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2005-06-28 02:01:37

MIAMI (Reuters) - A 16-year-old boy fishing in waist-deepwater off Florida's panhandle was bitten by a shark on Monday,the second shark attack along Florida's Gulf coast in threedays, officials said. Craig Hutto, 16, of Lebanon, Tennessee, was rushed byrescue helicopter to a hospital in Panama City, where he wasinitially in critical condition, officials said. Doctorsamputated his right leg, according to media reports. "The patient has been stabilized. He's no longer critical,"said Christa...

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2005-06-29 21:20:00

COLLEGE STATION -- Which is more likely to happen - you being in a car wreck or being bitten by a shark? Those who answered that cars are greater killers win a free trip to the beach. It's really no contest, says a Texas A&M University professor. Your chances of being in a wreck are far greater than being a shark's lunch, says John McEachran, a professor of wildlife and fishery sciences who has studied sharks for years. Worldwide, about one million people a year are killed in auto...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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