Tuesday, September 18, 2012

First Slice 9/18/12: Romney's hidden-camera speech offers sneak peek of Atlanta fundraiser

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Mitt Romney during his speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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  • Mitt Romney during his speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

1. Starting in October, a lucky 65,000 Atlanta households will receive 96-gallon recycling carts from the city of Atlanta, replacing the 18-gallon bins that are currently used by most residents. According to the AJC's recycling beat, these larger carts — believe it or not — are "allowing for more recyclables to be collected."

2. In case you were curious about what Mitt Romney's $1,000-per-plate fundraiser will be like tomorrow, here's a sneak peek at what might be in store for his Atlanta campaign stop. A special thanks goes out to Jimmy Carter's grandson, James Carter IV, who helped make this happen.

3. Buckhead neighborhood organizations are attempting to stop the inevitable arrival of a Walmart near the Lindbergh MARTA station. As 'neighbor' Dave Henry told WSB-TV, "If you don’t want to live in that type of neighborhood, then don’t move here.”

4. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has employed 100 grazing sheep and a handful of goats to combat invasive kudzu plants on the airport's property. If the pilot program receives "highly effective" marks, there's a small chance that these livestock could be also used to handle Hartsfield-Jackson's public relations — that is until their services are "no longer needed."

UPDATE, 12:35 p.m.: To clarify, James Carter IV's helped find the Romney video and received credit as a "research assistant" for the Mother Jones story.

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