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

Friday, August 16, 1996

TUESDAY: Commerce Department releases June International Trade. 8:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY: Treasury Department releases monthly statement. 2 p.m.

THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. 8:30 a.m.

FRIDAY: Commerce releases durable goods. 8:30 a.m.

SUNDAY, August 18:

Johannesburg, South Africa - Dalai Lama to arrive for series of public meetings.

Washington - President Clinton scheduled to travel to New York.

Vandenberg AFB, Calif. - Early morning Air Force launch of mystery satellite.

Valley Forge, Pa. - Winner of Reform Party presidential nomination will be announced.

MONDAY, August 19:

Canberra, Australia - Committal hearing for former Australian ambassador John Holloway, charged with molesting children in Cambodia in 1994.

Bassterre, St. Kitts - Court hears U.S. request for extradition of four St. Kitts men who face local drug-trafficking charges linked to a double murder and a scandal that brought down the government.

Washington - Congress in recess until Sept. 4.

New York - President Clinton scheduled to travel to Tennessee.

Los Angeles - Green Party nominates consumer activist Ralph Nader as its 1996 presidential candidate.

Little Rock, Ark. - Sentencing for Gov. Jim Guy Tucker and President Clinton's former buisness partner, James McDougal, for their conviction on Whitewater charges.

Louisville, Ky. - Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown speaks to VFW national convention.

Atlanta - House Speaker Newt Gingrich makes a medal presentation for the Paralympics. Later, he holds an on-line conversation with constituents.

Pueblo, Colo. - Arraignment for 20-year-old man charged with killing two priests.

Boulder, Colo. - First Annual Wireless Communications Conference. Through Aug. 21.

TUESDAY, August 20:

Washington - Federal Open Market Committee meets to review interest rates.

Richmond, Va. - State commission reviews pending legislation that would compel health insurers to cover the costs of contraceptive and for services of certified nurse-midwives.

Louisville, Ky. - Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole speaks to national VFW convention.

Little Rock, Ark. - Sentencing for Susan McDougal, a business partner of President Clinton, on Whitewater conviction.

Wyoming primary.

WEDNESDAY, August 21:

Las Cruces, N.M. - Miss Teen USA Pageant.

Louisville, Ky. - Vice President Al Gore speaks to national VFW convention.

Atlanta - City Council holds public hearing on the city's 911 system, which has come under fire for its handling of the Olympic park bomb threat.

Potosi, Mo. - Execution scheduled for 12:01 a.m. for Richard Oxford, an Oklahoma prison escapee convicted of killing a Missouri couple.

Stafford, Va. - Board of Supervisors votes on whether Wal-Mart will be allowed to build new store adjacent to George Washington's boyhood home.

THURSDAY, August 22:

Malibu, Calif. - Hearing in drug abuse case of actor Robery Downey Jr.

Norfolk, Va. - Sentencing in federal court for Clark Ryan Martin, 24, a political science student convicted of conspiracy in arson fires at two Tidewater abortion clinics.

FRIDAY, August 23:

London - Strike planned by subway and rail workers.

Santa Monica, Calif. - Hearing on media motions seeking cameras in the courtroom and a lifting of gag order in the O.J. Simpson wrongful death trial.

Richmond, Va. - A librarian arrested by the FBI for her sarcastic quip that a bomb was hidden in her luggage is scheduled for hearing in federal court.

SATURDAY, August 24:

Rachel, Nev. - Rave party/UFO "Burning Man" festival on land adjacent to Area 51 and along the state's new "Extraterrestrial Highway."

Kansas City, Mo. - Start of annual meeting of International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Spotsylvania, Va. - Burial with military honors of a skull found in 1865 on the Spotsylvania Civil War battlefield (a year after the battle) known only as "Rebel Butler." The skull is being returned to Virginia from a museum in Indiana.

SUNDAY, August 25:

Atlanta - Paralympics closing ceremonies.

Deming, N.M. - Great American Duck Race.

AP-WS-08-16-96 1259EDT

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