Dateline: Week Of April 8, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music,Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
President Clinton says he neither wants nor would seek a pardon for any crimes he may have committed in office.
Bill Gates’ charitable foundation has pledged $10 million for what would be the biggest Capitol Hill construction project – a $265-million underground visitors center.
Jurors in Miami order tobacco companies to pay $12.7 million in damages to three representatives of a giant class of ailing Florida smokers.
Texas Gov. George W. Bush promised to improve access to medical care for the poor, adding $4.4 billion to his growing package aimed at those struggling to reach middle class.
A federal appeals court issues a temporary order blocking any move by the U.S. to send Elian Gozalez back to Cuba while his relatives and dad remain stalemated over who should have custody.
A federal appeals court rules that Boarder patrol agents may not consider an individual’s “Hispanic appearance” as a factor in deciding whether to stop motorists for questioning near the U.S.-Mexican border.
Near Tucson - 19 Marines die in the crash of an MTV-22 Osprey aircraft.
Astronomers spot the most distant object ever observed (so far), a quasar 26 billion light years away.
Nasdaq Keeps Falling - .com Bubble
Down it goes - The Nasdaq slips 132 points to 4,055.90.
Sports News – April 8, 2000
Pac Bell Park opens in San Francisco and is the new home for the Giants.
Music News – April 8, 2000
TV movie “The Linda McCartney Story” on CBS-TV will star Elizabeth Mitchell and Gary Bakewell as Paul McCartney. Look for it May 21.
On VH-1 – Divas 2000 a tribute to Diana Ross. Also performing – Donna Summer, Destiny’s Child and Mariah Carey. Appearing – Angela Bassett, Hilary Swank and Rupaul, who sings “I’m Coming Out.”
Top Pop Hits – April 8, 2000
There You Go – Pink
Maria Maria – Santana
Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
Get it On Tonite – Montell Jordan
From the Bottom of My Broken Heart – Britney Spears
U Don’t Love Me – Kumbia Kings
I Don’t Wanna Kiss You goodnight – LFO
Another Dumb Blonde – Hoku
Breathe – Faith Hill
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – April 8, 2000
ER – 27.48
Who wants to be a Millionaire on Thursday – 27.24
Millionaire on Tuesday – 26.83
Millionaire on Sunday – 26.76
NCAA Basketball Final – 20.59
The Practice – 10/12
Law & Order – 17.99
60 Minutes – 17.88
Touched by an Angel – 17.60
Friends – 16.83
Frasier – 16.66
Sharma & Greg – 16.16
Movie-Fail safe – 15.65
NYPD Bue – 15.48
Malcolm in the Middle – 15.19
Daddio – 14.97
Prelude to Championship – 14.75
JAG – 14.38
The West Wing – 14.24
The Simpsons – 13.72.
Television News – April 8, 2000
CBS puts a call out for a new reality show – “Big Brother.” They seek 10 people willing to be sequestered in a house together for more than three months and have their moves chronicled by cameras and mics. The event lasts for 100 days.
Top Movies April 8, 2000
Rules of Engagement
The Road to Dl Dorado
Ready to Rumble
Romeo Must Die