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NBC's 'Kidnapped' not making the cut

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- NBC's new drama "Kidnapped" is looking like it may be the season's first show to take the plunge into bad ratings.

Terri Irwin and family appear on '20/20'

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- ABC's "20/20" is set to air an interview with Steve Irwin's wife, Terri Irwin, in which she discusses her husband's death and her family's future.

Crowe won't play Irwin in bio-pic

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Contrary to media reports, Australian actor Russell Crowe says he won't play his late friend, Steve Irwin, in a "Crocodile Hunter" film.

Irwin's death affects U.S. conference

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The death of Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin cast a pall over the American Reptile Breeders Conference in Anaheim, Calif., this weekend.

Flags at half-staff for Irwin, Brock

SYDNEY, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Flags along Sydney's Harbor Bridge flew at half-staff Tuesday in honor of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin and racing legend Peter Brock. Irwin died Sept. 4 when he was stung by a stingray while filming an underwater documentary. Brock died in a crash four

Irwin's daughter may speak at service

BRISBANE, Australia, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The 8-year-old daughter of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin may be among those to speak this week at the TV star's memorial service in Australia.

Woman fined for cheating Steve Irwin fans

BRISBANE, Australia, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A woman and a teenager were charged in Australia with trying to take advantage of admirers of the television "Crocodile Hunter," Steve Irwin.

Animal Planet to air Croc Hunter memorial

SYDNEY, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The Animal Planet cable channel plans to air Tuesday's memorial service in Australia for "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin in the United States. Animal Planet said in a news release the memorial at the Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Australia, would be aired Tues

Tickets sold out for Irwin's zoo memorial

BRISBANE, Australia, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Some fans who sought tickets to a memorial service at the Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast for "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin have been turned away.

Irwin fans eyed in stingray deaths

SYDNEY, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Wildlife advocates say Australian fans of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin may be taking revenge for his death by killing more than a dozen stingrays.

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Irwin stingray revenge e-game rated lame

SYDNEY, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- An Internet game in which players avenge the death of Australian celebrity Steve Irwin by shooting stingrays is drawing tepid reviews among gamers.

Irwin family says private goodbye

BRISBANE, Australia, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Family and friends said goodbye to Steve Irwin during a private service at a Caloundra, Queensland, funeral home on Australia's Sunshine Coast. Irwin, the television personality known worldwide as the "Crocodile Hunter," died Sept. 3 when a stingray barb

Aussies urged to wear Irwin's khaki

SYDNEY, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Australians were urged to wear khaki Friday in memory of the late Steve Irwin, the "Crocodile Hunter" who rarely wore anything else.

Germaine Greer under fire over Irwin jibe

SYDNEY, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Feminist author Germaine Greer has come under criticism in Australia for disparaging remarks she made about the death of celebrity animal wrangler Steve Irwin.

'Crocodile Hunter's' death may hit the Web

CAIRNS, Australia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Footage of a stingray killing "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin in the waters off Australia's Great Barrier Reef will most likely surface on the Internet.

The Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter fund

SYDNEY, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Discovery Networks announced it will continue the legacy of it's biggest star, Australian Steve Irwin, by creating The Crikey Fund.

'No suspicious' angles in Irwin's death

CAIRNS, Australia, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Australian police who viewed videotape of the fatal stingray attack on naturalist Steve Irwin said Tuesday he had done nothing to provoke the attack.

Stingray kills 'Croc Hunter' Steve Irwin

CAIRNS, Australia, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Australia's internationally renowned "Crocodile Hunter," Steve Irwin was killed Monday by a stingray barb to the heart as he was filming underwater.

Los Angeles celebrates Australia

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- TV's "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin is sporting a knee brace on his left knee from an injury incurred while training for crocodile wrestling. Irwin walked with a noticeable limp and told an audience assembled in Los Angeles for an Australia Week celebrati

Langers win Father/Son championship

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer paired with his son, Stefan, to post an 11-under 61 Sunday and win the Father/Son Challenge at 24-under 120.

Bernard Langer and son combine for a 59

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer and his son, Stefan, combined for a 13-under 59 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the two-day Father/Son Challenge.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Brits admit to terrible table manners ... Son finds dad's skull on mom's grave ... World's oldest animal turns 175 ... R-rated film costs teacher his job ... The world as we know it from UPI.
By United Press International

World's oldest animal turns 175

BEERWAH, Australia, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Harriet the Tortoise, with a credible claim to being the world's oldest animal, turned 175 Tuesday at the Australian zoo where she is spending her golden years.

Alligator turns up in Ind. retention pond

FRANKLIN, Ind., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Animal control officers in Johnson County, Ind., shot an alligator with tranquilizer to end a five-hour capture reminiscent of "The Crocodile Hunter."
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