Dateline: Week Of July 1, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
A 41-year-old Egyptian immigrant walks into Los Angeles international Airport and kills two at the El Al ticket counter and the FBI is searching for a motive.
An Israeli tank shelled a house in the West bank city of Nablus – killing suspected Hamas bomb maker Mohammed Tahir.
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell is awarded the 2002 Philadelphia Liberty Medal for his leadership in the war on terrorism, his efforts in the Middle East and his concern for human rights.
The United Nations will continue its missions in Bosnia for at least 12 more days.
A federal jury rejected claims from a former Democratic National Committee secretary that she was defamed by Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy. Ida Wells sued Liddy, claiming he falsely accused her of procuring prostitutes for the DNC as part of his theory that the 1972 Watergate break-in was not about gathering political intelligence.
Dozens of Afghan civilians are killed during U.S. air strikes in Afghanistan.
Sports News – July 1, 2002 –
Passing - Baseball hall-of-famer Ted Williams. He was 83.
Football great Jim Brown leaves prison after serving less than four months of his six-month sentence for smashing the windows of his wife’s car in 1999.
Technology News – July 1, 2002
Listen.com becomes the first online music service authorized to offer songs on demand from the five major record companies!
Music News – July 1, 2002
Michael Jackson says that Sony Music’s treatment of black artists is racist – but Sony denies the charges.
In Kentucky – hundreds attend the funeral for Rosemary Clooney.
Sharon Osbourne – wife of Ozzy undergoes surgery for a treatable form of cancer.
Singer Alanis Morissette sues the operator of Alanis.net, claiming that it sells various goods without her authorization. The suit claims that operator Russell Smith is a “notorious, repeat-offender cybersquatter. He claims he never used the name, likeness or anything else associated with her.
Entertainment News – July 1, 2002
Actor Christopher Reeve will appear in three ABC-TV specials that document his efforts to walk again.
Television News – July 1, 2002
Bill Clinton will be one of several panelists taking questions from young adults on MTV’s “Staying Alive: A Global Youth Forum on HIV/AIDS.”
Don’t miss “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks” on NBC 4th of July evening.
Jennifer Aniston has settled suits against two men’s magazines that published a photo of her sunbathing topless in her backyard. They are Celebrity Skin and High Society.
Top Movies – July 1, 2002
Lilo & Stitch
The Bourne Identity
Hey Arnold: The Movie
The Sum of All Fears
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Star Wars: Episode Ii Attack of the Clones