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Dateline: Week Of May 1, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts

 

 

In The News -

President Bush gives reporters a look at life inside the Bush White House. On hand with reporters – Ozzy Osbourne! 

 Father Paul Shanley – a former Boston Roman Catholic priest, is arrested on three counts of raping a child. 

enron documents california power crisis manipulation   may 2002  mrpopcultureDocuments from Enron show how it manipulated the California power crisis – as shortages led to higher prices. 

Six pipe bombs placed in mailboxes explode in rural communities in Iowa and Illinois. Five are injured. 

Nobel Peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyl is freed. She had been under house arrest by Myanmar’s military rulers and can now leave her home without restrictions.  

A million people march through the streets of France against Jean-Marie Le Pen – the far-right candidate challenging incumbent President Jacques Chirac in a runoff election. 

Israel ends hits month-long siege of Yasser Arafat’s headquarters in the West Bank. 

paul allen sells stake USA   timeline  may 1 2002  mrpopculturePaul Allen will sell his 5.9% stake in USA Networks Inc for $568.7 million to raise money to buy cable systems. 

Gov. Mark Warner of Virginia issues a formal apology for the state’s decision to forcibly sterilize thousands of Virginians from 1924 to 1979. This on the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Buck v. Bell decision upholding Virginia’s eugenics sterilization law. 

Unemployment hits 6% - up from 5.7% in May.

Down 12% - The Nasdaq hits hit lowest level in six months – 1,644.82. 

 

Fascinating Facts - May 1, 2002

Spider-Man is hot. A stage version is in the works and MTC announces a new Spider-Man cartoon series. 

 

Sports News – May 1, 2002 

Mike Camerson hits four homers and almost a fifth as the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 15 to 4.  

LA Laker legend Jerry West takes over as president of NBA’s Memphis Grizzilies.

 

Television News – May 1, 2002 –

“The Honeymooners 50th Anniversary Celebration” on CBS-TV this week. 

VH1 presents “100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders.” 

ellen degeneres on snl  may 1 2002  tv timeline  mrpopcultureOn “Saturday Night Live” – Ellen DeGeneres with musical guest No Doubt. 

 ABC is in talks with Jimmy Kimmel of Comedy Central’s “The Man Show” to replaced troubled Bill Mahr’s show.

 

Top Movies – May 1, 2002 –

The Scorpion King

Spider-Man

The Rookie

Deuces Wild

Life or Something Like It

Murder by Numbers

Ice Age

Panic Room

Changing Lanes

Jason-X

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