Stories for January 20, 2012
"Antiques Roadshow" rolls in to Houston, Texas, where host Mark L. Walberg visits the Beer Can House - a local home adorned with hundreds of beer cans that even boasts curtains, wind chimes and sculptures made out of cans - to talk with appraiser Andy Ourant about these collectible containers. At the Reliant Center, appraisers find a rich brew of objects, including a scrimshaw walrus tusk depicting the Almira, America's longest-working whaling ship; a collection of rare, unopened packs of Topps football cards from 1958, featuring such legends as Johnny Unitas and Bart Starr; and a book of Mexican War battlefield illustrations that draws an insurance value of $45,000 to $50,000.
In Eugene, Oregon, "Antiques Roadshow" host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer head to the banks of the scenic McKenzie River for a bit of fishing and a look into the antique fly fishing gear market. Highlights include a collection of signed baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb memorabilia dating back to the early 1950s; an original "Rosemary’s Baby" drawing by art designer Clem Hall, rescued from a Paramount Pictures dumpster; and a 1919 oil painting by Norman Rockwell, entitled "The Little Model," and valued at $500,000.
Two former top officials at the Southeastern Economic Development Corp. who diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds to pad their own paychecks have been sentenced to five years probation, community service and ordered to pay $435,000 in restitution.
Ming is on the road and heading to Napa Valley. On this episode of SIMPLY MING, learn how to make sushi from the master, Iron Chef Morimoto, when Ming stops in at his downtown Napa Valley Restaurant. Together the chefs take us through Sushi 101. With perfectly cooked and seasoned rice, fresh farm produce from Napa Valley, and pristine fish.... they come up with Ming's Omusubi with Alaskan Crab Salad and Morimoto's Sashimi Salad.
SDG&E runs a separate charge to solar owners up the flagpole. No one salutes. Governor Brown's state-of-the-state address asks for temporary tax increases. Republicans are not impressed. The four major candidates for San Diego Mayor mix it up in debates. Sort of.
Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a French classic, Chicken Fricassee, with test cook Becky Hays. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best cutting boards in the Equipment Corner, and science expert Guy Crosby uncovers the science behind emulsification and the human sense of taste. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the Best Simple Roast Chicken.
Jacques helps his daughter Claudine relinquish her fear of making pastry with his easy Tartelettes Aux Fruit Panaches. She goes on to assist her father in the kitchen as he makes his variation of the very traditional French, Tarte Tatin. Jacques then shares his mother’s recipe for Mémé’s Apple Tart using an unusual method to make the pastry. Finally his granddaughter Shorey joins him to make and taste Individual Chocolate Nut Pies.
Wet and windy weather is expected to strike San Diego County late today.