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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 24, 2013

The Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee cut the proposed pay raise for Alabama's K-12 employees to one percent today.  In introducing his education budget, Committee Chair Republican Senator Trip Pittman said its a spending plan for tough economic times.  The $5.8 billion dollar budget and the pay raise now to to the Senate for consideration. 

Prescription Drug Take-Back

The Prescription Drug Take-Back event will be held this weekend in Alabama.  Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. residents with unused or outdated prescription drugs will be able to safely dispose of them at locations throughout the state.  Specific locations can be found online at www. dea.gov.  The announcement was made Wednesday by U.S. Attorney George Beck and Drug Enforcement Administration Clay Morris at a press conference. 

PSC Request Denied

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has rejected a request from Public Service Commissioner Terry Dunn for an investigation into utility rates in Alabama.  Dunn had ask the attorney general to review how rates are set on behalf of the customers of Alabama Power Co.,  Alabama Gas Corp. and Mobile Gas Service Co.