Timeline 2000 (A) January-March

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2000        Jan 1, The Jewish calendar year was 5760 and the new year scheduled for Sep 30. The Hindu year was 1921. The Chinese year was 4697 with the new year on Feb 5. The Muslim lunar year was 1420 with the new year on Apr 6.
    (SFC, 1/1/2000, p.A18)
2000        Jan 1, The arrival of 2000 saw no terrorist attacks, Y2K meltdowns or mass suicides among doomsday cults, but instead saw seven continents stepping joyously and peacefully into the New Year.
    (AP, 1/1/01)
2000        Jan 1, Wisconsin beat Stanford, 17-to-9, to become the first Big Ten team to win consecutive Rose Bowls.
    (SFEC, 1/2/00, p.A1)(AP, 1/1/01)
2000        Jan 1, Some 254 hours of Nixon White House tapes were to be made available for public duplication and sale under a 1996 agreement. Another 2,338 hours, mostly unrelated to Watergate, were to be released over the next few years.
    (SFEC, 8/8/99, p.A3)
2000        Jan 1, In California the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act became law. It validated all transactions formed, transmitted and recorded electronically, with certain exemptions.
    (SFEC, 1/2/00, p.B1)
2000        Jan 1, The $1.25 billion ($400 million) Millennium Dome at Greenwich, designed by Lord Richard Rogers, was built to inaugurate the millennium and provide an exhibition space for one year. The monograph "Richard Rogers; Complete Works, Volume One" was published in late 1999. The cable-stayed dome was suspended from 12 projecting masts. It failed expectations, but was reincarnated in 2007 as The O2, an all –purpose entertainment center.
    (SFC, 2/1/99, p.A6,8)(SFEM, 1/2/00, p.12)(Econ, 6/23/07, p.64)
2000        Jan 1, In England the Cezanne painting "Auvers-Sur-Oise," valued at $4.8 million, was stolen from the Ashmoleum Museum in Oxford.
    (SFEC, 1/2/00, p.A2)
2000        Jan 1, In southwestern France Robert Lund reported that his wife, Evelyn (52), was missing from their home. He told investigators he believed she had an accident after drinking heavily and setting off to visit friends. Her body was found inside her car in Lake Bancalie in 2002. Lund was sentenced to 12 years in jail in 2007 for the involuntary homicide of his wife. Lund insisted he was innocent as his third trial in the case opened in 2011. On Dec 16, 2011, Lund was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
    (AP, 12/12/11)(AFP, 12/16/11)
2000        Jan 1, On his first full day as acting president, Vladimir Putin assured Russians there would be no "vacuum of power" after Boris Yeltsin’s surprise resignation.
    (AP, 1/1/01)

2000        Jan 2, Steven Ray Thacker (29) of Oklahoma was arrested in Tennessee following a 3-state crime spree that left 3 people dead.
    (SFC, 1/3/00, p.A5)
2000        Jan 2, Elmo Russell Zumwalt Jr., former US Navy commander, died at age 79. He and his son authored "My Father, My Son" in 1986 and his son died shortly thereafter from cancer that they attributed to Agent Orange. In 1976 Adm. Zumwalt authored "My Watch."
    (SFC, 1/3/00, p.A5)
2000        Jan 2, Patrick O'Brian, (born in England as Richard Patrick Russ), celebrated novelist, died at age 85 in Ireland while writing his 21st novel set during the Napoleonic wars. His 1st Aubrey and Maturin novel was "Master and Commander," begun in 1969 was published in 1970. His first novel was "The Golden Ocean" written in 1956.
    (SFC, 1/8/00, p.A19)(WSJ, 11/7/03, p.W15)
2000        Jan 2 In Somalia Shuab Mohamed Hussein, a CARE engineer, was killed during an ambush north of Mogadishu.
    (SFC, 1/4/00, p.A12)

2000        Jan 3, The last new daily "Peanuts" strip by Charles Schulz ran in 26-hundred newspapers.
    (AP, 1/3/01)
2000        Jan 3, Pres. Clinton opened peace talks between Syria and Israel in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
    (SFC, 1/4/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 3, In Brazil flooding killed at least 11 people in Rio de Janeiro.
    (WSJ, 1/4/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 3, In Croatia a center-left coalition won the elections over the nationalist Democratic Union (HDZ). Leading the coalition were Ivica Racan (55) of the Social Democratic Party and Drazen Budisa (52) of the Social-Liberals.
    (SFC, 1/4/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 3, A curfew was imposed in southern Egypt following violence between Muslims and Christians that left 20 Christians and Muslim dead in the village of el-Kusheh (Al Kosheh).
    (SFC, 1/4/00, p.A12)(SFC, 6/30/01, p.A10)
2000        Jan 3, Germany reported plans to cut the tax on profits from sales of shares held less than a year, making 50% of the gains taxable rather than 100%. The change would be effective in 2001.
    (WSJ, 1/4/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 3, In Indonesia new fighting in the Spice Islands left at least 18 people dead.
    (SFC, 1/4/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 3, In India controlled Kashmir a land mine killed 17 people.
    (WSJ, 1/4/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 3, In Beirut, Lebanon, assailants fired rocket-propelled grenades at the Russian Embassy. One police officer and one attacker were killed. In northern Lebanon Muslim militants killed 4 soldiers and 3 hostages.
    (SFC, 1/4/00, p.A10,12)
2000        Jan 3, In Russia acting Pres. Putin fired Tatyana Dyachenko, the daughter of Boris Yeltsin and Kremlin image advisor from her post in one of his first official acts, moving quickly to distance himself from Yeltsin’s scandal-tinged administration.
    (SFC, 1/4/00, p.A10)(AP, 1/3/01)
2000        Jan 3, In Sri Lanka fighting was reported at a key northern pass that had left 60 people dead on both sides.
    (WSJ, 1/3/00, p.A1)

2000        Jan 4, Former presidential rival Elizabeth Dole endorsed fellow Republican George W. Bush.
    (AP, 1/4/01)
2000        Jan 4, In China the State Development Planning Commission announced that private enterprise should be put on "equal footing with state-owned enterprises."
    (SFC, 1/5/00, p.A6)
2000        Jan 4, In Colombia Red Cross work shut down after peasant refugees took 40 hostages in Bogota and demanded homes.
    (WSJ, 1/5/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 4, In Indonesia at least 17 people were killed when troops opened fire on Christian and Muslim mobs on Seram Island in Maluku province. Thousands of people fled violence and poured into Ternate, the capital of North Maluku. Refugees claimed that hundreds of people died in fighting over 2 days.
    (SFC, 1/5/00, p.A6)(SFC, 1/7/00, p.D3)
2000        Jan 4, Israel and Palestine agreed on an Israeli troop pullback and the transfer of an additional 5% of West Bank land.
    (SFC, 1/5/00, p.A6)(AP, 1/4/01)
2000        Jan 4, In Srinagar, Kashmir, 13 people and a horse were blown up in an explosion set by insurgents in a vegetable market used by Indian troops.
    (SFC, 1/22/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 4, In Namibia gunmen attacked a family of French tourists, killed 3 children and wounded the parents. Unita rebels were blamed.
    (WSJ, 1/5/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 4, In Norway 2 passenger trains collided 110 miles north of Oslo. At least 20 people were believed to have died.
    (WSJ, 1/5/00, p.A1)(SFC, 1/6/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 4, In Colombo, Sri Lanka, a suicide bomber set off explosives strapped to her body and killed herself and 19 [12] others near the prime minister's office. A Tamil politician was shot dead by motorcycle assassin nearby.
    (SFC, 1/5/00, p.A8)(WSJ, 1/6/00, p.A1)

2000        Jan 5, Democratic presidential candidates Al Gore and Bill Bradley engaged in a feisty debate in Durham, New Hampshire.
    (AP, 1/5/01)
2000        Jan 5, Touching off angry protests by Cuban-Americans in Miami, the US government decided to send six-year-old Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba. After a legal battle, and the seizure of Elian from the home of his US relatives, the boy was returned to Cuba in June.
    (SFC, 1/6/00, p.A1)(AP, 1/5/01)
2000        Jan 5, In the Ivory Coast Gen. Robert Guei announced that he was suspending the country's staggering foreign debt payments.
    (SFC, 1/6/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 5, In Nigeria rival youths of the Yoruba and Hausa tribes clashed in Lagos and Ibadan and some 35 people were killed.
    (SFC, 1/7/00, p.D3)
2000        Jan 5, In Karachi, Pakistan, freed militant Masood Azhar called on some 10,000 followers to liberated Kashmir and to destroy India and the US.
    (SFC, 1/6/00, p.A8)
2000        Jan 5, The 17th Karmapa, Ugyen Trinley Dorje (14), arrived in India after a week-long flight from Tsurphu Monastery in Tibet.
    (SFC, 1/7/00, p.D3)

2000        Jan 6, Republican presidential candidates debated in Durham, New Hampshire, with such issues as taxes and gays in the military dominating the discussion.
    (AP, 1/6/01)
2000        Jan 6, The US Army replaced the Young & Rubicam ad agency after a 1999 recruit shortfall of 6,290. Rubicam held the contract for 12 years and crafted the slogan: "Be all that you can be."
    (WSJ, 1/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 6, Florida lawmakers passed a bill to give death row inmates the option of lethal injection rather than the electric chair.
    (SFC, 1/7/00, p.A2)
2000        Jan 6, In Miami hundreds of Cuban Americans protested the INS decision to return Elian Gonzalez to his father in Cuba. At least 135 people were arrested.
    (SFC, 1/7/00, p.A3)(AP, 1/6/01)
2000        Jan 6, Two Austrian banks, Bank Austria and Creditanstalt, agreed to a $40 million settlement with an estimated 1,000 Holocaust victims or their heirs for having confiscated their assets.
    (SFC, 1/7/00, p.D2)
2000        Jan 6, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth the Second, would marry his longtime girlfriend, public relations executive Sophie Rhys-Jones, later in the year.
    (AP, 1/6/01)
2000        Jan 6, In China the state-controlled Catholic Church ordained 5 new bishops while the Pope elevated 12 prelates in St. Peter's Basilica.
    (SFC, 1/7/00, p.A14)
2000        Jan 6, In Ecuador police broke up a march in Quito where people demanded the ouster of Pres. Mahuad following a state of emergency and currency plunge.
    (WSJ, 1/7/00, p.A1)

2000        Jan 7, Pres. Clinton announced a $91 million program to protect computer security as part of the 2001 fiscal budget.
    (SFC, 1/8/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 7, US Representative Dan Burton (Republican, Indiana), subpoenaed Elian Gonzalez to testify before Congress, a bid to keep Elian in the United States for at least another month while courts decided whether the six-year-old should be returned to Cuba. Elian never actually testified.
    (AP, 1/7/01)
2000        Jan 7, Johnny Ely (66), a short-order cook, won the New York State Lottery Millennium Millions $100 million jackpot. He elected a one-time pay out of $44 million with $17 million in taxes.
    (SFC, 1/8/00, p.A2)
2000        Jan 7, Some 200 million Orthodox Christians observed Christmas according to the old Julian calendar.
    (SFC, 1/8/00, p.C1)
2000        Jan 7, It was reported that hijackers in Europe were engaged in killing truck drivers and stealing their new trucks for resale. One 50-member ring confessed to the murder of 10 truckers at a charge of $8,500 per head.
    (SFC, 1/7/00, p.A14)
2000        Jan 7, In Germany it was reported that a recent series of tax cuts announced by Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder included a corporate exemption on capital gains taxes on the sale of shares in other corporations. Current capital gains taxes were close to 60%.
    (WSJ, 1/7/00, p.A14)
2000        Jan 7, In Greece the government promised tougher border security after a truck carrying 80 illegal immigrants from Turkey crashed and left 6 people dead.
    (SFC, 1/8/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 7, In Kosovo 2 Serbian women were killed by an ethnic Albanian gang in Prizren. Attacks in the last 2 days had left 4 Serb men wounded and 1 dead.
    (SFC, 1/8/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 7, Russia announced a suspension of aerial bombardment in Grozny to allow civilians to escape. A military shakeup was also announced.
    (SFC, 1/8/00, p.A1)

2000        Jan 8, During a debate in Johnston, Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley accused Al Gore of trying to scare voters by misrepresenting his health care proposal; for his part, the vice president said he had not been hiding in a Washington bunker but campaigning on "the front lines in the fight for our future."
    (AP, 1/8/01)
2000        Jan 8, The US Dept. of Transportation cited safety standards and decided not to remove restrictions on Mexican trucks crossing the border despite unrestricted access granted in 1995 as part of NAFTA.
    (SFEC, 1/9/00, p.A4)
2000        Jan 8, Uzbek Pres. Karimov was re-elected to a five-year term with more than 90 percent of the vote.
    (AP, 3/30/04)

2000        Jan 9, Pres. Clinton had dinner with Israeli PM Ehud Barak and Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa. It was the 1st time in half a century that the Israeli and Syrian leaders had shared a meal but no agreement on peace talks was expected.
    (SFC, 1/10/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 9, The controversial "Sensation" art exhibit ended its three-month run at the Brooklyn Museum, which had gotten into a fight with New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani over what the mayor called the exhibit’s offensive anti-Catholic content.
    (AP, 1/9/01)
2000        Jan 9, In Chechnya rebels attacked Russian positions in Argun, Shali and Gudermes as Russia continued a bombing halt for the Orthodox Christmas.
    (SFC, 1/10/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 9, Iraqi TV reported that US and British air strikes in southern Iraq wounded 3 people.
    (SFC, 1/10/00, p.A11)
2000        Jan 9, Park Tae-joon, the leader of the United Liberal Democrats, was appointed South Korea’s prime minister.
    (AP, 1/9/01)

2000        Jan 10, Peace talks between Israel and Syria recessed in West Virginia without agreement on new borders or any other major elements of a land-for-peace treaty.
    (AP, 1/10/01)
2000        Jan 10, Time Warner agreed to be acquired by AOL in a merger valued at $160-162 billion. In 2003 Alec Klein authored "Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Collapse of AOL Time Warner." In 2004 Nina Munk authored "Fools Rush In," an account of the merger.
    (SFC, 1/11/00, p.A1)(AP, 1/10/01)(WSJ, 6/20/03, p.W10)(WSJ, 1/23/04, p.W5)
2000        Jan 10, In Florida Judge Rosa Gonzalez ordered that Elian Gonzalez remain in the US until a March court date to hear arguments by the boy's relatives in Miami for Elian to remain in the US.
    (SFC, 1/11/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 10, Ecuador announced that its currency, the sucre, would be replaced with the US dollar. The sucre recently plunged to 29,000 to the dollar.
    (SFC, 1/11/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 10, India agreed to dismantle its largest single barrier to agriculture, textile and consumer product imports in a deal negotiated with the US. India agreed to lift over 1,400 specific restrictions, half of which would be implemented within 3 months.
    (WSJ, 1/10/00, p.A2)
2000        Jan 10, In Peru a passenger bus plunged into the Mantaro River 90 miles northeast of Lima and at least 27 people were killed.
    (SFC, 1/11/00, p.A11)
2000        Jan 10, In South Africa there was a rock fall at the African Rainbow Minerals gold mine. 9 miners were rescued after 4 days, but 4 were found dead and two were feared dead.
    (SFC, 1/14/00, p.D2)
2000        Jan 10, In Switzerland a Crossair Saab-340 airplane crashed after takeoff from Zurich and all 10 people aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 1/11/00, p.A11)

2000        Jan 11, Pres. Clinton signed a proclamation for the Grand Parashant National Monument with 1.014 million acres along the northern boundary of the Grand Canyon; the 71,100 acre Agua Fria National Monument near Phoenix; and the California Coastal National Monument, which includes thousands of islands, rocks and reefs along the 840 mile California coast.
    (SFC, 1/12/00, p.A3)(WSJ, 1/12/00, p.A4)
2000        Jan 11, Whittling away more of the federal government’s power over states, the US Supreme Court ruled, 5-to-4, that state employees cannot go into federal court to sue over age bias.
    (AP, 1/11/01)
2000        Jan 11, Carlton Fisk and Tony Perez were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
    (AP, 1/11/01)
2000        Jan 11, Algeria’s Pres. Bouteflika gave a blanket pardon to all members of the Islamic Salvation Army 2 days before a deadline for all Islamic militants to lay down their arms.
    (SFC, 1/12/00, p.A11)
2000        Jan 11, Britain and Iran signed a joint declaration to fight terrorism and drug trafficking, promote trade and strengthen ties.
    (SFC, 1/12/00, p.A11)
2000        Jan 11, An EU court ruled in favor of a German woman who claimed that a German constitutional ban against women bearing arms amounts to sexual discrimination.
    (SFC, 1/12/00, p.A11)
2000        Jan 11, In East Timor UN investigators found the bodies of 8 people in a mass grave. This brought the total number of bodies recovered since Sep to about 200.
    (SFC, 1/12/00, p.A11)
2000        Jan 11, In Russia acting Pres. Putin announced a 20% increase in pensions ahead of the Mar 26 elections.
    (SFC, 1/12/00, p.A11)

2000        Jan 12, The US Supreme Court gave police broad authority to stop and question people who run at the sight of an officer.
    (AP, 1/12/01)
2000        Jan 12, US Attorney General Janet Reno said that the Florida court order granting temporary custody of Elian Gonzalez to his great uncle had no force or effect on the INS decision that the boy should be returned to his father in Cuba.
    (SFC, 1/13/00, p.A3)
2000        Jan 12, Scientists reported that the temperature of the Earth's surface had risen 0.7-1.4 degrees Fahrenheit over the past century and that the Earth has been warming for the past 300 years.
    (SFC, 1/13/00, p.A7)
2000        Jan 12, Charlotte Hornets guard Bobby Phills was killed in a crash during a drag race.
    (AP, 1/12/01)
2000        Jan 12, An Argentine a tour bus crashed into a 2nd local bus in Brazil and 42 people were killed.
    (WSJ, 1/13/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 12, Forced to act by a European court ruling, the British government ended its ban on gay men and women serving in the armed forces.
    (SFC, 1/13/00, p.A1)(AP, 1/12/01)
2000        Jan 12, In Colombia rebels ended a holiday truce and 24 people were feared dead in attacks on southern mountain towns.
    (WSJ, 1/13/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 12, In Malaysia police arrested 3 vocal critics of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
    (SFC, 1/13/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 12, Turkish leaders postponed the execution of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.
    (SFC, 1/13/00, p.A12)

