This is largely regarded as the best vocal rendition of our National Anthem. Houston sang this at the beginning of Super Bowl XXV in 1991, shortly after the beginning of the first Gulf War.
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Due to the recent bank bailouts and the stimulus package, the average American taxpayer has become politically active in a way no one could have anticipated.
Most taxpayers are completely fed up with all political parties and are holding tea parties across the nation as a way to protest our elected officials catering to special interest groups, big banks and corporations instead of listening to us, their constituents.
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The tomatoes in our garden are still green with a few starting to turn red. Now is the time to make a piping hot batch of fried green tomatoes. Enjoy this with any dipping sauce you like. I prefer ranch dressing.
4 green tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch rings (or thinner if you like)
freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of paprika
In a deep-fryer, preheat oil to 350 degrees F.
Season tomatoes, on both sides, with salt and pepper. Place flour and garlic powder in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish, beat eggs with the milk. In another dish, mix bread crumbs with cayenne and paprika. Dredge tomatoes through the flour, then the eggs, and then through the bread crumbs. Add only a few pieces to the fryer at a time, so they can cook evenly, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and enjoy. [Full story »]
Pike County deputies and other authorities are investigating an apparent home invasion at 560 Caldwell Bridge Rd. near Concord July 1 in which a man was reportedly shot to death and his wife savagely beaten.
Pike County coroner Terrell Moody identified the victim as 60-year-old Jimmie (Buzz) Burousas Jr., son of former Lamar County chief magistrate Jimmie Burousas Sr.
Pike County’s jobless rate remained in double digits for the second month in a row. Unemployment was 10.3% in May, up from an original rate of 10% in April, a number revised downward this month to 9.8%
In May, the work force numbered 7,959 people with 7,138 working and 821 looking for jobs. In April, the numbers were 7,970 total people, 7,186 working and 784 seeking jobs. [Full story »]