First Slice 11-5-12: NFL commissioner once again hints that new stadium could bring Super Bowl to Atlanta

Plus, (allegedly) naked soccer coaches


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this weekend again said a new football stadium could probably help Atlanta woo a Super Bowl. When asked what he would say to taxpayers who wonder why they should foot one-third of the bill for the project, he said: “The question is how do you do something that makes sense for the community? And how do you combine that with what they want to do with the Congress Center? And do it in a way that’s responsible and creates more activity? And that’s what the discussion is on both sides.”

Atlanta Police wanted to replace the VIetnam War-era helicopter that crashed in southwest Atlanta this weekend more than 10 years ago, the AJC says. The paper reports that the department asked the Atlanta City Council in 2001 for $2.8 million to replace the helicopter, which was built in the late 1960s, and another vehicle. Council allocated half that amount. Yet both helicopters are still in use, the paper says, citing FAA records. Officers Richard Halford and Shawn A. Smiley were killed in the crash near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Hamilton E. Holmes drives. The two officers were searching for a lost child who was later found.


The AJC’s editorial board says to vote “no” on Amendment One. The main reason: “the state can’t afford it.”

Erin Brockovich will launch an investigation into pollution in the Ogeechee River, the Georgia waterway that in 2011 was the site of the state’s largest-ever fish kill.

Georgia Democratic political wonk Chris Huttman digs into the Peach State’s early and absentee voting numbers.

Atlanta’s interstates still serve a purpose.

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and their running mates will visit eight states on the night before Election Day in a final push to win supporters.

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