Nudes in the News - 2002

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December, 2002

A good year for tennis, nudity and audacity (St. Petersburg Times, December 29, 2002)
Florida Men Strip for Peace (FSN, Saturday December 28, 2002)
All we are saying is give peace your pants. (Santa Cruz Metro, Dec. 25, 2002)
Saline County, Kan., Wal-Mart Lawsuit Generates Buzz (The Salina Journal, Friday, December 13, 2002)
Protection of children comes first (Tom Bell, The Salina Journal, Friday, December 13, 2002)
Kansas woman sued Wal-Mart after being questioned about photos (WFLS News, AP, Dec. 13, 2002)
Aussie women to bare it all for rain (Reuters, Dec. 4, 2002)
Nude Calendar Sells Courage, Not Cars (Philip Pullella, Reuters, Dec 3, 2002)
Plenty of Space on This Ship's Luggage Racks (Steve Harvey, "Only in L.A." L.A. Times, Dec. 3, 2002)

November, 2002

Fund-raising trend: Nude calendars (AP, November 28, 2002)
(San Jose Mercury News, Nov. 25, 2002)
Volusia County Denies Nudist Camp Application (Daytona Beach, AP, Nov. 22, 2002)
The reaction to 50 naked demonstrators (David V. Mitchell, Point Reyes Light, November 21, 2002)
Rob Nelson Gets Naked in a Very Revealing 'Rob Nelson Show' (PRNewswire, Nov. 21, 2002)
Want lower blood pressure? Try nudism (L.M. Boyd, Orange County Register, November 19, 2002)
Scantily-Clad Madonnas Get Church Hot Under Collar (Luke Baker, Reuters, Nov. 19, 2002))
Olympic gymnasts criticized for posing nude (AP, Fri. Nov. 15, 2002)
Camaraderie among West Marin women in au naturel protest against war (I(Ana Carolina Monterroso, Point Reyes Light, November 14, 2002)
West Marin women strip for peace (Ivan Gale, Point Reyes Light, November 14, 2002)
Sharing the good news about nudes (Mark Albright, St. Petersburg Times, November 11, 2002)
Beach's beauty proves deadly (San Jose Mercury News, Nov. 11, 2002)
Wilmington [VT] removes nudity ban (Bennington Banner, Nov. 6, 2002)
Grass fire burns 20 acres near Lexington Reservoir (San Jose Mercury News, November 1, 2002)
Drawing a hot bath from the center of the earth (New York Times, November 1, 2002)

October, 2002

40 bare all for free yoga clothing (Amy O'Brian, Vancouver Sun, Monday, October 28, 200)
Day Strippers (New Yorker, October 28, 2002)
Joys of mixed bathing Geoff Botting, Yomiuri Weekly Oct. 27, 2002)
Artist wants to fill city with 5,000 naked people (Ananova, Friday, October 25, 2002)
Is Nude Rude? The Great Federal Coverup (Nicole M. Miller, Washington Post, Thursday, October 24, 2002)
Rome uncovers topless treasures (BBC, October 24, 2002)
Body paint will do at Fantasy Fest (Key West Keynoter, Wednesday, October 23, 2002)
Filling the streets with bare naked bodies (James Cowan , National Post, Tuesday, October 22, 2002)
Nudity ban called biased against women (Spokane Spokesman-Review, Tuesday, October 22, 2002)
Nudist Club Plans Garden Party (IRN New Zealand, October 21, 2002)
Naked launch: Clothing-free cruises tout freedom (Pete Williams, San Jose Mercury News, Oct. 20, 2002)
Dike 14 study: Yes to nature, no to nudists (John C. Kuehner, Cleveland Plain Dealer October 17, 2002)
Schools ban sportswear logo (Hamilton Spectator, Oct. 16, 2002)
I can barely understand nudity laws (Frank Cerabino, Palm Beach Post, Friday, October 11, 2002)
LA radio station in trouble for naked prank (Online.ie, Oct. 5, 2002)
Radio station tells teen to streak (AP, Friday, October 4, 2002)
Daytona Beach OKs nudity law over protests (John Bozzo, Daytona Beach News-Journal,, October 3, 2002)
Nudity Law Passes In Daytona (WKMG, Oct 3)
[Hartford CT] Group seeks new vote on nudity ordinance (AP, October 3, 2002)
Divisive issue at YMCA: Men want their shower partitions put back up (Julie Muhlstein, Everett WA Herald, October 2, 2002)
Nudists Demand A Do-Over (AP, October 1, 2002)

