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2011-05-23 00:00:27

Parc at Duluth general manager Jan Robbs received a discount email for biplane flights at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport and remembered that Mr. Sanger dreamed of one day flying again. (PRWEB) May 22, 2011 Parc at Duluth resident and WWII airman Harry Sanger relived his airborne dream last week as he flew in an open-air cockpit replica biplane out of Atlanta's Dekalb-Peachtree Airport. Mr. Sanger climbed to 2,000 feet as his friends and fellow residents of the Gwinnett-area retirement community...

2009-05-18 15:51:16

A biplane landing at a Washington state airport came down on top of a larger Cessna plane that had just touched down, but no one was injured, witnesses said. Witness John Garrett said the dark green biplane landed quickly Saturday evening at Skagit Regional Airport before taking off again and circling around the airport, the Skagit Valley Herald reported Monday. He said the blue and white charter Cessna landed while the biplane was circling the hub and he soon noticed the biplane was coming...

2008-09-08 18:00:26

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: David Coleman, (O) +1-202-268-2155, (C) +1-202-268- 2162, david .p.Coleman@usps.gov, or Mary Weber, (O) +1-202-268- 7722, (C) +1-202-437-1299, mary.c.weber@usps.gov, both of USPS FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Postal Service: What: Reenactment of the first transcontinental airmail flight from Long Island to San Francisco in a restored airmail biplane after a crash in 1928. Who:...

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2007-01-23 00:20:00

WASHINGTON -- When the Wright Brothers first took to the sky in a biplane, they were using a design nature may have tried 125 million years earlier. A new study of one of the earliest feathered dinosaurs suggests it may have had upper and lower sets of wings, much like the biplanes of early aviation. Today, the biplane is widely considered an old-fashioned rarity. And the design is no longer seen in birds, though it's not clear if it was a step on the way to modern birds or a dead end, tested...

2005-07-10 21:29:06

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Two pilots from a U.S. civilian airplane acrobatics group died on Sunday when their biplanes collided at an air show in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, officials said. "The Air Show was brought to an unexpected halt after two pilots from Masters Of Disaster were killed in a collision mid-flight," organizers said in a statement. Officials said no one was injured on the ground in the crash, which is under investigation. "Masters of Disaster" is an air show performance by the...


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Microraptor
2012-03-21 23:43:50

Microraptor, meaning “small thief,” is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (120 million years ago). This small, four-winged animal was first discovered in the Jiufotang Formation in Liaoning, China, with more than two dozen specimens unearthed. There are two known species of Microraptor. The type species, M. zhaoianus, has been hotly debated for years. It was initially placed in the genus Archaeoraptor before a more accurate description placed it in the...

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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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