I'm listening to the show from 7-21-03. It is the first show after a 2 week vacation. During the vacation, Howard, Artie, Ross and Dominic were in the Hamptons and they took a trip to an Indian casino on Dominic's boat. They all got drunk and Howard and Ross got into an argument. Ross' girlfriend was Linda Lopez (Jennifer Lopez's sister). During the argument, Howard said something to Ross about Linda's feelings regarding Ross. Ross retaliated by telling Howard that Linda said that Beth is "living off Howard" and using him, etc. I guess Howard was fine with the arrangement.