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When the parachute has holes

...that unwritten rule. Both were examples of what we call "parachute journalism."As Sacramento Bee columnist Marjie Lundstrom...puts them into an unwinnable situation. Asking a reporter to parachute into a post-tragedy scenario more than a thousand miles...
US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

...spent 12 days in Washington D.C., in June-July 1951 undergoing a range of specialized training, including in the use of parachutes.The agents also got extensive training in coding and decoding messages, but this apparently did not always go well. Learning...
Peninsula Reflections

...When we boarded we were shown piles of parachutes and told if there was any problem time for us to adjust and put on parachutes. There were no seats on the plane because...the plane, put on and adjusted the parachutes and were told that if we had to jump...

...Robinson said the skydivers had parachutes that allowed them to steer...landing spot. They opened their parachutes between 3,000 and 5,000...broke apart, had an emergency parachute that cannot be steered, Robinson...he saw only one emergency parachute - meaning only one pilot had...
Obama deserves our support

...anyone in our country deserves criticism, how abut the big corporate CEOs who have received truly obscene bonuses and "Golden Parachutes" after having made decisions resulting in huge losses for their corporations? It seems to me that the writer of the letter...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...too, when he sold more than 200,000 shares in October 2003 for a profit of about $4.3 million. How those ''golden parachutes'' as the fat severance deals are called happen has to do with the fact that most employment contracts often loosely define...
Movie stuntman hopes bear spray backpack will save lives

...vulnerable.Lucas said the idea of a reserve parachute gave him the idea of a backpack-based...discharged much like pulling the ripcord on a parachute."I had a brainstorm and put my sort of a backup, like a reserve parachute."Chuck Bartlebaugh, of the educational...
Hungry grayling await ambitious anglers

...dry flies on grayling. For dry flies, Conway suggests the Parachute Adams size 14 or 16. "It's not real tiny, but it's...Use a lot of the same dry flies you would use on trout. Parachute Adams always works." He also suggested the Royal Wulff in...
Extreme sport of slackling gains a foothold in Iran

...referring to another extreme sport in which one jumps from a high-altitude stationary object and glides to the ground with a parachute or a wingsuit.Abaee, who was previously a rock climber, said he stumbled upon the sport of slacklining on the Internet...
Spinal medicine from the Kenai to Kenya

...They're not comprehensive charitable programs focused on the spine. There are lots of spine doctors, in Kenya they call them "parachute doctors." The doctors come in, they do lots of great surgeries... but then they go away, and the local surgeons don't...


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