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Baseball's scouting scale tells sport's stories in unique way

...rather than 0 and 100."The scale is used to grade, in relation to a major leaguer's ability, baseball's five basic tools for a position player: hit, power, run, glove, arm.The scale's middle ground is 50, considered an average...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-03/baseballs-scouting-scale
Where Travel: Going beyond London

...C. Rather like the pyramids in Egypt, the question is, how was this masterpiece of engineering built using just basic tools? Fast-forward to the 21st century and the state-of-the-art visitors center, with permanent and temporary exhibitions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-07-26/where-travel-going-beyon
Area announcements

...rising sixth through 12th graders from 9 a.m. to noon June 27-30 . The Cavalier Camp will focus on teaching the basic tools that it takes to be a good football player. The Cavalier Pride Camp will includes instruction in the fundamentals of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2011-06-18/area-announcement
Area announcements

...sixth through 12th graders from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday . The Cavalier Camp will focus on teaching the basic tools that it takes to be a good football player. The Cavalier Pride Camp includes instruction in the fundamentals of football...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2011-06-25/area-announcements
Words are powerful weapons in politics

...debt crisis," "welfare mothers," "terrorists" and so on.The quote, from author Philip K. Dick, is: "The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2011-08-24/words-are-powerful-weapo
Unfunded federal health-care mandate would cripple Georgia

...Washington, our state constitution requires us to balance the budget each year. As elected officials, we have two basic tools to achieve balance: cut spending or increase taxes. I'm proud that Georgia Senate Republicans addressed recent shortfalls...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/04/op_558004.shtml
Opinion columns
Easy fixes are handy at home

...could be some rude surprises setting up house without the help of mom, dad or a dorm maintenance crew. Having a few basic tools and a little knowledge can prepare you to fix a lot of things yourself and save money on repairs. For starters, buy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/28/liv_196631.shtml
Life & style
Even the refs put their skills up for review

...supervisor for the Atlantic Sun Conference. So what does he look for? "The basics," McCarthy said. "I look for the basic tools. The basics and the rule book and the mechanics of a live basketball game. The flow and rhythm of how he manages coaches...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/13/pre_88763.shtml
High school basketball
Ornamental fence goes high-tech

...light weight delivers super-strong performance. Consumers can install the fencing themselves. Cantley says only basic tools are needed. The polymer is fabricated into 4 feet by 6 feet fence panels and 4-by-4 inch posts plus gates. Like...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/20/liv_419564.shtml
Life & style
Paddle key to fishing success

...fishing is, the boat's got to be slower than the creek," he said. "That's where the paddle comes in. It's the basic tool of creek fishermen." Newton's oldest paddle is a short, but superbly fashioned, specimen a friend found in a barn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/07/30/out_294035.shtml
Outdoors