Timeline 2001 July - September

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2001        Jul 1, US Vice President Dick Cheney rested at home, a day after having a new pacemaker implanted in his chest.
    (AP, 7/1/06)
2001        Jul 1, In the US lower tax rates went into effect for some middle and upper-income taxpayers.
    (SSFC, 7/1/01, p.A10)
2001        Jul 1, In Michigan a state law went into effect that allowed virtually any gun owner to carry a concealed weapon in public.
    (SFC, 9/12/01, p.C6)
2001        Jul 1, The National Organization for Women announced in Philadelphia that delegates had chosen Kim A. Gandy to be its new president, succeeding Patricia Ireland.
    (AP, 7/1/02)
2001        Jul 1, US air strikes at Kakrak, Afghanistan, killed 54 civilians.
    (SSFC, 7/21/02, p.A14)
2001        Jul 1, In China Pres. Jiang Zemin announced that the Communist Party will allow private businessmen to become members.
    (SFC, 7/2/01, p.A8)
2001        Jul 1, In China parts of the US spy plane were flown out from Hainan Island.
    (WSJ, 7/3/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 1, In Colombia the body of Alma Jaramillo, an advisor to a peace group, was found in Morales. She had been abducted Jun 29. Rightwing paramilitary militia were blamed.
    (SFC, 7/5/01, p.A10)
2001        Jul 1, Israel hit a Syrian radar site in Lebanon. In the West Bank Israeli helicopters rocketed a car with 3 Islamic Jihad members. Israeli infantry killed 2 Hamas members.
    (WSJ, 7/2/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/2/01, p.A8)
2001        Jul 1, In Pakistan a bomb exploded in a crowded movie theater in Karachi and at least one person was killed.
    (SFC, 7/2/01, p.B1)
2001        Jul 1, In Portugal a nationwide law took effect to decriminalize the personal use and possession of all drugs.
    (Econ, 8/29/09, p.43)(www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=10080)

2001        Jul 2, US Vice President Dick Cheney returned to work two days after receiving a new pacemaker.
    (AP, 7/2/06)
2001        Jul 2, Missouri Gov. Bob Holden, Democrat, signed legislation to ban the execution of mentally retarded inmates. This was the 16th state to do so.
    (SFC, 7/3/01, p.A4)
2001        Jul 2, In Louisville, Ky., the 1st self-contained artificial heart, AbioCor, made by Abiomed was implanted at Jewish Hospital to Robert L. Tools (59). Tools lived 151 days with the device and died Nov 30.
    (SFC, 7/4/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 7/5/01, p.A1)(SFC, 8/22/01, p.A3)(SFC, 12/1/01, p.A3)
2001        Jul 2, In Colombia a firefight erupted between rival gangs at the La Modelo penitentiary and 10 inmates were killed.
    (SFC, 7/4/01, p.A12)
2001        Jul 2, In Indonesia humanitarian workers found 27 slashed bodies in Aceh. This raised to 50 the number of dead found in the last 3 days.
    (SFC, 7/3/01, p.A10)
2001        Jul 2, An Israeli was killed while shopping near the West Bank and a Palestinian was killed by Israeli troops. The US scrambled to salvage the cease-fire.
    (WSJ, 7/3/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/3/01, p.A7)
2001        Jul 2, Mexican President Vicente Fox married his spokeswoman and longtime love, Martha Sahagun, a year to the day after his election victory.
    (AP, 7/2/02)
2001        Jul 2, In Sri Lanka jets were sent against rebel bases near Jaffna.
    (WSJ, 7/3/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 2, Zimbabwe deployed riot police ahead of the start of a general strike.
    (WSJ, 7/3/01, p.A1)

2001        Jul 3, In Columbus, Ohio, Brian Dalton (22) was sentenced to 10 years in prison for fiction writing in his journal about sexually abusing and torturing children.
    (SFC, 7/5/01, p.A4)
2001        Jul 3, General Electric's $41 billion purchase of Honeywell International was vetoed by the European Union. It was the first time a merger of two U.S. companies was stopped solely by European regulators.
    (AP, 7/3/02)
2001        Jul 3, The last parts of the US spy plane in China were flown out.
    (SFC, 7/4/01, p.A12)
2001        Jul 3, Mordecai Richler, Canadian social critic and novelist, died at age 70. His work included the novel "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" (1959).
    (SFC, 7/5/01, p.D3)
2001        Jul 3, In Indonesia a Christian gang killed 18 Muslims, including women and children, on the island of Sulawesi.
    (SFC, 7/5/01, p.A10)
2001        Jul 3, Muhammad al-Humaimidi, a high-ranking Iraqi diplomat, asked for asylum in NYC.
    (SFC, 7/4/01, p.A10)
2001        Jul 3, In his first appearance before a U.N. tribunal at The Hague, Netherlands, former Yugoslav Pres. Milosevic refused to respond to charges and called the tribunal illegitimate.
    (SFC, 7/4/01, p.A1)(AP, 7/3/02)
2001        Jul 3, In the Philippines Abu Sayyaf rebels freed 2 hostages and warned the government to withdraw from Muslim-majority islands or face more kidnappings.
    (SFC, 7/4/01, p.A12)
2001        Jul 3, In the Philippines 53 people were left dead in landslides from Typhoon Utor as the storm moved toward Taiwan.
    (WSJ, 7/5/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/6/01, p.D3)
2001        Jul 3, In Russia Flight TD-352, a Tu-154 operated by Vladivostok Avia, crashed in Siberia near the village of Burdakovka. All 143 people aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 7/4/01, p.A10)(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/1421072.stm)
2001        Jul 3-2001 Jul 4, A Russian roundup operation sent an estimated 26,000 Chechen refugees fleeing to Ingushetia. Lt. Gen. Vladimir Moltenskoi, acting commander of Russian forces, later acknowledged that his troops committed widespread crimes during the operation.
    (SFC, 7/10/01, p.A8)(SFC, 7/12/01, p.A12)
2001        Jul 3, In Ukraine TV director Ihor Alexandrov was beaten to death by unknown assailants in Slaviansk. In 2000 a European court on Human Rights had cleared him of charges for violating laws on campaign coverage.
    (WSJ, 7/9/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/11/01, p.A8)

2001        Jul 4, The US counter-terrorism group run by Richard Clarke sent a memorandum to Condoleeza Rice, national security advisor, that described a series of steps that the White House had taken to put the nation on heightened terrorist alert. It noted that all 56 FBI field offices were tasked in late June to go to increased surveillance and contact informants related to known or suspected terrorists.
    (SFC, 4/10/04, p.A1)
2001        Jul 4, A Russian airliner crashed in Siberia, killing all 145 people aboard.
    (AP, 7/4/02)
2001        Jul 4, Australia’s interim cabinet approved East Timor’s demands for 90% of the revenues from oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea.
    (SFC, 7/5/01, p.A8)
2001        Jul 4, In Turkey Mahmut Gokhan Ozocak (41) became the 27th person to die from a hunger strike protesting prisoner transfers.
    (SFC, 7/6/01, p.D6)

2001        Jul 5, Pres. Bush appointed Robert S. Mueller III, a US attorney in SF, as the new head of the FBI. If confirmed he would become the 9th director.
    (SFC, 7/6/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 7/6/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 5, Condoleeza Rice, National Security Advisor, and Andrew Card Jr., white House chief of Staff, asked Richard Clarke, head of counter-terrorism, to alert top officials of the country's domestic agencies on increased terrorist threats.
    (SSFC, 4/18/04, p.A5)
2001        Jul 5, Kenneth Williams, an FBI agent in Phoenix, Arizona, wrote to bureau headquarters that al Qaeda could be sending terrorists to train as student pilots. He urged the investigation of Middle Eastern men enrolled in American flight schools. [see Jul 10]
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.A19)(SFC, 5/22/02, p.A18)
2001        Jul 5, The US spy plane from China arrived at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia aboard a Russian Antonov-124 transport plane.
    (SFC, 7/6/01, p.A9)
2001        Jul 5, Researchers reported that cloned mice have profound genetic abnormalities not apparent at birth.
    (SFC, 7/6/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 5, Ely Callaway (b.1919), founder of Callaway golfing equipment, died. His Big Bertha golf club was launched in 1991.
    (Econ, 4/12/08, p.78)(www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2001/07/05/callaway010705.html)
2001        Jul 5, In the Central African Republic Jean-Pierre Lhomme, a UN security chief, was shot and killed in Bangui as he aided a fellow worker.
    (SFC, 7/7/01, p.B1)
2001        Jul 5, In Germany Hannelore Kohl (68), the wife of Chancellor Kohl, was found dead from suicide in Oggersheim. She suffered from a rare light allergy.
    (SFC, 7/6/01, p.A18)
2001        Jul 5, Iraq accepted a 5-month UN extension for the oil-for-food program.
    (SFC, 7/6/01, p.D6)
2001        Jul 5, In Macedonia the government and ethnic Albanian rebels signed a cease-fire agreement under pressure from Western powers. Fighting continued.
    (SFC, 7/6/01, p.A16)
2001        Jul 5, Scientists at Delft Univ. of Tech. in the Netherlands reported the creation of nanotechnology transistors built from a single molecule.
    (SFC, 7/6/01, p.B3)
2001        Jul 5, In Russia top journalists at Echo Moskvy resigned to protest a takeover by the Gazprom state monopoly.
    (SFC, 7/6/01, p.D4)
2001        Jul 5, In South Korea 8 people died when a helicopter crashed into a power tower. Among the dead was Kim Jong-jin, head of the Dongkuk Steel Mill.
    (SFC, 7/6/01, p.D6)
2001        Jul 5, Flooding from Typhoon Durian killed 25 people in Vietnam.
    (WSJ, 7/6/01, p.A1)

2001        Jul 6, The United States turned over to Japanese authorities an American serviceman accused of rape. Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy Woodland was convicted of rape and sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.
    (AP, 7/6/06)
2001        Jul 6, Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen pleaded guilty to 15 criminal counts and agreed to give a full accounting of his spying activities for Moscow.
    (AP, 7/6/02)
2001        Jul 6, US Rep. Gary Condit (D-Ceres, Ca.) admitted to authorities that he had a sexual relationship with Chandra Levy before she disappeared.
    (SFC, 12/30/01, p.D3)
2001        Jul 6, US unemployment jumped to 4.5% from 4.4% in June.
    (SFC, 7/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 6, Stanford researchers reported evidence for a built-in kink in the universe known as "charge-parity (CP) violation." This favored the production of certain forms of matter over anti-matter counterparts.
    (SFC, 7/7/01, p.A3)
2001        Jul 6, Eight-year-old Jessie Arbogast was badly injured in a shark attack off the Florida coast.
    (AP, 7/6/02)
2001        Jul 6, Armenia reported that almost 25% of the 3.4 million population had left the country. A census was scheduled for October.
    (WSJ, 7/6/01, p.A6)
2001        Jul 6, In France a tree crashed on music spectators at the Chateau Pourtales near Strasbourg and 10 people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/7/01, p.B1)
2001        Jul 6, In Russia Pres. Putin called for multilateral talks to eliminate 10,000 warheads over the next 7 years.
    (SFC, 7/7/01, p.A8)
2001        Jul 6, In Belgrade Radomar Markovic, the former Yugoslav secret police chief, was sentenced to a year in jail with 3 other top security aides for revealing state secrets.
    (SFC, 7/7/01, p.B1)

2001        Jul 7, Bolivia’s Pres. Banzer (75) was reported to be hospitalized in Washington DC with cancer in his lung and liver.
    (SFC, 7/7/01, p.B1)(SSFC, 7/8/01, p.A16)
2001        Jul 7, It was reported that China had executed 1,781 people over the last 3 months.
    (SFC, 7/7/01, p.A8)
2001        Jul 7, In Croatia PM Ivica Racan announced that citizens indicted by the UN War Crimes tribunal could be extradited to the Hague.
    (SSFC, 7/8/01, p.A16)
2001        Jul 7, In Bradford, England, 80 police officers were injured in race riots, later known as the “Bradford riots." They began after a rally by the far-right National Front was banned. Asian and white youths ran amok in the streets armed with firebombs and baseball bats. The Manningham Labor Club was firebombed.
    (SSFC, 7/8/01, p.A16)(AP, 7/6/02)(Econ, 3/5/11, p.63)
2001        Jul 7, In Jamaica a police crackdown began in Kingston following 2 months of fighting between gangs that killed 37 people. The murder rate for the country had reached 530 for the half year.
    (SFC, 7/11/01, p.A8)
2001        Jul 7, In the Gaza Strip a Palestinian boy was shot and killed and 2 others injured by Israeli soldiers. Palestinian militants were said to have been shooting in the Raffah refugee camp area.
    (SSFC, 7/8/01, p.A13)
2001        Jul 7, In Puerto Rico Parmenio Medina (62), a Colombian-born journalist, was gunned down in his car. He ran a radio program called "La Patada," or "The Kick," which denounced fraud at a religious radio station. In 2007 a court convicted Omar Chaves, a businessman, of ordering the murder of the journalist. Chaves also got a 12-year prison sentence on a fraud count. His partner, Father Minor de Jesus Calvo, was acquitted of the killing, but was convicted of fraud and sentenced to 15 years in jail.
    (AP, 12/19/07)

2001        Jul 8, Venus Williams won her second consecutive Wimbledon title by beating Belgian Justine Henin.
    (AP, 7/8/02)
2001        Jul 8, In West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise declared a state of emergency due to flooding in 8 counties.
    (SFC, 7/9/01, p.A4)
2001        Jul 8, Cable operator Comcast mounted a $41 billion hostile bid to merge with AT&T Broadband. Although AT&T spurned that offer, the company's board ultimately agreed to merge the cable unit with Comcast, subject to approval by federal regulators.
    (AP, 7/8/02)
2001        Jul 8, In Brazil some 100 inmates escaped through a tunnel from Latin America’s largest prison in Sao Paulo. 35 were soon captured.
    (WSJ, 7/10/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 8, In England race rioting continued in Bradford with injured police rising to a total of 120.
    (SFC, 7/9/01, p.A8)
2001        Jul 8, In Northern Ireland some 500 Orangemen marched at Drumcree and dispersed when confronted by police at Portadown.
    (SFC, 7/9/01, p.A8)
2001        Jul 8, Israeli agents in Hebron abducted Ayoub Sharawi, a member of Hamas. In Gaza Palestinians and Israelis exchanged gunfire in Rafah.
    (SFC, 7/9/01, p.A8)
2001        Jul 8, Israeli wrecking crews destroyed 14 Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem at the edge of the Shuafat refugee camp.
    (SFC, 7/10/01, p.A7)
2001        Jul 8, In the Philippines police in General Santos City arrested Nadzmie Sabtulah, a high-ranking member of the Abu Sayyaf Muslim extremists.
    (SFC, 7/9/01, p.A8)

2001        Jul 9, The Bush administration announced that it opposed a UN draft to restrict the sale of small arms. The US was the leading exporter of small arms.
    (SFC, 7/10/01, p.A8)
2001        Jul 9, Wildcard entrant Goran Ivanisevic won the men's title at Wimbledon by beating Patrick Rafter.
    (AP, 7/9/02)
2001        Jul 9, In Chile an appeals court ruled that Gen. Augusto Pinochet could not be tried on human rights charges because of his deteriorating health and mental condition, a ruling that effectively brought the 85-year-old former dictator's legal troubles to an end.
    (SFC, 7/10/01, p.A7)(AP, 7/9/02)
2001        Jul 9, In Jamaica PM Patterson ordered the army deployed across the island to restore calm following 3 days of violence that killed at least 28 people.
    (SFC, 7/10/01, p.A7)(SFC, 7/11/01, p.A8)(SFC, 7/27/01, p.D6)
2001        Jul 9, The UN ranked Norway as the country with the world’s highest standard of living. PM Jens Stolenberg credited the nation’s welfare system. Norway was followed by Australia and Canada. The US ranked 6th.
    (SFC, 7/10/01, p.A8)

2001        Jul 10, In Seattle the American League beat the National League 4:1 in the annual All-Star game at Safeco Field.
    (SFC, 7/11/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 10, The White House backed off a plan to let religious groups that receive federal money, such as the Salvation Army, ignore local laws that ban discrimination against gays and lesbians.
    (AP, 7/10/02)
2001        Jul 10, George Tenet, director of the CIA, allegedly met with Condoleeza Rice and warned her of an imminent al-Qaida attack. News of the meeting was only made public in 2006.
    (SFC, 10/2/06, p.A4)
2001        Jul 10, For the second time in a month, a jury in New York rejected the death penalty for one of the men convicted in the bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, opting instead for life in prison without parole.
    (AP, 7/10/02)
2001        Jul 10, Kenneth Williams, an FBI agent in Phoenix, Arizona, issued a memorandum that requested detailed examination of US flight schools for al Qaeda terrorists. Mid-level officials rejected the request. [see Jul 5]
    (SFC, 5/22/02, p.A18)
2001        Jul 10, In North Carolina 3 Marines were killed in a helicopter crash near Camp Lejeune.
    (SFC, 7/11/01, p.A5)
2001        Jul 10, In England police confronted white and South Asian gangs in a 3rd night of racial violence in Bradford.
    (SFC, 7/11/01, p.A8)
2001        Jul 10, Protestant militants withdrew support for the Northern Ireland peace accord.
    (WSJ, 7/11/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 10, Israel destroyed at least 10 Palestinian structures in Rafah in the Gaza Strip and ignited a fierce gun battle.
    (WSJ, 7/10/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/11/01, p.A7)
2001        Jul 10, In Kashmir 25 people were killed as India pressed an offensive against Islamic insurgents.
    (SFC, 7/11/01, p.A8)
2001        Jul 10, In Jedwabne, Poland, Pres. Kwasniewski apologized for a wartime massacre of Jews.
    (SFC, 7/11/01, p.A7)
2001        Jul 10, The South Africa government ordered the demolition of shacks on the squatter occupied land in Bredell. 1-2 thousand shacks were expected to be destroyed.
    (SFC, 7/13/01, p.A15)
2001        Jul 10, In Madrid, Spain, a policeman was killed by a bomb. Basque rebels were blamed.
    (WSJ, 7/12/01, p.A1)

2001        Jul 11, The Democratic-led Senate voted to bar coal mining and oil and gas drilling on pristine federally protected land in the West, dealing a fresh blow to President Bush's energy production plans.
    (AP, 7/11/02)
2001        Jul 11, In NYC the city and police union made a tentative agreement to pay $9 million to settle a suit by Abner Louima over his 1997 police beating.
    (WSJ, 7/12/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 11, A wildfire in Washington state killed 2 male and 2 female firefighters in the Chewuch River Valley of the north Cascade Mountains.
    (SFC, 7/12/01, p.A3)
2001        Jul 11, A new African Union was born at the closing of the final summit of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) for all of Africa’s 53 countries. The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad) was set up as the economic development arm of the OAU.
    (Econ, 7/25/05, p.37)
2001        Jul 11, An Israeli soldier shot and killed a Palestinian woman after her taxi evaded a roadblock. Israeli police in Afula captured a Palestinian would-be suicide bomber.
    (SFC, 7/12/01, p.A12)
2001        Jul 11, In Russia Pres. Putin signed into law a plan to import spent nuclear fuel for reprocessing. The imports would be subject to approval by a commission chaired by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Zhores Alferov.
    (SFC, 7/12/01, p.A14)

2001        Jul 12, Abner Louima, the Haitian immigrant tortured in a New York City police station, agreed to an $8.7 million settlement.
    (AP, 7/12/02)
2001        Jul 12, In Virginia a woman delivered 5 boys and 2 girls by C-section. This was only the 3rd set of septuplets known to have survived birth.
    (SFC, 7/14/01, p.A3)
2001        Jul 12, The US space shuttle Atlantis took off with a crew of 5 to deliver a portal for spacewalks to the Int’l. Space Station Alpha.
    (SFC, 7/13/01, p.A3)(SFC, 7/14/01, p.C1)
2001        Jul 12, In Bulgaria Simeon Saxe-Coburgotski (64), the former King Simeon II, was chosen as Prime Minister. He promised to solve the country's problems in 800 days.
    (SFC, 7/13/01, p.A14)(Econ, 11/1/03, p.46)
2001        Jul 12, In Indonesia paramilitary officers guarded 2 top police commanders in defiance of demands by Pres. Wahid that they be arrested.
    (SFC, 7/13/01, p.A16)
2001        Jul 12, In Northern Ireland police fought with rioters following a day of marches by Protestants.
    (SFC, 7/13/01, p.A14)
2001        Jul 12, Israeli tanks shelled police posts in Nablus after Palestinian gunmen wounded Israeli motorists. One Palestinian police officer was killed.
    (SFC, 7/13/01, p.A14)
2001        Jul 12, In Russia Pres. Putin signed into law a bill that limited private donations to $100 per year and required political parties to have at least 10,000 members.
    (SFC, 7/13/01, p.A16)
2001        Jul 12, In Somalia fighting broke out between rival subgroups of the Abgal clan in the Suq-Fad’ad market of Mogadishu and at least 14 people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/14/01, p.A11)

2001        Jul 13, Pres. Bush ordered toughened enforcement of the sanctions against Cuba and promised to expand support for human rights activists there.
    (SFC, 7/14/01, p.A11)
2001        Jul 13, It was reported that California was awash with methamphetamines produced by Mexican drug trafficking cartels. Prices were down to $20 per gram vs. $100 in the rest of the country.
    (SFC, 7/13/01, p.A3)
2001        Jul 13, A judge in San Jose, Calif., sentenced Andrew Burnett, the man who had tossed a fluffy little dog to its death in a bout of road rage, to the maximum three years behind bars.
    (AP, 7/13/02)
2001        Jul 13, In Missouri a private plane crashed into a home in Carterville and all 6 people aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 7/14/01, p.A3)
2001        Jul 13, It was reported that record droughts persisted in Afghanistan northern China, North Korea, Mongolia and Tajikistan.
    (SFC, 7/13/01, p.D4)
2001        Jul 13, The IOC awarded Beijing, China, the honor of hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics.
    (SFC, 7/14/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 13, In Gaza and the West Bank 2 Islamic Hamas militants were killed. Israeli soldiers shot and killed one in Tulkarm. Fawaz Badran (27) was killed when his car exploded.
    (SFC, 7/14/01, p.A10)

2001        Jul 14, The US launched a prototype missile interceptor from the Marshall Islands and successfully struck a mock warhead launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, 4,800 miles away. This was the 4th such Pentagon test. A $100 million prototype radar failed to detect the strike.
    (SSFC, 7/15/01, p.A3)(SFC, 7/18/01, p.A3)
2001        Jul 14, NASA launched an unmanned solar-powered plane named Helios over Hawaii.
    (WSJ, 7/16/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 14, Katharine Graham (b.1917), chairman of the executive committee of The Washington Post, suffered a head injury in a fall in Sun Valley, Idaho. She died three days later.
    (AP, 7/14/02)(NW, 12/31/01, p.106)(NW, 12/31/01, p.106)
2001        Jul 14, In Australia British backpacker Peter Falconio (28) was murdered and his girlfriend, Joanne Lees. Murdoch was assaulted while they backpacking in the Outback. In 2005 Bradley John Murdoch (47), was convicted and given a mandatory life sentence.
    (AP, 12/13/05)
2001        Jul 14, China convicted Li Shaomin (44), a Chinese-born American business professor, of spying for Taiwan and ordered his expulsion.
    (SSFC, 7/15/01, p.A12)
2001        Jul 14, Gen. Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan arrived in India for talks on Kashmir and other issues with PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
    (SSFC, 7/15/01, p.A12)
2001        Jul 14, In Spain gunmen shot and killed a police officer, Mikel Uribe (44), in Leaburu and a bomb killed a local politician, Jose Javier Mugica (50), in Leiza. The ETA was blamed.
    (SSFC, 7/15/01, p.A18)

2001        Jul 15, In Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina left office. Pres. Shahabuddin Ahmad appointed Latifur Rahman to head a caretaker administration. At least 4 people were killed in street clashes.
    (SFC, 7/16/01, p.A9)
2001        Jul 15, China's President Jiang Zemin arrived in Russia to sign a friendship treaty, the first between the former Communist rivals in more than 50 years.
    (SFC, 7/16/01, p.A9)(AP, 7/14/02)
2001        Jul 15, In Colombia FARC guerrillas kidnapped Alam Jara, former governor of Meta state.
    (SFC, 7/17/01, p.A7)
2001        Jul 15, In Israel PM Sharon and his Cabinet decided to build new towns in the Halutza Sands region of the Negev Desert. Shimon Peres met with Arafat in Cairo and a gun battle in Hebron left 20 Palestinians wounded.
    (SFC, 7/16/01, p.A8)
2001        Jun 15, Mexico’s Pres. Fox launched his Plan Puebla-Panama aimed at helping the poorer south and the poor countries of Central America. The program was launched June 15, but by 2007 only $4.5 billion of a projected $50 billion had been invested. In 2007 Pres. Calderon re-launched the program.
    (Econ, 4/14/07, p.41)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_Puebla_Panama)
2001        Jul 15, Gen. Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan met with PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and talked on issues including, Kashmir, trade, terrorism and nuclear safeguards. They also agreed to continue discussions for a 2nd day.
    (SFC, 7/16/01, p.A12)
2001        Jul 15, In South Korea landslides and flooding killed at least 40 people.
    (SFC, 7/16/01, p.A9)

2001        Jul 16, The IOC in Moscow elected Jacques Rogge (59), a Belgian surgeon, to succeed Juan Antonio Samaranch.
    (SFC, 7/17/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 16, In northwest China an illegal cache of explosives blew up in Mafang and 41 people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/17/01, p.A7)
2002        Jul 16, In India the leaders of Pakistan and India failed to reach an accord on their half-century dispute over Kashmir, ending a landmark three-day summit on a solemn note. They did agree to meet later in the year in Pakistan.
    (SFC, 7/17/01, p.A6)(AP, 7/16/02)
2001        Jul 16, In Israel a Palestinian suicide bomber killed himself and 2 Israelis at a bus stop north of Tel Aviv. The bombing was believed to be an effort to mar the opening of the Maccabiah, the Jewish Olympics in Jerusalem. Israel retaliated by shelling Palestinian police posts in 2 West Bank towns.
    (SFC, 7/17/01, p.A6)(WSJ, 7/17/01, p.A1)
2002        Jul 16, Russia and China signed their first friendship treaty in more than half a century.
    (AP, 7/16/02)
2001        Jul 16, In Serbia authorities began exhuming bodies from another mass grave near Belgrade.
    (SFC, 7/17/01, p.A7)

2001        Jul 17, John Ashcroft, US Attorney Gen’l. reported that 184 FBI laptops and nearly 450 guns were stolen or lost over the last decade.
    (SFC, 7/18/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 17, A USAF F-16 crashed in northeast San Bernadino County, Ca. Maj. Aaron George, pilot, and Judson Brohmer, photographer, were killed.
    (SFC, 7/18/01, p.A5)
2001        Jul 17, Katharine Graham, Pulitzer Prize winner and publisher of the Washington Post, died at age 84 in Boise, Idaho.
    (SFC, 7/18/01, p.A6)
2001        Jul 17, In Argentina Pres. De la Rua signed a plan to slash the deficit.
    (SFC, 7/18/01, p.C4)
2001        Jul 17, In Guangxi, China, the Lajiapo and Longshan mines flooded and 81 miners were killed. Immediate news was covered up. In Aug 20 company employees and 70 suspected gang members were arrested for the coverup. 11 mine officials and 4 county political leaders were arrested.
    (SFC, 8/7/01, p.A7)(SFC, 8/15/01, p.A7)(SFC, 9/1/01, p.A10)(SFC, 9/1/01, p.A10)
2001        Jul 17, An Israeli helicopter fired missiles at a hut in Bethlehem and 4 Palestinians were killed. A few hours later Palestinians fired a mortar shell into a Jewish neighborhood of Jerusalem.
    (SFC, 7/18/01, p.A12)
2001        Jul 17, In Montenegro Pres. Kostunica appointed Dragisa Pesic as the new Prime Minister.
    (SFC, 7/18/01, p.C4)
2001        Jul 17, In Moscow Russia and China agreed to plan a $1.7 billion pipeline for oil from Siberia to northeastern China.
    (SFC, 7/18/01, p.C4)

2001        Jul 18, Pres. Bush landed in England to meet with PM Tony Blair prior to the G-8 summit in Genoa.
    (SFC, 7/19/01, p.A10)
2001        Jul 18, The FAA warned of an overseas threat and urged the "highest" level of caution.
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.A1)
2001        Jul 18, In Baltimore a 60-car CSX freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed and caught fire in a tunnel near Camden Yards. 54 cars burned and phone cables were melted. The last burning car was pulled out July 23.
    (SFC, 7/19/01, p.A3)(WSJ, 7/20/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/24/01, p.A4)
2001        Jul 18, Thunderstorms in southwestern Ohio killed 3 people.
    (SFC, 7/19/01, p.A6)
2001        Jul 18, In Texas a natural gas well exploded in Buffalo and 2 people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/19/01, p.A6)
2001        Jul 18, Mimi Farina, folksinger and founder of the Bread and Roses charity, died at age 56. She was the sister of Joan Baez. She and Richard Farina (d.1966), her 1st husband, wrote the song "Pack Up Your Sorrows."
    (SFC, 7/19/01, p.A25)
2001        Jul 18, In Egypt a trial began for 52 men arrested on charges of obscene behavior and contempt of religion. The men were arrested May 11 at the Queen Boat nightclub in Cairo. On Nov 14, 23 men were sentenced up to 5 years in prison and 29 were acquitted. In 2002 Pres. Mubarak tossed out the verdicts against all but 2 of the 52 defendants.
    (SFC, 7/18/01, p.A12)(SFC, 11/15/01, p.A19)(SFC, 5/31/02, p.A13)
2001        Jul 18, In Nigeria a 30-member robbery gang killed up to 22 people in the town of Awkuzu in Anambra state. They began with the house of Francis Okafor, a vigilante member.
    (SFC, 7/21/01, p.E2)
2001        Jul 18, It was reported that Osman Durmus, the Health Minister in Turkey, had introduced regulations for state schools to expel non-virgin girls training as health workers.
    (SFC, 7/19/01, p.A11)

2001        Jul 19, The US joined major powers in calling for 3rd parties to monitor a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians.
    (SFC, 7/20/01, p.A14)
2001        Jul 19, The Roman Catholic Church declared that Mormon converts must be rebaptized.
    (SFC, 7/20/01, p.A9)
2001        Jul 19, The Code Red computer worm began hitting Internet-connected computers, exploiting a flaw in Microsoft software. This was among the first network worms to spread rapidly because it required only a network connection, not a human opening an attachment.
    (SFC, 7/30/01, p.D1)(SFC, 9/3/07, p.C3)
2001        Jul 19, Gunther Gebel-Williams (b.1934), circus animal trainer died in Venice, Florida.
    (AP, 7/16/02)(NW, 12/31/01, p.107)
2001        Jul 19, In Argentina workers staged a nationwide strike due to government spending cuts.
    (SFC, 7/20/01, p.A17)
2001        Jul 19, It was reported that 2 Belarusian defectors alleged that the Lukashenko regime ran a death squad that had killed as many as 30 foes.
    (WSJ, 7/19/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 19, British millionaire author Jeffrey Archer (61) was convicted on perjury charges and sentenced to 4 years in jail.
    (SFC, 7/20/01, p.A14)
2001        Jul 19, Scientists in Chad found fossils in the Djurab desert of a human ancestor that they later dated to 6-7 million years BP. In 2002 they named the group Sahelanthropus tchadensis (with the nickname Toumaï, "hope of life" in the Goran language).
    (NW, 7/22/02, p.46)
2001        Jul 19, In the West Bank Jewish extremists, who identified themselves as the Committee for Road Safety, killed 3 Palestinians including a 3-month-old girl, in a drive-by shooting near Hebron.
    (SFC, 7/20/01, p.A14)
2001        Jul 19, Japanese prosecutors charged a U.S. airman with rape in an alleged attack on a woman in Okinawa. Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy Woodland was later convicted and sentenced to nearly three years in prison.
    (AP, 7/16/02)
2001        Jul 19, In Nepal PM Girija Prasad Koirala resigned over pressures from a bribery scandal in his government.
    (SFC, 7/20/01, p.D3)

2001        Jul 20, Ira Einhorn, convicted in absentia of killing his girlfriend, was flown from France and handed over to Philadelphia police.
    (AP, 7/20/02)
2001        Jul 20, Vanessa Leggett, a fledgling crime writer, was jailed in Texas on contempt charges for refusing to hand over her research notes on Robert Angleton to a federal grand jury. Leggett was released Jan 4, 2002.
    (SFC, 1/4/02, p.A17)(SFC, 1/5/02, p.A6)
2001        Jul 20, It was reported that China planned to buy 38 Russian Su-30 MKK ground attack jets worth $2 billion.
    (SFC, 7/20/01, p.D4)
2001        Jul 20, A G-8 economic summit, planned in Genoa, Italy, expected over 100,000 demonstrators. The summit opened with raging street battles between police and demonstrators; one protester was fatally shot by officers. Carlo Giuliani (23) was shot and killed by police while protesting at the G-8 summit. At least 100 people were injured. In 2008 a court convicted 15 Italian officials of abusing protesters held in at police garrison following violent demonstrations during the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa.
    (SFC, 7/17/01, p.A6)(AP, 7/20/02)(SFC, 7/21/01, p.A1)(AP, 7/15/08)
2001        Jul 20, In Macedonia 2 int’l. monitors and their interpreter were found killed by a land mine near Tetovo.
    (SFC, 7/21/01, p.E1)
2001        Jul 20, In Sri Lanka thousands of demonstrators were blocked from marching into the capital to protest the suspension of parliament by Pres. Kumaratunga. 2 people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/20/01, p.D4)(WSJ, 7/20/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 20, In the West Bank an explosion leveled the office of Yasser Arafat in Hebron and Rajai Abu Rajab, an activist in the Tanzim, was found dead.
    (SFC, 7/21/01, p.E1)
2001        Jul 20, The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) was formally adopted at the 37th session of the (OAU) Assembly of Heads of State and Government in Lusaka, Zambia.
    (Econ, 2/10/07, p.48)( http://www.nepad.org/2005/files/inbrief.php)

2001        Jul 21, In Genoa, Italy, site of a Group of Eight meeting, a 2nd day of violent protests turned the city into a war zone of rolling riots despite pleas for calm from protest leaders and global summit leaders alike.
    (SSFC, 7/22/01, p.A1)(AP, 7/21/02)
2001        Jul 21, Over 140 UN nations agreed on a voluntary pact to stem small arms into conflict zones. It required manufacturers to compile records of sales and to mark weapons to enable their traces. The US managed to keep out some restrictions.
    (SSFC, 7/22/01, p.A14)(WSJ, 7/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 21, In Indonesia an impeachment session of the People’s Consultative Assembly convened early and voted that Pres. Wahid defend himself with an accountability speech.
    (SSFC, 7/22/01, p.A12)
2001        Jul 21, In Japan 10 people, mostly children, were killed on a crowded pedestrian bridge as they left a fireworks display in Akashi.
    (SSFC, 7/22/01, p.A14)

2001        Jul 22, David Duval shot a 4-under 67 to win the British Open title, his first major championship.
    (AP, 7/22/02)
2001        Jul 22, Pres. Bush and Pres. Putin agreed to link discussions of US plans for a missile defense system with the prospect of large cuts in their nuclear arsenals.
    (SFC, 7/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 22, President Bush and other world leaders closed out a summit in Genoa, Italy, with a vow to wage a united attack on global poverty and disease. They failed, however, to resolve a sharp dispute over global warming.
    (AP, 7/22/02)
2001        Jul 22, In Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba was chosen as prime minister.
    (SFC, 7/23/01, p.A9)
2001        Jul 22, In South Korea some 12,000 workers of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions tried to march into Seoul but were blocked by riot police. Pres. Dae-jung’s corporate restructure programs had caused many layoffs.
    (SFC, 7/23/01, p.A9)
2001        Jul 22, In Macedonia ethnic Albanian rebels attacked government forces in the Tetovo area.
    (SFC, 7/23/01, p.A8)

2001        Jul 23, Pres. Bush met with Pope John Paul II at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, and was urged to reject the use of human embryos for stem cell research.
    (SFC, 7/24/01, p.A1)(AP, 7/23/02)
2001        Jul 23, The US Pentagon shut down public access to its web sites due to a computer worm called the Code Red worm. It defaced web sites with the words "Hacked by Chinese."
    (SFC, 7/24/01, p.A2)
2001        Jul 23, Eudora Welty (92), Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, died in Jackson, Miss. Her work included the 1941 collection "A Curtain of Green and Other Stories" and the 1973 Pulitzer Prize winning "The Optimist’s Daughter." In 1998 Ann Waldron authored the biography “Eudora" against the writer’s wishes. In 2005 Suzanne Marrs authored the biography “Eudora Welty."
    (WSJ, 7/24/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/24/01, p.A17)(WSJ, 8/5/05, p.W6)
2001        Jul 23, Anarchist groups in Europe retaliated for the death in Genoa of protester Carlo Giuliani.
    (WSJ, 7/24/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 23, In Burundi Pres. Buyoya survived a coup attempt by Tutsi soldiers and sealed a power-sharing accord with Hutu politicians. The Arusha accord called for Buyoya to lead for 18 months followed by a Hutu president for another 18 months with elections to follow.
    (WSJ, 7/24/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/24/01, p.A6)
2001        Jul 23, In Colombia retired Gen. Rito Alejo del Rio was arrested on charges of helping create right-wing paramilitary groups.
    (SFC, 7/24/01, p.A12)
2001        Jul 23, In Bonn, Germany, negotiators from 178 nations, without the US, rescued the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and accepted rules to cut emissions of waste gases linked to global warming after marathon talks.
    (DFP, 7/24/01, p.3A)(SFC, 7/24/01, p.A1)(AP, 7/23/02)
2001        Jul 23, It was reported that flooding in India’s Orissa state had killed some 83 people and left over 600,000 stranded.
    (WSJ, 7/23/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/25/01, p.A9)
2001        Jul 23, In Indonesia Pres. Wahid declared a state of emergency. The military refused to carry out his orders and parliament met to remove him. The parliament ousted Wahid with a 591 to 0 vote and swore in Megawati Sukarnoputri as the country’s 5th president.
    (SFC, 7/23/01, p.A1)(DFP, 7/24/01, p.3A)(SFC, 7/24/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 23, In Iran a 19th woman was reported strangled in Mashad.
    (DFP, 7/24/01, p.3A)
2001        Jul 23, Israeli police killed a Palestinian who drove a would-be bomber toward Haifa. In Gaza Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian teenager.
    (WSJ, 7/24/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 23, In Macedonia security forces engaged ethnic Albanian rebels in fierce fighting around Tetovo. Macedonian mobs in Skopje, angered by Western efforts at mediation, attacked symbolic targets.
    (SFC, 7/24/01, p.A6)
2001        Jul 23, Nepal’s new government declared a unilateral ceasefire and called on Maoist rebels to talk peace. In a recent skirmish guerrillas killed at least 17 police officers in Pandusen.
    (WSJ, 7/24/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/24/01, p.A12)(SFC, 7/31/01, p.A10)
2001        Jul 23, In Pakistan flash floods killed at least 150 people. In Islamabad 24 inches of rain broke a 100-year record.
    (WSJ, 7/24/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/25/01, p.A9)
2001        Jul 23, In Sri Lanka Tamil separatists attack an air base, damaged a number of planes and shut down the Bandaranaike airport, the nation’s only int’l. airport. 7 soldiers and 8 guerrillas were killed. 3 jetliners and 8 warplanes were blown up in a suicide attack by 13 rebels.
    (WSJ, 7/24/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 7/25/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/24/01, p.A12)

2001        Jul 24, Larry Silverstein signed a $3.2 billion, 99-year lease for the  NYC World Trade Center (WTC).
    (WSJ, 4/30/04, p.A11)
2001        Jul 24, Victor Arimondi (b.1942), professional model a fashion photographer, died of AIDS in SF.
    (SFC, 12/12/09, p.E4)(http://tinyurl.com/ybqcums)
2001        Jul 24, A Chinese court sentenced two U.S. residents to 10 years in prison on charges of spying for Taiwan. China released Gao Zhan and Qin Guangguang two days later.
    (SFC, 7/25/01, p.A1)(AP, 7/24/02)
2001        Jul 24, In Indonesia Megawati Sukarnoputri began her presidency while Wahid refused to leave the presidential palace.
    (WSJ, 7/25/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 24, The Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) was founded by former Pres. Lee Teng-hui. It actively campaigned for the creation of a de jure Republic of Taiwan. The party prided itself on being the first to include "Taiwan" in its name.
    (Econ, 7/9/11, p.42)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_Solidarity_Union)

2001        Jul 25, The space shuttle Atlantis landed in Florida.
    (WSJ, 7/26/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 25, India’s bandit queen, Phoolan Devi, was killed by masked gunmen in New Delhi. She had led a revolt against the abuse of low-class women and won a seat in parliament. Sher Singh Rana later confessed to the killing. 2 accomplices were later arrested.
    (WSJ, 7/26/01, p.A1)(SSFC, 8/5/01, p.A14)
2001        Jul 25, Israeli troops killed Salah Darwazeh, a Hamas militant, with antitank rockets as he drove near Nablus. Informant Ahmed Abu Issah, father of nine, was paid $50 for information on Darwazeh and was later condemned to death by a Palestinian court.
    (WSJ, 7/26/01, p.A1)(SFC, 8/11/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 25, Kim Jong Il of North Korea rode by rail into Russia for a meeting with Pres. Putin.
    (WSJ, 7/26/01, p.A11)
2001        Jul 25-2001 Sep 23, A red rain fell sporadically in Kerala, India, during this period. A government study found that the rains had been colored by spores from a locally prolific aerial algae. In early 2006 the Keralan colored rains suddenly rose to worldwide attention after media reports of an extraordinary theory that the colored particles are extraterrestrial cells, proposed by Godfrey Louis and Santhosh Kumar of the Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_rain_in_Kerala)

2001        Jul 26, Hewlett-Packard announced 6,000 worldwide job cuts and JDS Uniphase announced another 7,000 cuts.
    (SFC, 7/27/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 26, China granted parole to two U.S.-based scholars convicted of spying for Taiwan.
    (AP, 7/26/02)
2001        Jul 26, The UN War Crimes tribunal indicted Gen. Ante Gotovina on 8 counts of war crimes linked to alleged atrocities in 1995. In 2005 Croatia’s failure to arrest him hindered the country’s entry to the EU.
    (SFC, 7/27/01, p.D6)(Econ, 3/12/05, p.52)
2001        Jul 26, In Indonesia the legislature elected Hamzah Haz as vice president. In Jakarta a high-court justice was assassinated by gunmen on motorbikes.
    (WSJ, 7/27/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 26, In Indonesia Syafiuddin Kartasasmita, a Supreme Court Justice, was shot to death by 4 assassins. Tommy Suharto was later implicated in the murder.
    (SFC, 8/7/01, p.A7)
2001        Jul 26, An Israeli youth was killed in a drive-by shooting and 3 bombs went off in the West Bank with no injuries.
    (WSJ, 7/27/01, p.A1)

