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  • 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'...
  • Winging it

    Winging it
    NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Magical things happen atop the great sand dunes here. The dunes include the largest on the East Coast, which soars 80 to 100 feet above most everything else and offers fine views in all directions: the gleaming Atlantic to the...
  • Put your stress on vacation

    Put your stress on vacation
    Got stress? If you answered no, hooray for you! (And, by the way, what planet are you from?) But if you answered yes (like any normal member of the human race), you're likely heartened by the arrival of vacation season. Just the ticket for a little...
  • First-year Stevenson stuns CNU 46-43 in double overtime

    OWINGS MILLS, MD. Christopher Newport's football program is just 11 years old, but the Captains were the grand old veterans last night when they visited Stevenson, which was playing its first home football game ever. If the fledging Stevenson program...
  • William and Mary javelin champion Heroux throws himself into success

    William and Mary javelin champion Heroux throws himself into success
    If you google Brandon Heroux and find a young man throwing the javelin, you've got the William and Mary junior who won that event at last weekend's Penn Relays. The Brandon Heroux skydiving at 10,000 feet and zip-lining from cliff to cliff is another...
  • 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....
  • The perfect day in Ocean City

    The perfect day in Ocean City
    Breathtaking sunsets, sweet salt air, boardwalk confections and fun in the sun — Ocean City has it all. Long regarded by those in the know as a best bet when it comes to taking the family to the beach, Ocean City, recently received the...
  • Schaumburg man dies during first solo skydive

    Schaumburg man dies during first solo skydive
    Karthik Balakrishnan was to return to his native India next week to help support his parents. But before he left, the software engineer wanted to follow his passion and parachute solo for the first time. “None of us liked it because we knew the...
  • Celebrating the flying 'birdmen'

    NEWPORT BEACH — With aircraft made of little more than bamboo and plastic sheets, a ragtag group of aerial adventurers threw themselves off a hilltop here on May 23, 1971, launching what became known as the birth of the hang gliding renaissance....
  • Apodaca: Summer signals a time to let go

    June is a time of changes. All over Newport-Mesa, families enjoy the beginning of summer. Children finish another year of school, graduation ceremonies are held, and plans for the future are made. I often tell my two sons that change happens whether we...
  • OC weekend wrap-up: Air show and more

    OC weekend wrap-up: Air show and more
    It was an eventful weekend in Ocean City, both on the ground and in the air. Some of the news was not so good, including the death of a 52-year-old boater. Here's a quick wrap-up: -A Glen Burnie man out for a fishing trip died after the 16-foot boat he...