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Dateline: Events/Week of July 22, 1997 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

In The News

The Clinton administration and GOP congressional leaders reach agreement on a five-year plan to balance the budget and cut taxes for families, students, investors and the working poor. 

Attorneys for Paula Jones detail other occasions when she claims President Clinton made unwanted advances. They are responding to assertions by the President’s legal team, that a single act of propositioning Jones – if true, does not constitute harassment.

 William J. Brennan’s body was carried in a flag-draped coffin back to the Supreme Court building where, over a 34-year tenure, he became America’s most influential judge of the 20th century.

Senate campaign fundraising investigation - A DNC campaign donor says he gave a $50,000 check to the first lady’s chief of staff on White House grounds in 1995 in direct response to solicitations by aides of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

A federal grand jury convicts Autumn Jackson of trying to extort $40 million from Bill Cosby.

President Clinton pledges to more than double the federal financial commitment to improving the environment of the Lake Tahoe basin after a devastating brush fire hit the area this week.

FBI fugitive Andrew Phillip Cunanan committed suicide using the same .40-caliber handgun he used in a nationwide murder rampage. Police had him trapped on a moored houseboat when he killed himself. He is linked to five killings, including the slaying of designer Versace.

The USS Constitution returns to the open seas – the first time in 116 years! The one-hour voyage marked the ship’s 200th anniversary as it sailed around Boston Harbor.

The Roman Catholic diocese of Dallas and defrocked priest Father Rudolph Kos – were ordered to pay $199 million to 10 men and the family of a suicide victim who were molested altar boys. It’s the costliest sex abuse judgment ever levied on a church (so far). 

President Clinton approved his attorney general’s proposal to reduce the huge differences between sentences for selling crack and powdered cocaine and turned the plan over to an uncertain fate in Congress.

Suicide bombers in business suits blow themselves up in a crowded Jerusalem market – killing 13 others.

Quaker Oates – minus Snapple – posts an 18% profit rise on strong cereal and Gatorade sales.

 

Technology news – July 22, 1997

AOL drops plans to make the phone numbers of its 8.3 million members available to other firms for telemarketing purposes.

 

Entertainment news – July 22, 1997

Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly are splitting after 10 months of marriage.

 

Music news – July 22, 1997

Police in Italy are investigating the cause of Whitney Houston’s two-inch wound on her face. She got it during a yacht ride in the Med with husband Bobby Brown and another couple.

 

Television news – July 22, 1997

ABC begins what it believes are catchy liners/phrases against a yellow backdrop. Now seen – such ABC promo lines such as “TV is Good.”… “It’s a Beautiful Day. What Are You Dong Outside?”… “The Couch Is Your Friend.”

Friday night on TBS’s “Dinner and a Movie” – the movie “Jaws” and the featured recipe – Pan-seared Shark!

Don’t miss “Shaq Session” on MTV with Shaq O’Neil performing songs from his third album.

 

Top movies – July 22, 1997

Air Force One

George of the Jungle

Men in Black

Contact

Good Burger

Nothing to Lose

Fact Off

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Hercules

Operation Condor 

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