Dateline: Week Of June 22, 2000 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Madeleine Albright meets with China’s top leaders in Beijing. They discussed improved relations between the two superpowers.
A Chinese twin-engine turboprop, struck by lightening – explodes in midair and crashes in central China killing all 42 on board.
Philip Morris – parent of Kraft food agrees to purchase Nabisco Holdings for $14.9 billion.
Not yet. Even though President Clinton had announced on July 2, 1999 that the bald eagle was back from the brink of extinction after a three-decade struggle, the U.S. fish and Wildlife Service is not ready to remove the American bald eagle from the endangered species list in time for Fourth of July.
The House passes legislation to require the disclosure of secret donors and expenditures by tax-exempt political committees
Campaigning – George W. Bush said that Al Gore was being hypocritical for lambasting oil companies for high has prices when Gore himself advocated higher gas taxes to encourage conservation.
Al Gore releases a transcript of his sworn testimony to the Justice Department prosecutor who is recommending the appointment of an outside counsel to investigate whether gore told the truth about his 1996 campaign fundraising. He says – he did not lie.
The Supreme Court rules that the constitution does require police to warn suspects their rights
Elian Gonzalas returns to his homeland of Cuba ending his highly politicized international battle.
The Vatican unveils a 62-line hand-written account by Lucia de Jesus dos Santos of what she saw as a 10-year-old shepherd in a pasture near Fatima, Portugal on July 13, 1917.
Gary Graham dies by lethal injection after a protracted last-ditch legal battle and clear evidence of a struggle before he entered the Texas death chamber.
Medical News – June 22, 2000
Major achievement as scientists announce that a draft version of the human genetic code has been produced. .
Sports News – June 22, 2000
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker comes to Shea Stadium as his team battles the Mets. He’s in the doghouse by NY fans for ridiculing a segment of the city’s population.
At Glascow – Mike Tyson takes out Lou Savarese with a left hook in only 38 seconds.
A quarter-million people take to the LA streets to celebrate the world champion Los Angeles Lakers.
Sport – the monthly sports magazine – in publication since 1946, is closing shop.
Technology News – June 22, 2000
Oracle Corp – the second largest software maker admits it hired a detective agency to investigate groups that supported rival Microsoft.
Amazon.com shares fall 19% after a brokerage firm warned investors that the company’s financial outlook may be weakened.
DVD’s creating new market for older movies. For example “Ghostbusters” was recently released on DVD and 400,000 sold. Fewer than 10% of U.S. households now have a DVD player – so the potential is enormous.
Microsoft unveils Microsoft.net – an attempt to incorporate the PC into an Internet-based world that is moving away from PC’s and instead – use a host of new devices that rely on more powerful servers and less computing power.
New domain extension - .tv is getting used more and more
Music News – June 22, 2000
On VH-1 – don’t miss “Daydream Believers” – a movie about the Monkees.
Shaq O’Neal will promote the 66th location of Planet Hollywood in return for a certain amount of stock.
Video - “The Green Mile” – released on VHS and DVD earned $17.4 million its first week – so far a record for a first week on video (for a movie).
Television News – June 22, 2000
The World Wrestling Federation Entertainment says it won a contract dispute to jump from USA Networks to Viacom.
Dennis Miller is chosen as one of two new commentators to work alongside Al Michaels on “Monday Night Football.” Dan Fouts – former quarterback with the San Diego Chargers is the other.
Wednesday night television listings/TV Guide – June 22, 2000
CBS – King of Queens, King Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, 48 Hours, David Letterman Craig Kilborn
NBC – Dateline NBC, Law & Order, Third Watch, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – Vanished, Peter Jennings Reporting, Nightline, Bill Maher
PBS – Antiques Roadshow, The 1900 House, Prince of Wales, Charlie Rose
WB – 7th Heaven, Roswell
Fox – ‘70’s Show, Titus, Ally McBeal
MTV – Total Request Live, Road Rules
Showtime – Resurrection Blvd.
Top Movies – June 22, 2000
Me, Myself & Irene
Gone in 60 Seconds
Big Momma’s House
Boys and Girls.