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Dateline: Events/Week Of August 8, 1998 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

The death toll from terrorist bombs outside the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania rise to at least 147 with more to be found.

Taliban soldiers bombed the last major Afghanistan city outside their control and claimed they had captured it.

Worforce Investment Act - Out-of-work Americans will be able to get vouchers to buy their own job-training services under a bill that President Clinton signed this week.

Swiss banks Credit Suisse and UBS will pay $1.25 billion in a global settlement for unreturned Holocaust-era assets.

A growing number of Democratic strategists and officeholders call on President Clinton to make a gesture to defuse the Monica Lewinsky controversy – even if it means acknowledging mistakes.

Steve Fossett is soaring over the South Atlantic headed for South Africa on his attempt to make the first nonstop balloon trip around the world.

Twelve American blast victims are mourned in Nairobi, Kenya as the embassy death toll rises to 190. The bodies of 10 of the victims of the Nairobi embassy are returned to Washington and are eulogized by President Clinton.

Ukrainian immigrant Mikail Markhasev gets life in prison for the 1997 roadside murder of Bill Cosby’s son – Ennis.


Technology News – August 8, 1998

Microsoft asks a federal judge to dismiss the landmark antitrust suit filed against it in May by the federal government and 20 states.


Top Pop Hit Music(top-40)  – August 8, 1998

Daydreamin’ - Tatyana Ali

My Way – Usher

Make It Hot –Nicole

The Boy Is Mine – Brandy & Monica

Adla – Sarah McLachlan

Crush – Jennifer Paige

Nobody Does It Better – Nate Dogg

Come With Me – Puff Daddy

So Into You - Tamla


Music News – August 8, 1998

Tommy Lee – Motley Crue drummer is sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $800 for assaulting a security guard during the band’s Phoenix concert. 

 New book – “Bruce Srpingsteen/Songs” – featuring a complete collection of his album lyrics, his personal reflections and insight into his music. 304 pages/200 photos - and it should be out in December.

Boy George and the rest of the Culture Club are back together – on tour. Some of it had to do with a Culture Club “Behind the Hits” on VH1. 

Lead Scott Welland of the Stone Temple Pilots pleads guilty to a felony heroin possession charge in California.

“Divas Live” – a home video and album from the recent VH1 special will be released on Oct. 6. Look for Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Estefan and Shania Twain.

Rapper Sean “Puffy” Combs signs a deal for his autobiography.


Television news – August 8, 1998

NFL returns to CBS this week after four years as the 49ers play the Seahawks at the American Bowl at Vancouver, Canada!

Wow! It’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.

On HBO – Jerry Seinfeld “I’m telling you for the last time” Live on Broadway.


Top Movies – August 8, 1998

Saving Private Ryan

Snake Eyes

Halloween H2O

There’s Something About Mary

The Parent Trap

Ever After

The Negotiator

The Mask of Zorro


Lethal Weapon 4

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