September, 2002

Nude beach cleanup set for Saturday (Brian Seals, Santa Cruz Sentinel, September 19, 2002)
Nudism's effect on children mixed, experts say (Kevin Harter, St. Paul [Minn.] Pioneer Press, September 18, 2002)
A whole lot of nothing (Kevin Harter, St. Paul [Minn.] Pioneer Press, September 15, 2002)
Nude cruises: Cut loose and clothing-free (Pete Williams, Denver Post, September 15, 2002 )
An extremely large group in urgent need of sunscreen (New York Times, Sept. 6, 2002)
Playboy TV Debuts 'The Weekend Flash'; Nude Anchors Uncover The News (PRNewswire, Sept. 5, 2002)
Muslim Leaders Pull Malaysian Movie (AP, Sept. 5, 2002)
Sex offender kills himself at nudist resort (Spartanburg SC Herald-Journal, September 5, 2002)
Olathe police looking for nude driver (Kansas City Star, September 5, 2002)
Judge Rules for Embattled Miss N.C. (AP, Sept. 4, 2002)
Beauty queen testifies topless photos that cost her crown were taken against her will (AP, Sept. 4, 2002)

August, 2002

The Naked Truth (Matthew Katz, Daily Record, August 24, 2002)
Kids hit beach, encounter unexpected sight (Tim O'Brien, Albany NY Times-Union, Wednesday, August 14, 2002 BR> Experiencing the nude audience: A playwright's adventure in naturism (Orange County Weekly, Aug. 16-22, 2002)
The Naked Shopping Network - A New T.V. Channel (PRNewswire, August 29, 2002)
Wilmington voters uphold nudity ban (Daniel Barlow, Brattleboro VT Reformer, August 28, 2002)
Topless bathers snapped for porn site (Business Day (South Africa) August 28, 2002)
Australian women's coach imposes nude ban on promotional activities (AP, August 26, 2002)
Nudists in town for global get-together (Orlando Sentinel August 23, 2002)
International nudist organization holds convention in Kissimmee (The Florida Times-Union, Friday, August 23, 2002)
'Miss Germany' Risks Losing Crown over Nude Rule (Reuters, August 22, 2002)
Nearly two thousand naked and adrift in Helsinki (Helsingin Sanomat, August 19, 2002)
Doris Wishman, maker of classic cult films, dies in Miami (Associated Press, Monday, August 19, 2002)
Road to recovery (Rob Azevedo, Boston Globe, Aug. 18, 2002)
Dos and Don'ts at a Nudist Colony (Dennis Nishi, Men's Fitness)
Miss N.C. to Keep Prize, Lose Title (Associated Press, Wed. Aug. 14, 2002)
In the islands of HyŤres, nudists and soldiers impose ecology (Le Monde August 8, 2002)
Beaching It in The Buff (Gary Hanauer, Metro Silicon Valley, August 8, 2002)
Daytona Beach may criminalize teeny-weeny bikinis (Daytona Beach News-Journal, August 7, 2002)
Sport's first sponsored streak (Daily Mail, August 6, 2002)
Daytona to vote on new nudity rule in wake of federal ruling (Daytona Beach News-Journal, August 6, 2002)
Man Spotted In Park Allegedly Only Wearing A Belt (NBC 4, Columbus OH, August 6, 2002)
Who bares wins at Edinburgh festival (London Times, August 5, 2002)
1,130 mothers set breast-feeding record (San Francisco Chronicle, August 4, 2002)
Bonser tax agreement on nudist village property irks Nottingham [NH] citizens' group (Foster's Online August 2, 2002)
Naked! Bikes! Free! (Mountain Bikes August 2, 2002)
The Fight to Let it All Hang Out (DW-World, August 1, 2002)
Living in Germany: Free Body Culture (F.A.Z. Weekly, Aug. 1, 2002)

