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Talk to The Times: Deputy Technology Editor David Gallagher (MediaandAdvertising)
David Gallagher is answering questions Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2009. 5PM 30 Sep

Book Review Preview: Capital Secrets (Books)
The scariest thing about “The Lost Symbol” is that Dan Brown, who took on the Vatican in his previous novels, seems so desperate to ingratiate himself to the ancient sect at the center of this one: the Masons. 5PM 30 Sep

Vital Signs: High Heels and Pumps Now, Foot Pain Later (Health)
Researchers determined that women, unlike men, tended to choose bad footwear, leading to discomfort as they age. 5PM 30 Sep

Vital Signs: Researchers Look at Deaths After Surgery (Health)
A study found that death rates varied widely from hospital to hospital, but complication rates did not vary significantly. 5PM 30 Sep

Vows: Kathleen Marshall and Scott Landis (Weddings)
The couple's love affair has all the makings of a backstage romance like the ones in the old musicals that they know so well. 5PM 30 Sep

Practical Traveler: For Americans, Plastic Buys Less (Technology)
U.S. credit cards lack a special chip, now commonly used in many foreign countries, causing them to be rejected by some merchants and kiosks. 5PM 30 Sep

Graphic Books (SundayBookReview)
Top 5 at a Glance
1. STITCHES: A MEMOIR, by David Small
2. BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
4. MERCY THOMPSON: HOMECOMING, by Patricia Briggs and David Lawrence
5. FINAL CRISIS, by Grant Morrison, J. G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco and Doug Mahnke 5PM 30 Sep

Children's Books (SundayBookReview)
Top 5 at a Glance
1. LISTEN TO THE WIND, by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth
2. MARLEY GOES TO SCHOOL, by John Grogan
3. WADDLE!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder
4. DEWEY (THERE’S A CAT IN THE LIBRARY!), by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter
5. STREGA NONA’S HARVEST, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola 5PM 30 Sep

Paperback Advice (SundayBookReview)
Top 5 at a Glance
2. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
3. HUNGRY GIRL 200 UNDER 200, by Lisa Lillien
4. THE LOVE DARE, by Stephen and Alex Kendrick with Lawrence Kimbrough
5. HOW TO TAKE OVER TEH WURLD, by Professor Happycat and 5PM 30 Sep

Hardcover Advice (SundayBookReview)
Top 5 at a Glance
1. MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING, VOL. 1, by Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle
2. WHAT HAPPY WORKING MOTHERS KNOW, by Cathy L. Greenberg and Barrett S. Avigdor
3. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2010, edited by Craig Glenday
4. FIERCE LEADERSHIP, by Susan Scott
5. ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A MAN, by Steve Harvey with Denene Millner 5PM 30 Sep

Streetscapes | Readers’ Questions: Oil for My Car, a Cocktail for Me (RealEstate)
Questions about the clubhouse of the Automobile Club of America, the studio of Augustus Saint-Gaudens and some heraldic shields at 41st and Fifth. 5PM 30 Sep

Local Stop | Near Yankee Stadium: Where Baseball Isn’t Everything (NYRegion)
While many people have been taken by the new Yankee Stadium and the team’s winning seasons, there’s a lot more to this part of the Bronx. 5PM 30 Sep

Looking at an Inmate, Seeing an Artist (Movies)
With “Bronson,” the director Nicolas Winding Refn tells the story of Britain’s most violent prisoner. 5PM 30 Sep

Film: Jewish History, Popcorn Included (Movies)
In the modern world, including modern cinema, to broach the idea of Jewish identity is to invoke not one crisis but many. 5PM 30 Sep

Buzz and Woody Add a Dimension (Movies)
The technological task of converting “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2” to 3-D was no easy one. 5PM 30 Sep

Hardcover Business Best Sellers (MediaandAdvertising)
Rankings are based on September figures. 5PM 30 Sep

Paperback Business Best Sellers (MediaandAdvertising)
Rankings are based on September figures. 5PM 30 Sep

Can the Muppets Make Friends in Ramallah? (International)
The Palestinian territories have been a tough place to strike a balance between promoting “Sesame Street” values while portraying a realistic version of local life. 5PM 30 Sep

The Health Care Monologues (Health)
Can Anna Deavere Smith’s one-woman play about health care bring other voices to the debate? 5PM 30 Sep

Magazine Preview: Understanding the Anxious Mind (Health)
Is the economy making you nervous? Or is it terrorism? Or could it be the way you’re hard-wired? 5PM 30 Sep

Generation B: Life’s Travels, Together and Apart From My Son (FashionandStyle)
A father remembers moments spent with his son as his son departs for his last year in college. 5PM 30 Sep

Social Q’s: Whippersnappers! (FashionandStyle)
This week, answers to readers' questions about dating someone younger, co-workers who are tattletales, family feuds and other issues. 5PM 30 Sep

Cooking With Dexter: Happy-Meal Me (DiningandWine)
A parent can pretend that McDonald’s doesn’t exist, but only for so long. 5PM 30 Sep

TBR: Inside the List (Books)
Dan Brown’s “Lost Symbol” enters the hardcover fiction list at No. 1, as predicted in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Federalist Papers and Season 4 of “The X-Files.” 5PM 30 Sep

Paperback Nonfiction (Books)
Top 5 at a Glance
2. MY LIFE IN FRANCE, by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme
3. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
4. THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls
5. I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, by Tucker Max 5PM 30 Sep

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction (Books)
Top 5 at a Glance
1. SCARPETTA, by Patricia Cornwell
2. DIVINE JUSTICE, by David Baldacci
3. EXTREME MEASURES, by Vince Flynn
4. 92 PACIFIC BOULEVARD, by Debbie Macomber
5. THE BRASS VERDICT, by Michael Connelly 5PM 30 Sep

Paperback Trade Fiction (Books)
Top 5 at a Glance
1. THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, by Audrey Niffenegger
2. THE SHACK, by William P. Young
4. SAY YOU'RE ONE OF THEM, by Uwem Akpan
5. THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows 5PM 30 Sep

Hardcover Nonfiction (Books)
Top 5 at a Glance
1. TRUE COMPASS, by Edward M. Kennedy
2. WHERE MEN WIN GLORY, by Jon Krakauer
4. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell
5. CULTURE OF CORRUPTION, by Michelle Malkin 5PM 30 Sep

Hardcover Fiction (Books)
Top 5 at a Glance
1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown
2. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks
3. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett
4. ALEX CROSS’S ‘TRIAL’, by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
5. SOUTH OF BROAD, by Pat Conroy 5PM 30 Sep

Music: Updating Opera? Halfway Won’t Do (Arts)
An opera score is not a sacred text. Directors should claim the freedom to reinterpret a work. 5PM 30 Sep

Letter From Europe: The Waters That Drown Dreams (International)
The English Channel is a last watery waypoint on the arduous and illicit voyages undertaken by migrants fleeing war, persecution and poverty in many parts of the world. 5PM 30 Sep

Video Shows Captive Israeli Soldier in Good Health (HomePage)
Gilal Shalit, held by Hamas, appeared in good health in a video obtained in exchange for the liberation of 19 Palestinian female prisoners on Friday. 5PM 30 Sep

Obama Stumps for Chicago’s Bid (HomePage)
President Obama is the first American president to pitch his hometown’s bid to host the Summer Games. 5PM 30 Sep

Leaders Make Final Plea for 2016 Games to Olympics Panel (HomePage)
Teams from the four candidate cities for the 2016 Summer Games — Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Chicago and Tokyo — made their final presentations on Friday. 5PM 30 Sep

Panel Finishes Work on Health Bill Amendments (Health)
In a marathon session, the Senate Finance Committee voted to ease penalties for those without health insurance. 5PM 30 Sep

Patient Money: A Quick Trip to the Store for Milk and a Throat Swab (Health)
Medical advice is increasingly available through walk-in clinics at supermarkets, drugstores and big-box discounters, but some caveats are in order. 5PM 30 Sep

Ireland Votes Again on European Union Treaty (Europe)
Voters cast ballots Friday in a referendum that will help determine the future of the European Union. 5PM 30 Sep

Electricité de France May Sell British Unit (Business)
The French power company is seeking to reduce its debt load, and EDF Energy, its British power distribution unit, is valued at over $5.8 billion. 5PM 30 Sep

Nations Have Avoided Protectionism, W.T.O. Chief Says (Business)
But the trade official, Pascal Lamy, said the “real stress test for the W.T.O.” was likely to come in the next year or two, when unemployment is expected to rise in developed countries. 5PM 30 Sep

G.E. Expects India to Help U.S. Cut Health Care Costs (Business)
Health care products and services developed cheaply in the growing Indian market will be exported to Western markets, cutting prices there, according to G.E’s chief executive. 5PM 30 Sep

E.U. Regulators Warn Airlines About Partnership (Business)
Rivals charge that a British Airways-American Airlines-Iberia joint venture would stifle competition on routes between London and several cities in the United States. 5PM 30 Sep

Wall Street Continues to Slip Lower (Business)
A disappointing unemployment report sent a chilly blast into the markets, and reinforced beliefs that the economy’s bounce had leveled off. 5PM 30 Sep

Toyota Chief Offers Profusion of Excuses (Business)
From grief over a fatal accident linked to Toyota floor mats to regrets over a forecast for a second straight annual loss, Akio Toyoda offered a litany of apologies. 5PM 30 Sep

Jobless Report Is Worse Than Expected; Rate Rises to 9.8% (Business)
The American economy lost 263,000 jobs in September, the government reported, dimming the prospect of any meaningful job growth by the end of the year. 5PM 30 Sep

Obama Meets With McChrystal (AsiaPacific)
President Obama met here Friday with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, his Afghanistan commander, to discuss a possible change in strategy. 5PM 30 Sep

Rescuers Dig for Survivors of Indonesia Quake (AsiaPacific)
Aid organizations began arriving in Padang on Friday, as the death toll, officially 715 victims, was expected to rise. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review: Substitute Conductor, Solid Concert (Arts)
The Italian conductor Daniele Gatti took the place of James Levine for the Boston Symphony Orchestra concert Thursday that opened the 119th season at Carnegie Hall. 5PM 30 Sep

Letterman Reveals Extortion Attempt (Arts)
The late-night host said on his show that a person demanded $2 million not to reveal his sexual affairs with staff members. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Listings: Oct. 2 — 8 (Theater)
Selective listings from theater critics of The New York Times. 5PM 30 Sep

Arriving at a Host City for the 2016 Olympics (Sports)
The facts about the International Olympic Committee’s voting process to select a host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics. 5PM 30 Sep

Global Soccer: Lightning Strikes in the San Siro (Soccer)
Hannu Tihinen scored a cheeky goal against AC Milan to show that inside every defender there lurks a man who aspires, just once, to be a match winner. 5PM 30 Sep

Life After the Property Boom That Wasn't (RealEstate)
Two or three years ago, Budapest was about to capitalize on the property boom. Then the downturn arrived. 5PM 30 Sep

Looking to Profit From a Glut of Unsold Apartments (RealEstate)
There have been a flurry of new investment funds organized to buy up heavily discounted residential property from desperate sellers. 5PM 30 Sep

N.F.L. Roundup: Nike Denies It Signed a Deal With Vick (ProFootball)
In a statement, the Oregon-based sporting goods manufacturer said it would only provide the Eagles’ quarterback with free gear. 5PM 30 Sep

Saints’ Defense Has Ryan Touch, and Hard Edge (ProFootball)
The defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is using the principles Buddy Ryan preached when he and Williams worked together in Houston in 1993. 5PM 30 Sep

Fixing the Kicker: Giants’ Tynes Tries to Straighten Out Problems (ProFootball)
Lawrence Tynes is not happy — and neither is the Giants’ coaching staff — that he has missed 2 of 10 attempts this season, both under 30 yards. 5PM 30 Sep

Players Face Head-Injury Risk Before the N.F.L. (ProFootball)
A recent study did not address the possible long-term injuries sustained by today’s pro football players, or the risk faced by high school and college players. 5PM 30 Sep

Fever 93, Mercury 84: Catchings Scores 19 as Fever Ties Series (ProBasketball)
Tamika Catchings fell one rebound shy of the first triple-double in W.N.B.A. finals history as Indiana beat Phoenix to tie the best-of-five series at 1-1. 5PM 30 Sep

Replacement Referees Take to Court, and No Criticism Allowed (ProBasketball)
The N.B.A. and its referees have yet to agree to a deal, meaning Thursday’s first preseason game used replacement officials. 5PM 30 Sep

Letter: Iran’s Nuclear Program (Opinion)
To the Editor:. 5PM 30 Sep

Letter: Abuse of Female Prisoners (Opinion)
To the Editor:. 5PM 30 Sep

Letter: Cabbies on Cellphones (Opinion)
To the Editor:. 5PM 30 Sep

Letter: Why the Young Use Drugs (Opinion)
To the Editor:. 5PM 30 Sep

Letter: The Lockerbie Case (Opinion)
To the Editor:. 5PM 30 Sep

Letters: New Twists in the Health Debate (Opinion)
To the Editor:. 5PM 30 Sep

Editorial: The State University Scandal (Opinion)
A deep and independent investigation of the corruption charges filed against Binghamton University’s athletic department should be conducted. 5PM 30 Sep

Editorial: That Nasty Little War (Opinion)
A report on last year’s war between Russia and Georgia is an anatomy of a post-Soviet mess that festered for too long — and could erupt again unless all sides show a lot more sense. 5PM 30 Sep

Editorial: The Courts and Privacy (Opinion)
The Supreme Court may have to rule on just how free the majority is to impose its morality through the law. 5PM 30 Sep

Editorial: One Way or Another (Opinion)
The message from Washington to major emitters of greenhouse gases in this country is increasingly clear that emissions are coming down. 5PM 30 Sep

Op-Ed Contributors: Putting the ‘I’ in Aid (Opinion)
Foreign contractors and corporations working in Afghanistan do not pay income taxes there; it is time they did. 5PM 30 Sep

Op-Ed Contributor: Down the Memory Hole (Opinion)
Justice David H. Souter has agreed to share his Supreme Court papers, but with a 50-year lock. 5PM 30 Sep

Op-Ed Columnist: The Wizard of Beck (Opinion)
There is no power behind the media curtain for talk jocks like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. They claim to represent a hidden majority but, in fact, represent a mere niche. 5PM 30 Sep

Op-Ed Columnist: Mission Not Accomplished (Opinion)
Unless the government does much more than is currently planned to help the economy recover, the job market will remain terrible for years to come. 5PM 30 Sep

Mahlon Hoagland, RNA Expert, Dies at 87 (Obituaries)
Mr. Hoagland helped discover transfer RNA, which aided in unlocking the mystery of how DNA is translated into the proteins that carry out its genetic instructions. 5PM 30 Sep

NYC: Bright Lights That Mask the Darkness (NYRegion)
The Empire State Building used red and yellow lights to observe the People’s Republic of China’s 60th anniversary, drawing protests because of its human rights record. 5PM 30 Sep

Lottery Numbers (NYRegion)
Oct. 1, 2009. 5PM 30 Sep

Officer Guilty of Murder (NYRegion)
Harry Rupnarine, a transit officer, shot his companion, Guiatree Hardat, in the head at a Queens bus stop in 2007. 5PM 30 Sep

Next Train in How Long? More Riders to Know Soon (NYRegion)
Countdown clocks will be installed in more than 150 stations on the numbered subway lines by December 2010, but riders on the lettered lines will have to wait until at least 2014. 5PM 30 Sep

Manhattan Apartment Sales Bounced Back Over the Summer, but Not All the Way (NYRegion)
Appraisers and brokers differed on whether an improving market means the market has hit bottom. 5PM 30 Sep

Sensitivity Trainers’ Advice for Traffic Agents (NYRegion)
Experts weighed in on an initiative by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to make parking relations in the city easier. 5PM 30 Sep

His Portrait Is Unveiled, but Pataki’s ‘Not Looking’ (NYRegion)
The painting of the former Gov. George E. Pataki of New York, the first to feature an outdoor scene, is to be hung in the State Capitol in about a week. 5PM 30 Sep

The Wait at the Astor Trial: Reading, Sleeping and Interpreting (NYRegion)
Lawyers and the defendants, Anthony D. Marshall and Francis X. Morrissey Jr., find ways to kill time as the days drag on in the Brooke Astor trial. 5PM 30 Sep

After Detour in Hudson, Sullenberger Finishes Flight (NYRegion)
The pilots of Flight 1549, which ended with a miraculous splashdown landing in the Hudson River, reunited to fly a jet out of La Guardia to Charlotte, N.C. 5PM 30 Sep

Prisoner Who Escaped in a Suit Is Captured (NYRegion)
Two of the officers responsible for Ronald Tackman, an escaped prisoner who was arrested Thursday night, face disciplinary action. 5PM 30 Sep

Mob Infiltration Is Seen in New York City Agency (NYRegion)
Prosecutors said three associates of the Luchese crime family found jobs as inspectors in the Buildings Department and others in the family committed crimes. 5PM 30 Sep

In New Jersey, a Sharp, Scrappy Debate (NYRegion)
The little-known independent, Christopher Daggett, stole the show during an unruly first gubernatorial debate. 5PM 30 Sep

Jazz Listings (Music)
JAZZ. 5PM 30 Sep

Classical Music/Opera Listings (Music)

Pop and Rock Listings (Music)
POP. 5PM 30 Sep

Rescuers Dig by Hand After Indonesia Quake (Multimedia)
The rescue activity was grim as authorities dug into collapsed hospitals, hotels, offices, homes and a school. 5PM 30 Sep

Film Series and Movie Listings (Movies)
MOVIES. 5PM 30 Sep

David Letterman Reveals Extortion Attempt (MediaandAdvertising)
Mr. Letterman said on his show that a person demanded $2 million not to reveal his sexual affairs with staff members. 5PM 30 Sep

Record Ratings for ‘Late Show’ (MediaandAdvertising)
David Letterman’s program won in the all-important age categories of viewers 18 to 49 and 25 to 54. 5PM 30 Sep

Names of the Dead (International)
The Department of Defense has identified 4,338 American service members who have died since the start of the Iraq war and 842 who have died as part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans on Thursday:. 5PM 30 Sep

Iranian Opposition Leader Warns Against Sanctions (International)
TORONTO — The top Iranian opposition leader warned ahead of the talks between Iran and major powers in Geneva that tougher sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program could hurt the opposition movement more than the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. 5PM 30 Sep

Agency Plans for Visa Push by Residents Made Legal (International)
A gigantic increase in visa applications would be expected if President Obama’s overhaul of immigration law comes to pass next year. 5PM 30 Sep

Iraqi Leader Creates Broad Coalition (International)
Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki’s bloc is intended to appeal across sectarian and ethnic divides. 5PM 30 Sep

Palestinians Halt Push on War Report (International)
The Palestinian delegation to the U.N. Human Rights Council dropped its efforts to forward a report accusing Israel of possible war crimes. 5PM 30 Sep

Senator’s Aid After Affair Raises Flags Over Ethics (HomePage)
Senator John Ensign may have violated ethics laws by helping an aide after having an affair with his wife. 5PM 30 Sep

N.H.L. Preview: Matters of Finance and Safety Unsettled as Season Begins (Hockey)
On the ice, the N.H.L. has faced scrutiny for not instituting any rules against checks to the head. Off the ice, its Sun Belt teams have struggled. 5PM 30 Sep

N.H.L. Preview: Atlantic Division at Nexus of N.H.L. Universe (Hockey)
Pittsburgh is the defending Stanley Cup champions while Philadelphia and the Rangers have bulked up for the new hockey season. 5PM 30 Sep

Support Appears to Drop for Abortion Rights (Health)
A poll suggests that the gap has narrowed between Americans who favor keeping abortion legal and those who do not. 5PM 30 Sep

Republicans Call Health Legislation a Tax Increase (Health)
Seizing on a new line of attack, Republican leaders say the proposed health care overhaul is a vehicle for a barrage of hidden and not-so-hidden tax increases. 5PM 30 Sep

Senate Panel Softening Insurance Penalties (Health)
The move would help people facing financial burdens in buying even the cheapest insurance available. 5PM 30 Sep

Swine Flu Spread Prompts Move on Vaccine (Health)
Health officials released Tamiflu for children and began taking orders from states for the new vaccine. 5PM 30 Sep

Special Report: Sister Act at Emanuel Ungaro (FashionandStyle)
It is the battle between blonde and brunette for the soul of Emanuel Ungaro, with Lindsay Lohan playing the blonde. 5PM 30 Sep

Special Report: Manish Arora: A New Geometry (FashionandStyle)
The Indian designer gave a graphic edge to his slim-line clothes. 5PM 30 Sep

Special Report: Finding Clothes in the Concept (FashionandStyle)
Anne Valerie Hash sent out a strong and sporty collection with a surprisingly youthful soul. 5PM 30 Sep

Special Report: Putting African Style on the Page (FashionandStyle)
Local publishers are introducing fashion magazines in Sub-Saharan Africa, a region that international titles continue to pass by. 5PM 30 Sep

Special Report: A Novel Handbag (FashionandStyle)
These customized bags are designed with famous stories in mind. 5PM 30 Sep

Special Report: Body Works (FashionandStyle)
A giant black diamond spider was just one piece in a collection with a surreal perspective. 5PM 30 Sep

Special Report: The Apprentice: A Modern Tale of Mentoring (FashionandStyle)
Young designers like Limi Feu and Gareth Pugh have a different approach to the traditional relationship between a mentor and his apprentice. 5PM 30 Sep

Special Report: Balmain vs. Balenciaga (FashionandStyle)
Thursday marked the great stand-off between Balmain and Balenciaga -- and while Balenciaga won on the catwalk, Balmain dominates cyberspace. 5PM 30 Sep

Fashion Diary: Multinationalism in Fashion’s Tribes (FashionandStyle)
In terms of a concentration of nations and cultures, Paris fashion shows are a global forum to rival the G-20. 5PM 30 Sep

Fashion Review: Balenciaga and Balmain Preach to the Converts (FashionandStyle)
Reviews of the Balenciaga, Balmain, Gareth Pugh and Rochas spring 2010 collections. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Israeli Leaves Under a Cloud (Europe)
An Israeli diplomat in Russia, Shmuel Polishuk, was accused of involvement in unlawful activities and left Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Israeli Embassy said Thursday. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Scientology Ban Is Ruled Illegal (Europe)
Russia’s ban on the Church of Scientology is illegal, the European Court of Human Rights said Thursday in a binding ruling. 5PM 30 Sep

Munich Journal: Raise Your Mugs to German Efficiency! (Europe)
Oktoberfest proves that Germans can loosen up and have fun. But, as the festival’s lost and found center shows, they are going to have a system in place first. 5PM 30 Sep

Coalition Government Collapses in Romania (Europe)
The collapse Thursday fomented a political crisis in a country with one of the most troubled economies in the region. 5PM 30 Sep

E.U. Vote in Ireland Hangs on the Economy (Europe)
For the second time in two years, a few million voters in once-booming Ireland are being asked to determine the future of a political and economic project that embraces nearly 500 million people. 5PM 30 Sep

Another Shoe Flies, This Time in Istanbul at I.M.F. Chief (Europe)
The protester missed hitting Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the end of the director’s speech on Thursday in the lead-up to International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in Turkey. 5PM 30 Sep

For Bosnia, Future May Hinge on Irish Vote (Europe)
In many ways, Bosnia and Herzegovina ought already to be a showcase success for European “soft power,” but analysts fear violence could surge anew. 5PM 30 Sep

Iran Agrees to Send Enriched Uranium to Russia (Europe)
Iran agreed to open its newly revealed nuclear plant to inspectors and to send most of its enriched uranium to Russia to be turned into fuel. 5PM 30 Sep

Breaking Ground: The Residence Club on Mission Beach (Escapes)
A beachfront fractional-ownership development in San Diego. 5PM 30 Sep

It’s Close to Cancún, but Only in Miles (Escapes)
The Riviera Maya, a 100-mile stretch of cobalt blue Caribbean and bleached white sand, offers a laid-back lifestyle. 5PM 30 Sep

Schools Adopt Art as Building Block of Education (Education)
A growing number of newly built or renovated public schools across the country are incorporating art in their buildings to inspire and teach. 5PM 30 Sep

M.I.T. Taking Student Blogs to Nth Degree (Education)
Dozens of colleges are embracing student blogs on their Web sites, seeing them as a powerful admissions tool. 5PM 30 Sep

High & Low Finance: Rich and Poor Should Pay Same Price (Business)
It seems absurd to have a system that requires people who do not use credit to subsidize those who do. 5PM 30 Sep The Smart Choice for Olympic Host (Business)
Yes, President Obama is pushing for the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held Chicago, but Rio de Janeiro is the city that can best afford it. 5PM 30 Sep

Valentino Owners Say Company Will Survive Recession (Business)
Permira, the private equity investor that owns the fashion house, said current market conditions mean that it will remain invested in Valentino longer than planned. 5PM 30 Sep

In Failed Merger, a Lesson in Global Politics (Business)
The collapse of talks between Bharti Airtel of India and MTN Group of South Africa illustrated the difficulty of striking deals in emerging markets. 5PM 30 Sep

I.M.F. Upgrades Forecast for World Economies (Business)
The fund’s latest report predicts a global expansion of 3.1 percent next year, better than its earlier forecast. 5PM 30 Sep

Los Angeles Times and Washington Post Break Up News Service (Business)
After 47 years of jointly distributing news, the two publications will go their separate ways. 5PM 30 Sep

