Correction: Obscene T-shirts story

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GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — In a March 17 story about efforts to restrict stores from displaying T-shirts and other merchandise that contains obscene messages, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the city in the story, headline and dateline.

The correct city is Orange Beach, not Gulf Shores.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Ala. town seeks to ban display of obscene messages

Orange Beach seeks to stop open display of merchandise containing obscene messages

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Officials in the city of Orange Beach are pushing for a city law to restrict stores from displaying T-shirts and other merchandise that contains obscene messages.

Mayor Tony Kennon started pushing for the law following a recent trip to an Orange Beach souvenir shop.

Kennon told al.com (http://bit.ly/XQKBUU) he was "absolutely mortified" by the messages on some merchandise being sold in Orange Beach. He said many of the shirts containing the obscene messages also said Orange Beach on them. He said he was "disappointed and sickened" by the messages on the shirts.

City council members say they will consider a proposed ordinance to restrict the open display of vulgar or indecent items. City officials say the ordinance would not stop the sale of such items, just restrict their open display.

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Information from: Press-Register, http://www.al.com/press-register/

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