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Dateline: Week Of October 15, 2001 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music,  Tech & Fascinating Facts 


In The News -

Army Rangers and other U.S. ground forces attack the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar – where the Taliban regime is hold. 

Anthrax – An envelope tests positive for anthrax is opened at the Capitol Hill office of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.). 

The FBI say they found similarities between an anthrax letter at NBC in New York and one that turned up in the office of Tom Daschle, which bore very refined spores. 

More anthrax as some 31 Capitol staffers get exposed to anthrax and the U.S. House is shut down. 

anthrax sent to dan rather assistent sept 22 2001 timeline mrpopcultureTwo new infections are confirmed – a postal worker near Trenton N.J. and an assistant to CBS News anchor Dan Rather in New York.  That makes a total of six now infected by anthrax. 

President Bush rejects a new proposal from the Taliban to negotiate conditions for handing over Osama bin Laden. 

Vice President Dick Cheney visits the ruins of the World Trade Center and thanked firefighters and construction workers at the site. 

 Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld accepted a set of principles that the Pentagon and the media agreed to after the Gulf War to ensure open and independent coverage of future military action. 

The mistress of rabbi Fred Neulander – the rabbi charged with arranging the slaying of his wife, testifies that he once told her about a dream in which ‘violence was coming” to his spouse and that she ultimately feared for her life. 


Fascinating Facts – October 15, 2001 

The O.J. Simpson Florida road rage trial begins.


Technology News – October 15, 2001 

AOL releases 7.0. 

Intel says it is pulling its consumer electronics and will concentrate on making chips. 


Music News – October 15, 2001

Passing – Jay Livingston who wrote many hits with partner Ray Evans. He was 86. 

Rapper Jay-Z is sentenced to three years probation in NY after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault.  

snoop dogg marijuana possession sept 2001 trivia timeline mrpopcultureSnoop Dogg is charged with marijuana possession after Ohio state troopers stopped two of his tour busses for speeding near Cleveland. 

Rapper Ice-T appears in an episode of “Law & Order” this week on NBC-TV. 

At Madison Square Garden - Paul McCartney, the Who, Bon Jovi, Jim Carrey and Jerry Seinfeld take part in the “Concert for New York” – also broadcast on VH1.



Top Pop Hits – October 15, 2001

Star Spangled Banner – Whitney Houston

Where The Party At? – Jagged Edge

Give – The Donz

AM to Pm – Christina Millan

I’m Gheto – Baby S.

Someone to Call My Lover – Janet Jackson


Top Movies – October 15, 2001

Training Day


Corky Romano


Don’t Say a Word

Iron Money


Joy Rode

Max Keebie’s Big Movie

Hearts in Atlanta

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