Headlines for: 12-18-2000

GERMAN-AMERICANS RAISING STINK ABOUT NEW FART DOLL SEASIDE, Calif. (Wireless Flash) -- German-Americans are raising a stink over a new novelty toy that imitates the sound of a man passing gas.

BUSH'S PETS TO CAUSE A REAL WHITE HOUSE MESS? DAYTON, Ohio (Wireless Flash) -- The real election mess could happen when George W. Bush moves his pets into the White House.

`WHASSUP?' AND `WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?' AMONG YEAR'S MOST ANNOYING PHRASES HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (Wireless Flash) -- What was the most annoying phrase of 2000? Believe it or not, it wasn't

2001 DECLARED `THE YEAR OF THE TABLE AND CHAIR' CHICAGO (Wireless Flash) -- You better sit down for this story: A self-proclaimed "eventologist" has just declared the year 2001 as the "Year of the Table and Chair."

CAN DRUMMING CURE CANCER? MEADVILLE, Pa. (Wireless Flash) -- Researchers in Pennsylvania are drumming up support for a theory that suggests drumming is good for your health.

NEW YEAR'S 2001 TO BE A REAL LETDOWN? CHICAGO (Wireless Flash) -- Last year's New Year's celebrations were off the chart, but the real millennium eve is going to be a big bust, if a new survey is any indication.

TATTOOS TELL A LOT ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) -- Mental health experts who want to look inside their patients' minds may want to start by staring at their tattoos.

JOHN STOSSEL HYPING ANTI-HYPE SPECIAL NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- When is hype not hype? That's what ABC reporter John Stossel is still trying to figure out for an upcoming special, "Hype With John Stossel," which will

KISS-LOVING DENTIST CAN'T GET A DATE NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- Loving the rock band KISS may keep you from getting kissed in real life, according to one female dentist in Atlanta.