Dateline: Week Of May 8, 2005 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
In Moscow President Bush and Russian President Vladmir Puton meet, focusing on area of agreement.
As thousands cheer - Speaking in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia – President Bush pledged to support their progress toward democracy in a land that he said once suffered “under Lenin’s steely gaze.”
Persuing his trade initiative, President Bush welcomes six Latin American leaders to the White House.
Jerry Hobbs III is accused of killing his 8-year-old daughter and her second-grade classmate and they played in a park in Zion, Ill. Hobbs said he sought the girls out in a wooded area when his daughter was late returning home. When Laura refused to leave, he reportedly told investigators, he punched her at least twice in the face. Hobs said he punched her friend Krystal when she came to her friend’s aid. Hobbs took a small knife away from her and stabbed the girls to death.
14 Iraqis and three U.S. soldiers die in bombings across Iraq – all car bombs.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says that Israel would not free more Palestinian prisoners until the Palestinian leadership took tougher action against armed militants.
The Pentagon has a plan to close 33 major domestic bases and shrink some 29 more, saving nearly $50 billion over 20 years.
A divided Senate Foreign Relations Committee passes John Bolton to the full Senate, which is expected to confirm him.
Police say that the finger a woman claimed she found in a cup of Wendy’s chili in San Jose, actually belongs an acquaintance of her husband. The man lost it in an industrial accident in December.
The army says that it had awarded $72 million in bonuses to Halliburton Co. for logistics work in Iraq, others believe the company did not deserve such a bonus. Said Sen. Frank Lautenbert (D-NJ) – “it is outrageous that the Bush administration would give Halliburton a bonus after we have seen its overcharges, sloppy accounting and kickback schemes in Iraq. “Giving Halliburton a bonus is like giving your worst enemy a raise.”
Sports – May 8, 2005
Kentucky Derby – Giacomo with jockey Mike Smith wins at a 50-1 shot!
Entertainment news – May 8, 2005
Michael Jackson trial - From the witness stand - Actor Macaulay Culkin talks of a special bond with Michael Jackson when he was younger.
Marry – Actress Renee Zeilweger to country music star Kenny Chesney.
Radio news – May 8, 2005
It’s the hottest format – “Jack” FM. It’s been around a few years – having started in Canada. All the songs played on Jack stations were in the top-40. Stations are basically jockless and offer “expanded” playlists.
Television news – May 8, 2005
CNBC says it is canceling Dennis Miller’s low-rated political talkshow.
HBO is canceling “Carnviale after two seasons. The show was described as offbeat – part mystery and part fantasy set in the depression era.
Bill Rancle – the first winner of “The Apprentice” says he is writing a children’s advice book titled “Beyond the Lemonade Stand: Starting Small to Make It Big.”
Tuesday night television listings/TV Guide – week of May 8, 2005
CBS – NCIS, The Amazing Race 7, Late Show, Craig Ferguson
NBC – The Most Outrageous Moments of Live TV 2, Scrubs, Will & Grace, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Tonight, Conan O’Brien
ABC – My Wife and Kids, George Lopez, According to Jim, Blind Justice, Nightline, Jimmy Kimmel
UPN – All of Us, Eve, Veronica Mars
WB – Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill
Fox – American Idol, House
HGTV – House Hunters, Designed to Sell, Get Color, Decorating Cents, Mission: Organize.
Dr Phil (syndicated) – Infidelity.
Oprah Winfrey – Wild dreams bus tour. Look for Ty Pennington, Derek Jeter and Clay Aiken.
Top Movies- May 8, 2005
Kingdom of heaven
House of wax
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
XXX: State of the Union
The Amityville Horror
A Lot of Love