First Slice 6-2-13: Council to vote on giving Cheshire Bridge adult businesses the boot

Plus, keep your eyes on City Council today


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  • Atlanta Beltline officials hope the southwest segment (left) will turn into a popular recreational paradise similar to the Eastside Trail (right)

Keep Cheshire Bridge weeeeird, man. The Atlanta City Council today is expected to vote on Councilman Alex Wan’s proposal to give the boot to adult businesses along the seedy strip.

Also on today’s Council agenda: Approving Atlanta Beltline Inc.’s application for federal funding to help build a 2.4-mile multi-use trail along the project’s southwest segment.

Former Atlanta Hawks star Mookie Blaylock will face charges over the Friday car crash that killed another woman and left him seriously injured.

DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis on Tuesday is expected to announce the recommended location of a new animal shelter, which animal advocates are hoping will be near Peachtree-DeKalb Airport.

An economic fund aimed at kickstarting businesses in southern Africa - which was led until 2011 by former Mayor Andrew Young - “is in its death throes, apparently victimized by mismanagement, insider dealings and a lack of oversight by federal officials,” says the New York Times.

Weird ‘burbs: The “Unbecoming Christians” have returned to the temple! And Alpharetta residents this weekend reported seeing a bear roaming the streets of the affluent community.

Protests continue across Turkey, where thousands of people are voicing their opposition to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

ICYMI: Around 200 people on Friday gathered in East Atlanta to hold a vigil in remembrance of Patrick Cotrona, a videogame programmer who was shot and killed while walking with friends to a neighborhood bar.

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