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2000        Jul 1, Vermont’s civil unions law, which granted gay couples most of the rights, benefits and responsibilities of marriage, went into effect.
    (AP, 7/1/01)
2000        Jul 1, The Confederate flag was removed from atop South Carolina’s Statehouse.
    (AP, 7/1/01)
2000        Jul 1, In Washington DC thousands of Tibetans and their supporters rallied to urge the World Bank to scrap a plan to resettle some 60,000 poor farmers, many of them Chinese, on traditional Tibetan lands.
    (SFEC, 7/2/00, p.A16)
2000        Jul 1, Walter Matthau, actor, died in Santa Monica, Ca., at age 79.
    (SFEC, 7/2/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 1, Australia adopted the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
    (SMH, 7/1/00)
2000        Jul 1, Canada and Russia began to allow regular commercial air flights over the North Pole.
    (WSJ, 6/8/00, p.A19)
2000        Jul 1, The Oeresund Fixed Link (Oresund Bridge), the centerpiece of a $3.5 billion, 10-mile rail, motorway, bridge and tunnel project between Copenhagen and southern Sweden was scheduled for completion. Danish Queen Margrethe II met with Swedish King Carl Gustaf XVI on the artificial isle of Peberholm, half way across.
    (WSJ, 5/26/00, p.A20)(SFEC, 6/25/00, p.T3)
2000        Jul 1, In Iran a justice officials said 3 of 13 Jews tried on charges for spying were acquitted and that 10 were sentenced to fines, lashes and jail terms from 4 to 13 years. An appeals court later annulled 2 of the 3 convictions against the defendants and reduce their jail terms.
    (SFC, 7/1/00, p.A13)(SFEC, 7/2/00, p.A7)(SFC, 9/22/00, p.A17)
2000        Jul 1-9, In Italy the World Pride int’l. gay pride festival opened in Rome.
    (SFEC, 6/4/00, p.C14)(SFEC, 7/2/00, p.A17)
2000        Jul 1, Lucie Blackman (21), a British citizen working in Tokyo, became the 8th Western woman to disappear in the last 5 years. In 2001 police found her remains encased in concrete near the residence of Joji Obara, a wealthy businessman and prime suspect. Obara was formally accused Apr 6, 2001. Some 4,800 tapes were found that linked Obara to some 400 rapes over 25 years [see April 24, 2007]. On Dec 16, 2008, Obara was convicted for the abduction and dismemberment of Blackman, but acquitted of her murder. The court also upheld an earlier conviction for the rapes of 9 other women. In 2011 Richard Lloyd Parry authored “People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman."
    (SFC, 10/17/00, p.A13)(SFC, 2/10/01, p.A11)(SSFC, 2/11/01, p.C2)(SFC, 4/7/01, p.A11)(SFC, 4/9/01, p.A7)(AP, 12/16/08)(Econ, 2/26/11, p.90)

2000        Jul 2, In Chechnya rebels staged 5 suicide attacks against Russian forces. One bomb killed 31 elite OMON police troops as they slept in their barracks at Argun.
    (SFC, 7/4/00, p.A8)
2000        Jul 2, France beat Italy 2-to-1 in the European Championship soccer final in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    (AP, 7/2/01)
2000        Jul 2, In Indonesia 10 people were rescued from water close to Karakelong Island after 4 days at sea following the sinking of the Cahaya Bahari.
    (SFC, 7/3/00, p.A14)
2000        Jul 2, In Mexico Vincente Fox (58) and his national Action Party (PAN) claimed victory over the ruling PRI. This ended the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s 71-year reign. In 2004 Julia Preston and Samuel Dillon authored "Opening Mexico: The Making of a Democracy."
    (SFC, 7/3/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 7/3/00, p.A8)(AP, 7/2/01)(SSFC, 2/14/04, p.M1)
2000        Jul 2, In Mongolia the People’s Revolutionary Party won 72 seats of the 76-member legislature.
    (SFC, 7/3/00, p.A14)
2000        Jul 2, In Northern Ireland police block the marchers of the Orange Order at Portadown.
    (SFC, 7/3/00, p.A12)

2000        Jul 3, President Clinton made a congratulatory telephone call to Mexican President-elect Vicente Fox, a day after Fox’s election.
    (AP, 7/3/01)
2000        Jul 3, A 1970’s steel observation tower that preservationists said had desecrated the battlefield of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania was demolished.
    (AP, 7/3/01)
2000        Jul 3, Harold Nicholas, younger member of the tap-dancing Nicholas Brothers, died at age 79. In 2000 Constance Valis Hill authored "Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers."
    (SFC, 7/5/00, p.A19)
2000        Jul 3, In Mexico the elections showed 42.7% for Vincente Fox, 35.8% for Labastida, and 16.5% for Cardenas.
    (SFC, 7/4/00, p.A11)
2000        Jul 3, The Palestinian leadership said that a Palestinian state would be declared by September 13.
    (SFC, 7/5/00, p.A8)(WSJ, 7/5/00, p.A1)

2000        Jul 4, Pres. Clinton presided over the largest naval parade in history in Ney York harbor. Tall ships sailed through New York Harbor during OpSail 2000, celebrating Independence Day.
    (WSJ, 7/5/00, p.A1)(AP, 7/4/01)
2000        Jul 4, In Fiji Laisenia Qarase was sworn in as prime minister along with a 19-member all-Fijian temporary government.
    (SFC, 7/4/00, p.A9)
2000        Jul 4, In India the Cabinet rejected a demand for political autonomy by the Kashmir state legislature.
    (SFC, 7/5/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 4, In Indonesia 10 people were killed over 2 days of clashes between Christians and Muslims in the Malukus.
    (SFC, 7/5/00, p.A10)
2000        Jul 4, In Northern Ireland protestors clashed with police in Belfast for a 2nd night due to restrictions on traditional parades in Catholic areas.
    (SFC, 7/5/00, p.A10)
2000        Jul 4, In Mexico president-elect Vincente Fox promised to fight corruption, to restart talks with the Zapatista rebels, and to strip the Interior Ministry of all functions but those involving political relations between the federal and state governments.
    (SFC, 7/5/00, p.A4)
2000        Jul 4, In Sri Lanka the government reimposed censorship on local media and foreign journalists reporting on the civil war.
    (SFC, 7/5/00, p.A4)

2000        Jul 5, At the United Nations, President Clinton signed an international agreement to ban the forcible recruitment of youths as soldiers in armed conflict, and a companion accord to protect children from being forced into slavery, prostitution and pornography.
    (AP, 7/5/01)
2000        Jul 5, Thomas Junta, a hockey father, killed coach Michael Costin (40) following a practice hockey match in Reading, Mass. Junta went on trial in 2001. In 2001 Junta was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. In 2002 Junta was sentenced 6 to 10 years in prison.
    (SFC, 1/3/02, p.A3)(SFC, 1/11/02, p.A3)(SFC, 1/12/02, p.A1)(SFC, 1/26/02, p.A3)
2000        Jul 5, In Northern Ireland rioting continued for a 4th day to force authorities to allow the Orange Order to parade down Garvaghy Road in Portadown.
    (SFC, 7/6/00, p.A12)
2000        In the Ivory Coast the military reached an agreement with mutinous soldiers. Lump sum payments of $1,600 were promised to soldiers, who had demanded $9000.
    (SFC, 7/6/00, p.A13)
2000        Jul 5, In the Philippines the army carried out a large offensive against Muslim separatists and bombarded the 25,000-acre Camp Abubakar on southern Mindanao.
    (SFC, 7/6/00, p.A13)
2000        Jul 5, The UN Security Council placed a diamond ban on the rebels of Sierra Leone to strangle their ability to finance the civil war. 90% of the diamond mines were in rebel hands.
    (SFC, 7/6/00, p.A12)(AP, 7/5/01)
2000        Jul 5, In Ukraine the Chernobyl nuclear plant drew pledges of $715 million from Western nations for a 5-year project to replace the protective tomb built to close off the 1986 nuclear accident.
    (WSJ, 7/6/00, p.A1)

2000        Jul 6, Venus Williams beat her younger sister Serena 6-2, 7-6 (3) to reach the Wimbledon final; their singles match was the first between sisters in a Grand Slam semifinal.
    (AP, 7/6/01)
2000        Jul 6, The body of 19-year-old Cory Erving, son of basketball star Julius "Dr. J" Erving, was found in his car at the bottom of a Florida pond; he’d been missing since May 28th.
    (AP, 7/6/01)
2000        Jul 6, A heat wave in Southeast Europe left 25 people dead as temperatures rose to 113 degrees in some places.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.D3)
2000        Jul 6, In China 3 separatists were executed in Urumqi by firing squad immediately after a public sentencing.
    (SFC, 7/13/00, p.C4)
2000        Jul 6, The German parliament offered a formal apology to Nazi-era slave and forced laborers as it passed a bill setting up a five billion-dollar compensation fund.
    (AP, 7/6/01)
2000        Jul 6, In Malaysia commandos ended a 4-day standoff and forced the surrender of 27 militants of Al-Ma’unah (Brotherhood of Inner Power), led by Amin Razali. 2 non-Muslim hostages were slain in the process. 19 cult members were found guilty Dec 27, 2001.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.D6)(SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B9)(SFC, 12/28/01, p.A4)
2000        Jul 6, In Northern Ireland British authorities banned a 2nd Protestant parade from passing through Catholic territory.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 6, In Nicaragua a 5.9 earthquake was centered in Laguna de Apoyo. At least 4 children died.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.D6)(SFC, 7/8/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 6, In Serbia Pres. Milosevic changed the constitution to allow himself to run for re-election. He also reduced Montenegro’s power in the Yugoslav federation by changing how delegates are selected for the upper house.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 6, In Spain a bus enroute to a summer camp for teens collided with a truck hauling pigs near Soria and at least 25 people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.D6)
2000        Jul 6, In Sri Lanka the military reported 50 guerrillas killed in commando attacks on northern Tamil bases. Tamil rebels reported 35 dead.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.D6)

2000        Jul 7, The 4th installment of the "Harry Potter" series, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," by J.K. Rowling went on sale.
    (SFC, 7/8/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 7, In Denver Episcopal bishops approved an alliance with the nation’s largest Lutheran denomination.
    (SFC, 7/8/00, p.A3)
2000        Jul 7, President Clinton postponed the first federal execution since 1963 so that death row inmate Juan Raul Garza could ask for clemency under guidelines being updated by the government. Garza was executed June 19, 2001.
    (AP, 7/7/01)
2000        Jul 7, A$100 million US test missile failed to hit a dummy warhead from another missile. It was the 2nd failure of 3 tests.
    (SFC, 7/8/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 7, In West Virginia 2 teenagers (17) in Grant Town confessed to killing Arthur Warren Jr. (26), a gay man. They beat him to death and then drove over his body several times to make it look like a hit-and-run.
    (SFC, 7/8/00, p.A4)
2000        Jul 7, Stock car driver Kenny Irwin was killed when his car slammed into a wall during practice at New Hampshire International Speedway; he was 30.
    (AP, 7/7/01)
2000        Jul 7, In Austria the parliament approved a $415 million fund to compensate Nazi-era victims of forced labor.
    (SFC, 7/8/00, p.C14)
2000        Jul 7, Three days of torrential rains over central China left at least 22 people dead in Sichuan. Thousands of buildings, 17 bridges and 7 hydroelectric power stations were damaged. In Guangxi Zhuang a bus fell into the Liujiang River in Liuzhou and at least 65 people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/8/00, p.D8)(SFC, 7/10/00, p.A9)
2000        Jul 7, German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim said it would donate nevirapine, a drug to help prevent the transmission of AIDS from mothers to infants, to every nation in the developing world that asks for it.
    (SFC, 7/8/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 7, In Fiji supporters of George Speight seized up to 30 hostages at Korovou.
    (SFC, 7/8/00, p.A11)
2000        Jul 7, In Nicaragua another earthquake struck and at least 2 people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/8/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 7, Typhoon Kai Tak killed at least 39 people in the Philippines and moved on to Japan.
    (SFC, 7/8/00, p.A11)(WSJ, 7/10/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 7, The World Bank cancelled its Chinese resettlement project for Tibet. China then withdrew its request for a $40 million loan and vowed to proceed with its own development program.
    (SFC, 7/8/00, p.A10)

2000        Jul 8, Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-6 (3) for her first Grand Slam title, becoming the first black women’s champion at Wimbledon since Althea Gibson in 1957-58.
    (WSJ, 7/10/00, p.A1)(AP, 7/8/01)
2000        Jul 8, The Pentagon’s missile defense project suffered its latest setback when a rocket that had taken off from Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific failed to intercept a target missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
    (AP, 7/8/01)
2000        Jul 8, F.M. Esfandiary, "chronic optimist," died at age 69. "There is no scarcity, there is only the psychology of scarcity." His written works included "Days of Sacrifice" and "Optimism One."
    (SFC, 7/12/00, p.A17)
2000        Jul 8, In Germany over a million people gathered in Berlin for the techno music Love Parade at Tiergarten park.
    (SFEC, 7/9/00, p.C11)
2000        Jul 8, In Iran a student march to mark a bloody rally one year ago turned violent as police charged thousands of students in Tehran.
    (SFEC, 7/9/00, p.C11)
2000        Jul 8, In Japan a Typhoon Kirogi hit the eastern coast and left 3 people dead.
    (SFEC, 7/9/00, p.C11)
2000        Jul 8, A bomb exploded at the Stewartstown Royal Ulster Constabulary station with no injuries. The Orange Order announced plans to bring the country to a halt the next day if they are not allowed to march down Garvaghy Road in Portadown.
    (SFEC, 7/9/00, p.C12)
2000        Jul 8, In Russia Pres. Putin made his first state of the nation address and called for increased power to the central government to overcome a bleak diagnosis of the country’s ills.
    (SFEC, 7/9/00, p.C11)

2000        Jul 9, Top-seeded Pete Sampras won his seventh Wimbledon title as he defeated Patrick Rafter, 6-7 (10), 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2.
    (WSJ, 7/11/00, p.A1)(AP, 7/8/01)
2000        Jul 9, In Afghanistan Mary MacMakin was arrested for violating the Taliban ban on employing women. She led the NGO: "Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Support for Afghanistan," (PARSA). MacMakin was released 3 days later ordered to leave the country with accusations of spying and trying to convert Muslims to Christianity.
    (SFC, 7/10/00, p.A8)(SFC, 7/13/00, p.A13)
2000        Jul 9, In Fiji rebels signed a deal to return their captives in exchange for an end to the country’s multiracial democracy.
    (SFC, 7/10/00, p.A8)
2000        Jul 9, Voters in Haiti cast ballots for 44 seats of the 83-member Chamber of Deputies. Most voters ignored the balloting and int’l. observers called the elections "fundamentally flawed."
    (SFC, 7/10/00, p.A9)(WSJ, 7/14/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 9, In Northern Ireland some 2000 Orange Order marchers held a peaceful march at Drumcree.
    (SFC, 7/10/00, p.A8)
2000        Jul 9, In the Philippines government troops captured the headquarters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front at Camp Abubakar in Maguindanao province.
    (SFC, 7/10/00, p.A10)
2000        Jul 9, In Russia a bomb attack at a food market in Vladikavkaz in North Ossetia left 5 people dead. Another bomb in a department store at the port of Rostov-on-Don on the Black Sea left 2 people dead.
    (SFC, 7/10/00, p.A9)
2000        Jul 9, The 13th Int’l. AIDS Conference convened in Durban, South Africa. Pres. Thabo Mbeki opened the conference and insisted that poverty was a greater enemy than the AIDS virus. Hundreds of delegates walked out.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.A1)(SFC, 7/10/00, p.A1)(AP, 7/8/01)
2000        Jul 9, In Zimbabwe 12 people died in a soccer stampede set off when police fired tear gas at bottle-throwing fans during a World Cup qualifier between Zimbabwe and South Africa in Harare. South Africa’s 2-0 victory over Zimbabwe was ruled official.
    (WSJ, 7/10/00, p.A1)(AP, 7/8/01)

2000        Jul 10, Pres. Clinton moved to establish an 84 million gallon stockpile of heating oil for the Northeast.
    (SFC, 7/11/00, p.A7)
2000        Jul 10, Texas Governor George W. Bush, facing a skeptical audience, told the NAACP convention in Baltimore that "the party of Lincoln has not always carried the mantle of Lincoln," and promised to work to improve relations.
    (AP, 7/10/01)
2000        Jul 10, Justin Pierce (25), actor, committed suicide by hanging himself in hotel room of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. His last movie, Looking for Leonard (2002), was not released until two years after his death because production had been halted due to lack of funds. His character subsequently disappeared from the film without explanation. He was born March 21, 1975 in Paddington, London, England.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0682399/)
2000        Jul 10, DASA (minus MTU) merged with Aerospatiale-Matra of France and Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) of Spain to form the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS). DASA was founded as Deutsche Aerospace AG on May 19, 1989 by the merger of Daimler-Benz's aerospace interests (MTU, Dornier and two divisions of AEG). In July 1989 the two AEG divisions were themselves merged within Deutsche Aerospace to form Telefunken Systemtechnik (TST). In December 1989 Daimler-Benz acquired Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) and merged it into DASA.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DASA)
2000        Jul 10, In Israel Pres. Ezer Weizman resigned following his alleged improper acceptance of $453,000 from Edouard Sarousi, a French textile magnate.
    (SFC, 7/11/00, p.A9)(AP, 7/10/01)
2000        Jul 10, In Kosovo an Albanian boy (5) was killed when an American soldier’s rifle discharged accidentally.
    (SFC, 7/11/00, p.A14)
2000        Jul 10, In Mexico Augustin Vasquez Mendoza was arrested in Tehuacan. In 2005 he was extradited from Mexico to the United States to stand trial for his role in the murder of DEA Special Agent Richard Fass in Glendale, Arizona, on June 30, 1994.
    (SFC, 7/11/00, p.A10)(http://crime.about.com/b/a/145527.htm)
2000        Jul 10, In Nigeria over 100 people, many of them children, were burned to death after a damaged gasoline pipe exploded near the villages of Adeje and Oviri-Court in the Niger Delta. The toll was later raised to 200.
    (SFC, 7/12/00, p.A8)(SFC, 7/15/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 10, In the Philippines a garbage dump in Quezon City, a Manila suburb, collapsed and burst into flames. At least 124 people were killed in the Lupang Pangako shantytown at the Payatas dump. The camp was called the Promised Land. 200 were feared to have died.
    (SFC, 7/11/00, p.A14)(WSJ, 7/111/00, p.A1)(SFC, 7/12/00, p.A10)(SFC, 7/13/00, p.C4)(SFC, 7/15/00, p.A24)
2000        Jul 10, In Russia Oleg Belonenko, director of the Uralmashzadov machine-tool manufacturing operation, was killed by 2 gunmen in Yekaterinburg.
    (SFC, 7/11/00, p.A10)
2000        Jul 10, In Togo UN Sec. Gen. Kofi Annan opened a summit conference of the Organization of African Unity.
    (SFC, 7/11/00, p.A12)

