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General Motors looks to new vehicles, China to boost profit as it shifts away from recalls

...personally, I'm a little more impatient, and I think that's a good thing," she told reporters at the company's proving ground in Milford, Michigan, north of Detroit.Standard & Poors analyst Efriam Levy said the plan shows GM is headed in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-01/general-motors-looks-new-v
Edgefield proving ground could become General Dynamics property

An Edgefield military vehicle proving ground is now going to be in the hands of one of the largest military vehicle makers in the world.Force Protection, based in Charleston...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2011-11-10/edgefield-p
New sponsor takes over amateur golf series

...anything. It doesn't work in business. It doesn't work in any relationship."In its heyday, the series was a proving ground for such local players as Vaughn Taylor, who was the player of the year in 1995 and 1996 and has gone on to win twice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/amateur-golf/2014-05-30/new-sponsor-tak
Comet dust recovered from capsule

DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah - The space capsule that returned to Earth with the first...seven-year journey, the NASA space capsule landed safely Sunday at Dugway Proving Ground with tiny particles that scientists hope will yield clues to how...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/17/liv_45296.shtml
Life & style
Bush makes good on wartime promise

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz. - George Bush took a flying leap Tuesday. In doing so...He landed about 40 yards from his target at the Army's Yuma Proving Ground, the sprawling base where the Golden Knights, the Army precision...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/26/met_205876.shtml
Metro
Aquinas' Skylar Robinson continues his drive toward racing stardom

...East Coast, including Watkins Glen in New York, Road Atlanta and Virginia International Raceway."It's a good proving ground," Robinson said. "A lot of pro series go to those tracks, so if you can get experience at a lower level, when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-02-03/aquinas-skylar-robin
Shaun White has been turning heads at snowboarding's U.S. Open for years

...now is by far the biggest name and star attraction.The Open, an event backed by Burton, has long been a favorite proving ground for boarders, ever since Paul Graves and his buddies came up with the concept of the National Snowboarding Championships...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-02-25/shaun-white-has-been
Salt Lake might be hockey proving ground

SALT LAKE CITY - The rest of the world is catching up to the U.S. women's hockey team. But is it doing it fast enough? The novelty factor from Nagano is gone. This is the second Olympics for women's hockey. And as the U.S. team tries to win another gold - it opens play at 1 p.m. EST today with a game against Germany - the Americans find themselves in an unusual situation.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/12/oly_333012.shtml
Olympics
Oklahoma, Tulsa bring top offenses into clash

...NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma was instrumental in spreading the spread offense throughout Big 12 country. Norman was the proving ground for the Air Raid scheme Mike Leach took to Texas Tech and turned into the nation's most prolific passing game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/21/col_144553.shtml
College
Even the refs put their skills up for review

...every whistle. The Peach Jam is not just a proving ground for players. The Southeastern Conference...tool for officials since 1998. It's the proving ground piled on top of the player proving ground. The cost is $525. The campers work six...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/13/pre_88763.shtml
High school basketball