Headlines for: 08-01-2001

CHEW ON THIS: BEER-FLAVORED GUM FOR KIDS MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (Wireless Flash) – If you’re too young to drink beer, why not chew it? An Indiana man hopes to market a line of beer-flavored chewing gum for kids.

DUMPSTER DOLLS GAINING WORLD RECOGNITION BURLINGTON, N.C. (Wireless Flash) – Move over Beanie Babies, there’s a new doll in town – “Dumpster Dolls.” They’re the creation of 83-year-old Walter Hinshaw of Burlington,

WEEKEND WARRIORS GET BIGFOOT TRACKING KIT FOSSIL, Ore. (Wireless Flash) – Weekend warriors can add another activity to their schedule: Bigfoot tracking. An Oregon couple has created a “Bigfoot Tracking Kit” to help

‘THUNDERBIRDS’ TOYS ARE GO FOR NORTH AMERICAN KIDDIES TORONTO (Wireless Flash) – Remember the campy 1960s TV series Thunderbirds, which featured marionette-style puppets in futuristic space adventures? Well, it’s ba-aaaaack.

HALF OF ALL AMERICANS NEED BOOZE TO GET KINKY NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Americans apparently need a little “Dutch courage” in order to have outdoor nookie. According to a new sex survey by Alize Cognac, 50 percent of Americans

81-YEAR-OLD SOFTBALL CHAMP PITCHING FOR NATIONAL TITLE SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash) – An 81-year-old softball pitcher is taking a swing at a national title – and he’ll be playing against players who are younger than his own grandkids.

IT’S OFFICIAL: AUSTRALIA IS 4 PERCENT LESS WEIRD THAN LAST YEAR SYDNEY, Australia (Wireless Flash) – An annual index of weird behavior in Australia shows that the folks Down Under are in danger of having a “weirdness recession.”

WOODY ALLEN: ‘I SHOULDA BEEN A YANKEE’ NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – It’s no joke: Woody Allen wishes he had become a baseball player instead of a comedian. Allen recently told New York gossip reporter Baird Jones that when he was a

SLASH AND MICHAEL JACKSON: TOGETHER AGAIN LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – Former Guns And Roses guitarist Slash says he’s going to have “a blast” appearing on stage with Michael Jackson during the Gloved One’s upcoming

FLASH LITES: RIP ‘N’ READ POP CULTURE UPDATE PARIS (Wireless Flash) – The operators of the real Moulin Rouge think Christina Aguilera is giving their club a bad name. A spokesperson describes her skin-baring performance as a Moulin Rouge dancer in her