Dateline: Week Of June 8, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
U.S. District Judge Thomas Jackson orders Microsoft Corp. to be broken up into two companies for at least 10 years. Bill Gates calls the action unwarranted and will appeal.
Argentina - President Fernando de la Rua issues a formal apology for his country’s role in harboring nazi war criminals after World War II.
Thousands of Syrians bid a somber farewell to President Hafez Assad, the man they called the “Lion of Damasus” and the only leader many here had ever known.
In Tokyo - President Clinton pays his final respects to late Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi at a state funeral and met with South Korean President Kim Dae Jung in advance of next week’s summit between the leaders of North and South Korea.
The Los Almos National Lab has suspended six managers and senior scientists as part of an investigation into the disappearance of two computer hard drives filled with nuclear weapons secrets.
The Supreme Court says employees can’t sue their HMO for putting cost concerns before the quality of medical care.
More than 50 civilians are left dead in Congo strife as Rwandan and Ugandan troops trade fire.
The House approves a Republican-backed plan to phase-out the death tax. Clinton could veto it, but it may have enough votes to succeed anyway.
George W. Bush disagrees with a newspaper report that said that dozens of inmates have been executed although their defenses were marred by unreliable evidence, disbarred or suspended defense attorneys and questionable psychiatric testimony in his state of Texas.
In Philadelphia – Texas governor George W. Bush chided the Clinton administration for failing short in its efforts to “reinvent government” and pledged to save $88 million over five years – a leaner government.
Rep. Rick Lazio is running neck-and-neck with Hillary Clinton for the New York senate seat.
Sports News – June 8, 2000
The biggest star in basketball – easily Shaq O’Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers
Technology News – June 8, 2000
DirectTV and Microsoft are planning to jointly sell satellite Internet service by October.
The U.S. Court of Appeals agrees to hear Microsoft Corp’s appeal of the landmark antitrust case.
Mp3.com settles copyright-infringement claims by Warner Music Group and Bertelsmann.
Music News – June 8, 2000
Bruce Springsteen sings his new song about the 1999 New York City Police killing of Amadou Diallo at his Madison Square Garden concert – to some cheers and some boos. The song is called “41 Shots” and takes a shot at New York City police.
Celine Dion announces she is expecting a baby. She had been undergoing fertility treatment in New York. He husband is manager Rene Angelil.
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill – Soul 2 Soul tour 2000.
Entertainment News – June 8, 2000
Warner Bros. Pictures is set to produce a “Powerpuff Girls” animated movie. The show does well on the Cartoon Network.
Don’t miss the “MTV Movie Awards.” Scheduled to appear – Halle Berry, Nicolas Cage, Aaliyah, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Ice Cube, D’Angelo, Cameron Diaz, Janet Jackson, Metallica, Denise Richards, NSYC, Adam Sandler, Mark Wahlberg, Q-Tip and more.
Frail Bob Hope leaves a hospital near Palm Springs – a week after entering for intestinal bleeding.
Television News – June 8, 2000
Tryout – Jillian Barbarie – the wacky, sexy weather girl on (LA) KTTV’s morning show gets a tryout on Regis Philbin’s show this week. She replaces vacationing Kathie Lee Gifford – who is leaving the show soon.
Top Movies – June 8, 2000
Gone in 60 Seconds
Mission: Impossible 2
Big Momma’s House
Small Time Crooks