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  • 104-year-old Jumps Off 2,400-Foot Cliff, Hopes to Reclaim Record

    104-year-old Jumps Off 2,400-Foot Cliff, Hopes to Reclaim Record
    CYPRUS -- She has lived through two world wars. She witnessed the reign of no less than five monarchs and 26 prime ministers. And she was friends with a survivor of the Titanic disaster. Now 104-yerar-old Peggy McAlpine is hoping to enter the Guinness...
  • Nude pictures of former Volusia resident at center of Tennessee sex scandal involving lawmaker

    Nude pictures of former Volusia resident at center 
of Tennessee sex scandal involving lawmaker
    A former Volusia County resident is at the center of a sex scandal that has rocked the Tennessee legislature. McKensie Morrison, 22, is a graduate of Spruce Creek High in Port Orange, where she was student body president. She went on to become a...
  • Record-setting aviator Joe Kittinger details his high-flying life

    Record-setting aviator Joe Kittinger details his high-flying life
    Orlando's hall-of-fame aviator Joe Kittinger begins his new book with a moment just before he leaped from a balloon nearly 20 miles up at the edge of space. "The disc of the sun is sharp and brilliant against the ebony backdrop of deep space," the...
  • Jackson, Wyoming's abundant natural wonders

    Jackson, Wyoming's abundant natural wonders
    Rolling through Jackson Hole on the way into Grand Teton National Park for the first time, I spotted a boy on the cycle path alongside the road. His family was a few yards behind him, and the Tetons were off to his left, their ragged, snowy peaks jutting...
  • Skiing in Zermatt, Switzerland: Check out this Alpine village made for dreamers

    Skiing in Zermatt, Switzerland: Check out this Alpine village made for dreamers
    Richie Richter who grew up in what was then Karl Marx Stadt, East Germany, works as a night clerk in Switzerland and dreams only of getting back to Canada. Richie is a robust man with spiking sandy-brown hair. Alone each night, he tends the darkened...
  • HOW DO I ... Rescue old video memories?

    Many of us haven't hada VHS player up andrunning since DVDs took over the living room. That means there is a big stack of aging videocassettes on the shelf storing everything from "ER" episodes we recorded back in the day to prized home movies (there's...
  • Francis Rogallo dies at 97; engineer invented flexible wing that enabled hang gliding

    Francis Rogallo dies at 97; engineer invented flexible wing that enabled hang gliding
    Francis Rogallo, an aeronautical engineer who was considered the father of modern hang gliding and other recreational sports for inventing a flexible wing in 1948 that revolutionized nonpowered flight, has died. He was 97. Rogallo died Sept. 1 of natural...
  • Dream defies loss of limbs

    Kellie Lim knows all too well what it is like to be a very sick child. Struck with a ravaging bacterial infection that destroys limbs, she became a triple amputee at age 8 and soon faced a life of prosthetics, wheelchairs and often-painful...
  • El Pital a Latin revelation nestled in El Salvador's highlands

    El Pital, El Salvador In the dark days of the early 1980s, anyone brave or foolhardy enough to ascend the majestic peak of El Pital would have been accompanied by a hellish soundtrack of mortar fire and army helicopters. But as I strolled recently...
  • OUT LOUD: Brian McBride

    OUT LOUD: Brian McBride
    I like to cook. My wife and I are foodies. Any time I meet a famous chef, I'm in awe. I'm star-struck. I saw Guy Savoy when we were in Paris. I said to my wife, "Do you know who that is?" My wife joked, "You meet all these people who are so famous, but...
  • GM Red Tag Sale: Cadillac, Hummer, Saab Deals

     
    Our coverage of GM???s Red Tag Sale rolls on, and this time we???re taking a look at available deals on Cadillac, Saab and Hummer models for 2008 and 2009. Given the pricey nature of most of these vehicles, the percent-off......
  • Bush: Ousting Saddam was right

     
    by Frank James President Bush traveled today to Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, home of the 101st Airborne. It was a chance for Bush to visit with one of the few groups of Americans where his popularity remains relatively high, the......