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Monday, November 18, 2013

First Slice 11/18/13: Ban online gambling, says rich casino owner

Posted By on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Give us your unbiased opinion, Sheldon Adelson!
Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino kingpin who contributed mountains of cash to political campaigns during the 2012 elections, now wants Congress to ban online gambling. He thinks the activity is a "danger to society and could tarnish the industry's traditional business model." Adelson's planned a massive public awareness campaign on TV, in Washington, D.C., and state capitols.

Teenagers, if that same creepy dude who tried to get you to try synthetic marijuana and bath salts starts telling you about this cool new drug called "NBOME," just tell him to get lost. And to stop hanging around the high school parking lot.

The clock is ticking for the community to finalize - and Atlanta City Council approve - a benefits package for the neighborhoods surrounding the proposed Atlanta Falcons stadium. Or is it?

An interesting (though unverified) tidbit in this Sunday column by the Marietta Daily Journal's editorial board: "Sources report political operatives have been hired to manipulate the tea party and other conservative activists to try and pressure [Cobb County Commissioner Bob] Ott to delay or vote against the [proposed Braves stadium] deal Nov. 26."

Coyotes! In Buckhead! End times!

As of this writing, tornadoes that tore through the Midwest over the weekend killed five people and destroyed hundreds of homes.

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