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    The only commercial airplane that's given an...

    The only commercial airplane that's given an exemption on boarding assistance is a 19-seat Beech 1900, which is a turbo-prop used by some small commuter airlines. The reason for the exemption is...
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    Manix5 - Do you remember your tandem...

    Manix5 -

    Do you remember your tandem instructor?? I knew, as soon as I saw the helmet on him - it's Mark!! Only instructor I ever knew who always - without fail - wore with a helmet when...
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    I was there for the Grand Opening in 2006. It's a...

    I was there for the Grand Opening in 2006. It's a great park! They've done a really good job making sure the trails are completely accessible. Some are a little steep and you might need help, or want...
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    Never heard of a drop zone in Issaquah, but maybe...

    Never heard of a drop zone in Issaquah, but maybe there is one. At any rate, I'd highly recommend sticking to drop zones that are group members of the US Parachute Association (USPA). I wouldn't...
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    Try Skydive Snohomish. They're near Seattle....

    Try Skydive Snohomish. They're near Seattle. Never been there, but met a few nice skydivers from there.

    www.skydivesnohomish.com
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    A terrible tragedy for Kevin and the Bills. Of...

    A terrible tragedy for Kevin and the Bills. Of course it's horrible for anyone, but it hit closer to home for me than it might have otherwise, as the Bills are our home team. There was a live...
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    Very cool! I met Dan in New Zealand last year at...

    Very cool! I met Dan in New Zealand last year at the IVF World Sprints. He was on the adaptive team from England. By the way, I understand his plan is to compete in the Rochester River Challenge...
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    New York Governor Pushing for Stem Cell $

    Our new governor is pushing for significant moneys to be spent on stem cell research. $100 million this year plus $50 million for each of the next 10 years isn't pocket change. Since all polls show...
  9. Promising News for New York Stem Cell Funding

    New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, in his State of the State address yesterday, has promised to pushed for state funding for stem cells. If offered a proposal, New York voters are likely to approve...
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    I had my Achilles tendon lengthened on my right...

    I had my Achilles tendon lengthened on my right leg almost 2 years ago due to contracture from excessive tone. I wear AFOs and can walk some with forearm crutches. Wore a cast for 6 weeks. The...
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    Definitely prime for BASE jumping! I did the...

    Definitely prime for BASE jumping!

    I did the New River Gorge Bridge in '98 (I think). My only BASE jump. Standing on the edge looking down at the water definitely got my heart thumping. I...
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    Why does Texas have to be so darn big? If it...

    Why does Texas have to be so darn big? If it were a reasonably-sized state, you wouldn't have so far to go to a decent drop zone!

    The best places for you to go, and the only places I'd consider...
  13. Thread: Skydiving?

    by SueB
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    Raven, If you don't mind my asking, what is...

    Raven,

    If you don't mind my asking, what is the name of the drop zone you planned to go to to do your tandem? From your description, it sounds like they only have a relatively small plane - a...
  14. Thread: Skydiving?

    by SueB
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    Long reply . . .

    Raven, glad you’re going to make a skydive!

    To dispel some concerns:

    What Chick said about sitting near the open door in the plane while climbing to altitude. I don't know where you're going...
  15. Contratulations, Wise!

    I can only mirror what others have already expressed. I feel privileged to have met you. There are so many worthwhile fields of research from which you could have chosen to devote your talents. ...
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    Professirx, what a great piece! Thank you for...

    Professirx, what a great piece! Thank you for creating such a tremendous, powerful message. It's as eloquent as the most thoughtfully composed essay could be.
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    Leo, The best to you and your efforts in...

    Leo,

    The best to you and your efforts in China. What a bold and exciting step! I imagine you'll meet a lot of really interesting people.

    You have my profound admiration and respect.
    ...
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    Charity Garage Sale

    Here's something that could be done on any scale, and can be repeated without wearing out its welcome, or so it seems. No cost, either.

    Have people donate items for a community garage sale, all...
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    You're welcome. I'm serious about all you New...

    You're welcome.

    I'm serious about all you New Yorkers - & I know you're out there. We've got a lot of Congressmen in our state, lots of votes. No reason why we shouldn't have solid backing for...
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    My $.02

    To those arguing about Sen. Schumer who aren't constituents and who haven't met and talked with him or his staff, from someone who is and who has ----
    we were assured by his staffer in Washington in...
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    Please don't be discouraged. Don't interpret the...

    Please don't be discouraged. Don't interpret the many-views-few-posts phenomenon as an indication that people with SCI don't care.

    I view this site daily or more often, but don't post much. I...
  22. Chaz, how eloquent! And bostondad, your comments...

    Chaz, how eloquent! And bostondad, your comments were a wonderful complement. You were both so well-spoken. The interview couldn't have been better if it had been scripted. It's exactly the kind...
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    Here's a little more news about the meeting...

    Here's a little more news about the meeting today: http://stempac.typepad.com/stempac/2005/07/meet_michael_j_.html
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    Body Worlds 2 Exhibit

    Last Friday my husband and I took my father-in-law to the Science Center in Cleveland to see Body Worlds 2. We all thought it was fabulous! It's all real people - well, the insides anyway. A...
  25. Thread: Powered Parachute

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    Powered Parachute

    An old skydiving friend took me for a ride in his powered parachute at the drop zone last week. What a great ride! Almost like flying a canopy again - uh, I guess we were! Anyway, it felt good -...
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