UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.

Tetracore ricin detection method validated

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 11 (UPI) -- A rapid assay method by Tetracore Inc. to detect ricin, a biotoxin, have been validated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

N.C. State names Doeren new football coach

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Dave Doeren has been hired to replace Tom O'Brien as North Carolina State's head football coach, the school announced Saturday.

N.C. State fires football coach O'Brien

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- North Carolina State has fired head football coach Tom O'Brien after six seasons at the helm, Athletic Director Deborah Yow said Sunday.

Ex-N.C. State QB transfers to Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis., June 27 (UPI) -- Quarterback Russell Wilson, who played three seasons at North Carolina State, is heading to the University of Wisconsin, Badgers Coach Bret Bielema said.

Minn. furniture store ending 145-year run

STILLWATER, Minn., March 10 (UPI) -- Simonet's furniture store in Stillwater, Minn., has been through plenty of bad times during its 145 years in business, but won't survive this recession.

LA medical-pot figure pleads guilty

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The former owner of a chain of medical-marijuana shops in California has pleaded guilty to drug-trafficking and money-laundering charges.

COL FB: Boston College 37, N.C. State 17

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Andre Callender rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries Saturday, as No. 25 Boston College beat N.C. State, 37-17.

BC hires Packers Jagodzinski as head coach

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Boston College has named Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski as the Eagles head football coach. Jagodzinski signed a five-year contract Tuesday becoming the 33rd head coach in school history.

Tom O'Brien takes N.C. State job

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Tom O'Brien Friday was named the new football coach at North Carolina State University.

COL FB: Boston College 30, BYU 23 (2 OT)

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan hit Tony Gonzalez with a 25-yard TD pass in second overtime Saturday as 25th-ranked Boston College beat BYU, 30-23.

COL FB: Boston Col 34, Clemson 33 (2 OT)

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- L.V. Whitworth scored in the second overtime and Jolonn Dunbar blocked an extra-point try Saturday, as Boston College beat No. 18 Clemson, 34-33.

Motor City Bowl: Bos. Col. 51, Toledo 25

DETROIT, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Brian St. Pierre completed 25 of 35 passes for a career-high 345 yards and three touchdowns in his final college appearance Thursday night as the Boston College

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College football bowl season heats up

, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Big East Conference has five teams playing in bowl games, beginning with Boston College and Pittsburgh on Thursday.
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Tom O'Brien
PIT99040703 - 07 APRIL 1999 - PITTSBURGH, PA, USA: Pittsburgh Pirates Owner Kevin McClatchy (center tan suit ) joins Mayor of Pittsburgh Tom Murphy, PNC Bank Chairman Tom O'Brien lend into their baseball bat shaped shovel and break ground on the site of the new Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, PNC Park. UPI ac/Archie Carpenter

Thomas Patrick "Tom" O'Brien (born April 12, 1965) is an American actor since the age of sixteen, having first trained at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, where he appeared in ACT's mainstage productions of The Holdup; and A Midsummer Night's Dream as Puck, opposite Annette Bening.

O'Brien's feature film acting credits include his feature film debut in The Big Easy; as well as The Accused, (1989 Winner Academy Award Best Actress - Jodie Foster).

In 2004, established Irreverent Media Ltd. in Vancouver, British Columbia. Irreverent's feature slate includes the magical romantic comedy Best Restaurant. Currently a Co-creative with Vancouver based Fractious Tribes Productions.

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