Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week Of February 15, 2008 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
In The News -
A gunman dressed in black, steps on stage in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University and opens fire on a geology class. Five are dead plus, the gunman killed himself on the lecture hall stage. 16 others were wounded.
The Supreme Court gives business two wins. On one ruling the court said makes of medical devices cannot be sued by injured patients if the FDA had approved the devices for sale. Also, the court freed shippers such as UPS from state regulations requiring them to verify that an adult was the recipient of cigarettes delivered to a residence.
Barack Obama wins in Wisconsin- setting the stage for Ohio and Texas.
Oil passes the $100-per-barrel mark.
President Bush, expressing frustration that the United Nations has had a difficult time raising and deploying a sufficient peace-keeping force in Darfur says that the 1994 Rwandan genocide should have taught the world not to ignore signs of budding brutality.
Mitt Romney endorses John McCain for president after a bitter campaign feud.
FEMA says it will accelerate efforts to get victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita out of government-supplied trailers after tests showed that the temporary residences contain levels of toxic formaldehyde.
Technology News – February 15, 2008
Sony’s Blu-ray emerges the victor in the battle to set the standard for high definition DVD’s – winning over Toshiba’s rival HD DVD. Toshiba announces this week that it is abandoning its next generation disc format and will no longer make and market players and recorders.
“American Idol” and iTunes reach an agreement – announcing that music performances of “Idol” semifinalists will go on sale this week on iTunes for 99 cents per song.
Entertainment News – February 15, 2008
“Star Trek” fans will have to wait until May of next year for the release of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek,” with a new cast.
Music News – February 15, 2008
Monday - The Dap Kings perform on the David Letterman show. And don't miss "Making the Band 4" on MTV.
Another musical Cyrus – There’s dad Billy Ray, daughter Miley and Trace Cyrus – singer/guitarist of the emo-electro band Metro Station. “I wanted to see how long we could go without anybody knowing.” “It’s not like I didn’t want to be associated with that, but I didn’t want to be put in a genre where I had to be approved for mothers and 12-year-olds. I want to be myself
Top Movies – February 15, 2008
Step Up 2 the streets
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Welcome Home roscoe Jenkins
The Bucket List
Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert
Top Pop Hits – February 15, 2008
WITH YOU- Chris Brown
BLEEDING LOVE- Leona Lewis
WHEN YOU LOOK ME IN THE EYES- Jonas Brothers
STOP AND STARE- One Republic
TONGUE TIED- Faber Drive
FLASHING LIGHTS- Kanye West
SHADOW OF THE DAY- Linkin Park
LOVE SONG- Sara Bareilles
WHATEVER IT TAKES- Lifehouse
LOW- Flo Rida
FEELS LIKE TONIGHT- Daughtry
SEE YOU AGAIN- Miley Cyrus
DON'T STOP THE MUSIC- Rihanna
SENSUAL SEDUCTION- Snoop Dogg
PIECE OF ME- Britney Spears
NO AIR- Jordin Sparks fea. Chris Brown
DAYLIGHT- Kelly Rowland
WHAT IT IS- Baby Bash fea. Sean Kingston
WON'T GO HOME WITHOUT YOU- Maroon 5.