Dateline: Week Of June 22, 2004 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Tech, & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Gov John G. Rowland resigns as governor of Connecticut as he faces federal corruption investigations and possible impeachment.
Iran seizes three British military patrol boats in the shatt al Arab waterway, Iraq’s main link with the Persian Gulf and eight armed crewmen were detained for entering Iranian territorial waters.
Iraq – A wave attacks kill at least 105 as insurgency spikes … Militants launch attacks in four cities across Iraq – killing dozens of Iraqi police.. Wow – The U.S. surprises everyone and transfers power to Iraq two days early… Three Turkish contractors are taken hostage by militants, who threaten to behead them… Iraqi militants behead a South Korean hostage.
An Interim Iraqi government takes power and U.S. administrator Paul Bremmer leaves for the airport.
The Supreme Court says unhindered free speech remains the rule on the Internet and bars prosecutors from enforcing a federal law that would make it a crime for commercial websites to post sexually explicit material were children can see it.
President Bush awards 13 Presidential Medals of freedom to such people as Rita Moreno, Arnold Palmer, Doris Day and Estee Lauder.
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader names Green party activist Peter Camejo as his vice presidential running mate.
Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali – premier of Pakistan, announces his resignation and dissolves the Cabinet.
A federal judge rules that Utah artist Tom Forsythe, who photographed the doll posed suggestively with kitchen appliances, should be reimbursed for the more than $1.8 million he spent defending his work.
Sports News – June 22, 2004
Arizona pitcher Randy Johnson gets his 4000th career strikeout! Only three others have done the same (so far) – Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens and Steve Carlton.
Jeff Gordon wins the Dodge/Save mart 350 race in Sonoma – stamping him NASCAR’s greatest road racer. He’s a four-time Cup champ. He led with an average speed of 77.456mph – a record.
Technology News - June 22, 2004 -
Intel has added 64-bit capacity to its Xeon 32-bit chip – now competing with AMD’s Opteron chip.
Entertainment News – June 22, 2004
Mary-Kate Olsen – one of the Olsen twins enters a program for treatment of anorexia. She’s 18.
Music News – June 22, 2004 -
Janet Jackson performs live – on BET’s awards show. A seven second delay will be used – just in case!
Hilary Duff – Most Wanted Tour 2004.
Clear Channel signs Jewel – to be its first artist to take part in a new service – instant concert recordings – where you can buy the same-concert CD right after the event!
Sirius is starting an all-Elvis Presley channel!
On VH1’s “Driven” Thursday – Beyonce.
Rapper DMX (Earl Simmons) is arrested at JFK airport because he and a friend attempted to pass themselves off as FBI agents and steal a car.
Some top albums – week of June 22, 2004 -
Contraband – Velvet Revolver
To the 5 Boroughs – Beastie Boys
The Reason – Hoobastank
New Day… Live in Las Vegas – Celine Dion
Confessions – Usher
Under My Skin – Avril Lavigne
Television News – June 22, 2004 –
Bill Clinton is interviewed on “60 Minutes” – and it gets the #2 spot in overhaul ratings this week – 15.77 million viewers.
Greg Kinnear guests on “Friends” this week!
Also on Thursday – ABC-TV – Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital.
Top Movies – June 22, 2004 –
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Stepford Wives