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

 

In The News -

In Italy – President Bush and Vladimir Putin agree to expand their missile defense talks to include offensive and defensive nuclear weapons.

Over 180 nations adopt the Kyoto protocol to fight global warming. Cutting greenhouse is the name of the game. This despite President Bush’s rejection of the accord. 

Beijing releases two U.S.-based Chinese scholars convicted of spying for Taiwan. They were sentenced to ten years in prison. They are Sociologist Gao Shan and Qin Guangguang. 

Miami - Nathaniel Brazill – the 14-year-old boy convicted of murdering his favorite teacher by shooting him in the head, is given 28 years in prison. 

In Moscow – National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice meets with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin and they discussed how long strategic arms talks might last. 

hussein still a menace president bush says  july 2001   timeline mrpopcultureIraqi President Saddam Hussein “is still a menace” a decade after the Persian gulf war, President Bush said following a close attempt by Baghdad’s military to shoot down a U.S. U-2 spy plane. “We’re going to keep the pressure on Iraq,” said the President. 

Brushfires near Jackson, Wyoming forces the evacuation of hundreds of residents. 

Secretary of State Colin Powell is in China and meets with Beijing leaders. 

Treasury officials say the economic slowdown, coupled with tax rebate checks will force the government to borrow $51 billion by September. 

National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice on CNN’s “Late Edition” said that the Bush administration has not set a deadline for completing its polity for combating global warming. 

Big Boy Restaurants are switching to Pepsi after 65 years with Coke. Oh well! It had to do with an interesting proposal from Pepsi. Big Boy has 170 locations. 

The wheel of an amusement park ride sheered off its axle and crashed to the ground at Michigan’s Adventure Amusement park, injuring two dozen people and leaving some riders stranded for hours on the “Chaos” ride. 

reno run for govenor news   july 2001   timeline  mrpopcultureFlorida governor? -  Former U.S. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno, still weighing whether  she’ll run for governor, says she considers it important to improve the image of politics. 

Economic growth slows to its weakest in 8 years – to a .7% annual rate this spring. 

Spreading - The West Nile virus has spread to the Southeast – Florida and Georgia. It began its trek from New York City – where it was discovered in 1999.  

 

Media News - July 22, 2001

Fox’s acquisition of Chris-Craft is approved by federal regulators – and it’ll make Fox television group the most powerful in the nation.

Walt Disney Co. announces that it is buying Fox Family Worldwide from News Corp for $3 billion in cash.

 

Sports News – July 22, 2001

David Duval wins the British open and in second place – Niclas Fasth.

 

Technology News – July 22, 2001 

XM Satellite Radio will begin service on September 12. It’ll launch a $100 million advertising campaign on August 10. 

Lucent Technologies posts a $3.25 billion third quarter loss and will cut some 20,000 jobs.

  

Technology News - July 22, 2001

Microsoft Corp. says it will require computer makers who put an AOL icon on the desktop of the upcoming Windows XP operating system to include its MSN service as well.

 

Music News – July 22, 2001

On VH1 – “Bon Jovi: One Last Wild Night” – it’s the band at Giant’s Stadium. 

Madonna will star in her husband’s next movie - - a remake of the 195 Italian love story, “Swept Away. 

madonna begins american tour   july 2001   trivia  timeline  mrpopculturePhiladelphia - Madonna opens her first major North American tour in 11 years! It’s called the “Drowned World” tour. 

R. Kelly’s TP-2.com tour. 

Now that the Napster thing is behind them, look for Yahoo, AOL, RealNetworks, MSN and others, to launch subscription music services backed by or owned by music labels. On-line music is here!

 

 

Top Music Albums – July 22, 2001

Songs in A Minor – Alicia Keys

Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey – Kurupt

The Saga Continues – P. Diddy

Devil’s Night – D12

foxy brown album billboard chart   july 2001  music trivia timeline  mrpopculture Broken Silence – Foxy Brown

Lil’ Romeo – Lil’ Romeo

Personal Business – Bad Azz

Survivor – Destiny’s Child

Take Off Your Pants & Jacket – Blink 182

 

Television News – July 22, 2001

TLC presents “Diana: Story of a Princess” – a documentary that begins this week. 

Keith Olberman, still out of work – guest hosts on CNN’s “Greenfield at Large” this week. 

Passing – Frances R. Horwich – created early TV’s “Ding Dong School.” She was 94. 

Nickelodeon declares “SpongeBob Summer” and will run the cartoon in prime time. 

 “King of Queens” star Kevin James returns to his stand-up comedy roots with a Comedy Central special this week. 

ER is losing actor Eriq La Salle. He plays Dr. Peter Benton and joins actor Anthony Edwards who left earlier this year. 

 

Top Movies – July 22, 2001

Jurassic Park III

America’s Sweethearts

Legally Blonde

The Score

Cats & Dogs

The Fast and the Furious

Scary Movie 2

 Dr. Dolittle 2

Final Fantasy

Kiss of the Dragon

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