Dateline: Week Of July 8, 2005 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Coordinated bombs rip through subways and a double-decker bus in London during rush hour, killing 38 and injuring more than 700.
Hurricane Dennis slams Florida’s panhandle with 120mph winds.
Iraq –Al Qaeda executes Egypt’s top envoy to Baghdad (Ihab Sherif) who was kidnapped from a Baghdad street …A suicide bomber in an SUV kills at least 27 Iraqis and an American soldier – most were children.
A Palestinian suicide bomber blows himself up outside a shipping mall in Netanya Israel – killing three.
Police say four suspects – nationals of Pakistani descent – carried out the London bomb attacks of last week – and were all killed.
Colin Powell joins Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers – as a strategic limited partner. Powell will offer strategic advice to the firm and its portfolio companies.
North Korea is granted an aide package by S. Korea that includes rice, assistance rebuilding of its mines and raw materials for shies, clothing and soap.
It’s learned that just a few days before he was sworn in as governor of California – Arnold Schwarzenegger accepted a consulting job worth $millions to be paid by fitness magazines. Many call it a conflict of interest, especially since he vetoed legislation last year – that would have regulated some the supplement industry - heavy advertisers in such magazines.
Business News – July 8, 2005 -
Wendy’s International said that quarterly sales at restaurants fell 4% hurt mainly by the bogus finger-in-a-chili bowl event.
Technology News – July 8, 2005 -
Apple Computer says profit rose more then fivefold – as iPod sales hit a quarterly record of 6.2 million up from a previous high of 5.3 million the quarter before.
HP introduces printers in what the company is calling the world’s fastest photo printer, as it tries to head-off rivals such as Dell.
Music News - July 8, 2005 -
Eminem and 50 Cent begin their dual tour in Chicago.
Farm Aid moves to Chicago for weeklong events and concerts – marking its 20th anniversary. The big concert will feature Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. In September.
CBS debuts “Rock Star: INXS” where wannabes compete to be the band’s lead singer. INXS had Michael Hutchence as a lead, but he died in 1997, and the band hasn’t had a regular lead singer since. CBS will air the show three times a week for the next three months.
VH1 and MTV air five-hour blocks of “Live 8: A Concert to make Poverty History.” Look for Pink Floyd, Coldplay, U2 and Paul McCartney. Also – Jay-Z, Linkin Park the Killers, Kanye West and Green Day. And – Sting, Rob Thomas, Dave Matthews Band and Maroon 5.
Entertainment / Celebrity News – July 8, 2005 -
New movie out this week is “Wedding Crashers” and making a cameo appearance in it – Sen. John McCain.
Television News – July 8, 2005 -
CBS launches a place to get video clips of its news.
TV Broadcasters agree to stop transmitting in analog and will go digital by 2009. Goodbye regular TV!
On HBO – “Mantle” – a look at famed baseball player Mickey Mantle.
Friday night television –
CBS – 60 Minutes II, JAG, Numbers, David Letterman
NBC – Dateline NBC, Law & Order: Trail by Jury, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien
ABC – 8 Simple Rules, Hope & Faith, Less than Perfect, 20/20, Nightline
PBS – Washington Week, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose
Fox – Movie-Joyride
WB – What I Like About You, Blue Collar TV, Reba, Living with Fran
Comedy Central – Daily Show
E! – Dr 90210
Disney – That’s So Raven
GSN – Poker: Celebrities vs. Poker pros
David Letterman – Billy Crystal, Garbage
Jay Leno – Owen Wilson.
Top Movies – July 8, 2005 –
War of the Worlds
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Herbie: Fully Loaded
Star Wars III.