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  • Skydiver suffers burns after falling into Lodi power lines

    Skydiver suffers burns after falling into Lodi power lines
    A 62-year-old man remained in a Northern California burn center Monday after he flew into some power lines while skydiving in Lodi. Mark Elizondo is doing relatively “fine” but suffering from burns after he misjudged the wind Sunday...
  • A prescription for fewer medical errors

    Everything I knew about how to behave in a hospital I learned from watching "ER." At the fictional County General Hospital, the most helpful thing a family member could do was stay out of the way. So when my husband was in the ER, I even moved my chair...
  • Unconscious skydiver rescued mid-air

    Unconscious skydiver rescued mid-air
    It played out like a scene from an action movie.  But what James Lee experienced was as real as it gets.  The skydiver was taking part in a jump in Wiltshire in the U.K. when he was hit on the back of the head by another skydiver, just seconds after...
  • Skydiver killed in accident at Perris Valley Airport

    A 29-year-old man was killed Friday in a skydiving accident at a small Riverside County airport, authorities said. Shortly after 11 a.m., Perris police officers were called to the Perris Valley Airport, where a man had been critically injured while...
  • Gabrielle Giffords three years later: 'I'm stronger now'

    Gabrielle Giffords three years later: 'I'm stronger now'
    Three years ago today, she was in the most mundane of places, a supermarket parking lot in Tucson. She was engaged in the most meaningful act in political life, talking to the people who had sent her to Washington. Then a bullet pierced Gabrielle...
  • Two skydivers collide in Arizona, plummet to deaths

    Two skydivers collide in Arizona, plummet to deaths
    TUCSON -- Arizona police are investigating the deaths of two skydivers who collided and then plummeted to the ground after the canopies of their parachutes collapsed. The skydivers were foreigners who were part of a group of 200 men and women who jumped...
  • Lehigh Valley Air Show

     
    Here's one of many signs that I'm getting old. As we enjoyed Sunday's aerobatics and diplays at the Lehigh Valley Air Show, I told a friend that I had attended a media day a few years before for the last......
  • ... Just dropping in for the IronPigs' game

     
    The skies are expected to be clear over Coca-Cola Park Tuesday evening, but that doesn't nothing will be falling from the skies before the scheduled game with Scranton. Aleth Matrone from the Misty Blues all women’s skydiving team will be jumping...
  • NBC Dateline special to interview skydivers and pilots from Wisconsin plane crash

     
    In an incredible event last weekend, all nine skydivers, and both pilots, aboard two planes that collided in mid-air over Superior, Wisconsin, managed to survive the experience. This Friday, Nov. 8, NBC will air a special hourlong installment of Dateline ...
  • Daniel Sutherland and Renee Shortino

    Daniel Sutherland and Renee Shortino
    Five years ago, Daniel Sutherland and Renee Shortino were living in San Francisco, a city often described as romantic — quite unlike their first date. She was expecting him around 8 p.m. but he was watching a Lakers playoff game, so he didn’...
  • FloriDUH: Granny, 87, injured — while skydiving!

    Patsy Detamore's left leg is now a mass of metal after it was nearly severed during a skydiving accident on June 3rd, reports WTSP News-10 in Tampa Bay. The Plant City granny wanted to skydive for her 87th birthday. But during the tandem jump, Detamore'...