Dateline: Week Of July 8, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
A scale model of a Japanese supersonic jetliner exploded shortly after it was launched on the back of a booster rocket and crashed into the central Australian desert.
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft tells Congress that Al Qaeda has underground sleeper cells in this country and is trying to smuggle more in – by having them pose as ordinary citizens.
The U.N. Security Council grants American peacekeepers a renewable one-year exemption from prosecution or investigation by the new international Criminal Court.
Auto news – New J.D. Power survey places Saturn on top of the list for customer satisfaction – ending Toyota’s five-year run.
Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and his estranged wife, Donna Hanover end their 16-year marriage with an out-of-court settlement worth $6.8 million for her.
Getting sued - Vice President Dick Cheney and the oil service business he once led – alleging fraudulent accounting practices by the company. The company is Halliburton Co. This announced just after President Bush urged tougher laws for corporate fraud – pledging of ending the days of “cooking the books."
Technology News – July 8, 2002
Yahoo posts a slim profit after six consecutive quarters of losses.
Universal Music Group says it will experiment and make 1,000 older albums available online in the MP3 format.
EBay says it will acquire online payment service PayPal in a $1.5-billion stock swap.
Entertainment News - July 8, 2002
It’s announced that Valerie Bertinelli and Eddie Van Halen have been separated – for more than 10 months.
Music News – July 8, 2002
Leaked to radio stations – Whitney Houston’s new single – “Watcha Lookin’ At.”
Madonna will make a cameo appearance in the latest James Bond movie – “Die Another Day.”
Television News – July 8, 2002
Phil Donahue is back with a new talkshow – on MSNBC (America’s Newschannel).
Robin Williams Live on Broadway – on HBO this week!
Top Movies – July 8, 2002 –
Men in Black II
Lilo & Stitch
The Sum of All Fears
The Powerpuff Girls
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Bourne Identity.