2000        Jul 11, In Cincinnati the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the nation’s oldest black church, elected Rev. Vashti Murphy McKenzie as its 1st female bishop in its 213-year history.
    (SFC, 7/12/00, p.A3)(AP, 7/11/01)
2000        Jul 11, The American League defeated the National League 6-to-3 in the All-Star Game.
    (AP, 7/11/01)
2000        Jul 11, A Middle East summit hosted by President Clinton opened at Camp David between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
    (AP, 7/11/01)(SFC, 7/12/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 11, In NYC a brownstone apartment building collapsed in Brooklyn and at least 3 people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/13/00, p.A7)
2000        Jul 11, Robert Runcie, the former archbishop of Canterbury, died in Hertfordshire, England, at age 78.
    (AP, 7/11/01)
2000        Jul 11, In China it was reported that 6 members of a Uighur separatist group were executed.
    (WSJ, 7/12/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 11, In Kashmir Muslim militants killed 3 Buddhist monks at a vehicle check at Rangdum and escaped with Harfurth Rolf, a German tourist. Rolf’s body was found Aug 3 on a glacier in the Kishtwar mountain range.
    (SFC, 8/5/00, p.A11)
2000        Jul 11, In Russia Prime Minister Kasyanov warned business barons that the immunity they enjoyed under the Yeltsin government was over. Lukoil was charged with tax evasion and the offices of Gazprom and media-Most were raided in a fraud case. Also the head of RAO Norilsk Nickel was told to pay $140 million extra for his controlling stake.
    (WSJ, 7/12/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 11, In Uganda rival clans of the Karamojong tribe clashed and 63 cattle herders were killed.
    (SFC, 7/14/00, p.D2)

2000        Jul 12, The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to impeach Chief Justice David A. Brock for perpetuating misconduct and a culture of secrecy. It the first such action against an official in the state since 1790. He was later acquitted in a state Senate trial.
    (SFC, 7/13/00, p.A3)(AP, 7/12/01)
2000        Jul 12, In Philadelphia a WPVI News camera showed city police beat and kick Thomas Jones (30) over nationwide TV. Jones had stolen a patrol car and shot at an officer. Jones later pleaded guilty to carjacking and other crimes, and was sentenced to 18 to 36 years in prison. Ballistic tests later showed that Officer Michael Livewell was shot in the thumb by another officer during their struggle with Jones. 13 police officers were later suspended for up to 15 days in connection with the incident.
    (SFC, 7/14/00, p.A1,16)(SFC, 8/8/00, p.A5)(AP, 7/12/05)
2000        Jul 12, Gemstar, a pioneer in interactive TV, merged with TV Guide in a stock deal valued at $14.2 billion with Gemstar founder Henry C. Yuen as chairman and CEO. In 2003 the SEC filed fraud charges against Yuen for overstated revenues and Yuen erased the contents of his hard drive. In 2005 Yuen pleaded guilty to one criminal count of obstruction of justice. In 2006 a federal judge found Yuen liable on civil fraud charges and ordered him to pay $22 million in disgorgement, interest and fine.
    (WSJ, 4/25/07, p.A1,9)
2000        Jul 12, In Fiji coup leaders released the last 18 hostages and ended a standoff that began May 18.
2000        Jul 12, In India at least 71 people were killed after part of Balbati Hill collapsed in eastern Bombay. The death toll from monsoon rains over 2 days reached 135 for Maharashtra and Gujarat states.
    (SFC, 7/13/00, p.C4)(SFC, 7/14/00, p.D2)(SFC, 7/15/00, p.A13)    (SFC, 7/13/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 12, Israel cancelled plans to sell an AWACS-equipped plane to China.
    (WSJ, 7/13/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 12, The Russian-made Zvezda service module for the Int’l. Space Station was launched from the Baikonur site in Kazakstan.
    (SFC, 7/11/00, p.A8)(SFC, 7/12/00, p.A8)
2000        Jul 12, In Spain a car bomb exploded at the entrance of the Corte Ingles department store in Madrid. 10 people were injured.
    (SFC, 7/13/00, p.C4)
2000        Jul 12, In Togo 36 African heads of state signed a draft treaty seen as a step toward an African Union.
    (SFC, 7/13/00, p.C4)

2000        Jul 13, Fellow Democrat Bill Bradley endorsed Vice President Al Gore for president, four months after conceding their fight for the White House.
    (AP, 7/13/01)
2000        Jul 13, It was reported that the US and Vietnam had completed a trade agreement for generally unfettered commerce between the two countries.
    (SFC, 7/13/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 13, In China a mudslide following heavy rains killed at least 119 villagers in Ziyang county in Shaanxi province. The death toll was later raised to 213 with another 23 killed in the Liangshan area of Sichuan province.
    (SFC, 7/17/00, p.A13)(SFC, 7/21/00, p.B7)
2000        Jul 13, In Fiji the Great Council of Chiefs elected Ratu Josefa Iloilo as the new president.
    (SFC, 7/14/00, p.A13)
2000        Jul 13, In southern Sudan rebels reported the killing of at least 92 pro-government fighters of the Murahilin tribe after 2 days of fighting.
    (SFC, 7/14/00, p.D2)

2000        Jul 14, In Florida a Miami-Dade County jury awarded $144.8 billion in punitive damages to 500,000 Florida smokers. Tobacco executives planned to appeal. In 2003 a state appeals court reversed not only the award but also the class action unifying hundreds of thousands of sick Florida smokers under a single lawsuit; the Florida Supreme Court agreed in May 2004 to review that decision.
    (SFC, 7/15/00, p.A1)(SFC, 5/22/03, p.A10)(AP, 7/14/05)
2000        Jul 14, In Waco, Texas, a federal jury decided that federal agents were not responsible for the deaths of 80 Branch Davidians in 1993.
    (SFC, 7/15/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 14, A powerful flare erupted on the sun. It was the largest solar radiation event since Oct, 1989, and the associated coronal mass ejection was expected to trigger geomagnetic disturbances on Earth.
    (SFC, 7/15/00, p.A2)(SFEC, 7/16/00, p.A16)
2000        Jul 14, Actress Meredith MacRae of TV’s "Petticoat Junction" died in Manhattan Beach, California, at age 56.
    (AP, 7/14/01)
2000        Jul 14, In Australia John Roche contacted the Australian intelligence agency, known as ASIO to discuss information regarding his contacts with al-Qaeda.
    (LAT, 6/7/04)
2000        Jul 14, Mark Oliphant, a physicist who helped split the atom in 1932, died at age 98. He founded the Australian Academy of Science and was appointed as the governor of South Australia state (1971-1976).
    (SFC, 7/18/00, p.A22)
2000        Jul 14, In Canada a tornado hit the Green Acres campground near Red Deer, Alberta, and 9 people were killed. A 10th camper died the next day.
    (SFEC, 7/16/00, p.A2)(SFC, 7/17/00, p.A13)
2000        Jul 14, In Germany the Parliament passed a major tax-cut program.
    (SFC, 7/15/00, p.A16)
2000        Jul 14, In Durban, South Africa, Nelson Mandela closed the 13th Int’l. Conference on AIDS with a call for scientists to set aside differences with Pres. Thabo Mbeki and to concentrate on fighting the disease.
    (SFC, 7/15/00, p.A1)(AP, 7/14/01)

2000        Jul 15, Lennox Lewis stopped Francois Botha at 2:39 of the second round to retain his WBC and IBF heavyweight titles in London.
    (AP, 7/15/01)
2000        Jul 15, John O. Pastore, former Rhode Island governor and longtime US senator, died at age 93.
    (AP, 7/15/01)
2000        Jul 15, From China it was reported that an attack force of 700,000 ducks and chickens, trained to hunt and eat insects at the sound of a whistle, were placed in the locust-plagued fields of Xinjiang province.
    (SFC, 7/15/00, p.A24)
2000        Jul 15, In Colombia 13 police officers were executed by rebels following their surrender to a missile attack in Roncesvalles.
    (SFC, 7/17/00, p.A13)
2000        Jul 15, Iran test-fired an upgraded version of its 800-mile range, Shabab-3 missile.
    (SFEC, 7/16/00, p.B9)
2000        Jul 15, In Sierra Leone UN troops freed 222 Indian peacekeepers and 11 military observers held by rebels since May 1. One Indian peacekeeper was killed and 7 others injured.
    (SFEC, 7/16/00, p.B9)(SFC, 7/18/00, p.A12)

2000        Jul 16, Families and friends of the victims of the TWA Flight 800 explosion broke ground for a new memorial on the Long Island shore not far from where the plane went down in 1996, killing all 230 people on board.
    (WSJ, 7/18/96, p.A1)(AP, 7/16/01)
2000        Jul 16, An oil leak in Parana state began near the Getulio Vargas Refinery in Araucaria and dumped over 1 million gallons of crude into a tributary of the Iguacu River. Petrobras was later fined $94 million for the country’s worst spill in 25 years.
    (SFC, 7/18/00, p.A12)(SFC, 8/3/00, p.A13)
2000        Jul 16, In Indonesia a 2nd day of fighting left 20 people dead after Indonesian troops joined Muslim militants against Christian gangs in the Maluku Islands.
    (SFC, 7/17/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 16, In Nigeria another pipeline blast killed over 100 people between the villages of Ifie and Ijala. The line was punctured to steal fuel.
    (SFC, 7/17/00, p.A13)(WSJ, 7/17/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 7/18/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 16, In Pakistan a bomb exploded on a train leaving Hyderabab and 10 people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/17/00, p.A13)

2000        Jul 17, In India an Alliance Air Boeing 737 jet with 58 people caught fire and crashed into two homes just before landing at Patna airport. 7 people survived and another 4 were killed on the ground. A total of 56 people were killed on board and on the ground.
    (SFC, 7/17/00, p.A15)(SFC, 7/18/00, p.A12)(AP, 7/17/01)
2000        Jul 17, Nepal’s King Birendra abolished debt-bondage slavery following efforts by Kevin Bales, an American anti-slavery activist. Soon some 40,000 families in 5 districts suddenly found themselves emancipated and evicted by slaveholders. They moved into refugee camps and by 2007 a third still lived in the camps. In 2007 Bales authored “Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves."
    (SSFC, 9/30/07, p.M1)
2000        Jul 17, In Russia Boris Berezovsky planned to resign his seat in the Duma and launch an opposition movement against Pres. Putin.
    (SFC, 7/18/00, p.A12)(WSJ, 7/18/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 17, Bashar Assad, son of Hafez Assad, began a seven-year term as Syria’s 16th head of state.
    (AP, 7/17/01)

2000        Jul 18, Shrugging off a veto threat from President Clinton, the Senate voted 61-to-38 in favor of eliminating the so-called "marriage penalty" by cutting taxes for virtually every married couple.
    (AP, 7/18/01)   
2000        Jul 18, Sen. Paul Coverdell (Republican, Georgia) died in Atlanta at age 61 from a cerebral hemorrhage.
    (SFC, 7/19/00, p.A3)(AP, 7/18/01)
2000        Jul 18, In Angola rebels abducted 14 church workers and as many as 20 civilians from the Swiss mission of Our Lady of La Salette in Dunde.
    (SFC, 7/20/00, p.C3)
2000        Jul 18, Chinese Pres. Jiang Zemin and Russia’s Pres. Putin denounced the US proposed missile defense program as a violation of the 1972 ABM treaty. They also vowed to strengthen a strategic partnership between their countries.
    (SFC, 7/19/00, p.A10)

2000        Jul 19, President Clinton shuttled between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and his own experts during peace talks at Camp David after delaying his departure for an economic summit in Japan.
    (SFC, 7/19/00, p.A1)(AP, 7/19/01)   
2000        Jul 19, The US announced a plan to offer sub-Saharan African nations $1 billion in loans through the Export-Import Bank to finance the purchase of American AIDS drugs and medical services.
    (SFC, 7/19/00, p.A10)
2000        Jul 19, In Belgium the World Diamond Congress approved measures to track diamonds and penalties for dealers who break rules and buy or sell "blood diamonds," those sold to support civil wars.
    (SFC, 7/20/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 19, In Chechnya 7 Russian servicemen were killed in 4 Russian-controlled areas.
    (SFC, 7/21/00, p.B10)
2000        Jul 19, In Tilaran, Costa Rica, a nursing-home fire killed 17 elderly people.
    (WSJ, 7/20/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 19, In Okinawa over 25,000 demonstrators formed a chain around a US Air Base to protest American presence ahead of the G-8 meeting.
    (SFC, 7/21/00, p.A8)
2000        Jul 19, In North Korea Russia’s Pres. Putin met with Kim Jong Il. Kim promised to abandon his missile program if other states provide technology for "peaceful space research.’ Kim later said this was just a joke.
    (SFC, 7/20/00, p.A13)(WSJ, 8/15/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 19, In Russia the Duma passed legislation that gave Pres. Putin the right to fire provincial governors and took away the governor’s automatic immunity and membership in the Federation Council.
    (SFC, 7/20/00, p.A16)

2000        Jul 20, The Mideast summit, resurrected only hours after its reported demise, moved forward with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stepping in for President Clinton, who had left for an economic summit in Japan.
    (SFC, 7/20/00, p.A1)(AP, 7/20/01)
2000        Jul 20, A federal grand jury indicted two former Utah Olympic officials for their alleged roles in paying one million dollars in cash and gifts to help bring the 2002 games to Salt Lake City.
    (AP, 7/20/01)
2000        Jul 20, Willamette Industries of Portland was fined $11.2 million under the federal Clean Air Act plus $8 mil in contributions to environmental projects. It also agreed to install an estimated $74 million worth of pollution control equipment. The company estimated the new equipment at $28 mil.
    (SFC, 7/21/00, p.A5)(WSJ, 7/21/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 20, It was reported that an experiment at Princeton showed light traveling beyond its previous known limit.
    (SFC, 7/20/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 7/20/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 20, Britain’s Terrorism Act 2000 was the first of a number of general Terrorism Acts passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It superseded and repealed the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 and the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_Act_2000)(Econ, 8/24/13, p.53)
2000        Jul 20, In Egypt at least 15 people were killed when a 6-story factory building collapsed in Alexandria.
    (SFC, 7/21/00, p.B10)
2000        Jul 20, In Japan Prime Minister Mori presided in informal discussions between G-8 leaders and 4 leaders from poor nations. Pres. Clinton arrived in Okinawa and went directly to the Cornerstone of peace Memorial where the names of 237,318 people, who died in the battle of Okinawa, are inscribed.
    (SFC, 7/20/00, p.A12)(SFC, 7/21/00, p.A8)
2000        Jul 20, The Stock Trading Center of Vietnam (STC), located in Ho Chi Minh City, was officially inaugurated. Trading commenced on July 28, 2000.
    (http://chinese-school.netfirms.com/abacus-stocks-Vietnam-stock-exchange.html)

2000        Jul 21, Special Counsel John C. Danforth concluded "with 100 percent certainty" that the federal government was innocent of wrongdoing in the siege that killed 80 members of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, in 1993.
    (AP, 7/21/01)
2000        Jul 21, Group of Eight leaders met for an economic summit on the Japanese island of Okinawa, where President Clinton also sought to soothe long-simmering tensions over the huge American military presence.
    (AP, 7/21/01)
2000        Jul 21, Norm Mineta, the 1st Asian American to serve in a president’s cabinet, was sworn in as the 33rd US secretary of commerce.
    (SFC, 7/22/00, p.A3)
2000        Jul 21, Researchers reported that human general intelligence, as measured in IQ tests, came from clearly defines regions in the frontal lobes.
    (SFC, 7/21/00, p.B3)
2000        Jul 21, It was reported that warming climate was causing Greenland to lose 11 cubic miles of ice a year, or 12.5 trillion gallons, enough to raise sea level by .005 inches annually.
    (SFC, 7/21/00, p.B3)
2000        Jul 21, It was reported that physicists at the Fermi lab had observed evidence of the tau neutrino. The Higgs boson still remained undetected.
    (WSJ, 7/21/00, p.A1)(SFC, 7/21/00, p.B2)
2000        Jul 21, It was reported that computers at Los Alamos simulated a nuclear blast in 3 dimensions for the 1st time.
    (WSJ, 7/21/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 21, In Hawaii a tour helicopter crashed and killed 7 people on Maui.
    (SFC, 7/22/00, p.A6)
2000        Jul 21, Marc Reisner, author of "Cadillac Desert," died in Marin, Ca., at age 51. His 1986 book was an angry indictment of water depletion in the American West.
    (SFC, 7/24/00, p.A21)
2000        Jul 21, In Chechnya 4 Russian soldiers were killed when a land mine blew up their truck in the Shali region.
    (SFC, 7/22/00, p.C1)
2000        Jul 21, It was reported that the drought in Kenya had caused water and electricity rationing in Nairobi and an appeal to the UN for $88 million to feed 3.3 million people. 13 million people in 6 countries around the Horn of Africa were at risk of starvation.
    (SFC, 7/21/00, p.B7)
2000        Jul 21, In Russia 19 airmen were killed when a Mi-8 helicopter crashed north of St. Petersburg.
    (SFC, 7/22/00, p.C1)
2000        Jul 21, The Liberty Times published an excerpt from former Pres. Lee Teng-hui’s new book “Asia’s Strategy," in which he called for Taiwan to declare itself a sovereign nation.
    (SFC, 7/22/00, p.C1)

