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


At The Movies

A top aide to President Bush says that the President would not support federal funding to increase the number of embryonic stem cell lines available for study even if scientists concluded that the existing supply was insufficient for research.

President Bush announces that he would allow the federal government to fund medical research that uses stem cells taken form a limited number of human embryos. He said the government would only pay for experiments using stem cells that already have been drawn from embryos and that it would not fund research that caused any additional embryos to be destroyed.

The Bush Administration says it is moving to expand oil and gas drilling on millions of acres of Western lands, opening up some of the nation’s last unspoiled mountains, canyons and badlands.

Passing – Maureen Reagan, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan -  dies of a malignant melanoma, She was 60.


Sports News – August 8, 2001

Mark McGuire hits his 575th career homer run as the Cardinals beat the Mets 4-1. It’s McGwire’s 11th consecutive homerun.


Technology News – August 8, 2001  

After a complaint from Kodak - Microsoft says it will make it easier for users of its upcoming Windows XP operating system to work with digital photography software from Kodak and others.


Music news – August 8, 2001

Mariah Carey checks out of the New York hospital where she was admitted tow weeks ago for a physical ad emotional breakdown. 

Delmar Arnaud, aka Daz Dillinger sues Death Row Records alleging the label and its founder Marion “Suge” Knight, cheated Arnaud out of more than $1 million.


Television news – August 8, 2001

CNN unveils plans for a street-level studio in New York – a trend begun by the “Today” show.  It’s the last behind the major news networks to do so. 

Friday night television listings/TV Guide – August 8, 2001

CBS – 3rd Annual Family Television Awards, That’s Life, 48 Hours, Late Show

NBC – Dateline NBC, Law & Order Special Victims, Tonight, Conan O’Brien

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, 20/20, Nightline

UPN – Manhunt, All Souls

Fox – Police Videos, Dark Angel

WB – Sabrina, Charmed

Sci-Fi – The Invisible Man, Farscape, Lexx


On the Late Show w/David Letterman – Heath Ledger, Lewis Black


Top Movies – August 8, 2001

American Pie 2

Rush Hour 2

The Princess Diaries

The Others

Planet of the Apes

Jurassic Park III

Osmosis Jones

America’s Sweethearts

Legally Blonde

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