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, July 11, 1997


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

TUESDAY: Commerce Department releases retail sales for June. 8:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY: Commerce releases business inventories for May. 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases consumer prices for June. 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for June. 9:15 a.m.

THURSDAY: Labor Department releases unemployment claims. 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for June. 8:30 a.m.

FRIDAY: Commerce Department releases international trade for May. 8:30 a.m.

SUNDAY, July 13:

Pittsburgh -- NAACP annual convention. Through July 17.

New York -- Celebration of Bastille Day under patronage of Consul General of France Patrick Gautrat.

Milwaukee -- Great Circus Parade.

Key West, Fla. -- Democracy Movement's Flotilla to commemorate victims of "13 of March" tugboat sunk by the Cuban government in 1994.

MONDAY, July 14:

Paris -- Bastille Day parade.

Washington -- Supreme Court in recess until October.

Washington -- Senate in session through July 18.

New York -- In celebration of Bastille Day and longtime Franco-American friendship, France formally donates supersonic fighter jet to the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum.

Los Angeles -- Status hearing in breach-of-contract lawsuit by Jeffrey Katzenberg against former employer Disney Studios.

Los Angeles -- Trial in suit against Carroll O'Connor by man who claims the actor publicly blamed him for death of O'Connor's son.

Los Angeles -- O.J. Simpson's Brentwood mansion put up for public auction.

Houston -- Dedication of sculputure plaza commemorating three victims of TWA Flight 800.

Toledo, Ohio -- Government officials from eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces to talk about water quality and other Great Lakes' issues during International Great Lakes'-St. Lawrence Mayors' conference. Through July 18.

Oklahoma City -- Oklahoma County grand jury empaneled to investigate Oklahoma City bombing resumes its meetings.

Murray, Ky. -- Arraignment for NBA and former Murray State University basketball player Marcus Brown, charged with unlawful transaction with a minor for allegedly providing alcohol to underage girls.

Crazy Horse Mountain Carving, S.D. -- Ruth Ziolkowski, chairman of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, receives The Freedom Forum's Free Spirit Award in recognition of her work and accomplishments on behalf of the Crazy Horse Memorial.

New York -- Custody hearing continues for couple accused of hitting their adopted Russian girls on flight from Moscow to New York.

Fairfax, Va. -- Preliminary hearing for police officer accused of bank robbery.

Arlington, Va. -- Leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference meet with Pentagon officials over the SCLC's employment discrimination complaint alleging 3,137 blacks have been denied promotions in the Army.

TUESDAY, July 15:

London -- Queen's golden anniversary party, with 4,000 couples.

Washington -- Senate Governmental Affairs Committee holds hearings on campaign finance abuses.

Washington -- House in session. Through July 17.

New York -- Trans World Airlines holds press briefing prior to service in memory of the Flight 800 crew members and their families who lost their lives in explosion and crash one year ago off Long Island. Memorial to be unveiled later in day for crew members' families and TWA employees.

Fairfield, Iowa -- Pretrial conferences for three teen-agers charged in the beating deaths of 15 cats at an animal shelter.

Paradise Valley, Ariz. -- Court appearance for NBA veteran Sedale Threatt to answer charges of DUI, reckless driving. He crashed car and had blood-alcohol level twice legal limit.

Norfolk, Va. -- Attorney General Janet Reno to speak at the America's Prosecutors Annual Conference.

Santa Fe, N.M. -- National Association of Lieutenant Governors meeting. Through July 20.


Washington -- Senate Governmental Affairs Committee holds hearings on campaign finance abuses.

Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. -- Court-martial of Sgt. 1st Class Gary Alford in sexual harassment case.

Philadelphia -- Tria-annual General Convention of Episcopal Church's supreme legislative body. Through July 25.

San Francisco -- University of California regents meet through July 18. They are scheduled to cast final vote on controversial merger of UCSF, Stanford hospitals.

San Francisco -- Auction of boxing and other memorabilia, including Lucky Luciano's cigars, Timothy Leary's photo album, Eisenhower's golf clubs.

Austin, Texas -- Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library releases more White House tapes.

THURSDAY, July 17:

Washington -- Senate Governmental Affairs Committee holds hearings on campaign finance abuses.

San Francisco -- Start of two-day walkout by Kaiser Permanente nurses in Northern California to protest lack of progress in new contract

Santa Fe, N.M. -- Grand opening of Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

New York -- Memorial mass for the 230 victims of the TWA Flight 800 crash off Long Island a year ago. Starts four days of observance of first anniversary of the deaths by the TWA Flight 800 Families Association.

Rentiesville, Okla. -- Stamp cancellation ceremony honoring black soldiers who fought in the Civil War Battle of Honey Springs.

Des Moines, Iowa -- Former U.S. Rep. Jim Lightfoot expected to make formal announcement about seeking the Republican nomination for governor.

Tucson, Ariz. -- Hearing on whether to halt state ban on partial-birth abortions. Planned Parenthood seeking temporary restraining order.

Jarratt, Va. -- Execution scheduled for Roy Bruce Smith.

Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. -- Court-martial for airman on charges stemming from the computer seduction of teen-ager who left her home in New York and was found with him in Illinois.

FRIDAY, July 18:

Havana, Cuba -- Pan-American Youth Games. U.S. athletes competing.

Dayton, Ohio -- Air Force Secretary Sheila Widnall and Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, attend ceremony to name the Air Force's newest B-2 Stealth bomber the "Spirit of Ohio."

New York -- TWA Flight 800 Families Association holds dedication ceremony of memorial park and community-built children's playground. Program includes 100 schoolchildren presenting sunflowers. Park includes granite arch with walkway containing 1,122 bricks listing names of donors.


Kataragama, Sri Lanka -- Festival honoring Lord Murugan, a god shared by both Buddhists and Hindus. Processions of elephants, walking on fire are special features.

Kandy, Sri Lanka -- "Kandy Esala Perahera," the country's main annual Buddhist religious procession. Over 100 elephants decorated in bright colors and lights, thousands of drummers, dancers, flag-bearers and fire-dancers parade through Sri Lanka's ancient hill capital, to honor the tooth relic of Lord Buddha, revered by Buddhists everywhere.

Seattle -- John Travolta chairs benefit auction for Museum of Flight.

Dayton, Ohio -- The National Aviation Hall of Fame inducts new members at the Dayton Convention Center.

Oklahoma City -- Harley-Davidson owners and executives participate in motorcycle parade that will pass the Oklahoma City bombing site to pay tribute to bombing victims.

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