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2009-02-06 14:42:22

Nevada state Sen. Bob Coffin says his state should begin taxing its legal brothels in an attempt to make up for a $2 billion budget shortfall. Coffin has proposed that prostitution be decriminalized throughout the state, not just in rural counties, to allow officials to further tax brothel operators during the ongoing economic crisis, ABC reported Friday. People are licensed to gamble, said Coffin, a Democrat. They are licensed to sell cigarettes. They are licensed to sell alcohol. Why not...

2009-02-06 15:11:02

Nevada state Sen. Bob Coffin says his state should make brothels legal statewide and tax them to help wipe out a $2 billion budget shortfall. Nevada is the only U.S. state with legalized prostitution, but brothels are only allowed in rural counties and pay county taxes only. Coffin proposes that prostitution be decriminalized and that the state get a cut of their revenues, ABC reported Friday. People are licensed to gamble, said Coffin, a Democrat. They are licensed to sell cigarettes. They...

2009-01-26 11:18:09

Brothels in Nevada have offered to join the state's tax rolls, but find themselves rebuffed by politicians despite a large state budget gap. George Flint, director of the Nevada Brothel Association, has been lobbying to have the state's 25 legal brothels pay taxes, The New York Times reported Monday. With a tax behind it, the state's not going to view you as a relic ... and put you out of business, Flint said. Brothels, legal since 1971, pay a $100 annual state fee and taxes to local...

2009-01-09 14:41:00

Calls on Obama and Biden to Develop Alternative Approaches NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report concludes that so-called "rescue" raids are not an effective way to stop trafficking in persons and in fact can be counter-productive. The report from the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, released just in time for the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness on January 11, summarizes findings from interviews with 46 people with experience of such raids,...

2008-12-14 12:35:51

The New Mexico district attorney's office says auto racing great Al Unser Jr. has been the victim of extortion in a prostitution scandal. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported that Unser, a two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, was named as one of two extortion victims in a 137-count indictment against 47-year-old Bobby McMullin. The suspect runs a local strip club and was arrested last May. Police allege McMullin ran an Internet escort service that actually was a prostitution ring. The DA's...

2008-12-12 11:25:42

A study of female sex workers in Cambodia found less experienced prostitutes more likely to have sexually transmitted infections, researchers said. The study of more than 1,000 female sex workers in Cambodia, published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases, showed girls new to the sex industry were twice as likely to have gonorrhea or chlamydia. Heng Sopheab of the University of Bergen in Norway and the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs, in Cambodia, led a team of...

2008-12-01 16:21:14

Police in Columbus, Ohio, said a real estate agent and an Ohio State University medical center employee have been charged with running a prostitution business. Columbus vice detectives said Christopher Johnson was arrested on felony prostitution charges after he allegedly used his work computer at the Ohio State school of nursing to help set up the prostitution ring, WCMH-TV, Columbus, reported Monday. Investigators said Central Ohio real estate agent Rusty Blades was also hit with felony...

2008-11-19 11:40:04

The managers of a Cologne, Germany, brothel say they'll drop the cover charge for life for any customers willing to have its name tattooed onto them. The promotion by Pascha, reputed to be Europe's largest brothel with 120 prostitutes working on 12 floors, would eliminate its $6 entry fee in exchange for inking its logo onto customers' arms in big blue letters. Managers thought the offer wouldn't be taken seriously but patrons are lining up for it, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday....

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2008-11-07 08:00:00

Craigslist pledged on Thursday to crack down on ads for prostitution on its Web sites in more than 40 states. Now anyone who posts an "erotic services" ad will be required to provide a working phone number and pay a fee with a valid credit card, as part of Craigslist's agreement with attorneys general around the country. If subpoenaed, the Web site will have to provide that information to law enforcement. "The deal will allow legitimate escort services to continue advertising while providing...

2008-10-12 03:00:08

ANTI-VICE campaigners have urged Ministers to close a loophole allowing hookers to advertise on the web. Labour Justice spokeswoman Pauline McNeill revealed there is now a boom in prostitutes offering sex for sale online because new laws failed to include the internet. The Act only made it illegal for men to solicit prostitutes in public places, such as streets and car parks. The Glasgow Kelvin MSP said: "Prostitution over the internet is something that Parliament needs to properly...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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