Dateline: Week Of July 8, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Protestant hard-liners in Belfast march by the tens of thousands and vowed to protest until they regain the right to parade past Roman Catholic areas.
Peace summit at Camp David opens with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat.
Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens is denied entry into Israel and gets deported. The government there says that during a 1988 trip to Israel, Islam delivered tens of thousands of dollars to Hamas – then enemy.
Vice President Al Gore challenges Texas Gov. George W. Bush to pick up the phone, call the Republican leaders of Congress and ask them to break the logjam on issues ranging from raising the minimum wage to paying for prescription drug benefits under Medicare.
Gloomy projections announced at the 13th international Aids Conference say that life expectancies in some African countries will soon drop below the age of 30 because of the staggering number of AIDS deaths.
Police fired bullets and tear gas at rioters who smashed bus windows and shouted slogans against Iran’s Islamic government in the latest outburst of political unrest in Tehran.
Sports News – July 8, 2000
Venus Williams becomes the second African-American woman to win at Wimbledon. She defeated Lindsay davenport.
Technology News – July 8, 2000
Yahoo says its second-quarter earnings rose more than analysts had expected.
Entertainment News – July 8, 2000
Eastman Kodak Co. will pay $75 million over 20 years to place its name on a theater on Hollywood Boulevard theater – a place that will house the Academy Awards beginning in 2002.
Harry Potter Fans from London to NY to Los Angeles camp out at bookstores for the next Harry Potter adventure to be release called “Goblet of Fire.”
Liam Gallagher of Oasis and his actress wife Patsy Kensit separate after three years.
Music News – July 8, 2000
On VH1 – Gail O’Grady and Kari Wuhrer are “Out of Sync” the greatest lip-synching comedy since Milli Vanilli.
Singer Bobby Brown is released from jail 10 days early – serving only 63 days for violating parole.
Friday night television listings/TV Guide – week of July 8, 2000
CBS – Big Brother, Candid Camera, JAG, Nash Bridges, David Letterman, Craig Kilborn
NBC – Providence, Smashed: Kids and Alcohol, Law & Order: Special Victims… Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien
ABC – Sabrina, Boy Meets World, Making the Band, 20/20, Nightline, Bill Maher
PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week, Charlie Rose
WB – Jamie Foxx, For Your Love, Young Americans
Fox – Beyond Belief, Greed: The Series
UPN – the Strip, Secret Agent Man
MTV – Karaoke
Top Movies –July 8, 2000
The Perfect Storm
Disney’s the Kid
Me, Myself & Irene
Bib Momma’s House
Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
Gone in 60 Seconds.