Dateline: Week Of May 22, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont announces he is quitting the Republican Party, in effect, tipping the senate scales.
A judge rules that Mayor Rudolph Giuliani many not bring his girlfriend to visit the official mayoral resident of Gracie mansion, while his estranged wife and their children continue to live there.
In Jerusalem – at least 25 are killed and over 300 injured after a three-story party hall collapsed
Good for Bush as Congress sends him a $1.35-trillion tax cut. Everybody who pays taxes will receive a rebate check.
Ford Motor Co. says its recall of 13 million Firestone tires on its pick-ups and SUV’s will cost $3 billion.
Secretary of State Colin Powell says a new effort will be launched to end the 18-year civil war in Sudan, estimated to have killed 2 million people. Powell is in S. Africa.
Speaking at Annapolis, President Bush tells the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduating class that the modern American armed forces need to shift their core advantage from brute strength to speed and mobility.
President Bush sings legislation to create a memorial to American World War Ii veterans.
Technology News – May 22, 2001
AOL is raising rates from $21.95 to $23.90 for unlimited (dial-up) use.
Sports News – May 22, 2001
Does a mile in… 18-year-old Alan Webb of Virginia finished fifth in the Prefontaine Classic at 3mintes 53.43 seconds.
Tom Watson shoots a five-under 67 to win the Senior PGA Championship by a shot over Jim Thorpe.
Mark McGuire homers in his first game since April 15, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Radio News – May 22, 2001
The BBC is shutting down its shortwave service serving the U.S. Canada as well as areas of the pacific. Instead, it will be heard on the Internet. This is a trend started by the Voice of America – which ended its shortwave broadcasts in Central Europe.
Passing – Andrew Howard – one-half the “Karel & Andrew” talk show – the first openly gay radio talk duo. He died unexpectedly at the age of only 34.
Music News – May 22, 2001
Don’t miss the HBO showing of “Madonna Live: the Drowned World Tour” on August 26. Madonna will do the concert from Detroit.
Country’s Tim McGraw is fund not guilty of charges he assaulted a sheriff’s deputy during a scuffle over a police horse in Buffalo. Singer Kenny Chesney is found innocent on related charges.
Courtney Love suffers a miscarriage while shooting “24 Hours.”
On Fox Family – the Bee Gees in Concert.
She’s hot on the country charts – 17-year-old Jessica Andrews.
Reba McEntire winds up her run in Broadway’s “Annie Get Your Gun” and will star in her own sitcom on the WB.
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – May 22, 2001
ER – 20.72
Friends – 20.05
Law & Order – 21.55
The West Wing – 20.72
Will & Grace – 20.50
CSI – 18.98
Everyone Loves Raymond – 17.2
Who Wants to be a Millionaire on Tuesday – 16.35
Movie-Like Mother, Like Son – 16.14
Frasier – 15.63
Becker – 15.24
Millionaire on Sunday – 16.35
Judging Amy – 14.42
The X-Files – 14.01
Television News – May 22, 2001
Jane Fonda is granted a divorce from Ted Turner.
Jim Brogan – who helped Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show”, has left.
NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon is a guest on Larry King Live on CNN.
Monday Night Football’s ratings this season are off 5% - despite adding Dennis Miller.
Model Stephanie Hodges is recovering better than expected after suffering pelvic and vertebrae fractures during filming of MTV’s “Jackass.”
The Sopranos finale attracted 9.5 million viewers
Top Movies – May 22, 2001
The Mummy Returns
A Knight’s tale
Bridge Jones’ Diary
Along Came a Spider