Headlines for: 09-17-2000

TEXAS LEADING THE NATION IN SCHOOL SPANKINGS COLUMBUS, Ohio (Wireless Flash) -- They do everything bigger in Texas -- even school spankings. According to statistics compiled by the Center For

AUSSIE ESCORT TO TRADE MASSAGES FOR MEDALS? SYDNEY (Wireless Flash) -- A male escort in Sydney hopes he can rub a few hunky Olympic athletes the right way. The 25-year-old escort -- who calls himself "Tom" --

CHESS PLAYERS TO BE SCREENED FOR DRUGS? NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (Wireless Flash) -- White House drug czar Barry McCaffrey says he wants to conduct drug tests of all Americans participating in major chess tournaments.

KIDS FIND SOUNDS OF PARENTAL BEDROOM ANTICS FRIGHTENING WHITTIER, Ca. (Wireless Flash) -- Child care experts are saying it loud and clear: Parents who make loud noises during sex may be freaking out their youngsters.

HOWARD STERN `DEPRESSED' BY DJ COPYCATS WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Wireless Flash) -- You're not the only one tired of deejays who are copycats of Howard Stern -- Stern is too.

`MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW' TURNS 30 (SEPT. 19) NASHVILLE (Wireless Flash) -- Tomorrow (Sept. 19) marks the 30th anniversary of a sitcom that "turned the world on with a smile": "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

DON'T GO TO THE OFFICE LOOKING LIKE DON JOHNSON CINCINNATI (Wireless Flash) -- If you want to get ahead in business, avoid going to work looking like a "Miami Vice-"era Don Johnson.

ARE YOU A DIPPER, A MIXER OR TOPPER? ATLANTA, Ga. (Wireless Flash) -- A lot of Americans are mixing it up these days -- at least on their salads. According to the Association for Dressings and Sauces,

NEW SYNDROME FOR SINGLE GALS: `WED-AHOLICISM' NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- A bizarre new syndrome is sweeping over single gals these days: "wed-aholicism." That's according to self-proclaimed "wedaholic"