Headlines for: 12-10-2001

BIG-BOTTOMED BOY BAND SINGERS WANTED FOR ‘FAT BOY FIVE’ DUNSTABLE, England (Wireless Flash) – Talk about heavy music – an England-based entertainment company is putting together the world’s first “fat boy band.”

BIG APPLE’S POT SHORTAGE HIGHLY EXAGGERATED NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Put this in your pipe and smoke it: Recent reports of a marijuana shortage in New York have been highly exaggerated. Pot activist Dana Beal says rumors that prices of grass shot up after the

MAN TO BUILD WORLD’S LARGEST LINCOLN LOGS STRUCTURE ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Wireless Flash) – A computer programmer from Rochester, N.Y. hopes to log himself into the Guinness Book of World Records by building the world’s largest Lincoln Logs structure.

10TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST U.S. WEB PAGE STANFORD, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – The world wide web celebrates a milestone tomorrow (Dec. 12): The 10th anniversary of the first U.S. webpage. The website was designed by Paul Kunz for the Stanford Linear Accelerator

‘MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER’ STARTED ON A ‘CONVOY’ LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – The synth pop group Mannheim Steamroller is most associated with Christmas music, but it owes everything to the 1970s CB radio fad.

VIENNA COFFEEHOUSES THINK STARBUCKS IS FULL OF BEANS VIENNA, Austria (Wireless Flash) – Although Starbucks has just invaded Austria, local coffeehouses aren’t worried about getting creamed by the American coffee lords.

THE STRAIGHT POOP ON ‘NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE’ LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – Critics are already saying the new spoof Not Another Teen Movie is crappy, but the real crap was off camera, according to one of the flick’s co-stars.

POLICE CATCH ‘COVER CHARGE CROOK’ MANKATO, Minn. (Wireless Flash) – A 29-year-old man in Mankato, Minnesota, is proving crime doesn’t pay – especially when it comes to stealing cover charges.

GOOD WEATHER IN NYC FAVORABLE FOR BROCKOVICH CLEAVAGE SIGHTINGS NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – The real Erin Brockovich now hopes to help New York like she helped the town of Hinckley, California. Brockovich has agreed to a challenge set forth by New York mayor Rudolph

FLASH LITES: RIP ‘N’ READ POP CULTURE RECAP BANGKOK (Wireless Flash) – Thailand is hoping to have a global hit with Beautiful Boxer, a movie about a young kickboxer who enters a contest to win money for a sex-change. The film’s director says Beautiful