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2009-07-27 14:24:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- iFLY California offers a great staycation package for local residents in Northern and Southern California by allowing the whole family to experience the thrill of indoor skydiving at an affordable price. iFLY California, which includes both iFLY San Francisco Bay and iFLY Hollywood at Universal CityWalk(R) realizes many families may have had to opt out of a vacation this year. Locals can take advantage of a discounted Family Package,...

2009-06-12 16:31:00

FORT BRAGG, N.C., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 85th birthday with a tandem jump with the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights. The event took place in Kennebunkport, Maine at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, which is the same location where the former president's parents were married. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090612/DC32095) Family and friends gathered to observe the jump, looking skyward as the former...

2009-06-09 16:56:00

FORT BRAGG, N.C., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, will have the honor and privilege to perform a tandem jump with the 41st President, George H. W. Bush, as he celebrates his 85th birthday. The event will take place in Kennebunkport, Maine, as family and friends gather to observe the former president's jump. "This event is very special for us," said the team's commander, LTC Anthony Dill. "We have proudly represented the U.S. Army with every...

2009-05-28 11:42:00

Dr. Bill Patterson to Head Committee's Efforts WELLINGTON, Fla., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the United States Polo Association (USPA) announced the 21 volunteer members of its Polo Pony Welfare Committee (PPWC), a committee tasked with examining current best practices regarding equine welfare in polo and other equine sports and presenting findings and recommendations to USPA at the next Board of Governors meeting in October. The committee membership will include leading...

2009-05-25 13:29:57

A 70-year-old Missouri woman who received a heart transplant in 2001 said she lived a lifelong dream by skydiving in Vandalia, Ill. Judy Kaufman of Chesterfield said she jumped out of a plane at 11,000 feet Sunday at the Archway Skydiving Center with her husband, two sons and grandsons looking on from the ground, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday. It was the most exhilarating thing I've ever done, Kaufman said after her tandem jump. Kaufman, who lived with heart disease for 10 years...

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2009-05-20 12:31:38

U.S. space agency and industry engineers say they've completed the first test of the Ares I rocket's three main parachutes -- the largest ever manufactured. National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials said the parachutes are designed to slow the rapid descent of the rocket's spent first-stage motor, permitting its recovery for use on future flights. The Ares I, the first rocket in NASA's Constellation Program, is designed to launch explorers aboard the Orion crew capsule on...

2009-05-14 16:46:19

A Nevada man said he celebrated his upcoming 80th birthday by skydiving with 11 friends at Boulder City Municipal Airport. Al Masters, 79, whose 80th birthday is coming up in July, said he and his entourage, most of whom he knew from the Legacy Golf Club, plummeted 15,000 feet during their May 3 tandem jumps at the airport's Las Vegas Skydive, the Las Vegas Sun reported Thursday. The soon-to-be octogenarian said he was by far the oldest person on the skydiving trip -- the second oldest person...

2009-04-28 17:07:00

WELLINGTON, Fla., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Rizzo, Executive Director of the U.S. Polo Association (USPA) released the following statement following the release of the Florida Department of Agriculture findings that indicate an overdose of selenium is the probable cause of death for 21 polo ponies on April 19: "The Florida Department of Agriculture report confirms that what happened to the Lechuza Polo Team was a tragic accident. USPA is forming a special committee to...

2009-04-25 15:31:00

WELLINGTON, Fla., April 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During its semi-annual Board of Governors meeting today, the United States Polo Association (USPA) voted to establish a committee to examine existing and additional safeguards for polo horses including developing a prohibited substance policy. The USPA's Board of Governors approved the following motion: "In light of the tragedy that occurred this past week, the USPA Equine Welfare Committee requests that the USPA Chairman establish a...

2009-04-24 15:41:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, Peter Rizzo, Executive Director of the United States Polo Association, USPA, (www.us-polo.org), issued the following statement about the ongoing investigation into the tragic death of 21 polo ponies earlier this week: "The United States Polo Association pledges continued full cooperation with federal, state and local authorities in the ongoing investigations into Sunday's tragic accident. We remain in contact with the Palm Beach...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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