2000        Jan 13, Bill Gates stepped down as CEO of Microsoft and handed the leadership over to Steve Ballmer.
    (SFC, 1/14/00, p.A1)(AP, 1/13/01)
2000        Jan 13, In Algeria the deadline for the surrender of Islamic militants expired.
    (SFC, 1/14/00, p.A14)
2000        Jan 13, In Brazil Mexican singer Gloria Trevi was arrested with her manager Sergio Andrade and Maria Raquenal Portillo on Mexican charges of corrupting Karina Yapor (17).
    (SFC, 1/15/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 13, In France a 50 member surgical team performed the world's first double-hand and forearm transplant at Edouard-Herriot Hospital in a 17-hour operation led by Dr. Jean-Michel Dubernard.
    (SFC, 1/15/00, p.A3)
2000        Jan 13, Serbian authorities charged 144 jailed ethnic Albanians with terrorism in Kosovo during 1999.
    (SFC, 1/14/00, p.D2)
2000        Jan 13, In Vitina, Kosovo, Merita Shabiu, an 11-year-old Albanian girl, was raped and murdered. On Jan 16 American soldier, Staff Sgt. Frank J. Ronghi (35), was charged for the rape and murder. Ronghi later confessed and was sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFC, 1/17/00, p.A10)(WSJ, 1/17/00, p.A1)(SFC, 1/24/00, p.A9)(SFC, 8/2/00, p.A14)
2000        Jan 13, A Swiss Shorts 300-360 airplane carrying Libyan oil workers to a refinery at Marsa el-Brega crashed off the Libya coast and at least 15 of 41 people were killed.
    (SFC, 1/14/00, p.D2)(WSJ, 1/14/00, p.A1)

2000        Jan 14, The US federal government announced the return of 84,000 acres in northern Utah to the Ute Indians. The land was taken in 1916 for the rights to oil shale reserves.
    (SFC, 1/14/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 14, The Dow Jones reached a peak high.
    (NW, 3/17/03, p.44)
2000        Jan 14, In a massive demonstration demanding the return of Elian Gonzalez, tens of thousands of Cuban women marched to the U-S mission in Havana, waving Cuban flags and chanting, "Bring back our son!"
    (AP, 1/14/01)
2000        Jan 14, In Boston investigators found the bodies of 2 men and a woman believed to be the victims of mobsters Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi and James "Whitey" Bulger. One of the bodies was said to be Arthur "Bucky" Barrett, one of 6 men who stole $1.5 million in a 1980 bank robbery.
    (SFC, 1/15/00, p.A8)
2000        Jan 14, A UN tribunal sentenced five Bosnian Croat militiamen to up to 25 years in prison for a 1993 murder rampage that emptied a Bosnian village of every one of its Muslim inhabitants.
    (AP, 1/14/01)
2000        Jan 14, In Israel Lafi al-Rajabi (20), a Palestinian, died while under Israeli detention near Ariel. His body bore wounds, cuts and bruises. He had been arrested 7 months earlier for ties to criminal defendants and not carrying an ID card. An Israeli official said Lafi hanged himself and dismissed claims that he was abused.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.C16)(SFC, 1/21/00, p.D3)
2000        Jan 14, Russia published the 21-page "Concept on National Security" that detailed the scenarios under which it would use nuclear weapons.
    (SFC, 1/15/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 14, It was reported that Swiss scientists had found a way to make rice rich in beta carotene, the source of Vitamin A.
    (SFC, 1/14/00, p.A7)

2000        Jan 15, The US EPA placed new restrictions on the cultivation of genetically modified Bt corn.
    (SFEC, 1/16/00, p.A5)
2000        Jan 15, Madeleine Albright stopped in Colombia to discuss a $1.2 billion emergency aid package that included $400 million for 30 US Blackhawk helicopters to help in the drug war.
    (SFEC, 1/16/00, p.A25)
2000        Jan 15, In Belgrade Serbian paramilitary leader Zeljko Raznatovic (47), aka Arkan, was shot dead along with associates. Serb police later arrested 3 suspects, Dobrosav Gavric (23), Dejan Pitulic (33), and Vujadin Krstic (36), and called the murder a gangland hit.
    (SFEC, 1/16/00, p.A1,16)(SFEC, 1/23/00, p.A27)(WSJ, 1/24/00, p.A23)
2000        Jan 15, In China 5.9 and 6.5 earthquakes hit in Yunnan province and 4 people were killed.
    (SFEC, 1/16/00, p.A25)
2000        Jan 15, In Colombia the government military claimed to have killed 44 guerrillas. 6 soldier and police also died as well as 8 civilians in a town 30 miles southeast of Bogota.
    (SFC, 1/18/00, p.A9)
2000        Jan 15, In San Jose, Costa Rica, a Czech-built Let 410 Taxi Aereo Centroamericano flight crashed and 4 people were killed with 17 injured.
    (SFC, 1/17/00, p.A11)
2000        Jan 15, In Russia Gennady Zyuganov and Grigory Yavlinsky joined the presidential race.
    (SFEC, 1/16/00, p.A16)

2000        Jan 16, In Kosovo an American soldier, Staff Sgt. Frank J. Ronghi (35), was charged with the rape and murder of an 11-year-old Albanian girl.
    (SFC, 1/17/00, p.A10)(WSJ, 1/17/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 16, Nelson Mandela addressed peace talks in Arusha, Tanzania, and admonished the leaders of Burundi for having failed their people and all of Africa.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 16, In Chechnya Russian warplanes bombarded the area around Grozny and federal forces reported 120 rebels killed. Islamic militants reported at least 18 civilians killed.
    (SFC, 1/17/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 16, In Chile Socialist Ricardo Lagos (61) won the presidential elections in a 51.3% to 48.7% vote over Joaquin Lavin, a former aide to Gen. Pinochet.
    (SFC, 1/17/00, p.A10)(WSJ, 1/17/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 16, In Colombia at least 13 guerrillas were killed in Bolivar state. Rebel bombings of power lines left Medellin out of power for several hours. Rebels blew up 22 high-voltage pylons that took out power in Antioquia, Choco and Cordoba provinces.
    (SFC, 1/18/00, p.A9)(WSJ, 1/18/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 16, Prince Ernst August of Hannover (b.1954), a great-grandson of the last German emperor, Wilhelm II, slapped hotel owner Josef Brunlehner on Lamu Island, Kenya, allegedly as a symbolic reproach over noise from a disco. He was pursued in Germany where the law allows prosecutors to charge citizens who commit crimes abroad. August was convicted in 2004 and fined $633,000. In 2010 August was retried on charges of causing serious bodily harm. On march 9, 2010, a German judge sentenced Prince August to pay a fine of euro200,000 ($270,000) after convicting him for the decade-old altercation.
    (AP, 1/13/10)(SFC, 1/14/10, p.A2)(www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-6780117.html)(AP, 3/9/10)
2000        Jan 16, In Lhasa, Tibet, Soinam Puncog (2), was designated the 7th Reting Lama in a ceremony presided over by Chinese authorities.
    (SFC, 1/18/00, p.A8)
2000        Jan 16, In Uganda a weekend rebel attack by Allied Democratic Forces killed 25 civilians and 3 soldiers at the Kirindi camp, 186 miles west of Kampala.
    (SFC, 1/18/00, p.A12)

2000        Jan 17, The Clinton administration announced that talks between Israel and Syria had been postponed indefinitely.
    (SFC, 1/18/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 17, In Columbia, South Carolina, some 46,000 demonstrators marched on the Statehouse on Martin Luther King Day decrying the Confederate flag as a symbol of slavery and racism and called for the removal on the flag.
    (SFC, 1/18/00, p.A1)(AP, 1/17/01)
2000        Jan 17, British pharmaceutical firms Glaxo Wellcome PLC and SmithKline Beecham PLC announced a merger to form the world’s largest drug maker valued at $186 billion.
    (SFC, 1/17/00, p.A1)(AP, 1/17/01)   
2000        Jan 17, In Chechnya Russian aircraft and artillery bombed Grozny with a record number of attacks.
    (SFC, 1/18/00, p.A8)
2000        Jan 17, A boat carrying 40 migrants trying to illegally reach Puerto Rico sank off the Dominican coast after leaving Sabana de la Mar and at least 8 people were killed.
    (SFC, 1/18/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 17, In Ecuador police broke up a march by oil workers in Quito as some 30,000 troops were deployed in fears of unrest.
    (WSJ, 1/18/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 17, In Indonesia angry Muslims burned as many as a dozen churches at Mataram and Ampenan on Lombok Island.
    (SFC, 1/18/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 17, Huseyin Velioglu, founder and leader of Turkish Hezbollah, was killed in a shootout with Turkish Police during a raid in the Istanbul suburb of Beykoz.

2000        Jan 18, A US test missile fired from the Marshall Islands failed to shoot down a mock warhead fired from a California air base. In a blow to the Pentagon’s push to develop a national missile defense by 2005, officials announced that a prototype missile interceptor had roared into space in search of a mock warhead over the Pacific, but had failed to hit it.
    (SFC, 1/19/00, p.A3)(AP, 1/18/01)
2000        Jan 18, In Chechnya Russian troops began moving through the streets of Grozny in the most intense ground attack in 4 months.
    (SFC, 1/19/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 18, In Chechnya Russian Gen. Mikhail Malofeyev went missing in Grozny following an ambush and rebel commanders later reported that they had him captured.
    (SFC, 1/21/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 18, In China the Intermediate People's Court in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, convicted 13 Uigher defendants of separatism, murder, robbery and illegally dealing in weapons. 5 of the convicted were sentenced to death.
    (SFC, 1/25/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 18, In Indonesia Muslim mobs attacked the Christian minority for a 2nd day in Lombok.
    (SFC, 1/19/00, p.A13)

2000        Jan 19, Michael Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy, was charged with bludgeoning to death 15-year-old Martha Moxley in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1975, when he was also 15.
    (AP, 1/19/01)
2000        Jan 19, Transmeta Corp. leaders unveiled a pair of new microprocessors named Crusoe designed for hand-held Internet-access devices.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.B2)
2000        Jan 19, Scientists noted a "giant horseshoe pattern" of warm air over the western Pacific Ocean called the "Pacific Decadal Oscillation." It was expected to effect weather for the next 20 years.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 19, In New Jersey 3 students were killed in a fire at a dormitory at Seton Hall Univ. 62 students were injured. In 2006 two former roommates pleaded guilty to arson admitting that a prank had got out of hand.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A3)(SFC, 11/16/06, p.A15)
2000        Jan 19, Dr. G. Ledyard Stebbins Jr. (b.1906), considered to be the founder of evolutionary botany, died in Davis, Ca. His books included “Variation and Evolution in Plants" (1950), “Flowering Plants: Evolution Above the Species Level" (1974), and “Chromosomal Evolution in Higher Plants" (1971). In 2007 his autobiography was published under the title “The Ladyslipper and I, Autobiography of G. Ledyard Stebbins."
    (Fremontia, Fall, 2008, p.24)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._Ledyard_Stebbins)
2000        Jan 19, Bettino Craxi (65), former 2-term Italian premier, died in Tunisia. He had fled Italy in 1994 to escape a corruption jail sentence.
    (WSJ, 1/20/00, p.A1)(Econ, 1/9/10, p.53)
2000        Jan 19, Actress Hedy Lamarr (b.1913) died in Orlando, Fla. Her career began with the 1933 Czechoslovakian film "Ecstasy." In 2011 Richard Rhodes authored “Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World."
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A10,E1)(SSFC, 12/18/11, p.F3)
2000        Jan 19, In Austria the union-backed Social Democrats and the pro-business Austrian People's Party formed a coalition (the Reds and Blacks) to keep the right-wing Freedom Party of Joerg Haider out of the government.
    (SFC, 1/21/00, p.D2)

2000        Jan 20, The Clinton administration issued visas to the grandmothers of Elian Gonzalez, enabling them to visit the United States to make their case for the six-year-old’s return to Cuba.
    (AP, 1/20/01)
2000        Jan 20, Census 2000 officially got under way as Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt knocked on the door of a small wood-frame house in Unalakleet, Alaska, to begin the nationwide head count.
    (SFC, 1/21/00, p.A1)(AP, 1/20/01)   
2000        Jan 20, Madeleine Albright told visiting Indonesian Foreign Minister, Alwi Shihab, that the US would increase aid from $75 million to $125 million.
    (SFC, 1/21/00, p.D3)
2000        Jan 20, Jesse Helms addressed the UN Security Council and argued that the US Congress has the right to dictate conditions for payment of American debt to the organization.
    (SFC, 1/21/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 20, Enron Corp. announced a deal with Sun Microsystems in which it would buy 18,000 computer servers, just before it released its earnings statement. It was later learned that at least one Enron partnership removed a hedge to limit price swings and made a gain of $80-100 million as Enron stock soared. The sun deal died within 6 months.
    (WSJ, 2/15/02, p.C1)
2000        Jan 20, It was reported that the number of Internet users in China had more than doubled over the last 6 months from 4 to 8.9 million, most of them young single men.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.C16)
2000        Jan 20, In Germany Wolfgang Huellen (49), a finance official of the Christian Democratic Party, committed suicide in Berlin over fear of an audit of the party's finances.
    (SFC, 1/21/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 20, Greece and Turkey signed a series of accords to regulate commerce, provide for cooperation in fighting organized crime, preventing illegal immigration, promoting tourism and protecting the Aegean Sea environment.
    (SFC, 1/21/00, p.D2)
2000        Jan 20, In Israel the attorney general called for a criminal investigation into possible tax evasion by Pres. Ezer Weizman. Weizman was reported to have accepted $453,465 from Edouard Saroussi, a French executive, from 1988 to 1993.
    (SFC, 1/21/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 20, Poland expelled 9 Russian diplomats under allegations of spying.
    (WSJ, 1/21/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 20, In Turkey authorities unearthed 3 bodies from a coal shed in Ankara a day after 10 bodies were found strangled and left in a coal bin of an Istanbul house. Hezbollah militants were blamed.
    (SFC, 1/21/00, p.D3)

2000        Jan 21, The grandmothers of Elian Gonzalez traveled to the United States to plead for the boy’s return to Cuba.
    (AP, 1/21/01)
2000        Jan 21, The US NASDAQ market rose to a record 4,235.4.
    (SFC, 1/22/00, p.E1)
2000        Jan 21, Negotiators in Geneva agreed to new guidelines governing children in combat after the US dropped its opposition to establishing 18 as the minimum age for sending soldiers into combat.
    (SFC, 1/22/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 21, In Algeria nearly 60 soldiers and Islamic insurgents were killed near Relizane. Security forces killed 12 insurgents in Sid Ali Bounab.
    (SFC, 1/24/00, p.A7)
2000        Jan 21, In Austria the 2-day old ruling coalition collapsed.
    (SFC, 1/22/00, p.A11)
2000        Jan 21, In China it was reported that some 700 investigators had gathered over the last 2 months in Xiamen, formerly called Amoy, to investigate corruption and the smuggling of some $9.5 billion worth of goods.
    (SFC, 1/21/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 21, In Ecuador the military demanded the resignation of Pres. Jamil Mahuad and declared itself in charge through a 3-man junta that included Gen. Carlos Mendoza, indigenous leader Antonio Vargas and former Supreme Court Chief Carlos Solorzano.
    (SFC, 1/22/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 21, In Japan 6 people that included the daughter (16) of Shoko Asahara broke into the Aum cult's Asashimura facility and kidnapped the 7-year-old son of Asahara. Two of the kidnappers were arrested over the next 2 days. The boy was found Jan 23 in the resort town of Hakone.
    (SFEC, 1/23/00, p.A22)(SFC, 1/24/00, p.A7)
2000        Jan 21, In Madrid, Spain, Basque separatists ended a 19-month lull in their guerrilla war with a remote bomb that killed Lt. Col. Pedro Antonio Blanco Garcia (48).
    (SFC, 1/22/00, p.A10)

2000        Jan 22, Elian Gonzalez’s grandmothers met privately with US Attorney General Janet Reno as they appealed for help in removing the boy from his Florida relatives and reuniting him with his father in Cuba.
    (AP, 1/22/01)
2000        Jan 22, Food writer Craig Claiborne died at a New York hospital at age 79.
    (AP, 1/22/01)
2000        Jan 22, In Chechnya Russian forces claimed control over a third of Grozny. Russian commander Viktor Kazantsev said Pres. Aslan Maskhadov was wounded in fighting in the Argun Gorge.
    (SFEC, 1/23/00, p.A27)
2000        Jan 22, In Ecuador Vice President Gustavo Noboa took over as president under int'l. pressure against the civilian-military junta.
    (SFEC, 1/23/00, p.A21)
2000        Jan 22, In Turkey the body of Konca Kuris, described as a Muslim feminist, was exhumed in Konya, 220 miles northwest of Mersin. Her body was one of 33 found at properties used by Hezbollah, a radical group dedicated to overthrowing the Turkish state and establishing an Islamic republic.
    (SFC, 1/26/00, p.A9)

2000        Jan 23, At the 57th Golden Globe Awards "American Beauty" won the best dramatic film category, "Toy Story 2" won for best musical or comedy, and "The Sopranos" won for best dramatic TV series.
    (SFC, 1/24/00, p.D1)
2000        Jan 23, The Tennessee Titans advanced to the Super Bowl by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-to-14 in the AFC Championship game. The St. Louis Rams defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11-to-6 to win the NFC Championship.
    (AP, 1/23/01)
2000        Jan 23, An ice storm in the Southeast and Midwest knocked out electrical services to a half-million customers. The storm caused a truck to jackknife north of Kansas City resulting in a multicar accident the killed 10 people.
    (SFC, 1/24/00, p.A2)
2000        Jan 23, NFL star Derrick Thomas was injured when the sport utility vehicle he was driving overturned on an icy road in Missouri; Thomas died February eighth. The crash also claimed the life of Thomas’ friend, Michael Tellis.
    (AP, 1/23/01)
2000        Jan 23, In Chechnya rebels ambushed Russian troops in Staraya Sunzha village and 8 soldiers were killed. The body of Gen. Mikhail Malofeyev was found in Grozny. A Chechen commander denied reports that Pres. Maskhadov was wounded.
    (SFC, 1/24/00, p.A7)
2000        Jan 23, In Spain some 1.1 million people marched in Madrid to protest the recent car-bomb attack by Basque separatists.
    (SFC, 1/24/00, p.A6)

2000        Jan 24, A torrent of data to the US National Security Agency brought the system to a crashing halt that lasted 3½ days.
    (Econ, 2/27/10, p.18)(http://intellit.muskingum.edu/nsa_folder/nsa00.html)
2000        Jan 24, In the Iowa Caucuses Vice Pres. Al Gore won over Bill Bradley 63 to 35%; Texas Gov. George W. Bush won over Steve Forbes 41 to 30%.
    (SFC, 1/25/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 24, The US Supreme Court upheld a Missouri law that limited contributions to candidates for statewide office.
    (SFC, 1/25/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 24, Stanislav Lunev, a former Soviet spy, testified at a congressional hearing that Soviet operatives had placed weapons and communications caches in California and other states during and after the Cold War to destabilize the US in the event of war.
    (SFC, 1/25/00, p.A4)
2000        Jan 24, Pres. Kabila met with other African presidents at the UN to end the Congo civil war. Kabila demanded that the UN deploy a peace-keeping force to monitor the truce.
    (SFC, 1/25/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 24, In Croatia 42% of voters chose Stipe Mesic for president and 28% chose Drazen Budisa. A runoff was set for Feb 7.
    (SFC, 1/25/00, p.A11)
2000        Jan 24, In Sudan Pres. Omar el-Bashir reappointed an entirely new government. He fired 10 ministers, disbanded 2 ministries and appointed 25 new state governors.
    (SFC, 1/25/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 24, In Thailand security forces stormed a hospital and ended a 22-hour standoff with Burmese guerrillas. 10 rebels of the "God's Army" were reported killed. The hostage-takers were executed after surrendering to security forces.
    (SFC, 1/25/00, p.A10)(SFC, 1/27/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 24, In Uganda members of the Karamojong tribe attacked and killed 14-100 herders from Kenya's Pokot tribe in the northern Moriat Hills.
    (SFC, 1/28/00, p.A15)