July, 2002

Men bare all on election day (New Zealand Stuff, July 29, 2002)
Drop in Munich Nudists Threatens Tourist Attraction (Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters, July 29, 2002)
Miss N.C.: I Quit Over Nude Photos (Associated Press, July 29, 2002)
Decline in Nudists Threatens Tourist Attraction (Reuters, July 26. 2002)
Pageant queen resigned over topless photos (AP, July 29, 2002)
Egyptian Couple Jailed over Nude Internet Photos (Reuters, July 29, 2002)
Nude sunbathers accused of cover up (Reuters, July 26, 2002)
Going topless in public may be an endless issue (Alan Young, The Toronto Star, Jul. 21, 2002)
Naked truth is, nudists at work (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 21, 2002)
More then 1,300 pose naked for Tunick in Switzerland (AP Photo, July 20, 2002)
Picnickers bare tops to an unfazed Ithaca (Ithaca Journal, Friday, July 19, 2002)
Chilean Christians protest nudity (Reuters, July 19, 2002)
Cities have topless wash covered (Idaho Press-Tribune, July 18, 2002)
Second top-free picnic attended by many, including police chief (Ithaca Independent, July 18, 2002)
Small town's men desperate to star in nude calendar (Ananova, July 18, 2002)
Emerald Lake Resort serves area nudists (Pat Taul, East Montgomery County [TX] Observer, July 18, 2002)
E-mails bare coverup (Timothy J. Burger, New York Daily News)
Naked footballers given red card (Reuters, Friday, July 19, 2002)
Gaelic sports team disbanded over boozy pool-playing in the nude (Associated Press, Thurs. July 18, 2002)
Topless carwash defies city (Associated Press, Wednesday, July 17, 2002)
Women allow some workers to leave besieged ChevronTexaco oil terminal (Associated Press, Sunday July 14, 2002)
Organizer of topless car wash protests ban on baring breasts (AP, July 16, 2002)
Naked truth: Park bad site for school (The Miami Herald, Sun, Jul. 14, 2002)
Rainy skies stop the 'naked truth' (Florida Sun-Herald July 14, 2002)
Frank & Ernest: Lady Godiva (July 13, 2002)
Nudists to challenge state law at Caspersen Beach (Florida Sun-Herald July 12, 2002)
Topless And Homeless In Idaho (CBS News, July 11, 2002)
Wisconsin-based group celebrates being in the buff (Associated Press, Thursday, July 11, 2002)
The Naked Truth About Salzburg (Reuters, Weds. July 10, 2002)
Naturists reveal all to public (BBC News, July 10, 2002)
Bare more flesh, please (News24, July 10, 2002)
Members of local nudist group shed clothes, worries (David Uhler, San Antonio Express-News, July 9, 2002)
Nude family should cover up around aunt (Ann Landers, July 9, 2002)
Nudists should know better than anyone — you can't fake it (Spokane Spokesman-Review, July 9, 2002)
All starkers raving mad (The Sun, Mon, Jul 8, 2002)
Thick-skinned French throw clothes on nudists (Independent Online, July 7, 2002)
City strippers exploited (Sunday Times, July 7, 2002)
Who needs clothes? (Joe Giorgianni, Sun Herald, July 7, 2002)
Here's the Skinny: Nude Beaches are Booming (New York Post, July 7, 2002)
Site's sculpture renews art vs. morality debate (Miami Herald, Fri, July 05, 2002)
Web site posts nudist children's pictures (National Post, July 5, 2002)
Counterculture movement creates problems for U.S. Forest Service (Nahal Toosi, Knight-Ridder News, July 5, 2002)
Gardener asked to seek cover (Dayton Daily News, July 4, 2002)
A photographer records the naked truth (Japan Times, July 3, 2002)
Top 10 Reasons to Vacation Nude This Summer! (PR Newswire, July 3, 2002)
A Festival with Nudity Sues a Sex Web Site (Evelyn Nieves, New York Times, July 3, 2002)
Among other new state rules: 'Artistic' nudity allowed in Utah (AP, July 1, 2002)

June, 2002

Moscow [Idaho] laws don't cover topless carwash (Spokesman-Review, Sunday, June 30, 2002)
Mayor [of Ankara, Turkey] fined for removing 'obscene' statue (BBC, June 27, 2002)
Anti-G8 Activists Bare All in Cheeky Protest (Reuters, June 25)
No shirt, no shoes, no problem (Palm Beach Post, Sunday, June 23, 2002)
Naked revelers dance in the stones of Stonehenge (Reuters, June 21, 2002)
Photographer's shots of nude teens ruled not pornographic (Associated Press, June 21, 2002)
Naked truth behind Japan's soccer success (Mori, Japan, Reuters, Tue, June 18, 2002)
Board votes for nude ban (Deerfield [Vermont] Valley News, June 16, 2002 )
Skinnydipping to be Sex Offense in Illinois (Naturist Action Committee, June 15, 2002)
The naked truth about nude beaches (Toronto Star, June 14, 2002)
Nude Performance Artist Shocks Conservative Chile (Santiago, Chile, Reuters, Thur, June 13, 2002))
Pack light for clothing-optional cruise (Dallas Morning News, June 9, 2002)

