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Bigger government?

...illiteracy was about 90 percent, life expectancy was about 30 years and annual income was in the hundreds.Contrary to the tunnel vision espoused by folks of Mr. Brand's ilk, capitalism didn't create an underclass ? it produced something to contrast...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-11-03/bigger-government
Nebraska

Now Playing Synopsis: Director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) takes the helm for this black-and-white road-trip drama starring Bruce Dern as a tempestuous Montana father who is convinced he's won a million-dollar magazine sweepstakes, and Will Forte as the son who begrudgingly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to claim his winnings. The first time we meet taciturn Woody Grant (Dern), he's walking down the shoulder of a busy road in Billings, MT -- so determined to reach his unknown destination that he fails to acknowledge the kindly police officer who's struggling to get his attention. When Woody's dutiful son David (Forte) arrives at the local police station to pick him up shortly thereafter, we learn exactly why the old man was so singularly focused on his stride: Having recently received a sweepstakes letter stating that he has won one million dollars, Woody is determined to claim his prize in person at the company's head office in Nebraska. Although David discerns right away that the letter is little more than a scam to sell magazine subscriptions, stubborn Woody already has tunnel vision -- nothing will stop him from obtaining his jackpot, even if he has to walk 800 miles on his own two feet to do so. Of course, this doesn't sit well with Woody's outspoken wife Kate (June Squibb) or career-driven son Ross (Bob Odenkirk), but David is determined to humor his befuddled father nonetheless, eventually agreeing to drive him to the sweepstakes office personally despite having to call in sick to work to get the time off. Shortly after the two set out, however, the road trip threatens to get sidetracked when longtime alcoholic Woody winds up in the hospital following a drunken fall. Pushing their schedule back to make time for his recovery, the pair plan to take a detour to David's Aunt Peg's house in his father's hometown of Hawthorne, where Kate and Ross will soon arrive for an impromptu family reunion. When Woody runs into his old pal Ed Pegram (Stacy Keach) at a local tavern and shoots his mouth off about his recent "windfall," he becomes something of a local celebrity, and familiar faces come out of the woodwork to claim their fair share of the prize. Meanwhile, David learns more about his family during this one eventful weekend than he did during his entire childhood, prompting some deeply personal reflection that offers him a whole new perspective on the father who was always something of a mystery. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach, Devin Ratray, June Squibb Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Voice-operated dashboard technology still risky

...greater the concentration required to perform a task, the more likely a driver is to develop what researchers call "tunnel vision" or "inattention blindness." Drivers will stop scanning the roadway or ignore their side and rearview mirrors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-06-12/voice-operated-dashboard-t
Chris Froome is in control of Tour de France

...that Froome noticed."During the race, you can't really take any of that in at all," he said. "You go into tunnel vision, and it's just a blur of noise and color around you."But with each push on his pedals, Froome's lead over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-07-10/chris-froome-control-tour-de-fran
Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones' legacy felt in area

...to take a step back and really just enjoy all the compliments and things that fans are saying," he said. "We get tunnel vision so often about what our job is. We're trained to tune out fans, but I think it's awfully difficult here in my...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-09-02/atlanta-braves-star-chip
Door is now open for Georgia to win SEC East

...past 23 meetings. That's why Georgia fans celebrated the back-to-back victories, even if Richt maintained his tunnel vision."It's always going to be meaningful because it's a great rivalry game and it does mean a lot to our players...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-10-28/door-now-open-georgia-win
Masters remains elusive for pro with Augusta ties

...weren't the same and everything wasn't the same, I'd still be playing golf. This is what I want to do."With his tunnel vision focused on making the Masters, Howell is off to another solid start on the West Coast where he has typically thrived...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2011-01-29/masters-remains-elusive-pro-
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What drivers on the road can learn from aircraft pilots

...Their eyes will usually show up as reflections from your headlights or the headlights of others. 5. AVOID HAVING tunnel vision and watching only the road ahead. This is the tendency of both young drivers and very old drivers.6. WHEN YOU purchase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2011-12-17/what-drivers-roa
Calipari keeping Kentucky focused

...movie was awful," he said. "But it did get us out."Other than a debatable choice in flicks, Coach Cal's tunnel-vision approach is working just fine. Kentucky is one win from a return trip to the Final Four, facing Baylor (30-7...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-03-24/calipari-keeping-kentucky
Welcome to Augusta

...who reach out beyond the Masters and into our community. So many of the tourney's competitors understandably have tunnel vision during Masters Week, concentrating on their game and little else. But there also are a number of golfers who have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/06/edi_193635.shtml
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