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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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Apr 23, 2013

Former Democratic state Senator Lowell Barron of Fyffe has been indicted in Fort Payne.  DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris says Barron surrendered Tuesday afternoon on a five-count indictment the state attorney general's office got a county grand jury to issue.  The 70-year-old former senator was released on $10,000 dollar bond.  Barron was one of Alabama's most powerful senators when Democrats controlled the Legislature.  He was defeated in 2010. 

Hundreds Support Common Core

A crowd estimated at several hundred people gathered at the Alabama Capitol complex Tuesday to show their support for the Common Core Standards for public schools.  Backers said the event is a response to efforts to repeals the Standards adopted by the state School Board in 2010.  State School Superintendent Tommy Bice said fears that Alabama will give up control or provide personal information to the federal government are unfounded. 

LAMP Ranking

Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School is again named among the top high schools in the nation.  The survey was released by U.S. News and World Report.  The magazine's website ranks LAMP as the number seven high school in America and the number one school in Alabama.  Two other schools in Montgomery are ranked high among Alabama schools, Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School and Booker T. Washington Magnet High are ranked number eight and number nine respectively in state rankings.