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Birthday cakes will cover St. Louis area as city prepares for 250th birthday
Artist Rich Brooks put the finishing touches on a 55 inch tall, plastic birthday cake being made in honor of the Art Museum, as the City of St. Louis prepares for its 250th birthday, in St. Louis on February 3, 2014. 250 birthday cakes are being decorated by local artists and will be placed around the region's diverse places, stories and expirences like the Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium and the History Museum. "Cakeway to the West" is a program bringing together a public art exhibit, scavenger hunt as well as history education while celebrating St. Louis' 250th birthday. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Rich Brooks (born August 20, 1941, Forest, California, United States) is an American football coach and the head football coach at the University of Kentucky. Brooks is best known for spending 18 seasons at the University of Oregon, winning the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award for national coach of the year after leading Oregon to the Rose Bowl in 1994.

Brooks attended Oregon State University. He majored in physical education and played defensive back for the football team. He received his bachelor's degree in 1963 and completed his master's degree in education at Oregon State the next year. He was also a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Oregon State.

His coaching career started at Oregon State as an Assistant Freshman Coach while working on his master's degree. After receiving his master's degree, he moved to Sacramento, California where he accepted an assistant coaching job at Norte Del Rio High School. He soon returned to his alma mater to serve as an assistant coach for the Beavers from 1965-1970.

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