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Coliseum authority reduces SPLOST goal for new arena

...to build a replacement for the 35-year-old James Brown Arena, which could cost up to $110 million, caught many off guard, including city officials now compiling a sales tax package to put before voters Nov. 3.Given the uncertain reception...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-19/coliseum-authority-reduc
Hate and healing

...depravity is nauseating. By choosing a church ? a place considered safe sanctuary ? he knew his victims would be caught off-guard, unarmed and unlikely to fight back.This cold-blooded rampage is so beneath contempt, no amount of digging could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-18/hate-and-healing
Georgia swim coach Jack Bauerle is back on the deck

...on deck coaching. It's something he loves and something he's great at."Bauerle's troubles caught many people off guard, considering how well his athletes have traditionally done in the classroom. He's still bothered by the way the NCAA...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-06-06/georgia-swim-coach-jack-b
Ryan Briscoe is thrust into action after James Hinchcliffe's crash

...its Web site. NASCAR has an emergency response plan in place, too, but uses different staffs at each track. CAUGHT OFF GUARD: Jimmie Johnson says he was "shocked" to learn NASCAR was looking into potential infractions by his No. 48 team for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-21/ryan-briscoe-thrust-
US seeks criminal charges against Lumber Liquidators

...compares with a profit of $13.7 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier.The loss caught industry analysts off guard. They had projected a profit of 15 cents per share, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.The hardwood...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-29/us-seeks-criminal-charges-
Marlins' Jarred Cosart is cooperating with MLB

...into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating with the investigation."Obviously, I was caught off guard by the whole situation," Cosart said Thursday. "All I'm really saying to everyone is I'm following the MLB protocol...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-26/marlins-jarred-cosart-co
City made me proud

...and buried where he grew up. As we left the funeral home in a procession, something stunning happened that caught me off-guard. As we turned onto Davis Road and traveled down Wheeler Road, every car pulled over for the funeral procession. Young...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-02-22/city-made-me-proud
NCAA rules committee likely won't focus of pace of play in college football

...measure, it was allowed it to be passed during a non-change year for NCAA rules. Many coaches claimed they were caught off guard by the proposal.The pushback was especially strong from those who run hurry up, no-huddle offenses such as Arizona's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-02-09/ncaa-rules-committee-like
Falling oil prices raise alarm in North Dakota towns that invested in construction projects

...production level of 1.1 million barrels a day at least through 2015.Still, the sudden drop in prices caught most observers off guard and shook confidence in the boom."If I could tell everybody that we'd have $70 oil in 2016, we could breathe easier...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-02/falling-oil-prices-raise-a
Romney says he won't run

...he would not again run for president. In the days since that meeting in New York, which caught several in attendance off-guard, Romney made calls to former fundraisers, staff and supporters, and gave three public speeches in which he outlined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-01-30/romney-says-he-wont-run