2000s music

# 309 - 2009: Music and Headlines


2:00:13 minutes (110.07 MB)

2009 was a year of Historic Highs and Lows. Barack Obama became the 44th President. The U.S. Economy was the worst since the Great Depression.

Here at Home, the Columbus Crew had a NEW Coach, and the Columbus Clippers got a NEW Home (and new Major League Affiliation). The Columbus Blue Jackets made the Playoffs for the Very First Time.

HEADLINES:
- Coming Soon

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers
World Series: New York Yankees
Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh Steelers
Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins
MLS Cup: Real Salt Lake
NCAA Men's Basketball: North Carolina Tar Heels
NCAA Women's Basketball: Connecticut Lady Huskies
College Football: Alabama Crimson Tide (the First of Many for Nick Saban in Tuscaloosa)
Ohio Division I Football: Hilliard Davidson Wildcats
Ohio Division I Boys' Basketball: Northland Vikings (most recent Title for Columbus City Schools)
Ohio Division III Girls' Basketball: Africentric Lady Nubians

CENTRAL OHIO HEADLINES:
- City Center Mall Closes in Downtown Columbus and is eventually razed.
- South-Western City Schools FAIL a Levy in August. ALL Extracurricular Activities are halted District-wide until an Emergency Levy got passed in November.
- The Columbus Clippers move from Cooper Stadium in Franklinton to the Brand NEW Huntington Park in the Arena District, and become the AAA Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
- Hilliard Bradley High School opens in Hilliard, the third High School in the Hilliard City Schools District.
- Kathy A. Krendl becomes the first Female President of Otterbein CollegeUniversity.
- Bob Kendrick replaces Gabe Spiegel as the Evening Anchorman at WSYX ABC 6/WTTE Fox 28.

GRAMMY AWARDS:
Album of the Year: ???, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Record of the Year: Don't Read This Letter, Plant & Krauss
Song of the Year: "Viva La Vida", Coldplay
Best New Artist: Adele

TONY AWARDS:
Best Play: God of Carnage
Best Musical: Billy Elliot

# 297 - 2002: Music and Headlines


59:50 minutes (54.79 MB)

2002 was the first full year of a post-9/11 America. The Department of Homeland Security was created. The Houston Texans are founded.

Here at home, Governor Bob Taft was re-elected in a landslide. Wendy's founder Dave Thomas passed away. Central Crossing High School opened in Grove City, the fourth high school of South-Western City Schools. Freshman running back phenom Maurice Clarett helps Ohio State to its first National Championship since 1968. The Bengals suffer their worst season in franchise history at 2-14.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers
Super Bowl XXXVI: New England Patriots (the first of the Belichick/Brady era)
World Series: Anaheim Angels
Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings
NCAA Men's Basketball: Maryland Terrapins
NCAA Women's Basketball: UConn Lady Huskies
College Football: THE Ohio State B*ckeyes
Heisman Trophy: Carson Palmer, Quarterback, University of Southern California
FIFA World Cup: Brazil
U.S. (Golf) Open: Tiger Woods

LOCAL SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
The Memorial - Jim Furyk
The Game - Ohio State won 14-9 in Columbus
Division II Boys' H.S. Basketball: Brookhaven Bearcats (first State Championship for Columbus City Schools since 1979)
Division II Football: Bishop Watterson Eagles

ACADEMY AWARDS (for 2001 Films):
Best Picture: A Beautiful Mind
Best Director: Ron Howard, A Beautiful Mind
Best Actress: Halle Berry, Monster's Ball (first African-American winner in this category)
Best Actor: Denzel Washington, Training Day (second African-American winner, and first since 1964 in this category)
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Connelly, A Beautiful Mind
Best Supporting Actor: Jim Broadbent, Iris
Best Original Song: "If I Didn't Have You", Monsters, Inc., Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman (first-ever Oscar win for Newman)

GRAMMY AWARDS (for 2000-01 Music):
Album of the Year: Soundtrack from O, Brother, Where Art Thou?
Record of The Year: "Walk On" (U2)
Song of the Year: "Fallin" (Alicia Keys)

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