Headlines for: 12-13-2000

PODIUM SHAPE BLAMED FOR AL GORE'S LOSS OAKVILLE, Calif. (Wireless Flash) -- The Florida election may not be what caused Al Gore's defeat to George W. Bush -- It was actually the podium used by the Veep during his

COFFINS DOUBLE AS COFFEE TABLES MURRAY, Ky. (Wireless Flash) -- A coffin-maker who designs custom caskets has found many of his clients prefer to use their coffins as coffee tables before they kick the bucket.

TEEN IDOL ALERT: VIRGINIA TEEN NAMED `BOY OF THE YEAR' VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Wireless Flash) -- The Backstreet Boys better move over -- there's a new teen idol on their turf. Teen girls have just elected a 15-year-old from Virginia

GENETICALLY ALTERED RAPESEEDS RAPING THE EARTH? LONDON (Wireless Flash) -- European researchers are experimenting with a line of genetically altered seeds that could exterminate all life on Earth.

MEET THE TIGER WOODS OF VIDEO GAMES LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (Wireless Flash) -- A Missouri teen is scoring a reputation as the Tiger Woods of video games. 19-year old Jonathan Wendel -- who goes by the name

MICKEY MOUSE HELPS KIDS STOP BEDWETTING MIAMI, Fla. (Wireless Flash) -- If your kids are still wetting the bed, you may want to start giving them sheet -- as in bed linens.

NEW PEN KEEPS EYE ON YOUR HOUSEKEEPER TOWSON, Md. (Wireless Flash) -- A Maryland inventor has created a gadget that makes it possible for you to make sure your housekeeper is actually scrubbing your home.

DOCTORS DELIVER KNOCK-OUT BLOW TO GEORGE FOREMAN COOKBOOK WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wireless Flash) -- George Foreman's new cookbook has just received a knock-out blow from some pro- vegetarian doctors.

HATS OFF TO TONY CURTIS -- HIS WIFE SQUASHED HIS SOMBRERO NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- You might want to tip your hat to actor Tony Curtis because his wife just squashed his. Curtis recently appeared at the opening of a New York