Academy of Actuaries Settles Dispute With Bruce Schobel (Business)
The American Academy of Actuaries will pay $600,000 to Bruce Schobel, who was to have become its president. 5PM 30 Sep

Cisco Buys Norwegian Firm for $3 Billion (Business)
Cisco announced a $3 billion acquisition of Tandberg, a Norwegian video communications company. 5PM 30 Sep

Southeast Drought Study Ties Water Shortage to Population, Not Global Warming (Business)
Researchers also concluded that rapid population growth was more responsible for the severe water shortages than rainfall patterns were. 5PM 30 Sep

London Exchange in Talks to Buy Alternative Platform (Business)
The London Stock Exchange said it was in exclusive talks to link with Turquoise, a pan-European trading system, in an attempt to regain market share and expand abroad. 5PM 30 Sep

A Rule on Eye Treatment Is Likely to Cost Millions (Business)
Curtailing the use of Avastin, a cancer drug, as a treatment for retinal diseases may force doctors to use a more expensive alternative. 5PM 30 Sep

Bayer Labels’ Cancer-Fighting Claim Draws Suit (Business)
The suit over prostate health claims comes while Bayer is the subject of other scrutiny over charges of deceptive marketing. 5PM 30 Sep

In Restructuring Effort, CIT Offers a Debt Exchange (Business)
The company, a major lender to small and midsize businesses, offers bondholders a choice: a series of exchange offers or a potential prepackaged bankruptcy filing. 5PM 30 Sep

Court Filing Indicates ’03 Problem in Madoff Investor Account (Business)
The trustee liquidating the Madoff estate released a document that asserts a big investor had trouble getting his money back from the money manager. 5PM 30 Sep

Bernanke, in Nod to Critics, Suggests Board of Regulators (Business)
Ben S. Bernanke, the Fed chairman, said the Fed should regulate financial institutions but a council could monitor broader risks. 5PM 30 Sep

Advertising: Chubb Turns to Humor to Make Its Pitch (Business)
The insurance company, which aims at the affluent, is using waterfalls, alligators and charging bulls to show how danger can lurk unexpectedly. 5PM 30 Sep

Who Can Take Charge at Bank of America? (Business)
The Dec. 31 departure of Kenneth D. Lewis has left the board at Bank of America scrambling for a successor. 5PM 30 Sep

In NBC Universal Bid, Comcast Seeks an Empire (Business)
The cable company is said to be in negotiations with General Electric to create a separate company, merging Comcast’s programming assets with NBC Universal. 5PM 30 Sep

Mets to Cut Ticket Prices Next Season (Baseball)
The club said the average ticket price for full-season tickets will fall more than 10 percent, while some seats will decline more than 20 percent. 5PM 30 Sep

Old Hat for the Yankees, but a First for Hairston (Baseball)
Jerry Hairston Jr. is one of 14 active major leaguers who have played at least 1,000 games but have never played in the postseason. 5PM 30 Sep

Twins 8, Tigers 3: Twins Stay Alive, but Not Without Incident (Baseball)
The Twins also decreased their deficit in the A.L. Central to two games behind the first-place Tigers with three games left to play. 5PM 30 Sep

Keeping Score: Moving Home Plate Could Help Mets (Baseball)
With the fewest home runs in the majors, the Mets are faced with a key question — is their new field too large? 5PM 30 Sep

Auto Sales Fall Back as Clunker Program Ends (Automobiles)
After two frenzied months during the auto rebate program, new-vehicle sales sagged in September. 5PM 30 Sep

Texting While Driving Banned for Federal Staff (Automobiles)
Federal employees will no longer be allowed to send text messages in government vehicles, or their own cars if they are using cellphones paid for by the government. 5PM 30 Sep

Living on the Edge, Geologically Speaking (AsiaPacific)
Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous nation. It is also the most dangerous, when earthquakes are taken into the balance. 5PM 30 Sep

Chinese Economic Juggernaut Is Gaining on Japan (AsiaPacific)
Many economists expect China to replace Japan as the world’s second-largest economy next year, five years earlier than previously forecast. 5PM 30 Sep

Tourists in Vietnam Venture Out Again (AsiaPacific)
The town of Hoi An, which is popular with tourists, is beginning to return to life two days after Typhoon Ketsana killed at least 92 people there. 5PM 30 Sep

Afghans Say Airstrike Kills 8, Mostly Civilians (AsiaPacific)
At least five of the dead in the Helmand province were civilians, tribal elders said. 5PM 30 Sep

Pentagon to Re-examine 2008 Afghan Clash (AsiaPacific)
A new military investigation into the 2008 battle at Wanat, Afghanistan, one of the deadliest engagements of the war, will examine decisions by senior commanders. 5PM 30 Sep

McChrystal Rejects Scaling Down Afghan Military Aims (AsiaPacific)
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal said he would not support a more modest plan that focused on Al Qaeda. 5PM 30 Sep

Pakistan to Target Taliban ‘Epicenter’ (AsiaPacific)
The military will open a campaign against the Taliban’s main stronghold in the tribal areas, South Waziristan. 5PM 30 Sep

China Celebrates 60 Years of Communist Rule (AsiaPacific)
The precision display of military bravado, a once-every-10-years ritual, was designed for a domestic audience. 5PM 30 Sep

China Is Wordless on Traumas of Communists’ Rise (AsiaPacific)
China basked in its 60th anniversary, but there were no solemn pauses for the millions who died during the civil war or were eradicated during Mao’s drive to consolidate power. 5PM 30 Sep

A Modern Spin on Spirituality (Arts)
The outdoor exhibition ''Li Chen: Mind.Body.Spirit'' in Singapore shows how the sculptor melds a contemporary style with his study of Buddhism and Taoist philosophies. 5PM 30 Sep

Dance Review | Maria Hassabi: Shedding a Carpet Skin, With Plenty of Perspiration (Arts)
There is a Minimalist aesthetic of a sleek, athletic body at work in “Solo,” as seen at Performance Space 122 on Tuesday. 5PM 30 Sep

Television Review | 'Stargate Universe': Extensive Portal-Hopping Out on the Final Frontier (Arts)
It’s time for the keepers of the “Star Trek” franchise to start looking in the rearview mirror — “Stargate” is catching up. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | New York Philharmonic: A New Tone Is Part of a New Tenure (Arts)
Wednesday’s performances of works by Magnus Lindberg, Ives and Beethoven showed that Alan Gilbert has been able to reshape the Philharmonic’s sound surprisingly quickly. 5PM 30 Sep

Film: Revisiting a Cinematic Smackdown, and Other Avant-Garde Pleasures (Arts)
A look at the film series within the film series, Views From the Avant Garde, at Lincoln Center. 5PM 30 Sep

2008 Film Plays Role in Polanski Case (Arts)
It was barely a blip at the box office, but the documentary “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired” has turned into a rare blockbuster in the courtroom. 5PM 30 Sep

Douglas Watt, New York Theater Critic, Dies at 95 (Arts)
Mr. Watt’s career passed through and outlasted the era when plays and musicals were still the leading forms of entertainment and the theater writers were powerful tastemakers. 5PM 30 Sep

Books of The Times: What’s It All About, Bambi? (Arts)
This amiable book of small, not uninteresting observations about deer will subtly alter the way you look at them in a forest or from a window. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | 'Love, Loss, and What I Wore': Spandex Agonistes: Why Don’t You Try It On? (Arts)
This new show, written by Nora and Delia Ephron, is about matters of the heart and matters of the closet. 5PM 30 Sep

Dance Review: Riviera Nights and Quirky Afternoons (Arts)
Choreographic modernism, in both ballet and modern dance, was the unstated theme of the Fall for Dance festival’s Program 4 at City Center. 5PM 30 Sep

Film: Festival Forecast: Lots of Sulfurous Clouds (Arts)
Turbulence, grief, rage, vandalism and general filmic chaos pepper the films in the New York Film Festival. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | 'Superior Donuts': Comedy With Sprinkles, Hold the Angst (Arts)
Tracy Letts’s “Superior Donuts” is a warm bath of a play that will leave Broadway audiences with satisfied smiles rather than rattled nerves. 5PM 30 Sep

Museum and Gallery Listings (ArtandDesign)
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Antiques: Manhattan Hotel Décor for Sale in Chicago (ArtandDesign)
Rare custom works by Philippe Starck owned by Ian Schrager will go on sale on Tuesday at the Wright auction house in Chicago. 5PM 30 Sep

Art in Review (ArtandDesign)
William Pope.L at Hauser & Wirth New York, Austé at Mitchell Algus Gallery, “Abstract Abstract” at Foxy Production and more. 5PM 30 Sep

Inside Art: Sprucing Up the Frick on a Gilded- Age Scale (ArtandDesign)
Ever redecorate one room in your house, only to discover that all the others suddenly look shabby? Curators at the Frick Collection had just that experience recently, although in their case the remedy was a bit more complicated. 5PM 30 Sep

Art Review | 'Watteau, Music and Theater': Play on: Musical Mischief Makers Cavorting on Canvas (ArtandDesign)
“Watteau, Music and Theater,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, imagines 18th-century French art as one big variety show. 5PM 30 Sep

Art Review | 'Icons of the Desert': Painting the Ancient, Invisible Dream (ArtandDesign)
“Icons of the Desert” at the Grey Art Gallery focuses on Aboriginal works from the early 1970s that feature bold, diagrammatic compositions, finely coordinated colors and dotted patterns. 5PM 30 Sep

Art Review | 'Hanging Fire': Activist Energy With a Light Touch (ArtandDesign)
A closely edited group show of Pakistani artists at the Asia Society combines works of paranoia with exercises in issue-driven whimsy. 5PM 30 Sep

Art Review | Thomas Chambers: Setting Full Sail Toward the 20th Century (ArtandDesign)
An extraordinary survey of seascapes by an artist ahead of his time, at the American Folk Art Museum. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | The Americas: Haiti: Bill Clinton Expresses Optimism on Foreign Investments (Americas)
Former President Bill Clinton said a large turnout on Thursday at an investors conference in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, was a sign of hope for economic growth and job creation in the impoverished Caribbean nation. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | The Americas: Argentina: Ex-President Is Charged With Obstructing Bombing Inquiry (Americas)
Former President Carlos Menem was charged Thursday with obstructing an investigation of the 1994 bombing of the offices of the Argentine Jewish Mutual Aid Association in Buenos Aires. 5PM 30 Sep

New York Philharmonic Won't Go to Cuba Without Patrons (Americas)
The orchestra scratched its planned trip to Cuba at the end of October because the United States government was barring a group of patrons from going along. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Africa: Zambia: Groups Protest an Acquittal (Africa)
Civic groups have called on Zambians to wear black and honk their horns for 10 minutes every Friday in support of an appeal of former President Frederick Chiluba’s acquittal on charges of stealing from the government. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Africa: South Africa: Chief Justice Is Appointed (Africa)
Sandile Ngcobo, a 56-year-old jurist who studied law at Harvard and worked in a Philadelphia law firm, was named chief justice on Thursday. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Africa: Nigeria: Rebel Leader Accepts Amnesty (Africa)
A top rebel commander agreed Thursday to halt fighting in the Niger Delta and accept a pardon from President Umaru Yar’Adua. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Africa: Zimbabwe: Activists Sue Over Torture (Africa)
A prominent human rights campaigner, Jestina Mukoko, and eight other activists are suing the government for $500 million in damages. 5PM 30 Sep

BAE Faces Corruption Charges (Africa)
The weapons maker has denied accusations of bribery linked to deals in Africa and Eastern Europe. 5PM 30 Sep

Fossil Skeleton From Africa Predates Lucy (Africa)
Scientists said that Ardi, short for Ardipithecus ramidus, was the earliest known skeleton from the human branch of the primate family tree. 5PM 30 Sep

U.S. Delays Somalia Aid, Fearing It Is Feeding Terrorists (Africa)
American officials are concerned that United Nations contractors may be funneling American aid to the Shabab, a Somali group with ties to Al Qaeda. 5PM 30 Sep

Op-Ed Columnist: Germany Unbound (pop_top)
A unified Germany is coming into focus, and it's not the land we knew. Germany is through with self-denial; it now feels it has no choice but to pursue its own interests. 5PM 30 Sep

Op-Ed Columnist: Wonderful Copenhagen (pop_top)
President Obama's trip to Denmark to lobby for Chicago's Olympic bid for the 2016 Games will last only a few hours, yet the opposition wants to complain. 5PM 30 Sep

American Express to End Monthly Fees on Gift Cards (YourMoney)
The $2-a-month fee will be dropped, a move that is likely to pressure its competitors to do the same. 5PM 30 Sep

Driven to Distraction: At 60 M.P.H., Office Work Is High Risk (Technology)
For those who have turned their vehicles into wired offices, constant contact and work efficiency outweighs the risk of a wreck. 5PM 30 Sep

Bharti and MTN Abandon Talks on Potential Merger (Technology)
The Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel said that talks on a possible merger with MTN Group of South Africa have ended. 5PM 30 Sep

U.S. Moves to Lessen Its Oversight of Internet (Technology)
Washington wants to give other governments and the private sector a greater oversight role in an organization that oversees the Internet. 5PM 30 Sep

Broadband Speeds Surge in Many Countries (Technology)
South Korea and France are also at the top of two lists, and the United States has advanced into one survey’s second-ranked group. 5PM 30 Sep

Special Report: China Open: 2 Teenagers on the Way Up and Aiming to Stay There (Sports)
For Yanina Wickmayer and Melanie Oudin, both inspirational at the U.S. Open, the question is where to go from here in women’s tennis, which is suddenly much richer in talent. 5PM 30 Sep

National Briefing | Science: Don’t Smother Labs, Panel Says (Science)
A panel of university and private-sector scientists urged Congress not to overregulate laboratories that handle deadly pathogens. 5PM 30 Sep

Sports of The Times: A Super Bowl Fever Is Going Around, but Ryan and Coughlin Don’t Have It (ProFootball)
Fans may be looking prematurely toward a Giants-Jets Super Bowl, but Tom Coughlin and Rex Ryan aren’t quite ready to go there. 5PM 30 Sep

N.F.L. Roundup: Injuries Weakening Depth of the Bills’ Secondary (ProFootball)
Three of four starters missed practice Wednesday, and at least two were expected to miss Sunday’s game at Miami. 5PM 30 Sep

Giants’ Bradshaw Is Ailing but Insists He’ll Play (ProFootball)
Ahmad Bradshaw had one of his best games as a Giant last Sunday but paid for it Wednesday when he missed practice with his right ankle and foot in a protective boot. 5PM 30 Sep

With Eye on Better Future, Nets Try to Focus on Now (ProBasketball)
The Nets are between owners. They are between cities. And as a basketball team, they are in the middle of a transition, having traded the All-Star Vince Carter. 5PM 30 Sep

Editorial: Abortion and Health Care Reform (Opinion)
There should be no restrictions on abortion coverage in the new insurance exchanges that would be created by pending health care reform bills. 5PM 30 Sep

Pavel Popovich, 79, a Pioneer in Space for the Soviet Union, Dies (Obituaries)
Mr. Popovich is best known for piloting one of the first two manned satellites to orbit the earth at the same time, a trip that made him the sixth person in orbit. 5PM 30 Sep

Charles S. Houston, Who Led a Failed Himalayan Climb, Dies at 96 (Obituaries)
Dr. Houston was a mountain climber and an expert on high-altitude medicine whose effort to reach the summit of K-2 ended in the death of one of his team. 5PM 30 Sep

Ben Feder, Hudson Valley Winemaker, Dies at 86 (Obituaries)
Mr. Feder was a New York real estate developer who in the 1970s began cultivating a French-American hybrid later credited with bringing “pride back to the local grape.” 5PM 30 Sep

Henry Bellmon, Governor and Senator, Dies at 88 (Obituaries)
Mr. Bellmon was a former Oklahoma governor and U.S. senator and a leading figure in Richard M. Nixon’s 1968 presidential campaign. 5PM 30 Sep

Tapping Your Inner Clapton (Music)
IPhone music apps are mostly meant to be fun for people who are not musically inclined, but even working musicians are finding uses for them. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Friedrich Kleinhapl and Andreas Woyke: Cellist and Pianist, United by Passion and Power (Music)
Friedrich Kleinhapl, an Austrian cellist, and Andreas Woyke, a German pianist, played a program featuring Beethoven’s first three cello sonatas on Tuesday. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review: Flash and Grit, Back on Home Turf (Music)
As ever, Karen O was a small earthquake when the Yeah Yeah Yeahs performed at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday. 5PM 30 Sep

Philadelphia Orchestra Announces New Chief (Music)
The Philadelphia Orchestra took a major step toward finding a way out of a financial and managerial mess on Wednesday, announcing that it had hired a permanent chief executive. 5PM 30 Sep

More but Selective Music for the New WQXR (Music)
WQXR, the only classical music station in New York, will have a new sound after Oct. 8, according to plans unveiled on Wednesday by WNYC. 5PM 30 Sep

For Studios, Polanski’s Box Office Is the Key (Movies)
It seems that Hollywood has lined up in support of Roman Polanski. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'Where Is Where?': A Poet, a Priest, a Death (Movies)
Anyone looking for some idiosyncratic, visually stimulating entertainment this week could do worse than “Where Is Where?” 5PM 30 Sep

Unity Is Rallying Cry Ahead of Iraq Elections (MiddleEast)
In an extraordinary shift, party leaders from across Iraq’s political spectrum are reaching across ethnic and sectarian lines for the parliamentary elections. 5PM 30 Sep

Israel to Free 20 Palestinians in Return for Proof Soldier Is Alive (MiddleEast)
Israel said it would release 20 Palestinian women from its jails in exchange for a videotape of a captured Israeli soldier that would prove that he is alive. 5PM 30 Sep

Iran’s Statement May Offer Window Into Nuclear Efforts (MiddleEast)
The head of Iran’s atomic agency says it will disclose the location of one plant “and others,” raising hopes of a glimpse into a hidden production network. 5PM 30 Sep

Possibility of a Nuclear-Armed Iran Alarms Arabs (MiddleEast)
Though it is uncertain how the confrontation over Iranian nuclear facilities will play out, some in the Persian Gulf region are even envisioning a military strike by the West, or Israel. 5PM 30 Sep

Advertising: Samsung Steps Up the Action With Eli Manning (MediaandAdvertising)
In its fifth season in a partnership with the National Football League, the company has added action sequences and bold graphics to its campaign. 5PM 30 Sep

Rate of Decline in Global Ad Spending Slows, Report Shows (MediaandAdvertising)
Nielsen said ad spending in 27 countries, accounting for the vast majority of advertising worldwide, declined by 5.8 percent in the second quarter compared with a year earlier. 5PM 30 Sep

Comcast Denies Report on a Deal to Buy NBC Universal (MediaandAdvertising)
A claim from a Web side prompted the cable provider to issue a statement about the television and film business owned by G.E. 5PM 30 Sep

Currents | Deals: Cookware and Rugs for Less (HomeandGarden)
Sales at Aronson’s Floor Covering and Broadway Panhandler. 5PM 30 Sep

Currents | Books: Life Behind the Portico (HomeandGarden)
“Dream House: The White House as an American Home” is cold comfort for those who think 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is immune to charges of ghastly taste. 5PM 30 Sep

Currents | Q&A: A Bright Way to Sit and Chill (HomeandGarden)
Questions for Jason Phillips of the Phillips Collection about one of the company’s new pieces: an acrylic chair that lights up. 5PM 30 Sep

Currents | Film: The Lens That Loved Modernism (HomeandGarden)
The documentary “Visual Acoustics” traces the architectural photographer Julius Shulman’s career and the rise of the Modernist movement to which he’s linked. 5PM 30 Sep

Seen: Globe-Trotting, With Love and Wares (HomeandGarden)
Keith Johnson, the buyer at large for Anthropologie, celebrated his new reality show, “Man Shops Globe,” with a party at the chain’s Midtown Manhattan store. 5PM 30 Sep

Shopping With Preston Bailey: The Imperfect Details (HomeandGarden)
The celebrity event designer Preston Bailey shopped for party accessories that say “I’m not an obsessive host.” 5PM 30 Sep

On Location: The Industrious Tenant (HomeandGarden)
Grant K. Gibson, an interior designer in San Francisco, renovated his apartment in exchange for two months’ free rent. 5PM 30 Sep

In The Garden: Recapturing the Terrain (HomeandGarden)
A garden designer modernized a three-level Brooklyn backyard, creating separate spaces that function like rooms. 5PM 30 Sep

Living Together: A Modern Answer to the Commune (HomeandGarden)
Young urbanites are forming collectives or group homes — arrangements that are like the communes of yore, except that their groups are tiny and linked to outside interests. 5PM 30 Sep

No-Fault Fixer-Upper (HomeandGarden)
Part of a small wave of new urban homesteaders, a St. Paul couple bought and renovated a farmhouse that had gone into foreclosure. 5PM 30 Sep

PREVIEW | Rangers: Tough Fight for Rangers’ New Enforcer (Hockey)
With the memory of a hit during the playoffs last season still in their minds, Rangers fans have had a hard time warming to Donald Brashear. 5PM 30 Sep

Bankruptcy Judge Leaves Room for N.H.L.’s Offer (Hockey)
The offer of the Canadian billionaire James L. Balsillie was rejected outright, and the N.H.L. was given a chance to amend its bid. 5PM 30 Sep

Dispute May Prevent Viewers From Watching N.H.L. Openers on DirecTV (Hockey)
Versus will be broadcasting a doubleheader Thursday, opening night in the N.H.L., but DirecTV customers may not be able to watch it. 5PM 30 Sep

Rate of Enrollment in Medicaid Rose Rapidly, Report Says (HealthCarePolicy)
Agency directors fear that lawmakers will need to find more money or cut benefits or payments to doctors and hospitals. 5PM 30 Sep

Senate Panel Rejects Tightening of Abortion Restrictions (HealthCarePolicy)
The Senate Finance Committee rejected a Republican proposal to tighten restrictions on abortion under a bill to overhaul the health care system. 5PM 30 Sep

A Race in Cardiology (Health)
Two major companies are racing to develop the potentially next big thing in heart surgery: a replacement valve that can be implanted through thin tubes known as catheters. 5PM 30 Sep

Doctor and Patient: When the Doctor Is Distressed (Health)
Ignoring the stress of medical training can lead to errors and doctors leaving the profession. 5PM 30 Sep

Skin Deep: New Ways to Moisturize for Less (FashionandStyle)
Vaseline and Dove have introduced ingredients in new moisturizing products that some independent cosmetic chemists say may give more expensive brands a run for their money. 5PM 30 Sep

Skin Deep: Pixel Lipstick, Now Improved (FashionandStyle)
The days of trying on six different shades of lipstick at the makeup counter may be passé. 5PM 30 Sep

Skin Deep: Doing Good, With Soft Hands (FashionandStyle)
The Body Shop is sticking to its humanitarian roots. 5PM 30 Sep

Skin Deep: For Lashes, Blue Is Back (FashionandStyle)
If you came of age in the ’80s, chances are you had a brush with blue mascara. Well, blue is back, and then some. 5PM 30 Sep

Critical Shopper | Odin: Neighborhood Preservation (FashionandStyle)
A small but nicely stocked shop of stylish but subtle men’s clothing opens in the far West Village, helping to keep downtown guys in nice semicasual schmooze-wear and dating duds. 5PM 30 Sep

Wife/Mother/Worker/Spy: There Is a ‘Me’ in ‘Team’ (FashionandStyle)
A mother is overwhelmed by the social pressure she feels from her tennis buddies. 5PM 30 Sep

The Objects of Their Obsessions (FashionandStyle)
Want to read about feet? The second issue of Crushfanzine might be right for you. 5PM 30 Sep

Front Row: Revisiting His Muse (FashionandStyle)
After 40 years, with his bold, organic, articulated jewelry designs, Robert Lee Morris tapped a vein of primitivism that he is now revisiting with marked success. 5PM 30 Sep

Fitness: Baby Runs With a Fast Crowd (FashionandStyle)
Jogging with a stroller is not as easy as it looks, experts say. 5PM 30 Sep

Playing Dress Up for Keeps (FashionandStyle)
K8 Hardy, the video artist and founder of the queer feminist art collective LTTR, uses fashion as a stealth tool of cultural critique. 5PM 30 Sep

Dress Codes: Fall’s New Gear: Neutral (FashionandStyle)
Men’s fashion this season is restrained. That doesn’t mean you should look like a suit. 5PM 30 Sep

Letter from Europe: Germany's No. 2 Looks to the Spotlight (Europe)
There is a great boon to being Germany's foreign minister. Within a short time, the minister usually becomes one of the country's most popular politicians. 5PM 30 Sep

Swiss Health Care Thrives Without Public Option (Europe)
Experts on the Swiss system suggest it would deliver much of what Washington is aiming to accomplish. 5PM 30 Sep

Abroad: In a Spanish Region, a Twilight of the Matadors (Europe)
Dwindling interest and pressure from animal-rights advocates and Catalan nationalists has crippled bullfighting in Catalonia. Now it may be outlawed. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Europe: Italy: Prosecution Rests in C.I.A. Rendition Case (Europe)
An Italian prosecutor on Wednesday urged a court in Milan to sentence 26 Americans to 10 to 13 years in prison each for the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric 5PM 30 Sep

Gen. Nicolae Plesita, Head of Romania’s Spy Service, Dies at 80 (Europe)
General Plesita was the ruthless chief of the Securitate secret police who arranged shelter in Romania for the terrorist Carlos the Jackal. 5PM 30 Sep

Villepin Takes the Stand in 'Clearstream' Trial (Europe)
Former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin defending himself vigorously against charges of complicity in an attempt to smear Nicolas Sarkozy. 5PM 30 Sep

Georgia Challenges Report That Says It Fired First Shot (Europe)
An inquiry into the August 2008 war concludes that Georgia ignited the conflict, but that Russia provoked it. 5PM 30 Sep

E.P.A. Moves to Curtail Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Environment)
The Environmental Protection Agency plan, long anticipated and highly controversial, would regulate emissions from thousands of power plants. 5PM 30 Sep

State Issues Rules on Upstate Natural Gas Drilling Near City’s Water (Environment)
The new environmental rules are especially concerned with areas around New York City’s reservoirs and water pipelines. 5PM 30 Sep

A.D. Resigns in the Wake of Dismissals at Binghamton (CollegeBasketball)
Joel Thirer resigned as Binghamton’s athletic director after six players were cut from the troubled men’s basketball team in the past week. 5PM 30 Sep

Curling Up With Hybrid Books, Videos Included (Books)
Publishers are looking to “vooks,” which intersperse videos in electronic text that can be read — and viewed — online. 5PM 30 Sep

Books of The Times: Tracing the Many Lives of Anne Frank and Her Still-Vivid Wartime Diary (Books)
A history of Anne Frank’s diary’s progress from poignant relic to best seller to international symbol. 5PM 30 Sep

Nationals 7, Mets 4: Mets Fall Again; Reyes Further Damages Hamstring (Baseball)
After being swept by the Nationals, the Mets announced that shortstop Jose Reyes had further damaged his injured hamstring and will almost certainly need surgery. 5PM 30 Sep

Mauer’s Drive to Excel Is Driving Force (Baseball)
The Minnesota catcher, who is on the verge of his third batting title, has kept his team in the playoff hunt. 5PM 30 Sep

Phillies 10, Astros 3: Phillies Clinch Title, but Worries Abound (Baseball)
Philadelphia locked up its third straight National League East championship, but recent troubles have the team concerned. 5PM 30 Sep

Nationals 7, Mets 4: Despite It All, Manuel Retains Passion for the Job (Baseball)
As the losses mounted, Mets Manager Jerry Manuel did not give up. But as the season unraveled, his patience and vocabulary were tested. 5PM 30 Sep

Royals 4, Yankees 3: Chamberlain Fails Playoff Audition (Baseball)
Before the Yankees announce their roster for the American League division series, Joba Chamberlain allowed three runs, seven hits and four walks. 5PM 30 Sep

G.M. to Close Saturn After Deal Fails (Automobiles)
General Motors said Wednesday that it would shut down its Saturn division by next year after Roger Penske abruptly cut off talks to acquire the brand. 5PM 30 Sep

Op-Ed Contributor: The Day of the Tsunami (AsiaPacific)
Amid the catastrophe in American Samoa, refuge was found on higher ground. Then there was stillness — and prayer. 5PM 30 Sep

Myanmar Drug Trade Surges Along Thai Border (AsiaPacific)
Ethnic groups are rushing to convert their stocks of heroin and methamphetamines into cash to buy weapons for expected battles with the Myanmar junta. 5PM 30 Sep

Mao: The Great Helmsman of Kitsch? (AsiaPacific)
Mao memorabilia constitute a big business, and the 60th birthday of the People's Republic of China is expected to give it a further lift. 5PM 30 Sep

China Hopes, and Tries, for Rain-Free Festivities (AsiaPacific)
Beijing’s chief meteorologist is responsible for making sure the weather is fair during the extravaganza marking the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic. 5PM 30 Sep

Pakistanis Continue to Reject U.S. Partnership (AsiaPacific)
A new survey underscored the difficulties the Obama administration faces in its efforts to tamp down Islamic militancy in the strategically vital nation. 5PM 30 Sep

Scores Are Killed as Tsunami Hits Samoa Islands (AsiaPacific)
A tsunami generated by an undersea earthquake has killed at least 89 people and wiped out several villages on the islands of American Samoa and Samoa. 5PM 30 Sep

After Clash Over Afghan Election, U.N. Fires a Diplomat (AsiaPacific)
Peter Galbraith was being recalled after a dispute over the handling of fraud allegations in the election. 5PM 30 Sep

U.S. Service Member Killed in Afghan Car Bombing (AsiaPacific)
A United States service member was killed when a suicide car bomber struck a military convoy in eastern Afghanistan, according to officials. 5PM 30 Sep

Typhoon Kills at Least 41 in Vietnam (AsiaPacific)
Typhoon Ketsana headed west toward Laos after battering Vietnam with powerful winds and heavy rain, leaving behind blue skies but dangerously rising flood waters. 5PM 30 Sep

Solar Panel Tariff May Further Strain U.S.-China Trade (AsiaPacific)
New tariffs on solar panels imported to the United States come as panel manufacturers are losing money, in part because of fierce competition from China. 5PM 30 Sep

Several Afghan Strategies, None a Clear Choice (AsiaPacific)
President Obama met with his cabinet and advisers to consider charting a new course in Afghanistan. 5PM 30 Sep

Elder of Burmese Opposition Grapples With Election Dissonance (AsiaPacific)
At 80, U Win Tin faces a new kind of torment: watching colleagues from his political party decide whether to play by the rules of the junta that put him behind bars. 5PM 30 Sep

New Delhi Journal: Indian Maze Complicates Building of a Global Stage (AsiaPacific)
The capital city is far behind schedule for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, presenting an especially vivid portrait of the shortcomings of Indian bureaucracy. 5PM 30 Sep

Museum Review | Walt Disney Family Museum: Exploring the Man Behind the Animation (ArtandDesign)
The Walt Disney Family Museum is far from being an air-brushed portrait. 5PM 30 Sep

Businessmen in Honduras Offer Plan to End Crisis (Americas)
Industry leaders, despite support for this summer’s coup, suggest that the deposed president return as leader and also be put on trial. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Africa: Somalia: Insurgent Group Declares War on Rival (Africa)
The declaration paved the way for a showdown between the Shabab and Hizbul Islam in a southern port city. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Africa: Kenya: Under Pressure, Anticorruption Chief Resigns (Africa)
Western ambassadors, Kenyan intellectuals and many Parliament members said that the Aaron Ringera failed to put a dent in Kenya’s long and sordid legacy of graft. 5PM 30 Sep

U.N. Cites Global Rise in Detection and Treatment of AIDS (Africa)
The number of people being tested for H.I.V. more than doubled in dozens of countries last year, leading to a major increase in those being treated. 5PM 30 Sep

In Guinean Hospital, Wounded Attest to Military Attack (Africa)
Survivors of an attack by soldiers vowed revenge and recounted in painful detail the rampage that appears to have killed as many as 157. 5PM 30 Sep

Op-Ed Columnist: Where Did ‘We’ Go? (pop_top)
There is no more “we” in American politics at a time when “we” can only manage, let alone fix, our huge problems if there is a collective “we” at work. 5PM 30 Sep

Fed Proposes Rules on Credit Cards (YourMoney)
The new rules are an effort to protect consumers from potentially costly practices by lenders and to put in place legislation enacted in May. 5PM 30 Sep

In Transit: Travel Deals: Northeast Predicts Great Foliage (Travel)
New England tourism officials are trying to entice leaf peepers with deals that include everything from free golf to pints of maple syrup. 5PM 30 Sep

In Transit: Marriott's Renaissance Brand Gets a Makeover (Travel)
Marriott has spent more than $2 billion in recent years to move the brand away from bland, partly with sleeker interior design. 5PM 30 Sep

In Transit: Danish Video Stirs Outrage (Travel)
A YouTube video shows a beautiful young Danish mother, searching for her infant's "baby daddy.". 5PM 30 Sep

Check In, Check Out: Hotel Review: Ace Hotel, New York (Travel)
The owners are hoping that guests will enjoy the spacious accommodations, but that depends on whether they find the hotel’s oddities off-putting or endearing. 5PM 30 Sep

Bites: Restaurant Review: Flour + Water in San Francisco (Travel)
Despite its low-concept name, this new spot is the latest in a steady stream of high-caliber Italian restaurants to enter the Mission District. 5PM 30 Sep

Basque Without Borders (Travel)
Along the Bay of Biscay lies a culture that stretches from the south of France to the north of Spain. It is upfront and subtle, ancient and new. 5PM 30 Sep

Explorer: Where Maine Comes Out of Its Other Shell (Travel)
People have been shucking oysters, known for their distinctively briny taste, on the Damariscotta River for more than 2,000 years. 5PM 30 Sep

‘Clear’ Security Service May Return at Airports (Travel)
Verified Identity Pass, which offered a service to send airline passengers to the head of the security line for a fee, has been sold. 5PM 30 Sep

Frugal Traveler: In Vancouver, Budget Hotels With a Back Story (Travel)
A guide to a half-dozen hidden gems, both small and large, with interesting pasts or missions. 5PM 30 Sep

Personal Journeys: In Nepal, a Long, Cold Climb to Inspiration (Travel)
Finding pain and pride on a trek to Thorong La, a pass 17,769 feet up in the Himalayas. 5PM 30 Sep

Q&A: Europe, for the First Time, in January (Travel)
“My boyfriend and I are planning a 14- to 16-day trip to Europe in January. Our criteria include night life, affordability, historical stuff, romance. Any suggestions?” 5PM 30 Sep

36 Hours in Baltimore (Travel)
Crab joints and sports bars now share the cobblestone streets with fancy cafes and tapas restaurants. 5PM 30 Sep

[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: Hillary Clinton, From Revolution to Evolution David Brooks (TimesSelect)
Hillary Clinton’s health care plan is much simpler than the one she came up with 14 years ago. 5PM 30 Sep

[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: G.O.P.’s Dirty Tricks Begin Bob Herbert (TimesSelect)
The folks who gave us the Willie Horton ads, the Swift boat campaign, the purges of black voters in Florida and endless other dirty electoral tricks are at it again. 5PM 30 Sep

[TS] Sports of The Times: Mangini Risks Fury of Scorned Hoodie Selena Roberts (TimesSelect)
Eric Mangini didn’t just flip on Bill Belichick, costing his former mentor a celebrated image, he also humiliated the respected Patriots owner and league power player Robert K. Kraft. 5PM 30 Sep

[TS] NYC: Becoming an American Citizen, the Hardest Way Clyde Haberman (TimesSelect)
Juan Mariel Alcántara, one of the 21,000 noncitizens serving in the armed forces, became an American only after a homemade bomb ended his life in Baquba, Iraq. 5PM 30 Sep

ArtsBeat: Broadway Bargains: Answers to Your TKTS Questions, Part 3 (Theater)
A look at how to get the most out of the TKTS experience. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | 'Fathers & Sons': Prepping for Opening Night (and Life) (Theater)
Richard Hoehler’s new play is so sentimental and good-natured that its warmth often stifles what is otherwise a well-conceived show. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | 'Frederick Douglass Now' and 'The Cambria': Two Varied Views of an Abolitionist (Theater)
Two plays at the Irish Arts Center explore the life of Frederick Douglass, the great abolitionist. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | 'Lizzie Borden': Rock on, Ax Murderer: 40 Whacks, Many Songs (Theater)
It sure is hard not to like “Lizzie Borden,” a rock musical being presented with wall-rattling glee at the Living Theater. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | 'A Boy and His Soul': When Donna Summer Held a Family Together (Theater)
Colman Domingo’s solo show is a slight but likable stage memoir about growing up and coming out. 5PM 30 Sep

ArtsBeat: NYMF Preview: The Spawning Ground for Musicals (Theater)
A Q&A with Isaac Robert Hurwitz, the man behind the New York Musical Theater Festival. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | 'Othello': The General in His High-Tech Labyrinth (Theater)
Peter Sellars’s exasperatingly misconceived “Othello” stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as Iago and John Ortiz as the title character. 5PM 30 Sep

ArtsBeat: Readers Share Their Stage Door Photos (Theater)
We asked readers to send their stage-door photographs from Broadway and beyond. Here are some of those snapshots, along with memories of the moments. 5PM 30 Sep

‘Hair’ Closes for One Day So Cast Can March in Rally (Theater)
The producers of “Hair” have canceled a Sunday matinee so that the cast and crew could attend and perform at a march for gay rights in Washington. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | 'A Steady Rain': A Sentimental Journey Over Brutal Terrain (Theater)
“A Steady Rain” is probably best regarded as a small, wobbly pedestal on which two gods of the screen may stand in order to be worshiped. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | 'Two Unrelated Plays by David Mamet': Playing With Fire and Farce: It’s Mamet (Theater)
“School” finds David Mamet speaking his own comic language with flying fluency; “Keep Your Pantheon” feels oddly ersatz. 5PM 30 Sep

ArtsBeat: The TV Calendar: Premieres for New and Returning Shows (Television)
A schedule of the series launching new seasons this fall. 5PM 30 Sep

Television Review | 'Cougar Town' ; 'Eastwick': A Woman on the Prowl, Mixed Feelings in Tow (Television)
Sitcoms are tapping into the cougar conceit this season, most obviously on “Cougar Town,” an ABC comedy with Courteney Cox that begins on Wednesday. 5PM 30 Sep

Television Review | 'The Cleveland Show': ‘Family Guy’ Neighbor Shows Off New Address (Television)
“The Cleveland Show,” a spin-off of “Family Guy,” is a fairly tame racial comedy that furthers Seth MacFarlane’s continuing indictment of the middle-aged American suburban male. 5PM 30 Sep

Arts, Briefly: Still Watching Stars Dance on ABC (Television)
ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” attracted Monday’s largest prime-time audience, earning an average of 16.7 million viewers from 8 to 10 p.m., according to Nielsen’s estimates. 5PM 30 Sep

Minus Jon, It’s ‘Kate Plus 8’ (Television)
TLC said on Tuesday that it would remove Jon Gosselin’s name from “Jon & Kate Plus 8” and reduce his role on that rocky family reality show. 5PM 30 Sep

Television Review | 'Hank' ; 'The Middle': Family Time, Excruciating and Engaging (Television)
The sitcom veterans Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton return to prime-time with two new family series on ABC, with mixed results. 5PM 30 Sep

Gadgetwise: Q&A: Freehand Drawing for Free (or Cheap) (Technology)
The lowdown on low-price computer illustration programs. 5PM 30 Sep

Bits: Google’s Venture Arm Invests in Biotech (Technology)
Google's new venture capital arm is making its first investment in biotechnology. It is putting money into Adimab, which has a novel method of generating protein-based drugs. 5PM 30 Sep

Bits: Best Buy Plans a Very Twittery Christmas (Technology)
Best Buy's main holiday TV campaign features thousands of employees who provide tech help over Twitter singing Chistmas carols. 5PM 30 Sep

Bits: Google Brings New Options to Search (Technology)
Capping a string of new search features, Google enhances its filters for search results. 5PM 30 Sep

Bits: No Recovery in I.P.O.'s Yet (Technology)
In the third quarter, acquisitions and public offerings of venture-backed start-ups sank from already sickly second-quarter levels. 5PM 30 Sep

The Fifth Down: N.F.L. Q.& A. With Judy Battista (Sports)
Judy Battista, who covers the N.F.L. for The Times, will answer questions from readers Friday. 5PM 30 Sep

City Room: Answers About Astronomy in New York (Space)
Taking Questions: Richard Rosenberg, the president of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, responds to readers. 5PM 30 Sep

TierneyLab: The Future of NASA? Once Again, Obama Says Nothing (Space)
Even as he lauded NASA's greatest accomplishment of landing on the moon, President Obama seemed unenthusiastic about space exploration. 5PM 30 Sep

TierneyLab: The Eclipse Chaser: Euphoria, and Results (Space)
A veteran eclipse chaser writes about scientific findings from the recent eclipse he witnessed in China. 5PM 30 Sep

Beckham Confident He'll Play Against Fire (Soccer)
CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Galaxy star David Beckham is confident that an inflamed right Achilles tendon will not keep him from playing Friday night in a game against the Chicago Fire with postseason implications. 5PM 30 Sep

Everton Stays Perfect in Europa League (Soccer)
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Everton maintained its perfect record with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Bate Borisov in Europa League on Thursday. 5PM 30 Sep

US Entrepreneur Barton Still Interested in Bari (Soccer)
ROME (AP) -- Texas-based entrepreneur Tim Barton is still interested in buying Bari once the Serie A season is finished. 5PM 30 Sep

UEFA Investigating 40 Cases of Match-Fixing (Soccer)
UEFA is investigating 40 cases of suspected match-fixing in the Champions League and UEFA Cup, mostly involving eastern European clubs. 5PM 30 Sep

Proposed Supermarket Divides Bronx Community (RealEstate)
When a developer proposed transforming the Kingsbridge Armory into a shopping mall with a new supermarket, an existing, smaller supermarket chain felt threatened. 5PM 30 Sep

A Green Amenity, Above It All (RealEstate)
Some office buildings in New York are landscaping the roof, and offering access to all the employees in the building. 5PM 30 Sep

The Fifth Down: Week 4 in Fantasy Football Matchups (ProFootball)
The Brothers Sablich are here to help with fantasy analysis for Week 4 and will answer reader questions through Friday. 5PM 30 Sep

49ers Turn to Rookie With Gore Injured (ProFootball)
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers are putting their offense in the hands of rookie running back Glen Coffee. 5PM 30 Sep

Former Patriots LB Seau Campaigns for Comeback (ProFootball)
BOSTON (AP) -- Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau is trying out some new careers this fall as part of a television show called ''Sports Jobs.''. 5PM 30 Sep

Marinelli Insists Lions Game Like Any Other to Him (ProFootball)
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Rod Marinelli might not recognize the guys on the other side when the Chicago Bears host the Detroit Lions on Sunday. 5PM 30 Sep

NFL Standings (ProFootball)

Nike Denies Endorsement Deal With Michael Vick (ProFootball)
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nike Inc on Thursday denied it has an endorsement deal with Michael Vick more than two years after dumping the National Football League quarterback following his arrest for bankrolling a dog-fighting ring. 5PM 30 Sep

NY Islanders Ink New Arena Deal (ProFootball)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Islanders hockey team and Nassau County on Thursday said they had a deal to modernize the arena where the team plays as part of $3.8 billion project that includes a hotel, offices and a convention center. 5PM 30 Sep

NFL Standings (ProFootball)

Unsettled Offensive Line a Big Problem for Chiefs (ProFootball)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Take a football stadium crammed with 90,000 people. Now pick out the only five guys with their backs to the ball during a play. 5PM 30 Sep

Brain-Donor Tatupu Not Fazed by NFL Dementia Study (ProFootball)
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Lofa Tatupu has had multiple concussions. He's one of the first three active NFL players who have agreed to donate their brains for research after death. 5PM 30 Sep

Panthers Sign Veteran DT Thomas, Release Harris (ProFootball)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Hollis Thomas, Carolina's latest attempt to fill its giant hole at defensive tackle, had just finished his first practice with the Panthers Thursday when he was asked what he would bring to his new team. 5PM 30 Sep

Bryant's Jersey Again The Top Seller In Europe (ProBasketball)
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is again the most popular player in Europe, based on sales of his blue and gold jersey. 5PM 30 Sep

Angel McCoughtry Wins WNBA Rookie of the Year (ProBasketball)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry is the WNBA's rookie of the year. 5PM 30 Sep

Pairing of Knicks, Milicic Could Be What Both Need (ProBasketball)
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York Knicks are desperate for someone to bolster the worst interior defense in the NBA. 5PM 30 Sep

Atlanta's Meadors WNBA Coach of the Year (ProBasketball)
PHOENIX (AP) -- Marynell Meadors was honored Thursday as the WNBA coach of the year after leading the Atlanta Dream to a remarkable turnaround in the franchise's second season. 5PM 30 Sep

Preseason NBA Standings (ProBasketball)
All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division. 5PM 30 Sep

Catchings Flirts With Triple-Double, Fever Wins (ProBasketball)
PHOENIX (AP) -- Tamika Catchings fell one rebound shy of the first triple-double in WNBA finals history and the Indiana Fever beat the Phoenix Mercury 93-84 on Thursday night to square the best-of-five series 1-1. 5PM 30 Sep

With Refs Locked Out, NBA Confident in 62 Backups (ProBasketball)
With its regular referees locked out, the NBA is confident in its roster of replacements -- even the two it previously fired. 5PM 30 Sep

Miles, Williams Lead Jazz Past Nuggets (ProBasketball)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- C.J. Miles and Deron Williams scored 16 points apiece and the Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 103-87 on Thursday night in an uneventful debut for replacement referees in the NBA preseason. 5PM 30 Sep

Catchings Flirts With Triple-Double, Fever Wins (ProBasketball)
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Tamika Catchings-Diana Taurasi matchup is at the heart of these WNBA finals. Give Game 2 to Catchings, on offense AND defense. 5PM 30 Sep

Miles, Williams Lead Jazz Past Nuggets (ProBasketball)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The NBA's replacement referees were a non-issue in the preseason opener, just as the league wanted. 5PM 30 Sep

With Refs Locked Out, NBA Confident in 62 Backups (ProBasketball)
With its regular referees locked out, the NBA is confident in its roster of replacements -- even the two it previously fired. 5PM 30 Sep

Preseason NBA Standings (ProBasketball)
All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division. 5PM 30 Sep

Rift at Top Latest Problem for Locked-Out Referees (ProBasketball)
The lead negotiator for the union steps aside after membership rejects a proposal from the N.B.A. by an overwhelming margin. 5PM 30 Sep

Phoenix 120, Indiana 116: Phoenix Outguns Indiana in W.N.B.A. Finals Opener (ProBasketball)
Cappie Pondexter scored seven of her 23 points in overtime, leading the Mercury in the highest-scoring game in league history. 5PM 30 Sep

Lights Shine Brighter on Lakers and Newlywed (ProBasketball)
The marriage of Lakers forward Lamar Odom and reality television star Khloe Kardashian is a potential minefield for the Lakers. 5PM 30 Sep

The Rail: Who Speaks for Rachel Alexandra? (OtherSports)
Although Rachel Alexandra is capable of running back in two short weeks and probably lapping the field of 3-year-old boys in the Preakness, the question of why she needs to do it ought to be asked. 5PM 30 Sep

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Arrest Roman Polanski Now? (Opinion)
After a documentary about Roman Polanski was released, it seemed the seeds of his present predicament were sown. 5PM 30 Sep

Editorial: Signs of Life in Financial Reform (Opinion)
Financial regulatory reform has gotten a new boost of energy from Congress and the G-20, but Americans still cannot be sure it will produce real change. 5PM 30 Sep

The Wild Side: Where Tasty Morsels Fear to Tread (Opinion)
Predators exert a profound influence not only on the lives of many creatures, but on the very landscape of an area's flora and fauna. 5PM 30 Sep

Outposts: Secret Lives of the Presidents (Opinion)
What if presidents spoke their minds instead of taking positions and making pronouncements often wildly at odds with their true beliefs? 5PM 30 Sep

Domestic Disturbances: The Shame Game (Opinion)
Why Michael Moore needs a new script. 5PM 30 Sep

The Conversation: Going to Extremism (Opinion)
Does extremism have an outsized influence on world events? 5PM 30 Sep

Home Fires: Freedom and Uncertainty (Opinion)
After serving in Iraq, then at home as a new mother, the author thinks getting downsized might have an upside. 5PM 30 Sep

Happy Days: Warm Gun (Opinion)
He’s a pacifist. So where’s he going with that gun in his hand? 5PM 30 Sep

Taking Questions: Ask About Dogs in New York (NYRegion)
Nadia Zonis, the author of "City Walks With Dogs: New York," responds to City Room readers' questions. 5PM 30 Sep

ArtsBeat: Milwaukee Opera Theater Hires New Managing Director (Music)
The Skylight Opera Theater in Milwaukee has hired Amy S. Jensen to replace Eric Dillner, who resigned in August following a dispute about staff cuts. 5PM 30 Sep

ArtsBeat: Conductor Survives 14-Foot Fall (Music)
It is every opera performer's nightmare, and it happened to David Ott, a conductor, on Friday night: he fell into the pit. 5PM 30 Sep

In New Jersey, Would-Be Boss Is Big Boss Fan (Music)
Christopher J. Christie, who is seeking election as governor in November, has attended 120 Bruce Springsteen shows. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | David Shifrin: Recalling Benny Goodman’s Classical Side (Music)
From one outstanding clarinetist to another: David Shifrin provided evidence of Benny Goodman’s substantial effect on classical music at Zankel Hall on Saturday. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Tiësto: A Disc Jockey Is Greeted With a Rock-Star Welcome (Music)
The Dutch disc jockey, mixer and producer Tiësto played three sold-out nights at the Hammerstein Ballroom as part of his world tour. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Loren Stillman: An Alto Saxophonist Steps Modestly to the Fore (Music)
The alto saxophonist pairs uncannily mature instincts with the open-minded spark of youth, as seen in his set at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Jennifer Koh: A Lunch Break With a Bach Partita as the Main Course (Music)
Lunchtime Concerts, the free performances of chamber works at Columbia University, kicked off with the exciting young violinist Jennifer Koh playing Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor. 5PM 30 Sep

James Levine to Bow Out for 3 Weeks (Music)
Because of back surgery, the music director of both the Metropolitan Opera and the Boston Symphony Orchestra will miss at least three weeks of performances. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead': Going for the Finger-Licking Gusto (Movies)
“Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead” is just about as perfect as a film predicated on the joys of projectile vomiting and explosive diarrhea can be. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'Surfwise': A Family That Surfs to a Beat: Its Own (Movies)
“Surfwise” has a bohemian vibe and a cool sheen, but it’s an eager-to-please, pleasing commercial enterprise with a reassuring narrative arc. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'Speed Racer': Gentlemen, Start Your Hot-Hued Engines (Movies)
“Speed Racer” sets out to honor and refresh a youthful enthusiasm from the past and winds up smothering the fun in self-conscious grandiosity. 5PM 30 Sep