2000        Jul 22, G-8 talks ended in Okinawa and leaders pledged to do more to provide schooling, health care and food to the poorest nations. Pres. Clinton said the US would send $300 million in surplus farm crops to provide school lunches in the developing world. Clinton, in Japan for a Group of Eight summit, addressed US troops on Okinawa, where he said they "need to be good neighbors" with the island’s residents.
    (SFEC, 7/23/00, p.A1)(SFC, 7/24/00, p.A12)(AP, 7/22/01)
2000        Jul 22, Mack Metcalf (42) of Kentucky and his wife Virginia Metcalf Merida (46) won $34.1 million in the Powerball Lottery. They planned to split their winnings 60/40. Mack, former forklift driver for Johnson Controls, died in 2003 at age 45. Virginia, who had worked as a corrugator for Indy Honeycomb, was found dead in 2005.
    (www.lotterybuddy.com/winner00.htm)(http://tinyurl.com/d9fez)
2000        Jul 22, Christopher McCulloch (13) and Blaine Talmo Jr. (14) were bludgeoned to death on a school playground in La Crescenta, Ca. Michael Demirdjian (15) was later convicted and sentenced to 2 consecutive 25-years-to-life terms for murder by torture.
    (SFC, 10/25/06, p.B12)
2000        Jul 22, In Beijing some 100 people were rounded up in a scattered protest marking the first anniversary of the banning of Falun Gong.
    (SFEC, 7/23/00, p.B16)
2000        Jul 22, In Burundi uniformed men killed 53 men, women and children in the village of Butaganzwa, when they refused to go to a government regroupment camp.
    (SFC, 8/1/00, p.A10)
2000        Jul 22, In South Korea torrential rains in Seoul and Kyonggi caused floods and landslides and killed 9 people with 4 missing.
    (SFC, 7/24/00, p.A16)
2000        Jul 22, Mexican women staged a one-day strike, more symbolic than massive, over housework.
    (SFEC, 7/23/00, p.B16)
2000        Jul 22, In the Philippines Muslim rebels ambushed a truck carrying workers for Maranao Planters and killed 13 people, including 3 women and a 2-year-old boy. 14 were wounded.
    (SFC, 7/24/00, p.A16)

2000        Jul 23, Tiger Woods, at 24, became the youngest player to win the career Grand Slam with a record-breaking 19-under par in the British Open. Karrie Webb, 25, won the US Women’s Open.
    (SFC, 7/24/00, p.A1)(AP, 7/23/01)
2000        Jul 23, Lance Armstrong won the 21-day, 2,250-mile Tour de France for the 2nd year in a row.
    (WSJ, 7/24/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 23, President Clinton rejoined the troubled Middle East talks at Camp David after hurrying back from a four-day trip to Asia.
    (AP, 7/23/01)
2000        Jul 23, Leaders of the major industrial countries concluded their summit in Japan by announcing a campaign to slash the number of deaths worldwide from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
    (AP, 7/23/01)
2000        Jul 23, In Nigeria another pipeline fire broke out near the port of Warri and left 40 fuel scavengers dead.
    (SFC,7/25/00, p.A14)(SFC, 7/26/00, p.A14)
2000        Jul 23, Ivory Coast voters cast ballots for a new constitution intended to restore civilian rule. The new constitution was approved overwhelmingly.
    (SFC, 7/24/00, p.A14)(SFC, 7/26/00, p.A14)

2000        Jul 24, President Clinton continued to mediate the Camp David Mideast summit, meeting with Israeli, Palestinian and US negotiators.
    (AP, 7/24/01)
2000        Jul 24, Georgia’s Democratic Governor Zell Miller was appointed to the late Republican Paul Coverdell’s Senate seat. In 2003 Miler authored "A National Party No More."
    (AP, 7/24/01)(WSJ, 11/4/03, p.D8)
2000        Jul 24, In Minneapolis, Minn., 80 people were arrested as demonstrators protested against a meeting of the Int’l. Society for Animal Genetics.
    (SFC, 7/25/00, p.A4)
2000        Jul 24, Myanmar university students returned to classes nearly 3.5 years after the military shut down schools due to antigovernment protests. Loyalty pledges to the government were required and political activity was barred.
    (WSJ, 7/25/00, p.A1)(SFC, 8/23/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 24, Michael Stone, a pro-British paramilitary member, was freed from prison as part of Northern Ireland’s 1998 peace accord after serving eleven years of a life sentence for murder.
    (AP, 7/24/01)
2000        Jul 24, Philippine Pres. Joseph Estrada arrived in SF for his 1st official visit to the US.
    (SFC, 7/24/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 24, A New Zealand soldier was killed during a clash with opponents for independence, the 1st UN peacekeeper killed in East Timor.
    (SFC, 7/25/00, p.A14)

2000        Jul 25, Presidential candidate George W. Bush announced Former Defense Sec. Dick Cheney as his running mate.
    (SFC, 7/25/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 25, In France a NY bound Concorde jet crashed in Gonesse after takeoff and all 109 people aboard were killed along with 4 people on the ground. Passengers included 96 Germans, 2 Danes and an Austrian. Debris from a blown tire was later believed to have caused an engine fire. A 5th body was found in the rubble of the Hotelissimo. It was the first-ever crash of the supersonic jet. A final probe in 2002 attributed runway junk as the cause of the crash. A French accident inquiry concluded in December 2004 that the disaster was partly caused by the strip of metal that fell on the runway from the Continental plane that took off just before the supersonic jet. In 2010 Continental was ordered to pay a fine of 200,000 euros for the crash and to pay Concorde's operator Air France a million euros in damages. On Nov 28, 2012, a French appeals court overturned manslaughter convictions against Continental Airlines and a mechanic for the Concorde crash.
    (SFC, 7/26/00, p.A1)(SFC, 7/27/00, p.A12)(SFC, 7/29/00, p.A12)(AP, 7/25/01)(SFC, 1/17/02, p.A8)(AFP, 12/6/10)(AP, 11/30/12)
2000        Jul 25, The Israeli-Palestinian peace talks ended at Camp David with no success due to the difficulty over the issue of Jerusalem.
    (SFC, 7/26/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 25, In Jordan a US-made C-130 transport plane crashed and 13 soldiers were killed.
    (SFC, 7/26/00, p.A14)
2000        Jul 25, The Russian Zvezda space module docked with the Int’l. Space Station.
    (SFC, 7/26/00, p.A11)
2000        Jul 25, In Seoul, South Korea, thousands clashed with police in the biggest anti-American protests in 2 years.
    (WSJ, 7/26/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 25, In Zimbabwe at least 230 white farmers quit working along with some businessmen in Karoi to protest the breakdown in law and order.
    (SFC, 7/26/00, p.A14)

2000        Jul 26, George W. Bush and his just-chosen running mate, Dick Cheney, set out on their first campaign excursion together as they visited Cheney’s former hometown of Casper, Wyoming.
    (AP, 7/26/01)
2000        Jul 26, A federal judge in New York approved a $1.25 billion settlement between Swiss banks and more than a-half million plaintiffs who alleged the banks had hoarded money deposited by Holocaust victims.
    (AP, 7/26/01)
2000        Jul 26, The US Navy reported that an F-14 Tomcat jet crashed in Saudi Arabia during a training flight. Iraqi air defense later reported that Iraqi units had shot down a US Air Force F-14 over southern Iraq in mid July and that the Navy report was a coverup.
    (SFEC, 8/20/00, p.B16)
2000        Jul 26, Napster Inc. was hit with a preliminary injunction to halt all illegal song swapping over the Internet. A temporary stay was granted on appeal 2 days later.
    (SFC, 7/27/00, p.A1)(SFC, 7/29/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 26, In Cuba over 1 million protestors marched in Havana against the US trade embargo.
    (SFC, 7/27/00, p.C3)
2000        Jul 26, In Fiji George Speight was arrested by the military, which then stormed a stronghold of his followers.
    (SFC, 7/27/00, p.A10)
2000        Jul 26, In Indonesia the attorney general filed corruption charges against former Pres. Suharto.
    (SFC, 7/27/00, p.A16)
2000        Jul 26, In Russia a tax reform bill was passed that scrapped the graduated income tax in favor of a 13% flat tax.
    (SFC, 7/27/00, p.A10)

2000        Jul 27, In Chechnya 74 bodies, mostly men, were removed from a mass grave near Tangi-Chu. As many as 80 more remained.
    (SFC, 7/28/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 27, In Germany an explosive device detonated and injured 9 people at a train station in Duesseldorf.
    (SFC, 7/28/00, p.D3)
2000        Jul 27, In Nepal a Canadian built Twin Otter Royal Nepal Airlines plane crashed near Jogbudha and all 25 people aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 7/28/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 27, North Korea joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
    (SFC, 7/28/00, p.D3)
2000        Jul 27, Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic called presidential, parliamentary and local elections for the following September. The election resulted in Milosevic’s fall from power.
    (AP, 7/27/01)

2000        Jul 28, Pres. Clinton warned Yasser Arafat that relations with the US would be harmed if statehood was declared without a peace deal with Israel.
    (SFC, 7/29/00, p.A10)
2000        Jul 28, Bank of America, which merged with NationsBank in 1998, announced the layoff of 10,000 people over the next year to cut costs.
    (SFC, 7/29/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 28, The US FDA approved Cipro for inhalational anthrax.
    (www.lewrockwell.com/orig/sardi8.html)
2000        Jul 28, Afghan rulers ordered a complete ban on growing poppies. Defiers of the ban were threatened with jail.
    (SFC, 7/29/00, p.A11)(SFC, 11/18/00, p.A13)
2000        Jul 28, In Northern Ireland 78 prisoners were released from the Maze Prison as part of the Good Friday Peace Accord.
    (SFC, 7/29/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 28, In Peru violent protests  took place as Pres. Fujimori was sworn in for his 3rd term and 5 people were killed in fires set by vandals.
    (SFC, 7/29/00, p.A10)

2000        Jul 29, In China it was reported that the Songhua River had completely dried up under the drought that has ruined 35 million acres. 16.2 million Chinese were left short of water.
    (SFC, 7/29/00, p.D8)
2000        Jul 29, In Colombia rebels attacked the town of Arboleda and claimed to have killed nearly 2 dozen police officers. Troops and national police were flown to the site the next day aboard US-supplied helicopters.
    (SFC, 7/31/00, p.A12)
2000        Jul 29, Yasser Arafat set off on a multi-country tour to drum up support for the Palestinians in the Middle East peace process.
    (AP, 7/29/01)
2000        Jul 29, In Spain a Socialist politician was killed and Basque separatists were blamed.
    (WSJ, 7/31/00, p.A1)

2000        Jul 30, In Tamil Nadu, India, film star Rajkumar and 3 companions were kidnapped by Veerappan and his gang. Veerappan was accused of killing at least 130 police officers and had eluded capture for 18 years. On Aug 6 the governments of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka agreed to met rebel the kidnapper’s demands.
    (SFC, 8/5/00, p.A11)(SFC, 8/7/00, p.A14)
2000        Jul 30, In Kashmir a Pakistan-based rebel group opposed to a cease-fire attacked Indian security forces and killed at least 3 soldiers.
    (SFC, 8/1/00, p.A10)
2000        Jul 30, In Kazakhstan the last nuclear test facility was destroyed with a controlled detonation of 100 tons of explosives.
    (SFC, 7/31/00, p.A14)
2000        Jul 30, North and South Korea agreed to hold regular high-level talks and to re-open their suspended border liaisons to implement earlier agreements.
    (SFEC, 7/30/00, p.A2)
2000        Jul 30, In Venezuela national elections were scheduled. 56% of the populace turned out and endorsed Pres. Chavez to a 6-year term by a 59 to 37% margin over Francisco Arias. Chavez’s Fifth Republic Movement won 9 of 23 state governor races and a simple majority of the legislature. The new constitution gave voters the right to revoke the president’s mandate after 3 years by referendum.
    (SFC, 7/29/00, p.A10)(SFC, 7/31/00, p.A12)(SFC, 8/1/00, p.A10)

2000        Jul 31, The Republican national convention opened in Philadelphia, with George W. Bush’s name put into nomination for president.
    (SFEC, 7/30/00, p.A1)(AP, 7/31/01)
2000        Jul 31, William Maxwell (b.1908) novelist and editor for the New Yorker, died in NYC. In 2008 the Library of America published a 2-volume edition of his fiction.
    (WSJ, 9/5/08, p.W6)(www.answers.com/topic/maxwell-william-keepers-jr)
2000        Jul 31, US and British diplomats accused the Pres. Charles Taylor of Liberia and Pres. Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso of trading arms for diamonds and aiding the rebels in Sierra Leone.
    (SFC, 8/1/00, p.A8)
2000        Jul 31, A Beijing court sentenced Cheng Kejie (66) to death for corruption. He was a former deputy chairman of the national legislature and headed the southern region of Guangxi from 1990-1998. Over the last week 48 people were executed for drug trafficking. Kejie was executed in Sept.
    (SFC, 8/1/00, p.A10)(SFC, 9/15/00, p.A14)
2000        Jul 31, In Israel Moshe Katsav of the opposition Likud Party was elected president over Shimon Peres. Prime Minister Barak survived an attempt to oust his government.
    (SFC, 8/1/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 31, North and South Korea agreed to reopen border liaison offices and reconnect a railway linking their capitals.
    (AP, 7/31/01)
2000        Jul 31, In Mexico aides of Vincente Fox announced plans to transform the police and judiciary and to demilitarize the anti-narcotics programs.
    (SFC, 8/1/00, p.A8)
2000        Jul 31, Yugoslavia announced that it had arrested 4 Dutch men for plotting to kidnap or kill Pres. Milosevic to win a $5 million US reward.
    (WSJ, 8/1/00, p.A1)
2000        Jul 31, In Zimbabwe Vice President Joseph Msika announced that 3,000 white-owned farms would be resettled by landless black families.
    (SFC, 8/2/00, p.A13)

2000        Jul, The Dept. of Justice barred the proposed WorldCom acquisition of Sprint for $129 billion on antitrust grounds.
    (WSJ, 6/27/02, p.A12)
2000        Jul, Iraq’s 1st Internet café opened with surfing censored.
    (NW, 9/23/02, p.39)
2000        Jul, In Serbia’s Vojvodina province the Exit music festival was started by three University students from Novi Sad.
    (www.southeast-europe.eu/index.php?id=780)
2000        Jul, Ukraine’s Pres. Kuchma authorized the sale of an advanced $100 million radar system to Iraq in violation of UN sanctions. Evidence of the sale emerged in 2002.
    (SFC, 4/16/02, p.A7)(SFC, 9/24/02, p.A18)
2000        Jul, The Vietnamese government inaugurated the $1.8 million Saigon Software Park building with 25 high-tech companies.
    (SFC, 3/13/01, p.A18)

2000        Aug 1, A US military court in Germany sentenced Army Staff Sergeant Frank Ronghi to life in prison without parole for sexually assaulting and killing Merita Shabiu, an eleven-year-old ethnic Albanian girl, while on peacekeeping duty in Kosovo.
    (AP, 8/1/01)
2000        Aug 1, Glenn and Justin Helzer murdered Annette (75) and Ivan Stineman (85) in Concord, Ca. They were accompanied by Dawn Godman.  In 2004 Justin Helzer was convicted for 5 murders. Godman was sentenced to 38 years to life. A jury gave Glen Helzer 5 death sentences on Dec 17, 2004. The brothers were formally sentenced to death Mar 11, 2005. On April 14, 2013, Justin Helzer hanged himself in his cell at San Quentin.
    (SFC, 5/28/04, p.B1)(SFC, 6/17/04, p.B1)(SFC, 12/18/04, p.B1)(SFC, 4/16/13, p.C2)
2000        Aug 1, In Philadelphia police arrested at least 280 protesters and raided a warehouse site used as a staging area for passive resistance demonstrations. 15 police officers were injured.
    (SFC, 8/2/00, p.A9)(SFC, 8/5/00, p.A3)
2000        Aug 1, In Chile the Supreme Court was reported to have voted in secret to strip Gen. Pinochet of his senatorial immunity.
    (SFC, 8/2/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 1, Costa Rica planned to begin offering free e-mail access to all its citizens through the government owned commercial Internet monopoly, RACSA.
    (SFEC, 6/18/00, p.A15)
2000        Aug 1, In Indonesia a car bomb exploded outside the house of the Philippine ambassador. Two people were killed and 22 wounded including Ambassador Leonides Caday.
    (SFC, 8/2/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 1, In Kashmir terrorists killed nearly 50 people in 2 attacks. 18 men at a village in the Anantnag area were killed as well as 30 Hindu pilgrims and Muslim porters on their way to the Amarmath cave shrine at Pahalgam.
    (SFC, 8/2/00, p.A13)
2000        Aug 1, Two Britons and 2 Canadians were arrested in northern Montenegro while driving to Kosovo on suspicion of spying and terrorism.
    (SFC, 8/8/00, p.A12)

2000         Aug 2, Pres. Clinton delayed the federal execution of Juan Raul Garza, convicted in 1993 for killing 3 men in Texas in 1990-1991. Garza, a Texas drug kingpin, was executed June 19th, 2001.
    (SFC, 8/3/00, p.A3)(AP, 8/2/01)
2000        Aug 2, Republicans awarded Texas Governor George W. Bush their 2000 presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia and ratified Dick Cheney as his running mate.
    (AP, 8/2/01)
2000        Aug 2, Former President Ford was hospitalized after suffering one, possibly two, small strokes.
    (AP, 8/2/01)
2000        Aug 2, In SF a jury awarded 17 bakery workers of Interstate Brands Corp. $120 million for racial discrimination.
    (SFC, 8/3/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 2, In India rain in Tibet flooded the Sutlej River in India and drowned at least 107 people in Himachal Pradesh state.
    (SFC, 8/3/00, p.A13)
2000        Aug 2, In Kashmir the death toll from guerrilla attacks climbed to 101.
    (SFC, 8/3/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 2, In the Solomon Islands warring militias signed a cease-fire on an Australian warship off the capital of Honiara.
    (WSJ, 8/3/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 2, Zimbabwe’s Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) called a one day general strike to protest the policies of Pres. Mugabe. Finance minister Simba Makoni announced that the government had agreed to devalue its currency 24%.
    (WSJ, 8/2/00, p.A17)(WSJ, 8/3/00, p.A1,9)

