May 8, 1993
With their streamlined bodies, keen sensory abilities and resilient immune systems, sharks are built to last: over 400 million years, at last count.Leave it to Man, the world's scariest predator, to spoil their fun.Vilified as evil killers good only for soup fixings, crab bait and deep sea "monster fishing," it appears that certain large and small shark species are vanishing from coastal waters worldwide.The 1975 thriller "Jaws" was not the cause, but "the ultimate focus of this 'death fish from hell' phenomenon," says Samuel H. Gruber, a shark expert at the University of Miami.
August 19, 2004
For more than a decade, filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson felt compelled to write and direct Alien vs. Predator. It took 20th Century Fox and the film's many producers almost as long to share his passion. After several false starts, a studio management shakeup, years of negotiations between feuding producers, a near derailment by a proposed fifth Alien movie and a last-minute assist from another studio's hit slasher film, Anderson finally got his wish, and his Alien vs. Predator movie debuted last week.
March 8, 2002
Calling him "a monster child predator," a Carroll County judge sentenced longtime Taneytown Elementary School teacher Harold W. Fair Jr. to 10 years in prison yesterday for having sex with a 13-year-old male pupil and inappropriately touching another pupil who was 10 years old at the time. In sentencing the 50-year-old former math teacher, Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. pointed out contradictory depictions of Fair by those who know and support him and six former pupils who say Fair abused them over 22 years.
August 6, 2009
Annapolis native Andy Dehart has always had a thing for sharks, in a good way. That makes him a perfect match with the Discovery Channel, which celebrates its 22nd annual Shark Week this week with seven days of afternoon and prime-time programming dedicated to everyone's favorite ocean predator. As Discovery's official "shark expert," the Severn School graduate has been spending a lot of time lately talking up the big fish. We caught up with Dehart, whose day job is director of biological programs for the National Aquarium in Washington, as he was headed for a TV appearance in New York.
May 4, 2004
Glenn, Jessup: Do you think the gentleman that caught the fish is pulling a hoax? I do. O'Brien: I don't think so. Keep in mind the fisherman was with a friend at the time, and that at least one other person apparently saw the snakehead lakeside on the ground before it was turned in. baltimoresun.com staff: Should we expect to see snakeheads pop up in another Maryland community in the near future? O'Brien: I hope not, but it's a possibility. While federal officials banned importing snakeheads in 2002, someone could still have one, purchased from either a fish market or a pet store.
December 25, 2007
Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, another sci-fi monster death match, was not screened for critics.