Dateline: Week Of October 15, 2002 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Iraq - Saddam Hussein grants amnesty to thousands of political prisoners and criminals.
North Korea admits it pursued a secret nuclear weapons deal.
Al Qaeda is blamed for the car bombing that killed 188 in Bali (Indonesia) and home grown terrorists.
Roman Catholic church leaders in the U.S. will continue their zero tolerance abuse policy against sexually abusive priests.
Arab League secretary General Amr Moussa said that Arab states would not take part in any U.s. led attack in Iraq and warned that it is dangerous to underestimate anti-U.S sentiments in the region.
Crude oil pushes past $30 a barrel after war fears.
President Bush campaigns for two republicans in Georgia – as one seeks to unseat an incumbent governor.
In Florida - Noell Bush – President Bush’s niece, is sentenced to a 10-day jail term for violating the terms of her court-ordered drug rehab program.
Sniper spree in Washington D.C. area claims its 11th murder victim. The FBI says it has more clues.
Business News/Enron News – October 15, 2002
Timothy Belden – once Enron’s chief energy trader admits he had a hand in manipulating the energy market in Enron’s favor, leading to California’s power crisis. He’ll forfeit $2.1 million in “criminally derived” compensation” from Enron.
Technology News – October 15, 2002
Adapters that allow owners of Sony’s Playstation 2 to connect to the Internet are selling briskly. Price is around $40.
Some bestselling books – October 15, 2002
Blessings – Ann Quindlen
The Murder Book – Jonathan Kellerman
From a Buick 8 – Stephen King
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
Leadership – Rudolph W. Giuliani
Sandy Koufax – Jane Leavy
The Perricone Prescription – Nicholas Perricone
Longitudes and Attitudes – Thomas L. Friedman
Music News – October 15, 2002
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “The Last DJ Tour.”
Wow – sales of singles are down 63% from this time last year!
New York’s Supreme Court rules (reverses a lower court decision) that The Ronnettes can’t collect movie and advertisement royalty rights to music they recorded for Phil Spector. They were seeking $3 million – and got lower courts to say yes.
Passing – Ray Conniff (85) whose easy listening albums sold in the millions.
Top Pop Hits – October 15, 2002
Dilemma – Nelly fea. Kelly Rowland
A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
Hey Ma – Cam’ron fea. Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Toya
Gangsta’ Lovin’ – Eve fea. Alicia Keys
Complicated – Avril Lavigne
One Last Breath – Creed
Work It – Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott
Cleanin’ Out My Closet – Eminem
Move B***H – Ludacris fea. Mystikal & Infamous 2.0
I Need a Girl (Part Two) – P. Diddy & Ginuwine, fea. Loon, Marie Winens & Tommy Ruggeri
Underneath it all – No Doubt fea. Lady Saw
Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake
Sk8er Bo! – Avril Lavigne
Luv U Better – LL Cool J
If I Could Go! – Angie Martinez fea. Lil’ Mo & Sacario
Happy – Ashanti
Trade It All – Fabolous fea. P. Diddy & Jagged Edge
Lose Yourself – Eminem
I Care 4 U – Aaliyah
Hot in Herre – Nelly
Nothin’ – N.O.R.E.
Baby – Ashanti
A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
Goodbye to You – Michelle Branch
Just Like a Pill - Pink
Top Music Albums – October 15, 2002
Xzibit – Man vs. Machine
Elvis: 30 #1 Hits – Elvis Presley
American Idol: Greatest Moments soundtrack
Forty Licks – Rolling Stones
Let Go – Avril Lavigne
Home – Dixie Chicks
Nellyville – Nelly
Believe – Disturbed
Voyage to India – India.arie
Twisted Angel – Leann Rimes
The Young and the Hopeless – Good Charlotte
Sea Change – Beck
Ludacris Presents Disturbing the Peace: Golden Grain
Up – Peter Gabriel
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Live in Paris – Diana Kroll
Floetic – Floetry
Unleashed – Toby Keith
Ashanti – Ashanti
The Lost Tapes – Nas
Universal Soldier – Pastor Troy
Missundaztood – Pink
Lord Willin’ – Clipse
Room For Squares – John Mayer
Brown Sugar soundtrack
A Rush of Blood to the Head – Coldplay
Top Modern Rock Music/Tracks – October 15, 2002
You Know You’re Right – Nirvana
Aerials – System of a Down
Prayer – Disturbed
All My Life – Foo Fighters
I Am Mine – Pearl Jam
Bother –Stone Sour fea. Corey Taylor
By the Way – Red Hot Chili Peppers
She Hates Me – Puddle of Mudd
Top Country Music/Hits – October 15, 2002
Beautiful Mess – Diamond Rio
Somebody Like You –Keith Urban
Work in Progress – Alan Jackson
Where Would You Be – Martina McBride
American Child – Phil Vassar
The Impossible – Joe Nichols
Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo – Tracy Byrd
My Town – Montgomery Gentry
Whose Your Daddy? – Toby Keith
Landslide – Dixie Chicks
The Good Stuff – Kenny Chesney
These Days – Rascal Flatts
Top DVD Sales/Rentals – October 15, 2002
Big Fat Liar
Murder By Numbers in widescreen
Grease in widescreen
Monday night television listings – October 15, 2002
CBS – King of Queens, Yes Dear, Everybody Loves Raymond, CSI: Miami, David Letterman
NBC – Fear Factor, Third Watch, Crossing Jordan, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – Monday night Football
Fox – Boston Public, girls club
WB – 7th Heaven, Everwood
Upn – The Parkers, One-on-One, Girlfriends, Half and Half
PBS – Antiques Roadshow
VH1 – Bad Boys and the Woman Who Love Them
MTV – Ghost Ship Special, MTV Cribs, Making the Band II
Television news – October 15, 2002
Roseanne will star in another series for ABC – another sitcom. Look for it next summer.
The ongoing Washington-area sniper story boosts CNN’s ratings by 100,000 or more viewers.
Top Movies – October 15, 2002
Sweet Home Alabama
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
The Rules of Attraction