Dateline: Week Of September 15, 2002 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Five alleged Al Qaeda soldiers appear in a federal courthouse in Buffalo where a judge entered a not guilty plea for each on charges of conspiring to provide material support and resources to a terrorist organization.
A House-Senate panel report says the nation’s intelligence agencies failed to heed warnings as far back as the mid-1990’s – that Al Qaeda wanted to focus more on targets in the United States using weapons and aircraft.
Tough stuff - President Bush asks Congress to authorize sweeping powers – including the use of force to disarm Iraq and possibly oust the government in Baghdad. He also warned the United Nations that Washington would act if the world body fails to ensure that Iraq surrenders any weapons of mass destruction.
Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tarik Aziz said that Baghdad would let U.N. weapons inspectors return only under a comprehensive deal that would prevent a U.S. attack and lift crippling 12-year-old sanctions.
The FBI is questioning Ramzi Binalshibh – the man believed the lead coordinator of the Sept. 11 attacks – in Pakistan.
A sixth man from the Buffalo area – Mukhtar Al-Bakri is charged with supporting terrorism after admitting traveling to Afghanistan and learning how to use assault weapons at an Al Qaeda training camp.
President Bush describes a foreign policy vision – which emphasizes a need for preemptive attacks on terrorists and regimes whose weapons of mass destruction pose a threat to the U.S.
Donald Rumsfeld – testifying before the House Armed Services Committee – told lawmakers that Iraq poses a great threat to global stability and that the U.N. has ample evidence to take forceful action against the regime of Saddam Hussein.
Israel – Another Palestinian suicide bomber strikes – this time on a passenger bus in Tel Aviv – killing five.
Albert Gore III (19) gets ticketed for allegedly driving under the influence near a military base in Virginia.
Goodbye Janet – Janet Reno concedes defeat in the Democratic gubernatorial primary in Florida and now has no political plans.
Fascinating Facts – September 15, 2002
A Sudanese pilot is taken into custody here in the U.S. for suspicious behavior.
A commission of doctors and scientists wants to remind those who take aspirin and ibuprofen – that they can cause internal bleeding and kidney damage. Some consumers take more than is recommended.
Nationwide - Jack-in-the-Box says it wants to add 300 restaurants a year. It’s now operating in 17 states – but wants to expand nationwide.
Some best-selling books – September 15, 2002
The Nanny Diaries – Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
Red Rabbit – Tom Clancy
The Grave Maurice – Martha Grimes
A Mind at a Time – Mel Levine
The Perrocine Prescription – Nicholas Perrocine
The Sexual Life of Catherine M – Catherine Millet
Let Freedom Ring – Sean Hannity
Sports News – September 15, 2002
Boxing in Las Vegas – Oscar de la Hoya retains his World Boxing Council 154-pound championship after beating Fernando Vargas.
Technology News – September 15, 2002
No Microsoft please - Sun Microsystems announces that it intends to sell a line of desktop machines running Linux and other open-source programs.
Music News – September 15, 2002
MTV says it will not air a video called “Gotta Give the Peeps What They Want” by Public Enemy until they edit out a line advocating the release of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Ja-Mal – a death row inmate.
Top Music Albums – September 15, 2002
The Eminem Show
Home – Dixie Chicks
The Rising – Bruce Springsteen
Let Go – Avril Lavigne
Eve-olution – Eve
October Road – James Taylor
Lord Willin’ – Clipse
Undaground Legend – Lil’ Flip
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Diamond Princess – Trina
Unleashed – Toby Keith
Reanimation – Linkin Park
Missundaztood – Pink
Songs for the Deaf – Queens of the Stone Age
Busted Stuff – Dave Matthews band
The Fix – Scarface
Room for Squares – John Mayer
By the Way – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Thug Holiday – Trick Daddy
My Town – Montgomery Gentry
Into Your Head – BBMak
C’mon C’mon – Sheryl Crow
Something Worth Leaving Behind – Lee Ann Womack
Top Modern Rock Songs – September 15, 2002
Aerials – System of a Down
By the Way – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sweetness – Jimmy Eat World
Running Away – Hoobastank
Downfall – TRUSTcompany
My Friends Over You – New Found Glory
Top Pop Hits – September 15, 2002
Complicated – Avril Lavigne
Dilemma – Nelly fea. Kelly Rowland
Hot In Herre – Nelly
Gangsta Lovin’ – Eva fea. Alicia Keys
I need A Girl (Part Two) – P. Diddy & Ginuwine fea. Leon, Mario Winans & Tammy Ruggeri
Cleanin’ Out My Closet – Eminem
Happy – Ashanti
Just a Friend 2002 – Mario
Nothin’ – N.O.R.E.
Just Like a Pill – Pink
One Last Breath – Creed
Down 4 U – Irv Gotti Presents The Inc. fea. Ja Rule, Ashanti, Charli Baltimore & Vita
No Such Thing – John Mayer
Move B***H – Ludacris fea. Mystikal & Infamous 2.0
Heaven – DJ Sammy & Yanou fea. Do
Gotta Get Thru This – Daniel Bedingfield
A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
Hero – Chad Kroeger fea. Josey Scott
I’m Gonna Be Alright – Jennifer Lopez fea. Nas
If I Could Go! – Angie Martinez fea. Lil’ Mo & Sacario
Long Time Gone – Dixie Chicks
Hey Ma – Cam’ron fea. Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Toys
Top Country Hits/Music – September 15, 2002
I Miss My Friend – Darryl Worley
UnBroken – Tim McGraw
Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo – Tracy Byrd
The Good Stuff – Kenny Chesney
Beautiful Mess – Diamond Rio
The Impossible – Joe Nichols
I Keep Looking – Sara Evans
Long Time Gone – Dixie Chicks
Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
Work in Progress – Alan Jackson
She was – Mark Chesnutt
Top DVD Sales/Rentals – September 15, 2002
Pulp Fiction collector’s edition
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder
We Were Soldiers
Peter Pan: Return to Neverland
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Entertainment News – September 15, 2002
Rosie O’Donnell quits “Rosie” magazine – her namesake because of her diminished editorial control by executives – who she says, are smearing her reputation.
Radio - NPR names Melissa Block as new co-host to “All Things Considered.”
Television News – September 15, 2002
Passing – Actor James Gregory (90).
On “Saturday Night Live” – Derek Jeter with musical guest Shakira.
Jane Clayson is leaving CBS’ “The Early Show” and she’ll go back to reporting.
Nickelodeon’s “All That” – a sort of “Saturday Night Live” begins its eighth season and in the cast – 11-year-old Jamie Spears – sister of Britney. She’s one of eight in the cast – and the youngest member.
Sunday night on VH1 – “American Bandstand’s 50th… a Celebration.”
Wednesday night on Fox – “Cedric the Entertainer Presents.”
Top Movies – September 15, 2002
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
One Hour Photo
City by the Sea
Spy Kids 2
Austin Powers in Goldmember.