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


In The News

Two men crash a sport utility vehicle into the main terminal of Scotland’s Glasgow International airport – no one is killed but the terrorist threat level is raised to its highest point.

President Bush spares the prison sentence of former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, calling it an excessive punishment for a first time offender with years of exceptional public.

At Kennebunkport - President Bush accepts a proposal from Russian President Vladimir V. Putin to involve more European nations in negotiations over missile defense and to consider basing a controversial antimissile radar system in southern Russia.

Campaigning - Sen. Barack Obama raised $32 million with Hillary Rodham Clinton $27 million.

A federal appeals court hands the Bush Administration a victory – and rules that plaintiffs who had challenged its domestic spying program did not have legal standing to do so. 

It’s reported that the number of U.S. private contractors in Iraq now exceeds that of American combat troops!

The percentage of Americans who consider children “very important to a successful marriage” has dropped sharply since 1990 and more now cite the sharing of household chores as pivotal.

Call daddy!  - Albert Gore III – the son of former V/P Al Gore – is arrested in Orange County CA on suspicion of possessing marijuana and prescription drugs..


Technology News – July 1, 2007

Warranty extension - Troubled by an unacceptable number of malfunctions in its Xbox 360 – Microsoft says that ht has set aside more than $1 billion to take care of customers who suffered from the “three flashing red light” error messages.

IPhone problems – activation and insufficient tech aid to name two.


Music news – July 1, 2007

Al Gore announces that a nineth Live Earth concert will take place in Washington DC. Headliners are Garth Books and Trisha Yearwood. Other Live Earth concerts are scheduled for New Jersey, China, Australia, London, Brazil, Germany and other places.

Passing – Boots Randolph – pop saxophonist.

 Oops – the Rubinoos - - the 1970’s punk rockers say that Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend” rips off their “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” from 1979.  

Passing – Beverly Sills – soprano diva


Television news – July 1, 2007

On “Saturday Night Live” – Forest Whitaker and Keith Urban as musical guest.

Debuting – “Shaq’s Big Challenge” – hosted by basketball great Shaq O’Neal. It’s described as a youth weight-loss series.

 Telemundo places newscaster Mirthala Salinas on paid leave while it looks into whether she breached journalistic ethics by having an affair with Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Don’t miss the ESPN X-Games – surfing from Puerto Escondido Mexico!

Tuesday night television listings – July 1, 2007

CBS – NCIS, The Unit, 48 Hours Mystery, Late Show

NBC – America’s Got Talent, Law & Order, SVU, Wimbledon Update

ABC – According to Jim, Shaq’s Big Challenge, Primetime: Family Secrets, Nightline

Fox – On the Lot, House

CW – Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars

PBS – Nova, Wide Angle, P.O.V.


Top TV Shows/Ratings/TV Guide – week of July 1, 2007

America’s Got Talent (Tue.) – 11.51 million viewers

CSI – 9.91

So You Think You Can Dance – 9.83

So You Think You Can Dance (Thu.)

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – 9.32

Two and a Half Men – 9.12

CSI: Miami – 8.95

Princess Diana Tribute (NBC) –8.82

So You Think You Can Dance (Wed) – 8.65

Law & Order: SVU (Tue.) – 8.65

NICS – 8.44

Cold Case – 8.33

CSI: NY – 8.17

Shark (Thur.) – 7.73

La Fea Mas Bella - UNI


Top Pop Hits – July 1, 2007


REHAB- Amy Winehouse



PARALYZER- Finger Eleven

DO YOU KNOW? (PING PONG SONG)- Enrique Iglesias

THE WAY I ARE- Timbaland


RUBY- Kaiser Chiefs

WHINE UP- Kat Deluna

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