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New football helmets hope to make a dent in reducing concussions

...by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) measure...impacts, which are direct blows. But new standards proposed over the summer would also mandate...on a football field.NOCSAE's new standards are expected to go into effect sometime...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-21/new-football-helmets-hope
Things to Do | The Augusta Chronicle

...acts in genres as diverse as Big Band, country, jazz, Christian, gospel plus balladeers and singers of quintessential pop standards will take the stage during Augusta Amusements' 2014-2015 season. White Violet, a band with an eclectic sound that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do
Savannah River Site contractor expands stormwater basin to prevent contaminated discharges

...2013, prompting the Department of Energy to increase safety standards at the facility."Prior to February 2013, no discharges...contains "slightly" contaminated water that is below regulatory standards and is regularly sampled.The vaults are encased in several...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-21/savannah-river-site-contract
North Augusta park and ride facility to offer carpool options for commuters

...state to bring cleaner air to the citizens that you guys represent," said Jack Porter, who works with DHEC's Air Quality Standards and Assessment Section. "This park and ride will be used as an example for other areas in South Carolina and possibly for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-21/north-augusta-park-and-ride-f
U.S. existing home sales rise for fourth consecutive month

...benefiting from strong job gains. Hiring since February has reached its healthiest pace since 2006. But first-timers also face higher credit standards and down-payment requirements, making it harder for many to qualify for mortgages.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-21/us-existing-home-sales-ris
Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

...battle with cancer.Apple's stock has nearly doubled since Cook became CEO, outpacing the roughly 70 percent gain in the Standard & Poor's 500 during the same stretch. Cook has done some things that most analysts doubt Jobs would have done, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-20/apples-stock-bounces-back-
Superintendent candidates face off in debate

...Georgia's use of the multistate Common Core standards were the biggest differences Tuesday...to one among opponents of the school standards. Overall, about one-third of voters...that it is less rigorous than previous standards, that it demands administering expensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-19/superintendent-candidates-face-deba
Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

...Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96.Pardo - a handsome man with a strong chin and confident smile that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-19/longtime-snl-announcer-don-pardo-di
School bake sale showdown set for Thursday

...high-calorie sweets and high-fat and high-sodium foods during fundraisers held during school hours.The rule is among federal standards required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which sought to make school foods healthier by reducing sodium...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-19/school-bake-sale-showdown-set-thurs
Bacteria colonies removed from Savannah River Site using special vacuum

...1950s. The reprocessing plant needed upgrades to ensure its readiness for future site missions and to meet current safety standards, according to a news release.The work included sealing abandoned piping, upgrading air filters and replacing doors in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-19/bacteria-colonies-removed-sa