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Dateline: Events/Week Of July 1, 1998 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News

Japan unveils a blueprint for solving its banking woes. The country has lots of failed banks.

President Clinton now plans a blitz of executive order because he’s frustrated by the GOP-controlled Congress that has resisted him on most issues – in order to get through his domestic agendas. 

Brush fires galore - From near the Georgia border to the north perimeter of the Kennedy Space Center – Florida’s fires continue to cause problems.

Linda Tripp – a witness for Kenneth W. Starr in the Monica Lewinsky investigation - finishes a second day of grand jury testimony.

The Princess Di Museum is opened in Great Brington, England as hundreds pass through the stone gates of her ancestral home.

Thousands of construction workers gridlock midtown Manhattan streets in a demonstration protesting the hiring of nonunion labor.

 

Business/Economy News – July 1, 1998

PepsiCo announces that will introduce a new diet soda – Pepsi One, this fall.

Consumer confidence soars to its highest level in three decades.

 

Medical/Health News – AIDS Update – July 1, 1998

First time - Scientists have found the stains of the AIDS virus resistant to protese inhibitors and other used AIDS drugs can be transmitted from one person to another.

 

Sports News – July 1, 1998

Red McCombs is the new Minnesota Vikings owner. He’s the former owner of the San Antonio Spurs.

Quarterfinals at Wimbledon - Venus Williams throws a tantrum over line calls – and loses to Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic.

Soccer - Argentina wins the world cup.

 

Entertainment news – July 1, 1998

Howard Stern – a critic of Magic Johnson – goes on his talkshow – “The Magic Hour” in what is described as a face-off. Stern has made fun of his interview style, dictation and his HIV-positive status.

Brad Pitt is seen with Jennifer Aniston – and do they have a relationship?

 

Music news – July 1, 1998

Yanni is the top grossing music act in North America so far for 1998 at $35.8 million in 90 shows.

The Spice girls – sans Ginger Spice –appear on Dave Letterman’s show this week. Her real name is Geri Halliwell.

 

Television news – July 1, 1998

Look for Kelli Martin to join the cast of ER this fall. She plays a medical student.  

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