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2009-05-20 15:36:34

New York's attorney general indicted seven people Wednesday on charges of running a 24-hour prostitution ring on Craigslist, The Associated Press reported. The indictment came just a day after Craigslist's CEO filed a lawsuit to keep South Carolina's attorney general from pursuing criminal charges against the company. The operation, called Room Service Entertainment was based in Queens, where five of the seven New York residents were arrested on charges of corruption, conspiracy and money...

2009-05-19 07:00:00

Research Shows More Than 40% of Child Prostitutes In Atlanta Are Advertised on Craigslist ATLANTA, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A Future, Not A Past--the campaign to stop the prostitution of children in Georgia--believes Craigslist is not doing enough to stop the use of its service by pimps to sell sex with children, it's campaign director said today. "Somewhere in Atlanta tonight, a child will be prostituted because Craigslist refuses to immediately pull the plug on ads that make the...

2009-05-16 14:46:42

A 14-year-old boy whose father took him out to find a prostitute for his first sexual encounter chose an undercover British police officer, prosecutors say. The man, a Polish immigrant living in Nottingham, England, decided to initiate his son into manhood by allowing him the pick of the prostitutes walking a street in the local red light district, but the woman who caught the teen's fancy was a cop, who arrested the 42-year-old father, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. The man, who...

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2009-05-13 13:55:00

The world's largest online classified site Craigslist on Wednesday announced plans to discontinue its "erotic services" category. The controversial category was considered by critics to be an "online brothel," as many posts regularly offered sexual services. "As of today for all US craigslist sites, postings to the "erotic services" category will no longer be accepted, and in 7 days the category will be removed," the company said in a statement. The erotic services category will now be...

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2009-05-06 13:08:44

Attorneys from the online advertising site Craigslist met with attorneys general from New York, Connecticut, Illinois and Missouri on Tuesday to begin discussions on whether the online advertisement host will begin blocking the "erotic services" section of its website. The company has been the focus of much media attention and public unease in recent months since a number of recent high-profile murders have been connected with the sites online advertising services. State officials are...

2009-04-09 09:33:00

TUCSON, Ariz., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Women's luxury tour operator Gateway Destinations (www.gateway-destinations.com) announced that internationally recognized women's health specialist Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., will host a health retreat in southern Italy, beginning October 4, 2009. "This extraordinary travel experience will blend a unique and informative health seminar with a range of leisure activities and sightseeing in breathtaking Italy," says Gateway Destinations founder Jan...

2009-04-01 04:00:00

Prostitute/John Tax Office? CARSON CITY, Nev., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Should the world's oldest profession be taxed? Senator Bob Coffin thinks that it should, "We're desperate to find money for essential government services, so I will go anywhere to do that."(1) The BunnyRanch does not agree with this proposition. "It is appalling that the Senator has turned to tax paying brothels to further tax the industry in his desperation to find funds for the state of Nevada," said Dennis Hof the...

2009-03-16 19:12:27

A brothel in Berlin says it is trying to lure recession-wary customers by offering a flat rate for prostitutes with unlimited food and drinks. The brothel said $90 can now purchase time with any of the establishment's women plus all the food and drinks a customer can consume, during off-peak times, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekends, Der Spiegel reported Monday. Seventy euros ($90), that includes everything -- ladies, drinks and food, a brothel employee...

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2009-03-11 07:10:00

Responding to allegations that it promotes prostitution, Internet bulletin board Craigslist said on Tuesday that it has seen "spectacular" results in its efforts to reduce "erotic services" listings. Writing in a blog post, Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster said the volume of erotic services ads had plunged 90 to 95 percent in Chicago and four other U.S. cities since stricter measures were put in place last year. The crackdown on the sex ads is a direct result of a collaborative effort launched...

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2009-03-06 07:42:08

Cook County, Illinois Sheriff Thomas Dart filed a lawsuit against the popular global ad Web site Craigslist on Thursday, calling it "the single largest source of prostitution in the nation." "Missing children, runaways, abused women and women trafficked in from foreign countries are routinely forced to have sex with strangers because they're being pimped on Craigslist," Dart said during a press conference in Chicago. Dart is hoping that Craigslist will do away with its "erotic services"...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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