Week of May 8, 2004
Chechen President Askmad Kadyrov is assassinated in a bomb blast that ripped
through a crowded military parade in Grozny. He’s a former Islamic cleric.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld warns that there are additional
photographs and video images of American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners and
tells Congress he feels terrible about the abuses. He said it was possible his
resignation would ease an international furor.
Former U.S. policemen at the Abu Ghraib detention center in Iraq - will face a
public court-martial this month
Members of Congress few hundreds of additional photos of Iraqi prisoners
abused by U.S military personnel.
In Iraq -
Abu Ghraib - the
detention center where the
mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners
occurred. He told U.S. troops
there it was “a body blow for all
of us,” but “We’ll get through
this tough period.”
A soldier -the first one
scheduled for court martial in
the Abu Ghraib prison scandal
tells military authorities several
episodes of abuse.
Pfizer Inc agrees to pay $430 million and plead guilty to criminal charges for
illegally marketing an epilepsy drug for unapproved uses. The company’s
Warner-Lambert division promoted the drug, Neurontin for uses it had no
scientific evidence to support and even in cases when the drug was shown to be
Music - Passing -
, who together
with Gene McFadden had the 1979 hit, “Ain’t No
Stopping Us Now,” is shot to death in Philadelphia by
two gunmen while working on a car with another man.
The killers fled. He was 55.
Passing - comedian/producer/actor Alan King (76).
Week of May 8, 2004
Television news -
During “American Idol” on Tuesday of this week,
challenged the state of Hawaii
to call in its votes for 17-year-old native Jasmine
Trias. Crowell didn’t like several of her songs, calling
them the show’s worst performances of the night.
She had been reduced to tears by his criticism, but
that didn’t stop about 1.3 million callers of not being
in danger of being expelled.
On “Saturday Night Live” - Snoop Dogg and Avril
Top TV -
Friends finale - 52.46
Friends Clips Special -
ER - 28.37
Survivor All Stars Finale - 24.76
Survivor All Stars Reunion - 23.92
American Idol on Tuesday - 22.82
American Idol on Wednesday - 21.18
CSI - 20.39
10.5 Part 2 - 19.87
Survivor: All Stars - 19.21
CSI: Miami - 17.62
Everybody Loves Raymond - 17.27
Two and a Half Men - 16.20
Without a Trace - 16.04
Dateline: NBC - 14.71
Frasier - 14.33
CSI on Wednesday - 13.33
At the movies -
Man on Fire
New York Minute
13 Going On 30
Laws of Attraction
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Home on the Range