First Slice 6-16-13: Morehouse graduate recently shot and killed remembered at vigil
Plus, Go Fish lives on
Morehouse College students yesterday gathered to mourn the death of Joseph Gibbs, the recent graduate who was shot and killed while driving near the Atlanta University Center three days earlier. Police investigators think Gibbs might have been targeted.
Go Fish, the utterly bizarre economic development program launched under former Gov. Sonny Perdue, is not attracting (sub. req'd.) the number of visitors projected when the economic development initiative was first proposed. The state took on $14 million to help fund the fishing program.
Pedestrians now have another link between Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Beltline.
Bad times continue for Mookie Blaylock. The former Atlanta Hawks player who's facing a vehicular homicide charge was bonded out of a Clayton County jail - only to head straight to the Spalding County jail.
Headless chickens that are popping up around East Atlanta could be related to Santeria, Atlanta Police say. An APD spokeswoman on Friday told us "it was not unusual to find headless chickens or goats discarded in random places" in Zone 4 and Zone 1.
A clearer portrait of Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old former government employee and contractor who leaked classified documents about surveillance, is beginning to emerge. The same can be said for the PRISM program and its place in the larger issue of U.S. surveillance.
Iran has a new president. And he might just be champion of moderation and reform.
Finally, happy Father's Day to all the pops out there, including mine.