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'Men In Black 2' wins box office again

HOLLYWOOD, July 14 (UPI) -- The second weekend of "Men in Black 2" led the nation's box office with an estimated $25 million at 3,611 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, topping the opening of "Road to Perdition" by nearly $3 million, studio sources said Sunday.

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Gizmorama: Life in the Tech Age

Call it the Ouiji board of the roadways. More mysterious than the Bermuda triangle or Don King's hair. Yes, friends, we're talking about the CHECK ENGINE light!
WES STEWART, United Press International

'Perdition' will challenge audiences

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- The new Tom Hanks-Paul Newman gangster drama "Road to Perdition," which opens Friday, throws down an interesting challenge to American movie audiences accustome
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Family' fun for Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- From "Ice Age" to "Spider-Man," from "Snow Dogs" to "Scooby-Doo," family films are having a good year at the U.S. box office in 2002 -- and Hollywood still has
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES!
PAT NASON and DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

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STARS LINE UP FOR AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
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Steve Irwin
In this file photo, "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin wrestles a crocodile at an MGM luncheon at ShoWest 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 6, 2002. Irwin died September 4, 2006 after being fatally injured by a stingray. Irwin pulled its barb out of his chest before losing consciousness and dying, his manager said on Tuesday. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
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Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with his wife Terri. Together, the couple also co-owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by Irwin's parents in Beerwah, about 80 km (50 miles) north of the Queensland state capital city of Brisbane. Irwin died on 4 September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film entitled Ocean's Deadliest. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship MY Steve Irwin was named in his honour.

Irwin was born on his mother's birthday to Lyn and Bob Irwin in Essendon, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. He moved with his parents as a child to Queensland in 1970, where he attended Landsborough State School and Caloundra State High School. Irwin described his father as a wildlife expert interested in herpetology, while his mother Lyn was a wildlife rehabilitator. After moving to Queensland, Bob and Lyn Irwin started the small Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park, where Steve grew up around crocodiles and other reptiles.

Irwin became involved with the park in a number of ways, including taking part in daily animal feeding, as well as care and maintenance activities. On his sixth birthday he was given a 12-foot (4 m) scrub python. He began handling crocodiles at the age of nine after his father had educated him on reptiles from an early age. Also at age nine he wrestled his first crocodile, again under his father's supervision. He worked as a volunteer for Queensland's East Coast Crocodile Management program and captured over 100 crocodiles, some of which were relocated, while others were housed at the family park. Irwin took over the management of the park in 1991 and renamed it Australia Zoo in 1992.

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