Headlines for: 12-21-1999

BOB HOPE AVOIDS INTERNATIONAL CATFIGHT PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (Wireless Flash) -- The Y2K risk is bad enough but now comes word that Bob Hope's New Year's plans could have triggered an international catfight.

CHINA TO DESTROY WORLD ON FEBRUARY 5, 2043? PARIS (Wireless Flash) -- You might want to mark February 5, 2043, on your calendar because that's the day the world will end. The prediction comes from French biblical researcher Gerard

WHAT A GAS! GAS MASK SALES SOARING DEXTER, Maine (Wireless Flash) -- The world is going gaga over gas masks -- and it's turning out to be a real gas for a gas mask manufacturer in Maine.

MAH-JONGG MAKING COMEBACK WITH HIPSTERS NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- Cigars and martinis aren't the only pre-baby boomer activities being resuscitated by Generation X lounge lizards: now mah-jongg is making a comeback.

WITCHY WINTER SOLSTICE RITUALS TO GO FULL SWING TONIGHT (DEC. 22) HINTON, W. Va. (Wireless Flash) -- You might want to sit down for a spell tonight (Dec. 22) in honor of the Winter Solstice, a traditional winter holiday for witches.

NEW GAME IS POKEMON FOR BOY-CRAZY GIRLS NORFOLK, Va. (Wireless Flash) -- Boy-crazy teen girls now have their own version of the ever-popular Pokemon game. It's a Pokemon-like trading card game called "Boy Crazy" --

9-YEAR-OLD CHEF CREATES KETCHUP ICE CREAM FLOAT PITTSBURGH, Pa. (Wireless Flash) -- Here's a dessert idea that could make you lose your lunch: a ketchup ice cream float. The bizarre dessert is the creation of 9-year-old Justin

UNSPENT `Y2K PANIC MONEY' TO SPUR SECOND CHRISTMAS? CHICAGO (Wireless Flash) -- Christmas may actually come twice this winter if a business trend expert in Chicago is correct. According to John Challenger, if January 1 passes without a

SEATTLE DEEMED `HEALTHIEST CITY IN AMERICA' NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- "Men's Fitness" magazine recently declared San Diego as being America's healthiest city -- but the folks at "Natural Health" have a different opinion.