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An Alabama Feast With All The Fixin’s

Paying homage to the memory of her father, the late Alphonse J. Campbell, Karin Campbell prepared a feast of Alabama specialties that her father would have loved, except she didn t hold back on the onions. Her father didn t like onions, but she says she and her brother could cook a 50-pound bag of onions a week. Karin Campbell Alphonse, who was a staple of the Westbury community before he died in 2003, was a native of Mobile in southern Alabama. His wife, Mary, hailed from Tuscaloosa in the North. They met in college at Tuskegee University, married and then came to Long Island when Alphonse answered the call for minority teachers in Port Washington, where he taught science and later became assistant principal at Schreiber High School. Mary s degree was in food and home economics and she worked as the head dietitian at Deepdale Hospital in Queens. The Campbell family moved to Westbury in 1972 and Karin says that when her father saw the divisions in the community, he made it his mission to bridge the gap, becoming president of the Sherwood Civic Association and receiving the MVP Award from Westbury High School. Karin, who received a BS from Fisk University and MS from NYIT, continues the family s commitment to education as a member of the Westbury School Board. When I see the students walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, I really feel a sense of pride because I know the challenges they faced, she said. In her varied work life she has worked for AMTRAK in charge of the caf and dining cars, covering the eastern half of the U.S. and at the Long Island Rail Road working as a block operator, between Brooklyn and Montauk. The meal we shared was typical of a Sunday dinner in Mobile: jambalaya, brown sugar honey-glazed ham, cornbread with chilies, and green and red peppers, squash and onions (sorry, Alphonse), macaroni and cheese featuring sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack and pepper cheese, and string beans. Of course there was sweet ice tea. It wouldn t be Alabama without the tea, said Karin. Dessert was sweet potato pie, her father s favorite. That s how I knew my mother loved my father, she said. She didn t like it but she made it for him. The menu would have been quite different had we dined on her mother s food from northern Alabama with dishes such as fried chicken, collard greens, potato salad and black walnut ice cream on the menu. Karin s commitment to Westbury runs deep. There are so many people instrumental in the lives of the children, she said. I don t know any doors that are closed. She says she has never had a thought of leaving Westbury but if she realizes a life-long dream, it will have her away from home for extended periods of time. I ve always wanted to be a cross-country trucker, she said but her father convinced her to get a degree first. She realized part of the dream by opening a trucking company, but getting behind the wheel is still on her bucket list. I d rather drive to Tennessee than go to the mall, she said. Shrimp Jambalaya 6 servings 1 pounds unpeeled fresh shrimp cup chopped onion cup chopped green pepper cup butter or margarine, melted 1 tbsp all purpose flour 2 tsp chili powder tsp salt tsp garlic powder tsp pepper tsp red pepper cup Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp vinegar 2 cups peeled, chopped tomatoes 1 (10 oz) package frozen sliced okra, thawed 2 cups cooked rice 1. Peel and devein shrimp 2. Saut onion and green pepper in butter until tender. 3. Combine flour and dry seasonings; blend into onion mixture. 4. Stir Worcestershire sauce and vinegar until smooth. Add tomatoes and okra, stirring constantly until thickened. Add shrimp and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Stir in rice.


Section Of The A3 Closed After Vehicle Fire in Hampshire

A section of the A3 between Liphook(B2131)and A325 southbound remains closed this evening (Thursday) following a vehicle fire. Fire crews from Hampshire Fire and Rescue were called to extinguish the fire just after 10:15pm this evening fire fighters used a high pressure hose reel. One lane of the carriageway has been coned off by police after the heat from the vehicle fire damaged the road surface. Highways England have sent contractors to deal with the damage caused by the fire and a recovery truck to collect the carcass of the vehicle. The driver is thought to have escaped without injury after smoke starting pouring from the heating vents. Latest article from UK News in Pictures: Basingstoke Drugs Den Put out of Business after be… Appeal to find missing Teenager from Southampton Knife amnesty continues in Southampton Tributes Paid to Southampton man killed in M27 C… Devon Man Loses everything to meet an underage Gir… Police Close M27 Eastbound after 4 4 Flipped … Courts Bans Moron Driver Ryan Vincent after Causin… Emergency services called to Oakvale estate addre… Police offer amnesty over bad Ecstasy tablets on … Papering over the cracks of a failing Ambulance se… Cyclists Bare All in Portsmouth Protest over Oil… Four People Hospitalised after Bad Ecstasy Circul… One Lane M27 And The Hardshoulder Closed After Veh… Homes in Gosport Hit by Second Power Cut after C… Man Dies After Fatal Collision On The M27 Near Por… Purple Bricks Donate 3,000 to Portsmouth Hospital… Spitfire Crashes on A3 Whilst on route to the Isl… Police descend on Southampton City Bar after Braw… Gosport Mum Blasts Parent:They are putting their o… Police launch Man hunt in Fareham after he Exposes… Police Close Gosport Road After Two Vehicle Collis… Man Dies following Incident on Hayling Island Woman Named After Fatal Basingstoke Collision Police Seal Off Billy Trail Track In Hayling Isla… Man Arrested after Arson outside Portsmouth Guildh… Homes in Gosport Hit by Power Cut Missing Southampton Climbers body recovered Fire Crews Called To Tackle Blaze In Portsmouth Search Continues for Missing Hook Woman Margaret L… Missing Pensioner Margaret Lee from Hook Worcestershire Man Jailed after Death Drink Drive… History in the Making as Solent Flyer Takes to the… Public get to see a variety of rescue skills req… Police appeal after Fatal A30 Crash in Basingstok… Two left Serious after Horror Crash on M27 near P… M27 Motorway closed after serious collision School Head Teacher Threatens Mum With Legal Acti… Group of Eastleigh Mum Stop Strangers Filming Chi… Man arrested on suspicion of possession of an expl… Teenager racially abused in Farnborough Fire Crews Battle To Free Driver After Car Hits Em… Have you seen Missing Meghan Maidement from Portch… Flash Flooding Hits Gosport M27 Motorway Junction Closed After Vehicle Fire


