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2005-08-25 01:38:30

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The parents of an Australian marine biologist attacked and presumed killed by a shark said on Thursday they did not want the shark destroyed, while rescuers held little hope of finding the man alive. Jarrod Stehbens, 23, was looking for cuttlefish eggs with three University of Adelaide colleagues about 5 km (3 miles) off Glenelg, near the South Australia state capital of Adelaide, when he was attacked on Wednesday. "Jarrod was doing exactly what he wanted to do. He...

2005-08-25 01:35:00

SYDNEY -- The parents of an Australian marine biologist attacked and presumed killed by a shark said on Thursday they did not want the shark destroyed, while rescuers held little hope of finding the man alive. Jarrod Stehbens, 23, was looking for cuttlefish eggs with three University of Adelaide colleagues about 5 km (3 miles) off Glenelg, near the South Australia state capital of Adelaide, when he was attacked on Wednesday. "Jarrod was doing exactly what he wanted to do. He loved the sea,...

2005-08-24 10:15:31

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Emergency crews were set to resume their search at first light on Thursday for a diver taken by a shark in the sea off Australia's rugged southern coast. The man was one of two university researchers who had been diving off a boat to collect cuttlefish eggs about 2 km (1.2 miles) off Glenelg, near the South Australian state capital, Adelaide, when the shark struck. Colleagues hauled the second man back onto the boat but the shark used its snout to push the first...

2005-07-04 18:52:31

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tom Cruise's alien-invasionthriller "War of the Worlds" was the top movie around the worldlast weekend, erasing speculation that the star's antics inrecent months could hurt its prospects at the box office. In North America, the Steven Spielberg-directed film hasearned $113.3 million for the six days since its Wednesdayrelease, distributor Paramount Pictures said on Monday. Its four-day sum of $77.6 million, from Friday to Monday,ranks as the...

2005-07-01 07:35:00

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - When it comes to theFourth of July weekend box office, nothing sets off fireworkslike a good ol' alien attack. When 20th Century Fox's "Independence Day" planted a flagon the weekend of the Fourth in 1996, it discovered thatextraterrestrials blowing up the White House was a surefireholiday attraction. In 1997 and 2002, Sony Pictures followed upwith comic close encounters as "Men in Black" and then "Men inBlack II" dominated their...

2005-07-01 00:48:01

By Brian Fuson and Hy Hollinger LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "War of the Worlds"grossed $21.3 million on its opening day at the box office inNorth America, distributor Paramount Pictures said Thursday. The opening day for the PG-13-rated sci-fi thrillerdirected by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise proved tobe the seventh biggest of all-time for a Wednesday debut and acompany best for the distributor. "We are thrilled. It's an absolute home run for thestudio," Paramount...

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2005-07-04 14:10:00

LOS ANGELES -- "War of the Worlds" conquered the box office as easily as the movie's aliens overpowered Earth, but it did not have enough firepower to overcome Hollywood's prolonged slump. Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise's sci-fi tale took in $77.6 million over the long Fourth of July weekend, lifting its total since debuting Wednesday to $113.3 million, according to studio estimates Monday. That fell well short of the all-time high held by "Spider-Man 2," whose $180.1 million haul in its...

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2005-06-28 13:35:55

NEW YORK -- Every generation has its fears, and director Steven Spielberg does not shy away from the source of anxiety that his new science fiction epic, "War of the Worlds," plays on -- the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. "It's certainly about Americans fleeing for their lives, being attacked for no reason, having no idea why they are being attacked and who is attacking them," says Spielberg. Spielberg's version of the H.G. Wells classic 1898 novel about an alien invasion from Mars, which has...

2005-06-22 21:27:52

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) -- A great white shark mistakenly captured by fishermen died shortly after the Monterey Bay Aquarium transported it to an ocean holding pen. The 5-foot, 60-pound shark was caught eight days ago off Huntington Beach before a 4 million gallon holding pen had been moved from storage in Mexico and set up in ocean waters off Malibu. Aquarium officials initially moved the female shark to a much smaller holding pool in San Pedro until the larger pen was ready. The shark was...

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2005-06-14 17:20:00

TOKYO (AP) -- Steven Spielberg says the days when movie audiences sympathize with a lovable alien such as E.T. may be over. "It seemed like the time was right for me as a filmmaker to let the audience experience an alien that is a little less pleasant than E.T.," Spielberg said Monday at a post-premiere news conference for his new film, "War of the Worlds." "Today, in the shadow of 9/11, I think the film has found a place in society," said Spielberg, who directed 1982's "E.T. the...