Week of March 1, 2004
John F. Kerry defeats John Edwards in nine of 10 states - clinching the
Democratic presidential nomination just six weeks after balloting began.
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide - succumbing to international pressure - flees
the armed revolt that left most of Haiti under rebel control. The U.S. Marines
arrive to secure the area.
A federal jury finds Martha Stewart guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and
two counts of lying to investigators - making her the first major figure convicted in
a wave of financial scandals.
must explain why he
waited until last month to “set the record straight” that
Iraq posed no immediate threat to the United states in
the months leading u to the war, Sen. Edward
The FBI announces a new effort to disseminate
photographs of unidentified child pornographers on
television and the Internet in hopes they will be
recognized. The first two suspects arrested were
identified after their photos aired recently on
“America’s Most Wanted.”
The attorney for Multnomah County issues a legal
opinion that would allow marriage licenses for same-sex couples in Portland,
Oregon and elsewhere in the county.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that three of baseball’s most prominent
batters - Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi and Gary Sheffield received steroids
illegally from Greg Anderson - Bond’s personal trainer. Anderson is one of four
indicted on charges of trafficking in steroids and other performance-enhancing
substances through BALCO - the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative.
Michael Eisner is removed as chairman of the board of Walt Disney Co., but will
remain as chief executive officer.
J.K. Rowling, who initially signed to do seven Harry Potter books, now says she
may keep going. She says she’ll never say never.
Week of March 1, 2004
annual Academy Awards - some winners
Best picture - “Lord of the Rings: Return
of the King.’
Best actor - Sean Penn - “Mystic River.’
Best actress -
Best supporting actor - Tim Robbins -
Best supporting actress - Renee
Zellweger - “Cold Mountain.’
Best original song - “Into the West” from
“The Return of the King.”
So far - “The Passion Of the Christ” has
done $117.5 million in its first five days.
Alistair Cooke retires after 58 years of his
BBC radio program, “Letter From
America.” Cooke is 95. He was host of “Masterpiece Theatre” from 1971 to 1992.
Actor Michael Crawford, who starred in the London, New York and Los Angeles
productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” will return to
the West End this summer to appear in the composer’s latest show, “The Woman
Ask Jeeves Inc. says it was buying a family of popular websites that included
Excite.com and Iwon.com.
Yahoo is adopting a new system for indexing Web pages. Called “paid inclusion,”
it’s a way of paying to get a link or an index on Yahoo.
Music news -
Another new project from Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. First one was
“Mamma Mia” not comes “Kristina,’ a musical
based on Wilhelm Moberg’s novel “The
Emigrants.” Which also was the subject of a
Swedish film around 1971.
- gone from the music
landscape for some 10 years, signs with Blue
Note Records to produce several albums. She
Week of March 1, 2004
wasn’t heard from again after her 1994 “Rhythm of Love” album in 1994.
Atlanta - Bobby Brown, arrested several months ago for allegedly striking his
wife, Whitney Houston, is sentenced to 60 days in jail.
performs “The First
Cut Is The Deepest” on this week’s “One
Tree Hill” on the WB. Don’t miss it. The
song was written in 1967 by Cat Stevens.
Television news - On “Saturday Night
Live” - Colin Firth hosts with musical
guest Norah Jones.
Season 5 of “The Sopranos” debuts this
week on HBO.
A Pew Research Center poll finds that
21% of those between 18 to 29 cite “The
Daily Show” and “Saturday Night Live” as sources of presidential campaign
news. 23% of the same group cite the newscasts of ABC, NBC and CBS.
Academy Awards - 42.53
CSI - 28.01
Countdown to the Oscars 2004 -
American Idol on Tuesday -
American Idol n Wednesday -
Friends - 22.82
Survivor All-stars - 22.18
ER - 21.87
Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancé -
CSI: Miami - 20.34
The Apprentice - 20.01
Will & Grace - 18.14
Everybody Loves Raymond -
Without a Race - 16.98
Week of March
Law & Order - 16.73
Two and a Half Men - 16.48
Fear Factor - 14.87
Law & Order: SVU - 14.42
The Bachelorette - 13.53
Barbara Walters Special -
Super Millionaire on
Tuesday - 13.24
Super millionaire on
Saturday - 12.78
At the movies -
Passion of the Christ
50 First dates
Confessions of a Teenage
Dirty dancing: Havana
Welcome to Mooseport
Barbershop 2: Back in
Broken Lizard’s Club