Enjoy! -Brian Murphy >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Inmate electrocuted on toilet by headphones PITTSBURGH - An inmate was electrocuted when he sat on a stainless steel toilet while wearing a set of homemade headphones. Laurence Baker, a 47-year-old murderer serving a life sentence, died late Wednesday or early Thursday. Baker was watching TV with a headset, which is required to prevent the sound from disturbing other prisoners. The headphones, which violated prison rules because they were homemade, were plugged directly into the television. State police blamed bad wiring in the headphones. ---- Elmo designer was checked by FBI SAN JOSE, Calif. - Tickle Me Elmo's designer says he was investigated for six months by the FBI agents looking for the Unabomber. "I was always sending batteries and headless dolls in the mail," Mark Johnson-Williams told the San Jose Mercury News. "I think that's what caught their attention.'' Johnson-Williams thinks he caught the FBI's eye because he matched the agency's profile of the elusive killer in several ways. The agency was seeking a Northern California resident in his 40s who had been a science student in the Midwest. Johnson-Williams has said he started working on Tickle Me Elmo in 1994. The doll, a Sesame Street character that makes a giggling sound when squeezed, was the most popular toy in the nation for Christmas giving this year. --- Cholesterol good for Philippines Philippine President Fidel Ramos says he'll auction the lump of cholesterol surgeons scraped off an artery in his neck last week, saving him from a possible stroke. "I'm preserving a relic," says Ramos. His wife, Amelita, says he'll use proceeds to finance projects for Manila slum dwellers. --- Commission cracks down on Snacktime doll The Consumer Product Safety Commission wants children to know long hair can get caught in the mouths of Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kid dolls. Hair can also be pulled out by the doll's chewing mechanism. Thirty-five such incidents have been reported since the doll was introduced in September. Mattel says there are no immediate plans to take the doll off the market. Its battery-powered chewing action can be stopped by pulling on its backpack. Consumers can call Mattel at 800-524-8697. --- Burglary suspect found lodged in chimney BALTIMORE - A man who tried to make a Santa-like entrance into a convenience store was found Christmas morning stuck in the chimney. Dwayne Terry, 33, was booked on attempted robbery charges after police who were tipped off by an anonymous caller found him lodged 2 feet down the chimney. He was freed by rescue workers about 1 a.m. The man told officers he was hungry and decided to go down the store's chimney to get some food, said police Lt. John Bevilacque. --- Java to go LOUISVILLE, Ky. - If it had been raining Wednesday, downtown Louisville might have been awash in French roast coffee. A tractor-trailer overturned and cans of Hills Bros. ground coffee spilled across the westbound lanes of Interstate 64, closing it for 10 hours while workers used a front-end loader and street sweeper to clean up the java. No one was injured in the wreck. ---- High passion upsets Valley folks LOS ANGELES - "This is the last straw - people fornicating in the skies over our city," Gerald Silver, president of Homeowners of Encino. He's talking about new flights sold by Mile High Adventures that include chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne in a bedroom cabin for amorous couples. So far, 25 couples a month are paying $429 each to take the high-flying adventure. Already upset about the noise at Van Nuys Airport, Residents - who have battled noise at the Van Nuys Airport - are in high dudgeon over the new romance flights. "It's sleazy," he said. "What people do in their own bedroom is their business. What they do over our heads is the community's business. ... It's not the kind of thing that should be flying out of our bedroom community."