Friday, November 15, 1996
TUESDAY: Commerce Department releases October housing starts. 8:30 a.m.
WEDNESDAY: Commerce releases September international trade. 8:30 a.m.
THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. 8:30 a.m.
Singapore - Biennial conference of ruling People's Action Party.
Moldova - Presidential elections.
Georgetown, Guyana - Six top army officials due to make second court appearance on larceny charges.
Paris - French President Jacques Chirac begins six-day trip to Japan, his first as president.
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Tamil rebels' "Heroes' Week." The rebels have traditionally held ceremonies honoring their war dead and staged at least one major attack on a military base or a terror attack against civilians.
Thailand - Nationwide general elections.
Paris - Colloquium on return of art stolen by Nazis.
Prague, Czech Republic - Seventh anniversary of the beginning of the 1989 "Velvet Revolution."
Baton Rouge, La. - State judge to hold hearing to determine whether Republican Woody Jenkins has enough of case to overturn election of Democrat Mary Landrieu to U.S. Senate. Jenkins claims that signatures of thousands of voters do not match those on voter registration cards.
Los Angeles - Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu speaks to Israel bonds dinner.
Honolulu - President Clinton arrives in Hawaii.
Zambia - Presidential election.
Cairo, Egypt - Conference of Nile basin countries on use of river's water.
Paris - French television to begin running parental guidance warnings for sensitive programming.
Washington - Congress in recess until January.
Washington - Supreme Court issues orders.
Honolulu - President Clinton departs for state visits to Australia, the Philippines and Thailand.
Los Angeles - Trial scheduled in lawsuit brought by Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky against a man who allegedly duped the National Enquirer into believing he was the couple's neighbor.
Santa Ana, Calif. - Sentencing hearing for former Orange County treasurer Bob Citron.
Eau Claire, Wis. - First federal jury trial begins on anti-gay violence in schools.
El Paso, Texas - Civilian women who claim they were sexually harassed at Fort Bliss plan to file a class-action lawsuit against the post.
Yuma, Ariz. - Probable date for opening arguments in trial of Jack Hudson, former deputy sheriff accused of killing two other members of law enforcement anti-drug task team in July 1995.
Sedona, Ariz. - Campground owner faces misdemeanor trial for killing bear that wandered onto his camp over the summer.
Alexandria, Va. - Sentencing of Rod Veney, truck driver whose wreck on Washington Beltway caused 12-hour backup and spilled gasoline into a creek, killing 6,000 fish. He pleaded guilty in federal court.
Hobart, Australia - Start of the trial of Martin Bryant, accused of shooting dead 35 people and wounding 19 others in Australia's worst lone shooting spree on record. Trial is expected to last 3 to 6 weeks.
Sydney, Australia - President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton arrive for visit. Through Nov. 23
Potschefstroom, South Africa - Neo-Nazi leader on attempted murder charges after killing of night watchman he employed.
Washington - Supreme Court in recess until Dec. 2.
Christiansburg, Va. - Trial scheduled for man accused of car-jacking a Virginia Tech student, forcing him to strip to his underwear and shooting him in the head three times.
Dayton, Ohio - Ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to mark first anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords.
Paris - Court to rule on France's first lawsuit by anti-smoking groups suing employer of woman who died of lung cancer.
Ottawa, Canada - Prime Minister Chretien embarks on official trip to the Philippines, China, Japan and Portugal. Through Dec. 3.
Chicago - Funeral Mass for Cardinal Joseph Bernardin.
Boydton, Va. - Trial of 16-year-old boy accused of aggravated malicious wounding in the near-fatal beating of a 3-year-old girl in July. Two others, 11 and 13, also accused. The 16-year-old, who has not been identified, will be tried as an adult and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Denver - Christopher Reeve appearance at Currigan Exhibition Hall to raise money for the developmentally disabled.
Aspen, Colo. - Hunter S. Thompson stands trial for driving while impaired.
Jarratt, Va. - Scheduled execution date for Ronald Bennett.
Manila, Philippines - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit to discuss progress in implementing agreement for regional free trade by 2020. Ministerial meetings Nov. 22-23 in Manila, summit in Subic on Nov. 25.
Beirut, Lebanon - Independence Day celebrated with military parade, speeches.
Paris - Conference on preventing prostitution, sponsored by UNESCO and French government.
Lyon, France - Verdict in trial of 23 Scientologists for alleged fraud. Leader is charged with involuntary homicide in member's suicide.
Cincinnati - Hearing is scheduled on a motion to suppress all police evidence against Sylvia Stayton, who was arrested in October for putting money into expired parking meters to help other motorists.
Paris - The ashes of author Andre Malraux to be moved to Pantheon, France's most hallowed resting site, in ceremony marking 20th anniversary of his death. President Jacques Chirac to deliver eulogy.
Bangalore, India - Finals of the Miss World pageant.
Port Douglas, Australia - President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton depart for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit in Manila.
Madison, Wis. - 1997 Miss Wisconsin USA & Teen Pageants. Through Nov. 24.
Nagorno-Karabakh - Disputed enclave located within Azerbaijan but populated by Armenians holds presidential elections.