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AP Finds Stripper Video Too Hot to Handle

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AP Finds Stripper Video Too Hot to Handle

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An amateur video posted on a Pennsylvania newspaper's Web site, showing strippers performing lap dances at a golf course, was apparently too adult for the Associated Press, which chose not to distribute the images.

The Morning Call of Allentown, Pa. reported that AP officials decided the minute-long clip of the X-rated behavior at a Stroud Township, Pa. golf course was too hot to handle. The video had been placed on the Web site of the Pocono Record in Stroudsburg, Pa.

''We do exercise judgment on that kind of material,'' Kevin Roach, executive producer for online video at AP, told The Morning Call.

Roach also told the paper that the clip did not add to the print story of "scantily clad women doing lap dances that were visible from a public road during a private outing at Cherry Valley Golf Course on Monday."

''I took a look at it, and I thought in the scheme of things, it's not a new story, strippers on a golf course,'' he told the paper. …

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