Headlines for: 12-11-2001

BEAT THOSE RECESSION BLUES: EAT ROAD KILL SEATTLE (Wireless Flash) – George W. Bush is telling folks to fight the recession by hitting the road, but a road kill chef says while you’re at it, hit some animals too.

ELTON JOHN: HOLDING NOTES BUT NOT HIS BLADDER SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash) – Even at the ripe old age of 54, Elton John can still hold notes when he sings. However, he’s having trouble holding his bladder.

BROOMSTICK SALES SOARING ILKESTON, England (Wireless Flash) – The new Harry Potter movie may be starting to sink at the box office, but it’s making broomstick sales soar.

CANDY CANES FOR CHRIST - AND OTHER URBAN LEGENDS AGOURA, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – Have you heard the story that claims candy canes were created to symbolize Jesus Christ? The story – currently making the rounds via e-mail –

BUYER’S MARKET FOR BABY SITTERS SCARSDALE, N.Y. (Wireless Flash) – This holiday season, the baby sitters may be crying more than the kids they’re baby-sitting. It seems the post-September 11 recession is causing a buyer’s market

SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN IS LEONARDO OF THE LINKS HILTON HEAD, S.C. (Wireless Flash) – A South Carolina woman is doing for golf courses what Vincent Van Gogh did for sunflowers. That’s because Linda Hartough is the world’s foremost golf course

DWARF ACTOR PRACTICING ‘ELF CONTROL’ LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – Although Christmas is a big time for short actors willing to play elves, one 4-foot-tall actor prefers to practice “elf control” when he picks his roles.

BOOZA NOVA: RIO DE JANEIRO HAS WORLD’S CHEAPEST ALCOHOL ROCHESTER, Wi. (Wireless Flash) – Rio De Janeiro is best known for skimpy bikinis – but it also has skimpy prices for alcohol. According to Runzheimer International, the liquor store tab for a six-pack

TONGUES ARE WAGGING OVER CAMERON DIAZ NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Tongues are wagging about comments Cameron Diaz made during a recent press junket for her new film, Vanilla Sky.

FLASH LITES: RIP ‘N’ READ POP CULTURE RECAP NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Songbird Mariah Carey has scored a high note: The NFL has picked her to perform the U.S. national anthem at this season’s Super Bowl.