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Conservatives are "anti-science"? Let's talk about that

...researchers, a group I assume is hungriest for federal-grant funding, lucrative tenure positions, sexy European sports cars and frequent-flyer miles to science symposiums held at seaside resorts. Journalists help perpetuate the scientist-as-infallible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/damon-cline/2014-07-12/conservati
GM engineer: Effort to fix ignition switches touched off GM recall problems

...told a congressional subcommittee last month that GM wanted each small-car ignition to "feel like it was a European sports car or something."But as it turned out, the new switches in models such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion can unexpectedly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-07/gm-engineer-effort-fix-ign
Elon Musk's SolarCity to acquire solar panel maker

...even look like typical solar panels, he said. Just as he drew customers to electric vehicles by making sleek, fast sports cars, Musk wants to attract homeowners to solar with pretty panels."We want to have a cool-looking aesthetically pleasing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-17/elon-musks-solarcity-acqui
What Is It?

...reproduction bodies for them!"Joe Bert said: "You've got a 1932 Ford roadster, a highboy. America's first sports car (not the Corvette). After World War II, soldiers returned and customized them and made them faster and ran at Bonneville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-06-27/what-it
What Is It?

...founded the company in 1913 and were bought out by Auburn Motors in Indiana in 1927. Auburn was best known for the Cord sports car."The Duesenberg was a luxury vehicle without peer but it fell victim to the Great Depression and the company ceased...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-05-08/what-it
Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves Ryan Newman behind at airport

...the 24 Hours of Le Mans.Dempsey's love affair with sports-car racing was always more than a frivolous dalliance. He's...on contending in the most prestigious road race on the sports car circuit.His team came so close last year to earning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-06-13/dale-earnhardt-jr-leaves-r
What Is It?

...far the tail-fin craze could go. These cars were all about show (and a little bit of go) but were definitely not sports cars. Their cushy ride came at the expense of any handling prowess."Larry Heath said: "This was the high-water mark...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-06-13/what-it
Kyle Larson wins Nationwide race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

...a prosthesis for the leg and soon after began to think about fulfilling his need for speed. He began racing vintage sports cars and was encouraged by friends and family members to market his skills to other circuits.Dwyer reached the attention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-24/kyle-larson-wins-nationwid
Barrington Irving touts science, engineering careers at Morgan Road Middle School

...high school students and drove a vehicle built by middle school students in Texas capable of outperforming a Ferrari sports car."Anything you put your mind to, you can do," Irving said.Iriving's message resonated with students, many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-05-15/barrington-irving-touts-s
Forfeitures bring big bucks to sheriff's office

...tied up in court.Items that can't be used by the sheriff's office are auctioned off. That includes expensive sports cars that wouldn't be ideal for police officer use.Some seized vehicles that are similar to typical police cars are put into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-18/forfeitures-bring-big-