first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – South Florida’s Memorial Day weekend got a high-flying kickoff when a group of U.S. Para-Commandos dropped in on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Saturday afternoon.GoPro video captured the soldiers freefalling at 120 mph before opening their iconic black and gold canopies. The precision parachute demonstration was part of the Great American Beach Party.Para-Commando Michael Puma said it all went off without a hitch. “Everybody’s feeling good. We did two passes. The first pass brought the American flag dow to open up the ceremonies down here at the beach fest,” he said. “Second pass, we did a four-way star to present how we do freefall operations in SOCOM [U.S. Special Operations Command]. We all landed safely on the drop zone.”Para-Commandos are trained special operators with combat experience made up of from elite divisions of the United States military. “It’s amazing that a city would let us come down and let us participate in their celebration,” said Puma.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgAs Kevin Kolb recovers from dealing with a turf toeinjury, backup quarterback John Skelton is preparing tostart Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Skelton is coming off a home victory against the St. LouisRams, but going on the road in Philadelphia will present amuch greater challenge. “It will be a hostile environment, although he got anopportunity to do that last year so it won’t be completelynew to him,” head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. Comments   Share   Skelton started two games on the road last season, losingcontests against Carolina and San Francisco. Skelton made good a good impression with his team lastweek and looks to build off of his first start.“There were plays to be made out there that were left onthe field, there were some simple things,” Skelton said.“On the other hand, there were some plays where we didwell.”Skelton was 20-35 and threw for 222 yards and a score.More importantly, he did not throw an interception, whichwill be key in playing a tough Philadelphia defense. “They have a lot of talent, a lot of speed across theboard, if we can handle their front four we should beokay,” Skelton said.Skelton could win over a lot of critics with a win overthe heavily favored Eagles, but he already has plentysupport from his teammates.“I think he’s going to do a good if Kevin can’t go,” widereceiver Larry Fitzgerald said, “we’re going to rallyaround him and try to help him.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

first_img Remember me Not a subscriber? Sign up for The Texas Lawbook. Username Passwordcenter_img Lost your password? U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone sentenced investment adviser Lawrence Allen DeShetler of The Woodlands to five years in prison for fleecing clients of $1.9 million. The Houston Chronicle has all the details . . .You must be a subscriber to The Texas Lawbook to access this content.last_img