Friday, October 18, 1996
THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. 8:30 a.m.
FRIDAY: Commerce Department releases September durable goods. 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases September existing home sales. 10 a.m.
Brussels - Mass demonstration planned over Belgian child murder scandal.
Berlin - World Wide Fund for Nature annual conference. Prince Philip, who is president, attending.
Washington - President Clinton departs for trip to New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Michigan and Florida. Through Oct. 23.
Santa Fe, N.M. - New Mexico Lottery beginning statewide sales of Powerball Lottery tickets.
Glen Rose, N.Y. - U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management sponsors horse & burro adoption for 125 animals.
Pretoria, South Africa - Alleged serial killer Moses Sithole stands trial on 38 murder charges, 40 rape charges and six robbery charges.
Cape Town, South Africa - South African National Defence Force chief Gen. Georg Meiring makes the military's submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Washington - Supreme Court issues orders, then recesses until Nov. 4; Congress in recess until January.
Arlington, Va. - Virginia State Crime Commission holds first public hearing on youth gangs.
Boydton, Va. - A grand jury considers felony charges against a 16-year-old South Carolina boy who, with two other children aged 11 and 13, allegedly beat a 3-year-old girl so badly doctors had to remove part of her brain. If the boy is indicted and convicted of aggravated malicious wounding, he could serve 20 years in prison.
Sioux Falls, S.D. - Lecture by Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet Union president, at Augustana College.
Greensboro, N.C. - Pretrial motions in murder trial of Tim Buczkowski, who is accused of drowning his first wife in a bathtub. He is expected to be tried later on a charge of drowning his second wife in a hot tub in Pennsylvania.
Syracuse, N.Y. - Court hearing for Samuel Chinn, whose case could become the test case for the state's death penalty law. Chinn is accused of killing one woman, and then killing another woman who may have seen him with the first victim.
Buffalo, N.Y. - Amy Fisher hearing resumes in federal court.
Anaheim, Calif. - Wescon electronics industry trade show.
Philadelphia - Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Angelo Sodano to consecrate a new archbisop.
Humble, Texas - Gov. George W. Bush speaks at ceremonies renaming the Atascocita State Jail in honor of Pam Lychner of Houston, a victims' rights advocate killed with her daughters aboard TWA 800.
Amherst, N.Y. - Operation Rescue holds protest outside abortion clinic. The protest is traveling to 33 cities across the country.
Newark, N.J. - Federal federal court hearing set for Kiwi International Air Lines to present plan to dispose of its assets if no buyer found by then.
Pittsburgh - Hearing for Steelers defensive lineman Bill Johnson on disorderly conduct charges.
Paris - French judge to decide whether to maintain ban on "The Big Secret," a doctor's book saying the late President Francois Mitterand hid his cancer for more than a decade.
London - Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski visits Britain. Meets Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister John Major, and speaks to the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Through Oct. 24.
Washington - President Clinton returns.
Richmond, Va. - A panel of scholars and scientists debates the thesis that Virginia cannot continue without its tobacco industry and must make every effort to defend it.
Baldwin City, Kan. - Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher delivers address at Baker University and participates in dedication of chapel where her father once preached that was dismantled in England and rebuilt in Kansas.
Amherst, N.Y. - Skeptics at the Center for Inquiry hold a mock celebration marking the exact day some people believe the earth was created 6,000 years ago.
Houston - Astronaut Shannon Lucid holds news conference to discuss her record-long stay aboard the Russian space station.
Dayton, Ohio - Mayor Mike Turner to discuss plans for Dayton, home of the Bosnia peace talks, to establish special trading relationship with Bosnia.
Valletta, Malta - General elections.
Sofia, Bulgaria - Presidential elections.
Arlington, Va. - Marine Corps marathon.
Newport News, Va. - More than 500 local motorcyclists participate in the Ride for Healthier Babies to raise money for the March of Dimes.