2001        Jul 27, A judge in West Palm Beach, Fla., sentenced 14-year-old Nathaniel Brazill to 28 years in prison for fatally shooting teacher Barry Grunow at Lake Worth Middle School.
    (AP, 7/27/02)
2001        Jul 27, Jeanine Sanchez Harms was last seen alive in Campbell, Ca. In 2004 San Jose architect Maurice Xavier Nasmeh was arrested for her murder. In 2007 a judge dismissed murder charges against Nasmeh due to lack of evidence. On Jan 15, 2011, Wayne Sanchez (52), the brother of Harms, shot and killed Nasmeh at the El Paseo de Saratoga Shopping Center, and then killed himself. In August, 2011, evidence linked Nasmeh to the murder of Harms and the case was closed.
    (SFC, 12/17/04, p.B1)(SFC, 6/28/07, p.B3)(SFC, 1/17/11, p.A1)(SFC, 8/25/11, p.C6)
2001        Jul 27, It was reported that the Earth Liberation Front had begun selling a promotional videotape for $10 called "An Introduction to the Earth Liberation Front."
    (SFC, 7/27/01, p.A10)

2001        Jul 28, US Sec. of State Colin Powell met with China’s Pres. Zemin and reached agreement to restart a formal dialogue with the US on human rights and weapons proliferation.
    (SSFC, 7/29/01, p.A12)
2001        Jul 28, Joan Finney, whose populist beliefs and gift for connecting with voters helped her become the first woman governor of Kansas, died at 76.
    (AP, 7/28/02)
2001        Jul 28, Samir Ait Mohamed (32) was detained in Vancouver on immigration charges. On Nov 15 he was arrested on US charges for plotting to bomb the Los Angeles airport during millennium festivities. He was held in Canadian prisons until he was deported to Algeria on January 11, 2006.
    (SFC, 11/17/01, p.A10)(www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2006/01/13/deported-terrorist060113.html)
2001        Jul 28, An Israeli helicopter attack in the Gaza Strip destroyed a workshop making munitions and was followed by armed clashes.
    (SSFC, 7/29/01, p.A18)
2001        Jul 28, In Peru Pres. Toledo was inaugurated as the nation’s 1st president of Indian descent. He promised a government at the service of its people.
    (SSFC, 7/29/01, p.A14)
2001        Jul 28, Jamal Beghal (36), a French-Algerian, was arrested in Dubai, UAR, with a false French passport while traveling to Europe from Afghanistan. He was extradited to France in Sep 30. He told police of a plans to bomb the US Embassy in Paris on orders from Abu Zubaydah, a top bin Laden lieutenant.
    (WSJ, 10/3/01, p.A18)(SFC, 10/23/01, p.A5)

2001        Jul 29, In Ohio a tractor engine exploded at a county fair and 4 people were killed in Medina.
    (SFC, 7/30/01, p.A3)
2001        Jul 29, In France Lance Armstrong won his 3rd straight Tour de France bicycle race. He became the first American to win the Tour three times in a row.
    (SFC, 7/30/01, p.A1)(AP, 7/29/02)
2001        Jul 29, In Japan the governing Liberal Democratic Party of PM Koizumi won 64 of 121 contested seats in the 247-seat upper house.
    (SFC, 7/30/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 29, In Northern Ireland Gavin Brett (18), a Protestant, was killed while standing with Catholic friends in Belfast. The Red Hand Defenders took credit, their 2nd this month.
    (SFC, 7/31/01, p.A7)
2001        Jul 29, Edward Gierek, the Polish communist ruler who pushed for reform during the 1970s but was forced from power in 1980 over mounting debt and strikes, died at 88.
    (AP, 7/29/02)
2001        Jul 29, In Puerto Rico the residents of Vieques island voted on stopping the practice bombing by the US military. Opponents of the navy bombing gathered 68% of the vote.
    (SSFC, 7/29/01, p.A9)(SFC, 7/30/01, p.A3)

2001        Jul 30, Former Pres. Clinton opened his new office in Harlem.
    (SFC, 7/31/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 30, Intel rolled out its new Pentium III-M processor based on .13 micron chip technology.
    (SFC, 7/31/01, p.E3)
2001        Jul 30, In Alaska a sightseeing plane crashed near Glacier Bay National Park and all 6 people aboard were killed.
    (WSJ, 8/1/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 30, In Argentina the Senate passed a tough austerity package supported by Pres. de la Rua.
    (SFC, 7/31/01, p.A7)
2001        Jul 30, It was reported that Bolivia’s Pres. Banzer would step down Aug 6 due to his cancer diagnosis.
    (WSJ, 7/30/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 30, In Canada medicinal use of marijuana became legal. The government grew the drug in an abandoned salt mine in Flin Flon, Manitoba, and sold it to authorized users at C$5 ($4.40) a gram.
    (SFC, 7/31/01, p.A6)(Reuters, 11/13/06)
2001        Jul 30, In the West Bank 6 Palestinian Fatah activists were killed in an explosion near the Al-Fara refugee camp. Israeli helicopters soon after rocketed a weapons storage center in Gaza and at least 7 Palestinian police officers were wounded.
    (SFC, 7/30/01, p.A6)(WSJ, 7/30/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/31/01, p.A6)
2001        Jul 30, In Macedonia peace talks dragged into a 3rd day as rebels controlled part of Tetovo.
    (SFC, 7/31/01, p.A7)
2001        Jul 30, In South Africa Catholic bishops denounced condoms as "immoral and misguided" weapons against AIDS.
    (SFC, 7/31/01, p.A6)
2001        Jul 30, In Taiwan Typhoon Toraji left some 200 people dead.   
    (SFC, 7/31/01, p.A7)(AP, 7/30/06)
2001        Jul 30, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's ruling party won a special parliamentary election.
    (AP, 7/30/02)

2001        Jul 31, Pres. Bush issued Executive Order 13221. It instructed government agencies that used external standby power devices to purchase products that use no more than one watt in their standby power consuming mode.
    (www.ofee.gov/eo/eo.htm)
2001        Jul 31, The US House of Representatives voted 265-102 to criminalize all human cloning.
    (SFC, 8/1/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 31, The US Treasury began issuing new 4-week T-bills.
    (SFC, 12/10/08, p.C4)(http://money.cnn.com/2001/08/30/expert/expert/index.htm)
2001        Jul 31, Poul Anderson, science fiction writer, died at age 74.
    (WSJ, 8/3/01, p.A1)
2001        Jul 31, In Colombia 4 rebels and 2 soldiers were killed in fighting in southern and northwestern areas.
    (SFC, 8/1/01, p.A9)
2001        Jul 31, In Indonesia at least 62 people were killed when a mudslide buried the village of Sambulu. At least 35 people were killed and some 200 missing.
    (SFC, 8/1/01, p.A9)(AP, 7/31/02)
2001        Jul 31, In the West Bank Israeli gunships killed 8 people in Nablus including 2 Hamas leaders, Jamal Mansour and Jamal Salim, and 2 children.
    (SFC, 8/1/01, p.A1)(SFC, 8/2/01, p.A7)
2001        Jul 31, Russian commandos freed 25 [41] hostages held by 2 hijackers in Mineralniye Vody, Chechnya.
    (SFC, 8/1/01, p.A8)(WSJ, 8/1/01, p.A1)

2001        Jul, WorldCom bought Intermedia Communications.
    (WSJ, 6/27/02, p.A11)
2001        Jul, Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman of the Italy’s Pirelli tire company, won control of Telecom Italia.
    (Econ, 9/16/06, p.78)
2001        Jul, Kiribati, a South Pacific island nation, joined the United Nations. The population was 94,149.
    (SFC, 11/17/01, p.A13)
2001        Jul, The IMU attacked government troops in southern Uzbekistan and a TV transmitter in southern Kyrgyzstan.
    (AP, 3/30/04)

2001        Aug 1, The US House passed energy legislation that included opening the Arctic national Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling.
    (SFC, 8/2/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 1, The Federal Trade Commission cleared the way for PepsiCo to acquire Quaker Oats for about $13.4 billion in stock.
    (AP, 8/1/06)
2001        Aug 1, Robert Henry Rimmer, author of the 1960s novel "The Harrad Experiment," died at age 84.
    (SFC, 8/11/01, p.A17)
2001        Aug 1, Pro Bowl tackle Korey Stringer died of heat stroke, a day after collapsing at the Minnesota Vikings' training camp on the hottest day of the year.
    (AP, 8/1/02)
2001        Aug 1, In Chechnya 86 refugees attempted a 1000-mile march to Moscow to protest atrocities but were immediately stopped by force and 12 were arrested.
    (SFC, 8/3/01, p.A12)
2001        Aug 1, A boatload of Cubans capsized off Key West and at least 2 people died. 4 were missing and 22 were rescued.
    (WSJ, 8/2/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 1, In Indonesia at least 64 people were killed on Nias island from floods and landslides. Another 200 were missing.
    (SFC, 8/2/01, p.A9)(WSJ, 8/2/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 1, In Indonesia Taufik Abdul Halim, a member of the Malaysian Mujahedeen Group, blew off his lower right leg at a Jakarta shopping mall when a bomb he carried exploded prematurely. Halim was linked to Dedi Setiono (Abbas), who was linked to Hambali (Riduan Isamuddin), operations leader of Jemaah Islamiah.
    (SSFC, 3/3/02, p.A16)(SFC, 9/20/02, p.A14)
2001        Aug 1, In Germany legislation went into effect offering legal status to same-sex couples.
    (SFC, 8/2/01, p.A9)
2001        Aug 1, Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man in heavy fighting in Hebron.
    (WSJ, 8/2/01, p.A1)

2001        Aug 2, Robert S. Mueller (56), former US attorney in SF, won Senate confirmation to become the FBI director.
    (SFC, 8/3/01, p.A3)
2001        Aug 2, Ron Townson, the centerpiece singer for the pop group the 5th Dimension, died of renal failure in Las Vegas. He was 68.
    (AP, 8/2/02)
2001        Aug 2, Belize agreed to conserve 23,000 acres in exchange for the cancellation of a US debt that included $1.4 million in debt relief and $10 million savings in interest payments over 26 years.
    (SFC, 8/3/01, p.D3)
2001        Aug 2, The UN war crimes tribunal found Radislav Krstic, former Bosnian Serb general, guilty for the 1995 genocide of some 8,000 Muslim men in Srebrenica. He was sentenced to 46 years in prison. A 2004 appeal reduced the sentence to 35 years.
    (SFC, 8/3/01, p.A1)(http://tinyurl.com/gm9l9)
2001        Aug 2, Colombia reported a big victory over rebels at Juan Jose. 60 rebels were killed along with 13 soldiers.
    (SFC, 8/3/01, p.D3)
2001        Aug 2, In Iran Pres. Khatami was confirmed for a 2nd 4-year term.
    (SSFC, 8/5/01, p.A14)
2001        Aug 2, Palestinian judges sentenced 4 Palestinian men to death for helping Israel’s army carry out lethal attacks. 3 Palestinian men, suspected of collaboration, were recently gunned down in the streets.
    (SFC, 8/3/01, p.A12)
2001        Aug 2, In the Philippines Abu Sayyaf extremists seized 36 Filipinos civilians on Basilan island and beheaded 10 of them.
    (SFC, 8/4/01, p.A6)(SSFC, 8/5/01, p.A14)
2001        Aug 2, On Vieques, Puerto Rico, the US Navy used tear gas and foam rubber projectiles to clear protesters and journalists.
    (SFC, 8/4/01, p.A3)

2001        Aug 3, In Chicago an elevated commuter train rear-ended another and over 140 people were injured.
    (SFC, 8/4/01, p.A3)
2001        Aug 3, Banamex was acquired by Citigroup in a $12.5 billion deal.
    (SFC, 8/9/01, p.A9)
2001        Aug 3, Yasser Arafat’s news agency called for a halt to armed attacks against Israel.
    (SFC, 8/4/01, p.A6)
2001        Aug 3, Kim Jong Il arrived in Moscow following 9-day train ride from North Korea.
    (SFC, 8/4/01, p.A10)
2001        Aug 3, Russia freed John E. Tobin Jr. (24), a US Fulbright scholar. Tobin had spent 6 months in jail, half of one-year drug sentence, on a marijuana conviction that he claimed was set up.
    (SFC, 8/4/01, p.A6)(AP, 8/3/02)
2001        Aug 3, In Thailand the Constitutional Court acquitted PM Thaksin Shinawatra of corruption charges.
    (SFC, 8/4/01, p.A7)

2001        Aug 4, In Florida an immigration official turned back Muhammed al-Kahtani (al-Qahtani), a Saudi who had flown in from London with $2,800 in cash and no return ticket. He was later captured in Afghanistan and detained at Guantanamo after officials suspected that he was the intended 20th hijacker for the Nov 11 attacks. In 2008 the Pentagon dropped charges against al-Qahtani.
    (Econ, 2/16/08, p.39)(AP, 5/13/08)
2001        Aug 4, Steve Fossett launched his 5th bid to circle the globe in an unpressurized gondola from Australia. He set a duration record on Aug 16 over Argentina. He was forced down over Brazil on Aug 17.
    (SFC, 8/17/01, p.D1)(SFC, 8/18/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 4, In NYC police officer Joseph Gray (40) ran over Maria Herrera (24), her son Andy and her sister (16). A baby boy was delivered by c-section but did not survive. Gray had been drinking with fellow officers at a strip club and was later charged with manslaughter for killing the family while driving drunk on his way to work. 17 cops at the 72nd precinct were soon disciplined transferred or suspended. Gray was convicted of manslaughter in 2002 and sentenced to five to 15 years in prison. Ms. Herrera's husband, Victor, and his mother-in-law, Maria Peña, later filed lawsuits. The city settled the civil lawsuit for $1.5 million.
    (www.courttv.com/trials/gray_joseph/chronology.html)(AP, 8/5/02)(http://tinyurl.com/5oa8lz)
2001        Aug 4, Thousands of admirers turned out in London to celebrate the 101st birthday of Britain's Queen Mother Elizabeth in what would be the last such celebration. The Queen Mother died March 30, 2002.
    (AP, 8/4/02)
2001        Aug 4, In India torrential rains and floods swept over Bihar state and at least 3 people were killed. Thousands were marooned.
    (SSFC, 8/5/01, p.A14)
2001        Aug 4, The Israeli army fired missiles at a convoy carrying the Palestinian West Bank leader Marwan Barghouti.
    (SSFC, 8/5/01, p.A12)
2001        Aug 4, In Macedonia ethnic Albanian rebels lobbed mortars at police stations near Tetovo.
    (SSFC, 8/5/01, p.A14)
2001        Aug 4, Philippine soldiers rescued 13 hostages of the 36 seized by Abu Sayyaf rebels on Aug 2.
    (SSFC, 8/5/01, p.A14)
2001        Aug 4, In Moscow Kim Jong Il and Pres. Putin signed a joint statement declaring that North Korea’s missile program is not designed to threaten any nation.
    (SSFC, 8/5/01, p.A12)(AP, 8/4/02)

2001        Aug 5, The spacecraft Galileo flew as close as 120 miles above Io’s north pole and captured wisps of volcanic gas largely composed of sulfur dioxide.
    (SFC, 10/5/01, p.D3)
2001        Aug 5, In Afghanistan the Taliban closed a US relief organization office and arrested 24 of its workers for propagating Christianity. The ruling Taliban jailed eight foreign aid workers, including two Americans, for allegedly preaching Christianity. The workers were rescued the following November as the Taliban regime began collapsing during U.S. military operations.
    (SFC, 8/6/01, p.A1)(AP, 8/5/02)
2001        Aug 5, In Brazil a 2-week police strike in Salvador, Bahia state, was reported to be over. Threats of strikes remained in other cities due to low wages.
    (SSFC, 8/5/01, p.T14)
2001        Aug 5, In Israel a Palestinian gunman shot into a crowd of soldiers in Tel Aviv and injured 10 people before he was fatally shot. In 2 other incidents an Israeli woman was killed in a drive-by shooting and a Palestinian attempting to plant a bomb in Tulkarm was killed by Israeli troops.
    (SFC, 8/6/01, p.A1,A10)
2001        Aug 5, In Macedonia rival factions agreed to restructure the police force and removed a major barrier to a peace accord.
    (SFC, 8/6/01, p.A8)

2001        Aug 6, Former Pres. Clinton signed an agreement with Knopf to publish his memoirs for an advance of over $10 million.
    (SFC, 8/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 6, US intelligence told Pres. Bush that al Qaeda might try to hijack American planes. The document "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US" was presented to Bush while he was on vacation in Crawford, Texas.
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 4/9/04, p.A3)(SSFC, 4/11/04, p.A1)
2001        Aug 6, Hurricane Barry hit the Florida Panhandle along with parts of Alabama and Georgia.
    (SFC, 8/6/01, p.A5)
2001        Aug 6, In Bolivia Pres. Banzer stepped down form office. Vice Pres. Jorge Quiroga (41) assumed the office.
    (SFC, 8/7/01, p.A7)
2001        Aug 6, Jorge Amado (b.1912), author of 32 novels, died at age 88. He was considered Brazil’s greatest contemporary writer.
    (SFC, 8/9/01, p.D2)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Amado)
2001        Aug 6, In India’s Madras state a fire at the Badshaw asylum in Erwady killed 27 patients, many of who were chained to their beds.
    (SFC, 8/7/01, p.A6)(SFC, 8/9/01, p.A9)
2001        Aug 6, In Indonesia 2 men, Rolan and Noval, were arrested for the murder of justice Syafiuddin Kartasasmita. They said Tommy Suharto paid them for the murder.
    (SFC, 8/8/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 6, The IRA announced a method of destroying its arsenal that raised hopes for a peace accord in Northern Ireland.
    (SFC, 8/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 6, In Macedonia peace talks hit a snag over government demands for a quick rebel disarmament.
    (SFC, 8/7/01, p.A6)
2001        Aug 6, General Duong Van "Big" Minh (86), who was the president of South Vietnam for just a few days before the country fell to Communist invaders in 1975, died in Pasadena, Calif.
    (AP, 8/6/02)

2001        Aug 7, Three researchers told a committee at the National Academy of Sciences they were unswayed by arguments against human cloning and would soon try to clone human beings.
    (AP, 8/7/02)
2001        Aug 7, Larry Adler (87), harmonica virtuoso, died in London.
    (SFC, 8/11/01, p.A17)(AP, 8/7/02)
2001        Aug 7, In Cambodia the Constitutional Council approved legislation to establish a special court to try former Khmer Rouge leaders for crimes against humanity.
    (SFC, 8/8/01, p.A9)
2001        Aug 7, In Colombia Pres. Pastrana announced that he was suspending talks with the 5,000 ELN rebels.
    (SFC, 8/8/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 7, Two Israelis were shot dead on the West Bank. Israel gave its soldiers a freer hand to fire on Palestinians.
    (WSJ, 8/8/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 7, In Macedonia police conducted a predawn raid in Skopje and 5 members of the National Liberation Army were killed.
    (SFC, 8/8/01, p.A8)
2001         Aug 7, In Peru a gunfight between police and leftist rebels in the province of Satipo left 12 rebels and 4 police officers dead.
    (SFC, 8/10/01, p.A18)
2001        Aug 7, In the Philippines the Islamic and National fronts signed a separate unity pact to bridge their 23-year split. Muslim separatists agreed to a cease-fire with the government. Only the Abu Sayyaf was left fighting the government.
    (SFC, 8/8/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 7, In Romania a gas explosion in the Vulcan coal mine killed at least 14 miners.
    (SFC, 8/8/01, p.A9)
2001        Aug 7, The Vatican denounced what it called a "slanderous campaign" against the Roman Catholic Church over the Holocaust-era pope, Pius XII.
    (AP, 8/7/02)

2001        Aug 8, Four American Senators met with Pres. Jiang Zemin in China and warned him that the continued sales of sensitive missile technology would trigger an arms race and boost internal US support for a missile defense system.
    (SFC, 8/9/01, p.A10)
2001        Aug 8, US Federal authorities announced the arrests of 100 people nationwide in an Internet child pornography operation, Landslide Productions Inc., based in Fort Worth, Tx.
    (SFC, 8/9/01, p.A3)
2001        Aug 8, Maureen Reagan (b.1941), daughter of former Pres. Ronald Reagan, died of malignant melanoma. She authored the 1989 autobiography "First Father, First Daughter."
    (SFC, 8/9/01, p.A20)(NW, 12/31/01, p.106)
2001        Aug 8, In Argentina thousands of state workers, students and jobless marched on Buenos Aires for a 2nd day to protest government plans to cut wages and pensions.
    (SFC, 8/9/01, p.A9)
2001        Aug 8, In Bangladesh a stampede of textile workers was caused by a false fire alarm and 23 people were crushed to death.
    (WSJ, 8/9/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 8, Jacques Kerchache (b.1942), French explorer and collector of primitive art, died in Cancun, Mexico.
    (Econ, 4/16/11, p.91)(http://tinyurl.com/3pyax8r)
2001        Aug 8, In Iran Mohammad Khatami was sworn in as president for a second term. Political in-fighting with conservatives delayed the ceremony by 3 days.
    (SFC, 8/9/01, p.A9)(AP, 8/8/02)
2001        Aug 8, In Italy police chief Gianni de Gennaro acknowledged that excessive force had been used against protesters of the Group 8 summit.
    (SFC, 8/9/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 8, In Lebanon up to 250 people were arrested in protests that demanded Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon.
    (SFC, 8/9/01, p.A9)
2001        Aug 8, In Macedonia political leaders initialed a peace agreement as rebels ambushed an army convoy and killed 10 soldiers.
    (SFC, 8/9/01, p.A8)

2001        Aug 9, Pres. Bush announced that he would allow taxpayer dollars to be used for stem cell research limited to some 5 dozen existing stem cell lines.
    (SFC, 8/10/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 8/10/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 9, It was reported that the US had decided to pay China $34,567 to cover the costs of the spy plane that was detained on Hainan island. China had asked for $1 million and rejected the offer.
    (SFC, 8/10/01, p.A12)(SFC, 8/13/01, p.A12)
2001        Aug 9, In Colombia an explosion killed 3 children and injured 35 in the northern town of San Francisco. Police blamed the ELN.
    (SFC, 8/10/01, p.A18)
2001        Aug 9, In the Comoros islands military troops staged a bloodless coup on the island of Anjouan due to grievances over promotions and pay.
    (SFC, 8/10/01, p.A18)
2001        Aug 9, In Indonesia Pres. Sukarnoputri named a new Cabinet stacked with specialists instead of politicians. In Aceh province police and rebels accused each other of massacring 31 people.
    (SFC, 8/10/01, p.A16)(WSJ, 8/10/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 9, The IRA offered publicly to put its arsenal of weapons "completely and verifiably beyond use."
    (SFC, 8/10/01, p.A16)
2001        Aug 9, In Jerusalem a Palestinian suicide bomber, Izzadine Masri, killed himself and 15 others at the Sbarro pizzeria. 90 people were wounded. Hamas claimed responsibility.
    (WSJ, 8/10/01, p.A1)(SFC, 7/24/02, p.A14)(AP, 8/9/06)
2001        Aug 9, In Macedonia government forces battled rebels for control of Tetovo and one policeman was killed. A peace agreement was scheduled to be formally signed Aug 13.
    (SFC, 8/10/01, p.A12)

2001        Aug 10, Space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral with supplies and a fresh crew for the Int’l. Space Station.
    (SFC, 8/11/01, p.A4)
2001        Aug 10, A tourist helicopter crashed near the Grand Canyon and 6 people were killed.
    (SSFC, 8/12/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 10, About 20 US and British jets bombed air-defense installation south of Baghdad in retaliation for increased anti-aircraft activity. Iraqis claimed 1 civilian was killed and 11 wounded.
    (SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 10, In Argentina nearly 1 million people gathered to pray to St. Cayetano, patron of work and bread, for an easing of the economic crises that has left 1 in 3 Argentines in poverty. The government struggled to keep from defaulting on a $127 billion debt.
    (SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 10, Britain stepped in to save Northern Ireland's power-sharing government by taking away its powers for a day, a legal maneuver that removed a deadline to elect a new leader of the Catholic-Protestant government.
    (SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)(AP, 8/10/02)
2001        Aug 10, In Cambodia King Sihanouk signed war-crimes legislation to try senior Khmer Rouge leaders.
    (WSJ, 8/15/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 10, Israeli forces took over 9 buildings in East Jerusalem in retaliation for the suicide bombing that killed 15 people.
    (SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 10, In Macedonia 2 mines hit military trucks near Skopje and 7 soldiers were killed. The army retaliated with an assault on Ljuboten.
    (SFC, 8/11/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 10-12, In Macedonia security forces killed 6 ethnic Albanian civilians and burned at least 22 houses in the village of Ljuboten. Another 3 were killed from indiscriminate shelling and another died when shot while fleeing.
    (SFC, 9/6/01, p.E4)

2001        Aug 11, In his weekly radio address, President Bush said his decision to restrict but not forbid federal financing of embryonic stem cell research placed him at the crossroads between protecting and enhancing human life.
    (AP, 8/11/02)
2001        Aug 11, A woman (71) who lived near downtown Atlanta died of the West Nile virus, the first reported death from the disease outside the Northeast since the virus emerged on the East Coast in 1999. Tests done by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the cause of death. The virus, which can cause deadly swelling of the brain, has killed nine people in New York and New Jersey since 1999.
    (AP, 8/17/01)(SFC, 8/18/01, p.A6)
2001        Aug 11, In northwestern Angola a train carrying hundreds of refugees and some soldiers hit a mine and derailed. Refugees were machine-gunned and over 252 were killed. Unita forces claimed responsibility.
    (SSFC, 8/12/01, p.A18)(WSJ, 8/13/01, p.A1)(SFC, 8/14/01, p.A6)(SFC, 8/16/01, p.A9)
2001        Aug 11, Britain restored power-sharing in Northern Ireland after a 1-day suspension in order. The move allowed a 6-week postponement of whether or not to call new elections.
    (SSFC, 8/12/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 11, In Brunei some 10,000 items belonging to Prince Jefri Bolkiah’s bankrupt development corporation went on auction.
    (SSFC, 8/12/01, p.A18)
2001        Aug 11, In, Bogota, Colombia 3 members of the Irish Republican Army were arrested after spending 5 weeks training FARC rebels in explosives and terrorist tactics.
    (SFC, 8/14/01, p.A7)
2001        Aug 11, In northern Thailand heavy rains triggered flash floods that left at least 86 people dead and 70 missing.
    (SSFC, 8/12/01, p.A18)(WSJ, 8/14/01, p.A1)

2001        Aug 12, In Algeria assailants attacked a convoy of farmers and slashed the throats of 17 people in Oule-d-Bouaza.
    (SFC, 8/15/01, p.A7)
2001        Aug 12, In Iran flash floods followed heavy rains and at least 181 people were killed. Kalaleh in Golestan province was the hardest hit.
    (SFC, 8/13/01, p.A12)(WSJ, 8/14/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 12, In Israel Palestinian suicide bomber Muhammad Nasser (28) blew himself up at the Wall Street Café in Kiryat Motzkin near Haifa. 21 other people were injured. In Hebron a Palestinian girl died in a clash with Israeli troops.
    (SFC, 8/13/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 8/13/01, p.A1)(AP, 8/12/02)
2001        Aug 12, Macedonia's interior minister Ljube Boskovski watched from a distance as police under his control rampaged through Ljuboten, killing seven ethnic Albanian men and torching and blowing up houses. In 2007 defendants Boskovski and a top police official faced a possible punishment of life imprisonment. The policemen who allegedly carried out the killings were not on trial.
    (AP, 4/16/07)

2001        Aug 13, It was reported that the US state-prison population had declined in 2000 for the 1st time since 1972.
    (WSJ, 8/13/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 13, Elizabeth Cavanna Harrison (aka Betsy Allen or Elizabeth Headley), American romance writer, died in France at age 92. Her over 80 romances included "Going on Sixteen" (1945), and "Spice Island Mystery" 1970.
    (SFC, 8/14/01, p.A18)
2001        Aug 13, In southeast Chechnya rebels seized the village of Benoi-Yurt. Pro-Moscow administrators were reported killed.
    (SFC, 8/14/01, p.A7)
2001        Aug 13, Japanese PM Junichiro Koizumi tried to ease the anger of Asian neighbors by visiting a controversial war shrine two days before the actual anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender.
    (SFC, 8/14/01, p.A1)(AP, 8/13/02)
2001        Aug 13, In Macedonia a peace deal was signed by rival leaders of the 2 main ethnic groups and paved the way for NATO troops to arrive and disarm ethnic Albanian rebels. Representatives of the EU, USA and NATO helped Macedonian politicians produce a plan for peace at Lake Ohrid called the Ohrid agreement.
    (http://tinyurl.com/y8j2yh)(AP, 8/13/02)(Econ, 10/21/06, p.62)

2001        Aug 14, US warplanes attacked an Iraqi air defense system modernized with fiber optics by Chinese technicians.
    (WSJ, 8/15/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 14, Helios, a remote-controlled, solar powered NASA plane, reached a record 96,500 feet.
    (WSJ, 8/15/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 14, Some 18,000 firefighters in 8 US Western states battle 315,000 burning acres.
    (SFC, 8/15/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 14, Jeffrey K. Skilling stepped down as CEO of Enron Corp. after 6 months in the top job.
    (SFC, 2/7/02, p.A8)
2001        Aug 14, In Houston 3 people died from heroin overdoses and joined 15 others who died over the weekend.
    (SFC, 8/15/01, p.A4)
2001        Aug 14, Twenty people detained in riots at the Group of Eight summit in Italy the previous month were ordered released by a Genoa court. They included 15 Austrians, three Americans, a Slovak and a Swede.
    (AP, 8/14/02)
2001        Aug 14, In India it was reported that 15 wild elephants had died in Nameri National Park in Assam state from an unknown disease.
    (SFC, 8/15/01, p.A7)
2001        Aug 14, Israeli tanks rolled into Palestinian-controlled Jenin. Bulldozers destroyed a Palestinian police station and Israeli forces took back with them some 70 Palestinians, who had been jailed in Jenin for collaboration with Israel. In Nablus Shadi Affori (19), a Fatah member, was killed in an explosion at his home.
    (SFC, 8/14/01, p.A1)(SFC, 8/15/01, p.A6)
2001        Aug 14, In Macedonia Albanian guerrillas agreed to disarm under NATO supervision and the government agreed to extend amnesty for the fighters.
    (SFC, 8/15/01, p.A6)
2001        Aug 14, In Northern Ireland the IRA withdrew a plan to dispose of its weapons.
    (SFC, 8/15/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 14, In Peru Pres. Toledo dismissed military commanders and put in his own men.
    (WSJ, 8/15/01, p.A1)

2001        Aug 15, The Air Force gave the go-ahead to build its new F-22 fighter, but said it would build fewer planes for more money than it had once planned.
    (AP, 8/15/02)
2001        Aug 15, Robert R. Courtney, a wealthy Kansas City, Mo., pharmacist accused of diluting chemotherapy drugs surrendered to the FBI. He was later sentenced to 30 years in prison.
    (AP, 8/15/06)
2001        Aug 15, A Texas appeals court halted the execution of Napoleon Beazley just hours before he was scheduled to die for a murder he had committed as a teenager. He was executed in May 2002.
    (AP, 8/15/02)
2001        Aug 15, Astronomers announced the discovery of the first solar system outside our own.
    (AP, 8/15/02)
2001        Aug 15, It was reported that scientists had found data that suggested that "there is a time evolution of the laws of physics."
    (SFC, 8/15/01, p.A2)
2001        Aug 15, Israeli undercover troops in Hebron killed Emad Abu Sneiheh (25), an activist in the Tanzim militia.
    (SFC, 8/16/01, p.A9)
2001        Aug 15, NATO authorized 400 first wave peacekeepers for Macedonia.
    (SFC, 8/16/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 15, Four Zimbabwean Daily News journalists were arrested after publishing a report that police were helping loot white-owned farms.
    (WSJ, 8/16/01, p.A1)(SSFC, 8/19/01, p.A11)

2001        Aug 16, Zacarias Moussaoui (33), a French citizen of Moroccan descent, was arrested in Eagan, Minnesota, on immigration charges. He was taking lessons on flying Boeing jets with no interest in taking off or landing. He was later suspected as a 5th member of one of the Sep 11 WTC attack teams. In Nov the FBI reported that Moussaoui wanted to learn how to take off and land but not to fly. Mueller also said Ramzi Omar of Yemen, aka Ramsi Binalshibh, may have been the 20th hijacker. The local FBI contacted the CIA for action on Moussaoui when FBI managers failed to take action. Agent Coleen Rowley later charged that senior officials fumbled an opportunity to possibly prevent the Sep 11 terrorist attacks.
    (SFC, 11/8/01, p.A7)(SFC, 11/15/01, p.A12)(WSJ, 2/4/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 5/24/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/25/02, p.A1)(SFC, 6/6/02, p.A14)
2001        Aug 16, Wild fires in the 10 Western US states covered over 50,000 acres, half in Oregon. 20,000 fighters fought 42 major blazes.
    (SFC, 8/17/01, p.A8)
2001         Aug 16,  Paul Burrell, trusted butler of Princess Diana for many years, was charged with the theft of hundreds of royal family items, a charge he denied. He was tried for theft in 2002 but the trial collapsed after evidence was given that Queen Elizabeth II had spoken with him regarding the disputed events. In 2003 he released his book, “A Royal Duty," which talks about his time as butler to Diana.
    (AP, 8/16/02)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Burrell)
2001        Aug 16, In Colombia Pres. Pastrana signed legislation giving the military broad new powers to wage war with less scrutiny from human rights monitors. Gunmen in Santo Tomas killed 12 people for being members in the ELN.
    (SFC, 8/17/01, p.A12)(SSFC, 8/19/01, p.A16)
2001        Aug 16, In Indonesia Pres. Sukarnoputri, in her 1st state of the nation speech, apologized for atrocities in rebellious provinces, urged the military to reform itself and ruled out independence for Aceh and Irian Jaya.
    (SFC, 8/17/01, p.A12)
2001        Aug 16, A Jamaica government commission recommended that marijuana, aka ganja, be legalized for personal use by adults.
    (SFC, 8/18/01, p.E1)
2001        Aug 16, In Nepal the government outlawed discrimination against members of the lowest caste, the Dalits, who would be free to enter any temple or religious structure.
    (SFC, 8/17/01, p.A12)
2001        Aug 16, Col. Vidoje Blagojevic, former commander of Bratunac, pleaded innocent at the Hague war crimes tribunal for 1995 war crimes in Srebrenica. On January 17, 2005, Col. Vidoje Blagojevic became the second indictee to be convicted on Srebrenica Genocide charges and other human rights violations. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison. On May 9, 2007, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ruled that Col Blagojevic had not been complicit in the genocide at Srebrenica because he had not known his troops intended to commit it. Blagojevic’s sentence was reduced to 15 years.
    (SFC, 8/17/01, p.A14)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Srebrenica_massacre)

2001        Aug 17, US CIA Director George Tenet briefed Pres. Bush in Texas on day-to-day threats facing the US.
    (SSFC, 3/5/06, p.A18)
2001        Aug 17, Balloonist Steve Fossett was forced down by bad weather in Brazil after traveling 12,695 miles.
    (SFC, 8/18/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 17, Henrietta Milstein, founder of the Burlington Coat Factory chain stores, died at age 72.
    (WSJ, 8/20/01, p.B8)
2001        Aug 17, It was reported that some 11,000 Afghanistan refugees had returned home from Pakistan.
    (SFC, 8/18/01, p.E1)
2001        cAug 17, The Brazilian Congress approved a legal civil code that made women equal to men.
    (SSFC, 8/19/01, p.A10)
2001        Aug 17, Britain revealed plans for overhauling Northern Ireland’s police department. Both Catholic and Protestant groups opposed the changes.
    (SFC, 8/18/01, p.A10)
2001        Aug 17, It was reported that police and private security forces in Honduras had killed at least 66 children this year.
    (SFC, 8/17/01, p.A14)
2001        Aug 17, In Macedonia NATO’s 1st advance troops of Operation Essential Harvest arrived in Skopje.
    (SFC, 8/18/01, p.A10)
2001        Aug 17, In South Korea Bang Sang-hoon, president and publisher of Chosun Ilbo, was arrested with 2 other prominent newspaper owners on charges of tax evasion and embezzlement. Pres. Dae-jun was accused of using tax investigation to stifle his critics.
    (SFC, 8/23/01, p.A13)

2001        Aug 18, It was reported that a month-long drought ravaged Central America. Honduras lost 80% of its basic grains, El Salvador lost 80% of grains in its eastern provinces, Nicaragua lost 50% and Guatemala lost 80% of its beans in the eastern provinces. Hundreds of thousands of peasants were affected.
    (SFC, 8/18/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 18, In Luanda, Angola, some 10,000 people marched in a government-organized protest against the Aug 11 train ambush.
    (SSFC, 8/19/01, p.A16)
2001        Aug 18, In the Philippines a pre-dawn fire swept through the Manor Hotel in Quezon City and 75 people, trapped behind security bars, were killed.
    (SFC, 8/18/01, p.A10)(AP, 8/18/02)
2001        Aug 18, In Spain a Basque rebel car bomb exploded outside 2 resort hotels in Salou.
    (WSJ, 8/20/01, p.A1)

2001        Aug 19, Davis Toms won the PGA Championship with a 1-under-par 69.
    (AP, 8/19/02)
2001        Aug 19, In Colombia thousands of soldiers pursued FARC rebels near San Jose del Guaviare. 20 guerrillas were reported killed including Urias Cuellar, a high-ranking commander.
    (SFC, 8/20/01, p.A9)
2001        Aug 19, In the West Bank Israeli troops killed Mohammed Abu Arrar (14) at Rafah and Muin Abu Lawi (38) near Nablus. Samir Abu Zaid and his 2 sons were killed when their house was shelled in Rafah. Palestinians blamed Israeli missiles, while the Israelis blamed Palestinian mortar rounds. Israel later said Zaid and his children were killed by a bomb he was making.
    (SFC, 8/20/01, p.A8)(WSJ, 8/21/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 19, In Macedonia government shelled the rebel-held village of Neprusteno for 4 hours.
    (SFC, 8/21/01, p.A6)
2001        Aug 19, In Ukraine a methane and coal dust explosion killed 55 miners at the Zasiadko mine in the Donetsk region.
    (SFC, 8/20/01, p.A9)(AP, 8/19/02)
2001        Aug 19, Soul singer Betty Everett died in Beloit, Wis., at age 61.
    (AP, 8/19/02)
2001        Aug 19, Donald Woods (67), former South Africa Daily Dispatch editor and apartheid opponent, died in Sutton, England.
    (SFC, 8/20/01, p.A15)

2001        Aug 20, The US consumer group Public Citizen petitioned the government to give warning brochures to users of statins for reducing cholesterol due to some associated deaths from muscle cell destruction, arhabdomyolysis.
    (SFC, 8/21/01, p.A5)
2001        Aug 20, Four oil companies (Chevron, Shell, Texaco and Unocal) agreed to clean up MTBE contamination in California caused by leaking storage tanks. 4 others (ARCO, Exxon, Mobil and Tosco) declined to settle the suit.
    (SFC, 8/21/01, p.A3)
2001        Aug 20, Near Sacramento, Ca., Nikolay Soltys (27), a Ukrainian immigrant, stabbed to death his pregnant wife and 4 other relatives including 2 young cousins. He fled the area with his 3-year-old son. The body of Sergey Soltys (3) was found the next day in a blood-soaked carton in Placer County. Soltys was caught in his mother’s backyard near Sacramento Aug 30. Soltys committed suicide Feb 13, 2002.
    (SFC, 8/21/01, p.A1)(SFC, 8/22/01, p.A1)(SFC, 8/31/01, p.A1)(SFC, 2/14/02, p.A17)
2001        Aug 20, Fred Hoyle (86), astro-physicist, died in Bournemouth, England. He was a proponent of the cosmological theory (1948) which holds that the universe has no beginning and has always existed in a steady state. He coined the term "Big Bang" but never accepted that theory for the origin of the universe His science fiction books included "The Black Cloud" (1957) and "Ossian’s Ride" (1958).
    (SFC, 8/23/01, p.C2)(SSFC, 8/26/01, p.C4)(AP, 8/20/02)
2001        Aug 20, Actress Kim Stanley (76) died in Santa Fe, N.M.
    (AP, 8/20/02)
2001        Aug 20, In China Wu Liangjie, an arrested Falun Gong member, died after falling from the window of a police office in Baicheng, Jilin province.
    (SFC, 9/1/01, p.A10)
2001        Aug 20, In Congo Pres. Kabila met with his main rival leaders for the 1st time to establish a transitional government and end 3 years of war.
    (SFC, 8/21/01, p.A7)
2001        Aug 20, European monitors in Hebron (TIPH) announced they would no longer patrol the city’s Jewish enclave due to attacks by settlers.
    (SFC, 8/21/01, p.A7)
2001        Aug 20, It was reported that Vojvodina, a northern province of Serbia, was actively seeking autonomy. The area is home to 2 million people representing 20 ethnic groups.
    (SFC, 8/20/01, p.A8)

2001        Aug 21, It was reported that the US had given Russia an unofficial deadline of November to agree to changes in the anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty or face a unilateral US withdrawal. The State Dept. denied the ultimatum the next day.
    (SFC, 8/22/01, p.A10)
2001        Aug 21, The CIA placed Khalid Al-Midhar and Nawaf Alhazmi under suspicion as part of the investigation in the bombing of the destroyer Cole in Yemen. The 2 were among the hijackers who commandeered the jet that hit the Pentagon on Sep 11.
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.A19)
2001        Aug 21, The US Federal Reserve announced another .25% lowering of the short-term federal funds interest rate.
    (SFC, 8/22/01, p.C1)
2001        Aug 21, Federal authorities working with McDonald's announced they had broken up a criminal ring, 8 people nationwide, that allegedly rigged the popular Monopoly and "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" games played by millions of the fast-food chain's customers over the previous six years. $13 million had been illegally won by insider Jerome Jacobsen (58), at Simon Marketing Inc. in LA.
    (SFC, 8/22/01, p.A2)(AP, 8/21/02)
2001        Aug 21, It was reported that nuclear waste researchers had developed a process, pyroprocessing, to remove long term radioactive elements from waste and transmute them to less radioactive elements.
    (WSJ, 8/21/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 21, Robert Tools, the first person to receive a self-contained artificial heart (Jul 2), was introduced to the public at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky., through a video link from his doctor's office. Tools survived with the device for 151 days, and died Nov. 30, 2001, of other health problems.
    (AP, 8/21/06)
2001        Aug 21, In Argentina it was planned to begin the use of the patacon, a negotiable bond, as legal tender in the Buenos Aires province. The IMF announced plans to add $8 billion to a $14 billion rescue package.
    (WSJ, 8/21/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 8/22/01, p.A3)
2001        Aug 21, It was reported that Chinese authorities had removed Khenpo Jigme Phuntsog (68), a Tibetan monk, from his Serthar religious academy in the Larung valley of Sichuan province. The move was seen as an effort to reduce the 6-7 thousand monks and nuns living in the area.
    (SFC, 8/21/01, p.A7)
2001        Aug 21, Yasser Arafat agreed to truce talks with Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.
    (SFC, 8/22/01, p.A10)
2001        Aug 21, In Macedonia a 14th century monastery, St. Atanasie and the Holy Virgin, in Lesok was bombed. Each side blamed the other.
    (SFC, 8/22/01, p.A10)
2001        Aug 21, In Kosovo gunmen killed 5 Albanians.
    (WSJ, 8/22/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 21, It was reported that rebels in Sierra Leone were still mining diamonds using conscripts and children. Sales were being made to middlemen who smuggled the stones out of the country. The UN mandate to enforce a cease-fire did not include enforcing a mining ban.
    (SFC, 8/21/01, p.A6)
2001        Aug 21, Zimbabwe halted beef exports as foot-and-mouth disease broke out in the latest series of farm expropriations where militants released quarantined cattle.
    (WSJ, 8/22/01, p.A1)