Tributes paid to talented guitar player who died following collision in Basingstoke

Tributes have been paid to a talented guitar player who died following a collision in Basingstoke last week. Chris Burgess, 27, of Haydock Close, Alton, was the driver of a Volkswagen Golf which was involved in a collision with a Volkwagen Tiguan on the A339 at Winslade, at 11.55pm on May 12. Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have today paid tribute to him. They said: Chris will be missed by so many people; he was a great friend, loving son and caring brother, with a remarkably kind nature. He had a wicked sense of humour and was incredibly funny. For everyone who came into contact with Chris, there will be a hole left where a joke would have been found. The music scene has lost an awesome and talented guitar player, adding so much energy and life into the bands he played in. On the night of Chris s death he was on his way home from a gig, it may have been his last, but he will rock on forever. Richard Storry, 34, of Evesharm Road, Worcestershire, has been charged with causing death by driving without due care and attention while unfit through drink. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting Operation Harmonic. Latest article from UK News in Pictures: HMS Collingwood Openday blasted after queues Fire crews called to Hospital in Havant Long delays after Two Vehicle Collision in Southam… Drunk Driver Escapes Prison after Dangerous drivin… Police Have Launched A Murder Probe after Death o… Six Miles Of Congestion After Serious Road Collisi… A very special princess who has been taken way too… Isle of Wight Community left in Shock after Six … Father Darren Flux- Edmonds kills 6 year old daugh… Body removed from East Cowes Property following H… Double Deck Bus smashes into Railway Bridge in Bas… Police Investigate Serious Collision on A338 Ring… Police appeal after Two Assaults and an attempte… Southampton Law Student Charged with manslaughter … Six Year Old rushed to Hospital after Incident in… Fire Crews Cut Driver Free After Recovery Truck Le… Person Taken To Hospital After Collision With Car … Hammer Attack Man Appears before Portsmouth Crown… Man due in Court to Face Robbery Charges Southampton Man Still On Run After Prison Recall Man Sustains Head and Face Injuries after Assau… Bank Holiday Horror After Man Shot In Reading yard… Drivers Battle to Save Man Life After Portsmouth C… Bembridge Lifeboat Called out after Anchor gets St… It s not always about Catching Burglars and … One Lane Closed On The M27 After Van Crashes Into … Dorset Man faces Charges after attempting to meet… Overturned BMW Closes Two Lanes Of The M275 Fire Crews Battle Massive Landfill Blaze In Ringw… Thieves Steal from Basingstoke Church Child Airlifted to Hospital after Jet Ski Accident… Police Hunt Man who stole 20K from 91 year Old Pe… Large Police presence in Sandown on the Isle of W… Police appeal for Witnesses after Newport Murder 13-year-old boy assaulted outside a shop in Portsm… Police Find Woman s Body in Southampton Hous… Bank Holiday Bonanza on Southampton Common A3 Closed Southbound near Farlington after vehicle… Travellers Invade World War II D-Day Museum In Por… Prisoner Barricades himself in and sets fire to c… Police name woman who died in New Forest Lorry Co… Fire Crews Called to Ship Fire in Southampton Bungling Man endangered his home after burning so… Fire Crews investigate Smell of Burning after Fir… Mary Rose pop-up museum to visit Southsea Castle