That danger proved deadly this past weekend when a rampaging African elephant trampled and killed a British tour guide (Anton Turner, 38) who was trying to protect a group of children visiting Tanzania.
The kids were in Africa serving as TV hosts for the CBBC (BBC's children's channel) show, Serious Explorers. Seven children were planning to follow the steps of Victorian explorer Dr. David Livingston.
Reports say, when the elephant charged a group of the CBBC kids, Turner challenged the elephant and attempted to shoot his rifle at the animal. But, he was unable to open fire in time and was trampled. Turner leaves behind a pregnant wife.
Braeden is working now under a contract that lasts till 2010, and his reps have said that he would take a pay cut once the term is up. However, producers are asking him to take a pay cut now. That, my friends, is the rub. Braeden wants to help the show stay on the air, but he's not ready to take an economic hit until he has to. That's understandable.
Most of you have probably heard about the tragic bus accident that took the lives of six people last Friday: a bus carrying the Bluffton University baseball team to Florida crashed over a guard rail near Atlanta and crashed onto the highway thirty feet below. Six people were killed in the accident.
Garrison is currently out on $100,000 bail and is banned from driving, drinking or visiting bars. Garrison's lawyer says a plea bargain is in the works, where the actor will "accept responsibility for his conduct."
Footage of insurgent snipers targeting and killing an American soldier was shown on CNN Thursday, prompting some politicians to lash out at the cable news giant for allowing the footage to be seen. The video was originally shown on Anderson Cooper 360 and on later news broadcasts. The actual moment of impact is not shown, and the soldier's identity is blacked out, which is part of a pledge embedded reporters sign forbidding them to reveal the identities of dead soldiers before their families can be notified. David Doss, a producer for CNN, defended the video, saying it was the cable network's goal to "present the unvarnished truth ." Others argue it was irresponsible for CNN to show the video, which was made by insurgents.
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Steve Irwin, also known as The Crocodile Hunter, has been killed. Aussie media and CNN are reporting that he was killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest. He was snorkeling at north Queensland's Batt Reef at the time, where he was filming an underwater documentary. A friend of his told CNN that Irwin accidentally swam up on top of a stingray in the sand and it attacked, out of self defense.
Steve Irwin became a reptile enthusiast at a young age. He was only eight years old when his father moved the family to Queensland and opened up a small reptile park. Irwin took over the family business in 1991 and turned it into the Australia Zoo. According to Wikipedia, The Crocodile Hunter television show was created in 1992 from footage of crocodile trapping/antics on his honeymoon with his American wife, Terri. His outrageous personality made him an instant hit in the United States.
Irwin was 44 years old. He leaves behind a wife, Terri, and two young children, Bob and Bindi.
(S05E07) Dr. Kroger, Monk's shrink, typically plays a small role on the series. That isn't to say he's not important to Monk. Actually, he's very important to Monk, and Monk considers Kroeger's office his home away from home, the place where, as he tells Natalie, "it all doesn't happen."
When a cleaning lady in Dr. Kroeger's office is stabbed to death, Kroeger fears it may have been one of his patients. This becomes too much for him to bear so he decides to retire. Of course, Monk doesn't take this very well at all, and goes through all the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The difference is that Monk goes through them all in just a matter of seconds, and then repeats them over again as if stuck in a loop.
Kroeger suspects a patient named Joseph Wheeler, who once threatened him, may have been the killer. Wheeler works at Animal Crafters, a Build-A-Bear Workshop-type place, but his alibi checks out so they have to rule him out as the killer. Monk and Wheeler have a moment of solidarity when they realize they both lost someone very important when Kroeger quit his practice. They each stand clutching teddy bears and mourning the loss of their shrink.
The residents were competing in a program called, A Challenge to the Heart, where Uruguayan communities raise money for local charities by completing difficult tasks.
Co-creator Damon Lindeloff told TV Guide Online's Ask Ausiello, "Not a word of it is true. Lost's story is the star, and no actor would ever be killed off for any reason other than supporting the story."
Hmmm. Damon may be speaking a little too early on that one. Rodriguez goes to trial in March on her latest drunk driving charge, where she could be sent to California for violating probation related to drunk driving charges there. I think that'd bring a quick end to Ana Lucia.
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