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...hefty profit. Looks like George W did do something positive.THIS MORNING I SAW a Columbia County deputy in his patrol car drop off two kids at Columbia Middle School. Now tell me how that was possible? I know those county vehicles are not to be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-03-19/rants-raves
Metro
Bryant jumping court to court

...and another chauffeured ride to the front steps of the courthouse. On the way home, it's much the same, except the car drops Bryant off for his night's work. The toughest thing he may have to do before then is stay awake while his attorneys...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/21/nba_416317.shtml
NBA
NASCAR notebook

...buckets weren't parallel to the ground, which would allow the spring to settle in the lower side. That would help the car drop lower to the pavement and reduced the amount of wind resistance over and under the car. BUSY WEEKEND: A week ago, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/06/nas_356934.shtml
Nascar
Police arrest suspect in bank robbery

...they arrested Ms. Hale. Investigators are trying to trace Ms. Hale's steps Wednesday. A witness said he saw a dark car drop off Ms. Hale at the corner of Ninth and Broad streets before the robbery, but investigators do not know how she would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/06/30/met_293498.shtml
Metro
Marlin feeling at home

...nose-to-tail in the "draft" are faster than a single car because they can better divide the wind resistance. If a car drops out of line to make a pass and nobody goes with it, the car is likely to drop to the end of the long draft. Passing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/06/30/oth_293586.shtml
Other sports
TranSouth notes: Burton happy to start 28th

...position in a 43-car field for the race today is that it's the final pit stall on the front stretch. Because the pace car drops the frontside driver off in the pits before those on the backstretch leave the track during a caution, drivers don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/21/oth_256893.shtml
Other sports
Take a cable car to Fisherman's Wharf

...down the city's hills. The tickets, decorated with colorful local scenes, make nice scrapbook souvenirs. The cable car drops you off just steps from the piers at Fisherman's Wharf. It's a busy, crazy place that most locals avoid, but if...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/18/liv_85493.shtml
Life & style
Are we at survival of the least fit?

...are gone, and all he knows how to do is fish. What happens to the highly-paid auto worker when the demand for the cars drops, and he has developed no other skills? The unfortunate answer is that he becomes a parasite on society -- and part-owner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/22/let_528400.shtml
Letters
Lawmaker working to change school tardiness laws

...Buckner, D-Jonesboro, proposed a bill Monday directing schools not to mark children tardy if they're waiting in the car drop-off line but can't get in before the bell. Government reports show a growing number of students are dropped off at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/18/met_376026.shtml
Metro
NASCAR notebook

...height requirement after the race, but team owner Ed Rensi and crew chief Fred Wanke both testified a broken part made the car drop below the minimum height requirement. The commission agreed with their argument, but they said it was not a valid excuse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/06/nas_342801.shtml
Nascar