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Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

Jacobs thought that too, right up until she came to on the lot of a dark truck stop one night. She says she had asked a friendly-seeming man for a ride home that afternoon.

Jacobs says he gave her something in an old McDonald's cup — a drug — and as she was waking up the man announced that he was a pimp. Her pimp.

The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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Joe Weider, Fitness Icon And Mr. Olympia Creator, Dies At 93

Mar 23, 2013
Originally published on March 24, 2013 3:25 pm

Joe Weider, a legendary figure in the world of bodybuilding whose name became synonymous with the sport, died Saturday at the age of 93.

Weider's publicist, Charlotte Parker, told The Associated Press that the bodybuilder, publisher and promoter died of heart failure at his home in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.

Through the creation of the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding event in 1965, Weider is often credited with introducing the world to a charming, young bodybuilder named Arnold Schwarzenegger, who would go on to win the competition a record seven times and become a superstar.

Schwarzenegger tweeted the news of his friend's death:

In a statement on his website, Schwarzenegger remembered Weider as a "titan in the fitness industry and one of the kindest men I have ever met."

Schwarzenegger continued:

"Joe didn't just inspire my earliest dreams; he made them come true the day he invited me to move to America to pursue my bodybuilding career. I will never forget his generosity. One of Joe's greatest qualities is that he wasn't just generous with his money; he freely gave of his time and expertise and became a father figure for me."

Weider was born in Canada in 1919 and began lifting his own, homemade weights he built from scrap parts. He eventually joined a weightlifting club and won his first bodybuilding competition when he was 17.

Weider went on to create a mail-order barbell business and become a staunch promoter of bodybuilding, as well as health and fitness, with publications like Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Shape.

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