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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.

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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Maine Court Sets $25,000 Bail For 'North Pond Hermit'

Apr 16, 2013

Christopher Knight, whose 27 years of living in near-total isolation in Maine's wilderness made him an object of fascination after he was arrested for stealing food and supplies, appeared by video for a court hearing Tuesday, when a Kennebec County judge set his bail at $25,000 cash.

Knight's arrest last week put him in the spotlight, after news spread of his years of living alone in the woods. A stranger offered to pay his $5,000 bail — an offer he rejected. He also attracted a marriage proposal. Authorities had initially sought to raise his bail to $250,000 as a way, they said, to shield him from attempts to exploit him. The offer to pay his bail had come from out of state.

After his arrest, Knight told police that he had only spoken to one person since 1986, according to The Kennebec Journal. The newspaper reports that Knight's mother, who still lives in their family home in Maine, is making arrangements to see her son. He is believed to have disappeared when he was about 19.

"Authorities have said Knight may have been responsible for as many as 1,000 burglaries during his decades in seclusion," the AP reports, "breaking into cottages for food, cooking gear, sleeping bags, tents and other goods to help him survive. Knight has not formally entered a plea but authorities said he's admitted to a handful of burglaries."

During those years, locals nicknamed Knight the North Pond Hermit. But it seems that he has adapted to life in jail, The Kennebec Journal reports.

"He's smiling, pleasant," the paper quotes District Attorney Maeghan Maloney as saying. "He's a very humble man."

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