Tuesday, March 6, 2012

First Slice 3/6/12: MARTA's sitting on a tremendous reality TV opportunity

Posted By on Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 8:28 AM

1. Holy crap, it's cold!

2. Capitol View Elementary and Coan and Kennedy Middle Schools are just some of the 13 schools slated for closure according to the plan Superintendent Erroll B. Davis submitted to the APS board yesterday. The first of four public hearings on the plan is March 12.

3. MARTA's board yesterday OK'ed a $17 million plan to install security cameras on the transit agency's buses and trains. Suggestion: Stream what's guaranteed to be entertaining footage on a subscription website and generate additional revenue for the cash-strapped transit agency.

4. Occupy Atlanta members converged on the Gold Dome yesterday to protest legislation aimed at cracking down on unions. In addition, occupiers and union officials say, the bill would restrict all groups' right to free assembly.

5. "Our FedEx account number? Oh, I don't know, just make something up. Those cupcakes won't send themselves."

6. And a decent primer on the Super Tuesday horse race...

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