Utah paraglider arrested in Ore. city jump

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ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- A former unsuccessful candidate for Utah governor accused of paragliding off the 125-foot Astoria Column overlooking Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia River was arrested after he was spotted at an Oregon beach.

The Daily Astorian says 41-year-old Dell Schanze of Saratoga Springs, Utah, was accused of violating city code and booked into jail Monday. He has since posted bail and been released.

A video of the Saturday jump has been posted on YouTube.

Schanze later told the newspaper, "The people of Astoria should fight to get a better government in place and to get rid of people who would stifle creativity."

Known for his over-the-top personal style, Schanze has launched quixotic campaigns for such offices as Utah governor and mayor of his hometown.

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Information from: The Daily Astorian, http://www.dailyastorian.com