2000        Jan 25, Martina Navratilova entered the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
    (AP, 1/25/01)
2000        Jan 25, Under government orders, the Florida relatives of Elian Gonzalez agreed to make the boy available for a meeting with his Cuban grandmothers at a neutral site.
    (AP, 1/25/01)
2000        Jan 25, A snow storm hit the East Coast and left Raleigh, NC, with over a foot of snow. At least 5 deaths were blamed on the storm.
    (SFC, 1/26/00, p.A3)(WSJ, 1/26/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 25, In Texas a tanker truck with 9000 gallons of furfural overturned and spilled the toxic chemical, which is used in manufacturing, into a drainage ditch that flows into San Martin Lake. An estimated 6 million fish and dozens of ducks were soon found dead.
    (SFC, 2/12/00, p.A9)
2000        Jan 25, In Bosnia NATO peacekeepers arrested Mitar Vasiljevic (45), a member of the White Eagles Bosnian-Serb paramilitary group, on charges of extermination of Bosnian Muslim civilians between 1992 and 1994. The charges included helping to burn scores of Muslims to death in Visegrad.
    (SFC, 1/26/00, p.A9)
2000        Jan 25, The Russian government announced that 1,055 servicemen had been killed and 3,206 wounded in Chechnya since Oct 1.
    (SFC, 1/27/00, p.A13)
2000        Jan 25, A complaint was submitted in Dakar, Senegal, against former Chad dictator Hissene Habre. It detailed 97 allegations of political killings, 142 cases of torture and 100 disappearances.
    (SFC, 1/27/00, p.C2)

2000        Jan 26, The grandmothers of Elian Gonzalez hugged and kissed the six-year-old boy during a tense, 90-minute meeting in Miami Beach, Florida, that had been arranged by the U-S government.
    (AP, 1/26/01)
2000        Jan 26, Tennis great Don Budge, who in 1938 became the first Grand Slam winner, died in Scranton, Pennsylvania, at age 84.
    (AP, 1/26/01)
2000        Jan 26, The UN appointed Hans Blix of Sweden to be the new weapons inspector for Iraq.
    (SFC, 1/27/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan 26, In Thailand the legendary 24-year leader of the Karen National Union (KNU), was voted out of the chairmanship. Saw Ba Thin was elected as the new chairman of the Karen National Union (KNU).
    (SFC, 1/28/00, p.A14)(SFC, 2/22/00, p.A8)
2000        Jan 26, In China the State Bureau of Secrecy issued a 20-article circular that banned discussion of state secrets on the Internet, in e-mail, and in chat rooms or bulletin boards. Content and service providers were also required to undergo a "security certification" prior to operation.
    (SFC, 1/27/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 26, The EU and Yugoslavia crafted a $24 million plan to clear Danube River bridge debris due to NATO bombing.
    (WSJ, 1/27/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 26, In Serbia police killed 2 ethnic Albanian brothers on the southern border known as Eastern Kosovo.
    (SFEC, 3/5/00, p.A25)
2000        Jan 26, In Pakistan 6 of the Supreme Court's 13 judges refused to take a new oath under the provisional military government. Of 102 judges, 89 took the oath. The oath protected the military from legal action.
    (SFC, 1/27/00, p.C16)

2000        Jan 27, Pres. Clinton gave his last State of the Union address. His proposals included a $250 billion tax cut; tough gun control measures; expanded tax breaks for vaccine development; new education spending; and approval of the China WTO accord. Clinton proposed a $350 billion tax cut, big spending increases for schools and health care and photo ID licenses for handgun purchases in his final State of the Union address.
    (WSJ, 1/28/00, p.A1,3)(AP, 1/27/01)
2000        Jan 27, The US and China agreed to resume normal military ties.
    (SFC, 1/28/00, p.D2)
2000        Jan 27, In Ecuador hundreds of military officers were arrested or detained for their role in toppling Pres. Mahuad. Gustavo Noboa named a finance chief who would press to make dollars the country's currency.
    (WSJ, 1/28/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 27, In Egypt a new law which expanded women's right to divorce passed the People's Assembly. Travel freedoms were excised at the last minute.
    (SFC, 1/28/00, p.A15)(SFC, 9/28/01, p.D3)
2000        Jan 27, In Iraq the execution of 26 political prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison reportedly took place. Another 13 political detainees were later reported to have died there in the last 2 months from torture neglect and malnutrition.
    (SFC, 2/19/00, p.C1)
2000        Jan 27, In Sri Lanka a parcel bomb exploded in a post office and killed at least 11 people in Tamil-dominated Vavuniya. 73 people were injured and Tamil rebels were blamed.
    (SFC, 1/28/00, p.A15)

2000        Jan 28, Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, the Florida nun selected by Attorney General Janet Reno as a neutral party in the custody battle over Elian Gonzalez, sought unsuccessfully to persuade Reno to change her mind about returning the six-year-old to Cuba.
    (AP, 1/28/01)
2000        Jan 28, In Karachi, Pakistan, a bomb exploded in a Mosque and killed 4 people with 28 wounded.
    (SFC, 1/29/00, p.C1)
2000        Jan 28, In Turkey police uncovered 7 more bodies at a Hezbollah hideout and the government ordered clerics to read a sermon denouncing violence. Captured militants in Batman led police to a cache of small arms that included 26 AK-47 assault rifles.
    (SFC, 1/29/00, p.A9)

2000        Jan 29, Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott, architects of San Francisco’s Super Bowl dynasty, were among five individuals elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
    (AP, 1/29/01)
2000        Jan 29, In Arris, Algeria, 11 community guards were killed by Islamic militants of the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat led by Hassan Hattab.
    (SFC, 2/1/00, p.B2)
2000        Jan 29, In Montreal, Canada, the first int'l. agreement on genetically modified agricultural products was produced. The UN-sponsored "Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety" required exporters to label modified products with the label "May contain living modified organisms."
    (SFEC, 1/30/00, p.A1)(AP, 1/29/01)
2000        Jan 29, In Switzerland Pres. Clinton addressed the World Economic Forum at Davos and urged corporate leaders to help lift the burden of debt from developing countries and to examine environmental concerns. Some 1000 protestors demonstrated outside.
    (SFEC, 1/30/00, p.A16)

2000        Jan 30, In Atlanta the St. Louis Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans 23-16 in Super Bowl XXXIV.
    (SFC, 1/31/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 30, Elian Gonzalez’s grandmothers returned home to a hero’s welcome in Cuba, vowing to continue the struggle to wrest the six-year-old shipwreck survivor from relatives in Miami.
    (AP, 1/30/01)
2000        Jan 30, A Kenyan Airbus 310 crashed into the sea after takeoff from Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Kenya Airways Flight 431 carried 179 people. 10 survivors were pulled from the water.
    (SFC, 1/31/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 1/31/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 30, In Lebanon Col. Akl Hashem,  2nd in command of the Israeli-backed South Lebanese Army, was killed in a Hezbollah bomb at his home attack in Dibel village.
    (SFC, 1/31/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 30, In Romania a dam at the Baia Mare gold mine overflowed and caused cyanide to pout into the Lapus River and then into the Somes River. It flowed into Hungary and within weeks into the Tisa (Tisza) River in Yugoslavia.
    (SFC, 2/12/00, p.A9)(SFC, 2/18/00, p.A1)

2000        Jan 31, Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker was suspended by baseball commissioner Bud Selig for disparaging foreigners, homosexuals and minorities in a Sports Illustrated interview.
    (AP, 1/31/01)
2000        Jan 31, Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Lewis was charged with murder in the deaths of two people outside an Atlanta nightclub hours after the Super Bowl. Lewis ended his trial early by pleading guilty to obstruction of justice; two co-defendants were acquitted at trial.
    (AP, 1/31/01)
2000        Jan 31, The US persuaded Puerto Rico to continue use of the Navy firing range off Vieques Island with dummy bombs in exchange for $40 million. A vote by islanders to approve live ammunition would bring Puerto Rico an additional $50 million. A no vote would require clean up and a halt to training by May 1, 2003.
    (SFC, 2/1/00, p.A3)
2000        Jan 31, It was reported that nitrogen-based fertilizers were likely suspects in the rapid decline of the spotted frog in the Pacific Northwest.
    (SFC, 1/31/00, p.A6)
2000        Jan 31, Alaska Airlines Flight 261, an MD-80 jet with 88 people bound for San Francisco from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, crashed into the Santa Barbara Channel some 20 miles off Point Mogu. There were no survivors.
    (SFC, 2/1/00, p.A1)
2000        Jan 31, The European Union warned Austria that its 14 members would diplomatically isolate Austria if the Freedom Party of Joerg Haider entered into a coalition government.
    (SFC, 2/1/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 31, In Indonesia a government commission issued a report that accused the military and militia surrogates of mass killing, torture, deportation and rape in East Timor.
    (SFC, 2/1/00, p.A10)
2000        Jan 31, In southern Lebanon a Hezbollah rocket attack killed 3 Israeli soldiers.
    (SFC, 2/3/00, p.A13)

2000        Jan, Mark Cuban, Internet tycoon (Yahoo), bought the Dallas Mavericks basketball team for $280 million.
    (WSJ, 4/22/03, A1)
2000        Jan, A broken crude oil pipeline in Rio de Janeiro spilled at least 130,000 gallons near the coast and into Guanabara Bay. The ruptured pipeline at a Petrobras refinery dumped at least 340,000 gallons of crude into the Guanabara bay, killing birds and fish and devastating environmentally sensitive mangrove swamps.
    (SFC, 1/22/00, p.A6)(AP, 9/6/05)
2000        Jan, The Karen of Burma, displaced in Thailand, celebrated their new year 2739.
    (SFEC, 4/2/00, Z1 p.4)
2000        Jan, Li Jinhua, auditor general of China, reported that $15 billion in public funds destined for poverty relief and water conservation projects had been embezzled in 1999. It was also reported that 14 officials were being investigated for embezzling $57 million in funds intended to resettle people displaced by the Three Gorges Dam projects.
    (SFEC, 1/30/00, p.A25)(SFC, 5/6/00, p.A12)
2000        Jan, In Guinea-Bissau Kumba Yala won the presidency with 72% of the vote.
    (Econ, 9/20/03, p.46)
2000        Jan, In Malaysia terrorists held a meeting in Kuala Lumpur. The US CIA informed the FBI that Khalid Al-Midhar had a US visa. Midhar was later one of the Sep 11, 2001, terrorists.
    (SFC, 6/4/02, p.A10)

2000        Feb 1, US House members voted to strengthen military ties with Taiwan with a 341-70 vote in favor of the Taiwan Security Enhancement Act.
    (SFC, 2/2/00, p.A14)
2000        Feb 1, In New Hampshire Vice Pres. Al Gore beat Bill Bradley 52-47% to win the Democratic primary, and John McCain beat George W. Bush 49-31% to win the Republican primary.
    (SFC, 2/2/00, p.A1,19)(AP, 2/1/01)
2000        Feb 1, In Britain the Millennium Wheel, the world's largest Ferris wheel, began operating after a month long delay.
    (SFC, 2/2/00, p.B8)
2000        Feb 1, In Chechnya rebel fighters suffered heavy losses to Russian troops and some 2000 broke out of Grozny to rejoin fellow rebels in the south. Some 600 rebels were killed or wounded when they crossed a Russian mine field following a $100,000 proposed bribe. Commanders Shamil Basayev, Aslanbek Ismailov and Khunkar-Pasha Israpilov were among the dead.
    (SFC, 2/2/00, p.A14)(SFC, 2/5/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 1, In France the new 35-hour work week took legal effect. Workers that included truckers struck across the country for a number of demands that included higher pay. The truckers were exempted from the reduced work week.
    (SFC, 2/2/00, p.B2)
2000        Feb 1, In Mexico 171 radical students were arrested in a skirmish with anti-strike students and security forces at a university-affiliated high school in Mexico City.
    (SFC, 2/4/00, p.D5)
2000        Feb 1, In Chiapas, Mexico, 3 supporters of the Zapatista rebels were killed in an ambush at Chavajebal. Paramilitary supporters of the government were suspected.
    (SFC, 2/4/00, p.D8)
2000        Feb 1, Northern Ireland was on the brink of political crises after a disarmament report confirmed rebel groups had not surrendered any weapons.
    (WSJ, 2/2/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 1, In Peru Shining Path rebels killed 3 park rangers in a reserve for vicuna.
    (SFC, 2/3/00, p.A13)
2000        Feb 1, In Turkey 3 more bodies were found in Diyarbakir and one in Barman attributed to the militant Hezbollah. The total reached 51.
    (SFC, 2/2/00, p.B8)

2000        Feb 2, The TV cable Oxygen channel, dedicated to female viewers, made its debut.
    (SFEC, 1/30/00, p.D5)
2000        Feb 2, Pres. Clinton proposed a $2 billion "ClickStart" program to bring Internet access to low-income households.
    (SFC, 2/3/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 2, The US Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by .25%.
    (SFC, 2/3/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 2, A federal jury in Portland, Oregon, ordered abortion foes who had created "wanted" posters and a Web site listing the names and addresses of "baby butchers" to pay $107 million in damages; the defendants promised to appeal.
    (AP, 2/2/01)
2000        Feb 2, Searchers recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 in the Pacific Ocean, off the California coast.
    (AP, 2/2/05)
2000        Feb 2, In Bolivia an oil spill was reported to have leaked some 5,000 barrels into the Desaguadero River, which empties into Lake Titicaca. The spill was reported to have reached Lake Poopo and Lake Uru Uru and was spreading to the communities of the Aymara Indians.
    (SFC, 2/5/00, p.A16)
2000        Feb 2, In Israel an Israeli Arab legislator, Issam Mahoul, announced that the country possessed up to 300 nuclear warheads and that 3 new German-made submarines would be fitted with nuclear weapons.
    (SFC, 2/3/00, p.A13)
2000        Feb 2, In Kosovo a rocket attack on a NATO escorted bus filled with Serb civilians killed 2 villagers and wounded 3.
    (SFC, 2/3/00, p.A12)(WSJ, 2/3/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 2, In southern Lebanon a roadside bomb killed one man and injured 2 Israeli militiamen.
    (SFC, 2/3/00, p.A13)
2000        Feb 2, In Tajikistan at least 5 people were killed and 22 wounded when a city bus exploded outside Dushanbe. A natural gas canister or home made bomb was blamed.
    (SFC, 2/3/00, p.A13)
2000        Feb 2, In Turkey the bodies of 5 more Hezbollah victims were found in Diyarbakir and Gaziantep and raised the total to 55.
    (SFC, 2/3/00, p.A14)

2000        Feb 3, The Senate voted 89-to-four to confirm Alan Greenspan for a fourth term as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
    (AP, 2/3/01)
2000        Feb 3, The flight data recorder from Alaska Airlines Flight 261 was recovered from the Pacific Ocean off California.
    (AP, 2/3/01)
2000        Feb 3, The US Navy in the Straits of Hormuz took control of a Russian tanker, Volgoneft-147, on suspicion that is was smuggling oil from Iraq in violation of US sanctions. Tests showed the oil came from Iraq and it was forced to discharge the oil in Oman.
    (SFC, 2/4/00, p.D6)(WSJ, 2/8/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 3, The US Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for Robert Lee Traver Jr., who was to be electrocuted in Alabama.
    (SFC, 2/5/00, p.A2)
2000        Feb 3, The Ford Motor Co. said it would provide new PCs and a printer with Internet access to its 300,000 employees at $5 per month over 3 years.
    (SFC, 2/5/00, p.A1)   
2000        Feb 3, Richard Kleindienst, who had served as US attorney general during the Nixon administration and resigned during the Watergate scandal, died in Prescott, Arizona, at age 76.
    (SFC, 2/4/00, p.D9)(AP, 2/3/01)
2000        Feb 3, Vodafone AirTouch PLC of Britain took over Mannesmann AG of Germany for a record $170 billion in stock.
    (SFC, 2/4/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 3, In Austria Pres. Thomas Klestil swore in members of the Freedom Party after Joerg Haider signed a declaration accepting Austria's responsibility for Nazi crimes during WW II.
    (SFC, 2/4/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 3, The British government announced that it would resume control over Northern Ireland within days if the IRA did not take steps to disarm.
    (SFC, 2/4/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 3, In Chechnya the Russian military traded Radio Liberty journalist Andrei Babitsky to Chechen rebels in exchange for 3 Russian soldiers.
    (SFC, 2/5/00, p.A12)
2000        Feb 3, In Kosovo violence broke out in Mitrovica with 2 grenade attacks that left 20 people wounded and shootings that left 3 ethnic Albanians dead. The number of deaths were later increased to 7.
    (SFC, 2/4/00, p.D5)(SFEC, 2/6/00, p.A26)

2000        Feb 4, Lynette Cole, Miss Tennessee, won the Miss USA pageant.
    (SFEC, 2/6/00, p.A4)
2000        Feb 4, Delta Air Lines said it would provide new PCs and Internet access to its 72,000 employees at $12 per month over 3 years.
    (SFC, 2/5/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 4, Former House Speaker Carl Albert died in McAlester, Oklahoma, at age 91.
    (AP, 2/4/01)
2000        Feb 4, Singer Doris Kenner-Jackson of the Shirelles died in Goldsboro, North Carolina, at age 58.
    (AP, 2/4/01)
2000        Feb 4, In Austria the new governing coalition took power and triggered diplomatic sanctions and protests. President Thomas Klestil swore in a coalition government that included Joerg Haider’s far-right Freedom Party, a development which triggered European Union sanctions.
    (SFC, 2/5/00, p.A10)(AP, 2/4/01)   
2000        Feb 4, Russians forces began bombing Katyr Yurt after Chechen rebels arrived from Grozny. The bombing lasted for 2 days, well after the rebels fled, and at least 170 civilians were killed. Later reports said 343 refugees were killed.
    (SFC, 2/15/00, p.A13)(WSJ, 3/6/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 4, In southern Lebanon Israeli forces attacked targets for the 7th straight day. A guerrilla commander and 7 civilians were killed.
    (SFC, 2/5/00, p.A11)
2000        Feb 4, In Russia former Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov dropped out of the presidential race.
    (SFC, 2/5/00, p.A10)

