Headlines for: 04-08-2001

FURBY’S NEW FRIEND: A HAIRY TALKING CLAM NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Remember those fuzzy Furbies that triggered a craze a few years ago? Well, the company that created the electronic dolls has come up with another idea: a hairy talking clam.

BRIT MOUNTS EFFORT TO ‘CHANJ’ THE WAY WE ‘SPEL’ OXFORD, U.K. (Wireless Flash) – A British man is mounting an international effort to change the way words are spelled in English. Former BBC producer Richard Wade claims illogical English spelling is one

VOODOO CURSE DELAYS CONSTRUCTION OF ISLAND RESORT DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, S.C. (Wireless Flash) – A voodoo curse is standing in the way of progress for a tiny island in South Carolina. Real estate developers want to turn the rural island known as Daufuskie

WOULD YOU LIKE FRIES WITH YOUR CHEVY? SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash) – Some car dealerships offer rebates if you make a purchase but one San Diego dealer is offering something meatier: Free cheeseburgers.

AROMATHERAPY GOES TO THE DOGS ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Wireless Flash) – Aromatherapy is going to the dogs thanks to a New York aromatherapist. Kristen Leigh Bell is the creator of the first commercial line of

SINGING FIREMAN STRIKING A CHORD WITH DALE EARNHARDT FANS MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Wireless Flash) – A Memphis fireman who sings country music is striking a chord with the fans of late race car driver Dale Earnhardt.

SOPRANOS LOOKALIKES WANTED NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – If you’re a dead ringer for any of the mobsters on The Sopranos, HBO wants to hear from you. The cable channel’s website is holding a Sopranos lookalike

ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK: ‘DON’T CALL ME ‘DINCKY’ NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – What’s in a nickname? Plenty for singer Englebert Humperdinck. The 64-year-old singer tells the upcoming Stuff magazine that while

DID TEEN-AGE JESUS LIVE IN INDIA? IDYLLWILD, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – Could Jesus have spent his teen-age years in India? It’s a debate that’s heating up, and according to anthropologist