Week of July 8, 2006
President Bush defends his administration’s policies on North Korea saying the
regime in Pyongyang had grown more dangerous since he entered the White
Israel bombs Beirut’s airport and sends troops and tanks into Lebanon after
guerrillas from the Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah seized to Israeli soldiers and
killed eight others in a border raid.
The FBI says that three of eight suspects are in custody abroad after learning
about plans to blow-up commuter train tunnels beneath the Hudson River into
Iraq - Mosque bombings, sectarian gunfights and executions take their toll
leaving about 60 dead and dozens more wounded in Baghdad alone.
In India - eight explosions strike a commuter railway in succession killing 190 in
The war in Iraq has cost $291 billion so far and would total almost half a trillion
dollars even if all U.S. troops were withdrawn by the end of 2009, so says a
Congressional Budget Office analysis.
Sports - Taking some needed time off, Serena Williams says she is going to
return to the WTA Tour next week. She has been unseen since her third round
loss at the Australian Open in January.
All-Star game - American League 3 - National League 2.
Italy defeats France in the World Cup
final in Berlin - 5-3.
The Australian government bans two
books - both by the “godfather of
jihad” - Abdullah Azzam. “Defense of
the Muslim Lands” and “Join the
Caravan” both encourage young
Muslims to become suicide bombers
Week of July 8, 2006
Music news -
Passing - Syd Barrett (60) - one of the front men for Pink Floyd.
Entertainment news -
Passing - Actor Red Buttons (87).
Passing - Actress June Allyson (88).
Television news -
Looks like the last eight “Sopranos” episodes won’t begin airing until March
because of James Gandolfini’s injury.
The Cartoon Network will run “Pee-
wee’s Playhouse” - the original 45
episodes that ran over five seasons
on CBS from 1986 to 1991.
At the movies -
X-Men: The Last Stand
The Lake House
Garfield: A Tail of Tow Kitties
Over the Hedge
The da Vinci Code
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead