The Daily Gouge : A look at the high costs at the Atlanta Games

Perhaps anticipating a need for tourists to call home with the news of the supposedly emotional torch passing, a local company set up a bank of phones at Martin Luther King Jr.'s grave site Friday afternoon.

The charge for a local call was $3.90.

We would have asked the attendant about the record gouge, but he was busy talking on a cellular phone.

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You know those colorful advertising cards displayed in the front of newspaper racks?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was so proud of its cards promoting coverage of the opening ceremonies, vendors were selling the cards for $1.

Or twice as much as the actual newspaper.

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