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In colonial Virginia in 1654, a black man named John Casor became an answer to this trivia question: Who was the first man in the colonies to be legally declared a slave by the courts? But the more interesting trivia question concerns Anthony Johnson,...
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Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner canceled his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall on Tuesday into the New Mexico desert because of high winds. The 43-year-old former military parachutist from Austria had hoped to become the first...
Tags: Sports, NASA, Science, Science and Technology, Parachuting
Sometimes I just plain get tired of all the political rhetoric and news that saturates my life. Sure, I know it’s most important that we get some working and knowledgeable leaders in office but I’m not sure where exactly we might find them....
J.R. Sides and his wife, Kathy Sides, co-owners of the Skydiving Center in Chambersburg, helped kick off the Mobility for Randy fundraiser for Randy Schroeder. The fundraising event will help purchase a handicapped assessable van for Schroeder who is...
firstname.lastname@example.orgFor much of his young life, Cory Remsburg chose the more adventurous path. He liked skydiving, rock climbing and water sports. He was a runner, a competitive athlete at his high school near St. Louis, Mo., and active in the Civil Air Patrol. So it...
email@example.comSaturday was Armed Forces Day, and Letterkenny Army Depot pulled out all of the stops to make the day educational and fun. Letterkenny employee Ed Sallie and his wife, Christie, of Chambersburg were content to take some of the tours around Letterkenny,...
With a pneumatic whoooooooosh, I leave Earth again, and I am not even propelled by the sort of happy hour rocket fuel with which I'm sometimes associated. In truth, I do not have many happy hours. I have happy minutes, happy moments. An entire hour?...
Special CorrespondentCheck this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Partnership for cruise line The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), founded nearly 200 years ago to advance geographical science, is to...
ReporterIs skydiving on your bucket list? If it is, Roanoke Parks and Recreation can help. Skydiving is the first experience in the department's new bucket list series. So far, six women have signed up for a day trip to a North Carolina skydiving center in...
Tags: Sports, Skydiving, Trips and Vacations, Travel
Channel 2 NewsAn Alaska-based Army paratrooper was injured Tuesday at the Malemute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, according to U.S. Army Alaska officials. The injury occurred during Operation Spartan Reach, a mass tactical airborne training event...
Tags: Sports, Armed Forces, Parachuting, U.S. Army
A DeLand sky diver who broke his neck during a jump last month has died, a hospital said Friday. Michael Truffer, a longtime advocate of the sport, died Thursday at about 3:44 p.m., a nursing supervisor said. Truffer, known as Mike, was 63. He also...
Tags: Sports, Parachuting, Skydiving
A 62-year-old skydiver was killed Saturday after he became entangled in a parachute and plummeted into a Lake Elsinore backyard, authorities said. Ken Oka, of Mira Loma, was performing a maneuver with a group of skydivers shortly after 3 p.m. when he...
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