Dateline: Week Of July 1, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music,Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
The Bush administration wants to define a fetus as an “unborn child” so state insurance programs can pay for prenatal care for some low-income women.
China reaches an agreement with the World Trade Organization, resolving differences on matters such as agriculture and imports.
The Bush Administration approves a smaller area in the Gulf of Mexico to drill for oil and gas.
President Bush meets with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in Washington.
Dick Cheney returns to work after recovering from the implantation of a pacemaker.
Defiant - Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic defied a war crimes tribunal by refusing to retain defense counsel or enter a plea.
Russia – a Tu-154 passenger airliner crashes in Siberia – killing 143 people.
PLO President Yasser Arafat held informal talks in Lisbon with Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. It was Arafat’s first meeting with a member of Israel’s government since Ariel Sharon was elected prime minister in February. The meeting was a good one, according to Peres.
Jenna Bush – 19-year-old daughter of President Bush – gets fined $600 and has her driver’s license suspended for 30 days for charges of underage drinking and trying to use someone else’s ID to buy liquor. She’s also ordered to perform 36 hours of community service.
Health News – July 1, 2001
Surgeons install the first fully self-contained artificial heart in a human being in Louisville.
Business News – July 1, 2001
Starbucks Co. is hit with a pair of lawsuits that accuse the company of cheating its managers and assistant managers out of overtime pay.
Technology News – July 1, 2001
The new version of Microsoft’s Windows Media Player will be able to play MP3 files – like previous versions, but not record them – you’ll have to pay extra. If you want to rip CD’s into MP-3 files try free programs such as MusicMatch or RealNetworks.
Apple Computer halts production of its year-old Power Mac G4 Cube computer. The machine turned itself on and off by touching the top – one of its problems.
Sports News – July 1, 2001 –
American League Manager Joe Torre selects seven plays from his three-time World Series champs – nearly one-third of the New York Yankee roster for the All-Star game.
Beethavean Scottland – a light-heavyweight boxer, comatose for six days after he was KO’d – dies from his injuries. He was knocked-out by a left-right combination with 37 seconds left in his 10-round bout with undefeated George Khalid Jones.
The NBA approves the relocation of the Vancouver Grizzlies to Memphis.
Entertainment /Celebrity News – July 1, 2001
Las Vegas – the “Wedding Capital of the World,” celebrates its 3-millionth wedding this week. They’re doing some 450 marriages per day!
Comedian Paula Poundstone postpones upcoming appearances. She is facing charges of lewd acts against a minor and child endangerment.
Carson Daly and actress Tara Reid call off their wedding. They were to be married in May.
Rober Iler – who plays Tony Soprano’s son on the popular series, pleas innocent and released after posting $2,500 bail. Iler and three other youths were arrested for allegedly robbing two teens of $40 on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Top Pop Hits – July 1, 2001
She’s All I Got – Jimmy Ozier
There She Goes – Babyface
U Remind Me – Usher
Superwoman Lil’ Mo
I Do – Toya
Hit Em Up Style (Oops) – Blu Cantrell
Fiesta – R. Kelly
Miss California – Thomas Dante
Purple Pills – D12
Music News – July 1, 2001
Passing – Chet Atkins – guitarist and producer. One of the all-time great Nashville figures. He was 77.
Passing – Ernie K. Doe – who sang the hit “Mother in Law” back in 1961.
Passing – tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. He was 64.
On TNT – An All-star tribute to Brian Wilson! Featured – Paul Simon, Elton John, Wilson-Phillips, Heart, Matthew Sweet, Vince Gill, Billy Joel. Ricky Martin, David Crosby, Go-Go’s, Evan and Jaron, Darius Rucker, Carly Simon and others.
Television News – July 1, 2001
ESPN agrees to a $200 million – 11-year deal to air 21 college championships. Woman’s basketball will get the greatest play.
Playboy Enterprises agrees to acquire three XX-rated sex TV channels from Vivid Video.
Top Movies – July 1, 2001
The Fast and Furious
Dr. Dolittle 2
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Lara Croft: Tom Raider