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Friday, November 9, 2012

First Slice 11/9/12: Man votes for Satan instead of Athens incumbent Rep. Paul Broun

1. Voters in Roswell were a little unhappy about the special treatment awarded to pop star Usher when he showed up at the polls Tuesday, skipping the lines and heading straight into the ballot box. Some officials have defended the action, saying it would have created more of a distraction to make the celebrity stand in line. Others said only a few people deserved such treatment, like those with disabilities, the elderly, and voters with small children.

2. More than half a dozen Navy SEAL Team members, including one involved on the Osama Bin Laden raid, have been reprimanded by their superiors for allegedly leaking classified information to the makers of the video game “Medal of Honor: Warfighter.”

3. Sandy Springs unveiled its “City Center Master Plan” yesterday. The visionary blueprint focuses on a walkable city center, retail district, and more than 1,500 housing units ... leaving many Atlantans to wonder why folks moved all the way to North Fulton to accomplish something they’ve been pushing intown for years.

4. More than 4,000 voters up near Athens wrote in votes for natural selection scientist Charles Darwin on Tuesday. Why, you ask? Probably because he doesn’t think evolution and the Big Bang Theory come “straight from the pit of hell” like Rep. Paul Broun, who was running unopposed. At least one voter even opted to vote for Satan, telling reporters, “I would vote for the devil himself before I would vote for that man.”

5. One of the South’s pinnacles of free enterprise has found itself at the center of controversy. A former Waffle House employee has alleged the company’s CEO demanded she perform sexual acts to keep her job spanning a nearly 10 years period starting in 2003.

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