Timeline 2002 April - June

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2002        Apr 1, Maryland won its first NCAA men's basketball championship with a 64-52 victory over Indiana.
    (SFC, 4/2/02, p.C1)(AP, 4/1/03)
2002        Apr 1, Pres. Bush said he would sell Governor's Island in NY Harbor to NY state and NYC for a nominal charge.
    (SFC, 4/2/02, p.A3)
2002        Apr 1, The US National Archives opened the 1930 census records.
    (SFC, 4/1/02, p.A3)
2002        Apr 1, A SF Court of Appeals ordered the US government to pay out millions of dollars in retroactive disability benefits to Vietnam veterans with prostate cancer, who were exposed to Agent Orange.
    (SFC, 4/2/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 1, The 1897 Michigan law against swearing in front of women and children was declared unconstitutional.
    (SFC, 4/2/02, p.A3)
2002        Apr 1, The American Rivers environmental group listed the most endangered US rivers and included the Missouri, Big Sunflower (Mississippi), and Klamath (California) in the top 11.
    (SFC, 4/2/02, p.A3)
2002        Apr 1, In Algeria Islamic militants killed 21 government soldiers in Moulay Larbi, 280 miles SW of the capital.
    (SFC, 4/3/02, p.A7)
2002        Apr 1, Israeli forces expanded their hunt for militants and terrorists to included ranking officials of Arafat’s Palestinian Authority. Israeli tanks and bulldozers rumbled into more Palestinian towns and massed on the edge of Bethlehem in an expansion of a West Bank offensive. A sniper killed an Israeli in Har Homa. A bomber blew up in his car in West Jerusalem and killed the Israeli police officer who stopped him.
    (SFC, 4/2/02, p.A1)(AP, 4/1/07)
2002        Apr 1, In the Netherlands the "Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide (Review Procedures) Act" entered into force.
2002        Apr 1, The body of Russian journalist Sergei Kalinovsky was found outside Smolensk. He was known for his exposes on government corruption and had gone missing in December, 2001.
    (SSFC, 5/12/02, p.A3)

2002        Apr 2, In California a SF jury awarded $33.7 million to a former Navy electrician who acquired mesothelioma from asbestos exposure. Foster Wheeler Corp. was the defendant.
    (SFC, 4/3/02, p.A13)
2002        Apr 2, In Illinois federal prosecutors indicted the campaign committee of Gov. George Ryan and 2 former top aids on charges of racketeering, mail fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
    (SFC, 4/3/02, p.A3)
2002        Apr 2, Prof. John Pierce (92), communications engineer and author, died in Mountain View, Ca. He authored about 20 books, invented the Pierce Gun, a vacuum tube that transmits electrons, received some 90 patents and provided the transistor its name.
    (SFC, 4/9/02, p.A18)
2002        Apr 2, Argentina marked the 20th anniversary of the Falklands War and Pres. Duhalde said the Falkland Islands would be regained through diplomacy.
    (SFC, 4/3/02, p.A7)
2002        Apr 2, The Israeli army attacked the headquarters of Jibril Rajoub, security chief of the Palestinian Authority. The Israeli Army said it found a letter in Arafat's compound that detailed money requests for building bombs. PM Sharon offered Yasser Arafat a one-way ticket to exile and battles with Palestinian militiamen continued and at least 13 Palestinians were killed.
    (SFC, 4/2/02, p.A1)(SFC, 4/3/02, p.A1,10)(WSJ, 4/3/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 2, Israel seized control of Bethlehem; Palestinian gunmen forced their way into the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, where they began a 39-day standoff.
    (AP, 4/2/03)

2002        Apr 3, Cincinnati, Ohio, agreed to restrictions on the use of force and announced plans to establish an independent agency to investigate police brutality complaints.
    (SFC, 4/4/02, p.A4)
2002        Apr 3, Roy Huggins, novelists, TV writer and producer, died at age 87. His shows included "Cheyenne," "The Fugitive" and "The Rockford Files."
    (SFC, 4/15/02, p.B5)
2002        Apr 3, The US-financed Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty began broadcasting in the North Caucasus region that included Chechnya. The Kremlin viewed the broadcasts as interference with internal affairs.
    (SFC, 4/3/02, p.A6)
2002        Apr 3, Afghan security officials reported the arrests of hundreds of political opponents who planned a conspiracy and bombing campaign that was linked to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. 140 men were released the next day, while 160 remained under detention.
    (SFC, 4/4/02, p.A8)(SFC, 4/5/02, p.A9)
2002        Apr 3, In Argentina Domingo Cavallo, former economy minister (1991-1996), was arrested for illegal arms sales to Croatia and Ecuador in the 1990s, diverting 6,500 tons of weapons worth over $100 million. He was indicted Apr 10 for "aggravated contraband."
    (SFC, 4/4/02, p.A7)(SFC, 4/11/02, p.A10)
2002        Apr 3, In Ambon, Indonesia, a car bomb killed 4 people and wounded 43.
    (SFC, 4/4/02, p.A8)
2002        Apr 3, Israeli tanks entered the West Bank cities of Jenin, Salfeet and Nablus. At least 1 Israeli soldier and 12 Palestinians were killed. Gunners from Lebanon's Hezbollah exchanged artillery and mortar fire with Israeli troops. Scores of Palestinian gunmen were holed up in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The Egyptian government announced a cutoff of official contacts with Israel. Syria shifted 20,000 troops in Lebanon toward the Lebanese-Syrian border reportedly in accord with the 1989 Taif agreement.
    (SFC, 4/3/02, p.A1)(SFC, 4/4/02, p.A1,13)(WSJ, 4/4/02, p.A1)(SSFC, 4/7/02, p.A4)
2002        Apr 3, Pakistan's Gen. Musharraf visited Afghanistan and presented Hamid Karzai with a $10 million donation.
    (SFC, 4/3/02, p.A8)

2002        Apr 4, Pres. Bush demanded that Israel withdraw from West Bank cities and end settlement activity in occupied territories. He dismissed Yasser Arafat as a failed leader who had "betrayed the hopes of his people." Bush ordered Sec. of State Colin Powell to the region to seek a cease-fire.
    (SFC, 4/5/02, p.A1,14)(AP, 4/4/03)
2002        Apr 4, Pres. Bush responded to British TV journalist Trevor McDonald's question "Have you made up your mind that Iraq must be attacked?" by saying: "I made up my mind that Hussein needs to go."
    (SFC, 6/15/02, p.A13)
2002        Apr 4, Yasser Esam Hamdi (22), a prisoner in Cuba, was reported to be a US citizen born in Louisiana. Hamdi was transferred to a jail in Virginia Apr 5. In 2004 Hamdi, held without charge since his 2001 capture, gave up his US citizenship and was released to Saudi Arabia.
    (WSJ, 4/5/02, p.A1)(SFC, 4/6/02, p.A3)(WSJ, 9/23/04, p.A1)
2002        Apr 4, Two teen-agers were sentenced to long prison terms in the stabbing deaths of Dartmouth College professors Half and Susanne Zantop. Robert Tulloch pleaded guilty to murder and received the mandatory sentence of life without parole; James Parker was sentenced to 25 years to life as an accomplice to murder.
    (AP, 4/4/03)
2002        Apr 4, Draft rice-genome maps were published by scientists from China and Switzerland's Syngenta.
    (WSJ, 4/5/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 4, Afghan officials reported that poppy farmers would be offered $500 per acre to destroy their crops. Refusal would still result in crop destruction.
    (SFC, 4/5/02, p.A8)
2002        Apr 4, The Angola government and Unita signed a cease-fire agreement.
    (SFC, 4/5/02, p.A11)
2002        Apr 4, It was reported that Saddam Hussein of Iraq had raised financial payments to the relatives of suicide bombers from $10k to $25k.
    (SFC, 4/4/02, p.A10)
2002        Apr 4, Israeli officials made public 2 documents signed by Arafat that authorized payments to Palestinian militants wanted for attacks on Israel.
    (SFC, 4/5/02, p.A15)
2002        Apr 4, Israel continued for a 7th-day its offensive titled Operation Defensive Shield. Tanks entered Hebron house-to-house fighting with Palestinian gunmen in the Jenin refugee camp. 3 Israeli soldiers were killed. Guerrilla fighters fired 9 rockets into Israel.
    (SFC, 4/5/02, p.A16)
2002        Apr 4, The UN released $995 million in compensation to Kuwait for Iraq's 1990 invasion. Most went to 1,058 individuals. Saudi Arabia received $82.6 million and Jordan got $44.9.
    (SFC, 4/5/02, p.A12)

2002        Apr 5, US mediator Anthony Zinni met with Yasser Arafat in Ramallah as Israeli forces continued their offensive. At least 35 Palestinians were killed on the bloodiest day of fighting since the beginning of Israel's week-old military offensive.
    (SFC, 4/6/02, p.A1)(AP, 4/5/03)
2002        Apr 5, A new US stamp that featured the SF Bay Area was 1st displayed. It was part of the new 50-state "Greetings from America" series.
    (SFC, 4/6/02, p.A14)
2002        Apr 5, The coffin of the Queen Mother was carried through the heart of London on a gun carriage as Britain honored the woman whose life spanned a tumultuous century of upheaval and change.
    (AP, 4/5/03)
2002        Apr 5, Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei urged Islamic oil-producing countries to suspend oil exports for a month to countries supporting Israel.
    (SFC, 4/6/02, p.A10)

2002        Apr 6, Pres. Bush repeated his call for Israel to "withdraw without delay" from West Bank towns it had occupied since launching an offensive after a string of suicide attacks. Bush also demanded the Palestinians call "an immediate and effective cease-fire."
    (SSFC, 4/7/02, p.A3)(AP, 4/6/03)
2002        Apr 6, Arab League ministers in emergency session denounced the Bush administration's handling of the Middle East conflict. Some 15k Jordanians marched in Ibrid. Over 20k marched in Paris and another 20k marched in Rome.
    (SSFC, 4/7/02, p.A7)
2002        Apr 6, In Colombia FARC rebels shot and killed police officers Norberto Perez and Victor Manuel Marulanda as they tried to escape.
    (SSFC, 4/7/02, p.A8)
2002        Apr 6, Israeli troops intensified their assault on West Bank towns and refugee camps. Over 20 thousand Jews and Arabs marched in Tel Aviv demanding that the government withdraw from the West Bank and resume talks.
    (SSFC, 4/7/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 6, South Korea envoy Lim Dong Won said North Korea is ready to resume dialogue with the US.
    (SFC, 4/6/02, p.A8)

2002        Apr 7, Pres. Bush ended weekend talks with Britain's PM Tony Blair in Texas. Blair said he would back a US military action against Iraq.
    (SFC, 4/8/02, p.A9)
2002        Apr 7, Arthur Andersen announced it would lay off more than a quarter of its US workforce, a direct result of Enron filing for bankruptcy in the fall of 2001.
    (AP, 4/8/03)
2002        Apr 7, Actor John Agar (81) died in Burbank, California.
    (AP, 4/7/03)
2002        Apr 7, In Colombia 2 bombs killed 12 people in Villavicencio and FARC rebels were suspected. One bomb was used to attract people when the 2nd was detonated.
    (SFC, 4/8/02, p.A9)
2002        Apr 7, In Costa Rica Abel Pacheco (68), psychiatrist, poet and former TV commentator, was elected president in a runoff against Rolando Araya.
    (WSJ, 4/8/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 7, In Iraq Saddam Hussein pledged to defeat the US if attacked and promised to continue supplying Palestinians to defend against Israel.
    (SFC, 4/8/02, p.A9)
2002        Apr 7, Israeli forces continued Operation Defensive Shield and news reporters were kept away. 12 Palestinians were killed in Nablus with stiff resistance in the Jenin refugee camp. Worldwide protests included a march in Morocco by a half million people and in Brussels by some 10,000.
    (SFC, 4/8/02, p.A1,8)(AP, 4/7/03)

2002        Apr 8, The Pulitzer Prizes were announced. Arts winners included Louis Menand in history for "The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America," David McCullough for his biography "John Adams," and composer Henry Bryant (88) for "Ice Field." The New York Times won seven Pulitzer Prizes, six of them related to coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks; Suzan-Lori Parks became the first black woman to win a Pulitzer for drama for her play "Topdog/Underdog" while Richard Russo won the fiction prize for "Empire Falls."
    (SFC, 4/9/02, p.A2)(AP, 4/8/03)
2002        Apr 8, US Sec. of State Colin Powell arrived in Morocco as a large pro-Palestinian paralyzed the capital.
    (WSJ, 4/8/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 8, The US INS announced new rules in an attempt to close immigration loopholes.
    (SFC, 4/9/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 8, The space shuttle Atlantis took off for an 11-day mission to the ISS carrying latticework and a rail car.
    (SFC, 4/9/02, p.A3)
2002        Apr 8, In Kabul, Afghanistan, a bomb exploded near the convoy of Defense Minister Mohammed Fahim and at least 5 people were killed including 2 children.
    (SFC, 4/9/02, p.A7)
2002        Apr 8, Iraq said it would halt oil exports for a month to protest Israel's campaign in the Palestinian territories.
    (SFC, 4/9/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 8, In Israel PM Sharon announced a limited pullback of troops and the building of buffer zones. The stance of the Bush administration called for immediate withdrawal but expected action to coincide with Sec. of State Powell's arrival Apr 12.
    (SFC, 4/9/02, p.A1)(SFC, 4/10/02, p.A18)
2002        Apr 8, In Kosovo Serbs rioted following the arrest of a man guarding a bridge to keep out ethnic Albanians. 19 UN policemen were injured.
    (WSJ, 4/9/02, p.A1)

2002        Apr 9, Sec. of State Colin Powell met with Pres. Mubarek in Egypt and stated that he would meet with Yasser Arafat. Some 10,000 demonstrated in Alexandria and one protester was killed by police.
    (SFC, 4/10/02, p.A18)(SFC, 4/17/02, p.A14)
2002        Apr 9, Former Arthur Andersen auditor David B. Duncan pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston to ordering the shredding of Enron documents, and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Duncan later withdrew his plea.
    (AP, 4/9/07)
2002        Apr 9, Lynne Stewart, lawyer for Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (in prison for seditious conspiracy), and 3 of Rahman's followers were indicted for violating federal restrictions and passing covert messages. [see 1995]
    (SFC, 4/10/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 9, Figure skater Michelle Kwan won the 2001 Sullivan Award as the nation’s top amateur athlete.
    (AP, 4/9/07)
2002        Apr 9, The WSJ redesigned the front page for the 1st time since 1942.
    (WSJ, 4/9/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 9, In Dover Township, New Jersey, Edward Lutes, a former police officer, killed 5 of his neighbors and wounded 2 others. He wounded his boss in Barnegat Township and then shot and killed himself.
    (SFC, 4/10/02, p.A5)(SFC, 4/11/02, p.A5)
2002        Apr 9, Amnesty Int'l. reported that at least 3,048 people were executed in 31 countries in 2001. China accounted for at least 1,781. 90% of the executed were from China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US.
    (SFC, 4/10/02, p.A12)
2002        Apr 9, In Afghanistan some 20 thousand refugees, attempting to return from Pakistan refugee camps, were blocked by poppy growers. Rival warlords hindered the return of another 2 million.
    (SFC, 4/10/02, p.A9)
2002        Apr 9, In Colombia a bomb killed 2 policemen near Bogota.
    (WSJ, 4/10/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 9, The 12 day Israeli offensive continued and dozens of Palestinians were reported dead in the fiercest fighting to date. An explosion in the Jenin refugee camp killed 13 Israeli soldiers. PM Sharon declared Israel to be in a struggle for survival.
    (SFC, 4/10/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 4/10/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 9, In Mexico the Senate voted 71-41 to deny Pres. Fox permission to travel to the US and Canada next week. They wanted him to spend more time on domestic concerns.
    (SFC, 4/10/02, p.A14)
2002        Apr 9, The 1-million member Workers Confederation planned a strike to support protesting oil executives of Petroleos de Venezuela, who were protesting tightening controls by Pres. Chavez. Later reports indicated US cash was used to support strike plans.
    (SSFC, 4/7/02, p.A8)(SFC, 4/25/02, p.A9)

2002        Apr 10, Sec. of State Colin Powell stopped in Spain to gather EU support in the Middle East conflict. He again called for an immediate end to Israel's military operations.
    (SFC, 4/11/02, p.A14)
2002        Apr 10, Arthur Anderson LLP agreed to a government condition that it admit to having committed a crime by destroying Enron documents last fall.
    (SFC, 4/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 10, In Ohio a state appeals court declared a ban on concealed weapons to be unconstitutional. 5 other states, all in the Midwest, carried similar laws banning concealed weapons.
    (SFC, 4/11/02, p.A7)
2002        Apr 10, In Israel a suicide bomber sd'd in a bus near Haifa and 8 people were killed with 20 wounded. Israel announced the withdrawal of forces from 24 small West Bank villages.
    (SFC, 4/10/02, p.A1)(SFC, 4/11/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 4/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 10, In Mexico 41 state and city police from Tijuana and Tecate were arrested in Baja on charges of corruption and smuggling during a meeting at the state police academy.
    (SFC, 4/11/02, p.A10)(SFC, 4/12/02, p.A9)
2002        Apr 10, Binyam Mohamed (b.1978), an Ethiopian citizen who had lived in Britain for 7 years, was arrested in Pakistan. He was held incommunicado in Pakistan, Morocco and Afghanistan and then was taken to Guantanamo Bay in 2004 for internment.
    (Econ, 2/7/09, p.49)(www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/feb/08/torture-humanrights)
2002        Apr 10, In Russia the FSB, successor to the KGB, accused the CIA of trying to steal military secrets. US diplomat Yunju Kensinger and David Patterson were identified as agents posing as US Embassy officials.
    (SFC, 4/11/02, p.A8)(WSJ, 4/11/02, p.A15)
2002        Apr 10, In Sri Lanka rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran made his 1st public appearance in 15 years and pledged his commitment to peace talks along with the goal of an independent Tamil state. The 18-year civil war had already left 65,000 dead.
    (SFC, 4/11/02, p.A11)(WSJ, 4/11/02, p.A1)

2002        Apr 11, US Sec. of State Colin Powell arrived in Israel to push for peace talks. Israel sent tanks and troops into 2 more Palestinian villages. A Palestinian suicide bomber died when his explosives blew up prematurely.
    (SFC, 4/11/02, p.A1)(SFC, 4/12/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 11, In Ohio Rep. James A Traficant Jr. (60), Democrat from Youngstown, was convicted on 10 felony counts of racketeering and corruption. Traficant was later expelled from Congress and sentenced to eight years in prison.
    (SFC, 4/12/02, p.A3)(AP, 4/11/03)
2002        Apr 11, The US House responded to the Enron collapse by voting to add more worker protections to pension laws.
    (AP, 4/11/03)
2002        Apr 11, It was reported that astronomers had identified 2 stars, RXJ-1856 and 3C58, that were possibly composed of quarks, the building blocks of protons and neutrons, proposed by Murray Gell-Mann in 1963.
    (SFC, 4/11/02, p.A2)
2002        Apr 11, China reported that some 850,000 people were infected with AIDS at the end of 2001.
    (SFC, 4/12/02, p.A8)
2002        Apr 11, In Colombia rebels kidnapped 13 lawmakers in Cali. A legislator and 4 aides were rescued and 1 police officer was killed. Sigifredo Lopez, one of the abducted legislators, survived a mistaken rebel attack in 2007 that left his 11 colleagues dead. He was released by the FARC in 2009.
    (SFC, 4/12/02, p.A9)(AP, 9/13/12)
2002        Apr 11, In the Philippines the ferry MV Carmela with 240 passengers caught fire and at least 15 people were killed.
    (SFC, 4/11/02, p.A8)
2002        Apr 11, In South Africa a white judge acquitted Dr. Wouter Basson ("Dr. Death"), former head of the chemical and biological weapons program, of 46 counts murder, fraud and drug dealing following a 2 ˝ year trial.
    (SFC, 4/12/02, p.A8)
2002        Apr 11, In Tunisia a gas tanker truck crashed into the wall of the El Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba and killed 14 Germans, 6 Tunisians and a Frenchman. The government at first called it an accident. Later evidence indicated that it was an act of terrorism. Nizar Nawar (24), a Tunisian citizen who had studied in Canada, was the driver. Al Qaeda later claimed responsibility. In 2006 a Spanish court sentenced two men to a total of 10 years in prison for their part in a suicide bombing. In 2006 Nawar’s uncle, Belgacem Nawar (44), was convicted in Tunis and sentenced to years in prison for aiding in the attack.
    (SFC, 4/17/02, p.A8)(SFC, 4/24/02, p.A7)(WSJ, 5/2/02, p.A13)(SSFC, 5/19/02, p.A3)(WSJ, 8/20/02, p.A1)(AP, 5/10/06)(SFC, 6/8/06, p.A3)
2002        Apr 11, The UN sponsored Int'l. Criminal Court was ratified without US approval. Temporary headquarters will be in the Hague, Netherlands. By 2021 123 countries had signed on to the ICC. The ICC began operations on 1 July 2002, upon the entry into force of the Rome Statute (1998) following 60 ratifications.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Criminal_Court)(SFC, 4/11/02, p.A10)(SFC, 4/12/02, p.A9)(Econ., 1/2/21, p.45)
2002        Apr 11, Venezuela’s military removed Pres. Chavez from power after 19 demonstrators were killed, many by snipers, as some 150-200k marched on the presidential palace in Caracas. A tape, later released, contained the voice of Pres. Chavez ordering the activation of "Plan Avila," an emergency state security plan. In 2009 a Venezuelan court sentenced nine former police officials to as long as 30 years in prison for the killings of demonstrators during street protests that led up to the failed 2002 coup against President Hugo Chavez. In 2009 Brian A. Nelson authored “The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chavez and the Making of Modern Venezuela."
    (SFC, 4/12/02, p.A1,8)(WSJ, 4/12/02, p.A1)(SFC, 4/25/02, p.A12)(AP, 4/12/08)(AP, 4/4/09)(Econ, 6/13/09, p.87)(Econ, 3/9/13, p.24)
2002        Apr 11, Vlajko Stojilkovic (65), former Serb interior minister, shot himself in the head on the steps of the Yugoslav parliament following passage of a law easing the transfer of war crimes suspects to the Hague. Stojilkovic died Apr 13.
    (SFC, 4/12/02, p.A9)(SSFC, 4/14/02, p.A14)

2002        Apr 12, Colin Powell arrived in Israel as another suicide bombing killed 6 people in Jerusalem at the Mahane Yehuda market. Powell failed to PM Sharon to set a timetable for withdrawal from West Bank cities. Powell postponed a meeting with Arafat and demanded that Arafat condemn the latest attack. Estimates of Palestinian dead from Israeli operations in Jenin reached 100-200. An elderly Palestinian couple were rescued after being buried for 7 days by an Israeli bulldozer in Jenin.
    (SFC, 4/13/02, p.1,13)(SFC, 4/15/02, p.A11)
2002        Apr 12, Boston's Cardinal Bernard Law ignored growing demands for his resignation because of the sex scandal engulfing the church. Law ended up resigning the following December.
    (AP, 4/12/03)
2002        Apr 12, Greenpeace activists tried to hang an anti-Bush banner on a container ship at the Port of Miami-Dade. Federal prosecutors used an 1872 "sailor mongering" law to make their case against the activists and Greenpeace.
    (SFC, 12/30/03, p.A5)
2002        Apr 12, Arab militant groups including Hezbollah, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood issued a manifesto declaring that Arab governments had betrayed the Palestinians and called holy war "the religious duty of every Muslim."
    (SFC, 4/17/02, p.A14)
2002        Apr 12, An earthquake hit northern Afghanistan and at least 59 people were killed, mostly in Doabi.
    (SFC, 4/13/02, p.A10)(SFC, 4/20/02, p.A24)
2002        Apr 12, In Hong Kong police began expelling an estimated 4,300 mainland-born Chinese, who were refused the right of residence.
    (SFC, 4/13/02, p.A11)
2002        Apr 12, In Nepal rebel attacks killed 160 people. 60 police officers were killed defending the house of Interior Security Minister Khum Bahadur Khadka. 27 officers who surrendered were beheaded and 2 were burned alive.
    (SSFC, 4/14/02, p.A14)
2002        Apr 12, Russia sent troops into the Kodori gorge of Georgia to watch the Abkhazia border. The move was condemned by Georgian officials and troops were soon withdrawn.
    (SFC, 4/13/02, p.A11)(WSJ, 4/15/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 12, UN delegates in Madrid agreed on a 44-page "Int'l. Plan of Action on Aging." There were no specifics to finance or monitor compliance.
    (SFC, 4/13/02, p.A11)
2002        Apr 12, In Venezuela Pedro Carmona Estanga, head of a business association, proclaimed himself interim president and declared the constitution abolished. A summit of Latin American leaders criticized the ouster of Hugo Chavez. Chavez had resigned under pressure from the country's divided military but was returned to office two days later.
    (SFC, 4/13/02, p.A9)(AP, 4/12/03)(Econ, 3/9/13, p.24)

