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Dateline: Week Of February 8, 2001 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

President Bush sends Congress a $1.6 trillion tax cut proposal, saying his package is a cure for the economic slowdown.

The Greeneville, a nuclear-powered submarine strikes a Japanese fishing vessel filled with teenagers off Oahu, At least nine are dead.

It’s learned that two civilians were at the controls of the nuclear-powered U.S. submarine Greeneville when it collided with a Japanese fishing vessel.

Mikail Marhasev confesses, saying he was guilty of killing Bill Cosby’s only Son  Ennis. He’s asking that his 1998 appeal be dropped.

Mayor Joe Carollo of Miami is jailed on a battery charge after hitting his wife with a terra-cotta teapot 

 Passing – Abraham Beame – former mayor of New York City and former NY City Comptroller.  He was 94.

Passing – Dale Evans “Queen of the West” who had been without her beloved husband, Roy Rogers, since 1998.

O.J. Simpson Arrested Again – February 8, 2001

O.J. Simpson is arrested on felony burglary and battery charges in Miami. He turned himself in to face charges on what’s being called road rage.


Sports News – February 8, 2001

 Don’t miss the ESPY’s – ESPN’s answer to the MTV video Music awards.

NBA All-star game – Great game as the East beats the West 111-110.   


Technology News – February 8, 2001

Internet store Buy.com says its top two executives have resigned after a disappointing 4th quarter.

A computer virus pretending to be an electronic photo of teen tennis star Anna Kournikova overwhelmed e-mail servers in North America and Europe.  The virus only spreads through Microsoft’s Outlook e-mail on computers that use Microsoft Windows.

Napster Update

A federal appeals court in San Francisco delivers the most devastating blow yet to Napster by directing a lower court to stop the song-swapping service from helping consumers violate copyrights. Napster Chief Executive Hank Barry promised to appeal the ruling. Napster was launched in 199, Napster enables users to search for and copy songs stored on one another’s computers. 


Music news – February 8, 2001

Hip-hop star Sean “Puffy” Combs sues writer Mikal Gilmore, contending the music critic failed to deliver a promised biography of Combs despite being paid $325,000.

Former Eagles member Don Felder, sues Don Henley and Glenn Frey, claiming he was wrongly booted out of the band earlier last week at a “sham board of directors meeting.”

Crash Test Dummies singer Brad Roberts is releasing a new album – “I Don’t Care That You Don’t Mind.”

Bruce Springsteen loses his bid to wrestle away brucesprinsteen.com from a web site. A panel ruled that Jeff Burgar and the Bruce Springsteen Club had not violated the musician’s rights by registering the address. 


Saturday night television listings/TV Guide – February 8, 2001

CBS – That’s Life, Walker Texas Ranger, The District, Howard Stern Radio Show

NBC – All Star Game, Saturday Night Live

ABC – Movie

Fox – Cops, America’s Most Wanted

Sic-Fi – Boxing – Harry Simon vs. Robert Allen


Saturday Night Live – Jennifer Lopez hosts and sings.


Top Pop Music Hits – February 8, 2001

Ms Jackson – B.O.B., OutKast

Don’t Tell Me – Madonna

Stutter – Joe

Liquid Dreams – O-Town

Stronger – Britney Spears

Could It Be – Jaheim

South Side – Moby

So In Love With Two – Mikaila

Soul Sista – Bifal

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack


Top Music Albums – February 8, 2001

J. Lo – Jennifer Lopez

Hotshot – Shaggy

1 – The Beatles

The Last Meal – Snoop Dogg

Lovers Rock – Sade

Save the Last Dance soundtrack

It Was All A Dream – Dream

Greatest Hits – Lenny Kravitz

Restless – Xzibit

No Angel - Dido


Top TV Shows/Ratings – February 8, 2001

Survivor II – 29.04

ER – 28.20

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on Sunday – 23.13

The Practice – 23.08

Friends – 22.40

CSI – 21.45

Everybody Loves Raymond – 21.13

Millionaire on Wednesday -  20.57

Law & Order – 19.31

Will & Grace – 19.21

SNL Prime Extra II – 18.52

60 Minutes – 18.44

Becker – 18.37

West Wing – 18.20

Just Shoot Me – 17.74

Millionaire on Thursday – 17.04

Touched by an Angel – 15.82

Dateline NBC – 15.73

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