First Slice 11-30-12: Hostess preps for bake sale of historic proportions
Old videos games are art, "lone eggman" strikes Saints' bus, and more
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1. In-depth reporting on the Saints' bus egging yesterday. Apparently the "lone eggman" was an airport employee, but his/her identity "remains a mystery." The bus driver questions, "How can this have happened in a secure area?"
2. Hostess may be going out of business, but that doesn't necessary mean dooms day for your favorite snack. As the company works through bankruptcy proceedings, it's gearing up for a bake sale of historic proportions.
3. A rate drop approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission yesterday could mean cheaper power bills for Georgia Power customers after it takes effect on January 1, 2013. The shift is expected to save customers who use 1,000 kilowatts of power each month about $2.60 during the summer months and $1.20 in the winter.
4. Kia announced Wednesday that it plans to invest $1.6 billion in machinery and other equipment for it's West Point, Ga. vehicle assembly plant over the next 16 years to "satisfy demand." The behemoth assembly plant already has the capacity to churn out 360,000 vehicles a year.
5. New York Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo has found himself in the internet's limelight after an Arizona tourist snapped a photo of the on-duty officer giving a pair of boots to a barefoot homeless man in Times Square. It's not quite a cat photo, but aaaawwwwwwww.
6. Also in the Big Apple, the Museum of Modern Art, or MOMA, announced its acquisition of 14 video games for its art collection. But they don't plan to stop there, aiming to buy up an additional 26 or so titles in the near future. These early titles include Pac-Man (1980), Sim City 2000 (1994), Portal (2007), and many more.
7. Alleged Wikileaks leaker and army soldier Bradley Manning had his first day in court at a pre-trial hearing on the Fort Meade military base in Maryland yesterday. Manning spoke at length about his treatment by the military since being taken into custody 917 days ago. Manning also put in a proposal for a plea deal, apparently willing to admit to some of the charges to avoid an even lengthier prison sentence.