Dateline: Week Of August 8, 2006 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Sen. Joe Lieberman loses his party’s nomination to Ned Lamont in Connecticut.
President Bush and his staffers run for three miles in the blazing August sun at Crawford Texas. One was Tony Snow – new White House Press Secretary.
A cease-fire goes into effect between Hezbollah and Israeli fighters in Lebanon, but before fierce fighting. Earlier in the week, Israel suffered heavy losses as 15 of their soldiers died in battle.
Iraq – A suicide bomber strikes at a checkpoint near a Shiite Muslim mosque (Iman Ali shrine) in Najaf and 122 are injured.
Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski imposes a statewide hiring freeze because of the millions of dollars in revenue the state was losing as a result of the Prudhoe Bay oil field shutdown.
Listening in on phone calls - British police arrest three men including a newspaper section editor, in an investigation that began with complaints from Prince Charles’ office about possible phone-tapping.
Pakistani authorities have arrested at leas nine in a case of alleged plots to blow up airliners over the Atlantic Ocean. This after two dozen are arrested by British authorities – as they were in the final stages of a plan to detonate liquid explosives on as many as 10 U.S. bound jets.
Martha Stewart will pay $195,000 with her settlement with the SEC. And, she can’t serve as director of a public company for five years.
Technology News – August 8, 2006 -
News Corp. unveils plans to sell downloadable copies of Fox movies and TV shows.
IBM says it will buy FileNet Corp for $1.6 billion.
Google gets together with MySpace – as Google will pay $900 million to MySpace to provide query results and to run ads on MySpace.
Apple Computer unveils its top-end Mac Pro desktops – its most powerful computers to date. They contain two of Intel’s dual-core Xeon processors.
Radio News – August 8, 2006 -
New inductees into the national Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago –
CBS journalist Christopher Glenn and also from CBS – the late Douglas Edwards. DJ Scott Shannon and the late William B. Williams of WNEW Radio NY. Also ABC Radio President John hare.
Music News – August 8, 2006 -
MTV airs behind-the-scenes look at the making of Paris Hilton’s first album – “Paris.” Don’t miss it!
Entertainment News – August 8, 2006 -
Robin Williams is back getting treatment for alcoholism. He had been sober for some 20 years.
Television News – August 8, 2006 -
ON MTV – Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County – Wednesday night.
Passing – Former TV talkshow host Mike Douglas (81).
ABC announces it is picking up “Ugly Betty” – an Americanized version of the popular S. American telenovela “Yo Soy Betty la Fea.” It’ll start on Sept. 28.
Top Movies – August 8, 2006 –
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
World Trade Center
Barnyard: The Original Party Animals
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest