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...BAND PERFORMANCE: 2 p.m. Sept. 9, Augusta Museum of History rotunda, 560 Reynolds St.; free; performing Casey at the Bat, Song of India, Shine on, Harvest Moon, Autumn Leaves and other favorites; (706) 724-8454HARRY JACOBS CHAMBER...
Casey at the bat - for schools

Here's a question for you do-it-yourselfers: If you're fixing something, and the tool you're using isn't getting the job done, do you keep using that tool, hoping that the broken object will eventually, miraculously get fixed?
A sports fan's guide to essential reading

The Augusta Chronicle has compiled a 2006 essential sports book reading list, which is made of current and classic selections.
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Sound Bites: Box Set Reviews

In a better world, the music industry would spend less time endlessly repackaging material decades old and more time cultivating young Ray Charles-type talent. It must be out there, right?
Books take fans out to ball game

...sister and even Tallulah Bankhead, the husky-voiced actress and rabid New York Giants baseball fan. There are Casey at the Bat and a poem by Marianne Moore, song lyrics to Take Me Out to the Ball Game and even a scene from the Broadway musical...
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Award-winning reads

WASHINGTON - In 1999, Richard Peck's A Long Way from Chicago, a series of stories about a Depression-era girl who leaves the city to visit her feisty grandmother in rural Illinois, won a Newbery Honor award - the children's book equivalent of an Olympic silver medal. When that happened, Mr. Peck said, "you can imagine what my editor told me to do." On Monday, Mr. Peck learned that the sequel, published last year, won the gold.
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Mudville Mick

I'm in a year-long golf pool with a bunch of sports writers and regular citizens from all over the place. Two of them are golf writers Ron Green Sr. and Ron Green Jr. from Charlotte, N.C. They both sure can write but they are lousy at picking.