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January 26, 2005
Six Mesa residents, a police officer and two former prostitutes have joined forces to find long-term solutions to drugs and prostitution that proliferate along Main Street.
LONDON - The "Sex and the City" stars lit up London's Leicester Square for the world premiere of the cinematic sequel to their New York adventures, delighting fans with glamorous - and sometimes quirky - outfits that helped make the show an international hit.
WASHINGTON - Under pressure from the government, the nation's two largest cable companies and several others announced Monday a plan to offer packages of family friendly channels to give parents another option to shield children from sex, rough language and violence.
LOS ANGELES - Anand Jon Alexander appeared to be a fashion designer on the brink of big things.
WASHINGTON - Television these days is loaded with sex, sex, sex - double the number of sex scenes aired seven years ago, says a study out Wednesday. And the number of shows that include "safer sex" messages has leveled off, it said.
Gilbert pastor Mark Connelly’s heart broke when he first heard the stories of young, defenseless girls who were being sold into sexual slavery.
WASHINGTON - "The OC," "Desperate Housewives" and other TV shows popular with teenagers generally have more sex than other programs, a study says.
When Margie and Stephen Zumbrun were battling the urge to have premarital sex, a pastor counseled them to control themselves. The couple signed a purity covenant.
Steven Soderbergh makes movies about sexy subjects, then strips away the sexiness about them. He is fascinated by process, often to a clinical extent.
DETROIT - Caught in a lie that turned into felony charges and an eight-month scandal, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick repeatedly said the city hadn't missed a beat. The trash was still being picked up, snow was cleared, parks were open and the grass was cut, he liked to say.
City leaders kept quiet when porn mogul Larry Flynt threw a grand opening bash for his Hustler Hollywood store in Tempe last month. But that doesn’t mean they ignored the emporium of adult videos, toys and sex-related items.
DETROIT - One measure of how tough times are in the Motor City: Some of the offenders in jail don’t want to be released; some who do get out promptly re-offend to head back where there’s heat, health care and three meals a day.
WASHINGTON - A scandal involving sex, drugs and — uh, offshore oil drilling. It's a strange mix, and it couldn't have come at a worse time for those in Congress pressing to expand oil and gas development off America's beaches while trying to stave off an election-year rush by Democrats to impose new taxes and royalties on the oil industry
Scott Bergthold has a onetrack career. The Chattanooga, Tenn., attorney writes regulations for governments across the country that tighten restrictions on strip clubs and adult bookstores by banning alcohol consumption, nudity and contact between dancers and customers.
Tempe leaders kept quiet when porn mogul Larry Flynt threw a grand opening bash for his Hustler Hollywood store in the city last month.
I’m not supposed to write about political fallout. Like Hillary Clinton and sexism, Obama and racism, or McCain and ageism. But I’m not stopped from writing about these issues when they show up in other parts of the culture.
Some of the best talks happen over glasses of wine and giggles with girlfriends.
Tempe Police Department detectives have reportedly arrested 30 people involved in a prostitution sting.
LONDON - Hollywood might be bad for your health, according to a new study, which concludes that blockbuster movies paint a consequence-free view of sex and drugs.
Sixteen men were arrested last week at a Tempe hotel during a prostitution sting, according to Tempe police.
NEW YORK - Black Sabbath, Miles Davis and the Sex Pistols are among five musical legends to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation will hold its induction ceremony March 13 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, the organization announced Monday.
A member of a Gilbert-based nonprofit group says a recent step taken by Gov. Jan Brewer to combat human trafficking is necessary to stem the tide of an escalating issue across the state.
SAN FRANCISCO - The video game industry's decision to give an adults-only rating to the best-selling "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" because of explicit sexual content could signal the start of a crackdown on raunchy games.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Two trade groups representing video game makers filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to overturn the recently passed California law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors.