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Off the wire

2/11/2010

Sydney shark attack leaves teeth in dad's leg

SYDNEY — An Australian man was left with shark's teeth embedded in his leg on Thursday after fighting off a suspected great white while surfing with his 10-year-old son in Sydney.
Read complete story from Yahoo.com.


Feds pass on surest solution to Asian carp advance

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — With marauding Asian carp on the Great Lakes' doorstep, the federal government has crafted a $78.5 million battle plan that offers no assurance of thwarting an invasion and doesn't use the most promising weapon available to fight it off.
Read complete story from The Associated Press.


Alabama starts high school bass fishing

Instead of a football field, basketball court or other traditional sports venue, a move is under way to bring students together to compete on lakes and rivers under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. The Alabama High School Bass Fishing Club Tournament Series kicks off March 6 on Wheeler Lake in Decatur.
Read complete story from The TimesDaily.com.


Alabama starts high school bass fishing

Instead of a football field, basketball court or other traditional sports venue, a move is under way to bring students together to compete on lakes and rivers under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. The Alabama High School Bass Fishing Club Tournament Series kicks off March 6 on Wheeler Lake in Decatur.
Read complete story from The TimesDaily.com.


Anti-whalers, Japanese fleet fire water cannons

ADELAIDE, Australia — Activists vowing to stop the killing of whales exchanged water-cannon fire with a Japanese whaling fleet they are tailing in the Antarctic Ocean, as sea confrontations that have led to collisions and a sunken vessel continue.
Read complete story from The IndependentMail.com.


Ice fisherman can't afford first-prize truck

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — Dan Goerges caught a five-pound northern to win the St. Paul Winter Carnival Ice Fishing Contest but the first prize pickup truck slipped off his hook. He couldn't afford the taxes so he worked out a deal for cash.

Read complete story in the White Bear Press.


Motorists scoop up catfish from overturned truck

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Dozens of Oktibbeha County residents gathered Tuesday morning at the intersection of Highway 82 and Douglastown Road with their coolers in tow as work crews cleaned up the remains of an overturned catfish truck in the median.

Read complete story in the The Dispatch.