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Bright and Brief

July 8, 1988

MIAMI (AP) _ Some call it total tanning. Others like ″naturalism.″ By any name, nude sunbathing belongs on Florida beaches, say Tom Chittenden and his friends, who will be out in force this weekend promoting the idea.

″We’ll be clothed, but skimpily,″ said Chittenden, founder of the South Florida Free Beaches Association. ″We’ll comply with the law.″

Nudism buffs will circulate petitions at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, near North Palm Beach, and in Surfside, just north of Miami Beach, asking that strips of Florida shoreline be designated as clothing-optiona l beaches.

Chittenden said thousands of tourism dollars are lost each year because nude sunbathers have nowhere to go in the region.

″European and Canadian nudists go to the Bahamas or the rest of the Caribbean,″ he said.

In 1982, Miami police chased nudists from Virginia Key, which for 30 years was a favorite location for nude volleyball and total tanning.

In 1986, the Florida Supreme Court upheld the state law prohibiting public nudity.


CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Rocky’s buddy Bullwinkle is coming to the Rockies.

The Wyoming Travel Commission is hoping an advertising campaign featuring the cartoon character Bullwinkle J. Moose will encourage people to visit the Rocky Mountain state.

″As far as we know, no one else has used Bullwinkle as an advertising symbol,″ said Rip Repley of the Denver advertising agency that created the campaign, which will have the rights to Bullwinkle for two years.

″We’ll own the moose. The moose will be ours.″

The ad campaign has a budget of $1.3 million, of which $1 million is set aside for TV spots.

Bullwinkle and sidekick Rocket J. ″Rocky″ Squirrel were the stars of a popular cartoon series that began in the early 1960s.

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