Dateline: Week Of October 22, 2005 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
President Bush withdraws Harriet Miers’ name as his nominee to the Supreme Court. There was considerable resistance from both sides.
Investigators in New Orleans looking for answers – say the problems were in the design, construction and maintenance of the city’s levees – that they were not as strong as expected.
An independent investigation into the U.N. oil-for-food program was so badly handled/managed that more than half the companies doing business with Iraq paid illegal kickbacks and/or surcharges.
President Bush names Ben Bernanke to take the place of Alan Greenspan to head the Federal Reserve.
President Bush toured hurricane-ravaged South Florida promising more federal help.
President Bush dedicates a permanent museum display of the Boeing 707 used by Ronald Reagan at the Reagan Library.
I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby – Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, is indicted on felony charges of obstruction of justice, making false statements and perjury. Libby said he would be exonerated. Karl Rove was not indicted by the grand jury investigation, which focused on unmasking an undercover CIA officer.
Bomb blasts strike New Delhi – killing more than 50 people.
This week – the U.S. death toll in Iraq hits 2,000… Iraqi voters ratify a new constitution by nearly a 4 to 1 margin.
Passing – Rosa Parks who refused to yield a bus seat to a white male back in 1955 in the South. She was 92.
Hurricane Wilma hits the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico) with about 5 feet of rain. It’s headed to Florida.
Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld visits Mongolia for a brief stop.
Lashuan Harris – the mother accused of tossing her three small sons to their deaths in San Francisco Bay – pleads not guilty.
Sports News – October 22, 2005
Longest game in World Series history – as the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros – 7-5 in 14 innings.
Technology News – October 22, 2005
HP unveils new smart phones – one is the Ipaq hw6515. Just $450 with two-year cell contract.
Some top music albums – October 22, 2005
I Am Me – Ashlee Simpson
The Great American Songbook, Vol. 4 – Rod Stewart
Timeless – Martina McBride
A Time to Love – Stevie Wonder
Unplugged – Alicia Keys
Playing the Angel – Depeche Mode
Music news – October 22, 2005
It was brief – but “Cream” with Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce – has parted once again. No more reunion concerts – for now.
The four-year feud between rappers Jay-Z and Nas appears to be over as they shake hands during a NY concert.
Radio News – October 22, 2005
Adam Carolla will be taking Howard Stern’s place on a few West Coast Infinity stations – including KLSX in Los Angeles.
Entertainment News – October 22, 2005
Passing – Gordon Lee – played “Porky” in the old “Our Gang” shorts. He was 71.
Passing – Len Dresslar – Who’s utterance of “Ho Ho Ho” in those Green Giant commercials – made him immortal. He was 80.
Television News – October 22, 2005
Geraldo Rivera has another new show – “Geraldo at Large” – on Fox. Rivera says he’s sick of being the whipping boy for everything that’s gone bad in TV. “I’m tired of getting made fun of… “Whatever my excess, I think that I’ve been trumped in many areas by others.”
Tuesday night on ABC – “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.”
Top Movies – October 22, 2005
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
Wallace & Gromit: the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
In Her Shoes
A History of Violence
Two for the Money.