Mayor Kasim Reed plans to veto the aggressive panhandling measure that City Council passed this week, explaining that his office has "created a team that’s been focused on street homelessness" and are "developing policies that [they're] getting ready to come out with.”
James Carter IV's moment in the spotlight continued on Tuesday after helping Mother Jones break a revealing Mitt Romney video. In addition to a First Slice encore, he also landed himself on guest spot on Anderson Cooper 360°.
Travel + Leisure named Atlanta the fifth dirtiest city in America, citing safety and cigarette butts as reasons behind the poor ranking.
Elsewhere, the Atlanta metro area recently ranked 46th out of 100 U.S. cities in second quarter economic recovery. As the AJC points out, the city tied 86 other markets for last place in the housing recovery performance ranks.
The Toronto Blue Jays' Yunel Escobar apologized for writing a "misinterpreted" homophobic slur on his eye-black during a game this past weekend. The shortstop, who played for the Braves from 2007 to 2010, received a three-game suspension for what he originally meant to be "just a joke." The Wall Street Journal notes that Escobar, along with Roger McDowell and John Rocker, continues a tiny-but-growing anti-gay trend associated with the Braves organization.
And remember folks, "don't look into the laser."
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