Headlines for: 10-14-2001

NEW ZEALAND AUTHORITIES BAN KISSING BAY OF PLENTY, N.Z. (Wireless Flash) – Anthrax spread by terrorists may be the big fear in the U.S., but New Zealand health officials are more worried about diseases transmitted by kissing.

HALLOWEEN TERRORIST E-MAIL CAN’T BE RULED OUT AS HOAX WASHINGTON (Wireless Flash) – Have you recently received an e-mail that warns you to avoid shopping malls on Halloween because of a possible terrorist attack?

PETER BRADY HOPES TO POP ZIT MYTHS LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – The actor who played Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch is hoping to do for pimples what June Allyson did for adult diapers.

SPA PROGRAM FOR PLUS-SIZE LADIES SONOMA, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – Many larger ladies are too self- conscious to bare their bods at health spas – but one woman hopes to change that.

TERRORIST ATTACKS INCREASING INTEREST IN MENSA ARLINGTON, Texas (Wireless Flash) – Here’s an interesting side- effect triggered by the war on terrorism: more people are becoming interested in the high-IQ society Mensa.

SINGING DETECTIVE RECORDS GOSPEL CD COQUILLE, Ore. (Wireless Flash) – A singing detective from Oregon says he wants to get his fellow cops into the custody of the lord with a collection of gospel tunes.

SWEDISH SCIENTISTS COUGHS UP DATA ABOUT THEATER COUGHING STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Wireless Flash) – People are more polite than you might realize when it comes to coughing during theater performances. That’s the discovery of Swedish researcher Mathias Broth, who has been

STEVE MILLER MEETS STEPHEN KING MIAMI (Wireless Flash) – Steve Miller and Stephen King will be sharing the same stage later this month when the literary rock band Rock Bottom Remainders hits the road.

TERRORISM HARASSMENT INSPIRES ARTIST TO FIGHT BACK PORTLAND, Ore. (Wireless Flash) – Americans may be turning on themselves when it comes to fearing terrorists are among us. Case in point: Mexican-American artist Julie Rico who claims she was

FLASH LITES: RIP ‘N’ READ POP CULTURE RECAP TOKYO – A Japanese couple has been accused of starving their 5-year-old son because he “wasn’t cute.” The couple kept their child in a room without food for long periods and told cops they refused to feed him