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Changes to the NASCAR schedule might not happen

A month ago NASCAR chairman Brian France promised a "robust discussion" with track promoters about reshaping the...Series schedule. Now it seems there only will be minor tweaks to a lineup that's been plagued by weather problems, low attendance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-30/changes-nascar-schedule-mi
Rafael Nadal withdraws from two US Open tuneups

...tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam...second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand.Nadal's manager, Benito...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-30/rafael-nadal-withdraws-two-us-ope
Parents of teen found dead inside a gym mat sue Lowndes County school board

VALDOSTA, Ga. - The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school filed a wrongful death lawsuit against local school administrators Monday.Classmates found the body of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-29/parents-kendrick-johnson-teen
Go beyond a slice of watermelon for a tasty twist to summer cuisine

...sometimes off ...) my counter. Or with a refrigerator full of chunked (or when I'm...up watermelon. So I thought I'd share a few of my favorite alternative uses for watermelon...the container, then blend until the ice is a slushie consistency. Drink, preferably...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/food/recipes/2014-07-29/go-beyond-slice-waterm
Fixing a bad decision

The churning controversy surrounding a North Augusta mother and her 9-year-old daughter spurred...national attention, is this: Debra Harrell, 46, works at a McDonald's restaurant. She has a 9-year-old daughter, Regina, an honor student...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-29/fixing-bad-decision
Concussion deal a big win for NCAA

...Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people...The NCAA's agreement Tuesday to create a $70 million fund to diagnose concussions...just give some former and current athletes a bit of peace of mind. It also extricates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-29/dahlberg-concussion-deal-
Johnston woman lottery winner

A Johnston woman won $75,000 from a lottery scratch-off after a North Augusta convenience store clerk helped select her lucky ticket."I've never won anything in my life," the unnamed winner told lottery officials.The woman said her...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-30/johnston-woman-lottery-winne
Compromise on tax increase expected at called meeting

Augusta commissioners appear headed to a possible compromise on a property tax increase after defeating a $9 million increase at a called meeting Monday.Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson, one of seven to vote against the 2-mill increase Monday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-29/compromise-tax-increase-
Tiger Woods, others facing key stretch

AKRON, Ohio - The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.Tiger Woods has reason to see only a big ATM machine.Woods has eight wins at Firestone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-29/tiger-woods-others-facing-ke
Across the region

9-year-old struck by plane diesST. PETERSBURG, FLA. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family died from her injuries, law enforcement officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-29/across-region