2002        Apr 13, In Kentucky Sheriff Sam Catron (48) was killed during a political rally in Shopville. Danny Shelley (30) was soon arrested after crashing a motorcycle that belonged to Jeff Morris (34), a political opponent to Catron. Morris and a campaign worker were later charged with complicity to murder.
    (SFC, 4/15/02, p.A10)(SFC, 4/16/02, p.A4)
2002        Apr 13, The Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC), established to determine the new border, released its report. The UN panel ruled in favor of Ethiopia on all territory contested with Eritrea. The ruling stated that Engal is in fact Eritrean. The decision would divide the minority ethnic Irob community, spread across the region, one of the few centers of Ethiopian Catholicism, introduced in the 19th century by Italian saint Justin de Jacobis. Ethiopia's rejection of the UN ruling on the demarcation of the border threw Addis Ababa's relations with Asmara into deadlock, prompting Eritrea to seal its borders.
    (www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/hornafrica.html#eri)(WSJ, 4/15/02, p.A1)(AFP, 7/20/18)
2002        Apr 13, Yasser Arafat issued a statement condemning terrorism and planned to meet with Colin Powell the next day. Hamas declared it had no intention of halting attacks.
    (SSFC, 4/14/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 13, In Saudi Arabia Ghazi Algosaibi, Saudi ambassador to Britain, published a poem in the Saudi daily Al Hayat  titled "The Martyrs," in praise of Ayat Akhras, the Mar 29 Palestinian suicide bomber.
    (SFC, 4/16/02, p.A9)
2002        Apr 13, In Venezuela Hugo Chavez returned to the presidency as Pedro Carmona resigned following large protests in Caracas with dozens reported killed. Caracas mayor Alfredo Pena said at least 9 people were killed in rioting and looting.
    (SSFC, 4/14/02, p.1,20)

2002        Apr 14, Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect, was selected as the winner of the Pritzker Architectural Prize.
    (SFC, 4/16/02, p.D5)
2002        Apr 14, Tiger Woods became only the third player to win back-to-back Masters titles; he closed with a 1-under 71 to claim a three-stroke victory over Retief Goosen.
    (AP, 4/14/03)
2002        Apr 14, In Barranquilla, Colombia, a bomb exploded near the motorcade of Alvaro Uribe, a presidential candidate. 3 bystanders were killed.
    (SFC, 4/15/02, p.A10)
2002        Apr 14, PM Sharon's peace plan was outlined and included 2 West Bank security zones, border controls, a demilitarized Palestinian state, and economic development assistance. Colin Powell met with Yasser Arafat and later with PM Sharon, but made little headway on a cease-fire or Israeli withdrawal. Some restrictions on reporters in the West Bank were lifted.
    (SSFC, 4/14/02, p.A12)(SFC, 4/15/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 14, In East Timor elections former guerrilla leader Xanana Gusmao led over Francisco Xavier do Amaral by a large margin. Xanana Gusmăo was elected the first president of East Timor and he served from May 2002 until May 2007.
    (SFC, 4/16/02, p.A7)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanana_Gusm%C3%A3o)
2002        Apr 14, A UN panel ruled in favor of Ethiopia on all territory contested with Eritrea.
    (WSJ, 4/15/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 14, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to office two days after being ousted and arrested by his country's military.
    (AP, 4/14/03)

2002        Apr 15, The Boston Marathon was won by Rodgers Rop of Kenya for the men, 2:09:02, and Margaret Okayo of Kenya for the women, 2:20:43.
    (WSJ, 4/16/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 15, In Washington DC thousands of Jews and supporters of Israel gathered for a "National Solidarity Rally."
    (SFC, 4/16/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 15, The FDA approved Botox to smooth the appearance of wrinkles.
    (SFC, 4/16/02, p.A3)
    (AP, 4/19/02)
2002        Apr 15, Damon Knight (79), science fiction writer and editor, died in Eugene. His work included "The Futurians" (1977), a memoir of a group of budding writers that included Asimov, Wollheim, Pohl and himself. His 1950 story "To Serve Man" was made into a Twilight Zone episode in 1962.
    (SFC, 4/19/02, p.A27)
2002        Apr 15, Byron R. White (b.1917), former Supreme Court Justice (1962-1993), died in Denver.
    (SFC, 4/16/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 15, In Afghanistan 4 American soldiers were killed near Kandahar while disarming a rocket.
    (SFC, 4/16/02, p.A8)
2002        Apr 15, Israeli forces in Ramallah seized Marwan Barghouti, a top Arafat lieutenant and alleged leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. Two Palestinians were killed in fighting near Bethlehem and 2 of some 200 Palestinians surrendered at the Church of the Nativity Israeli forces played high-decibel sounds around the clock.
    (SFC, 4/16/02, p.A1,10)
2002        Apr 15-2002 Jun 29, Festivities were scheduled in North Korea to celebrate the birthdays of Pres. Jung-Il Kim and founder Il-Sung Kim
    (SSFC, 3/17/02, p.A22)
2002        Apr 15, In South Korea an Air China jet Boeing 767, CA-129, with some 166 passengers crashed into a mountain near Kimhae. 122 people died in the crash.
    (SFC, 4/15/02, p.A3)(SFC, 4/16/02, p.A7)(AP, 4/15/07)
2002        Apr 15, Pope John Paul II summoned all US cardinals to the Vatican to discuss clerical sex abuse scandals in the US.
    (SFC, 4/16/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 15, In Ukraine evidence was made public that Pres. Kuchma in 2000 authorized the sale of an advanced $100 million radar system to Iraq in violation of UN sanctions.
    (SFC, 4/16/02, p.A7)

2002        Apr 16, The US Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional a ban on simulated depictions of child sex. The Court overturned 2 major provisions of the 1996 Child Pornography Prevention Act, saying the government went too far in trying to ban "virtual" child pornography.
    (WSJ, 4/17/02, p.A1)(AP, 4/16/03)
2002        Apr 16, Paul Georges (77), American artist, died in Normandy, France. His work included "Diana and Actaeon" (1987-1988).
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A24)
2002        Apr 16, Actor Robert Urich (55) died in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
    (AP, 4/16/03)
2002        Apr 16, The Dutch government resigned in response to a damning report on the 1995 slaying of over 7,000 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica, who were under the ostensible protection of Dutch troops.
    (SFC, 4/17/02, p.A8)
2002        Apr 16, In Italy millions of workers staged the biggest strike in decades to protest government plans to make it easier to fire workers.
    (SFC, 4/17/02, p.A8)

2002        Apr 17, US District Judge Robert Jones upheld Oregon's assisted-suicide law and said that Attorney General John Ashcroft should not "determine the legitimacy" of medical acts.
    (SFC, 4/18/02, p.A3)
2002        Apr 17, Colin Powell ended his Middle East mission and returned to the US. Pres. Mubarak cancelled their meeting in Cairo. Israel commemorated its independence. At least 3 Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire.
    (SFC, 4/18/02, p.A1,13)(USAT, 4/18/02, p.1A)
2002        Apr 17, The UN officially declared former guerrilla leader Xanana Gusmao as winner in East Timor's 1st presidential elections.
    (SFC, 5/18/02, p.A15)
2002        Apr 17, The Madagascar Supreme Court annulled the disputed results of the Dec 16 presidential elections.
    (SFC, 4/18/02, p.A11)
2002        Apr 17, A huge Inca cemetery, active from 1480-1533, with some 2,200 mummies was reported to have been found under Puruchuco-Huaquerones, a Lima shantytown.
    (SFC, 4/18/02, p.A4)
2002        Apr 17, The Swiss government announced that the family of Sani Abacha will return $1 billion to Nigeria in an out-of-court settlement that allowed them keep $100 million.
    (SFC, 4/18/02, p.A11)
2002        Apr 17, Yugoslavia published a list of 23 people that it said should surrender or face arrest for Balkan war crimes.
    (SFC, 4/18/02, p.A11)

2002        Apr 18, The WSJ announced the end of its expert vs. dartboard portfolio following a 14-year contest.
    (WSJ, 4/18/02, p.c1)
2002        Apr 18, Robert Blake (68), TV’s detective in the Baretta series, was arrested along with his bodyguard for the murder of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, last May. Blake was acquitted at his criminal trial but found liable in a civil trial.
    (SFC, 4/19/02, p.A1)(AP, 4/18/07)
2002        Apr 18, An Amtrak train derailed near Crescent City, Florida. 4 people were killed and 36 injured. The engineer had pulled the emergency brake after he spied what he thought was deformed track. 3 workers pulled the emergency brake when they saw a disjointed track.
    (SFC, 4/19/02, p.A3)(SFC, 4/20/02, p.A3)(WSJ, 4/21/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 18, US Astronomers reported sighting a supernova dubbed SN2002bj, reported to be 135 million light years away and unique in that it died away in days rather than months.
    (SFC, 11/6/09, p.A7)
2002        Apr 18, Afghanistan's former king, Mohammad Zaher Shah (87), returned to his country after 29 years in exile.
    (SFC, 4/19/02, p.A11)(AP, 4/18/03)
2002        Apr 18, A US fighter jet accidentally dropped a laser-guided bomb on Canadian forces near Kandahar, Afghanistan, and 4 soldiers were killed. On Sep 12 two U.S. F-16 fighter pilots were charged with manslaughter and assault in the "friendly fire" bombing of Canadian troops that killed four soldiers and injured eight. In 2004 USAF pilot Maj. Harry Schmidt was found guilty of dereliction of duty. He received a reprimand and was docked a month’s pay.
    (SFC, 4/18/02, p.A10)(SFC, 6/19/02, p.A8)(Reuters, 9/13/02)(SFC, 7/7/04, p.A6)
2002        Apr 18, In Chechnya rebel explosives killed 21 police officers in Grozny.
    (SFC, 4/19/02, p.A19)
2002        Apr 18, In Italy a small plane crashed into the 25th floor of the 32-story Pirelli building in Milan. Pilot Luigi Fasulo (67) made a distress call and flew off course. He was killed along with 2 government lawyers working inside. Suicide over financial problems was later suspected.
    (SFC, 4/19/02, p.A1,16)(SFC, 4/20/02, p.A9)
2002        Apr 18, Thor Heyerdahl (87), Norwegian head of the 1947 Kon-Tiki voyage, died in northern Italy.
    (SFC, 4/19/02, p.A2)
2002        Apr 18, Omar Abu Selmia (15), wired with grenades, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers as he tried to enter a Jewish settlement in Gaza.
    (SSFC, 4/21/02, p.A1)

2002        Apr 19, US and British planes bombed Iraqi air defense systems in response to anti-aircraft fire.
    (SFC, 4/20/02, p.A13)
2002        Apr 19, Protesters gathered in Washington DC and rallied against US policies in Latin America ahead of weekend meetings of the IMF and World Bank.
    (SFC, 4/20/02, p.A3)
2002        Apr 19, The space shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth after installing the first girder in what eventually will be a giant framework at the international space station.
    (AP, 4/19/03)
2002        Apr 19, Israel announced that "Operation Defensive Shield is over" and  their forces completed withdrawal from Jenin. Israeli military reported the capture of Husam Ataf Ali Badran, a Hamas leader, near Nablus. 2 Palestinians were reported killed by Israeli gunfire in Gaza. A suicide bomber blew himself up in central Gaza. 3 Palestinians were reportedly killed by Israeli fire in Gaza. The UN approved a fact-finding mission into Israeli actions at Jenin.
    (SFC, 4/19/02, p.A20)(SFC, 4/20/02, p.A1,14)
2002        Apr 19, In Colombia a Russian-made Antonov jet, used to transfer inmates, crashed near Popayan airport and at least 2 prison officials were killed.
    (SFC, 4/20/02, p.A15)
2002        Apr 19, Congo peace talks broke down over power-sharing.
    (SFC, 4/20/02, p.A13)
2002        Apr 19, In Peru a prep school collapsed in Puno and at least 13 people were killed.
    (SSFC, 4/21/02, p.A17)
2002        Apr 19, In Venezuela a military helicopter crashed in fog-shrouded mountains north of Caracas and 10 people were killed including 4 generals.
    (SSFC, 4/21/02, p.A16)

2002        Apr 20, Representatives of the Group of Seven countries, meeting in Washington, agreed to intensify efforts to combat terrorist financing and also adopted a plan to better deal with international debt crises.
    (AP, 4/20/03)
2002        Apr 20, A US Navy F-4 crashed during an air show at Ventura, Ca., and its 2 crew members were killed.
    (SSFC, 4/21/02, p.A29)
2002        Apr 20, Eiman Judeh, a Palestinian gunman, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers at the Erez Checkpoint, Gaza, after he killed border guard, Uriel Ben Maimon (21).
    (SSFC, 4/21/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 20, Sudanese government forces began a major offensive against 3 southern provinces to oust the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army. Rebels said hundreds of thousands of people were displaced.
    (SFC, 4/24/02, p.A)
2002        Apr 20, In Vietnam a fire, raging for weeks, was reported to have destroyed half of U Minh National Park in Kien Giang province. Extended drought was blamed.
    (SFC, 4/20/02, p.A24)

2002        Apr 21, The annual environmentalist Goldman Prize winners included: Gwich'in natives Jonathan Solomon, Sarah James and Norman Kassi for their work to prevent oil drilling in the Arctic Nat'l. Wildlife Refuge; Fatima Jibrell of Somalia for her resistance to the charcoal trade threatening the local rain forests; Psit Charnsnoh of Thailand for helping to restore coastal ecosystems; Jean La Rose of Guyana for organizing resistance to mining and logging on native Arawak lands; Alexis Massol-Gonzalez of Puerto Rico for converting a mining zone to a forest reserve; and Jadwiga Lopata of Poland for promoting eco-farming.
    (SFC, 4/22/02, p.A3)
2002        Apr 21, In France the 1st round of presidential elections put Jean-Marie Le Pen, a right wing extremist, into a runoff with Pres. Jacques Chirac. Le Pen took 17% of the vote vs. 16% for PM Lionel Jospin. Chirac ended up winning.
    (SFC, 4/22/02, p.A1)(AP, 4/21/03)
2002        Apr 21, In Germany opposition conservatives won elections in the Saxony-Anhalt. The Christian Democrats 15% gain was a boost to Edmund Stoiber, the Bavarian governor seeking to beat Schroeder Sep 22.
    (SFC, 4/22/02, p.A5)
2002        Apr 21, In Hungary the Socialists and allies won elections over the governing center-right coalition, the Fidesz-Hungarian Civic Party (188 seats), with 198 of 386 seats in parliament. Peter Medgyessey became prime minister.
    (SFC, 4/22/02, p.A5)
2002        Apr 21, In the Philippines 3 explosions killed at least 14 people in General Santos. Abu Sayyaf rebels claimed responsibility.
    (SFC, 4/22/02, p.A1)

2002        Apr 22, Zacarias Moussaoui (33), charged in connection with the Sep 11 terrorism, made a 50 minute statement and asked that his court-appointed attorneys be replaced by a Muslim legal consultant.
    (SFC, 4/23/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 22, Actor Robert Blake was charged with murder, solicitation of murder and conspiracy in the shooting death of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, outside a Los Angeles restaurant; Blake's bodyguard, Earle Caldwell, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Both men pleaded innocent and both were acquitted at criminal trial; Blake was later found liable in a civil trial.
    (AP, 4/22/07)
2002        Apr 22, Linda Boreman (53), who starred as Linda Lovelace in the 1972 porno film "Deep Throat," died in Denver from Apr 3 car crash injuries. Boreman became an anti-porn advocate after the film and authored "Ordeal" in 1980.
    (SFC, 4/23/02, p.A18)
2002        Apr 22, Argentina closed its banks and foreign-exchange markets indefinitely to stop the flow of money out of the country.
    (WSJ, 4/21/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 22, Colombia rebels kidnapped a governor and ex-defense minister during a peace march.
    (WSJ, 4/23/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 22, Israeli-Palestinian fighting left 7 Palestinians dead in the West Bank and Gaza along with 1 Israeli soldier. A leader of the al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade was killed in an Israeli helicopter attack.
    (SFC, 4/23/02, p.A10)(WSJ, 4/23/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 22, Vietnamese groups planned demonstrations in over 20 cities to protest the recent ceding of some 800 miles of land and water on the northern border of Vietnam to China without public input.
    (SSFC, 4/21/02, p.A24)

2002        Apr 23, President Bush's top White House aide, Karen Hughes, resigned to go home to Texas with her family.
    (AP, 4/23/07)
2002        Apr 23, The US Supreme Court ruled that property owners were not entitled to compensation in cases where a temporary freeze stops development. The ruling stemmed from a development freeze around Lake Tahoe.
    (SFC, 4/24/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 23, In California the Metrolink Train from Riverside to Orange County collided with a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train and 2 people were killed. Over 260 were injured. The freight train failed to heed line signals.
    (SFC, 4/24/02, p.A3)(SFC, 4/25/02, p.A3)
2002        Apr 23, In Argentina Jorge Remes Lenicov, the economy minister, resigned and the senate refused to consider legislation to convert bank deposits into low-interest, long-term bonds.
    (SFC, 4/24/02, p.A7)
2002        Apr 23, German police arrested 11 suspected Islamic militants during a sweep against Al Tawhid (Divine Unity), a Sunni Muslim and Palestinian movement.
    (SFC, 4/24/02, p.A8)
2002        Apr 23, Spanish police arrested Mohamed Zouaydi on charges of financing terrorist activities around the world.
    (SFC, 4/25/02, p.A9)
2002        Apr 23, Pope John Paul II opened a Vatican meeting with American cardinals to discuss sexual abuse by clergy.
    (SFC, 4/24/02, p.A1)

2002        Apr 24, On the 10th anniversary of "Take Our Daughters to Work Day," the Ms. Foundation announced that boys would be included next year.
    (SFC, 4/24/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 24, The EPA reported that ethanol factories were producing carbon monoxide, methanol and some carcinogens at levels higher than promised.
    (SFC, 5/4/02, p.A3)
2002        Apr 24, Michael McDermott, a software engineer who'd claimed he was insane when he shot to death seven co-workers, was convicted of murder by a jury in Cambridge, Mass.
    (AP, 4/24/03)
2002        Apr 24, US cardinals at the Vatican issued a communique for expedited procedures to defrock priests guilty of sexual abuse of minors.
    (SFC, 4/25/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 24, Greece closed all schools as a mysterious virus spread with 3 deaths and 39 diagnosed cases.
    (WSJ, 4/25/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 24, Israeli tanks rolled into Hebron. 3 Palestinian boys (14) were killed as they tried to attack a Jewish settlement.
    (WSJ, 4/25/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 24, In Turkmenistan a 5-nation Caspian Sea summit failed to reach agreement on dividing up the oil riches of the area.
    (WSJ, 4/25/02, p.A1)

2002        Apr 25, Pres. Bush met with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah, who told him bluntly that the US must temper its support of Israel. Abdullah gave Bush an 8-point proposal for Middle East peace.
    (SFC, 4/26/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 25, The US House voted 405-9 to abolish the embattled Immigration and Naturalization Service.
    (AP, 4/25/03)
2002        Apr 25, In NYC dozens were injured in an explosion at a building on W. 19th St. Industrial chemicals were suspected.
    (SFC, 4/26/02, p.A3)
2002        Apr 25, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (30), top female singer in the trio TLC, was killed in a car crash in Honduras. Her albums included "Crazysexycool" (1994).
    (SFC, 4/26/02, p.A2)(NW, 5/6/02, p.8)
2002        Apr 25, An earthquake in Tbilisi, Georgia, killed at least 3 people.
    (SFC, 4/26/02, p.A15)
2002        Apr 25, In Liberia police shut down the independent Analyst newspaper and arrested Tiawan Gongloe, a leading human rights lawyer.
    (SFC, 4/26/02, p.A15)
2002        Apr 25, In Pakistan a bomb exploded at a Shiite mosque in Bukker, Punjab, and 12 people were killed.
    (SFC, 4/26/02, p.A14)
2002        Apr 25, A Palestinian military filed court sentenced 4 Arafat followers to prison terms for their roles in the 2001 slaying of Israeli minister Rehavan Zeevi. Israel called the trial a sham.
    (SFC, 4/26/02, p.A20)
2002        Apr 25, Russia reported that Khattab, an Arab guerrilla, had been killed in Chechnya on Mar 19-20.
    (SFC, 4/26/02, p.A14)(SFC, 4/27/02, p.A10)
2002        Apr 25, A Russian rocket blasted into orbit with Mark Shuttleworth (28) of South Africa, who paid $20 million for the trip to the Int'l. Space Station.
    (SFC, 4/26/02, p.A15)
2002        Apr 25, Former Yugoslav Gen. Dragoljub Ojdanic (60) surrendered to the war crimes tribunal. He pleaded not guilty the next day for the murder and forced removal of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
    (SFC, 4/27/02, p.A11)

2002        Apr 26, David Gunn, who had run transit systems in New York City and Washington, was named president of Amtrak, the troubled national rail passenger service.
    (AP, 4/26/03)
2002        Apr 26, It was reported that the cease-fire in Angola had opened inaccessible areas and revealed thousands of starving people leaving the war zones.
    (SFC, 4/27/02, p.A11)
2002        Apr 26, In Argentina Pres. Duhalde enlisted Roberto Lavagna, ambassador to the EU, as economy minister. Banks gradually re-opened after a 4-day shutdown.
    (SFC, 4/27/02, p.A10)
2002        Apr 26, In Erfurt, Germany, Robert Steinhaueser (19), shot and killed 12 teachers, 2 students, a deputy principal, a school secretary and a police officer before he killed himself. He was angry for being expelled due to poor grades.
    (SFC, 4/27/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 26, Israeli forces moved into Qalqilya and 3 smaller settlements. Raed Nazal, a Qalqilya leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was killed and 16 militants were captured. Fighting took place in Ramallah and 4 Palestinians surrendered at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Ismael Abu Shanab, a Hamas spokesman, said Hamas has accepted the terms of the Saudi peace proposal.
    (SFC, 4/27/02, p.A14)(SSFC, 4/28/02, p.A15)

2002        Apr 27, Derek Lowe (news ) of the Boston Red Sox pitched a no-hitter against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 10-0.
    (AP, 4/27/03)
2002        Apr 27, South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth arrived at the international space station for an eight-day, seven-night cruise that cost him $20 million.
    (AP, 4/27/03)
2002        Apr 27, In Laughlin, Nev., members of the Hells Angels clashed with members of the Mongol gang and 3 people were killed in a shootout at Harrah’s. Some 80,000 bikers were in town for the annual Laughlin River Run party. Investigations led to arrests on Dec 3, 2003.
    (SSFC, 4/28/02, p.A9)(SFC, 12/5/03, p.A25)
2002        Apr 27, Ruth Handler (85), co-founder of Mattel and creator of the Barbie doll (1959), died.
    (SSFC, 4/28/02, p.A2)
2002        Apr 27, In Afghanistan 25 people were killed in Gardez from rockets fired by Padsha Khan Zadran in a bid to take the provincial capital. The attack came just before Sec. of Defense Rumsfeld landed at Bagram Air Base.
    (SSFC, 4/28/02, p.A17)(WSJ, 4/29/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 27, China's VP Hu Jintao (59), heir apparent, stopped in Hawaii on his way to meet with Pres. Bush.
    (WSJ, 4/29/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 27, At least 200,000 protesters marched in cities around France in anger at the electoral showing of Jean-Marie Le Pen.
    (SSFC, 4/28/02, p.A12)
2002        Apr 27, A UN team scheduled to arrive in Israel for an inspection at Jenin was postponed for a day over differences in the teams objectives.
    (SFC, 4/27/02, p.A13)
2002        Apr 27, Palestinian gunmen attacked the Israeli settlement of Adora and killed 4 people including a 5-year-old girl. 3 gunmen escaped but one was later found and killed in a nearby village.
    (SSFC, 4/28/02, p.A1)

