This upscale southern Maine town is known for its ocean beaches, old sea captains’ mansions and the neighboring town of Kennebunkport, home to the Bush family summer compound.

But the talk of the town these days is the arrest of a local fitness instructor who’s been charged with running a prostitution business out of her Zumba dance studio and secretly videotaping her encounters. Now the town is on the edge of its seat, waiting for the revelation of which of their friends and neighbors are among her more than 100 alleged johns.

“There’s still some of that puritanical New England left around,” said Will Bradford, who owns a copy shop in town. “There are places in the world that would laugh at this.”

Alexis Wright, 29, was dressed conservatively in a jacket, blouse and slacks as she pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Portland to 106 counts of prostitution, violation of privacy, tax evasion and other charges for allegedly providing sex for money at her fitness studio and a nearby one-room office she rented. The man police say was her business partner, 57-year-old Mark Strong Sr. of Thomaston, pleaded not guilty to 59 counts of promotion of prostitution and violation of privacy.

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14-year-old children’s rights activist shot by Taliban


CBS reporter slams administration for ‘major lie’ over weakened Taliban

CBS News and “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan took the gloves off last week, dropping her role as a disinterested journalist and delivering a speech in Chicago that criticized the Obama administration over its handling of the war in Afghanistan and the attack that killed four Americans in Libya.

Speaking to a crowd of about 1,100 at last Tuesday’s Better Government Association annual luncheon, Logan accused the administration of downplaying the number of Al Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan to support its rush to leave. She also claimed Washington acts as apologists for the Taliban by downplaying their links to Al Qaeda and the strength of their organization.

“I chose this subject because, one, I can’t stand that there is a major lie being propagated,” Logan said. That lie, she explained, is that the American military has weakened the Taliban.

On Sept. 30, Logan interviewed the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, for a piece on “60 Minutes.” He told her that “an awful lot of the population of this country is living in an area where there is vastly improved security from where it was just a few years ago.”

Logan, in her Tuesday speech, criticized the “narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years.”

She said it comes from “Taliban apologists,” who claim “they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban. … It’s such nonsense.”

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A leukemia patient making what she called an “end-of-life” trip to Hawaii says she was embarrassed by security agents at the Seattle airport who refused her request for a private room after telling her to lift up her shirt and pull back her bandages.

Though Michelle Dunaj says she thought she arrived prepared– having called the airline ahead of time to request a wheelchair and ask how to send her medication through security– the agents seemingly had no idea how to deal with her condition.

“I did everything they asked me to do, so I didn’t think it was going to be an issue,” she said while describing the event.

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More Black Liberal Racism!

A black professor who describes himself as “one of the leading hip-hop generation intellectuals in the country” and holds a faculty appointment in African American Studies at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University says he’s determined the 15 most “overrated” white people.

Included are President Ronald Reagan, Elvis Presley, Tim Tebow, Donald Trump, Babe Ruth and William Shakespeare.

The verdict comes from Marc Lamont Hill, who has appeared numerous time on the Fox News channel.

The list was spotted by reporters with, among others.

Hill in a column on Huffington Post released the list of names in “celebration” of Columbus Day, which he described as “one of [the nation’s] most bizarre cultural rituals.”

“Although history proves that Christopher Columbus was an immoral treasure hunter who merely stumbled upon a region that had already been ‘discovered’ by indigenous non-whites, we continue to praise the vicious conquistador as a hero,” Hill wrote.

However, Columbus wasn’t on Hill’s list.

But Elvis Presley was. He’s the one, according to Hill, who “barely played the guitar” and was a “cheap facsimile of Little Richard.”

Reagan, Hill said, “was largely responsible for shutting down mental hospitals, bloating the military, shrinking benefits for the needy, sparking mass incarceration, and declaring ketchup a vegetable for our children’s school lunches.”

Hill said of Trump, “The only thing more inflated than Trump’s intellectual value is his net-worth, which is nothing close to the ‘many billions’ he alleges.”

According to Hill, Tebow is “at best … a 2nd or 3rd string player.”

And Hill concludes that William Shakespeare has been deified. “We ignore the fact that many aspects of Shakespeare’s work – such as the writing in Hamlet or the generally narrow range of female roles in his plays – just aren’t that awesome.”

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Media will stifle Mitt at next debate

As Jim Lehrer, the moderator of last week’s presidential debate in Denver comes under continued fire from his professional colleagues, radio giant Rush Limbaugh is predicting a different tack by the media in charge of the next debate between President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

“Here’s the thing to look out for. The thing to look out for is the moderator in the next debate,” Limbaugh said this afternoon.

“Whoever the moderator is will be under orders to stifle Romney and to cut short answers to questions or reactions to Obama. That’s why they’re mad at Jim Lehrer of PBS, that Lehrer didn’t shut Romney down at the point in time, many points in time that he was shellacking Obama. He didn’t enforce the rules on time limits and so forth.”

The next presidential debate is slated for Tuesday night, Oct. 16, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

It will be moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley, and will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues.

Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

There’s also a vice-presidential debate set for this Thursday night at Centre College in Danville, Ky., with Martha Raddatz of ABC News the moderator.

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MSNBC Host: Without Affirmative Action in Colleges the ‘Entire Leadership of America Would Become Entirely White’

During Tuesday‘s edition of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” co-host Touré made the argument that without affirmative action in colleges, “the entire leadership of America would become entirely white.”

This, he explained, is barely a “whitewashing of what we already have” in America today.

“The Cycle” hosted Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor Jr., the authors of “Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It.” Touré began by citing the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which called their work “junk science,” in an attempt to discredit them before even allowing them to make their case.

“You suggest that it’s better for these black and brown students to go to second tier schools rather than to go to Harvard or Yale, the first tier schools. The entire Supreme Court comes from Harvard or Yale. Almost all presidents, Harvard or Yale – all the top of corporate America,” Touré said.

“So, if we follow your prescription then the entire leadership of America would become entirely white, which is just a barely whitewashing of what we already have,” he added.

Sander, a UCLA law professor, said the problem with Touré’s argument is “the fallacy of whether leaders come from top schools because they went to the top schools or because the top schools were good at admitting the strongest people.”

“The fact is, that there would be lots of black and brown people at elite schools without racial preferences. And they wouldn’t have the cloud of whether they benefited from racial preferences hanging over them,” Sander explained.

He added that “Mismatch” doesn’t advocate for eliminating “racial preferences” but rather to “curtail them in a couple of ways” and provide transparency about the issue.

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