Carpetbagger: And the DVD Goes To… (Movies)
A large number of the Times’s critics’ picks release on DVD this week. 5PM 30 Sep

Carpetbagger: Soderbergh and Bana at TriBeCa Festival (Movies)
New films from Steven Soderbergh, Eric Bana and Cheryl Hines join the lineup at the coming TriBeCa Film Festival. 5PM 30 Sep

Media Decoder: Sony Announces Huge, Multi-Network Preview of '2012′ (Movies)
Sony Pictures to preview two-minutes of its upcoming disaster epic, "2012," on three major networks and several cable channels at roughly the same time, reaching an estimated 110 million viewers. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'What’s Your Raashee?': A Woman for Every Zodiac Sign (Movies)
Ashutosh Gowariker’s new movie, an adaptation of a Gujarati novel by Madhu Rye, is epic in length only. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'The Horse Boy': Seeking Aid for Autism in Mongolia (Movies)
“The Horse Boy” is a record of an extraordinary journey, a grueling weekslong trek across the plains of Mongolia in search of shamanic help. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'An American Journey': Retracing the Path of a Candid Observer (Movies)
“An American Journey” is a movie about the making of a book, which puts it in a fairly narrow category. 5PM 30 Sep

Lens: David Burnett’s 44 Days in Iran (MiddleEast)
A photographer who has made the most of inside access to document revolutionary change discusses what it is like to see history unfold, from the outside. 5PM 30 Sep

Op-Ed Contributors: Lifting Iran’s Nuclear Veil (MiddleEast)
The Qum plant doesn’t make much sense as a stand-alone bomb factory. It makes more sense if it is one of many. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Middle East: Iran: Swiss Visit 3 Detained American Hikers (MiddleEast)
The three Americans were held after they strayed into Iran from northern Iraq at the end of July. 5PM 30 Sep

Iran Defends ‘Rights’ to Run Its Newly Declared Plant (MiddleEast)
Iran said that it would soon offer a timetable for inspectors to visit a hitherto secret facility, but was not prepared to debate its “rights” to operate the plant. 5PM 30 Sep

Iran Is Seeking a ‘Two-Way Street’ at Talks (MiddleEast)
The Iranian foreign minister said the basis for the talks had to be a range of issues, including the recession, trade, regional conflicts and international disarmament. 5PM 30 Sep

Iranian Students Stage 2nd Big Protest Since Returning to University Campuses (MiddleEast)
The students’ antigovernment protest was a further indication that government efforts to intimidate student leaders have not been entirely successful. 5PM 30 Sep

U.N. Investigator Presents Report on Gaza War (MiddleEast)
Richard Goldstone reported to the United Nations Human Rights Council on 36 specific attacks in Gaza and a number on the West Bank and in Israel. 5PM 30 Sep

General Says Iraq Troop Reductions May Quicken (MiddleEast)
A faster drawdown could ease the strain across the armed forces and free up extra units for duty in Afghanistan. 5PM 30 Sep

In Dispute With Iran, Path to Iraq Is in Spotlight (MiddleEast)
While the similarities between 2002, when faulty intelligence estimates on Iraq were produced, and 2009 are unmistakable, the differences are profound. 5PM 30 Sep

Record Stores: Out of Sight, Not Obsolete (MediaandAdvertising)
Some veteran New York record store proprietors have closed their shops but continue to serve their old customers in unconventional ways. 5PM 30 Sep

Gannett Expects Quarter to Top Forecast (MediaandAdvertising)
The company estimated that its third-quarter revenue would be stronger than expected, and newspaper stocks rallied. 5PM 30 Sep

Warner Music Videos Heading Back to YouTube (MediaandAdvertising)
After nine months of licensing talks, YouTube and Warner reached a deal to share advertising revenue. 5PM 30 Sep

Advertising: Two-Thirds of Americans Object to Online Tracking (MediaandAdvertising)
The more people know about how they’re being tracked by online advertisers, the less they like it, a survey found. 5PM 30 Sep

Rather’s CBS Suit Dismissed (MediaandAdvertising)
After the setback, the former anchor’s lawyer acknowledged that further pursuing the case could become significantly expensive. 5PM 30 Sep

Phys Ed: What Exercise Can Make You Smarter? (Magazine)
Does exercise have to be strenuous or aerobic to be beneficial to the brain? 5PM 30 Sep

Property Values: What You Get for ... $1.3 Million (HomeandGarden)
A four-bedroom house on a golf course in Palm Springs, Calif., and homes in Lumberville, Pa., and Tarpley, Tex. 5PM 30 Sep

International Real Estate: House Hunting in ... Quebec (HomeandGarden)
The housing market in Quebec has seen steady growth over the past decade. 5PM 30 Sep

In Spain, Moving Up the Hill (HomeandGarden)
Bob and Donna Lieb decided to build a home in the forested hills above them in Begur, Spain. 5PM 30 Sep

Robidas Signs 4-Year Extension With Stars (Hockey)
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Stars have signed defenseman Stephane Robidas to a $13.2 million, four-year contract extension, through the 2013-14 season. 5PM 30 Sep

Gorges' OT Goal Lifts Canadiens Over Leafs 4-3 (Hockey)
TORONTO (AP) -- Montreal defenseman Josh Gorges scored with only 12.8 seconds left on the overtime clock, and Carey Price made 43 saves in the Canadiens' season-opening 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. 5PM 30 Sep

Ovechkin Scores 2, Leads Capitals to Win in Opener (Hockey)
BOSTON (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist, and Jose Theodore stopped 19 shots to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night in the season-opener. 5PM 30 Sep

Avs Retire Sweater of Longtime Captain Joe Sakic (Hockey)
DENVER (AP) -- Joe Sakic would typically rather retreat from the spotlight than bask in it. 5PM 30 Sep

NHL Standings (Hockey)
All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division. 5PM 30 Sep

Avs Retire Sweater of Longtime Captain Joe Sakic (Hockey)
DENVER (AP) -- Joe Sakic would typically rather retreat from the spotlight than bask in it. 5PM 30 Sep

Wolksi's 2 Goals Lift Avs to 5-2 Win in Opener (Hockey)
DENVER (AP) -- Wojtek Wolski scored two goals and Craig Anderson stopped 38 shots, lifting Colorado to a season-opening 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night after the Avalanche retired Joe Sakic's No. 19. 5PM 30 Sep

Kiprusoff Makes 39 Saves in Flames' Win Over Van (Hockey)
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Miikka Kiprusoff made 39 saves, and the Calgary Flames opened their season with a 5-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. 5PM 30 Sep

NHL Standings (Hockey)
All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division. 5PM 30 Sep

Reshaped Red Wings Hope They're Still Contenders (Hockey)
DETROIT (AP) -- Red Wings general manager Ken Holland knew his team was one of the NHL's best a year ago. 5PM 30 Sep

Without Pronger, Ducks Retool With Depth, Scoring (Hockey)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- A huge portion of the Anaheim Ducks' success rested squarely on Chris Pronger's broad shoulders over the past few seasons. The former MVP routinely played 30 minutes a game, fluidly moving the puck while clogging up opponents' offenses and sometimes keeping the Ducks competitive all by himself. 5PM 30 Sep

New Additions Have Flyers Thinking Stanley Cup Run (Hockey)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Flyers won two Stanley Cups before the Phillies won their first title. They celebrated with two parades in downtown Philadelphia, the kind of end-of-season frivolity the Eagles have never felt after a Super Bowl. 5PM 30 Sep

Economic Scene: How a Tax Can Cut Health Costs (HealthCarePolicy)
Lobbyists for unions and big business are staunchly opposed to a tax on generous health insurance plans, but their motives are questionable. 5PM 30 Sep

Senators Reject Pair of Public Option Proposals (Health)
The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday rejected two proposals to add a government-run health insurance plan to the health care proposal. 5PM 30 Sep

Former Drug Executive Convicted of Wire Fraud (Health)
In a verdict that could strike fear into pharmaceutical industry executive suites, the former head of a drug company was convicted of wire fraud for issuing what federal prosecutors called a misleading press release. 5PM 30 Sep

Boston Scientific in Stent Settlement (Health)
Boston Scientific and a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary also agreed to dismiss several other lawsuits related to the use of stents. 5PM 30 Sep

Congress, Concerned About Steroids, Reviews Law on Dietary Supplements (Health)
Congress is investigating whether laws, health agency resources and manufacturing guidelines are adequate to protect the public from products that illegally contain steroids but masquerade as dietary supplements. 5PM 30 Sep

Palmer Returns Bay Hill to Par 72 for More Birdies (Golf)
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- As the proud owner at Bay Hill, Arnold Palmer doesn't want to see PGA Tour players light up the scoreboard. As one of the game's great entertainers, Palmer also appreciates that the fans like to see birdies. 5PM 30 Sep

Watson, Funk Head Field in Senior Players Tourney (Golf)
TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) -- Even if Tom Watson won the British Open, it's hard to imagine his life would be much better than it is right now. 5PM 30 Sep

Ochoa Tries to End Another Streak in Alabama (Golf)
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Lorena Ochoa has made a habit of ending streaks at the Navistar LPGA Classic, whether she wanted to or not. 5PM 30 Sep

Bjorn Leads by 2 at Dunhill Links Championship (Golf)
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- Thomas Bjorn shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead in the first round of the $5 million Dunhill Links championship on Thursday. 5PM 30 Sep

Watson 1 Shot Back in Senior Players Championship (Golf)
TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) -- Tom Watson credited skillful iron play for his efficient 4-under 66 in the opening round of the Senior Players Championship. 5PM 30 Sep

Olson, Petrovic Lead Turning Stone (Golf)
VERONA, N.Y. (AP) -- Leif Olson decided to give golf another shot after a lengthy layoff. He's showing signs he might have made a good choice. 5PM 30 Sep

Moodie Shoots 64 to Take Navistar LPGA Classic (Golf)
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Scotland's Janice Moodie shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over 14-year-old Alexis Thompson in the Navistar LPGA Classic, with Michelle Wie and top-ranked Lorena Ochoa two strokes back. 5PM 30 Sep

Watson 1 Shot Back at Senior Players Championship (Golf)
TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) -- Tom Watson's performance in the pro-am portion of the Senior Players Championship was typical of a player who had just taken three weeks off. 5PM 30 Sep

Ken Green Says Loss of Leg Won't Keep Him Off Tour (Golf)
Ken Green has overcome depression, financial troubles and a bad back. He doesn’t plan on letting the loss of a leg keep him off the Champions Tour. 5PM 30 Sep

On the Runway: It Must Be in the Air (FashionandStyle)
When I saw the brown suede dress with white trim in the Fendi show, my mind reeled back to Joseph Altuzarra's collection in New York. 5PM 30 Sep

On the Runway: The New Whites (FashionandStyle)
Stark white was a story in Milan. Now, with even more visual impact, it surfaces in Paris-at Rochas, Balenciaga, beautifully at Rick Ownes, and in lace at Sharon Wauchob. 5PM 30 Sep

No Tiptoeing Through the Tulips (Europe)
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has put their instrument’s Tiny Tim image to rest and achieved mainstream popularity. 5PM 30 Sep

Powerful Player Joins Polanski Team (Europe)
Roman Polanski’s American legal team has recruited the lawyer Reid Weingarten, a well-known Washington power player and a friend of Attorney General Eric H. Holder. 5PM 30 Sep

Putin Sounds Welcoming Tone to Foreign Investors (Europe)
Russia's prime minister said the state must now step back from the economy and let private enterprise take the lead in pulling Russia out of recession. 5PM 30 Sep

Suicides in France Put Focus on Workplace (Europe)
A recent spate of suicides at France Télécom has revealed a paradox of French society: Despite strong labor protections, workers see their lives at work as profoundly insecure. 5PM 30 Sep

British Leader Tries to Rally His Party (Europe)
Gordon Brown tried to project a jaunty image during a speech at a Labour Party conference that many in Britain believe will be his last as prime minister. 5PM 30 Sep

At Least 13 Dead in Sicilian Mudslides (Europe)
Rivers of mud unleashed by heavy rains flooded parts of the Sicilian city of Messina, leaving at least 13 people dead and several still missing, Italian officials said Friday. 5PM 30 Sep

2 Days, 3 Nights, on a Path Named for a Devil (Escapes)
The Devil’s Path, an east-to-west trek along the spine of the Catskills, is often cited as the toughest hiking trail in the East. 5PM 30 Sep

American Journeys | Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve: Bison, U.F.O.’s and Schussing Without Snow (Escapes)
At the Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado, 30 square miles of sand pile up in dunes as high as 750 feet. 5PM 30 Sep

Room for Debate: Australia’s Dust Bowl (Environment)
An arid continent has suffered cycles of drought and dust storms for centuries. What is different now? 5PM 30 Sep

Curtain Rises on Senate Struggle Over Climate Legislation (Environment)
The draft of a bill that Senate Democrats will introduce Wednesday increases an interim target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. 5PM 30 Sep

Samso Journal: From Turbines and Straw, Danish Self-Sufficiency (Environment)
A tiny island just completed a 10-year experiment to see whether it could become energy self-sufficient, and its residents say they have met the goal. 5PM 30 Sep

Nanomaterials Under Study by the E.P.A. (Environment)
Researchers plan to look at what effect tiny substances found in products like sunscreen and industrial adhesives have on the environment. 5PM 30 Sep

Alternative Energy Projects Stumble on a Need for Water (Environment)
Many plans to meet the nation’s demand for power with renewable energy could consume billions of gallons of water every year. 5PM 30 Sep

New York on Less: Are Parents Thinking Differently About Education? (Education)
City Room is asking parents how the recession is affecting their decisions. 5PM 30 Sep

Dining Calendar (DiningandWine)
Sake and Shochu for You. 5PM 30 Sep

Off the Menu (DiningandWine)
Restaurant news from around the city. 5PM 30 Sep

Food Stuff: In SoHo, a Visit to Chile (DiningandWine)
Puro Chile in SoHo is a store devoted entirely to Chilean products. 5PM 30 Sep

Food Stuff: A Taste of Summer (DiningandWine)
Autumn showed up last week, but who is ready to shove summer out the door? 5PM 30 Sep

Food Stuff: At a New Bakery, Savory and Sweet (DiningandWine)
In 2003, a rent increase forced Michael Otsuka and Diane Forley, above, to close Verbena, their restaurant on Irving Place. They moved to California, but came back to the New York area in 2007 when Mr. Otsuka became the chef for Goldman Sachs. This year the couple began working on recipes for breads, sweet and savory tarts and other baked goods, and now have opened their own business, Flourish Baking Company, in Scarsdale, N.Y. 5PM 30 Sep

Feed Me: In a Season of Memory, a Toast to What Endures (DiningandWine)
On the 25th anniversary of the publication of “Windows on the World Complete Wine Course,” Kevin Zraly, the restaurant’s wine director, remembers a pairing of scallops and capers. 5PM 30 Sep

The Minimalist: A Potato Salad of a Different Color (DiningandWine)
For those wanting a less traditional potato salad, look to sweet potatoes, which are in season, beautiful and cheap. 5PM 30 Sep

Dining Briefs | Recently Opened: Artisan Chic in a Bun (DiningandWine)
Bark Hot Dogs in Park Slope, Brooklyn, grinds pork shoulder and shank, and beef shoulder, into a snappy-skinned Austrian-style dog. 5PM 30 Sep

Dining Briefs | Recently Opened: A Gaslit Glow in the Village (DiningandWine)
Joseph Leonard may become as adept at feeding its Greenwich Village clientele as it has been at gauging their taste in antiques. 5PM 30 Sep

The Temporary Vegetarian: Orzotto Is Simpler Than Risotto (DiningandWine)
A creamy dish that replaces rice with orzo, the rice-shaped pasta that is less delicate and more difficult to overcook. 5PM 30 Sep

Wines of The Times: Riesling Gains a U.S. Foothold (DiningandWine)
Just how good is American riesling? To answer that question, the wine panel recently tasted 20 bottles. 5PM 30 Sep

Restaurants: The Little Somethings Add Up (DiningandWine)
Small grace notes have helped the Standard Grill, the new restaurant at the Standard Hotel in the meatpacking district, play to robust crowds. 5PM 30 Sep

United Tastes: Fast Food Even Before Fast Food (DiningandWine)
In northern West Virginia, there is an enduring appetite for pepperoni rolls, a legacy of the Italian immigrants who worked in the coal mines in the early 20th century. 5PM 30 Sep

Schools’ Toughest Test: Cooking (DiningandWine)
Little actual cooking goes on in the kitchens of New York City public schools. M.S. 137 in Queens is one of the exceptions, making lunch from scratch for its nearly 2,000 students. 5PM 30 Sep

A Good Appetite: Ripe for Autumn’s Hearth (DiningandWine)
With the days getting cooler, savory baking is a way of using the bounty that still fills the farmers’ markets. 5PM 30 Sep

Porter, La Tech Run Over Hawaii for 27-6 Victory (CollegeFootball)
RUSTON, La. (AP) -- Daniel Porter ran for 160 yards and two touchdowns and Louisiana Tech snapped Hawaii's touchdown streak at 62 games with a 27-6 win Wednesday night. 5PM 30 Sep

Porter, La Tech Run Over Hawaii for 27-6 Victory (CollegeFootball)
RUSTON, La. (AP) -- Louisiana Tech coach Derek Dooley wrote an open letter to fans urging them to attend Wednesday night's game against Hawaii to see something special. 5PM 30 Sep

Walk-On Program 'High Priority' for Michigan Coach (CollegeFootball)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan's defensive coaches kept coming up to him on the sideline. 5PM 30 Sep

Pitt Needs Defensive Turnaround _ and in a Hurry (CollegeFootball)
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The quarterback's state of mind was in doubt. The running back was a freshman backed up by another freshman. Not surprisingly, the offense was a big worry to Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt when the season started. 5PM 30 Sep

Kentucky Searching for Ways to Jumpstart Offense (CollegeFootball)
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Randall Cobb had seen enough. 5PM 30 Sep

USC's Stafon Johnson Resting, Alert After Injury (CollegeFootball)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California tailback Stafon Johnson rested and tweeted Wednesday, two days after sustaining a frightening throat injury in a weightlifting accident. 5PM 30 Sep

Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead Looks for Quick Turnaround (CollegeFootball)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Jevan Snead's got no rhythm. 5PM 30 Sep

No. 20 BYU at Home Against Utah State (CollegeFootball)
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Max Hall is trying to stay patient. 5PM 30 Sep

Bradford Won't Start Against Miami (CollegeFootball)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford will not start for No. 8 Oklahoma on Saturday at No. 17 Miami. 5PM 30 Sep

Court: NCAA Must Release Records in Cheating Case (CollegeFootball)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The NCAA must release documents on Florida State University's appeal of an academic cheating penalty because they are public records, a state appellate court ruled Thursday. 5PM 30 Sep

Florida's Tebow Back Home After Night in Hospital (CollegeFootball)
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is back home after spending the night in the hospital with a concussion. 5PM 30 Sep

Binghamton Lecturer Critical of Athletics Is Fired (CollegeFootball)
The Binghamton University adjunct who accused the athletic department of giving preferential treatment to basketball players and pressuring her to change her grading policy for players was dismissed. 5PM 30 Sep

Bowl Game at Yankee Stadium Starting in '10 (CollegeFootball)
The New York Yankees have scheduled a news conference Wednesday to announce the details. The game is expected to match teams from the Big East and Big 12 conferences. 5PM 30 Sep

Retired N.F.L. Player Jim Brown Loses Lawsuit Against Video Game Publisher (CollegeFootball)
A federal judge said Electronic Arts exercised its First Amendment rights when it depicted a player similar to the Hall of Famer. 5PM 30 Sep

Cultured Traveler: ‘Twilighters’ Put Small Town in the Spotlight (Books)
Fans of the “Twilight” book series have turned Forks, Wash., a two-stoplight town on the western end of the Olympic Peninsula, into an unlikely tourist hot spot. 5PM 30 Sep

Depth and Purity: Communing With Thoreau at the Pond (Books)
The half-mile expanse of Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau’s favorite watering hole, is a great spot for open-water swimming. 5PM 30 Sep

ArtsBeat: Byron Uncensored: Letters to Be Sold at Sotheby's (Books)
Lord Byron’s saucy letters to a Victorian clergyman, which include details of an affair with a servant girl and a reference to William Wordsworth as “Turdsworth,” are set to be auctioned. 5PM 30 Sep

ArtsBeat: Palin’s Book Publication Date Moved Up (Books)
Less than three months after resigning as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, the onetime vice-presidential candidate, has completed her memoir. 5PM 30 Sep

Books of The Times: In the ’70s, All New York Seemed Young and Gay (Books)
Edmund White’s new memoir is an open-throttled tour of gay life in New York City before and after the Stonewall riots in 1969. 5PM 30 Sep

ArtsBeat: Elmore Leonard to Receive PEN Lifetime Achievement Award (Books)
Be prepared for what could be the shortest, punchiest acceptance speech in PEN history. 5PM 30 Sep

ArtsBeat: A New Pal for Pooh (Books)
When the first new authorized tale of Winnie-the-Pooh in more than 80 years is released on Monday, the book will introduce a new, female character to that bothersome bear's mostly male entourage. 5PM 30 Sep

City Room: Baby for Gay Children’s Book Writers (Books)
Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, who wrote “And Tango Makes Three,” a book about male penguins who hatch an egg, had their own baby daughter in February. 5PM 30 Sep

Banner Day, 2009 (Baseball)
The Mets’ last Banner Day was staged years ago but it was revived by The New York Times and produced some clever results. 5PM 30 Sep

Sports of The Times: How Game Changes, and How It Doesn’t (Baseball)
Two Hall of Famers — Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson. who faced each other only once — have collaborated on a new book about baseball. 5PM 30 Sep

Nationals 4, Mets 3: 2 Wild Throws Lead to Nationals’ Run That Beats the Mets (Baseball)
Pinch-runner Justin Maxwell scored after the Mets made two wild throws in the eighth inning that helped the Washington Nationals win. 5PM 30 Sep

Yankees 4, Royals 3: Burnett Looks Sharp as He Prepares for First Postseason (Baseball)
A.J. Burnett was recovering from an injury when the Florida Marlins won the World Series six years ago. Now he has a chance to make his mark in October. 5PM 30 Sep

Twins 3, Tigers 2, 10 Innings; Tigers 6, Twins 5: Tigers Hang on for Jittery Split With Rising Twins (Baseball)
After the Twins won the opener in 10 innings, Justin Verlander threw eight effective innings to help the Tigers. 5PM 30 Sep

Indians Fire Eric Wedge; He'll Finish Season (Baseball)
Eric Wedge guided the Indians to one playoff appearance in seven seasons, and this year the club fell out of contention early and is currently one game out of last place in the A.L. Central. 5PM 30 Sep

Rockies 9, Brewers 2: Rockies Clinch Playoff Spot (Baseball)
It’s a Rocktober redux for the Colorado Rockies, who are back in the playoffs after a one-year hiatus. 5PM 30 Sep

Wheels: Yamaha and Honda Recall Motorcycles (Automobiles)
Yamaha and Honda are recalling motorcycles because of problems the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said could cause crashes. 5PM 30 Sep

Wheels: A VW Concept Connects With Conceptual Art (Automobiles)
The slender L1 diesel electric hybrid is similar to a work of art that will soon be on exhibition at MoMA: “La D.S.,” created by Gabriel Orozco. 5PM 30 Sep

Wheels: Electric Utilities Commit to Plug-In Hybrids (Automobiles)
To take off, the emerging electric vehicle market will need early adopters, and two major Southern-based utilities just stepped up to the plate. 5PM 30 Sep

Wheels: Volvo Plans Plug-In Diesel Hybrid for 2012 (Automobiles)
Volvo’s first production plug-in hybrid, to be on European roads by 2012, will be a diesel with 30 miles of all-electric range. 5PM 30 Sep

Wheels: Debating the Fast-Lane Privileges of Hybrids (Automobiles)
States are beginning to address the question of whether hybrid and electric cars should be allowed in remain in carpool lanes as the number of such vehicles proliferates. 5PM 30 Sep

Wheels: Navigation Units Offer Wide-Screen Guidance (Automobiles)
The makers of stand-alone personal navigation devices have adopted a new strategy to beat back cellphone-based systems: big screens. 5PM 30 Sep

Wheels: Toyota Raises Global Sales Forecast (Automobiles)
Toyota is predicting better days ahead, raising its global sales forecast for the financial year ending March 2010 by 3 percent. 5PM 30 Sep

Wheels: Hyundai Pulls Out of Tokyo Auto Show (Automobiles)
The Tokyo Motor Show, which runs Oct. 24 to Nov. 4, has now lost its last major foreign exhibitor. 5PM 30 Sep

Wheels: Alcohol Interlocks Are Gaining Traction (Automobiles)
The United States is making progress in the use and development of devices that measure a driver’s blood alcohol content through a breath test before the car is able to start. 5PM 30 Sep

Wheels: Congestion Tax Boosts Alternative Vehicle Use (Automobiles)
The number of alternative-fuel vehicles, which are exempt from congestion tolls, jumped after Sweden began charging motorists to drive into downtown Stockholm during rush hour. 5PM 30 Sep

Wheels: New App Connects iPhone to In-Dash GPS (Automobiles)
Pioneer has introduced the first iPhone app that works with its in-dash systems, allowing owners to transfer destinations directly from the handset to the car’s system. 5PM 30 Sep

Wheels: G.M. Ends eBay Experiment (Automobiles)
General Motors has ended its ambitious experiment to sell cars though eBay in California, calling the six-week program a "success" but offering no sales figures. 5PM 30 Sep

Pickup Sales Fall in Another Blow to Automakers (Automobiles)
The closing of a big General Motors truck plant this week is another sign that America’s love affair with pickup trucks is fading fast. 5PM 30 Sep

Wheels: Toyota Seeks Solution to Floor-Mat Issue (Automobiles)
Toyota said its “consumer safety advisory” about floor mats possibly jamming the accelerator pedal would not result in the world’s largest redesign of floor mats. 5PM 30 Sep

Letter from China: A Spirit of Enduring Optimism (AsiaPacific)
Now 103, the linguist Zhou Youguang has watched China change and prosper but remain an autocracy. But he still believes it will become a democracy -- in spite of communism, not because of it. 5PM 30 Sep

Room for Debate: China’s Next Stage (AsiaPacific)
Can China spread the wealth and become a consumer society? 5PM 30 Sep

2 U.S. Soldiers and Filipino Marine Are Killed by Land Mine (AsiaPacific)
The three were killed when their vehicle struck a land mine on the troubled southern island of Jolo, the Philippine military said. 5PM 30 Sep

Death Toll Hits 240 in Philippine Flooding (AsiaPacific)
Facing criticism over its response to the disaster, the government appealed for international aid. 5PM 30 Sep

Roadside Bomb Kills 30 in Afghanistan (AsiaPacific)
Taliban militants frequently set roadside bombs in the area in the contested southern province of Kandahar. 5PM 30 Sep

In Hong Kong, One Holiday and Lots of Book Sales (AsiaPacific)
To prepare for the National Day holiday, retailers are stocking up on merchandise like designer bags, gold jewelry — and banned books. 5PM 30 Sep

China Adds a Feature to Phones: Patriotism (AsiaPacific)
China’s mobile phone service company has changed customers’ ring-back tones to a patriotic song ahead of the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic. 5PM 30 Sep

China’s Ties With Iran Complicate Diplomacy (AsiaPacific)
As the United States issues new calls to punish Iran over its nuclear program, it is not clear that Washington’s interests are the same as Beijing’s. 5PM 30 Sep

Indian Rebels Kill 16 Villagers, Official Says (AsiaPacific)
Maoist rebels killed 16 people, including five children, in an early morning attack Friday on a rural village in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, a police official said. 5PM 30 Sep

Myanmar Court Rejects Dissident’s Appeal (AsiaPacific)
A court in Myanmar turned aside opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s latest bid for freedom Friday, rejecting an appeal against her most recent sentence of house arrest. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'More Than a Game': Akron’s Little Dribblers Who Became Big Shots (Arts)
“More Than a Game” looks back on the achievements of a high school basketball team in Akron, Ohio, that happened to include LeBron James. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'A Beautiful Life': Mean Streets and Meaner People (Arts)
Nerve may be the one thing “A Beautiful Life” does not lack. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | 'Vigil': Don’t Stay on My Account, Auntie (Arts)
This sour little joke of a play is no picnic for anyone, including the audience. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'Intimate Enemies': Restless Natives in Algeria (Arts)
“Intimate Enemies” is a movie you’ve seen before, when it was set on the Apache reservation or in the Vietnamese jungle. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'Do Knot Disturb': Bollywood Laughs (Arts)
Vulgar, noisy and excessive, “Do Knot Disturb” is a Bollywood sex farce with almost no sex. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'Chelsea on the Rocks': A Grand Central Station of High Times (Arts)
“Chelsea on the Rocks” is madly infatuated with the Hotel Chelsea’s notoriety as a nexus of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'Zombieland': Following a Gore-Slicked Path (Arts)
“Zombieland” is a minor diversion dripping in splatter and groaning with self-amusement. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'As Seen Through These Eyes': Art From the Holocaust, Behind the Barbed Wire (Arts)
“As Seen Through These Eyes” feels like a glib, streamlined examination of a painful, complicated subject. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'Afterschool': Camera Lingers Near Another Lost Boy (Arts)
Audiences will leave “Afterschool” unnerved, which is probably exactly what its director had in mind. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'The Invention of Lying': A World Where Truth Turns Out Not to Be Beauty (Arts)
“The Invention of Lying” is a mostly funny if melancholic defense of deceit. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'Whip It': Misfits With Big Hearts and Roller-Derby Grit (Arts)
“Whip It” is predictable not only in the contours of its plot, but also in nearly every scene and situation. 5PM 30 Sep

Movie Review | 'A Serious Man': Calls to God: Always a Busy Signal (Arts)
“A Serious Man” is, like its biblical source, a distilled, hyperbolic account of the human condition. 5PM 30 Sep

Magritte Painting Stolen From Belgian Museum (ArtandDesign)
Police say two armed robbers have stolen the painting “Olympia” by the Belgian artist Rene Magritte from a small museum in Brussels. 5PM 30 Sep

ArtsBeat: Smithsonian Offers Voluntary Buyouts to All Workers (ArtandDesign)
Smithsonian Institution has offered all of its 6,000 workers a voluntary buyout plan, a spokeswoman for the Smithsonian confirmed on Tuesday. 5PM 30 Sep

Based on Life or Fantasy, a Picture Goes to Auction (ArtandDesign)
A seller claims that a Jewish artist drew Hitler and Lenin playing chess in 1909. 5PM 30 Sep

Lens: Sisyphean Days in Cuba (Americas)
Ernesto Bazan has been guided by revelations, David Gonzalez reports: to become a photographer, to go to Cuba, to leave Cuba and then to publish "Cuba.". 5PM 30 Sep

Seeking Billions, Ontario Sues Tobacco Companies (Americas)
The province is seeking 50 billion Canadian dollars from several companies, including the Altria Group, under a new law. 5PM 30 Sep

Guillermo Endara, Who Helped Lead Panama From Noriega to Democracy, Dies at 73 (Americas)
Mr. Endara, who suffered electoral fraud, a cracked skull and hunger on his path to succeed the strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, helped steer the country to democracy. 5PM 30 Sep

In Mexico City, a Political Deal Redone (Americas)
After winning a municipal post in Mexico City with the help of a backroom deal, an activist-turned-politician agrees to give it up — on his terms. 5PM 30 Sep

U.S. Official Meets With Cuban Authorities (Americas)
State Department officials said the main purpose of the meeting in Havana was to discuss restarting mail service between the countries, but that broader talks occurred. 5PM 30 Sep

Ecuador's Shuar Gird for Conflict After Protest (Americas)
Shuar Indians wearing black war paint and toting wooden spears reinforced a highway blockade that police failed to break up earlier in a bloody melee that left one Indian dead and at least 40 police officers injured. 5PM 30 Sep

Lens: Showcase: Finding Priya Ramrakha (Africa)
The work of a pioneering Kenyan photojournalist is rediscovered by a relative with hopes of finding a broader audience. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Africa: Sudan: Ambush Leaves a Peacekeeper Dead (Africa)
A Nigerian peacekeeper was killed and two Kenyan colleagues were wounded in El Geneina, West Darfur. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Africa: South Africa: Egg-Size Diamond Discovered at Mine (Africa)
The diamond which was discovered at the Cullinan mine northeast of Pretoria, may be among the world’s 20 highest-quality gems. 5PM 30 Sep

Guinea’s Capital Fades Into a Ghost Town After Soldiers’ Rampage (Africa)
Security forces opened fire on thousands of opponents of the ruling military junta gathered at a stadium in the capital for a protest. 5PM 30 Sep

Nigerian Rebel Leader Accepts Amnesty (Africa)
A top Nigerian rebel commander agreed on Thursday to halt fighting in the oil-producing Niger Delta and take an unconditional pardon from President Umaru Yar'Adua. 5PM 30 Sep

N.Y. Poverty Data Paint Mixed Picture (YourMoney)
Family income rose slightly in New York City in 2008, and the proportion of poor people was virtually unchanged, according to census figures released Tuesday. 5PM 30 Sep

On the Road: Airports Step Up When Airlines Fall Short (Travel)
A three-hour layover provides a chance to see Houston’s airport in a new light. 5PM 30 Sep

Frequent Flier: Seeing the World, Through a Parent’s Eyes (Travel)
A mother who travels frequently for business finds rewards among the struggles. 5PM 30 Sep

Foreign Airlines Ahead of U.S. on Cellphone Use (Travel)
Cellphones can be used on more than 15,000 flights a month, but not on American carriers. 5PM 30 Sep

Arts, Briefly: Darrell Hammond Missing From ‘SNL’ (Television)
Has Darrell Hammond left NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”? 5PM 30 Sep

Letters: Humbled by Pain (1 Letter) (Science)
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Letters: Dieting and Willpower (1 Letter) (Science)
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Letters: Insuring the Uninsured (1 Letter) (Science)
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Letters: Eyeing the Cosmos (1 Letter) (Science)
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Letters: A Conversation for One (1 Letter) (Science)
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Observatory: Flavor and Aroma Rise in Champagne Bubbles (Science)
A study shows that the bubbles contribute to Champagne’s odor and flavor, in the air above the beverage. 5PM 30 Sep

Observatory: A Little Less Mystery in the Migration of Eels (Science)
Scientists have tracked eels from the west coast of Ireland for part of the 3,000-mile trip to the Sargasso Sea. 5PM 30 Sep

Vital Signs: Awareness: In Medical Schools, Some Rudeness Online (Science)
A study that looked at the posting of unprofessional content by medical students found the practice was more common than anticipated. 5PM 30 Sep

Vital Signs: Having a Baby: Training and the Quality of an Obstetrician (Science)
Researchers evaluated doctor residency programs and complications during deliveries. 5PM 30 Sep

Quest for a Long Life Gains Scientific Respect (Science)
Low-calorie diets and drugs that mimic their effects were all the rage at a Harvard Medical School conference on aging. 5PM 30 Sep

Can Evolution Run in Reverse? A Study Says It’s a One-Way Street (Science)
A team of scientists said new mutations made it practically impossible for evolution to reverse direction. 5PM 30 Sep

Wanted: Home Computers to Join in Research on Artificial Life (Science)
Having trouble discovering extraterrestrial life? You might consider evolving your own. 5PM 30 Sep

Red Planet May Be Better Known as the Wet One (Science)
Scientists, using images taken by a camera on a Martian orbiter, discovered signs of water ice in craters far from the planet’s poles. 5PM 30 Sep

Basics: Give Birds a Break. Lock Up the Cat. (Science)
Free-ranging felines do a lot of damage to the baby bird populations in neighborhoods. 5PM 30 Sep

Finding Order in the Apparent Chaos of Currents (Science)
Scientists have made strides in making images of the underlying mechanics of flowing air and water. 5PM 30 Sep

Op-Ed Contributors: How to Press the Advantage With Iran (Opinion)
Instead of relying on sanctions, the Obama administration should seek a strategic realignment with Iran, as President Nixon did with China. 5PM 30 Sep

Editorial: An Incomplete State Secrets Fix (Opinion)
If the Obama team is sincere about wanting to end state secrets abuses, it will support the State Secrets Protection Act sponsored in Congress. 5PM 30 Sep

Timothy J. Russert, Inspiration for ‘Big Russ and Me,’ Is Dead at 85 (Obituaries)
Mr. Russert was the father of the late “Meet the Press” moderator Tim Russert and the inspiration for the son’s best-selling book about their relationship. 5PM 30 Sep

Paul B. Fay Jr., Confidant of President Kennedy, Dies at 91 (Obituaries)
Mr. Fay became friends with John F. Kennedy during World War II and went on to be under secretary of the Navy in his administration. 5PM 30 Sep

Q & A: Mosquito Menace (Nutrition)
Do dogs get mosquito bites? 5PM 30 Sep

Lucy Vodden, Who Inspired a Beatles Song, Dies at 46 (Music)
Ms. Vodden provided the inspiration for the Beatles’ song “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.” 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Health: The Patterns of Barbed and Brutal Sounds (Music)
The art-punk band Health performed a noisy but never random set at the Bowery Ballroom on Thursday night. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Jason Graae: A Lucky Fellow Who Savors the Absurd (Music)
A vaudevillian spark plug flashing mischief, Jason Graae did a bit of everything in his show, “Magically Delicious,” at the Metropolitan Room on Saturday. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Marianne Faithfull: The Songs of Experience and the ’60s (Music)
The singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull performed at Town Hall on Thursday in support of “Easy Come Easy Go,” a new album of covers. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | New Juilliard Ensemble: No Passport Required: Around the World With Five Compositions (Music)
The New Juilliard Ensemble performed five scores from five countries in its season opener at the Juilliard School on Saturday night. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Mary Wilson: An Original Supreme Taps Hits and Emotions (Music)
Mary Wilson, an original Supreme, opened a two-week engagement last week at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency. 5PM 30 Sep

Iran Test-Fires Missiles That Put Israel in Range (MiddleEast)
It was not the first such test conducted by Iran, but it came at a time of high tension over Tehran’s nuclear program. 5PM 30 Sep

Holy Month Ends, and Violence Rises Again in Iraq (MiddleEast)
Bombings across the country left nearly 20 people dead and wounded dozens more after a lull during the holy month of Ramadan. 5PM 30 Sep

Memo From Cairo: Egypt Ponders Failed Drive for Unesco (MiddleEast)
Many Egyptians said that Farouk Hosny’s failure to lead Unesco was at least as much a sign of Egypt’s long, slow slide as the center of Arab culture, thought and influence. 5PM 30 Sep

A Nuclear Debate: Is Iran Designing Warheads? (MiddleEast)
A dispute among American, European and Israeli spies about Iran’s advanced weapons work has huge political consequences. 5PM 30 Sep

Advertising: Serena Williams’s Ad Deals Survive Her Outburst on Court (MediaandAdvertising)
After apologizing for her angry language, a tennis star kept old endorsements, and new ads will appear as planned. 5PM 30 Sep

NBC Plans Special Week of Coverage on Women (MediaandAdvertising)
Maria Shriver will be a guest editor for the reports, which will be included across multiple NBC outlets. 5PM 30 Sep

Majority Leader Protects Home State (HealthCarePolicy)
Harry Reid of Nevada has secured a special deal protecting his state against the costs of expanding Medicaid under one of the major health care bills moving through Congress. 5PM 30 Sep

Cases: Your X-Ray Shows ... Oh, Excuse Me (Health)
Distractions at the doctor’s office are frequent and annoying, but everyone involved must learn to deal with them. 5PM 30 Sep

Really?: The Claim: Loss of Sight Heightens the Other Senses (Health)
This familiar claim is the stuff of many a Hollywood story line. Studies suggest that the story is more fact than fantasy. 5PM 30 Sep

Well: Probiotics: Looking Underneath the Yogurt Label (Health)
Health-food claims about a type of live micro-organisms may, or may not, outstrip the science. 5PM 30 Sep

Health Care Overhaul and Mandatory Coverage Stir States’ Rights Claims (Health)
There is a movement in more than a dozen states to outlaw a crucial element of health care reform: the requirement that everyone be insured or pay a penalty. 5PM 30 Sep

Abortion Fight Complicates Debate on Health Care (Health)
Abortion opponents in Congress are seeking to block people who might receive federal subsidies for health insurance from using the money on plans that cover abortion. 5PM 30 Sep

Global Update: Saudi Arabia: Pilgrims Who Travel to Mecca This Fall Will Get an Oral Polio Vaccine on Arrival (Health)
The country announced it is giving $30 million to efforts to eradicate the disease worldwide. 5PM 30 Sep

Vital Signs: Risks: Diabetes Tied to Heart Rhythm in Women (Health)
Researchers found that the disease increased the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a potentially dangerous problem that doctors often missed. 5PM 30 Sep

Vital Statistics: Hurt at Home, and a Fall Is Likely to Blame (Health)
The top cause in the United States for injuries requiring medical attention cuts across age groups, federal health statistics showed. 5PM 30 Sep

Essay: Pregnancy Is No Time to Refuse a Flu Shot (Health)
Some women and providers have become so concerned about negative effects of drugs that they have forgotten the negative effects of the diseases they are intended to treat. 5PM 30 Sep

Melanoma on the Rise, or Is It Just Diagnoses? (Health)
A study found evidence that an epidemic of malignant melanoma might be due in part to a growing tendency to identify and treat benign lesions as malignant cancers. 5PM 30 Sep

After a Death, the Pain That Doesn’t Go Away (Health)
For some people, a death can produce feelings of loss that become debilitating and remove them from humanity. 5PM 30 Sep

On Day Filled With TV Options, New York Fans Chose the Jets (Golf)
The Jets, the Giants, the Yankees and the Mets all had games televised during the afternoon on Sunday, with the Jets drawing the highest ratings. 5PM 30 Sep

Special Report: Light as a Cloud (FashionandStyle)
At Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi sent out vaporous dresses that were all "lightness and transparency.'' 5PM 30 Sep

Fashion Review: A Few Jewels Left in Milan’s Crown (FashionandStyle)
Reviews of some Spring collections in Milan. 5PM 30 Sep

Don Fisher, the Gap’s Founder, Dies at 81 (FashionandStyle)
Mr. Fisher started the Gap in 1969 to capitalize on the growing popularity of denim. Now the chain has more than 3,000 stores worldwide. 5PM 30 Sep

Politicus: What Will Change in Germany? (Europe)
On the one hand, Chancellor Angela Merkel said anchoring the principles of the German economic model would be a main task of a new government. On the other, the G-20 was recommending changes to such a model. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Europe: Ukraine: Hotel Won’t Rise on Death Site (Europe)
The authorities in Kiev on Monday reversed a decision to build a hotel on a killing field used by Nazis during the 1941 Babi Yar massacre. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Europe: Ukraine: Call to Russia for Extraditions (Europe)
President Viktor A. Yushchenko has urged Russia to turn over three men for questioning over his poisoning five years ago. 5PM 30 Sep

Pope Ends Czech Visit With Warning About Power (Europe)
Pope Benedict XVI said on his last day in the Czech Republic that communism failed because it rejected God. 5PM 30 Sep

E.U. Report to Place Blame on Both Sides in Georgia War (Europe)
An investigation is expected to conclude that Georgia set off the conflict, but to place blame on Russia for creating and exploiting the conditions that led to war. 5PM 30 Sep

At German Chancellor’s Side, a New Political Power Broker Emerges (Europe)
The politician everyone was talking about in the German capital the morning after national elections was not Chancellor Angela Merkel. 5PM 30 Sep

Europe’s Socialists Suffering Even in Downturn (Europe)
Europe’s Socialist parties and their left-wing cousins have not been able to take advantage of the right’s failures. 5PM 30 Sep

Personal Health: From Birth, Engage Your Child With Talk (Education)
All too often, mothers and nannies are tuned in to their cellphones, BlackBerrys and iPods, not their young children. 5PM 30 Sep

At School in Queens, Success Draws Crowd (Education)
Francis Lewis High is one of a number of New York City public schools teeming with students despite the system’s overall drop in enrollment. 5PM 30 Sep

Four Stars With Mustard: Lunch Carts Win Awards (DiningandWine)
The Vendy Awards, a cook-off for street food, went to vendors like Biryani Cart and Country Boys tacos. 5PM 30 Sep

Coker, Who Won It All at Miami, Starts Over With Nothing (CollegeFootball)
Starting with one football and one helmet, the former Miami coach Larry Coker aims to have Texas-San Antonio competing in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2011. 5PM 30 Sep

Balancing Act May Help Division II Define Itself (CollegeBasketball)
Division II, which wants to strike a balance between athletics and academics, is considering shortening the seasons in 10 sports and cutting practice time in football. 5PM 30 Sep

Disney Tries to Pull the Storybook Ritual Onto the Web (Books)
The company’s publishing unit said the service would be subscription-based, for $79.95 a year. 5PM 30 Sep

Late-Night Transplant Looks Back at His Path (Books)
The CBS television host Craig Ferguson, who continues to be a strong follow-up to David Letterman’s “Late Show,” has written a book about his bumpy road to American citizenship. 5PM 30 Sep

Books of The Times: The Waxing and Waning of America’s Political Right (Books)
A brief history of the modern conservative movement, as unsparing in its critique of liberal hubris as of revanchist resentment. 5PM 30 Sep

Daily Beast Seeks to Publish Faster (Books)
In a joint venture with Perseus Book Group, The Daily Beast is forming a new imprint that will focus on publishing books on a much shorter schedule. 5PM 30 Sep

Names of the Dead (AsiaPacific)
The Department of Defense has identified 840 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the death of the following American on Monday:. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Asia: Japan: New Leader for a Defeated Party (AsiaPacific)
The Liberal Democratic Party, licking its wounds, picked Sadakazu Tanigaki, a former finance minister, as its new leader. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Asia: Al Qaeda Mourns Pakistani Militant (AsiaPacific)
Al Qaeda’s deputy leader issued an audio message eulogizing Baitullah Mehsud, the former leader of the Pakistani Taliban. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Asia: India: Women’s Bodies Are Exhumed to Continue an Investigation in Kashmir (AsiaPacific)
The unsolved killings of two women — Nilofa Jan, 22, and her sister-in-law Asiya Jan, 17 — ignited violent protests across the Kashmir valley. 5PM 30 Sep

North Korea on Agenda at Regional Talks (AsiaPacific)
China, Japan and South Korea are considering how to respond to Pyongyang’s recent conciliatory gestures as their foreign ministers meet in Shanghai. 5PM 30 Sep

New North Korean Constitution Bolsters Kim’s Power (AsiaPacific)
The changes, which include the removal of the term “Communism” from the constitution’s text, are perceived as an attempt to improve the country’s image abroad. 5PM 30 Sep

No Detail Is Overlooked as China Prepares to Celebrate (AsiaPacific)
The government, which will observe its 60th anniversary on Thursday in Beijing, has drilled soldiers, banned knife sales, and even grounded tame pigeons. 5PM 30 Sep

As Yen Rises, Japan Faces Tricky Policy Choices (AsiaPacific)
As the country is trying to recover from the recession, gains in the currency’s value hurt trade and, in turn, the Nikkei. 5PM 30 Sep

Observatory: In China Quake Analysis, Insight Into Devastation (AsiaPacific)
A study suggests why the 2008 earthquake that killed more than 80,000 people in Sichuan Province in China was especially devastating in three towns. 5PM 30 Sep

Out From India’s Alleys, Gold Loans Gain Respect (AsiaPacific)
A fast-growing segment of the lending industry serves the many Indians who lack paperwork to prove their income or collateral other than gold jewelry. 5PM 30 Sep

Pakistani Artists Find a Contemporary Voice (ArtandDesign)
The works in “Hanging Fire,” the first large-scale American survey of contemporary Pakistani art, at Asia Society in New York, offer a taste of the country’s increasingly vibrant art scene. 5PM 30 Sep

A Brain on Fire, Spreading to Phones (ArtandDesign)
Two designers in Austin, Tex., have created a video game for the iPhone based on the art and music of the eccentric Texas singer and songwriter, Daniel Johnston. 5PM 30 Sep

Kahlo Trove: Fact or Fakery? (ArtandDesign)
A new art book has sparked debate over the authenticity of a collection of objects attributed to the artist Frida Kahlo. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | The Americas: Peru: Ex-President Pleads Guilty (Americas)
Alberto Fujimori, who already faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison, pleaded guilty on Monday to authorizing illegal wiretaps and bribery. 5PM 30 Sep

Guantánamo Deadline May Be Missed (Americas)
The White House suggested it might not be able to close the Guantánamo Bay prison by January as President Obama promised, but it played down the importance of meeting the deadline. 5PM 30 Sep

2 Canadians Shot to Death in Mexican Resort Town (Americas)
Two men were killed in execution-style slayings outside an apartment building in Puerto Vallarta, possibly because of a drug-related dispute, authorities said. 5PM 30 Sep

Honduras Shuts Down Media Outlets, Then Relents (Americas)
The de facto government blocked a protest march and shut down two broadcasters, but later reversed its emergency decree. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Africa: Somalia: Strategic Central Town Recaptured (Africa)
Government troops routed Islamist insurgents from Beledweyne after carrying out a predawn assault on Monday, witnesses said. 5PM 30 Sep

Frans Masango, Ex-Rebel Who Fought Apartheid, Dies at 51 (Africa)
The former South African activist, known as Ting-Ting, was once sentenced to death for treason. 5PM 30 Sep

Troops in Guinea Said to Fire on Pro-Democracy Protesters (Africa)
Security forces opened fire as thousands turned out to protest the military junta leader’s plans to run in presidential elections next January. 5PM 30 Sep

Court Ends Terrorism Case Against Zimbabwe Activist (Africa)
The court said Jestina Mukoko could not be tried for terrorism because she had been tortured by the state. 5PM 30 Sep

Arts, Briefly: First Casualty of the TV Season (Television)
“The Beautiful Life,” a new CW drama about young fashion models trying to make it in New York, has become the first new series of the fall television season to be canceled. 5PM 30 Sep

Drilling Down: Hit TV Shows Have Most-Skipped Ads (Television)
The most popular television programs had the least-watched commercials, TiVo reported last week. 5PM 30 Sep

Arts, Briefly: ‘S.N.L.’. Newcomer Makes a Slip (Television)
No matter how Jenny Slate’s tenure at “Saturday Night Live” turns out, at least she can say she made a memorable debut. 5PM 30 Sep

Video Game Review | Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2: Clash of the Superheroes: Which Side Are You On? (Television)
The new comic-book romp from Activision isn’t quite as mindless as a mindless game ought to be. 5PM 30 Sep

Television Review | 'Trauma': Troubled Workers Tackle Emergencies by the Bay (Television)
The paramedics of the new NBC series “Trauma” carry a lot more baggage than just their cardiac monitors and defibrillators. 5PM 30 Sep

Vanity Fair and ‘60 Minutes’ Are Polling the People (Television)
A survey, part of a new monthly series of surveys, found that respondents overwhelmingly selected Wal-Mart as the best corporate symbol of America today. 5PM 30 Sep

Global Soccer: Millions Really Do Lead to Goals (Soccer)
One player may never make a team, but we might soon have to conclude that one man’s presence is worth more than the entire team he plays against. 5PM 30 Sep

Chase Is On, for Criminals, in the Champions League (Soccer)
UEFA, the ruling body for soccer in Europe, said 40 games are under suspicion, many involving Eastern European teams associated with illegal betting. 5PM 30 Sep

Messenger Spacecraft to Photograph Mercury (Science)
NASA scientists will get a bit of holiday cheer on Monday, as the Messenger spacecraft speeds toward its third encounter with Mercury and snaps about 1,500 pictures. 5PM 30 Sep

Op-Ed Contributor: Reading Incomprehension (Opinion)
Standardized test scoring should be done only by professionals who have made a commitment to education, not by part-time workers who labor under tight deadlines. 5PM 30 Sep

Editorial: The F.D.I.C. and the Banks (Opinion)
Keeping the F.D.I.C. healthy, which is key to restoring and maintaining confidence in banks, should not entail having the agency borrow from private institutions. 5PM 30 Sep

Edward Gelsthorpe, Master Marketer, Dies at 88 (Obituaries)
Mr. Gelsthorpe helped put products like Ban roll-on deodorant and Cran-Apple on shelves and was chief executive at Ocean Spray Cranberries and Hunt-Wesson Foods. 5PM 30 Sep

Arts, Briefly: Born to Love the Boss, Academic Style (Music)
About 300 people attended a four-day conference dedicated to academic interpretations and declarations of love for Bruce Springsteen. 5PM 30 Sep

Arts, Briefly: Minnesota Conductor Gets 5 More Winters (Music)
The Minnesota Orchestra has extended the contract of its popular music director, Osmo Vanska. 5PM 30 Sep

Arts, Briefly: Portrait of Beatle as 10-Year-Old Essayist (Music)
An essay that Paul McCartney wrote when he was 10 has been discovered by an archivist at the Central Library in Liverpool, according to The Sunday Times of London. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Mario Diaz de León: One Emerging Composer (With Laptop) and Players From Two Ensembles (Music)
A concert featuring works by Mario Diaz de León, a young New York composer working on his doctorate at Columbia University, attracted an audience that packed the room. 5PM 30 Sep

Critics’ Choice: New CDs (Music)
New releases from Mariah Carey, Miranda Lambert and Paramore. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Ornette Coleman: Ornette Coleman, Starring as Himself (Music)
Jazz at Lincoln Center opened its fall season on Saturday night with a repertory tribute to Ornette Coleman. 5PM 30 Sep

Lucky Streisand Fans Were A-Listers for a Night (Music)
When Barbra Streisand sings, all fans are equal. 5PM 30 Sep

Arts, Briefly: Seconds, Please, With ‘Meatballs’ (Movies)
For the second weekend in a row, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” the animated 3-D movie based on the 1978 children’s book by Judi and Ron Barrett, led the weekend box office. 5PM 30 Sep

Arrest in Case of Murdered Athletes in Iraq (MiddleEast)
Troops captured a man suspected of killing members of the country’s national tae kwon do team in 2006. 5PM 30 Sep

Palestinians and Israelis Clash at Jerusalem Holy Site (MiddleEast)
Palestinians and Israeli police fought after Muslim worshippers threw stones at a group of foreign tourists, apparently mistaking them for Jewish activists. 5PM 30 Sep

U.S. Is Seeking a Range of Sanctions Against Iran (MiddleEast)
The sanctions could include a cutoff of investments to the Iranian oil-and-gas industry and restrictions on many more banks than those currently blacklisted. 5PM 30 Sep

Many Investors Still Avoid Risks of Iraq (MiddleEast)
The experience of one Iraqi company shows that economic development and foreign investment face more obstacles than security alone. 5PM 30 Sep

The Media Equation: The Moguls of Mirage, Now Muted (MediaandAdvertising)
They have mystical reputations for lording over huge media conglomerates and our cultural consciousness. But this has little to do with their ability to return value to their shareholders. 5PM 30 Sep

A Move to Curb Digitally Altered Photos in Ads (MediaandAdvertising)
Lawmakers in Britain and France are proposing ways to signal when a picture has been retouched, to counter the sometimes-unrealistic body image these photographs convey. 5PM 30 Sep

William Safire, Political Columnist and Oracle of Language, Dies at 79 (MediaandAdvertising)
Mr. Safire was a speechwriter for President Richard M. Nixon and a Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist for The Times. 5PM 30 Sep

Webdenda: People and Accounts of Note (MediaandAdvertising)
Webdenda. 5PM 30 Sep

Q & A with Stuart Elliott (MediaandAdvertising)
Q & A With Stuart Elliott. 5PM 30 Sep

Reid the Quarterback May Call on Obama to Referee (HealthCarePolicy)
Aides say Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, will lean on President Obama to arbitrate the issues in the health care legislation that threaten to divide Democrats. 5PM 30 Sep

Don’t Blame Flu Shots for All Ills, Officials Say (HealthCarePolicy)
Some will die, miscarry or have a stroke after getting the swine flu vaccine, but the shot may not be responsible. 5PM 30 Sep

E-Records Get a Big Endorsement (Health)
The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System will offer its doctors subsidies of up to $40,000 to go to digital patient records. 5PM 30 Sep

Sports Briefing | Golf: Gustafson Ends a Six-Year Drought (Golf)
Sophie Gustafson is finally an L.P.G.A. Tour winner again, cruising to a four-stroke victory over top-ranked Lorena Ochoa in the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge on Sunday. 5PM 30 Sep

Sports Briefing | Golf: Pernice Wins His Champions Debut (Golf)
Tom Pernice Jr. became the 15th player to win in his Champions Tour debut, holing a 35-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory. 5PM 30 Sep

Mickelson Claims a Trophy; Woods Takes Home the Money (Golf)
Phil Mickelson won the season’s final event by three strokes, while Tiger Woods finished atop the playoff standings to earn a $10 million bonus. 5PM 30 Sep

News Analysis: Victory Brings Risk of Conflict With Merkel’s Allies (Europe)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s victory could leave her political standing weaker in the long run because her party had its worst results in 60 years. 5PM 30 Sep

At Czech Mass, Pope Says Societies Must Have God (Europe)
Pope Benedict XVI warned worshipers of the dangers of a society without God, forging ahead with his fight against secularism in a country considered an epicenter of religious apathy in Europe. 5PM 30 Sep

Merkel’s Party Claims Victory in Germany (Europe)
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party was projected to form a new center-right government, ending its coalition with the Social Democrats. 5PM 30 Sep

News Analysis: Warmer U.S.-Russia Relations May Yield Little in Action Toward Iran (Europe)
Russia, a neighbor of Iran, is far more intertwined with it geopolitically than any other world power, and has more concerns about upsetting relations. 5PM 30 Sep

Green Inc.: E.U. Alone and Lonely on Carbon (Environment)
The European carbon trading system has been the most ''costly climate policy program in the world,'' according to the head of BusinessEurope, a powerful confederation of industry and employer groups. 5PM 30 Sep

Op-Ed Columnist: Cassandras of Climate (Environment)
As climate scientists have begun reaching consensus that Earth’s outlook is getting worse at greater speed, the need for government action is thrown into sharper relief. 5PM 30 Sep

Analysis: Three B.C.S. Party Crashers Likely to Stick Around (CollegeFootball)
For the first time in the Bowl Championship Series era, a team from outside the six so-called power conferences can be considered a legitimate national title threat. 5PM 30 Sep

Books of The Times: Idol, Unplugged; Idolator, Unmoored (Books)
Nick Hornby’s “Juliet, Naked” is a taste-based comedy that revolves around a reclusive American singer-songwriter from the 1980s. 5PM 30 Sep

Driven to Distraction: Truckers Insist on Keeping Computers in the Cab (Automobiles)
The industry says computers that connect drivers to dispatchers can be used safely and should be exempt from legislation. 5PM 30 Sep

Names of the Dead (AsiaPacific)
The Department of Defense has identified 839 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. 5PM 30 Sep

Deadly Bomb Targets Afghan Minister (AsiaPacific)
A car bomb narrowly missed Afghanistan’s energy minister as he was driving through the city of Herat. 5PM 30 Sep

Chinese Tests Reveal Lead in Children Near a Plant (AsiaPacific)
The authorities in Shaanxi, in China’s northwest, blamed the poisonings on a zinc and lead smelting facility, which has since been closed. 5PM 30 Sep

India and Pakistan Fail to Restart Negotiations (AsiaPacific)
After meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, both sides were stuck again on the fallout from the Mumbai attack. 5PM 30 Sep

White House Believes Karzai Will Be Re-elected (AsiaPacific)
The “assumption” of a victory by Hamid Karzai did not erase a deep uneasiness about Afghanistan’s governance. 5PM 30 Sep

Jakarta Journal: Nannies Get Holiday. Rich Families Get a Suite. (AsiaPacific)
Their domestic workers out for Ramadan, Indonesia’s wealthy are on their own; many check into hotels. 5PM 30 Sep

Design: Redefining a Profession (ArtandDesign)
Design has changed dramatically over the past 70 years, as Tim Brown relates in his new book. 5PM 30 Sep

In Vietnam, Symbols of Capitalism Falter (ArtandDesign)
The fate of craft villages, once symbols of Vietnam’s embrace of capitalism, highlight the difficulties and risks of joining the global market. 5PM 30 Sep Canadian Banks Missed a Chance (Americas)
A combination of regulatory restraint and conservative management may have caused the nation’s financial institutions to miss out on subsequent opportunities to expand their businesses abroad. 5PM 30 Sep

Lobstermen Get Wrong Number for a Hot Line (Americas)
A phone number published by Canada’s department of fisheries had the wrong area code. 5PM 30 Sep

Honduras Bars Diplomats as Political Crisis Grows (Americas)
The increasingly isolated de facto government also threatened to shut down the Brazilian Embassy where the ousted president has been holed up for a week. 5PM 30 Sep

For Brazil, Olympic Bid Is About Global Role (Americas)
Winning the Games would be a transformational moment for Brazil, an affirmation of its rising global importance. 5PM 30 Sep

Dialing for Answers Where Web Can’t Reach (Africa)
In remote areas of Africa, Question Box answers callers’ questions about crop prices, planting techniques or the best soccer team. 5PM 30 Sep

The Haggler: Man vs. Clamshell: A Lopsided Fight (YourMoney)
A humiliating defeat by some hard-bitten plastic makes the Haggler think it may be time for an if-you-can’t-beat-them approach. 5PM 30 Sep

Fair Game: The Mortgage Machine Backfires (YourMoney)
A ruling last month against the Mortgage Electronic Registration System has significant implications for both the mortgage industry and troubled borrowers. 5PM 30 Sep

Seen | Metal Detecting: Beep, Beep, Beep, Eureka! (WeekinReview)
A treasure hoard of intricately worked gold and silver, some inlaid with gems, discovered by an English metal detectorist. 5PM 30 Sep

Men’s Underwear as an Economic Indicator (WeekinReview)
Looking for economic trends in unusual places: underwear sales, gardening plans, paperboard box production and more. 5PM 30 Sep

Brooklyn, Meet Your Oligarch (WeekinReview)
Mikhail D. Prokhorov, the Russian billionaire buying the Nets basketball team, may be tough — but can he woo a Brooklyn neighborhood that has long resisted a new arena? 5PM 30 Sep

If AIDS Went the Way of Smallpox (WeekinReview)
Despite a promising and expensive study, a vaccine is not around the corner, and no expert will say it is. 5PM 30 Sep

Rethinking Our Terrorist Fears (WeekinReview)
The terrorism news is mixed: Charges of fresh plots amid signs that Al Qaeda’s appeal is on the slide among Muslims. 5PM 30 Sep

Paulette Bartlett, Phil Robinson (Weddings)
Paulette Holland Bartlett and Phil Alden Robinson were married Saturday at St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University in New York. The Rev. Sam B. Matarazzo, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. 5PM 30 Sep

Sarah Cadwallader, Nicholas Swanson-Hysell (Weddings)
Sarah Ashley Cadwallader and Nicholas Lee Swanson-Hysell were married Saturday at the White Rocks Inn in South Wallingford, Vt. The Rev. Dr. James C. Gertmenian, a minister with the United Church of Christ, performed the ceremony. 5PM 30 Sep

Elizabeth Van Houten, David Krych (Weddings)
Elizabeth Rose Van Houten, a daughter of Paula Ludwig Van Houten of South Pasadena, Calif., and James A. Van Houten of Honolulu, was married at Grace Church in Brooklyn on Saturday to David Arden Krych, the son of the Rev. Dr. Margaret Krych and the Rev. Arden Krych of Springfield, Pa. The Rev. Stephen D. Muncie, an Episcopal priest and the church’s rector, officiated, with the bridegroom’s parents, both Lutheran ministers, leading the ceremony. 5PM 30 Sep

Sherrie Braeutigam, David Benway (Weddings)
Sherrie Denise Braeutigam and David William Benway were married Saturday at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York. The Rev. Michael L. Lindvall, a Presbyterian minister, performed the ceremony. 5PM 30 Sep

Reneé Wilson, Aaron Snegg (Weddings)
Reneé Wilson and Aaron Daniel Snegg are to be married Sunday in Big Sur, Calif., at the home of Fiona Pugliese, a friend of the couple. Albert P. Dover, a retired judge of Superior Court in Nevada County, Calif., is to officiate. 5PM 30 Sep

Caitlin Spillane, Kevin King (Weddings)
Caitlin O’Donnell Spillane, a daughter of Joanne M. Spillane and Richard Ambrose Spillane Jr. of Wellesley, Mass., was married in Durham, N.C., Saturday to Kevin Pounds King, the son of Jan Pounds King and Charles F. King of Snellville, Ga. 5PM 30 Sep

Kara Yoo, Hans Leaman (Weddings)
Kara J. Yoo and Hans B. Leaman were married Saturday at Stumptown Mennonite Church in Bird-in-Hand, Pa. The Rev. John M. Leaman, a Mennonite minister and the bridegroom’s father, performed the ceremony. The Rev. Ian Maddock, a Baptist minister, took part. 5PM 30 Sep

Dana Venné, Emmett O’Malley (Weddings)
Dana Jill Venné and Emmett Ciaran O’Malley were married Saturday at Belvedere Castle in Central Park. The Rev. Leslie Harry Cohen, an interfaith minister, officiated. 5PM 30 Sep

Douglas Mortimer, Loren Olson (Weddings)
Douglas Edward Mortimer and Dr. Loren Alva Olson were married Saturday by the Rev. Matt Mardis-LeCroy at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Des Moines. 5PM 30 Sep

Kate Linebaugh, Alex Ortolani (Weddings)
Kate Holloway Linebaugh and Alex Philip Ortolani were married Saturday on Belle Isle, a Detroit park. Judge D. Brock Hornby, of United States District Court in Maine, who presides in Portland, officiated. 5PM 30 Sep

Wadad Cortas, John Lenahan (Weddings)
Wadad Nadim Cortas and John Francis Lenahan were married Saturday in Brooklyn. The Rev. R. John Nelson, a Roman Catholic priest, officiated at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 5PM 30 Sep

Danamarie Weisberg, Jon Sanneman (Weddings)
Danamarie Sara Weisberg and Jon Hewitt Sanneman were married Saturday at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Wading River, N.Y., where Fred Finter, a deacon there, officiated. 5PM 30 Sep

Meredith Taylor, Patrick Kennedy (Weddings)
Meredith Leigh Taylor and Patrick Michael Kennedy were married Saturday evening at Studio 450, an event space in New York. Matthew Hayes, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. 5PM 30 Sep

Rebecca Silberman, Matthew Rich (Weddings)
Rebecca Lee Silberman, the daughter of Marsha Rothman Silberman and Dr. Richard M. Silberman of Kingston, Pa., was married Saturday evening to Matthew Michael Rich, a son of Debra P. Granfield and Michael D. Rich of Santa Monica, Calif. Cantor Ahron Abraham officiated at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 5PM 30 Sep

Marci Starzec, Brian Whalen (Weddings)
Marci Ann Starzec and Brian Patrick Whalen were married Saturday by Msgr. Michael Wilson at St. Mary of the Mills Parish, a Roman Catholic church in Laurel, Md. 5PM 30 Sep

Alexandra Jordan, Joshua Stinchcomb (Weddings)
Alexandra Susan Jordan, the daughter of Susan Spindler Jordan of Weston, Conn., and the late Robert Oliver Jordan, was married at her mother’s house in Weston Saturday to Joshua Samuel Stinchcomb, a son of Stephanie S. deSibour of Washington and the late Lawrence S. Stinchcomb. The Rev. Vern W. Swett, a minister of the United Church of Christ, officiated. 5PM 30 Sep

Jeanne Kirsten Busch, Conrad Johnson (Weddings)
Jeanne Kirsten Busch and Robert Conrad Johnson were married Saturday in New York. The Rev. David C. McCallum, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony in the Lady Chapel at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. 5PM 30 Sep

Christina Eccleston, Thomas Villecco (Weddings)
Christina Nanci Eccleston, the daughter of Rosemarie and Thomas Eccleston of Huntington, N.Y., was married there Saturday to Thomas Robert Villecco, the son of Barbara and Robert Villecco of Glastonbury, Conn. The Rev. William G. Britton, a Baptist minister, officiated at Oheka Castle, the old Otto Kahn estate. 5PM 30 Sep

Ester Keshishyan, Raffi Hodikian (Weddings)
Ester Keshishyan, the daughter of Aykanush and Gevork Keshishyan of Glendale, Calif., was married there Saturday to Dr. Raffi Hodikian, the son of Aida and Merujan Hodikian, also of Glendale. The Rev. Vazken Atmajian performed the ceremony at St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church. 5PM 30 Sep

Annette Hollowell, Hamilton Simons-Jones (Weddings)
Annette Maria Hollowell and David Hamilton Simons-Jones were married Saturday evening in Waterford, Miss. Susan Glisson, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated at Foxfire Ranch, which is owned by the bride’s parents. 5PM 30 Sep

Meghan Clinton, David Newton (Weddings)
Meghan Kathleen Clinton, a daughter of Dorinda and Peter Clinton of Bedford, N.Y., was married Saturday to David Victor Newton, a son of Julia and Simon Newton of Bedford Hills, N.Y. Msgr. George Thompson, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony at St. Patrick’s Church in Bedford, N.Y. 5PM 30 Sep

Robin Lester, William Kenton III (Weddings)
Robin Elizabeth Lester and William Gordon Kenton III were married Saturday. The Rev. Jude Geiger, a Unitarian Universalist minister, officiated at the Montauk Club in Brooklyn. 5PM 30 Sep

Yvonne Wong, Jason Fein (Weddings)
Yvonne Wong and Jason Eric Fein were married Monday at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Josephine Tagliarini officiated. On Friday, the couple had a nondenominational ceremony at Bridgewaters in Manhattan, led by the Rev. Hilda M. Gieco, an interfaith minister. 5PM 30 Sep

Karen Thompson, Casey Walker (Weddings)
Karen Elizabeth Thompson and Casey Micah Walker were married Saturday. The Rev. Thomas Lawrence performed the ceremony at Central Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. 5PM 30 Sep

Anne Claiborne, Andrew Grotto (Weddings)
Anne Barrington Claiborne and Andrew James Grotto were married Saturday at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, N.C. The Rev. Brian C. Sullivan, an Episcopal priest and the rector of the church, performed the ceremony. 5PM 30 Sep

Seda Kaya, James Egelhof (Weddings)
Seda Kaya, a daughter of Semiha Kaya and Sevket Kaya of Istanbul, is to be married Sunday to James Michael Egelhof, a son of Virginia M. Doty of New York and Michael J. Egelhof of Larchmont, N.Y. Tayfun Ergin, a magistrate in Beykoz, Turkey, is to officiate at Cubuklu 29, an event space in Istanbul. 5PM 30 Sep

Christina Porter, Clifton Teagle (Weddings)
Christina Chrysler Porter, the daughter of Christina F. Porter and Grant A. Porter of Locust Valley, N.Y., was married there Saturday to Clifton Dixon Teagle, a son of Janet D. Teagle and Walter C. Teagle III of Mill Neck, N.Y. The Rev. Simon Foster performed the ceremony at St. John’s of Lattingtown Episcopal Church. 5PM 30 Sep

Laura Gaul, Walter Breakell (Weddings)
Laura Etheridge Gaul and Walter Calvin Breakell were married Saturday at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in New York. The Rev. Amanda Kucik Rinas, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony with the assistance of the Rev. Jeffrey Patnaude, another Episcopal priest. 5PM 30 Sep

Katherine Fiorile, Peter Burgess (Weddings)
Katherine Lorraine Fiorile, a daughter of Karen A. Fiorile and Michael J. Fiorile of Columbus, Ohio, was married Saturday to Peter Chandler Burgess, a son of Elizabeth Thompson Burgess of Verona, N.J., and Nathaniel S. Burgess of Trout Creek, Mont. The Rev. Jerome D. Stluka performed the ceremony at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Columbus, where he is pastor. 5PM 30 Sep

Jennifer Yang, Ely Ratner (Weddings)
Jennifer Lu Yang and Ely Stefansky Ratner were married Friday at Superior Court of the District of Columbia in Washington. Thomas E. Whittaker, the section supervisor of the court’s Marriage Bureau, officiated. On Sept. 19, Matthew Chagan, a friend of the couple, led them in a nondenominational ceremony at the Morris House Hotel in Philadelphia. 5PM 30 Sep

Amira Roess, Mina Youssef (Weddings)
Amira Albert Roess, a daughter of Laurice A. Roess and Albert F. Roess of Jersey City, is to be married there Sunday to Mina Michael Youssef, a son of Sylvia M. Youssef and Magdi R. Youssef of Alexandria, Va. The Rev. Markos S. Ayoub, a Coptic Orthodox priest, is to perform the ceremony at the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mark. 5PM 30 Sep

Pamela Segal, Glenn Friedman (Weddings)
Pamela Sue Segal, a daughter of Lynda and Harvey Segal of Marlboro, N.J. was married Saturday evening to Glenn Mitchell Friedman, a son of Evelyn and Morton Friedman of Sarasota, Fla. Rabbi Jonathan Pearl officiated at the Rockleigh, an event space in Rockleigh, N.J. 5PM 30 Sep

Hether Pumphrey, Patrick Cahill (Weddings)
Ann Hetherwick Pumphrey and Patrick Doyle Cahill were married Saturday at the Lenox Club in Lenox, Mass. Judge Joseph A. Trainor of the Massachusetts Appeals Court in Boston, for whom the bride was a law clerk, officiated. 5PM 30 Sep

Ashlee Conley and Andrew Veit (Weddings)
Ashlee Christine Conley and Andrew Charles Robin Veit were married Saturday evening at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville. 5PM 30 Sep

Monique Mendez and Graham O’Donoghue (Weddings)
The couple, who met at Columbia, from which each received a law degree, were married on Saturday in Washington. 5PM 30 Sep

Niesha Hamilton and Aaron Foster (Weddings)
Niesha Nicole Hamilton and Aaron Moree Foster were married Saturday. The Rev. John D. Beckham performed the ceremony at the Central Baptist Church in Manhattan. 5PM 30 Sep

Jasmine Karalakulasingam and Amit Raheja (Weddings)
The couple were married Saturday in Louisville, Ky., at the Belvedere, a plaza on the Ohio River. 5PM 30 Sep

Vows: Jolie Coursen and Jeff Kass (Weddings)
Jolie Coursen and Jeff Kass were married on Sept. 12, at the same Woody Creek meadow where the groom had the first time around. 5PM 30 Sep

Letters: Letters: Food and Water (Travel)
To the Editor: Regarding “In Texas, Seeing the West as It Was” (Sept. 13): As someone who has made the hike to the summit of Guadalupe Peak, I wish you would have mentioned that not only is there no water on the trail, there is no water at the foot of the trail, or anywhere near the trail. All hikers need to carry a couple of gallons of water if they wish to survive the hike without severe dehydration. 5PM 30 Sep

Letters: Letter: Flowers for Warsaw (Travel)
To the Editor: Steve Dougherty’s “Love. Death. Intrigue. Warsaw.” (Sept. 13) reminded me that when I was living in Warsaw in the early ’80s, I read that the first business to open in the city after the war was a flower shop. At first I thought this touching and eccentric — emphasizing the romantic over the practical and symbolizing the return of normalcy to daily life. Then I realized that the flowers were needed for all the fresh graves. Thomas Swick. 5PM 30 Sep

BoÎte: Hot and Cool in the Big Easy (Travel)
When the Sazerac Bar in New Orleans reopened its doors in July for the first time since Hurricane Katrina, it reset the clock. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | Long Island: Striking an Abrasive Note to Bring Out the Personal Stories (Theater)
The Gateway Playhouse tries to restore the vitality of “A Chorus Line” as it conveys the personal stories that come out because of an abrasive director. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | Connecticut: Ranting and Scheming in a Seedy Junk Shop (Theater)
In Theaterworks Hartford’s production of “American Buffalo,” the bumbling characters live up to David Mamet’s reputation for rapid-fire, profane dialogue. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | Connecticut: A Man of Power and the Women Who Worship Him (Theater)
Yale Repertory Theater is staging Ibsen’s “The Master Builder,” the story of Halvard Solness, a middle-age superstar architect, and three women in his life. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | New Jersey: Journey Loops Through the Past of a Mother and Daughter (Theater)
In “26 Miles,” at the Two River Theater Company in Red Bank, estrangement turns to reconciliation on a road trip to Wyoming. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | New Jersey: Still Having Their Say (Theater)
“Having Our Say,” the Broadway play about two 100-year-old sisters, which had its world premiere in Princeton in 1995, has returned. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | New Jersey: Struggles on the Prairie, With Singing and Stars (Theater)
“Little House on the Prairie, the Musical” at the Paper Mill Playhouse has sincerity, charm and the name recognition of Melissa Gilbert from the NBC series. 5PM 30 Sep

No, Mr. Kaufman, Satire Lives on, if It’s Yours (Theater)
This fall audiences in both New York and Chicago will have a chance to reacquaint themselves with works from the ample oeuvre of George S. Kaufman. 5PM 30 Sep

When Life Names You Lemon ... (Theater)
Lemon Andersen, the child of heroin addicts who lost his parents to AIDS, is now a professional memoirist with a one-man show at the Public Theater. 5PM 30 Sep

Critic’s Notebook: Where Political Comebacks and Celebrity Comebacks Meet (Television)
Disgraced politicians seeking rehabilitation rely on clownish self-parody, while entertainers cloak themselves in moral — and immoral — seriousness. 5PM 30 Sep

A Night Out With | Julianne Nicholson: A Break for Mom (Television)
Hanging out with Julianne Nicholson, the former co-star of “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” and star of the film “Brief Interviews With Hideous Men.” 5PM 30 Sep

On ‘Dexter,’ It Takes One to Know One (Television)
John Lithgow and Michael C. Hall compare their characters, both serial killers, on a Showtime thriller drama. 5PM 30 Sep

Settling Down, After a Career of Cameos (Television)
Jane Lynch’s flair for playing authority figures on absurd power trips serves her well on the Fox series “Glee.” 5PM 30 Sep

Up Front: Joe Klein (SundayBookReview)
Joe Klein is probably best known for being unknown. He was the anonymous author of “Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics,” based on Clinton’s 1992 run for the presidency. 5PM 30 Sep

Letters: Art and Hate (SundayBookReview)
To the Editor:. 5PM 30 Sep

Letters: Genius Theory (SundayBookReview)
To the Editor:. 5PM 30 Sep

Letters: ‘Why Are Jews Liberals?’ (SundayBookReview)
To the Editor:. 5PM 30 Sep

Roundup: Germany Blanks U.S. in U-20 World Cup Opener (Soccer)
The United States team dug a huge hole for itself Saturday, losing to Germany, 3-0, in the countries’ opening match in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt. 5PM 30 Sep

At Long Last, a Leveling Out? (RealEstate)
A review of closing data shows that median and average prices on co-ops and condos have continued to drift lower in the third quarter. 5PM 30 Sep

Bounty for Brokers (RealEstate)
The developers at Columbus Square, the complex of five new glass rental buildings going up on the Upper West Side, are offering "$1,000 agent bonuses plus three months’ free rent.” 5PM 30 Sep

In the Region | New Jersey: In Jersey City, Jump-Starting Condo Sales (RealEstate)
The first units at the Saffron, a nearly complete 76-unit condominium complex in Jersey City, will be auctioned off before the grand opening. 5PM 30 Sep

In the Region | Connecticut: Country Places Seeking Squires (RealEstate)
Throughout Litchfield hills, a region known to affluent weekenders as the anti-Hamptons, sale prices are generally down about 30 percent from asking, agents said. 5PM 30 Sep

Big Deal: Apartment Graduation Blues (RealEstate)
With the summer construction season over, several big financial players have listed their older, smaller apartments in a now-weakened co-op market, in which places are selling at a discount of 25 percent. 5PM 30 Sep

Mortgages: New Rules Coming Soon (RealEstate)
On Oct. 1, new rules adopted by the Federal Reserve will go into effect, requiring greater diligence on the part of mortgage lenders and brokers. 5PM 30 Sep

Posting: A New Neighborhood? That’s What They Say (RealEstate)
New Yorkers, meet the latest neighborhood: North TriBeCa. Not to be confused with the rest of TriBeCa. 5PM 30 Sep

In the Region | Long Island: The Island’s Changing Face (RealEstate)
The demographics of Long Island are in the midst of a large change. 5PM 30 Sep

The Hunt: Roommates, Not B.F.F.’s (RealEstate)
Samantha Karlin decided to hunt for a place to live and then recruit roommates. 5PM 30 Sep

Square Feet | The 30-Minute Interview: Scott E. Spector (RealEstate)
Mr. Spector is a principal of the Spector Group, a midsize architecture and design firm with offices in Manhattan and Woodbury, N.Y. 5PM 30 Sep

Streetscapes | Astor House: Where Lincoln Tossed and Turned (RealEstate)
Lincoln chose to stay at New York’s most famous hotel, the Astor House, when he arrived in 1860. 5PM 30 Sep

Habitats | Bedford Park, the Bronx: Through the Flamingo Doors (RealEstate)
When Dr. Andrew Henderson is not studying the world’s flora, he is ensconced with his family in an apartment in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx. 5PM 30 Sep

Living In | Mount Hope, the Bronx: Easy on the Wallet; on the Eye, Too (RealEstate)
The Bronx neighborhood of Mount Hope is seeing a resurgence of building, especially for lower-income renters. 5PM 30 Sep

Glass Half Empty: Richard Meier’s Brooklyn Tower (RealEstate)
The handful of residents who live in a 15-story glass tower on Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, feel exposed to the real estate bust and their neighbors. 5PM 30 Sep

New York Appraisals Get Shortchanged (RealEstate)
Many appraisals are now being performed by out-of-towners. As a result, local brokers and appraisers say, figures are coming in way too low. 5PM 30 Sep

Op-Ed Contributor: Playing Chicken With Suicide Bombers (Opinion)
How do we balance the need for proof in the face of an imminent attack? 5PM 30 Sep

Editorial: Medicare Scare-Mongering (Opinion)
What the Republicans aren’t saying — and what the Democrats clearly aren’t saying enough — is that Medicare coverage should improve under health care reform. 5PM 30 Sep

Joseph Gurwin, Textile Manufacturer and Philanthropist, Dies at 89 (Obituaries)
Mr. Gurwin gave to a wide variety of causes and institutions, even after two family foundations were gutted by the swindler Bernard L. Madoff. 5PM 30 Sep

Francis Mason, Voice for Dance Over 5 Decades, Dies at 88 (Obituaries)
Mr. Mason was a writer and a critic who furthered the careers of George Balanchine and Martha Graham. 5PM 30 Sep

Rev. Forrest Church, Who Embraced a Gospel of Service, Dies at 61 (Obituaries)
Mr. Church, the longtime pastor of a Unitarian church on the Upper East Side, spent the last years of his life articulating a complete expression of his liberal theology in two books. 5PM 30 Sep

Spotlight | Union: New Hall Rounds Out College’s Stages (Music)
A new auditorium at Kean University will open on Friday with 324 seats and 5,000 square feet of backstage and support space. 5PM 30 Sep

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Yo-Yo Ma (Music)
The $200 Beatles box sets released this month have been selling out. How will next month’s $789 box-set release of the cellist Yo-Yo Ma fare? 5PM 30 Sep

Playlist: Mature and Focused Sets, With Breaks for Playtime (Music)
Reviews of new releases by Ahleuchatistas, Karen O and the Kids, Bill Frisell, Kornstad and David Sylvian. 5PM 30 Sep

Embracing the Orchestra as Alive (Music)
For the Philharmonic’s resident composer, the symphony orchestra is the perfect typewriter. 5PM 30 Sep

A Sonic Makeover After a Career Crisis (Music)
The Noisettes, an indie-rock band, adds pop, but keeps its high-voltage performance style. 5PM 30 Sep

Streisand’s Fine Instrument and Classic Instinct (Music)
Opera singers might learn from the way Barbra Streisand treats singing — as an extension of her acting. 5PM 30 Sep

It’s a New Met. Get Over It. (Music)
Peter Gelb won’t let some booing operagoers derail his gamble on a revamped repertory. 5PM 30 Sep

You Ain’t Seen the Best of Them Yet (Movies)
Six students from the current version of New York’s so-called “Fame” school compare themselves and their cinematic counterparts in two movies. 5PM 30 Sep

Smarts and Stiff Upper Lip in Times of War and Murder (Movies)
The entire run of the British series “Foyle’s War” has now been collected in a five-DVD box. 5PM 30 Sep

Indie Filmmakers: China’s New Guerrillas (Movies)
Moviemakers like Zhao Dayong pursue their art in apparent violation of the law. 5PM 30 Sep

Stepping Into the Skates of the Director (Movies)
“Whip It,” Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, prizes feminine self-possession while also relishing the idea of life played out as unapologetic performance. 5PM 30 Sep

Dvds: Back to Yellow Brick Road and That Long Dusty Trail (Movies)
This week on DVD comes a 70th anniversary edition of “The Wizard of Oz” and a new edition of John Ford’s 1950 western “Wagon Master.” 5PM 30 Sep

Biblical Adversity in a ’60s Suburb (Movies)
A life is falling apart. Does God care? So asks “A Serious Man,” the latest film from the Coen Brothers. 5PM 30 Sep

U.S. Drone Strikes Office of Sunni Party in Iraq’s North (MiddleEast)
The American military said it was not clear why the small remotely operated plane fell from the sky in the Ghizlani neighborhood in west Mosul. 5PM 30 Sep

Iranian Protester Flees After Telling of Torture (MiddleEast)
Ibrahim Sharifi received threats after telling opposition figures that he was raped and tortured in a Tehran prison. 5PM 30 Sep

The Boss: Learning in Business by Following the Heart (JobMarket)
Josh Silverman learned early on about the importance of uniting a team around a single vision. His career has taken him from Evite to Skype. 5PM 30 Sep

Career Couch: The Promotion That Got Away (JobMarket)
When you’re passed over for a better job, gather feedback on how to improve your chances next time. 5PM 30 Sep

Economic View: Opting in vs. Opting Out (HealthCarePolicy)
If choosing to be an organ donor were easier, would more people donate? It’s a question for behavioral economics. 5PM 30 Sep

Taking Health Care Courtship Up Another Notch (HealthCarePolicy)
White House officials say they have begun an aggressive campaign to line up votes for a health care bill. 5PM 30 Sep

Burst of Technology Helps Blind to See (Health)
Research based on advances in technology and biology is raising hopes for progress on one of science’s holy grails. 5PM 30 Sep

Perry Vaults Into Lead at Tour Championship (Golf)
Finishing the third round at eight under par, Kenny Perry is teaching the youngsters a lesson, this time in golf’s richest event. 5PM 30 Sep

Crack It, Sip It, Then Tote It (FashionandStyle)
The young coconut and its juice is the latest formerly humble food to be discovered by New York City’s style set. 5PM 30 Sep

Uphill Fight for Pope Among Secular Czechs (Europe)
The pope is seeking a religious revival in a place where traffic congestion is of more concern than spirituality. 5PM 30 Sep

Smuggling Europe’s Waste to Poorer Countries (Environment)
Exporting waste illegally to poor countries is now a vast business, as companies try to reduce the costs of environmental laws. 5PM 30 Sep

E.P.A. Ordered to Reconsider New Mexico Power Plant Permit (Environment)
A federal appeals board has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider an air permit issued for a planned coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation. 5PM 30 Sep

The School Issue: Preschool: Can the Right Kinds of Play Teach Self-Control? (Education)
Can imaginary play teach children to control their impulses — and be better students? 5PM 30 Sep

Questions for Mark Yudof: Big Man on Campus (Education)
The president of the University of California system talks about the cost of education. 5PM 30 Sep

The School Issue: Junior High: Coming Out in Middle School (Education)
How 13-year-old kids are dealing with their sexual identity — and how others are dealing with them. 5PM 30 Sep

The Way We Live Now: The College Calculation (Education)
How much does a college education — the actual teaching and learning that happens on campus — really matter? 5PM 30 Sep

When the Cool Get Hazed (Education)
News of a “slut list” at a top-ranked New Jersey high school last week highlighted disturbing new twists in girl-on-girl hazing. 5PM 30 Sep

Corner Office: Bad News or Good, Tell Me Now (Business)
Lawrence W. Kellner of Continental Airlines says good leadership means good listening skills. 5PM 30 Sep

Paperback Row (Books)
Paperback books of particular interest. 5PM 30 Sep

Editors’ Choice (Books)
Recently reviewed books of particular interest. 5PM 30 Sep

Books of Style: Probing the Charred Ruins of Romance (Books)
Reviews of “Madoff’s Other Secret” and “Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid.” 5PM 30 Sep

Jim Carroll’s Long Way Home (Books)
At the end of his life, Mr. Carroll wrestled with a novel he hoped to make his greatest reinvention. 5PM 30 Sep

Fiction Chronicle (Books)
Books by Jill McCorkle, Megan McAndrew, Michelle Huneven, Joseph Kanon and Chelsea Cain. 5PM 30 Sep

Essay: When Writers Speak (Books)
Why are wonderful writers sometimes such dull conversationalists? Blame it on the brain. 5PM 30 Sep

A Matter of Perspective (Books)
This novel approaches its subject — the artist — from four different directions. 5PM 30 Sep

Australian Encounters (Books)
In this historical novel, a British marine is inspired and troubled by clashes of culture and justice. 5PM 30 Sep

Desperate Lies (Books)
This novel’s protagonist, a Sydney journalist, is thrust into danger when he agrees to fib for a friend. 5PM 30 Sep

Caste Away (Books)
What makes a WASP? This winsome memoir chronicles the fancies and foibles of a declining caste. 5PM 30 Sep

Side by Side (Books)
A high-minded cultural history of the 1930s, when sentimental populism could coexist with polished modernism. 5PM 30 Sep

The End of Oil? (Books)
This indictment of our need for oil and the destruction it has wrought predicts the Age of Petroleum will soon be history. 5PM 30 Sep

Bike-Seat Philosopher (Books)
David Byrne tours the world and holds forth on music, art, beauty and the meaning of life, from bicycle level. 5PM 30 Sep

Algorithm and Blues (Books)
A comic-book tour of logic, math and madness, populated by Bertrand Russell and other superheroes of philosophy. 5PM 30 Sep

Objects in the Mirror (Books)
Peter Dexter’s novel, a roving family epic, traces his alter ego from troubled childhood to tormented adulthood. 5PM 30 Sep

Talk of the Town (Books)
Michael Greenberg’s incisive essays testify to his love for New York. 5PM 30 Sep

Bill Session (Books)
The historian Taylor Branch’s conversations with Bill Clinton yielded deep insights and a revealing portrait of White House life. 5PM 30 Sep

The Practice (Books)
This admiring biography of Louis Brandeis portrays him as a reformer and innovator of legal technique. 5PM 30 Sep

Supreme Courtship (Books)
This thought-provoking history treats skeptically the notion that constitutional law is separate from popularity and politics. 5PM 30 Sep

Twin Powers (Books)
In this intricate exploration of love, identity and obsession, a woman buried in Highgate Cemetery haunts the London flat she has left to the twin daughters of her own estranged twin. 5PM 30 Sep

Sports of The Times: When Religion Is Involved, a Game Is Just That (Baseball)
Having the Yankees and the Red Sox play early Sunday and the Giants and the Jets play at the same time, in deference to Yom Kippur, could be the start of something better. 5PM 30 Sep

Keeping Score: M.L.B.’s Triple Crown, Polished for the Present (Baseball)
Albert Pujols is entering the final week of the season with a chance to win the N.L.’s home run, runs batted in and, not batting average, but on-base percentage titles. 5PM 30 Sep

Handlebars: Sorting Out Differences in Helmet Standards (Automobiles)
There is an ongoing debate in the helmet industry over the safest design criteria for a motorcycle helmet — especially for riders with smaller heads. 5PM 30 Sep

Design: A Dreamer’s Machine, More Promise Than Reality (Automobiles)
The advent of the modern electric car has given rise to a class of entrepreneurs angling to take on the world’s major automakers. 5PM 30 Sep

Behind the Wheel | 2010 Ford Transit Connect: Fanfare for the Working Van (Automobiles)
Since 2003 Ford has sold more than 625,000 Transit Connects in 58 countries, but its proportions are startlingly new to Americans. 5PM 30 Sep

Typhoon Wreaks Havoc on Philippines (AsiaPacific)
Nearly 60 people were killed, Manila was blacked out and airline flights were suspended on Saturday as a powerful typhoon battered the main island of Luzon. 5PM 30 Sep

Cries and Hugs at Reunion of Families in North Korea (AsiaPacific)
The meetings were the first family reunions in nearly two years and offered a rare scene of reconciliation on the peninsula. 5PM 30 Sep

Plan to Boost Afghan Forces Splits Obama Advisers (AsiaPacific)
Some of the civilian advisers President Obama respects most have deep reservations about sending more troops. 5PM 30 Sep

17 Are Killed in Pakistan Bombings (AsiaPacific)
One of the strikes hit a commercial area of Peshawar, the first major city attacked in months. 5PM 30 Sep

Art Review | Westchester: Dutch Modern Art for a Historic Occasion (ArtandDesign)
“Double Dutch” is an art show celebrating the 400th anniversary of the European discovery of the Hudson Valley and its ensuing settlement. 5PM 30 Sep

Art Review | Long Island: The Commonplace and the Spiritual (ArtandDesign)
Jung Hyang Kim’s abstract paintings on canvas and paper combine mists of color with schematic depictions of simple, recognizable forms. 5PM 30 Sep

Spotlight | Ridgefield: A Festive Salute to All Things Bicycle (ArtandDesign)
Along with its exhibition “Bike Rides,” the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will host Bike Fest, featuring performers, demonstrations and three organized rides. 5PM 30 Sep

Culture Warriors’ (Serious) Fun House (ArtandDesign)
Two friends and a big baby make a statement about a counterculture event. 5PM 30 Sep

Venezuela Denies Iran Is Helping It (Americas)
The Venezuelan minister of science and technology said his country was working only with Russia to detect deposits of the radioactive metal. 5PM 30 Sep

In Honduras, Talking, Takeout, but No Accord (Americas)
Predicting the next bizarre twist in the political standoff in Honduras has proved just as challenging as finding a viable solution. 5PM 30 Sep

Shortcuts: If Not Passion for the Job, at Least Warm Feelings (YourMoney)
It may be too much to ask for employees to adore their jobs, but work should still be rewarding and satisfying. 5PM 30 Sep

Patient Money: When Elder Care Problems Escalate, You Can Hire an Expert (YourMoney)
Caring for an elderly parent is draining. When it gets especially tough, you may feel that you need the equivalent of a case worker. 5PM 30 Sep

Your Money: The Fight Over Flexible Spending Accounts (YourMoney)
To help pay for a health care bill, one proposal involves capping the amount people can put into special accounts for health-related spending. 5PM 30 Sep

Coney Island Journal: Bard, Boardwalk and, With Luck, Only a Staged Tempest (Theater)
The Brave New World Repertory Theater, which likes to put on plays outside of theaters, is producing “The Tempest” on the beach at Coney Island. 5PM 30 Sep

Theater Review | 'Come Fly With Me': The Chairman Sings, as Couples Swing (Theater)
“Come Fly With Me,” a new musical by the choreographer Twyla Tharp set to the music of Frank Sinatra, is a medley of dances loosely tied to vignettes about four couples at a nightclub. 5PM 30 Sep

In ABC’s Latest Drama, Making a Date With Destiny (Television)
Embedded within “FlashForward,” the ABC meditation about fate that had its premiere on Thursday, was a hopeful sentiment about the show’s own future. 5PM 30 Sep

Susan Atkins, Manson Follower, Dies at 61 (Obituaries)
Ms. Atkins, 61, spent four decades in prison for her role of the killings of Sharon Tate and seven others in 1969. 5PM 30 Sep

Kevork S. Hovnanian, Construction Company Founder, Dies at 86 (Obituaries)
An immigrant from Iraq, Mr. Hovnanian helped start a family company that operates in 18 states and is among the largest builders of residences in the country. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Off to Vienna, Stopping Along the Way (Music)
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s season opener, at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday, was described as a “tribute to Vienna,” which it basically was, except when it wasn’t. 5PM 30 Sep

Music: Robust Preseason for Ailing Philadelphia Orchestra (Music)
The orchestra performed several strong concerts this week amid continuing uncertainty about its leadership and financial health. 5PM 30 Sep

Alicia de Larrocha, Pianist, Dies at 86 (Music)
Ms. de Larrocha was esteemed for her elegant Mozart performances and for her interpretations of Albéniz, Granados, Mompou and other Spanish composers. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | New York Philharmonic: First a Lesson and Then a Challenge (Music)
The performance of Schoenberg’s formidable “Pelleas und Melisande” that Alan Gilbert drew from the New York Philharmonic on Thursday night was assured and beautiful. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | 'Kristina': Swedes Coming to America, Grandly (Music)
If the music-theater genre facetiously nicknamed poperetta has any chance on Broadway, it could come from an American production of the bombastic Swedish epic “Kristina.” 5PM 30 Sep

Is That Monster’s Face Really a Fake? (Movies)
The movie memorabilia world has been rocked by claims that a Georgia-based collector has corrupted the market for classic horror film posters by selling or trading forgeries. 5PM 30 Sep

Film: Two ‘Sisters’ From Time of Mao Star Again (Movies)
Xie Jin’s “Two Stage Sisters,” a 1965 backstage melodrama, is the main attraction of a Chinese film series beginning on Saturday at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. 5PM 30 Sep

Iran’s Leader Mocks West’s Accusations (MiddleEast)
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran made light of the Western accusation that his country was caught hiding another crucial piece of its nuclear development program. 5PM 30 Sep

Trial of Former Israeli Leader Begins (MiddleEast)
Ehud Olmert, the former prime minister, appeared in court on Friday on corruption charges. 5PM 30 Sep

Kuwaiti Ordered Released From Guantánamo Bay (MiddleEast)
A federal judge rebuked the U.S. government for relying on scant evidence and coerced confessions to hold him for more than seven years, and a general wants to close the facility. 5PM 30 Sep

At Least 15 Iraqi Soldiers Die in Blast (MiddleEast)
The blast, one of the deadliest single losses for Iraq’s battered security forces, occurred as soldiers were tying to detonate seized explosives, officials said. 5PM 30 Sep

Cryptic Note Ignited an Iran Nuclear Strategy Debate (MiddleEast)
The Obama administration seized upon Iran’s disclosure of a nuclear site to marshal its own evidence and try to persuade wavering nations to take a hard line with the country. 5PM 30 Sep

The Saturday Profile: Israeli Ambassador Draws on American Roots (MiddleEast)
For Michael B. Oren, the hardest thing about becoming Israel’s ambassador to the United States was giving up his American citizenship. 5PM 30 Sep

U.S. and Allies Warn Iran Over Nuclear ‘Deception’ (MiddleEast)
President Obama and the leaders of Britain and France accused Iran of building a secret nuclear fuel plant. President Ahmadinejad said Iran's actions were "completely legal." 5PM 30 Sep

Atlanta Judge Rules Dialysis Unit Can Be Closed (HealthCarePolicy)
Uninsured dialysis patients who could be cut off from their life-sustaining care lost a court challenge. 5PM 30 Sep

Democrats Preserve Essence of Health Proposal (HealthCarePolicy)
The Democrats beat back Republican attacks on the legislation as the Senate Finance Committee deferred some of the most contentious issues. 5PM 30 Sep

Two Misses by Woods Throw Tour Championship Field a Lifeline (Golf)
Tiger Woods took a one-shot lead at the Tour Championship but was frustrated by two rare misses on short putts. 5PM 30 Sep

Fashion Review: Milan’s Designers Pack a Mixed Bag (FashionandStyle)
Reviews of the Gianfranco Ferré, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Versace and Alberta Ferretti spring collections. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Europe: Switzerland: Tensions Rise as Libya Holds 2 Swiss Men (Europe)
Switzerland and Libya reached a low in their relations on Friday as the Swiss government announced that two of its citizens were being held in Libya. 5PM 30 Sep

Challenger Feels He's Advancing in German Vote (Europe)
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Social Democrat challenger to Angela Merkel in the federal election Sunday, said Friday that the chancellor’s party is getting “more nervous by the day.” 5PM 30 Sep

Trial Opens in Chechen Leader’s Slander Suit (Europe)
President Ramzan A. Kadyrov is suing the human rights activist, Oleg P. Orlov, for suggesting that he was complicit in the murder of Natalya Estemirova. 5PM 30 Sep

Before German Vote, Qaeda Threatens Europe (Europe)
A recording purportedly of Osama bin Laden was among five recent messages to raise concerns of a terrorist attack. 5PM 30 Sep

Schwarzenegger to Children: Hurry Up in There! (Environment)
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken to monitoring his children’s water usage in the shower. 5PM 30 Sep

College Officials Brace for Hit From Economy (Education)
The talk at an annual gathering of college admissions officers and high school counselors in Baltimore always seemed to circle around to one subject: the economy. 5PM 30 Sep

Binghamton Cuts Five More Players as Concerns Grow (CollegeBasketball)
Binghamton University released five more basketball players on Friday, a day after star player Emanuel “Tiki” Mayben was arraigned on drug charges and kicked off the team. 5PM 30 Sep

Morals Class Is Starting; Please Pass the Popcorn (Books)
Michael J. Sandel’s “Justice,” long one of the most popular classes at Harvard, will now be available for free online and on public television. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Australia: Qantas Worker Sentenced for How-To Jihad Book (AsiaPacific)
A court sentenced a former Qantas Airways baggage handler on Friday to 12 years in prison for publishing a do-it-yourself jihad book on the Internet. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Asia: India: 40 Bodies Recovered in Chimney Collapse (AsiaPacific)
Rescuers retrieved 40 bodies from the rubble of an industrial chimney that collapsed in central India, but officials feared that the death toll could surge. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Asia: Myanmar: Dissident Offers to Work With Junta (AsiaPacific)
The detained opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said she was willing to work with Myanmar’s military government to get Western sanctions lifted, her lawyer said Friday. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Asia: Pakistan: 5 Killed and More Than 40 Hurt in Suicide Bombing at Police Station (AsiaPacific)
At least five people were killed and more than 40 others wounded in a suicide bombing at a police station in northwestern Pakistan, the police and witnesses said. 5PM 30 Sep

3 Injured as Restaurant Explosion Rattles Beijing’s Nerves (AsiaPacific)
The blast, a gas explosion that leveled a restaurant in a busy shopping district, rattled the capital, which has been under intense security restrictions. 5PM 30 Sep

Separated Koreans to Reunite Briefly With Relatives (AsiaPacific)
Elderly South Koreans were to travel to North Korea on Saturday to meet relatives they last saw during the 1950-53 Korean War. 5PM 30 Sep

5 Americans Killed in Afghanistan (AsiaPacific)
The attacks came in southern Afghanistan, where new American brigades are pressing offensives against a resilient Taliban and other insurgents. 5PM 30 Sep

Review: Provocative Visions of Apocalypse (Arts)
A retrospective in Nice of the work of the American artist Robert Longo reveals a message of hope beneath the darkness of his oeuvre. 5PM 30 Sep

New Chinese Buyers Redefine the Market (Arts)
Even though they may be unfamiliar with the finer nuances of the art they are chasing, new bidders turned recent sales of Chinese art and ceramics into unmitigated triumphs. 5PM 30 Sep

Following the Path of the Great Sage (Arts)
A visit to the birthplace of Confucius offers some insight on the philosopher’s life and ideas. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | The Americas: Cuba: For Some, No Such Thing as a Free Lunch (Americas)
Cuba said it would close state-run lunchrooms in four government ministries and increase the pay of their workers in an experiment intended to cut government subsidies. 5PM 30 Sep

Venezuela Says Iran Is Helping It Look for Uranium (Americas)
The disclosure points to the importance President Hugo Chávez has placed on the development of a nuclear energy program. 5PM 30 Sep

NYC: Feasting on the City and Its Foibles (Television)
A television drama evokes a scandal and could inspire other reprises of political foibles. 5PM 30 Sep

Television Review | 'The National Parks: America’s Best Idea': Ken Burns Goes Camping, and Has Photos (Television)
“The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” the filmmaker’s new opus beginning on Sunday on most PBS stations, is a six-night history of the country’s national parks. 5PM 30 Sep

Television Review | 'Brothers': Canned Laughs, Raw Realism (Television)
“Brothers,” a new Fox comedy that begins on Friday, is not always funny, but it can be, at times, remarkably bold. 5PM 30 Sep

Sam Carr, Delta Blues Drummer, Dies at 83 (Music)
Mr. Carr was a drummer who was considered an anchor of the Delta blues scene. 5PM 30 Sep

Wilma Cozart Fine, Classical Music Record Producer, Dies at 82 (Music)
Mrs. Fine ran the classical division of Mercury Records in the 1950s and early ’60s, and produced hundreds of recordings that are still prized by collectors for the depth and realism of their sound. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: A Night of Buoyancy, Depth and Some Oddities (Music)
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s season opening had all the trappings of a gala event, but was devoted to standard fare that might fill out a society program any old week. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | 'Coltrane Revisited': It Feels Like Home: The Sounds of Coltrane (Music)
Tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano took charge without preamble or pause, while performing his tribute to Coltrane with the bassist Lonnie Plaxico and the drummer Andrew Cyrille at at Birdland on Wednesday. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | 'The Blue Rider' in Performance: To Begin and Continue: Miller Theater Adventure (Music)
It was clear from“ ‘The Blue Rider’ in Performance,” a fascinating multimedia project, that the Miller Theater will be just as adventurous as it was under George Steel, Melissa Smey’s predecessor. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Metropolitan Opera: Fairy-Tale Flute Returns, Escorted by Flamingos (Music)
Bernard Labadie elicited crisp, lithe playing from the orchestra in the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of “The Magic Flute” on Wednesday. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review: U2 in the Round, Fun With a Mission (Music)
The concert turned from musical ambition to rock community-building, bonding the band and the 60,000 fans who had sold out Giants Stadium. 5PM 30 Sep

Film: The Serious Regard for Cinema (Movies)
The films in the first week of the 47th New York Film Festival explore these subjects: late-life love, scandal and sheep. 5PM 30 Sep

Qaeda Members Escape Prison in Iraq (MiddleEast)
Sixteen prisoners, including leaders of Al Qaeda and other extremist groups, escaped from a prison in northern Iraq, prompting a massive manhunt. 5PM 30 Sep

After Fireworks, Qaddafi Shows His Milder Side (MiddleEast)
For an hour, Colonel Qaddafi offered polite answers to polite questions from an audience of New York financiers, business people, academics and a few journalists. 5PM 30 Sep

House Votes to Block Increase in Medicare Part B Premiums (HealthCarePolicy)
Millions of Medicare patients would not face increases in their monthly premiums next year under a bill passed by the House on Thursday. 5PM 30 Sep

Senate Panel Rejects Bid to Add Drug Discount (HealthCarePolicy)
The Finance Committee will not require pharmaceutical companies to give bigger discounts to Medicare on drugs for older Americans with low incomes. 5PM 30 Sep

F.D.A. Reveals It Fell to a Push by Lawmakers (HealthCarePolicy)
The Food and Drug Administration said that four congressmen and its former commissioner influenced the process that led it to approve a patch for injured knees. 5PM 30 Sep

O’Hair Takes Lead in FedEx Cup Chase for $10 Million Bonus (Golf)
Sean O’Hair shot a 66 that put him one stroke ahead of Tiger Woods and two others in the Tour Championship. 5PM 30 Sep

Special Report: Burberry Sets the Gold Standard (FashionandStyle)
The confetti that rained down on the glamazon models and the famous front row guests may have been silver. But Burberry set a gold standard for London Fashion Week. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Chechen Leader Taps Successor (Europe)
Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed president of the Russian republic of Chechnya, said in an interview that he had chosen and trained his own successor as president: Adam S. Delimkhanov. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Europe: Sweden: Police Blamed in Robbery (Europe)
The Swedish police faced criticism on Thursday for failing to stop helicopter-borne gunmen from robbing a cash depot and blocking an air pursuit with a fake bomb at a helipad. 5PM 30 Sep

Moscow Basketball Team Thrived Under Nets’ Prospective Owner (Europe)
Mikhail D. Prokhorov, considered to be Russia’s richest man, enjoyed success with the European powerhouse CSKA before an incident in 2007 that led to his losing control of the team. 5PM 30 Sep

Siemens Fills Russia’s Need for High-Speed Train (Europe)
In December, high-speed rail travel will come to Russia. Success there could help open up the American market. 5PM 30 Sep

Berlusconi Defends Himself Against His Partners (Europe)
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his center-right coalition partner Gianfranco Fini, the speaker of Parliament, have major differences. 5PM 30 Sep

Experts Awed by Anglo-Saxon Treasure (Europe)
An amateur treasure hunter prowling English farmland with a metal detector found a massive collection of gold and silver. 5PM 30 Sep

Bitter Political Trial Grips France (Europe)
The saga took a new twist after President Nicolas Sarkozy, a plaintiff in the case, called the defendants “guilty parties” in a nationally televised interview. 5PM 30 Sep

Debate on Economy Muted as Germans Prepare to Vote (Europe)
The most important reason for the absence of any real economic debate, many analysts say, is that the stark choices Germany faces are bound to polarize the country. 5PM 30 Sep

Palau to Ban Shark Fishing (Environment)
The president of the tiny Pacific island nation will announce a prohibition in waters covering a Texas-size area, a conservation official said. 5PM 30 Sep

Behind the Furor Over a Climate Change Skeptic (Environment)
A closer look at the case of Alan Carlin, a global warming contrarian at the E.P.A., paints a more complicated case than has been widely publicized. 5PM 30 Sep

Build a Better Bulb for a $10 Million Prize (Environment)
Philips has the first entry in an Energy Department contest to build a more efficient 60-watt light bulb. 5PM 30 Sep

California University Cuts Protested (Education)
Thousands of students, faculty members and employees at the 10 University of California campuses protested budget cuts, unpaid faculty furloughs and tuition increases on Thursday. 5PM 30 Sep

Veterans Report G.I. Bill Fund Delays (Education)
Thousands of veterans attending college on the new G.I. Bill are having to take out loans or dig into savings because of delays in payments from the program. 5PM 30 Sep

Bedbug Problem Closes Building at John Jay College, Postponing Classes (Education)
The college said it hoped to reopen North Hall by Monday morning. Other buildings were also to be inspected. 5PM 30 Sep

Mayben Kicked Off Binghamton Basketball Team After Arrest (CollegeBasketball)
Binghamton dismissed Emanuel Mayben from its basketball team in the wake of his arrest on charges of sale and possession of cocaine. 5PM 30 Sep

Away: Nest for a Children’s Author, Her Family and Her Flock (Books)
In the Berkshires, Jan Brett has created a summer home for herself, her husband and some 60 chickens. 5PM 30 Sep

Milton Meltzer, Prolific Author, Dies at 94 (Books)
Mr. Meltzer was a historian and prolific author of nonfiction books for young people who helped start a movement away from the arid textbook style of the past. 5PM 30 Sep

Transparent New Home for Poetry (ArtandDesign)
For nearly 25 years Poets House has been an anchor for poets and poetry lovers. It now opens a spacious new home in Battery Park City. 5PM 30 Sep

Art: In Chelsea, a Chapter in Abstract Art and Some Long Verse (ArtandDesign)
Two exhibitions in Chelsea define the extremes of high budget and braininess and their fuzzy dichotomy. 5PM 30 Sep

Inside Art: Jeff Koons Tries Hand as Guest Curator (ArtandDesign)
For an artist who seems to have been everywhere and done everything for nearly three decades, Mr. Koons is taking a new direction by curating for the New Museum in February. 5PM 30 Sep

The Lower East Side, Before It Boomed (ArtandDesign)
Clayton Patterson’s photographs of schoolchildren, gangs, eccentrics and artists, now on view at a small art gallery on Rivington Street, depict the neighborhood as it used to be. 5PM 30 Sep

Art Review: America, Captured in a Flash (ArtandDesign)
Robert Frank’s disturbed and mournful song-of-the-road portrait of a new homeland is the subject of a 50th-anniversary exhibition now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | The Americas: Jamaica: Conviction in Hijacking (Americas)
A man accused of hijacking a Canadian jetliner while it sat on the airport tarmac at Montego Bay was convicted Thursday of charges including robbery and assault, officials in Kingston, Jamaica, said. 5PM 30 Sep

Mexican Is Confirmed as Attorney General (Americas)
The Senate confirmed Arturo Chávez, following questioning of his performance investigating murders in Ciudad Juárez as a state prosecutor in the 1990s. 5PM 30 Sep

With Bush Gone, Chávez Smells No Sulfur, While Netanyahu Assails Iran’s Leader (Americas)
President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. 5PM 30 Sep

Battle for Honduras Echoes Loudly in Media (Americas)
The fierce political battle dividing Honduras is playing out on television and radio amid assertions of all kinds, no matter whether they are rooted in fact. 5PM 30 Sep

American Helped Bomb Somalia Base, Web Site Says (Africa)
The F.B.I. said about 20 Somali-Americans previously joined a terrorist group in Somalia. 5PM 30 Sep

Global Economic Forum to Expand Permanently (Africa)
The Group of 20, which includes developing nations, will replace the elite Group of 7 as a global economic forum. 5PM 30 Sep

South African Children Push for Better Schools (Africa)
Children are taking into their own hands responsibility for trying to reform the education system. 5PM 30 Sep

Wells Fargo Joins in Cutting Overdraft Fees (YourMoney)
Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut, said he would continue to press for consumer protection legislation to make permanent changes. 5PM 30 Sep

Business Perks (Must Be Laid Off) (YourMoney)
The swelling ranks of the jobless have generated an unexpected wave of benevolence: businesses are offering freebies to laid-off workers everywhere. 5PM 30 Sep

A Clip-and-Save Renaissance (YourMoney)
Coupon use has caught on among young and well-off shoppers, though digital versions haven’t gained much. 5PM 30 Sep

Video Game Review | Halo 3: ODST: Visiting New Mombasa? It’s One Dangerous Burg (Television)
Halo 3: ODST is certainly polished and well executed as far as it goes, but there just is not enough of it for offline players to justify the cost. 5PM 30 Sep

Television Review | 'FlashForward': Fearing a Future They’ve Seen (Television)
“FlashForward,” a new science fiction series beginning Thursday on ABC, works just as powerfully as a domestic drama as it does as a mechanism of apocalyptic intrigue. 5PM 30 Sep

In Surprise, Moon Shows Signs of Water (Space)
For decades, the Moon has been regarded as a completely dry place, but new data indicate otherwise. 5PM 30 Sep

TV Sports: When High Def Doesn’t Include High Def (ProFootball)
Subscribers to DirecTV who pay for high-definition service must pay more for HD reception of its “NFL Sunday Ticket” package as part of a SuperFan Upgrade. 5PM 30 Sep

Eloise R. Giblett, Blood Research Leader, Dies at 88 (Obituaries)
Dr. Giblett’s work helped make transfusions safer and bone marrow transplants more successful and led to her discovery of the first recognized immunodeficiency disease. 5PM 30 Sep

Dr. Leon Eisenberg, Pioneer in Autism Studies, Dies at 87 (Obituaries)
Dr. Eisenberg conducted some of the first rigorous studies of autism, attention deficit disorder and learning delays. 5PM 30 Sep

Ertugrul Osman, Link to Ottoman Dynasty, Dies at 97 (Obituaries)
Instead of inheriting a 285-room palace in Istanbul, Mr. Osman lived in a rent-controlled Manhattan walk-up for 64 years. 5PM 30 Sep

Don Yarborough Dies at 83; Stirred Texas Politics (Obituaries)
Mr. Yarborough, a liberal Texas Democrat, challenged John B. Connally Jr. in a primary in 1962, exposing political tensions that John F. Kennedy hoped to smooth when he visited the next November. 5PM 30 Sep

Wife/Mother/Worker/Spy: Does This Pencil Skirt Have an App? (Nutrition)
A mother wonders if a new iPhone app called Lose It is enough help to get into her new purchase. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Sunn O))): Two Bands, a Million Decibels (Music)
The music of Sunn O))), despite the band’s typographical karate, is not higher math. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Soulsavers: Spiritual Enlightenment, Grimly Pursued (Music)
Funerals present more smiles than Soulsavers allowed themselves at the Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday night 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Barbara Carroll: A Romance With Gershwin That Deepens Every Year (Music)
On Sunday at the Algonquin Hotel, Barbara Carroll explored the dimensions of Gershwin’s talent in an extraordinary suite of his songs connected by a fragment of the Concerto in F. 5PM 30 Sep

Freddy Bienstock, Who Published Elvis Presley Hits, Dies at 86 (Music)
Mr. Bienstock was a prominent music publishing executive who had a long association with Elvis Presley as his designated song screener. 5PM 30 Sep

Leonard Cohen’s Legacy for His Concert in Israel (Music)
Leonard Cohen’s path to his sold-out concert in Tel Aviv Thursday night has been strewn with obstacles. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | 'Le Nozze di Figaro': ‘Figaro,’ Rooted in the 1700s, Still Knows How to Laugh (Music)
Danielle de Niese in her first Met Susanna, brought an ebullient playfulness to the role. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review: I’m Always True to You, Porter, in My Fashion ... (Music)
Karen Akers is paying homage to Cole Porter in her new cabaret show at the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel. 5PM 30 Sep

Abroad: Searching for Chopin, Finding Poland’s Past (Music)
It’s nearly impossible not to run into some ghosts of the past in Warsaw, even if you’re just a cultural tourist. The other day I went looking for what still exists of Chopin’s trail. 5PM 30 Sep

The Mother of Reinvention (Movies)
Coco Chanel’s life and style have always been in fashion. In new movies and books, she emerges as a post-feminist. 5PM 30 Sep

Guidelines in England for Assisted Suicide (HealthCarePolicy)
Britain’s top prosecutor has issued clarifications on when charges for assisted suicide would be less likely. 5PM 30 Sep

Panel’s Battles on Health Highlight a Broader Split (HealthCarePolicy)
Senate Democrats swatted down Republican attempts to make fundamental changes as the Finance Committee voted on amendments that highlighted the deep partisan divide over the bill. 5PM 30 Sep

Immigrants Cling to Fragile Lifeline at Safety-Net Hospital (HealthCarePolicy)
An Atlanta hospital and patients who use its dialysis clinic are at legal odds over a cost-cutting plan to end the service. 5PM 30 Sep

Senator Tries to Allay Fears on Health Overhaul (HealthCarePolicy)
Senator Bill Nelson of Florida is trying to block a potential cut in Medicare Advantage benefits for older Americans. 5PM 30 Sep

Fitness: Back to Basics: Yes, Sergeant! (Health)
The use of low-tech equipment has resurfaced in recent years in a shift toward so-called functional fitness. 5PM 30 Sep

Front Row: Trend of the Season, in Brief (FashionandStyle)
Now that the dust has settled on the spring fashion collections in New York, it is possible to sum up the news of the season in three simple looks. 5PM 30 Sep

Vietnam Finds Itself Vulnerable if Sea Rises (Environment)
In a worse-case projection, a Vietnamese government report says that more than one-third of the Mekong Delta could be submerged if sea levels were to rise by three feet. 5PM 30 Sep

U.S. Panel Shifts Focus to Reusing Nuclear Fuel (Environment)
A proposed nuclear waste repository project at Yucca Mountain in Nevada is no closer to a resolution. 5PM 30 Sep

Nonprofits Paying Price for Gamble on Finances (Education)
Many nonprofits gambled that income from donations and investments would more than cover their debt. 5PM 30 Sep

National Briefing | West: California: System Will Grant Degrees to Those Sent to Internment Camps (Education)
California State University is set to begin granting honorary degrees to former Japanese-American students who were sent to internment camps during World War II. 5PM 30 Sep

National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Tyler Teacher Is Dead After Being Stabbed in Classroom (Education)
A teacher was stabbed in a high school classroom in Tyler and later died. A 16-year-old student was arrested in the case. 5PM 30 Sep

University of Illinois President to Step Down After Scandal (Education)
B. Joseph White had been under growing pressure to take responsibility for claims that officials gave preferential admission to the children of the well-connected, even if they were unqualified. 5PM 30 Sep

Ford Hopes New Figo Will Help It Win Asian Buyers (Automobiles)
As it rolled out a new small car in India, Ford said it would increase its focus on the fast-growing car-buying markets of the Asia-Pacific region. 5PM 30 Sep

Self-Portraits Speak More Than Words (ArtandDesign)
A slow, late night in a bar offers an opening into the depths of self-portraits. 5PM 30 Sep

Two Arrested in Attempt to Crash Border (Americas)
Officials said the attempted border-running in San Diego highlights the growing number of immigrants who are trying to avoid the dangers of desert crossings. 5PM 30 Sep

Survey Shows Pull of the U.S. Is Still Strong Inside Mexico (Americas)
One-third of Mexicans say they would move to the United States if they could, according to a new survey, even though they are well-informed about the economic downturn. 5PM 30 Sep

U.S. World Cup Match May Move From Honduras (Americas)
The United States’ crucial World Cup qualifying match in Honduras may be moved to another country because of continuing political turmoil. 5PM 30 Sep

Honduras’s Two Presidents Keep Their Distance (Americas)
The two men who claim to be the president of Honduras passed another day without meeting as residents of the capital city used a break in a curfew to store up supplies. 5PM 30 Sep

House Bill Extends Jobless Benefits for Some (YourMoney)
Idled workers in 27 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico would get a 13-week reprieve. 5PM 30 Sep

Chase and Bank of America Revise Fee Policies (YourMoney)
Two banks are changing their debit card programs to end some charges that have enraged consumers. 5PM 30 Sep

Television Review | 'Modern Family': ‘I’m the Cool Dad’ and Other Debatable Dispatches From the Home Front (Television)
“Modern Family,” about three families in a nameless suburbia, is the best new half-hour of funny television in a season rife with half-hours of funny television. 5PM 30 Sep

Obama Leads Letterman to Ratings Win (Television)
With the president as a guest, the “Late Show” soared to more than seven million viewers, its best night in four years. 5PM 30 Sep

TV Sports: No Madden, and a Whole Lot of Stadium (Television)
John Madden was missing on NBC when the Cowboys opened their new stadium Sunday night, but hype for the stadium wasn’t. 5PM 30 Sep

U.S. Census Uses Telenovela to Reach Hispanics (Television)
A character in a Spanish-language soap opera will work for the Census Bureau in a plot intended to encourage viewers to participate in the 2010 count. 5PM 30 Sep

Television Review | 'Mercy': From Iraq Hellfire to Hospital Halls, TV Nurses Wage a Battle for Respect (Television)
“Mercy,” which begins Wednesday on NBC, is the latest in a series of medical dramas to focus on the nurses for a change. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players: A Night Out for Neglected Chamber Pieces by 19th-Century Masters (Music)
Three of the four works the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players performed on Monday were by 19th-century composers everyone knows, but they were oddities all the same. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review | Fanfarlo: A Flannel-Wearing Wall of Ragged Sound (Music)
When it comes to the young British band Fanfarlo, it’s mostly the trumpet. 5PM 30 Sep

Music Review: At the Metropolitan Opera, a Kinky Take on a Classic (Music)
The director Luc Bondy was booed during his bows as the Met opened its season with a new production of “Tosca.” 5PM 30 Sep

Cleveland Orchestra Gets Its Toe in New York (Music)
The Cleveland Orchestra is planning an every-other-year presence at the Lincoln Center Festival. 5PM 30 Sep

For Opening Night at the Metropolitan, a New Sound: Booing (Music)
The Met defended the new production of Puccini’s “Tosca,” as did its Swiss director, Luc Bondy, who made his debut at the house on Monday night. 5PM 30 Sep

Economic Scene: Medical Malpractice System Breeds More Waste (HealthCarePolicy)
Researchers estimate that doctors’ fear of lawsuits leads to up to $60 billion a year worth of wasteful treatment. 5PM 30 Sep

Congressional Memo: G.O.P. Senator Draws Critics in Both Parties (HealthCarePolicy)
Just as the health care debate has taken its toll on President Obama’s popularity, Charles E. Grassley’s long-iconic status in Iowa has suffered as he seeks a sixth term. 5PM 30 Sep

Parties Clash on Long-Awaited Day for Health Bill (HealthCarePolicy)
The Senate Finance Committee began work on a health proposal by its chairman amid Democratic optimism. 5PM 30 Sep

Flavors Banned From Cigarettes to Deter Youths (HealthCarePolicy)
The ban is the first major crackdown on cigarettes since the Food and Drug Administration was given authority to regulate tobacco products. 5PM 30 Sep

Special Report: Raw Energy to Refined Grace (FashionandStyle)
Tuesday's shows proved that a designer can move from raw energy to refined grace without losing London's adventurous fashion spirit. 5PM 30 Sep

World Briefing | Europe: European Union Can’t Agree to Protect Bluefin Tuna (Environment)
A sharply divided European Union failed Tuesday to protect the threatened bluefin tuna. 5PM 30 Sep

Judge Rejects Approval of Biotech Sugar Beets (Environment)
The decision could lead to a ban on the planting of the beets, which have been widely adopted by American farmers. 5PM 30 Sep

Utility Quits Alliance Over Climate Change (Environment)
Pacific Gas and Electric, a major California utility, is withdrawing from the United States Chamber of Commerce because of the chamber’s approach to global warming. 5PM 30 Sep

Big Polluters Told to Report Emissions (Environment)
The Environmental Protection Agency says the data would cover most of the greenhouse gases in the United States linked to global warming. 5PM 30 Sep

U.N. Sets an Example by Offsetting Its Carbon Emissions (Environment)
A conference that generated the equivalent of 461 tons of carbon dioxide will end up helping a rural power project in India. 5PM 30 Sep

Momentum on Climate Pact Is Elusive (Environment)
Progress on a global climate treaty may be difficult at a time when temperatures have been stable for a decade. 5PM 30 Sep

Proposals Lag Behind Promises on Climate (Environment)
Speaking to the U.N., Presidents Hu Jintao of China and Barack Obama acknowledged that a deal is an important goal, but also stressed their own needs. 5PM 30 Sep

National Briefing | Washington: Schools Were Not Told of Suspect Food (Education)
The Agriculture Department failed to tell schools promptly about recalls of potentially tainted peanut products and canned vegetables. 5PM 30 Sep

Asian Universities Court Students Nearby (Education)
Schools in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong have presented themselves as cheaper and closer places for students in the region who want to study abroad. 5PM 30 Sep

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