May, 2002

Budweiser commercial: Mr. Nudist Colony Activities Coordinator (Tom Schiller, Coppos Films)
Daughter's late-night visit is too revealing (Ann Landers, Friday, May, 31, 2002)
Tape Shows Ovadal Calling Woman 'Heifer,' 'Whore' (WISC Channel3000.com, Thursday May 30 12:22 AM EDT)
Size Matters: Small Is Good (Newsweek, May 13, 2002)
Naked couple told officer they were adam and eve (WJXT news, Jacksonville FL, May 13, 2002)
Boy's spying eyes force skinny-dippers to cover up (Abigail Van Buren, Dear Abby, Sunday May 12, 2002)
Naked photo mum's council bid (The Huddersfield [U.K.] Daily Examiner, May 10, 2002)
Gardening Nude: Charlie Stitzer's Birthday Suit (Berkeley Daily Californian, Friday, May 10, 2002)
Blazing a Naturist Trail Down in the Forest of Dean (Bristol UK Western Daily Press, May 10, 2002)
For naturists, bare is only fair (Jeanne Malmgren, St. Petersburg Times, May 10, 2002 )
Runners grin and bare all for 5K race in Pasco (Shannon Breen, St. Petersburg Times, May 6, 2002)
Nude again: Activist defies judge's order, gets arrested in Drake Park (Barney Lerten, bend.com, Bend, Oregon, May 6, 2002)
Movie with 825 nude actors to hit South Korean screens (By Paul Eckert and Hong Ki-soo, Reuters, Thursday, May 2, 2002)
Public Interest with guests guests AANR trustee Susan Weaver and Bare Buns leader Gary Brown (RealAudio format: WAMU Public Radio, Washington DC, Thursday, May 2, 2002)
Naked show is 'fuss over nothing' (This Is London, May 2, 2002)
Girls Made to Show Panties at School Dance (Dan Whitcomb, Reuters, Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 1, 2002)

April, 2002

Prominent Tier women to bare all for fund-raiser (Binghamton NY Press & Sun-Bulletin, April 28, 2002)
World nude fest rained off in UK (Sunday Herald, April 28, 2002)
1,200 Strip at Dawn in Brazil for U.S. Artist (São Paulo, Reuters, Sunday, April 28, 2002)
Luther College President: Naked Soccer must end (Richard Torgerson, April 25, 2002)
Natural success: "Land O'Lakes is the U.S. capital for nudist resorts..." (James Thorner, St. Petersburg Times. April 21, 2002)
Settlement allows camp that allows nudist retreats to remain open (Kansas City Star, Thu, Apr. 18, 2002)
College May Allow Nude Soccer To Continue (AP, April 18, 2002)
`Uh, There's A Naked Guy On My Lawn' (Cara Solomon, Hartford Courant, April 18, 2002)
College Looks To End Nude Soccer (AP, April 10, 2002)
American photographer Spencer Tunick runs with an assistant and some 450 nude models... (Rickey Rogers, Reuters, April 6, 2002)
Some 450 nude models walk in front of Buenos Aires' Obelisk... (Rickey Rogers, Reuters, April 6, 2002)

March, 2002

Naked truth: Beach popular (George Christopoulos, Toronto Sun, Thursday, March 28, 2002 )
Teens Bare All for School Magazine (Paris, Reuters, Thurs. March 28, 2002)
Beach deaths mystery grows (Jason Schultz, Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 28, 2002)
Santa Cruz death pact? 3 bodies found on cliffs above popular beach; cops stumped (Jim Herron Zamora and Alan Gathright, San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday, March 27, 2002)
Police unsure if suicide pact led to three deaths at beach (Associated Press, March 27, 2002, 12:01 p.m.)
Three people dead at Bonny Doon Beach near Santa Cruz (Associated Press, March 27, 2002, 7:25 a.m.)
Three people found dead from gunshot wounds at northern California beach (Associated Press, March 27, 2002, 3:30 a.m.)
Track and peeled: Runners dare to bare (Steve Steinberg, The Dallas Morning News, March 14,2002)
City allows display of banned nude art (Rosemarie Bernardo, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Thursday, March 7, 2002)
Naked Bikers (Associated Press)

February, 2002

Tourism could benefit from nude weddings (Devon Evans, Jamaica Gleaner, Tuesday, February 19, 2002)
Travel Poll: Would you go to a nude beach? (Travel Channel, February 10, 2002)
Judge rules women can jog naked in Maine (Ananova, February 5, 2002)
Police violated rights at lesbian party (Ananova, Friday, Feburary 1, 2002)

January, 2002

University of Maine coeds win nudity case (Renee Ordway, Bangor Daily News, Thursday, January 31, 2002)
Conviction over pics of nude teen overturned (David Weber, Boston Herald, Tuesday, January 29, 2002)
The defense of coastal land: Residents voice concern over plan to protect Coast Dairies property (Jeanene Harlick, Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 27, 2002)
Draping History: Halls of Justice: An Inside Look at the Justice Department (Beverly Lumpkin, ABC News, January 25, 2002)
Porn Czar's Proposal to Relax Anti-Nudity Law is Tough Sell (Dan Harrie, The Salt Lake Tribune, Friday, January 18, 2002)
Nudists launch calendar cover-up (Severin Carrell, Independent, January 6, 2002)
Videoconferencing From a Sauna?? (Reuters, January 4, 2002)

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