Friday, August 9, 1996
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.