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
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems
Hood Rich – Big Tymers
Laundry Service – Shakira
Missundaztood – Pink
10 – Moby
Drive – Alan Jackson
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
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
The Sum of all Fears
Divine Secrets of Ya-Ya Sisterhood
S tar wars: Episode II
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron