Week of May 1, 2006
Jurors spare the life of 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, but he’ll spend life
CIA Director Porter Goss resigns under pressure, ending his 19-month tenure.
Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware suggests the creation of separate, autonomous
regions for Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds to counter continuing ethnic and religious
violence in Iraq. The White House rejected the idea.
Iraqi president Jalal Talabani says he and American officials have met with
leaders of seven of the country’s insurgent groups and believes they can be
persuaded to end their rebellion.
“A Day Without Immigrants” - as thousands of (mostly Mexican) workers and
their families participate in a boycott of work and commerce- all to demonstrate
their importance to the U. S. economy and to demand changes in immigration
law that would give illegal migrants a path to citizenship. A crowd estimated at
250,000, marched to Los Angeles City Hall.
Rep. Patrick Kennedy announces he will be checking himself into the Mayo Clinic
for treatment of addiction to prescription drugs. This after his highly publicized
morning accident in which he crashed his car into a security barricade near
Capitol Hill - and said he had no memory of it.
Mexican President Vicente Fox signs a bill that would legalize the use many
drugs and narcotics sold by area cartels he’s vowed to fight. On the list - Heroin,
LSD, Marijuana, Cocaine, Opium - holy moley.
Anna Nicole Smith - former Playboy Playmate
and widow of a Texas Oil billionaire, wins a
unanimous ruling from the supreme Court that
clears her to claim as much as $500 million from
her late husband’s estate.
Technology - Record companies don’t like XM
radio’s XM2go - which offers digital taping of
music to special radios. XM says it’s legit - that
only one copy can be made - just like cassette
Week of May 1, 2006
Entertainment news -
Starbucks signs with the William Morris Agency to suggest movies, books and
music for the giant to feature in its stores.
Television news -
CBS launches a broadband channel with its own slate of shows. It’s called
“Innertube.” It’ll also air reruns and other programming.
It’s announced that Rosie O’Donnell will replace Meredith Vieira on “The View.’
She starts in September.
(73) - The witty host
of “Wall Street Week” on PBS all those years. He
made getting into Wall Street a little more fun.
Saturday night television -
CBS - CSI: NY, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,
48 Hours Mystery
NBC - Dateline NBC, Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, SNL
ABC - Movie-Seabiscuit
Fox - Cops, America’s Most Wanted
Disney - Hanna Montana, That’s So Raven, Phil
of the Future, Life with Derek, Zack and Cody
Saturday Night Live - Tom Hanks hosts with musical guests the Red Hot Chili