2000s music

# 297 - 2002: Music and Headlines


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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?

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series: Friends (NBC) - also # 1 rated show in Primetime

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