Headlines for: 12-03-2001

12-YEAR-OLD BOY INVENTS LUNCHBOX ALARM NEW PLYMOUTH, N.Z. (Wireless Flash) – Losing your lunch may be a thing of the past, thanks to a 12-year-old Thomas Edison in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

SASQUATCH GANGSTAS FIGHT DIRTY COO’S BAY, Ore. (Wireless Flash) – An Oregon man may have proof of a turf war between rival Bigfoot gangs: a primitive version of brass knuckles.

‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ STAR CURES INSOMNIA BY TEARING UP BIBLES NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Some people count sheep to get to sleep but Oscar-nominated actor Ian McKellen prefers to rip up bibles. McKellen, who plays Gandalf in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy,

PRISON CLOTHES INFLUENCING MEN’S SPORTSWEAR NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Prison wear is influencing men’s wear this spring. According to the National Association of Men’s Sportswear Buyers, old

SELF-HELP GURU USES FARTS TO CURE FEARS LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – It sounds ghastly but a Swedish self-help guru claims he uses flatulence to cure peoples’ phobias. Satori Mateu claims he’s been helping people rid themselves of

CRANE’S SON APPROVES OF ‘CROWE-GAN’S HEROES’ SEATTLE (Wireless Flash) – Russell Crowe’s plans to take Hogan’s Heroes to the big screen has at least one fan happy: The son of show's star Bob Crane.

COMPUTER SCIENTIST: ‘SEGWAY’ NOVEL BUT NOT REVOLUTIONARY CRANFORD, N.J. (Wireless Flash) – The new people mover known as the Segway Human Transporter isn’t exactly moving a computer scientist in Cranford, New Jersey.

ANDY KIM MAKING A BARENAKED COMEBACK? LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – Remember singer Andy Kim, who hit No. 1 in 1974 with “Rock Me Gently”? Well, Kim – who also wrote “Sugar, Sugar” for the

FATHER OF LIGHT BEER STILL DRINKING UP KNOWLEDGE HINGHAM, Maryland (Wireless Flash) – The name Joseph Owades may not be on your lips but his invention possibly is: Light beer. Back in 1967, Owades figured out how to take the calories out of beer but

FLASH LITES: RIP ‘N’ READ POP CULTURE RECAP CANBERRA, Australia – An Australian substitute grammar school teacher has been fired after she told her class of six year olds Santa Claus isn’t real. Children arrived home in tears after the teacher told them