Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Passing the torch

Passing the torch

by John Dawson

Cover Story | Many great stories unrolled in the closing days of the 2004 Olympics-but there was one good story. After doping scandals, an overdose of fame, and unexpected…

Cover Stories

Highlights of the Games

by John Dawson

Cover Story Sidebar | From torture to triumph Just making it to the Olympic field was a surprise for the Iraqi men's soccer team. While the Iraqis, backed by hundreds of cheering…

In this issue: "Passing the Olympic torch," Sept. 4, 2004

Features

Deadline on Darfur

Deadline on Darfur

By Priya Abraham

Sudan | The UN placates Khartoum, leaving Sudanese hungry and homeless

Russia's 9/11?

Russia's 9/11?

By Bob Jones

Terror Fears | Twin plane crashes mourned with more questions than answers

Leaving the back door open

Leaving the back door open

By Lynn Vincent

Security | Authorities are watching carefully high-profile events this summer. Meanwhile terror suspects seem to be slipping in the same way other illegal immigrants do

Bear of a battle

Bear of a battle

By Gene Edward Veith

Education | As students return to campuses across the country, professors debate Baylor University's ambitious plans to be 'the Protestant Notre Dame,' and the ambitious…

Dispatches

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Dating game Lonely men in Hong Kong can now experience the costs of having a girlfriend without actually having one. Artificial Life Inc. is offering "virtual…

Quotables

By The Editors

"You can't not have it. It would be like Roosevelt not talking about Pearl Harbor." Matthew Dowd, political adviser to President Bush, on whether Mr. Bush…

The Buzz

By The Editors

Russia Russian officials said the black boxes recovered from two airline crash sites did not immediately reveal the cause of an Aug. 24 air disaster that…

Return fire

By Susan Olasky

The Kerry campaign and its press allies embarked last week on sharp attacks of the Swift boat vets

Reviews

Best-selling books

By The Editors

Notable Books | The top five best-selling hardback novels as of Aug. 23

Exorcist: The Beginning

Exorcist: The Beginning

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | This prequel goes purely for shock value, relying on nearly pornographic violence and disgusting special effects

Open Water

Open Water

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | With surprisingly few monster-in-the-closet moments, the filmmakers rely instead on a sense of inevitable doom

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | What makes this show different from other remodeling shows is that it adds a dimension of doing good for others

Notebook

100K plus overtime?

100K plus overtime?

By Dan Perkins

Business | New rules change the eligibility requirements for receiving overtime pay

Price patrols

Price patrols

By Chris Stamper

Technology | Web sites are directing drivers to the cheapest gas stations in town

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Threatening "Hearts of stone" (Aug. 7) exposes the current state of the church very clearly. Some Christians believe that life begins at conception, but they…

Saved and savior

By Marvin Olasky

A born-again president vs. an always-perfect candidate

Taxing story

Taxing story

By Joel Belz

Why WORLD isn't spending time covering income-tax protesters

Losing liberty

Losing liberty

By Gene Edward Veith

Religious freedom is under attack in the Western democracies-and in the name of human rights

Bi and by

Bi and by

By Andrée Seu

As the culture sinks further, how long until it's cool to declare oneself "bisexual"?

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