Dateline: Week Of June 22, 2003 In News, Pop,Celebrity, Entertainment,Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Six British soldiers are killed in southern Iraq in an ambush.
The Israeli Army begins its withdrawal from Gaza – this after Palestinian militant groups declare a cease-fire.
Trend - Guerrilla attacks are growing in Iraq.
The Federal Reserve Board cuts interest rates again to 1% - a 45 year low.
Federal authorities have arrested seven suspects accused of belonging to a U.S.-based terrorist cell that was training and plotting to launch terrorist attacks in Kashmir, Chechnya and other places.
The Supreme Court rules that bans on gay sex are unconstitutional. The ruling voids laws in Texas and 12 other states that prohibit sex between gays – even in their own homes.
The Supreme Court rules that public libraries that receive federal funds may be forced to install software filters on their computers to shield children from pornography.
National security advisor Condoleezza Rice arrives in the West Bank to hold Israelis and Palestinians to their set of agreed steps to end their conflict.
Chicago - Twelve people die and almost 60 are injured when a floor apartment porch collapsed under the weight of partygoers.
Passing – Former Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina – the longest-surviving member of the Senate. He was 100.
The World Health Organization lifts its warning against travel to Beijing and removes it from the list of SARS-infected areas.
General Motors Corp. says it is recalling about 250,000 Saturn L-Series cars to correct an engine problem that led to fires. Model years 2000-2003.
Obituaries For June 22, 2003 -
Passing – Author Leon Uris (78) best-known for “Exodus” in 1958.
Passing – Maynard Jackson Jr. – became the first black mayor of Atlanta in 1974. He was 65.
Technology News – June 22, 2003 –
RealNetworks gets a deal with Vodafone, which will use its technology to deliver audio and video to its customers.
Apple Computer introduces the redesigned G5 line – much faster power Mac’s.
Music News – June 22, 2003 –
Beyonce Knowles makes her solo album debut with “Dangerously in Love.”
Hop-hop performer Lil’ Kim says someone stole $250,000 of her jewelry at JFK International Airport. She was on her way to LA to appear at BET’s awards show, where she is nominated as best female hip-hop artist.
Lots of rock fests this summer – There’s another Lollapalooza, Ozz Fest, Summer Sanitorium, Van’s warped Tour. Lollapalooza will feature Jane’s Addiction, Audioslave and Queens of the Stone Age.
Some top music albums week of June 22, 2003 –
After The Storm – Monica
Dance With My father – Luther Vandross
Hail to the Thief – Radiohead
St. Anger – Metallica
Fallen – Evanescence
Bare – Annie Lennox
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ – 50- Cent
Entertainment /Celebrity News – June 22, 2003 –
Passing – Legendary actress Katharine Hepburn. She was 96.
Disneyland is the place for a closed party – for the premiere of the movie named after one of its attractions – “Pirates of the Caribbean” starring Johnny Depp. Regular folks will have to leave this Saturday night by 6pm. Sorry!
Television News – June 22, 2003
Chris Rock will host the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28.
On ABC-TV – “An American Celebration at Ford’s Theatre.” In the crowd – President and Mrs. Bush. Appearing – George Lopez, LeAnn Rimes, Alison Krauss, Brian McKnight, Jamia Simone Nash (who is six and can sing like no other) and more!
Sunday nights on MTV – “Who’s Got Game.” Magic Johnson presides as a dozen street basketball players face of against one another.
Also on Sunday – “Emeril Live” on the Food Channel with Chef Emeril Lagasse.
Top Movies – June 22, 2003
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
28 Days Later
2 Fast 2 Furious
The Italian Job
Rugrats Go Wild
Alex & Emma