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Dateline: Week Of August 1, 2000 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News

Republican convention in Philadelphia – Dick Cheney accepts the vice presidential nomination with a promise of “a better way and a stiff dose of truth.”

Vice presidential nominee Dick Cheney charges that Washington has grown increasingly dysfunctional in recent years because of “weak leadership” from a White House that is preoccupied with politics instead of policy.

President Clinton vetoes a Republican-backed bill that would but taxes for most married couples – the so-called marriage penalty tax.

A dead robin infected with the West Nile virus is found in a Boston neighborhood, confirming mosquitoes are spreading the potentially fatal disease locally.

The FDA approves the Bristol-Myers Squibb’s new diabetes drug “Glucovance,” which helps patients control their blood sugar better than some existing pills.

A military court in Wuerzburg, Germany sentences Army soldier Frank Ronghi to life in prison without parole for killing an 11-yearold ethnic Albanian girl while on peacekeeping duty in Kosovo.

Sears, Roebuck & Co. suspends sales of several popular Firestone sport utility tires pending a federal probe of scores of accidents caused by tread failures.

Speaking of SUV’s – Ford rolls out its next-general explorer – a redesign crucial to its efforts to maintain its market share of sport utility vehicles.

Queen Elizabeth turns 100 – as tens of thousands of well wishers turn out at Buckingham Palace. 

 

 Sports News – August 1, 2000

Venus Williams wins her third consecutive tennis title with a win at La Costa over Monica Seles.

 

Entertainment news – August 1, 2000

Passing – Actor sir Alec Guinness (86).

At a Miami concert – Marc Anthony tells fans he and his wife, Dayanara Torres are expecting.

 

Music news – August 1, 2000

The video for Madonna’s “Music” debuts on MTV and VH1 and three separate remixes of the song will be available for downloading on their websites.

 

Television news – August 1, 2000

David Letterman invites both Al Gore and George W. Bush to debate on his show, but says he can’t anybody from Bush’s office to return calls. 

Tuesday night television listings/TV Guide – August 1, 2000

CBS – Big Brother Ladies Man, Judging Amy, Late Show

NBC – 3rd Rock, Just Shoot Me, Frasier, Just Shot Me, dateline NBC, Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien.

 ABC – Dharma & Greg, Two Guys, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Nightline, Politically Incorrect

WB – Buffy, Angel

UPN – Shasta, Dilbert, I Dare You!

Fox – That 70’s Show, Titus, Family Guy, The PJ’s

PBS – Nova, Frontline, Charlie Rose

E! – True Hollywood Story – Partridge Family

 

Two Guys – Berg participates in Sharon’s bachelor action.

I Dare You – Bomb rigged cars are featured.

On the Late Show – Nathan Lane joins Dave.

On Tonight – Cast of Space Cowboys.

(Comedy Central) Daily Show – Former Senator Bob Dole.

 

Top Movies – August 1, 2000

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

What Lies Beneath

X-Men

Scary Movie

The Perfect Storm

Pokemon: The Movie 2000

Disney’s the Kid

The patriot

Thomas and the Magic Railroad

Chicken Run

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