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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

Terminator 3

Legally Blonde 2

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

Finding Nemo

The Hulk

Sinbad

28 Days Later

The Italian Job

Bruce Almighty

2 Fast 2 Furious

The Italian Job

Hollywood Homicide

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