Headlines for: 07-04-1999

CANADA POOH-POOHS `SOUTH PARK' DEMONIZATION OTTAWA, Ont. (Wireless Flash) -- The plot of the new "South Park" movie suggests that Canada is an "evil empire," but Canadian officials aren't worried the film will cause a breakdown in

MILITANT MOM INSPIRED WORLD'S FIRST SELF-CLOSING TOILET SEAT WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Wireless Flash) -- A Canadian man is about to introduce an invention that may make him the Thomas Edison of the toilet: a self-closing toilet seat.

`MINI-ME' TO BE HOT TOPIC AT LITTLE PEOPLE CONFERENCE PORTLAND, Ore. (Wireless Flash) -- Moviegoers aren't the only ones buzzing about 32-inch-tall actor Verne Troyer, who plays Mini-Me in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me."

ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS It looks like John Wayne Bobbitt won't be joining the circus anytime soon. Bobbitt was scheduled to join the Jim Rose Circus on a European tour, but he was unable to knock out a deal. Now,

CHRIS ROCK: `PHIL HARTMAN'S WIFE WAS A PSYCHO' NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- Chris Rock says there's a reason why tragedy has struck so many of his "Saturday Night Live" comrades: the "Comedian's Curse."

MAN'S BIZARRE DREAMS BECOME ART CROWD CRAZE LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) -- A bizarre collection of old tape recordings of a man talking in his sleep are the latest cult craze among the artsy-fartsy crowd.

TRAVELING FAUX PAS: NEVER WALK ON LAWNS IN POLAND CINCINNATI (Wireless Flash) -- Foreign travelers beware: walking on a lawn in Poland could cost you big bucks. That's according to international etiquette expert Ann Marie

VIDEO ARCADES GET A DAY IN THEIR HONOR FAIRFIELD, Iowa (Wireless Flash) -- First, secretaries got a day named in their honor, now video arcades are getting their own holiday.

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BAD TEETH CAN LEAD TO PREGNANCY PROBLEMS CHERRY HILL, N.J. (Wireless Flash) -- A mouthful of bad teeth is bad news for pregnant women. According to New Jersey-based dentist Dr. Barbara Rich,