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A first-timer's guide to having fun in Los Angeles

Somehow, despite our non-planning, our first-time trip to Los Angeles became one of the best vacations we'd ever had.

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Player dealt for bats meets tragic end

"Bat Man" or "Bat Guy" or "Bat Boy" -- that's what they called him.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/04/oth_513493.shtml
Other sports
Odds and Ends

ORLANDO, Fla. - If drivers can't read Erik Rivera's sign, they might be going too fast.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/03/biz_445984.shtml
XXX Bizarre
Rowing club paddles to national titles

The Augusta Rowing Club continues to forge the city's reputation as the Rowing capital of the South.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/31/oth_382714.shtml
Other sports | Greenbrier High School
Wind-blocked kick most memorable Egg Bowl moment

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Billy Brewer was in his first season as coach at Mississippi in 1983 and he was about to go 0-1 against his instate rival on a blustery November day in Jackson. Artie Cosby's 27-yard field-goal attempt was headed dead center through the goal posts. Mississippi State would take home the Golden Egg Trophy. What happened next made Brewer think God must be a Rebel.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/22/col_328511.shtml
College
Man sinks teeth into his art

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - Ron Grant is indeed an artist, but certainly not in the conventional sense. Forget about a canvas - all he needs is a tooth. At $250 per painting, Mr. Grant will paint whatever a customer wants on a tooth crown, which is later applied to the customer's tooth. Such paintings range from the Rolling Stones' lips and tongue logo to the Broncos logo on a Denver football players' helmets. "One guy had AIDS and he wanted Ron to paint the biohazard symbol to put on his tooth," Mr. Grant's wife, Chris, said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/04/24/met_314852.shtml
Metro
Braves hold off Mets, lead 2-0

ATLANTA -- The polite thing to say is the New York Mets blinked first when faced with their first playoffs in 11 years. But that wouldn't fully describe how thoroughly the Atlanta Braves have undressed the Mets in this National League Championship Series showdown, taking a 2-0 lead with a 4-3 win in Wednesday afternoon's Game 2 at Turner Field that sends the two teams to Shea Stadium for the next three games with sharply contrasting emotions.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/14/bas_272971.shtml
Baseball
CBS's Hewitt has answer to glut of political TV ads

60 Minutes Executive Producer Don Hewitt has found the perfect solution to the problem of costly political TV advertising -- ban it. For years, politicians have crabbed about the expense of buying TV time, and for years they've been trying to get the networks to cough up free air time. Selling no ad time to candidates would level the playing field in the same way that giving them equal amounts of free time would, Mr. Hewitt said last week at the Media Studies Center's 21st Annual Frank E. Gannett Lecture in New York.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/23/ent_248182.shtml
Things to Do
Off the Wall: Arts can strengthen soul, ego

EDITORS NOTE: Beginning today, The Augusta Chronicle will begin offering readers a weekly humor column by P.S. Wall. It replaces Can This Marriage Be Saved, a feature that has appeared Tuesdays in the Your Life section since February, 1995. The marriage column was interesting and offered valuable advice on rescuing relationships in crisis. But after three and a half years, we think it's time to try something different.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/29/ent_240350.shtml
Things to Do
Ripley's museum adds giant floating ball

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- It took six weeks of planning, three weeks of work, a host of adult construction workers, jackhammers and saws, and a heavy-duty crane to prepare for and move a 13,400-pound granite ball and base. But believe it or not, to a 2-year-old child who can move it with a single touch, the ball just seems like a huge, gray marble. Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum is adding the $150,000 ball to its collection of the bizarre.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/17/met_226257.shtml
Metro