First Slice 3-25-12: Kasim goes to China

Mayor and economic development honchos, businessmen go overseas


  • Mayor Kasim Reed

1. Mayor Kasim Reed, Invest Atlanta officials, and several Atlanta business leaders are visiting China on an economic development mission. And Hizzoner, pictured above with Invest Atlanta CEO Brian McGowan boarding a high-speed train, is actually using his Twitter account while overseas. And apparently carrying his own bags. Here’s a look at the group’s itinerary.

2. The AJC goes nationwide in its quest to win a Pulitzer Prize expose teachers who change students’ test answers.

3. Atlanta Police have made an arrest in the Thursday night shooting of a fellow cop outside Zesto’s in Little Five Points. Police tell WAGA that 19-year-old Cameron Maddox fired several shots at APD Officer Dexter Toomer, who was picking up a drink from the fast-food eatery, from the roof of the Brewhouse Cafe across the street. Toomer was released from Grady Memorial Hospital on Friday.

4. Former Vice President Dick Cheney is recovering at a Virginia hospital after receiving a heart transplant.

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