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2009-05-11 10:36:10

Three British war veterans recently joined a dozen wounded US troops for the twice-yearly Warrior Dive in Key Largo in May that promotes scuba diving as a rehabilitative therapy.

2009-04-23 12:56:03

British teen Tom Daley, an Olympics diving hopeful, has been the target of taunts by bullies, two London newspapers reported Thursday. The Daily Telegraph reported Rob Daley, the father of the 14-year-old diver, is considering removing his son from Eggbuckland Community College in Plymouth because of

2009-04-23 12:56:03

British teen Tom Daley, an olympic diving hopeful, has been the target of taunts by bullies, two London newspapers said Thursday. The Telegraph reported that Rob Daley, the father of the 14-year-old diver, is considering removing his son from Eggbuckland Community College in Plymouth because of constant

2008-09-09 03:00:06

By Christian Trejbal christian.trejbal@roanoke.com 381-1645 The shell of Christiansburg's new aquatic center looms above Franklin Street. Its brick walls, blue roof and gaping window holes carve a striking form against the sky.

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2008-08-04 13:50:00

In neighborhood pools and competitive events, diving injuries add up.

2008-07-11 12:00:17

By Pete Hayes, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jul. 11--FLORISSANT -- Members of the Summers-Port dive team take a back seat to no one these days -- including their swimming cousins.

2008-07-10 12:00:38

Recent news headlines throughout the country have reported on numerous water accidents resulting in extreme injuries and in some cases death. In addition to thousands of water related injuries that occur each year, drowning is one of the leading causes of death in toddlers and children.

2008-01-27 09:00:20

By Laith Agha, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jan. 27--It's known as "Mortuary Beach" for a reason.

2007-08-13 12:20:33

By Randy Ludlow, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Aug. 13--CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio -- When John Sanders began diving for bodies in 1965, it was a touch-and-go operation. Up to two dozen divers would line up and grope along the bottom of a murky lake or river, hoping to bump into the corpse.

2007-05-30 00:00:13

By John Raby No diving The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the diving ban from cliffs at the following lakes in Southern West Virginia: Beech Fork, Bluestone, Burnsville, East Lynn, R.D. Bailey, Summersville and Sutton.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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