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Dateline: Week Of August 15, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News -

Russia ends the search for submarine survivors on the Kursk and asks Norway to help retrieve the 118 men now dead in the flooded vessel. 

Democrat convention in Los Angeles –

President Clinton appears on opening night and talks about his accomplishments. 

 caroline kennedy address  dnc   august 2000   trivia  timeline  mrpopcultureCaroline Kennedy addresses the crowd - “As I look across this hall and across the country, I know that my father’s spirit lives on” said Ms. Kennedy in a rare appearance. 

 Al Gore says he is “my own man” and pledged to build a “better, fairer, more prosperous America.” Earlier, Joseph Lieberman accepted the Democratic v/p nomination a vowed to “break down the barriers” that limit the nation’s possibilities.” 

Performing at the convention – rockers “Rage Against the Machine.’ 

Liberty Mutual agrees to purchase half of Sony’s Game Show Network for $275 million.  

President Clinton signs legislation pledging over $400 million to fight AIDS and other infectious diseases in Africa and around the world. 

The Justice Department awarded more than $7 million in grants to seven states to begin clearing a large backlog of DNA genetic samples obtained from convicted criminals and never analyzed. 

A judge ruled that there is sufficient evidence to try Michael Skakel, a Kennedy cousin, in the 1975 killing of Martha Moxley. 

Albert Gore III (17) is arrested and charged with driving 97mph in a 55mph zone and reckless driving in North Carolina. His father spent a few days cruising the Mississippi.

 

Sports News – August 15, 2000

tiger woods wins 2000 pga championship     trivia   timeline  august 2000  mrpopcultureTiger Woods wins the PGA Championship in Louisville, KY – his third major victory in 2000. 

 

Some bestselling books – August 15, 2000

Purple Cane Road – James Lee Burke

Winter Solstice – Rosamunde

Echo Park – Steve Scott

Omerta – Mario Puzo

Me Talk Pretty One day – David Sedaris

Brave Journeys – David Mixner and Dennis Bailey

Who Moved My Cheese? – Spence Johnson

Pad – Matt Maranian 

 

Technology News – August 15, 2000

 Napster Inc said that a federal court judge erred last month by issuing a preliminary injunction that would have virtually shut down the popular music-sharing software company.

 

Music  News – August  15, 2000

 Dolls become… dolls - There are now Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera dolls. Just $37.50 each. 

eminem files for divorce     august 2000    trivia   timeline  mrpopcultureRapper Eminem files for divorce from his wife, Kim – five weeks after she tried to commit suicide and two months after the musician allegedly pistol-whipped a man kissing  her at a Detroit nightclub.

 

Television News – August 15, 2000

Sabrina the Teenage Witch debuts on the WB Sept. 22. 

The Chris Rock Show – debuts this week on HBO. 

 

Top Movies – August 15, 2000

The Cell

The Original Kings of Comedy

Space Cowboys

The Replacements

What Lies Beneath

Nutty Professor II

Hollow Man

Autumn in New York

Coyote Ugly

Bless The Child

 
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