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Nevada Brothels Feel Pinch of Higher Fuel Prices

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Rising fuel prices are putting a pinch on the world's oldest profession.

According to industry officials, Nevada brothels that cater to long-haul truckers are offering gas cards and other promotions after experiencing business declines of up to 25% from a year ago.

Geoffrey Arnold of the Nevada Brothel Owners' Association says truckers account for as much as 75% of business at the state's rural brothels along Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 95.

He says business is down about 19% at his two northern Nevada brothels along I-80: Donna's Ranch in Wells and Donna's Battle Mountain Ranch.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, diesel fuel costs roughly $4.70 a gallon, up 67.5% from a year ago.

Of Nevada's 28 legal brothels, Arnold says 16 are located in rural areas that are being hurt by truckers' higher diesel costs.

Brothels closer to Reno and Las Vegas, which rely more on tourists and convention-goers, report business is up this year.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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