2000        Feb 5, In Angola a military helicopter crashed and 30 people were killed at Lubango. 12 people survived and 3 Catholic nuns were among the dead.
    (SFC, 2/8/00, p.A14)
2000        Feb 5, Right-wing leader Joerg Haider told a deeply divided Austria not to worry about international sanctions, saying the new governing coalition that included his Freedom Party would soon prove its democratic credentials to the world.
    (AP, 2/5/01)
2000        Feb 5, In Chechnya the Human Rights Watch group said it had documented 22 cases in which Grozny residents were killed by Russian soldiers. Another 14 cases were under investigation. Later reports indicated 82 civilians were killed by Russian mercenaries (kontraktniki).
    (SFEC, 2/6/00, p.A25)(SFC, 2/22/00, p.A9)
2000        Feb 5, The Chinese new year 4698.
    (SFC, 1/1/00, p.A18)
2000        Feb 5, In Germany a train derailed and ploughed into a house outside of Cologne and 6 people were killed with 20 injured.
    (SFEC, 2/6/00, p.A4)
2000        Feb 5, In Iran a mortar attack struck the Golbang publishing house in Tehran near government offices. One person was killed and at least 4 injured. The attack was presumed to be the work of the Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK).
    (SFEC, 2/6/00, p.A27)
2000        Feb 5, In Kosovo 41 people, including 11 French soldiers, were injured in during a 2nd day of clashes between peacekeepers and Albanians.
    (SFEC, 2/6/00, p.A26)

2000        Feb 6, The NFC defeated the AFC 51-to-31 in the Pro Bowl.
    (AP, 2/6/01)
2000        Feb 6, First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton launched her successful candidacy for the US Senate.
    (AP, 2/6/01)
2000        Feb 6, In Afghanistan an Ariana Airlines Boeing 727 was hijacked with 186 people. It flew from Kabul to Uzbekistan, Kazakstan and Russia before landing in Stansted near London the next day with 179 hostages.
    (SFC, 2/7/00, p.A12)(AP, 2/6/01)
2000        Feb 6, In Algeria army troops killed 27 Islamic militants. 23 were killed near Sidi Bel Abbes and 4 along with one government soldier near Ain Defla.
    (SFC, 2/8/00, p.a14)
2000        Feb 6, Social Democrat Tarja Halonen edged out her rival Esko Aho 51.5-48.4% in a run-off to become Finland’s first female president.
    (SFC, 2/7/00, p.A14)(AP, 2/6/01)
2000        Feb 6, Nine people were killed when a train filled with Alpine ski vacationers derailed south of Cologne, Germany.
    (AP, 2/6/01)
2000        Feb 6, In Japan Fusae Ota was elected governor of Osaka, and the 1st woman governor in Japan.
    (SFC, 2/7/00, p.A14)
2000        Feb 6, In southern Lebanon a roadside bomb and attack killed one Israeli soldier and injured 7 others.
    (SFC, 2/7/00, p.A14)
2000        Feb 6, In Mexico City police raided the main campus of the university and arrested some 632 striking students including 8 student leaders.
    (SFC, 2/7/00, p.A14)(WSJ, 2/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 6, In Northern Ireland suspected IRA members bombed a Mahon's Hotel in County Fermanagh.
    (SFC, 2/7/00, p.A14)
2000        Feb 6, In Peru riots began in the Yanamayo prison by Shining Path rebels loyal to Oscar Ramirez Durand. One guard and one rebel were killed and rebels held a number of guards as hostages.
    (SFC, 2/8/00, p.A14)
2000        Feb 6, In Russia acting Pres. Putin announced that federal forces had scored a major victory in Chechnya.
    (SFC, 2/7/00, p.A1)

2000        Feb 7, With an astonishing comeback to win the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Tiger Woods gained his sixth straight PGA Tour victory, becoming the first player since Ben Hogan in 1948 to win six in a row.
    (AP, 2/7/01)
2000        Feb 7, Pres. Clinton proposed a $1.84 trillion budget and called for using a projected surplus to strengthen Medicare and health insurance.
    (SFC, 2/7/00, p.A3)
2000        Feb 7, An apparent team of computer hackers shut the Yahoo web site down with a "denial-of-service" attack that mimicked millions of phantom users.
    (SFC, 2/8/00, p.A1)(AP, 2/7/01)
2000        Feb 7, Doug Henning, Canadian-born magician, died in Los Angeles at age 52 from liver cancer.
    (SFC, 2/9/00, p.C5)(AP, 2/7/01)
2000        Feb 7, In Chechnya Russian forces reported that hundreds of rebels had been killed over the last 2 days near the villages of Katyr-Yurt and Shaami-Yurt.
    (SFC, 2/8/00, p.A14)
2000        Feb 7, In Croatia Stipe Mesic (65) was elected president over Drazen Budisa (51) by a 56.2 to 43.8% margin.
    (SFC, 2/8/00, p.A14)
2000        Feb 7, In England Afghan hijackers at Stansted released 8 passengers with 157 still trapped on the plane.
    (SFC, 2/8/00, p.A12)
2000        Feb 7, In Indonesia 7 people were killed in Aceh province in clashed between rebels and security forces.
    (SFC, 2/9/00, p.C3)
2000        Feb 7, Israeli jets launched air attacks deep into Lebanon. Power was knocked out at Baalbek, headquarters of the Hezbollah, and at Beirut and Tripoli. 18 civilians were injured.
    (SFC, 2/8/00, p.A12)
2000        Feb 7, Yugoslav Defense Minister Pavle Bulatovic (51) was gunned down in a Belgrade soccer club restaurant and died later in a hospital.
    (SFC, 2/8/00, p.A12)(AP, 2/7/01)
2000        Feb 7, The UN Security Council voted to expand the peacekeeping force in Sierra Leone from 6,000 to 11,100.
    (SFC, 2/8/00, p.A14)

2000        Feb 8, George W. Bush won the Delaware Republican primary with 51% of the vote.
    (SFC, 2/9/00, p.A3)
2000        Feb 8, Net hackers shut down at least 4 popular Web sites including Amazon.com, eBay, CNN.com and buy.com with "denial of service attacks."
    (SFC, 2/9/00, p.A1)(AP, 2/8/01)
2000        Feb 8, In Zion, Ill., 2 small planes collided and 3 people were killed including Bob Collins, a popular Chicago radio host for WGN-AM. One of the planes crashed into the roof of the Midwestern Regional Medical Center.
    (SFC, 2/9/00, p.A3)
2000        Feb 8, In Chechnya rebels attacked 2 Russian military trains and set off a large battle.
    (WSJ, 2/11/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 8, At Stansted, England, 4 men escaped from the Afghan hijacked airline as negotiations continued.
    (SFC, 2/9/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 8, In Lebanon Hezbollah guerrillas killed another Israeli soldier and Israeli warplanes retaliated with attacks on Tyre and Iqlim al-Tuffah.
    (SFC, 2/9/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 8, In Sri Lanka bombs exploded in 2 buses around Colombo and 2 people were killed and 31 injured.
    (SFC, 2/9/00, p.C3)
2000        Feb 8, In Sudan a government plane bombed the rebel town of Kaouda in the Nuba Mountains and 13 students  under age 14 were reported killed.
    (SFC, 2/9/00, p.C3)

2000        Feb 9, In Renton, Wa., some 17,000 Boeing engineers and technical workers began a 40-day strike, one of the biggest white-collar strikes in US history.
    (SFC, 2/10/00, p.A9)(AP, 2/9/01)
2000        Feb 9, Hackers stepped up their "denial of service" attacks on popular Internet sites, zeroing in on such targets as ETrade and ZDNet, inconveniencing millions of Web users and unnerving Wall Street.
    (AP, 2/9/01)
2000        Feb 9, In Britain the House of Commons passed a bill to suspend home-rule in Northern Ireland.
    (WSJ, 2/10/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 9, In Indonesia clashes between troops and rebels in Aceh province left 15 people dead.
    (SFC, 2/11/00, p.D2)
2000        Feb 9, Israeli jets struck targets in southern Lebanon for the 11th day and Foreign Minister David Levy threatened that it would set Lebanon on fire if militants retaliated with rockets.
    (SFC, 2/10/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 9, In Nigeria it was reported that 17 people were killed when a young man, who was not allowed to participate, lit a match at a site where people were siphoning off fuel from a pipeline in Ogwe.
    (SFC, 2/10/00, p.C4)
2000        Feb 9, In Turkey Kurdish rebels of the PKK announced that they had given up their war and would press their cause "within the framework of peace and democracy."
    (SFC, 2/10/00, p.A12)

2000        Feb 10, The Federal Aviation Administration ordered inspections of MD-80, MD-90, DC-9 and 717 series jetliners after two Alaska Airlines planes were found to have equipment damage similar to that on Alaska Airlines Flight 261, which crashed off the California coast January 31st, killing all 88 people on board.
    (AP, 2/10/01)
2000        Feb 10, Gil Garcetti, LA district attorney, said that as many as 100 cases had been tainted by planted evidence, false testimony and other police abuses. His office had found over 40 people wrongly prosecuted by officers of the LAPD Rampart Division. In 2005 LA said it would pay $70 million to settle some 214 lawsuits related to the Ramparts Division.
    (SFC, 2/11/00, p.A3)(SFC, 2/26/00, p.A3)(SFC, 4/1/05, p.A3)
2000        Feb 10, Steve Forbes, publisher, announced that he was abandoning his 6-year GOP bid for the presidency after an investment of $66 million.
    (SFC, 2/10/00, p.A3)
2000        Feb 10, Actor Jim Varney, best known for his comic character Ernest P. Worrell, died in White House, Tennessee, at age 50.
    (AP, 2/10/01)
2000        Feb 10, At Stansted, England, 9 hijackers surrendered and released all hostages of the Afghan jetliner. Police arrested 21 [22] people and recovered arms. Half the hostages requested asylum.
    (SFC, 2/10/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 2/11/00, p.A1)(SFC, 2/12/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 10, In Indonesia former Pres. Suharto was declared an official suspect of corruption.
    (WSJ, 2/11/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 10, Israeli jets fired 20 missiles in 8 raids in the Zillaya Valley following Hezbollah attacks on Israeli troops and militia.
    (SFC, 2/11/00, p.A14)
2000        Feb 10, In Jammu-Kashmir a train explosion killed at least 5 people. In northern Kashmir gunmen burst into 2 homes in Pattan village and killed 6 people with 3 wounded.
    (SFC, 2/11/00, p.D2)
2000        Feb 10, In Russia the government announced that it would raise the minimum price for a bottle of vodka by 30% at the end of the month.
    (SFC, 2/12/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 10, In Yemen tribesmen released Kenneth White (54), an American oil executive, who was kidnapped a month ago.
    (SFC, 2/11/00, p.D2)

2000        Feb 11, In Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura cut his ties to the Reform Party. In Nashville the national chairman, Jack Gargan, was ousted by forces loyal to Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan.
    (SFC, 2/12/00, p.A3)(SFEC, 2/13/00, p.A3)   
2000        Feb 11, The space shuttle Endeavour lifted into orbit with a crew of six under commander Kevin Kregel and a mission to map the Earth.
    (SFC, 2/12/00, p.A4)(AP, 2/11/01)
2000        Feb 11, An early morning bomb exploded in NYC on the corner of Wall and Water streets in front of an office building owned by Barclay's Bank. One person was slightly injured.
    (SFC, 2/12/00, p.A2)
2000        Feb 11, Britain suspended the 10-week old power-sharing government of Northern Ireland. An independent panel reported progress on the question of disarmament by the IRA.
    (SFC, 2/12/00, p.A1)(AP, 2/11/01)
2000        Feb 11, In France Roger Vadim, film director, died at age 72. His 5 wives included Brigitte Bardot, Annette Stroyberg, Catherine Deneuve, Jane Fonda, Catherine Schneider and Marie-Christine Barrault.
    (SFC, 2/12/00, p.A21)(AP, 2/11/01)
2000        Feb 11, In Lebanon Hezbollah launched another rocket attack that killed an Israeli soldier. Israel responded with warplanes and attacks in southern Lebanon and the eastern Bekaa Valley to which Hezbollah responded with fresh hits. Israel cancelled an urgent -US-led meeting called to diffuse the widening war.
    (SFC, 2/12/00, p.A11)
2000        Feb 11, In South Africa it was reported that at least 19 people had died and 12 were feared drowned after torrential rains hit the northern province of Mpumalanga.
    (SFC, 2/12/00, p.A9)

2000        Feb 12, Michelle Kwan won her third straight US Figure Skating Championships crown, while Michael Weiss successfully defended the men’s title.
    (AP, 2/12/01)
2000        Feb 12, Hall-of-Fame football coach Tom Landry, who led the Dallas Cowboys to five Super Bowls, died in Irving, Texas, at age 75.
    (AP, 2/12/01)   
2000        Feb 12, Charles Schulz (b.1922), creator of the Peanuts cartoon, died in Santa Rosa, California, at age 77. His final cartoon was scheduled to run in the Feb 13 Sunday newspapers. In 2007 David Michaelis authored “Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography."
    (SFEC, 2/13/00, p.A1)(AP, 2/12/01)(WSJ, 10/12/07, p.W5)
2000        Feb 12, In Zimbabwe voting began on a new constitution with provisions for expropriating the land of white farmers without compensation. A new party, the Movement for Democratic Change, opposed the new constitution and Pres. Mugabe as inflation in the country soared to over 60%. Voters spread word of their opposition using Econet Wireless messaging and rejected the proposal.
    (SFC, 2/12/00, p.C1)(SFC, 2/16/00, p.A11)(WSJ, 4/24/00, p.A24)

2000        Feb 13, Tiger Woods saw his streak of six consecutive victories come to an end as he fell short to Phil Mickelson in the Buick Invitational.
    (AP, 2/13/01)
2000        Feb 13, Charles Schulz’s final "Peanuts" strip ran in Sunday newspapers, the day after the cartoonist died in his sleep at his California home at age 77.
    (AP, 2/13/01)
2000        Feb 13, In Kandahar, Afghanistan, a 10-year-old boy executed a man convicted of murdering his father. A man convicted of highway robbery was also ordered to have his right hand and left foot amputated according to Islamic law.
    (SFC, 2/14/00, p.A12)
2000        Feb 13, In Indonesia Pres. Wahid met with security minister Gen. Wiranto and agreed to a legal investigation over Wiranto's role in East Timor bloodshed. Wahid then changed his mind and decided to suspend Wiranto.
    (SFC, 2/14/00, p.A12)
2000        Feb 13, In Iraq top UN official Hans von Sponeck quit in protest that sanctions were undermining humanitarian efforts.
    (SFC, 2/17/00, p.D16)
2000        Feb 13, In Kosovo snipers wounded 2 French peacekeepers who responded by later killing an ethnic Albanian and wounding at least 4 others. Serbs had earlier thrown a grenade into a crowd of ethnic Albanians in Mitrovica.
    (SFC, 2/14/00, p.A12)
2000        Feb 13, In Russia Vladimir Putin signed a decree to re-establish the "special departments" (FSB) to seek out political disloyalty in the military.
    (SFC, 2/17/00, p.D3)
2000        Feb 13, In Yugoslavia the cyanide spill from Romania reached the Danube and weakened to non lethal levels. Life in the Tisa (Tisza) River in Hungary and Serbia was devastated and Serbia threatened to demand compensation at an int'l. court.
    (SFC, 2/14/00, p.A16)

2000        Feb 14, The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft began its orbit around the asteroid Eros.
    (SFC, 2/14/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 14, In Colorado 2 teens, Nicholas Kunselman (15) and Stephanie Hart (16), from Columbine High School were shot and killed in a sandwich shop near the school, which was still reeling from the April 1999 massacre.
    (SFC, 2/15/00, p.A3)(AP, 2/14/01)   
2000        In Georgia 3 tornadoes struck the southwest part of the state and 22 people were killed.
    (SFC, 2/15/00, p.A1)(AP, 2/14/01)
2000        Feb 14, In Afghanistan 73 passengers from the hijacked jet returned home, while 74 remained in Britain seeking asylum. The passengers reported that 9 men had taken over their flight and appeared to be relatives of many passengers.
    (SFC, 2/15/00, p.A12)(WSJ, 2/16/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 14, In Chechnya Russian commanders ordered Grozny sealed and its population evacuated in order to clear bombs and booby-traps. Oleg Blotsky, a Russian journalist, made a video tape of dead Chechens at Roshni-Chu and Urus-Martan. The video was given to N24, a German TV station, and broadcast on Feb 25.
    (SF, 2/15/00, p.A12)(SFC, 2/26/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 14, The EU lifted a ban on flights to Yugoslavia but tightened travel restrictions on officials close to the Milosevic regime.
    (WSJ, 2/15/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 14, In Russia 7 mountain climbers, including 3 Britons, were reported killed in an avalanche in the Caucasus Elbrus Range near the Georgia border.
    (SFC, 2/17/00, p.D3)
2000        Feb 14, In Turkey 8 people were killed in 2 clashes between Hezbollah and police.
    (SFC, 2/15/00, p.A16)

2000        Feb 15, Fox aired "Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire?," a TV special which drew huge ratings and much notoriety.
    (AP, 2/15/01)
2000        Feb 15, Republican presidential rivals George W. Bush and John McCain fought over campaign financing and the tenor of their nomination contest in a testy debate in Columbia, South Carolina, that included Alan Keyes.
    (AP, 2/15/01)
2000        Feb 15, In Argentina it was reported that a Pres. Fernando de la Rua had ordered a purge of the military and civilian intelligence apparatus and that over 1,500 agents had been fired or retired. Fernando de Santibanes, the new head of the Secretariat of State Intelligence (SIDE), fired a third of his 3,100 member staff a week earlier due to budget cuts.
    (SFC, 2/16/00, p.A8)
2000        Feb 15, In Germany the Christian Democrats were ordered to return over $20 million in state campaign funds for breaking campaign finance laws.
    (SFC, 2/16/00, p.A8)
2000        Feb 15, In Iraq a 2nd UN official quit in protest that sanctions were undermining humanitarian efforts.
    (WSJ, 2/16/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 15, In Northern Ireland the IRA quit talks on disarmament in reprisal for Britain's suspension of the power-sharing government.
    (SFC, 2/16/00, p.A8)

2000        Feb 16, In NYC Lucy Edwards (41), a former bank of New York executive, and her husband, Peter Berlin (46), pleaded guilty to laundering over $7 billion from Russian bankers in exchange for $1.8 million.
    (SFC, 2/17/00, p.A9)(AP, 2/16/01)
2000        Feb 16, In California an Emory Worldwide DC-8 crashed after lifting off from Mather Airport near Sacramento and all 3 crew members were killed. A disconnected part in the control system was later blamed for the crash.
    (SFC, 2/17/00, p.A1)(SFC, 4/21/01, p.A2)
2000        Feb 16, In Germany Wolfgang Schaeuble, leader of the Christian Democrats, resigned.
    (SFC, 2/17/00, p.A12)
2000        Feb 16, In Israel German Pres. Johannes Rau spoke before the parliament and gave an apology for WW II Nazi genocide.
    (SFC, 2/17/00, p.D3)
2000        Feb 16, Russia and NATO announced a resumption of contacts that were broken in Mar 1999 due to NATO bombing in Yugoslavia.
    (SFC, 2/17/00, p.D3)
2000        Feb 16, Spanish papers reported that former Chilean Gen. Pinochet suffered from brain damage, according to a leaked British medical assessment, and could not stand for trial.
    (WSJ, 2/16/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 16, In Sri Lanka 57 soldiers and guerrillas were killed in renewed fighting as Knut Vollebaek, the foreign minister of Norway, met with Pres. Chandrika Kumaratunga to help broker peace talks.
    (SFC, 2/17/00, p.D3)
2000        Feb 16 - 2000 Feb 21, In Colombia at least 60 people were killed in the town of El Salado in northern Bolivar province during this period according to a 2011 report from the National Commission of Reparation and Reconciliation.
    (AP, 7/8/11)

2000        Feb 17, A House panel said in a report that the program to inoculate all 2.4 million American military personnel against anthrax was based on "a paucity of science" and should be suspended; the Pentagon defended the program and vowed to continue the inoculations.
    (AP, 2/17/01)
2000        Feb 17, Alan Greenspan warned that the Federal Reserve would probably raise interest rates to further avert inflation. The next Fed meeting was scheduled for Mar 21.
    (SFC, 2/18/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 17, In China authorities detained Chen Zixiu (60) for heading to Beijing to protest for the Falun Gong. She was unable to pay a fine of $120 and was beaten and died on Feb 21. The government denied mistreatment.
    (SFC, 2/29/00, p.A14)(SFC, 3/1/00, p.A13)
2000        Feb 17, Russia was accused by human rights groups  and refugees of brutality toward Chechens in camps. Vladimir Putin named Vladimir Kalamanov, the head of the migration service, to look into allegations of torture, rape and executions by Russian soldiers against Chechen civilians. Separately Zhirinovsky was barred by electoral authorities from the presidential ballot.
    (SFC, 2/19/00, p.A10)(WSJ, 2/18/00, p.A1)

2000        Feb 18, Mariano Faget (54), a 34-year US immigration officer in Miami, was reported to be a Cuban spy. Faget was found guilty of disclosing government secrets May 30.
    (SFC, 2/19/00, p.A3)(SFC, 5/31/00, p.A3)
2000        Feb 18, In Florida Sholam Weiss (b.1954) was sentenced in absentia to 845 years in prison for causing the 1994 collapse of the National Heritage Life Insurance Co. He was eventually apprehended by Austrian authorities in the Fall of 2000.
    (SFC, 3/25/10, p.A6)(http://tinyurl.com/ykab9qe)
2000        Feb 18, Ford Motor Co. agreed to pay $3.8 million in a settlement with the Labor Dept. over charges of discrimination in hiring against women and minorities at 7 plants.
    (SFC, 2/19/00, p.A3)
2000        Feb 18, Announcer Bob Hite Sr. (86), whose rich voice introduced "The Lone Ranger" on radio, died in West Palm Beach, Fla.
    (AP, 2/18/05)
2000        Feb 18, In Colombia at least 9 villagers were killed over 3 days near Ovejas by suspected right-wing gunmen.
    (SFC, 2/19/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 18-2000 Feb 19, At El Salado, Colombia, over 300 right-wing paramilitary executed at least 36 people whom they accused of collaborating with leftist guerrillas. Nearby military and police made no effort to stop the slaughter.
    (SFC, 7/15/00, p.A12,14)(Econ, 7/23/05, p.33)
2000        Feb 18, In Chechnya rebels shot down a Russian helicopter and 15 men were killed.
    (SFEC, 2/20/00, p.A32)
2000        Feb 18, Iranians voted in an election that gave reformers a majority in the parliament, long a bastion of hard-liners. Voters elected reform candidates to about 72% of the 290-member Majlis (parliament).
    (SFEC, 2/20/00, p.A24)(WSJ, 2/22/00, p.A1)(AP, 2/18/01)
2000        Feb 18, In Kashmir a land mine killed 10 police officers in Tral. Another 6 were seriously wounded. Militants for independence or union with Pakistan claimed responsibility.
    (SFC, 2/19/00, p.C1)
2000        Feb 18, In South Africa the telephone company, Telkom, announced that it would buy and distribute 5 million condoms to its employees in an effort to fight AIDS which had infected some 13% of the adult population.
    (SFC, 2/19/00, p.A12)
2000        Feb 18, Vietnam’s government announced plans for a 1,000 mile, $375 million road from Ha Tay to Ho Chi Minh City along the old Ho Chi Minh Trail.
    (SFC, 2/19/00, p.C1)

2000        Feb 19, George W. Bush beat Sen. John McCain in the South Carolina Republican primary 53% to 42%.
    (SFEC, 2/20/00, p.A1,6)
2000        Feb 19, Friedensreich Hundertwasser (b.1928), Austrian architect and artist, died. "If man walks in nature's midst, then he is nature's guest and must learn to behave as a well-brought-up guest," shortened a bit in popular literature to “You are a guest of Nature. Behave."
2000        Feb 19, It was reported that physicists from Italy and China had described the possible detection of a neutralino particle, also called a weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP). Such particles were suspected to make up the mysterious dark matter and the vast majority of all matter in the universe. On Feb 25 physicists from Stanford reported evidence that seemed to contradict the Italian and Chinese findings.
    (SFC, 2/19/00, p.A1,13)(SFC, 2/26/00, p.A3)
2000        Feb 19, It was reported that some 200 people had died in East Timor, mostly women and children, in the last week due to illnesses attributed to sanitation problems caused by recent flooding.
    (SFC, 2/19/00, p.C1)
2000        Feb 19, In Mexico people in Tepatepec, Hidalgo, captured at least 65 policemen after state police raided  the El Mexe Rural Teachers College. The police were later freed after the release of hundreds of students and supporters.
    (SFC, 2/21/00, p.A10)

2000        Feb 20, The Fox TV network canceled the scheduled rebroadcast of its highly rated special "Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire?" after learning that the groom, Rick Rockwell, once was accused of hitting and threatening to kill an ex-girlfriend, accusations Rockwell denied.
    (AP, 2/20/01)
2000        Feb 20, In Mitrovica, Kosovo, angry Serbs pelted US troops in the northern district during a citywide search for weapons.
    (SFC, 2/21/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 20, In the Philippines 2nd round talks between the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) separatists were cancelled. Government troops had earlier begun a major offensive and captured a section of Camp Omar in Maguindanao. Sporadic clashes ensued and dozens of people were killed.
    (SFC, 2/21/00, p.A14)
2000        Feb 20, In Senegal guerrillas ambushed 2 tour buses and killed 2 soldiers and 2 tour guides and injured about 20 European tourists at Kaliane village near Ziguinchor in the Casamance region.
    (SFC, 2/22/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 20, In Turkey 3 Kurdish mayors, the leaders of over 35 Kurdish mayors, were arrested on charges that they maintained contacts with terrorists.
    (SFC, 2/21/00, p.A10)

2000        Feb 21, Consumer advocate Ralph Nader announced his entry into the presidential race, bidding for the nomination of the Green Party.
    (AP, 2/21/01)
2000        Feb 21, It was reported that the US FBI planned to open an office in Budapest in March at the request of the Hungarian government in order to help break up Russian gangs. The FBI would hire 10 Hungarian agents to work alongside 5 US agents.
    (SFC, 2/21/00, p.A12)
2000        Feb 21, China warned Taiwan that a prolonged lack of negotiations could provoke a military attack.
    (SFC, 2/22/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 21, In Mitrovica, Kosovo, some 10-25,000 ethnic Albanians clashed with NATO-led troops, who kept them from crossing to the Serb section of town.
    (SFC, 2/22/00, p.A8)(WSJ, 2/22/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 21, Avalanches in Italy killed 3 skiers in the northern Venosta Valley.
    (SFC, 2/22/00, p.A10 www.csac.org/Incidents/1999-00)
2000        Feb 21, In Mexico Nicolas Caletri (44), kidnapping mastermind, was captured in southern Oaxaca.
    (SFC, 2/26/00, p.C1)
2000        Feb 21, In Nigeria Muslim and Christian youths seized parts of  Kaduna in clashes over a proposal to bring Islamic law (Shariah) to the state. Over 20 people were killed.
    (SFC, 2/22/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 21, An avalanche in Switzerland killed 3 skiers at Davos.
    (SFC, 2/22/00, p.A10 www.csac.org/Incidents/1999-00)
2000        Feb 21, In Tanzania African presidents and European ministers appealed to Burundi's leaders to negotiate a swift end to the civil war.
    (SFC, 2/22/00, p.A9)

2000        Feb 22, Sen. John McCain beat Gov. George W. Bush in the Michigan primary 50-43% and in the Arizona primary 60-30%.
    (SFC, 2/23/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 22, Over 200 truckers gathered in Washington DC to protest high diesel prices.
    (SFC, 2/23/00, p.A3)
2000        Feb 22, The space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of 6 returned to Cape Canaveral with over a weeks worth of radar images to map Earth.
    (SFC, 2/23/00, p.A2)
2000        Feb 22, In Missouri Jake Robel (6) of Blue Springs was caught in a seat belt and dragged to death when Kim L. Davis (34) stole his mothers car.
    (SFC, 2/24/00, p.A7)
2000        Feb 22, In Jordan a 15-year-old boy strangled his sister (14) in a "crime of honor" because he considered her to have shamed his family. An autopsy revealed that the girl was a virgin.
    (SFC, 2/25/00, p.D4)
2000        Feb 22, Cyclone Eline hit Mozambique and 3 people were electrocuted in Beira from fallen power cables. Earlier torrential rains killed 67 people and displaced some 211,000.
    (SFC, 2/23/00, p.A10)(SFC, 2/23/00, p.A11)
2000        Feb 22, In Nepal police killed 19 Maoist rebels in the Midwestern mountains. The police operation followed days after guerrillas killed 15 policemen and injured another 16 in the bombing of a police station.
    (SFC, 2/24/00, p.A14)
2000        Feb 22, In Spain a car bomb killed Fernando Buesa, a Socialist Party leader in Vitoria, and his bodyguard Jorge Diez Elorza (27).
    (SFC, 2/23/00, p.A14)

2000        Feb 23, Carlos Santana won eight Grammy awards, including album of the year for "Supernatural," tying the record set by Michael Jackson in 1983 for most trophies in one night.
    (SFC, 2/24/00, p.A1)(AP, 2/23/01)
2000        Feb 23, At Pelican Bay State Prison in California guards shot and killed one prisoner and wounded 15 others as they quelled a prison yard riot between some 150 black and Latino inmates. Prison officials found 89 knives made by inmates at the site of the brawl.
    (SFC, 2/24/00, p.A1)(SFC, 2/25/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 23, It was reported that Ethiopia faced severe famine and the UN World Food Program planned an appeal to raise $50 million for emergency aid.
    (SFC, 2/24/00, p.A14)
2000        Feb 23, In Nigeria residents fled Kaduna after 2 days of religious clashes left at least 200 people dead.
    (SFC, 2/24/00, p.A12)

2000        Feb 24, In Arizona Salvatore Gravano, "Sammy the Bull," was arrested for financing a drug ring led by Michael Papa, the founding member of a white supremacist gang.
    (SFC, 2/25/00, p.A2)   
2000        Feb 24, The state of Texas executed Betty Lou Beets, 62, by injection for the 1983 murder of her fifth husband. Governor George W. Bush refused to intervene. She was the 2nd woman executed in Texas since the Civil War.
    (SFC, 2/25/00, p.A3)(AP, 2/24/01)
2000        Feb 24, The Brunei government began legal proceedings against Prince Jefri Bolkiah and froze his assets. He was accused of improper use of embezzling nearly $16 million from state coffers while serving as finance minister from 1986-1998. Jefri reached an out-of-court settlement with the government agreeing to pay the money back, which he allegedly used to buy hotels and other expensive assets.
    (SFC, 2/25/00, p.D4)(SSFC, 12/2/07, p.A31)
2000        Feb 24, In Bogota, Colombia, an auto-free day to reduce smog was observed as declared by Mayor Enrique Penalosa.
    (SFC, 2/25/00, p.D3)
2000        Feb 24, The UN Security Council approved a proposal to send as many as 5,537 observers and peace-keeping troops to the Congo to monitor a fragile cease-fire.
    (SFC, 2/25/00, p.A16)(AP, 2/24/01)
2000        Feb 24, In East Timor Australian peacekeepers handed control of the region over to a UN force.
    (WSJ, 2/24/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 24, Pope John Paul the Second arrived in Egypt on a pilgrimage to retrace some of the most epic passages from the Bible.
    (SFC, 2/25/00, p.A18)(WSJ, 2/24/00, p.A1)(AP, 2/24/01)
2000        Feb 24, In the Philippines the Mayon volcano erupted on Luzon.
    (SFC, 2/25/00, p.A16)
2000        Feb 24, In Sudan some 160 aid workers began leaving the southern region following a rebel ultimatum to comply with new terms for aid deliveries or face expulsion. At least 11 int'l. aid organizations refused demands for higher taxes and more control.
    (SFC, 2/29/00, p.A12)

2000        Feb 25, The US sharply criticized China for a marked deterioration in human rights.
    (SFC, 2/26/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 25, A jury in Albany, New York, acquitted four white New York City police officers of all charges in the shooting death of unarmed African immigrant Amadou Diallo.
    (AP, 2/25/01)
2000        Feb 25, It was reported that the number of HIV infected people in the Caribbean region ranged from 500,000-700,000. Cases in Haiti were estimated to be 330,000 and 150,000 in the Dominican Republic.
    (SFC, 2/26/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 25, Journalist Andrei Babitsky turned up alive. He was held by Russians in a detention center in Makhachkala, Dagestan.
    (SFEC, 2/27/00, p.A20)

2000        Feb 26, Jose Imperatori, vice consul at the Cuban interests section in Washington, was expelled from the US after he refused to leave voluntarily under charges of spying.
    (SFEC, 2/27/00, p.A15)
2000        Feb 26, In NYC thousands of people marched to protest the acquittal in Albany of 4 police officers for the 1999 shooting of Amadou Diallo. Diallo’s parent filed a $61 million suit in April.
    (WSJ, 2/228/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 4/19/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 26, Pope John Paul II visited the 6th century St. Catherine's monastery in Egypt, built on the reputed site where Moses encountered the burning bush. He met with Greek Orthodox Archbishop Damianos and held a short prayer service in an olive garden outside the monastery.
    (SFEC, 2/27/00, p.A20)
 2000        Feb 26, Heavy rains continued to ravage South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. 33 people were reported dead in the northern province of South Africa and 29 dead in Zimbabwe.
    (SFEC, 2/27/00, p.A22)
2000        Feb 26, In the southern Philippines a series of bombings aboard Super Five Express Buses left 41 people dead and 45 injured. Muslim separatist rebels were suspected.
    (SFEC, 2/27/00, p.A29)
2000        Feb 26, From the United Arab Emirates it was reported that hunters killed the last known Arabian mountain goat, known as tahr, to restore their sexual potency. The last known Arabian wold was also killed in the mountains of Ras al-Khaimah by shepherds who feared for their flocks.
    (SFC, 2/26/00, p.A8)

2000        Feb 27, Texas Governor George W. Bush’s campaign released a letter to New York Cardinal John O’Connor in which the Republican presidential candidate said he "deeply" regretted "causing needless offense" by making a campaign appearance at Bob Jones University, a South Carolina school whose leaders had espoused anti-Catholic views.
    (AP, 2/27/01)
2000        Feb 27, Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam ended 2 decades of bitter rivalry and embraced W. Deen Mohammad, son of the late Elijah Mohammad (d.1975), onetime leader of the black Muslims.
    (SFC, 2/28/00, p.A3)
2000        Feb 27, Jose Imperatori, the Cuban diplomat expelled from the US for spying, took refuge in the Cuban embassy in Ottawa.
    (SFC, 2/28/00, p.C2)
2000        Feb 27, In Germany voters in Schleswig-Holstein gave victory to the Social Democrats over the Christian Democrats in the 1st elections following the financial scandals of Helmut Kohl and the Christian Democrats. Heidi Simonis was returned to office as state premier.
    (SFC, 2/28/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 27, In Germany 3 teenagers of American soldiers hurled large stones off a pedestrian bridge in Darmstadt and killed Sandra Ottman (20) and Karin Rothermel (41). The 3 teens were convicted of murder and sentenced up to 8 ½ years in prison.
    (SFC, 3/1/00, p.A13)(SFC, 12/23/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 27, In Iceland the Mount Hekla volcano erupted.
    (WSJ, 2/29/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 27, India claimed that Pakistani soldiers had crossed the cease-fire line and killed one Indian officer and 6 other soldiers. Police reported that separatist rebels killed a public-works minister and 4 others with a remote-controlled device in Assam.
    (SFC, 2/28/00, p.C2)
2000        Feb 27, In Tijuana municipal police chief Alfredo de la Torre Marquez (49) was shot to death by assassins who sprayed his car with over 100 bullets.
    (SFC, 2/28/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 27, In Serbia growing numbers of Albanians had fled the southern towns of Presevo, Bujanova and Medveda and crossed over to Kosovo as Yugoslav police conducted aggressive searches for Albanian separatists. Belgrade believed that the 480-sq. mile region planned to break away to join Kosovo.
    (SFC, 2/28/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 27-29, In China some 20 thousand workers battled police and soldiers in Yangjiazhangzi due to loss of work and alleged corruption at a local molybdenum mine. The facility had closed last November and in Feb. workers received $68 for each year they had worked there.
    (SFC, 4/5/00, p.A10,14)

2000        Feb 28, In Massachusetts computer-industry publisher Patrick J. McGovern and his wife, Lore Harp McGovern, pledged a $350 million donation over 20 years to MIT to finance brain research.
    (SFC, 2/29/00, p.A2)(WSJ, 2/29/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 28, In Algeria an armed group massacred 20 people, shepherds and their families, near Brezina.
    (SFC, 2/29/00, p.A12)   
2000        Feb 28, In Austria Joerg Haider, governor of Carinthia, resigned as head of the Freedom Party in an apparent bid to end Austria’s international ostracism following his party’s rise to power. His official resignation took place May 1.
    (SFC, 2/29/00, p.A10)(SFC, 5/2/00, p.A10)(AP, 2/28/01)
2000        Feb 28, In Indonesia Henry Kissinger agreed to work as a political advisor to Pres. Abdurrahman Wahid.
    (SFC, 2/29/00, p.A10)
2000        Feb 28, It was reported that Iraq and Syria had established diplomatic ties  that were cut in Aug 1980 when Damascus sided with Iran just before the Iran-Iraq war.
    (SFC, 2/28/00, p.C2)
2000        Feb 28, In Mozambique officials feared that thousands may have died in the last 3 weeks of flooding.
    (WSJ, 2/29/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 28, In Nigeria ethnic violence between the Ibos and Hausas was reported from Aba in reaction to the fighting in Kuduna. At least 50 people were reported dead.
    (WSJ, 2/29/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 28, In Turkey 3 Kurdish mayors were released from prison pending trial on charges that they aided Kurdish rebels.
    (SFC, 2/29/00, p.A12)

