Dateline: Week Of July 15, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Landmark class action case – the tobacco industry loses big in Florida – as a jury awards $145 billion in punitive damages to Florida smokers who became sick or died as a result of addiction to cigarette smoking.
Tom Welch and Dave Johnson – two top officials of Salt Lake City’s bid for the 2002 Winter Olympic games are indicted on a range of criminal charges. Prosecutors say the bid included over $1 million in illegal gifts.
The Senate passes a bill that ends the ex code’s “marriage penalty.” – a republican-backed measure.
At least 12 people have been killed by a week of temperatures above 100 degrees in Texas.
The jokes have arrived as a 2,131-square-foot triple-wide temporary home arrives for the governor of Arkansas. The donated home is to be shipped from Indiana to the backyard of the Arkansas governor’s mansion by the first week of August because of repairs to the 50-year-old permanent mansion, which could take years.
Al Gore dismisses questions about whether the presidential bid of consumer advocate Ralph Nader is siphoning away support from his candidacy saying that when the time comes – voters will choose between two “very stark alternatives” Gore or republican George Bush.
Business News – July 15, 2000
Ford Motor Co. reports record second-quarter operating earnings of $2.7 billion
Sports News – July 15, 2000
Mike Piazza twice homers as the New York Mets beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4.
Technology News – July 15, 2000
Apple Computer introduces new colored iMacs.
Microsoft Corp says its fiscal fourth-quarter profit rose 10% despite sluggish sales.
Music News – July 15, 2000
Dr. Dre files a lawsuit against the city of Detroit and various members of the Detroit Police Department, citing violations of 1st Amendment rights after his July 6 performance in the city. He seeks $25 million after police blocked him from showing a video which reportedly depicts seminude women, sexual situations and violent crime scenarios.
“Totally Request Live” on MTV – hosted by Carson Daley is considered one of the best shows by artists because it helps music sales. Spin magazine recently dubbed today’s youth “Generation TRL.”
Top Pop Hits – July 15, 2000
Bent – Matchbox Twenty
I turn to You – Christina Aguilera
Can’t Take That Away- Mariah Carey
Everything You Want – Vertical Horizon
Swear It Again – Westlife
Purest of Pain – Son by Four
Solo Me Importes Tu – Enrique Iglesias
No More – Ruff Endz
Simple Kind of Life –No Doubt.
Can’t Take That Away – Mariah Carey
Television News – July 15, 2000
New TV show - Foes of Dr. Laura Schlesinger are out to fill her audience. Look out. The show debuts on Sept 11.
Although the finale was filmed back in April – the winner of “Survivor” is still a secret and any leak could result in a $5 million fine.
ABC is dismissing criticism that it is devoting almost a fifth of its prime time to “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”
Passing – Meredith MacRae – who audiences remember for appearing on “My Three Sons” and co-starring in “Petticoat Junction.” She died at the age of 56 of brain cancer.
Saturday night television listings/TV Guide – week of July 15, 2000
CBS – Big Brother, Walker Texas Ranger, Howard Stern Radio Show
NBC – Track and Field, Movie, Saturday Night Live
ABC – Movie, NYPD Blue
Fox – Cops, America’s Most Wanted, Mad TV
MTV – Say What? – Karaoke.
HBO – Boxing – Lennox Lewis vs. Francois Botha.
VH1 – Behind the Music
Top Movies – July 15, 2000
The Perfect Storm
Disney’s the Kid
Me, Myself & Irene
Bib Momma’s House
Gone in 60 Seconds.