Dateline: Week Of October 1, 2005 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News
Three bombs explode at crowded restaurants in Jimbaran, Indonesia – killing at least 25 and injuring about 100 persons.
President Bush nominates White House Counsel Harriet Miers to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra day O’Connor. She’s described as an old friend and political ally.
President Bush compares the war on terror to the struggle against communism, saying Islamic extremists were determined to use Iraq as a staging ground to topple moderate governments in the region.
President Bush says his plan to restructure social security, once his top second-term domestic priority, needs an overhaul because he was not able to build public support for it.
Al Qaeda has put job advertisements on the Internet asking supporters for help putting together its web statements and video montages – that according to Arabic newspaper Asharq al awsat.
The tour boat that sank Sunday, killing 20 passengers in Lake George, NY should not have been carrying 48 people even though it was licensed to sail with that number, so say investigators.
Sports News – October 1, 2005
Boston wins 5-3 over the New York Yanks – so the AL East contest is tied with two games left.
Music news – October 1, 2005
Just released – “Hold Ya Head,” a new song paring Notorius B.I.G and Bob Marley. Both of course, are deceased.
Entertainment news – October 1, 2005
Michael Eisner departs from Disney after 21 years, giving up his board seat earlier than expected.
Los Angeles police say they don’t believe celebrity photographers caused Lindsay Logan co crash her Mercedes-Beinz into a van in West Hollywood. The driver of the van was injured.
Passing – singer/actor Hamilton Camp (70).
Passing – Comedian Nipsey Russell (80).
Television news – October 1, 2005
New on ABC “Hot Properties” – about three female realtors.
Ashlee Simpson is scheduled to return this week to Saturday Night Live. She was jeered last October when a technical glitch made it obvious she was lip-syncing I what was advertised as a live performance. She said she faked the singing to an acid reflux condition.
ABC Newsanchor Peter Jennings, who died of lung cancer in august, left an estate valued at more than $50 million, most of which was willed to his fourth wife and to tow children from a previous marriage.
There’s a lawsuit against Dr. Phil McGraw which claims he defrauded fans with an ill-fated venture into a diet-supplement business. The suit was filed by three disgruntled customers, but could expand. The suit centers on the “Shape Up! Product line – multivitamins, shakes and bars.
Top Movies – October 1, 2005
… Corpse Bride
A Histor of Violence
Into the Blue
Just Like Heaven
The Exorcism Of Emily Rose
The Greatest Game Ever Played
The 40 Year-Old Virgin.