Week of September 1, 2006
Immigrants - legal and Illegal - take to the streets in cities such as Chicago, LA
and Phoenix to begin an encore of rallies.
Iraq quarterly - The Pentagon says attacks and civilian deaths in Iraq have risen
sharply in recent months - increasing by 1,000 per month.
Hamed Jumaa Farid Saeedi - a former intelligence agent under Saddam
Hussein’s regime and Al Qaeda’s #2 is captured in Iraq.
Tropical Storm Ernesto moves ashore near Long Beach, NC bringing in heavy
The U.S. transfers 14 suspected top leaders of Al Qaeda from secret CIA prisons
overseas to Guantanamo Bay. There, they will face justice before a military
Mexico’s electoral court declares conservative candidate Felipe Calderon
U.S. consumer spending in July rose the most since January - .8% after a .4%
gain in June. This at a time when some experts expected it to curtail.
Israel says it will end its air and sea blockade of Lebanon and will make way for
an international force to be deployed as part of a cease-fire that ended the 34-
day war with Hezbollah.
An American thought to be an Al Qaeda activist
appears in a videotape with the terrorist group’s
deputy leader and calls on his countrymen to
convert to Islam and for U.S. soldiers to switch
sides in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. . The tape
shows Ayman Zawahiri and
, a 28-year-old Californian who the FBI
says attended Al Qaeda training camps in
Pakistan and served as an Al Qaeda interpreter.
Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan is sentenced to
6 ½ years in prison for his part in a corruption
scandal. Ryan was once nominated for the Nobel
Peace Price after placing a moratorium on
Week of September 1, 2006
Intel says it will cut 10,500 jobs - more than 10% of its workforce by middle of
MySpace says it will let its users sell music downloads. Shawn Fanning whose
Napster software started it all, will provide technology that enables musicians on
MySpace to sell songs directly to fans.
Goodbye Andre - As Andre Agassi loses to German qualifier Benjamin Becker at
the U.S. Open - and that ends his career.
Marion Jones is absolved after tests found no evidence of the prohibited blood
boosting drug erythropietin in a urine sample she had submitted June 23 at the
Sports TV - Looks like ESPN-2’s broadcast of a football game in full circle was a
bomb. Shown with regular coverage on ESPN - A Florida-State-Miami football
game was also broadcast on ESPN-2 - in multi-screen - featuring the regular
feed surrounded by seven screens each with a different camera angle. One
viewer commented, - “I’m sorry, but this has to be one of the stupidest things I’ve
ever seen since Fox introduced the glowing puck.”
, the beloved Australian
television personality known as the
Crocodile Hunter, dies by a stingray
barb during a diving expedition. He
was filming an underwater
documentary on the Great Barrier
Reef when the incident occurred.
Mamma Mia! Is about to celebrate its
fifth year on Broadway. Since
opening in London in 1999, “Mamma
Mia!” has been seen by more than 27
million people worldwide and taken in
more than $1.6 billion at the box office. There are currently 11 productions
including Las Vegas.
Television news -
Perky Katie Couric debuts as the sole anchor of the CBS Evening News.
Week of September
Top TV -
CSI: Miami - 10.80
Law & Order: SVU - 9.92
Two and Half Men at 9pm - 9.80
Prison Break - 9.44
60 Minutes - 9.20
Two and a Half men at 8pm -
Without a Trace on Thursday -
Criminal Minds - 9.01
CSI: NY - 8.89
Justice - 8.86
Celebrity Duets on Tuesday -
College Football - 8.61
Bones - 8.61
Big Brother 7
on Tuesday -
Vanished on Monday - 8.51
California 500 - 8.45
20/20 on Wednesday - 8.22
At the movies -
The Wicker Man
Little Miss Sunshine
Barnyard: The Original party Animals
World Trade Center