2001        Aug 22, Sen. Jesse Helms (79) of North Carolina confirmed that he would not seek re-election next year.
    (SFC, 8/23/01, p.A6)
2001        Aug 22, The space shuttle Discovery returned and brought home 3 crew members, Yuri Usachev, Susan Helms, and Jim Voss, who had spent nearly 6 months on the Int’l. Space Station.
    (SFC, 8/23/01, p.A7)
2001        Aug 22, The All Species Foundation announced that Brian Boom would head the 25-year project for cataloguing every species.
    (WSJ, 8/23/01, p.A4)
2001        Aug 22, Brazil moved to produce a generic version of the anti-AIDS drug nelfinavir under int’l. patent protection by Roche.
    (SFC, 8/23/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 22, In Chechnya Russian troops claimed to have wounded rebel commander Shamil Basayev and killed 35 of his fighters.
    (WSJ, 8/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 22, Israeli forces killed 7 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
    (SFC, 8/23/01, p.A8)(WSJ, 8/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 22, NATO members gave formal approval for alliance soldiers to collect weapons from Albanian guerrillas in Macedonia.
    (SFC, 8/23/01, p.A8)

2001        Aug 23, Modesto Democratic Rep. Gary Condit acknowledged on a TV interview with Connie Chung that he had made mistakes but that he had nothing to do with the disappearance of Chandra Levy.
    (SFC, 8/24/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 23, Brian Regan (38), retired US Air Force master sergeant and cryptanalyst, was arrested by the FBI at Dulles Int’l. Airport on charges of spying. In 2002 Regan was accused of trying to spy for Iraq, Libya and China. On February 20, 2003, Regan was found guilty of three charges of attempted espionage including two counts of attempted espionage related to attempts to sell information to Iraq and China, and one count of gathering national defense information. He was acquitted of attempting to provide US secrets to Libya. On March 20, 2003, Regan was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
    (http://cicentre.com/Documents/DOC_Regan_1.htm)(SFC, 8/29/01, p.A6)(WSJ, 2/15/02, p.A1)
2001        Aug 23, Thierry Devaux (41), a French stuntman, got snagged on the Statue of Liberty arm while trying to land there using a motor-driven parachute. He was rescued and arrested.
    (SFC, 8/24/01, p.A3)(AP, 8/23/02)
2001        Aug 23, Boyd Jefferies (70), founder of the Jefferies Group (1962) investment bank, died in Aspen Colo.
    (Econ, 6/30/12, p.71)(http://articles.latimes.com/2001/aug/24/local/me-37734)
2001        Aug 23, Peter Maas, novelist and non-fiction writer, died at age 72. His work included "The Valachi Papers" (1969), "Serpico," "The King of Gypsies," and "Underboss: Sammy the Bull Gravano’s Story of Life in the Mafia."
    (SFC, 8/24/01, p.D7)
2001        Aug 23, Frank Emilio Flynn, blind pianist and Latin jazz pioneer, died at age 80 in Havana.
    (SFC, 8/30/01, p.C2)
2001        Aug 23, In Brazil Francisco de Assis Santana (56), a Xukuru Indian leader aka Chico Quele, was killed in an ambush near Pe de Serra in Penambuco state.
    (SFC, 8/25/01, p.A9)
2001        Aug 23, The Chinese government reported that some 600,000 people have been infected with AIDS with nearly as many from selling their blood as from sexual contact.
    (SFC, 8/24/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 8/24/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 23, In Colombia a suspected ELN car bomb killed a woman and wounded over 20 people in Marinilla. Separately 15-20 suspected ELN members were killed when explosives in their truck went off in Santander state.
    (SFC, 8/24/01, p.D2)
2001        Aug 23, Israeli forces raided Palestinian neighborhoods in Hebron following the shooting of 2 young Jewish brothers. One Palestinian was reported killed and a dozen wounded. In Gaza Israeli forces killed Mahmoud Zourab (11), a Palestinian boy throwing stones.
    (SFC, 8/24/01, p.A16)
2001        Aug 23, Japanese novelist Ryu Murakami was featured in the WSJ and quoted to say: "Who cares about fitting into the system? Think for yourself."
    (WSJ, 8/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 23, NATO soldiers streamed into Macedonia as part of a mission to help end 6 months of ethnic hostilities by collecting and destroying rebel weapons.
    (AP, 8/23/02)
2001        Aug 23, The Norwegian government established the Abel Prize in mathematics in honor of the Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829).
    (www.abelprisen.no/en/abelprisen/historie.html)

2001        Aug 24, President Bush blamed the slumping economy for the shrinking budget surplus, rather than his tax cut, and said it was up to Congress to restrain spending.
    (AP, 8/24/02)
2001        Aug 24, Tom Green, a Mormon fundamentalist with five wives and 30 children, was sentenced by a court in Provo, Utah, to five years in prison in the state's biggest polygamy case in nearly half a century.
    (AP, 8/24/02)
2001        Aug 24, Bridgestone/Firestone agreed to pay $7.5 million to the family of Marisa Rodriguez, who was paralyzed in a Ford Explorer crash in 2000. Ford settled before the trial for $6 million.
    (SFC, 8/25/01, p.A3)
2001        Aug 24, Pope Shenouda III, the 117th successor of St. Mark and head of the 12-million member Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, was denied access to a site in Marin, Ca., where a new monastery was planned.
    (SFC, 8/25/01, p.A10)
2001        Aug 24, Jane Greer, film actress, died at age 76. Her close to 30 films included "Out of the Past," a top noir prototype.
    (AP, 8/24/02)(SFC, 8/28/01, p.A15)
2001        Aug 24, In Angola gunmen fired a missile at a passenger bus near Malanje and sprayed it with gunfire. At least 50 people, including women and children were killed.
    (SFC, 8/28/01, p.A7)
2001        Aug 24, In Macedonia rebels agreed to hand over some 3,000 weapons. The government had earlier charged that the rebels had 85,000 weapons.
    (SFC, 8/25/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 24, Yugoslavia’s Pres. Kostunica accused Serbia’s government of failure to tackle rising crime and corruption.
    (SFC, 8/25/01, p.A8)

2001        Aug 25, Univ. of Chicago doctors announced that they a kept a human kidney operating for 24 hours in a machine that simulated a warm human body.
    (SSFC, 8/26/01, p.A10)
2001        Aug 25, In the Bahamas 9 people were killed when a small plane crashed. Rhythm-and-blues singer and actress Aaliyah Haughton (Aaliyeh, 22) was among the dead.
    (SSFC, 8/26/01, p.A16)(SFC, 8/27/01, p.A16)(NW, 12/31/01, p.106)
2001        Aug 25, Police in Bogota, Colombia, reported that they had found $35 million stashed in the walls of 2 apartments, which had been used as private banks by the North Valley Cartel.
    (SSFC, 8/26/01, p.A16)
2001        Aug 25, In Oslo, Norway, Crown Prince Haakon (28) married Mette-Marit (28), a single mother and former waitress.
    (SSFC, 8/26/01, p.A16)(AP, 8/25/02)
2001        Aug 25, Palestinian commandoes killed an Israeli officer and 2 soldiers in a pre-dawn raid in Bedolah, Gaza Strip. 2 commandoes of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade were killed a 1 escaped. Palestinian gunmen north of Jerusalem killed 3 members of an Israeli family in a car ambush. 2 children were wounded.
    (SSFC, 8/26/01, p.A1)

2001        Aug 26, The Tokyo Kitasuna beat Apopka, Fla., 2-1 to win the Little League championship in South Williamsport, Pa.
    (AP, 8/26/02)
2001        Aug 26, President Bush admitted he was worried about the economy's "paltry" growth and, without making promises, assured steel company executives and workers that protecting domestic steel was a national security priority.
    (AP, 8/26/02)
2001        Aug 26, IBM computer scientists reported that they had constructed a working logic circuit within a single molecule of carbon fiber known as a carbon nanotube.
    (SSFC, 8/26/01, p.A20)(SFC, 8/27/01, p.D1)
2001        Aug 26, The San Francisco Board of Supervisors proclaimed the City Lights Bookstore at 261 Columbus Ave. as Landmark No. 228.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_San_Francisco_Designated_Landmarks)(SSFC, 5/31/09, p.B2)
2001        Aug 26, In the French Alps a hot-air balloon caught fire after apparently hitting a high voltage wire and 6 people were killed.
    (WSJ, 8/27/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 26, In Iran film director Tahmineh Milani was arrested on charges of supporting counterrevolutionary and armed opposition groups. A relative said it was due to her stand on the clerical oppression of women.
    (WSJ, 8/31/01, p.A1)(SFC, 9/1/01, p.A10)
2001        Aug 26, Israeli jets flattened the Palestinian Gaza City police headquarters in retaliation for the shooting ambush of a settler family. Other Palestinian police buildings and checkpoints were bombed.
    (SFC, 8/27/01, p.A6)
2001        Aug 26, In Macedonia an explosion at a hotel in Celopek killed 2 Macedonian Slavs.
    (SFC, 8/27/01, p.A6)
2001        Aug 26, In Taiwan Pres. Chen Shui-bian endorsed an economic council’s proposals to expand commercial ties with China.
    (SFC, 8/27/01, p.A6)

2001        Aug 27, The Bush administration confirmed that Sec. of State Colin Powell would not attend the UN conference on racism in Durban, South Africa.
    (SFC, 8/28/01, p.A6)
2001        Aug 27, An unmanned US reconnaissance aircraft, Predator, was reported shot down over southern Iraq near Basra. In northern Iraq US planes attacked a missile and Iraq claimed 1 civilian was killed.
    (SFC, 8/28/01, p.A7)(WSJ, 8/28/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 27, Intel unveiled a 2-GHz Pentium 4 chip.
    (SFC, 8/27/01, p.D1)
2001        Aug 27, Michael Dertouzos, MIT computer scientist, died at age 64. His books included ""The Unfinished Revolution: Human Centered Computers and What They Can Do For Us." He also helped drive the creation of the WWW Consortium to ensure uniformity on the Web.
    (SFC, 8/31/01, p.A24)
2001        Aug 27, Australia denied access to the Tampa, a Norwegian cargo ship carrying some 433 refugees, mostly from Afghanistan, who had been rescued from a sinking Indonesian ferry.
    (SFC, 8/29/01, p.A8)(Econ, 5/7/05, Survey p.13)
2001        Aug 27, In Belarus a videotape was released that showed 2 men saying they were members of the Belarus KGB and had shot to death 2 Lukashenko opponents in Sep., 1999.
    (SFC, 8/28/01, p.A6)
2001        Aug 27, Israeli helicopters fired missiles into the offices of Mustafa Zibri, chief of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, in El Bireh. Zibri was killed and thousands of Palestinians began protests.
    (SFC, 8/28/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 27, In Indonesia PM Megawati reached an agreement with the IMF to restart a $5 billion loan that was halted last Dec.
    (WSJ, 8/28/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 27, In Macedonia NATO troops began collecting rebel weapons and one British soldier was killed when a suspected block of concrete was thrown at his vehicle by Macedonian youths.
    (SFC, 8/28/01, p.A6)(WSJ, 8/28/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 27, Peru's Congress voted to lift the constitutional immunity of former President Alberto Fujimori, so that prosecutors could charge him with crimes against humanity.
    (AP, 8/27/02)
2001        Aug 27, It was reported that AIDS victims in Thailand were packing stadiums to receive V-1 Immunitor, a locally produced drug advertised as a clinically tested oral AIDS vaccine. Salang Bunnag sponsored the giveaway directed at Thailand’s 755,000 AIDS patients.
    (SFC, 8/27/01, p.A1)

2001        Aug 28, Gateway, the nation's No. 4 manufacturer of personal computers, said it was laying off 4,700 employees, 25% of its global work force, because of an increasingly bleak market.
    (AP, 8/28/02)
2001        Aug 28, Israeli force occupied parts of Beit Jala in the West Bank.
    (SFC, 8/29/01, p.A1)

2001        Aug 29, George Rivas, the ringleader of the biggest prison breakout in Texas history, was sentenced to death for killing an Irving, Tx., policeman, Aubrey Hawkins, while on the run.
    (AP, 8/29/02)
2001        Aug 29, In Algiers a bomb exploded in the Casbah and 34 people were injured.
    (SFC, 8/30/01, p.A12)
2001        Aug 29, Australian commandos seized the Norway cargo ship carrying 438 rescued refugees after the captain defied orders not to enter Australian waters.
    (SFC, 8/30/01, p.A12)
    (AP, 9/1/01)
2001        Aug 29, In Colombia Yolanda Paternina (50), a government prosecutor, was shot and killed while returning home in Sincelejo. She had been investigating a January paramilitary massacre and 2 of her colleagues were missing since June.
    (SSFC, 9/2/01, p.A20)
2001        Aug 29, Japan launched a domestically developed rocket with hopes of developing its commercial satellite industry.
    (WSJ, 8/30/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 29, Four Palestinians and 1 Israeli were killed in ongoing violence.
    (SFC, 8/30/01, p.A8)
2001        Aug 29, In Spain a Binter Mediterraneo CN-235 airplane crash-landed near Malaga’s airport and at least 3 of 47 people aboard were killed.
    (WSJ, 8/30/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 29, In Sudan the UN reported that 3,480 child soldiers had been sent back to their southern homes following 6 months of retraining. 4,000 more children were expected to transition out of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army over the next 18 months.
    (SFC, 8/30/01, p.A12)

2001        Aug 30, It was reported that some 40,000 tax forms were destroyed or concealed at a Pittsburgh processing center run by Mellon Bank.
    (WSJ, 8/30/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 30, Nikolay Soltys was captured hiding under a desk in his mother's back yard in Citrus Heights, Calif., after a ten-day nationwide manhunt for the Ukrainian immigrant accused of butchering six relatives. Soltys committed suicide in his jail cell in February. [see Aug 20]
    (WSJ, 8/31/01, p.A1)(AP, 8/30/02)
2001        Aug 30, In Iowa Leticia Aguilar (31) was found dead with her 5 children at her home in Sioux City. A 7th victim, Ronal Fish (58) was also found. Adam Matthew Moss (24) was arrested the next day and charged in the murders. Moss pleaded guilty on Sep 25 and was sentenced to 7 consecutive life terms.
    (SFC, 9/1/01, p.A4)(SFC, 9/26/01, p.C12)
2001        Aug 30, In Sao Paulo, Brazil, Fernando Dutra Pinto (22) held Silvio Santos, TV tycoon, hostage for 8 hours and then surrendered to police.
    (WSJ, 8/31/01, p.A5)(SFC, 8/31/01, p.D2)
2001        Aug 30, In Iran riots left 2 people dead in Sabzevar after the town failed to win provincial-capital status.
    (WSJ, 8/31/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 30, US warplanes bombed an Iraqi radar site near Basra’s airport.
    (WSJ, 8/31/01, p.A1)
2001        Aug 30, In East Timor elections were held for an 88-member assembly to write a constitution. Voter turnout was estimated at 93% and the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor was expected to win. Fretilin secured 55 0f 88 seats.
    (WSJ, 8/31/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 8/31/01, p.A5)(SFC, 8/31/01, p.A18)(SFC, 9/6/01, p.E4)
2001        Aug 30, Israeli forces began pulling out of Beit Jala. 3 Palestinians were killed in gun battles with Israeli troops. One Israeli was killed in a Palestinian village in a restaurant that he helped a friend establish.
    (SFC, 8/30/01, p.A1)(SFC, 8/31/01, p.A14)
2001        Aug 30, In Japan the Nikkei fell to a 17-year low, 10,938, as the government reported declines in industrial output and consumer spending.
    (WSJ, 8/31/01, p.A5)
2001        Aug 30, In Macedonia NATO troops suspended arms collections to await a parliamentary vote on proceeding forward with the peace accord.
    (SFC, 9/1/01, p.A7)
2001        Aug 30, In Mexico on the Int’l. Day of the Disappeared relatives of some of the 500 people who disappeared from 1970 to 2000 filed a criminal complaint against the last 5 presidents.
    (SFC, 8/31/01, p.D6)
2001        Aug 30, In South Africa Govan Mbeki, the father of Pres. Thabo Mbeki, died at age 91. He authored the book "South Africa: The Peasant’s Revolt" while imprisoned on Robben Island.
    (SFC, 8/31/01, p.A24)


2001        Aug 31, US CIA Director George Tenet briefed Pres. Bush at the White House on day-to-day threats facing the US. Tenet did not mention the Aug. 16 arrest of Zacarias Moussaoui, an Islamic fundamentalist for overstaying a visa after training on a Boeing 747 flight simulator.
    (SSFC, 3/5/06, p.A18)
2001        Aug 31, Little League star Danny Almonte's perfect game and his Bronx, N.Y., team's third-place World Series finish were ruled invalid after officials in the Dominican Republic, where Danny was born, determined he was 14 years old, not 12.
    (AP, 8/31/02)
2001        Aug 31, It was reported that scientists at Lucent Tech. achieved superconductivity with carbon-60 (buckyballs) at minus 249 degrees by combining the carbon molecules with compounds of chloroform and bromoform.
    (SFC, 8/31/01, p.B3)
2001        Aug 31, In Montana a helicopter assigned to the 25,500-acre Fridley fire crashed and 3 crewmen were killed.
    (SFC, 9/1/01, p.D1)
2001        Aug 31, In Saudi Arabia Prince Turki al-Faisal resigned as head of the General Intelligence Directorate and Prince Nawwaf took over.
    (WSJ, 10/22/01, p.A18)
2001        Aug 31, Brazil withdrew its threat to make a generic version of the Nelfinavir AIDS drug after Roche Pharmaceuticals agreed to produce the drug locally and cut the price by 40% next year.
    (SFC, 9/1/01, p.A7)
2001        Aug 31, Israeli troops battled Palestinian gunmen and 19 Palestinians were wounded.
    (SFC, 9/1/01, p.A6)
2001        Aug 31, Ministers of New Zealand and Nauru announced that they would take the Afghanistan asylum seekers stranded in Australian waters.
    (SFC, 9/1/01, p.A6)
2001        Aug 31, In Thailand officials reported that AIDS accounted for 16% of all deaths in 1998.
    (SFC, 9/1/01, p.A10)   
2001        Aug 31, The UN World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance began in Durban, South Africa. Yasser Arafat accused Israel of "racist practices" against the Palestinian people.
    (SFC, 9/1/01, p.A1)(AP, 8/31/02)

2001        Aug, Alan Brian Bond, one of the 1st African Americans to become established as a money manager, was indicted for a 2nd time, this time on charges that he cherry picked over $50 million in unprofitable trades to client accounts and profitable ones to his own account. In 1999 he was indicted and charged with taking $6.9 million in a kickback.
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.C1)
2001        Aug, Gary Padgham (50), an elk hunter from Bozeman, Montana, died in Monterey, Ca., with symptoms similar to mad cow disease. Seattle doctors had diagnosed him with Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD).
    (SFC, 9/7/02, p.A13)

2001        Aug, In Turkey Erdogan formed the Justice and Development Party with former Virtue members.
    (AP, 11/4/02)

2001        Sep 1, The Los Angeles Sparks won the WNBA championship, defeating the Charlotte Sting 82-to-54.
    (AP, 9/1/02)
2001        Sep 1, The US issued a 34 cent stamp featuring Arabic calligraphy that says "Eid Mubarek," a greeting used to celebrate the 2 holiest Islamic holidays, Aid al-Fitr for the end of Ramadan fasting, and Eid al-Adha for the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
    (SFC, 11/30/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 1, Anthony Romero (36) assumed the office of executive director for the ACLU, the 1st Latino and openly gay man to head the organization.
    (SFC, 3/11/02, p.A3)
2001        Sep 1, Scientists gathered in the French Alps to discuss a medicine called ivermectine given to livestock to protect them from parasites. Dung from the animals was toxic and virtually indestructible and threatened the survival of insects, birds and bats.
    (SSFC, 9/2/01, p.A20)
2001        Sep 1, In Angola gunmen ambushed 2 passenger buses 185 miles south of Luanda, sprayed them with gunfire and ransacked them. 38 people were killed.
    (SFC, 9/4/01, p.B1)
2001        Sep 1, In Gaza Col. Tayser Khattab (52), Palestinian intelligence aide, was killed by a car bomb. Near Tulkarem a Palestinian woman (22) was killed from a blast in a taxi.
    (SSFC, 9/2/01, p.A20)
2001        Sep 1, In Russia Pres. Putin promised to double salaries for teachers as children began school on "Knowledge Day." Current pay was about $35 per month.
    (SSFC, 9/2/01, p.A16)
2001        Sep 1, In Tokyo, Japan, an early morning explosion in a mah-jongg parlor killed at least 44 people. The Kabukicho district building was crammed with sex clubs and gambling parlors.
    (SFC, 9/1/01, p.A6)(SFC, 11/16/01, p.E6)
2001        Sep 1, In Durban, South Africa, a variety of African leaders at the UN World Conference Against Racism demanded apologies, and in some cases financial reparations, from Western countries that benefited from slavery and colonization of African countries for over 3 centuries. Activists at the conference developed a strategy, later known as “BDS," that included boycotts, divestments and sanctions, to push their agenda.
    (SSFC, 9/2/01, p.A12)(Econ, 9/15/07, p.74)

2001        Sep 2, The Nevada Burning Man festival came to a close. Also burned was "The Mausoleum," a plywood temple built over several weeks and dedicated to the dead.
    (SSFC, 9/9/01, p.B3)
2001        Sep 2, Dr. Christiaan Barnard (b.1922), South African cardiologist, died in Paphos, Cyprus. He performed the world’s 1st human heart transplant in 1967, authored a distinguished text on cardiology, a scandalous autobiography and 4 minor novels.
    (SFC, 9/3/01, p.A15)(AP, 9/2/02)(NW, 12/31/01, p.111)
2001        Sep 2, Troy Donahue (65), a one-time teen movie idol, died in Santa Monica, California.
    (SFC, 9/3/01, p.A15)(AP, 9/2/02)
2001        Sep 2, In Virginia David Peltier (10) died from a shark attack at Virginia Beach.
    (SFC, 9/3/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 2, In Colombia Ramiro Carranza, director of the foreign branch of the secret police (DAS), was abducted near Quetame. 
    (SFC, 9/5/01, p.A9)
2001        Sep 2, The 2nd annual European Day of Jewish Culture was set in 23 European countries.
    (SSFC, 8/19/01, p.A10)
2001        Sep 2, North Korea announced a desire to reopen stalled peace talks with South Korea.
    (SFC, 9/2/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 2, Namibia confirmed that it had pulled all its troops from all of Congo except the capital. Uganda said it had pulled 6 of 10 battalions.
    (SFC, 9/3/01, p.A10)
2001        Sep 2, In the Seychelles voting ended. Pres. France Albert Rene won another 5 year term.
    (SFC, 9/4/01, p.B1)

2001        Sep 3, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bud Smith became the 16th rookie in modern history to throw a no-hitter, shutting down San Diego in a 4-0 win.
    (AP, 9/3/02)
2001        Sep 3, Four days into a world conference against racism, the United States and Israel walked out of the U.N. meeting in South Africa, accusing Arab nations of hijacking the summit as a platform to embarrass the Jewish state.
    (SFC, 9/4/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/3/02)
2001        Sep 3, Hewlett-Packard announced plans to buy Compaq Computer in a $25 billion stock swap. The bid was expected to eliminate as many as 15,000 jobs.
    (SFC, 9/4/01, p.A1)(SFC, 9/5/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 3, FBI snipers shot and killed Grover T. Crosslin (47) at his Rainbow Farms campground in Vandalia, Mich., following a 4-day standoff. Crosslin was burning buildings on his property, which was the target of civil forfeiture proceedings. In 2006 Dean Kuipers authored “Burning Rainbow Farm: How a Stoner Utopia Went Up in Smoke."
    (http://cannabisnews.com/news/17/thread17211.shtml)(SSFC, 7/23/06, p.M3)
2001        Sep 3, In North Carolina a man died from a shark attack off the Outer Banks.
    (SFC, 9/4/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 3, Pauline Kael (82), film critic, died in Great Barrington, Mass. Her first 1953 movie review was published in City Lights, a small SF magazine. In 2011 Brian Kellow authored “Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark."
    (SFC, 9/4/01, p.A16)(SFC, 12/30/01, p.D5)(AP, 9/3/02)(SSFC, 10/30/11, p.F1)
2001        Sep 3, In Chechnya an explosion tore through the headquarters of the Russian-backed government during a Cabinet meeting. One woman was killed.
    (SFC, 9/4/01, p.B1)
2001        Sep 3, It was reported that scientists at the Max Planck Inst. for Biochemistry in Germany had affixed snail neurons to transistor chips and demonstrated communication.
    (SFC, 9/3/01, p.A4)
2001        Sep 3, In France COGEMA, a state-owned uranium mining and fuel recycling firm led by Anne Lauvergeon, became Areva following its merger with Framatome, a maker of nuclear reactors.
    (www.freebase.com/view/en/areva)(Econ, 5/9/09, p.70)
2001        Sep 3, In Jerusalem 4 bombs exploded on the streets and Israelis fired missiles into a Palestinian security building. Two Palestinians were killed during fighting in Hebron. In Jerusalem a suicide bomber, dressed as an Orthodox Jew, blew himself up on the Street of the Prophets.
    (SFC, 9/4/01, p.A8)(SFC, 9/5/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 3, The Mexican government announced the expropriation of 27 of 60 privately owned sugar mills from some $110 million. All were on the brink of bankruptcy.
    (SFC, 9/4/01, p.A7)
2001        Sep 3, In Northern Ireland rioting broke out after Protestants screamed abuse and threw bottles at Catholic girls walking to Holy Cross Primary School through their Glenbryn-Ardoyne neighborhood. The 12-week protests ended Nov 24.
    (WSJ, 9/4/01, p.A1)(SSFC, 11/25/01, p.A16)
2001        Sep 3, In Sierra Leone Pres. Ahmed Tejan Kabbah shook hands with RUF Gen. Issa Sesay in Koidu and declared himself convinced that the war was over.
    (SFC, 9/4/01, p.B1)
2001        Sep 3, In South Korea the National Assembly passed a no confidence vote on Unification Minister Lim Dong Won, the chief architect of the "sunshine policy" towards North Korea, for being too conciliatory toward the North.
    (WSJ, 9/5/01, p.C1)

2001        Sep 4, President Bush opened the door to a future cut in the capital gains tax, but said he first wanted to see the effects of the previous spring's income tax cut.
    (AP, 9/4/02)
2001        Sep 4, Texas Republican Phil Gramm announced he would leave the U.S. Senate at the end of his third term, following fellow conservatives Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond into retirement.
    (AP, 9/4/02)
2001        Sep 4, The US and Mexico agreed on small measures to improve food safety, enhance law enforcement and fight money laundering as Pres. Fox came to visit with Pres. Bush.
    (SFC, 9/5/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 4, SF Bay Area BART reached a tentative agreement with its 2 largest unions. An injunction against a strike was ordered the next day against the AFSCME.
    (SFC, 9/6/01, p.A13)
2001        Sep 4, Police shot and killed Rolland Rohm (28) at the Rainbow Farms campground in Vandalia, Mich., after he allegedly pointed a weapon at an officer. The campground had been set up for marijuana advocates. Owner Grover T. Crosslin was killed by FBI snipers a day earlier.
    (SFC, 9/5/01, p.A5)(http://cannabisnews.com/news/17/thread17211.shtml)
2001        Sep 4, Robert McAfee Brown, former Stanford professor of religious studies, died in Mass. at age 81. His work included 29 books.
    (SFC, 9/10/01, p.B3)
2001        Sep 4, In the Bahamas a fire destroyed Bay Street businesses in Nassau’s Straw Market.
    (WSJ, 9/6/01, p.A1)

2001        Sep 5, Mexican President Vicente Fox arrived at the White House as the first state visitor of the Bush presidency. Fox told Pres. Bush that he would like a sweeping immigration settlement by the end of the year.
    (SFC, 9/6/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/5/02)
2001        Sep 5, A SF federal appeals court ruled that prisoners have a constitutional right to reproduce. This opened the door for fatherhood via artificial insemination for those prisoners denied conjugal visits.
    (SFC, 9/6/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 5, Heywood Hale Broun (83), sports commentator, died in Kingston, N.Y.
    (AP, 9/5/02)
2001        Sep 5, In Northern Ireland Protestant extremists threw a homemade bomb at Catholic girls walking to school through a gauntlet of riot police. 2 police officers were wounded. The paramilitary Red Hand Defenders took responsibility.
    (SFC, 9/6/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 5, In Mexico Maria de los Angeles Tames, attorney and daughter of a former senator, was killed. On Mar 5, 2002, Juan Antonio Dominguez, mayor of Atizapan, was arrested in connection with the slaying of the city council member, who had planned to reveal evidence of corruption and drug trafficking. On Apr 10, 2002 Dominguez and his former chief of staff Daniel Garcia were charged with masterminding the murder.
    (SFC, 3/7/02, p.A7)(WSJ, 4/12/02, p.A1)
2001        Sep 5, In Peru the attorney general filed homicide charges against former Pres. Fujimori (who was living in self-exile in Japan), linking him to 2 massacres by the Colina group, paramilitary death squads, in the early 1990s.
    (SFC, 9/6/01, p.A8)(AP, 9/5/02)
2001        Sep 5, In South Africa a fire killed at least 19 people at Kruger National Park. 15 of the dead were women hired to cut grass.
    (SFC, 9/6/01, p.E5)

2001        Sep 6, In SF Barry Bonds became the fifth player in baseball history to hit 60 home runs in a season, connecting in the second inning of San Francisco's game against Arizona.
    (SFC, 9/7/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/6/02)
2001        Sep 6, The NFL referees' union rejected the league's latest contract offer and replacement officials worked the opening weekend of the regular season.
    (AP, 9/6/02)
2001        Sep 6, Pres. Bush named John Danforth as a special envoy to broker a peace agreement in Sudan’s civil war.
    (SFC, 9/7/01, p.A14)
2001        Sep 6, In a dramatic shift, the Bush administration abandoned the Clinton-era effort to break up Microsoft. The US Justice Dept. and 18 states dropped efforts to breakup Microsoft Corp.
    (SFC, 9/7/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/6/02)
2001        Sep 6, The US Senate passed a deadline extension for illegal immigrants to apply for visas.
    (WSJ, 9/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 6, Scott Stoll (38) and Dennis Snader (36) set off from San Francisco on a bicycle journey that aimed to cover 24,901.55 miles, equal to the circumference of the Earth. After 3+ years Stoll completed 25,752 miles across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Stoll ended his adventure on the southern tip of South Africa on October 24, 2004. The Milwaukee native returned to Waukesha where he grew up and his parents still live.
    (SSFC, 2/26/06, p.F3)(www.theargonauts.com)
2001        Sep 6, Mexican President Vicente Fox addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress, urging greater trust between the neighboring countries as the basis for "a new partnership in North America."
    (AP, 9/6/02)
2001        Sep 6, Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric, turned over the leadership to Jeffrey Immelt.
    (SFC, 9/7/01, p.B9)
2001        Sep 6, In Afghanistan the Taliban jailed 35 more people working for a Christian aid organization.
    (SFC, 9/10/01, p.B2)
2001        Sep 6, Britain announced that it would wrap up its mission in Sierra Leone by the end of the month.
    (SFC, 9/7/01, p.A16)
2001        Sep 6, In Colombia gunmen killed a congressman who headed a peace commission.
    (WSJ, 9/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 6, Ethiopia banned the Ethiopian Women’s Lawyers Assoc. The group had organized a Feb. march of some 1,000 women to the office of PM Meles Zenawi and parliament to protest domestic violence.
    (SFC, 9/8/01, p.A9)
2001        Sep 6, In Indonesia gunmen killed the rector of the biggest university in Aceh province.
    (WSJ, 9/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 6, Israel’s PM Sharon said he was considering a buffer zone to foil terrorists. Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said he would meet with Yasser Arafat next week. Israeli gunships killed 2 Palestinian men. In an apparent reprisal an Israeli soldier was shot dead and an Israeli woman seriously wounded along the "green line."
    (SFC, 9/7/01, p.A14)
2001        Sep 6, North and South Korea agreed to resume talks next week.
    (SFC, 9/7/01, p.A16)
2001        Sep 6, In Zimbabwe Foreign Minister Stan Mudenge pledged to abide by a brokered deal to stop violent takeovers of white-owned farms. The government agreed to "restore the rule of law to the process of land reform."
    (SFC, 9/8/01, p.A8)

2001        Sep 7, The final "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood" TV show aired as Fred Rogers (72) retired.
    (SFC, 8/29/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 7, Venus Williams and Serena Williams reached the finals of the U.S. Open, becoming the first sisters to play for a Grand Slam championship in more than 100 years.
    (AP, 9/7/02)
2001        Sep 7, The White House budget chief warned top congressional Republicans the Social Security surplus was on track to be tapped for other programs, prompting a hastily called meeting to discuss ways of avoiding that politically perilous scenario.
    (AP, 9/7/02)
2001        Sep 7, The US State Dept. issued a memo that warned Americans "may be the target of a terrorist threat."
    (SFC, 9/14/01, p.A13)
2001        Sep 7, The US jobless rate for August was reported with a rise of .4%. The DJIA fell 235 to 9,605. The Nasdaq ended at 1,687.
    (SFC, 9/8/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 7, In Miami 13 current and former police officers were indicted for planting evidence, coverups and multiple cases of misconduct from the mid 1990s. More indictments were expected.
    (SFC, 9/8/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 7, Fabio Ochoa, former leader of the Medellin cartel, was extradited from Colombia to the US to stand trial for shipping cocaine to the US.
    (SFC, 9/8/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 7, Australia intercepted a boat with 200 migrants and put them on the same ship taking 433 Afghans to Papua New Guinea.
    (SSFC, 9/9/01, p.A15)
2001        Sep 7, In Gaza City Yasser Arafat was reported to be in discussions with Hamas on a power-sharing proposal.
    (SFC, 9/8/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 7, In Nigeria violence between Christians and Muslims erupted in Jos. Pres. Obasanjo called out the military the next day with dozens dead. Thousands fled the area and at least 70 people were killed.
    (SSFC, 9/9/01, p.A18)(WSJ, 9/10/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 7, In South Africa the UN Conference on Racism went into overtime and agreed on a deal. The conference acknowledged that slavery and the salve trade were crimes against humanity, expressed an apology and offered a package of economic assistance to Africa. A deal on the Middle East was not yet reached.
    (SFC, 9/8/01, p.A8)

2001        Sep 8, Venus Williams won her second consecutive U.S. Open title by beating her sister Serena 6-2, 6-4 in the first prime-time women's Grand Slam final.
    (AP, 9/8/02)
2001        Sep 8, In San Francisco a ceremony marked the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace with Japan.
    (SSFC, 9/9/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 8, In Afghanistan 8 foreigners arrested for preaching Christianity appeared in an Islamic court for the 1st time.
    (SSFC, 9/9/01, p.A14)
2001        Sep 8, In Colombia police arrested 4 FARC guerrillas who allegedly planned to kill presidential candidate Alvaro Uribe.
    (SSFC, 9/9/01, p.A17)
2001        Sep 8, In Kanpur, India, some 6,000 Dalits, converted to Buddhism.
    (SFC, 9/10/01, p.B2)
2001        Sep 8, In Indonesia Pres. Megawati Sukarnoputri visited Banda Aceh and apologized for past government mistakes. She urged residents to welcome new laws granting the region its own legal system and a greater share of the oil income.
    (SSFC, 9/9/01, p.A14)
2001        Sep 8, Israeli helicopters fired missiles at offices of the Fatah in Ramallah. Palestinian police said a 13-year-old boy was killed by Israeli gunfire n Rafah.
    (SSFC, 9/9/01, p.A18)
2001        Sep 8, In Serbia 26 unidentified bodies were exhumed from a site near Lake Perucac. They were believed to be bodies of ethnic Albanians from the 1999 crackdown in Kosovo.
    (SFC, 9/10/01, p.B2)
2001        Sep 8, In South Africa the UN World Conference on Racism ended and agreed to condemn the "barbarism" of the slave trade, proposed an aid package for Africa, recognized Palestinian rights and Israeli security concerns, opposed bias against ethnic minorities, refugees, indigenous peoples and women.
    (SSFC, 9/9/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 8, In Zimbabwe militants seized the Logan Lee farm in Beatrice.
    (SSFC, 9/9/01, p.A18)

2001        Sep 9, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit three home runs against the Colorado Rockies to give him 63 for the season, passing Roger Maris' once-magical mark and moving him closer to Mark McGwire's record.
    (AP, 9/9/02)
2001        Sep 9, SF hosted a 10.2 mile track Grand Prix bicycle race. George Hincapie, a teammate to Lance Armstrong, won the 127-mile race. Armstrong bowed out after 80 miles.
    (SFC, 9/5/01, p.A13)(SFC, 9/10/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 9, Leyton Hewitt ran down Pete Sampras to earn his first Grand Slam title, 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-1 at the U.S. Open.
    (AP, 9/9/02)
2001        Sep 9, The US pulled out of the World Conference Against Racism objecting to hateful language in a preliminary declaration.
    (SFC, 12/30/01, p.D5)
2001        Sep 9, In Sacramento Joseph Ferguson (20), a suspended security guard, killed a 5th victim in 24 hrs. He shot himself to death the next day following a police chase and shootout that injured 2.
    (SFC, 9/10/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/11/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 9, In Afghanistan Ahmed Shah Masood (48), the opposition leader (Lion of Panjshir), was injured and a close aide killed from an explosion triggered by agents posing as journalists. Massood died shortly after the explosion.
    (SFC, 9/10/01, p.B2)(SFC, 9/11/01, p.B1)
2001        Sep 9, Najwa bin laden left her husband, Osama bin Laden, in Afghanistan and returned to her native Syria, taking with her a son and her two youngest daughters. Eman, Omar's sister, was left behind with her father and siblings. Omar bin Laden (20) had left the family and Afghanistan earlier in the year.
    (AP, 1/6/10)
2001        Sep 9, In Belarus presidential elections were held. Pres. Lukashenko won with 75.6% of the vote. There were widespread allegations of fraud and abuse. Opposition leader Vladimir Goncharik won 15.4%.
    (SSFC, 9/2/01, p.A14)(SFC, 9/10/01, p.B1)(SFC, 9/11/01, p.B3)
2001        Sep 9, It was reported that some 3,000 people had been executed in China since Pres. Zemin announced a crackdown in April.
    (SSFC, 9/9/01, p.A18)
2001        Sep 9, EU foreign ministers agreed on the need for a new int’l. military force to provide security in Macedonia after NATO withdrawal.
    (SFC, 9/10/01, p.B1)
2001        Sep 9, In Nahariya, Israel, an Israeli Arab, Muhammad Saker Habashi (55), killed himself and 3 others in a suicide bombing. At least 71 other people were wounded. 4 other people were killed in the West Bank and Gaza.
    (SFC, 9/10/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 9, In Damak, Nepal, a Bhutanese leader, R.K. Budhathoki, was attacked and killed with khukris, the traditional Nepalese curved knives.
    (SFC, 9/10/01, p.B2)
2001        Sep 9, In the UAR Mustafa Ahmed al Hissawi, an associate of Osama bin Laden, retrieved about $5,000 sent by Marwan al Shehhi, a UAE citizen believed to be the Sep 11 pilot of US Flight 175.
    (WSJ, 11/2/01, p.A13)

2001        Sep 10, The Bush administration designated the Colombian paramilitary group, the United Self-Defense Forces (AUC), as a terrorist group.
    (SFC, 9/11/01, p.B1)
2001        Sep 10, Attorney General John Ashcroft rejected a proposed $58 million increase in FBI financing for counter-terrorism programs.
    (SFC, 6/1/02, p.A1)
2001        Sep 10, The UN Security Council ended an arms embargo against Yugoslavia.
    (SFC, 9/11/01, p.B3)
2001        Sep 10, Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Lima, Peru, to attend an Organization of American States foreign ministers meeting.
    (AP, 9/10/02)
2001        Sep 10, In Fiji Pres. Iloilo swore in banker Laisenia Qarase as prime minister.
    (SFC, 9/10/01, p.B1)
2001        Sep 10, Iraq said it shot down a 2nd US spy plane. The US reported an unmanned plane missing.
    (SFC, 9/12/01, p.C3)
2001        Sep 10, Israeli forces and Palestinians exchanged gunfire in Jenin and Gaza and 3 Palestinians were killed.
    (SFC, 9/12/01, p.C3)
2001        Sep 10, In Japan the government reported that a dairy cow had tested positive for mad-cow disease. It was the 1st instance of the disease in Asian animals.
    (WSJ, 9/11/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 10, The Nikkei closed at 10195, the lowest point since Aug 1984.
    (WSJ, 9/11/01, p.A19)
2001        Sep 10, In Norway parliamentary elections no party received a majority. The ruling Labor Party had its worst showing in decades. Labor won 24% of the vote, its worst showing since 1924 as voters rejected the high-tax funded social welfare system.
    (WSJ, 9/11/01, p.A1)(SFC, 9/11/01, p.B2)
2001        Sep 10, In Switzerland nurse Roger Andermatt (32) was reported to have confessed to killing of 27 elderly and ailing patients over a 6-year period (1995-2001). In 2005 he was sentenced to life in prison for killing 22 elderly nursing home residents.
    (SFC, 9/12/01, p.C4)(AP, 1/28/05)
2001        Sep 10, In Turkey a Marxist militant suicide bomber, Ugur Bulbul, killed himself and 3 others, including an Australian woman and 2 policemen near Istanbul’s historic Taksim Square. 21 were injured. Bulbul was released from prison 6 months earlier for membership in the banned Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front, a Marxist group, that later claimed responsibility.
    (WSJ, 9/11/01, p.A1)(SFC, 9/11/01, p.B3)(SFC, 9/12/01, p.C4)(AP, 9/10/02)

