Dateline: Week Of May 22, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Israeli troops pull out of southern Lebanon after a 22-year presence.
President Clinton meets with South African President Thabo Mbeki and agrees with him that the U.S. and other wealthy countries must do their part to help reverse the spread of AIDS in Africa.
Bill Clinton is in Europe and he’ll first meet with the leaders of the European Union in Lisbon.
In Queens, NY - John Taylor and Craig Godineaux – accused of the execution-style slayings of five people during a robbery at a Wendy’s restaurant – are charged with multiple counts of murder.
President Clinton unveils a plan intended to protect coral reefs in the northwest Hawaiian Islands and set a course that would ban fishing, offshore drilling and other activities from sensitive ocean waters.
Ethiopia attack - Daylight raid as warplanes bomb a military airstrip near Asmara, Eritrea.
Northern Ireland’s main Protestant party votes to return to a power-sharing government with the Roman Catholic allies of the Irish Republican Army.
Mass suspension as 19 members of the LA Dodgers are suspended for a total of 84 games and $72,000 in fines after a melee with fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Technology News – May 23, 2000
Trademark reward - Walt Disney Co will pay $21.5 million and change the logo for its go.com Internet portal to settle with goto.com.
After more than six months in development, Microsoft introduces Next Generation MSN – an attempt to grab market share away from AOL. It integrates features on the Internet such as web browsing, digital media and search functions into an easy-to-use format.
Sales of cassettes are going down… down as compact discs are the favorite audio choice. CD’s now account for a $12.8 billion in yearly sales or about 87% of the total prerecorded music market.
Time Warner and Microsoft Corp unveil separate electronic book publishing plans Time Warner is forming a unit to produce books for the Internet. Microsoft has agreements with Random House and other publishers to make titles available for its Pocket PC’s reader software.
Music News – May 23, 2000
Charlie Watts has a new album out – and it’s described as “techno.” He teams with drummer Jim Keltner for “The Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project."
New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman cuts a ribbon for the reopening of the famed “Stone Pony” rock club in Asbury Park. Guess who got his start there? Bruce Springsteen.
Television News – May 23, 2000
The Michael J. Fox farewell on “Spin City” drew an estimated 32.8 million viewers.
Larry King and his wife Shawn – welcome their second son.
Top Pop Hits – May 23, 2000
He Wasn’t Man enough – Toni Braxton
You Sang to Me – Marc Anthony
Shackles (Praise you) – Mary Mary
Feelin’ So Good – Jennifer Lopez
Swear It Again – Westlife
From the Brottom of My Broken Heart – Britney Spears
Desert Rose – Sting
Back Here – BBMak
Mirror Mirror – M2M
Before Dark – Monica
Music News – May 23, 2000
Singer Bobby Brown is ordered to remain in a Florida jail until a hearing held on whether he violated his probation stemming from a drunk driving charge. The court date is June 19.
Top Movies – May 23, 2000
Where The Heart Is
Small Time Crooks.