2002        Apr 28, US Sec. of Defense Rumsfeld visited Pres. Niyazov in Turkmenistan and Pres. Nazarbayev in Kazakstan.
    (SFC, 4/29/02, p.A9)
2002        Apr 28, Bernard J. Ebbers (60), CEO of WorldCom Inc., resigned as the stock dropped to 2.35 from a high of 64.5 in June 1999.
    (WSJ, 4/30/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 28, Storms hit the Ohio and Tennessee valleys with tornadoes in Missouri and Maryland. At least 6 people were killed.
    (SFC, 4/29/02, p.A3)(WSJ, 4/30/02, p.A1)(AP, 4/28/07)
2002        Apr 28, China's VP Hu Jintao (59), heir apparent, rang the bell at the NY Stock Exchange and viewed ground zero.
    (WSJ, 4/30/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 28, In Indonesia a mob stabbed and burned to death 14 Christians in the village of Soya on the outskirts of Ambon. The Muslim militia Laskar Jihad was blamed.
    (SSFC, 4/28/02, p.A19)(SFC, 4/29/02, p.A5)
2002        Apr 28, General Murat Zyazikov was elected president of Ingushetia, replacing military commander Aushev.
    (www.nupi.no/cgi-win/Russland/krono.exe?5105)(Econ, 11/29/08, SR p.16)
2002        Apr 28, The Israeli Cabinet approved a deal to lift the siege of Arafat’s compound in Ramallah after promises that US and British jailers would guard the terrorist suspects held there. The Cabinet refused to allow a UN team to investigate charges of a massacre at Jenin. Israeli troops had surrounded the compound in Ramallah demanding Arafat turn over the six men who had sought refuge inside. Five of the men, including Ahmad Saadat, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, were implicated in the 2001 assassination of Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi. The sixth, Fuad Shobaki, masterminded an illegal weapons shipment to the Palestinian Authority on a ship called the Karine A. President Bush brokered a deal with Israeli PM Ariel Sharon that sent the six men to a Palestinian prison in Jericho, where they were guarded by US and British monitors. In return, Israeli troops pulled back from Arafat's West Bank compound.
    (SFC, 4/29/02, p.A1)(AP, 3/15/06)
2002        Apr 28, In Russia Alexander I. Lebed (52), governor of Krasnoyarsk, was killed in a helicopter crash with 6 others at Abakan, 200 miles from Mongolia. Gen. Lebed was instrumental in helping Yeltsin retain power in 1991.
    (SFC, 4/29/02, p.B8)
2002        Apr 28, A bomb killed 7 people in a Russian provincial town near Chechnya.
    (WSJ, 4/29/02, p.A1)

2002        Apr 29, A year after the loss of a seat it had held for over 50 years, the United States won election to the UN Human Rights Commission.
    (WSJ, 4/30/02, p.A1)(AP, 4/29/03)
2002        Apr 29, US forces in Afghanistan engaged al Qaeda fighters near the Pakistan border and killed 4.
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A14)
2002        Apr 29, The 1st 20 of some 2000 US soldiers landed in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A14)
2002        Apr 29, Two suits were filed against Cardinal Roger Mahoney of LA for violation of racketeering laws by protecting priests who molested children.
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 29, Britain decided to treat al Qaeda and Taliban fighters as prisoners of war and turn them over to the interim Afghan government.
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A15)
2002        Apr 29, Israeli forces went into Hebron and at least 9 people were killed and dozens arrested. It was a retaliation for the Apr 27 attack.
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 29, In Liberia Pres. Taylor suspended all political activity. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, leader of the opposition Unity Party, returned to Liberia to gear up for elections.
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A13)
2002        Apr 29, In Madagascar the High Court ruled that opposition leader Marc Ravalomanana received over 51% of the vote in December and that Pres. Ratsiraka won close to 36%. Ratsiraka said he would not abide by the vote.
    (SFC, 5/1/02, p.A13)
2002        Apr 29, Turkey officially agreed to take command of the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A15)

2002        Apr 30, Benevolence International Foundation, an Islamic charity based in suburban Chicago, and its director were charged with perjury and accused by the FBI of supporting terrorists; the charity maintains its innocence. Enaam Arnaout later pleaded guilty to racketeering, admitting he had defrauded donors by diverting some of the money to Islamic military groups in Bosnia and Chechnya.
    (AP, 4/30/07)
2002        Apr 30, Striking new images from the upgraded Hubble Space Telescope were unveiled.
    (SFC, 5/1/02, p.A9)
2002        Apr 30, A US grand jury indicted Colombia's rebel FARC army and 6 of its members on charges of murdering 3 Americans.
    (SFC, 5/1/02, p.A10)
2002        Apr 30, Israel blocked the UN proposed fact-finding mission to Jenin. Israeli forces pulled out of Hebron and 26 Palestinians emerged from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
    (SFC, 5/1/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 30, North Korea accepted a US invitation on talks to curb its missile program and military exports.
    (SFC, 5/1/02, p.A13)
2002        Apr 30, In Pakistan Pres. Musharraf won a resounding mandate for 5 more years in office, but the turnout was estimated at only 25-30%. Published figures showed 97.7% support and over 50% turnout and much voter fraud was alleged.
    (SFC, 5/1/02, p.A10)(SFC, 5/2/02, p.A10)
2002        Apr 30, Russia's military command said the Chechen commander Shamil Basayev had been killed.
    (SFC, 5/1/02, p.A13)
2002        Apr 30, In Somalia a fire destroyed half of the Bakara market in Mogadishu. At least 7 people were killed in attempts to stop looters.
    (SFC, 5/1/02, p.A13)

2002        Apr, The US trade gap climbed to $35.9 billion, the highest on record. Economists said it might cause an erosion in American living standards.
    (SSFC, 6/23/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr, The Dr. Peter Centre in Vancouver, Canada, began running a safe-injection site for drug-addicted patients with HIV and AIDS. The city estimated 12,000 intravenous drug users among 1.3 million in the greater area.
    (WSJ, 4/1/03, p.D8)
2002        Apr, There was a bomb blast in Chengdu, China. Tibetan monks Lobsang Dhondup (28) and Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche were detained. Dhondup was executed Jan 27, 2003.
    (SFC, 1/28/03, p.A6)
2002        Apr, Israeli police arrested 2 Jewish settlers for planting a bomb at a Palestinian girl’s school. 4 more were later taken into custody including Noam Federman, head of the outlawed Kach movement. A bomb attack on an Arab boy’s school was also recently foiled.
    (SSFC, 5/19/02, p.A10)
2002        Apr, Rageb Jaradat killed 8 people and injured 22 when he blew himself up on a bus between Jenin and Haifa.
    (SFC, 10/11/03, p.A7)
2002        Apr, In the Philippines Benjaline Hernandez (22) was killed on Mindanao while teaching peasant children and helping victims of the low-level conflict between the Philippine army and the communist New People’s Army. He mother later insisted that she was killed by gunmen from a government-supported militia.
    (SSFC, 2/25/07, p.A15)
2002        Apr, Rwandan opposition leader Charles Ntakirutinka was arrested shortly after forming the Democratic Party for Renewal party. He was jailed on charges of "inciting civil disobedience" and "association with criminal elements" after a trial condemned by rights groups as unfair. He was released in 2012.
    (AFP, 3/1/12)
2002        Apr, The UN voted to remove Iran from the list of countries assigned to a special investigator to watch on human rights abuses.
    (SFC, 7/27/02, p.A6)

2002        May 1, California's Dept. of Insurance released a list of former slaves and slaveholders. Records of 613 salves and 433 slaveholders were made public.
    (SFC, 5/1/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/2/02, p.A17)
2002        May 1, In Afghanistan some 560-614 prisoners were released from Shibirghan prison controlled by Gen. Dostum. Some 2,300 prisoners remained.
    (SFC, 5/3/02, p.A12)
2002        May 1, China's VP Hu Jintao met with Pres. Bush. Jintao said the Taiwan issue could hurt relations and defended China's record on human rights. They agreed to resume military exchanges.
    (WSJ, 5/2/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 5/3/02, p.A1)
2002        May 1, In Colombia government soldiers from Caqueta state were pulled from a bus at a FARC roadblock. Their bodies were reported found on May 12.
    (SFC, 5/13/02, p.A6)
2002        May 1, Well over 1 million people across France marched against far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, 4 days before Le Pen was defeated by President Jacques Chirac in a runoff.
    (AP, 5/1/03)
2002        May 1, Israeli forces withdrew from Ramallah and Yasser Arafat, under siege since Mar 29, emerged from his West Bank compound. 6 wanted Palestinian men were driven to Jericho under US and British supervision.
    (SFC, 5/2/02, p.A1)
2002        May 1, In Madrid, Spain, a bomb exploded near a sports stadium and 17 people were injured.
    (SFC, 5/2/02, p.A11)

2002        May 2, The Rev. Paul Shanley, a priest at the epicenter of the clergy sex abuse scandal, turned himself in to authorities in San Diego to face charges in Massachusetts of raping boys during the 1980s. Shanley pleaded innocent but was later convicted of repeatedly raping one boy, and was sentenced to 12 to 15 years in prison.
    (AP, 5/2/07)
2002        May 2, The Bush administration committed to join a UN int'l. conference on Middle East peace and economic reconstruction.
    (SFC, 5/3/02, p.A1)
2002        May 2, A federal crackdown on identity theft reported 130 recent arrests. Estimates were that some 500,000 people were victimized annually.
    (WSJ, 5/3/02, p.A1)
2002        May 2, The US Int'l. Trade Commission upheld a 27% tariff against imported Canadian softwood.
    (SFC, 5/3/02, p.B1)
2002        May 2, Dr. William F. Gibson (69), former head of the NAACP, died.
    (SFC, 5/4/02, p.A21)
2002        May 2, In the Bahamas the opposition Liberal Progressive Party won Parliamentary elections with 23 seats in the 40-seat legislature. Perry Christie (b.1944) led the party to victory and served as prime minister to 2007.
    (SFC, 5/3/02, p.A10)(AP, 5/8/12)(http://tinyurl.com/7crjgun)
2002        May 2, A report on Iraq's oil sales showed that illegal surcharges allowed Iraq to siphon off large amounts for its war chest.
    (WSJ, 5/2/02, p.A1)
2002        May 2, Yasser Arafat emerged from his West Bank headquarters, hours after Israeli troops withdrew from his compound and released the Palestinian leader from months of confinement.
    (AP, 5/2/03)
2002        May 2, In the Philippines Salip Abdullah, a key aide to Abu Sayyaf chief Janjalini, was captured in Labangal village near General Santos.
    (SFC, 5/3/02, p.A10)
2002        May 2, In Pakistan a bomb exploded in Karachi and a boy (12) was killed.
    (SFC, 5/3/02, p.A12)
2002        May 2, In Vietnam the Russian flag was lowered over the Cam Rhan Bay naval base for the last time.

2002        May 3, The US Labor Dept. reported the April jobless rate at 6%, up .3%.
    (SFC, 5/4/02, p.A1)
2002        May 3, The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston backed out of a settlement agreement with 86 people who had accused defrocked priest John Geoghan of child molestation, saying the deal was becoming too expensive. The archdiocese later agreed to a $10 settlement.
    (AP, 5/3/03)
2002        May 3, In rural Iowa and Illinois and 6 people were injured when 6 of 8 pipe bombs were detonated in what was called a case of domestic terrorism. Suspect Luke Helder was later found incompetent to stand trial.
    (SFC, 5/4/02, p.A3)(AP, 5/3/07)
2002        May 3, In Bakersville, North Carolina, 8 inmates died inside the Mitchell County jail after a fire broke out.
    (SSFC, 5/5/02, p.A8)(AP, 5/3/03)
2002        May 3, Flash flooding in Appalachia killed 4 people. Virginia, W. Va. and Kentucky were hit at their intersection.
    (SFC, 5/4/02, p.A3)
2002        May 3, In Bangladesh a ferry on the Meghna River capsized with some 400 passengers traveling from Dhaka to southern Patuakhali. Early reports had only 100 survivors. The ferry was raised and the death toll increased to 370.
    (SFC, 5/4/02, p.A9)(SFC, 5/7/02, p.A10)(SSFC, 5/19/02, p.C15)
2002        May 3, In Colombia 2 days of fighting left as many as 60 people dead in the region around Bojaya after FARC fired mortars into a Bojaya church. The death toll was soon raised to 119 including 40 children.
    (SFC, 5/4/02, p.A11)(SFC, 5/7/02, p.A11)(SFC, 5/8/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/13/02, p.A6)
2002        May 3, In India an air force jet crashed into an office building in the Adda neighborhood of Jullundur in Punjab state. At least 8 people were killed. 2 pilots escaped from the MiG-21.
    (SFC, 5/3/02, p.A10)
2002        May 3, In western Nepal security forces killed at least 90 Maoist guerrillas.
    (SFC, 5/4/02, p.A9)
2002        May 3, In Somalia Pres. Mohammed Ibrahim Egal (73) died. VP Dahir Riyale Kahin became acting president.
    (SFC, 5/4/02, p.A21)

2002        May 4, War Emblem, a 20-1 shot, scored a down-to-the-wire, four-length victory over Proud Citizen in the Kentucky Derby.
    (AP, 5/4/03)
2002        May 4, In southern California four family members were murdered. Virendra, his brother Pravin and Carlos Amador were later found guilty of  strangling Gita Kumar (42), her son Paras (18), her daughter Tulsi (16), and her mother in law, Sitaben Patel (62) at their house in the Hollywood Hills and then burning the house down. On Nov 4, 2018, Virendra (51) was found dead in his San Quentin Prison cell.
    (http://tinyurl.com/ybmh5cae)(SFC, 11/6/18, p.C2)
2002        May 4, Five pipe bombs were found in rural Nebraska mailboxes.
    (SSFC, 5/5/02, p.A6)
2002        May 4, In China 2 explosions killed at 34 miners in Guizhou and Hunan.
    (SFC, 5/8/02, p.A13)
2002        May 4, In the West Bank Arafat ordered his negotiators to provide a list of the Palestinians inside the Church of the Natividad. 123 names were turned over. Israeli snipers killed one Palestinian inside the compound.
    (SSFC, 5/5/02, p.A1,14)
2002        May 4, In Nepal security forces increased the number of rebels killed in 2 days of fighting to 350.
    (SSFC, 5/5/02, p.A16)
2002        May 4, A Nigerian jet crashed in Kano. 4 of 76 onboard survived. Nigeria's EAS Airlines owned the British Aerospace twin-engine jet. The Red Cross reported 145 dead. A total of 154 people on the plane and the ground were killed.
    (SSFC, 5/5/02, p.A16)(SFC, 5/6/02, p.A3)(AP, 5/4/03)

2002        May 5, In Boston Cardinal Law supported the Archdiocese decision to scuttle a multimillion settlement with 86 people for some 15-30 million over sexual abuse because the number of new cases had grown to over 150.
    (SFC, 5/6/02, p.A1)
2002        May 5, A tornado in Texas killed 2 people.
    (SFC, 5/6/02, p.A3)
2002        May 5, In SF Bruce Brooks (51), a street blues musician, killed Juliette Williamson, his girlfriend and bandmate, by repeatedly smashing her head with a hammer. Her body was found on May 22, washed up on Yerba Buena Island. In 2008 Brooks was convicted of 2nd-degree murder.
    (SFC, 8/7/08, p.B3)
2002        May 5, Movie producer Michael Todd Jr., who produced the only feature in "Smell-o-Vision," titled "Scent of Mystery," died in Ireland at age 72.
    (AP, 5/5/03)
2002        May 5, George Sidney (85), film director, died in Las Vegas. He was president of the Screen Directors Guild (1951-1959) and the Directors Guild of America (1961-1967).
    (SFC, 5/7/02, p.A21)
2002        May 5, In Bolivia Hugo Banzer (b.1926), former dictator (1971-1978) and president (1997-2001), died at age 75.
    (SFC, 5/6/02, p.B5)
2002        May 5, In Burma the military government released Aung San Suu Kyi (56) after 19 months of house arrest in Rangoon.
    (SFC, 5/6/02, p.A1,3)
2002        May 5, In Cuba Fidel Castro freed Vladimiro Roca (59), jailed 5 years ago for sedition, ahead of Pres. Carter's visit.
    (SFC, 5/6/02, p.A3)
2002        May 5, In France Pres. Chirac won a 2nd term in a landslide over extreme-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen. His center-right party won 365 seats.
    (WSJ, 5/6/02, p.A1)(AP, 5/5/03)(Econ 6/10/17, p.51)(Econ 6/10/17, p.51)
2002        May 5, Antoine Riboud (1918-2002), founder of French food firm Danone (1973), died.
2002        May 5, In Indonesia Jaffar Umar Thalib, leader of the paramilitary Laskar Jihad, was arrested on charges of inciting Muslims to attack Christians near Ambon in the Maluku Islands.
    (SFC, 5/7/02, p.A10)(WSJ, 5/7/02, p.A1)
2002        May 5, Iraq voted to resume oil exports.
    (SFC, 5/6/02, p.A3)
2002        May 5, Middle East negotiations over the siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem approached agreement with a deal to send some of the Palestinians into exile and others to the Gaza Strip for trial. Startled Israeli soldiers killed a mother and 2 children (4&6) near Jenin.
    (SFC, 5/6/02, p.A1)
2002        May 5, In South Korea Pres. Kim Dae Jung resigned from his Millennium Democratic Party in a bid to insulate it from corruption charges surrounding his children and several close aides.
    (SFC, 5/6/02, p.A3)

2002        May 6, It was reported that the Bush administration planned to annul the 1998 US signature on the Rome Statute, a treaty for creating an int'l. war-crimes tribunal.
    (WSJ, 5/6/02, p.A1,4)
2002        May 6, Federal regulators released documents that showed Enron Corp. had manipulated the California power system to increase profits.
    (WSJ, 5/7/02, p.A1)
2002        May 6, Two mailbox pipe bombs were found in Colorado and another one in Nebraska.
    (SFC, 5/7/02, p.A3)
2002        May 6, Otis Blackwell (70), songwriter, died in Nashville. His 1950s songs included "Don't Be Cruel," "All Shook Up," "Return to Sender," and "Great Balls of Fire."
    (SFC, 5/10/02, p.A31)
2002        May 6, Elon Musk founded SpaceX with the goal of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars.
2002        May 6, In Afghanistan the CIA fired a missile from a Predator in an attempt to kill Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, head of Hezb-e-Islami, and his top aides outside Kabul.
    (SFC, 5/10/02, p.A22)
2002        May 6, French Pres. Chirac appointed Jean-Pierre Raffarin (center right) as PM.
    (SFC, 5/7/02, p.A12)(Econ, 2/12/05, p.50)
2002        May 6, Jose Luis Nieto (56) raced his pickup into a crowd of toddlers in Ecatepec, near Mexico City, and killed 2 children aged 2 and 3. A daily school ceremony had blocked access to his house.
    (SFC, 5/7/02, p.A12)
2002        May 6, Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was freed after 19 months of house arrest.
    (AP, 5/6/03)
2002        May 6, In Nepal the government reported that army air strikes had killed an additional 200 rebels in the remote districts of Rolpa and Pyuthan.
    (SFC, 5/7/02, p.A11)
2002        May 6, In the Netherlands Pim Fortuyn (54), a right-wing populist with an anti-immigrant platform, was shot to death in Hilversum. Volkert van der Graaf (32), an environmental activist, was arrested May 7 for the murder. He was later sentenced to 18 years in prison.
    (SFC, 5/7/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 5/7/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/8/02, p.A17)(AP, 5/6/03)
2002        May 6, Daan Goosen, South Africa scientist, passed a vial of genetically engineered bacteria to a retired US CIA officer and offered an entire collection of pathogens developed in SA bio-weapons research for $5 million and immigrations permits for 19 associates and family members. The deal collapsed.
    (SSFC, 4/20/03, p.A16)
2002        May 6, Zimbabwe arrested an 8th journalist under its harsh new press law.
    (WSJ, 5/7/02, p.A1)

2002        May 7, Pres. Bush met with PM Ariel Sharon. They called for sweeping changes to Palestinian governing institutions and a new Palestinian security service but they failed to agree on many other issues.
    (SFC, 5/8/02, p.A18)
2002        May 7, Lucas John Helder (21) of Pine Island, Minn., was arrested following a car chase near Lovelock, Nevada, and charged for the recent series of mailbox pipe bombs. Helder said he was trying to make a "smiley face" pattern on the map of his bombings. His series of rural mailbox bombings left six people wounded in Illinois and Iowa. Helder has since been found incompetent to stand trial.
    (SFC, 5/8/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/10/02, p.A3)(AP, 5/7/07)
2002        May 7, David Geffen (59), co-founder of DreamWorks, donated $200 million to the school of medicine at UCLA. This was the largest ever donation to a school of medicine in the US.
    (SFC, 5/8/02, p.A12)
2002        May 7, It was reported that strain of Gonorrhea resistant to antibiotics had reached the mainland US after migrating from Hawaii and Asia.
    (SFC, 5/7/02, p.A5)
2002        May 7, Triple Crown winner "Seattle Slew" died at age 28, 25 years to the day after his victory in the Kentucky Derby.
    (AP, 5/7/03)
2002        May 7, A China Northern Airlines with 112 people crashed off the northeast coast. Flight 6136 was an MD-82 enroute from Beijing to Dalian. Xinhua news later reported that it was due to an act of sabotage by a passenger who lit a fire on board.
    (SFC, 5/8/02, p.A15)(Reuters, 12/7/02)
2002        May 7, An EgyptAir Boeing 737 with 62 people crashed in bad weather near Tunis. 14 people were killed.
    (SFC, 5/8/02, p.A15)(AP, 5/7/03)
2002        May 7, In India a land mine exploded under a police van in Jharkhand state and 15 officers were killed. Rebels were enforcing a 3-day strike in the area to protest the labeling of some 21 groups as terrorists.
    (SFC, 5/8/02, p.A17)
2002        May 7, In Israel a Hamas suicide bomber killed 15 people in a pool hall in Rishon Lezion. Hamas claimed responsibility.
    (SFC, 5/8/02, p.A1)(SFC, 7/24/02, p.A14)(AP, 5/7/03)

