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RealNames to Shut Down Founder and CEO both step down
Napster previews new service Man rescued from burning car  Suffered third-degree burns on 50% of his body when car fire disabled electrical system trapped him inside Body found in bushes   Maple Street and U.S. Highway 101 Morning shooting in parking lot Lawsuit on hold for month Shooting Graffiti attack on synagogue  A red swastika, the word 'Nazi', and the number 187, the penal code for murder. Members of temple unbowed Dispute still not settled Proceedings suspended after outburst 10% of work force cut Swastika scrawled on temple 30 more employees laid off  Its third round of job cuts since October 2-alarm house fire Died from shooting  22-year-old construction worker Alejandro 'Alex' Rios was found shot in a vehicle Car drove through dining area. 4 injured School bus crashes in with 27 kids aboard


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  6 children and 8 adults were injured after the charter bus they were taking to an elementary school field trip hit a light pole
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  Konrad Hilbers, chief executive officer, and Shawn Fanning, who created the song-swap program, both resigned
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  In an abrupt shift, media giant will buy Napster Inc.'s assets in an $8 million deal that keeps co-founder Fanning
May.27 Kidnapped and sexually assaulted Religious group to rally against hate May.28   ExciteAtHome to auction off final remains  A fire sale has extracted about $60 million from a business valued at $28 billion three years ago May.29 Openwave to Buy SignalSoft Alleged child molestation

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Jun.3   Napster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  Industry heavyweight Bertelsmann AG follows through on a plan to take over what's left of the Internet music-swapping service
Jun.14 Liquid Audio, Alliance Entrtnmnt. Merge Jun.15 DNA linked to 2001 rape of 7-year-old Jun.18 Man tried to abduct 9-year-old girl Jun.20 8 townhomes in 8 days

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Jul.19 Settlement in Giant Food Poisoning Case
Jul.29 Future Bleak After Middelhoff Resignation

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Aug.10 Assets up for auction
Aug.12 Fire displaced residents Aug.16 Shoe cobbler died at age 105 Aug.21 Liquid Audio sues dissident shareholders Aug.23   Accident Sends 9 to Hospital Map of Interstate 101 Redwood City  A van rolled over on I-101, and the impact ejected several people from the vehicle Aug.26 46 years for manslaughter and hate crime Aug.28 Napster to seek approval of sale

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Sep.3   Bankruptcy judge blocks sale of Napster
  Judge Peter J. Walsh is cited conflicting loyalties by Napster's top executive   Napster as Company Folds
  The company had closed its doors and terminated all but a few of its remaining 42 staffers as it prepared for Chapter 7 liquidation
Sep.23   City wins nightclub suit  A jury found that officials were not discriminating against the teenage patrons when they revoked the club's dance permit Sep.27   Trustee to manage Napster in bankruptcy
  Defunct song-swapping service, creditors and feds agreed to appoint a trustee to oversee the bankruptcy reorganization

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Oct.29   Assemblyman to play 'Principal for a Day'  Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, will take on the role as head of John Gill School

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Nov.3   7 homes families built themselves  Low-income families will move into the $155,000 homes with the help of Peninsula Habitat for Humanity Nov.4   35 days in jail for making bomb threats  Linda Chulbna was accused of making a number of threatening phone calls to the Mt. Carmel Catholic School Nov.6   Anti-spamming statute  Internet Service Provider Hypertouch, Inc. is promising to award any monies recovered to homeless organizations Nov.11   Napster co-founder launches Plaxo  Sean Parker has unveiled a software that automatically updates users' address book contact information Nov.15   Roxio Bids $5.3 M to Buy Napster Assets  CD-recording software maker emerged as the potential new owner of Napster

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Dec.9   Struggling Liquid Audio to dissolve  Internet music company may sell or liquidate its assets. Board has voted in favor of a $57 million stockholder cash payout Dec.10   Napster firesale is on  Computers and a slew of T-shirts with a cartoon cat logo will go up for auction




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Man rescued from burning car  Suffered third-degree burns on 50% of his body when car fire disabled electrical system trapped him inside Body found in bushes   Maple Street and U.S. Highway 101 2-alarm house fire Car drove through dining area. 4 injured School bus crashes in with 27 kids aboard




