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Dateline: Week Of June 22, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts

 

In The News -

President Bush calls on the Palestinians to reject their leadership (Arafat) and elect a new generation of democratic reformers to oversee the transition to a permanent state.  

 al gore news update   june 22 2002  timeline  mrpopcultureIn Memphis, Al Gore declared that if he ran again for president, he would shed the constraints of polls, tactics and consultants that hobbled his 2000 campaign and “let if rip.” 

President Bush receives a clean bill of health after a colonoscopy, during which he transferred the powers of his office to Dick Cheney for just over 2 hours. 

The Supreme Court opens the door for the use of taxpayer money to send students to church schools and ruled that Ohio’s use of vouchers does not violate the Constitution’s ban on establishment of religion. 

The Supreme Court rules that it is unconstitutional for judges, rather than jurors to decide the key facts that call for sending a guilty person to death row. 

Xerox Corp discloses it had improperly recorded $6.4 billion in revenue over a five-year period – larger than the $3 billion estimated in April. 

president bush upset with worldcom accounting    june 2002  timeline  mrpopculturePresident Bush says it’s outrageous – in the revelations of massive accounting improprieties by yet another company – WorldCom and promises a full investigation. It’s found that the company inflated its books by $3.9 billion. Besides Xerox – earlier in the week – A federal grand jury indicted three former executives of Rite Aid drugstores on charges of running a massive accounting fraud. Earlier this month, L. Dennis Kozlowski – deposed chief executive of Tyco International ltd, was indicted on charges of evading New York State and city sales taxes. 

The California 9th circuit court declares the pledge of allegiance violates the constitution because it contains the term “under god” which undermines separation of church and state. 

President Bush tours a marine cargo terminal in Newark, NJ – seeking support for his plan to create a Cabinet-level department of Homeland Security. 

The Palestinian Authority has placed Sheik Ahmed Yassin – founder and spiritual mentor of the Islamic militant group Hamas under house arrest in Gaza City. 

China allows 24 North Korean asylum seekers to leave the country.  

Rescue teams search for survivors in Iran after an earthquake killed an estimated 500 people. 

Vincent A. Cianci Jr. – the mayor of Providence is a crook. He’s convicted of conspiring to turn City Hall into a virtual shopping center where power and influence were up for sale. 

President Bush  takes a three-mile run with hundreds of White House workers. He came in 26th.   

United Airlines – damaged by the slump in air travel since Sept. 11 – applies for a $1.8 billion federal loan guarantee. 

 

Celebrity Obituary News – June 22, 2002 

ann landers dies    week of june 22 2002  trivia timeline   mrpopculturePassing – Famed columnist Ann Landers. She was 83. She did it for 46 years. 

 

Sports News – June 22, 2002 

 Pitcher Darryl Kile of the St. Louis Cardinals is found dead in his Chicago hotel room. He was only 33. 

 

Technology News -  June 22, 2002

Buy.com – the Internet’s #4 retailer – says it will wage a price war with Amazon and cut book prices by 10%. 

 

Music News - June 22, 2002

Passing – Rosemary Clooney – pop singer of the 1950’s. She was 74. 

Passing – John Entwistle (57) bass player of The Who. Death was a heart attack – on the eve of the band’s reunion tour. 

r. kelly pleads innocent child porno   week of june 22 2002   trivia mrpopcultureR & B singer R. Kelly pleads innocent in Chicago of charges of child pornography.

 

Television News – June 22, 2002

Tom Hanks gets the 2002 AFI Life Achievement Award. On USA. 

Connie Chung debuts on CNN this week!

 

Tuesday night television listings – June 22, 2002

CBS – JAG, The Guardian, Judging Amy, David Letterman, Craig Kilborn

NBC – Frasier, Scrubs, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien

ABC – Spin City, Mile II: The Next Betrayal, Houston Medical, Nightline

UPN – Buffy, The Parkers, The Hughleys

WB – Gilmore Girls, Smallville

Fox – That ‘70s Show, American Idol.

VH1 – Driven (Brandy)

PBS – Nova, P.O.V., Charlie Rose

 

adam sandler appears on david letterman   week of june 22 2002 trivia mrpopcultureOn David Letterman – Adam Sandler

On Jay Leno – Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Smith, Rosey.

 

 

 

 

Top Movies – June 22, 2002 –

Minority Report

Lilo & Stitch

Scooby Doo

The Bourne Identity

Windtalkers

The Sum of all Fears

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Juwanna Mann

Star Wars: Episode Ii Attack of the Clones

Spider-Man

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