Things To Know Thursday

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Weather Watch
A nice month continues.
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Sequestration Hits Augusta, Report Says
Among Georgia cities, Augusta, Columbus and Savannah are feeling the federal sequestration’s effects the most and would suffer most of the deeper cuts, according to a study released this week by Georgia State University.
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Traffic Watch
Single lane closures will continue across the area this week, weather permitting.
Locations include:

• Georgia Highway from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday. The closure will take place in the north and southbound outside lanes at the I-520 overpass.
• Wrightsboro Road between Belair Road and Maddox Road; single lane closure for paving 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through Friday.
Flagmen might be used so motorists are asked to use caution, reduce speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions.
The work is part of the $29.8 million federal project consisting of 4.7 miles of widening and reconstruction on Interstate 520/ Georgia Hwy. 415 beginning at Deans Bridge Road extending to Georgia Highway.
It includes construction of two bridges on I-520/SR 415 over Deans Bridge Road/US 1/SR 4.
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Where and what are the crimes in your neighborhood?

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Journey To Jupiter
This artist's rendering depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft with Jupiter in the background. A NASA spacecraft bound for Jupiter will swing by Earth this week to get the boost it needs to arrive at the giant gas planet in 2016.

Using Earth as a gravitational slingshot is a common trick since there isn't a rocket that's powerful enough to catapult a spacecraft directly to the outer solar system.
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Fed Change, But More Of The Same
Obama will nominate Janet Yellen to succeed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and she's expected to be proactive with the Fed's monetary policies.
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Season Ends For Jones
Julio Jones, the Falcons top receiver and one of the NFL's best is now out for the season, another serious blow for 1-4 Atlanta.
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Dumping Disney Stock Certificates
NEW YORK — Stock certificates issued by The Walt Disney Company are heading off to Never Never Land. The stock, which features images of Dumbo, Bambi, Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and other Disney animated characters, have long been a collector's item and are pitched by numerous online vendors as a way to teach children about investing. ,br>
However, U.S. corporations have been switching to electronic stocks for years and on Oct. 16, Disney will follow.
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Nobel Effort
Stanford University professor Michael Levitt, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, is embraced by his wife Rina at their home in Stanford, Calif.
Three U.S.-based scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing powerful computer models that researchers use to understand complex chemical interactions and create new drugs.

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