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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Shark Bites Surfer Off Oregon Coast

it's the first because it happens at a news-cycle hysteria background rate

too rare to worry about but fast enough to produce an occasional hysteria-fanning story over the entire country, from somewhere

like vicious dog deaths, at twelve a year.

you hear about each one.

the actual personal risk is in hit-by-asteroid territory.

Dotson said it was the first shark attack off Seaside in his 26 years with the department.


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