Topless bars and massage parlors are operating illegally in Centreville, Ill., says Mayor Frankie Seaberry. The mayor has also discovered that the sales tax from one of the adult-entertainment businesses in the town hasn't been paid to the city in years. Another topless bar owner was ordered by the feds to sell the business, after being convicted of obstruction of justice. But after serving his prison sentence, he continues to operate the club. Meanwhile, the Riverfront Times, which is owned by New Times Inc. of Phoenix, rakes in a fortune in advertising revenue by promoting these questionable enterprises.
After throngs waited hours in the rain last Sunday, officials are considering opening Boston's new bridge to pedestrians for one more day, but commentator Peter Thomson wonders why the bridge was designed only with cars in mind. (WBUR News)