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, March 14, 1997



ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

TUESDAY: Commerce Department releases February housing starts. 8:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY: Labor Department releases February consumer prices. 8:30 a.m.

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

FRIDAY: Treasury Department releases February budget statement. 2 p.m.

SUNDAY, March 16:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Asian Group One pre-World Cup soccer tournament. Through March 20.

Anaheim, Calif. - American College of Cardiology.

Beverly Hills, Calif. - Writers Guild awards.

MONDAY, March 17:

Johannesburg, South Africa - International Copyright Conference. Through March 18.

Budapest, Hungary - Czech Prime Minister Vaclav Klaus visits.

Washington - Supreme Court hears arguments.

Washington - Senate in session.

Colorado Springs, Colo. - Two teens accused of killing two other teens expected in court as prosecutors seek to have them tried as adults.

Houston - Start of weeklong 28th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, including sessions on Galileo mission to Jupiter and studies about the possibility of life in a Martian meteorite.

Phoenix - Opening of two-day conference on tribal water issues. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to speaks on March 18.

Blacksburg, Va. - Trial of Virginia Tech football player charged with malicious wounding for allegedly hitting a member of the track team with a cane while other football players worked him over.

Williamsburg, Va. - Conference on fighting crimes against the elderly. Sponsored by AARP, several police agencies and the state attorney general. Through March 19.

New York - Start of trial of Peng You Zhong, accused of kidnaping and murder of Ko Lai Zhang, 39-year-old mother of two, after her family failed to come up with ransom.

New York - St. Patrick's Day Parade up Fifth Avenue observes 150th anniversary of "Black '47," the worst year of the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s in which 1.5 million people died.

TUESDAY, March 18:

Johannesburg, South Africa - Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives for four-day visit.

Canberra, Australia - Senate debates a bill that would nullify the Northern Territory's euthanasia law.

Baghdad, Iraq - Fifty-member Soviet delegation to sign $12 billion in post-sanction oil and power agreements after meeting of joint Iraq-Soviet committee on cooperation. Through March 19.

Jakarta, Indonesia - Retired U.S. Army Gen. Colin Powell visits.

Washington - King Hussein of Jordan scheduled to meet with President Clinton.

Washington - President Clinton departs for summit in Helsinki, Finland, with Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Through March 21.

Washington - Supreme Court hears arguments.

Washington - Senate is in session.

Washington - House in session. Through March 20.

Bend, Ore. - County commissioners expected to vote on changing ordinance that has condemned two sheep-chasing dogs to death.

Rochester, N.Y. - Trial opens for Rochester's youngest murder defendant, a boy who was 13 when he allegedly shot a man during an attempted robbery.

Houston - Preflight briefings for the next shuttle mission, April 3, a 16-day Spacelab mission.

Phoenix - Muhammad Ali helps dedicate the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center at Barrow Neurological Institute.

Phoenix - Sentencing for 10 members of the Viper Militia who have pleaded guilty to various charges.

Cleveland - Pretrial hearing for Cleveland Indians pitcher Jose Mesa, who is charged with rape.

Harlan, Ky. - Trial scheduled for man charged with selling his baby daughter for $800.

Manassas, Va. - Preliminary hearing for two teen-agers charged in death of Pennsylvania man at Interstate 95 rest stop.

White Plains, N.Y. - Hearing at which federal Judge Charles Brieant may approve tentative $176 million settlement of race discrimination case against Texaco.

New York - Former First Lady Nancy Reagan among those to receive award from National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

New York - Midnight animal walk through Queens Midtown Tunnel of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show On Earth circus on its way to Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Circus opens March 20.

WEDNESDAY, March 19:

Berlin - World Health Organization releases tuberculosis report and announces new development in controlling the disease.

Bonn, Germany - Syrian Vice President Abdel-Halim Khaddam and Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa meet German officials on stalled Israeli-Syrian peace talks.

Cairo, Egypt - International trade fair. Through March 28.

Washington - Supreme Court hears arguments.

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. - Swallows expected to return to Mission San Juan Capistrano.

New York - Auction of complete AP teletype report of assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Sale includes 39 AP photos of the scenes and events following the assassination.

THURSDAY, March 20:

Johannesburg, South Africa - ANC veteran Walter Sisulu receives Freedom of Greater Johannesburg Award.

Boulder, Colo. - Boulder police schedule weekly news conference on JonBenet Ramsey murder case.

Cincinnati - Sheriff to auction off jewelry of woman convicted of killing fifth husband to help pay prosecution costs.

St. Louis - Ralston Purina expected to reach decision on whether to move its headquarters or remain in St. Louis.

Los Angeles - Hearing in Garry Shandling's former girlfriend's suit against him.

FRIDAY, March 21:

Helsinki, Finland - President Clinton leaves for Washington.

Sun City, South Africa - Comedian Bill Cosby performs at dinner hosted by President Nelson Mandela for patrons of special fund for former political prisoners.

Petersburg, Va. - Press preview for a new exhibit on the Civil War and announcement of plans for a new National Museum of the Civil War Soldier at Pamplin Park Civil War site.

San Diego - Three naval vessels from People's Republic of China in port for five-day visit.

San Diego - Naval Training Center formally decommissioned.

SATURDAY, March 22:

Pflugerville, Texas - Auction of goods seized by IRS from home of missing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair.

Los Angeles - Spirit independent film awards.a

SUNDAY, March 23:

Los Angeles - Oscar ceremony rehearsal.

Copenhagen, Denmark - British jazz pianist and composer Django Bates receives the $34,000 International Jazzpar Prize.




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