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Dateline: Week Of November 22, 2000 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News

Presidential Election News Update

Miami-Dade cancels vote re-count, saying they couldn’t meet Sunday’s deadline.

The State of Florida certifies George W. Bush as election winner with a 537-vote edge.

The Supreme Court steps into the election mess. At issue is whether the results of the hand recounts in certain Florida counties should be thrown out. 

Republican vice-presidential nominee Dick Cheney is recovering from what doctors are calling “a slight” heart attack. He should be well enough to have Thanksgiving dinner with his family.

Al Gore’s lawyers go to court formally to contest Florida election results. He asks for the public’s patience. He says he wants a single, full count of all the votes cast in Florida. 

Partial victory for Gore - A Florida state judge orders thousands of ballots driven from South Florida to the state capital in Tallahassee under tight security.

 

Technology News – November 22, 2000

Microsoft announces a $5-billion investment in AT&T for the right to install its software in millions of cable-TV boxes.

 

Music news – November 22, 2000

Some 9 million saw Madonna’s concert at London’s Brixton Academy on the Internet – that according to Microsoft.

Police arrest rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard in Philadelphia. The fugitive escaped from a court-ordered drug treatment program in California where he was sent after violating probation stemming from charges such as making terrorist threats. 

 

Television news – November 22, 2000

Icebox.com says it has sold one of its online series, “Zombie College,” to Fox – marking the first time show created for the Net has been purchased by a major television network.

As “Survivor” the big summer hit reality show gets set to hit production, CBS is keeping it a tight secret just where “The Australian Outback” is going to be shot.

The future of Robert Downey Jr’s recurring role on “Ally McBeal” remains uncertain after his latest arrest. His character – a lawyer – is a love interest for Ally. He was signed to appear in eight episodes.   

 After five seasons – Chris Rock is ending his HBO program – “The Chris Rock Show.”

 

Top Movies – November 22, 2000

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Unbreakable

102 Dalmations

Rugrats in Paris

Charlie’s Angels

Bounce

The 6th Day

Men of Honor

Meet the Parents

Little Nicky

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