Dateline: Week Of October 15, 2003, In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
A fire in a Chicago high rise traps and kills six workers. The fire was at the Cook County Administration Building.
Howard Dean takes aim at President Bush’s “Enron economics” – saying he’d give states tens of $billions to ease unemployment.
The House and Senate approve $87 billion for aid and efforts to Afghanistan and Iraq.
President Bush appears with Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger, where he appealed to Bush for help with California’s economic and budget troubles.
Israeli raids in Gaza kill 10 Palestinians with 100 injured.
Short visit - President Bush visits the Philippines as fear of a terrorist attack overshadowed his visit – and forcing him to rush his visit.
A commuter ferry heading from Manhattan to Staten Island crashed as it was docking – killing 10 and injuring at least 30 people. One of the ferry’s two captains fled to his home on Staten Island, where he attempted suicide.
President Bush now says he would consider signing a deal promising not to attack N. Korea as long as the country took steps to end its nuclear program.
Fascinating Facts – October 15, 2003
Caterpillar Inc. has sued to block next week’s U.S. release of Disney’s “George of the Jungle 2,” alleging that the direct-to-DVD movie damages the heavy equipment maker’s reputation. The company contends its name and its corporate logo are featured prominently in a final battle that pits George and his computer-animated animal friends against an army of Caterpillar Wheel Loaders that a narrator calls “bulldozing bullies.”
Health News – October 15, 2003
The FDA approves Namenda – the first medicine for treating the late stages of Alzheimer’s.
Technology News – October 15, 2003
Apple unveils a version of its iTunes music store for competing Windows! Since debuting in April, the service has sold 13 million songs – just for Apple users.
Intel Corp says overseas sales helped it more than double its quarterly profit.
Music News – October 15, 2003
Third Eye Blind appears on NBC’s “American Dreams” as the Kinks.
Look for a Jimi Hendrix action figure to be in stores next month.
Top Pop Hits – October 15, 2003 –
Shake Ya Tailfeather – Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee
Let Low – Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz fea. Ying Yang Twins
Baby Boy – Beyonce fea. Sean Paul
Damn! – YoungBloodZ fea. Lil Jon
Right Thurr – Chingy
Stand Up – Ludacris fea. Shawnna
Frontin’ Pharrell fea. Jay-z
Here Without You – 3 Doors Down
P.I.M.P. – 50 Cent
Where is the Love? – Black Eyed Peas
Why Don’t You & I? – Santana fea. Alex Band Or Chad Kroeger
Rain On Me – Ashanti
Unwell – Matchbox Twenty
Thoia Thoing – R. Kelly
Can’t Hold Us Down – Christina Aguilera fea. Lil’ Kim
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop – Young Gunz
Holidae In – Chingy fea. Ludacris & Snoop Dogg
My Love Is Like… Wo – Mya
Crazy in Love – Beyonce fea. Jay-Z
Harder to Breathe – Maroon5
The Remedy (I Son’t Worry) – Jason Mraz
Step in the Name of Love – R. Kelly
Drift Away – Uncle Kracker fea Dobie Gray
The Way You Move – OutKast fea. Sleepy Brown
Calling All Angels – Train
Ooh! – Mary J. Blige
Suga Suga – Baby Bash fea. Frankie J.
Top Country Hits - October 15, 2003
Tough Little Boys – Gary Allan
Real Good Men – Tim McGraw
This One’s For the Girls – Martina McBride
What Was I Thinkin’ – Dierks Bentley
Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me – Keith Urban
It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett
I Love This Bar – Toby Keith
Help Pou Out the Rain (Lacy’s Song) – Buddy Jewell
I Melt – Rascal Flatts
Top Music Albums – October 15, 2003 –
Too Hot for TV – Bad Boy’s Da Band
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below – OutKast
Some Devil – Dave Matthews
Life for Rent – Dido
Results May Very – Limp Bizkit
Sacred Love – Sting
Cheers – Obie Trice
The R. In R&B Collection: Volume One – R. Kelly
Grand Champ – DMX
The Long Road – Nickelback
Metamorphosis – Hilary Duff
Heavier Things – John Mayer
Dangerously in Love – Beyonce
Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook
See If I Care – Gary Allan
Greatest Hits Volume II And Some Other Stuff – Alan Jackson
Thirteenth Step – A Perfect Circle
Da Skool Boy Presents Murphy’s Law – Murphy Lee
Past, Present & Future – Rob Zombie
Away From the Sun – 3 Doors Down
Fallen – Evanescence
Seal IV – Seal
World Wide Underground – Erykah Badu
Entertainment News – October 15, 2003
Mel Gibson re-titles his latest picture to “The Passion of the Christ” instead of just “The Passion.” – because another studio has dibs on the name.
Television News – October 15, 2003
This week - “The most anticipated season finale of the year. Nip Tuck on FX.”
A new talk show – to be produced by Jennifer Lopez and her sister, Lynda is set to debut fall of next year.
New on the Discovery Channel – “Second Opinion With Dr. Oz.
Vet actor James Garner is set to do four episodes of “8 Simple rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.”
Hot DVD’s sales/rentals – October 15, 2003
Daddy Day Care
A Mighty Wind
Top Movies – October 15, 2003 –
The Texas Chainsaw massacre
Kill Bill Vol. 1
School of Rock
Out of Time
Under the Tuscan Sun