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April 13, 1994 | From Associated Press
A stripper allowed by a tax judge to depreciate surgical implants that greatly enlarged her breasts said Tuesday that the ruling corrects rules that were unfair to entertainers in her field. "It is simply a stage prop we are carrying around to make money," Cynthia Hess said of the implants. "I am happy for me and a lot of other girls in show business," she said before performing at the Bamboo Room in Green Bay as Friday's deadline for filing tax returns approached.
May 11, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
By day, Sarah Tressler was a mild-mannered reporter for a major metropolitan newspaper. By night, she was an exotic dancer. That's what got her fired, she says. Tressler, 30, has filed a gender discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  alleging that the Houston Chronicle wrongly fired her from her job as a society reporter, according to the Associated Press. Tressler says she was told she failed to reveal her side job on her employment application.
August 24, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The owner of a stripper business that made headlines after an infamous high school party in upscale Westchester County was shot as he escorted strippers to a bachelor bash. Sleepy Hollow police say Anthony "Cousin Vinny" Agnello was shot in the thigh during an attempted robbery Friday night. Agnello says two men tried to steal more than $100,000 worth of jewelry but fled empty-handed. Agnello has been treated at an area hospital. No arrests have been made. Agnello's business, World Famous Cousin Vinny's Gorgeous Strippers in Tarrytown, supplied strippers for a 2001 high school football team party in Chappaqua.
September 27, 1991
A Cal State Long Beach fraternity has been suspended for two years for hosting an on-campus rush party that featured a stripper. "They violated university policy," Elena Macias, associate vice president for student services, said of Sigma Phi Epsilon, which hosted the Sept. 19 party in the university's Student Union. During the gathering, attended by an estimated 250 people, the paid stripper wore a bikini and allowed several men to lick whipped cream off her body.
On a sweltering evening, the flower of Yucatan womanhood is packed into a local gymnasium, dressed in Sunday-best linen and sensible pantsuits. Schoolteachers. Fresh-scrubbed college students. Moms like Maria Esther Ortega, 45, a staunch Catholic with four children. It is a historic moment for Merida, and they know it. "Yes, we did it!" thunder the 2,041 women. "Yes, we did it!" Moments later, the long-anticipated show begins. Weeks of controversy over morality and women's rights fade away.
July 4, 2001
Re "University Voids Running Teams' Ban on Stripper," June 30, about the coach who kicked the student off Cal State Fullerton's track and cross-country teams because she worked part-time as an exotic dancer: According to the student's attorney, the coach has said that "stripping goes against his moral credo as a Christian." Of course, if stripping is against coach John Elders' religious beliefs, he certainly should not engage in it. However, there is a vast difference between saying, "My religion forbids me to," and, "My religion forbids you to."
March 12, 1996 | Associated Press
A Bakersfield judge, acquitted last year of bribing a stripper who faced charges in his court, has resigned during a disciplinary investigation, the state Commission on Judicial Performance said Monday. Facing noncriminal charges of misconduct in office, Kern County Municipal Judge Alan E. Klein agreed to resign immediately and refrain from seeking or accepting judicial office, the commission said.
May 5, 1994 | SCOTT HARRIS
Perhaps you've heard the odd news about the Odd Ball Cabaret, the North Hills strip joint that has been forced to shut down its "shower shows." The city's Disabled Access Appeals Commission, it seems, has ruled that the Odd Ball's shower is in essence a stage, and by law must be accessible not only to able-bodied nude dancers, but those who require wheelchairs as well. (Not that Odd Ball employs any.
November 27, 1998 | From Associated Press
A male stripper accused of fondling at least four teenagers during his routine at a chaperoned "girls night out" party was arrested Thursday on felony lewd conduct charges. Steven Schmitt, 29, of Walnut Creek, booked on a $100,000 warrant, faces three years in prison if convicted, Sgt. Ron Parker said. The girls--including one who allegedly performed oral sex on him--apparently were willing participants in the strip act last month.
August 9, 1993 | TERRY SPENCER
Following recent court decisions that nullified the city's adult entertainment ordinance and allowed two strip clubs to open, the city attorney last week said his office is drafting a law that would require strippers to remain partially clothed. City Atty. Jack L. White said the ordinance, which will be presented to the City Council next month, would require female strippers to wear at least a G-string and pasties while performing at bars and clubs in the city.
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