LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. (Wireless Flash) – A 43-year-old nudist suffered severe ankle and arm bites from an alligator while swimming in a lake at a nudist camp. The woman’s husband saved her by repeatedly kicking the gator in the face.

SALT LAKE CITY – Heavy metal has no place at the Winter Olympics, according to the head of the 2002 ceremonies in Salt Lake City, who has banned hard rock and hip hop from the snowboarding venue because he finds it “profane.”

SAN DIEGO – Felicity star Keri Russell and Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis are lucky ducks indeed. Lifeguards pulled the two from a nasty rip current off the coast of San Diego Tuesday.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Vampires used to get a stake through the heart – now they get 45 days in jail and psychiatric help. That’s the sentence handed down to a 24-year-old Ohio man who told his grandfather he was a vampire and then tried to suck the oldster’s blood.

EDINBURGH – It may not make “cents,” but the head of one of Europe’s biggest banks has been robbed at his own ATM. Royal Bank of Scotland chair Sir George Mathewson was ripped off by two cons in front of a cash machine at one of his bank’s London locations.

IRVINE, Calif. – Taco Bell is breaking into showbiz one burrito at a time: The fast food chain’s chow will be featured in the new Fox TV show Murder in Small Town X – including an appearance by a real- life Taco Bell manager.

NEW YORK – The Bee Gees are “stayin’ alive” with a new album, This Is Where I Came In, that pays tribute to some of their favorite artists – including the Beatles and playwright/performer Noel Coward.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Buffy the Vampire Slayer may become “Buffy the Marionette.” The show’s co-executive producer says she’d love to do an episode with puppets a la the cult 1960s British TV series Thunderbirds.

WASHINGTON – 40 percent of Americans think the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution goes too far, according to a new poll by the First Amendment Center.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Avon calling: country singer Crystal Gayle’s new album In My Arms is being distributed by your favorite Avon lady. The album features a collection of childrens’ lullabies.