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Dateline: Week Of March 1, 2007 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News

The White House moves back a deadline to implement national driver’s license standards. Critics say the move would undermine personal privacy and burden states.

A chartered bus flips over a concrete railing of an interstate overpass and plunges 24 feet in Bluffton, Ohio. Four teammates from Ohio College are killed en route to games.

Lewis “Scooter” Libby” – former aide to Dick Cheney is convicted of lying about his role in discrediting a war critic.

Afghanistan - A suicide bombing targeting an American military convoy leaves eight Afghan civilians dead.

A tornado near Enterprise, Alabama topples the roof of a high school and kills at least 5.

 In Selma, Alabama – Sens. Barack Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton as they mark the anniversary of a bloody 1965 march.

Vice President Dick Cheney is being treated for a blood clot in his left leg after spending some 65 hours on a jet.

An airliner carrying 133 passengers and even crew members bursts into flames as it lands in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, At least 49 are dead.

Atom accelerator - A 1,920-ton magnet is lowered into an underground cavern at the multinational center, on the Swiss-French border near Geneva.

Consumer spending was up .5% last month. 

Maj. Gen George Weightman, the general in charge of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center is stripped of his command after revelations that wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan were receiving slipshod outpatient treatment. Here was in command for 6 months. 

Jenna Bush is set to write “Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope,” drawing on her experiences as a UNICEF worker in Central America.

 

Obituary – March 1, 2007

 

Passing – Thomas Eagleton – former U.S. senator from Missouri who was forced to withdraw as the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee in 1972 after admitting he had been hospitalized for nervous exhaustion and had undergone electric shock treatments.

 

Technology News – March 1, 2007

Seen on YouTube – Surveillance videos from police department to help identify criminals.

Business software maker Oracle Corp agrees to buy Hyperion solutions Corp. for $3.3 billion in cash.

 

Entertainment News – March 1, 2007

Premier magazine, which launched in 1987, is shutting down. It was one of the first entertainment magazines to cover the inner-Hollywood happenings.

 

Music News –March 1, 2007

 Iconix Brand Group purchases Rocawear – the line co-founded by rapper superstar Jay-Z for $205 million.

 

Television News – March 1, 2007

It’s a hit – Fox-TV’s “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” which tests adults on 5th-grade level and below math, science and history. Hosted by Jeff Foxworthy.

 Basketball star Shaquille O’Neal head for his own reality TV show. Look for it in the summer.

The new Spanish language network called V-me (Veh-meh) hits the air. Programming features a mix of original productions and acquisitions as well as public television fare adapted for American Latinos.

Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – March 1, 2007

American Idol on Tuesday – 30.65

American Idol on Wednesday – 29.78

American Idol on Thursday – 27.39

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader on Tuesday – 26.48

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader on Wednesday – 23.46

Are You smarter Than a 5th Grader? – 23.37

 Desperate Housewives – 18.31

CSI: Miami – 17.42

Deal or No Deal on Monday – 17.26

Two and a Half Men – 16.58

NCIS – 16.16

CSI – 15.69

Without A Trace – 14.88

Extreme Makeover – Home Edition – 14.71

Survivor: Fiji – 14.67

Criminal Minds – 14.50  

 

Top Movies – March 1, 2007

The Abandoned

The Number 23

Reno 911: Miami

Music and Lyrics

Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls

The Messengers

The Departed

Smokin’ Aces

Babel

The Last King of Scotland

Letters From Iwo Jima

Venus

Arthur and the Invisibles

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Queen

Charlotte’s Web

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