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Dateline: Week Of June 22, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts 


In The News -

The Senate passes patients’ rights measure – giving Americans greater power over HMO’s. 


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Middle East  - Secretary of State Colin Powell says progress in the region must be measured by inches as Arafat and Sharon agree to peace efforts.   

 War crimes prosecutors add the names of hundreds more victims against their case against deposed Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. They vow to hold him accountable for alleged crimes.  

Already under investigation for taking money to lobby for several presidential pardons – Roger Clinton now has to explain whether he helped five more men try to secure executive clemencies from his half-brother – Bill Clinton. 

In New York wants to ban cell phone use while driving. It should become law, soon.  

The House passes an amendment that stops efforts to allow unrestricted flow of Mexican truck drivers into the United States. 

A poll in California says that 4 out of 5 believe that there is no electricity shortage – that power companies have manipulated the electricity markets to boost profits (and they are correct). 


Business/Economy News – June 22, 2001

 Hotter and hotter – hedge funds. They’re more popular than ever. 


Sports News – June 22, 2001

Jeremy Rosenick gets a five-year $37.5 million agreement with the Philadelphia Flyers – just before he was to become a free agent.  

Longtime San Diego Padre Tony Gwynn announces that this will be his last season.  

de la hoya defeats castellajo june 2001 trivia boxing timeline mrpopcultureAt the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – Oscar de Lay Hoya defeats Javier Castillejo in a unanimous decision.


Technology News – June 22, 2001 –

AT&T and AOL announce plans to develop a co-branded cell phone. It’ll offer AOL’s online services including instant messaging. 

Post Napster - Music giant EMI awards a publishing license to Internet music service FullAudio Corp. 

A federal appeals court overturned the proposed breakup of Microsoft Corp.


Music News – June 22, 2001 

eminem sentenced to probation gun related charges june 2001 timeline mrpopcultureEminem is sentenced to a year of probation for two gun-related charges stemming from an argument with an associate of a rival rap group. 

MTV will play “Purple Pill,” the new song by the Eminem-led rap group – D12 – but will limit the druggy new song to overnight airings.


Top Pop Hits – June 22, 2001

There She Goes – Babyface

U Remind Me – Usher

My Baby – Lil Rome

Fill Me In Craig David

She’s All I Get – Jimmy Zozler

Superwoman – Lil’ Mo

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Miss California – Dante Thomas

Purple Pills – D12

I Do – Toys


 Entertainment News – June 22, 2001

 Passing – Legendary actor Jack Lemmon. He was 76. 

Barry Williams – beloved Brady boy – files unfair-labor practices charges after the Actors Equity Assn. fined him $52,000 for performing in a nonunion production of the “Sound of Music.”


Television News – June 22, 2001

martin short as primetime glick comedy central june 2001 trivia timeline mrpopculture Comedy Central’s “Primetime Glick” who is really Martin Short. 

NBC will run “Spy TV” twice a week in the summer – with Tuesday night a repeat. Look for it Thursday night!







Top Movies – June 22, 2001

The Fast and The Furious

Dr. Dolittle 2

Atlantis: The Lost Empire


Pearl Harbor

Moulin Rouge


The Animal


Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 

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