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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

Bush ends NAACP boycott june 2006President 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Beer Baron Peter Coors’ driver’s license has been revoked by a hearing officer who ruled the executive had been driving under the influence of alcohol.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

christina aguilera music june 2006Ain’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

busta rhymes music june 2006The 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 photo image news june 2006Anna 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

Little Man

You, Me and Dupree

Superman Returns

The Devil Wears Prada



The Lake House

Nacho Libre

A Scanner Darkly

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