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2010-04-01 10:23:00

The USPA enlists the services of the United States Equestrian Federation to enact new equine welfare regulations WELLINGTON, Fla., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to implement a pilot program for equine drugs and medications testing for its sanctioned events, the United States Polo Association (USPA) has engaged the services of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Equine Drugs and Medications Program.

2010-02-04 07:31:00

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Feb.

2010-01-28 07:30:00

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Skydiving continues to improve its safety record, according to new statistics released today by the U.S.

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2010-01-22 13:35:00

Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian extreme sportsman, said his next goal is to try to break the long-standing record for the highest ever parachute jump.

2009-11-23 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24: FIRST U.S. SKYJACKING Profile America -- Tuesday, November 24th.

2009-09-30 20:40:44

From 17,000 feet, 181 women leaped from nine planes over California and set a world record for the most women skydiving in formation, jump organizers said. The women came from 26 countries to participate in the Jump for the Cause event in Perris to raise money for breast-cancer research Saturday, The Arizona Republic reported. Participants who turned out for the jump at the Perris Valley Skydiving Center in Southern California included survivors of breast cancer and other cancers as well as...

2009-09-29 16:42:23

Police in Indianapolis said they have received two recent reports of base jumpers parachuting from buildings in the city's downtown. Investigators said a jumper described as a man around the age of 20 could face burglary and trespassing charges for using a fake ID to gain access to the top floor of the 21-story Barton Tower Apartments and prying open a fire exit before parachuting from the building Sept.

2009-09-28 14:21:40

A 92-year-old New Hampshire woman said she jumped out of a plane at 13,000 feet to just try something different for a change. Jane Bockstruck of Swanzey said she does not know exactly what inspired her to go skydiving Sept.


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