2002        May 8, FBI Director Robert Mueller told a Senate committee an FBI memo from Phoenix warning that several Arabs were suspiciously training at a U.S. aviation school wouldn't have led officials to the Sept. 11 hijackers even if they'd followed up the warning with more vigor.
    (AP, 5/8/03)
2002        May 8, US Sec. of State Rumsfeld said the Pentagon would kill the $11 billion Crusader artillery system.
    (SFC, 5/8/02, p.A5)
2002        May 8, Abdullah Al Mujahir, also known as Jose Padilla, was arrested as he flew from Pakistan into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Padilla was alleged to be al-Qaida connected and suspected of plotting to build and detonate a radioactive ''dirty'' bomb in an attack in the United States. A public announcement of his arrest was delayed until Jun 10. In 2008 Padilla was sentenced to just over 17 years in prison for terrorism-related charges. Adham Amin Hassoun was sentenced to over 15 years for recruiting Padilla. Kifah Wael Jayyousi was sentenced to over 12 years for financing the al-Qaida cell.
    (AP, 6/10/02)(SFC, 1/23/08, p.A4)
2002        May 8, In Israel a suicide bomber detonated himself prematurely. Israeli sappers used a robot to drag the man, still alive, across a road for inspection.
    (SFC, 5/8/02, p.A12)
2002        May 8, In Kenya the parliament approved an Amended Books and Newspapers Act that made it illegal to sell publications that had not been submitted to the government for review.
    (SFC, 5/10/02, p.A20)
2002        May 8, Fighting continued in western Nepal. Guerrillas regained control of Gam. The army reported 518 people killed, including 410 rebels, since May 2. Rebels offered a one-month cease-fire. The government rejected the offer.
    (SFC, 5/8/02, p.A9)(WSJ, 5/10/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 5/13/02, p.A1)
2002        May 8, In Pakistan a bomb destroyed a shuttle bus in Karachi. 11 of 14 dead were French naval engineers helping to build a submarine for Pakistan. Asif Zaheer and Mohammad Rizwan, who allegedly belonged to Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Harkatul Mujahideen al-Aalmi, were found guilty in 2003 of assisting the suicide attack which also killed 3 Pakistanis. In May, 2009, a Pakistan court acquitted the two men sentenced to death over the bombing. Mohammad Sohail Habib, who also allegedly belonged to Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Harkatul Mujahideen al-Aalmi, was sentenced to death in his absence in 2003 for assisting the suicide attack. Sohail was arrested in 2005 but was acquitted after a six-month re-trial in an anti-terrorism court ordered on appeal by the high court. In October, 2009, a Pakistani court acquitted Soheil for lack of evidence.
    (SFC, 5/8/02, p.A17)(SFC, 5/8/02, p.A8)(WSJ, 5/9/02, p.A1)(AFP, 5/5/09)(AFP, 10/30/09)

2002        May 9, Veteran Mexican musician Juan Gabriel won four awards, including top songwriter, at the Billboard Latin Music Awards held in Miami Beach, Florida.
    (AP, 5/9/03)
2002        May 9, In Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening declared a moratorium on executions. It was the 2nd state after Illinois to do so because of doubts over its fairness.
    (SFC, 5/10/02, p.A5)
2002        May 9, In Bahrain voters cast ballots in elections for 50 municipal seats. Bahraini women were allowed to vote and run for office for the 1st time, though none were elected.
    (SFC, 5/10/02, p.A20)
2002        May 9, In India rioting between Hindus and Muslims in Ahmadabad left 9 people dead.
    (SFC, 5/10/02, p.A20)
2002        May 9, In Liberia many civilians were reported killed as rebels attacked Gbarnga, the stronghold of Pres. Charles Taylor.
    (SFC, 5/10/02, p.A16)
2002        May 9, In Russia a remote-controlled terrorist bomb killed 43 people including 13 children in Kaspiisk, Dagestan.
    (SFC, 5/10/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 5/10/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/11/02, p.A12)(AP, 5/9/03)

2002        May 10, NBA owners approved the Hornets' move to New Orleans, ending the team's 14-year era in Charlotte, NC.
    (AP, 5/10/03)
2002        May 10, In Alabama Linda Lyon Block (54), a political extremist, was put to death in an electric chair. She had been convicted of murdering a police officer in 1993.
    (SFC, 5/11/02, p.A6)
2002        May 10, David Riesman (92), sociologist, died.  His co-authored books included "The Lonely Crowd" (1950) and "The Academic Revolution."
    (WSJ, 5/13/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 5/15/02, p.A18)
2002        May 10, It was reported that IBM would lay off as many as 8,000 workers over the next quarter, 2.5% of its world-wide work force.
    (WSJ, 5/10/02, p.A3)
2002        May 10, Arab leaders pressed Yasser Arafat to stop suicide bombings as Israel delayed a strike into Gaza.
    (SFC, 5/11/02, p.A8)
2002        May 10, A high-speed British train jumped tracks at Potters Bar north of London and 7 people were killed. In 2010 a jury in Letchworth concluded that the poor maintenance of a set of points had contributed to the derailment. In November criminal proceedings were started against Network Rail and maintenance company Jarvis Rail.
    (SFC, 5/11/02, p.A12)(AFP, 7/30/10)(AFP, 11/10/10)
2002        May 10, In Colombia Gen. Gustavo Socha was removed from his job as head of anti-narcotic efforts for the National Police after $2 million in US funds was discovered missing from a special police administrative account.
    (SFC, 5/11/02, p.A12)
2002        May 10, In Cuba activists of the Varela Project delivered 11,000 petitions for greater freedom to Pres. Castro. Oswaldo Paya created the project based on Article 88 of the 1976 Constitution. The regime responded with a counter-referendum in which 8 million citizens were persuaded to vote for a June 27 constitutional amendment that declared socialism “irrevocable."
    (SFC, 5/11/02, p.A9)(WSJ, 5/13/02, p.A1)(Econ, 3/24/12, SR p.9)
2002        May 10, In Jerusalem 120 Palestinians left the Church of the Nativity following complex negotiations and 39-day standoff. 13 senior militants faced deportation to Cyprus and 26 were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
    (SFC, 5/10/02, p.A1)
2002        May 10, A crowded Haitian boat capsized as it was approached by a US Coast Guard cutter and 12 people drowned.
    (SFC, 5/11/02, p.A12)
2002        May 10, In Mexico masked gunmen killed 11 people at a Mother's Day party in Santiago de la Ajoya, 40 miles north of Mazatlan.
    (SSFC, 5/12/02, p.A11)
2002        May 10, In Mexico a truck with 8 tons of sodium cyanide was hijacked in central Mexico. The truck was later found but 76 drums of the chemical were missing. Most of the drums were found dumped near the village of Honey following an 18-day search. All the drums were later recovered.
    (SFC, 5/28/02, p.A7)(SFC, 5/30/02, p.A8)(SFC, 5/31/02, p.A11)

2002        May 11, It was reported that a dead orca whale found off the Washington state coast contained toxic PCBs so high that test equipment needed to be recalibrated. Levels were measured at 1,000 parts-per-million.
    (SFC, 5/11/02, p.A5)
2002        May 11, Joseph Bonanno (97), former Mafia boss known as "Joe Bananas," died in Tucson, Az. His autobiography was titled "A Man of Honor."
    (SSFC, 5/12/02, p.A23)(AP, 5/11/03)
2002        May 11, In  Tel Aviv, Israel, some 50,000 protested for peace. A military attack on Gaza was put on hold. Israel pulled out of the West Bank town of Tulkarem, leaving Palestinian-run territories free of Israeli troops for the first time in six weeks.
    (SSFC, 5/12/02, p.A10)(AP, 5/11/03)
2002        May 11, In Japan a cow tested positive for mad cow disease for the 1st time since last fall.
    (SFC, 5/15/02, p.A13)

2002        May 12, Former US Pres. Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba and Castro offered him unfettered access. He was the 1st US president, in or out of office, to visit since the 1959 revolution that put Fidel Castro in power.
    (WSJ, 5/13/02, p.A1)(AP, 5/12/03)
2002        May 12, US forces in Afghanistan killed 5 enemy fighters and captured 32 during a raid at Deh Rawod, north of Kandahar. US air strikes at Char Chine, killed 5 civilians.
    (SFC, 5/14/02, p.A8)(SSFC, 7/21/02, p.A14)
2002        May 12, In India an express train derailed near Lucknow and 12 people were killed. Sabotage was suspected.
    (SFC, 5/13/02, p.A6)
2002        May 12, In Israel PM Ariel Sharon's Likud Party, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, voted to never allow the creation of a Palestinian state. The Palestinian Authority told 26 men transferred from the Church of the Nativity that they could have jobs in any government bureaucracy including positions in Gaza's Tanzim militia.
    (SFC, 5/13/02, p.A1,12)(AP, 5/12/03)
2002        May 12, In Kazakhstan a roof collapsed at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Russia's main space launch site. 8 workers were feared killed.
    (SFC, 5/13/02, p.A6)
2002        May 12, In Mali runoff elections were held. Retired Gen. Amadou Toure won 68% of the vote. The coalition candidate Siumaila Cisse, a wealthy former finance minister, conceded with 32%.
    (SFC, 5/16/02, p.A8)
2002        May 13, President Bush signed a $190 billion farm bill guaranteeing higher subsidies to growers in Midwestern and Southern states. The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act increased federal payments by some $83 billion over the next 10 years and was passed to help farmers cope with low commodity prices.
    (WSJ, 5/9/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/14/02, p.A5)(AP, 5/13/03)(Econ, 3/26/05, p.34)
2002        May 13, President Bush announced that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin would sign a treaty to shrink their countries' nuclear arsenals by two-thirds to 1,700-2,200 active warheads at the end of 10 years.
    (SFC, 5/14/02, p.A1)(AP, 5/13/03)
2002        May 13, In Baltimore Dontee Stokes (26), a former altar boy, shot and seriously wounded Rev. Maurice Blackwell (56), who had sexually abused him from age 9 to 13. Stokes was acquitted of murder, but was sentenced to 18 months of home detention on gun charges. In 2005 Blackwell was convicted of molesting Stokes.
    (SFC, 5/15/02, p.A3)(AP, 5/13/03)(SFC, 2/18/05, p.A7)
2002        May 13, In Cuba former US Pres. Carter challenged US government conservatives to prove charges that Cuba has developed biological weapons and shared such technology with renegade states.
    (SFC, 5/14/02, p.A9)
2002        May 13, In India the government that a heat wave had left 50 people dead in the Andhra Pradesh state.
    (SFC, 5/14/02, p.A13)
2002        May 13, In Liberia rebels attacked Arthington and threatened to move on Monrovia unless Pres. Charles Taylor is arrested and tried.
    (SFC, 5/15/02, p.A14)
2002        May 13, In Mexico 2 police officers were killed in a shootout with suspected ERP rebels at a water treatment plant in Buena Vista de Cuellar, Guerrero state.
    (SFC, 5/14/02, p.A13)

2002        May 14, Former Pres. Carter addressed the Cuban people and said the US should end its embargo and that Cuba should become more democratic.
    (SFC, 5/15/02, p.A1)
2002        May 14, In Colombia leftist rebels attacked army-backed right-wing paramilitaries at Alto de Minas and left at least 80 people dead 180 miles NW of Bogota.
    (WSJ, 5/17/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/18/02, p.A13)
2002        May 14, An uprising in Kisangani, Congo, left 163 people dead. Three top commanders: Barnard Biamungu, commander of the RCD's fifth brigade; Laurent Nkunda, seventh brigade commander; and Gabriel Amisi, assistant chief of staff for logistics were identified as part of the Rally for Democracy, the Rwandan-backed rebel group responsible for the massacre.
    (SFC, 6/1/02, p.A11)(AP, 8/19/02)
2002        May 14, In Kashmir 3 Islamic militant attacked an Indian army base and  killed 34 civilians and soldiers in Kaluchak. India held Pakistan responsible.
    (SFC, 5/14/02, p.A13)(SFC, 5/15/02, p.A11)(WSJ, 5/16/02, p.A1)
2002        May 14, NATO agreed with Russia on a new framework that would include Russia on a handful of agreed-on issues.
    (SFC, 5/15/02, p.A1)
2002        May 14, In Sierra Leone UN sponsored voting for the presidency and parliament took place for the 1st time since the war ended in 2000. Pres. Kabbah posted a strong lead.
    (WSJ, 5/14/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/15/02, p.A14)(WSJ, 5/16/02, p.A1)(SSFC, 5/19/02, p.A18)
2002        May 14, The UN Security Council revamped its sanctions against Iraq in order to ease the delivery of civilian goods and tighten controls on military items.
    (SFC, 5/15/02, p.A12)

2002        May 15, The White House acknowledged that in the weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush was told by U.S. intelligence that Osama bin Laden's terrorist network might hijack American airplanes, but that officials did not know that suicide hijackers were plotting to use planes as missiles.
    (AP, 5/15/03)
2002        May 15, The Bush administration rejected pleas by former Pres. Carter and farm-state lawmakers to ease the trade embargo on Cuba.
    (WSJ, 5/16/02, p.A1)
2002        May 15, Financier Martin Frankel pleaded guilty in New Haven, Conn., to pulling off one of the most brazen swindles Wall Street had ever seen. In 2004 Frankel (50) was sentenced to over 16 years in prison.
    (AP, 5/15/03)(SFC, 12/11/04, p.A3)
2002        May 15, German Metalworkers in Baden-Wuerttemberg won a higher than expected wage increase that included 4% in June and 3.1% in 2003. A 10-day strike was expected to end.
    (WSJ, 5/16/02, p.A1)
2002        May 15, In Israel Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, the defense minister, proposed a peace package that called for sharing Jerusalem with the Palestinians and granting them most of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
    (SFC, 5/16/02, p.A6)
2002        May 15, Election results in the Netherlands showed the opposition Christian Democrats with a sizeable victory with 43 seats. List, the party of recently slain Pim Fortuyn, took 2nd place with 26 seats and named Mat Herben as leader. Jan Peter Balkenende, head of the Christian Democrats, was set to be PM. The ruling Labor Party won 23 of the 150 seats.
    (WSJ, 5/16/02, p.A14)(SFC, 5/16/02, p.A8)(WSJ, 5/17/02, p.A1)
2002        May 15, In Palestine Yasser Arafat conceded mistakes and proposed new elections and political changes.
    (WSJ, 5/16/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/16/02, p.A6)
2002        May 15, The Swiss National Exhibition, Expo.02, opened. The $823 million production, scattered around 3 lakes and 4 town, was set to close Oct 20.
    (SSFC, 5/26/02, p.C5)
2002        May 15, Authorities imposed water rationing in Taipei for the 1st time in 22 years as drought reduced the main water reservoir to its lowest level since 1987.
    (SSFC, 5/19/02, p.C15)
2002        May 15, Zimbabwe was reported to have begun evicting thousands of black families occupying white-owned farms and other lands not listed for seizure under Pres. Mugabe's land plan.
    (WSJ, 5/16/02, p.A12)

2002        May 16, The White House defended President Bush for not disclosing intelligence before the Sept. 11 attacks that Osama bin Laden wanted to hijack U.S. airplanes, saying there had been no specific threat.
    (AP, 5/16/03)
2002        May 16, David Berg (81), Mad magazine artist, died. He began his "The Lighter Side of" comic strips for Mad Magazine in 1961 and continued for 365 subsequent issues. He also wrote and drew 17 Mad books along with "My Friend God and "Roger Kaputnik and God."
    (SFC, 5/25/02, p.A27)
2002        May 16, Astronomers announced the discovery of 11 more moons orbiting Jupiter bringing the total number to 39.
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.A9)
2002        May 16, In Afghanistan coalition forces came under fire in eastern Paktia province. Some enemy fighters were reported killed. Fire from an AC-130 gunship killed about 10 people, possibly local tribe members.
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.A11)(SSFC, 5/19/02, p.A4)
2002        May 16, In Belgium the parliament approved a euthanasia bill that would give terminally ill patients the right to die under limited conditions.
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.A20)
2002        May 16, In China the state phone industry was divided into 2 competing parts: China Telecom and China Netcom.
    (WSJ, 5/16/02, p.A12)
2002        May 16, In Cuba former US Pres. Jimmy Carter met with over 20 dissidents and urged them to continue fighting for democratic change and human rights.
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.A14)
2002        May 16, In the Dominican Republic legislative and municipal elections were held. The ruling Dominican Revolutionary Party of Pres. Hipolito Mejia claimed victory.
    (SFC, 5/18/02, p.A13)
2002        May 16, A military court convicted Toujan Faisal, Jordan's 1st female lawmaker, of harming the government's reputation in an open letter accusing the PM of financial wrongdoing. She was sentenced to 1 ˝ years in prison.
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.A20)
2002        May 16, Liberian forces claimed to have stopped the rebel offensive to have killed 100 in the process.
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.A20)
2002        May 16, In Karachi, Pakistan, police uncovered a body believed to be WSJ reporter Daniel Pearl.
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.A11)
2002        May 16, PLO Pres. Yasser Arafat agreed to revamp his cabinet and hold elections within 6 months.
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.A1)

2002        May 17, Former President Jimmy Carter ended a historic visit to Cuba sharply at odds with the Bush administration over how to deal with Fidel Castro, saying limits on tourism and trade often hurt Americans more than Cubans.
    (AP, 5/17/03)
2002        May 17, Midwest flooding left as many as 9 people dead over the last 2 weeks. Missouri Gov. Bob Holden asked Pres. Bush to declare 37 counties as disaster areas. Illinois and Indiana were also hard hit.
    (SFC, 5/18/02, p.A3)
2002        May 17, Joe Black (78), the first black pitcher to win a World Series game, for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1952, died in Scottsdale, Ariz.
    (AP, 5/17/03)
2002        May 17, Coalition forces battled enemy forces in Operation Condor in the Khost region. A pan-Arab newspaper quoted Mullah Mohammed Omar as saying Osama bin Laden is alive and that the future of the US in Afghanistan is "fire, hell and total defeat."
    (SFC, 5/18/02, p.A10)
2002        May 17, In Ireland national elections the Fianna Fail Party of PM Bertie Ahern won 80 of the 166 seats in Parliament. Another coalition with the conservative Progressive Democrats was expected. IRA-allied Sinn Fein won 5 seats.
    (WSJ, 5/16/02, p.A1)(SSFC, 5/19/02, p.A18)(SFC, 5/20/02, p.A7)(WSJ, 5/20/02, p.A1)
2002        May 17, Yasser Arafat changed his previous day's remarks and said balloting would only take place if Israel withdraws from occupied territory.
    (SFC, 5/17/02, p.A1)

2002        May 18, War Emblem won the Preakness Stakes, setting up a shot at the Triple Crown. However, he came up short at the Belmont Stakes, which was won by long shot Sarava.
    (AP, 5/18/03)
2002        May 18, John Dempsey (83), cartoonist, died. His work lampooned contemporary America on the pages of Playboy magazine since 1954.
    (SFC, 6/26/02, p.A22)
2002        May 18, It was reported that the US-funded Plan Colombia had caused widespread crop damage in Ecuador. The coca leaf fumigation affected some 10,000 Ecuadorians along the Colombia border where the RoundupUltra herbicide was spread by Colombian airplanes.
    (SFC, 5/18/02, p.A11)
2002        May 18, The pan-Arab newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat quoted Abdel Azeem al-Muhajir, a senior al Qaeda leader, that a strike against the US was imminent and that the recent attack in Tunisia was its work.
    (SSFC, 5/19/02, p.A3)
2002        May 18, India and Pakistan traded fire for a 2nd day across the Line of Control. India gave its Pakistan ambassador 1 week to return home and bombarded 13 sectors in Kashmir.
    (SSFC, 5/19/02, p.A11)
2002        May 18, Hamas indicated it may run in Palestinian elections and vowed to continue suicide attacks against Israel.
    (SSFC, 5/19/02, p.A10)

2002        May 19, Boston Cardinal Bernard Law said in a letter distributed to parishes that he did not become aware until 1993 of sexual abuse allegations against the Rev. Paul Shanley.
    (AP, 5/19/03)
2002        May 19, Sgt. Gene Arden Vance (38), an American special forces soldier, was killed in Afghanistan, when his unit came into contact with enemy forces. Operation Mountain Lion began in an attempt to seal off the border.
    (SFC, 5/20/02, p.A14)(NW, 8/26/02, p.39)
2002        May 19, A team of 50 US Green Berets landed in Tbilisi for a 2-year training program for Georgia's army.
    (SFC, 5/20/02, p.A14)
2002        May 19, Walter Lord (84), author of "A Night To Remember," a minute-by-minute retelling of the "Titanic" tragedy, died in New York.
    (AP, 5/19/03)
2002        May 19, Weekend fighting in Kashmir between India and Pakistan left at least 15 people killed.
    (SFC, 5/20/02, p.A8)
2002        May 19, In Israel a suicide bomber killed himself, 3 Israelis and wounded over 50 in a market in Netanya.
    (SFC, 5/20/02, p.A1)
2002        May 19, Sanabel Al-Fararja (15) and Kayan Al-Saify (16), West Bank teenagers, ended an 8-week trip in the US where they crossed the country and spoke on behalf of peace in Palestine.
    (SFC, 5/16/02, p.A13)
2002        May 19, The Sierra Leone National Election Committee declared Pres. Kabbah the winner in the May 14 elections with 70.6% of the votes.
    (SFC, 5/20/02, p.A6)
2002        May 19, Vietnam claimed almost 100% turnout in the mandatory single party national elections. All 759 candidates were approved by the Fatherland Front.
    (SFC, 5/20/02, p.A7)

2002        May 20, Pres. Bush marked Cuban Independence Day with a speech that offered Cuba greater economic and political ties in exchange for free and transparent elections and an open economy.
    (WSJ, 5/20/02, p.A3)(SFC, 5/21/02, p.A3)
2002        May 20, FBI Chief Mueller said the US may soon be confronted with human bombs like those in the Mideast.
    (WSJ, 5/21/02, p.A1)
2002        May 20, Steven Jay Gould (60), polymath, paleontologist and writer, died of cancer in NYC. He and Niles Eldredge were proponents of the theory of punctuated evolution, an update on Darwin's theory of evolution. His books included "The Mismeasure of Man" (1988). His book "The Hedgehog, the Fox and the Magister's Pox: Mending the Gap Between Science and the Humanities" was published posthumously in 2003.
    (SFC, 5/21/02, p.A6)(SSFC, 4/13/03, p.M1)
2002        May 20, Veteran Los Angeles TV newscaster Jerry Dunphy died at age 80.
    (AP, 5/20/03)
2002        May 20, East Timor, with a population at about 800,000, celebrated independence. A legal battle loomed with Australia over the disputed Greater Sunrise natural gas field in the Timor Sea. The filed lay 95 miles south of East Timor and 250 miles north of Australia.
    (SFC, 5/20/02, p.A6)(WSJ, 5/20/02, p.A19)(WSJ, 6/10/04, p.A1)
2002        May 20, East Timor was renamed Timor-Leste upon independence.
2002        May 20, In Israel a Palestinian suicide bomber killed himself and Israeli troops in Tulkarem arrested a women who planned a suicide attack. It was also reported that a Palestinian plan to bomb the twin 50-story towers in Tel Aviv had been thwarted 3 weeks earlier. PM Sharon fired 4 Cabinet members of Shas who helped defeat his emergency economic plan.
    (SFC, 5/21/02, p.A1)
2002        May 20, In Japan the Int'l. Whaling Commission rejected Iceland's bid for full membership for a 2nd year in a row.
    (SFC, 5/21/02, p.A16)
2002        May 20, In Lebanon a car bomb killed Jihad Jibril (38), head of local military operations for the PFLP-GC. He was the son of Palestinian guerrilla leader Ahmed Jibril who headed the Syrian-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, founded in 1968. In 2008 a retired Lebanese police officer and a Palestinian were indicted for allegedly working with Israeli intelligence to assassinate Jibril.
    (SFC, 5/21/02, p.A16)(AP, 6/18/08)
2002        May 20, Liberia rejected a cease-fire appeal by neighboring West African nations and ordered its forces to look for a missing British priest and 60-blind Liberian civilians last seen May 13.
    (SFC, 5/21/02, p.A16)
2002        May 20, Palestine called for int'l. monitors for the Kashmir border. 2 Indian soldiers were killed in fighting.
    (SFC, 5/21/02, p.A9)

