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Meredith Elaine Phelps Born; World Leaders Come Together to Celebrate
By GREG 'PROUD PAPA' PHELPS
President Bush, world leaders put aside their differences to laud celebrated birth; global holiday proposed
• Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins all concur: 'Meredith rocks!'
• Complete Coverage: Meredith's First Few Days

Arafat Selects Replacement for Premier Job
By JAMES BENNET
Yasir Arafat nominated Ahmed Qurei, a skilled politician with a reputation as a pragmatist, to replace Mahmoud Abbas.
• Powell and Rice Warn Against Expelling Arafat

Downtown Grants Found to Favor Investment Field
By EDWARD WYATT and JOSEPH P. FRIED
More than a third of the money meant to help small businesses in Lower Manhattan after Sept. 11 went to investment firms and financial traders instead.
• Poll Finds Lingering Unease
• Complete Coverage: Sept. 11, 2003

Older Workers Are Thriving Despite Recent Hard Times
By LOUIS UCHITELLE
A higher percentage of workers aged 55 to 64 hold jobs today than when the economy plunged into hard times in early 2001.

Meredith Elaine Phelps
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Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins all concur: 'Meredith rocks!'"  Click for full-size

WASHINGTON
Ashcroft's Tour Rallies Supporters and Detractors

NATIONAL
Can Grapefruit Be Hip? Growers Bet on a Makeover

NATIONAL
Ethnic Issues in California Recall Play Out at Latino Parade

EDITORIALS/OP-ED
• Safire: The Failuremongers
• Herbert: Silicon Valley Clouds

MORE HEADLINES



Old Rock Stars
Rule in Japan

Manhattan Now:
3 Writers' Views

Saturday's
College Football

A Mess of
Intervention



BUSINESS

Day in Court for Bid to End WorldCom's Bankruptcy

Sony Is Selling Convergence, but Will Europe Buy It?

Advertising: To Sell the Ads, Eager Magazines Write the Copy

NATIONAL

A Presidential Contender Rules Out a Senate Race

Safety Problem at Nuclear Plants Is Cited

WASHINGTON

A Presidential Contender Rules Out a Senate Race

Filmmaker Leans Right, Oval Office Swings Open

News Analysis: Despite Mideast Setback, U.S. Is Forced to Stay the Course

HEALTH

The Futile Pursuit of Happiness

Lives: Balancing Act

Diagnosis: Hip and Buttock Pain, Difficulty Walking, Normal X-Rays

SCIENCE

NASA Plan Lists Changes to Resume Shuttle Flights

In Same Case, DNA Clears Convict and Finds Suspect

Report of Ecstasy Drug's Great Risks Is Retracted

ARTS

Hints of Future Novels in Letters to Fitzgerald

Latino TV Embraces Reality Shows

Musicians Gather in Homage to Allende

MOVIES

The Man Who Would Just as Soon Not Be King

Corns and Cramps: Altman's Earthy Take on Dance

Scarlett Johansson, Indie Ingιnue and Expert Lolita

DINING & WINE

Food: Bread Alert

Paris Journal: The End of Chocolate (as a Chocolatier Knows It)

Diner's Journal: Django

REAL ESTATE

The Price of 'Wow!' Keeps On Rising

Habitats: Aboard the 115-Foot Symphony: For a Megayacht's Crew at Chelsea Piers, Life Is Simply Swell

If You're Thinking of Living In | Ramsey, N.J.: Small-Town Life Survives the Pressures




INTERNATIONAL

Ex-Generals and Others Protest Peru Report on Rebel Conflict

Afghan Front Heats Up, and Rumsfeld Urges Patience

4 Missing as Powerful Hurricane Hits Bermuda

NEW YORK REGION

Ivy, Tangled With Pickets

A Son of the Ultrawealthy, Caught Up in the Pursuit of Profit

New Trial Sought for Skakel

SPORTS

American Guard Changes, and Roddick Arrives as Open Champ

Giants 23, Rams 13: Giants Win as Defense Batters the Rams

Texans 21, Dolphins 20: Dolphins Let Down, and the Texans Rise Up

TECHNOLOGY

A Growing AOL Europe Now Sets Example for U.S.

Market Place: Kodak Switches to Business Focus

Web Site Goes Online to Find Nazi-Looted Art

TRAVEL

Migratory Behavior on a Safari

A Town Square for Jungle Beasts

A Lustrous Landmark, Restored to Life

BOOKS

'Brick Lane': A Village Girl in London

'One Pill Makes You Smaller': Through the Looking Glass

Unheavenly Days for the Catholic Church

FASHION & STYLE

Bedfellows Make Politics Strange

Noticed: Babies Are Riding High

Cranking the Volume to 11, Just Like Their Heroes

HOME & GARDEN

Garden Shed

Design: Modernism for Grown-Ups

Crumbled to Perfection

AUTOMOBILES

Driving: Loud, Not Fast, Wins These Races

Driving: A New Spin for Turbos: Less Pain, More Power

Bells & Whistles: Danger Ahead; Hold My Calls

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U.S. Open
Andy Roddick beat Juan Carlos Ferrero in the men's final. Also in sports, N.F.L. week one and baseball's pennant races.

The New Season


A preview of the movies, plays, concerts, albums, exhibits and shows to watch, including listings and critics' picks.

• Go to Arts | Movies


Real Estate
The Price of 'Wow'
So what can buyers crossing the $10-million-and-up threshold expect to get these days?
• Slide Show: The High End
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Wire Services Warner, Driver, Ferguson Hurt in Week 1 10:41 p.m. ET

Tenn. DT Ejected Just Before Halftime 10:39 p.m. ET

Kulp Wins Medalist Honors at U.S. Senior 10:38 p.m. ET

Gunmen Kill Two Men in Miami Barbershop 10:36 p.m. ET

Some Reactions to Bush's Speech 10:34 p.m. ET

Brazil Makes Winning Start, Uruguay Hits Five 10:33 p.m. ET

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Forum: Traveling in Africa
What do you think are the best safari destinations in Africa?
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