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It happened this week in 2001

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Brian Lara
Aleen Bailey
Fabian Dawkins

Sunday, June 17

• Allien Whittaker kept goal magnificently while Egypt's forwards shot poorly, allowing Jamaica to escape with a lucky 0-0 draw against Egypt in blistering cold weather, during their debut at the Under-20 FIFA World Youth Football Championship. Whittaker, who made countless unbelievable saves, was drug-tested along with teammate Sean Fraser afterwards, in accordance with tournament stipulations that two players from each team will undergo random drug tests for each game.

Monday, June 18

• Theodore Sealy, distinguished former editor-in-chief of The Gleaner Company, died. The veteran journalist, who served The Gleaner in various positions over nearly half a century, and who was named Editor Emeritus in retirement, died in the University Hospital of the West Indies. He was 91. A career journalist, Sealy gained the admiration of his colleagues both inside and outside of the media. His climb through the ranks was steady from the time he joined The Gleaner's editorial staff as a 19-year-old in 1928 to his retirement in 1976. He joined the company's board of directors in 1971 and was named Editor Emeritus in 1987.

Tuesday, June 19

• Mexican-American drug lord and murderer Juan Raul Garza was executed in the same spot and with the same kind of drugs that killed Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh eight days ago. About 90 minutes before the execution Garza began a meeting with a Roman Catholic priest that lasted about half an hour. He had eaten a final meal of steak, French fries, onion rings and a soft drink, the warden said.

Wednesday, June 20

• Jamaica's hopes to move on in the Under-20 Youth World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were shattered when they suffered a disappointing loss to fellow debutants Finland in their Group A, first-round match. Jamaica must now do the highly improbable and beat Argentina in their next match if they are to move on to the second round.

• Carlos Pavon scored all of three goals as Honduras demolished once-powerful Mexico 3-1 in a crucial World Cup-qualifying game for both teams. The victory pushes Honduras into a strong position for one of three regional berths in the 2002 World Cup. The loss leaves a stunned Mexico in disarray and facing elimination as they prepare to face the United States in their next match at Mexico City's no-longer impregnable Ateca Stadium.

Thursday, June 21

The Rev Jesse Jackson's wife, Jacqueline Jackson, was confined alone to a dingy, damp cell, in a federal jail in

suburban San Juan, Puerto Rico, the family says, complaining that she was being treated as a common criminal after she was arrested for a peaceful cause protesting the US Navy's bombing on Vieques island.

Friday, June 22

• In an unprecedented move, The Gleaner was served with an injunction from the Supreme Court, by Kingston attorney Raymond Clough, barring the publication of an article scheduled to appear in The Sunday Gleaner. The Writ named The Gleaner Company Limited as defendant as well as businessman Indru Khemlani and reporter Barbara Gayle. Clough personally served the injunction on staff reporter Barbara Gayle and on The Gleaner Company at their North Street office in Kingston. This is the first time in its history that The Gleaner has been served with such an injunction.

• West Indies lost star batsman Brian Lara to injury on the eve of their first game in a triangular one-day tournament against hosts Zimbabwe. The prolific run-getter pulled out of the tour, which also included two Tests, because of a right hamstring injury, having been told by a specialist that he needed three to six weeks rest.

• Christopher Williams and Aleen Bailey were crowned senior men's and women's 100 metres champions at the National Junior and Senior Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. Williams, showing a lot of determination and grit, held off pre-championships favourite Patrick Jarrett, to win the men's event in 10.07 seconds. Jarrett clocked 10.08 for second while last year's champion Lindel Prater was third in 10. All three were members of the sprint relay squad in the Sydney Olympics.

Saturday, June 23

• A spirited second-half performance which prod uced the Jamaica's only goal of the tournament, was not enough to keep the young Reggae Boyz in the Under-20 World Cup Football Champ-ionship. Jamaica were routed 5-1 by host Argentina, capping a three-match winless show at the event, and were eliminated in the first round of competition. The local lads drew 0-0 with Egypt and lost 0-1 to Finland. Fabian Dawkins scored the only goal for the young Reggae Boyz, who were reduced to 10 men just before half-time when they trailed 0-4.