2002        May 21, President Bush warned that al-Qaida terrorists still "want to hurt us," while his Pentagon chief, Donald Rumsfeld, said terrorists inevitably will acquire weapons of mass destruction from countries like Iraq, Iran or North Korea.
    (AP, 5/21/03)
2002        May 21, The Bush administration announced that it would resume economic aid to Yugoslavia because it had met requirements to cooperate with the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
    (SFC, 5/22/02, p.A15)
2002        May 21, The US State Dept issued its annual report on terrorism: "Patterns of Global Terrorism 2001." Iran was branded as the most active supporter of terrorism due to increased support for Palestinian militants.
    (SFC, 5/22/02, p.A12)
2002        May 21, Merrill Lynch agreed to pay $100 million to settle allegations that it misled investors during the 1990s.
    (SFC, 5/22/02, p.A1)
2002        May 21, Citigroup agreed to buy Cal Fed Bank for $5.8 billion in cash and stock.
    (SFC, 5/22/02, p.A1)
2002        May 21, In Medellin, Colombia, fighting between security forces and guerrillas left at least 9 people dead including 2 children.
    (SFC, 5/22/02, p.A15)
2002        May 21, In Germany there were anti-war protests on the eve of Pres. Bush's arrival.
    (WSJ, 5/22/02, p.A1)
2002        May 21, It was reported that scientists in Guatemala had found the source of jade deposits used by the Olmecs and Mayans.
    (SFC, 5/22/02, p.A2)
2002        May 21, Fighting between Indian and Pakistan soldiers in Kashmir killed 9 civilians and wounded 7 others. Gunmen in Srinagar assassinated Abdul Ghani Lone (70), a moderate Kashmiri separatist leader.
    (SFC, 5/21/02, p.A9)(SFC, 5/22/02, p.A13)(WSJ, 5/22/02, p.A1)

2002        May 22, Pres. Bush arrived in Berlin on a 7-day trip to 4 countries.
    (SFC, 5/23/02, p.A10)
2002        May 22, Bobby Frank Cherry (71), former Alabama Klansman, was convicted for the Sep 14, 1963, murder of 4 Black girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church. The jury sent him to prison for life.
    (SFC, 5/23/02, p.A1)
2002        May 22, The remains of Chandra Levy, former intern to Calif. Rep. Gary Condit, were found in Rock Creek Park, Washington DC. She was last seen April 30, 2001.
    (SFC, 5/23/02, p.A1)
2002        May 22, Robert Rhodes (68), former Florida dog track security guard, was charged in Alabama with cruelty to animals after the remains of some 3,000 greyhounds were found on his property.
    (SFC, 5/23/02, p.A6)
2002        May 22, Pope John Paul (82) arrived in Azerbaijan for a 2-day visit before continuing on to Bulgaria. He hope to improve relations with the Muslim and Christian Orthodox believers.
    (WSJ, 5/22/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/23/02, p.A1)
2002        May 22, In Israel a Palestinian suicide bomber killed himself and 2 Israelis in Rishon Letzion, a Tel Aviv suburb. Some 3 dozen people were injured. A Ukrainian Christian woman, previously misidentified, and her Palestinian husband drove the suicide bomber to the site. Irena Plitzik said she did not know about the suicide mission. A 2nd bomber, Tauurya Hamamra, backed out.
    (SFC, 5/23/02, p.A10)(WSJ, 5/23/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 5/31/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/31/02, p.A10)(SSFC, 6/2/02, p.A11)
2002        May 22, Kyrgyzstan Pres. Akayev accepted the resignation of PM Kurmanbek Bakiev and his entire government amid protests over clashes with police that killed 6 people in March.
    (SFC, 5/23/02, p.A12)(Econ, 3/26/05, p.44)
2002        May 22, In Nepal King Gyanendra dissolved parliament and ordered elections due to rifts over a proposed extension of emergency rule.
    (SFC, 5/23/02, p.A12)
2002        May 22, Philippine police in Cotabato city arrested Noor Mohammad Umog, a Muslim Abu Sayyaf leader.
    (SFC, 5/24/02, p.A16)
2002        May 22, A US-led int'l. commission condemned the Sudanese government for allowing slavery to flourish. Bondage to pay off debts still existed.
    (SFC, 5/23/02, p.A15)
2002        May 22, A UN environmental report said population growth was slowing but that severe water shortages should be expected in the Middle East over the next generation and biodiversity will continue to be damaged in many world regions. Ocean degradation was also noted.
    (SFC, 5/23/02, p.A6)

2002        May 23, Pres. Bush at a Berlin press conference said that he expects Pres. Putin to "get on board" with America's hard-line policy toward Iran and Iraq. Bush also addressed the German Parliament and said terrorist groups constitute a "new totalitarian threat," and then flew on to Moscow.
    (SFC, 5/24/02, p.A1)
2002        May 23, It was reported that the US government had charged Jeffrey A. Royer, a former FBI agent, with giving stock traders information on criminal probes of public companies in a scheme hatched by investor Amr "Anthony" Elgindy. 3 others were also charged including a current FBI agent.
    (WSJ, 5/23/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 5/29/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 8/22/02, p.A1)
2002        May 23, The Pentagon reported that the Defense Dept. sprayed live nerve and biological agents over Navy ships in 6 six tests between 1964-1968. The Project shipboard Hazard and Defense (SHAD) experiments included the use of sarin and VX nerve gases and the staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB).
    (SFC, 5/24/02, p.A7)
2002        May 23, Sam Snead (89), golfing legend, died.
    (WSJ, 5/24/02, p.A1)
2002        May 23, The UN voted to extend the mandate for an int'l. force in Afghanistan for 6 months but with no expansion of troops or presence beyond Kabul.
    (SFC, 5/24/02, p.A13)
2002        May 23, Pope John Paul II visited Bulgaria, his 1st to the Orthodox nation of just 80,000 thousand Catholics.
    (SFC, 5/24/02, p.A13)
2002        May 23, In Israel a bomb exploded under a tanker truck near a fuel depot but failed to ignite the tanker fuel.
    (SFC, 5/24/02, p.A18)
2002        May 23, The Israeli Embassy in Paris burned beyond repair. A faulty circuit was suspected.
    (SFC, 5/24/02, p.A16)
2002        May 23, Pedro Carmona (60), CEO of Industrias Venoco CA and Venezuela‘s recent 2-day president, escaped house arrest and sought refuge in the Colombian Embassy.
    (SFC, 5/24/02, p.A16)(WSJ, 3/10/08, p.A5)

2002        May 24, Presidents Bush and Putin signed the Treaty of Moscow, an agreement to reduce nuclear stockpiles by two-thirds over the next 10 years.
    (SFC, 5/25/02, p.A1)
2002        May 24, US Olympic Committee president Sandra Baldwin resigned, a day after she admitted lying about her academic credentials.
    (AP, 5/24/03)
2002        May 24, Pope John Paul accepted the resignation of Rembert Weakland (75), archbishop of Milwaukee. Weakland admitted to a $450,000 settlement in 1998 to Paul Marcoux (53) for an alleged sexual assault in 1979.
    (SFC, 5/25/02, p.A3)
2002        May 24, In Afghanistan coalition forces captured 50 people from a compound that was said to be a refuge for senior Taliban and al Qaeda leaders.
    (SFC, 5/25/02, p.A12)
2002        May 24, In Brazil a shootout between drug gangs in a Rio slum left 6 people dead.
    (SFC, 5/25/02, p.A13)
2002        May 24, An Israeli guard foiled an attempt to blow up the packed Studio 49 nightclub in Tel Aviv.
    (SFC, 5/24/02, p.A18)
2002        May 24, Japan led a successful move to deny Alaska and Siberian native peoples a renewal of permission to hunt whales after a failed bid to end a 20-year moratorium on commercial whaling.
    (SFC, 5/25/02, p.A17)
2002        May 24, In Mexico Pres. Fox announced that all of Mexico's waters are a preserve for whales and off-limits to whale hunting.
    (SFC, 5/25/02, p.A13)
2002        May 24, In Somalia hundreds of gunmen, loyal to Mohamed Dhereh and opposed to the transitional government, attacked the home of Interior Minister Dahir Dayah and killed at least 8 people.
    (SFC, 5/25/02, p.A13)

2002        May 25, President Bush, during a visit to St. Petersburg, joined Russian President Vladimir Putin in pressuring Pakistan's president to curb cross-border violence in Kashmir and ease tensions with neighboring India.
    (SSFC, 5/26/02, p.A12)(AP, 5/25/03)
2002        May 25, In Colombia presidential elections were held. Alvaro Uribe received 53% of the vote, over 20 more than rival Horacio Serpa.
    (SSFC, 5/26/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/27/02, p.A1)
2002        May 25, There was a melee at the Eminem concert in DC and over 2 dozen were injured in the mosh pit and one person suffered a heart attack. His 3rd album was released early due to Internet bootlegging.
    (SFC, 5/28/02, p.D1,6)
2002        May 25, The Eurovision Song Contest was set to take place in Tallinn.
    (NW, 5/13/02, p.72)
2002        May 25, In India at least 60 people, on their way to a wedding, were electrocuted when their bus hit a high-voltage power wire in Uttar Pradesh state.
    (SSFC, 5/26/02, p.A14)
2002        May 25, Israeli troops seized Bethlehem and surrounded the house of Muhammed Shehade, a leader of the Islamic Jihad. A Palestinian woman and her daughter (13) were killed by Israeli fire on a farm in the Gaza Strip.
    (SSFC, 5/26/02, p.A13)
2002        May 25, In Tenga, Mozambique, a passenger and freight train collided and 195 people were killed.
    (SSFC, 5/26/2, p.A14)(SFC, 5/27/02, p.A7)(AP, 5/25/07)
2002        May 25, Pakistan tested a medium-range Ghauri missile. Mortar fire was traded with India on the Kashmir border and 3 suspected Islamic militants were killed along with 2 Indian soldiers.
    (SSFC, 5/26/02, p.A12)
2002        May 25, A Taiwanese China Airlines Boeing 747 airliner bound for Hong Kong crashed into the sea and 225 people were killed.
    (SSFC, 5/26/02, p.A12)(SFC, 5/27/02, p.A7)(AP, 5/25/03)

2002        May 26, Roman Polanski won the Palme d'Or at Cannes for his film "The Pianist."
    (SFC, 5/27/02, p.D2)
2002        May 26, Helio Castroneves won his second straight Indianapolis 500 despite a protest filed by Paul Tracy.
    (AP, 5/26/03)
2002        May 26, President Bush visited Paris, where he met with French President Jacques Chirac.
    (AP, 5/26/03)
2002        May 26, Markos Moulitsas Zúniga (b.1971) founded the Daily Kos, a political weblog.
    (Econ, 6/24/06, p.35)(www.dailykos.com/special/about)
2002        May 26, In Oklahoma a barge hit an I-40 bridge over the Arkansas River and 14 people were killed. A 500-600-foot section of the 1,988-foot bridge collapsed after Joe Dedmon, Capt. of the Robert Y. Love tugboat, apparently blacked out.
    (SFC, 5/27/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/28/02, p.A3)(SFC, 5/30/02, p.A5)
2002        May 26, In Maryland Erika (25) and Benjamin Sifrit (25) killed and dismembered Joshua Ford (32) and Martha Crutchley (51), a tourist couple in Ocean City. Both were found guilty in 2003. Benjamin Sifrit received a total of 35 years in prison. Erika was sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison.
    (www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=25&sid=792917)(SFC, 5/14/09, p.A4)
2002        May 26, Israeli forces moved into Bethlehem for the 2nd time in 2 days.
    (SFC, 5/27/02, p.A3)
2002        May 26, In Veracruz, Mexico, police arrested Jesus Albino Quintero Meraz along with 6 associates and a federal police officer for cocaine trafficking.
    (SFC, 5/28/02, p.A9)

2002        May 27, Pres. Bush commemorated Memorial Day at Normandy American Cemetery in France, where he honored the 9,387 men and women buried there.
    (AP, 5/27/03)
2002        May 27, It was reported that Britain  was considering a confidential "action plan" proposed to deliver a "radical reduction" in the influx of asylum seekers.
    (SFC, 5/27/02, p.A1)
2002        May 27, In Israel a Palestinian suicide bomber killed himself and 2 Israelis, a toddler and her grandmother, at a mall in Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv.
    (SFC, 5/28/02, p.A6)

2002        May 28, Pres. Bush met with Pope John Paul II in Vatican City and expressed his worries on the sex scandals in the US involving Catholic clergy.
    (SFC, 5/29/02, p.A8)
2002        May 28, California state officials levied $88.7 million in fines to 2 LA pharmacists for filing over 3,500 illegal prescriptions over the Internet.
    (SFC, 5/29/02, p.A1)
2002        May 28, NBC announced that Brian Williams would succeed Tom Brokaw as anchor of its "Nightly News" after the 2004 presidential election.
    (AP, 5/28/03)
2002        May 28, Mildred Wirt Benson (96), newspaperwoman and creator of the "Nancy Drew" children's mystery stories (1930), died in Toledo, Ohio. She wrote under the direction of Edward Stratemeyer and used the pen name Carolyn Keene.
    (WSJ, 5/31/02, p.A13)(AP, 5/28/03)(http://tinyurl.com/e39rt)
2002        May 28, The EU announced plans to overhaul its 100,000-vessel fishing industry with some national fleets to be cut by up to 60% due to overfishing.
    (SFC, 5/29/02, p.A12)
2002        May 28, A Palestinian gunmen attacked an Israeli settlement near Nablus and killed 3 students at an Orthodox high school. The gunman was killed.
    (SFC, 5/29/02, p.A8)(WSJ, 5/29/02, p.A1)
2002        May 28, Libya offered $10 million in compensation for each victim in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in exchange for removal from the US list of states that sponsor terrorism.
    (SFC, 5/29/02, p.A1)
2002        May 28, Pakistan test-fired a short-range missile, the 3rd test in 4 days.
    (SFC, 5/28/02, p.A6)
2002        May 28, Russia signed an agreement with NATO leaders in Rome creating the NATO-Russia Council for participation in NATO discussions on a fixed variety of subjects, but no veto power.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO%E2%80%93Russia_relations)(SFC, 5/29/02, p.A8)(WSJ, 5/29/02, p.A1)

2002        May 29, Pres. Bush moved to prevent oil drilling off the Florida coast and in the Everglades. Payments of $115  and $120 million would be made to buy back drilling rights. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said it was good public policy.
    (SFC, 5/30/02, p.A3)
2002        May 29, FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged that the bureau did not pursue "red flags" in the weeks before Sep 11, and suggested for the first time that investigators might have uncovered the plot if they had been more diligent about pursuing leads. A reorganization plan for the bureau was announced with a focus on terrorist attacks.
    (SFC, 5/30/02, p.A1)(AP, 5/29/03)
2002        May 29, The US offered a reward for as much as $5 million for the capture of Abu Sayyaf leaders in the Philippines.
    (SFC, 5/30/02, p.A10)
2002        May 29, Netflix, founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California, went public as a DVD-by-mail rental service. By 2020 its share price rose 500-fold.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netflix)(Econ., 9/12/20, p.52)
2002        May 29, In Britain PM Tony Blair appointed Paul Boateng (50), as the nation's 1st black Cabinet Minister and named him deputy treasury secretary.
    (SFC, 5/30/02, p.A12)
2002        May 29, The EU upgraded Russia to the status of a full market economy.
    (SFC, 5/30/02, p.A8)
2002        May 29, In India 4 bomb blasts in and around Ahmadabad in Gujarat state injured at least 39 people.
    (SFC, 5/29/02, p.A16)(SFC, 5/30/02, p.A12)
2002        May 29, In Kashmir cross-border shelling killed at least 23 people and wounded 17.
    (WSJ, 5/30/02, p.A1)
2002        May 29, Libya denied that it had any relationship to the deal made by lawyers to pay $2.7 billion to the families of Pan Am Flight 103 victims. The move was seen as a ploy and a settlement was expected soon.
    (SFC, 5/30/02, p.A10)
2002        May 29, Oxana Fedorova of Russia was crowned as the 51st Miss Universe.
    (SFC, 5/30/02, p.A2)(AP, 5/29/07)
2002        May 29, In Zambia Pres. Levy Mwanawasa declared a national food crises with 4 million people facing starvation due to drought.
    (WSJ, 5/31/02, p.A1)

2002        May 30, Attorney General John Ashcroft issued new terror-fighting guidelines allowing FBI agents to visit Internet sites, libraries, churches and political organizations as part of an effort to pre-empt terrorist strikes.
    (AP, 5/30/03)
2002        May 30, In NYC a solemn, wordless ceremony was held to mark the end of the cleanup at the World Trade Center site.
    (SFC, 5/31/02, p.A1)(AP, 5/30/03)
2002        May 30, In Oregon 3 of 9 hikers were killed while climbing Mt. Hood. A Pave Hawk rescue helicopter crashed in an attempt to rescue the climbers.
    (WSJ, 5/31/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/31/02, p.A1)
2002        May 30, In Algeria legislative elections for the 380-seat parliament were held. 2 key parties planned to boycott as did many ethnic Berbers of the Kabylia region. Islamic militants massacred 23 nomads. Berber riots took place. The national Liberation Front of PM Ali Benflis won 199 of 389 seats. The turnout was just 46%.
    (SFC, 5/30/02, p.A7)(SFC, 5/31/02, p.A12)(SFC, 6/1/02, p.A12)
2002        May 30, It was reported that China was embarking on a program to inoculate its poorest people against hepatitis. Half of the population was reported to have had the disease with 120 million long term carriers.
    (WSJ, 5/30/02, p.A1)
2002        May 30, In Greece civil servants staged a 1-day national strike to protest government welfare and tax reforms.
    (SSFC, 6/9/02, p.C11)
2002        May 30, In India violence resumed in Gujarat state. In Kadi a Muslim bus driver was dragged from his bus and burned alive and a Hindu man was killed in a bomb blast.
    (SFC, 5/31/02, p.A12)
2002        May 30, Israeli forces entered Nablus and raided Hebron and Jenin.
    (WSJ, 5/31/02, p.A1)
2002        May 30, It was reported that dynamite fishing in the Philippines has put the native coral reefs on the verge of collapse.
    (SFC, 5/30/02, p.A1)
2002        May 30, PLO leader Yasser Arafat signed the Basic Law package that granted his people basic rights and regulated government operations.
    (SFC, 5/31/02, p.A10)
2002        May 30, In Turkey police found the bodies of 19 suspected illegal immigrants who had apparently attempted to enter during the winter from Iran.
    (SFC, 5/31/02, p.A12)

2002        May 31, Vermont Gov. Howard Dean filed papers with the Federal Election Commission for "Dean for America" presidential-campaign organization.
    (WSJ, 6/23/03, p.A4)
2002        May 31, A three-judge federal panel in Philadelphia ruled that public libraries cannot be forced to install software that blocks sexually explicit Web sites.
    (AP, 5/31/03)
2002        May 31, The World Cup soccer tournament opened in Japan and South Korea for the first time with a match between Senegal and defending champion France in South Korea. Senegal upset France, 1-0.
    (SFC, 6/1/02, p.A1)(AP, 5/31/03)
2002        May 31, The US State Dept. urged some 60,000 Americans in India to leave over concerns of war between India and Pakistan.
    (SFC, 6/1/02, p.A1)
2002        May 31, Antonio Pineiro (48), opened fire in a Top Valu market in Long Beach, Ca., and killed Marcela Perez (38), a store clerk, and Barbara Ibasco (8). Police shot and killed Pineiro and found the year old remains of an elderly couple, believed to be his parents, dead in his apartment.
    (SFC, 6/1/02, p.A2)
2002        May 31, Bulgaria signed an agreement with the US to destroy its Cold War-era missiles. The US planned to pay the costs of destruction.
    (SFC, 6/1/02, p.A11)
2002        May 31, In Colombia Pres. Pastrana suspended talks with the ELN.
    (SFC, 6/1/02, p.A11)
2002        May 31, In Denmark the Parliament voted to stiffen rules on immigration.
    (SFC, 6/1/02, p.A9)
2002        May 31, European Union countries formally signed on to the Kyoto Protocol, a pact aimed at stemming pollution and global warming that has been opposed by the United States.
    (SFC, 6/1/02, p.A9)(AP, 5/31/03)
2002        May 31, In southern Mexico gunmen ambushed a truckload of people and killed 26 in Agua Fria. The dead were all from Santiago Xochiltepec and were victims of a land dispute. 16 suspects were later arrested.
    (SSFC, 6/2/02, p.A12)(SFC, 6/3/02, p.A3)
2002        May 31, It was reported that Yemen held some 85 detainees with suspected links to the al Qaeda network.
    (SFC, 5/31/02, p.A12)
2002        May 31, Zimbabwe declared HIV a national emergency. Some 25% of the adults there were infected with the virus.
    (SFC, 6/1/02, p.A11)

2002        May, Pres. Bush presented the Reagans with a Congressional Gold medal.
    (SSFC, 6/6/04, A18)
2002        May, Wal-Mart entered the Japanese market by buying a 6.1% stake in the Seiyu Ltd. supermarket chain.
2002        May, Malaysia’s PM Mahathir Mohamed met with Pres. Bush in Washington, DC. In 2006 it was revealed that lobbyist Jack Abramoff was paid $1.2 million to organize the meeting. Mahathir later said that at the time he had been persuaded by the Heritage Foundation to meet with Bush because the conservative think tank believed he could help "influence (Bush) in some way regarding US policies."
    (AP, 2/21/06)
2002        May, In Bangladesh journalist Nazmul Imam, who used to write about the links between drugs, crime and politicians in the western Kushtia region, was jumped by half a dozen thugs who cut him with knives and crushed his fingers with clubs.
    (Reuters, 11/24/05)
2002        May, In Myanmar a trial began for a number of soldiers, members of a security unit guarding former dictator Ne Win, in connection with an abortive plot to overthrow the country's ruling junta. In Sep a Myanmar military tribunal sentenced 83 soldiers to 15-year jail terms.
    (Reuters, 9/14/02)
2002        May, Pres. Shevardnadze of Georgia issued a decree ordering new measures to insure the rights of worshippers. He denounced the last 3 years of violence against new religions including Jehovah's Witnesses. Only the Orthodox Church had special status and tax exemption.
    (SFC, 8/17/02, p.A8)

2002        Jun 1, President Bush told West Point graduates the United States would strike pre-emptively against suspected terrorists if necessary to deter attacks on Americans, saying "the war on terror will not be won on the defensive."
    (SSFC, 6/2/02, p.A1)(AP, 6/1/03)
2002        Jun 1, Argentina announced a plan to phase out the banking freeze that included 3-10 year bonds for savings account holders.
    (SSFC, 6/2/02, p.A12)
2002        Jun 1, In Haiti many co-ops shut down and the owners vanished with the depositors' savings. Many lost their life savings and property to a cooperative banking scheme that left untold thousands across Haiti in despair.
    (AP, 7/27/02)
2002        Jun 1, Israeli forces detained hundreds of Palestinians in 4 West Bank cities. Tareq el-Kharaz (24), who defied a curfew to pray in a mosque, was killed in Nablus.
    (SSFC, 6/2/02, p.A11)
2002        Jun 1, Hansie Cronje (32), who captained South Africa to 27 wins against only 11 losses in 53 Tests before his disgrace for accepting money from illegal cricket gamblers, was the only passenger on a mail delivery flight which crashed into a mountain near his home town of George in bad weather.
    (AFP, 5/30/12)
2002        Jun 1, The UN ordered its employees in India and Pakistan to evacuate their families over a growing concern of war.
    (SSFC, 6/2/02, p.A12)

2002        Jun 2, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" won six Tony Awards, including best musical.
    (AP, 6/2/03)
2002        Jun 2, HBO’s first season of 'The Wire' began with a pilot episode titled “The Target." The series concentrated on the often-futile efforts of police to infiltrate a West Baltimore drug ring headed by Avon Barksdale and his lieutenant, Stringer Bell.
2002        Jun 2, American journalist and columnist Flora Lewis died in Paris at age 79.
    (AP, 6/2/03)
2002        Jun 2, A fire broke out at Buckingham Palace, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people and marring the four-day celebration of Queen Elizabeth's 50 years on the throne.
    (AP, 6/2/03)
2002        Jun 2, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat offered Cabinet posts to Hamas and other militant groups as part of his government reshuffle.
    (SFC, 6/3/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 2, About 72% of Swiss voters approved a measure permitting abortions in the 1st 12 weeks of pregnancy.
    (SFC, 6/3/02, p.A6)
2002        Jun 2, It was reported that atrazine, a commonly used herbicide made by Sygenta AG of Switzerland, had been linked to cancer in humans and deformities in frogs. US farmers sprayed over 60 million pounds of it each year.
    (SSFC, 6/2/02, p.A3)(NH, 10/02, p.56)

