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Monday, January 21, 2013

First Slice 1/21/13: President to use MLK's Bible at inauguration

President Barack Obama
When President Barack Obama takes the oath of office, he'll place his hand on a Bible owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and which a Marietta man helped restore.

Among the hundreds of thousands of people who are packing Washington, D.C., for the (ceremonial) inauguration: Georgians who shelled out big bucks to attend posh balls and soirees. When in Rome and all that.

Cry for Atlanta, for the "same old" Falcons hath lost!

"Counterfeit tickets and counterfeit money not only hurts our business, but has destroyed Atlanta." Damn you to hell, counterfeit tickets!

Meet Jeff Sprecher. Should things go according to plan, the CEO of Atlanta-based financial company IntercontinentalExchange will soon become the new owner of the New York Stock Exchange.

The veteran investigator who's uncovered judges behaving badly has been tapped to join the state commission that decides whether those judges should be removed from the bench.

Slow news day.

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