium on UFO, crop circles and alien contact.



MONDAY, August 12:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Malaysian Economic Convention.

Washington - Congress is in recess until Sept. 4; the Supreme Court is in recess until October.

San Diego - 1996 Republican National Convention. Through Aug. 15.

Los Angeles - Federal court hearing on bail for imprisoned former S&L owner Charles Keating.

Santa Ana, Calif. - Opening statements in first Orange County bankruptcy criminal trial, that of former county budget director Ron Rubino.

Charleston, S.C. - Federal court hearing on The Citadel's plans to admit women.

Columbia, S.C. - Federal court hearing on lawsuits challenging South Carolina state House and Senate districts.

Pikeville, Ky. - Rescheduled sentencing for four people convicted of rigging a jury in a multimillion-dollar insurance case.

Phoenix - Mandatory release date for John Adamson, the man who planted the car bomb that killed Arizona Republic Reporter Don Bolles in 1976.

Arlington, Va. - Sentencing of Christopher Beck, who pleaded guilty to killing three people in a rooming house.

Milwaukee - Federal trial for one of nine members of a right-wing, Wisconsin-based Family Farm Preservation (successor to militant Posse Comitatus) group accused of passing more than $64 million in phony currency.

Janesville, Wis. - Motions hearing for man accused of killing his wife and cutting her up in pieces. He now says he thinks she is still alive.



TUESDAY, August 13:

Wyoming State Primary.

Colorado State Primary, featuring hotly contested races for the Democratic and GOP nominations for U.S. Senate.

Manassas, Va. - Preliminary hearing for former FBI agent Eugene Bennett on five felony charges related to the alleged abduction of his wife's minister on June 23.

Santa Monica, Calif. - Status conference in O.J. Simpson wrongful death suit. On the agenda will be a motion for electronic access to civil trial courtroom proceedings.

Santa Maria, Calif. - Hearing in the wrongful discharge lawsuit against Michael Jackson by former bodyguards.

Los Angeles - Jury selection in the breach of contract suit against Loni Anderson by an infomercial maker.

Pasadena, Calif. - Galileo briefing with new findings on Jupiter's icy moon Europa, as well as Jupiter's Great Red Spot and other sites.



WEDNESDAY, August 14:

Singapore - Asia-Pacific Theme Parks trade exhibition.

Cleveland - "Freebird ... The Movie," the first concert film of Lynyrd Skynyrd, premieres at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Portage, Wis. - Hearing to decide placement of sexual predator James T. Amour who said he was glad he wasn't released because he was afraid he would attack again.



THURSDAY, August 15:

New Delhi, India - Nation celebrates anniversary of independence from British colonial rule.

Dhaka, Bangladesh - Day of mourning for independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rehman who was assassinated in 1975. Rehman's daughter, Sheikh Hasina, is the country's new prime minister.

Cairo, Egypt - Verdict in case accusing 13 Muslim Brotherhood members of participating in an outlawed group, trying to form a religious-based party.

Amritsar, India - Peace activists from India and Pakistan organize a symbolic candlelight vigil on the border between the two South Asian nations.

Umlazi, South Africa - Scheduled start of murder trial of Dirk Coetzee and four other former security officers accused of killing anti-apartheid lawyer Griffiths Mxenge in 1981.

Atlanta - Paralympics opening ceremonies.

Richmond, Va. - A hearing on lesbian mother Sharon Bottoms' appeal of a ruling giving custody of her son, Tyler Doustou, to her mother.

Los Angeles - Green Party holds national convention at UCLA.

San Diego - U.S. Taxpayers Party holds national convention.



FRIDAY, August 16:

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Inauguration of new Dominican president Leonel Fernandez.

Atlanta - Paralympics competition begins. Through Aug. 25.

Yuma, Ariz. - Hearing on evidence issues in pretrial conference for undercover drug agent accused of killing two fellow agents in 1995.

Grand Island, Neb. - Regional summit on methamphetamine use and ways to combat it.

Monterrey, Mexico - San Diego Padres play three-game series against New York Mets in first out-of-country National League games.



SATURDAY, August 17:

Jakarta, Indonesia - Indonesia's 51st independence anniversary.

Zwimba, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe marries Grace Marufu, his longtime secretary.

Washington - President Clinton returns from Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Louisville, Ky. - Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention opens.



SUNDAY, August 18:

Budapest, Hungary - Visit by Dalai Lama and Nobel Laureates Elie Wiesel and Betty Williams to sign and launch the "Manifesto on the Spirit of Planetary Consciousness."



AP-WS-08-09-96 1258EDT




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