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Dateline: Week Of October 15, 2006 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

President Bush signs new legislation providing for the detention and prosecution of terrorism suspects. The Justice department immediately requests the dismissal of dozens of lawsuits filed by detainees challenging their incarceration.

Iraq – Maj, Gen William Caldwell says that a much-touted security crackdown by American and Iraqi forces had failed to reduce violence in the capital and called the results “disheartening.”

11 U.S. troops are killed during a 30-hour period and October is on track to be the deadliest month for Americans in Iraq since the Marines stormed Falouja in November of 2004.

In Sri Lanka – Suicide bombers rams a truck laden with explosives into a Sri Lankan naval bus convoy, killing 97.


Business /Economy News – October 15, 2000

The Dow hits 12,000 for the first time.


Sports News – October 15, 2006 

NL Championship series – in game 7 – the Cardinals beat the Mets 3-1 and they’ll face the Detroit Tigers in the World Series.


Technology News – October 15, 2006  

Google says its third quarter profit nearly doubled (92)%). Its search query volume grew twice as fast as Yahoo last month. 

Nielsen Media Research says it will launch GamePlay Metrics – designed to give the video game industry a precise system of electronic measurements to standardize the burgeoning market for the buying and selling of ads in its products.

Ebay Inc reports that third-quarter profit increased 10% from the same period last year.

Apple says earnings rose 27% mostly on iPod and sales of Macintosh computers, and the shift this year to use chips made by Intel.

Yahoo sees its net income drop 38% from a year ago.

Yahoo begins showing news clips supplied by 16 CBS televisions providing the Internet’s most trafficked website with another online video magnet. 


Entertainment news – October 15, 2006

Actor Wesley Snips is indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of attempting to bilk the federal government out of almost $12 million by filing false tax refund claims.

More Disney – More pop – look for the soundtrack to “The Cheetah Girls 2,” a Disney Channel made-for-TV movie in stores now. The Disney Channel is becoming quite a springboard for young teen talent. The Cheetah Girls franchise began with a series of books written for young girls by Deborah Gregory. That spawned a 2003 made-for-TV movie on the Disney Channel and then a sequel this year. The Cheetah Girls are Kiely Williams, Sabrina Bryan and Adrienne Bailon.

Spring fashions – Justin Timberlake’s William Rast Jeans.

The Gap – a leader in online sales among apparel specialty chains, plans to move beyond its brands to enter shoes with a new website called piperlime – which will include 100 shoe brands. 


Top TV Shows/Listings/TV Guide – October 15, 2006

Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday – 22.88

CSI on Thursday – 21.85

Dancing with the Stars – 20.10

Dancing with the Stars Results – 18.21

CSI: NY – 17.97

NFL Post game – 17.95

CSI: Miami – 17.60

60 Minutes – 17.28

Lost – 16.89

Criminal Minds – 16.73

Two and a Half Men – 16.38

NCIS – 1.86

Survivor: Cook Islands – 15.83

Deal or No Deal on Monday – 15.41

Without a Trace – 15.16

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – 14.90

E.R. – 14.57

Shark – 14.15

Cold Case – 13.97

Ugly Betty – 13.95

Law & Order: SVU – 14.89

Heroes – 13.34

The Unit – 13.03

Old Christine – 12.88

1 vs. 100 – 12.77


Music news – October 15, 2006

Bowing to pressure from Christian advocacy groups, NBC decides to pull a controversial mock crucifixion scene from next month’s broadcast of a taped Madonna concert.

Passing – Freddy Fender (69) – Tex-Mex pioneer.

Madonna says she acted according o the law in taking custody of a 1-year-old Malawian boy, responding for the first time to the fierce debate about the legality and morality of the planned adoption.

Just a thought - The ongoing liquidation of all Tower Record stores feels like a big loss to those who were customers.

On Saturday Night Live – John C. Reilly with musical guest My Chemical Romance. 


Music Charts -  Week Of October 15, 2006

Top Pop Hit Music – October 15, 2006

Money Maker – Ludacris Ft. Pharrell

Sexyback – Justin Timberlake

Smack That – Akon Ft. Eminem

Lips of an Angel – Hinder

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

How to Save a Life – The Fray

London Bridge – Fergie

Far Away – Nickelback

White & Nerdy – Weird Al Yankovic

Too Little Too Late – Jo-Jo

Chain Hang Low – Jibbs

My Love – Justin Timberlake Ft. T.I.

Call Me When You’re Sober – Evanescence

Far Away – Nickelback

Show Stopper – Danity Kane

Pullin’ Me Back – Chingy Ft. Tyrese

When You Were Young – The Killers

Buttons – Pussycat Dolls Ft. Snoop Dogg

Maneater – Nelly Furtado


Top Country Music – October 15, 2006

Every Mile A Memory – Dierks Bentley

Would You Go With Me – Josh Turner

I Loved Her First – Heartland

You Save Me – Kenny Chesney

Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood

Once in a Lifetime – Keith Urban

Give It Away – George Strait

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

Once in a Lifetime – Keith Urban

Want To – Sugarland

Brand New Girlfriend – Steve Holy


Top Music Albums – October 15, 2006

Duets: An American Classic – Tony Bennett

The Open Door – Evanescence

It Just Comes Natural – George Strait

Release Therapy – Ludacris

The Information – Beck

Future Sex/LoveSounds – Justin Timberlake

20 Y.O. – Janet Jackson

The Makings of Me – Monica

The Dutchess  - Fergie

Continuum – John Mayer

Like Red on a Rose – Alan Jackson

Extreme Behavior – Hinder

B’Day – Beyonce

How to Save a Life – The Fray

Shine On – Jet

A Thousand Different Ways – Clay Aiken

Straight Outta Lynwood – Weird Al Yankovic

Modern Times – Bob Dylan

Ray Sings Basie Swings – Ray Charles – Count Basie Orchestra

 The Cheetah Girls 2 – Soundtrack

Eyes Open – Snow Patrol

Some Hearts – Carrie Underwood

Free to Worship – Fred Hammond

From This Moment On – Diana Krall

Back to Basics – Christina Aguilera

Danity Kane – Danity Kane


Top Modern Rock Music – October 15, 2006  

Tell Me Baby – Red Hot Chili Peppers

When You Were Young – The Killers

Welcome to the Black parade – My Chemical Romance

The Diary of Jane – Breaking Benjamin

Through Glass – Stone Sour

Call Me When You’re Sober – Evanescence

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is – Jet


Top Hip-hop/R&B – October 15, 2006

S.E.X. – Lyle Jennings

Say Goodbye – Chris Brown

Money maker – Ludacris Ft. Pharrell

Call on Me – Janet & Nelly

Ring the Alarm – Beyonce

Sexy Love – Ne-Yo

Take Me As I Am – Mary J. Blige

Pulling Me Back – Chingy Ft. Tyrese

Walk It Out – Unk


Top Movies – October 15, 2006

The Grudge 2

The Departed

Man of the Year

Open season

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the Beginning

The Marine

The Guardian

Employee of the Month

One Night With the King

Jackass: Number Two

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