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Kim Clijsters loses final singles match of her career

...tennis for so many years <0x2014> you don't think about it when you're in it; you're kind of on automatic pilot. ... Now that I think about it, it's been a crazy rollercoaster at times, as well."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2012-08-29/kim-clijsters-loses-
NASA says sudden rise in temperature was detected before breakup

...space shuttle Columbia experienced an abnormal rise in temperature and wind resistance that forced the craft's automatic pilot to make rapid changes to its flight path - possible evidence that some heat-protection tiles were missing or damaged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/03/nat_374487.shtml
National
It's tough to get excited about a flat market

...k)s, said Don Cassidy, senior research analyst at Lipper Inc. "Basically it means... people are still on automatic pilot with their 401(k) money, but everything else - taxable accounts, contributions to Individual Retirement Accounts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/10/fin_10988.shtml
Finance
Fishing for fun? Take the whole family out

...breaking all around the boat and all the rods going down continuously for an hour. I just set the trolling motor on automatic pilot and all I did was bait and net. There were so many fish it didn't matter which way we went. Gary Albrecht brought...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/06/fis_123450.shtml
Fishing
So many captains, so few cups

...putt and every swing. "A lot of times, I've hit shots and putts that I don't remember hitting because I'm on automatic pilot." RUDE WELCOME: Annika Sorenstam didn't start playing golf until she was 12, although she was around the game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/31/gol_396884.shtml
Golf
Getting 'Fair Lady' to the stage not easy

...nerves with this as I get when I have a big case coming up. I'm hoping by the time we open I'll be doing this on automatic pilot." For Catherine Stapleton, who plays Ms. Doolittle, the secret has been to make the script and score her constant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/13/app_299565.shtml
Applause
Dangerous roadsides give false security

...diverge), according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics. "When people drive, they're on automatic pilot, particularly if it's a route that they travel regularly," AAA spokesman Montill Williams said. "They might...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/07/03/met_291231.shtml
Metro
High-priced PC soon to be a thing of the past

...a computer-instruction class. If you're not sure how to do something, you can ask the computer to shift into automatic pilot. The cursor will move as a calming voice supplies step-by-step instruction. A Personal Guide answers questions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/07/tec_230415.shtml
XXX Technology
Can this marriage be saved?

...sacrificed. It doesn't have to be that way. "Couples get locked in ritual dances," she adds. "They operate on automatic pilot, without realizing they have alternatives. Yet, if you could interrupt the dance, your partner would have to shift...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/26/ent_213580.shtml
Things to Do
Mir repairs delayed a week to allow for practice

...colleagues if necessary. NASA officials said Foale hadn't been trained to fly the Soyuz, but knows how to operate its automatic pilot if he has to. Aboard Mir, the crew continued efforts Friday to fix another problem - the failure of gyroscopes that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/05/tec_210901.shtml
XXX Technology