2000        Aug 3, George W. Bush accepted the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia with a 52 minute speech He presented himself as an outsider who would return "civility and respect" to Washington politics.
    (SFC, 8/4/00, p.A1)(AP, 8/3/01)
2000        Aug 3, It was reported that scientists had developed the genetic blueprint of the cholera bacterium.
    (SFC, 8/3/00, p.A10)
2000        Aug 3, Canadian sailors dropped from helicopters and took over the GTS Katie, a private American freighter, that held 3 Canadian soldiers and $250 million in military equipment that was being returned from Kosovo. The freighter had refused to dock over a payment dispute.
    (SFC, 8/4/00, p.A17)
2000        Aug 3, In Indonesia prosecutors charged former Pres. Suharto with corruption for allegedly skimming $750 million in public funds from charities under his control.
    (SFC, 8/4/00, p.D3)
2000        Aug 3, In Sri Lanka the government presented rebels with a new constitution that offered autonomy to minority Tamils. Ramil Wickremesinghe, opposition United National Party leader, rejected the offer.
    (SFC, 8/4/00, p.D3)(SFC, 8/5/00, p.A11)

2000        Aug 4, Fresh from the Republican national convention in Philadelphia, GOP presidential nominee George W. Bush and running mate Dick Cheney began an air and rail tour of four swing states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. For his part, Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore mocked the Republican gathering as a special-interests-sponsored sham.
    (AP, 8/4/01)
2000        Aug 4, NY officials issued a statewide alert for West Nile encephalitis after the 1st case of the year was reported on Staten Island.
    (SFC, 8/5/00, p.A3)
2000        Aug 4, In England the Queen Mum celebrated her 100th birthday.
    (SFC, 8/4/00, p.A18)
2000        Aug 4, It was reported that the war in Chechnya had killed 2,508 Russian soldiers since 8/2/99. A mother’s group put the figure up to 6,000.
    (WSJ, 8/4/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 4, In Georgia three Red Cross workers were believed to have been kidnapped. Their car was found the next day near the border with Chechnya.
    (SFC, 8/7/00, p.C16)(WSJ, 8/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 4, Ildefonso Salido Ibarra, owner of the El Debate newspaper, was kidnapped in Sinaloa state. He was released after 4 days.
    (SFEC, 11/12/00, p.A19)(http://tinyurl.com/25oh9b)
2000        Aug 4, Russia reported that Chechen rebels had decapitated 2 Russian colonels, who had been seized earlier in the Vedeno region.
    (SFC, 8/5/00, p.C1)

2000        Aug 5, President Clinton vetoed a Republican-sponsored tax cut for married couples, describing it as "the first installment of a fiscally reckless tax strategy."
    (AP, 8/5/01)
2000        Aug 5, Sir Alec Guinness (86), English film actor, died at a southern England hospital. In 2004 Piers Paul Read authored "Alec Guinness: The Authorised Biography."
    (SFC, 8/7/00, p.A1)(AP, 8/5/01)(Econ, 1/24/04, p.76)
2000        Aug 5, In Afghanistan gunmen killed 12 people including 7 Afghans working for the United Nations’ mine clearing agency in western Herat.
    (SFC, 8/7/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 5, In Colombia congressman Oscar Tulio Lizcano was abducted by the FARC. He was freed by a military operation in 2008.
    (AP, 10/26/08)
2000        Aug 5, Iran reported that at least 1000 dogs were killed in Tehran over the last month. Islam regarded dogs as impure.
    (SFC, 8/5/00, p.A22)
2000        Aug 5, UN peacekeeping troops began spreading out along the border between Israel and Lebanon.
    (SFEC, 8/6/00, p.C9)

2000        Aug 6,    Workers at Verizon, the nation’s largest local telephone company, went on an 18-day strike over working conditions and union representation.
    (AP, 8/6/01)
2000        Aug 6, In Burundi Hutu rebels ambushed a truck carrying military cadets and 28 soldiers and 6 civilians were killed near Nyabiraba village.
    (SFC, 8/8/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 6, In Colombia rightist paramilitary killed 6 men in Vilanueva.
    (SFC, 8/9/00, p.A14)
2000        Aug 6, In Nigeria an overcrowded boat capsized on the Atlantic coast near the Cameroon border and at least 40 people drowned. 42 survived.
    (SFC, 8/8/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 6, In San Juan, Puerto Rico, thousands rallied to protest new US military exercises on Vieques.
    (SFC, 8/7/00, p.A3)
2000        Aug 6, Russian officials reported that scores of rebels were killed in weekend artillery attacks outside Grozny, Chechnya, following warnings of a possible rebel offensive. As many as 160 insurgents were reported killed.
    (SFC, 8/7/00, p.A12)(SFC, 8/8/00, p.A12)

2000        Aug 7, Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore selected Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman as his running mate; Lieberman was the first Jew on a major party’s presidential ticket.
    (SFC, 8/8/00, p.A1)(AP, 8/7/01)
2000        Aug 7, It was reported that another 16 people were killed by rebels in northern Colombia and that Occidental Petroleum had halted production at its 2nd largest field due to rebel attacks. Rightist paramilitary killed 7 villagers in San Diego.
    (WSJ, 8/7/00, p.A1)(SFC, 8/9/00, p.A14)
2000        Aug 7, Chechen rebels claimed 11 Russian soldiers in a military convoy were killed by a remote controlled mine.
    (SFC, 8/8/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 7, In Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim, former deputy prime minister, was convicted of sodomy and sentenced to 9 years in prison. Sukma Dermawan, Ibrahim’s codefendant and adopted brother, was also found guilty.
    (SFC, 8/8/00, p.A11)
2000        Aug 7, In Spain a bomb exploded in Bilbao and killed 3 suspected Basque separatists, who appeared to be transporting explosives.
    (SFC, 8/8/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 7, Venezuela’s Pres. Hugo Chavez arrived in Saudi Arabia to begin a tour of 10 oil-producing nations that included Iraq.
    (SFC, 8/8/00, p.A10)

2000        Aug 8, Vice President Al Gore formally introduced and celebrated his Jewish running mate, Senator Joseph Lieberman, during an appearance in Gore’s home state of Tennessee.
    (AP, 8/8/01)
2000        Aug 8, Audiotapes recorded Enron traders deliberately congesting Western power lines: “If you can congest it, that’s a moneymaker no matter what."
    (SFC, 6/15/04, p.A1)
2000        Aug 8, Some 109 nuclear waste sites in 27 states, Puerto Rico and territorial islands of the Pacific would remain dangerous for centuries according to a new report by the US National Research Council.
    (WSJ, 8/8/00, p.A24)
2000        Aug 8, The Civil War submarine Hunley was raised and returned to Charleston, SC. State Sen. Glenn McConnell raised funds for the Hunley project, which by 2006 reached $13.8 million, with another $15.5 million committed.
    (SFC, 8/9/00, p.A3)(Econ, 4/10/04, p.25)
2000        Aug 8, In Bhutan flash floods and mudslides left at least 50 people dead.
    (SFC, 8/9/00, p.A14)
2000        Aug 8, Chile’s Supreme Court stripped General Augusto Pinochet’s immunity, clearing the way for the former dictator to be tried on human rights charges. However, an appeals court later ruled Pinochet unfit to stand trial because of his deteriorating health and mental condition.
    (SFC, 8/9/00, p.A10)(AP, 8/8/01)
2000        Aug 8, In northeast India flash floods and mudslides left at least 80 people dead and 2 million homeless.
    (SFC, 8/9/00, p.A14)
2000        Aug 8, In Iran the daily Bahar newspaper was closed by the hard-line judiciary for "disturbing public opinion."
    (SFC, 8/9/00, p.A14)
2000        Aug 8, In Kashmir the militant Hizbul Mujahedeen called off its cease-fire.
    (SFC, 8/9/00, p.A11)
2000        Aug 8, In Russia a bomb exploded through an underground walkway in Moscow’s Pushkin Square and at least 13 people were killed. Another bomb was found and defused.
    (SFC, 8/9/00, p.A1)(AP, 8/8/01)
2000        Aug 8, In Spain a car bomb exploded in Madrid, where 11 people were injured and in Zumaia where 1 man was killed. The ETA was blamed.
    (SFC, 8/9/00, p.A14)

2000        Aug 9, Bridgestone / Firestone Inc. announced the recall of 6.5 million tires used mainly on Ford SUVs and light trucks due to 46 [88] deaths and over [250] 300 accidents related to the tires.
    (SFC, 8/10/00, p.A2)(SFC, 9/6/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 9, Nicholas Samuel Markowitz (b.1984), having been kidnapped in Los Angeles, was murdered near Santa Barbara after a feud over drug money between his half-brother Benjamin Markowitz and Jesse James Hollywood (20). The murder inspired the 2006 film “Alpha Dog." Hollywood was not present at the murder, but ordered it. He immediately skipped town, but was arrested five years later in Saquarema, Brazil, with his pregnant girlfriend Marcia Reis. In July, 2009, he was convicted of first-degree murder and kidnapping and jurors recommended life in prison. In 2010 Hollywood was sentenced to life in prison.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Markowitz)(SFC, 7/16/09, p.A6)(SFC, 2/6/10, p.A6)
2000        Aug 9, In New Jersey 2 small planes collided in midair and the bulk of one plane crashed through the roof a house. All 11 passengers were killed.
    (SFC, 8/10/00, p.A3)
2000        Aug 9, In Texas Brian Keith Roberson (36) was executed for the 1986 stabbing deaths of an elderly couple in Dallas. Oliver Cruz (33) was executed for the 1988 abduction, rape and fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old woman in San Antonio.
    (SFC, 8/10/00, p.A2)
2000        Aug 9, In Indonesia Pres. Wahid announced that he would hand over daily government operations to Vice Pres. Megawati Sukarno.
    (SFC, 8/10/00, p.A10)
2000        Aug 9, In Spain Francisco Casanova Vicente, army officer, was shot twice in the back as he arrived home in Pamplona. The murder was blamed on the ETA.
    (SFC, 8/10/00, p.A11)

2000        Aug 10, The Reform Party’s convention opened in Long Beach, Ca., amid a struggle for control between delegates supporting Pat Buchanan and party leaders. $12.5 million in federal matching funds was at stake. Buchanan moved his faction to the right and dissidents broke off to a separate convention. The Federal Election Commission awarded the campaign money to Buchanan in Sept.
    (SFC, 8/10/00, p.A3)(SFC, 8/11/00, p.A1)(SFC, 9/13/00, p.A2)
2000        Aug 10, A US Navy helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. 2 crew members were rescued, 2 were killed and 2 were missing.
    (SFC, 8/11/00, p.D3)
2000        Aug 10, In Congo rebels fought government troops near Dongo. Jean-Pierre Bemba, head of the Ugandan backed Congolese Liberation Movement, said his rebels had killed some 800 government soldiers on riverboats using missiles.
    (SFC, 8/12/00, p.A11)
2000        Aug 10, In Iraq Pres. Chavez of Venezuela held talks with Pres. Saddam Hussein in support of upcoming oil talks in Caracas. Chavez defied the United States by being the first head of state to visit Iraq since the Gulf War.
    (SFC, 8/11/00, p.A15)(AP, 8/10/01)
2000        Aug 10, In Kashmir 11 people were killed and 19 wounded from a car bomb set off by the Hizbul Mujahedeen.
    (SFC, 8/11/00, p.A14)

2000        Aug 11, Pat Buchanan won the Reform Party’s presidential nomination and named Ezola Foster (62), a black former teacher, as his running mate. Dissidents, disputed by party founder Ross Perot’s supporters, chose physicist John Hagelin at a rump convention.
    (SFC, 8/12/00, p.A3)(AP, 8/11/01)
2000        Aug 11, The National Transportation Safety Board released evidence reports in the October 31st, 1999, crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 off the New England coast; a transcript of the cockpit voice recording showed the chilling details of the pilot’s futile struggle to save the Boeing 767 and its 217 occupants.
    (AP, 8/11/01)   
2000        Aug 11, A jury in Orlando, Fla., ordered the Disney Co. to pay $240 million to Nicholas Stracick and Edward Russell for stealing their ideas for a sports complex.
    (SFC, 8/12/00, p.A3)
2000        Aug 11, As many as 8 people subdued Jonathan Burton (19) during a flight to Salt Lake City from Las Vegas after he broke into the cockpit. Burton was pronounced dead on arrival to a Salt Lake hospital.
    (SFC, 9/21/00, p.A6)
2000        Aug 11, British and US bombers struck southern Iraq and Iraqi military reported 2 people killed and 19 injured.
    (SFC, 8/14/00, p.A12)

2000        Aug 12, Evander Holyfield won a 12-round unanimous decision over John Ruiz in Las Vegas for the vacant WBA heavyweight title.
    (AP, 8/12/01)
2000        Aug 12, Loretta Young, film actress, died at age 87. She made nearly 100 movies in over 70 years. She had a daughter, Judy Lewis, by Clark Gable in 1935. Her memoir "The Things I Had to Learn" was published in 1961. In 2000 Joan Wester Anderson authored "Forever Young."
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.B10)(SFC, 11/18/00, p.B7)
2000        Aug 12, British and US bombers struck southern Iraq for a 2nd day and Iraqi military reported 3 people injured.
    (SFC, 8/14/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 12, In Congo a Russian-made Antonov crashed on approach to Tshikapa and 27 people were killed.
    (WSJ, 8/14/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 12, A Russian nuclear submarine, the Kursk, became trapped on the floor of the Barents Sea during naval exercises. 118 sailors were trapped in the Oscar-II class submarine that was thought to have suffered a torpedo-room explosion. On August 21 Norwegian divers confirmed that all the sailors had died. The Kursk was raised in 2001.
    (SFC, 8/14/00, p.A13)(SFC, 8/15/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 8/15/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 8/16/00, p.A1)(SFC, 8/21/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 10/9/01, p.A1)

2000        Aug 13, On the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, 3500 protesters demonstrated against police brutality and in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal, on death row for killing a Philadelphia police officer.
    (AP, 8/13/01)
2000        Aug 13, It was reported that physicist Humphrey Maris of Brown Univ. had reported findings in June to the Quantum Fluids and Solids Conference that challenged the indivisibility of electrons.
    (SFEC, 8/13/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 13, In Kashmir 16 people were killed and dozens injured in explosions and gun battles across the province. 2 land mines killed 6 soldiers and 10 rebels died in battles with government troops.
    (SFC, 8/14/00, p.A13)(SFC, 8/15/00, p.A14)
2000        Aug 13, Over 2,000 Somali leaders gathered in Djibouti to form a central government with a new 225-member parliament. Somalia swore in legislators for its first central government after almost a decade of internecine warfare.
    (SFC, 8/14/00, p.A1)(AP, 8/13/01)
2000        Aug 13, Pres. Chavez of Venezuela held talks in Libya with Moammar Khadafy and proceeded to Nigeria to meet Pres. Obasanjo.
    (SFC, 8/14/00, p.A14)

2000        Aug 14, The Democratic convention opened in Los Angeles at Staples Auditorium. Demonstrators fought with police following a concert by the band Rage Against the Machine. The concert followed a "March of Corporate Shame" through downtown LA. President Clinton offered a triumphant review of his years in office, and exhorted delegates to propel Al Gore on the road to succeed him.
    (SFC, 8/15/00, p.A5)(AP, 8/14/01)
2000          cAug 14, In India a train bombing in Uttar Pradesh killed 7 people and injured dozens. Pakistani agents were blamed.
    (WSJ, 8/15/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 14, NATO peacekeepers shut down the Serb-run Trepca smelter at Zvecan, Kosovo, due to environmental pollution.
    (SFC, 8/15/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 14, In Kyrgyzstan a 4-day clash between Islamic militants and government troops left as many as 95 people dead. The militants were said to belong to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which was trying to carve out an independent state.
    (SFC, 8/15/00, p.A14)
2000        Aug 14, The Russian Orthodox Church announced the canonization of Nicholas II and his immediate family, executed in 1918.
    (SFC, 8/15/00, p.A12)

2000        Aug 15, Democrats stirred memories of President John F. Kennedy at their national convention in Los Angeles, with his daughter, Caroline, taking a rare turn in the spotlight and beckoning delegates to turn the New Frontier into a "timeless call" that would send Al Gore to the White House.
    (AP, 8/15/01)
2000        Aug 15, US warplanes bombed air defense sites in northern Iraq.
    (SFC, 8/16/00, p.A18)
2000        Aug 15, Edward Walker, the inventor of the lava lamp and promoter of nudism, died at age 82.
    (SFEC, 8/20/00, p.B9)
2000        Aug 15, British Airways joined Air France in grounding its Concorde supersonic jets in the wake of the July 25th crash near Paris that claimed 113 lives.
    (SFC, 8/16/00, p.A17)(AP, 8/15/01)
2000        Aug 15, In Colombia authorities and US Secret Service agents captured 10 leaders of a counterfeiting ring that had sent over $40 million in bogus bills to the US over the last 2 years.
    (SFC, 8/17/00, p.A15)
2000        Aug 15, In Colombia 6 students were killed after they were caught in a cross fire between leftist rebels and government troops. The students were on a field trip with teachers. An investigation followed and a military coverup was suspected. 5 officers and 36 soldiers were suspended for the deaths.
    (SFC, 8/16/00, p.A18)(SFC, 8/17/00, p.A15)(WSJ, 8/17/00, p.A1)(SFC, 8/19/00, p.A10)
2000        Aug 15, In Israel 4 prostitutes died in Tel Aviv when a brothel was set on fire. Police suspected a serial arsonist.
    (SFC, 8/16/00, p.A18)
2000        Aug 15, One hundred people from North Korea and 100 people from South Korea held temporary reunions with family members not seen in 50 years.
    (SFC, 8/15/00, p.A13)(AP, 8/15/01)
2000        Aug 15, South Korea released 3,586 prisoners in an amnesty.
    (WSJ, 8/16/00, p.A1)

