Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

By ALEX CUKAN, United Press International  |  Jan. 8, 2004 at 7:12 AM
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Bill Martin, a Quaker in Hudson, Fla., has a dream of a family friendly, Christian-themed nudist community in a Tampa suburb.

He wants a place not unlike the paradise described in the book of Genesis, before Adam and Eve ate illegal fruits, acquired shame and fashioned fig leaf clothes, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

"The Bible very clearly states that when Adam and Eve were in right with God, they were naked. When people are in right with God, they do not have to fear nudity," says David Blood, executive director of the project.

Martin wants to call the "naturist" park Natura, where there would be an open church, a giant water park and nude volleyball.


A 7-year-old British boy's life was saved after his hunt for hidden Christmas presents landed him in the hospital.

James Welsh was hunting for presents in the attic before Christmas, fell off a ladder and, while at the hospital being treated for the fall, a brain tumor was found.

The boy had a six-hour operation on Christmas Day to remove the tumor and is back home waiting to hear if he will need chemotherapy, the Daily Telegraph reports.

James' mother, Lisa Welsh, says he took the boy to the doctor because he had been "wobbly and sick" for several weeks but the doctor had said it was a virus. Doctors in the hospital say the boy would have died within 24 hours if left untreated.


A Wisconsin man says his family has become addicted to television and as a result his wife gained 50 pounds and his children became lazy.

Timothy Dumouchel, of West Bend, Wis., wants $5,000 or three computers, and a lifetime supply of free Internet service from Charter Communications to settle what he says will be a small claims suit, reports the Fond du Lac (Wis.)Reporter.

Dumouchel blames his TV addiction on the cable company because despite canceling his cable service several times it remained connected for free.

"Even though we consider our services to be a very powerful entertainment product, I don't think it's reached a medical level yet where it could be proved to be addictive," says John Miller, Charter's director of public relations for eastern Wisconsin.


After a 24-year delay, a Moroccan man and woman -- whose complete names have not been disclosed -- have finally married.

The man was one of thousands of Moroccan soldiers captured by Saharawi guerrillas during the war for control of Western Sahara 24 years ago. He was one of 300 prisoners of war released last November, the BBC reports.

"I had blind confidence in her since the first day we met," he tells Moroccan TV.

His new bride tells the station she always believed he would return and she did indeed wait.

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