Headlines for: 04-11-2002

New Zealand Mayor Wants To Get Rid of ‘STD’ South Taranaki District, New Zealand (Wireless Flash) – What’s in a name? Plenty if the initials are S.T.D. Currently, the tiny town of South Taranaki District, New Zealand, is known

Gwen Stefani Is Don Ho’s Dream Duet HONOLULU (Wireless Flash) – Hawaiian legend Don Ho is looking for duet partners and there’s no doubt who his dream singer is: Gwen Stefani.

White Sox Baseball Stadium To Be Dogged By Poop Smell CHICAGO (Wireless Flash) – “Dog Day” is a seven-year tradition at Chicago’s Comiskey Park baseball field, but it looks like this year might leave the place smelling like poop.

Woman Starts ‘Fossil Fuel Anonymous’ Program BERKELEY, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – A female author in Berkeley, California, has opened a recovery group for folks addicted to fossil fuels. Cathy Holt recognized she had an addiction to fossil fuels when she

Dokken Singer: ‘We Were Never a Hair Band!’ LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – The singer from the 1980s metal band Dokken has a big bomb to drop – he insists Dokken was never a hair band.

A Candy Store for Grown-Ups NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Candy stores aren’t just for kids anymore now that two entrepreneurs are opening up a “just for grown- ups” sweet shop in downtown New York.

Do-It-Yourself Straw Buildings ‘Splendid’ Band Practice Spaces SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – Garage bands who want to practice their music without driving the neighbors crazy may want to take a tip from the Three Little Pigs and build a practice space from straw.

Enron Employees Lose Money, But Gain A Joke Book VANCOUVER, Wash. (Wireless Flash) – What ex-Enron employees have lost in savings in the recent scandal they may gain back in giggles. That’s because Enron execs have inspired a new book, The Totally

Couch Potatoes Prefer Sci-Fi Books NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – If you don’t want your kids to grow up to be couch potatoes they should read something other than sci-fi stories. According to a survey by IKEA conducted to support reading programs, adults

Flash Lites: Rip ‘N’ Read Pop Culture Recap CHICAGO (Wireless Flash) – Jerry Springer is on “Springer Break” this week and he’s airing a special show from Jamaica to prove it. Besides typical spring break events like wet t-shirt contests,

Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Wireless Flash) – Talk about having your dreams come true: A Winnipeg man won a windfall in the Canadian lottery the day after having a dream in which he won the lottery.