2002        Jun 3, Pres. Bush, in Little Rock, Ark., to promote his welfare initiative, said intelligence agencies and the FBI had to do a better job tracking and catching terrorists, emphasizing pursuit of "this shadowy enemy."
    (AP, 6/3/03)
2002        Jun 3, US CIA director George Tenet met with Israeli leaders as Israel stepped up seizures of Arab land for use as security buffer zones.
    (SFC, 6/4/02, p.A7)
2002        Jun 3, It was reported that the US planned to resume manufacturing plutonium triggers for nuclear warheads at a new $4.4 billion plant in 2020.
    (WSJ, 6/3/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 3, It was reported that scientists had discovered a new amino acid, dubbed pyrrolysine, in Archaea microbes. This brought the known total to 22.
    (SFC, 6/3/02, p.A4)
2002        Jun 3, NASA launched the $159 million Contour space probe to study the composition of comets. Scientists lost contact on Aug 15.
    (SFC, 8/16/02, p.A6)
2002        Jun 3, Lew Wasserman (89), movie mogul, died in Beverly Hills, Calif. In 2003 Connie Bruck authored his biography: "When Hollywood Had a King."
    (AP, 6/3/03)(WSJ, 6/6/03, p.W8)
2002        Jun 3, A rock concert at Buckingham Palace celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne.
    (AP, 6/3/07)
2002        Jun 3, In Colombia 9 people were killed in Chigorodo. Police suspected leftist rebels. At least 49 people were killed in weekend fighting outside a former rebel-held zone in the south.
    (WSJ, 6/4/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 3, India and Pakistan exchanged fire in Kashmir and at least 8 civilians were killed and 23 injured.
    (SFC, 6/4/02, p.A8)
2002        Jun 3, A 16-country summit of Central Asian leaders opened in Almaty, Kazakstan.
    (SFC, 6/3/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 3, Pakistan blocked financial assistance to 115 Islamic schools for their alleged involvement in militancy and violence.
    (SFC, 6/4/02, p.A8)
2002        Jun 3, In Thailand 3 gunmen attacked a school bus and killed 2 teenage students in the Ratchaburi province near Burma. 15 others were injured.
    (SFC, 6/4/02, p.A12)

2002        Jun 4, Pres. Bush said the CIA and FBI had failed to communicate adequately before the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks; Congress began extraordinary closed-door hearings into intelligence lapses.
    (AP, 6/4/03)
2002        Jun 4, Pres. Bush said that he read the new EPA report on global warming, but still opposed the Kyoto treaty.
    (SFC, 6/5/02, p.A3)
2002        Jun 4, Members of Congress initiated an investigation to probe the "evolution of the international terrorist threat" back to 1986.
    (SFC, 6/5/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 4, A NYC crime sweep arrested 17 alleged members of the Gambino family with charges that included extortion.
    (SFC, 6/5/02, p.A8)
2002        Jun 4, A panel of U.S. Roman Catholic bishops called for a zero-tolerance policy against priests who molest children in the future and a two-strikes-you're-out policy for those guilty of past abuse.
    (AP, 6/4/03)
2002        Jun 4, Caroline Knapp (42), author of "Drinking: A Love Story" (1996), died. In 2003 her book "Appetites: Why Women Want," was published.
    (SSFC, 5/18/03, p.M1)(www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0903727.html)
2002        Jun 4, Japan ratified the Kyoto Protocol, aimed at cutting emissions of heat-trapping gases and urged the US and other countries to do so..
    (AP, 6/4/03)(SFC, 6/5/02, p.A3)
2002        Jun 4, New Zealand's prime minister apologized for mistakes her country made during its 48-year rule over the tiny South Pacific island chain of Samoa.
    (AP, 6/3/02)
2002        Jun 4, In Syria the Zayzoun Dam (b.1996) near Idlib burst and at least 20 people were killed. A 24 square-mile area was flooded and 3 villages submerged.
    (SFC, 6/7/02, p.A13)
2002        Jun 4, Turkish peacekeepers arrived in Afghanistan.
    (WSJ, 6/5/02, p.A1)

2002        Jun 5, Attorney Gen. John Ashcroft announced a National Security Entry-Exit Registration System for certain aliens to be fingerprinted and photographed as they cross the border. It legally fell under a 1952 law for foreign visitors.
    (SFC, 6/6/02, p.A1,14)(WSJ, 6/6/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 5, Robert Kelly (R. Kelly), R&B performer, was indicted in Florida on child pornography charges.
    (SFC, 6/6/02, p.A2)
2002        Jun 5, The SF Guardian reported that Greg Palast, BBC journalist, had uncovered that the state of Florida had used an inaccurate list in an effort to purge felons from the 2000 voter rolls. As it turned out, only a fraction of the 57,700 people on the list were ex-cons.
    (SFG, 6/5/02)
2002        Jun 5, Magic Johnson was introduced as a member of the 2002 class elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
    (AP, 6/5/03)
2002        Jun 5, Elizabeth Ann Smart (14) was kidnapped at gunpoint from her home in Salt Lake City. She was found Mar 12, 2003, with kidnapper Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Eileen Barzee. In 2005 a judge found Mitchell mentally incompetent to stand trial. In 2009 Barzee (64) pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. She also agreed to testify against her husband. In 2010 a federal jury found Mitchell guilty of kidnapping and forcing sex on her for 9 months. On May 25, 2011, a federal judge sentenced Brian David Mitchell to life in prison. Barzee was scheduled to be freed on Sept. 19, 2018.
    (SFC, 6/7/02, p.A3)(SFC, 3/13/03, p.1)(SFC, 7/27/05, p.A3)(SFC, 11/17/09, p.A7)(SFC, 12/11/10, p.A4)(SFC, 5/26/11, p.A11)(SFC, 9/12/18, p.A5)
2002        Jun 5, It was reported that US intelligence believed that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed of Kuwait, a key bin Laden lieutenant, was the mastermind of the Sep 11 terrorist attacks.
    (SFC, 6/5/02, p.A16)
2002        Jun 5, The space shuttle Endeavour launched from Cape Canaveral carrying 7 new residents for the int'l. space station.
    (SFC, 6/6/02, p.A7)
2002        Jun 5, Dee Dee Ramone (49), former head of the Ramones punk rock band, died of a heroin overdose in his Hollywood home. In 2000 Ramone authored ""Lobotomy: surviving the Ramones."
    (SFC, 6/7/02, p.A2)(SFC, 6/8/02, p.D4)
2002        Jun 5, In Australia PM John Howard used World Environment Day to reject calls for his government to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on global warming.
    (AP, 6/6/02)
2002        Jun 5, Colombia ratified the Rome Statute, the treaty that created an Int'l. Criminal Court.
    (SFC, 6/6/02, p.A10)
2002        Jun 5, India PM Vajpayee said his country would consider jointly monitoring the disputed Kashmir border with Pakistan. Pakistan rejected India's proposal for joint patrols in Kashmir.
    (SFC, 6/5/02, p.A1)(SFC, 6/6/02, p.A8)
2002        Jun 5, In Israel a car bomb went off next to a bus near Megiddo and at least 17 people were killed.
    (SFC, 6/5/02, p.A1)(SFC, 6/6/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 5, In South Korea Kim Hong Gul, the youngest son of Pres. Kim Dae Jung, was indicted on charges of accepting some $3 million in bribes from companies seeking government contracts and tax evasion.
    (SFC, 6/6/02, p.A11)
2002        Jun 5, In Sweden legislators voted to let same-sex couples adopt children.
    (SFC, 6/6/02, p.A10)

2002        Jun 6, Pres. Bush proposed a new Cabinet department for domestic security. The Department of Homeland Security would operate on a $37.5 billion budget and have 169,154 employees.
    (SFC, 6/7/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 6/7/02, p.A4)   
2002        Jun 6, The US recognized Russia as a market economy.
    (SFC, 6/7/02, p.A12)
2002        Jun 6, Honduras Jorge Luis Caceres was killed. He had been picked up for questioning by men in ski masks and was found riddled with 36 gunshots the next day. Local police chief Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares was reportedly at the scene of the abduction.
    (AP, 6/1/12)
2002        Jun 6, Israeli forces attacked Yasser Arafat's compound in Ramallah in response to a Palestinian suicide attack on a bus that killed 17 Israelis. 2 Palestinians were reported killed.
    (SFC, 6/6/02, p.A1)(SFC, 6/7/02, p.A10)(AP, 6/6/03)
2002        Jun 6, Ugandan troops killed 67 rebels in a battle inside southern Sudan as part of a continuing offensive to wipe out the 15-year old rebel group.
    (AP, 6/6/02)

2002        Jun 7, Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was convicted in Norwalk, Conn., of beating Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley to death when they were 15 in 1975.
    (AP, 6/7/03)
2002        Jun 7, In El Salvador Mauricio Gonzalez (68), retired dental hygienist from San Ramon, Ca., was kidnapped near Sonsonate. A demand for $500,000 was made. This was the 4th kidnapping of a US citizen here since Jan 1, 2000.
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A19)
2002        Jun 7, It was reported that Italy had committed to a $4.3 billion project for a suspension bridge linking Sicily over the 2-mile-wide straits of Messina.
    (WSJ, 6/7/02, p.A1)(Econ, 11/22/03, p.75)
2002        Jun 7, In Jerusalem hundreds of gay activists held their 1st gay pride parade.
    (SFC, 6/8/02, p.A12)
2002        Jun 7, Pakistan reported that it had shot down an unmanned Indian spy plane.
    (SFC, 6/8/02, p.A10)
2002        Jun 7, Palestinian gunmen attacked the Karmei Tsur settlement in the West Bank and killed 2 Israelis. 1 attacker was killed, a 2nd escaped.
    (SFC, 6/8/02, p.A12)
2002        Jun 7, In the Philippines a yearlong hostage crisis came to an end as Martin Burnham, an American missionary, was killed along with Philippine nurse Ediborah Yap when troops stormed an Abu Sayyaf outpost on Mindanao. Burnham's wife, Gracia Burnham, was wounded.
    (SFC, 6/8/02, p.A1)(AP, 6/7/07)

2002        Jun 8, Serena Williams won the French Open, defeating her older sister, Venus.
    (AP, 6/8/03)
2002        Jun 8, "Sarava," a 70-1 shot, captured the 134th running of the Belmont Stakes; Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner "War Emblem" finished eighth.
    (SSFC, 6/9/02, p.A1)(AP, 6/8/03)
2002        Jun 8, Lennox Lewis kept his heavyweight titles by stopping Mike Tyson in the eighth round of their fight in Memphis, Tenn.
    (AP, 6/8/03)
2002        Jun 8, Pres. Bush met with Egypt's Pres. Hosni Mubarek at Camp David. Mubarek said Middle East violence would continue until Israel withdraws from Palestinian territory and hope for a future is restored to the Palestinian people. Bush sidestepped Arab pleas to impose a deadline for Palestinian statehood while Mubarak defended Yasser Arafat and urged, "Give this man a chance."
    (SSFC, 6/9/02, p.A12)(AP, 6/8/03)
2002        Jun 8, The Colorado Hayman fire began and by June 16 burned 102,000 acres and destroyed at least 24 homes. It was later reported to have been accidentally set by Terry Lynn Barton (38), a forest service technician.
    (SFC, 6/17/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 8, A bus filled with Afghan families returning from Pakistan plunged into the Kabul River near Sarobi and 67 people were killed.
    (SSFC, 6/9/02, p.A18)
2002        Jun 8, Colombian police in Cali arrested John Fredy Jimenez, the alleged hired assassin who gunned down Roman Catholic Archbishop Isaias Duarte as he left a wedding March 16.
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2002        Jun 8, Liberian troops recaptured a northern town believed to have been used by insurgents as a transit point for supplies and rebels fighters based in neighboring Guinea.
    (AP, 6/8/02)
2002        Jun 8, In Mali former junta leader Amadou Toumani Toure was sworn in for a five-year term as the new democratically elected president.
    (AP, 6/8/02)
2002        Jun 8, Palestinians entered a Jewish settlement in the West Bank early Saturday and killed three Israelis in a shooting attack, the military and paramedics said. Three Israelis and seven armed Palestinians were killed.
    (AP, 6/7/02)(AP, 6/9/02)   
2002        Jun 8, From Russia it was reported that Pres. Putin's allies in the Duma kicked out the Communists of their governing coalition.
    (SFC, 6/8/02, p.A14)
2002        Jun 8, Uganda police reported that more than three dozen people were feared drowned after a wooden boat capsized in Lake Victoria.
    (AP, 6/8/02)
2002        Jun 8-9, A weekend meeting was held in Tallinn, Estonia, for Baltic and Nordic defense ministers. Donald Rumsfeld, US Sec. of Defense, attended.
    (SSFC, 6/9/02, p.A13)

2002        Jun 9, Se Ri Pak won the LPGA Championship to become the youngest woman to claim four major championships.
    (AP, 6/9/03)
2002        Jun 9, U.S. military officials reported that traces of nerve agents and mustard gas were found in three locations at a U.S. base in Uzbekistan. Later tests reported no contamination.
    (AP, 6/9/02)(SFC, 6/10/02, p.A12)(SFC, 6/24/02, p.A12)
2002        Jun 9, A Georgia woman (63) shot to death 2 sons dying of Huntington's disease at a nursing home. She was charged with murder.
    (WSJ, 6/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 9, Azerbaijan and Russia signed a bilateral accord on the oil-rich Caspian Sea.
    (WSJ, 6/7/02, p.A8)
2002        Jun 9, The Bulgaria Socialist Party re-elected Sergei Stanishev (35), its young, reformist leader, in a landslide victory for the social democratic wing of the party over aging communist hard-liners.
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2002        Jun 9, Pres. Jacques Chirac's mainstream right prevailed in a first round of elections for France's 577-seat National Assembly.
    (AP, 6/9/03)
2002        Jun 9, Albert Costa won the French Open over fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero.
    (AP, 6/9/03)
2002        Jun 9, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon traveled to Washington for talks with President Bush.
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2002        Jun 9, A bomb exploded in front of a discotheque in Jakarta's Chinatown area in the early hours, wounding five people, one of them seriously, police said.
    (Reuters, 6/9/02)
2002        Jun 9, Iraq and Qatar signed a free-trade agreement to drop customs duties and ease the flow of goods between the two Arab countries, further mending relations damaged by the 1990-91 Gulf War.
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2002        Jun 9, In Mexico a farmer and his two grown children were hacked to death with machetes by their relatives in a family dispute over a plot of land in southern Oaxaca state.
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2002        Jun 9, Thousands of Russian soccer fans rioted in Moscow during their country's loss to Japan in the World Cup.
    (AP, 6/9/03)

2002        Jun 10, US officials announced the breakup of a terrorist plot to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb." Abdullah Al Mujahir, also known as Jose Padilla, was arrested on May 8 as he flew from Pakistan into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Padilla was said to be a US-born al-Qaeda associate scouting targets for the bomb. [see May 8]
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 10, The US Supreme Court ruled that employers can reject applicants for jobs that would endanger their health.
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A4)
2002        Jun 10, A jury found Genentech liable for at least $300 million to the City of Hope National Medical Center for violating a 1976 research partnership.
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 10, The Colorado wildfire fire that began in Pike National Forest June 8 pushed toward Denver's southern suburbs.
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 10, In Missouri Lloyd Robert Jeffress (71) of Kearney killed 2 monks at the Conception Abbey, a Benedictine monastery and seminary. Jeffress wounded 2 others and killed himself in the chapel.
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A6)(WSJ, 6/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 10, John Gotti (b.1940), former mob boss, died at age 61 of cancer in a prison hospital in Missouri.
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A2)
2002        Jun 10, A 15-country narcotics raid involved 25,000 law enforcement officers in Central Asia and the Balkans. By Jul 11 some 3,700 pounds of heroin was seized along with 9 tons of other narcotics.
    (SSFC, 8/25/02, p.A16)
2002        Jun 10, In Brazil police reported that Tim Lopes (50), an undercover TV journalist reporting on crime and drugs in Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns, had been tortured and put to death with a sword by Elias Pereira da Silva, a drug lord known as Mad Elias, who runs his territory like a medieval fiefdom.
    (AP, 6/10/02)
2002        Jun 10, In Guatemala economic minister Arturo Montenegro unveiled a sweeping economic stimulus package Monday designed to double the country's 3 percent annual growth rate.
    (AP, 6/10/02)
2002        Jun 10, India eased tensions with Pakistan as it lifted a 5-month ban on Pakistani aircraft flying over it and pulled back a naval flotilla from the Pakistani coast.
    (SFC, 6/11/02, p.A10)
2002        Jun 10, Israeli tanks and troops charged into Ramallah before sunrise Monday, surrounding the compound of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and arresting 20 suspected militants in searches throughout the city.
    (AP, 6/10/02)(SFC, 6/10/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 10, A bomb exploded near an armored bus in the West Bank, injuring three teenaged students from a religious seminary at a nearby Jewish settlement on their return from picking cherries.
    (Reuters, 6/11/02)
2002        Jun 10, President Vicente Fox signed Mexico's first freedom of information law on Monday, exposing the government and its records to greater public scrutiny.
    (AP, 6/10/02)
2002        Jun 10, Assailants in Serbia gunned down Gen. Bosko Buha (42), a high-ranking police officer and former Belgrade police chief.
    (AP, 6/10/02)(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A11)
2002        Jun 10, In Zimbabwe the state radio reported that a bus carrying student teachers back from a sporting event collided with a heavy truck, killing at least 37 people.
    (AP, 6/10/02)(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A11)(WSJ, 6/11/02, p.A1)

2002        Jun 11, Congressional investigators released a report which said Clinton administration workers had defaced equipment and left behind prank messages as they departed the White House in January 2001; but the investigators failed to uncover the widespread problems alleged by some Republicans.
    (AP, 6/11/07)
2002        Jun 11, Roman Catholic Bishop J. Kendrick Williams resigned in Kentucky amid accusations of sexual abuse, becoming the third U.S. bishop to step down in the scandal rocking the church.
    (AP, 6/11/02)
2002        Jun 11, Quincy Troupe (62), prof. of creative writing at UC San Diego, was named California state poet laureate. Troupe resigned Oct 18 after he acknowledged that he lied in his resume about graduating from college.
    (SFC, 6/12/02, p.D5)(SSFC, 10/20/02, p.A14)
2002        Jun 11, Afghanistan's former king attended a long-awaited Loya Jirga, accompanied by leaders of Hamid Karzai's interim government in a show of unity for a tribal assembly. The assembly was delayed by 1 day as Zahir Shah renounced any potential post.
    (Reuters, 6/11/02)(SFC, 6/11/02, p.A1)(SFC, 6/12/02, p.A10)
2002        Jun 11, In Algeria alleged Islamic militants opened fire on a bus, killing 11 people. Ten others were wounded.
    (AP, 6/12/02)
2002        Jun 11, Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore tightened his grip on power, throwing out all nine opposition ministers from his Cabinet and cutting the number of posts from 36 to 31.
    (AP, 6/12/02)
2002        Jun 11, More than 40 Burundian refugees, returning home from Tanzania after years in exile, died when the truck carrying them overturned.
    (AP, 6/12/02)
2002        Jun 11, In Canada Inco Ltd. said on Tuesday it had reached a $1.9 billion, 30-year deal to develop the huge Voisey's Bay nickel deposit in northern Labrador.
    (Reuters, 6/11/02)
2002        Jun 11, In Congo an investigation began into claims by the Hemu community that some 2,400 of its people had been killed since April by the Lendu tribe and rebel allies.
    (SFC, 6/12/02, p.A14)
2002        Jun 11, In Egypt Tahseen Basheer (77), a veteran diplomat who served as official spokesman for two of Egypt's late presidents died.
    (AP, 6/12/02)
2002        Jun 11, Sir Paul McCartney and his new wife, former model Heather Mills, were married in a lavish Irish wedding in Glaslough.
    (AP, 6/12/02)
2002        Jun 11, A suicide bomber in Tel Aviv killed himself, a 15-year-old girl and wounded 15. In the Gaza Strip a 9-year-old boy was killed by Israeli army gunfire. Israeli forces killed 3 gunmen in Gaza and a militant died when a bomb he was planting exploded. In Hebron Arab gunmen killed 2 fellow Palestinians suspected of being informers.
    (AP, 6/12/02)(SFC, 6/12/02, p.A11)
2002        Jun 11, Moroccan police arrested three Saudi nationals who were allegedly planning attacks against U.S. and British war ships in the Strait of Gibraltar. They were identified as: Hilal Jaber al-Assiri, Abdellah Ali al-Ghamdi and Zuher al-Tbaiti.
    (AP, 6/11/02)(WSJ, 6/12/02, p.A14)
2002        Jun 11, Thousands of Romania state workers jammed a square in downtown Bucharest, blaming the government for a decline in living standards and calling for its resignation.
    (AP, 6/12/02)

2002        Jun 12, The Los Angeles Lakers finished off the New Jersey Nets in four games, winning their third straight NBA title with the 113-to-107 victory.
    (AP, 6/12/03)
2002        Jun 12, A U.S. military transport plane, Air Force MC-130, carrying 10 people crashed on takeoff in Afghanistan, killing three Americans, military officials said. Seven escaped with minor injuries.
    (AP, 6/12/02)(SFC, 6/13/02, p.A24)
2002        Jun 12, Bill Blass (b.1922), fashion designer, died of throat cancer in New Preston, Conn. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Blass).
    (SFC, 6/13/02, p.A23)
2002        Jun 12, An associate of the Jose Padilla, the man accused of plotting to set off a "dirty" bomb in the United States, was reported in custody in Pakistan.
    (AP, 6/12/02)
2002        Jun 12, A jury in northern Brazil acquitted 124 police officers accused of taking part in the 1996 massacre of 19 farm workers.
    (AP, 6/13/02)
2002        Jun 12, Brazil's currency fell to a 9-month low and marked a looming debt crises and the possible election of a left-wing president in October.
    (WSJ, 6/13/02, p.A15)
2002        Jun 12, In China more than 200 people have died in some of the worst flooding in years. Crops were destroyed and vast areas were under water.
    (AP, 6/12/02)
2002        Jun 12, Fidel Castro led hundreds of thousands of people in support of a constitutional amendment declaring Cuba's socialist state "untouchable." It was a protest to President Bush's policies toward Cuba and defiance for democratic reforms of his one-party system. A proposed amendment outlined Cuba as a socialist state of workers… organized with all and for the good of all…"
    (AP, 6/12/02)(SFC, 6/12/02, p.A13)
2002        Jun 12, Israeli troops shot and killed five armed Palestinians and a 9-year-old boy in separate incidents near a Jewish settlement, while a Palestinian suicide bomber blew up a fast food restaurant in a Mediterranean resort town, killing a 15-year-old Israeli girl. Israeli forces pulled out of the West Bank town of Ramallah, lifting their latest blockade on Yasser Arafat's office, as Secretary of State Colin Powell raised the idea of a provisional Palestinian state.
    (AP, 6/12/02)(AP, 6/13/02)
2002        Jun 12, Horace Roye (97), British fashion photographer, was stabbed to death at his home in Rabat, Morocco.
    (SFC, 6/13/02, p.A30)
2002        Jun 12, In Nepal some 300 Maoist rebels attacked an army camp in western Salyan district and killed at least 5 soldiers.
    (SFC, 6/14/02, p.A16)
2002        Jun 12, Conservationists in New Zealand warned that Kiwis, the fluffy, flightless birds that are New Zealand's national symbol, could be hunted to extinction by predators within 15 years.
    (AP, 6/12/02)
2002        Jun 12, The party of Yugoslavia's president withdrew from the parliament of the nation's main republic, declaring Serbia's legislature invalid and creating the worst political crisis in the country since Slobodan Milosevic's ouster.
    (AP, 6/12/02)

