Dateline: Week Of May 15, 2003 In News, Celebrity, Entertainment, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
The Senate approves a $350-billion 11-year tax cut package – a Bush victory.
Homeland Security raises the national threat level after terrorist threats forced the closing of the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia.
Secretary of State Colin Powell meets with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow and Powell called the meeting upbeat.
Eighteen illegal immigrants died in their cramped trailer – packed with as many as 140 people. The dead were all suffocated.
Sen. John F. Kerry releases his plan for health care – a plan that expands coverage for the uninsured while restraining costs.
A female literature student – a Palestinian bomber blows herself up at a shopping mall in northern Israel killing three.
Second term - President Bush files papers signaling his intent to run for office again.
Bombs explode in downtown Casablanca – killing at least 24.
Technology News – May 15, 2003
Sun Microsystems unveils two lower cost servers – the Sun Fire V60x and V65x for about $2500.00.
Wall Disney Co. will issue warnings beginning in August when it begins renting DVD’s that after two days, become unplayable and do not have to be returned.
Sports News – May 15, 2003
Passing – Dave DeBusschere (62) Hall of Fame basketball player – two-time league champ with the New York Nicks. He also played pro-baseball – and two seasons with the Chicago White Sox.
Music News – May 15, 2003
Passing – June Carter Cash (73). She died eight days after open-heart surgery.
Wednesday – don’t miss the 38th Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosted by Reba McEntire. Nominees and Presenters include – Shania Twain, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, LoneStar, Martina McBride, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Trick Pony, Dixie Chicks, Leann Rimes, Lee Ann Womack, Willie Nelson, Rascal Flatts, Nickel Creek and more. On CBS-TV.
Hot hits this week in 2003 –
21 Questions – 50 Cent fea. Nate Dogg
Get Busy – Sean Paul
In Da Club – 50 Cent
Ignition – R. Kelly
I Know What You Want – Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey fea. The Flipmode Squad
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Can’t Let You Go – Fabolous fea. Mike Shorey and Lil’ Mo
Bring Me to Life – Evanescence fea. Paul McCoy
Picture – Kid Rock fea. Sheryl Crow, Allison Moorer
When I’m Gone – 3 Doors Down
I Can – Nas
No Letting Go – Wayne Wonder
Beautiful – Snoop Dogg fea. Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson
Miss You – Aaliyah
How You Gonna Act Like That – Tyrese
Sing for the Moment – Eminem
If You’re Not the One – Daniel Bedingfield
Unwell – matchbox twenty
Magic Stick – Lil’ Kim fea. 50 Cent
The Jump Off – Lil’ Kim fea. Mr. Cheeks
Fighter – Christina Aguilera
Excuse Me Miss – Jay-Z
Angels – Amanda Perez
Say Yes – Floetry
Put That Woman First – Jaheim
Snake – R. Kelly fea. Big Tigger
Hot modern rock - May 15, 2003 –
Somewhere I Belong – Linkin Park
Like a Stone – Audioslave
Headstrong – Trapt
Bring Me To Life – Evanescence fea. Paul McCoy
Times Like These – Foo Fighters
Seven Nation Army – the White Stripes
Send the Pain Below – Chevella
Price to Pay – Staind
Top Music Albums – May 15, 2003 –
Very Best of Cher
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ – 50 Cent
Thankful – Kelly Clarkson
Fallen – Evanescence
Meteora- Linkin Park
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
American Life – Madonna
Lizzie McGuire movie soundtrack
One Heart – Celine Dion
Priceless – Kelly Price
Chocolate Factory – R. Kelly
AttenCHUN! – Bone Crusher
Say You Will – Fleetwood Mac
Elephant – The White Stripes
Dutty Rock – Sean Paul
Meet the Girl Next Door – Lil’ Mo
Faceless – Godsmack
Darryl Worley – Have You Forgotten?
The New Breed – 50 Cent
Cocky – Kid Rock
Jimmy Buffett: The Ultimate Collection
A Rush of Blood to the Head – Coldplay
To Whom It May Concern – Lisa Marie Presley
Top/Pop Country Music – May 15, 2003
Big Star – Kenny Chesney
Have You Forgotten? – Darryl Worley
I Believe – Diamond Rio
She’s My Kind of Rain – Tim McGraw
Raining on Sunday – Keith Urban
What a Beautiful Day – Chris Cagle
Three Wooden Crosses – Randy Travis
Love You Out Loud – Rascal Flatts
My Front Porch Looking In - Lonestar
Beer for My Horses – Toby Keith with Willie Nelson
Top DVD Sales/Rentals – May 15, 2003
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Celebrity News – May 15, 2003 –
Johnny Carson makes a rare public appearance by writing a letter to the Wall St. Journal. He was responding to an article that said his “Tonight” show used canned laughter – and according to Johnny – not so.
Television News – May 15, 2003 -
Season #2 - Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are the two finalists vying for the top spot on “American Idol.” The show grew from a weekly average of almost 13 million when it started in January to an average of more than 21 million in recent weeks.
Passing – Actor Robert Stack (84).
On Monday – NBC-TV “Martha Inc. The Story of Martha Stewart."
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – May 15, 2003 –
Friends – 25.46
American Idol on Wednesday – 25.35
CSI – 23.87
American Idol on Tuesday – 23.36
ER – 21.61
Will & Grace – 20.28
Everybody Loves Raymond – 18.71
Law & Order – 18.33
CSI: Miami – 17.23
Law & Order – Criminal Intent
Bernie Mac – 15.84
Without a Trace – 15.66
Still Standing 15.46
Bachelor – 15.05
Law & Order Criminal Intent #2 – 14.46
The West Wing – 13.79.