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Ingredients

1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
2 cups coarsely chopped tomato
4 slices bacon
1/4 cup vinegar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 to 3 drops red pepper sauce

Instructions

Separate onion slices into rings, place in salad bowl with green pepper and tomato. Fry bacon until crisp, remove and drain. Pour off bacon drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons in skillet. Stir in vinegar, chili powder, salt and red pepper sauce into drippings; heat to boiling. Pour over vegetables and toss lightly. Crumble bacon and sprinkle on top. Serve with a slotted spoon. Makes 6 servings.

Diane Comins
Moline



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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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