2002        Jun 13, The Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup 4 games to 1 over the Carolina Hurricanes.
    (WSJ, 6/14/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 13, Pres. Bush met with Saudi Prince Saud al-Faisal and indicated that he would support the creation of a Palestinian state.
    (SFC, 6/14/02, p.15)
2002        Jun 13, A federal judge blocked SC Gov. Jim Hodges' suit to block a plutonium shipment from Rocky Flats in Colorado to the Savannah River Site nuclear facility for re-processing.
    (SFC, 6/14/02, p.A3,E6)
2002        Jun 13, US Catholic Bishops in Texas opened a 2-day summit on clerical sex abuse. 3 men and a woman told how their lives had been devastated by abuse and subsequent ill treatment by the church.
    (WSJ, 6/14/02, p.A1)(AP, 6/13/04)
2002        Jun 13, Afghanistan's interim leader Hamid Karzai won endorsement from about two-thirds of delegates at the Loya Jirga grand assembly, making him the most likely candidate to win the presidency.
    (Reuters, 6/13/02)(SFC, 6/14/02, p.A10)
2002        Jun 13, Brazil said it will draw down $10 billion in approved IMF credit, tighten fiscal policy and buy back $3 billion in foreign debt. The currency soared and settled at 2.71 to the dollar.
    (WSJ, 6/14/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 13,  In Whistler, British Columbia, G-8 foreign ministers of the world's leading nations backed a Middle East peace conference, vowed to keep up pressure on India and Pakistan to step back from the brink over Kashmir, and maintained a united front against terrorism as they wrapped up a two-day.
    (Reuters, 6/13/02)
2002        Jun 13, G-7 ministers agreed to give grants between 18-21% of all disbursements within the World Bank's financing arm for poor countries.
    (WSJ, 6/14/02, p.C10)
2002        Jun 13, In China at least 223 were reported dead and 320,000 homeless  from Xinjiang to Hubei provinces following weekend rains and flooding.
    (SFC, 6/14/02, p.A16)
2002        Jun 13, In Indonesia suspected rebels shot and killed a politician in troubled Aceh province, the second parliamentarian murdered this week.
    (Reuters, 6/14/02)
2002        Jun 13, Exit polls showed South Korea's conservative opposition party swept most key local government elections, winning a crucial test of the public mood ahead of December's presidential election. The Grand National Party (GNP) won a majority of races in 11 of 16 districts in a crushing defeat for Pres. Kim Dae Jung.
    (Reuters, 6/13/02)(SFC, 6/14/02, p.A14)
2002        Jun 13, A US military vehicle in South Korea ran over 2 girls (14), Shim Mi-son and Shin Hyo-sun. A military jury later cleared Sgt. Fernando Nino of negligent homicide charges. Driver Sgt. Mark Walker was acquitted Nov 22.
    (SFC, 8/1/02, p.A15)(SFC, 11/21/02, p.A17)(SFC, 11/23/02, p.A10)
2002        Jun 13, The U.N. World Food Summit in Rome ended much as it began, with criticism about the proliferation of biotech crops and complaints that too little has been done to end world hunger.
    (AP, 6/13/02)

2002        Jun 14, The US became officially free from a 1972 treaty that banned major missile defenses. In Alaska work was set to begin on missile interceptors.
    (SFC, 5/15/02, p.A7)
2002        Jun 14, US Roman Catholic bishops meeting in Dallas voted to remove any priest from his ministry who abuses a minor but stopped short of zero tolerance, as pushed by some victims.
    (SFC, 6/15/02, p.A1)(AP, 6/14/03)
2002        Jun 14, It was reported that a Jupiter size planet was discovered in the Cancer constellation 5.5 astronomical units (an AU is the distance between the Earth and the sun) from star 55 Cancri, 41 light-years away.
    (SFC, 6/14/02, p.A3)
2002        Jun 14, Scientist reported on June 21 that an asteroid (2002 MN) the size of a soccer field whizzed by Earth on this day at a distance of 75,000 miles, a third of the distance to the Moon, the biggest such space rock in decades to get this close.
    (Reuters, 6/21/02)(SFC, 6/21/02, p.A6)
2002        Jun 14, June Jordan (65), black radical and UC Berkeley poet and professor, died of cancer. Her work included 28 books of poems, political essays and children's fiction. She was one of the most published African American writers in history.
    (SFC, 9/7/02, p.A17)(SFC, 6/15/02, p.A19)
2002        Jun 14, In Afghanistan Pres. Hamid Karzai outlined a list of national priorities that included building a national army and police force, improving schools and health care and creating jobs.
    (SFC, 6/15/02, p.A3)
2002        Jun 14, Colombia's first female defense minister said Friday she will strengthen the army and seek more military aid from the United States and other nations to fight leftist rebels. Protests began in Arequipa over the sale of 2 state utilities to a Belgian company.
    (AP, 6/14/02)(SFC, 6/18/02, p.A7)
2002        Jun 14, In the Republic of Congo rebels launched their first attack on Brazzaville since restarting this West African nation's civil war in late March. Government troops hunted down rebels who staged a surprise attack on the city. More than 100 rebels and 17 government soldiers were killed. The rebels called themselves Ninjas and were led by renegade pastor Frederic Bitsangou (Frederic Ntoumi).
    (AP, 6/14/02)(SFC, 6/15/02, p.A8)(SFC, 6/18/02, p.A8)
2002        Jun 14, Czech exit polls showed the Social Democrats, who favor quick entry into the European Union, headed for victory in parliamentary elections where 6,000 candidates sought all 200 seats in the lower chamber. Voters backed the ruling Social Democrats in parliamentary elections, and also gave the Communist Party its best showing since the collapse of communism in 1989.
    (AP, 6/14/02)(AP, 6/15/02)
2002        Jun 14, In Kashmir India and Pakistan continued cross border shelling. Pakistan reported Indian shelling killed 6 civilians, including 3 children.
    (SFC, 6/15/02, p.A8)
2002        Jun 14, In Pakistan suicide bomber blew up a truck at the US consulate in Karachi killed 14 people and injured many more. No Americans were believed killed. The Bush administration planned to evaluate how many U.S. personnel should be kept in Pakistan. The Lashkar-e-Omar coalition, formed in January, was blamed.
    (AP, 6/14/02)(SFC, 6/14/02, p.19)(SFC, 6/15/02, p.A1)(AP, 6/14/03)
2002        Jun 14, Voting began in Papua New Guinea's general election with hopes that it would bring some stability to the struggling Pacific nation. Former 2 time PM Michael Somare returned to power.
    (AP, 6/14/02)(Econ, 7/21/07, p.44)
2002        Jun 14, Russia formally withdrew from the START II nuclear arms treaty with the United States, calling the accord meaningless given current U.S. defense policies.
    (AP, 6/14/02)
2002        Jun 14, In South Korea up to 13 people died after a bus carrying tourists collided with a tanker truck in rainy weather.
    (Reuters, 6/14/02)

2002        Jun 15, Arthur Andersen was convicted of obstructing justice by shredding Enron-related documents in a verdict that boosted prosecutors' efforts to get to the bottom of the Enron scandal. In 2005 the US Supreme Court overturned the conviction.
    (AP, 6/14/02)(SSFC, 6/16/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 6/17/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 6/1/05, p.A1)
2002        Jun 15, It was reported that a new book by Carnegie Endowment for Int'l. Peace reported that Israel was attempting to arm its diesel submarines with nuclear cruise missiles. [see Feb 2, 2000]
    (SFC, 6/15/02, p.A10)
2002        Jun 15, In Britain Mick Jagger was knighted for his service to music and became Sir Michael Philip Jagger.
    (SFC, 6/15/02, p.A2)
2002        Jun 15, In Guatemala despite accusations that he oversaw massacres in the 1980s and corruption scandals in the 1990s, durable former dictator Efrain Rios Montt won yet another term as leader of the ruling party.
    (AP, 6/15/02)
2002        Jun 15, Four Israelis were injured, two critically, when at least one Palestinian opened fire at a Jewish settlement in the northern Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 6/15/02)
2002        Jun 15, In Spain tens of thousands of people marched through Bilbao protesting the government's intention to outlaw a political party that refuses to condemn terrorism in the name of independence.
    (AP, 6/15/02)
2002        Jun 15, In Venezuela tens of thousands opposed to President Hugo Chavez marched to demand his resignation and punishment for those responsible for 17 deaths during a coup in April.
    (AP, 6/15/02)

2002        Jun 16, A runaway winner again in the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods became the first player since Jack Nicklaus in 1972 to capture the first two major championships of the year.
    (AP, 6/16/03)
2002        Jun 16, The Bush administration revealed a secret plan to for the CIA to undermine and possibly kill Iraqi Pres. Saddam Hussein. [see Apr 4]
    (SFC, 6/17/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 16, In China at least 24 people were killed and 13 injured when a fire swept through the packed Lanjisu Cyber cafe in a university district of Beijing, in the city's worst fire since 1949. Windows were barred and the only door was locked. The unlicensed owner was arrested.
    (Reuters, 6/16/02)(SFC, 6/17/02, p.A7)
2002        Jun 16, France's leftist parliament became the latest casualty in Europe's rightward shift with a crushing legislative victory by the mainstream right that gave President Jacques Chirac full control of parliament.
    (AP, 6/17/02)
 2002        Jun 16, In Indian Kashmir suspected Islamic militants hurled grenades and opened fire on police, sleeping villagers and Hindu pilgrims, killing 12 people over the last 24 hours. 21 people, including five Hindu villagers, were killed in several incidents of separatist violence.
    (AP, 6/16/02)(Reuters, 6/16/02)(SFC, 6/17/02, p.A8)
2002        Jun 16, Philippine troops shot dead one Muslim rebel and wounded an unknown number in their first clash with the guerrillas since an American hostage was killed in a rescue operation more than a week ago.
    (Reuters, 6/16/02)
2002        Jun 16, In Russia two army deserters shot and killed two police officers who stopped their stolen car at a traffic checkpoint in southern Russia.
    (AP, 6/16/02)
2002        Jun 16, Pope John Paul II declared the mystic 20th century monk Padre Pio, a Capuchin monk who died in 1968, a saint.
    (AP, 6/16/02)

2002        Jun 17, The US Supreme Court struck down an Ohio village's law and ruled that groups have a constitutional right to go door-to-door to promote their causes without getting permission from local officials.
    (SFC, 6/18/02, p.A1)(AP, 6/17/03)
2002        Jun 17, SF Judge James Warren reversed the 2nd degree murder conviction against Marjorie Knoller saying she could have known that her dogs were capable of killing someone.  He let stand Knoller's conviction for involuntary manslaughter. (However, the California Supreme Court has left open the possibility the murder conviction could be reinstated.) Robert Noel was sentenced to 4 years for involuntary manslaughter.
    (SFC, 6/18/02, p.A1)(AP, 6/17/07)
2002        Jun 17, The 1st oral "black fever" drug was announced. Visceral leishmaniasis reportedly killed 60,000 annually, mostly in Brazil, India and Bangladesh.
    (WSJ, 6/17/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 17, A converted C-130 air tanker crashed over a flaming ridge near Walker in Mono County, Ca., and 3 crew members were killed. It was later reported that the 1956 plane had been used by the CIA and lacked maintenance records.
    (SFC, 6/17/02, p.A1)(SFC, 1/7/03, p.A3)
2002        Jun 17, Australian scientists said they had successfully "teleported" a laser beam encoded with data, breaking it up and reconstructing an exact replica a yard away.
    (AP, 6/17/02)
2002        Jun 17, In Colombia troops took control of Arequipa to support a new government ban on public protests.
    (SFC, 6/18/02, p.A7)
2002        Jun 17, German construction workers launched their first major strike in more than 50 years, following members of the country's main manufacturing union in walking out earlier this year to back up demands for higher wages.
    (AP, 6/17/02)
2002        Jun 17, In northern Guatemala about 8,000 ex-paramilitary fighters, wielding machetes and clubs, blocked roads, demanding payment from the government for their services during the country's 36-year guerrilla war. They were disbanded in 1996.
    (AP, 6/17/02)(SFC, 6/18/02, p.A9)
2002        Jun 17, Suspected Muslim guerrillas have seized four Indonesian seamen, including the captain, of a Singaporean-owned tugboat in the southern Philippines.
    (Reuters, 6/18/02)
2002        Jun 17, A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up on Israel's frontier with the West Bank, shortly after Israel angered the Palestinians by starting work on a security fence between the two territories. In 2003 the UN said the fence carved off 14% of the West Bank and barred a route to work for some 400,000 Palestinians.
    (Reuters, 6/17/02)(WSJ, 11/12/03, p.A1)
2002        Jun 17, In Peru police deployed armored vehicles and squads armed with automatic rifles in the capital to prevent the spread of unrest tied to the Friday sale of state-run companies.
    (AP, 6/17/02)
2002        Jun 17, In the Republic of Congo military officials reported more than 100 rebels were killed in an attack on Brazzaville.
    (AP, 6/18/02)
2002        Jun 17, Russian police fatally shot two army deserters, ending a daylong manhunt that began after the soldiers left their unit and killed two policemen at a roadblock in southern Russia.
    (AP, 6/17/02)
2002        Jun 17, In South Africa Lulu Petersen said she hoped a class-action lawsuit against foreign companies that dealt with the racist, white regime would finally bring her family justice.
    (AP, 6/17/02)

2002        Jun 18, Pres. Bush sent to Congress his detailed proposal for creation of a new Homeland Security Department.
    (AP, 6/18/03)
2002        Jun 18, Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura announced he would not seek a second term.
    (AP, 6/18/03)(SFC, 6/19/02, p.A2)
2002        Jun 18, The Rodeo-Chediski Fire began some 110 miles northeast of Phoenix. It soon covered over 60,000 acres including the community of Pinedale. Leonard Gregg (29) started the fire to get work and was arrested June 30. The fire came under control on July 7 and ended up raging over 470,000 acres of eastern Arizona.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodeo-Chediski_fire)(SFC, 7/1/02, p.A1)(Arch, 9/02, p.16)
2002        Jun 18, Raymond Lubow (82), creator of the special effects Morley pedals, died. The "Morley Man" logo was a wailing, long-haired rocker.
    (SFC, 7/4/02, p.A21)
2002        Jun 18, In London it was reported that sparrows numbers had declined steeply for no known reason.
    (AP, 6/18/02)
2002        Jun 18, In Colombia workers at the state oil company declared a two-day strike to protest the assassination of one of their union officials, who have allegedly been threatened by a right-wing paramilitary group.
    (AP, 6/18/02)   
2002        Jun 18, PM Peter Medgyessey was accused of having secretly served in Hungary's Communist-era counter-espionage service.
    (SFC, 6/19/02, p.A8)
2002        Jun 18, A Palestinian man, Muhammad al-Ghoul (22), detonated nail-studded explosives on a Jerusalem bus crowded with high school students and office workers, killing himself and 19 passengers in the city's deadliest suicide attack in six years. Fifty-five people were wounded in the Hamas attack.
    (AP, 6/18/02)(SFC, 6/19/02, p.A10)(SFC, 6/19/02, p.A10)
2002        Jun 18, Saudi Arabia announced its first al-Qaida-related arrests since Sept. 11 and said it was holding 11 Saudis, an Iraqi and a Sudanese man behind a plot to shoot down a U.S. military plane taking off from a Saudi air base.
    (Reuters, 6/18/02)(AP, 6/18/02)

2002        Jun 19, The space shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth with one Russian and two American crewmen who'd spent six and a-half months aboard the international space station.
    (AP, 6/19/03)
2002        Jun 19, American adventurer Steve Fossett launched his latest solo round-the-world balloon trip from Australia, his silver balloon rising over this western farming town after a long delay caused by surface winds.
    (AP, 6/19/02)
2002        Jun 19, In Afghanistan the 9-day grand council ended with the inauguration of Hamid Karzai as president and the approval of his new Cabinet.
    (SFC, 6/20/02, p.A6)
2002        Jun 19, Air traffic controllers in France and other nations went on strike to protest a plan to dramatically reorganize the use of Europe's skies.
    (AP, 6/19/02)
2002        Jun 19, Israel launched Operation Determined Path and announced it will gradually reoccupy Palestinian areas until terrorism stops in a major policy change prompted by a deadly bus bombing. Israeli troops raided three West Bank towns from which dozens of terror attacks have been launched.
    (AP, 6/19/02)(AP, 9/6/03)
2002        Jun 19, Seven Israelis were killed when a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded bus stop in northern Jerusalem. About 50 people were injured. Hamas declared a war on buses.
    (AP, 6/19/02)
2002        Jun 19, President Vicente Fox is releasing nearly 80 million secret intelligence files collected over decades, vowing that Mexico's government will never again use spying and violence against its critics.
    (AP, 6/19/02)
2002        Jun 19, In Peru government officials said they would suspend the sale of two state-owned electricity companies following 6 days of violent protests.
    (AP, 6/19/02)
2002        Jun 19, In the Philippines witnesses reported that 17 people were killed in a shootout between members of a cult and security forces moving in to arrest their leader on a remote southern Philippine island.
    (Reuters, 6/19/02)
2002        Jun 19, In Venezuela Pres. Chavez made an offer for a referendum on his rule in 2003.
    (SFC, 6/19/02, p.A8)

2002        Jun 20, The US Supreme Court in Atkins v Virginia ruled that the constitution bans the death penalty for mentally retarded convicted killers.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atkins_v._Virginia)(Econ, 12/3/16, p.23)
2002        Jun 20, Paul Shanley (71), a retired priest, was indicted in Cambridge, Mass., on charges of raping 4 children from 1979-1989. Shanley was convicted on 4 charges in 2005 and sentenced 12-15 years in prison.
    (SFC, 6/21/02, p.A3)(SFC, 6/8/04, p.A3)(SFC, 2/16/05, p.A4)
2002        Jun 20, Colombian President-elect Alvaro Uribe pressed President Bush for more help in fighting drugs, while Bush cautioned him to respect human rights as he combats leftist rebels who rely largely on drug trafficking for their income.
    (AP, 6/21/02)
2002        Jun 20, A gas explosion ripped through the Chengzihe coal mine in Jixi in northeast China and killed 111 miners.
    (Reuters, 6/20/02)
2002        Jun 20, Liberian rebels attacked a refugee camp near the border with Sierra Leone, seizing five nurses and sending thousands fleeing as they battled government troops. Four people died in the fighting.
    (AP, 6/21/02)
2002        Jun 20, Thousands of Italians, from prosecutors and judges to metalworkers, walked off their jobs to protest government plans to reform the judiciary system and labor law.
    (AP, 6/20/02)
2002        Jun 20, Palestinian gunmen killed 5 Jewish settlers at the Itamar settlement in the West Bank. The 2 assailants were killed. The mother of the family and three of her children were murdered. Another two children were seriously injured and a local security official was shot to death as he tried to help.
    (SFC, 6/21/02, p.A1)(AP, 3/12/11)
2002        Jun 20, In Saudi Arabia John Veness, a British employee at Al Bank al Saudi al Fransi, was killed in a car bomb explosion in Riyadh.
    (WSJ, 6/21/02, p.A7)
2002        Jun 20, In Spain pickets clashed with police, many shops closed and hundreds of flights were canceled as workers staged Spain's first general strike in eight years.
    (AP, 6/20/02)
2002        Jun 20, Turkey took over control of the 19-member peacekeeping force in Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 6/21/02, p.A10)
2002        Jun 20, In northern Tanzania more than 30 people may have suffocated deep inside a tanzanite mine in northern Tanzania after an oxygen pump failed.
    (AP, 6/20/02)
2002             Jun 20-2002 Jun 22, A European Union Summit was scheduled for Seville.
    (SSFC, 5/26/02, p.C2)

2002        Jun 21, One of the worst wildfires in Arizona history grew to 128,000 acres, forcing thousands of homeowners near the community of Show Low to flee.
    (AP, 6/21/03)
2002        Jun 21, Timothy Findley (d.2002), Canadian writer, died in France. His novels included "The Wars" (1977), and "Pilgrim" (1999).
    (SFC, 6/22/02, p.A18)
2002        Jun 21, In Burundi a court has sentenced 11 people to death and 16 others to life imprisonment for taking part in massacres that followed the 1993 assassination of Burundi's first democratically elected leader.
    (AP, 6/21/02)
2002        Jun 21, Israeli tanks opened fire on the market in the northern West Bank town of Jenin, killing 4 Palestinians, including 3 children, hospital officials said. The Israeli army said soldiers had mistakenly fired on a group of curfew violators. Israelis from the West Bank settlement of Itamar returning from funerals killed a Palestinian during a rampage in the village of Hawara.
    (AP, 6/21/02)
2002        Jun 21, In Kashmir 13 suspected Islamic militants were killed in the Indian-controlled section. Rebels killed Ghulam Rasool, a member of the governing national Conference Party. In the Pakistan-controlled section a sniper opened fire on a truck carrying 22 people and 10 were killed when it plunged into a ravine.
    (SFC, 6/22/02, p.A6)
2002        Jun 21, Abu Sabaya (Aldam Tilao), one of the Philippines' most wanted Muslim rebels and the key man in last year's kidnapping of a U.S. missionary couple, was reportedly shot and likely killed in a clash with government troops.
    (Reuters, 6/21/02)(SFC, 6/22/02, p.A6)
2002        Jun 21, Two car bombs exploded at Spanish coastal resort as a European Union summit got under way about 90 miles away at a heavily guarded convention center in Seville.
    (AP, 6/21/02)

2002        Jun 22, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile was found dead in the team's Chicago hotel; he was 33.
    (AP, 6/22/03)
2002        Jun 22, Esther Lederer (83) known as Ann Landers, the widely read columnist who famously urged her readers to "wake up and smell the coffee," died, in Chicago. She took over the Ann Landers column in the Chicago Sun Times in 1955.
    (Reuters, 6/23/02)(SSFC, 6/23/02, p.A10)(WSJ, 6/24/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 22, In Algeria shootings and bombings blamed on Islamic militants have killed seven people and wounded 35 others over the last two days.
    (AP, 6/22/02)
2002        Jun 22, In China an explosion at a gold mine in Fanshi County, Shanxi, killed 46 miners. An initial cover-up was attempted.
    (SFC, 6/29/02, p.A14)(SFC, 7/2/02, p.A8)
2002        Jun 22, The mayors in the western Colombian state of Antioquia resigned en masse after receiving threats from FARC rebels that they would be killed if they did not quit.
    (AP, 6/22/02)(SSFC, 6/23/02, p.A22)
2002        Jun 22, A powerful earthquake in northern Iran killed at least 500 people and injured 1,500, razing dozens of mountain villages whose mud-brick homes crumbled to dust.
    (Reuters, 6/22/02)(Reuters, 6/23/02)(AP, 6/22/03)
2002        Jun 22, The Catholic Church in New Zealand revealed it had documented 38 cases of sexual abuse by church officers in the past 50 years and offered victims an "unreserved" apology.
    (AP, 6/22/02)
2002        Jun 22, In Meerwala, Pakistan, Mukhtar Mai (18) was gang raped in the Punjab on orders from a tribal council after her brother (13) was accused of socializing with a higher-caste Mastoi girl. It was later reported that the affair was fabricated to cover up sodomy of boy by Mastoi tribesmen. Six death sentences were handed down for the crime on Sep 1. In 2005 a lower court overturned 5 convictions, but Pakistan’s high court threw out the acquittal. In 2009 Mukhtar Mai married the police officer who was assigned to protect her as her case gained notoriety, becoming his 2nd wife. On april 21, 2011, Pakistan's Supreme Court freed five men accused in the gang-rape. The ruling left just one of the initial 14 suspects in prison.
    (SFC, 7/4/02, p.A10)(SFC, 7/12/02, p.A13)(Reuters, 9/1/02)(AP, 3/11/05)(AP, 3/18/09)(AP, 4/21/11)
2002        Jun 22, A bin Laden spokesman said in audiotaped remarks from Qatar that Osama bin Laden and his No. 2 man are both alive and well and their al-Qaida network is ready to attack new U.S. targets.
    (AP, 6/23/02)(SSFC, 6/23/02, p.A22)
2002        Jun 22, Officials in southern Russia reported that flooding has claimed at least 28 lives and forced thousands to leave their homes. The toll rose to 93 and President Vladimir Putin took local authorities to task for not doing more to help victims.
    (AP, 6/22/02)(SFC, 6/25/02, p.A8)(AP, 6/28/02)
2002        Jun 22, In Spain it was reported that police had found 10 of 17 artworks stolen last year from the collection of a Spanish billionaire, including paintings by Goya, Pissarro and Breughel.
    (AP, 6/22/02)
2002        Jun 22, Two new bombs rocked Spain's tourist coasts, making five in two days that the government blamed on Basque separatist group ETA trying to disrupt a European Union summit in Seville.
    (Reuters, 6/22/02)
2002        Jun 22, Tens of thousands of people banged drums, blew whistles and danced their way through Seville's streets in a rally against globalization. The EU Summit ended with new measures to deter illegal immigration.
    (AP, 6/22/02)(SSFC, 6/23/02, p.A22)

