First Slice 11-19-12: Atlanta Falcons tailgaters behaving badly

Plus, state Sen. Ronnie Chance, R-Tyrone, becomes state Senate leader


Some Castleberry Hill residents say gameday revelers are a pain.

State Sen. Chip Rogers, R-Agenda 21, is no longer the Republican Party’s leader in the upper chamber, which has been deadlocked in an intraparty tug of war. GOP senators last week picked state Sen. Ronnie Chance, R-Tyrone, to take the leader position. State Sen. David Shafer, R-Dultuh, was selected as the next Senate President Pro Tem.

More than 10,000 undocumented immigrants in Georgia have requested temporary protection from deportation under President Barack Obama’s change in immigration policy.

Glenn Richardson, the former powerful House Speaker who resigned in disgrace after his ex-wife revealed in a TV interview that the lawmaker had an affair with a lobbyist, once stashed Ambien in every bag he owned to deal so he “could always take the edge off.” Richardson’s attempt to return to the Gold Dome in November was unsuccessful.

As of this writing, more than 90 people have died in Israel’s military campaign in the Gaza Strip.

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