Dateline: Week Of July 15, 2001 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Conservatives protest - The White House backs away from any notion of an automatic amnesty for the more than 3 million undocumented Mexicans in the U.S.
America opens the way for Taiwan, and says it can buy eight diesel submarines. Many believe China won’t be pleased.
Jenna Bush is working as a summer intern at Billstein-Grey, the production house behind “The Sopranos,” “Just Shot Me” and “News Radio.” The 19-year-old, whose underage drinking exploits recently made headlines, will be running errands and making copies.
Health News – July 15, 2001
Stem Cell – Roger Pedersen of UC San Francisco, a top stem cell researcher says he is leaving California to work in Britain, in part because of the political uncertainties surrounding the use of human embryonic material in the United States.
The leaders of the largest industrial democracies (G-8) meet in Genoa, Italy. They promised to fight global poverty and advanced an international campaign against AIDS.
Media News – July 15, 2001
Walt Disney Co. reaches an agreement with the owners of Fox Family Worldwide to buy the company for $3.3 million plus the assumption of $2.1 billion in debt.
Passing – Publisher Katharine Graham. She was 84.
Radio news – July 15, 2001
Rush Limbaugh signs a new contract that makes him the highest paid radio personality ever and keeps him on the air through 2009. The Drudge Report says the deal is for $250 million.
Recently KKMG Colorado Springs was fined $7,000 for playing Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady.”
XM Satellite Radio is undertaking a nationwide soft-launch trial of its service, involving teams of testers equipped with XM radios in more than 20 U.S. markets. Using its twin satellites, Rock and Roll, the company will broadcast up to 100 channels of digital-quality programming charging users $9.95 per month for basic service.
Technology News – July 15, 2001
Hellos, NASA’s $15-million solar-powered aircraft that is expected to shatter altitude records, begins its first flight over Hawaii. Powered by 63,000 solar cells, the unmanned, remote-controlled aircraft lifted-of at 8:05am .
Microsoft says it will ship its new operating system, XP – without Java, the popular programming language. Java programs are designed to run on any operating system and Microsoft has viewed Java as a threat to its monopoly on personal computer systems. Microsoft licensed the language then changed it so that Java programs would run better with its Windows systems.
Dmitry Sklyarov, a Russian computer programmer is arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly distributing software that could be used to make copies of electronic books. He is believe to be the first person arrested under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for distributing a computer program as content providers push federal authorities to crack down on those who might duplicate copyrighted material.
A consumer watchdog group charges that eight major search engines commonly used to find information on the Internet are misleading consumers by not disclosing the influence of paid advertising on search results. The sites are iWon.com, Lycos, MSN.com, Netscape, Altavista, Direct Hit, HotBot and Looksmart.
Amazon.com reports its 17th consecutive unprofitable quarter. But, the company says by the end of the year, it will show some profit.
Music news – July 15, 2001
Bob Dylan will release his first new album in four years. Look for “Love and Theft” on September 11.
Hip-hop artist Beanie Sigel (Dwight Grant) is charged with kicking and punching a driver in Philadelphia.
Fab 5 Freddy, the original host of Yo! MTV Raps is teaming with online music site GetMusic to launch the Fab 5 Freddy Show, an interactive hi-hop variety program later this summer.
Rapper ODB, who pleaded guilty in April to drug charges, is sentenced to two to four years in prison.
Passing – Mimi Farina – sister of Joan Baez. From complications of lung cancer at 56.5
HBO’s live music series “Reverb” is returning for a fourth season beginning Aug. 8. Some of the acts scheduled for this season are Green day, Black Crowes, Oasis, Coldplay, Grandaddy, Guided by Voices, Creeper Lagoon, Prime, Old 97’s, Remy Zero, Lucky Boys, Confusion, Pete, Bouncing Souls and Pennywise.
Television news – July 15, 2001
The Rugrats mark their 10th anniversary with a one-hour special this week on Nickelodeon.
Monday night television listings/TV Guide – July 15, 2001
CBS – Kind of Queens, Yes, Dear, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, 48 Hours. Late Show
NBC – Fear Factor, Weakest Link, Third Watch, Tonight Show
20/20 Down Downtown, Movie
WB – 7th Heaven, Angle
WB – Blind Date, Moesha, The Hughleys, The Parkers, Girlfriend
TNN- WWF Raw, WWF War Zone
PBS – Antiques Roadshow, Chasing the Sun, Charley Rose
King of Queens – Charlie surprises Carrie with a new camera for Christmas.
Fear Factor – Joe Rogan hosts
Yes, Dear – Christine finds out that Kim and Jimmy kissed many years ago.
Top music albums this week – July 15, 2001
Devil’s Night – D12
Songs In A Minor – Alicia Keys
Break the Cycle – Staind
Jagged Little Thrill – Jagged Edge
Moulin Rouge – Soundtrack
Take Off your Pants and Jacket – Blink 182
Survivor – Destiny’s Child
The Reason – Beanie Sigel
I’m Already There – Lonestar
Free City – St. Lunatics
(Hybrid Theory) – Linkin Park
Luther Vandross – Luther Vandross
Drops of Jupiter – Train
Now 6 – Various Artists
O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Soundtrack
Return of Dragon – Sisqo
Miss E… So Addictive – Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott
Everyday – Dave Matthews Band
Part Iii – 112
Sugar Ray – Sugar Ray
Lateralus – Tool
Coyote Ugly – Soundtrack
Weezer – Weezer
Double Wide – Uncle Cracker
No Name Face – Lifehouse
Hotshot – Shaggy
Country Grammar – Nelly
Top Modern Rock Tracks – July 15, 2001
Hash Pipe – Weezer
It’s Been Awhile – Staind
Fat Lip – Sum 41
Days of the Week – Stone Temple Pilots
Schism – Tool
Top Pop Hit Music – July 15, 2001
Hanging By A Moment – Lifehouse
U Remind Me – Usher
Let Me Blow Ya Mind – Eve Featuring Gwen Stefani
Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & Pink
Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me) – Train
Peaches & Cream – 112
Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops) – Blue Cantrell
Ride Wit Me – Nelly Featuring City Spud
Drive – Incubus
Get Ur Freak On – Miss “Misdemeanor” Elliott
Superwoman Pt. II – Lil’ Mo Featuring Fabolous
Follow Me – Uncle Kracker
What Would You Do? – City High
All Or Nothing – O-Town
Fiesta – R. Kelly Featuring Jay-Z
Irresistible – Jessica Simpson
It’s Been Awhile – Staind
Fill Me In – Craig David
There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
Where the Party At – Jagged Edge With Nelly
Music – Erick Sermon Featuring Marvin Gaye
My Baby – Lil’ Romeo
Someone To Call My Lover – Janet
More than That – Backstreet Boys
Purple Hills – D12
Thank You – Dido
I’m Like A Bird – Nelly Furtado
Top pop hit music in Britain – July 15, 2001
The Way To Your Love – Hear say
U Remind Me – Usher
Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilaera
There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
All I Want – Mis-Teeq
Angel – Shaggy Featuring Rayvon
19-2000 – Gorillaz
Do You Really Like It – Pied Piper & The Masters of Ceremonies
All Rise – Blue
More Than That – Backstreet
Until The End of Time – 2Pac
Another Lover - Dane
Top Movies – July 15, 2001
Cats & Dogs
Scary Movie 2
The Fast and the furious
Dr. Dolittle 2
Kiss of the Dragon
A.I Artificial Intelligence
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.