2002        Jun 23, Two fires in Arizona merged and approached the town of Show Low. The Rodeo-Chediski fire grew past 375,000 acres.
    (SFC, 6/24/02, p.A1)(SFC, 6/26/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 23, Cameroon's government halted parliamentary and municipal elections shortly after they began Sunday, citing logistical problems.
    (AP, 6/23/02)
2002        Jun 23, In Canada an amphibious tour boat sank in Ottawa killing four people. It had also sunk a year ago.
    (AP, 6/24/02)
2002        Jun 23, A wild elephant killed 10 people on the India-Nepal border.
    (SFC, 6/25/02, p.A8)
2002        Jun 23, In Indonesia tens of thousands lined the streets of Jakarta to mark the 475th birthday of one of Asia's most crowded capitals with parades and dancing.
    (Reuters, 6/23/02)
2002        Jun 23, Rival groups of Protestants and Catholics clashed on the streets of north Belfast, Northern Ireland, following a weekend of sporadic sectarian violence.
    (AP, 6/23/03)
2002        Jun 23, Twenty-six North Korean asylum seekers left South Korean and Canadian diplomatic compounds in Beijing bound for South Korea, ending a monthlong diplomatic standoff.
    (AP, 6/23/03)
2002        Jun 23, In Malaysia Fadzil Noor, the leader of the main opposition, Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS), died after failing to recover from emergency heart surgery nearly two weeks ago.
    (Reuters, 6/23/02)

2002        Jun 24, Pres. Bush outlined his blueprint for peace in the Middle East. His statement included a call on Palestinians to replace Yasser Arafat with leaders "not compromised by terror" and adopt democratic reforms that could produce an independent state within three years.
    (SFC, 6/25/02, p.A1)(AP, 6/24/03)
2002        Jun 24, The US Supreme Court overturned the death sentences of at least 150 convicted killers, ruling 7-2 that juries and not judges must make such life-or-death decisions.
    (AP, 6/24/02)(WSJ, 6/25/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 24, Alfred Moisiu, a 72-year-old retired general and former defense minister, was elected president of Albania by a comfortable majority in parliament. He was the only candidate.
    (AP, 6/24/02)
2002        Jun 24, In Brazil gunmen with assault rifles and machine guns opened fire on city hall in Rio de Janeiro, an attack the mayor said was a response to a government crackdown on organized crime. No one was hurt.
    (AP, 6/24/02)
2002        Jun 24, In Ecuador Finance Minister Carlos Julio Emanuel resigned amid allegations of corruption within the ministry.
    (AP, 6/24/02)     
2002        Jun 24, In Germany 2 people were killed and two others seriously injured in a drive-by shooting in downtown Dortmund.
    (AP, 6/24/02)
2002        Jun 24, Israeli forces killed six Palestinians in a helicopter missile strike on a car carrying Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip on Monday and surrounded Yasser Arafat in his headquarters in the West Bank.
    (AP, 6/24/02)
2002        Jun 24, Pierre Werner (88), Luxembourg Prime Minister from 1959-1974 and 1979-1984, died. He was hailed as the "father of the euro" for his 1970 plan for a common European currency.
    (SFC, 6/25/02, p.A20)
2002        Jun 24, In central Tanzania a passenger train rolled backward into an oncoming freight train, killing at least 288 people.
    (AP, 6/24/02)(AP, 6/25/02)(AP, 6/28/03)

2002        Jun 25, President Bush surveyed a huge wildfire in Arizona by air and declared the region a disaster area.
    (AP, 6/25/03)
2002        Jun 25, A federal judge in Alexandria, Va., refused to accept a no-contest plea from Zacarias Moussaoui, accused of conspiracy in the Sept. 11 attacks, and instead entered an innocent plea on his behalf.
    (AP, 6/25/03)
2002        Jun 25, The Defense Department told Congress it planned to supply the Canadian navy with Raytheon Co. -built SM-2 Standard surface-to-air missiles and related gear valued at up to $19 million.
    (Reuters, 6/26/02)
2002        Jun 25, The WHO reported that experts investigating a possible outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Republic of Congo have found four suspected cases in neighboring Gabon.
    (AP, 625/02)
2002        Jun 25, In Vancouver, Canada, it was reported that investigators had found the remains of four more women at a pig farm linked to what is feared to be one of North America's largest serial killing cases.
    (Reuters, 6/26/02)
2002        Jun 25, Israeli soldiers stormed the fortress-like Palestinian headquarters in the city of Hebron, occupying the seventh of eight main West Bank centers. Palestinian security officials said four policemen were killed.
    (AP, 6/25/02)
2002        Jun 25, Malaysia's ruling party said on Tuesday Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, one of Asia's longest-serving leaders, will hand power to his deputy late next year in a move investors praised as an orderly transition.
    (Reuters, 6/25/02)
2002        Jun 25, In Morocco authorities have arrested three more people in a widening investigation into the Moroccan tendrils of al-Qaida, bringing the number of suspects held here to 10, including three Saudis.
    (AP, 6/25/02)   
2002        Jun 25, Three American mountain climbers were swept away by an avalanche on Peru's highest peak and are feared dead.
    (AP, 6/25/02)
2002        Jun 25, South Africa's parliament passed a landmark bill aimed at transforming the country's mining industry by giving the government control of mineral rights.
    (AP, 6/26/02)

2002        Jun 26, Chinese basketball star Yao Ming was selected first overall by the Houston Rockets in the NBA draft.
    (AP, 6/26/03)
2002        Jun 26, The Ninth US Circuit Court in SF ruled that the “under God" phrase in the Pledge of Allegiance is an endorsement of religion and violates the Constitution. It was unconstitutional because of the words "under God" inserted by Congress in 1954. The US Supreme Court overturned the decision in 2004 on a technicality.
    (SFC, 6/27/02, p.A1)(AP, 6/26/07)
2002        Jun 26, Shares of WorldCom Inc. were halted after they lost almost all of their remaining value in premarket trading after the No. 2 U.S. long distance phone company said it discovered $3.8 billion in improperly booked expenses. The company soon began shedding 17,000 jobs, a fifth of its work force. Another $3.8 billion in improper accounting was reported in August. In 2004 earnings were restated for 2000 and 2001, with losses of $48.9 billion and $15.6 billion instead of gains of $4.6 bil and $2.1 bil.
    (WSJ, 6/26/02, p.A1)(SFC, 6/29/02, p.B1)(SFC, 8/9/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 10/30/02, p.A1)(SFC, 3/13/04, p.C2)
2002        Jun 26, In LA a van with 27 suspected illegal immigrants crashed after it tried to avoid a border patrol check and 6 people were killed.
    (SFC, 6/26/02, p.A3)
2002        Jun 26, In Florida Jennifer Irene Graves (30) shot Ronnie Katrina Holton (21) in the head and kidnapped her 6-month-old boy. Graves was arrested in Fort Myers and Holton died 3 days later.
    (SSFC, 6/30/02, p.A20)
2002        Jun 26, Philip Whalen (78), Zen Buddhist priest and SF Beat poet, died.   
    (SFC, 6/27/02, p.A19)
2002        Jun 26, In Argentina police and national guardsmen fired tear gas at hundreds of jobless protesters trying to blockade highways around the capital. Two people were killed and at least 90 injured.
    (AP, 6/26/02)(SFC, 6/27/02, p.A14)
2002        Jun 26, The 2-day G-8 Summit opened at Kananaskis, Alberta. The leaders of the world's richest countries begin a two-day summit on a peace plan for the Middle East, the fight against terrorism and aid for Africa. They announced that Russia would be made a full-fledged member of the elite group.
    (Reuters, 6/26/02)(SSFC, 5/26/02, p.C2)(AP, 6/26/03)
2002        Jun 26, In Toronto, Canada, city workers went on strike at midday as last-ditch negotiations with Toronto officials failed to come up with a new labor contract to resolve the dispute over wages and job security. Upcoming events included a Gay Pride parade, next week's Molson Indy car race and a visit by the Pope.
    (Reuters, 6/27/02)(Reuters, 6/28/02)
2002        Jun 26, A Belgian appeals court tossed out the war crimes case against Israeli PM Sharon, for his role in the 1982 massacre at the Lebanon Shatilla refugee camp, and said subjects had to be on Belgian soil in order to be investigated and tried.
    (SFC, 6/27/02, p.A8)
2002        Jun 26, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien said the outlook for the world's big economies is improving, despite concern over accounting standards in the United States, after the first day of the G-8 summit. Anti-globalization activists hit the streets across Canada in protest at world leaders meeting in Alberta.
    (Reuters, 6/27/02)
2002        Jun 28, In Abidjan, Ivory Coast, a court certified the nationality of Alassane Dramane Ouattara, the main opposition leader.
    (SSFC, 6/30/02, p.A20)
2002        Jun 26, The United States became the first country to take a formal stand on the leadership battle for control of Madagascar, recognizing Marc Ravalomanana as the legitimate president.
    (AP, 6/26/02)
2002        Jun 26, The Palestinian Authority, under pressure from President Bush to dump Yasser Arafat as its leader, announced that presidential elections will be held in mid-January.
    (Reuters, 6/26/02)(SFC, 6/27/02, p.A8)
2002        Jun 26, Ten Pakistani soldiers and two suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in a gun battle in the lawless tribal area bordering Afghanistan.
    (Reuters, 6/26/02)(SFC, 6/27/02, p.A9)
2002        Jun 26, A Moscow court sentenced in absentia former KGB Gen. Oleg Kalugin to 15 years in prison for revealing secrets about U.S.-based agents in a 1994 book about his Cold War career.
    (AP, 6/26/02)(SFC, 6/27/02, p.A14)

2002        Jun 27, The US Supreme Court ruled to allow random drug searches in public schools on students who engage in extracurricular activities. The court also upheld a Cleveland school voucher program in Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris.
    (SFC, 6/28/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 6/10/03, p.D5)
2002        Jun 27, A US Air Force pilot was killed when his A10 "Warthog" crashed during a training mission in eastern France.
    (SFC, 6/28/02, p.A14)
2002        Jun 27, John Entwistle (57), bassist for The Who, died in Las Vegas.
    (SFC, 6/28/02, p.A2)
2002        Jun 27-28, In Afghanistan an arsenal exploded at Spinbaldak and 19 people were killed. A 1st blast was called both a controlled explosion and the result of a rocket attack.
    (SFC, 6/29/02, p.A12)(SSFC, 6/30/02, p.A15)
2002        Jun 27, In Argentina thousands of government opponents marched in anger after a police crackdown on jobless protesters a day earlier left two dead and 90 wounded.
    (AP, 6/27/02)
2002        Jun 27, Rescue helicopters from the South African ship Agulhas picked up 21 Russian scientists from the Magdalena Oldendorff, trapped in ice near Antarctica. 1,100 pounds of food was delivered to the remaining 86 people. Another 48 were rescued the next day.
    (SFC, 6/28/02, p.A14)(SFC, 6/29/02, p.A14)
2002        Jun 27, Belgian authorities signed agreements to pay about $55 million to the country's Jewish community for property lost during the Nazi occupation.
    (AP, 6/27/02)
2002        Jun 27, Burundian rebels said they had repelled a major government offensive against bases in the Kibera National Park, saying 35 government soldiers had been killed in five day of fighting.
    (AP, 6/27/02)
2002        Jun 27, In Canada G-8 leaders signed an agreement with African leaders to support development. It was pointed out that US farm subsidies contradicted African exports. World leaders broadly backed a controversial plan by George W. Bush to end the Middle East crisis, although they mostly stopped short of endorsing his insistence that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat quit. They agreed to spend $20 billion over the next 10 years to decommission weapons from the former Soviet republics.
    (Reuters, 6/27/02)(SFC, 6/28/02, p.A11)
2002        Jun 27, In Colombia more than 100 government officials defied rebel death threats, withdrawing their resignations and agreeing to go back to work. Authorities confirmed that Rigo Calvo, mayor of La Sierra, was abducted.
    (AP, 6/27/02)(SFC, 6/28/02, p.A12)
2002        Jun 27, Cuba's one-party socialist state was engraved in the constitution as "irrevocable" after Fidel Castro's communist parliament followed his lead and rejected domestic and foreign efforts to introduce democratic reforms.
    (AP, 6/27/02)
2002        Jun 27, A German police wiretap revealed that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi planned to launch a terror attack in Germany.
    (WSJ, 1/31/06, p.A6)
2002        Jun 27, The mayor of the Bavarian town of Roeckingen, who has been missing since early March, was found dead in a forest in the western Czech Republic.
    (AP, 6/27/02)
2002        Jun 27, Israel's army urged Palestinians holed up under fire for a third day in a West Bank compound to surrender, warning it will overrun the battered Hebron government complex if those inside refuse to come out. Helicopter gunships fired missiles into the Hebron complex.
    (AP, 6/27/02)(SFC, 6/28/02, p.A10)
2002        Jun 27, In India's Jammu-Kashmir 9 people, including three soldiers, were killed and 22 wounded in separate incidents of violence.
    (Reuters, 6/27/02)(SFC, 6/28/02, p.A14)
2002        Jun 27, Muslim guerrillas killed a Philippine army officer and wounded five soldiers in a gun battle on a southern island where three Indonesian seamen have been held hostage for more than a week.
    (Reuters, 6/27/02)
2002        Jun 27, In central Somalia rival militias fought a fierce battle over the deaths of fellow clansmen, leaving 23 people dead and 40 wounded just one day after a peace deal was reached.
    (AP, 6/27/02)
2002        Jun 27, In Khartoum, Sudan, representatives of 57 Muslim nations pledged support for Palestinians in a resolution that made no mention of President Bush's call for Palestinians to elect a new leadership. In 21 months of violence, 1,739 people have been killed on the Palestinian side and 564 people on the Israeli side.
    (AP, 6/27/02)
2002        Jun 27, In Uganda guerrillas of the Lord's Resistance Army killed 7 rangers at Murchison Falls Nat'l. Park and abducted at least 10 others.
    (SFC, 6/29/02, p.A9)

2002        Jun 28, WorldCom Inc. began laying off 17,000 employees worldwide after disclosing accounting irregularities that later forced it into bankruptcy protection.
    (AP, 6/28/03)
2002        Jun 28, Xerox Corporation announced it had improperly reported $1.9 billion in revenue over the previous five years and would restate those financial results.
    (AP, 6/28/03)
2002        Jun 28, In China it was reported that at least 46 people were killed in the northern province of Shanxi when an electrical fire ignited explosives in a gold mine.
    (Reuters, 6/28/02)
2002        Jun 28, In Bogota, Colombia, a Catholic priest, critical of leftist rebels, was gunned down in front of a church where he had just performed mass.
    (AP, 6/28/02)
2002        Jun 28, In the Rep. of Congo officials reported that supporters of President Denis Sassou-Nguesso won a majority in the nation's new parliament after a runoff vote held last week.
    (AP, 6/28/02)
2002        Jun 28, The Israeli army smashed through an outer wall of the Palestinian Authority headquarters in Hebron to try to flush out suspected militants. An Israeli military court sentenced a 16-year-old Palestinian from the militant Hamas movement to life in prison for trying to blow himself up when confronted by Israeli police, the first time a would-be bomber was brought to trial.
    (Reuters, 6/28/02)(AP, 6/28/02)
2002        Jun 28, A Kyrgyzstan court overturned the corruption sentence on against an opposition lawmaker, whose case spawned nationwide protests in the former Soviet republic.
    (AP, 6/28/02)
2002        Jun 28, In Mexico City gunmen with assault rifles tried to hold up an armored car, killing three guards and wounding two others, but getting no money.
    (AP, 6/28/02)

2002        Jun 29, President Bush transferred presidential powers to Vice President Dick Cheney for more than two hours during a routine colon screening that ended in a clean bill of health.
    (AP, 6/29/03)
2002        Jun 29, Rosemary Clooney (74), singer who became one of Hollywood's biggest celebrities of the 1950s, died on in her Beverly Hills mansion due to complications from lung cancer. Her 1977 autobiography was titled "This for Remembrance."
    (Reuters, 6/30/02)(SSFC, 6/30/02, p.A20)
2002        Jun 29, In Ethiopia the army declared an important victory over rebels in western Ethiopia, killing 20 and capturing more than 200 others. But rebels rejected those claims, vowing to continue their fight.
    (AP, 6/29/02)
2002        Jun 29, Francois Perier (82), a prolific and acclaimed actor whose presence on the French stage and screen spanned three generations, died.
    (AP, 6/29/02)
2002        Jun 29, A bomb exploded at the port of Piraeus, Greece, and injured Savvas Xiros, a reputed member of the November 17 terrorist group.
    (SFC, 7/5/02, p.A9)(SFC, 7/19/02, p.A14)
2002        Jun 29, In India PM Vajpayee named Lal Krishna Advani, a Hindu hardliner, as his deputy.
    (WSJ, 7/1/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 29, The Israeli army ended a four-day siege of a Palestinian police headquarters by blowing up the hilltop compound where about 15 suspected militants had taken refuge. 2 Palestinians died in clashes with Israeli soldiers.
    (Reuters, 6/29/02)(SSFC, 6/30/02, p.A14)
2002        Jun 29, Israel's Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer called for the immediate dismantling of 10 illegal outposts in the West Bank.
    (AP, 6/29/02)(SSFC, 6/30/02, p.A14)
2002        Jun 29, A South Korean patrol boat was sunk in the yellow Sea border waters and four South Koreans were killed with 22 wounded. North and South Korea blamed each other for the sea battle which cast a shadow over the South's World Cup finale as well as reconciliation efforts on the peninsula.
    (SSFC, 6/30/02, p.A14)
2002        Jun 29, Pakistan issued a "most wanted" list of 10 suspected Islamic militants and offered big rewards for their capture in connection with the killing of U.S. reporter Daniel Pearl and the bombing of Western targets.
    (Reuters, 6/29/02)
2002        Jun 29, Somalia's transitional government formally called for the U.N. Security Council to send an armed force to the Horn of Africa nation.
    (AP, 6/29/02)
2002        Jun 29, In Venezuela over 100,000 people rallied in support of President Hugo Chavez's so-called "peaceful and democratic revolution."
    (AP, 6/29/02)
2002        Jun 29, In Zimbabwe Dr. Roy Raub, a retired American doctor, was killed in an apparent carjacking.
    (SFC, 7/2/02, p.A9)

2002        Jun 30, The United States vetoed a resolution extending the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Bosnia, then agreed to keep the mission alive three more days while the Security Council seeks a way to meet U.S. demands for immunity from a new global war crimes court. 
    (Reuters, 6/30/02)(SFC, 7/1/02, p.A3)
2002        Jun 30, The US first-class postal rate increased 3 cents to 37 cents.
    (SFC, 6/27/02, p.A5)
2002        Jun 30, Leonard Gregg, a part-time firefighter, was charged with starting one of the two wildfires that merged into a monstrous blaze in eastern Arizona. Gregg faced trial on federal charges. Gregg later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    (AP, 6/30/07)
2002        Jun 30, A US prisoner head count showed 1,355,748 federal prisoners and 665,475 local inmates. This amounted to 1 in every 142 US residents.
    (SFC, 4/7/03, p.A3)
2002        Jun 30, Bolivians voted for president and Congress following a campaign in which some candidates urged radically changing the political system and overturning the free-market economy. The economy was sliding and crime so rampant it had provoked lynchings. Many Bolivian voters turned away from traditional candidates in elections for president and Congress, picking a fragmented group that some analysts said could leave the country more unstable. Evo Morales (42), a Aymara Indian of the Movement Toward Socialism party, won 21% of the vote and a seat in Congress. Voters elected 36 Indians to the lower house of 130 seats and 10 Indians to the 27-seat Senate.
    (AP, 6/30/02)(AP, 7/1/02)(SFC, 7/6/02, p.A8)(SFC, 7/12/02, p.A10)
2002        Jun 30, Ronaldo, the world's greatest goal-scorer, capitalized on an error by the best goalkeeper, Oliver Kahn, then scored again to lift Brazil to an unprecedented fifth World Cup title Sunday night, 2-0 over Germany.
    (AP, 6/30/02)
2002        Jun 30, Cameroon held parliamentary and municipal elections, one week after voting was called off because of a lack of ballot papers.
    (AP, 6/30/02)
2002        Jun 30, The ruling party of Guinea's president hoped to win big in long-delayed legislative elections, but most opposition parties boycotted the ballot.
    (AP, 6/30/02)
2002        Jun 30, An Israeli tank shelled a house in Nablus and killed Mohammed Tahir, a local Hamas leader and bombmaker, along with an aide.
    (SFC, 7/1/02, p.A3)
2002        Jun 30, In Bishkek, Kyrgyz, police reported that a Chinese diplomat was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in an apparent gangland dispute.
    (AP, 6/30/02)

2002        Jun, Dennis Kozlowski, CEO of Tyco Corp., resigned just before being indicted (Sep 12) on charges relating to evading NY sales tax on purchases of costly artwork. Annual Tyco revenue was about $36 billion.
    (WSJ, 4/5/04, p.A8)
2002        Jun, The Bonnaroo music festival began in Manchester, Tennessee.
    (Econ, 7/25/09, p.31)
2002        Jun, Moon rocks were stolen from a NASA safe. They were recovered in July at a hotel in Orlando, Fl. 4 men were later convicted and sentenced to prison terms. 3 young NASA employees, led by Thad Roberts (25) had stolen a quarter pound of moon rocks and tried selling them online to a Belgian collector, who alerted the FBI. In 2011 Ben Mezrich authored “Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History."
    (SSFC, 7/17/11, p.F5)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stolen_and_missing_moon_rocks)
2002        Jun, Ahmed al-Darbi (26), an alleged Al-Qaida terrorist, was captured at the airport in Baku, Azerbaijan. In 2009 an affidavid was relased describing what followed. Several weeks after his capture he was taken blindfolded to the US base in Bagram, Afghanistan, through which many if not most of the Guantanamo detainees have passed. Al-Darbi was held for eight months at Bagram. For the first two weeks, he was kept in isolation when not being interrogated. Later he went through a litany of harsh tactics, including being kicked and dragged around a room by US troops while music blared in the background. At times, he was forced to kneel with his hands cuffed above his head through the night and repeatedly interrogated, often while hooded. He also describes a process in which he was hooded, shaken violently and subjected to water poured over his head.
    (AP, 8/9/09)
2002        Jun, The 11th edition of the Documenta art event, held every 5 years, opened in Kassel, Germany, under Nigerian-born director Okwui Enwezor.
    (SFC, 7/24/02, p.D8)
2002        Jun, Iran transferred 16 al Qaeda suspects to Saudi Arabia.
    (SSFC, 8/11/02, p.A13)
2002        Jun, In Italy the Parliament approved a measure to transfer all state property into a new company called Patrimonio dello Stato SpA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Economy Ministry. Some assets were planned for sale to reduce the $1.3 trillion public debt and to help finance the bridge from Calabria to Sicily.
    (WSJ, 7/23/02, p.D8)
2002        Jun, A Masai village in Kenya donated 14 cows to the US after belatedly hearing of the Sep 11 terrorist attacks.
    (SSFC, 6/9/02, p.A15)
2002        Jun, Pres. Putin said Chechens must take over control of their homeland from the 80,000 federal troops. The local police force numbered about 8,500.
    (SFC, 7/4/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun, Computer hackers from around the world gathered in Odessa, Ukraine, for summit on trading tips and setting up rules for bilking targets.
    (SSFC, 10/23/11, p.F2)
2002        Jun, The UN AIDS program reported that Russia had the highest epidemic of HIV infections in the world.
    (SSFC, 7/28/02, p.A1)

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