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 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 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.
Rapper 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 Original Kings of Comedy
What Lies Beneath
Nutty Professor II
Autumn in New York
Bless The Child