Headlines for: 02-10-2000

VALENTINE'S DAY SEES RISE IN BATTERED HUSBANDS RANCHO BERNARDO, Calif. (Wireless Flash) -- Valentine's Day could be a painful experience for many men -- literally. Researchers say the number of battered husbands rises

PAT BOONE TO HELP RICK ASTLEY MAKE A COMEBACK? LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) -- Not much has been heard from singer Rick Astley in nearly 10 years, but he could pull a Tony Bennett-like comeback if crooner Pat Boone has his way.

PREACHER KEEPING VARNEY'S DOMAIN NAME FOR NEXT OF KIN ESCONDIDO, Calif. (Wireless Flash) -- Although comedian Jim Varney died yesterday (Feb. 10) of lung cancer, the internet domain name, JimVarney.com, will live on thanks to a preacher in

PUNK BAND WRITES CAMPAIGN SONG FOR BUSH SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash) -- Could a punk rock group swing the election for George W. Bush? That's what a San Francisco punk band hopes will happen.

DONNY OSMOND ON SMOOCHING LARRY KING: `WHAT WAS I THINKING?' LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) -- Donny Osmond is finally coming clean about his on-air smooch with Larry King: he's truly embarrassed about the entire incident.

THE FIELD GUIDE TO WHITE FOLKS NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- Those Audubon wildlife field guides are getting some competition from a new book called "The Field Guide To White People" (Three Rivers).

LEONARDO DICAPRIO'S DIRTY SECRET NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- Loverboy Leonardo DiCaprio has a few dirty secrets in his closet -- and some of them involve mud. DiCaprio tells the upcoming "Rolling Stone" that as a child,

RESEARCHERS DISCOVER NEW OLESTRA SIDE EFFECT (EMBARGOED UNTIL 5 P.M. EST, FEB. 14) DALLAS (Wireless Flash) -- A new study is revealing the straight poop on olestra: it can actually fool doctors into thinking you

WIRELESS FLASH BRIEFS FROM AROUND THE WORLD MINNEAPOLIS (Wireless Flash) -- A lot of women are more turned on by hard drives than sexy lingerie. A new poll by Netdirect.com finds 34 percent of women want high tech computer gear for