Bird flu reports spreading in Asia the headline said. That could mean the reports of bird flu are spreading in Asia, as in the news about bird flu from Indonesia for example are being spread thru the media, internet, word-of-mouth, etc., to other parts of Asia. Or it could mean Bird Flu is the name of the CNN correspondent and he or she is reporting that 'spreading' is going on in Asia,a practice familiar to those betting on NBA games and pro boxing matches. What it doesnt mean is that bird flu the disease is spreading in Asia, just the reports of it are, and therefore is not a cause for concern. I am relieved. Jakarta is in my immediate future. But as a precaution, Im staying away from our feathered friends for the duration of my stay there, what would be my first time south of the equator.