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Icahn Gambles on Golf Resort, Casinos, Sausage Casing Makers

One early February night in Las Vegas, the crowd at the Stratosphere Casino's Theater of the Stars roared with laughter as Big John the Barbecue Man poked fun at billionaire investor Carl Icahn.

``Mr. Icahn is buying up everything, isn't he?'' said the comedian, whose real name is Bruce Mickelson. ``You want to adopt me or anything? I could use a daddy like you.''