Headlines for: 07-14-1999

ORIGINAL DARTH VADER HATES `PHANTOM MENACE' CHICAGO (Wireless Flash) -- George Lucas won't want to hear this, but the actor who played Darth Vader in the first three "Star Wars" films thinks the "Phantom Menace" stinks.

RICKY MARTIN: `I WANT TO GET MARRIED AND HAVE KIDS' NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- Ricky Martin is attempting to clear up any rumors about his sexual preference. Ricky tells the upcoming "Rolling Stone" that rumors that

SEXUAL INSECURITY PUTTING WIND IN SALES OF LUXURY YACHTS CLAREMONT, Calif. (Wireless Flash) -- Here's a trend Sigmund Freud would have something to say about: Yacht lovers are building bigger and longer boats than ever.

BABY FOOD IS ADULT FARE AT COOK-OFF FREMONT, Mich. (Wireless Flash) -- Mushy peas and strained carrots may not appear on the menu at Spago, but that could soon change.

ONE IN FIVE AMERICANS IS A PARTY POOPER NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- Most Americans aren't partying like it's 1999 -- in fact, they're hardly partying at all. That's according to a new survey by Tupperware, which

6,240TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST UFO SIGHTING GREAT NECK, NY (Wireless Flash) -- Forget Roswell: Next Monday (July 19) will mark the 6,240th anniversary of the first-ever UFO sighting in recorded history.

JALEEL WHITE: SEX SYMBOL? LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) -- It seems former "Family Matters" star Jaleel White has shed his geeky "Urkel" persona for good. According to Marissa Ribisi, who will co-star in White's new

TREND WATCH: Y2K BRIDES LIKELY TO GO BAREBACK ARDMORE, Pa. (Wireless Flash) -- The year is only halfway over, but trend-watchers are already predicting which fashions will be popular with brides in the next millennium.

`INDIGO CHILDREN:' FANCY NAME FOR BRATTY KIDS? CARLSBAD, Calif. (Wireless Flash) -- When are bratty kids not brats? When they're "Indigo Children." That's the new name for children who supposedly are the next