Headlines for: 07-03-2000

LARDY LARDY: FOUNDING FATHERS' DIETS FILLED WITH FAT WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wireless Flash) -- Americans may have horrible diets now, but it's nothing compared to how the Founding Fathers stuffed their faces.

`AMERICAN TOP 40' TURNS 30 (JULY 4) LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) -- Independence Day may be America's birthday -- but this year it's also the 30th birthday of radio's "American Top 40."

BAWDY TRUTH ABOUT THE `STAR SPANGLED BANNER' POTOMAC, Md. (Wireless Flash) -- America's national anthem has a sexy secret past. According to musicologist Douglas Jimerson, the melody

FISHY ROCK BAND ATTRACTING GROUPERS, NOT GROUPIES FALLBROOK, Calif. (Wireless Flash) -- It may sound fishy but a San Diego-based rock band is attracting more groupers than groupies.

EXPLOSIVE FACTS ABOUT FIRECRACKERS BERKELEY, Calif. (Wireless Flash) -- Most Americans associate firecrackers with the Fourth off July but they were also a Christmas tradition until the 1930s.

NO DOUBT'S GWEN STEFANI: CRYING OVER SMALL PANTS NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- You've heard of crying over spilled milk -- but what about crying over small pants? No Doubt rocker Gwen Stefani says she did just that

HIGH-IQ MENSANS GATHER FOR LOWBROW FUN PHILADELPHIA (Wireless Flash) -- Looks like the high I.Q. members of MENSA are into low-brow fun. The egghead organization's annual convention begins

5 PERCENT OF AMERICANS PICK TOM CRUISE AS TOP PATRIOT ATLANTA, Ga. (Wireless Flash) -- Tom Cruise isn't just a top gun, some folks think he's also a great American. According to a new patriotic poll by Priority Club

HORSE MASSAGERS RUBBED WRONG WAY BY LAW SACRAMENTO (Wireless Flash) -- Professional horse masseuses are being rubbed the wrong way by a proposed California law. The bill would require people who professionally massage