Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Random Pixels Sunday Page One Sampler

After you've finished with your local Sunday paper, you might want to check out these interesting stories that made the front pages of Sunday newspapers in the rest of the country:

Naples Daily News: The lost sons of Fort Myers: Police struggle for solutions amid record-high body count
FORT MYERS — At Cedric Robinson’s gravesite, friends left two bottles of Ciroc, one bottle of cognac, four pots of fake flowers and a Florida Marlins hat embroidered with the message “RIP SUGA CED.” He was 20, death by bullets.

As he lie dying on the sidewalk of Clemente Park on June 6, 2011, the people who shot him took out cellphones and snapped pictures. They posted them on Facebook and forwarded them to friends.
Last year, Robinson was one of 20 victims in a two-decade-high death toll. An equal number have died in 2012’s homicides, making it likely that by New Year’s Eve, both the victim count and the homicide rate will at the highest level in 20 years, according to Florida Department of Law Enforcement data that goes back to 1991.

Los Angeles Times: Caught in the current of reverse migration
Thousands of U.S.-born children now live throughout Mexico as a result of deportation of a family member. Disoriented, they struggle in a society that views them with a mix of envy and pity.

Birmingham News: Armed in Alabama - Permits show guns increasingly prominent
Nearly 160,000 men and women are licensed to carry concealed handguns in Alabama's largest metropolitan areas today, according to the sheriffs who issue the annual permits and rely on the fees they generate to keep their deputies equipped and rolling. (More here.)

Orange County Register: For homeless O.C. drug addicts, this is the 'last chance' ranch
For homeless addicts, the Double R Ranch represents a retreat from life's troubles and perhaps a final chance to save their souls.

Maine Sunday Telegram: Sex scandal clashes with image of small-town Maine
KENNEBUNK - For most residents here, the biggest news of the fall was expected to be the completion of a beautification project on Main Street resulting in wider brick sidewalks, new plantings and a new bridge over the Mousam River.

That was before a mix of illicit sex in an upscale small town, rumors of a list of prominent prostitution clients, the slow release of the names of suspected "johns" and even a hot new fitness routine turned Kennebunk into the setting for "a pretty potent formula for a tabloid story," said Max Read, a blogger for Gawker, a New York-based website with the motto: "Today's gossip is tomorrow's news."

The story of Alexis Wright, the 29-year-old former Zumba instructor accused of using her business in downtown Kennebunk as a front for prostitution, clearly has taken hold, not only with residents but outside the town as well. It has been a much-discussed topic on television shows, Internet sites and newspapers, in part because the scandal seems so at odds with Kennebunk's reputation as a quaint tourist destination.

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