2000        Feb 29, George W. Bush beat John McCain in Virginia, Washington and North Dakota primaries. Al Gore beat Bill Bradley in Washington.
    (SFC, 3/1/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 29, Sparky Anderson was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame along with Turkey Stearnes of the Negro leagues and 19th-century second baseman Bid McPhee.
    (AP, 2/29/04)
2000        Feb 29, Doris Haddock (90), known as "Granny D." completed a 3,200 mile trek to Washington DC from California to urge Congress to enact reforms. Haddock (d.2010) had began walking on Jan 1, 1999, and arrived in DC to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform.
    (SFC, 2/29/00, p.A3)(AP, 8/3/19)
2000        Feb 29, In Michigan a 6-year-old boy shot and killed Kayla Rolland (6) with a .32 caliber semiautomatic after a quarrel in the Theo J. Buell Elementary School in Flint. Jamelle James (19), the owner of the stolen gun, was later arraigned on a manslaughter charge.
    (SFC, 3/1/00, p.A1)
2000        Feb 29, The Algerian army began a crack down on Islamic militants following the massacre of 25 shepherds near Brezina. Over the next 3 weeks they killed 35 militants around El-Bayadh and Ghardaia.
    (SFC, 3/22/00, p.A12)
2000        Feb 29, In Chechnya 84 Russian paratroopers were killed after rebels attacked a guard post near Ulus Kert. Most of the soldiers were from Pskov. Many were suspected to have died from Russian artillery called in after the position was overrun.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A12)
2000        Feb 29, In India the government announced a 28.2% increase in military spending, tax increase on higher income people and cuts in government payroll.
    (SFC, 3/1/00, p.A13)
2000        Feb 29, Israel released the 1961 prison memoir of Adolph Eichmann.
    (SFC, 3/1/00, p.A12)
2000        Feb 29, In Nigeria the government made an agreement with northern leaders to stop enforcing Shariah where it was in effect and to not adopt it in other regions for the time being due to recent clashes.
    (SFC, 3/1/00, p.A14)
2000        Feb 29, In Zimbabwe former guerrillas invaded white-owned farms and occupied at least 36 with no official interference.
    (SFC, 3/1/00, p.A14)

2000        Feb, Female workers at Boeing filed a class-action suit for discrimination in pay and promotions.
    (ST, 5/14/04, p.A5)
2000        Feb, Tyco Corp. reported that CEO Dennis Kozlowski made $170 million in fiscal 1999. This did not include a $25 million in loan forgiveness.
    (WSJ, 4/5/04, p.A8)
2000        Feb, Rescue Bear 0001 arrived at the Animals Asia Foundation in Chengdu, China. He was named Andrew by the Hong Kong philanthropist who donated $1 million to create the animal sanctuary. Andrew (15) died in 2006 from a liver cancer likely related to years of being tapped for bile fluid.
    (SFC, 2/16/06, p.A14)
2000        Feb, In Egypt Ahmed Osman Saleh and Ahmed Ibrahim al-Naggar, members of the Egyptian Jihad, were hanged for their connections to terrorist cases. They had been pulled out of Albania in 1998 by Albanian Security (SHIK) working with the CIA.
    (WSJ, 11/20/01, p.A10)

2000        Mar 1, Candidates in both major parties turned their focus to Super Tuesday, a day after Texas Governor George W. Bush won primaries in Virginia, North Dakota and Washington state, while Vice President Al Gore won in Washington state.
    (AP, 3/1/01)
2000        Mar 1, Classes were canceled at Buell Elementary School in Mount Morris Township, Michigan, a day after six-year-old Kayla Rolland was fatally shot, allegedly by a fellow first-grader.
    (AP, 3/1/01)
2000        Mar 1, In Pennsylvania Ronald Taylor (39) killed 3 people and wounded 2 at an apartment and 2 fast food restaurants in Wilkinsburg. In 2001 Taylor was sentenced to death for the killing of 3 white men.
    (SFC, 3/2/00, p.A3)(AP, 3/1/01)(SFC, 11/12/01, p.A12)
2000        Mar 1, In Britain Home Sec. Jack Straw ruled that Gen. Pinochet should not be extradited to Spain.
    (SFC, 3/2/00, p.A11)
2000        Mar 1, In Ecuador the Congress passed legislation to replace the sucre with US dollars in a bid to end a recession.
    (WSJ, 3/2/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 1, Tarja Halonen assumed office as Finland’s first female president.
2000        Mar 1, In Japan police officials reported that the Aum Shinri Kyo sect had developed software for at least 10 government agencies and for more than 80 major companies in recent years. The sect had recently changed its name to Aleph and denounced its violent past.
    (SFC, 3/2/00, p.A10)
2000        Mar 1, In Nigeria Pres. Obasanjo deplored the recent killings in the southeast as the death toll passed 400.
    (WSJ, 3/2/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 1, In Sudan government aircraft bombed a hospital compound in rebel-held territory in Lui. 2 people were killed and a dozen injured.
    (SFC, 3/4/00, p.C1)

2000        Mar 2, A federal jury in Washington convicted Maria Hsia, a friend and political supporter of Vice President Al Gore, for arranging more than $100,000 in illegal donations during the 1996 presidential campaign. Hsia was later sentenced to three months of home confinement.
    (AP, 3/2/01)
2000        Mar 2, Merck pledged a $100 million donation of Hepatitis B vaccine to inoculate children in poor nations.
    (WSJ, 3/2/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 2, Dr. Larry C. Ford committed suicide just days after a botched assassination attempt on his business partner at Biofem Inc., of Irvine, Calif. Ford had met with scientists from South Africa's Project Coast in the 1980s to discuss chemical and biological warfare under Wouter Basson, head of the project. Project Coast, which has been accused of trying to create deadly bacteria that would only affect blacks, poisoning opponents' clothing and stockpiling cholera, HIV and anthrax, opened an offshore bank account to pay Ford. In 2002 former FBI informant Peter Fitzpatrick told "60 Minutes" that Ford passed a bag filled with cholera, typhoid, botulism, anthrax and bubonic plague to a South African military doctor during a meeting at the house of the South African trade attache in California.
    (AP, 11/3/02)
2000        Mar 2, In Chechnya rebels ambushed Russian troops outside Grozny and killed at least 20 police commandos.
    (SFC, 3/4/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 2, Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet left Britain for his homeland, hours after he was ruled mentally unfit to stand trial on charges of human rights abuses.
    (AP, 3/2/01)
2000        Mar 2, In Israel commandos killed as many as 3-4 Palestinian Hamas militants at Taibeh. They said that 4 simultaneous bombings were scheduled in crowded areas of major cities.
    (SFC, 3/3/00, p.A14)(WSJ, 3/3/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 2, In Kosovo French peacekeepers forced their way through Serb protestors to return 41 Albanians to their homes across the Ibar River.
    (SFC, 3/4/00, p.A10)
2000        Mar 2, In the Philippines some 40 rebels of the New People's Army killed 10 soldiers at Balilihan in Bohol province.
    (SFC, 3/3/00, p.D4)
2000        Mar 2, Zimbabwe ordered black war veterans to quit white-owned farms.
    (WSJ, 3/3/00, p.A1)

2000        Mar 3, In South Carolina Bob Jones University, a fundamentalist Christian college, said it was lifting its ban on interracial dating. University president Bob Jones the Third made the announcement on CNN’s "Larry King Live."
    (SFC, 3/4/00, p.A1)(AP, 3/3/01)
2000        Mar 3, Kevin Uliassi landed in Burma on the 10th day of his attempt to circle the globe as a solo balloonist.
    (SFC, 3/4/00, p.A2)
2000        Mar 3, In Burundi the authorities under int'l. pressure began dismantling 6 of nearly 60 camps holding hundreds of thousands of Hutu civilians.
    (SFC, 3/4/00, p.C1)
2000        Mar 3, Gen. Pinochet was flown home to Chile after being released from Britain on medical grounds, 16 months after he was detained in Britain on torture charges.
    (WSJ, 3/3/00, p.A1)(AP, 3/3/01)
2000        Mar 3, In Madagascar an estimated 600,000 people were affected by flooding from tropical storm Gloria and at least 55 people were reported killed.
    (SFC, 3/4/00, p.A12)
2000        Mar 3, In Senegal Pres. Abdou Diouf failed to get over 50% of the ballots and a runoff was scheduled with rival Abdoulaye Wade later in the month.
    (SFC, 3/4/00, p.C1)

2000        Mar 4, Ahead of Super Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush charged John McCain with "clouded" education views while the Arizona senator asked "Where the outrage?" over a late surge of money to pay for negative TV ads.
    (AP, 3/4/01)
2000        Mar 4, On the AIDS crises it was reported that 1 in every 50 black men in the US was HIV positive. It was also reported that 1 in 300 of all people in the US were HIV positive.
    (SFEC, 3/5/00, Z1 p.1)
2000        Mar 4, In Bangladesh a tornado hit the northwest Natore district and left nearly 3000 people homeless. 50 people were injured.
    (SFC, 3/6/00, p.A12)
2000        Mar 4, In Beijing, China, 2,900 delegates from 32 provinces and regions gathered for the 10-11 day session of the Ninth National People's Congress. During the session Hu Changqing, a former official in Jiangxi province, was scheduled to be executed for taking bribes worth $658,000.
    (SFC, 3/4/00, p.C1)(SFEC, 3/5/00, p.A22)

2000        Mar 5, A Blacksburg, Virginia, subsidiary of PPL Therapeutics of Edinburgh, Scotland, the company that cloned Dolly the sheep, produced the first cloned pigs.
    (SFC, 3/15/00, p.A3)(AP, 3/5/01)
2000        Mar 5, In Virginia an explosion at an auto parts factory killed 3 people in at New River Castings in Radford.
    (SFC, 3/7/00, p.A5)
2000        Mar 5, In Angola about this time some 500 armed men killed 30 diamond prospectors in Chivungo. UNITA rebels were blamed.
    (SFC, 3/8/00, p.C4)
2000        Mar 5, NATO peacekeeping troops arrested Dragoljub Prcac, a Bosnian Serb, for war crimes committed at the Omarska prison camp in 1992, where he served as deputy commander.
    (SFC, 3/6/00, p.A12)
2000        Mar 5, In Israel the government voted to back Prime Minister Barak's plan to withdraw troops from southern Lebanon by July.
    (SFC, 3/6/00, p.A10)(AP, 3/5/01)
2000        Mar 5, In India supporters of the Rashtriya Janata Dal party went on a rampage in Patna after their party was dislodged from elections in Bihar led by the National Democratic Alliance. 2 people died and thousands were jailed.
    (SFC, 3/6/00, p.A12)
2000        Mar 5, In Mozambique some 600 US troops arrived to help deliver food and medical supplies where flooding left an estimated 1 million people homeless.
    (SFC, 3/6/00, p.A10)
2000        Mar 5, In Israel the government voted to back Prime Minister Barak's plan to withdraw troops from southern Lebanon by July.
    (SFC, 3/6/00, p.A10)
2000        Mar 5, In Russia acting Pres. Putin said that Russia would consider joining NATO if it were treated as an equal partner.
    (SFC, 3/6/00, p.A10)

2000        Mar 6, Eric Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the third time; among the newest honorees were James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and Earth, Wind and Fire.
    (AP, 3/6/01)
2000        Mar 6, Three white New York City officers were convicted of a cover-up in a brutal police station attack on Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.
    (AP, 3/6/01)
2000        Mar 6, Gasoline prices in California reached an average $1.63 per gallon.
    (SFC, 3/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 6, California voters passed Prop. 22, the gay marriage ban and Prop. 1A, an approval of Indian gaming rights. Prop. 1A enabled tribes to negotiate compacts with the state to operate casinos with slot machines and house banking.
    (SFC, 3/9/00, p.A1)(SSFC, 6/1/03, p.D6)
2000        Mar 6, California voters approved Prop. 21 by 61% authorizing prosecutors to try juveniles as adults for serious crimes.   
    (SFC, 10/2/14, p.D2)
2000        Mar 6, MGM Grand Inc. led by Kirk Kerkorian acquired  Mirage Resorts, founded by Stephen A. Wynn, for $4.4 billion in cash.
    (SFC, 3/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 6, In Chechnya some 30 rebels held positions at Komsomolskoye's mosque under Russian shelling. 50 Russian troops were reported killed in the last 2 days.
    (SFC, 3/7/00, p.A14)
2000        Mar 6, China introduced a $111.1 billion budget that cut its deficit and added funds for military spending.
    (WSJ, 3/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 6, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited together with Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited merged under a single exchange HKEX. In June Hong Kong sold shares in its combined stock exchange and clearing house to the public. In 2007 HKEX bought back a stake of almost 6%.
    (Econ, 9/15/07, p.93)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Exchanges_and_Clearing)
2000        Mar 6, Serbia sealed its border with Montenegro as relations worsened.
    (WSJ, 3/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 6, In Sierra Leone some 150 former rebel fighters were reported killed after a clandestine diamond mine they were working collapsed.
    (SFC, 3/8/00, p.C4)
2000        Mar 6, In Uganda an overloaded boat sank on Lake Victoria and at least 45 people drowned.
    (WSJ, 3/9/00, p.A1)

2000        Mar 7, In Super Tuesday primaries Republican George W. Bush won 8 states to 4 for John McCain. Vice Pres. Gore won 14 states with none for Bill Bradley.
    (SFC, 3/8/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 7, The DJIA fell 374 points in its 4th largest decline ever. The Nasdaq composite crossed the five-thousand mark for the first time before retreating.
    (SFC, 3/8/00, p.A19)(AP, 3/7/01)
2000        Mar 7, In Baltimore Joseph C. Palczynski shot and killed 3 people following a breakup with a girlfriend. The next night he killed another woman and wounded a 2-year-old boy during an attempted carjacking. On Mar 17 Palczynski took 3 hostages and held off police for 3 days. He was fatally shot by police on Mar 21.
    (SFC, 3/10/00, p.D3)(SFC, 3/20/00, p.A3) (SFC, 3/22/00, p.A3)
2000        Mar 7, Country singer Frank "Pee Wee" King died in Louisville, Kentucky, at age 86.
    (AP, 3/7/01)
2000        Mar 7, William Donald Hamilton, an English evolutionary biologist, died. In 2013 Ullica Segerstrale authored “Nature’s Oracle: The Life and Work of W.D. Hamilton."
    (Econ, 3/16/13, p.85)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._D._Hamilton)
2000        Mar 7, In Kosovo 24 civilians and 16 French peacekeepers were wounded in a street battle that escalated from a fight between a Serb and Albanian in Mitrovica.
    (WSJ, 3/8/00, p.A1)

2000        Mar 8, President Clinton submitted to Congress legislation to establish permanent normal trade relations with China.
    (AP, 3/8/01)
2000        Mar 8, International Women’s Day.
    (WSJ, 5/1/00, p.A24)
2000        Mar 8, In California 55 Oscar statuettes were reported missing from a loading dock in LA. Willie Fullgear (61) found them in a dumpster on Mar 19. Police arrested two men associated with the trucking company.
    (SFC, 3/21/00, p.a3)
2000        Mar 8, In Florida a 24-vehicle pileup on I-10, 90 miles east of Tallahassee, left 3 people dead and 21 injured. Blinding smoke from a forest fire was blamed.
     (SFC, 3/9/00, p.A3)
2000        Mar 8, In Nevada a van crashed on I-15 at Jean and 8 people were killed with 5 injured.
    (SFC, 3/9/00, p.A3)
2000        Mar 8, In Memphis, Tenn., an off-duty firefighter, Frederick Williams (41), shot and killed 2 firefighters and a sheriff's deputy. Letter carrier Stacey Williams (32), Williams’ wife, was also found dead at the site where a fire was started.
    (SFC, 3/9/00, p.A3)(SFC, 3/10/00, p.D3)
2000        Mar 8, It was reported that the EU will require car manufacturers by 2006 to take back cars after the resale value drops to zero and to recycle 85% of scrapped cars.
    (SFC, 3/8/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 8, In China Hu Changqing, former vice governor of Jiangxi province, was executed for corruption.
    (SFC, 3/9/00, p.A10)
2000        Mar 8, In Israel the supreme court ruled that the government may no longer allocate land based on religion or ethnicity and may no longer prevent Arab citizens from living where they choose.
    (SFC, 3/9/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 8, In Italy Harold Bloom’s new book "How To Read and Why" was published. The American version came out in April. His other 24 books included "The Western Canon."
    (WSJ, 5/1/00, p.A24)
2000        Mar 8, In Japan 2 subway trains collided during rush hour in Tokyo. 3 people were killed and over 30 injured.
    (SFC, 3/8/00, p.C4)
2000        Mar 8, In Madagascar tropical storm Gloria left over 100 people dead just weeks after Cyclone Eline left 54 dead.
    (SFC, 3/9/00, p.A10)
2000        Mar 8, In Mexico police announced that 6 suspects were arrested for the slaying of a police chief in Tijuana and 14 other people. The suspects were reported to be acting as hit men under orders from Vicente Zambada Niebla, the son of a drug trafficker in Sinaloa.
    (SFC, 3/9/00, p.A11)
2000        Mar 8, In Mexico Juan Manuel Izabal, a top aide to the attorney general, was found dead from suicide. A stash of $700,000 was also found.
    (SFC, 3/10/00, p.A12)
2000        Mar 8, In Mozambique recent flooding began to wash old civil war land mines to the surface. An estimated 400,000 to 5 million mines were still present.
    (SFC, 3/9/00, p.A10)
2000        Mar 8, Near Puerto Rico at least 10 people died when a boat carrying some 70 illegal immigrants from the Dominican Republic capsized.
    (SFC, 3/9/00, p.A12)
2000        Mar 8, Singapore complained to Indonesia about out of control fires on Sumatra and Borneo.
    (WSJ, 3/9/00, p.A1)

2000        Mar 9, Bill Bradley ended his presidential bid, conceding the Democratic nomination to Vice President Al Gore.
    (SFC, 3/10/00, p.A1)(AP, 3/9/01)
2000        Mar 9, John McCain suspended his presidential campaign, conceding the Republican nomination to George W. Bush.
    (SFC, 3/10/00, p.A1)(AP, 3/9/01)
2000        Mar 9, The US NASDAQ market reached a record 5,000, ten week after passing 4,000.
    (SFC, 3/10/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 9, In Bosnia US Sec. of state Madeleine Albright won a pledge from Croatian and Bosnian Serb leaders to allow thousands of refugees to go home.
    (SFC, 3/10/00, p.A13)
2000        Mar 9, In Ecuador Pres. Noboa signed a bill that made the US dollar the official currency.
    (SFC, 3/10/00, p.D6)
2000        Mar 9, In Indonesia 2 days of fighting left at least 30 people dead as Christian and Muslim gangs clashed on Halmahera Island.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A9)
2000        Mar 9, In Norway Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik announced that his minority government would resign following a failed vote of confidence in an environmental dispute. He opposed new power plants to burn gas supplies.
    (SFC, 3/10/00, p.D6)
2000        Mar 9, In Moscow A Yak-40 aircraft crashed on takeoff from Sheremetyevo Airport and all 9 people aboard were killed. Among the dead were journalist Artyom Borovik and oil executive Ziya Bazhayev.
    (SFC, 3/9/00, p.A11)(SFC, 3/10/00, p.D5)
2000        Mar 9, In Tuvalu a fire swept through a locked dormitory and killed 18 teenage girls and their supervisor.
    (SFC, 3/10/00, p.D6)

