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With a pneumatic whoooooooosh, I leave Earth again, and I am not even propelled by the sort of happy hour rocket fuel with which I'm sometimes associated. In truth, I do not have many happy hours. I have happy minutes, happy moments. An entire hour?...
Special CorrespondentCheck this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Partnership for cruise line The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), founded nearly 200 years ago to advance geographical science, is to...
Channel 2 NewsAn Alaska-based Army paratrooper was injured Tuesday at the Malemute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, according to U.S. Army Alaska officials. The injury occurred during Operation Spartan Reach, a mass tactical airborne training event...
Tags: U.S. Army, Armed Forces, Sports, Parachuting
ReporterIs skydiving on your bucket list? If it is, Roanoke Parks and Recreation can help. Skydiving is the first experience in the department's new bucket list series. So far, six women have signed up for a day trip to a North Carolina skydiving center in...
Tags: Sports, Travel, Skydiving, Trips and Vacations
RedEyePopularity on social networks, like Instagram, can get you more than a few “likes” and internet fame. With the creation of social currency platform Popular Pays, digital-saavy Chicagoans can now leverage their volume of followers for goods...
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A DeLand sky diver who broke his neck during a jump last month has died, a hospital said Friday. Michael Truffer, a longtime advocate of the sport, died Thursday at about 3:44 p.m., a nursing supervisor said. Truffer, known as Mike, was 63. He also...
Tags: Sports, Skydiving, Parachuting
West Virginia's New River Gorge area was already a destination for adrenaline junkies, but now the thrill factor has reached new heights. Two hundred feet, to be precise. That's the height at the highest point of Gravity, the mile-long zip line that is...
A 62-year-old skydiver was killed Saturday after he became entangled in a parachute and plummeted into a Lake Elsinore backyard, authorities said. Ken Oka, of Mira Loma, was performing a maneuver with a group of skydivers shortly after 3 p.m. when he...
The Social Security Disability Insurance system is supposed to provide a financial safety net for workers and their families in the event that a serious medical impairment prevents them from working ("Judges sue Social Security over 'quotas' on disability...
Tags: Justice System, Sports, Social Security, Judges, Parachuting
In colonial Virginia in 1654, a black man named John Casor became an answer to this trivia question: Who was the first man in the colonies to be legally declared a slave by the courts? But the more interesting trivia question concerns Anthony Johnson,...
Tags: John Hancock, Sports, Slavery, U.S. Congress, The Herald-Mail
Skydiver Craig Stapleton, 51, is lucky to be alive after his parachutes failed during a jump on Sunday. Stapleton jumped from 8,000 feet, and then his primary and backup parachutes failed. "I thought, 'God hates me,'" Stapleton told ABCNews.com....
L.A. NOWThe Marine killed during a parachute training accident in Perris was a highly decorated combat veteran from Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Marine Corps announced Thursday. Sgt. Caleb Medley, 26, of La Junta, Colo., died this week when he plummeted......
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