Thursday, February 2, 2012

First Slice 2/2/12: General's shadow not visible

Posted By on Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 9:08 AM

1. Spring is ready to get sprung, according to Gen. Beauregard Lee, groundhog-in-residence at Gwinnett's Yellow River Game Ranch. After failing to see his shadow, the rodent was taken into custody for impersonating an officer.

2. The Swedish Supreme Court fires a shot across the bow for file-sharing sites by upholding convictions of the four founders of Pirate Bay, one of the most notorious BitTorrent sites. Two of the file piraters will spend a year in prison; they owe a combined $6.8 million in fines.

3. Construction begins downtown on the Atlanta Streetcar project after a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday at which this man attempted to become an Internet meme.

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