Dateline: Week Of April 22, 2000 In News, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Another cabbie dead - The fatal shooting of a livery cab driver in New York City makes it the ninth such slaying this year.
Elian Gonzalez is reunited with his father after a SWAT team rushed the home of the Cuban’s boy’s Miami relatives and seized Elian from a back bedroom closet.
Richard Baumhammers, 34-year-old white attorney sped across two suburban counties in a killing rampage that killed five near Pittsburgh.
The U.S. Justice Department and 17 states suing Microsoft for antitrust violations ask a federal judge to split it into two competing companies.
Stab at George W - Al Gore says that Texas outranks other states in the number of those under or uninsured for health care.
Shaking hands with crowds of Vietnamese, a nostalgic Sen. John McCain returned to the Hanoi lake where in 1967, he was dragged ashore and beaten after parachuting from is downed warplane.
Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani revealed that he has prostate cancer, but that it is treatable, is in an early stage and has not spread beyond the prostate gland.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright defended the Clinton administration record on nuclear disarmament, and warned that countries demanding unrealistic and premature measures can set back progress.”
Technology News – April 23, 2000
A federal judged rules that MP3.com violates U.S copyright law – and the result – a dropping the stock $4.63 to $7.
Qualcomm buys a 10% stake in NetZero for $144 million.
Amazon.com reports another big loss – but has a better forecast - $121.5 million.
Direct TV says it will offer high speed Internet service.
Music News – April 23, 2000
‘N Sync signs a movie deal with Total Film Group.
Lim Bizkit are interviewed on MTV’s “Total Request Live.”
Television News – April 23, 2000
Regis Philbin undergoes a procedure to relieve a blocked artery. He says he’s fine.
Jullanna Margulles is leaving “ER” in May.
Reality TV under contestant surveillance again – this time, it’s CBS’ “Survivor.” Contestant Richard Hatch has been accused of physically abusing his son. The show begins a run on CBS on May 31. Fox caught a lot of flack for its “Who Wants to Marry A Multimillionare? In February after questions were raised about the finances of the would-be groom. It was revealed he had a restraining order against him by a former girlfriend.
More reality-TV – CBS is building a 1,800-squre-foot house at the CBS Studio Center lot in Hollywood for a new show called “Big Brother.” 10 people will be sequestered there as the camera watches.
Passing – Broadway producer David Merrick. He was 88.
Top Movies – April 23, 2000
Love and Basketball
Rules of Engagement
The Road to El Dorado
Keeping the Faith