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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 2, 201 5 Ray Barron's 11 O'CLOC:K NEW5 So here we are in the year 2015. Let's get started with news from Italy. An Italian man named Romeo has been jailed because his girl- friend made too much noise during sex. Neighbors said Romeo Artemio Lori's girl- friend made such loud moans and ear-shattering yelps that they felt "terror- ized" by their lengthy sex sessions. A judge agreed and sentenced Lori to six months in jail. Lori filed an appeal, claiming he is being pun- ished for "being too good at s ex." Divine intervention, after a priest in Italy fed up with worshipper's texting and making phone calls during Mass installed a cell phone jamming device. "It has stopped the problem," said Father Michele Madonna of Naples. Amen. Great ideal A Colorado school district is offering stu- dents a chance to win bi- cycles, iPods, and other prizes if they buy a federally mandated "healthy" lunch. The new nutrition rules backed by Michelle Obama caused a drop in cafeteria purchases, so officials set up a raffle to reward students who give the new food a try. "It really tastes good, said lunch facilitator Lori Burris. "It's just a bit different." Wow! An Ohio woman re- ceived a bill for $584.87 to cover the cost of the police response to her minor car accident. After Grace Jones, 20, bumped into the rear of a car, two cop cars showed up. She was billed under a local law requiring nonresi- dents to pay police costs. " I can't believe that the police would charge you for doing their job," said Jones's mother. Credulity, after a New York City high school student ad- mitted that his tale of mak- ing $72 million through Wall Street trading-publicized by New York magazine -- was LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI14P6363EA Estate of FRANK BARNEY FRANS Date of Death January 7, 2012 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Christina Bashem of Chino Hills, CA. Christina Bashem of Chino Hills, CA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bend. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- r bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be fiLM with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and W', if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 1/2/15 entirely made up. A contrite Mohammed Islam said he confessed because his par- ents "knew it was false and basically wanted to kill me." Child labor: Mexican chil- dren are working in appall- ing conditions on Mexican farms that grow produce for American supermarkets, the Los Angeles Times reported in a four-part expose. The children forego school to pick crops in sweltering heat, dodging snakes and bugs. It appears Leonardo DiCaprio's on-off girlfriend Toni Garrn has finally had enough of the actor's wom- anizing. The German model and DiCaprio ended their 18- month relationship during a trip to Miami, and Leo was then seen leaving a night- club with the entire female population of his VIP section. "He left with 20 girls," a source told the Daily Mail (U.K.). "Leo and 20 girls. He is my hero. He was overflow- ing withmodels every- where." Santa Claus has under- gone many transformations over the centuries. The jolly rotund gent started out as St. Nicholas of Myra, a real- life, 4th-century Byzantine monk who handed out bags of money to the poor. St. Nicholas was introduced to the U.S. in the early 1800's and quickly mutated into a "right jolly old elf" thanks to the 1823 poem, "/I Visit From St. Nicholas," commonly known as "Twas The Night Before Christmas." By 1890, children could meet "Santas" at department stores -- the new name having been taken from the Dutch ver- sion of Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaas. In the 1930's Santa's bearded face was strewn over advertisements for Coca-Cola, solidifying his status as Yuletide's main man. Santa is undergoing a new, politically correct transformation: Worried that his obesity sets the wrong impression, some greeting LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI14D3446DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING IBRAHIM IBRAHIM A/K/A IBRAHIM LAKEW VS. MESTAWOT LAKEW To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage lB. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Ibrahim Ibrahim a/Ida Ibrahim Lakew, 402 Mass. Ave., Mail P.O. Box 230752, Boston, MA 02123, Cambridge, MA 02139 your answer, if any, on or before January 30, 2015. