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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.  

kerry's plan for health care may 2003Sen. 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.  

reba mcintire hosts 38th cma 2003Wednesday – 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

justin timberlake music may 2003Rock 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 –

linkin park music may 2003Somewhere 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

evanescence music may 2003Fallen – Evanescence

Meteora- Linkin Park

Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

American Life – Madonna

Lizzie McGuire movie soundtrack

One Heart – Celine Dion

Priceless – Kelly Price

Now 12

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

Chicago soundtrack


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

rascal flatts music may 2003Love 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

Darkness Falls


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The Transporter

The Matrix

Standing in the Shadows of Motown


Celebrity News – May 15, 2003 –

johnny carson rare public appearance may 2003Johnny 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 tv ratings may 15 2003American 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

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