First Slice September 25 2008

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 asking her questions at a U.N. appearance. Palin was then turned loose to Katie Couric Wednesday, and it did not go well.

MCCAIN: Suspends his campaign to focus on the economy, and asks Obama to postpone Friday's debate if a bailout deal isn't reached by then. Obama declines, saying "It is going to be part of the president’s job to deal with more than one thing at once."

GAS PANIC: Still going on, and people are still fighting at gas stations.

MERGE PROTECTOR: Northwest Airlines' shareholders this morning approved merging with Delta, whose shareholders will also vote today. Antitrust approval still awaits.

EURO TRIP: Gov. Perdue's upcoming trip to Spain is expected to cost taxpayers $100,000 at a time when Georgia faces a nearly $1.6 billion budget shortfall and has asked state agencies, including the governor's office, to cut back.

SHOOTING THE BREEZE: The Gainesville Times reports that relocated city slickers often are shocked this time of year by their neighbors outside, guns a-blazin', because much of unincorporated Georgia allows residents to shoot guns on their own property.

UGA VS. 'BAMA: Officials warn that Athens may be flooded with counterfeit tickets Saturday, as average real-ticket prices are more than $300.

TERROR LEVEL RED HOT: New England isn't establishing a good track record with bomb recognition. First there was the 2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force scare in Boston; now the Philadelphia Phillies blew up some hot dogs before losing to the Braves Wednesday night.

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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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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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Tuesday September 23, 2008 12:42 pm EDT

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...

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