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Dateline: Week Of June 10, 1999 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

NATO declares an end to its air war against Yugoslavia and orders thousands of alliance troops to movie into Kosovo to restore order after Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic’s forces begin to withdraw from the ruined province.

Hundreds of camouflage NATO military vehicles stream into Kosovo after dawn in the first phase of the Western alliance’s peacekeeping effort in the war-battered Serbian province.

Peace comes to Kosovo as NATO tanks and armored vehicles inch across the border to clear and secure the two-lane road feeding to the provincial capital, Pristina. Later - sniper fire leaves 2 German journalists dead.

SLA Figure Kathleen Soliah - a fugitive since 1975 is arrested. Living under the name Sara Jane Olson, she was married to a physician with whom she had three children. She allegedly tried to bomb two Los Angeles police cars in 1975. 

A House panel says that while much of the federal government has made significant progress in preparing for the year 2000 computer problem, many key agencies lag behind.


Best-Selling Books – June 10, 1999

The Girls Guide To Hunting and Fishing - Melissa Bank

Fleur De Leigh’s Life of Crime - Diane Leslie

A Certain Prey - John Sandford

Stars Wars Episode & Phantom Menace - Terry Brooks

The Testament - John Grisham

Turn of the Century - Kurt Anderson

A God in Ruins - Leon Uris

Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom

Front Row At the White House - Helen Thomas

The Lexus and the Olive Tree - Thomas L. Friedman

The Greatest Generation - Tom Brokaw

Encore Providence - Peter Mayle

Woman - Natalie Angier

Congratulations! Now What? - Bill Cosby


Business News – June 10, 1999

NBC and AT&T forge a new partnership. Under an agreement, AT&T now the nation’s second-largest cable operator, will pay NBC an undisclosed extra fee for Olympics programming that will run on the network’s two news channels, MSNBC and CNBC. NBC plans to air some 250 hours of live programming on the two cable channels during each of the next five Olympics, beginning next year.  


A new study by U.S. Public Interest Research Group says that SUV owners cost owners an extra $13.6 billion at the gas pump last year while causing a significant increase in air pollution. SUV’s average about 20mpg and the group calls for an increase in the mileage standard to 42pmg by 2010. 


Technology News – June 10, 1999

Sun Microsystems announces an agreement with 3Com to allow programs written in Sun’s Java language to be used on 3Com’s Palm - the best-selling line of handheld computers. Palm rivals use Microsoft’s Windows CE operating system.  

Retail Trends - after losing more than $100 million, electronics retailer Circuit City abandoned its costly venture into single-use DVD’s that was once regarded as a threat by the video industry. The format - Divx, or digital video express, the format was introduced nine months ago as an alternative to renting videocassettes. 

Pamela Anderson Lee chats online on Friday at http://www.excite.com.


Entertainment/Celebrity News- June 10, 1999        

Pop star Michael Jackson pays $1,542,500 for producer David O. Selznick’s best picture Oscar from 1939’s “Gone With The Wind.”

Passing - actor Deforest Kelley (79) best known as Dr Leonard “Bones” McCoy in Star Trek. Carolyn, his wife of 55 years, who was recuperating from a broken leg and was by his side when he died.

Director Oliver Stone is arrested for investigation of driving under the influence and possession of hashish in Beverly Hills. He is released after posting $12,500 bail.

Next Saturday, “Saturday Night Live” will air “The Best of Mike Myers,” a compilation of sketches featuring the “Austin Powers” star from 1989 to 1995. 


Top movie video rentals - June 10, 1999

Saving Private Ryan

You’ve Got Mail


The Siege

Holy Man


Television ratings - June 10, 1999 

60 Minutes - 15.01

NBC Playoffs (Fri) - 14.24

48 Hours 14.04

Touched by an Angel - 13.39

NBA Playoffs (Wed) - 12.91

NBA Playoffs (Mon) - 12.50

Everybody Loves Raymond - 12.44

20/20 (Wed) - 12.23

Frasier - 12.18

Everything to Gain - 11.97

What Love Sees - 11.81

Friends - 11.70

Becker - 11.55
Will & Grace - 11.293

20/20 (Fri) -  10.93

Movie - Just Cause - 10.93

60 Minutes II - 10.66

Jesse - 10.37

The Drew Carey Show - 10.20

Dateline NBC (Tues) - 10.00

 Movie - Texas Justice Part 1 - 9.80

Home Improvement - 9.76

Nash Bridges - 9.68

JAG - 9.67

Spin City - 9.55

NBA Tip-Off (Mon) - 9.54

Dateline NBC (Wed) - 9.42

48 Hours - 9.41

The Hughleys - 9.40

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - 9.38 


Television News – June 10, 1999

Florence Henderson (former Brady Bunch mom), NBC anchor Jodi  Applegate and Asha Gate are set to cohost “Later Today” a new NBC News show set to debut in the fall following the “Today’ show.

In preparation for the network’s new fall schedule, CBS is moving “60 Minutes II” to Tuesdays at 9pm east/west beginning June 22.

Nickelodeon is getting ready to kick-off “All That” Music & More Festival. The 40-city tour kick’s off this week in Indianapolis. Look for Monica, B’Witched, Tatyana, Ali, 3rd Storee, No Authority and Aaron Carter, as well as cast members from Nickelodeon’s “All That” comedy and music show.   

Take a look at Comedy Central Now! - It has a hit with “South Park” and “Absolutely Fabulous” and the channel is launching new shows this summer. Look for “Comedy Central Presents,” “The Man Show” and “Comedy Central’s vs.” and new episodes of existing shows “Dr Katz: Professional Therapist” and “Upright Citizens Brigade.” 

Monday television listings/TV Guide – June 10, 1999

CBS - Cosby, King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, 48 Hours

NBC - Suddenly Susan, Suddenly Susan, Mad About You, Mad About You, Dateline NBC

ABC - 20/20, Movie

Fox - That 70’s Show, That 70’s Show, Ally McBeal

WB - 7th Heaven, Rescue 77

UPN - Dilbert, thumb Wars, Power Play

PBS - Antiques Roadshow, People’s Country, Charlie Rose

MTV - What? Kar’ke, TRL, Road Rules, Adam Sandler, Loveline

VH1 - Pop-Up Video, Pop-Up Video, Behind the Music, VH1 Divas Live ‘96, Behind The Music

CNBC - Hardball With Chris Matthews, Rivera Live, The News With Brian Williams, Business Center, Upfront Tonight

FX - NYPD Blue, The X-Files, MASH, MASH, The X Show 


Music News – June 10, 1999

Phil Collins gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week.

Ricky Martin, Will Smith, Britney Spears, 98 Degrees, Blondie, UB40, Shaggy, MC Hammer, Fabrice Morvan, Nancy Sinatra all perform at “Wango Tango” at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles this week. The concert is produced by KIIS-FM. 

Ricky Martin performs outside the “Today” show studios for a live broadcast on the show. Screams and cheers ricocheted around the buildings surrounding the plaza and into adjoining streets when Martin entered the outdoor stage.


Top Pop Music – June 10, 1999    

If you had My Live - Jennifer Lopez

Livin’ La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin

That Don’t Impress Me - Shania Twain

Who Dat - JT Money

Where My Girls At - 702

Happily Ever After - Case

Give it to You - Jordan Knight

808 - Blaque

Chante’s got a Man - Chante Moore

Fortunate - Maxwell

You’ll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins

Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer

(God Mus Have Spent) A Little More Time On You - ‘N Sync

Believe - Cher

Angel - Sarah McLachlan

I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys

That Don’t Impress Me Much - Shania Twain

Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden

All I Have To Give - Backstreet Boys

I Will Remember You - Shania Twain

Slide - Goo Goo Dolls


Top Country Hit Music – June 10, 1999

Write This Down - George Straight

Two Teardrops - Steve Wariner

Please Remember Me - Tim McCraw

You Won’t Ever Be Lonely - Andy Griggs

Man! I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain

Anyone Else - Collin Raye

Whatever You Say - Martina McBride

Amazed - Lonestar

With You - Lila Mccann

Tonight The Heartache’s On Me - The Dixie Chicks


Top Music Albums – June 10, 1999

Ricky Martin

Enema of the State - Blink

Millennium - Backstreet Boys

Venni Vetti Vecci - Ja Rule

Austin Powers - soundtrack

Fanmail - TLC

No Limit Top Dogg - Snoop Dogg

... Baby One More Time - Britney Spears

Come on Over - Shania Twain

On the 6 - Jennifer Lopez

Wide Open Spaces - The Dixie Chicks



Top Movies – June 10, 1999

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - Mike Myers, Heather Graham Michael York, Robert Wagner, Seth Green

Star Wars

Notting Hill - Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers, James Dreyfus

 Instinct - Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney, Goergoe Dzundza, John Ashton

The Mummy - Brandon Fraser

Entrapment - Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Will Patton, Maury Chaykin

The Matrix - Keanu Reeves

The Thirteenth Floor - Vincent D’Onotrio

Tea With Mussolini

Never Been Kissed

The Red Violin

Three Seasons - Harvey Keitel

This Is My Father - Aidan Quinn

Shakespeare In Love - Gwyneth Paltrow

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