Redwood City, 2002 Accidents Timeline ... See Bay Area Accidents timeline, World Accidents timeline Top ^
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  6 children and 8 adults were injured after the charter bus they were taking to an elementary school field trip hit a light pole
Aug.12 Fire displaced residents
Aug.16 Shoe cobbler died at age 105 Aug.23 Accident Sends 9 to Hospital Map of Interstate 101 Redwood City  A van rolled over on I-101, and the impact ejected several people from the vehicle



Redwood City, 2002 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
2002 Oct.29 Assemblyman to play 'Principal for a Day'  Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, will take on the role as head of John Gill School



Redwood City, 2002 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.9 Napster previews new service
Jan.23 Lawsuit on hold for month Feb.19 Dispute still not settled Mar.8 10% of work force cut Apr.11 30 more employees laid off  Its third round of job cuts since October May.14 RealNames to Shut Down May.14 Founder and CEO both step down
  Konrad Hilbers, chief executive officer, and Shawn Fanning, who created the song-swap program, both resigned
May.17 Bertelsmann to acquire assets
  In an abrupt shift, media giant will buy Napster Inc.'s assets in an $8 million deal that keeps co-founder Fanning
May.28 ExciteAtHome to auction off final remains
  A fire sale has extracted about $60 million from a business valued at $28 billion three years ago May.29 Openwave to Buy SignalSoft Jun.3 Napster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  Industry heavyweight Bertelsmann AG follows through on a plan to take over what's left of the Internet music-swapping service
Jun.14 Liquid Audio, Alliance Entrtnmnt. Merge Jun.20 8 townhomes in 8 days Jul.19 Settlement in Giant Food Poisoning Case Jul.29 Future Bleak After Middelhoff Resignation Aug.10 Assets up for auction Aug.21 Liquid Audio sues dissident shareholders Aug.28 Napster to seek approval of sale Sep.3 Bankruptcy judge blocks sale of Napster  Judge Peter J. Walsh is cited conflicting loyalties by Napster's top executive Sep.3 Napster as Company Folds
  The company had closed its doors and terminated all but a few of its remaining 42 staffers as it prepared for Chapter 7 liquidation
Sep.27 Trustee to manage Napster in bankruptcy  Defunct song-swapping service, creditors and feds agreed to appoint a trustee to oversee the bankruptcy reorganization Nov.3 7 homes families built themselves  Low-income families will move into the $155,000 homes with the help of Peninsula Habitat for Humanity Nov.11 Napster co-founder launches Plaxo  Sean Parker has unveiled a software that automatically updates users' address book contact information Nov.15 Roxio Bids $5.3 M to Buy Napster Assets  CD-recording software maker emerged as the potential new owner of Napster Dec.9 Struggling Liquid Audio to dissolve  Internet music company may sell or liquidate its assets. Board has voted in favor of a $57 million stockholder cash payout Dec.10 Napster firesale is on  Computers and a slew of T-shirts with a cartoon cat logo will go up for auction



Redwood City, 2002 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.22 Morning shooting in parking lot Feb.5 Shooting Feb.11 Graffiti attack on synagogue  A red swastika, the word 'Nazi', and the number 187, the penal code for murder. Members of temple unbowed Mar.1 Proceedings suspended after outburst Apr.10 Swastika scrawled on temple Apr.29 Died from shooting  22-year-old construction worker Alejandro 'Alex' Rios was found shot in a vehicle May.27 Kidnapped and sexually assaulted May.29 Alleged child molestation Jun.15 DNA linked to 2001 rape of 7-year-old Jun.18 Man tried to abduct 9-year-old girl Aug.26 46 years for manslaughter and hate crime Nov.4 35 days in jail for making bomb threats  Linda Chulbna was accused of making a number of threatening phone calls to the Mt. Carmel Catholic School Nov.6 Anti-spamming statute  Internet Service Provider Hypertouch, Inc. is promising to award any monies recovered to homeless organizations



Redwood City, 2002 Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Politics timeline, World Politics timeline Top ^
2002 May.27 Religious group to rally against hate
Sep.23 City wins nightclub suit  A jury found that officials were not discriminating against the teenage patrons when they revoked the club's dance permit