Headlines for: 05-23-1999

CREMATED ASHES TURNED INTO `ASH TREES' NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- The old saying "ashes to ashes, dust to dust" may soon change to "ashes to trees" if a man in New York has his way.

RICKY MARTIN: `I LOVE WHITE UNDERWEAR!' SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. (Wireless Flash) -- Red-hot singing sex symbol Ricky Martin has a stone cold fetish for white underwear. According to a new tell-all book, "Ricky Martin: Red Hot and

SEX HELPS LOOSEN STIFF JOINTS CHERRY HILL, N.J. (Wireless Flash) -- You've heard sex can help prevent colds -- well, now comes word it can also loosen stiff joints.

HYPNOTIST OFFERING `STAR WARS' REGRESSIONS MIAMI, Fla. (Wireless Flash) -- "Star Wars" freaks who want to really feel "The Force" now have a chance. A Miami-based hypnotherapist is offering ""Star Wars"

THE AGONY OF `DE-FEET' -- TOE LIPOSUCTION AUSTIN, Texas (Wireless Flash) -- It looks like the agony of "de- feet" is just too much for some folks -- so they're getting cosmetic surgery to make their tootsies more attractive.

CONTEST LOOKING FOR FEMININE HYGIENE HORROR STORIES IRVINGTON, N.Y. (Wireless Flash) -- Ladies, would you ever reveal your most embarrassing moments involving feminine hygiene? Believe it or not, a company called Personal Attitude, which

WOODY WOODPECKER PECKED BY POLITICALLY CORRECT NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- The politically correct crowd is giving the bird to Woody Woodpecker. According to a story in "TV Guide," Woody's getting ready to

GENE KELLY'S BROTHER: `AUDIENCE FOR TAP DANCING NOT TAPPED OUT' TUCSON, Ariz. (Wireless Flash) -- Tomorrow (May 25) is National Tap Dance Day, but if you think the audience for tap dancing is tapped out, guess again.

THE STORY BEHIND ELVIS AND BLACK VELVET ENCINO, Calif. (Wireless Flash) -- Every wonder how Elvis Presley became associated with black velvet? Longtime Hollywood writer/director Hal Kanter has an idea.