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It's time to CELEBRATE! : As we count down to that menacing date in history, we are reminded of the Roman festivals observed between the Ides of February and the Ides of March. Click for Boncarbo, Colorado Forecast Just last week the Romans would have observed their Lupercalia, Click Here For Large Image! believed by some to have been named for the Sabine god, Februus, the Purifier, to celebrate Purification on February 16. During this festival, runners beat women with leather straps called februa in the belief that the act would make a barren woman fertile. Known as an endotercisus day, the morning, known as the dies fasti, was set aside for the celebration of the Lupercal, while the evening, called the dies nefasti, belonged to the Quirinalia. This was a day sacred to both Mars and Juno. MORE.... Subscribe To The Mountaingnome-Today! The Internets Answer To Variety and FUN!! Free E-mail Newsletter - Outdoor and Beyond....

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Ridin' the Rails: Blue Ridge Scenic Railway:
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The original main line was built to Murphy, North Carolina, which was reached in late 1886. The builders intended to continue until they reached Knoxville, Tennessee, but in 1887, the plans were changed as Knoxville and Blue Ridge were ultimately connected via a slightly different but much more exciting route via the Hiawassee River gorge.

Happy Railroadin' Partners.....have fun and enjoy!!! No better way to enjoy wildlife....nature....and just down right relaxin'!

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US Attorney To Probe Rich Pardon

By PAT MILTON, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation into President Clinton (news - web sites)'s last-minute pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich, a source familiar with the case said Wednesday.
U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White in New York ``is trying to determine if there was a transfer of money to buy the pardon,'' the source told The Associated Press, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
In a statement issued through a spokeswoman Wednesday night, Clinton said: ``As I have said repeatedly, I made the decision to pardon Marc Rich based on what I thought was the right thing to do.''
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Serves 8.

  • 2 lb potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 2 lb stewing beef, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
Peel potatoes; cook until tender. Drain and mash. Beat in 3 tablespoons butter, cream, egg, nutmeg, and 1-1/2 teaspoons salt until very light and fluffy.
Melt remaining butter in a large saucepan. Saute onions 5 minutes. Add meat; cook over high heat, stirring constantly, until browned. Mix in stock, pepper, bay leaf, and remaining salt. Cook over low heat 20 minutes. Discard bay leaf.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a greased casserole, arrange as many layers as possible of potatoes and meat mixture, starting and ending with potatoes.
Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Dot with a little butter. Bake 25 minutes, until browned.

Caleries per serving: Who Cares!! Enjoy!!

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