Morning Reads for Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

February 11, 2014 6:15 am

by Stefan · 7 comments

Nelson Mandela was released from prison on this day in 1990. What follows is your Morning Reads. 


  • E-Cigarettes: A $1.5 Billion Industry Braces for FDA Regulation (Businessweek)
  • Global-Warming Slowdown Due to Pacific Winds, Study Shows (Bloomberg)
  • Blazing Saddles 40th anniversary: Mongo, flatulent cowboys and more of Mel Brooks’ finest film’s very best bits (Mirror)
  • Secrets of the Brain (National Geographic)
  • Forget GMO, Monsanto Is Going Organic in a Quest for the Perfect Veggie (Wired)
  • ’It Was Just the Dumbest Luck’ — Facebook’s First Employees Look Back (Mashable)
  • How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time (Nautilus)
  • The death of a twitterer. Or was it? (Medium)



  • Halftime for Georgia lawmakers (GPB)
  • As Medical marijuana continues to gain ground (WXIA)
  • And Deal hopes his hyperbolic response pays off (WXIA)
  • Things to do when it snows, read 100 books (CNN)
  • Lee May, now interim CEO, can’t be a commissioner, too (AJC)
  • Take a moment to read about the life of J. Mack Robinson (AJC)
  • And this tale of a woman who leanrs about her father from a man who knew him 70 years ago (AugustaChronicle)


Noway February 11, 2014 at 9:15 am

Here we go again. Here in Bartow snow’s coming down hard. What a mess this is going to be! Supposedly the worst is yet to come.

xdog February 11, 2014 at 9:44 am

You guys get all the good stuff. Over here in Oconee it’s 35 and raining but later we’re expecting freezing rain and my least favorite frozen precip, ice pellets.

Noway February 11, 2014 at 10:05 am

Kirk Mellish is saying potentially catastrophic ice? Let’s hope he’s wrong.

The Last Democrat in Georgia February 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm

“When the weather’s hellish, depend on Mellish!”

Jon Lester February 11, 2014 at 11:30 am

People in Athens are reporting big flakes of snow, but I’m not seeing it in Crawford yet, just sleet.

xdog February 11, 2014 at 11:53 am

Lots of snow at 5 Points in the last hour.

The Last Democrat in Georgia February 11, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Thanks for the news, btw.

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