2001        Sep 11, Two planes left Boston’s Logan Airport. Both planes were hijacked and flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. In the same morning, another plane left Dulles International Airport in Virginia. It was hijacked, turned around and flown into the Pentagon building. A fourth plane from Newark Airport in New Jersey was hijacked and steered back  toward Washington, D.C. It crashed in rural Pennsylvania after people on board tried to stop the hijackers. Four groups of terrorists used knives, hijacked 4 airplanes, and were linked to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda organization. The terrorist attacks threatened to prompt a global recession. Thousands of people were stranded and air cargo was paralyzed as the FAA grounded all US flights. (http://archives.cnn.com/2001/US/09/11/chronology.attack/)
    8:45 am EST: American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 carrying 92 people, crashed into the North tower of the World Trade Center in NYC. It was enroute from Boston to LA.
    9:03 am EST: United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767 carrying 65 people, crashed into the South Tower of the WTC. It was enroute from Boston to LA.
    9:38 am EST: American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 carrying 64 people, crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. It was enroute from Washington DC to LA.
    9:40 am EST The FAA grounded all domestic flights and ordered all airborne craft to land immediately.
            9:43 am EST: American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 carrying 64 people, crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. It was enroute from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, California
    10:00 am EST The South Tower of the WTC collapsed.
    10:10 am United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 carrying 45 people, crashed southeast of Pittsburgh. The plane had left Newark for SF but was believed to be directed by hijackers to Camp David. Passengers appeared to have overcome the hijackers. In 2002 it was reported that Congress was the target.
    10:29 am EST The North Tower of the WTC collapsed.
            1:04 pm EST: President George W. Bush puts the U.S. military on “high alert."
    5:25 pm EST: Building 7 of the WTC complex collapsed in 6.5 seconds. (www.AE911truth.org)
            8:30 pm EST: President George W. Bush, in a televised address, vowed to find those responsible for the attacks.
    In 2005 NYC said it was unable to identify the remains of 1,161 of the 2,749 people killed in the Sep 11 attacks. The ultimate death toll would be: 2,797 at the World Trade Center Towers, 189 killed at the Pentagon and 44 died in Pennsylvania … a total of 3,030.
    (SFC, 9/12/01, p.A6,10,12)(WSJ, 9/12/01, p.A1)(SFC, 11/6/01, p.A6)(WSJ, 9/12/01, p.A1,3) (WSJ, 2/24/05, p.A1)
2001        Sep 11, Rick Rescorla, security chief at Morgan Stanley, evacuated 2,700 MS employees from the WTC and was killed trying to save others. In 2002 James B. Stewart authored "Heart of a Soldier," a biography of Rescorla.
    (WSJ, 9/11/02, p.D10)
2001        Sep 11, World leaders expressed outrage at terrorist attacks in NYC and the Pentagon and pledged solidarity with the US. In the West Bank town of Nablus, some 3,000 people celebrated the attacks and chanted "God is great." Later the estimates of the WTC dead dropped to 4,396. In 2004 the count was reduced to 2,749.
    (SFC, 9/12/01, p.A14)(SFC, 11/3/01, p.A3)(SFC, 11/21/01, p.A2)(USAT, 10/30/03, p.7A)(WSJ, 1/26/04, p.A1)(www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1M4eH9Kk7I)
2001        Sep 11, Peter Alderman (25) was among those murdered by terrorists while attending a conference at the World Trade Center. His parents later established the Peter C. Alderman Foundation in his name to alleviate the suffering of victims of terrorism and mass violence in post-conflict countries by providing physicians and other indigenous caregivers with the tools to treat mental anguish using Western medical therapies combined with local healing traditions.
    (www.petercaldermanfoundation.org/about/index.html)
2001        Sep 11, In Afghanistan explosions resounded north of Kabul near the airport just hours following terrorist attacks in the US.
    (SFC, 9/12/01, p.A15)
2001        Sep 11, Israeli tanks moved into Jenin and tore down the Palestinian police headquarters. This prompted fighting that killed 2 Palestinians.
    (SFC, 9/12/01, p.C3)(WSJ, 9/12/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 11, The UAR emirate of Ras al Khaimah was drawn into the international fallout as the birthplace of hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi, who flew United flight 175 into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
    (AP, 10/27/10)

2001        Sep 12, Pres. Bush called Tuesday’s terrorist attacks "acts of war." Stunned rescue workers continued to search for bodies in the World Trade Center's smoking rubble a day after a terrorist attack that shut down the financial capital, badly damaged the Pentagon and left thousands dead. The US began building a broad int’l. coalition for a possible military retaliation against those responsible for the terrorist attacks on Sep 11. Federal authorities said followers of Osama bin Laden were responsible for airline hijackings directed at NYC and the Pentagon. The US air system remained grounded and financial markets closed.
    (SFC, 9/13/01, p.A1,16)(AP, 9/12/02)
2001        Sep 12, The FAA gave airlines a 3-page security directive to guard against further terrorist attacks. It included a ban on curbside checking and effectively eliminated the jobs of thousands of skycaps.
    (WSJ, 9/13/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/17/01, p.A6)
2001        Sep 12, In Afghanistan Mohammad Omar, the Taliban leader, went into hiding. The Taliban military repositioned weaponry in anticipation of a US strike.
    (SFC, 9/13/01, p.A12)
2001        Sep 12, An Israeli woman was killed by a Palestinian shooting ambush in the West Bank.
    (SFC, 9/13/01, p.A12)
2001        Sep 12, In Mexico a twin-engine LET 410 plane crashed in the Yucatan and all 19 people aboard were killed. The 16 passengers were all Seattle-area tourists on a Holland America cruise.
    (SFC, 9/13/01, p.C3)(SFC, 9/14/01, p.A32)
2001        Sep 12, In Nigeria fighting resumed in Jos and the death toll estimate was raised to 165. Police moved to quell the violence.
    (SFC, 9/13/01, p.C2)

2001        Sep 13, "Urinetown" was scheduled to open on Broadway. It was written by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman and closed Jan 18, 2004 after 965 performances.
    (SFC, 7/3/03, p.E1)(SFC, 11/4/03, p.D6)
2001        Sep 13, Pres. Bush asked Congress for powers to wage war against an unidentified enemy. Bush prayed with his Cabinet and attended services at Washington National Cathedral, then flew to New York, where he waded into the ruins of the World Trade Center and addressed rescue workers over a bullhorn in a flag-waving show of resolve. Officials announced the Pentagon would call up as many as 50,000 members of the National Guard and Reserve.
    (SFC, 9/14/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 13, The US requested that Pakistan grant air and land space for military actions in Afghanistan. US Special Forces arrived in Afghanistan.
    (WSJ, 9/14/01, p.A1)(NW, 8/26/02, p.38)
2001        Sep 13, The data flight recorder for United Flight 93 was found at the Pennsylvania crash site. 18 hijackers were identified as ticketed passengers in the Sep 11 terrorist attack.
    (WSJ, 9/14/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 13, A graphic list of the companies that operated in the NYC WTC was published.
    (SFC, 9/13/01, p.D8)
2001        Sep 13, US airports opened with limited service under heavy security. Private planes were still grounded.
    (SFC, 9/14/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 6/1/04, p.A4)
2001        Sep 13, A private Lear jet with 3 Saudi passengers flew from Tampa, Fla., to Lexington, Ky., as part of an effort to help prominent Saudis, who feared reprisals over the Sep 11 attack by al-Qaida in NYC.
    (WSJ, 6/1/04, p.A1)
2001        Sep 13, In Utah Amtrak’s California Zephyr train crashed into a freight train near the Nevada border. 6 people were injured.
    (SFC, 9/14/01, p.A23)
2001        Sep 13, In Estonia the death toll from tainted alcohol, consumed in or near the seaside resort of Parnu, rose to 51. At least 85 more remained hospitalized and methanol was blamed.
    (SFC, 9/14/01, p.A32)
2001        Sep 13, An Indonesian boat with 129 people, mostly from Iraq, refused to change course and landed at Australia’s Ashmore Reef. The UN issued Australia a warning that it could be breaching its int’l. obligations toward refugees by mounting a blockade.
    (SFC, 9/14/01, p.A32)
2001        Sep 13, Israeli forces entered Jenin and Jericho and Palestinian officials reported that 10 people were killed.
    (SFC, 9/13/01, p.A12)
2001        Sep 13, Peru issued an int’l. arrest warrant for former Pres. Alberto Fujimori on charges that he shared responsibility for 25 death-squad slayings in the early years of his rule.
    (SFC, 9/14/01, p.A32)

2001        Sep 14, Pres. Bush declared a national emergency and summoned as many as 50,000 military reservists. Congress approved nearly $40 billion and gave Pres. Bush war powers ok. The number of hijackers involved in the Sep 11 attacks was raised from 18 to 19 and their names were made public.
    (SFC, 9/15/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/17/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 14, Passenger lists were published for the 4 airplanes that were hijacked and crashed by terrorists on Sep 11.
    (SFC, 9/14/01, p.A6)
2001        Sep 14, A Palestinian attack wounded 2 Israeli policemen.
    (SSFC, 9/16/01, p.A28)
2001        Sep 14-24, Six chartered flights carrying mostly Saudi nationals departed from the US. [see Sep 20]
    (WSJ, 6/1/04, p.A4)

2001        Sep 15, Pres. Bush stated: “We are planning a broad and sustained campaign to secure our country and eradicate the evil or terrorism." Bush ordered US troops to get ready for war and braced Americans for a long, difficult assault against terrorists to avenge the Sept. 11 attacks. US Congress approved a resolution authorizing Bush to use “all necessary and appropriated force" against anyone associated with the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    (SSFC, 9/16/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/15/06)(SSFC, 3/16/08, p.A8)
2001        Sep 15, In Mesa, Arizona, Balbir Singh Sodhi, an Indian immigrant gas station owner, was shot to death. A Lebanese clerk was targeted but not injured. Police later arrested Frank Roque (42) for 2 shootings but not the 1st murder. Roque was convicted of murder Sep 30, 2003.
    (SFC, 9/17/01, p.A8)(SFC, 9/29/03, p.A3)
2001        Sep 15, Continental Airlines said it would immediately furlough 12,000 of 56,000 workers. Total air carrier capacity was expected to shrink 20%.
    (WSJ, 9/17/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 15, In Texas 4 barges smashed into the Queen Isabella Causeway between South Padre Island and the mainland. At least 5 people were killed.
    (SSFC, 9/16/01, p.A28)(SFC, 9/17/01, p.A18)
2001        Sep 15, Fred De Cordova (90), executive producer of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," died in Woodland Hills, Calif.
    (AP, 9/15/02)
2001        Sep 15, As many as 300,000 Afghans reportedly had fled Kandahar in fear of US air strikes against their Taliban rulers who were harboring Osama bin Laden.
    (SFC, 9/17/01, p.A8)(AP, 9/15/02)
2001        Sep 15, Iran ordered its security forces to seal off its 560-mile border with Afghanistan.
    (SSFC, 9/16/01, p.A7)
2001        Sep 15, Gunfire between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza and Jerusalem left 3 Palestinians dead and 2 Israelis wounded.
    (SSFC, 9/16/01, p.A28)
2001        Sep 15, North and South Korea began a 4-day series of meetings.
    (SSFC, 9/16/01, p.A28)
2001        Sep 15, Pakistan agreed to close its border with Afghanistan and pledged full support to combat int’l. terrorism.
    (SSFC, 9/16/01, p.A7)
2001        Sep 15, In Zimbabwe 2 ruling party militants were killed during clashes with workers on the Bibby family farm. John Bibby (70) was arrested the next day as an accessory to the murders.
    (SFC, 9/17/01, p.A18)

2001        Sep 16, President George W. Bush pledged a crusade against terrorists, saying there was "no question" Osama bin Laden was the "prime suspect" in the Sept. 11 attack. US officials warned that the new war on terrorism will be a long, often secret and a "dirty" contest.
    (SFC, 9/17/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/16/02)
2001        Sep 16, Eight cross-country runners from the University of Wyoming were killed when their sport utility vehicle collided head-on with a pickup truck that had swerved into their lane.
    (AP, 9/16/02)
2001        Sep 16, Samuel Z. Arkoff (83), movie producer died in Burbank, Calif.
    (AP, 9/16/02)
2001        Sep 16, Israeli forces invaded Palestinian territory at Ramallah. One Israeli soldier and 1 Palestinian security officer were killed. Many people were wounded.
    (SFC, 9/17/01, p.A18)
2001        Sep 16, Pakistan told Afghanistan to surrender Osama bin Laden within 3 days or face almost certain military action.
    (SFC, 9/17/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 16, A Russian module docked with space station Alpha 2 days after its launch from Kazakstan.
    (SFC, 9/17/01, p.A18)
2001        Sep 16, In Sri Lanka Tamil rebels in about 20 boats attacked a ship with 1,200 Sri Lankan soldiers and killed at least 11. 12 soldiers were missing and 15 rebels were reported killed.
    (SFC, 9/17/01, p.A18)

2001        Sep 17, President Bush said the United States wanted terrorism suspect Osama bin Laden "dead or alive." President Bush visited a mosque in Washington as he appealed to Americans to get back to everyday business and not turn against their Muslim neighbors.
    (AP, 9/17/02)
2001        Sep 17, The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates by .5% to 3%. The discount rate at 2.5% reached its lowest point level since 1959.
    (WSJ, 9/18/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 17, Six days after 9/11, stock prices nose-dived but stopped short of collapse in an emotional, flag-waving reopening of Wall Street. The DJIA fell 684.81 to 8,920.70. The Nasdaq fell 115 to 1,579.
    (WSJ, 9/18/01, p.A1)(SFC, 9/18/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/17/06)
2001        Sep 17, "The Late Show with David Letterman" returned to CBS with guests Dan Rather and Regis Philbin.
    (AP, 9/17/02)
2001        Sep 17, In Afghanistan Islamic clerics demanded proof from the US that Osama bin Laden was responsible for the Sep 11 terrorist attacks. They also requested that the Organization of Islamic Conference, a group of over 50 Muslim countries, make a formal demand for bin Laden’s handover.
    (SFC, 9/18/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 17, In Chechnya rebels shot down a Russian Mi-8 helicopter. 2 generals and 8 colonels were killed. An attack at Gudermes left 10 Russian soldiers dead. 15 rebels were reported killed.
    (SFC, 9/18/01, p.B10)
2001        Sep 17, Macedonia approved the deployment of a modest NATO security force.
    (WSJ, 9/18/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 17, Pakistan virtually shut down its 1,560-mile border with Afghanistan. Some 1.2 million Afghan refugees in the North-West Frontier Province were confined to dozens of camps in the region.
    (SFC, 9/18/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 17, Yasser Arafat ordered his forces to observe a cease-fire as Israel began to observe its Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana. In clashes 1 Palestinian was killed and 15 wounded, while 4 Israelis were wounded.
    (SFC, 9/18/01, p.B10)
2001        Sep 17, In South Korea negotiators for the North and South concluded 2 days of talks and agreed on an exchange of family visits. The North agreed to soon begin construction on its side of a railroad to link the 2 sides.
    (SFC, 9/18/01, p.B10)
2001        Sep 17, In Taiwan tropical storm Nari flooded Taipei and other cities. At least 66 people were killed.
    (WSJ, 9/19/01, p.A1)

2001        Sep 18, A week after the Sept. 11 attacks, President George W. Bush said he hoped to "rally the world" in the battle against terrorism and predicted that all "people who love freedom" would join. Pres. Bush won a strong commitment from French Pres. Jacques Chirac to fight terrorism.
    (SFC, 9/19/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/18/02)
2001        Sep 18, The US asked Lebanon and Syria to extradite Palestinian and Lebanese Shiites suspected of terrorism in the past 20 years.
    (WSJ, 9/19/01, p.A12)
2001        Sep 18, It was reported that more than 4 planes may have been targeted by hijackers on Sep 11.
    (SFC, 9/19/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 18, James Ziegler, US Immigration commissioner (INS), signed an order extending the time detainees could be held in terrorist probes.
    (SFC, 9/19/01, p.A7)
2001        Sep 18, Letters postmarked in Trenton, N.J., and later tested positive for anthrax, were sent to the New York Post and NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw.
    (AP, 9/18/02)
2001        Sep 18, Analysts said the terrorist attacks will trigger a full-blown recession and that the economy would rebound in 2002.
    (SFC, 9/19/01, p.D9)
2001        Sep 18, The new computer worm, W32.Nimda, struck the Internet.
    (SFC, 9/19/01, p.D1)
2001        Sep 18, The US airline industry won assurances of billions of dollars in financial help from the government. Charitable donations to victims of the terrorist attacks topped $200 million. Boeing estimated that it would cut as many as 30,000 workers by the end of the year.
    (SFC, 9/19/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/19/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 18, Boeing announced plans to lay off up to 30,000 commercial airplane employees by the end of 2002.
    (AP, 9/18/06)
2001        Sep 18, The number of dead in NYC was estimated at a probable 5,422 due to the Sep 11 terrorist attack.
    (WSJ, 9/19/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 18, In Eritrea authorities ordered all independent newspapers closed and arrested 6 former generals and Cabinet ministers in an apparent crackdown on dissent.
    (SFC, 9/19/01, p.B4)(SSFC, 4/29/12, p.E9)
2001        Sep 18, Pres. Yasser Arafat declared "a cease-fire on all fronts" and Israel responded by suspending military operations against Palestinian targets and withdrawing from Palestinian-ruled areas.
    (SFC, 9/19/01, p.B2)
2001        Sep 18, In Serbia a court reported that 269 bodies had been removed from a mass grave at Batajnica, 6 miles north of Belgrade. The bodies were suspected to be ethnic Albanians killed in the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo.
    (SFC, 9/19/01, p.B4)

2001        Sep 19, Pres. Bush warned Afghanistan that he would not negotiate to take custody of Osama bin Laden. The Pentagon began deploying troops, ships and planes to the Persian Gulf under code name "Operation Infinite Justice." The title became a working name after Islamic scholars objected that "infinite justice" is reserved for God.
    (SFC, 9/20/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/20/01, p.A1)(SFC, 9/21/01, p.A7)
2001        Sep 19, The parent companies of American Airlines and United Airlines both announced plans to lay off 20,000 employees.
    (AP, 9/19/02)
2001        Sep 19, Imad Mughniyeh, Lebanese head of Hezbollah overseas operations, and Dr. Ayman al-Zawahri, a senior bin Laden aide, were named in a Jane’s Foreign Report as possible masterminds for the Sep 11 attacks in addition to Osama bin Laden.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.A20)
2001        Sep 19, In Colombia Guambiano Indians in Cauca state attacked Paez Indians and 7 people were killed with at least 19 wounded.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.D3)
2001        Sep 19, In Colombia Yolanda Ceron, a Catholic nun active in human rights work, was shot and killed in Tumaco.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.D3)
2001        Sep 19, An Air France Concorde flew from Paris on a test flight with 86 employee volunteers.
    (WSJ, 9/20/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 19, In Indonesia Ayip Syafrudin, leader of the Laskar Jihad (Holy War Warriors), said he would declare a jihad against the US if it attacks Muslim countries.
    (SFC, 9/20/01, p.A7)
2001        Sep 19, Japan’s PM Koizumi promised to push legislative changes to permit Japanese troops to provide logistical support for a US-led war on terrorism.
    (SFC, 9/20/01, p.A12)

2001        Sep 20, Pres. Bush addressed Congress and the nation and promised that "justice will be done." The NYC death toll was raised to 6,333 missing to include citizens missing from foreign countries. The total Sep 11 death toll reached 6,807. On Nov 20 the official count was reduced to just below 3,900.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.A1,3)(SFC, 11/21/01, p.A2)
2001        Sep 20, Pres. Bush named Gov. Tom Ridge (56) of Pennsylvania to direct the new office of Homeland Security.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.A16)
2001        Sep 20, Pictures of most of the Sep 11 hijackers were published along with some personal data.
    (SFC, 9/20/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 20, The FBI arrested Nabil Al-Marabh (34), a suspected bin Laden associate, in the Chicago area.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 20, A chartered flight left the US with members of the sprawling bin Laden family. The FBI interviewed 22 of the 26 people aboard.
    (WSJ, 6/1/04, p.A4)
2001        Sep 20, The DJIA fell 382 to 8,386. The Nasdaq fell 56 to 1,470.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 20, In Afghanistan Muslim clerics issued an edict that suggested Osama bin Laden be persuaded to leave the country.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.A5)
2001        Sep 20, An Israeli woman, Sarit Amrani (25), was killed in a drive-by shooting by the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. A Palestinian man was killed in Gaza following a grenade assault. Another Palestinian police officer was killed, possibly by militants he was trying to restrain near Hebron. The violence threatened the recent truce.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.D2)
2001        Sep 20, In Macedonia NATO troops began the 3rd stage of Essential Harvest.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.D3)
2001        Sep 20, In Russia the State Duma approved private ownership of urban and industrial land, about 2% of the country.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.D3)

2001        Sep 21, US entertainers hosted a national telethon: "America: A Tribute to Heroes," to raise money for the victims of the Sep 11 attacks that was carried on more than 30 networks.
    (SFC, 9/22/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/21/02)
2001        Sep 21, A US unmanned reconnaissance plane was downed in Afghanistan. 
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A14)(WSJ, 9/24/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 21, The US Congress passed a $15 billion relief package for the nation’s air carriers.
    (SFC, 9/22/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 21, The DJIA fell 140 to 8,235, while the Nasdaq fell 47 to 1,423, a 3 year low.
    (SFC, 9/22/01, p.A1,11)
2001        Sep 21, Ana Belen Montes, an employee of the US Defense Intelligence Agency since 1985, was charged with spying for Cuba. She pleaded guilty in 2002 and was sentenced to 25 years in jail.
    (SFC, 9/22/01, p.A20)(WSJ, 3/20/02, p.A1)(SFC, 10/16/02, p.A9)
2001        Sep 21, A US Taurus rocket, made by Orbital Sciences, carrying a NASA satellite failed to launch and probably plunged into the Indian ocean.
    (SFC, 9/22/01, p.A20)
2001        Sep 21, Ronald C. Sheffield, a federal security officer was shot and killed in the Patrick V. McNamara building in Detroit. The gunman was seriously wounded.
    (SFC, 9/22/01, p.A20)
2001        Sep 21, In Afghanistan the ruling Taliban rejected Pres. Bush’s ultimatum and to give up Osama bin Laden. The Taliban also threatened to hang Afghan aid workers if they communicate with their int’l. counterparts.
    (SFC, 9/22/01, p.A7)(SFC, 9/25/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 21, Terrorist suspects were arrested in Britain (4), France (7), Germany (2 warrants), Peru (3 detained) and Yemen (20 detained). Lofti Raissi, an Algerian pilot arrested in Britain, was later described as the "lead instructor" to 4 of the hijackers. Raissi was released Feb 12, 2002, for lack of evidence.
    (SFC, 9/22/01, p.A3)(SFC, 9/29/01, p.A1)(SFC, 2/13/02, p.A16)
2001        Sep 21, In Estonia Arnold Ruutel (73), a former Communist leader, was chosen as president by a special government assembly.
    (SFC, 9/22/01, p.A20)
2001        Sep 21, In France a suspected accidental explosion at a TotalFinaELF chemical fertilizer plant in Toulouse killed 29 people and injured at least 650.
    (SFC, 9/22/01, p.A20)(WSJ, 9/24/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 21-Oct 2, In Tehran Iran’s Revolutionary Guards opened the First Universal Exhibition of Sacred Culture and Defense with a theme of Islamic revolution and holy war. It commemorated the 21st anniversary of the war with Iraq.
    (WSJ, 9/27/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 21, Islamic groups planned a general strike to protest Pakistan’s support of the anti-terrorist coalition.
    (SFC, 9/21/01, p.A20)

