National & World Events
Here is the Associated Press list
of national and foreign events for this week.
Please note that many events, especially court appearances,
are subject to change at the last minute.

Friday, December 13, 1996


The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT):

MONDAY: Federal Reserve releases November industrial production. 9:15 a.m.

TUESDAY: Commerce releases November housing starts. 8:30 a.m.

THURSDAY: Labor releases weekly jobless claims. 8:30 a.m.; Commerce releases October international trade. 8:30 a.m.

FRIDAY: Commerce releases 3rd quarter gross domestic product. 8:30 a.m.

SUNDAY, Dec. 15:

San Francisco - American Geophysical Union meeting.

MONDAY, Dec. 16:

Geneva - U.N. conference to try to speed return home of Bosnian refugees.

Geneva - U.N. commission meets to assess compensation for victims of Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

Paris - OECD to discuss finalizing global policy on cryptography, involving government access and safeguards for electronic transactions and communications.

Seoul, South Korea - High court rules on appeals by former military dictator Chun Doo-hwan, who was sentenced to death for his role in a 1979 coup.

Washington - The Supreme Court issues orders.

Washington - President Clinton participates in a joint news conference with Irish Prime Minister John Bruton and European Commission President Jacques Santer.

(Washington - Congress is in recess until January.)

Torrance, Calif. - Sentencing for Charles Rathbun, convicted of killing model and former Raiders cheerleader Linda Sobek.

Santa Ana, Calif. - Evidentiary hearing to determine whether Geronimo Pratt should receive new trial. He was convicted of murder 27 years ago.

Alexandria, Va. - Circuit Court trial opens for 16-year-old Jimmy Hernandez, the first teen-ager charged as an adult with murder under Virginia's tougher juvenile justice law.

Milwaukee - Court appearance for repeat drunken driver who will have his jail time reduced if he agrees to parade around in a sandwich board displaying facts of his past misconduct.

Lexington, Ky. - Sentencing for Zane Leeds, a former Burgin school board member convicted of growing one of the largest marijuana crops ever seized in Kentucky.

Columbus, Ohio - Jury selection to start in Midwest bank robberies trial of Peter Langan. The robbers wore T-shirts with FBI logos and bought getaway cars in the names of retired agents.

TUESDAY, Dec. 17:

SHEFFIELD, England - Pretrial hearing for Szymon Serafinowicz, accused of war crimes.

Pittsburgh - USAir reservations and airport personnel vote on whether to be represented by the Communications Workers of America.

Falls City, Neb. - Retrial scheduled to begin for Dennis Ryan in the 1985 torture killing of James Thimm at a survival camp headed by Ryan's father, cult leader Michael Ryan.

Dayton, Ohio - Sen. John Glenn speaks at luncheon to celebrate 93rd anniversary of powered flight.


Prague, Czech Republic - The newly elected Czech Senate holds its first session.

Bloemfontein, South Africa - Former state broadcasting chief Dr. Ivy Casaburri-Matsepe to be sworn in as premier of Free State province after controversial demotion of ANC premier Terror Lekota.

Lincoln, Neb. - Court hearing on a statutory rape charge for the boyfriend of an Iraqi refugee teen-age girl who claims her father forced her to marry.

THURSDAY, Dec. 19:

Vietnam - 50th anniversary of beginning of war in Indochina.

FRIDAY, Dec. 20:

Prague, Czech Republic - Czech Foreign Minister Josef Zieleniec and his German counterpart Klaus Kinkel are expected to initial a declaration on Czech-German relations.

Los Angeles - Golden Globe nominations.

Cincinnati - Judge to rule whether to throw out the evidence against a woman arrested after refeeding parking meters for other people.

SUNDAY, Dec. 22:

Singapore - International jewelry fair opens.

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