Headlines for: 08-07-2001

GARY SHANDLING A BATHROOM ETIQUETTE EXPERT? NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal has a reputation for missing the urinal as much as he misses free throws.

NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR NEW BENJI BEGINS BILOXI, Miss. (Wireless Flash) – Call out the dogs! Because a nationwide search will get underway this Sunday to find the next Benji. The creators of the original 1970s-era film will start the search in

NAME EXPERT GIVES THUMBS DOWN TO NEW ‘STAR WARS’ MOVIE MONIKER LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – George Lucas has just released the title to his upcoming Star Wars installment: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones – but the name is being panned

TWO AUSSIE PSYCHICS HOPE TO WIN $1 MILLION CHALLENGE FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Wireless Flash) – Two Australians who claim they have supernatural powers hope to win a $1 million challenge offered by magician and skeptic James Randi.

‘DYNASTY’ HAIR IN, CARGO PANTS OUT NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – 1980’s nostalgia has officially invaded fashion trends for high school and college students. According to research by advertisers at Euro RSCG Worldwide, students are

ACTOR LOSES 220 POUNDS FOR LOVE LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – Some actors lose weight for their roles, but actor Ron Lester lost it for love. Lester – who played the syrup slurping character Billy Bob in

ENGINEERS WORK TO MAKE QUIETER TIRES West Lafayette, Ind. (Wireless Flash) – You can’t reinvent the wheel, but you can make it quieter. That’s what engineers at Purdue University are trying to do by

FLOATING MOVIE STUDIO HEADING TO HOLLYWOOD LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – A floating movie studio will be docking off the coast of Los Angeles later today after traveling hundreds of miles from San Francisco.

MOUSE OVERBOARD! EAST NORRITON, Pa. (Wireless Flash) – Anyone who’s ever found a dead mouse in their pool will appreciate this: A Pennsylvania construction worker has invented a device to help drowning critters climb out of your pool.

FLASH LITES: RIP ‘N’ READ POP CULTURE RECAP SANTIAGO, Chile (Wireless Flash) – Chilean men are going nuts for a line of crotchless panties named after Monica Lewinsky. The shopkeeper peddling the naughty intern undies says 85 percent of his sales are to men.

CLARIFICATION: The August 7 story headlined: “Celeb Moms’ Pregnancy Advice: Beware of the Flatulence” should have been attributed to Fit Pregnancy Style magazine. Fiona McRobert Reyes is the contact for that publication,