Headlines for: 08-17-1999

JOURNALIST GIVES UP REPORTING, NOW WORKS AS HOOKER CARSON CITY, Nev. (Wireless Flash) -- A Las Vegas journalist who recently wrote a story on prostitutes has become one herself. 25-year-old journalist-turned-hooker Jennifer Lynn Sweet was

FANS FIND SOMETHING FISHY ABOUT PHISH CONCERTS DENVER (Wireless Flash) -- There's something fishy about the band Phish -- at least if you believe a man who's been to more than 30 of the group's psychedelic shows.

WOULD YOU PAY 5 GRAND FOR A PIECE OF THE NEW YORK JETS? NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- Talk about power to the people: A group of New York Jets fans is trying to raise enough money to buy the football team outright.

PENNSYLVANIA COUPLE WRITES CAMPAIGN SONG FOR HILLARY BALA CYNWYD, Penn. (Wireless Flash) -- Hillary Clinton hasn't officially announced her senate candidacy -- but that isn't stopping a Pennsylvania couple from writing a campaign song for

FRENCH FRY OIL SPILLS DEEMED HAZARDOUS BY EPA WASHINGTON (Wireless Flash) -- A greasy battle is underway over a government policy that classifies fast food fryer oil spills as potentially dangerous as the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

DO NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES MAKE KIDS MORE LIKELY TO COMMIT SUICIDE? CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Wireless Flash) -- Here's a story with deadly implications: A near-death researcher claims as many as 21

WIRELESS FLASH BRIEFS FROM AROUND THE WORLD NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy may have received lots of attention from the paparazzi but she didn't get any respect. Just before her death, Bessette-Kennedy told "W"

STONE DRUNK SENIORS: ELDERLY ALCOHOLICS ON THE RISE WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Wireless Flash) -- Your gray-haired granny may be hiding a terrible secret: she's got a monkey on her back. According to the substance abuse researchers at the Hazelden

KIDS AVOID HOMEWORK, BLAME THEIR COMPUTERS MILFORD, Conn. (Wireless Flash) -- Computers are supposed to help kids with their schoolwork, but a new survey suggests computers merely provide another excuse for avoiding homework.