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Animal Tales: Dracula and bats

As creatures of the night, bats fit well with the motifs of Gothic fiction, not to mention the ghosts and goblins of Halloween.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Joe Bob's Drive-In: Unseen Evil

The great thing about a horror movie called "Unseen Evil" is that you can save a fortune on special effects. An invisible Indian spirit that came from outer space is rampaging through the woods.
JOE BOB BRIGGS, Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, Texas

Cooking: Apples for cooking that's play

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The common apple is a rare ingredient. It produces dishes that give the impression you've toiled long and hard at the stove when you haven't at all.
JULIA WATSON

Rock News Two: The week in pop

The Rolling Stones returned to the stage to play "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll" in a surprise Toronto club show as the band revved up for the upcoming tour that kicks off in Boston Sept. 2.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The Heineken Music Initiative, dedicated to supporting music education in urban communities across the country, is set to release the second volume of its "Red Star Sounds" series Oct. 1.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Oasis singer Noel Gallagher told the New York Post he sometimes thinks he's Elvis Presley. "In everybody's life, especially if you're in a band, there comes a point where you actually believe you're Elvis," Gallagher told Mary Huhn.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Special Assignment: Cooper Union

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Less than a mile from Ground Zero, at Astor Place in the East Village, there stands a big brown Gothic building that looks kind of gloomy and foreboding. It's t
JOHN BLOOM
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Triple crown hopeful Big Brown and exercise rider Michelle Nevin cool down in the barn after practicing for the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park race track in Elmont, New York on June 5, 2008. If Big Brown wins the Belmont Stakes, it will be the first time a horse has won the Triple Crown since the horse Affirmed won in 1978. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Big Brown (foaled April 10, 2005 in Kentucky) is a retired Champion American Thoroughbred racehorse and winner of the 2008 Kentucky Derby and 2008 Preakness Stakes. Bred by Dr. Gary B. Knapp's Monticule Farms in Lexington, Kentucky, he won his first five career starts. He was sired by Grade III winner Boundary, a son of North American Champion sire Danzig, a son of Northern Dancer. Big Brown's dam was Mien, also a granddaughter of Northern Dancer through her sire, Nureyev.

Big Brown, named by his owner in honor of UPS, was purchased by Brooklyn, New York trucking company owner Paul Pompa, Jr. for $190,000 at the Keeneland Sales 2007 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Pompa turned him over to trainer Patrick Reynolds for race conditioning. Ridden by Jeremy Rose, the colt made his two-year-old racing debut on September 3, 2007 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York, running away from the field and winning by 11 ¼ lengths. Pompa then sold an interest in Big Brown to IEAH Stables, a subsidiary of International Equine Acquisitions Holdings, Inc., whose stated purpose is to create and manage an Equity Horse Fund, which will operate as a hedge fund. The new partnership sent the horse to the Palm Meadows Thoroughbred Training Center in South Florida under the care of new trainer, Rick Dutrow.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Big Brown."
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