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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

Legally Blonde

The Score

Cats & Dogs

Final Fantasy

Scary Movie 2

The Fast and the furious

Dr. Dolittle 2

Kiss of the Dragon

A.I Artificial Intelligence

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

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