Wednesday, October 16, 2013

First Slice 10/16/13: Harry Belafonte files lawsuit against MLK estate

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 8:35 AM

They finally reduced the penalty for bringing a gun onto a plane!
  • Joeff Davis
  • They finally reduced the penalty for trying to bring a gun onto a plane!

Harry Belafonte has decided to sue Martin Luther King Jr.'s estate. According to the entertainer and activist, he was prevented from selling three documents he says the civil rights icon gave to him.

Reporters weren't allowed to cover Hillary Clinton's Atlanta talk to convenience store owners yesterday, but she apparently chatted about Newt Gingrich, Osama Bin Laden, and entrepreneurship.

Atlanta was tapped as a 2014 Code for America city. The nonprofit's 11-month fellowship will bring developers, coders, designers, and other techies to City Hall next year in an effort to help solve community problems. "Code for America offers our city an unparalleled opportunity to encourage collective problem-solving through civic collaboration, while creating a more open and transparent government," Mayor Kasim Reed said in statement.

Travelers who accidentally bring firearms to the Atlanta Airport will no longer have to spend the night behind bars if they have clean records.

"During the shutdown, can we pray in school?"

Macon voters decided last night that Robert Reichert, the city's current mayor, would become the first person to lead Macon and Bibb County's consolidated government.

An Alabama lawmaker is re-introducing legislation that would allow for the castration of some sex offenders. If passed, the measure would also require the convicted adult, and not the state, to pay for the procedure. Only a few states, including Georgia, have similar laws on the books.

The New York Yankees could soon lure longtime Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann up to the Big Apple with a six-year, $100-million offer.

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