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the haadng and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. WI1NESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court Date: December 24, 2014 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 1/2/15 0 0 0 card companies have started to feature a leaner, health- ier Santa on their Christ- mas cards. Show biz stuff by the stately, musicologist, AI Natale. Herb Albert's Tijuana Brass was the most popular and influential band on the 1960's and 70's, adapting the sounds of the Mexican Mariachi Bands into a commercially accept- able formula. Reminder, sev- eral years after his death in 1951, "The Eddy Duchin Story" was produced in Hol- lywood (1956) Tyrone Power played the part of Duchin and Carmen Cavallaro dubbed in the piano playing. Frank Sinatra was Director Elia Kazan's first choice to play Terry Malloy in "On The Wa- terfront" (1954). The part ul- timately went to Marlon Brando who won the Best Actor Oscar for his perfor- mance. And Liza Minelli won a Tony in 1965 for "Flora, the Red Menance," an Emmy in 1972 for "Liza With a Z" and an Oscar in 1973 for "Caba- ret." In the early days of the Woody Herman band, Woody had a chance to hire Dinah Shore, but didn't feel she had what it took to be suc- cessful. Interesting enough, they each had hit records of "Blues in the Night." Happy New Year! AMERICAN IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 200 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI14P0009EA Estate of BARBARA N. DYER Date of Death April 20, 2014 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition has been fiLM by Chdstapher J. Cullen of Reading, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that Christopher J. Cullen of Reading, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the rkjht to obtain a copy of the Petition frem the Pstitionor or st the CourL You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your sttomey must file a writ- ten appearance and ob'tlon at this Court before IO:O0 a.m. on January lS, 201S. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file s written appearance and objection if you object to this procead- ing. If you fail to file a timely written appear- ance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to he filed with the Court, but recipi- ents are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Represen- tative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court Date: December 19, 2014 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: t/2/15 EXTRA Innings by Sal Giarratani Tiant Misses Hall of Fame Once again, Luis Tiant was denied entrance into Cooperstown by the Golden Era Committee. El Tiante went 229-173 over 19 sea- sons with the Red Sox, Indi- ans, Yankees and 3 other teams. Meanwhile, lefty Jim Kaat won 283 games mostly with the Twins and is still looking through the Hall of Fame windows. Mostly, he played for some pretty bad teams and still was but 17 games short of being a 300 game winner. Both of these guys should have been elected into Cooperstown years ago. Dodgers Deal Kemp The Padres have the worse offense in the majors which led San Diego to get Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz from the Dodgers for catcher Yasmani Grandal and two unnamed pitchers. If all pass their physicals, the Dodgers will send $432 million to the Padres to help offset the remaining $32 million to help offset the $107 million remaining on Kemp's contract. The Kemp trade is the biggest deal in Padres history. Twins Get Santana The Twins and free agent Ervin Santana agreed to a 4-year, $55 million contract. According to sources, San- tana is guaranteed a $1 million buyout of a fifth year option. Santana aver- ages 12 wins, 207 innings and 164 strikeouts while making at least 30 starts per season. f DIAMONDS -'x ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. . Jim (617) 263-7766 ,.' Hughes Stays in Minnesota Phil Hughes finished his first season with the Twins and won a new deal. He went 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA. He had been scheduled to earn $8 million each of the next two seasons but now will make $9.2 million in the next 2 years and $13.2 mil- lion annually from 2017-19. Pedro Big Winner Again Pedro Martinez has won the Fuchs Award from the Boston chapter of the Base- ball Writers Association of America. The award for long and meritorious service to baseball is named for Judge Emil Fuchs, the former owner of the Boston Braves. Steroids Still a Problem The Mets' L.J. Mazzilli, son of former All-Star and Man- ager Lee Mazzilli, was sus- pended for 50 games under baseball's Minor League drug program following a second positive test. Kuroda to Japan Free Agent and right- hander Hiroki Kuroda will be headed to Japan in 2015 to pitch for his first team the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. He turns 40 in February and signed a one-year deal for $3.3 million. He pitched for Hiroshima from 1997-2007 and then spent 4 seasons with the Dodgers before mov- ing to the NY Yankees. Last season, he was 11-9 with a 3.71 ERA. Career wise he was 79-79 with a 3.49 ERA and struck out 986 and walked only 292. Sir Didi Replaces Sir Derek Derek Jeter's replacement as Yankee shortstop is Sir Didi Gregorius a proud mem- ber of the Order of Orange- Nassau. He was knighted af- ter playing for the Nether- lands in the 2011 Baseball World Cup where the Dutch beat Cuba 2-I in the final. 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