Headlines for: 07-17-2001

DUTCH SISTERS TURN BICYCLE TIRES INTO ‘HAUTE COU-TIRE’ GELDERLAND, Netherlands (Wireless Flash) – Two Dutch sisters are turning old bicycle tires into “haute cou-tire.” Designers Christa and Krijnie De Leeuw Van Weenen are stretching extra life

REAL ROBOTS HOPE TO BEAT HUMANS IN SOCCER SEATTLE (Wireless Flash) – The fictional robots of A.I. are still playing in movie theaters, but the real robot McCoys will start playing on soccer fields next month.

ARIES: THE MOST UNFAITHFUL ASTROLOGICAL SIGN FELTHAM, England (Wireless Flash) – Your astrological sign reveals a lot about your sexual kinks according to a British zodiac expert. Astrologer Sally Nash claims each sign has its own sexual specialties. For

39 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SICK OF REALITY TV IRVINE, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – Reality TV show producers are about to get a shot of reality: Four out of 10 Americans are sick of reality TV. That’s according to a survey by e-Poll, which shows 39 percent of

‘SURVIVOR’ ALICIA OFFERS STARVATION TIPS NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Survivor II castoff Alicia Callaway has some food for thought for the next castaways: Don’t plump up beforehand.

GARLIC FESTIVAL WON’T SUPPLY BREATH FRESHENER GILROY, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – They’ll be holding their breath at this year’s Gilroy Garlic Festival – and with good reason. Organizers have declared the event “BYOB”: “bring your own

BUILDING A BETTER PUSH-PIN CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Wireless Flash) – Forget about building a better mousetrap – a North Carolina father-daughter team have created what they claim is a better push pin.

HARVESTING TOBACCO ALMOST AS BAD AS SMOKING IT WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Wireless Flash) – Put this in your pipe and smoke it: Harvesting tobacco is almost as harmful as smoking it. A study by researchers at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North

DR. SCHOLL’S SANDALS MAKING A COMEBACK ST. LOUIS (Wireless Flash) – Want another sign 1980s fashion is cool once again? How about Dr. Scholl’s sandals? Sales of the buckle-topped, wooden-soled sandals have doubled this summer

FLASH LITES: RIP ‘N’ READ POP CULTURE RECAP LONDON (Wireless Flash) – British dentists’ jaws are dropping at reports of a man who lodged a toothbrush up his bum after using it to relieve his hemorrhoid pain. The British Dental Journal claims it’s the