Playgirl wants Bachmann's son to pose nude
NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) – Playgirl magazine, based in New York, said it is asking the son of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., to pose nude for its pages.
Daniel Nardicio, vice president of marketing for the magazine, said Lucas Bachmann, 28, son of the Tea Party politician, "would be the perfect candidate for Playgirl," the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.
"Lucas is attractive and I thought it would be sensational," Nardicio said.
Lucas Bachmann, a psychiatry resident at the University of Connecticut, responded to the request on Facebook.
"I'm not interested," he wrote on the social networking site. "One must have a certain degree of anonymity when treating patients in the mental health community."
However, Nardicio said he still hopes to woo Bachmann with a promise of $100,000 compensation. He said convincing family members of conservative politicians to shed their clothing is interesting to readers.
"People love hypocrisy," he said.
iPhone app works to block drunk texts
DESTIN, Fla., April 21 (UPI) -- A Florida woman said the iPhone app she created uses games to prevent people from sending drunk text messages they would later regret.
Samantha Deeter of Destin said she contacted an app development company with her idea and they made her a partner in the creation of the Textalyzer app, the Northwest Florida Daily News of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., reported Wednesday.
"This is to prevent people from doing the ultimate no-no," Destin said. "I was briefly single and would run around from time to time bar hopping after work and would always tell people, 'I wish there was a Breathalyzer for phones.' That's when I got the idea."
Deeter said users of the app create "forbidden" lists of people likely to receive drunk text messages and their phone then forces them to play a series of four games to send the message.
Users who fail at the games are asked in 12 hours if they still want to send the message. Users can also program in reminders of why they might not want to text the intended recipients.
Deeter said an Android version of the app will likely be developed if the iPhone version, which was released Monday for 99 cents, proves successful.
Helicopters conduct drill over Miami
MIAMI, April 21 (UPI) -- Police said helicopters reported flying and hovering over buildings in a Miami neighborhood were conducting an "operational" Homeland Security training drill.
A police spokesman said he could not comment on details of the drill, which some officers identified as a Homeland Security exercise, The Miami Herald reported Wednesday.
Residents of the Brickell neighborhood reported seeing and hearing "pitch-black" helicopters flying around and hovering over buildings in the area.
"I couldn't see them a lot of the time, but I could hear them because there are echoes around the buildings," resident Neilson Paty said. "We see helicopters every day, but it was very obvious that these are not tourist or U.S. Coast Guard helicopters."
No sex for dentists who treat spouses
TORONTO, April 21 (UPI) -- Some Canadian dentists want changes to an Ontario provincial law that forbids them from having sex with their spouse if he or she is also their patient.
The "no sex with patients" decree is part of the 1993 Regulated Health Professions Act, which was crafted to address inappropriate relationships between psychiatrists and psychologists with their patients.
However, dentists fall under the same rules, the Toronto Star reported.
Orthodontist Randy Lang wrote a tongue-in-cheek article for the Oral Health Journal suggesting how dentists could avoid prosecution.
"Have your spouse wear a disguise, like a moustache and beard, when she or he enters and exits your dental office," he wrote. "Also, at home, be sure to lock your bedroom door and cover all the windows with black paper."
In response to growing criticism from dentists, provincial Health Minister Deb Matthews said Monday she requested a review of the law by the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council, the Star said.