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NUDIST CLUB-POOL

Davidsonville, Md. (AP) -- The pool is the hot spot at the Maryland Health Society. And members don't worry about tan lines. MaHeSo, as members call it, is a nudist club. Lifeguard Teasa McClure says "it sure is great" not have to wear anything in the pool. But she tells a local paper (The Capital of Annapolis) she goes through a lot of sunscreen.

ECONOMY-STRIP CLUBS

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Times are tough -- even for Sin City strip clubs. Nude dancers aren't enough to attract paying customers. So, Las Vegas clubs are offering discounts and freebies. Cheetah's has two-for-one lap dances every afternoon. And Treasures is feeding more than the patrons' fantasies. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the club has a free buffet in the early evening.

$15 HOUSE

FLOWER MOUND, Texas (AP) -- How does 15 bucks sound for a $340,000 home? It's not too good to be true for Kenneth T. Robinson. The vitamin and dietary supplement salesman has moved into the suburban Dallas home after researching Texas' obscure "adverse possession" law. It's known as squatter's rights. He identified the 1997-built house as abandoned and filed an affidavit with Denton County for a $15 fee. Neighbors don't like it. But police tell The Dallas Morning News it's not a criminal matter. Robinson promises to make improvements to the property. He adds he's in it for the long haul.

DENALI RUNNER

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- It's quite a feat of feet. Bill VonderMehden has run the entire length of the Denali Park Road in one shot. The 92-mile road cuts through Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The park is home to Mt. McKinley, North America's tallest peak. It took him 25 hours and 20 minutes to complete the trek. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports he is believed to be the first person to make the run.

WHISKEY REBELLION FESTIVAL

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- It's a fight over a federal tax -- and it's being celebrated in western Pennsylvania. More than two centuries ago, President George Washington called out the militia to put down the Whiskey Rebellion. It was a revolt over a tax on booze to pay off Revolutionary War debt. Over the weekend, the imbibing tax rebels were celebrated with a parade, re-enactments, music and food. Tripp Kline of the Bradford House Historical Association even volunteered to play a tax collector. He was tarred and feathered at the end of the parade.

COLLECTING CARS

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Dick Olsen sees lots of cars go by -- but few like his own. He's a parking lot manager in Fargo, North Dakota, and a classic car lover. He now has a baker's dozen in his collection, 13 slick rides ranging from Chevy convertibles to rare British roadsters. The 82-year-old Olsen taught history for 30 years and has put in more than 20 at the parking lot. He tells The Forum newspaper his parking lot job helps to pay for his car collecting hobby. It also gives him a chance to talk about his favorite subject -- cars.

by Jamie Friar

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.


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