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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. Lisa Capone, a spokeswoman for the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, said the Monday finding offers experts an opportunity to try to learn something, The Boston Globe reported. A Division of Marine Fisheries confirmed Tuesday the fish found on a beach in Nantucket, Mass., is a great white. State experts and scientists from the...

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. "There's been nothing, no reports. We had a quiet day." Compare that to the previous couple of days, when Blair's cell phone got calls from news organizations across the country after a lifeguard...

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.

2008-07-13 09:00:07

:: NEW ENGLAND A 60-year-old man alleged to have made up sightings of two great white sharks off the island where 'Jaws' was filmed has been charged with disorderly conduct. Michael Lopenzo ordered swimmers ashore after claiming to have seen two 22ft sharks from his fishing boat last week, and a beach on Martha's Vineyard, New England, was shut. Police chief Paul Condlin said officers had later determined Lopenzo had been lying. (c) 2008 Independent on Sunday, The. Provided by ProQuest...

2008-07-12 00:00:06

Three possible shark sightings have been reported near Martha's Vineyard, Mass., where the 1975 beach thriller blockbuster movie Jaws was filmed. The Boston Herald said a lifeguard spotted a large shark swimming through the waves off South Beach Wednesday. The shark was also reportedly seen from overhead by a sightseeing plane and was reported by an anonymous caller from Joseph Sylvia Beach. This is a large shark, Edgartown Harbor Master Charles Blair told the Herald. We don't know the...

2008-07-11 18:00:06

By O'RYAN JOHNSON A Martha's Vineyard harbor master raised the alarming prospect of "Jaws returning" after a large shark was spotted cutting through the waves just 70 yards off South Beach yesterday. An eagle-eyed lifeguard spotted the menacing fin off the Edgartown strand and ordered everyone out of the water yesterday morning, moments before a sightseeing plane overhead spotted the monster gliding just below the surface. "This is a large shark," said Edgartown Harbor Master Charles...

2008-07-10 06:00:22

IBM has developed collaboration software to improve web accessibility for blind or partially sighted users who run screen-reading software that describes the content of a web page. The screen readers rely on text or descriptive tags to explain the items on a page, which are generally incomplete. IBM said the new Social Accessibility software allows users to report the problems to a central database and ask for additional descriptive text to be added to a site. It also allows other...

2008-07-03 00:00:16

By Tony Castro In the original "Back to the Future" script, Marty McFly was supposed to travel to the past not in a fancy DeLorean but in a refrigerator. And if a Universal Studios exec had had his way, the film would have been titled "Spaceman from Pluto." Instead, screenwriters Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale listened to the master of the studio lot, who happened to be executive producer of the film. "I believe it was Steven Spielberg who pointed out to them that that wasn't the wisest...

2008-07-02 18:00:14

To: FAMILY EDITORS Contact: Serotek Corporation media contact, +1-612-720-1068, pr@serotek.com, or Serotek Corporation technical contact, 1-866-202- 0520, info@serotek.com MINNEAPOLIS, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Serotek Corporation, the leading provider of Internet and digital information accessibility software and services, announced today a program for blind and low vision students called Keys for K-12. The program puts blind children on par with their sighted peers as it relates to the...

2008-07-02 15:00:30

By Tony Castro, Daily News, Los Angeles Jul. 1--In the original "Back to the Future" script, Marty McFly was supposed to travel to the past not in a fancy DeLorean but in a refrigerator. And if a Universal Studios exec had had his way, the film would have been titled "Spaceman from Pluto." Instead, screenwriters Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale listened to the master of the studio lot, who happened to be executive producer of the film. "I believe it was Steven Spielberg who pointed...


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