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Rants and raves

...them! TO THE 82-YEAR-OLD in the wheelchair: The unfortunate tendency to lawsuits makes it impossible for some extra services to be done off premises, so I suspect that is the reason why MCG can no longer send someone out to the parking lot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-13/rants-and-raves
Initiatives ineffective

...doctor can't provide," said Dr. Williamson, the president of the Medical Association of Georgia. "Getting those extra services are the things that a doctor does. We get on the phone and call in favors from colleagues." It triples the doctor's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/19/met_508209.shtml
Metro
Speaker applauds BID effort

...Improvement District, or a BID. Atlanta has nine of them. A business improvement district allows businesses to get extra services through an additional property tax to those inside the district. "You're worried about your image as we are in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/29/bus_134036.shtml
Business | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Pupils' performance has not been tracked

...Learning in conjunction with pre-kindergarten is funded by proceeds from the state lottery. It aims to provide extra services to poor families to better prepare for school. In a 42-page audit released Thursday, reviewers with the Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/16/met_524181.shtml
Metro
Lawmakers question where mutual fund fees too high

...soft dollar arrangements, in which mutual funds may select brokerages that charge higher commissions in exchange for extra services such as research reports and access to analysts. The Securities and Exchange Commission has found cases where soft...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/27/bus_366796.shtml
Business
Deal to clean up, patrol downtown

...BID, encompasses 30 downtown blocks. Businesses in the district will pay an additional tax assessment to fund the extra services. The assessment is expected to generate $400,000 annually, said Margaret Woodard, executive director of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2008-02-01/deal-clean-
Local Business | Business
Pet boarding industry finds pampering pays

...massages and aromatherapy) to white-glove packages such as recording your dog's first CD for $1,600. The extra services, Reed said, can pad a typical pet owner's bill by 30 percent to 35 percent. Pet owners expect kennels to do more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/28/liv_60795.shtml
Life & style
Business News

...agents to reduce fees it pays to the distribution systems and to use its own information about customers to sell them extra services. American claims distribution companies have struck back by making information about its flights harder to find...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-05-20/business-news
Capital One to refund $150M in probe over heavy-handed marketing

...records and sometimes reimburse them for lost wages or other expenses related to identity theft.Banks are pushing the extra services as they scramble to replace profits lost because of recent limits on fees they can charge and how cards can be marketed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-07-18/capital-one-refund-150m-pr
Young patients caught in conflict between MCG and Blue Cross Blue Shield

...find another facility that will take care of Carter the way he is taken care of here."It would also mean losing extra services such as Camp Sweet Life for children with diabetes, which is run through the MCG program.But Kanto, who was the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-07-26/young-patients-caught-confli