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Cycling's attention turns to races in North America

...every year, and we are incredibly lucky with the partners we have," Andrs said. "The health and growth of the Tour of Utah and our sister stage races in California and Colorado, it's great for the sport and it's great for us."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-31/cyclings-attention-t
Anna's Linens store closing in Augusta

...company's bankruptcy proceedings.Anna's Linens at 3412 Wrightsboro Road is one of about 260 stores nationwide that the California-based retailer is closing after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in mid-June.The store opened in August 2013...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-07-31/annas-linen
Sara King

...Lawrenceville, GA, sister Glenda Fuller English of Millidgeville, GA, granddaughter Kristy (Barry) Rushing of Roseville, CA, grandson Richard Beck of Winder, GA, granddaughter Nicole (Kris) Anderson of Atlanta, GA, and several great grandchildren...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175404893
UFC star Ronda Rousey welcomes latest challenge

...another thing that really keeps me motivated," said Rousey, who hasn't fought outside Las Vegas or her native Southern California in three years. "I want the fans to know that even though I'm doing a lot of things, I want to be the most active champion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-31/ufc-star-ronda-rouse
Online viewers won't miss Super Bowl ads shown on TV

...simulcast will be the same as the ones on TV.CBS is broadcasting the next Super Bowl, which will be held in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7. It's not known whether this policy will continue after that, as CBS rotates the broadcast with Fox and NBC...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-31/online-viewers-wont-miss-s
Rethinking gardens: Help plants survive drought conditions

...reducing the size of their lawns or removing them entirely."It's surprising how many are putting in synthetic lawns. In California, it's 1 in 5. I'm seeing a lot of them," said Nino Sitchinava, the principal economist at Houzz, who lives in Palo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-07-30/rethinking-gardens-h
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is 1-5 favorite for Haskell

...Competitive Edge, Nona's Boy and Dontbetwithbruno.American Pharoah arrived at the Jersey Shore track Wednesday from Del Mar in California. He had a police escort from Atlantic City, and spent the night in trainer Kelly Breen's barn. He got his first look...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-30/triple-crown-winner-
Thomas Bailey

...the Columbia County School System. Additional survivors include his daughter, Jennifer Bailey Long (Matt), Los Angeles, CA; stepdaughter Stacey Terrell Hood (Guerry), Houston, TX; stepson, James Terrell, Jr. (Kim), San Antonio, TX; seven...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175397719
Use of automated strike zone in baseball could signal new era

Supermicro computers at a ballpark in California called balls and strikes in what is believed to be the first time in professional baseball an umpire didn't handle those duties.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-31/use-automated-strike-zon
Insurer Anthem hikes 2015 forecast, 2Q earnings climb

...76 billion in the quarter.That topped analyst expectations for $19.66 billion.Anthem Inc. its sells coverage in California, New York and Ohio, among other states. It is a prominent player in public exchanges set up by the health care overhaul...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-29/insurer-anthem-hikes-2015-