May 18, 2013 |
SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks were fined $100,000 by the NHL on Saturday because of General Manager Doug Wilson 's public criticism of the league's decision this week to suspend Sharks forward Raffi Torres . The NHL said in a statement that $25,000 was for violating a league rule prohibiting formal team statements to the media within 48 hours of a disciplinary suspension. The remaining $75,000 was for "the inappropriate nature of the comments. " BOX SCORE: Sharks 2, Kings 1 Torres delivered an open-ice hit to Kings center Jarret Stoll in Game 1 of the teams' Western Conference semifinal series, resulting in a suspected concussion for Stoll.
July 21, 2001 |
Jessie Arbogast, the 8-year-old boy whose arm was torn off in a shark attack two weeks ago, has been taken off the critical list. Jessie's condition was upgraded to serious. He remained in a light coma but was no longer in immediate danger of dying, said Rob Patterson, a pediatric intensive care specialist at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital in Pensacola. The Ocean Springs, Miss.
August 3, 2004 |
An 11-year-old boy who was bitten by a shark off the Gulf of Mexico learned how to fight off the animal -- by punching it in the gills -- from watching television. "I was watching TV the day before and I saw that on the Discovery Channel," Aaron Perez said Monday on NBC's "Today" show. A surgeon at Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital in Houston spent more than four hours reattaching the boy's arm after last weekend's attack. Authorities said the animal involved was a bull shark.
February 12, 2004 |
A carpet shark about 2 feet long bit the leg of snorkeler Luke Tresoglavic north of Sydney, Australia -- and held on so tightly that the man swam 1,000 feet to shore with the carnivore attached to his leg. On shore, the shark still wouldn't let go, so Tresoglavic, 22, walked to his car, drove to a lifeguard post and walked inside, with the shark still hanging on. "There's nothing in our procedure manual for that," lifeguard Michael Jones said.
August 25, 2005 |
A marine researcher was missing and presumed dead after a shark attack off a beach near the southern Australian city of Adelaide, police said. He and another researcher from Adelaide University were diving to collect cuttlefish eggs. People in their boat managed to haul the second diver to safety. Police found the missing diver's oxygen tank and buoyancy vest. His identity was not released, and the type of shark was not specified.
July 14, 2005 |
A teenager who lost a leg because of a shark attack in Florida is recovering at home in Lebanon after 16 days in the hospital, his family said. Craig Hutto, 17, was attacked June 27 while fishing in the surf off Cape San Blas. The shark's bite nearly severed his right leg, and it was amputated. "He made it home in two weeks, and that's a tribute to the doctors," his older brother Brian said during a news conference.
January 24, 2007 |
An abalone diver was being treated for severe cuts to his head, torso and left arm after using a chisel to fend off a 10-foot shark. A shark expert said the animal, believed to be a great white, probably mistook the diver for a seal. A witness said the shark grabbed Eric Nerhus, 41, by the head, crushing his face mask and breaking his nose, before coming back for a second bite that engulfed his head and torso. Nerhus said he clubbed at the shark's head and eyes with an abalone chisel.
December 10, 1994 |
A shark, apparently a great white, killed a commercial diver in the waters off San Miguel Island on Friday--the state's first confirmed death from a shark attack in nearly six years. Santa Barbara resident James Robinson, 42, was treading water near his boat when the shark swooped in for a swift, brutal attack. Robinson had just finished a routine dive to scout for sea urchins and had deposited his equipment aboard his boat.
April 20, 2013 |
They call him Mr. Wonderful. But Kevin O'Leary was recently engaged in one of his less-than-wonderful rants, the kind familiar to anyone who loves to hate him on ABC's "Shark Tank. " "If I were the president of the United States, I would make unions illegal," O'Leary declared, between sips of Cabernet during a Sunday brunch at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. "They no longer serve a functional purpose in democracy, in my view. "My problem with unions is they breed mediocrity," the 58-year-old former educational software mogul turned investor added, warming to his topic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1993
Last week, Gov. Pete Wilson signed a bill by state Assemblyman Dan Hauser (D-Arcata) to prohibit the killing of great white sharks except under specific circumstances, such as for scientific or educational purposes. Exact statistics are unknown, but some experts believe that the population of great white sharks has been reduced significantly in recent years.