Dateline: Week Of November 22, 2004 In News, Pop, Celebrity, Entertainment, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
President Bush nominates Carlos Guitierrez to become the next Commerce secretary.
President Bush tells President Vicente Fox of Mexico that he wants to push ahead a measure to let illegal (undocumented) immigrants to remain in the U.S. as guest workers, even though Congress could be shaky on the matter.
Iraq – Shiite Muslim political and religious leaders insist that Iraq’s parliamentary election must be held as scheduled in January... Three U.S. troops die south of the capital… Two French journalists held hostage in Iraq since August said in a video that they were in good health and hoped to be freed “once investigations and security problems are finalized.” They are Christian Chesnot and Geoges Malbrunot.
“Hugely irresponsible” - Buckingham Palace strongly criticizes reports that Prince Harry was returning to Britain after a kidnapping warning was received during his trip to a polo pony farm in Argentina.
A student carrying a machete and another knife slashed five classmates as they watched a Spanish class video at Valparaiso High School in Indiana.
Ukraine - Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko calls for a nationwide strike to shut down factories, schools and transportation - after authorities declared Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich the winner; he’s the pro-Russian candidate for President… The Ukraine’s disputed presidential election has the area in a deepened crisis as leaders of the eastern provinces may demand to break from the rest of Ukraine…Secretary of State Colin Powell rejected the results of Ukraine’s disputed presidential election, warning there would be “consequences” for its relations with the West if officials did not address charges that the tally was fraudulent.
A charter plane carrying NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol, with his sons Edward and Charles – crashes at Montrose Regional Airport in Colorado. The pilot and copilot were killed. The body of 14-year-old Edward Ebersol, son of NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol, is found under the wreckage of a charter jet that crashed at an airport in southwestern Colorado.
Near Houston - A private plane on its way to pick up former President Bush crashes on approach to Hobby Airport – killing all three on board.
An Army general and six other soldiers were killed when their Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed after striking a wire used to stabilize a TV broadcast tower – Waco station KXXV. The tower did not have its lights on due to a recent storm. The copter was based out of Ft. Hood.
A mother cut of the arms of her baby daughter then called 911 and waited calmly until police arrived. Her 14-month-old daughter died as Dena Schlosser is charged with murder in Plano, Texas.
A dispute among deer hunters about a tree stand in northeastern Wisconsin erupted in a series of shootings that left six hunters dead and two others injured. The suspect is Chai Vang.
Sports News – November 22, 2004 -
WBC super featherweight title – Marco Antonio Barrera defeats Erik Morales. At the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Damian Miller and the Milwaukee Brewers reach a preliminary agreement on a three-year contract – worth about $3 million a year.
Phil Mickelson wins the PGA Grand Slam – shooting a 13-under par 59 at Poipu Beach, Hawaii.
Technology News – November 22, 2004 -
Trends – Sales of Apple’s Ipod are expected to hit 10 million by the end of this year. Ipods were introduced back in October of 2001.
The 10 most violent video games are named. This comes from a coalition of parent, church and women’s groups and they don’t like: Grand Theft Auto, Doom 3, Half-Life 2; Gunslinger Girls Vol. 2, Halo 2, Hitman. Blood Money; Manhunt, Mortal Kombat; Postal 2 and Shadow Hearts.
Movie News – November 22, 2004 –
Paramount, Universal and Warner Brothers will release movies in HD-DVD! And, they might produce DVD’s in both HD formats if consumers demand it. HD-DVD is competing with Blu-Ray.
Tim Allen’s eighth holiday movie “Christmas with the Kranks” opens this week.
Music News – November 22, 2004
Hip Hop OutKast is hot. They even have a new HBO coming out – “My Life in Idlewild.” And – they have not one, but two new albums ready to go!
Some top albums – week of November 22, 2004 -
Bumper of My SUV – Chely Wright
Take It Easy (Love Nothing) – Bright Eyes
Lose My Breath – Destiny’s Child
Drop It Like It’s Not – Snoop Dogg
Balla Baby – Chingy
Lua – Bright Eyes
Television News – November 22, 2004
Tavis Smiley is ending his NPR (radio) show.
Dan Rather announces he is resigning as CBS news anchor effective March.
This week on TBS – “The Real Gilligan’s Island” – a reality show, based on the iconic 1960’s sitcom – complete with skipper, millionaire, professor and farm girl. Love it!
Robin Quivers of the radio Howard Stern show is getting a shot at being a TV talk show host. She has signed with Sony Pictures Television to develop a daytime show.
Top TV Ratings/TV Guide – November 22, 2004
CSI – 31.46
Desperate Housewives – 24.21
CSI: Miami – 22.48
Survivor: Vanuatu – 20.39
Without a Trace – 19.75
ER – 18.90
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – 17.86
Everybody Loves Raymond – 17.80
Lost – 17.64
Two and a Half Men – 17.47
CSI: NY – 14.46
Monday Night Football – 17.11
Category 6: Day of destruction part 2 – 16.68
Law & Order: SVU – 16.38
Apprentice 2 – 16.76
Cold Case – 15.58
NCIS – 15.27
Top Movies – November 22, 2005
Christmas with the Kranks
The Polar Express
Bridget ones: The Edge of Reason
After the Sunset.