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, August 22, 1997



ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

TUESDAY: Commerce Department releases durable goods for July. 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for July. 10 a.m.

THURSDAY: Commerce releases 2nd quarter GDP, 1st revision, and corporate profits. 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases unemployment claims. 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates.

FRIDAY: Commerce releases personal income for July. 8:30 a.m.; Commerce releases new home sales for July. 10 a.m.

SUNDAY, Aug. 24:

Paris -- Pope John Paul II meets Premier Lionel Jospin. Papal visit ends.

New York -- With last year's explosion-crash of TWA Flight 800 in mind, 38 fire departments and emergency medical service companies totaling 375 volunteers engage in one of largest water rescue drills on Long Island.

MONDAY, Aug. 25:

Copenhagen, Denmark -- Trial starts of Danish neo-Nazis for sending three dummy mail bombs to a British anti-fascist group, a white TV personality married to a black man and rival neo-Nazis.

Washington -- Supreme Court is in recess until October.

Washington -- Congress in recess until September.

Washington -- President Clinton is vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., until after Labor Day.

Little Rock, Ark. -- Trial for lawyer Mark Cambiano, accused of laundering drug money. Prosecutors say some cash went to the Democratic National Committee and to President Clinton's 1993 inauguration, but that the DNC and others didn't know where the money came from.

Santa Fe, N.M. -- Fifth annual New Mexico Water Law Conference. Through Aug. 26.

Charleston, S.C. -- New class of women begins training at The Citadel.

Charleston, S.C. -- Sentencing in federal court of man with KKK ties in burning of church.

Los Angeles -- Hearing scheduled in Don Johnson's defamation of character lawsuit against two women who had accused him of sexual harassment.

Santa Monica, Calif. -- Hearing in the continuing effort to determine whether some items seized from O.J. Simpson as part of his wrongful death judgment were really his to begin with.

Laguna Niguel, Calif. -- Administrative hearing for Dr. W. Earle Matory Jr. and Dr. Robert Ken Hoo on temporary suspension of their licenses after patient death during liposuction. Through Sept. 8.

Cincinnati -- Sentencing in federal court for a barge towing company and one of its retired executives on charges of dumping oil into the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

Dallas -- Grand jury hears evidence in rape allegation lodged against Dallas Cowboys player Nate Newton.

Sherman, Texas -- Sentencing for former Dallas city councilman who plead guilty in fraud and conspiracy scheme.

El Paso, Texas -- U.S. drug czar Barry McCaffrey tours the area and meets with Mexican officials as part of a border-wide drug tour.

New York -- Jerusalem's Mayor and Likud Israeli Knesset member Ehud Olmert holds news conference on controversial building projects in Jerusalem and the ongoing peace negotiations.

Minneapolis -- Deadline for anti-stadium group to come up with 8,155 signatures on petition that would have citizens vote whether to amend city charter, to require a public referendum for any stadium-related construction exceeding $10 million.

Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. -- Scheduled court-martial for Sgt. 1st Class Gary F. Alford in sex harassment case.

Livingston, Mont. -- Trial for Park County Sheriff Charley Johnson, charged with sexual assault and official misconduct.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. -- Ceremonies commemorating 125th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park,

Tucson, Ariz. -- Sentencing for Jorge Mancha, a former Border Patrol agent convicted of helping smuggle drugs into the country.

TUESDAY, Aug. 26:

Stavanger, Norway -- Environment Northern Seas Conference opens. Theme: "The environment and use of natural resources." Through Aug. 29.

Singapore -- Chinese Premier Li Peng visits.

Los Angeles -- Zero Population Growth releases its list of the country's most "Kid-Friendly" cities.

Santa Ana, Calif. -- Scheduled release of 10,000 pages of secret grand jury transcripts probing Merrill Lynch's involvement with the Orange County bankruptcy following a news media challenge and subsequent appeal to unseal the records.

Houston -- News conference to announce spinal cord regeneration research by a consortium of medical schools.

Santa Fe, N.M. -- Los Alamos National Laboratory holding meeting on "Plutonium Futures -- The Science Conference." Through Aug. 28.

Independence, Va. -- Bond hearing for Emmitt Cressell, one of two men charged with murder in the death of G.P. Garnett, a black man who was burned alive and beheaded.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27:

Venice, Italy -- Venice Film Festival. Through Sept 6.

Seoul, Korea -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu begins a two-day visit to South Korea.

Solomon Islands -- Parliament meets to elect a new prime minister after last month's national elections.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- British Foreign Minister Robin Cooke visits.

Los Angeles -- Hearing in lawsuit by Francis Ford Coppola against Warner Bros. over the studio's handling of his live-action "Pinocchio" film proposal.

Pasadena, Calif. -- Pathfinder briefing at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Potosi, Mo. -- William Boliek scheduled to be executed for 1983 murder of sister of his girlfriend.

Columbia, S.C. -- Court-martial for Fort Jackson sergeant on sex-related charges.

Reno, Nev. -- Start of Burning Man festival.

Newark, N.J. -- Rutgers University holds forum on ethics in academia, including faculty-student relationships, cheating, research ethics. Speakers include Donald McCabe, whose national survey on cheating in 1993 found that nearly 70 percent of U.S. college students admit to cheating.

THURSDAY, Aug. 28:

Jakarta, Indonesia -- British Foreign Minister Robin Cooke visits. Will also visit Philippines. Through Aug. 31.

Milwaukee -- 66th Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu.

Las Vegas -- Michael Jordan Basketball Camp opens here at a reported $15,000 a head.

Santa Monica, Calif. -- Hearing on bid by guardian of the estate of O.J. Simpson's two younger children to have the children receive all profits made by the sale of their mother's diaries, wedding photos and memorabilia.

Beverly Hills, Calif. -- Hearing scheduled on plaintiffs' challenge to exempt O.J. Simpson's pension from the wrongful death judgment against him.

San Francisco -- Jesse Jackson leads march across Golden Gate Bridge to support affirmative action.

FRIDAY, Aug. 29:

San Francisco -- Critical Mass bicycle ride. Two hundred and fifty cyclists were arrested last month.

Los Angeles -- Decision on whether eight Iraqi members of CIA-backed resistance groups, evacuated to the United States last fall aboard U.S. military planes, should be deported because they are alleged double-agents.

Pasadena, Calif. -- The Invention Convention opens at the Pasadena Convention Center. Through Sept. 1.

Seattle -- Sentencing for teacher who pleaded guilty to rape after a liaison with a student resulted in the teacher giving birth to student's child.

Columbus, Ohio -- Preliminary hearings scheduled for two members of defending Major League Soccer champs D.C. United on rape charges in connection with an alleged assault on a woman in a downtown hotel.

Williamsburg, Va. -- Peace Corps Director Mark D. Gearan to speak at William and Mary's convocation ceremony.

Memphis, Tenn. -- Latest hearing in James Earl Ray case, this one on prosecution request for state Court of Criminal Appeals to bar any more appeals by Ray.

Whitesburg, Ky. -- U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., visits mountains on a poverty tour reminiscent of Bobby Kennedy's visit in 1968.

SATURDAY, Aug. 30:

Los Angeles -- Ford Los Angeles Grand Prix vintage car races downtown.

Central City, Ky. -- Annual Central City Music Festival/Everly Brothers Homecoming concert.

SUNDAY, Aug. 31:

Johannesburg, South Africa -- Launch of international "Peace to the Cities" campaign by the World Council of Churches.

Copenhagen, Denmark -- U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan visits Denmark. Through Sept. 2

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- National Day holiday.

Singapore -- British Foreign Minister Robin Cooke visits.




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