First Slice September 23 2008

TROY DAVIS: Will be killed by Georgia tonight, barring a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court.

BAILOUT: What at first seemed like a tourniquet is starting to look more like a feather pillow for Wall Street, and congressional leaders are pointing out that we've been notoriously fooled before by this administration under guise of looming disaster.

BLAME: More Americans, by a 2-to-1 margin, blame Republicans over Democrats for the financial crisis.

STONEHENGE: British researchers determine it was a pilgrimage site for the sick.http://uk.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUKTRE48M0R320080923

BRIAN NICHOLS TRIAL: Is under way, with the defense portraying Nichols as lost in fantasy during his notorious 2005 killing spree, and the prosecution arguing he knew what he was doing.

GAS SHORTAGE: Ten percent of the country's refining capacity is still down post-Ike, leading to major gasoline shortages, especially in the Southeast.

A BLEND IN NEED: The shortage here is compounded by environmental rules requiring the metro area to use a special type of gas known as "the Atlanta blend," which includes oxygenates such as ethanol that help fuel burn more cleanly.

LARRY MUNSON: The inimitable voice of Georgia football, who has suffered from health problems in recent years, announced his immediate retirement Monday.

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Wednesday October 15, 2008 12:04 am EDT

LIKE VODKA FOR CHOCOLATE: Three firemen opened Winans Chocolates & Coffees on the Marietta Square in 2006 as the lone Southeast franchisee of an Ohio chocolatier. But they had a falling-out with the franchise and in August became Vintije Espresso & Martini Bar, which will also continue to sell coffee, chocolates, sandwiches, soups and pastries.

E-NEBRATION: Vintije has lots of liquor, wine and...

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Friday September 26, 2008 02:53 pm EDT

MELTDOWN: Bailout talks crumbled Thursday night when House Republicans announced they won't back the plan because it offends free-market absolutism. McCain, who made a fuss this week about injecting himself into the negotiations, was largely silent as the Republican revolt ripped apart consensus. Talks resume today, and Bush promised this morning that a bailout package will be passed.


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Thursday September 25, 2008 05:21 pm EDT

How many words is this worth? More than a thousand, but, really, it's unquantifiable genius.

AccessNorthGa.com's best news graphics don't just illustrate or elaborate a story — they become the story. Using a complex graphical algorithm that attracts, confuses, amuses, delights and then intrigues readers, these bizarre Photoshop Frankensteins can add surprising appeal to a small-town...

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Thursday September 25, 2008 03:20 pm EDT

BAILOUT: President Bush, looking concerned, nervous but still slightly amused, tells the nation that the "entire economy is in danger."

PALIN: CNN's Campbell Brown issued a rant to the McCain campaign Tuesday, calling for it to stop sheltering its VP candidate and treating her "like she is a delicate flower that will wilt at any moment," in response to the campaign barring reporters from...

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Wednesday September 24, 2008 02:39 pm EDT

STAYING ALIVE: Troy Davis is alive this morning, thanks to a last-minute stay granted by the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices will reconvene Monday, and if they don't decide to hear his case, he's back in Georgia's clutches.

CHECK IS IN THE BAIL: Congress is listening to growing outcries to limit Wall Street executives' lavish salaries and perks as part of the bailout. Counters one trade...

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