Wednesday, October 2, 2013

First Slice 10/2/13: Atlanta City Council considers $737,000 in refunds to overbilled water customers

Posted By on Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 8:50 AM

If Atlanta City Council OK's the measure, the Department of Watershed Management soon could issue more than $737,000 in refunds to 541 overbilled customers.

Paces Properties offered an inside look yesterday into Krog Street Market's ongoing construction.

President Obama cancels his trip to Asia as the government shutdown continues.

The New York Times reports on the effects of the government shutdown in Atlanta in federal buildings and at the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site.

Politico talks to two Georgia Republicans with differing opinions about the Affordable Care Act.

The Georgia Aquarium asking a court to review its denied attempt to import 18 Beluga whales into the United States. "The real issue is that the denial truly threatens the sustainability of Belugas in our conservation program, and you know, essentially would preclude us from being able to maintain our population of animals in human care," spokesman Scott Higley told WABE. "And if we lose that population, we lose our ability to be able to affect what happens to the animals, their wild counterparts, in their natural habitats."

Peach Pundit editor and occasional CL columnist Charlie Harper asks that you boycott Florida's oysters in light of its lawsuit against Georgia. "When you go to Six Feet Under or the Big Ketch or wherever for seafood this week, as them where their oysters come from," he says. "If they come from Florida's gulf coast, order something else."

How a tiny Minnesota news publication caused an uproar when it claimed Syria's rebels carried out a chemical weapons attack.

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