Dateline: Week Of September 1, 2004 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Tech & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Israel - Two suicide bombers blow themselves up – less than a minute apart – in separate buses. 16 are dead.
Hurricane Frances clobbers Florida with over 2 million homes and business without power and two dead. It’s expected to hit the Gulf – then hit the Florida panhandle.
A female suicide bomber wearing an explosive device stuffed with metal bolts killed at least nine people near a Moscow subway station. Nine are dead.
GOP Convention in New York – Arnold Schwarsenegger told his inspiring life story… President Bush promised to “build a safer world and a more hopeful America” over his next four years in office. “We are staying on the offensive against terrorists.” Vice President Dick Cheney told the audience that “time and again Sen. Kerry has made the wrong call on national security.” Also, the Bush twins make their debut – Jenna and Barbara.
Iraq – A suicide car bomber kills seven U.S. Marines in a military convoy near Fallouja. … More violence as another car bomb kills at least 20 in front of a police academy. .. The bodies of two Turkish nationals and another man are found in a rural area north of Baghdad.
More trouble in Russia - Attackers with guns and bombs seize a school in a region near Chechnya during the first day of school.
The death toll rises to 340 – nearly half children after attackers seized more than 1,000 hostages in a provincial school in Beslan.
Police arrested more than 900 antiwar demonstrators in Manhattan. The demonstrations were held in several places – in conjunction with the Republican National Convention being held in town.
Campaigning - John F. Kerry – calls the war in Iraq the “wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Festival of Fire - A record 35,500 costumed revelers ritually burned a 40-foot neon and wooden icon of a man and began leaving the Black Rock desert – north of Reno in Nevada.
Dick Cheney calls Bill Clinton to wish him well on his upcoming quadruple heart bypass surgery. Clinton was admitted to the hospital this week after complaining of chest pains and difficulty breathing.
The Iraqi government shut down Al Jazeera’s Baghdad operations indefinitely, extending a one-month closure order imposed after the Arab satellite channel was accused of inciting violence.
Walt Disney Co says it had postponed an expansion of its video-on-demand service while it explored partnerships.
Sports News - September 1, 2004
Pitcher Roger Clemens gets his 325th win – passing Don Sutton and Nolan Ryan.
Technology News - September 1, 2004 -
Apple Computer unveils its iMac G5 – it hides the guts and looks like a monitor with a perch.
Music news September 1, 2004 –
Some top albums –
Happy People/U Saved Me – R. Kelly
Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw
Welcome Back - Mase
Songs Abut Jane – Maroon 5
Autobiography – Ashlee Simpson
Straight Outta Cashville – Young Buck
Entertainment News – September 1, 2004
Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” sold an incredible 4 million DVD’s within its first day of release!
Television News – September 1, 2004
Jeopardy comes back from its summer break – and so does champ Ken Jennings – who is trying his 39th attempt to win more money. So far, he’s won $1,321,660.
On VH1 – “The Surreal Life” – new housemates include Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy.
ESPN – Chris Berman and Dick Vitale take a look back in “ESPN25: Silver Anniversary Special.”
The Fox News Channel had the best Republican Convention ratings – 5.9 million viewers. Next was NBC with 4.5 million – then the others.
New in syndication – “The Jane Pauley Show.”
Monday night television – September 1 2004
CBS – Still Standing, Yes, Dear, Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, CSI: Miami, David Letterman
NBC – Fear Factor, Hawaii, Last Comic Standing, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – College Football, Nightline
UPN – One on One, Half & Half, Girlfriends
WB – 7th Heaven, Everwood
Fox – North Shore, Renovate My Family
Sci-Fi – Stargate SG-1
Spike – WWE Raw
Top Movies - September 1, 2004 -
Without a Paddle
Anacondas: the Hunt for Blood Orchid
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
The Bourne Supremacy.