Dateline: Week Of August 15, 2006 In News, Pop Culture, Tech News & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
Iran says it would not suspend uranium enrichment ruling out the main demand in an international package of incentives aimed at getting Tehran to curb its nuclear program.
Meeting with Middle East experts – President Bush stressed that a three-way division of Iraq would only worsen sectarian violence.
The leaders of Iran and Syria assert that Hezbollah had defeated Israel in Lebanon with Syrian President Bashar Assad saying U.S. plans for reshaping the Middle East have been ruined. But Israel has also claimed victory.
Iraq – U.S. military officials unveil a plan to combat chronic problems with renegade Iraqi security forces by creating inspection boards and standardized uniforms. Snipers shoot Shiite Muslim worshipers marching through Baghdad – killing 23.
Authorities in Thailand arrest John Mark Kerr – now a suspect in the slaying of little JonBenet Ramsey.
The U.S. government has misplaced the original recording of the 1969 first moon landing from July of that year.
A federal judge rules that the government’s warrant less domestic eavesdropping (wiretapping) program is unconstitutional and must be halted.
The U.S. Coast guard captures Francisco Javier Arellano Felix – leader of a Mexican crime family and bad news all the way around.
Calling their lives blessed, more than a dozen young women and girls from polygamous families in Utah speak at a rally, calling for a change in state laws and the right to the religion and lifestyle they choose.
Some BestSelling Books – August 15, 2006
Talk Talk – T.C. Boyle
The Messenger – Daniel Silva
Judge & Jury – James Patterson and Andrew Gross
The Ruins – Scott Smith
Conservatives Without Conscience – John W Dean
Cesar’s way – Cesar Millan with Melissa Jo Peltier
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq – Thomas E. Ricks
I Feel bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts About Being a Woman – Nora Ephron
Sports News – August 15, 2006
PGA - Tiger Woods wins his 12th major title - this one in Medinah, Illinois.
Marlon Jones – a 5X Olympic medallist – failed a drug test for the .S track and field national championships in June. He tested positive for a banned endurance booster.
Technology News – August 15, 2006 -
Dell – the world’s largest computer maker – says it would recall 4.1 million notebook computer batteries because they can overheat and cause fires.
Music News – August 15, 2006
Tuesday night on CBS – “JCPenny Jam.. The Concert for America’s Kids” – with Martina McBride, 3 Doors Down, Sting, John Legend, Bon Jovi and others.
Rolling Stones a Bigger Bank Tour!
Look out! Hotel heiress Paris Hilton has an album coming out as “Paris” debuts next week. Paris is doing it all – with lines of shoes, bathing suits makeup, purses, Lingerie, a video game, an energy drink – WOW!
Entertainment News – August 15, 2006
Actor Haley Joel Osment – who is now 18 – and best-known as the blonde boy in the movie, “Sixth Sense” is charged with misdemeanor drunk driving near Hollywood.
Johnny Depp is set to star in a Sweeney Todd feature film, to be produced by Tim Burton.
Passing – Actor Bruno Kirby (57) – from complications of leukemia.
Mel Gibson has agreed to attend AA meetings, perform public service announcements and pay about $1,000 in fines on his drunk driving charges.
Television News – August 15, 2006
CBS says it will begin to offer free next-day streaming of seven prime-time programs beginning next month. They include CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, Survivor and Numbers.
Sunday on Comedy Central! – William Shatner roast.
The season premiere of “Weeds” – a Showtime program – gets its highest ratings – 5.8 million.
Also on Sunday night – Fox-TV – Teen Choice 2006. Jessica Simpson and Dane Cook co-host.
A new season of “Dancing with the Stars” will include Jerry Springer and Tucker Carlson of MSNBC.
Top Country Hits – August 15, 2006 –
Leave the Pieces – The Wreckers
A Little Too late – Toby Keith
If You’re Going Through Hell (Before The devil Even Knows – Rodney Atkins)
The World – Brad Paisley
Life Ain’t Always Beautiful – Gary Allen
Brand New Girlfriend – Steve Holy
Me and My Gang – Rascal Flatts
Summertime – Kenny Chesney
Don’t Forget to Remember Me – Carrie Underwood
Bring It On Home – Little Big Town
Give it Away – George Strait
Sunshine and Summertime – Faith Hill
Why, Why, Why – Billy Currington
Top Pop Hits – August 15, 2006 –
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
London Bridge – Fergie
Déjà Vu – Beyonce fea. Jay-Z
Buttons- Pussycat Dolls fea. Snoop Dogg
It’s Goin’ Down – Yung Joc
Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera
When You Gonna Give It Up To Me – Sean Paul fea. Keyshia Cole
Over My Head (Cable Car) – The Fray
I Write Sins Not Tragedies – Panic! At the Disco
Shoulder Lean – Young Dro fea. T.I.
Do It To it – Cherish fea. Sean Paul of the YoungBloodZ
Bossy – Kelis fea. Too Short
U and Dat – E-40 fea. T-Pain & Kandi Girl
Snap Yo Fingers – Lil Jon fea. E-40 & Sean Paul of the YoungBloodz
Move Along – All American Rejects
So What – Field Mob fea. Ciara
A Public Affair – Jessica Simpson
Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira fea. Wyclef Jean
Sexy Love – Ne-Yo
Unfaithful – Rihanna
Far Away – Nickelback
Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Top Music Albums – August 15, 2006 –
Kidz Bop 10 - Kidz Bop Kids
Year of the Dog… Again – DMX
Highway Companion – Tom Petty
LeToya – LeToya
Come What (ever) May – Stone Sour
In My Mind – Pharrell
Two Lights – Five for Fighting
All The Right Reasons – Nickelback
St. Elsewhere – Gnarls Barkley
High School Musical soundtrack
Me and My Gang – Rascal Flatts
PCD – Pussycat Dolls
New Joc City – Yung Joc
A Girl Like Me – Rihanna
Taking the Long Way – Dixie Chicks
Loose – Nelly Furtado
Extreme Behavior – Hinder
Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out – Panic! At the Disco
Extreme Behavior – Hinder
Greatest Hits Vol. 2 – Tim McGraw
In My Own Words – Ne-Yo
How to Save A Life – The Fray
American V: A Hundred Highways – Johnny Cash
If You’re Going Through Hell – Rodney Atkins
Your Man – Josh Turner
Top Hip Hop – August 15, 2006
Soldier Song – SAPO
Until the End of Time - Freddie Jackson
Swing Low – Silvia Jaguar
Symphony of Brotherhood – Miri Ben Ari
Phone Talk – Alyze Elyse fea. Max
Bing Bng Bam Bam!!! – 2 Gutta
Top DVD Rentals – August 15, 2006 -
High School Musical Encore Edition
Animaniacs Vol 1
Pinky and the Brain Vol. 1
Chappelle’s Show Lost Episodes
Baby Einstein: Baby’s Favorite Places
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Taking Over the Topton.