Week of May 1, 2008
Four U.S. soldiers die in a series of roadside bombings in Baghdad.
Barack Obama wins North Carolina as Hillary Rodham Clinton wins in
The death toll in Myanmar could reach higher than 10,000 after a major cyclone
President Bush defends his emphasis on ethanol, saying corn bio fuel isn’t the
main cause of high food prices. He says the U.S. should be growing its energy.
Al Qaeda uses a haven in Pakistan’s rough tribal areas to double the number of
The Federal Reserve says it would pump more cash into U.S. banks to keep the
nation’s financial system from seizing up.
Passing - Irvine Robbins - one-half Baskin and Robbins
Oscar de la Hoya
as the fight
goes all 12 rounds.
General Motors reports a $3.3
billion loss for the first quarter
of this year.
Starbucks Corp says that its
fiscal second-quarter profit fell
28% as U.S. consumers
responded to rising food and
gasoline prices by making fewer latte runs.
The U.S. economy grew at .6% annual pace for a second quarter in a row!
Microsoft will sell TV shows at its own online store for use on its Zune music and
Microsoft yanks their $42 billion takeover offer for Yahoo.
Week of May 1, 2008
Amazon sues New York State, challenging a new statute requiring Internet
retailers based elsewhere to collect New York sale taxes, saying it’s
unconstitutional, vague and overly broad.
Apple says it will sell new move releases through iTunes on the same day as
their DVD release.
Music News - Rascal Flatts perform on Jay Leno this week.
Miley Cyrus appears in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair - but she’s wrapped in
what appears to be a satin bedsheet, looking over her shoulder in a come hither
American Idol - contestants sing Neil Diamond songs.
Entertainment news -
Deborah Jeane Palfrey
(52) - the “D.C.
Madam.” - facing prison time is found
dead by hanging. She was hanging by a
nylon rope from a metal beam in her
backyard shed near her mother’s home in
Florida. She left two notes and a
notebook with other messages to family.
She became famous from Pamela martin
and Associates - her upscale escort
service that federal prosecutors said
made millions during its 13 years in
Boxing announcers Michael (Let’s Get
Ready To Rumble) Buffer is recovering
from cancer surgery on his throat and is
back on the job.
Top TV this week -
American Idol - (Tue.) - 25.09
American Idol (Wed.) - 22.80
Dancing with the Stars - 18.22 (Mon.) - 18.22
CSI (Thu.) - 18.01
Dancing with the stars (Tue.) - 17.06
Desperate Housewives - 16.76
Week of May
Grey’s Anatomy - 15.31
NCIS - 14.76
House - 14.64
CSI: Miami - 13.88
Criminal Minds - 13.03
Two and a Half Men - 12.91
Without a Trace - 12.83
Survivor: Micronesia - 12.32
Law & Order: SVU (Tue.) -
Hell’s Kitchen - 11.94
Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition - 11.57
Cold Case - 11.56
CSI: NY 11.51
60 Minutes - 10.73
Lost - 10.73
Brothers & Sisters - 10.46
Samantha Who? - 9.87
Bones - 9.80
Medium - 9.68
Law & Order (Wed.) - 9.65
Ghost Whisperer - 9.21
How I Met Your Mother - 8.84
Television news -
“Ugly Betty” is moving from Los Angeles to New York for production - a big part
due to New York State’s new and bigger film tax credit. The show will be cheaper
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is on David Letterman this week.
Appearing on Oprah Winfrey’s show - Barbara Walters shares details of her
relationship - her affair with married U.S. Sen. Edward Brooke, calling him
“exciting and “brilliant.”