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Dateline: Week Of June 8, 2005 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

John Kerry provides access to his complete military and medical awards.

Howard Dean says that positive responses from supporters had reinforced his determination to keep talking tough, despite suggestions from some congressional Democrats that the part chairman should tone down his rhetoric.

Finance ministers of the world’s wealthiest nations agree to wipe out $40 billion in debut owed by 18 of the world’s poorest countries as part of a major assault on global poverty.

President Bush calls on Congress to extend portions of the USA patriot Act due to expire at the end of the year. He is asking Congress to extend 16 provisions of the law.

The Justice Department discloses that, about 20 months before the Sept.11 attacks, a CIA official had blocked a memo intended to alert the FBI that two known Al Qaeda operatives had entered the country.

General Motors says it will eliminate 25,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs and close several plants over the next three years.

Iraq - Four U.S. soldiers are killed in two roadside bombings.

Fed Chairman Alan Greesnpan warns that new, more liberal kinds of mortgages were helping to drive up home prices and fueling the danger of a price decline – a sharp one.

One of three young men who took an Alabama teen to the beach during her high school graduation trip to Aruba says, “something bad happened." The girl is Natalee Holloway and she disappeared may 30 while on a five-day trip to the Caribbean island with 124 classmates and seven chaperons celebrating their graduation from Mountain Brook High School. Three men – two brothers from Surlname and a Dutch student have been arrested. 

Vera Wong gets American fashion’s highest award – the Designer of the Year. She’s a former Vogue editor and revolutionized the bridal wear market in the 1990’s.


Radio news – June 8, 2005

Clear Channel, the largest radio broadcaster, wants a new ratings system for radio. Arbitron says it is testing electronic meters to replace the diary system, welcomes the company’s demand for more accurate measurements. 


Entertainment news – June 8, 2005

Marry – Alicia Silverstone (28) to longtime boyfriend Christopher Jarecki.

Michael Jackson Acquitted:

Michael Jackson is acquitted on all counts in his child-molestation and conspiracy trial. The prosecution alleged Jackson had sexually abused a then-13-year old cancer patient.


Music news – June 8, 2005

Organizers of the London Live 8 convert say that members of Pink Floyd will perform at the July event. It’s the first time they’ll be back together since 1981.

Destiny’s Child is splitting up after their current tour. Looks like the superstar out of the group is Beyonce Knowles, whose 200e solo album “Dangerously in Love” won five Grammys.  

Passing – Simon Waronker – founder of Liberty Records.


Television news – June 8, 2005

 Passing – Actor Dana Elcar (77) – best known as Peter Thornton on “MacGyver.”

Don’t miss “The Cut” with clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger. It’s kind of like Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice.”

Bob Costas is named a regular sub host for Larry King on his CNN talkshow.

On “Saturday Night Live” – Ashton Kutcher with music guest Gwen Stefani.

Wednesday night television listings/TV Guide – June 8, 2005

CBS – 60 Minutes Wednesday, King of Queens, Yes, Dear, CSI: NY, Late Show, Craig Ferguson

NBC – Psychic Detectives, law & Order, Tonight, Conan O’Brien

ABC – Supernanny, dancing with the stars, Lost, Nightline, Jimmy Kimmel

UPN – All of us, Eve, Kevin Hill,

Fox – That ‘70’s Show, Stacked, The Inside

WB – Beauty and the Geek, Smallville

PBS – American Masters, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose


On David Letterman – Russell Crowe, Paul Anka

On Jay Leno – Tom Cruise, Toby Keith


Top Movies – June 8, 2005

Mr. & Mrs. Smith


Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

The Longest Yard

The adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

Cinderella Man

The Honeymooners

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants



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