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Friends and Buffy Slayed in Parents' Hate-List
August 24, 2002 (The Guardian) - Unplug your TV and book your cinema tickets now: Friday nights may never be the same again if an American television watchdog gets its way. The Parents Television Council has released its list of the 10 best and worst shows, and while few Britons will recognise its favourites, the series it would like to ban are instantly recognisable.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer is deemed the worst of all for its "violence and vulgarity", but hit comedy series such as Friends and Will and Grace are also slated as "deplorable."
2007-03-25 20:33
City Councillor Wants Official "Vampire Day" in Brazil
August 11, 2002 - Who better to promote the virtues of giving blood than a vampire? At least, that's what a Brazilian city councillor thinks and why he wants to officially declare August 13 Vampire Day, to coincide with a city-wide drive for blood donations.  Jose Laurindo de Oliveira said the campaign will also celebrate the vampire in literature and all things gothic.
2007-03-25 20:31
He Was Obsessed With "Things Of The Night"
August 2, 2002 (The Calgary Herald) - Mathew Hardman's preoccupation with vampirism was chillingly foreshadowed in the months before he killed his 90-year-old neighbour. During talks with a German student on an exchange visit to Llanfairpwll, he betrayed his attraction to the "things of the night." He told her he believed the Anglesey village was "a perfect place for vampires" because there were many elderly people there, and if any of them died after being bitten it would be assumed they had suffered a heart attack.
2007-03-25 20:30
Youth Guilty of Vampire Ritual Killing
August 2, 2002 (NTL World News) - A teenager has been found guilty of murdering his elderly neighbour and drinking her blood in a vampire ritual. Art student Mathew Hardman, 17, butchered Mabel Leyshon at her home in Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, last November. He has been jailed for a minimum of 12 years.
2007-03-25 20:28
How the "Vampire Killer" Became a Bachelor of Arts
June 9, 2002 (The Nationwide News Pty Limited) - "Vampire Killer" Tracey Wigginton -- the woman behind one of Australia's most bizarre murders -- has earned a university degree in jail. Wigginton has received a Bachelor of Arts from Deakin University, double-majoring in anthropology and philosophy.
2007-03-25 20:26
The Kingdom of Dracula
May 7, 2002 (ABC News) - You can probably imagine how long your wait would be at airport security if your passport read "Kingdom of Dracula." Still, the last known relative of Vlad the Impaler, the medieval Romanian nobleman who inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula, says he's fed up with high German taxes, and he's got local support in his hometown outside Berlin to form a vampire paradise.
2007-03-25 18:01
Vampire Bats Attack Five Indians in Chiapas, Kill Cattle
April 5, 2002 (San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico / Agencia EFE) - Five Indians were attacked by hundreds of vampire bats in the municipality of Ocosingo, in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas, the Health Secretariat reported.
2007-03-25 17:59
"Vampire Rapist" Commits Suicide
April 1, 2002 (BOWLING GREEN, Fla. / AP) - A man dubbed "The Vampire Rapist" because he drank the blood of a kidnapped hitchhiker killed himself in his prison cell, officials said Monday.
2007-03-25 17:58
"Bloodlust" Blamed For Stabbing Of Scientist
March 5, 2002 (The Telegraph Group Limited) - A teenager accused over the gruesome occult murder of a prominent DNA scientist told police that he is a vampire who was driven into a killing frenzy by the taste of the victim's blood, a court heard.
2007-03-25 17:57
Slain Scientist's Daughter Arrested
March 5, 2002 (Leesburg, VA / AP) - 3 months after DNA scientist Robert Schwartz was stabbed to death with a two-foot sword and left with a ritualistic X carved in to the back of his neck, the case has turned out to be less exotic than investigators thought, but chilling nonetheless.
2007-03-25 17:56

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From the Library

A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  
Late in the 17th century, there was a town called Croglin Grange (in Cumberland County, England). It's been said by some that the town was visited by a vampire... and the young lady in the tale barely escaped with her life.A one-story home in Croglin Grange was rented to a two brothers and their sister. One summer night, when the heat from the day still clung to the air, the sister was looking out her window at the stars. It was too hot to sleep. Suddenly, she noticed two lights that flickered in and out of the group of trees that lay beyond her window.

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