Headlines for: 12-12-2001

COUPLE INVENT FART-FILTERING CUSHION GREENVILLE, N.C. (Wireless Flash) – A husband-and-wife inventing team is cushioning the humiliation of farting in public with a portable gas-absorbing cushion.

PORN ACTOR PUTS THE ‘LAY’ IN ‘BIN LADEN’ LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – If Will Smith thinks playing Muhammad Ali was a challenge, he should have tried playing Osama bin Laden in a porn movie.

SCROOGE GETS A GAY SPIN IN ‘A QUEER CAROL’ NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – There’s a new version of A Christmas Carol that’s making designs for the gay community: Ebenezer Scrooge is a bitter interior designer and Tiny Tim is Bob

CHRISTMAS NOT MERRY FOR BLACK KIDS DURHAM, N.C. (Wireless Flash) – An African-American preacher in Durham, North Carolina, has a bone to pick with the traditional white Christmas. Reverend Paul Scott, who calls himself “The Ebony Ebenezer

ACTOR STEPS INTO MC HAMMER PANTS FOR ROLE NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Actor Romany Malco found out the hard way that no one has bigger pants to fill than MC Hammer. Malco, who plays Hammer in VH1’s biopic, Too Legit: The MC Hammer

IS BIG BUSINESS BEHIND ANTHRAX ATTACKS? SAND POINT, Idaho (Wireless Flash) – This could be a real headache for the makers of Bayer aspirin: A public health expert claims the giant corporation was behind the recent anthrax scare.

NEVER USE KEYS TO FIGHT OFF AN ATTACKER BOSTON (Wireless Flash) – For years, self-defense experts have recommended folks use car keys as weapons to fight off muggers. Now comes word that it’s actually the worst thing you could do in the

CELEBRITY TOUR GUIDE VOWS TO UNCOVER HARRISON DEATH SPOT LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – The address listed on George Harrison’s death certificate has been found to be fake, but one Hollywood tour guide has vowed to find the real location.

GIFT WRAP GRINCHES KEEP GIVING DISCONTENT BREWSTER, N.Y. (Wireless Flash) – It’s better to give than receive, but some folks prefer to give grief to others on how their presents were wrapped.

FLASH LITES: RIP ‘N’ READ POP CULTURE RECAP DOVER, Fla. (Wireless Flash) – Once a peeping Tom, always a peeping Tom: A Florida man arrested twice for peeping up women’s skirts using a tiny camera attached to his shoe is now being accused of doing the same trick to