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, September 5, 1997


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

MONDAY: Federal Reserve releases consumer credit for July. 3 p.m.

TUESDAY: Labor Department releases 2nd-quarter productivity, revised. 10 a.m.

THURSDAY: Labor releases weekly unemployment claims. 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases current account, 2nd quarter. 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates. Time to be announced.

FRIDAY: Labor releases producer prices for August. 8:30 a.m.; Commerce releases retail sales for August. 8:30 a.m.

SUNDAY, Sept. 7:

Washington -- President Clinton returns from vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- The 119th National Guard Association of the United States general conference with more than 3,000 National Guard officers from 54 states and territories expected. Through Sept. 9.

Reno, Nev. -- Window opens for land speed record run in Black Rock Desert near Reno, pending any protests.

Valentine/O'Neill/Neligh, Neb. -- Three sections of the Cowboy Trail, the longest rails-to-trails project in the nation, will officially open.

Las Vegas -- 214th American Chemical Society national meeting. Through Sept. 11.

Pasadena, Calif. -- Non-televised 49th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in craft categories.

San Francisco -- 101st annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Through Sept. 10.

Knoxville, Tenn. -- The American Nuclear Society topical meeting on Decommissioning, Decontamination, and Reutilization of Commercial and Government Facilities. Through Sept. 12.

MONDAY, Sept. 8:

Sundsvall, Sweden -- Convention of Sweden's governing Social Democratic Party. Through Sept. 12.

Washington -- House in session until Sept. 11; Senate in session until Sept. 12.

Omaha, Neb. -- Preliminary hearing for man accused of beating retired priest to death in rectory.

Oregon City, Ore. -- Trial for Michael Archie Webber Jr., accused of killing his father and fleeing to Mexico.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- Breast implant lawsuit trial begins in state district court against 3M, one plaintiff.

New Orleans -- Hearings on motions in the Dow breast implant trial, which resumes Sept. 29.

Phoenix -- Sentencing for Viper Team militia member Charles Knight, convicted in June of conspiracy to make or possess unregistered destructive devices.

Fairfax, Va. -- Hearing on defense motions in Mir Aimal Kansi/CIA shootings case.

Los Angeles -- Sentencing of former campaign treasurer for Rep. Jay Kim, R-Calif., accused of accepting illegal campaign contributions.

Texarkana, Texas -- Pre-trial hearing in state of Texas lawsuit against tobacco industry. Trial set to begin Sept. 29.

Fort Worth, Texas -- Mesa Airlines begins passenger air service .

TUESDAY, Sept. 9:

Washington -- Senate Governmental Affairs Committee continues hearings into campaign finance abuses. Through Sept. 11.

The Dalles, Ore. -- Hearing for two Marine sergeants charged with attacking two campers at a national forest campground.

Phoenix -- Vote on sales tax increase to pay for transit improvements in Phoenix metro area.

Atlantic City, N.J. -- First of three nights of Miss America preliminary competitions.

Warrenton, Va. -- Hearing on whether to allow newspaper photography in courtroom during proceedings over Jack Kent Cooke's will.

Huntsville, Texas -- Scheduled execution for James Carl Lee Davis, condemned for 1984 beating deaths of three children.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10:

Bologna, Italy -- Italy-Spain summit. Through Sept 11.

Santa Fe, N.M. -- State Supreme Court hearing on a case challenging Gov. Gary Johnson's welfare reform program.

New Orleans -- State Supreme Court hearing on Louisiana's new teen-age DWI law, under which someone not yet 21 can be charged with drunken driving after less than one beer.

Santa Monica, Calif. -- Pretrial hearing in the embezzlement case against Whitewater figure Susan McDougal.

Madison, Wis. -- Leo Anthony Piatz faces sentencing on 11 counts in $13 million Fort McCoy thefts.

Memphis, Tenn. -- Deadline for former Chancery Court Judge David Lanier, who was convicted of sexual harrassment and became a fugitive last month, to surrender before court dismisses his appeal.

Dresden, Tenn. -- Kevin Tuck, former state champion basketball coach at Westview High School, on trial for raping two female players.

Cleveland -- Ceremony to spread the ashes of the ultimate Untouchable, Eliot Ness, 40 years after his death.

College Station, Texas -- Former president George Bush and Gov. George W. Bush speak at dedication for Texas A&M University's George Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Newport News, Va. -- Naming ceremony for the American Progress, the first commercial ship Newport News Shipbuilding has built in 16 years.

Hampton, Va. -- NASA scientist presents discussion on what Mars was once like.

Richmond, Va. -- Health Care Access Summit opens.

THURSDAY, Sept. 11:

Aix-en-Provence, France -- Verdict in trial of Catherine Megret, National Front mayor of town of Vitrolles, for defamation and racist comments.

Rome -- "Woman under the Stars" fashion showing.

Bergen, Norway -- Nordic-Baltic Foreign Ministers Conference.

Norfolk, Va. -- Richard Teagle, a real estate broker, goes on trial with 11 other alleged members of a marijuana ring that operated on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

Pasadena, Calif. -- Mars Global Surveyor to arrive at Mars.

Memphis, Tenn. -- Retired Army Gen. Colin Powell and the late Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson will be honored as winners of the National Civil Rights Museum's 1997 Freedom Awards.

Marshfield, Wis. -- Forum on Advances in Human Genome Research: The Clinical and Ethical Challenges.

FRIDAY, Sept. 12:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - National snake taming championship.

Beverly Hills, Calif. -- Shannon Dougherty and Tommy Lee have court hearings in connection with separate battery charges.

Baltimore -- Meeting of the Chesapeake Bay Commission at Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies.

Atlanta -- Christian Coalition annual conference.

Atlantic City, N.J. -- Miss America parade on the Boardwalk.

SATURDAY, Sept. 13:

Atlantic City, N.J. -- Miss America pageant.

Lincoln, Neb. -- Law permitting state to suspend people's driver's, professional, occupational and recreational licenses if they owe three months of child support or have not complied with a payment plan takes effect.

San Francisco -- Infectious Disease Society meeting.

Houston -- Olympic sprinter Carl Lewis runs final race, an exhibition relay in front of his hometown fans.

SUNDAY, Sept. 14:

New York -- City holds memorial tribute to Princess Diana in Central Park, the first memorial in park since one in 1980 for John Lennon.

Pasadena, Calif. -- 49th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Methuen, Mass. -- Malden Mills textile factory, destroyed by fire in 1995, scheduled to re-open.

Marion, Ohio -- The Hotel Harding, built in honor of the Marion native who went on to the White House as president, reopens after a facelift.

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