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BMX Scot Alexander Breithaupt pioneer found dead in California

...the desert city of Indio found him dead in a tent at a vacant lot, Sgt. Dan Marshall said. Breithaupt, who was 57 and lived...one day he saw a group of kids riding their bicycles in a dirt lot near his home in Long Beach, Calif. He was inspired to organize...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-06/bmx-scot-alexander-b
Peach Jam leads off busy month at Riverview Park

...That started this ball that's going to roll through July," Meyer said. "It turned out to be a great tournament. We had a lot of the teams from the Charleston area, and after what had happened down there, those folks were so grateful and kind and glad...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-05/peach-jam-leads-busy-month-ri
Many farmers await legal clearance to use drones

...100 acre Missouri farm if he has to keep them within sight. He's still interested, though. The men he hires now use a lot of fuel and their trucks tear up his land and roads."You can wait forever on advancing technology," Geske says.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-05/many-farmers-await-legal-c
After winning Triple Crown, a new world greets jockey Victor Espinoza

...Espinoza said it still doesn't seem real."Over time, it will," he said. "It's just right now, I think because I have a lot of things that I'm doing right now ? go here, go there ? I don't have the chance."He's also writing a book, detailing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-05/after-winning-triple
Half of Americans Can't Handle a Small Emergency. Here's What to Do If You're in That Group.

...bulbs everywhere as your old ones burn out, replacing them one at a time (as LED bulbs are expensive initially, but eat a lot less energy and don't need to be replaced for a LONG time). You can cut down your water bill, too, by finding ways to use...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2015-07-06/half-amer
Smear merchants

...freed from their own tyranny, and have done incredibly well in the world economy over the years.Americans will stand for a lot of abuse. To a fault. It's what you do under the blanket of the First Amendment. Oh yeah, the flag stands for that, too...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-03/smear-merchants
Vacations hard to come by for small-business owners

...more since I've done that."It does not leave a lot of time to enjoy things like a lot of other people may get to enjoy it, but it has...being a business owner is that it can be, and for a lot of people it is, an all-consuming thing," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-07-04/vacations-h
Michaux: Spieth knows what he's doing with his schedule

...not going to Scotland early to prepare?A lot of arm-chair experts believe that's...Palmer, Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods had a lot of people criticizing their strategic tactics...a little bit different. There will be a lot to learn in a short time. But he's young...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-07-04/michaux-spieth-knows-what-he
Pet lovers take in animals with hopes for adoption

...responsible dog owner, and they need a lot of them: Last year, they found homes for...animal. "Most of us work full time. A lot of people have kids and families," she...situation."For example, our house has a lot of stairs, so we're not going to be a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/pets/2015-07-04/pet-lovers-take-animals-hopes-
Smart, social -- and messy -- birds make great pets, fans say

...much as possible. You can teach them tricks, and they eat a lot of the same food we do. They're hilarious, and loads of fun...you can turn to for advice. That person can be anyone with a lot of experience with birds," she said.Bird clubs and magazines...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/pets/2015-07-04/smart-social-and-messy-birds-m