Dateline: Week Of July 22, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
President Bush signs accounting reform legislation into law. It emphasizes greater punishments for wrongdoers.
At Quecreek Pennsylvania – all nine coal miners are found alive after hours of uncertainty.
In Toronto – Pope John Paul II speaks about his church’s sex scandals – telling his audience that “the harm done… to the young and vulnerable fills us all with a deep sense of sadness and shame.”
Secretary of State Colin Powell begins a six-nation tour of Southeast Asia.
Gaza City - Tens of thousands of Palestinians march to a mass funeral for 15 people killed in a midnight Israeli airstrike.
Adelphia cable founder John Rigas and his two sons are arrested and accused of looting that company and treating it as their own bank – in yet another Wall St. scandal.
House and Senate negotiators reach agreement on a bill that will make it harder to file for bankruptcy. Meanwhile – the House approves legislation to create a Department of Homeland Security.
A string of wife killings has occurred at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina – as 4 army wives have been slain in two weeks – all separate incidences. So far, two husbands of committed suicide.
A fighter jet performing at a Ukraine air show kills 78 – all on the ground. The jet was a SU-27 and its crew ejected to safety.
A Fed ex Boeing 727 cargo jet crashed and burned short of a runway at the Tallahassee airport – and all three crew members escaped. The plane was carrying the paperwork of several candidates – rushing to meet a noon filing deadline to run for office in Florida. Gov. Jeb Bush then set a new, later deadline.
The Dow loses 234.68 points – 2.9% in volatile trading – closing below 8,000 for the first time since October 1998.
Sports News – July 22, 2002
Ernie Els wins the British Open
CART driver Michael Andretti becomes a majority owner in Team Green – thus becoming a racing car owner.
Technology News – July 22, 2002
WorldCom Inc – the second largest long distance phone company, files for bankruptcy protection, brought on in part, by its accounting scandal.
Radio News – July 22, 2002
Randy Michaels – controversial chief of Clear Channel is leaving the company for the Internet.
Music News – July 22, 2002
“Heaven I Need a Hug” - R. Kelly’s response to his June 5 on child pornography charges is released to radio stations.
Television News – July 22, 2002
NBC says Rob Lowe is leaving “The West Wing” next Spring.
A group of private investors has completed the $136-million purchase of Dick Clark Productions.
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – July 22, 2002
CSI – 14.18
Everybody Loves Raymond – 13.28
Becker – 11.41
Dog eat Dog – 11.30
Law & Order – 11.08
Meet My Folks on Monday – 10.98
American Idol on Tuesday – 10.88
48 Hours on Monday – 10.77
Big Brother on Wednesday – 10.21
Law & Order: Criminal Intent – 10.17
Dateline NBC on Sunday – 9.95
Fear factor – 9.73
Primetime Thursday – 9.52
Crime & Punishment – 9.51
Law & Order: SVU – 9.45
American Idol on Wednesday – 9.13
Top Pop Hits – July 22, 2002 -
You are Alive - Fragma
I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet A Woman - Britney Spears
Soak up the Sun - Sheryl Crow
Point of view - DB Boulevard
Hold you - ATB
Bohemian like you The Dandy Warhols
A New Day has come - Celine Dion
Blurry - Puddle Of Mudd
Somethin' Stupid - Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman
Put Your Arms Around Me - Natural
Overprotected - Britney Spears
Something - Lasgo
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
I've Got You - Marc Anthony
All You Wanted - Michelle Branch
Heaven - DJ Sammy & Yanou
Top Movies – July 22, 2002
Road to Perdition
Stuart Little 2
Men in black II
K-19: The Widowmaker
Reign of Fire
Eight Legged Freaks
Life & Stitch
Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course.