PARMA, Italy (Wireless Flash) – History repeated itself – sort of – for Sophia Loren on Monday when she crowned the winner of this year’s Miss Italy contest in the northern city of Parma. Loren’s career was launched after she appeared in a similar beauty pageant in 1950.

GLASGOW, Scotland – A Scottish man is trying to sell a parking spot on the streets of Glasgow for more than $16,000. The car slot features a remote- controlled entry and other security features.

EVANSVILLE, Ky. – It’s the case of the cross-dressing caper: A 31- year-old Kentucky man who was clad only in pink women’s underwear, high heels and a black wig was recently caught burglarizing a home.

DENVER – More than 1500 people had a brush with history this past Sunday when they set the world record for simultaneous tooth-brushing. 1586 folks gathered in Denver, Colorado, and broke the previous brushing record of 1365, set in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1999.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Yesterday’s terrorist attack in New York and Washington, D.C., also impacted St. Paul, Minnesota, which, under the circumstances, postponed “Loni Anderson Day” scheduled for yesterday.

BRISBANE, Australia – General Douglas MacArthur will be returning to Brisbane, Australia. Later this year, the city will open a memorial museum honoring the American general who helped the Allied Forces win World War II.

BOSTON – A pricey restaurant in Boston is being sued for hundreds of thousands of dollars by two former waiters who claim management illegally skims tips from employees. The two waiters were fired in July when they complained they were owed their tips.

LOS ANGELES – Deceased rocker Janis Joplin’s 1965 Porsche is reportedly drawing crowds to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The 356 Cabriolet with psychedelic butterflies and a God’s eye symbol on the hood is the newest addition to the museum’s Cars and Guitars of Rock ’n’ Roll.

SALT LAKE CITY – The governor of Utah says despite the terrorist attack on New York City and the Pentagon, the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics will go on and the Olympic committee will strengthen security even further.