9 a.m.-5 (AP) _ Registration

1-4 p.m.- Executive committee meeting

5-6 p.m. - AP Newcomers Reception, Darrell Christian hosting.

7 p.m. - Opening cocktail party. Boat ride on San Francisco Bay. Hosted jointly by the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner.

--- Thursday, June 24

7:30-8:30 a.m. - Late registration.

7:30-8:30 a.m. - Continental breakfast

8:30-10:15 a.m. - General Session No. 1: Harassment in the Workplace. Panel will feature Paula Beran, a west-coast attorney specializing in employment law. Jeff Wohler chairs.

10:30 a.m.-Noon - General Session No. 2: Opening Business Session.

12:15-2 p.m. - Keynote Luncheon. Hosted by the Contra Costa Times.

2:30-4:30 p.m. - General Session No. 3: On to Barcelona. Sandy Bailey chairs panel featuring NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol, NBC pay-per-view anchor Kathleen Sullivan, Olympic swimmer Matt Biondi and U.S. Olympic Committee public relations director Mike Moran.

Evening - Beach Blanket Babylon (optional theater outing)

--- Friday, June 26

7:30-8:30 a.m. - Continental breakfast

8:30 a.m.-Noon - Design advice for your section. Conducted by the San Jose Mercury News design group. Advance sign-up required.

8:30 a.m.-Noon - Small newspaper critiques. API-style session coordinated by Harv Malamed, sports editor, Burlington County Times. Advance sign-up required for papers 50,000 and under.

8:30-10 a.m. - Breakout sessions, round one. (1) Copy editing. Kenn Finkel, associate editor, The Miami Herald. (2) Multicultural awareness. Ben Johnson, assistant managing editor, the St. Petersburg Times. (3) Are our sections electronic reactive? Dave Burgin, executive editor, Hayward Review. (4) High school coverage: A coach's view of what's wrong and right. Tom Hoak, football coach at Eisenhower High School of Rialto, Calif., a team ranked No.1 in the nation for much of last season.

10:30 a.m.-Noon - Breakout sessions, round two. Sessions 1, 2 and 3 repeat. No. 4 is replaced by: How about a kid's sports section? Jim Fair, sports editor, Spartanburg Herald.

12:15-2 p.m. - Red Smith Award luncheon, honoring Ed Storin. Hosted by the Hayward Daily Review.

2:30-4 p.m. - AP on the Firing Line. AP Sports Editor Darrell Christian, Deputy Sports Editor Larry Siddons, Senior Photo Editor for Sports Brian Horton.

2:30-4 p.m. - Design advice for your section continues

2:30-4 p.m. - Small newspaper critiques continue

4:15-5:30 p.m. - Regional meetings

Evening - Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics, Oakland Coliseum. Transportation via BART to stadium; APSE will provide bus transportation back to hotel after game.

--- Saturday, June 27

7 a.m. - APSE run.

7:30-8:30 a.m. - Continental breakfast

8:30-10 a.m. - The Arthur Ashe Case: Right to Privacy vs. Right to Know. John Rawlings leads a debate, including Gene Policinski, managing editor for sports for USA Today, and an AIDS rights advocate spokesman.

10:30-11:30 a.m.: Closing executive session.

1 p.m.: Softball, tennis, golf, etc.

6:30-7:30 p.m. - Cocktail reception.

7:30 p.m. - Awards dinner. Hosted by KRTN and the San Jose Mercury News.

End Convention Program