Dateline: Week Of July 22, 2004 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Citing a “state of chaos” in the Gaza Strip – Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Korei submits his resignation to President Yasser Arafat – who will not accept it.
President Bush campaigns in Iowa and joining him – his two daughters.
Federal health officials revise the policy of treating obesity, dropping the view that being overweight is not a medical illness. It now says it is and can be treated by Medicare.
Sandy Berger withdraws as an advisor to the presidential campaign of John Kerry because he is being investigated for mishandling classified documents from his years in the Clinton administration.
Microsoft has settled all of its trademark infringement suits against Lindows Inc with a $20-millin payment to the Linux operating system upstart, which agreed to change its name to Linspire
Martha Stewart is sentenced to 5 months in prison plus five months home confinement. She remains free pending an appeal.
Tribune Co. says it had found additional errors in circulation figures for its Newsday and Hoy newspapers and set aside $35 million to compensate advertisers that may have overpaid.
The avian bird flu has spread to ten provinces in Thailand.
A storm packing high winds rips through south-central Pennsylvania – damaging at least 50 homes and injuring 24 people.
Passing – Charles Sweeney - the pilot who dropped the A-bomb on Nagasaki. He was 84.
Near Tacoma Washington - A man doused his girlfriend and three small children with gasoline inside a car and set them on fire as he drove. All five died after the car crashed in flames.
Sports News – July 15, 2004 -
NFL checks reveal positive steroid usage for Chris Cooper and Barret Robbins of the Oakland Raiders and free agent Dana Stubblefield. All have been fined heavily.
Shaq O’Neal has been traded to the Miami Heat.
NASCAR News - Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrecks during a warm up for an American Le Mans Series race at Infineon raceway in Sonoma. He was hospitalized with burns on his face and legs.
Bobby Fischer – former world chess champ is being held in Japan – accused of holding an illegal passport. He may be deported to the U.S., where he faces arrest, because he defied an American ban on doing business with Yugoslavia in 1992.
Technology News – July 15, 2004 -
Apple unveils new versions of the iPod – its hot music player/ One has 20 gigs of memory and will retail for $299 and a 10-gig version will sell for $399.
Apple’s profit has tripled – thanks to the iPod. Net income rose to $61 million or 16 cents a share form $19 million or 5 cents a share.
Music News – July 15, 2004 -
Don’t miss Josh Groban in concert.
The Dave Matthews Band makes its catalog available for download on Napster.
Top Hits Week Of July 15, 2004 –
Confessions Part II – Usher
Slow Motion – Juvenile fea. Soulja Slim
Burn – Usher
Move ya Body – Nina Sky fea. Jabba
I Believe – Fantasia
If I Ain’t got You – Alicia Keys
The Reason – Hoobastank
Freek-A-Leek – Petey Pablo
Turn Me On – Kevin Lyttle fea. Spragga Benz
On Fire – Lloyd Banks
Yeah! – Usher fea. Lil Jon & Ludacris
This Love – Maroon 5
Lean Back – Terror Squad
Jesus Walks – Kanye West
Leave (Get Out) – Jo Jo
Everytime – Britney Spears
Dreams - Diana DeGarmo
I Don’t Wanna Know – Mario Winans fea. Enya & P. Diddy
Dip It Low – Christina Milion
Heaven – Los Lonely Boys
Overnight Celebrity – Twista
Meant to Live – Switchfoot
Naughty Girl – Beyonce
Roses – OutKast
U Should’ve Known Better – Monica
Some top albums – week of July 15, 2004 -
The Hunger For More – Lloyd Banks
To the 5 Boroughs – Beastie Boys
Under My Skin – Avil Lavigne
Spider Man soundtrack
Contraband – Velvet Revolver
Confessions – Usher
Afrodisiac – Brandy
Kiss of Death – Jadakiss
Spider-Man 2 soundtrack
The Gorge – Dave Matthews Band
Under My Skin – Avril Lavigne
D12 World – D12
Here For the Party – Gretchen Wilson
Horse of a Different Color – Big & Rich
Los Lonely Boys
Feedback – Rush
The Reason – Hoobastank
Musicology – Prince
The College Dropout – Kanye West
The Beautiful Letdown
Shrek 2 soundtrack
We Are Not Alone – Breaking Benjamin
Good News for People Who Love Bad News – Modest Mouse
Elephunk – Black Eyed Peas
When the Sun Goes Down – Kenny Chesney
In This Skin – Jessica Simpson
Top Children’s Video – Week Of July 15, 2004 -
Scooby Doo & The Loch Ness Monster
SpongeBob Squarepants: Spongeguard on duty
Dora The Explorere: Silly Fiesta
Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker
What’s New Scooby Doo? Safari So Good
Television News – Week Of July 15, 2004 -
Martha Stewart guests on “Larry King Live” on CNN. Her only live interview since her sentencing.
Fox raises the age limit for “American Idol” – now the talent can be up to 28 years old – instead of 25 years.
CBS fires two “CSI” actors – George Eads and Jorja Fox in a salary rift.
Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – July 15, 2004 -
Baseball All-Star game (Fox) – 13.99
CSI – 13,95
CSI: Miami – 13.27
Without a Trace – 12.31
Cold Case – 11.94
60 Minutes – 11.46
All star Pre Game (Fox) – 11.22
60 Minutes II – 11.00
Law & Order – 10.77
Two and a Half Men – 10.76
Amazing Race: 5 – 10:50
Extreme Makerover: Home Edition – 10.29
Top Movies – July 15, 2004 -
Spider Man 2
A Cinderella Story
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story