Headlines for: 02-08-2000

ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. OFFERED $200 TO UNDERGO STERILIZATION ANAHEIM, Calif. (Wireless Flash) -- An activist group is offering jailed actor Robert Downey, Jr. a chance to make a quick $200 -- but only if he's willing to have a vasectomy.

EAU D'ASTEROID: PERFUMERS MAKE METEORITE FRAGRANCE KENT, England (Wireless Flash) -- Think you have rocks on the brain? A group of British fragrance experts has created a perfume that smells like a meteorite.

`SOPRANOS'-INFLUENCED ROCK BAND HOPES TO MAKE A BIG `HIT' ALTOONA, Pa. (Wireless Flash) -- There's a rock band in Altoona, Pennsylvania, that's modeled itself after the wiseguys in the hit TV series "The Sopranos."

MEDITATION AMUSEMENT PARK TO LIVE ON DESPITE HENNING DEATH TORONTO (Wireless Flash) -- Although magician Doug Henning died Monday (Feb. 7) of liver cancer, his proposed "meditation amusement park" dedicated to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi will live

ITALIANS SITTING ON HIDDEN TIME MACHINE? VENICE, Italy (Wireless Flash) -- The biggest attraction in Venice, Italy, may not be its canals -- it might be the world's only time machine.

`BACTERIA MOUTHWASH' PROMISES NO MORE CAVITIES GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Wireless Flash) -- Scientists are fighting fire with fire when it comes to dental cavities. A University of Florida researcher has developed a sort-of

CALIFORNIA EATERY TO OFFER APHRODISIAC DINNER LONG BEACH, Calif. (Wireless Flash) -- A California chef plans on heating up his Valentine's Day customers with a dinner prepared with aphrodisiacs.

WIRELESS FLASH BRIEFS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ORLANDO, Fla. (Wireless Flash) -- The man behind the Backstreet Boys and N'SYNC is at it again. This time producer Lou Pearlman has hand selected five new "boys" to be members of a new band

LEAP YEAR BABIES WANTED NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- If you were born on February 29, you'll get a chance to celebrate in high style this year. The Plaza Hotel in New York City says it will select one