Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $71,849
Woo hoo!! And now less than $16.2k to go!! And $7.4 to the YELLOW!! Let's get 'er done. Thank you all very much!!

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  • Southern Food Frustrates Health Officials

    02/13/2005 1:43:27 PM PST · by foolscap · 194 replies · 4,567+ views ^ | Feb 13, 2005 | DANIEL YEE
    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- When Becky Cleaveland is out with her girlfriends, they all pick at salads except for the petite Atlanta woman. She tackles "The Hamdog." The dish, a specialty of Mulligan's, a suburban bar, is a hot dog wrapped by a beef patty that's deep fried, covered with chili, cheese and onions and served on a hoagie bun. Oh yeah, it's also topped with a fried egg and two fistfuls of fries. "The owner says I'm the only girl who can eat a whole one without flinching," Cleaveland said proudly. Amid a national obesity epidemic and the South's...