Originally created 09/17/02

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TODAY

You can stop watching your tapes of American Idol now. Winner Kelly Clarkson's first single, A Moment Like This, is in stores today. The single also features a recording of Before Your Love.

New on video and DVD: The Jodie Foster blockbuster Panic Room; Disney and Pixar's animated comedy Monsters, Inc.; and 40 Days and 40 Nights, starring Josh Hartnett as a guy who swears off sex during Lent after a bad breakup.

WEDNESDAY

The Scream Tour II, featuring performances by B2K, Bow Wow and IMX, hits the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia.

FRIDAY

The 22nd annual Arts in the Heart festival opens with a Parade of Nations at 6:30 p.m. at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta. The festival will continue from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and features crafters, food and entertainment. Badges are $2 in advance or $3 at the gate. For more information, call 826-4702.

High school football matchups include Thomson at Cross Creek, Glenn Hills at Josey, Greenbrier at Lakeside and Strom Thurmond at Midland Valley. All games begin at 7:30 p.m.

New movies include The Four Feathers, starring Heath Ledger as a British officer who resigns his post for secret reasons; and Trapped, starring Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend as parents who turn the tables on their daughter's kidnappers.

SATURDAY

The Family Y sponsors the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus at 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. today and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, Wrightsboro Road at South Belair Road. Advance tickets are $14 for ages 13-61, $9 for children and seniors. Tickets at the gate are $16 for adults, $11 for children and seniors. Call (800) 796-5672.

MONDAY

Augusta State University will continue its free film series with a showing of The Business of Strangers, starring Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles. The movie begins at 7 p.m. in the Butler Hall Lecture Room on campus, 2500 Walton Way. Admission is free. Call 737-1609.

Time to break out the jackets and corduroys. Today is the first day of fall.

COMING NEXT WEEK

YOU CAN'T WEAR THAT: Teens say schools are cracking down this year on dress-code violations.