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 19, 1997


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

MONDAY: Treasury Department releases budget statement for August. 2 p.m.

THURSDAY: Commerce Department releases durable goods. 8:30 a.m. Labor Department releases unemployment claims. 8:30 a.m. Realtors release existing home sales. 10 a.m. Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates. TBA.

FRIDAY: Commerce Department releases 2nd quarter GDP, final revision. 8:30 a.m.

SUNDAY, Sept. 21:

Poland -- Parliamentary elections.

Manila, Philippines -- A large rally to protest moves by supporters of President Fidel Ramos to amend the constitution to allow him a second term.

Vienna, Austria -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu begins two-day visit.

Belgrade, Yugoslavia -- Serbia's general elections.

Moscow -- Vice President Al Gore arrives for visit to Moscow and Samara, Russia. Through Sept. 24.

Germany -- State elections in Hamburg.

Scottsdale, Ariz. -- Auction of former Gov. Fife Symington's possessions as part of bankruptcy proceedings.

Lincoln, Neb. -- Candlelight vigil and dedication of a memorial for Candice Harms, a college student abducted, sexually tortured and murdered in 1992.

Los Angeles -- Groundbreaking for the Los Angeles Archdiocese' new downtown Cathedral Church, which will replace 120-year-old, quake-damaged St. Vibiana.

Washington -- President Clinton is in Palo Alto and San Francisco, Calif.

Madison, Wis. -- Conference on Waiting in Fearful Hope: Approaching a New Millenium. Through Sept. 24.

MONDAY, Sept. 22:

New York -- President and Mrs. Clinton to attend opening night at Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center.

Moscow -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak visits. Through Sept. 24.

Huntsville, Texas -- Scheduled execution for Jessel Turner, convicted of the 1986 robbery-slaying of a Houston taxi driver.

Columbus, Ohio -- Elizabeth Dole speaks at a statewide conference for women.

Orangeburg, S.C. -- Army Secretary Togo West to speak at ceremony honoring first black West Point cadet with a posthumous commission.

Washington -- Senate and House in session until Friday.

Washington -- President Clinton speaks to the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

Milwaukee -- News conference with Rep. Mark Neumann, R-Wis., and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes on their effort to abolish the IRS tax code.

TUESDAY, Sept. 23:

The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee continues hearings into campaign finance abuses during the 1996 election cycle.

New York -- Walter Cronkite receives 1997 Sylvanus Thayer Award, presented by military academy at West Point.

Columbia, S.C. -- Former Vice President Dan Quayle appears at Republican function.

Los Angeles -- Status conference in a breach of contract lawsuit filed against actor Val Kilmer and others by a property developer.

Las Vegas -- Opening of new Harley-Davidson restaurant on Sunset Strip with Ann-Margret, Dennis Rodman, Burt Reynolds attending.

Nashville -- Olympic track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee speaks about asthma awareness and management.

Washington -- Bob and Elizabeth Dole to accept democracy award at Marquette University Aspin Center in Washington.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24:

London -- Press Complaints Commission discusses possible changes to the Press Code of Conduct.

Nashville -- The 31st annual Country Music Association Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House.

Paris -- Public opening of House of Culture of Japan.

Columbus, Ohio -- Ohio Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case of a state death row inmate who has volunteered to be the first to die in Ohio's electric chair since 1963.

San Antonio, Texas -- Nature Conservancy's national meeting.

Columbia, S.C. -- Opening of conference looking back at Nuremberg war crimes trials.

Washington -- President Clinton speaks to the AFL-CIO in Pittsburgh.

Washington -- The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee continues hearings into campaign finance abuses during the 1996 election cycle.

THURSDAY, Sept. 25:

Huntsville, Texas -- Scheduled execution for Benjamin Stone, convicted of killing his ex-wife and stepdaughter in Nueces County.

Little Rock, Ark. -- President Clinton commemorates 40th anniversary of Central High School desegretation crisis.

Vandenberg, Calif. -- Another in a series of launches in a $5 billion, 66-satellite Motorola wireless global communications system called Iridium.

San Diego -- Anti-Defamation League holding national meeting on immigration, hate in schools, hate crime and anti-Semitism. Through September 27.

Rome -- Indian Prime Minister I.K. Gujral visits.

Moscow -- French President Jacques Chirac visits. Through Sept. 27.

Singapore -- International conference on urban planning, transportation and traffic. Through Sept. 27.

Milwaukee -- Second annual African American Male National Conference. Through Sept. 28.

FRIDAY, Sept. 26:

Houston -- Tentative 10:34 p.m. EDT launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., of space shuttle Atlantis on nine-day mission to Russian space station Mir.

Santa Monica, Calif. -- Passport '97, billed as the nation's largest fashion show, held to benefit AIDS research. Features Liz Taylor, Magic Johnson and many other celebrities. Will be staged in an airport hangar the size of two football fields.

New York -- Results expected from Thursday's mail, phone and fax auction of collection of rare Royal Christmas cards autographed by Princess Diana. Auction catalog had gone to print on Aug. 26, one week prior to her death.

New Orleans -- First day of three-day National Federation of Republican Women convention. Through Sept. 28.

Phoenix -- Sentencing for Richard Marvin Davis, convicted of illegally selling marijuana out of a booth during the 1996 Super Bowl.

Washington -- President Clinton travels to Houston.

Wisconsin Dells -- 16th annual Grand National cribbage tournament. Through Sept. 28.

SATURDAY, Sept. 27:

Bologna, Italy -- Pope John Paul II attends the National Eucharistic Congress. Through Sept. 28.

Lille, France -- Visit of Mikhail Gorbachev, to present the French translation of his memoirs.

New Orleans -- Newt Gingrich speaks at National Federation of Republican Women convention.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- East Asia Film and Television Festival. Through Oct. 3.

SUNDAY, Sept. 28:

Bern, Switzerland -- Swiss referendum on more restrictive drug policy, including end to methadone programs and heroin distribution to addicts.

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