The Weekend Newds

  • That's Nobody's Business But the Turks: Turkey is the Muslim country with the most relaxed attitude towards nudity.
  • Trouble With a Capital T and That Rhymes With P and That Stands for POOL: Seattle Parks officials have denied a request from nudists to use an outdoor pool for skinny dipping.
    "We sell sex on TV and music everywhere and then we get all prudish about an optional clothing place or a topless beach," said Jasmine Stark, who is in favor of allowing the naked swim.Johnson argues that the city permits the naked bike rides, with few complaints. He thinks a Colman Pool skinny dip would be even less offensive to the public."They're not gonna be sticking themselves against the window, they're going to be swimming in the pool," he said.
  • Verboten: An American tourist went for a nude walk through the German city of Nuremberg. Police told him to put his clothes back on and fined him nearly $300.
    "We have been having unusually hot weather here lately but, all the same, we can't have this," a spokesman for police in the southern city of Nuremberg said on Tuesday. "The man said he thought walking around naked was tolerated in Germany."
  • Breast is Best: The Pennsylvania Senate passed a breastfeeding bill by a margin of 48-1.
    Under the bill, a mother would be permitted to breast-feed her child in any location, public or private, whether or not her breast is concealed. Local governments would be unable to prohibit breast-feeding in public, and the act of breast-feeding could not be considered indecent exposure.
  • Ve are Here to Pump You Up: Heidi Klum has named her breasts Hans and Franz in honor of her German heritage.
  • Fly the Friendly Skies: A morals watchdog group is going after Delta Airlines for making available to passengers some HBO shows with nudity. Billy Ford, vice-president of a Georgia chemical company, was exposed to some of the bawdy shows.
    "I was really upset," said Ford, 46, of Acworth, about 35 miles northwest of Atlanta. "I demanded to see the captain."
  • I Could've Had a G8: President Bush will be attending the G8 Summit near a Baltic coast resort that is popular with nudists.
    "There's no greater joy than sitting on the beach without any clothes on," said Rudolf Schuetze, a retired government accountant who has spent the last 40 summers doing just that about 100 meters west of the Kempinski Grand Hotel.

    "I hope Bush will come down and join us," added Schuetze, 66, sitting nude on a beach near the hotel where world leaders will meet. "It's good for your health. All your troubles disappear when you give your body the sun, air and water it needs."
  • Touch of Grey: Indiana nudist clubs are facing the same problem as other maturing organizations - where are all the young people?
  • Student Bodies: Some Stanford students staged a nude protest to ensure that clothing sold with the school logo is not manufactured with sweatshop labor.