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Dateline: Week Of November 1, 2005 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts


In The News -

President Bush names Samuel Alito Jr. to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Democrats now are gearing up for a fight over this nomination. 

More than 30,000 Americans streamed through the Capitol rotunda to pay tribute to Rosa Parks. 

President Bush outlines a $7.1 billion plan to provide enough vaccine for the nation and to create stockpiles of drugs to treat those who become infected. 

The Fed raises key interest rates to 4%. 

 prince charles camilla news update november 2005Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla are in Washington. They lunched with President Bush and toured the SEED School in Washington, where students found them to be down-to-earth. 

Seif Islam Kadafi, son of Libyan leader  Moammer Kadafi – wants closer ties to the West. 

Protests in Argentina – at a hemispheric summit to promote jobs opens – but raucous anti-U.S. demonstrations voiced their anger over the Bush administration’s free trade agenda. The summit, attended by President Bush – had key South Amerian leaders reject the White House’s vision for a free-trade zone that would stretch from the Arctic to the southern tip of South America. 

After the summit setback – President Bush renewed his drive for hemispheric free trade, declaring that open markets would energize economies and foster social justice at a time when some in Latin America sought to ‘roll back the democratic process of the past two decades.” 

Rioters spread violence across France and President Jacques Chirac vowed to restore calm and punish those responsible.


Fascinating Facts – November 1, 2005 - 

A judge upholds a gay-marriage ban adopted by Oregon voters, rejecting claims that the constitutional amendment made too many changes at once and interfered with local government. 

The FDA approves Tarceva for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. 

Barbara Cook is the first female pop singer presented in concert at the Metropolitan Opera.


Technology News – November 1, 2005 -

Apple says it had sold 1 million video downloads in the 19 days since it unveiled its video iPod  and on top – episodes of “Lost.” and “Desperate Housewives.” 

microsoft unveils windows office live november 2005Microsoft Corp. unveils online software – Windows Live and Office Live – to help you organize your desktop.


Entertainment /Celebrity News – November 1, 2005 -

 Passing – Actress Sheree North – also a stand in for Marilyn Monroe. She was 72. 

Passing – Michael Piller – writer and producer – best known for TV’s “Star Trek.” He was 57. 

Passing – Bandleader Skitch Henderson – best known for his work on the early Johnny Carson “Tonight” show. 


Music News – November 1, 2005 -  

bon jovi on tour november 2005Bon Jovi’s Have a Nice Day tour! 

Yoko Ono issues and apology to Paul McCartney for saying his songs were trite. 

Beach Boy Mike Love sues Beach Boy and cousin Brian Wilson – charging that a promotional campaign for Wilson’s 2004 “Smile” album injured Love professionally. That it “shamelessly misappropriated Mike Love’s songs, his likeness and the group’s trademark.”  

Madonna steals the show at the MTV Europe Music Awards with a live televised performance of her new single, “Hung Up.” 

Wednesday – on David Letterman – Alicia Keys.


Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – November 1, 2005 -

CSI – 24.22

Without a Trace – 21.75

World Series Game 4 (Fox) – 19.98

CSI: Miami – 19.94

NCIS – 18.00

Survivor: Guatemala – 17.38

Two and a half Men – 16.77

Grey’s Anatomy – 16.67

World Series Game 3 – 16.65

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – 16.49

Movie-Commander in Chief – 15.62

CSI: NY – 15.31



Top Movies – November 1, 2005  –

Chicken Little


Saw II

Legend of Zorro


Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

Good Night, And Good Luck

The Weather Man



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