First Slice 4/14/13: ¿Que es el problema con Cobb County?

Plus, Blank talks stadium design


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Cobb County might pass up $1 million in transportation funding because it won’t offer translation services and some documents in languages other than English. The piece includes a wonderful quote from a conservative group that traveled to the present day from 1950s: “Is it going to be English in this country or are we going to let people come in and speak any language they want? We need English as the main language in the United States of America and if you don’t want to do that, you don’t need to live here.”

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says he wants the new stadium to feature a “design that reflects the history of Atlanta, the traditions of Atlanta, the best of Atlanta and our visions for the future.” And has a downtown skyline view.

Former DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Crawford Lewis, who was indicted alongside several others in 2010 for racketeering, might face indictment yet again.

Covington will be the home of a new movie studio, so reporteth the noble Doug Richards of 11 Alive.

William Koch, one of those high-flyin’ billionaire Koch Brothers, won a $12 million verdict in a lawsuit over counterfeit wine bottles.

Everything you want to know about New York’s mayoral candidates in one handy, Web-friendly guide.

ICYMI: A majority of faculty at Emory University’s College of Arts and Sciences rejected a much-anticipated “no confidence” vote in President James Wagner. Here’s more from the Emory Wheel.

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