2000        Aug 16, Delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles formally nominated Al Gore for president.
    (AP, 8/16/01)
2000        Aug 16, Senator John McCain (Republican, Arizona) was diagnosed with a second bout of melanoma. The cancer was later surgically removed, with no sign that it had spread.
    (AP, 8/16/01)
2000        Aug 16, Montana Gov. Marc Racicot declared the whole state a disaster area due to the raging fires.
    (SFC, 8/17/00, p.A3)
2000        Aug 16, In Afghanistan the Taliban shut down 25 bakeries run by widows saying that Islam forbids women to work.
    (SFC, 8/17/00, p.A16)
2000        Aug 16, In Brazil armed hijacked an airliner and forced it to land in southern Parana state. They escaped with an estimated $3.3 million in stolen money.
    (SFC, 8/17/00, p.A15)
2000        Aug 16, In Chechnya 2 civilians were killed when rebels blew up a police car in Grozny.
    (SFC, 8/18/00, p.D6)
2000        Aug 16, Hipolito Mejia (59) assumed the presidency of the Dominican Republic succeeding Leonel Fernandez. He proceeded to use foreign borrowing to finance public spending.
    (SFC, 8/17/00, p.A16)(Econ, 12/13/03, p.35)
2000        Aug 16, It was reported that Libya had paid millions to free 9 Westerners held hostage by Muslim rebels in the Philippines.
    (SFC, 8/16/00, p.A17)
2000        Aug 16, In Uganda at least 18 people died after a fire ignited while they scooped oil from an overturned tanker.
    (SFC, 8/17/00, p.A16)

2000        Aug 17, Al Gore accepted the Democratic nomination for president, pledging a "better, fairer, more prosperous America" at the party's convention in Los Angeles. Shortly before Gore spoke, his running mate, Joseph Lieberman, was nominated by acclamation.
    (SFC, 8/18/00, p.A1)(AP, 8/17/05)
2000        Aug 17, Word leaked out that Independent Counsel Robert Ray was assembling a new grand jury to investigate President Clinton's conduct in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Democrats charged Republicans were behind the release of information, but a federal judge said he was inadvertently responsible for the disclosure.
    (AP, 8/17/05)
2000        Aug 17, It was reported that researchers had cloned pigs for the 1st time.
    (WSJ, 8/17/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 17, It was reported that a soybean aphid from China threatened the $13.5 billion US soybean market.
    (WSJ, 8/17/00, p.A2)
2000        Aug 17, In Afghanistan the Taliban reversed its decision against women working in bakeries.
    (SFC, 8/18/00, p.D6)
2000        Aug 17, A bomb, planted by the Revolutionary Armed Forces Colombia, exploded in the village of Carmen de Bolivar and 2 children were killed.
    (SFC, 8/19/00, p.A10)
2000        Aug 17, India opened its first fashion show in Mumbai, Lakme India Fashion Week.
    (http://lifestyle.indianetzone.com/fashion/1/lakme_india_fashion_week_(lifw).htm)
2000        Aug 17, In Latvia a bomb exploded in Riga and 21 people were injured.
    (SFC, 8/18/00, p.D6)

2000        Aug 18, In Chechnya rebels killed 8 Russian soldiers in several attacks on checkpoints and roadblocks.
    (SFC, 8/19/00, p.A10)
2000        Aug 18, Alberto Orlandez Gamboa, a Colombian drug cartel leader known as "The Snail," was extradited to the US to stand trial for drug trafficking and money laundering.
    (SFC, 8/19/00, p.A10)
2000        Aug 18, In Indonesia the 700-member People’s Consultative Assembly passed a decree that allowed the security forces to keep 38 seats in the legislature until 2009 and banned retroactive prosecution of human rights cases.
    (SFC, 8/19/00, p.A8)
2000        Aug 18, In Japan the Mount Oyama volcano erupted for a 5th time on the island of Miyake. The eruptions began July 9 after 17 years of dormancy.
    (SFC, 8/19/00, p.A9)
2000        Aug 18, In Mexico 15 people were killed when violence broke out during the inauguration of Mayor Jesus Tolentino in Chimalhuacan, a suburb of Mexico City and part of the area known as the misery belt. Tolentino defeated Guadalupe Buendia a PRI cacique (power broker). Buendia supporters battled with Antorcha Popular (Popular Torch), widely regarded as a paramilitary movement. [see Aug 27]
    (SFC, 8/19/00, p.A9)(WSJ, 8/28/00, p.A1)(SFEC, 9/3/00, p.A20)
2000        Aug 18, In the Philippines 3 Malaysians were released by Abu Sayyaf rebels.
    (WSJ, 8/21/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 18, Government forces seized 5 tons of cocaine as part of the "Orinoco 2000" probe financed by the US DEA. Another 5 tons was discovered at the Doble Uno ranch just days later. The cocaine was suspected to have been dropped from Colombia.
    (SFC, 8/21/00, p.A10)(SFC, 8/26/00, p.A10)
2000        Aug 18, It was reported in Vietnam that the former Ho Chi Minh Trail, known as Highway 14 from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, was being expanded in a 4-year project at a cost of $400 million to become the Ho Chi Minh Highway.
    (SFC, 8/18/00, p.D2)

2000        Aug 19, Pres. Clinton signed the Global Aids and Tuberculosis Relief Act of 2000. It included a trust fund to care for African AIDS patients. AIDS was killing 6,000 people a day and had orphaned 15% of the children in the worst affected cities.
    (SFC, 8/19/00, p.A5)(SFEC, 8/20/00, p.A7)
2000        Aug 19, In New Mexico a gas pipeline explosion near Carlsbad killed 10 people camping on the banks of the Pecos River. An 11th victim died 2 days later. Investigators found corrosion in the blown pipe wall. Amanda Smith (25), the 12th victim, died in Sept.
    (SFC, 8/21/00, p.A3)(SFC, 8/22/00, p.A4)(SFC, 9/6/00, p.A7)
2000        Aug 19, It was reported that 9 people had died in Ethiopia’s Afar region after the Awash River burst its banks and inundated the Danakil Lowlands. 30,000 people were left homeless.
    (SFC, 8/19/00, p.B12)
2000        Aug 19, In Monrovia, Liberia, four journalists for British TV were charged with espionage while filming for a 3-part documentary about Liberia, Mauritania, Mali and Angola. They were freed Aug 25.
    (SFC, 8/21/00, p.A10)(SFC, 8/26/00, p.A9)
2000        Aug 19, Hugo Chavez took the oath of office as president of Venezuela after a landslide re-election.
    (AP, 8/19/01)

2000        Aug 20, Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship in a playoff over Bob May, becoming the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in one year. Woods, winner of four of the last five majors, won his first in a playoff. He became the first player to repeat as PGA champion since Denny Shute in 1937. Woods, with an 18-under 270, holds the scoring record in relation to par in every major championship.
    (AP, 8/20/01)
2000        Aug 20, In Kenya 16 people were killed after 9 runaway train cars carrying liquefied gas derailed and exploded at the Athi River station. 9 of 37 injured died soon after.
    (SFC, 8/21/00, p.A10)(SFC, 8/22/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 20, Norwegian divers examined the Russian submarine Kursk as the British LR5 mini-submarine prepared for a rescue attempt. 118 Russian sailors were believed dead. In 2001 it was reported that the Kursk carried nuclear weapons when it sank, but Russia denied this. The ship was raised Oct 8, 2001. The severed bow was left for later recovery.
    (SFEC, 8/20/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 4/5/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 4/6/01, p.A1)(SFC, 10/8/01, p.B2)
2000        Aug 20, In Spain a bomb killed 2 Spanish Civil Guard officers in Sallent de Gallego. The ETA was blamed.
    (SFC, 8/21/00, p.A8)
2000        Aug 20, At the Vatican some 2 million young people closed the 6-day World Youth festival dubbed the Catholic Woodstock.
    (SFC, 8/21/00, p.A9)

2000        Aug 21, Britain deployed troops in Belfast after 2 men were killed in a feud between Protestant paramilitary factions. Sam Rocket was gunned down 2 days later in retaliation. The Ulster Defense Assoc. and the Ulster Volunteer Force appeared to be feuding over control of rackets.
    (WSJ, 8/22/00, p.A1)(SFC, 8/25/00, p.D5)(WSJ, 8/25/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 21, In China an earthquake in Wuding county, Yunnan province, left 177,000 people homeless and 211 injured.
    (SFC, 8/26/00, p.A9)
2000        Aug 21, Iraq threatened to retaliate against Turkey over airstrikes that left some 40 civilians dead.
    (WSJ, 8/22/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 21, In Kashmir Muslim guerrillas used booby traps to kill 5 Indian soldiers, while Indian security forces killed 8 people believed to be part of the separatist movement. Indian shelling into the Pakistani controlled side killed a man and an 8-year-old girl. In Jachil Dhara guerrilla set explosives killed an Indian general and a colonel.
    (SFC, 8/22/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 21, Norwegian divers opened the hatch to the Russian Kursk submarine but found no sign of life.
    (SFC, 8/21/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 21, In the Philippines rebels killed 17 army soldiers in Negros Occidental province.
    (SFC, 8/22/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 21, In Sierra Leone Issa Sesay, the top field commander of the Revolutionary United Front, replaced Foday Sankoh as head.
    (SFC, 8/22/00, p.A11)(WSJ, 8/22/00, p.A1)

2000        Aug 22, Publishers Clearing House agreed to pay $18 million to 24 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations it had used deceptive promotions in its sweepstakes mailings.
    (AP, 8/22/01)
2000        Aug 22, In Japan Mitsubishi Motors admitted that it had concealed tens of thousands customer complaints about automobile defects since 1977.
    (SFC, 8/23/00, p.A10)
2000        Aug 22, In Malaysia 15 people including 13 children were killed when a tractor-trailer rig collided with a school van in Sarawak.
    (SFC, 8/24/00, p.A13)
2000        Aug 22, In Russia Pres. Putin met with grieving relatives of the 118 seamen who died in the Kursk nuclear submarine.
    (SFC, 8/23/00, p.A10)
2000        Aug 22, In Taiwan Typhoon Bilis struck with winds over 100 mph and 3 people were killed.
    (SFC, 8/23/00, p.A11)
2000        Aug 22, In West Timor pro-Indonesia militiamen severely beat 3 UN relief workers. UN relief work in West Timor was suspended the next day.
    (SFC, 8/24/00, p.A13)

2000        Aug 23, The Clinton administration released guidelines for federally funded scientists to conduct research on human embryonic stem cells.
    (SFC, 8/23/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 23, Pres. Clinton ordered millions in relief funds for electricity users in southern California and an investigation into the state’s power market.
    (SFC, 8/24/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 23, The final winner of the "Survivor" TV contest set on Pulau Tiga island was broadcast to as many as 40-50 million viewers. Richard Hatch (39), a corporate trainer from Newport, R.I., won the $1 million grand prize. In 2006 Hatch was convicted on three counts related to tax evasion and was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison plus three years of supervised probation.
    (SFC, 8/23/00, p.A1)(SFC, 8/24/00, p.A1)(http://tinyurl.com/4sna5j)
2000        Aug 23, Negotiators for Verizon and more than 35,000 telephone workers reached tentative agreement on a new contract, ending an 18-day strike.
    (AP, 8/23/01)
2000        Aug 23, Boeing made the first successful launch of its Delta III rocket.
    (SFC, 8/24/00, p.A3)
2000        Aug 23, In Bahrain a Gulf Air Airbus A320 crashed on approach to Manama and all 143 people aboard were killed including 36 children.
    (SFC, 8/24/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 23, A boat from Indonesia capsized in the Strait of Malucca and Malaysian authorities rescued 7 of 100 passengers.
    (SFC, 8/26/00, p.A9)
2000        Aug 23, In Russia Pres. Putin took responsibility for the Kursk nuclear submarine disaster.
    (SFC, 8/24/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 23, In Sudan a boat capsized on the Blue Nile near Sinja and 35 people, mostly schoolchildren, died.
    (SFC, 8/25/00, p.D8)

2000        Aug 24, Pres. Clinton and Vice President Al Gore met with Pres.-elect Vincente Fox of Mexico. Fox promoted his ideas on an open border a day before he met with Texas Gov. George W. Bush in Dallas.
    (SFC, 8/25/00, p.A14)(AP, 8/24/01)
2000        Aug 24, Ricardo Miguel Cavallo, a suspected torturer from the Argentine "dirty war" (1976-1983), was arrested in Mexico after former political prisoners identified him. Cavallo was extradited to Spain in 2003 and charged with genocide and terrorism.
    (SFC, 8/25/00, p.D4)(AP, 6/30/03)
2000        Aug 24, Fighting from Chechnya spilled into Ingushetia and 100 rebels were reported killed by Russian forces.
    (SFC, 8/25/00, p.D8)
2000        Aug 24, It was reported that 13 street kids had been killed over the last 7 months in Honduras.
    (SFC, 8/24/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 24, In India it was reported that 49 people were killed following torrential rains in Andhra Pradesh.
    (SFC, 8/25/00, p.D8)
2000        Aug 24, India and Pakistan traded accusations over a clash in Kashmir. India claimed that 10 Pakistani fighters were killed, while Pakistan said 2 were killed.
    (SFC, 8/25/00, p.D8)
2000        Aug 24, John Kaiser (67), an American priest of the Society of St. Joseph, was found shot to death near Naivasha, Kenya. Kaiser was critical of the government’s human rights record. In 2007 a Kenyan court ruled that his death was a homicide.
    (SFC, 8/25/00, p.D7)(AP, 8/11/03)(AP, 8/1/07)
2000        Aug 24, In the Philippines police found the bodies of 5 truck drivers kidnapped 2 days earlier in Maguindanao province.
    (SFC, 8/25/00, p.D8)
2000        Aug 24, In Russia Pres. Putin raised wage 20% for members of the military, police and security forces effective Dec 1.
    (SFC, 8/25/00, p.D8)

2000        Aug 25, Daniel Wiant (35), former executive of the American Cancer Society, pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $8 million form the charity.
    (SFC, 8/26/00, p.A7)
2000        Aug 25, The shares of Emulex Corp. fell 62% due to a false report on the company. The drop caused an estimated $50 million investor losses. Shares recovered after the company refuted the reports. Mark Simeon Jakob (23) of El Segundo was arrested a week later for perpetrating the hoax, which netted him $186,000. He was later sentenced to nearly four years in prison for wire and securities fraud.
    (SFC, 9/1/00, p.A1)(AP, 8/24/01)
2000        Aug 25, In West Virginia the new $75 million Robert C. Boyd Green Bank Telescope, the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope, was dedicated following almost 10 years of construction.
    (WSJ, 8/28/00, p.B11E)
2000        Aug 25, German intelligence confirmed that it had discovered a secret Iraqi missile factory near Baghdad. Some 250 technicians were reported working on ARABIL-100 short-range missiles.
    (SFC, 8/26/00, p.A9)
2000        Aug 25, Former Serbian president Ivan Stambolic (64) disappeared. In 2003 his body was found in a lime-covered grave on a mountain in northern Serbia. In 2005 Milosevic's paramilitary commander, his secret police chief and five others were convicted and sentenced for the killing of Stambolic.
    (SFC, 9/1/00, p.A16)(SFC, 4/5/01, p.A10)(AP, 3/28/03)(AP, 7/18/05)

2000        Aug 26, The Houston Comets won their fourth straight WNBA championship by defeating the New York Liberty 79-73.
    (AP, 8/24/01)
2000        Aug 26, Maracaibo, Venezuela, won the Little League World Series title, defeating Bellaire, Texas, 3-2.
    (AP, 8/24/01)
2000        Aug 26, Pres. Clinton visited Nigeria. Pres. Obasanjo, head of 110 million people, pressed Clinton to help reduce the country’s $32 billion debt. Clinton appealed to the leaders of the oil-rich nation to set aside political acrimony so that their citizens could lift themselves from poverty and isolation.
    (SFEC, 8/27/00, p.A14)(AP, 8/24/01)
2000        Aug 26, United Airlines signed a tentative accord with its 10,000 pilots following 20 months of negotiations.
    (SFEC, 8/27/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 26, In Israel 3 Israeli soldiers were killed in a West Bank shootout with Palestinian militants of Hamas. The Israeli raid was an attempt to capture Mahmoud Abu Hanoud near Nablus. Hanoud was wounded and escaped.
    (SFEC, 8/27/00, p.C12)(SFC, 8/28/00, p.A11)
2000        Aug 26, In Sierra Leone 11 British soldiers were seized by the "West side Boys," a faction of a former pro-government alliance.
    (SFEC, 8/27/00, p.C11)
2000        Aug 26, In Somalia Abdiqasim Salad Hassan, a former interior minister, won the presidential elections.
    (SFEC, 8/27/00, p.C12)
2000        Aug 26, In Sasolburg, South Africa, black employee John Mosoko Rampuru (37) died after being dragged behind a pickup for over 3 miles by white building contractor Pieter Odendaal (44). On November 12, 2001, the Bloemfontein High Court sentenced Odendaal to 10 years in jail after finding him guilty of culpable homicide but not murder with intent. Judge AP van Coller suspended 3 years of Odendaal's sentence and freed him on bail pending appeal.
    (SFEC, 9/10/00, p.C12)(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1651683.stm)

2000        Aug 27, Pres. Clinton visited the village of Ushafa in Nigeria and urged Nigerians to confront the "tyranny" of AIDS.
    (SFC, 8/28/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 27, In Colombia gunmen killed at least 17 people in 2 massacres at Cienaga and Buenaventura.
    (SFC, 8/28/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 27, In Costa Rica 10 people were killed when a small plane crashed into a volcano.
    (SFC, 8/28/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 27, In Iran fighting between students and hard-liners in Khorramabad left a police officer dead.
    (SFC, 8/30/00, p.B10)
2000        Aug 27, In Lebanon elections were held for 63 seats of the 128-member parliament for Mount Lebanon and North Lebanon.
    (SFC, 8/28/00, p.A11)
2000        Aug 27, Kidnappers in the southern Philippines released 6 foreign hostages for a reported $5 million in ransom. The 5 were part of a group of 21 kidnapped on Apr 23.
    (SFC, 8/28/00, p.A11)
2000        Aug 27, In Moscow the Ostankino television tower caught on fire and burned for close to 26 hours. 2 people were found dead in an elevator that fell some 1000 feet during the fire. A 3rd body was later found in the elevator shaft.
    (SFC, 8/28/00, p.A12)(SFC, 8/29/00, p.A7)(WSJ, 8/30/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 27, In Russia a ferry collided with a barge at the Votkinsky reservoir and 6 people were killed with 16 injured.
    (SFC, 8/28/00, p.A12)

