Dateline: Week Of June 8, 2004 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
The United Nations endorses the U.S. hand-over of sovereignty to an Iraqi interim government on June 30.
Reagan funeral - President Bush and Margaret Thatcher eulogizes Ronald Reagan.
Ronald Reagan is buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Secretary of State Colin Powell blames mistakes in data collection and not political consideration for a flawed report that said in 2003, terrorist attacks worldwide had decreased, when in fact, they increased significantly.
Two car bombings take the lives of 20 in Baghdad as the transfer of sovereignty to an interim Iraqi government nears (June 30).
Some 26 former senior diplomats and military officials have issued a joint statement arguing that President George W. Bush has damaged America’s national security and should be defeated in November. Some are Republicans.
Fascinating Facts – June 8, 2004 -
Terry Nichols’ life is spared by a hung jury as a sentencing impasse is declared by the judge.
Martha Stewart asks for a new trial saying her March 5 conviction was tainted by a witness’ lies.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson will be buying 30 Burger King restaurants in Dallas, Miami, Atlanta and Birmingham.
Music News – June 8, 2004 -
Passing – Ray Charles from complications of liver disease. He was 73.
Don’t miss Sean “Puffy” Combs “Daddy’s House Dance Party” tour – this summer.
Britney Spears has knee surgery after injuring herself during a late night video shooting.
Courtney Love is charged with felony assault for attacking a woman with a bottle and a flashlight at the home of her former manager and boyfriend Jim Barbar.
Marry – Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.
Some top albums – week of June 8, 2004 -
Musicology – Prince
Under My Skin – Avril Lavigne
D-12 – D12 World
S hrek 2 – soundtrack
Slipknot Vol2 Subliminal Verses
Elephunk – Black Eyed Peas
D12 World – D-12
Confessions – Usher
The Reason – Hoobastank
College Drop Out – Kayne West
Television News – June 8, 2004 -
On Fox - The Simple Life 2 debuts next week (June 16).
On Spike TV – “The Joe Schmo Show” – second season premiere. It’s a parody of reality TV.
On Animal Planet – It’s Croc Week with a new two-hour special that searches for a Super Croc. And of course – Steve Irwin – the Crocodile hunter himself. It’s a whole croc of…
NBC announces that there would be 1,210 hours of coverage from the Athens Olympics in August, more than the last five Summer Olympics combined. That’s because some hours will be seen on USA and taped HD coverage will be carried on separate NBC HD channels.
Eminem who exposed his but to the audience at the 2004 Movie Awards when it was taped – will have his but cut or blurred out when it is broadcast on MTV this week. Sorry Em!
Top Movies - June 8, 2004 –
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Chronicles of Riddick
The Stepford Wives
Garfield: the Movie
The Day After Tomorrow