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Dateline: Week Of June 15, 2002 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

July 4th attacks? As the FBI said it was girding for possible attacks on that day.

The firm of Arthur Alexander is found guilty of obstruction in the probe of Enron officials.

Saudi Arabia says it has broken up an Al Qaeda cell – that they were planning to use missiles and explosives to attack targets there.

Suicide bomber in Jerusalem #1 – in a bus and 14 are dead.

A suicide bomber in Jerusalem slides by police – and seven are killed when he exploded. Earlier, Israel said it would seize Palestinian-controlled land – and remain until terrorism is halted.

The Supreme Court says there will be no more executions to murderers who are mentally retarded.

President Bush – out in the South Lawn – and urges Americans to exercise more.

The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops approve their first national policy to oust all priests from public ministry who molest minors.

Angered - The White House says that unnamed congressional sources compromised national security by leaking sensitive intelligence information.

New York City’s new budget adds $1.50 to a pack of cigarettes! Also jacked up – fees on cell phones and fines for parking tickets – all-in-all – to raise an additional $400 million.

Bill Clinton earned over $9 million in lectures last year. Not bad.


Technology News – June 15, 2002

Microsoft Corp and Verizon Communications say they will launch a co-branded high-speed version of the software giant’s MSN online service.

Coming into play – Flat panel LCD monitors for computers. They’re still expensive – about $850 for a 17-inch screen.  15 inchers go for about $400. 

AOL is now selling mp-3 music at 99cents a pop. It’s a three-month experiment. The files are – unprotected.


Sports News – June 15, 2002

The National Hockey League takes over the financially troubled Buffalo sabers.

Soccer World Cup – U.S. 2… Mexico – 0. 

More NHL – as it orders netting behind goals following the death in march of a 13-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a puck.

In England - She’s back – Martina Navratilova wins her first singles match in eight years – beating Tatiana Panova of Russia.

Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open and he’s the first to also win the Masters in the same year. 


Music news –June 15, 2002

Rocker Marilyn Manson (Brian Warner)  is charged with sexual misconduct for allegedly gyrating against a security guard at a Michigan concert.

Elvis Presley is back on top – in the U.K with a #1 record – “A Little Less Conversation” from 1968.

R. Kelly – heard on WGCI-FM Chicago – pleads his case over the air. He’s facing 21 felony counts of child pornography.

Brandy becomes a mom – and hubby Robert Smith is delighted at their new baby girl.

The Dixie Chicks sign a new pact with Sony ending their feud.

Robert Plant’s “Dreamland” tour 2002.


Top Album Music Tracks – June 15, 2002

Come Home With Me – Cam’ron

Ashanti – Ashanti

The Eminem Show – Eminem

P. Diddy & Bad Boy Records Present… We Invented the Remix

Mended – Marc Anthony

A New Day Has Come – Celine Dion

C’mon, C’mon – Sheryl Crow

Juslisen – Musiq

Now 9

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems

Hood Rich – Big Tymers

Laundry Service – Shakira

Spider-Man soundtrack

Missundaztood – Pink

10 – Moby

Drive – Alan Jackson

Josh Groban

Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

Maladroit – Weezer

Be Not Nobody

MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 – Lauryn Hill

Come Clean – Puddle of Mudd

Rock Steady – No Doubt

Silver Side Up – Nickelback

(Hybrid Theory) – Linkin Park

J to that L-01 the Remixes – Jennifer Lopez

Word of Mouf – Ludacris

Full Moon  - Brandy


Top Country Music Tracks – June 15, 2002

Drive (For Daddy Gene) – Alan Jackson

Living and Living Well – George Strait

I Should Be Sleeping – Emerson Drive

I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song) – Brad Paisley

Not a Day Goes By – Lonestar

My Heart is Lost To You – Brooks & Dunn

The One – Gary Allan

I Don’t Have to Be Me (‘Til Monday) – Steve Azar

When You Lie Next To Me – Kellie Coffey


Top Modern Rock Tracks – June 15, 2002

Seein’ Red – Unwritten Law

Hero – Chad Kroeger fea. Josey Scott

Here to Stay – Korn

Drift & Die – Puddle of Mudd

The Middle – Jimmy Eat World

For You – Staind

Running Away - Hoobastank


Hot DVD’s – June 15, 2002

How High

Vanilla Sky

Now Dogs

The Others

Ocean’s Eleven


Sex and the City – Third Season


Top Pop Music Hits – June 15, 2002 

Bohemian like you  -  The Dandy Warhols

Overprotected   - Britney Spears 

Stillness of Heart  - Lenny Kravitz                

Somethin'  Stupid - Robbie Williams /Nicole Kidman 

 I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet A Woman - Britney Spears                        

You are Alive  - Fragma    

Flawless - The Ones                     

Blurry - Puddle Of Mudd               

Gotta get thru This - Daniel Bedingfield           

Blurry - Puddle Of Mudd               

Rapture - Iio                          

Cherry Lips - Garbage                       


Television news – June 15, 2002

Letter-turner Vanna White files divorce from George Santo Pietro – her husband of 10 years.

ABC says it is official – George Stephanopoulos will anchor its “This Week” on Sunday mornings.

Passing – All-time great sportscaster Jack Buck – known for his broadcasts in St. Louis. He was also heard on network radio from time to time. He was 77.

On Showtime – “Queer as Folk.”

Tuesday night television listings/TV Guide – week of June 15, 2002

CBS – JAG, The Guadian, Judging Amy, David Letterman, Craig Kilborn

NBC – Spy TV, Frasier, Scrubs, Dateline NBC, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien

ABC – Spin City, Motle II: The Next Betrayal, Houston Medical, Nightline

Fox – That ‘70’s Show, American Idol

UPN – Buffy, The Parkers, The Hughleys

WB – Gilmore Girls, Smallville

PBS – Nova

VH1 – Driven, Drivien, Driven, 25 Years of Punk


VH1 Driven – Each of three shows – Shania Twain, Madonna, Marilyn Manson 


Top Movies – June 15, 2002

Scooby Doo


The Sum of all Fears

Divine Secrets of Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Bad Company

S tar wars: Episode II

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron


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