Dateline: Week Of July 15, 2006 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Iraq – Bombings and gunfire kill 130 in Iraq – and the press is practically calling it a civil war (it’s not)…
A tsunami hits Indonesia – Java Island and with over 500 are reported dead (initially). It was spawned from a 7.7 earthquake
President Bush exercises his first veto of his presidency – and blocks expansion of federal support for embryonic stem cell research that he considered immoral.
Fighting escalated - Israel orders civilians out and away from a 20-mile area of southern Lebanon as fighting in the area intensifies. Earlier – Israeli warplanes dropped tons of bombs on a bunker sheltering top Hezbollah leaders
President Bush, noting that the Republican Party has alienated black voters – ends his five-year boycott with the NAACP convention and pledged to repair his relationship with the civil rights group – the country’s oldest.
World leaders meet in Russia for the G-8 summit. At the three-day closing – Russian President Vladimir Putin told a news conference – “All the goals we set ourselves have been achieved.”
Beer Baron Peter Coors’ driver’s license has been revoked by a hearing officer who ruled the executive had been driving under the influence of alcohol.
The shuttle Discovery leaves the International Space Station and is headed home – after a nine-day visit. It dropped off a third resident –German astronaut Thomas Reiter and equipment and supplies.
Three people pleaded guilty to charges they were part of an ecoterorsim cell calling itself “the family” that firebombed ranger stations, wild horse corrals, a ski resort and lumber mill offices around the West.
A month old cruise ship – the Crown Princess – lurched to its side sending passengers flying. 93 are injured. The ship was 11 miles out of Port Canaveral.
Fascinating Facts – July 15, 2006
World-renowned poker players such as Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Annie Duke and Howard “the Professor” Lederer, Phil Gordon, Andrew Block and Greg Raymer say the World Poker Tour (WPT) conspires with casinos to use their likenesses for free. The tour is now in its fifth season and is bigger than ever.
Passing – Famed private-eye storyteller Mickey Spillane. He was 88.
Technology News – July 15, 2006
Google doubled its quarterly profit from the same period last year - with net income of $721.1 million.
Yahoo is another story as their shares sank 14% after it missed revenue expectations.
Entertainment News – July 15, 2006
3-D is back with vengeance as “Monster House” opens this week in 3-D and more such movies are on the way.
In the August issue of her “O” Magazine – Oprah sets it straight – that she and friend Gayle King are not gay.
Music News – July 15, 2006
The Enquirer apologizes to Britney Spears for publishing a blurb saying she was already divorced from Kevin Federline.
Top Hot Hip Hop - July 15, 2006
Back and Forth – Unified Tribe
Me & U – Cassie
Symphony of Brotherhood – Miri Ben-Ari
What the Lick Read? – Triple J.
Oh – Kayo
Regrets – Heaven Davis
Soldier Song – Sapo
Remember – Rena Scott
World Wide (V.I.P.) – Saire Jones
Top Pop Hits – July 15, 2006 -
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira fea. Wyclef Jean
Promiscuous – Nelly Furtado fea. Timbaland
Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera
I’ts Goin Down – Yung Joc
Ridin – Chamillionaire fea. Krayzie Bone
Me & U – Cassie
Unfaithful – Rihanna
Who What – Field Mob fea. Ciara
Somewhere over the Rainbow – Katharine McPhee
Over My Head (Cable Car) – The Fray
Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Do I Make You Proud – Taylor Hicks
Life is A Highway – Rascal Flatts
Buttons – Pussycat Dolls fea. Snoop Dogg
I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic! At the Disco
Where’s You Go – Fort Minor fea. Holly Brook
Do It To It – Cherish fea. Sean Paul
Stars Are Blind – Paris Hilton
Bad day – Daniel Powter
Top Music Albums – July 15, 2006 –
Dusk and Summer – Dashboard Confessional
Testimony Vo. 1 – Life & Relationship – India.Aire
Loose – Nelly Furtado
A Girl Like Me – Rihanna
Taking the Long Way – Dixie Chicks
St. Elsewhere – Gnarls Barkley
The Big Band – Busta Rhymes
Me and My Gang – Rascal Flatts
High School Musical – Soundtrack
New Jack City – Yung Joc
Cars – Soundtrack
Block Music – Shawnna
Stadium Album – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Now 21 – various
Panic! At the disco – A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
The Essential Collection – Hank Williams Jr.
PCD – Pussycat Dolls
Corinne Bailey Rae
Under the Iron Sea – Keane
In My Own Words – Ne-Yo
Laugh Now Cry Later – Ice Cube
Men & Mascara – Julie Roberts
Define the Great Line – Underoath
All the Right Reasons – Nickleback
Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood
Television News – July 15, 2006
Anna Nicole Smith is featured on “Biography” this week on A&E.
Fox announces with it will launch a one-hour morning news program in January.
The CW is on the air – or will be on September 20. It combines the best of the WB and UPN.
Sunday night – the ESPY Awards on ESPN. Lance Armstrong hosts.
Top TV Ratings/TV Guide – July 15, 2006
All Star Baseball Game on Fox – 14.42
America’s Got Talent on Wednesday – 11.14
CSI: Miami – 10.61
CSI – 10.34
All Star Pregame Show – 10.21
So You Think You Can Dance on Wednesday – 9.65
CSI: NY – 9.55
Without a Trace on Thursday – 9.48
So You Think You Can dance on Thursday – 9.34
Two and Half Men – 9.15
Dateline: NBC on Sunday 9.03
60 Minutes – 8.20
How I Met Your Mother – 8.13
Criminal Minds – 8.12
Law & Order: SVU – 7.97
Top Movies – July 15, 2006 –
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
You, Me and Dupree
The Devil Wears Prada
The Lake House
A Scanner Darkly.