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Former first lady Betty Ford dies

...Ford's legacy "by giving countless Americans a new lease on life.""As our nation's First Lady, she was a powerful advocate for women's health and women's rights," the president said. "After leaving the White House, Mrs. Ford helped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-07-08/former-first-lady-betty-ford
Leaders try to build up Augusta

...only giving war heroes top-notch medical care but also restoring some clout to a medical community that has lost powerful advocates in Atlanta and Washington. That vision could come closer to reality when a U.S. Senate committee visits the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/25/met_141080.shtml
Metro
Official linked to cockfighting

...raided late last year. The 12-count federal indictment against Mr. Sharpe, a former state representative and powerful advocate for agriculture who won the Palmetto State's top farming post in 2002, also highlights undercover work conducted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/30/met_423743.shtml
Metro
Rescuing cronyism

...these, Gold Cross recently submitted an unsolicited proposal to take over Augusta's ambulance service. It has a powerful advocate in Mays, who has been bad-mouthing Rural/Metro relentlessly, saying response times are poor and that the ambulance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/29/op_330557.shtml
Opinion columns | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Schieffer trades Rangers presidency for Ballpark-area development role

...the realignment committee and the commissioner's blue ribbon economic task force. "While he was a strong and powerful advocate of Texas Rangers' causes, he understood the totality of issues that surrounded the game and invariably acted in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/30/bas_260225.shtml
Baseball
Remember the 'Gipper' in Alzheimer's fight

...this disease for the Americans who live with it and those who care for them.DESPITE THESE efforts and those of powerful advocates such as Maria Shriver, Sandra Day O'Connor and David Hyde Pierce, a grave stigma still surrounds Alzheimer's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2011-02-06/remember-gipper-
Opinion columns
Fighting For War's Wounded

...Augusta's VA centers' active-duty rehabilitation unit but also to restore clout to a medical community whose once-powerful advocates in Atlanta and Washington are retired, dead or in prison. The presidential commission's report said that between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/13/met_465535.shtml
Metro
Ethanol industry responding to attacks

...questions have changed.For years, ethanol fuel derived from corn was almost politically untouchable, thanks to powerful advocates on Capitol Hill. The ethanol industry has consequently exploded over the last decade, thanks to government subsidies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-04-16/ethanol-industry-respondin
Business
Aiken's statesman

...Nixon at the time of Byrnes' death.Although known as a trusted adviser to presidents, his true value came as a powerful advocate to the needs of the region.Byrnes played a key role in bringing jobs to the South -- particularly Aiken and Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-04-09/aikens-statesman
Metro
'Omnium Gatherum': Two playwrights try to cope with Sept. 11

...Rebeck said. "We sort of went from carrying it over the mountains ourselves to suddenly having a very, very powerful advocate" in the Humana Festival. Rebeck hopes that "Omnium Gatherum" will have the same effect on New York theatergoers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/13/art_396710.shtml
Arts