2000        Aug 28, Pres. Clinton stopped in Burundi where Tutsi minority parties refused to sign a deal with the Hutu majority. Clinton urged the parties to work for peace.
    (SFC, 8/29/00, p.A6)
2000        Aug 28, Four Chinese students and a man whose sister was killed in the Tiananmen Square massacre filed a suit in NYC against Li Peng, head of the Chinese Parliament, for human rights abuses.
    (SFC, 9/1/00, p.A16)
2000        Aug 28, An apparent murder-suicide left a professor and a graduate student dead at the Univ. of Arkansas. It was later found that the graduate student had been kicked out of a degree program.
    (WSJ, 8/28/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 8/30/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 28, Foster’s Brewing of Australia reported a deal to buy the California Beringer winery for some $1.5 billion.
    (SFC, 8/29/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 28, In Indonesia the parliament agreed to begin a formal investigation into 2 financial scandals involving Pres. Wahid.
    (SFC, 8/29/00, p.A8)
2000        Aug 28, Iraq charged that 311 of its citizens had been killed and 927 wounded by US and British warplanes since the bombing campaign began in Dec 1998.
    (WSJ, 8/28/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 28, In Israel Prime Minister Barak said that he planned to complete a peace deal and call for approval by a referendum.
    (SFC, 8/29/00, p.A6)
2000        Aug 28, In Mexico Rodolfo Montiel, winner of a 2000 Goldman environmental prize for fighting rampant deforestation, was convicted on drugs and weapons charges and sentenced to 6 years and 8 months in jail. Human rights groups allege that he was tortured and that the charges were trumped up.
    (SFC, 8/29/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 28, Authorities in Peru announced that four years after military judges convicted American Lori Berenson of planning a rebel attack, the military had overturned her life sentence, clearing the way for a new civilian trial. Berenson, who maintained her innocence, was convicted June, 1999, of "terrorist collaboration" and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
    (AP, 8/28/01)
2000        Aug 28, In the Philippines Abu Sayyaf guerrillas abducted Jeffrey Schilling (24), their first American hostage.
    (SFC, 8/30/00, p.A1)

2000        Aug 29, President Clinton ended a four-day trip to Africa with a brief visit to Cairo, where he sought the help of President Hosni Mubarak on the Middle East peace process, i.e. a deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
    (SFC, 8/30/00, p.A12)(AP, 8/29/01)
2000        Aug 29, Montana Gov. Marc Racicot asked Pres. Clinton to declare the state a federal disaster area due to the wildfires.
    (SFC, 8/30/00, p.A3)
2000        Aug 29, Pope John Paul II laid down moral guidelines for medical research in the 21st century, endorsing organ donation and adult stem cell study, but condemning human cloning and embryo experiments.
    (AP, 8/29/01)
2000        Aug 29, In Belgium the government announced a package of tax reductions worth $2.9 billion.
    (SFC, 9/1/00, p.D2)
2000        Aug 29, A videotape by Pres. Clinton sought to calm fears over a $1.3 billion aid package expected to escalate the guerrilla war in Colombia. Pres. Clinton was scheduled to arrive the next day. Plan Colombia was America’s 3rd largest military aid package after Israel and Egypt.
    (SFC, 8/30/00, p.A14)(SSFC, 11/11/07, p.M5)
2000        Aug 29, In France Interior Minister Jean-Pierre Chevenement resigned over a proposed peace plan for Corsica. The plan offered limited rights to pass laws beginning in 2004 for the 250,000 inhabitants.
    (SFC, 8/30/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 29, In Libya 6 former hostages held captive in the Philippines arrived to thank Moammar Khadafy for his role in securing their release.
    (SFC, 8/30/00, p.A12)
2000        Aug 29, In Spain Manuel Indiano (29), a councilman in Zumarraga, was shot and killed outside his candy store. The ETA was blamed.
    (SFC, 8/30/00, p.B10)

2000        Aug 30, Pres. Clinton stopped in Colombia and pledged that US aid would not lead to military escalation in the drug war. The recent $1.5 billion military aid package was part of a broader $7.5 billion Colombian plan to fight drugs, help refugees and strengthen government institutions.
    (SFC, 8/31/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 30, In China’s Fujian province police arrested a Catholic priest, 20 nuns, 2 laymen and a seminarian in Luoyuan county. Rev. Liu Shaozhang (38) was reported to have been severely beaten and that parishioners bought the release of 2 nuns.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.C16)
2000        Aug 30, It was reported that many professional and entrepreneurs were leaving Colombia and Venezuela due to civil war and economic policies.
    (WSJ, 8/30/00, p.A1)

2000        Aug 31, President Clinton vetoed a bill that would have gradually repealed inheritance taxes, saying it would have benefited the wealthiest Americans while threatening the nation's financial well-being.
    (AP, 8/31/01)
2000        Aug 31, It was reported that computer scientists had created a robot to design and build other robots almost entirely without human help.
    (SFC, 8/31/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 31, It was reported that malaria researchers had identified the mechanism by which the parasite feeds on blood cells.
    (WSJ, 8/31/00, p.A1)
2000        Aug 31, A meeting of South American presidents opened in Brasilia. They expressed concern over the civil war in Colombia and planned to discuss the creation of a South American trade block.
    (SFC, 9/1/00, p.A16)
2000        Aug 31, In France the government announced a package of tax reductions worth $16.5 billion over 3 years.
    (SFC, 9/1/00, p.D2)
2000        Aug 31, In Indonesia Suharto claimed illness and failed to show up for the 1st day of his corruption trial.
    (SFC, 9/1/00, p.A18)
2000        Aug 31, In Mexico retired Gen. Francisco Hermosillo and Brig. Gen. Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro were arrested for collaborating with the Juarez drug cartel.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.A14)
2000        Aug 31, In Ukraine Pres. Kuchma declared 4 villages near Mykolaiv an ecological disaster zone due to illnesses of some 400 residents since July 4. Chemical poisoning from Soviet-era rocket fuel leaks was blamed.
    (SFC, 9/1/00, p.D5)

2000        Aug, The IMU attempted fresh incursions into Uzbekistan from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
    (AP, 3/30/04)

2000        Sep 1, Pres. Clinton put the anti-missile national defense system on hold and passed the decision for moving the project forward to his successor.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 1, It was reported that an experimental antioxidant extended the lives of nematode worms by an average 44%.
    (WSJ, 9/1/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 1, In Afghanistan the mine-clearing operations were scheduled to be cut by 50% after the UN reported lack of funds. 300 people were reported injured by mines every month. Estimates of mines varied from 5-10 million.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.C16)
2000        Sep 1, In Argentina a judge moved to strip immunity from 8 senators who allegedly received bribes from the administration of Pres. Fernando de la Rua for votes on labor reform. A three-judge panel later ruled that $5 million was paid to a group of senators in exchange for their votes to remove worker protections as the International Monetary Fund was making workforce flexibility a requirement for extending loans to Argentina.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.C16)(AP, 8/14/12)
2000        Sep 1, In Bangladesh 13 boats with 130 fishermen were reported sunk during rainstorms.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.C16)
2000        Sep 1, Typhoon Maria struck 2 southern provinces between Huizhou and Shanwei and killed 47 people with $223 million in damages.
    (WSJ, 9/6/00, p.A1)(SFC, 9/9/00, p.A22)
2000        Sep 1, In Guinea 50 people were killed by attackers on Massadou village.
    (SFC, 9/18/00, p.A8)
2000        Sep 1, In Indonesia prosecutors named 19 people, including 3 generals as possible suspects in the killings and destruction in East Timor in Sept. 1999.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 1, In Mexico Pres. Zedillo gave his last State of the Nation address.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 1, In the Philippines Abu Sayyaf rebels demanded $10 million for the release of Jeffrey Schilling and later said that Schilling had begun a hunger strike.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 1, South Korea repatriated 63 North Korean spies as a gesture of reconciliation.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.A13)
2000        Sep 1, The mandatory use of helmets became effective in Vietnam. An estimated 20 people per day were being killed on the nation's highway system. 80% of the victims rode 125-cc motorcycles.
    (SFEC, 9/17/00, p.A10)

2000        Sep 2, In Alaska Joshua Alan Wade killed Della Brown (33), a native Alaskan, by smashing her head with a rock in Anchorage. Wade was acquitted in 2003 in her killing, but was convicted of tampering with her body and served several years in prison. In 2010 Wade acknowledged her murder.
    (SFC, 2/17/10, p.A6)(http://www.ktva.com/iteam/ci_14413092)
2000        Sep 2, The California opening for the 6,356 mile American Discovery Trail was celebrated at Crissy Field in SF. The 15-state trail is the result of an 11-year effort backed by Backpacker Magazine and the American Hiking Society.
    (SFEC, 9/3/00, p.C1)
2000        Sep 2, In Nevada some 28,000 people gathered for the finale of the Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert.
    (SFEC, 9/3/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 2, Curt Siodmak, novelist, screenwriter and film director, died at age 98. His autobiography "Wolf Man’s Maker" was published soon after his death.
    (SFC, 11/21/00, p.A25)
2000        Sep 2, In Colombia a US-made warplane crashed and 7 airmen were killed during heavy fighting with rebels. Another 8 soldiers were killed along with 12 rebels in the combat on Mount Montezuma, 155 miles west of Bogota. A rebel assault on a police station at Tomarrazon in Guajira state left 7 police officers dead.
    (SFEC, 9/3/00, p.A15)(SFC, 9/4/00, p.A9)
2000        Sep 2, Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans welcomed home 63 former spies and guerrillas released by South Korea.
    (AP, 9/2/01)

2000        Sep 3, The presidential candidates squabbled over debate schedules as Republican George W. Bush announced he had accepted three prime-time sessions. Democrat Al Gore rejected the plan, saying the formats proposed by Bush could limit the audience and amount of face-to-face debate time.
    (AP, 9/3/01)
2000        Sep 3, In California 5.2 earthquake was centered in Napa and injured over 40 people.
    (SFC, 9/4/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 3, In Egypt a 2-day meeting of Arab League foreign ministers opened. Yasser Arafat said he would not accept a peace deal without control of Jerusalem.
    (SFC, 9/4/00, p.B10)
2000        Sep 3, In Israel Arjey Deri, former leader of the Shas Party, began a 3-year term for bribery and fraud.
    (SFC, 9/4/00, p.A8)
2000        Sep 3, In Lebanon elections were held for the remaining 65 seats of parliament. Hezbollah had agreed to accept only 12 seats in a coalition with the Shiite Amal Party. Parliamentary seats were apportioned according to religious denomination based on a census from 1932. Candidates backed by former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri gained a powerful majority.
    (SFEC, 9/3/00, p.A18)(SFC, 9/4/00, p.B10)
2000        Sep 3, In Sri Lanka the government began "Operation Sunrise" against rebels in the Jaffna Peninsula.
    (SFC, 9/4/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 3, At the Vatican Pope John Paul II beatified Pope Pius IX and Pope John XXIII.
    (SFC, 9/4/00, p.A8)

2000        Sep 4, In Australia a Beechcraft King Air 200 plane crashed near Mount Isa after flying for 6 hours on autopilot. 8 people were killed and believed to have blacked out after loss of cabin pressure following takeoff from Perth.
    (SFC, 9/6/00, p.A11)
2000        Sep 4, French investigators announced that a stray length of metal which had gashed a tire of a supersonic Concorde, leading to a fuel tank fire and the plane's fatal crash the previous July, probably came from a Continental Airlines plane that had taken off on the same runway four minutes earlier.
    (AP, 9/4/01)
2000        Sep 4, In France farmers along with and truckers and taxi drivers protested high fuel costs with demonstrations at 80 facilities.
    (SFC, 9/5/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 4, In Sri Lanka the government "Operation Sunrise" left some 144 government soldiers and over 230 rebels dead along with some 766 wounded.
    (SFC, 9/5/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 4, In Uganda at least 41 people died when an overloaded ferry sank in Lake Albert, 140 miles north of Kampala.
    (SFC, 9/8/00, p.D2)

2000        Sep 5, On the eve of congressional hearings into the recall of 6.5 million Firestone tires, Ford Motor Co. released new documents to bolster its contention that it had no reason to doubt the safety of the tires being investigated in 88 deaths.
    (AP, 9/5/01)
2000        Sep 5, Oyster harvesting was shut down in Galveston Bay as a large toxic algal bloom began to spread from the Texas Gulf Coast to the Florida panhandle. Million of fish began to die.
    (SFC, 9/30/00, p.B10)
2000        Sep 5, In Honduras protestors from the Chorti tribe began blocking Copan Archeological Park and demanded land to farm. Police removed some 900 protestors on Sep 7 and at least 17 people were injured.
    (SFC, 9/9/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 5, The Vatican issued a statement that declared efforts to depict all religions as equal are wrong and reasserted that the Catholic Church is the one true church.
    (WSJ, 9/6/00, p.A1)

2000        Sep 6, Vice pres. Gore released his economic plan in the form of a 200-page book.
    (SFC, 9/6/00, p.A4)
2000        Sep 6, Michael Swango, a former doctor suspected in a string of poisoning deaths, pleaded guilty to killing three patients in a Long Island, N.Y., hospital, and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
    (AP, 9/6/01)
2000        Sep 6, In Afghanistan the Taliban captured Taloqan, 160 miles north of Kabul. The Taliban lost about 500 soldiers, while the opposition lost about 300.
    (SFC, 9/7/00, p.A12)(SFC, 9/8/00, p.D2)
2000        Sep 6, In Colombia police found a 100-foot submarine under construction by cocaine smugglers 18 miles from Bogota.
    (SFC, 9/8/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 6, Two top officials of Hong Kong Univ. resigned after it was found that they and an advisor had pressured a prominent pollster to suppress surveys critical of Tung Chee-hwa.
    (SFC, 9/6/00, p.A10)
2000        Sep 6, In India the Defense Research Laboratory (DRL) located in Tezpur, Assam, published a report stating that it had achieved a new world record of 855,000 SHU (Scoville heat units) obtained from a Naga Jolokia (bhut jolokia) pepper. Seeds were brought to the US for testing and in the Fall of 2006 Professor Paul Bosland of NMSU succeeded in testing the chili. The Bhut Jolokia was confirmed as the world record holder by Guinness, and in February, 2007 it was official.
    (www.thehottestpepper.com/)
2000        Sep 6, Israeli police officers pummeled 3 Palestinian detainees and took pictures of themselves holding their victims by the hair. The officers were later indicted.
    (SFC, 9/19/00, p.A10)
2000        Sep 6, In Somalia clan fighting left at least 25 people dead and 18 injured in villages north of Mogadishu.
    (WSJ, 9/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 6, In West Timor thousands of armed militia rampaged through a UN office in Atambua and killed at least 3 UN workers and burned their bodies. UN relief workers were flown out the next day and 90,000 refugees faced shortages of food and medicine. The militia attack followed the death of Olivio Mendosa Moruk, an East Timorese militia leader. In 2001 Julius Naisama was sentenced to 20 months in jail for his part in the attack. 5 others received sentences of 10-16 months.
    (SFC, 9/7/0, p.A1)(SFC, 9/8/00, p.A12)(SFC, 9/13/00, p.A14)(SFC, 5/5/01, p.D2)
2000        Sep 6, World leaders gathered in NYC for a UN Millennium Summit to bring peace and prosperity to the world.
    (WSJ, 9/5/00, p.A1)(SFC, 9/5/00, p.A10)(SFC, 9/7/00, p.A10)

2000        Sep 7, In SF a US District Judge ruled that federal authorities cannot strip doctors of their license to prescribe medicine if the physicians advise their patients to use marijuana.
    (SFC, 9/8/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 7, A jury in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, awarded $6.3 million to a woman and her son who were attacked by Aryan Nations guards outside the white supremacist group's north Idaho headquarters.
    (AP, 9/7/01)
2000        Sep 7, Scientists reported that the ozone layer over Antarctica had grown to 11 million square miles.
    (SFC, 9/8/00, p.A7)
2000        Sep 7, In Chechnya 4 Russian soldiers were killed during a rebel ambush in Grozny.
    (SFC, 9/9/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 7, The UN Security Council approved an organizational overhaul of UN peacekeeping.
    (SFC, 9/8/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 7, In France taxi drivers began "Operation Escargot," driving into cities at a snails pace, to protest gasoline prices.
    (SFC, 9/8/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 7, In West Timor 20 people were reported killed in the village of Betun in another rampage by militiamen.
    (SFC, 9/9/00, p.A1)

