Headlines for: 10-16-2001

PET ROCK INVENTOR RE-INTRODUCES NOVELTY STONES SAN JOSE, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – Remember the Pet Rock craze that hit the world in 1975? Well, it’s making a comeback – but with an anti- violence twist.

BUCK OWENS SEARCHES FOR MYSTERY WOMAN BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – Buck Owens’ love life is beginning to sound like one of his country songs. The 72-year-old singer – who is currently getting a divorce – is

WAS ROSWELL CRASH REALLY AN ALIEN D.U.I.? LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – The infamous 1947 Roswell UFO crash may actually have been caused by drunk driving if a retired farmer is correct. The theory will be explored in an upcoming film called Yo Alien,

TERRORIST-TAMPERED CIGARETTES IN CALIFORNIA? HEMET, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – Could a pack of cigarettes contaminated by terrorists be floating around in California? A Hemet, California, resident says she bought a pack of Marlboro cigarettes

GARLIC KILLS ANTHRAX SAN DIMAS, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – Garlic doesn’t just repel vampires – it can also help repel anthrax. According to medical journalist Bill Sardi, several studies suggest anthrax

EMERIL NOT ‘HAPPY HAPPY’ OVER COLLEGE DRINKING GAME LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – TV chef Emeril Lagasse isn’t too “happy happy” about a new trend on American college campuses – a drinking game inspired by his show.

TURN YOUR POOL WATER INTO DRINKING WATER RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – Worried about terrorists contaminating your water supply with deadly bacteria? You don’t need to if you own a swimming pool.

WHAT WOMEN WANT: ANTONIO BANDERAS AND TOM SELLECK TORONTO (Wireless Flash) – Sorry Jennifer Aniston: Looks like Brad Pitt isn’t everyone’s idea of a perfect male. According to a new survey by eHarlequin.com, 24 percent of female romance

JAPANESE TEENS THUMBING NOSE AT INDEX FINGER STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Wireless Flash) – The future of finger gestures belongs to the thumbs of Japanese teenagers, according to a British cell phone researcher.

FLASH LITES: RIP ‘N’ READ POP CULTURE RECAP COSENZA, Italy (Wireless Flash) – An Italian university has produced a calendar featuring sexy male students in an attempt to attract more female students. The University of Cosenza hopes the “provocative poses”