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  • Wiped out? Reset your mind-set

    Wiped out? Reset your mind-set
    Does work have you wiped out? Or could you simply use a break from everyday life, but don't have time to spend a week in a spa or fly off to the south of France? Rejuvenation is at hand -- we have some ideas to help you recharge your batteries. Get a...
  • Police: Laguna man's death masked by emails

    Last summer, Laguna Beach resident Christopher Ryan Smith emailed family and friends with exciting news: He was embarking on an African adventure. Over the next few months, his emails recounted the highlights. One day he was paragliding near...
  • Little Fort Atkinson acts bigger

    Little Fort Atkinson acts bigger
    FORT ATKINSON, Wis. — I've been trying to think of the term for that particular experience of entering a seemingly small space only to discover it's much larger. Until I can remember the right word for that phenomenon — if the word really...
  • Wroten overcomes problem knee to partially climb Mount Rainier

    Wroten overcomes problem knee to partially climb Mount Rainier
    Amanda Wroten used to have handicapped plates on her car. Now, the personalized tag on her 2010 Ford Escape reads, "MY SUMIT." That message serves to remind her how far she's come. Once a 200-pound high schooler with hereditary knee problems severe...
  • The Interview: Blaze Sanders pushes toward the final frontier

    The Interview: Blaze Sanders pushes toward the final frontier
    Since he was a young boy growing up in upstate New York, Blaze Sanders always said he wanted to be an astronaut. He's doing his best to live up to his dream. Sanders, who has a degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, worked as a...
  • Maryland skydivers see boost in interest after Baumgartner's record-breaking feat

    Maryland skydivers see boost in interest after Baumgartner's record-breaking feat
    When a man willingly jumps from 24 miles above the Earth and lives, there is going to be some buzz. On the heels of Austrian Felix Baumgartner's record-setting "supersonic" skydive from the stratosphere last Sunday, the skydiving community in Maryland...
  • Arts Commission declines 'Skydivers' sculpture

    Due to the need for costly renovations, the city of Newport Beach will not accept a donated bronze sculpture once displayed at Fashion Island. The Newport Beach Arts Commission unanimously voted Thursday to decline the Irvine Co.'s donation of...
  • Sky Art

    Sky Art
    When the time finally arrived for the much-anticipated Champs Sports matchup between Florida State and Notre Dame, the moment was punctuated with streaks of pink smoke across the dusk skies, over the Florida Citrus Bowl, Thursday, courtesy of the world-...
  • 'Jumping Jay' lives for the free-fall

    'Jumping Jay' lives for the free-fall
    Walking through the Sparr Heights Community Center in Glendale on Thursday, Jay Fragoso was interrupted mid-stride. “Jumping Jay,” a guest called out, beckoning him over for a handshake. It is an appropriate moniker for a man who, at 72,...
  • Mailbag: Sweat lodge helped connection to nature

    I was heartened to read your story on Andrew Soliz and his Native American sweat lodges ("A spiritual place to sweat," Feb. 10): I was a lucky participant at one of his sweats, and they are run with integrity, safety and the utmost respect for the...
  • Social Security Disability could be fixed by reexamining the role judges play

    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...