The Daily Newds 9/26/07

  • Topfreedom Wins: An appellate court has thrown out Daytona Beach's attempt to overturn the acquittal of topfree revolutionary Liz Book. No written opinion was issued, and the move prevents Daytona Beach from taking the case to the Florida Supreme Court.
  • No Complaints: Police will not charge New Zealand TV personality Marc Ellis for streaking at a rugby match because nobody complained, and "most of the crowd of about 300 found the sprint amusing."
  • Pump it Up: A Massachusetts woman has been granted additional time to take a break during a medical exam so that she can pump breast milk.
  • Kid-Friendly: Two congressmen have introduced a bill to limit the content of in-flight movies to family-friendly fare.
    One of the parents who complained to Shuler was Katie Kelley, who said she was on a plane last February when an R-rated movie with "a lot of nudity" was shown. She said she was traveling without her children, ages 4 and 7, but was still bothered by the situation.
  • Sanitized: Dallas officials have removed several works by fine arts major Alex Trevino from an exhibit at a city library out of "concern for young library patrons".
    "Some of the pieces they took down, I don't understand," he said. "You can't see any genitalia or anything."
  • Money Shots: A Cleveland man has been ordered to pay a woman $200,000 for e-mailing nude photos of her to 100 of her co-workers.
  • Bod Squad: Best-selling Christian author Dannah Gresh is on her Secret Keeper Girl Bod Squad Tour to promote modesty among pre-teen girls.
    "So we did a little research and found most sexual values are basically taught between the ages of 8 and 10," Gresh said. "We thought wouldn't it make sense that you would also teach modesty to 8- to 10-year-old girls. So we developed Secret Keeper Girl, which is not only about modesty but also about beauty because the world kind of throws at them a false standard of beauty. Girls as young as 12 are really struggling with depression about their image and their bodies."
  • Blue Nun: A convent-turned-hotel has scrapped plans to use the image of a topless nun on its sign.
  • The Human Canvas: Instead of painting on canvas, artists at the annual U.S. Body Painting Festival are using naked bodies.
    Candice Aguirre modeled in last year's festival and returned this year.

    Aguirre said she liked the process of being transformed into a human work of art."

    It's fun," she said. "You don't feel like you're naked. Standing around in a thong and pasties can be intimidating, and the artist gets to touch you places not everyone gets to. But they're really good about placing us with artists we feel comfortable with, and I love getting painted."
  • Strike a Pose: Art classes at the University of Texas at Arlington are short on funds, so the life drawing models are wearing clothes.
    Studio Art senior Breanna McFarling said she wasn’t sure drawing a clothed model would provide the same level of experience with the human form as drawing a nude model.

    “If you stick a box under a cloth, and you can’t see the box, how can you understand how to draw the box?” McFarling said.
  • Kathmandon't: Mountaineering authorities in Nepal are seeking to put an end to displays of nudity on Mount Everest.
    "People taking their clothes off and so on -- these kind of things we are trying to stop," said Ang Tsering Sherpa.
  • Naked Munros: Stuart and Karla are attempting to climb all of Scotland's 284 Munros (mountains over 3000 ft.) completely nude.
    "I've never identified myself as a naturist as such, I just get my clothes off. In an ideal world no one would have any issues regarding nudity and there would be no such thing as naturism.

    "It would be a world where you could strip naked whenever and wherever you want without a second thought. And that's what I try to do. I just feel like doing it rather a lot..."