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LOVE STINKS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Love stinks. At least in Brooklyn. More than 100 people took a Valentine's Day tour of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. New York City officials billed it as an "unforgettable" way to celebrate the most romantic day of the year. Michael Jennings says the tour was a surprise for girlfriend Nitisha Rawlings. He warned her it wasn't going to be very romantic. But he says it was "very beautiful." The sewage treatment plant isn't just for lovers. The city offers tours once a month. This month it happened to fall on Valentine's Day.

JAMAICA-NUDE NUPTIALS

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- No sexy lingerie needed for these couples. They got married in the buff. Nine naked couples tied the knot yesterday at Hedonism II, a resort in Jamaica. One of the bare brides is Milly Salas, a stay-at-home mom from Bergen County, N.J. She had never been to a nudist resort before. But she says the naked wedding was beautiful, "like a fairy tale." The Valentine's Day nuptials and complimentary four-night stay attracted more than 100 engaged couples from the U.S. and Canada. Ten were chosen, but one couple dropped out. The raw weddings will be featured in a TV documentary.

NUDE ICE CLIMBER

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) -- It was one chilly climb. A guy scaled the frozen Bridal Veil Falls in nothing but a pair of boots. National Forest Service officers were dispatched to the South Dakota location after getting reports of a naked climber. Another man was on the ground taking pictures. Bonnie Jones with the National Forest Service says the two men explained that they "wanted to have a light-hearted moment." They hoped to make people laugh as they drove past. The Black Hills Pioneer reports the men were given a verbal warning.

BIGHEARTED SNOWMAN

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- He's a big guy, with a big heart. A 13-foot-tall snowman stands in a Missoula, Mont., neighborhood. Mike Violette and Dan and Kris Lefler got to work after a big snowstorm last month. Frosty has gourds for eyes and yardsticks for arms. He's even got antlers for some reason. Neighbor Jan Howard suggested the heart, which is dyed red with food coloring. She tells the Missoulian newspaper that Frosty has become a major attraction, with people wanting to take snapshots with the big guy.

NEWSEUM-PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barack Obama's bowling ball, Hillary Clinton's beer mug and George W. Bush's cowboy hat. Those are some of the campaign-related items going on display at the Newseum in Washington. The new exhibit, "Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press," opens Friday. Other items on display include Tina Fey's red suit, flag pin and glasses, worn for her Sarah Palin bits on "Saturday Night Live." Museum officials say they won't forget this year's crop of candidates. They promise to update the exhibit as the campaign season progresses.

CRIMESTOPPERS APP

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Got a crime to report? Now there's an app for that. Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans has unveiled a new smart phone application called TipSubmit. It allows the user to anonymously report crime information to Crimestoppers from their cellphones. The app can even record and send video. The new tip app is available for the iPhone and Android phones.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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