2000        Mar 10, It was reported that a new meningitis vaccine was designed by scientists at Chiron Corp.
    (WSJ, 3/10/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 10, Nasdaq reached a record high at 5048.62.
    (NW, 3/17/03, p.44)
2000        Mar 10, In Texas a medical helicopter crashed and its 3-person crew were killed along with a 4-month-old baby near Dalhart. West of Longview on I-20 a 5 vehicle crash in heavy rain left at least 2 people dead.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A6)
2000        Mar 10, Pope John Paul the Second approved sainthood for Katharine Drexel (d.1955), a Philadelphia socialite who had taken a vow of poverty and devoted her fortune to helping poor blacks and American Indians. Drexel was canonized the following October.
    (AP, 3/10/01)
2000        Mar 10-2000 Mar 11, Public sentencing rallies took place in the Aksu region of Xinjiang and 11 Muslim Uighur members of a terrorist group were executed. The Uighurs of the region made up nearly half of Xinjiang’s 20 million population and had been struggling against Chinese rule for several years.
    (SFC, 3/20/00, p.A14)(WSJ, 3/20/00, p.A1)(Econ, 9/6/08, p.54)
2000        Mar 10, In Pakistan attorney Iqbal Raad and 2 others were killed by gunmen 3 days before closing arguments in the hijacking trial of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A8)
2000        Mar 10, In Romania some 20,000 tons of metal pollutants escaped into the Vaser River from the state-owned Baia Borsa mine after a dam broke following heavy rains and melting snow.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A9)
2000        Mar 10, In Sri Lanka a bomber blew himself up and killed 19 others including 5 policemen. 64 people were injured as he missed a motorcade of Cabinet ministers. 4 rebels committed suicide as troops closed in on them following the botched assassination attempt.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A8)(WSJ, 3/13/00, p.A13)
2000        Mar 10, In Turkey former prime minister Necmettin Erbakan was sentenced to one year in prison for a 1994 speech in which he criticized the secular government for drifting from its Islamic roots.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A8)
2000        cMar 10, In Zambia over 12,000 people lost their homes when the spillways of Kariba Dam in southern Siavonga were opened to relieve pressure.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A6)

2000        Mar 11, Storms in the US south were blamed for at least 5 deaths.
    (SFEC, 3/12/00, p.A2)
2000        Mar 11, From Argentina it was reported that researchers had unearthed a pack of large predatory dinosaurs in Patagonia that dated back to about 100 million years BP.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 11, In Chile Pres. Ricardo Lagos took power as the 1st socialist president since Salvadore Allende.
    (SFEC, 3/12/00, p.A19)
2000        Mar 11, in Ukraine a methane gas explosion at the Barakova mine on the eastern border killed at least 80 workers.
    (SFEC, 3/12/00, p.A17)

2000        Mar 12, A $100 million ICO Global Communications satellite fell into the Pacific following a sea launch aboard a Russian-Ukrainian rocket.
    (SFC, 3/13/00, p.A11)
2000        Mar 12, Elections were held in El Salvador. The FMLN won 31 of the 84 assembly seats in Congress. ARENA was left with only 29 seats. 78 of 262 city elections were also won by the FMLN along with 8 of 14 provincial capitals.
    (SFC, 3/14/00, p.A8)
2000        Mar 12, In Iran Saeed Hajjarian, a member of the municipal council of Tehran and a supporter of Pres. Khatami, was shot and wounded by gunmen on a motorcycle.
    (SFC, 3/13/00, p.A10)
2000        Mar 12, In Mexico police captured Jesus Labra, leader of the Arellano Felix drug organization at a soccer game in Tijuana.
    (SFC, 3/13/00, p.11)
2000        Mar 12, In Morocco some 500,000 Muslim fundamentalist marched in Casablanca in opposition to the government's plan to extend women's rights. In Rabat another 200-300,000 people marched in support of the plan.
    (SFC, 3/13/00, p.A11)
2000        Mar 12, In Mozambique the death toll from flooding reached 492 and urgent shipments of seeds were being organized.
    (SFC, 3/13/00, p.A11)
2000        Mar 12, In Rome Pope John Paul II begged for God's forgiveness for sins committed or condoned by Roman Catholics over the last 2,000 years, including wrongs inflicted on Jews, women and minorities.
    (SFC, 3/13/00, p.A1)(AP, 3/12/01)
2000        Mar 12, In Russia agents captured Salman Raduyev, a Chechen warlord.
    (SFC, 3/14/00, p.A8)
2000        Mar 12, In Spain the conservative Popular Party under Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar won the general election with 44.7% of the vote. The party won 183 of the 350 seats in Congress of Deputies.
    (SFC, 3/13/00, p.A10)

2000        Mar 13, A quarter century after the end of the Vietnam War, US Defense Secretary William Cohen arrived in Hanoi to push the pace of reconciliation.
    (AP, 3/13/01)
2000        Mar 13, CBS began filming its "Survivor" show on the Malaysian island of Pulau Tiga. Filming lasted to April 20 and the last survivor was to be awarded a $1 million prize.
    (SFC, 6/2/00, p.C15)
2000        Mar 13, The Tribune Co. bought the LA Times in a $6.5 billion merger with the Times Mirror Co. This ended 119 years of ownership of the LA Times by the Otis and Chandler families.
    (SFC, 3/14/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 13, In Costa Rica 2 American women were found shot to death near Cabhuita. Emily Howell of Kentucky and Emily Eagen of Michigan were attacked while driving an SUV. A 16-year-old boy was later arrested and 2 other suspects were sought. Jorge Alberto Urbina (19) was arrested Mar 28. The 16-year-old was sentenced to 14 ½ years in prison.
    (SFC, 3/15/00, p.A10)(SFC, 3/28/00, p.A12)(SFC, 3/29/00, p.A15)(SFC, 7/28/00, p.A12)
2000        Mar 13, In Japan the government reported that the economy swung back into recession at the end of 1999.
    (SFC, 3/13/00, p.A11)
2000        Mar 13, In Taiwan the Taipei market dropped 617 points in fear of an election win by Democratic Progressive Party candidate Chen Shui-bian.
    (SFC, 3/14/00, p.A8)
2000        Mar 13, In Mongolia the Red Cross reported that winter blizzards had killed over 1 million head of livestock and that some 300,000 people were short of food. The dead animal number was soon raised to 1.8 million, or 1 in every 15 in the nation.
    (SFC, 3/14/00, p.A10)(SFC, 3/27/00, p.A12)

2000        Mar 14, Pres. Clinton and PM Tony Blair said that the raw data of human genes "should be made freely available to scientists everywhere."
    (SFC, 3/15/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 14, Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore clinched their presidential nominations in a sweep of Southern primaries.
    (AP, 3/14/01)
2000        Mar 14, It was reported the Hugh McColl (64), CEO of Bank of America, received over $50 million in stock and options in 1999 despite low earnings and a plunging stock price.
    (SFC, 3/14/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 14, Defending champion Doug Swingley drove his dog team to victory in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
    (AP, 3/14/01)
2000        Mar 14, In Florida a state judge ruled the 1-year-old school voucher program unconstitutional.
    (SFC, 3/15/00, p.A3)
2000        Mar 14, Five convoys of trucks were reported heading for Washington DC to protest the rising cost of fuel and low freight rates.
    (SFC, 3/14/00, p.A3)
2000        Mar 14, In Chile authorities arrested former Gen. Eduardo Iturriaga for the 1975 shooting of former Vice Pres. Bernardo Leighton and his wife, Ana, in Rome.
    (SFC, 3/15/00, p.A10)
2000        Mar 14, In China an official was sentenced to death for embezzling $1.4 million that was meant to help relocate 1.3 million people displaced by the Three Gorges dam project.
    (WSJ, 3/15/00, p.A1)

2000        Mar 15, Their presidential nominations secured, Al Gore and George W. Bush dug in for the eight-month battle to Election Day, with Bush saying he was braced for Gore’s "politics of personal destruction and distortions," and Gore arguing that Bush’s "risky tax scheme" would hurt the economy.
    (AP, 3/15/01)
2000        Mar 15, Paleontologist Daniel Gebo announced the discovery of bones from 2 tiny primates, the size of a human thumb, that lived 42 million years ago in Shanghuang, China.
    (SFC, 3/16/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 15, In Michigan 4 teens beat to death and robbed Willie Jones (66) as he left the Michigan Lanes Bowling Alley in Grand Rapids. The teens then stuffed Jones into their car trunk and drove around town to show him off.
    (SFC, 3/20/00, p.A11)
2000        Mar 15, Darrell Keith Rich (45), serial killer, was executed at San Quentin, Ca. His was the 8th execution in the state since the reinstitution of the death penalty.
    (SFC, 3/15/00, p.A1)(SFC, 12/13/05, p.A13)
2000        Mar 15, Durward Kirby (b.1912), TV funnyman ("Candid Camera" and "The Garry Moore Show") died at age 87 in Fort Myers, Florida.
    (AP, 3/15/01)
2000        Mar 15, A UN Security Council panel accused governments of Africa and Europe of violating sanctions against the UNITA rebels in Angola.
    (SFC, 3/16/00, p.A14)
2000        Mar 15, Canada passed the Clarity Act, which set out a procedure for the government to negotiate with any province that votes for independence by a clear majority.
    (www.cric.ca/en_html/guide/clarity/clarity_act.html)(Econ, 1/14/06, p.18)
2000        Mar 15, In Iraq US and British warplanes hit southern targets and Iraq reported that one civilian was killed and 6 injured.
    (SFC, 3/16/00, p.A15)
2000        Mar 15, In Israel the security cabinet approved a troop pullout from 6.1% of the West Bank as Hezbollah fired rockets at Israeli positions in southern Lebanon and northern Israel. The areas to be ceded included several Palestinian villages and towns near Ramallah, Bethlehem and Hebron.
    (WSJ, 3/16/00, p.A1)(SFC, 3/16/00, p.A14)
2000        Mar 15, In Kosovo US troops raided 5 locations in southeastern Kosovo and seized large quantities of arms and ammunition from militant Albanians.
    (SFC, 3/16/00, p.A16)
2000        Mar 15, In Liberia the government closed 2 leading independent radio stations saying they posed a security risk.
    (SFC, 3/16/00, p.A15)
2000        Mar 15, The IMF announced that Ukraine had provided false data on its currency reserves between 1996 and 1998 in order to get 3 loans approved.
    (SFC, 3/16/00, p.A15)

2000        Mar 16, Independent Counsel Robert Ray said he found no credible evidence that Hillary Rodham Clinton or senior White House officials had sought FBI background files of Republicans.
    (AP, 3/16/05)
2000        Mar 16, The Vermont state House of Representatives voted 76-69 for a bill to give same-sex couples all the rights and responsibilities granted to married heterosexuals.
    (SFEC, 4/2/00, p.A6)
2000        Mar 16, The DJIA rose a record 499.19 points to close at 10,630.6. the previous record of 380.53 was set on Sep 9, 1998. The DJIA reached a high of 10,001.78 before retreating.
    (SFC, 3/17/00, p.A1)(AP, 3/16/01)
2000        Mar 16, In Georgia a gunman shot and wounded 2 sheriff's deputies while being served a warrant in Atlanta at the home of Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown. The gunman was later identified as Brown. Deputy Ricky Kinchen (35) died the next day. Al-Amin (56) was arrested in Alabama on Mar 20.
    (SFC, 3/17/00, p.A5)(SFC, 3/18/00, p.A3)(SFC, 3/21/00, p.A3)
2000        Mar 16, About a dozen whales became stranded on 2 Bahama beaches one day after a US Navy exercise propagated loud noises through the waters of the region. 5 of the whales died. In 2001 testing confirmed that Navy sonar caused the whales to beach themselves.
    (SFC, 3/22/00, p.A9)(WSJ, 12/21/01, p.A1)
2000        Mar 16, In NYC police killed Patrick Dorismond, an unarmed Haitian immigrant (26). Some 3,000 protestors marched at Dorismonds funeral on mar 25 and clashed with police.
    (SFEC, 3/26/00, p.A7)
2000        Mar 16, Thomas Wilson Ferebee (81), the "Enola Gay" bombardier who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died in Windermere, Fla.
    (AP, 3/16/05)
2000        Mar 16, Emergency food aid was planned for Ethiopia after it was learned that 53  children under age 5 had died of malnutrition in one town.
    (SFC, 3/16/00, p.A16)
2000        Mar 16, The entire 20-member European Commission resigned following publication of a critical report on sloppy management and cronyism.
    (AP, 3/16/01)
2000        Mar 16, The Islamic holiday Eid al-adha was celebrated.
    (SFC, 4/26/00, p.B8)
2000        Mar 16, In Nicaragua Edmundo Olivas, former leader of the Andres Castro United Front - a leftists, ex-Sandinista, paramilitary group, was ambushed and killed near Boaco.
    (SFC, 3/17/00, p.D2)
2000        Mar 16, In Pakistan a judge sentenced Javed Iqbal (42), the killer of 100 children, to die the same way his victims died, by strangulation, dismemberment and dissolvement in acid.
    (SFC, 3/17/00, p.A14)
2000        Mar 16, In the Philippines at least 23 people were killed in clashes between rebels and army troops in Lanao del Norte province.
    (SFC, 3/18/00, p.C16)
2000        Mar 16, In Serbia some 1000 people rallied in Pirot to protest the closure of their TV station. It was the 6th closure of a broadcaster in a week.
    (SFC, 3/17/00, p.D2)

2000        Mar 17, Smith and Wesson signed an unprecedented agreement with the Clinton administration to, among other things, include safety locks with all of its handguns to make them more childproof; in return, the agreement called for federal, state and city lawsuits against the gun maker to be dropped.
    (AP, 3/17/01)
2000        Mar 17, Boeing Co. agreed to settle a 38-day strike by its engineers. It was the largest white-collar walkout in US history.
    (SFC, 3/18/00, p.A2)
2000        Mar 17, Ford Motor Co. acquired Land Rover from BMW.
    (WSJ, 3/17/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 17, A bankruptcy plan for Iridium Corp. was approved. Its satellites would be allowed to burn up in the atmosphere.
    (WSJ, 3/17/00, p.B8)
2000        Mar 17, Denmark informed the 18 Faeroe Islands that they would have to give up subsidies in 4 years if they wanted independence.
    (SFC, 3/18/00, p.C1)
2000        Mar 17, In Dominica it was reported that Elizabeth Israel, the daughter of a freed slave, was living at age 125.
    (SFC, 3/17/00, p.A14)
2000        Mar 17, Old East German Stasi files revealed that radioactive material was used to mark opponents, their papers and money. East German dissident writer Rudolf Bahro, who died of Leukemia, may have been a victim.
    (SFC, 3/18/00, p.C16)
2000        Mar 17, The United States lifted a ban on imports of Iranian luxury goods.
    (AP, 3/17/01)
2000        Mar 17, Lebanon granted asylum to Kozo Okamoto, one of the terrorists in the May 30, 1972 massacre at an Israeli airport. 4 other Japanese Red Army members were deported to Japan.
    (SFC, 3/18/00, p.A3)
2000        Mar 17, In Uganda some 330 followers of the Movement for the Restoration of Ten Commandments of God, led by Joseph Kibweteree, burned to death in a mass suicide in Kanungu. Children were involved and it was not clear if Kibweteree was killed. More bodies were found at the house of Kibweteree. Foul play was later suspected instead of suicide. 448 other victims were later found. The dead at Kanungu have never been officially remembered. Those who lost family members have never got any answers.
    (SFEC, 3/19/00, p.A19)(SFC, 3/20/00, p.A13)(SFC, 3/24/00, p.A18)(SFC, 7/15/00, p.A13)(AP, 3/17/20)

2000        Mar 18, In Kenya it was reported that some 10,000 cattle, 25,000 camels and 20,000 goats had starved to death over the last 3 months. 2 million people faced famine and 20 died in the last 2 weeks in the Wajir district.
    (SFC, 3/18/00, p.C16)
2000        Mar 18, In Taiwan Chen Shui-bian was elected as president ending 51 years of Nationalist Party rule. He won with 39% of the vote over James Soong with 37%. Annette Lu (55) was elected as vice-president. Chen Shui-bian’s party favored Taiwan’s formal independence from the rest of China.
    (SFEC, 3/19/00, p.A1,23)(AP, 3/18/01)

2000        Mar 19, President Clinton arrived near New Delhi on the first presidential visit to India in 22 years as he opened a six-day trip through troubled South Asia.
    (WSJ, 3/20/00, p.A1)(AP, 3/19/01)
2000        Mar 19, In Nevada 5 youths on a juvenile offenders cleanup crew were killed by a speeding minivan on I-15 in Las Vegas.
    (SFC, 3/20/00, p.A11)
2000        Mar 19, A mob stormed Nationalist Party's headquarters in Taiwan, forcing Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui to quit as party leader.
    (AP, 3/19/03)

2000        Mar 20, World Citizenship Day.
    (SFC, 3/21/00, p.A18)
2000        Mar 20, The Clinton administration moved to phase out the fuel additive MTBE to avoid further contamination of groundwater.
    (SFC, 3/21/00, p.A1)   
2000        Mar 20, Pres. Clinton stopped in Bangladesh, but only stood for a reception at the US Embassy due to security reasons. This was the first such visit by an American president.
    (SFC, 3/21/00, p.A14)(AP, 3/20/01)
2000        Mar 20, Former Black Panther Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, once known as H. Rap Brown, was captured in Alabama; he was wanted in the fatal shooting of a Fulton County, Georgia, sheriff’s deputy. Al-Amin maintains his innocence.
    (AP, 3/20/01)
2000        Mar 20, Some 2,000 farmers, ranchers and rural businessmen converged on Washington DC to lobby for an overhaul of farm programs and to strengthen antitrust enforcement on agribusiness.
    (WSJ, 3/21/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 20, In Texas Robert Wayne Harris (28) shot 5 people to death and critically injured one person at the Mi-T-Fine Car Wash in Irving. Harris was arrested the next day. He had recently been fired for exposing himself to 2 women at the business. Harris was sentenced to death on Sep 29.
    (SFC, 3/21/00, p.A5)(SFC, 3/22/00, p.A4)(SFC, 9/30/00, p.A2)
2000        Mar 20, Natalya Estemirova (1959-2009), Chechen rights activist, went to the village of Aldi and counted 47 victims.
    (Econ, 7/18/09, p.24)
2000        Mar 20, Pope John Paul II arrived in Jordan for the beginning of his Holy land tour. He prayed at Mt. Nebo where the bible says Moses first viewed the Promised Land.
    (WSJ, 3/20/00, p.A1)(SFC, 3/21/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 20, In Germany Angela Merkel (45) became the first woman to head the Christian Democratic Union.
    (SFC, 3/21/00, p.A10)
2000        Mar 20, In Kashmir gunmen massacred 35 Sikhs in Chati Sionghpura Mattan.
    (SFC, 3/21/00, p.A12)
2000        Mar 20, In the Philippines the Abu Sayyaf Muslim rebel group seized over 50 hostages from 2 schools in Basilan province. Most of the hostages were children.
    (SFC, 4/18/00, p.A10)
2000        Mar 20, In Senegal Pres. Abdou Diouf conceded defeat to rival Abdoulaye Wade. The elections ended 40 years of Socialist Party rule.
    (SFC, 3/21/00, p.A12)

