Week of January 15, 2000
Street fighting continues to rage for control of Grezny, the capital of Chehnya.
After a warrant was issued for his arrest,
, under suspicion from the
start in the killing of Martha Moxley back in
1975, turns himself in. He’ll probably plead
Ecuador’s political and economic troubles
boil over into crisis as the military demands
the resignation of President Jamil Mahuad
and declares a three person government
junta in charge.
Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl resigns as honorary chairman of the
Christian democratic Union after a financing scandal.
The Institute of Medicine concludes that dust mites can lead to the development
of asthma in susceptible people.
Microsoft says its fourth-quarter profit surged 22% over the same period last year
to $2.44 billion, citing strong worldwide demand for it products.
A 30-second television ad for the upcoming Super Bowl will cost $2 million. Lots
of .com’s will be advertising this time - Ourbeginnings.com, Oxygen Media,
Pets.com, HotJobs.com and Monster.com.
Actress Hedy Lamarr. She was 86.
American Music Awards -
Carlos Santana’s band won best-album for
“Supernatural,” Shania Twain won for favorite
pop-rock female artist and country female
artist. Garth Brooks got favorite country male
artist and favorite county album. Lauryn Hill
got soul-rhythm and blues female artist and to
soul-R&B album with “The Miseducation of
Lauryn Hill.” Will Smith won for pop-rock male
artist. R. Kelly won for favorite male soul-R&B
artist and DMX won for favorite rap/hip-hop
Week of January 15, 2000
Music news -
So far, more than half-dozen major rap figures have
been charged with violent crimes since hip-hop and rap
became popular during the 1990’s. They include - Sean
“Puffy” Combs, Ol’ dirty Bastard, Snoop Dogg, Marion
Suge Knight, Jay Z and the late Tupac Shakur. The most
, was just arraigned on charges of
stabbing a rap record executive in a New York nightclub.
“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” wants contestants. Call
800433-8321 to qualify.
The Howard Stern produced “Son of a Beach” debuts on
FX in March.
David Letterman leaves the hospital - five days after undergoing successful
cardiac by-pass surgery. Letterman (52) has a family history of heart disease.
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Jan. 12 appearance on Dave Letterman’s show,
pushed the show to beat Jay Leno in the ratings.
HBO premieres Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” - a half-hour series based
on David’s most recent HBO comedy special. Look for it this summer.
open their second season
on HBO to the largest audience in pay TV -
7.6 million people.
At the movies -
The Green Mile
Toy story 2
Any Given Sunday