2001        Sep 22, President Bush consulted at length with Russian President Vladimir Putin as the United States mustered a military assault on terrorism in the wake of Sept. 11.
    (AP, 9/22/02)
2001        Sep 22, Pres. Bush lifted sanctions on India and Pakistan.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 22, Pres. Bush signed the $15 billion aid package for the nation’s airline industry.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A1)   
2001        Sep 22, Katie Harman, Miss Oregon, was crowned in Atlantic City, N.J., Miss America for 2002.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A27)(AP, 9/22/02)
2001        Sep 22, Isaac Stern (b.1920), Ukraine born Jewish immigrant to the US and legendary violinist, died. In 1960 he saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A24)(NW, 12/31/01, p.109)
2001        Sep 22, In Afghanistan there was heavy fighting in the northern provinces of Balkh and Samangan. 39 Taliban were reported killed along with 2 opposition fighters.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A14)
2001        Sep 22, Pope John Paul II arrived in Kazakstan with good wishes for Islamic leaders and for "all people of good will" who seek peace.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A27)
2001        Sep 22, Pakistan confirmed that it had pulled its senior diplomats out of Afghanistan.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A14)
2001        Sep 22, The United Arab Emirates (UAR) cut relations with Afghanistan’s Taliban government.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A14)

2001        Sep 23, President George W. Bush returned the American flag to full staff at Camp David, symbolically ending a period of national mourning.
    (AP, 9/23/02)
2001        Sep 23, Thousands gathered at New York's Yankee Stadium to offer prayers for the victims of terrorism; Mayor Rudolph Giuliani pledged that "our skyline will rise again."
    (AP, 9/23/02)
2001        Sep 23, US Sec. of State Colin Powell vowed the US would give allies evidence detailing Osama bin Laden’s connection to the Sep 11 attacks.
    (SFC, 9/24/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 23, The NYC missing # was raised to 6,453 with 252 accounted dead. On Nov 20 the official count was reduced to just below 3,900. [see Dec 19]
    (SFC, 9/24/01, p.A3)(SFC, 11/21/01, p.A2)(SFC, 12/20/01, p.A15)
2001        Sep 23, In Hillsborough County, Florida, Randolph Standifer (21) was arrested for the rape and attempted murder of a 9-month-old baby that was kidnapped and abandoned a day earlier.
    (SFC, 9/24/01, p.B2)
2001        Sep 23, NASA reported that its Deep Space I craft took pictures of the comet Borrelly.
    (SFC, 9/24/01, p.B2)
2001        Sep 23, Four coal miners were killed in an explosion at the Blue Creek Mine Number Five in Brookwood, Ala. 9 miners who rushed to their aid also died. The mine is the deepest in North America at 2,140 feet below the surface.
    (SFC, 9/25/01, p.A14)(AP, 9/23/06)
2001        Sep 23, Osama bin Laden issued a statement that called for Muslim brothers to resist the "Christian-Jewish crusade led by the big crusader Bush under the flag of the Cross…"
    (SFC, 9/25/01, p.A6)
2001        Sep 23, In Colombia 2 men were arrested in connection with a plot to assassinate Pres. Pastrana in July in the town of Armenia.
    (SFC, 9/26/01, p.C2)
2001        Sep 23, In Congo rebel leader Adolphe Onusumba acknowledged peace talks with Zimbabwe’s Pres. Mugabe.
    (SFC, 9/24/01, p.B2)
2001        Sep 23, Israel’s PM Sharon cancelled talks with Yasser Arafat after Palestinians fired 3 mortar shells in the Gaza Strip, 2 of which hit Jewish settlements and the 3rd fell inside Israel. There were no injuries.
    (SFC, 9/24/01, p.B1)
2001        Sep 23, In Macao pro-Beijing and business candidates won a majority of the 10 directly chosen 27 legislative seats. Pro-democracy candidates won 21% of the total vote, the highest won by any group.
    (SFC, 9/24/01, p.B2)
2001        Sep 23, The 6-member Persian "Gulf Cooperation Council" (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAR) met in Jidda and pledged support for an int’l. coalition against terrorism.
    (SFC, 9/24/01, p.A7)
2001        Sep 23, Elections were held in Poland and the Democratic Left Alliance, composed of former Communists, won with 41% of the popular vote. Leszek Miller became the new PM.
    (SFC, 9/24/01, p.B1)(Econ, 2/19/05, p.49)

2001        Sep 24, President Bush ordered a freeze on the assets of 27 people and organizations with suspected links to terrorism, including Islamic militant Osama bin Laden, and urged other nations to do likewise.
    (SFC, 9/25/01, p.A1,9)(AP, 9/24/02)
2001        Sep 24, The US rewarded Jordan for its role in the anti-terrorist coalition with the passage of a free trade treaty.
    (SFC, 9/25/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 24, The US received from Russia an essential go-ahead to use 3 former republics as bases for attacks on Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 9/25/01, p.A1,6)
2001        Sep 24, The US agreed to pay $582 million in overdue dues to the UN.
    (SFC, 9/25/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 24, US crop-dusters were grounded for a 2nd day amid fears of a terrorist chemical attacks.
    (SFC, 9/25/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 24, In Maryland 2 college students, sisters, were killed by tornadoes at College Park. Gov. Parris Glendening toured the area the next day.
    (SFC, 9/26/01, p.C3)
2001        Sep 24, In Afghanistan Taliban officials said they were dispatching 300,000 fighters to defend their borders. Analysts estimated Taliban strength at 45,000 fighters with 20,000 in action against the Northern Alliance.
    (SFC, 9/25/01, p.A5)
2001        Sep 24, The Taliban occupied the offices of the UN World food Program and seized 1,400 metric tons of food.
    (SFC, 9/25/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 24, In Colombia Consuelo Araujo (62), the wife of the attorney general, was kidnapped along with 10 others near Valledupar. Araujo was found shot to death on Sep 30.
    (SFC, 9/25/01, p.A12)(SFC, 10/1/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 24, Kazakstan offered air and military bases to the US for attacks on Afghanistan. Tajikistan and Uzbekistan were said to be negotiating use of their territory by the US.
    (SFC, 9/25/01, p.A6)
2001        Sep 24, It was reported that at least 16 Syrian, Jordanian and Lebanese citizens were arrested in Paraguay in the wake of the Sep 11 terrorist attacks in the US.
    (SFC, 9/24/01, p.B1)
2001        Sep 24, Russia pledged support for US efforts and arms for anti-Taliban forces in Afghanistan.
    (WSJ, 9/25/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/26/01, p.A16)
2001        Sep 24, The UN announced that it is withdrawing its int’l. staff from Somalia after losing insurance coverage on flights in and out of the country.
    (SFC, 9/25/01, p.A12)

2001        Sep 25, Former Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan, who'd left professional basketball after winning a half-dozen championship rings, announced he was returning to the game with the Washington Wizards.
    (SFC, 12/30/01, p.D5)(AP, 9/25/02)
2001        Sep 25, General Motors announced the 2002 model year would be the last for the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird.
    (AP, 9/25/02)
2001        Sep 25, The US campaign against terrorism was renamed "Operation Enduring Freedom."
    (SFC, 9/26/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 25, The FAA lifted a ban on crop-dusting flights.
    (SFC, 9/26/01, p.A9)
2001        Sep 25, The Red Cross began distributing $30,000 grants to families of the victims of the WTC and Pentagon. $200 million was received in donations.
    (SFC, 9/26/01, p.A5)
2001        Sep 25, Irving Bernstein, UCLA labor historian, died at age 84. His books included "The Lean Years: A History of the American Worker, 1920-1933" (1960), "The Turbulent Years: A History of the American Worker, 1933-1941" (1970), and "A Caring Society" (1985).
    (SFC, 10/8/01, p.A20)
2001        Sep 25, Naseer Ahmed Mujahed, Osama bin Laden’s military chief, faxed a statement to news agencies that said: "Wherever there are Americans and Jews, they will be targeted."
    (SFC, 9/26/01, p.A7)
2001        Sep 25, A Texas man allegedly shot and killed his wife and neighbor, who had become her boyfriend. On March 7, 2012, Keith Thurmond was executed for the murders and continued to express his innocence unto death.
    (SFC, 3/8/12, p.A7)(http://tinyurl.com/72zcj8g)
2001        Sep 25, A Chinese captain went down with his freighter in the Taiwan Strait as Typhoon Lekima lashed the area.
    (WSJ, 9/26/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 25, Interpol issued a bulletin for the arrest of Ayman al-Zawahri (50), an Egyptian surgeon believed to be Osama bin Laden’s closest al Qaeda associate in Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 25, Nato agreed to keep troops in Macedonia beyond the Sep 26 expiration of its mission.
    (WSJ, 9/26/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 25, The Malaysia government accused Nik Adli Nik Abdul Aziz (34), an Islamic school teacher, for plotting to overthrow the government. His father served as the chief minister of Kelantan state. Nik Adli allegedly belonged to the Kumpulan Mujahideen Malaysia militant group.
    (WSJ, 9/26/01, p.A16)
2001        Sep 25, In Russia Pres. Putin issued a 72-hour ultimatum to Chechen rebels to show up for peace talks.
    (WSJ, 9/27/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 25, Saudi Arabia withdrew diplomatic recognition of the Afghan Taliban government.
    (SFC, 9/26/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/25/02)
2001        Sep 25, Pope John Paul cut short a speech in Armenia due to symptoms of his Parkinson’s disease. His visit coincided with celebrations marking the 1,700th anniversary of Christianity as the state’s religion.
    (SFC, 9/26/01, p.C2)

2001        Sep 26, Pres. Bush met with US Sikh and Muslim leaders and declared that discrimination against such groups would not be tolerated.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 26, US authorities arrested 9 men suspected of fraudulently obtaining licenses to carry hazardous materials.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 26, In Cincinnati, Ohio, Stephen Roach, a white police officer, was acquitted of all charges in the April shooting of Timothy Thomas (19). The acquittal sparked more unrest.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A11)(WSJ, 9/28/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 26, In Vacaville, California, FBI agents arrested Bryan Douglas Rosenquist (39) and Michelle Elaine Serrao (41) for embezzling almost $12 million from BofA.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A13)
2001        Sep 26, Enron Pres. Kenneth Lay urged his employees to buy Enron stock. Lay sold shares from 2000-2001 for a gain of $146 million. Enron filed for bankruptcy on Dec 2.
    (SFC, 1/19/02, p.A1)
2001        Sep 26, In Afghanistan protesters turned a Taliban march into an attack on the mothballed US Embassy in Kabul.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 26, In Algeria suspected Islamic militants killed 22 people in Larbaa. 12 of the dead were killed while celebrating a wedding.
    (SFC, 9/28/01, p.D6)
2001        Sep 26, During a visit to Armenia, Pope John Paul II paid his respects to the vast number of Armenians who perished under Ottoman rule.
    (AP, 9/26/02)
2001         Sep 26, Israel’s Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat met for peace talks at the urging of the United States. They pledged a new drive for peace and agreed to resume cooperation between their security forces as Palestinian gunmen and Israeli troops exchanged gunfire. Gaza fighting left a Palestinian youth dead.
    (SFC, 9/26/01, p.C2)(SFC, 9/27/01, p.A11)(WSJ, 9/27/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/26/02)
2001        Sep 26-27, In Northern Ireland riots took place on north Belfast’s Crumlin road. 46 police officers were wounded by gasoline bombs, rocks and fire-crackers. The Ulster Defense Association (UDA) was blamed.
    (SFC, 9/29/01, p.B2)
2001        Sep 26, Russian military officers met with colleagues from 9 former Soviet republics to discuss joint action against terrorists.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 26, Spain detained 6 Algerians with alleged links to Osama bin Laden and a group planning attacks on US targets in Europe.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 26, Sudan began rounding up extremists that have used the country as an operating base.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 26, Typhoon Lekima hit Taiwan causing mudslides and power losses. 2 fishermen drowned and 1 was missing.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A11)
2001        Sep 26, Turkey approved constitutional reforms that eased restrictions on broadcasting and publishing in the Kurdish language.
    (SFC, 9/27/01, p.A11)

2001        Sep 27, Pres. Bush announced enhanced airport security measures that included national guard soldiers at checkpoints and armed air marshals on planes as a first step toward federal control of airline security.
    (SFC, 9/28/01, p.A1)(AP, 9/27/02)
2001        Sep 27, US and British warplanes struck 2 artillery sites in Iraq’s southern no-fly zone.
    (SFC, 9/28/01, p.D6)
2001        Sep 27, Def. Sec. Donald Rumsfeld displayed the new Medal for the Defense of Freedom to be awarded to all Defense Dept. civilian employees killed or wounded in the sep 11 terrorist attacks.
    (SFC, 9/28/01, p.A16)
2001        Sep 27, The WTO issued a blueprint for a new round of talks scheduled for Nov 9 in Qatar. It called for concessions from the US, EU and Japan in opening markets for textiles, steel and agriculture.
    (WSJ, 9/28/01, p.A12)
2001        Sep 27, In Afghanistan the Taliban said it had delivered an official request for Osama bin Laden to leave the country.
    (WSJ, 9/28/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 27, In India the central government banned the Student’s Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). This triggered a day of riots and led to 4 deaths in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
    (WSJ, 10/1/01, p.A21)
2001        Sep 27, Israeli-Palestinian fighting left 5 Palestinians dead. Israel demolished some houses in a Gaza camp in response to a Hamas attack.
    (WSJ, 9/28/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 27, In Jakarta, Indonesia, protesters burned US flags outside the US Embassy and threatened to kill Americans.
    (SFC, 9/28/01, p.A9)
2001        Sep 27, In Macedonia ethnic Albanian rebels declared that they had formally disbanded and were returning to civilian life.
    (SFC, 9/28/01, p.D4)
2001        Sep 27, In Romania Gellu Naum, surrealist poet, playwright and translator, died at age 86. His work included 20 poetry books, of which the 1st was "The Incendiary Traveler" (1936) and the novel "Zenobia" (1985).
    (SFC, 10/6/01, p.A18)   
2001        Sep 27, In Switzerland Friedrich Leibacher went on a shooting rampage in the local parliament of Zug, killing 14 people before taking his own life.
    (SFC, 9/28/01, p.D2)(AP, 9/27/02)
2001        Sep 27, In Turkey 2 more prisoners died from a hunger strike against the new high-security prisons. This raised the total to 38.
    (SFC, 9/28/01, p.D6)

2001        Sep 28, President George W. Bush told reporters the United States was in "hot pursuit" of terrorists behind the Sept. 11 attacks.
    (AP, 9/28/02)
2001        Sep 28, A Bush administration official said that small groups of US and British special forces had entered Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 9/29/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 28, Pres. Bush authorized $50 million in aid to Pakistan.
    (SFC, 9/29/01, p.A10)
2001        Sep 28, The FBI released a 4-page document, handwritten in Arabic, that served as a set of final instructions for the Sep 11 hijackers. Copies were found in a rental car, in the suitcase of Mohamed Atta and the wreckage of the UA plane that crashed in Pa.
    (SFC, 9/29/01, p.A5)
2001        Sep 28, The FAA allowed airlines to restore curbside checking under new security regulations.
    (SFC, 9/29/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 28, Dr. Kenneth M. Berry of Pittsburgh filed a patent application for a system responsive to bioterrorism attacks. In 2004 the FBI probed him in relation to investigations on letters containing anthrax.
    (SSFC, 8/8/04, p.A9)
2001        Sep 28, The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a US sponsored resolution to oblige all 189 member states to crack down on the financing, training and movement of terrorists.
    (SFC, 9/29/01, p.A10)
2001        Sep 28, The UN Security Council lifted sanctions against Sudan after the US abstained from voting.
    (SFC, 9/29/01, p.A10)
2001        Sep 28, In Afghanistan Taliban leader Mohammed Omar told a 9-member Pakistani delegation that the Taliban would be willing to fight to the death to protect Osama bin Laden from US military forces.
    (SFC, 9/29/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 28, In Australia a leech dropped off Peter Cannon as he and an accomplice tied a woman (71) to a chair in her remote home in the Tasmanian woods and stole several hundred dollars in cash. Australian officials extracted blood from the leech. In 2009 DNA evidence led the police to Cannon, who admitted to robbing the elderly woman.
    (AP, 10/20/09)
2001        Sep 28, In Bangladesh 3 people were killed in Barisal, Sandeep and Pabna. Another 4 were killed in Chiatagong City as elections approached.
    (SSFC, 9/30/01, p.A17)
2001        Sep 28, It was reported that clashed in Burundi between government forces and Hutu rebels had killed at least 19 civilians and 22 soldiers over the last week.
    (SFC, 9/28/01, p.D6)
2001        Sep 28, In China Wu Jianmin, a Chinese-born American writer, was released from jail and expelled. The state media said he had confessed to his crimes of spying for Taiwan.
    (SFC, 9/29/01, p.B1)
2001        Sep 28, Israeli-Palestinian security officials met to work out details for ending the bloodshed as fighting left at least 3 Palestinians. 1 Palestinian apparently blew himself up in Hebron while making a bomb. Another 3 Palestinians were later killed while planting a mine in Rafah.
    (SFC, 9/29/01, p.B1)
2001        Sep 28, In Northern Ireland Martin O’Hagan (51), a Catholic journalist, was killed in a driveby shooting in Lurgan. O’Hagan had written exposes of Protestant extremists and their criminal activities. In 2008 police charged 3 suspected members of the outlawed Protestant paramilitary group, the Loyalist Volunteer Force,  with the murder.
    (SFC, 9/29/01, p.B2)(SFC, 11/23/01, p.D2)(AP, 9/25/08)

2001        Sep 29, Pres. Bush in his weekly radio address condemned the Taliban for sheltering terrorists and said: "We did not seek this conflict, but we will win it."
    (SSFC, 9/30/01, p.A4)
2001        Sep 29, Sen. John Kyl, an Arizona Republican, said a nuclear launch would be the most appropriate response in the case of a massive biological weapons attack.
    (SSFC, 9/30/01, p.A19)
2001        Sep 29, The annual 2-day meeting of the World Bank and IMF was scheduled to take place in Washington DC. The meeting was reduced to 2-days due to expected anti-globalization protests. The meeting was cancelled following the Sep 11 terrorist attacks.
    (SFC, 8/14/01, p.A3)(SSFC, 9/30/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 29, Some 7,000 people marched for peace in Washington DC while an estimated 7-10 thousand marched in San Francisco. They marched to mourn terrorist victims, and to urge the nation to heal poverty and injustice that fuels global violence instead of focusing on military revenge.
    (SSFC, 9/30/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 29, In California Abdo Ali Ahmed, a Yemeni-born father of 8, was shot to death by assailants at his store in Reedley, Fresno Ct. A carload of teenagers fled the scene.
    (SFC, 10/2/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 29, In Colorado Joel and Michael Stovall (24), twin brothers, were caught following an all-day pursuit. They had been arrested the previous day for shooting a neighbor’s dog and then shot Deputy Jason Schwartz in the back of the head several times.
    (SFC, 10/1/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 29, Nguyen Van Thieu (b.1923), former President of South Vietnam, died in Boston.
    (AP, 9/29/02)(NW, 12/31/01, p.107)
2001        Sep 29, In Bangladesh over 500,000 soldiers and police were deployed to control escalating violence prior to elections.
    (SSFC, 9/30/01, p.A17)
2001        Sep 29, Tens of thousands of Palestinians marched in Gaza and the West Bank to support their uprising against Israel. 3 Palestinians were killed in confrontations with Israeli troops.
    (SSFC, 9/30/01, p.A17)
2001        Sep 29, It was reported that Swaziland King Mswati III had told the country’s young women to stop having sex for 5 years to help stop the spread of AIDS. 25% of the country’s 900,000 people were estimated to be infected.
    (SFC, 9/29/01, p.B2)

2001        Sep 30, Pres. Bush authorized $100 million in new relief aid to Afghan refugees.
    (SFC, 10/1/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 30, ExciteAtHome, a firm that connected cable companies to the Internet, declared bankruptcy. A month later some 764,000 AT&T customers found their Internet access shut down.
    (SSFC, 12/2/01, p.A16)
2001        Sep 30, Dr. John Cunningham Lilly, dolphin and counter culture researcher, died at age 86. His books included "Man and Dolphin" and "The Mind of the Dolphin."
    (SFC, 10/6/01, p.A18)
2001        Sep 30, Leaders of the Taliban said they had Osama bin Laden "under our control," but would release him to the US only if shown proof that he plotted the Sep 11 attacks. Pres. Bush said he would not negotiate.
    (SFC, 10/1/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 30, Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance leader Younis Qanooni said he was optimistic about meeting with King Zahir Shah (86).
    (SFC, 10/1/01, p.A3)
2001        Sep 30, Pashtun chiefs from both sides of the Afghan-Pakistan border met in Quetta to discuss the crisis brought on by the Sep 11 attacks on the US. The groups included the Kuchi, Zadran, Ghilzai and Buzdar and were crucial in the Taliban’s rise to power.
    (SFC, 10/2/01, p.A6)
2001        Sep 30, In Chechnya militants staged raids on army, police and administrative buildings over the weekend. In Kurchaloi 2 policemen were killed and 14 wounded.
    (WSJ, 10/1/01, p.A21)
2001        Sep 30, Israeli troops killed 3 Palestinians in the West Bank. The Palestinian death toll reached 18 since the cease-fire pledge last week.
    (SFC, 10/1/01, p.A8)

2001        Sep, Larry Ellison of Oracle Corp. advocated a national ID card system and said Oracle software could be used.
    (SFC, 5/20/02, p.A13)
2001        Sep, In Eritrea mass arrests took place of hundreds of politicians, journalists and suspected spies.
    (AP, 9/19/11)
2001        Sep, El Salvador was among the nations that signed the Inter-American Democratic Charter that committed all members to refuse to recognize any government resulting from a military coup.
    (SSFC, 4/21/02, p.A24)
2001        Sep, Irineos I was elected by a 17-member church synod and coronated as the Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church in the Holy Land.
    (SSFC, 10/14/01, p.A17)
2001        Sep Yusuf Qaradawi (75), an Egyptian Muslim scholar living in Qatar, took part in a conference in Rome aimed at promoting Muslim-Christian dialogue.
    (WSJ, 10/15/01, p.A19)

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