Dateline: Week Of July 1, 2003 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says that it would be wrong to characterize the situation in Iraq as a quagmire or a guerrilla campaign, despite suspected sabotage and the growing number of attack on U.S. troops there.
Iraq – U.S. forces say they killed 11 Iraqis in battles with guerrilla-style fighters who ambushed an Army patrol.
Campaign promise - President Bush proposes spending federal money on vouchers that parents dissatisfied with public school could apply toward tuition at private schools. The program would be the first of its kind.
As more U.S. military casualties are reported in Iraq - President Bush vows to forge a military structure that will crush threats to American troops there.
President Charles Taylor of Liberia accepts an offer of asylum in Nigeria. He calls for help from American troops in participation in a peaceful transition of power. Later, the U.S. says it will deploy a small amount of troops – from 500 to 2,000.
U.S. Unemployment rises to 6.4% a – nine year high.
Passing – Comedian/actor Buddy Hackett (78).
Sports News – July 1, 2003
The International Olympic Committee awards Vancouver, Canada the 2010 Winter Games.
Music news – July 1, 2003
Passing – Producer/composer/singer Barry White. He was 58.
Passing – Ethan James – guitarist with the 60’s band Blue Cheer. He was 56.
Television news – July 1, 2003
The Simon Cowell-produced “Cupid” premieres this week. It’s yet another reality show.
Thursday night television listings/TV Guide – July 1, 2003
CBS – The Amazing Race 4, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without a Trace, Late Show
NBC – Friends, Scrubs, Will & Grace, Frasier, ER, Tonight, Conan O’Brien
ABC – Movie, Primetime Thursday
UPN – WWE Smackdown!
Fox – Movie
WB – Movie
PBS – Frontline, Soundstage, Charlie Rose
Disney – Sister, Sister, Even Stevens, Boy Meet World, Proud Family
Sci-Fi – Twilight Zone
David Letterman – Actor Sean Hayes.
Jay Leno – Lisa Marie Presley.
Top Movies – July 1, 2003
Legally Blonde 2
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
28 Days Later
The Italian Job
2 Fast 2 Furious
The Italian Job