Latest Jaws Stories

2008-09-16 06:00:19

By Martyn McLaughlin ONE day, writer Peter Benchley came across a newspaper story about a Long Island fisherman who caught a 4,500lb great white shark. "I thought to myself, 'What would happen if one of those came around and wouldn't go away?'" Benchley later recalled.

2008-09-03 18:00:16

COULD this be a great white shark emerging from the water just off the Welsh coast? The terrifying picture (right) was shot by fisherman David John while on a fishing trip just 100 yards off the popular tourist destination of Caldey Island.

2008-08-27 18:00:37

James Moll, Emmy winner and an Academy Award winning filmmaker for "The Last Days," Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks, the Oscar winning producers of "American Beauty," produced the seven minute tribute to the country's veterans to be shown Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention.

2008-08-02 00:00:23

By Joanne Kimberlin, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 2--WACHAPREAGUE -- Out here on the Eastern Shore, where voracious greenhead flies rule the marsh and waves of grass roll to the sunrise, scientists are fishing for sharks so they can learn how not to catch them.

2008-07-28 06:00:53

By Brooks Barnes How did Hollywood lose Steven Spielberg? In June, DreamWorks, the boutique movie studio that Spielberg co- founded in 1994, let it be known that it had found a way to exit its unhappy three-year marriage with Paramount Pictures.

2008-07-22 09:00:00

By Lisa Fleisher, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 22--Editor's note: This is part of the weekly "Take Five" series of Q&As that give you a glimpse of what it's like working in various fields along the Grand Strand and introduce you to the people doing the work.

2008-07-21 12:00:51

DALLAS, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, HDNet Movies presents a programming event to celebrate director Steven Spielberg as one of the most influential figures in cinema.

2008-07-16 21:00:18

Experts say they have a rare opportunity to study a 6 1/2-foot great white shark after a carcass was found on a shore in Massachusetts.

2008-07-14 21:00:08

By O'RYAN JOHNSON The waters off Martha's Vineyard felt a little safer yesterday and Edgartown Harbor Master Charlie Blair said the island's beaches were packed - meaning the latest chapter of Massachusetts shark mania seems to have abated. "I would say things are returning to normal," he said.

2008-07-14 18:00:08

MASSACHUSETTS man Michael Lopenzo has been charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly lied about seeing two great white sharks off the coast, prompting the closure of two beaches. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

Word of the Day
  • A mania for the use of printing-types; a strong propensity to write for publication.
The word 'typomania' comes from Greek roots meaning 'type' and 'madness'.