Yosemite parachute jump claims noted extreme BASE athlete Dean Potter

World May 19, 2015

Yosemite parachute jump claims noted extreme BASE athlete Dean Potter

Rock climber Dean Potter and another man died while attempting parachute jumps from a 3,000-foot-high (900-meter) cliff in California's Yosemite National Park, officials said on Monday, the latest in a string of deaths nationwide in the extreme sport of BASE jumping. The bodies of Potter ...

National Nov 28, 2013

Flip-flop: LDP Okinawa branch backs Nago base

by Eric Johnston

Reversing a campaign pledge, the Okinawa chapter of the Liberal Democratic Party now supports replacing the Futenma base in Ginowan with a new airstrip in Nago, bowing to intensifying pressure from Tokyo, Okinawa-based LDP members and local businesses seeking to profit from constructing the ...