Headlines for: 09-23-1999

NOSE JOB CAN TURN YOU INTO A SPENDTHRIFT STERLING, Va (Wireless Flash) -- You may hate your big nose but before you get plastic surgery, be careful -- it could turn you into a spendthrift.

`AMERICAS BEST LAWN' TARNISHED BY DOGGIE DEPOSITS STAFFORD, Va. (Wireless Flash) -- Fame is turning out to be a pain in the "grass" for a Virginia woman whose lawn has been declared America's best-looking plot of grass.

`RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT' MAKES A COMEBACK ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (Wireless Flash) -- Believe it or not, the classic creep show "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" is coming back to TV.

`GILLIGAN'S ISLAND' TURNS 35 (SEPT. 26) LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) -- Sunday should be a shipshape day for couch potatoes -- it's the 35th anniversary of the day "Gilligan's Island" debuted on CBS.

BONO GIVES POPE PAIR OF COOL SHADES VATICAN CITY (Wireless Flash) -- The Pope may have a secret desire to be a rock and roller if yesterday's meeting with U2 singer Bono is any indication.

DEATH ROW ROCK BAND KEEPS LOSING MEMBERS DALLAS (Wireless Flash) -- Life is anything but a gas on death row. That's according to "Dallas Morning News" reporter Dan

SMASH MOUTH SINGER: `I USED TO STEAL POT' NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell may sing "Walkin' On The Sun" but he was once running from the law.

`BRADY BUNCH' BAD FOR STEPFAMILIES? CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Wireless Flash) -- This Sunday (Sept. 26) will mark the 30th anniversary of the day "The Brady Bunch" first premiered.

WIRELESS FLASH BRIEFS FROM AROUND THE WORLD PERU, Calif. (Wireless Flash) -- Lensing the new flick "Happy, Texas" was a real "tie-ing" experience for director Mark Illsley. He admits he wore a "lucky tie" every day of the shoot out of