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2009-09-14 14:45:19

Organizers of a rally against a ban on nudity at a traditionally clothing-optional California beach said more than 100 people disrobed for the protest. Allen Baylis, the Huntington Beach, Calif., attorney who organized the Sunday protest, said participants shed their clothing at the San Onofre State Beach's Trail 6 and held up signs protesting the state Department of Parks and Recreation's ban on nudity at the location, the Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Monday. It shows the Parks...

2009-09-10 13:48:50

A California nudist group said it is planning a nude protest at the state-run Trail 6 beach in San Onofre against a new ban on going naked. Allen Baylis, a Huntington Beach, Calif., attorney and a leader of the Naturist Action Committee, said the group is calling for beach-goers to shed their clothing at Trail 6 Sunday to protest the state Department of Parks and Recreation's announcement that nude sunbathers will be cited at the beach, which was previously considered clothing-optional, the...

2009-07-20 11:05:00

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue: Pro-life leaders to hold press conference discussing potential backlash -- including the potential of unwanted violence -- if Congress votes to take taxpayer money to kill the innocent. Address: National Press Building, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC Time and Date: 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 21 Leaders to be present: Randall Terry, Founder. Operation Rescue...

2009-07-13 17:11:33

Officials in Laguna Niguel, Calif., said increased law enforcement did not stop about 1,000 people from participating in the city's annual Mooning of Amtrak. Police Chief Lt. Andy Ferguson said Saturday's event was far calmer than last year, when police witnessed public intoxication, urination and defecation among the crowd of 8,000 to 10,000 people showing their rear ends to passing trains, the Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Monday. Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County...

2009-07-10 11:16:32

The city of Laguna Niguel, Calif., says it is saying 'NO' to crack by discouraging participation in an event known as Moon Over Amtrak. The Saturday event, which local legend says began in 1979 when a patron at the Mugs Away Saloon offered to buy a drink for anyone who would moon a train from the Camino Capistrano road, brought between 8,000 to 10,000 people to the city's streets last year to drink alcohol and expose their rear ends to Amtrak trains, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday....

2009-07-08 17:25:38

Police in Connecticut said a man who showed up for a dental appointment in the nude has been charged with disorderly conduct and public indecency. Investigators said Christopher Hoff, 41, arrived at Optimus Dental in Stratford completely naked and fled the building once the female receptionist began screaming, The Connecticut Post reported Wednesday. Officers arrived on the scene and people on the street pointed them in the direction of the naked guy, police said. Police said they tracked...

2009-07-08 12:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, 11 daring Greenpeace climbers hung a banner on Mount Rushmore challenging President Obama to show real leadership on global warming. The banner, measuring sixty-five feet high by thirty-five feet wide, features an unfinished portrait of Obama with the message, "America honors leaders not politicians: Stop Global Warming." The demonstration comes as President Obama meets other G8 leaders in L'Aquila, Italy today to discuss the global...

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2009-06-03 12:30:00

Greenpeace said on Wednesday, in a report that called for trade and financial retaliation against illegal ranchers, that the cattle industry is the biggest driver of destruction of the Amazonian rain forest. The campaign group said clearance of the Amazon had helped give Brazil the world's largest cattle sector and made it the world's largest exporter of beef. However, it said in its report timed - to coincide with UN talks on climate change - that this growth has come at a tragic cost for...

2009-05-31 19:50:00

Mr. Terry releases video statement for Pro-life leaders concerning Dr. Tiller's killing. Video can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08C9O_4BbcA WASHINGTON, May 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue. Background: In 1991, Mr. Terry was arrested by federal agents in front of Dr. Tiller's office for his part in leading the "Summer of Mercy." Mr. Terry's leadership gave birth to multitudes of protests in front of...

2009-04-30 17:38:40

A pair of university students in Singapore, a man and a woman, were each fined $1,350 for taking a walk in the nude through a commercial area. Eng Kai Er, 24, and Jan Philip, 21, were sentenced Thursday to pay the maximum fine for an obscene act after they admitted to taking a nude stroll through Holland Village on a Saturday evening in January, The Straits Times reported Thursday. Court papers said the students took the walk to seek thrill. William Chan, a lawyer for the duo, said the...