2000        Mar 21, Pres. Clinton began a 5 day stay in India. India rejected his call for further curbs in the nuclear program.
    (SFC, 3/21/00, p.A14)(SFC, 3/22/00, p.A11)
2000        Mar 21, A divided Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that the FDA lacked authority to regulate tobacco as an addictive drug, throwing out the Clinton administration’s main anti-smoking initiative.
    (SFC, 3/22/00, p.A1)(AP, 3/21/01)
2000        Mar 21, A US Federal Judge ruled that Elian Gonzalez should be returned to his father in Cuba.
    (SFC, 3/22/00, p.A3)
2000        Mar 21, The US Federal Reserve raised short term interest to 6%.
    (SFC, 3/22/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 21, NATO acknowledged that depleted uranium rounds were used during the 1999 Kosovo war whenever American A-10 ground attack aircraft engaged armored vehicles.
    (SFC, 3/22/00, p.A14)
2000        Mar 21, In Colombia rebel bombings caused a blackout in most of Bogota and large portions of the central and northeast regions.
    (SFC, 3/22/00, p.A12)
2000        Mar 21, Croatia handed over Mladen Naletilic, a Bosnian Croat indicted in 1998 on 17 counts of war crimes, to the UN tribunal. Naletilic commanded a gang of convicts who terrorized Muslims in southwestern Bosnia between 1993-1994.
    (SFC, 3/22/00, p.A12)
2000        Mar 21, Holland announced that it would give the Jewish community $180 million for injustices suffered after returning from Nazi death camps. Another $114 million was set for Dutch victims of Japanese WW II prison camps in Indonesia and $14 million for Dutch Gypsies persecuted by the Nazis.
    (SFC, 3/22/00, p.A12)
2000        Mar 21, In Iraq a mortar attack on a Baghdad apartment building killed 4 people and injured 38. Persian agents were blamed.
    (SFC, 3/23/00, p.D2)
2000        Mar 21, Israel withdrew from 6.1% of the West Bank.
    (SFC, 3/22/00, p.A10)
2000        Mar 21, Pope John Paul II landed in Tel Aviv and began his official visit to Israel with a welcome from Pres. Ezer Weizman. It was the first official visit by a Roman Catholic pontiff to Israel.
    (SFC, 3/22/00, p.A1)(AP, 3/21/01)
2000        Mar 21, In Taiwan the Parliament ended a 51-year-old ban on direct trade, transport and postal links between several of its offshore islands and mainland China.
    (SFC, 3/22/00, p.A11)

2000        Mar 22, The US Senate voted to abolish the Social Security income penalty for people aged 65-69. Pres. Clinton promised to sign the bill. The penalty had reduced benefits by $1 for every $3 eared above $17,000.
    (SFC, 3/23/00, p.A3)
2000        Mar 22, The federal government agreed to pay a record $508 million to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by some 1,100 women at the now-defunct US Information Agency in 1977. Another $23 million was for back pay, interest and retirement benefits. It was the largest-ever settlement of a federal sex discrimination case.
    (SFC, 3/23/00, p.A1)(AP, 3/22/01)
2000        Mar 22, Four Florida counties were declared agricultural disaster areas due to a spreading citrus canker. Half the lime crop was already destroyed in the southern part of the state.
    (WSJ, 3/23/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 22, Mark Lombardi (b.1951), artist, hung himself the day before his 50th birthday. His work included "BCCI-ICIC-FAB" (1996-2000), a rendering of the financial transactions that led to the collapse to the Bank of Credit & Commerce Int’l. (BCCI), an enterprise backed by Arabs and run by Pakistanis. [see 1991] Another work (1999) recorded the pattern of money and influence in the Iran Contra operation, 1984-1986.
    (WSJ, 5/1/02, p.D7)(SFC, 3/27/04, p.E12)
2000        Mar 22, Gunmen ambushed Arkady Gukasyan, the president of Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan. 28 suspects were arrested.
    (SFC, 3/23/00, p.D2)
2000        Mar 22, In Nepal Girija Prasad Koirala began his 3rd term as prime minister. He succeeded Krishna Prasad Bhattarai.   
2000        Mar 22, In Bethlehem Pope John Paul II affirmed support for a Palestinian homeland.
    (SFC, 3/23/00, p.A1)(AP, 3/22/01)
2000        Mar 22, In Nigeria a pipeline fire killed 50 people siphoning off gas in Abia state.
    (SFC, 3/23/00, p.D2)

2000        Mar 23, President Clinton visited the western Indian village of Nayla.
    (AP, 3/23/01)
2000        Mar 23, In a first, Speaker Dennis Hastert named a Catholic priest, the Reverend Daniel Coughlin, as the new House chaplain.
    (AP, 3/23/01)
2000        Mar 23, Researchers reported that a blood test for C-reactive protein could serve as a good indicator for heart attack risk.
    (SFC, 3/23/00, p.A4)
2000        Mar 23, Scientists reported that the genetic code of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, had been decoded. 60% of the flies 13,600 genes are identical to human genes.
    (SFC, 3/24/00, p.A2)
2000        Mar 23, A 776-foot Greek cargo ship, Leader L, sank in the Atlantic 400 miles off of Bermuda. 31 Filipino crew members were forced into life boats. 13 men were rescued with Canadian Sea King helicopters. 6 bodies were found and 12 were presumed dead as the ship pulled down one life raft.
    (SFC, 3/24/00, p.D3)(SFC, 3/25/00, p.A12)(WSJ, 3/27/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 23, Horst Koehler (57) of Germany, president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, became the new president of the 182-nation IMF following endorsement by the 24-member board of directors.
    (SFC, 3/24/00, p.D4)
2000        Mar 23, Germany completed a $5 billion agreement on how to allocate funds among surviving forced laborers and other workers in Hitler's concentration camps.
    (SFC, 3/24/00, p.A12)
2000        Mar 23, Pope John Paul II paid his respects at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial.
    (AP, 3/23/01)
2000        Mar 23, Pakistan announced that local elections would begin in Dec.
    (SFC, 3/24/00, p.A12)
2000        Mar 23, Russia's food supply was threatened with a virulent strain of potato blight and live-stock feed shortages were forecast.
    (WSJ, 3/23/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 23, In Rwanda Pres. Pasteur Bizimungu resigned following a month long debate on ethnic tensions and corruption. In 2004 Bizimungu was sentenced to 15 years for inciting violence after a falling out with Kagame.
    (SFC, 3/24/00, p.D3)(WSJ, 6/8/04, p.A1)
2000        Mar 23, In Taiwan Lee Teng-hui resigned as leader of the ruling Nationalist Party.
    (SFC, 3/24/00, p.D3)

2000        Mar 24, The US agreed to double the amount of money Iraq was allowed to spend to repair its oil industry and lifted holds on over $100 million in equipment.
    (SFC, 3/25/00, p.A10)
2000        Mar 24, A US federal judge awarded former hostage Terry Anderson $341 million from Iran, holding Iranian agents responsible for Anderson’s nearly seven years of captivity in Lebanon.
    (SFC, 3/25/00, p.A3)(AP, 3/24/01)
2000        Mar 24, Sig Mickelson, the first president of CBS News, died in San Diego at age 86.
    (AP, 3/24/01)
2000        Mar 24, In Israel Pope John Paul II delivered a sermon from the Mount of Beatitudes before some 100,000 people.
    (SFC, 3/25/00, p.A10)
2000        Mar 24, In Uganda authorities found a mass burial site in Rukungiri in a building once frequented by the Movement for the Restoration of Ten Commandments of God. At least 153 bodies were found hacked to death or strangled including 59 children.
    (SFC, 3/25/00, p.A1)

2000        Mar 25, Pres. Clinton arrived in Pakistan under heavy security, where he met with the new military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf. Clinton urged the government to restore democracy, reduce its nuclear arsenal, fight terrorism and find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir crises with India.
    (SFEC, 3/26/00, p.A1)(AP, 3/25/01)
2000        Mar 25, In Belarus thousands of people demonstrated in Minsk against the rule of Pres. Lukashenko and clashed with police.
    (SFC, 3/27/00, p.A13)
2000        Mar 25, In Colombia guerrilla attacks began in Antioquia state and 30 people were killed over the next 2 days.
    (SFC, 3/28/00, p.A14)
2000        Mar 25, In Israel Pope John Paul II said Mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, where Catholics believe that archangel Gabriel told Mary that she would bear the son of God.
    (SFEC, 3/26/00, p.A19)(AP, 3/25/01)
2000        Mar 25, In Mozambique it was reported that the Messalo river burst its banks after a week of rain. The Limpopo was expected to flood again and the city of Chokwe was again threatened.
    (SFC, 3/25/00, p.A8)
2000        Mar 25, In Northern Ireland David Trimble defeated Rev. Martin Smyth with 57% of the vote of the ruling Ulster Party Council. Henry MacDonald was the author of a new biography on Trimble.
    (SFEC, 3/26/00, p.A21)
2000        Mar 25, In South Africa a flashflood down the Storms River Gorge left 7 dead and 6 missing from a group of 24 whitewater enthusiasts.
    (SFC, 3/27/00, p.A12)

2000        Mar 26, In the Academy Awards ceremony the film "American Beauty" won 5 Oscars, including best director for Sam Mendes and best actor for Kevin Spacey. Hilary Swank won best actress for "Boys Don't Cry." Michael Caine won best supporting actor for his role in "The Cider House Rules." Angelina Jolie won best supporting actress for her role in "Girl, Interrupted." The film "Matrix" won r technical categories, and best score went to "The Red Violin." Pedro Almodovar won the foreign language film for "All About My Mother."
    (SFC, 3/27/00, p.A1)(AP, 3/26/01)
2000        Mar 26, Pres Clinton met with Pres. Assad of Syria in Geneva but failed to get an agreement to revive peace talks with Israel.
    (WSJ, 3/27/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 26, The Seattle Kingdome was blown up in a controlled implosion. The 7.9 acre roof collapsed in less than 20 seconds.
    (WSJ, 5/10/99, p.A21)(SFC, 3/27/00, p.A4)
2000        Mar 26, Pope John Paul II ended his Holy Land tour with a message of contrition at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a visit to Al Aqsa Mosque and a Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the traditional site for the resurrection of Jesus.
    (SFC, 3/27/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 3/27/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 26, Dr. Alex Comfort, British author of the 1972 "Joy of Sex," died at age 80 in Oxfordshire. Comfort wrote some 50 books that included novels, poetry, criticism, scientific texts and works on Eastern philosophy.
    (SFC, 3/28/00, p.E1)(AP, 3/26/01)
2000        Mar 26, In Chechnya Russian Col. Yuri Budanov and 3 soldiers seized Elza (Heda) Kungayeva (18) and strangled her to death following a pummeling and sexual assault. She was believed to be a rebel sniper. In 2001 Budanov faced a trial and in 2002 he was ruled temporarily insane. In 2009 Budanov was freed with more than a year left on his murder sentence.
    (SSFC, 3/18/01, p.D5)(SFC, 1/1/03, p.A9)(AP, 1/19/09)
2000        Mar 26, In Colombia Pres. Pastrana pressured Armando Pomorica, president of the lower house of Congress, to take responsibility for a corruption scandal.
    (WSJ, 3/27/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 26, Russia elected Vladimir Putin as its 2nd post-Communist president with 52.5% vote.
    (SFC, 3/27/00, p.A1)(AP, 3/26/01)

2000        Mar 27, The Supreme Court decided the federal government could deny food stamps and other welfare benefits to people who live permanently in the United States but who are not citizens.
    (AP, 3/27/01)
2000        Mar 27, A San Francisco jury ordered Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds to pay $20 million in punitive damages to Leslie Whiteley (40).
(SFC, 3/28/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 27, Cisco Systems passed Microsoft as the most valuable company in the world.
    (SFC, 3/28/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 27, DaimlerChrysler AG announced it would buy 34 percent of Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.
    (AP, 3/27/01)
2000        Mar 27, In Texas an explosion at a Phillips Petroleum at Pasadena plant killed one worker and injured at least 71 others.
    (SFC, 3/28/00, p.A2)
2000        Mar 27, In Uganda laborers unearthed 73 bodies at Rugazi associated with the Movement for the Restoration of Ten Commandments of God. [see Mar 28]
    (SFC, 3/28/00, p.A10)

2000        Mar 28, In a unanimous ruling, the US Supreme Court sharply curtailed police power to rely on anonymous tips to stop and search people.
    (AP, 3/28/01)
2000        Mar 28, The inflatable boat of a UC Davis research group capsized off the coast of Baja California and at least 3 people died.
    (SFC, 3/29/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 28, In Tennga, Georgia, a freight train collided with a school bus and 2 children were killed with 5 critically injured.
    (SFC, 3/29/00, p.A3)
2000        Mar 28, A tornado hit fort Worth, Texas, and 4 people were killed with over 100 injured. It cut a 2-mile swath and inflicted $450 million in damages.
    (SFC, 3/29/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 5/6/02, p.A1)
2000        Mar 28, Prof. Adam B. Ulam of Harvard Univ., died at age 77. His 18 books included "Stalin: The Man and His Era" (1973).
    (SFC, 4/1/00, p.A26)
2000        Mar 28, Nine of 11 OPEC nations voted to raise oil production by a total of 1.45 million barrels a day.
    (SFC, 3/29/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 28, In Niedersill, Austria, a massive avalanche killed 11 people.
    (SFC, 3/29/00, p.A15)
2000        Mar 28, Mohamad Hasan (69), an Indonesian timber tycoon associated with former Pres. Suharto, was arrested for fraud. He had directed the state sanctioned plywood monopoly and controlled a forest mapping company. Hasan received a 6-year sentence and was jailed at Batu prison where he soon organized the inmate obsidian polishing operations.
    (WSJ, 3/29/00, p.A19)(WSJ, 8/13/03, p.A1)
2000        Mar 28, Jordan with US intelligence help indicted 28 followers of Osama bin Laden for plotting attacks against American tourists in Dec.
    (SFC, 3/29/00, p.A14)
2000        Mar 28, In Rugazi, Uganda, 28 bodies were found under the floor of the home of Dominic Kataribabo, leader of the Movement for the Restoration of Ten Commandments. This brought the total dead to at least 591.
    (SFC, 3/29/00, p.A15)

2000        Mar 29, President Clinton told a news conference he was appalled when he first learned his campaign had taken illegal foreign donations in 1996 -- contributions he called both wrong and unneeded.
    (AP, 3/29/01)
2000        Mar 29, A federal judge ruled that President Clinton "committed a criminal violation of the Privacy Act" by releasing personal letters to undermine the credibility of Kathleen Willey, one of his accusers.
    (AP, 3/29/01)
2000        Mar 29, The US Supreme Court affirmed cities’ power to ban nude dancing in a 6-3 decision.
    (SFC, 3/30/00, p.A3)
2000        Mar 29, The Central Conference of American Rabbis adopted a resolution stating "a Jewish same gender couple is worthy of affirmation through appropriate Jewish ritual."
    (SFC, 3/30/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 29, In Chechnya rebels ambushed Russian troops and left 4 dead and 18 wounded. 27 men were missing.
    (WSJ, 3/31/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 29, Iran joined the OPEC oil increase to keep its market share.
    (SFC, 3/30/00, p.A16)
2000        Mar 29, In Kenya at least 101 people were killed when a speeding bus collided with another bus in Kericho. The death toll was reduced to 74.
    (SFC, 3/30/00, p.A18)(SFC, 3/31/00, p.E4)
2000        Mar 29, In Taiwan Pres. elect Chen Shui-bian appointed defense minister Tang Fei (68) of the nationalist party as his Prime Minister.
    (SFC, 3/30/00, p.A20)
2000        Mar 29, In Thailand Sanan Kachornprasart (64) resigned as interior minister after the National Counter-Corruption Commission charged that he had concealed his assets in a fabricated million-dollar loan.
    (SFC, 3/30/00, p.A18)y
2000        Mar 29, In Uganda the doomsday sect body count reached 644.
    (SFC, 3/30/00, p.A19)

2000        Mar 30, Russia’s Alexei Yagudin won his third title in the World Figure Skating Championships; Canada’s Elvis Stojko finished second, and American Michael Weiss was third.
    (AP, 3/30/01)
2000        Mar 30, In the midst of the 2000 presidential campaign, Vice President Al Gore broke with the Clinton administration, saying he supported legislation to allow six-year-old Elian Gonzalez to remain in the country while the courts resolved his custody case.
    (AP, 3/30/01)
2000        Mar 30, In Colombia a truck bomb exploded in Cachipay. 4 people were killed and at least 14 were injured.
    (SFC, 3/31/00, p.A21)
2000        Mar 30, In Japan Mount Usu erupted on Hokaido following 22 years of dormancy. Evacuations from Date, Sobetsu and Abuta preceded the eruption.
    (SFC, 3/31/00, p.A17)(WSJ, 4/3/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 30, In Sri Lanka an air force plane leased from a Ukrainian company crashed and 36 military personnel were killed along with 4 Russian crew members.
    (SFC, 3/31/00, p.E4)
2000        Mar 30, In Uganda 80 more bodies were unearthed in Rushojwa. This brought the doomsday sect body count to 724.
    (SFC, 3/31/00, p.A16)

2000        Mar 31, The UN Security Council decided to let Iraq spend more money to repair its oil industry, an investment intended to boost the amount of food and medicine Baghdad could buy through the UN humanitarian program.
    (SFC, 4/1/00, p.A12)(AP, 3/31/01)
2000        Mar 31, In Russia Pres. Putin called for a quick ratification of the START II nuclear arms reduction treaty and deeper cuts in nuclear missiles.
    (SFC, 4/1/00, p.A12)
2000        Mar 31, In Uganda police revised the number of deaths linked to the doomsday cult to 924.
    (SFC, 4/1/00, p.A1)

2000        Mar, The FDA forced the withdrawal of Rezulin, a diabetes pill made by Warner-Lambert. In 2002 documents showed that early indications of the drug’s danger to the liver were masked.
    (SSFC, 6/30/02, p.A7)
2000        Mar, Baruch Vega, fashion photographer, was arrested by the FBI for money laundering and obstruction of justice. He had served for some years as a contact for the DEA to negotiate plea agreements with drug traffickers.
    (WSJ, 12/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar, The IntercontinentalExchange was founded in Atlanta, Ga., as an Internet-based trading platform for OTC precious metals and oil.
2000        Mar, EU leaders met in Lisbon, Portugal, and agreed to turn Europe into the world’s most competitive economy by 2010. this became known as the Lisbon Agenda.
    (Econ, 3/19/05, p.15)(Econ, 3/25/06, p.58)
2000        Mar, The Jaish-e-Mohammad group formed in Pakistan under Maulana Masood Azhar as a merger of militant Islamic groups dedicated mostly to freeing Muslims from Indian rule in Kashmir. In December, 2001, Pres. Musharraf banned the group.
    (SFC, 11/10/03, p.A1)(SSFC, 7/30/06, p.A10)

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