# 316 - 1999: Music and Headlines

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Tonight on the show, we celebrate with Prince's favorite year, 1999. The last year of the 20th Century, 1999 capped out a decade and century both of highs and lows, and paved the gateway to the 21st Century.

- President Clinton is impeached and subsequently acquitted for his inappropriate relationship with White House Intern Monica Lewinsky.
- 12 students and one teacher are killed in the deadliest school shooting (at that time) at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
- The International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague indicts Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity against the nation of Kosovo.
- John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessette are killed in a plane crash in July.
- Russian President Boris Yeltsin announces his resignation in December, and Yeltsin is replaced by the 45th President of these United States, Vladimir Putin.
- East Timor announces a referendum on Independence from Indonesia.
- Ford purchases Volvo.
- Panama gains control of the Panama Canal from the United States on December 31.
- The Y2K Bug has people on edge.
- Napster, MySpace, and the Bluetooth were born.
- The longest-running Primetime Drama Series in Television History, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit makes its debut.

- Bob Taft (R) takes office as Ohio's Governor. But, for 11 days, Maureen O'Connor (R) takes Office as Ohio's First Female Governor after Governor George Voinovich (R) resigns 11 days before the end of his second term to assume his seat in the United States Senate.
- The Easton Town Center opens its doors in Northeast Columbus, becoming Columbus's premier Shopping and Nightlife Destination for the Greater Columbus Area.
- Columbus Mayor Greg Lashutka (R) announces he will not seek a Third Term. City Council President Michael B. Coleman (D) is elected in November over Franklin County Commissioner Dorothy S. Teater (R). Coleman becomes the First African-American Mayor in Columbus's 187-year history, and eventually the City's longest-tenured Mayor at 16 years. Coleman is the first Democratic Mayor elected since 1967 (Jack Sensenbrenner), ending 28 years of Republican leadership in the City of Columbus.
- COSI moves from its original home to the old Central High School in November 1999.
- The OHSAA expands the High School Football Playoffs from 4 schools per Region to 8.
- Ohio has its first execution since 1963, and first by lethal injection in February.
- Crew/MAPFRE Stadium opens for the first time.
- The B*ckeyes make the Final Four for the first time since the 1960s*.

Super Bowl XXXIII: Denver Broncos (then MVP John Elway retires on top)
NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs
Stanley Cup: Dallas Stars
World Series: New York Yankees
MLS Cup: DC United
FIFA Women's World Cup: The United States of America (Team USA)
NCAA Men's Basketball: Connecticut (UConn) Huskies
NCAA Women's Basketball: Purdue Lady Boilermakers
Big Ten Football: Wisconsin Badgers
College Football/BCS: Florida State Seminoles
THE Game: Michigan (One of Tom Brady's first comebacks, and the last time OSU stayed home for the holidays*.)
Ohio High School Football: Amanda-Clearcreek Aces (Division V)
Ohio High School Basketball: Pickerington Lady Tigers (Division I Girls) and Worthington Christian Warriors (Division IV Boys)
Ohio High School Field Hockey: Columbus Academy Lady Vikings

- The 19th time is the charm for Soap Icon Susan Lucci, as Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after 18 losses in 21 years.
- The two most critically acclaimed dramas of the 2000s, The Sopranos and The West Wing both debut, as did TV's longest-running Drama Series and Spin-Off, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
- David E. Kelley become the first TV producer to win both the Comedy Series and Drama Series Emmy in the Same Year.

Comedy Series: Ally McBeal (Fox)
Drama Series: The Practice (ABC)
Made for TV Movie:
Variety Series: The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Daytime Soap: General Hospital (ABC)
Lead Actor, Comedy: John Lithgow, 3rd Rock from the Sun (NBC)
Lead Actress, Comedy: Helen Hunt, Mad About You (NBC)
Lead Actor, Drama: Dennis Franz, NYPD Blue (ABC)
Lead Actress, Drama: Edie Falco, The Sopranos (HBO)
Lead Actor, Miniseries/Movie:
Lead Actress, Miniseries/Movie:
Lead Actor, Daytime: Anthony Geary, General Hospital (ABC)
Lead Actress, Daytime: Susan Lucci, All My Children (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: David Hyde Pierce, Frasier (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Kristen Johnston, 3rd Rock from the Sun (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Michael Badalucco, The Practice (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Holland Taylor, The Practice (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries/Movie:
Supporting Actress, Miniseries/Movie:
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Stuart Damon, General Hospital (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Sharon Case, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Jonathan Jackson, General Hospital (ABC)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Heather Tom, The Young and the Restless (CBS)

ACADEMY AWARDS (for 1998 Movies):
Best Picture: Shakespeare In Love
Best Director: Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan
Best Actress: Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare In Love
Best Actor: Roberto Benigni, Life is Beautiful
Best Supporting Actress: Dame Judi Dench, Shakespeare In Love
Best Supporting Actor: James Coburn, Affliction
Best Foreign Language Film: Life Is Beautiful (Italy)
Best Original Song: "When You Believe", The Prince of Egypt (Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz)

Best Musical: Fosse
Best Play: Side Man (Warren Leight)
Best Musical Revival: Annie Get Your Gun
Best Play Revival: Death of a Salesman

Best New Artist: Lauryn Hill
Album of the Year: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill
Record/Song of the Year: "My Heart Will Go On" (Celine Dion)