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  • Skydivers Raising Money for Breast Cancer Patients

    Skydivers Raising Money for Breast Cancer Patients
    Premier Skydiving is holding their sixth annual "Jumping for Ta-Ta's Boogie" Friday through Sunday to raise money for local breast cancer patients. On Friday, experienced skydivers will participate in a jump-a-thon, making as many skydives as possible...
  • Daredevil training for 23-mile-high skydive

    Daredevil training for 23-mile-high skydive
    Roswell, NM, is no stranger to weird things falling out the skies. And that includes Felix Baumgartner (http://felixbaumgartner.com). Fearless Felix took his latest ride to the stratosphere above Roswell this week, going up more than 96,000 feet in a...
  • Discovering the open spirit of Rio de Janeiro

    Discovering the open spirit of Rio de Janeiro
    RIO DE JANEIRO — "Should I use violence to restrain you if you want to buy too much?" my Italian roommate asked, seeing my enthusiasm for shopping manifest itself at a Brazilian kitchenware and china shop in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana neighborhood....
  • Seattle man killed in paragliding accident north of Whistler, B.C.

    Seattle man killed in paragliding accident north of Whistler, B.C.
    A man who died in a paragliding accident near Pemberton, B.C., has been identified as 55-year-old John Clifford of Seattle, The Canadian Press reported Wednesday. The B.C. Coroners Service said Clifford had been one of more than 100 competitors at the...
  • 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...
  • 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...