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Dateline: Week Of May 15, 2006 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts

In The News -

President Bush visits a border area near Yuma, Arizona – an area where arrests and death have gone up from those trying to cross into the U.S. from Mexico. Saying, “We do not have full control of the border,” Bush told reporters that 6,000 National Guard troops were needed to help secure the border while Border Patrol is beefed up during the next several years.

hugo chavez  u.s. ban   may 15 2006The U.S. officially bans all arms sales to Venezuela – accusing President Hugo Chavez of not cooperating with Washington’s anti-terrorism efforts. As his defense trial begins – Saddam Hussein refused to enter a plea of formal charges.

Hamas official Sami abu Zuhri gets caught trying to smuggle more than $800,000 in euros into the Gaza Strip. Hamas doesn’t care about a veto by the Palestinian Authority – and deploys a new police force made-up of Palestinian militant groups in Gaza.

Iraqi’s new government is now in office – ending a five-month deadlock.

Nagin wins mayor runoff over Mitch Landrieu – Then mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans called for unity, saying it’s “time for this community to start the healing process, It’s time for us to set the stage for recovery.”

David Evans – a third Duke University student lacrosse player is indicted in a rape case involving an exotic dancer. He said the event, “did not happen.”

An underground explosion in an eastern Kentucky coal mine killed five miners at Holmes Mill.

The Vatican is wrestling with Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code.” First – a top selling novel and from all the attention at Cannes – it could be a top movie. Many there are calling it “Dan Brown’s Fiction.”

Fascinating Facts – May 15, 2006 –

Sales of books in 2005 climbed by 3.8% - to 3.1 billion!

bill clinton news update   may 15 2006Looks like Bill Clinton will write a second book as his first, “My Life,” sold millions. Clinton says his next book came from the experiences he has had in work and travel, since he left the White House.

Sports News – May 15, 2006

Fights - Wasn’t a draw after all as Marco Antonio Barrera did beat Ricardo Rocky Juarez. It was announced as a draw, but later – judges confirmed Barrera the winner in the super-featherweight bout.

Barry Bonds hits his 714th career homer.

Technology News – May 15, 2006 –

Snap.com says it will lump search results financed by advertisers in the same column as non-paid Web links that are the most relevant responses to a user’s search query.

Amazon.com begins a program that will allow out-of-print titles to be printed and shipped on demand when consumers place orders.

Radio News – Mary 15, 2006

Major music labels sue XM Satellite Radio for their record able radio called Inno - which lets listeners record 50 hours of music.

Entertainment News/Celebrity – May 15, 2006

At Cannes, France – “The Da Vinci Code” is king where you can’t get advanced tickets to see the flick. On hand – stars from the movie – Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno and director Ron Howard.

Top Country Hits – May 15, 2006 –

Why – Jason Aiden

Wherever Your Are – Jack Ingram

Who Says You Can’t Go Home - Bon Jovi with Jennifer Nettles

What Hurts the Most – Rascal Flatts

leann rimes music   may 2006Something’s Gotta Give – LeAnn Rimes

The Lucky One – Faith Hill

Size matters (Someday) – Joe Nichols

When the Stars Go Blue – Tim McGraw

Last Day of My Life – Phil Vassar

The Seashores of Old Mexico – George Strait

Summertime – Kenny Chesney

To Pop Hits – May 15, 2006 –

Ridin’ – Chamillionaire fea. Krayzie Bone

Bad Day – Daniel Powter

SOS – Rihanna

What’s Left of Me – Nick Lachey

What You Know – T.I.

Temperature – Sean Paul

Ms. New Booty – Bubba Sparxxx fea. Ying Yang Twins and Mr. ColliPark

You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

red hot chilli peppers music   may 2006Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Where d You Go – Fort Minor fea. Holly Brook

Lean Wit it, Rock Wit It – Dem Franchize Boyz fea. Lil Peanut & Charlay

Walk Away – Kelly Clarkson

Be Without You – Mary J. Blige

Over My Head (Cable Car) – The Fray

Everytime We Touch – Cascada

When You’re Mad – Ne-Yo

Move Along – All-American Rejects

What Hurts the Most – Rascal Flatts

Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira fea. Wyclef Jean

Savin’ Me – Nickelback

Who Says You Can’t Go Home – Bon Jovi

Not Ready to make Nice – Dixie Chicks

Control Myself – LL Cool J. fea. Jennifer Lopez

Top Music Albums – May 15, 2006 –

We Shall Overcome: The Seegar Sessions – Bruce Springsteen

IV – Godsmack

Director – Avant

Louder Now – Taking Back Sunday

High School Musical soundtrack

A Girl Like Me – Rihanna

Me and My Gang – Rascal Flatts

goo goo dolls music   may 2006Let Love In – Goo Goo Dolls

Now 21

King – T.I.

Amore – Andrea Bocelli

Oral Fixation Vol. 2 – Shakira

Coming Up To Breathe – MercyMe

Greatest Hits Vol. 2 – Tim McGraw

Back to Bedlam – James Blunt

All the Roadrunning – Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris

Precious Memories – Alan Jackson

The Trinity – Sean Paul

Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood

In My Own Words – Ne-Yo

I’m Not Dead – Pink

Todd Smith – LL Cool J

The Sound of Revenge – Chamillionaire

A Fever You Can’t Sweat – Panic! At the Disco

Music News – May 15, 2006

Paul McCartney and his second wife, Heather Mills are separating after nearly four years of marriage.

Don’t miss “Heavy: The Story of Metal” – a four part series that looks at the history of heavy metal music. On VH1.

Also on VH1 – “SuperGroup.” Reality series follows a rock manager who gets five veteran rockers into shape for a big Las Vegas show.

Television News – May 15, 2006

Also did it in 2002 - Conan O’Brien will host the “58th Annual Prime-time Emmy Awards” on August 27 – the second time around for O’Brien.

On ABC Monday – “Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball” – featuring 25 great black woman. Look for Toni Morrison, Cicely Tyson and Aretha Franklin among others.

ABC says it will ban repeats of “Lost.” Viewers got “lost” in all the shuffling and repeats – but not any more. This fall, ABC will show seven new episodes then it’ll go on hiatus until the next new round in February.

The “CBS Evening News” beats ABC’s “World News Tonight” for the first time in nearly five years.

On “American Idol” this week – Our three finalists perform three songs – one chosen by Industry legend Clive Davis!

Top video game rentals – May 15, 2006

Lara Croft Tom Raider: Legend on PS2

The Godfather on PS2

Black on PS2

NBA Ballers: Phenom on PS2

The Godfather on XBox

Top TV Show Ratings – May 15, 2006

american idol tv ratings  may 15 2006American Idol on Tuesday – 28.85

American Idol on Wednesday – 27.88

CSI – 27.04

House – 24.29

Grey’s Anatomy – 22.60

Desperate Housewives – 21.03

CSI: Miami – 19.96

Without a Trace – 19.19

Survivor: Panama, Exile Island Finale – 17.07

Survivor: Panama, Exile Island - 16.96

Lost – 16.35

Deal or No deal on Monday – 15.90

NCIS – 15.71

Deal or No Deal on Wednesday – 15.54

CSI: NY – 15.16

Two and a Half Men – 14.86

Unanimous – 14.21

The Unit – 14.18

24 – 13.86

ER – 13.24

Top Movies – May 15, 2006 –

Mission: Impossible III

Poseidon

RV

Just My Luck

An American Haunting

United 93

Stick It

Ice Age: The Meltdown

Silent Hill

Hoot

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