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Teen bitten by shark off Delaware beach

Teen bitten by shark off Delaware beach

LEWES, Del., June 10 (UPI) --The beach at Cape Henlopen State Park on Delaware's Atlantic coast was closed Tuesday morning after a teenager was attacked by a shark there.
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'Jaws' author widow protests shark hunting

OAK BLUFFS, Mass., April 2 (UPI) -- The widow of "Jaws" novelist Peter Benchley is working with the Humane Society of the United States to stop an Oak Bluffs, Mass., shark hunting tournament.

Hollywood raises awareness of lung disease

SAN JOSE , Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis says Hollywood is helping to shine a spotlight on the deadly lung disease.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, May 8, 2007.
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Today is Monday, May 8, the 128th day of 2006 with 237 to follow.
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Author Peter Benchley dies at 65

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Peter Benchley, best known for the 1974 novel "Jaws," died Sunday at his home in Princeton, N.J., at the age of 65.

Martha's Vineyard celebrates Jaws' 30th

EDGARTOWN, Mass., May 12 (UPI) -- Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Martha's Vineyard plans a festival to mark the 30th anniversary of "Jaws."

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Today is Sunday, May 8, the 128th day of 2005 with 237 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, May 8, the 129th day of 2004 with 237 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, May 8, the 128th day of 2003 with 237 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, May 8, the 128th day of 2002 with 237 to follow.
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Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 12, 2006) was an American author, best known for his novel Jaws and its subsequent film adaptation, the latter co-written by Benchley (with Carl Gottlieb) and directed by Steven Spielberg. Two more of his works, The Deep and The Island, were also adapted for cinema.

He was the son of author Nathaniel Benchley and grandson of Algonquin Round Table founder Robert Benchley. His younger brother, Nat Benchley, is a writer and actor. Peter Benchley was an alumnus of Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University.

After graduating from college, he worked for The Washington Post, then as an editor at Newsweek and a speechwriter in the White House for President Lyndon Johnson. He developed the idea of a man-eating shark terrorising a community after reading of a fisherman catching a 4,550 pound great white shark off the coast of Long Island in 1964. He also drew some material from the tragic Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916.

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