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Today is Monday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2005 with 54 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, July 27, the 208th day of 2005 with 157 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, July 27, the 209th day of 2004 with 157 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2003 with 54 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2003 with 157 to follow.
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Racing's ghosts haunt modern Fair Grounds

NEW ORLEANS, June 3 (UPI) -- The Fair Grounds Race Course is inhabited by so many ghosts and oddities and legends that I can't walk onto the property without being a little awestruck.
JOE BOB BRIGGS

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Today is Thursday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2002 with 54 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include jazz trumpeter Al Hirt, who was born in 1922; Mary Travers of Peter Paul and Mary in 1937 (age 65); Dee Clark in 1938; Johnny Rivers in 1942 (age 60); Joni Mitchell in 1943 (age 59); and Nick Gilder in 1951 (age 51).
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Alois Maxwell Hirt (November 7, 1922 – April 27, 1999) was an American trumpeter and bandleader.

Hirt was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of a police officer, and was known as "Al" or "Jumbo." At the age of six, he was given his first trumpet, which had been purchased at a local pawnshop. He would play in the Junior Police Band with the children of Alcide Nunez, and by the age of 16, Hirt was playing professionally, often with his friend Pete Fountain. During this time, he was hired to play at the local horse racing track, beginning a six-decade connection to the sport.

In 1940 Hirt went to Cincinnati, Ohio to study at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music with Dr. Frank Simon (a former soloist with the John Philip Sousa Orchestra). After a stint as a bugler in the United States Army during World War II, Hirt performed with various Swing big bands, including those of Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Ina Ray Hutton. In 1950 he became first trumpet and soloist with Horace Heidt's Orchestra.

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