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  • 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...
  • Former Elmhurst College student gets probation, fine for hate crime

    Former Elmhurst College student gets probation, fine for hate crime
  • Around & About

    CLASSES & SEMINARS: Plan Your Spring Garden — Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. Mike Brown, horticulturist, shows home gardeners how to get a jump on spring blooms. Class meets in the Maple building at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, then moves into...
  • Comments & Curiosities: Taking the plunge

    Have you ever jumped out of an airplane? I haven't. It's called skydiving. You climb into a small plane, then go higher and higher as everything below you gets smaller and smaller — buildings, people, even squirrels, which are pretty small to...
  • Navy QB Dobbs' hometown recognizes his key play

    Most college athletes spend their summers vacationing and preparing for the next season, very few spend it receiving a key to the city, unless you're Ricky Dobbs. Dobbs, the starting quarterback for the U.S. Naval Academy, was honored by his hometown...
  • 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...
  • Volkswagen GTI appeals to fast crowd

    Volkswagen GTI appeals to fast crowd
    The Volkswagen GTI is an acquired taste, like skydiving, bronco riding, sword swallowing or watching the Cubs and Bears. That means this performance compact isn't for everyone; it's for enthusiasts who measure its appeal more by how fast, rather than how...
  • 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......
  • Sky diver dies in Murrieta after record-setting jump

     
    Sky diver Stephen Millard Harrington was making his last jump of the day. It was meant to be a relaxing drop that would cap a record-setting day in the skies above Riverside County. But Harrington apparently hit the tail of......
  • Search for lost paraglider in Newport Beach may have been sparked by false claim

     
    A search for a lost paraglider in Newport Beach may be called off this morning because authorities suspect the initial report may have been a false claim. The search began after a woman contacted the Orange County Sheriff's Department at......
  • 'Real World: D.C.': Here we go ...

     
    I'll be honest. I stopped watching The Real World pretty soon after I became too old to be cast on the show. Once the show turned into a drunk-and-hookup-fest (let's say ... sometime around the Las Vegas season), I got......