2000        Sep 8, The US Bureau of Indian Affairs marked its 175th birthday and Kevin Grover, head of the bureau, offered a formal apology to American Indians for the misdeeds of the agency that included massacres, forced relocations of tribes and attempts to wipe out Indian cultures.
    (SFC, 9/9/00, p.A3)(AP, 9/8/01)
2000        Sep 8, The space shuttle Atlantis blasted into orbit to deliver supplies to the new int’l. space station.
    (SFC, 9/9/00, p.A3)
2000        Sep 8, In China the government of Shaanxi province appropriated 123 Zhong Gong properties and land worth $36.5 million.
    (SFC, 9/9/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 8, In China a truck carrying explosives blew up in Urumqi. 100 casualties were reported.
    (SFC, 9/9/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 8, In Ecuador the dollar became the official currency for business transactions. Sucres would still be exchangeable at banks for 6 months. Inflation for the year was projected to be at least 85.4%.
    (SFC, 9/8/00, p.D2)
2000        Sep 8, In the Philippines Abu Sayyaf rebels freed 4 more hostages held since April 23. Libya paid a reported $1 million per hostage. The hostages later reported that rebels had raped female hostages.
    (SFC, 9/9/00, p.A10)(SFEC, 9/10/00, p.C15)(SFC, 9/11/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 8, In Russia Defense Minister Igor Sergeyev confirmed that a  troop reduction of 350,000 was to be completed by 2003.
    (SFC, 9/9/00, p.A10)
2000        Sep 8, In Russia alleged crime boss Gocha Tsagarenshvili was gunned down in St. Petersburg.
    (SFC, 9/9/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 8, In Rwanda 51 civilians were killed by government troops retreating from Dongo. Ugandan-backed Congolese rebels later discovered the bodies.
    (SFC, 9/16/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 8, Tuvalu was reported to have become the 189th member of the United Nations. The country consisted of 10 square miles on 9 atolls with a population of 9,000.
    (SFC, 9/8/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 8, The UN Millennium Summit ended in NYC with the adoption of an 8-page plan, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to cure the world’s direst problems. Pledges were made to halve the proportion of people in poverty by 2015, to reverse the spread of AIDS, and to strengthen the UN’s ability to keep peace. The plan under Jeffrey Sachs proposed 7 basic reforms to improve lives and provide livelihoods. The goal of halving poverty was achieved 5 years early.
    (SFC, 9/9/00, p.A1)(AP, 9/8/01)(Econ, 1/22/05, p.69)(Econ, 4/29/06, p.52)(Econ, 6/1/13, p.22)

2000        Sep 9, Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport 6-4, 7-5 for the U.S. Open women's singles championship, her first Grand Slam title.
    (AP, 9/9/01)
2000        Sep 9, President Clinton proposed spending about $1.6 billion to help communities recover from recent Western wildfires.
    (AP, 9/9/01)
2000        Sep 9, California celebrated its 150th birthday.
    (SFC, 9/8/00, p.A3)
2000        Sep 9, In Congo rebels captured Dongo and forced the retreat of government troops toward Imese. Scores were killed in a 36-hour battle.
    (SFC, 9/11/00, p.13)
2000        Sep 9, In France union leaders called for an end to the 6-day fuel protests.
    (SFEC, 9/10/00, p.A18)
2000        Sep 9, It was reported that Venezuela had begun a criminal investigation against Ford and Firestone due to at least 47 deaths from defective tires on Ford Explorers.
    (SFC, 9/9/00, p.A10)

2000        Sep 10, The Broadway show "Cats" closed after nearly 18 years and 7,485 performances at the NYC Winter Garden.
    (SFC, 9/11/00, p.F4)
2000        Sep 10, The TV series "West Wing" won a record 9 Emmys at the 52nd Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, including best drama series; NBC's "Will & Grace" won best comedy.
    (SFC, 9/11/00, p.A1)(AP, 9/10/01)
2000        Sep 10, Controversial basketball coach Bob Knight was fired by Indiana University for what was called a pattern of unacceptable behavior.
    (AP, 9/10/01)
2000        Sep 10, Marat Safin beat Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 to become the first Russian to win the U.S. Open.
    (AP, 9/10/01)
2000        Sep 10, Tiger Woods won the Canadian Open by one stroke over Grant Waite.
    (AP, 9/10/01)
2000        Sep 10, The US federal government agreed to drop its case against Wen Ho Lee, a former Los Alamos scientist, in exchange for a single guilty plea for downloading classified material to an insecure computer. Lee was released 3 days later.
    (SFC, 9/11/00, p.A1)(SFC, 9/14/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 10, The space shuttle Atlantis docked with the international space station.
    (AP, 9/10/01)
2000        Sep 10, In Austria OPEC ministers planned to call for a 2% raise in oil output. Ministers approved a 3% hike of 800,000 barrels of oil.
    (SFEC, 9/10/00, p.A1)(SFC, 9/11/00, p.B8)
2000        Sep 10, In Hong Kong elections were held. Democrats gained seats in the legislative council but most seats were filled with pro-Beijing and big-business candidates.
    (WSJ, 9/12/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 10, In Italy a flood in Calabria killed at least 10 people at the Le Giare campground near Soverato.
    (SFC, 9/11/00, p.B8)
2000        Sep 10, In Malaysia Abu Sayyaf rebels kidnapped 3 men from Pandanan Island off Borneo and took them to Jolo island in the Philippines.
    (WSJ, 9/12/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 10, The Palestine Central Council in Gaza postponed the Sep 13 deadline for statehood and planned to pursue another round of peace talks.
    (SFC, 9/11/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 10, In Sierra Leone British troops stormed the jungle base of the West Side Boys and freed 7 hostages. 25 rebels were killed along with 1 British soldier. 18 rebels were taken prisoner including leader Foday Kallay. SAS troopers eradicated the West Side Boys led by Commanders Mega-Rapist, Slaughter and others.
    (SFC, 9/11/00, p.A8)(Econ, 10/22/05, p.61)
2000        Sep 10, In Sri Lanka government forces destroyed 14 Tamil Tiger bunkers in Jaffna. 12 soldiers and 70 guerrillas were killed.
    (SFC, 9/11/00, p.B8)

2000        Sep 11, The US FTC issued a scathing 104-page report that found media producers systematically marketed violent, adult fare to young consumers.
    (SFC, 9/11/00, p.A3)
2000        Sep 11, In Australia some 5,000 protestors rallied against the Asia-Pacific Economic Summit 2000 in Melbourne.
    (SFC, 9/11/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 11, In Barbados officials at a conference on AIDS in the Caribbean pledged $120 million to fight the disease.
    (SFC, 9/13/00, p.A13)
2000        Sep 11, British farmers and others protested fuel prices and blockades at refineries caused shortages and panic buying. Prime Minister Blair refused to make concessions.
    (SFC, 9/11/00, p.A13)(WSJ, 9/13/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 11, In Congo rebels and Ugandan troops killed at least 30 pro-Kabila Mai-Mai fighters at Butembo in the Masisi region.
    (SFC, 9/13/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 11, In central and southern Japan torrential rains left 7 people dead. In Nagoya the Shinkawa River overflowed.
    (SFC, 9/13/00, p.A14)

2000        Sep 12, Hillary Rodham became the first first lady to win an election as she claimed victory in the New York Democratic Senate primary, defeating little-known opponent Dr. Mark McMahon.
    (AP, 9/12/01)
2000        Sep 12, Chase Manhattan agreed to acquire J.P. Morgan for about $36 billion in stock.
    (WSJ, 9/13/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 12, Stanley Turrentine, saxophonist, died at age 66.
    (SFC, 9/13/00, p.A23)
2000        Sep 12, A series of clashes between police and protesters marred a generally peaceful second day of the three-day Asia-Pacific Economic Summit in Melbourne, Australia.
    (AP, 9/12/01)
2000        Sep 12, The EU lifted diplomatic sanctions against Austria.
    (SFC, 9/13/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 12, In Chechnya a truck bomb killed a woman and her daughter in the Oktyabrsky market in Grozny.
    (SFC, 9/14/00, p.C7)
2000        Sep 12, In the Netherlands a bill was passed that converted same-sex partnerships into full-fledged marriages.
    (SFC, 9/13/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 12, In Zimbabwe the stock exchange made a record 500 point gain after the IMF announced that it would not resume financial assistance. The official inflation was 53.6% and local cash could not be moved out of the country.
    (WSJ, 9/15/00, p.A17)

2000        Sep 13, With the US government all but abandoning its case against him, former Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee pleaded guilty in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to a single count of mishandling nuclear secrets; he was then set free with an apology from U.S. District Judge James Parker, who said the government's actions had "embarrassed our entire nation."
    (AP, 9/13/01)
2000        Sep 13, In Indonesia a car bomb exploded in the garage of the Jakarta stock exchange and at least 13-15 people were killed.
    (SFC, 9/14/00, p.C2)(WSJ, 9/14/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 13, In South Africa the government announced war with the Muslim vigilante group, PAGAD, People Against Gangsterism and Drugs, following a series of bombings.
    (SFC, 9/14/00, p.C7)
2000        Sep 13, In Spain masked police raided the EKIN offices, the fund-raising wing of the ETA. 20 people were arrested.
    (SFC, 9/14/00, p.C5)

2000        Sep 14, President Clinton said he was "quite troubled" by the way the Energy and Justice departments had handled the Wen Ho Lee case, and he expressed his regrets.
    (AP, 9/14/01)
2000        Sep 14, US Government scientists narrowly rejected a proposal to ease the ban on gay male blood donors, citing uncertainty over whether the move would increase the AIDS risk to the nation's blood supply.
    (AP, 9/14/01)
2000        Sep 14, In Belgium truck drivers agreed to lift a blockade of highways and fuel depots after 5 days of fuel cost protests.
    (SFC, 9/15/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 14, In Burma the military lifted restrictions against Suu Kyi and 8 other leaders of the National League for Democracy.
    (SFC, 9/16/00, p.A10)
2000        Sep 14, In Cambodia and Vietnam the Mekong River flooded. At least 89 people had died in Cambodia and 8 in Vietnam since the floods began in July.
    (SFC, 9/15/00, p.A18)
2000        Sep 14, Germany banned the Blood and Honor skinhead group saying it spread Nazism through music, magazines and web sites.
    (SFC, 9/15/00, p.D4)
2000        Sep 14, In Peru a video was broadcast that showed Vladimiro Montesinos, the country’s chief spy, bribing congressman Alberto Kouri to support Pres. Fujimori. The heads of Peru’s 14 military divisions were all from the military-school class of Montesinos. The annual military budget was $1.5 billion. There were allegations that Montesinos was involved in the sale of AK47 assault rifles to rebels in Colombia. In 2009 Fujimori acknowledged that soon after the video emerged he paid Montesinos $15 million in state money to quit.
    (SFC, 9/16/00, p.A10)(WSJ, 9/20/00, p.A23)(SFC, 9/22/00, p.D3)(AP, 7/13/09)
2000        Sep 14, In the Philippines guerrillas bombed 3 gas stations and lawmakers planned to undo economic reforms and nationalize oil imports to cut soaring fuel costs.
    (WSJ, 9/15/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 14, In Spain Ramon Rekalde, a former Socialist Party official, was wounded with a shot in the head in San Sebastian. The ETA was blamed.
    (SFC, 9/15/00, p.D2)

2000        Sep 15, The new San Francisco Int’l. Terminal opened at a cost of $950 million. SFO operations at Terminal 2 ceased in December as part of a $2.5 billion airport master plan.
    (SFC, 9/16/00, p.A15)(SFC, 5/13/08, p.D4)
2000        Sep 15, In Australia the XXVII Olympic Games opened in Sidney. The 2000 Summer Olympics opened with a seemingly endless parade of athletes and coaches and a spectacular display that included wild fantasy, blazing color, and booming cheers; Aborigine runner Cathy Freeman ignited an Olympic ring of fire.
    (SFC, 9/16/00, p.A1)(AP, 9/15/01)
2000        Sep 15, Truckers across Europe blocked highways to protest high fuel costs. Protests hit Spain, Germany, Ireland, Poland and the Czech Republic.
    (SFC, 9/16/00, p.A10)
2000        Sep 15, In Indonesia Pres. Wahid called for the arrest of Hutomo Mandala Putra, aka Tommy Suharto, in connection with the recent terrorist bombing. Putra met with police on his own accord.
    (SFC, 9/16/00, p.A10)
2000        Sep 15, In Italy the Mafia was reported to be engaged in a $500 million business of illegal dog fighting. An estimated 5,000 dogs died annually from the fighting.
    (SFC, 9/15/00, p.A16)
2000        Sep 15, In Uganda the chimpanzee population was estimated at about 3,000 and declining due to refugees from Congo eating small apes.
    (SFC, 9/15/00, p.D2)

2000        Sep 16, Campaign aides for Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush agreed on a series of three debates.
    (AP, 9/16/01)
2000        Sep 16, American Nancy Johnson captured the first gold medal of the Sydney Olympics, winning the women's 10-meter air rifle.
    (AP, 9/16/01)
2000        Sep 16, In Peru Pres. Fujimori, engulfed in a bribery scandal, announced that he would call an immediate general election and not seek office. He also decided to deactivate the National Intelligence Service.
    (SFEC, 9/17/00, p.A11)
2000        Sep 16, In the Philippines the military under orders from Pres. Estrada  staged a surprise attack on Abu Sayyaf rebels on Jolo Island.
    (SFC, 9/16/00, p.A1)(SFEC, 9/17/00, p.A2)
2000        Sep 16, Hrihori Gongadze (31), journalist, disappeared in Kiev. He was an outspoken critic of the government and of high-level corruption. A beheaded body, believed to be his, was found in Nov. Gongadze was the founder of the Internet news site Ukrainian Truth. In 2001 the government announced that he was killed by criminals who were also murdered and that the killings had nothing to do with politics. Suspects in the murder were arrested in 2005. In 2005 a commission investigating the kidnapping and killing of Gongadze accused parliament's Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn of instigating the slaying. Findings stemmed from recordings in which voices resembling those of Lytvyn, former President Leonid Kuchma and other officials are heard allegedly conspiring against Gongadze. The trial of three former police officers charged with killing Gongadze opened in 2006. In 2008 a court in Kiev jailed three former police officers for between 12 and 13 years for the murder of Ukrainian journalist Georgy Gongadze. In 2009 National Security Service agents arrested the fourth suspect, Olexiy Pukach, who was working as the chief of the Interior Ministry's surveillance department at the time of the killing.
    (SFC, 11/17/00, p.D6)(SFC, 12/14/00, p.C4)(SFC, 5/16/01, p.D14)(SFC, 3/2/05, p.A3)(AP, 9/21/05)(AP, 1/10/06)(AFP, 3/15/08)(AP, 7/22/09)

2000        Sep 17, In Sydney, Australia, swimmer Tom Dolan of the United States won the 400-meter individual medley.
    (AP, 9/17/01)
2000        Sep 17, In Brazil gangs of armed gunmen broke into jails and freed over 200 inmates. 2 breaks occurred in Sumare and Santa Isabel. A 3rd took place the next day in Sao Paolo.
    (SFC, 9/19/00, p.A10)
2000        Sep 17, In Chechnya attackers gunned down Col. Shamil Azayev, deputy chief of police in Vedeno.
    (SFC, 9/18/00, p.A9)
2000        Sep 17, In Colombia government troops engaged FARC rebels at Dabeiba. The offensive had started Sep 13 and high casualties were reported. ELN rebels kidnapped about 54 people from roadside restaurants near Cali.
    (SFC, 9/18/00, p.A9)(SFC, 11/1/00, p.A17)
2000        Sep 17, In Guinea a UN worker, Mensah Kpognon, was killed in Macenta where attackers also burned down the military garrison. Gunmen from Liberia were blamed. A second worker, Sapeu Laurence Djeya, was also kidnapped in the raid, and later released.
    (SFC, 9/18/00, p.A8)(SFC, 9/29/00, p.D2)(AP, 9/17/01)
2000        Sep 17, In India 7 people were killed after police opened fire in Ahmedabad in Gujarat state following mob violence during municipal elections.
    (SFC, 9/18/00, p.A9)
2000        Sep 17, In Israel Prime Minister Barak signed orders to privatize El Al. He had recently pledged public transport on the Sabbath within 2 months and had the cabinet begin the legal process for removing citizens’ religion from identity cards.
    (SFC, 9/18/00, p.A9)
2000        Sep 17, In Korea a ground-breaking ceremony was held at Imjingak for a railroad to connect the capitals of North and South Korea.
    (SFC, 9/18/00, p.A9)
2000        Sep 17, In the Philippines military forces said 6 Abu Sayyaf guerrillas were killed and 20 arrested. The pursuit continued.
    (SFC, 9/18/00, p.A8)
2000        Sep 17, In Sri Lanka government troops captured Chavakachcheri, 6 miles east of Jaffna. 4 soldiers and 1 officer were reported killed.
    (SFC, 9/18/00, p.A9)

2000        Sep 18, The first working day of a transit strike that began over the weekend forced nearly a half-million Southern California commuters to scrounge for rides or get behind the wheel themselves.
    (AP, 9/18/01)
2000        Sep 18, It was reported that scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab had fashioned the smallest transistor using a buckyball, single molecule of carbon-60.
    (SFC, 9/18/00, p.A6)
2000        Sep 18, In Argentina 2 men, suspected in the assassination of Paraguayan Vice Pres. Luis Maria Argana, escaped from jail.
    (SFC, 9/19/00, p.A10)
2000        Sep 18, In Colombia gunmen released 23 captives from as many as 80 in the highlands outside Cali.
    (SFC, 9/19/00, p.A9)
2000        Sep 18, In Indonesia Gen. Rusdihardjo, the national police chief, was fired by Pres. Wahid for not arresting Tommy Suharto.
    (SFC, 9/19/00, p.A9)
2000        Sep 18, In the Ivory Coast loyalist soldiers drove back attackers in an assassination attempt on Gen. Guei. 2 bodyguards were killed.
    (SFC, 9/19/00, p.A10)
2000        Sep 18, In Jordan a military tribunal sentenced 6 Muslim militants to death for planned terrorist attacks against US and Israeli targets in Jordan. 4 of the 6 were at large and tried in absentia.
    (SFC, 9/19/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 18, It was reported that Kenya was losing 50,000 ebony trees annually due to the thriving wood-carving industry. An estimated 80,000 carvers used the wood.
    (SFC, 9/18/00, p.A8)
2000        Sep 18, Workers began rebuilding a railway line between the capitals of North and South Korea.
    (AP, 9/18/01)
2000        Sep 18, Somali gunmen freed 2 European aid workers.
    (SFC, 9/19/00, p.A10)

