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Augustans remember Oscar Baker

...He told everybody that he's known me for 40 years and that in my 20s I was one of Augusta's most entertaining young reporters.When someone asked for details, he recalled the time I sent the fire department arson investigators a Christmas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-19/augustans-remember-oscar-bake
Late coach was friendly marvel, on ice and off

...Former Chronicle editorial cartoonist Clyde Wells even showed up and spent most of the lunch teasing me about my young reporter days.Thank goodness the News paper Statute of Limi tations is only about 30 years. TODAY'S JOKE: Little Johnny's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-08/late-coach-was-friendly-marve
Kirby: With every Christmas, a fuller attic

...its wonderful insight of the watchdog that didn't bark because it was familiar with the criminal.In fact as a young reporter at a murder scene almost 40 years ago, I shared this observation with the investigators who were puzzled at the death...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-05/kirby-every-christmas-fuller-
The Way We Were: Surrey Center

...for many years known as the The Man-0-War and later Coconuts.It was always busy during Masters Week, and young reporters would be dispatched there after dark because someone had spotted a celebrity and called the newspaper to report it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-26/way-we-were-surrey-center
Answering readers' questions

...stories (we had turned off our wire service).Bill told her that we play up local news more now than when he was a young reporter or when I was the news editor at The Augusta Chronicle.One of my main jobs as news editor was to choose those front-page...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-11/answering-readers-questions
Climbing career might be over

It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief.? Lionel Trilling As a young reporter, I always enjoyed active journalism.I would climb trees and rooftops to get better camera angles.One very hot July day in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-21/climbing-career-might-be-over
Ludwick was a mentor, friend

...light-hearted.Al had assigned me to cover a Little League baseball tournament. Being 22 and knowing everything, as most young reporters do, I complained about it, thinking I was too good to cover such a minor event."Be a professional and go do a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/david-westin/2013-05-28/ludwick-was-mentor-f
Newspaperman Jimmy Ezzell dies

...for news-gathering provided a true inspiration for young reporters who were just learning their craft."Others agreed...Augusta."He had a big heart and a soft spot for young reporters, and while he could be tough and demanding, you always...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-11/newspaperman-jimmy-ezzell-die
Heat stories remind that these are times that fry men's soles

...page this week about policemen dealing with summer heat. I know what they mean.Thirty-five years ago, I was a young reporter dispatched to a collision in south Augusta.Not only was the outside heat breathtaking but the road also had recently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-06-02/heat-stories-remind-these-are
Lightning bugs leave bright spots in our heart

...with boxes of documents or papers that he thought provided proof that government was not being honestly run. As a young reporter, I was often tasked with trying to verify his claims, which often proved unfounded.Still, there is something...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-06-20/lightning-bugs-leave-bright-s