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Mrs. Hardison told Guinness that there was no reason for her to be nervous about paragliding because many other people have done it without any problems.

“If it’s safe for them, then it’s safe for me,” she said.

Her actions have inspired others. Mrs. Hardison said some family members and friends have signed up for their own paragliding adventures.

While she is “humbled” by her record, she said, she hopes it doesn’t stand.

“My desire is for the elderly to keep on going. Do things as long as you are physically able,” Mrs. Hardison said. “Be positive. Friends don’t like a grumpy person.”


Mother suspected in child deaths was depressed

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis-area woman suspected of fatally shooting her three daughters and herself suffered from depression and bipolar disorder, according to her family.

Even though Christine Adewunmi was depressed, she was a devoted mother whose children were “the number one priority in her life,” her family said in a statement.

“Christine was battling depression. Family, friends and professionals were supporting her recovery and stood by her side as she coped with the debilitating disease. No one knew the depths of her problem or could ever foresee this tragedy occurring,” her family said.

Crawford County Sheriff Randy Martin told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Christine Adewunmi killed her daughters - Lauren, 8, Samantha, 6, and Kate, 3 - and then turned the gun on herself at a campground along the Meramec River near the eastern Missouri community of Bourbon.

Their bodies were found on an isolated gravel road Saturday.


Man gets up to 24 years for crash that killed 6

PENN YAN — A man has been sentenced to 12 to 24 years in prison for a crash that killed six Amish farmers and injured eight others on an upstate New York road last summer.

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