2000        Sep 19, In Australia the Romanian women's gymnastics team won the gold medal at the Sydney Olympics; Russia won the silver, China took the bronze, and the U.S. placed fourth.
    (AP, 9/19/01)
2000        Sep 19, The US Senate voted 83-15 to end trade restrictions on China. The vote also removed a fiscal obstacle to Beijing’s 14-year drive to join the WTO.
    (SFC, 9/20/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/20/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 19, Kenneth E. Behring, a West Coast developer, gave $80 million to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
    (WSJ, 9/20/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 19, Researchers reported for the 1st time that a new vaccine was effective against Staph infections.
    (WSJ, 9/20/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 19, Current world oil demand was running at 76 million barrels a day.
    (WSJ, 9/19/00, p.A23)
2000        Sep 19, Nine Cubans were rescued at sea after their Antonov AN-2 biplane plunged into the Gulf of Mexico. The cargo ship Chios Dream pulled found the survivors and a 10th body. Immigration officials soon granted their legal entry to the US.
    (SFC, 9/20/00, p.A12)(SFC, 9/22/00, p.A9)
2000        Sep 19, In East Timor the UN granted its peacekeepers the right to shoot at armed attackers without warning.
    (SFC, 9/20/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 19, Japan’s research whaling fleet returned home with 88 whales that included 43 Bryde whales, 5 sperm and 40 minke whales.
    (SFC, 9/20/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 19, In Pakistan a bomb exploded in a produce market and 16 people were killed in Islamabad. Over 80 people were wounded.
    (SFC, 9/20/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 19, In the Philippines a government court ruled that nearly $627 million in Swiss bank deposits belonging to the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos should go to the government.
    (SFC, 9/20/00, p.A14)

2000        Sep 20, Robert Ray, the independent counsel who succeeded Kenneth Starr, ended the $52 million Whitewater probe ended without charges against the Clintons, saying there was insufficient evidence to warrant charges against Pres. Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton.
    (AP, 9/20/01)(WSJ, 9/21/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 20, Prosecutors charged a Manhattan immigration lawyer with helping run a smuggling ring for Chinese immigrants. Robert Porges (61) collected as much as $13 million in fees for helping transport as many as 7,000 illegal immigrants from China to the US.
    (SFC, 9/21/00, p.A3)
2000        Sep 20, The space shuttle Atlantis returned after hauling in 3 tons of equipment for the int’l. space station.
    (WSJ, 9/21/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 20, A report by the UN Population Fund said the discrimination and violence against women "remain firmly rooted in cultures around the world."
    (SFC, 9/21/00, p.C4)
2000        The euro hit a 20-month low of 84.44 to the dollar.
    (SFC, 9/21/00, p.C2)
2000        Sep 20, In London a small missile hit the M16 intelligence agency at Vauxhall Cross and exploded on the 8th floor with minor damage. A rocket-propelled grenade launcher was later found near the scene.
    (SFC, 9/21/00, p.A12)(SFC, 9/22/00, p.A18)
2000        Sep 20, In Colombia ELN rebels released 12 of 55 hostages seized near Cali. They still held 43.
    (SFC, 9/21/00, p.A13)
2000        Sep 20, In Indonesia Pres. Wahid fired Gen. Fachrul Razi, the deputy commander of the armed forces, due to the slow pace of reform in West Timor. Some 120,000 refugees in West Timor faced hunger due to the withdrawal of aid groups.
    (SFC, 9/21/00, p.C3)
2000        Sep 20, In the Philippines 2 French television journalists were rescued from Abu Sayyaf rebels. 7 rebels were reported killed and 20 captured after 5 days of fighting.
    (SFC, 9/20/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 20, In Russia gunmen seized at least 4 hostages in the southern town of Lazarevskoye. They demanded $30 million and a helicopter. The gunmen surrendered after 2 days and the incident was believed to have been faked and started on a drunken whim.
    (SFC, 9/22/00, p.A17)(SFC, 9/23/00, p.A11)
2000        Sep 20, Former Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov died at age 65.
    (AP, 9/20/01)

2000        Sep 21, In West Bengal, India, the release of water from 2 dams left tens of thousands of people stranded. Floods following torrential rains left at least 59 people dead.
    (WSJ, 9/22/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 21, A Belgrade court found Pres. Clinton and other world leaders guilty of war crimes for the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. 14 leaders were sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison. The 120-page indictment charged the leaders for the deaths of 546 Yugoslav army soldiers, 138 Serbian police officers and 504 civilians, including 88 children.
    (SFC, 9/22/00, p.A16)
2000        Sep 21, An Iranian appeals court reduced the prison terms for 10 Jews convicted of "cooperating" with Israel, in a case that had drawn international criticism.
    (AP, 9/21/01)
2000        Sep 21, In Spain Jose Luis Ruiz Casado (42), a town councilor, was shot and killed in Sant Adria de Besos outside of Barcelona. The ETA was blamed.
    (SFC, 9/22/00, p.D2)
2000        Sep 21, In Southeast Asia the death toll from floods reached 235. The Red Cross issued an appeal for emergency aid to Cambodia.
    (SFC, 9/22/00, p.D2)

2000        Sep 22, The Cincinnati Symphony premiered "The Millennium Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra" by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. The work was commissioned by 27 orchestras.
    (SFC, 9/22/00, p.C9)
2000        Sep 22, Pres. Clinton moved to release 30 million barrels of crude oil from the nation’s 570-million-barrel emergency stockpile in a future’s market exchange to alleviate winter fuel costs.
    (SFC, 9/23/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 22, The US Federal Reserve joined counterparts in Europe and Japan to intervene in currency markets in support of the euro. G7 action supported the euro.
    (SFC, 9/23/00, p.D1)(Econ, 3/29/08, p.100)
2000        Sep 22, The US government web site firstgov.gov, a consolidation of 20,000 government sites, made its debut. Eric Brewer of Inktomi led the project.
    (SFC, 9/22/00, p.B1)
2000        Sep 22, Kraft Foods recalled all taco shells sold nationwide in supermarkets under the Taco Bell brand after tests confirmed they were made with StarLink, a genetically engineered corn not approved for human consumption.
    (AP, 9/22/01)
2000        Sep 22, In the Czech Republic hundreds of anti-nuclear protestors from Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic called for a halt to activation of the Temelin plant located near the Austrian border to allow for safety and environmental tests.
    (SFC, 9/23/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 22, France allowed a chartered aircraft with humanitarian personnel  to fly to Baghdad.
    (SFC, 9/23/00, p.A8)
2000        Sep 22, Venezuela’s Pres. Chavez announced his 1st major spending program. The $2.1 billion plan included $819 million for infrastructure and $756 million for social programs. The rest was for economic stimuli, technology and security.
    (SFC, 9/28/00, p.A11)

2000        Sep 23, At the Sydney Olympics, Marion Jones won the women's 100-meter final in 10.7 seconds; Maurice Greene took the men's 100 in 9.87 seconds.
    (AP, 9/23/01)
2000        Sep 23, Carl Rowan, prize-winning black journalist, died at age 75. His 8 books included "Wait Till Next Year," a biography of Jackie Robinson, "Dream Makers, Dream Breakers," a biography of Thurgood Marshall, and "The Coming Race War in America" (1996). His autobiography was titled "Breaking Barriers.’
    (SFEC, 9/24/00, p.D15)
2000        Sep 23, World Bank and IMF leaders gathered in Prague for a summit amidst protests. They issued a communiqué on currency markets and oil prices.
    (SFEC, 9/24/00, p.d15)
2000        Sep 23, In Indonesia police arrested 25 people in connection with the recent bombings in Jakarta.
    (SFEC, 9/24/00, p.A6)

2000        Sep 24, Janice Brustlein, painter aka Biala, died in Paris at age 97.
    (SFC, 10/14/00, p.A24)
2000        Sep 24, In Bangladesh flooding forced some 60,000 to flee their homes and at least 9 people sere killed.
    (WSJ, 9/25/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 24, In France voters approved a reduction in the presidents term of office to 5 years from 7.
    (SFC, 9/25/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 24, In India 6 days of rain left 370 people dead or missing.
    (WSJ, 9/25/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 24, Vladimiro Montesinos, Peru’s ousted spy chief, fled to Panama.
    (SFC, 9/25/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 24, For the first time the citizens of the Yugoslav federation, Serbia and Montenegro, voted directly for president. Supporters of opposition candidate Vojislav Kostunica declared victory the next day, but the election commission said a runoff was needed, prompting massive protests that toppled President Slobodan Milosevic.
    (SFC, 9/26/00, p.A1)(AP 9/24/01)

2000        Sep 25, In NYC a US District court ordered Radovan Karadzic, a former Bosnian Serb leader, to pay $4.5 million in damages for 1992 war atrocities committed by his soldiers.
    (SFC, 9/26/00, p.A16)
2000        Sep 25, It was reported that synthetic versions of the natural enzymes superoxide dismutase and catalase extended the lives of microscopic roundworms by as much as 50%.
    (SFC, 9/25/00, p.A6)
2000        Sep 25, In Sydney, Australia, Cathy Freeman became the first Aborigine to win an individual Olympic gold medal, capturing the women's 400 meters. Michael Johnson of the United States became the first man to successfully defend a 400-meter title.
    (AP, 9/20/01)
2000        Sep 25, In Cuba thousands of protestors joined Fidel Castro to protest US immigration policies.
    (SFC, 9/26/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 25, In Greece a nationwide truckers’ strike caused fuel shortages.
    (SFC, 9/26/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 25, In Cheju, South Korea, the North and South Korea defense ministers, Cho Sung Tae and Kim Il Chul, met and pledged to work for reconciliation.
    (SFC, 9/26/00, p.A11)
2000        Sep 25, In Nepal Maoist rebels killed 12 police officers in Dunai with crude bombs and guns.
    (SFC, 9/26/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 25, In Serbia (Yugoslavia) Vojislav Kostunica declared victory over Pres. Milosevic.
    (SFC, 9/26/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 25, In Thailand flooding left 47 people dead.
    (WSJ, 9/26/00, p.A1)

2000        Sep 26, At the Sydney Olympics, the U.S. softball team completed a stunning comeback by edging Japan 2-to-1 in extra innings to win its second straight gold medal.
    (AP, 9/26/01)
2000        Sep 26, The annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF officials officially opened in Prague with delegates from 182 nations. Protestors numbered far less than the expected 20,000. An estimated 6,000 protestors battled police with homemade gasoline bombs and cobblestones from the streets.
    (SFC, 9/26/00, p.A11)(SFC, 9/27/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 26, Actor Richard Mulligan died at age 67.
    (AP, 9/26/01)
2000        Sep 26, A Greek ferry, the Express Samina, with 510 passengers sank near the Aegean Sea island of Paros. At least 75 people were killed. The captain and 4 crew members were arrested following the collision of the ship with a well-known rock marked by a visible light. Survivors said crew members were watching a soccer match on tv. The ship was operated by Minoan Flying Dolphins.
    (SFC, 9/27/00, p.A18)(SFC, 9/28/00, p.A12)(SFC, 9/30/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 26, In the Philippines the Supreme Court announced an 18-month sentence for Tommy Suharto for corruption.
    (SFC, 9/27/00, p.A15)
2000        Sep 26, Philippine Abu Sayyaf rebels claimed to have escaped from Jolo Island.
    (SFC, 9/27/00, p.A15)
2000        Sep 26, The Yugoslav government under Slobodan Milosevic conceded loss in the presidential elections but called for a runoff saying Kostunica won only 48% vs. 40% for Milosevic. The move that prompted mass protests leading to Milosevic's ouster.
    (SFC, 9/27/00, p.A1)(AP, 9/26/01)

2000        Sep 27, In Sydney, Australia, the U.S. Olympic baseball team beat Cuba 4-0 to capture its first baseball gold medal.
    (AP, 9/27/01)
2000        Sep 27, Venus Williams became only the second player to win Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Olympics in the same year with her 6-2, 6-4 victory over Elena Dementieva. The first was Steffi Graf, in 1988.
    (AP, 9/27/01)
2000        Sep 27, It was reported that the Asian swamp eel, Monopterus albus, was within a mile of the fragile Florida Everglades National Park.
    (WSJ, 9/27/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 27, In China an explosion at the Muchonggou Coal Mine in Shuicheng, Guizhou province, killed 118 miners.
    (SFC, 9/28/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 27, In the Czech Republic IMF and World Bank officials ended their meetings a day early due to disruptions by protestors. Some 600 demonstrators were arrested from an estimated total of 12,000.
    (SFC, 9/28/00, p.C2)
2000        Sep 27, In Egypt Shereef Fawzi Mohammad el-Falali (35), a civil engineer, was arrested in Heliopolis for providing intelligence information to Israel.
    (SFC, 11/29/00, p.C7)
2000        Sep 27, Jordan planned a flight to Iraq regardless of clearance from the UN sanctions committee.
    (SFC, 9/27/00, p.A15)
2000        Sep 27, OPEC’s top leaders gathered in Caracas for a 2-day meeting. OPEC speakers called on Western countries to reduce taxes levied on oil to ease prices.
    (SFC, 9/27/00, p.A1)(SFC, 9/28/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 27, In the Philippines Jolo Island villagers in Lapu dumped 3 Abu Sayyaf rebel bodies at a police station. 3 villagers were also killed in the fight with rebels.
    (SFC, 9/28/00, p.C2)
2000        Sep 27, In the Philippines 10 people died after some 50 rebels of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front attacked farmers and soldiers in Carmen village, North Cotabato province.
    (SFC, 9/29/00, p.D2)
2000        Sep 27, In Syria 99 intellectuals published a demand for more democracy and freedom of expression.
    (SFC, 9/29/00, p.D5)

2000        Sep 28, In Sydney, Australia, Venus Williams earned her second Olympic gold medal, teaming with sister Serena in the final of women's doubles to beat Miriam Oremans and Kristie Boogert of the Netherlands, 6-1, 6-1.
    (AP, 9/28/01)
2000        Sep 28, Capping a 12-year battle, the US FDA approved the French abortion pill, RU-486 (mifepristone). It will be sold as Mifeprex by Danco Laboratories.
    (SFC, 9/29/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 28, In Washington DC a gay, deaf student at Gallaudet Univ. was beaten to death. Thomas Minch (18) was later arrested for the death of Eric Franklin Plunkett (19). Minch was released within 24 hours. In 2002 Joseph M. Mesa Jr. was convicted of killing and robbing 2 Gallaudet classmates. [See Feb 3, 2001]
    (SFC, 10/4/00, p.A2)(SFC, 10/5/00, p.A2)(SFC, 5/22/02, p.A9)
2000        Sep 28, Peter Gennaro (80), choreographer, died.
    (AP, 9/28/05)
2000        Sep 28, In Canada Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 2-time former premier, died at age 80. He led Canada from 1968-1979 and from 1980-1984.
    (SFC, 9/29/00, p.D7)
2000        Sep 28, In Chechnya Russian troops reportedly killed Isa Munayev, a rebel military commander.
    (SFC, 10/4/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 28, Danes voted 53-47% not to join the European Monetary Union.
    (SFC, 9/28/00, p.A12)(SFC, 9/29/00, p.A18)
2000        Sep 28, In India some 1,000 people were left dead following 10 days of torrential rains.
    (SFC, 9/29/00, p.A20)
2000        Sep 28, In Indonesia a court dismissed the corruption case against former Pres. Suharto (79) after doctors concluded he was too ill to stand trial.
    (SFC, 9/29/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 28, Ariel Sharon led an armed contingent of supporters to the top of Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the site of 2 mosques, and incited Arab demonstrations. This marked the beginning of the 2nd Palestinian uprising (Intifada).
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A8)(SFC, 3/23/04, p.A11)
2000        Sep 28, Peru’s Pres. Fujimori flew to Washington to meet with OAS officials as rumors of a coup swirled.
    (WSJ, 9/29/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 28, OPEC leaders in Venezuela signed a united declaration of 20 resolutions and agreed to meet again in 5 years.
    (SFC, 9/29/00, p.A17)

2000        Sep 29, A US AM-RAAM missile sale to Taiwan was designed so that delivery would not occur unless China threatened an attack.
    (SFC, 9/30/00, p.A14)
2000        Sep 29, US navy pilot, Lt. Bruce Joseph Donald, was killed when his F/A-18C Hornet fighter crashed into the Persian Gulf.
    (SFC, 10/2/00, p.A5)
2000        Sep 29, Five people were killed in clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police at the Temple Mount. It was the 2nd day of clashes following a visit to the site by Ariel Sharon.
    (SFC, 9/30/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 29, In Serbia thousands rallied across the country against Pres. Milosevic.
    (SFC, 9/30/00, p.A10)

2000        Sep 30, In Sydney, Australia, Marion Jones won Olympic gold in the U.S. women's 1,600-meter relay and bronze with the 400-meter squad, making her the only woman to win five track medals at one Olympics. In 2007 the IOC stripped Jones of her 5 medals due to use of steroids.
    (AP, 9/30/01)(WSJ, 12/13/07, p.A1)
2000        Sep 30, The US and EU reached an agreement in Brussels to avert a trade war over a US tax-break for exporters.
    (SFEC, 10/1/00, p.A13)
2000        Sep 30, A Catholic priest crashed his car into a building housing an abortion clinic in Rockford, Ill., and attacked it with an ax. The Rev. John Earl later pleaded guilty to damaging property, and was sentenced to 30 months' probation and two days in county jail.
    (AP, 9/30/01)
2000        Sep 30, Jacquelyn Reinach, writer, died at age 70. Her books included the "Sweet Pickles" series of children’s stories. She also authored the women’s song "Liberation Now."
    (SFC, 10/6/00, p.D5)
2000        Sep 30, In Northern Ireland the last 4 inmates left the Maze prison as part of the Good Friday Peace agreement. The prison was scheduled for shutdown.
    (SFEC, 10/1/00, p.D14)
2000        Sep 30, Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces across the West Bank and Gaza for a 3rd day and 12 Palestinians were killed with over 500 injured. Mohammed Jamal Aldura (12) was among the dead and French TV showed him clinging to his father as they were caught in gunfire. The Israeli Army later said that Palestinian gunfire may have killed the boy.
    (SFEC, 10/1/00, p.A1)(SFC, 10/2/00, p.A12)(SFC, 11/28/00, p.A16)

2000        Sep, Pres. Clinton signed the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (Ralupa).
    (SSFC, 3/11/01, p.A17,19)
2000        Sep, Tyco Corp. forgave $33 million in relocation loans for CEO Dennis Kozlowski and $16.6 million for CFO Mark Swartz, related to their moves to Boca Raton.
    (WSJ, 4/5/04, p.A8)

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