Things To Know Monday

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Weather Watch
Not bad for the last day of September.
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Traffic Watch
Single-lane closures are planned this week from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

* Wrightsboro Road, between Belair Road and Maddox Road; single lane closure for utility work
* Georgia Highway 4 southbound outside lane at the Interstate 520 overpass; single lane closure.
* Georgia Highway 4 northbound alternating outside and inside lanes from Kipling Road to Augusta Tech Drive; single lane closure.

Flagmen may be used for this work. Motorists are asked to use caution, reduce their speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones.
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Greece Is The Word
ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece — Using the sun's rays, the Olympic flame lighting for the Winter Games in Sochi went off without a hitch in southern Greece Sunday, ahead of its journey across Russia's nine time zones and even a trip to space before the Feb. 7-23 games.

The ceremony was held with actresses dressed as ancient priestesses at the birthplace of the Greek games held in antiquity, with the flame lighting using a parabolic mirror.
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Don't Trust Iran, Israel Says
JERUSALEM — Mortified that the world may be warming up to Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking an unpopular message to the White House and the United Nations this week: Don't be fooled by Tehran's new leadership.

Netanyahu contends Iran is using conciliatory gestures as a smoke screen to conceal an unabated march toward a nuclear bomb.
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Really Special Delivery
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's newest delivery service made its first-ever shipment to the International Space Station on Sunday, another triumph for the booming commercial space arena that has its sights set on launching astronauts.

Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned cargo ship, the Cygnus, pulled up at the orbiting lab with a half-ton of meals and special treats for the station astronauts who assisted in the high-flying feat.
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Gas Prices Down
AAA says amicable talks with Iran's leadership, a possible government shutdown, and easing tensions with Syria pushed oil prices near $100 a barrel last week.
That means fall gas prices are expected to continue on a downward trend.
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Closed For Business
WASHINGTON -- An empty hallway in the U.S. Capitol Sunday as a government shutdown looms, in Washington. The political and economic stakes mounting with each tick of the clock, the White House and congressional Democrats say a House-approved delay in President Barack Obama's health care law does nothing but push Washington to the brink of the first government shutdown in 17 years.
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Falcons Fall Again
Another rally falls short Sunday night and Atlanta loses 30-23 to New England.

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