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Nubile Nebraska Nudie Nabbed

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Nubile Nebraska Nudie Nabbed

DRAG: Cross-dressing burglar a real head case

DECEMBER 30--A 21-year-old Nebraska exhibitionist who operates an X-rated web site stocked with photos of her posing naked was ticketed yesterday by Lincoln cops for violating the city's public nudity ordinance. The proof, as it were, was in Melissa Harrington's postings. Her web site includes photos of her topless--and almost bottomless--in a Lincoln bar called the Marz Intergalactic Shrimp and Martini Bar (according to Harrington's site, the offending photos were taken in late-November). Harrington, a wannabe porn star and nude model, notes on her site that, "I like being naked in public, I like it even more when there's alot of people there to watch." Other photos show the part-time web designer naked in a downtown Lincoln alley and topless on a Harley near a baseball field. Cops specifically charged Harrington in connection with the bar photos since they were able to confirm the pictures were shot in the Lincoln establishment. Harrington is scheduled for a January 29 arraignment in Lancaster County Court and, if convicted, could face a maximum of six months in jail and a $500 fine. In a message posted yesterday about her "little run-in with the Lincoln Police Department," Harrington pledged to fight the public nudity charge and asked web site visitors to "donate a few dollars to my legal defense fund." (3 pages)