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Page 12 pOST-GAZETTE, ;JA'N1J/IRY 241" 20/4 4*. 11 Globe,the gossip tabloid's January 20th front page headline was Hillary Clinton was Fading Fast! In brief, the widely read publi- cation claimed 66-year-old Hillary was suf- fering from a brain tumor. Hillary's puffy, sickly appearance stunned onlookers at the New Year's Day inauguration of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. "Her face was very bloated ... and it looked like she was wearing a wig. It was a totally different hair style. Her bangs came over her forehead and her hair curled around her face." Enough said. Amazing! Nebraska waitress Abigail Sail- ors earned a $6,000 tip at Cracker Barrel after telling some sympathetic lunch cus- tomer her life story. The 18-year-old related how she'd overcome a rough childhood in fos- ter homes to enroll at Trinity Bible College in North Dakota, but said she couldn't afford to pay for her second semester. The men left a $100 tip; then one of them wrote the col- lege a $5,000 check to cover her tuition and another for $1,000 to cover Sailor's expenses. "It forever changed my heart and my life," Sailors said. Huh? A Florida man with a "moral opposi- tion" to trimming the plants, grass and weeds in his yard has racked up over $130,000 in fines. Neighbors complain that Scan Law's unkempt lawn is an eyesore that's driving down property values, but Law says it's his right to grow crops on his property in a natu- ral manner and calls it a "blunt tyranny" for the government to interfere. Ouch! A 12-year-old Maddie Gilmartin of New Hampshire stuck her tongue on a frozen flagpole to see if it would stick. Her parents saw her stuck to the pole, flailing her arms and had to free her with warm water. "Just think before you do something," Maddie man- aged to say later with a sore, swollen tongue. Citrulo! An Australian man hid naked inside a top-loading washing machine to surprise his girlfriend and had to be freed by police, who used olive oil as a lubricant. A Tennessee man whose pet raccoon, Rebekah, was confiscated by state wildlife authorities announced he was running for governor so he could get his furry friend back. "This is all about the raccoon," said Mark "Coonrippy" Brown. Nun of thisI Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted an order of Catholic nuns' temporary reprieve from Obamacare's con- traception mandate. The Little Sisters of the Poor, which runs nonprofit elderly homes, had challenged the law's requirement that employers include birth-control coverage in their employee insurance, arguing that it violates their religious liberty. Churches are exempt from the mandate, but religious nonprofits like the Little Sisters are required to fill out a form allowing a third-party insurer to provide the coverage -- an act that the .nuns argue would make them complicit in providing contraception, which they oppose on religious grounds. The Justice Department promptly urged the Supreme Court to enforce the contraception rules and Sotomayor must now decide whether the full court should take up the issue. TerribleI Terrible! The apparently random highway killing of a former, Miss Venezuela has shocked Venezuelans into renewed out- rage over their country's soaring murder rate. Monica Spear, 29, a popular soap opera star, was shot to death along with her British ex-husband by highway robbers who attacked their car as they returned to Caracas from a New Year's vacation in the mountains. Their 5-year-old daughter was wounded. Respond- ing to a national outpouring of grief, Presi- dent Nicolas Maduro vowed to act "with an iron fist" to find the killers. More than 70 people were murdered across Venezuela in the first week of the year. Wow! The Japanese now have one of the lowest fertility rates in the world and at the same time, one of the highest longevity rates. As a result, the population is dropping rapidly and becoming increasingly weighted toward older people. After peaking seven years ago, at 128 million, Japan's population has been falling -- and is on a path to decline by about a million people a year. By 2060, the government estimates, there will be just 87 million people in Ja- pan; nearly O O O half of them ~, will be over 65. Without a dramatic change in either the birthrate or its restrictive immigration poli- cies, Japan simply won't have enough work- ers to support its retirees and will enter a demographic death spiral. Yet the babies aren't coming. And they camel Most Italian emigrants arrived in the United States in the years 1880 to 1924, during one of-the greatest waves of immigrants of all times. In 1889 there were, for the first time, more immi- grants from Italy than from any other land. That year twice as many Italians as Britons arrived. In 1901 alone half a million people left Italy. By 1910, the federal census counted 1,343,000 Italians -- mostly poor, unedu- cated, unable to speak English and lacking in technical skills. In the following decade another 1,109,524 appeared. Six million people of Italian origin would ultimately forge a living link between their homeland and America. In San Francisco during 1880, out of a popu- lation of 233,959 people, 104,244 had been born abroad. San Francisco was populated by more Italians than any other foreign group. In fact, it bore the name of their favorite saint, Francis of Assist. Beware: On October 15, 1890, while in- vestigating criminal charges against New Orleans Italians, Chief of Police David Hennessy was murdered. Asked who "did him in" he reportedly answered, "Dagoes," as he iay dying. Sicilian flags were seen hoisted above the Stars and Stripes, which flew over oyster and fruit schooners anchored offshore. "Scour the whole neighborhood! Arrest every Italian you come across." A mob brought in dozens of Italians, as the mayor openly~acknowledged his prejudices against them to the sensationalist New Orleans press. On March 15, 1891, the mob advanced on the jail, seized eleven Sicilians, shot nine of them and hanged two others. I Re es rOm I homeland I Vita Orlando Sinopoli:ii/ l COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED LINGUINE WITH CLAMS IN BIANCO in White Sauce 2 dozen freshly steamed littleneck clams* 4 or 5 garlic cloves chopped V4 cup of olive, canola oil, or a mixture of both 1 tablespoon chopped parsley (preferable fresh) Romano or Parmesan grated cheese 1 pound linguine *OPTIONAL: In place of freshly steamed clams, use two cans of chopped or minced clams and two bottles of clam juice available in supermarkets. To steam clams: Wash clam shells thoroughly several times. Add about one quarter of an inch of water to sauce- pan and place on burner to heat. Then add clams, Cover and allow steaming until the clamshells open. Remove saucepan from burner. Remove clams from shells and set aside. Save the broth. White sauce preparation: Skin and chop garlic cloves. Heat oil slightly in two-quart saucepan over medium heat before adding chopped garlic. Simmer slowly. Do not brown garlic. Remove pan from burner for a few seconds before adding parsley and clam broth from steamed clams. Return to burner and bring to a boil. Add clams, chopped or whole. When mixture comes to a boil, turn off burner. Cover and let stand. Follow directions on package for cooking linguine or pasta as desired. After draining cooked pasta in colander, place in serving bowl. Pour clam broth from saucepan over linguine. Top each serving with one or more tablespoons of clams. Serve with preferred grated cheese. Use directions above for preparing oil, garlic mixture. Remove saucepan from burner and let stand a few seconds before adding parsley, bottled clam juice and clams. Bring to a slow boil for a few seconds. Turn off burner. Cover and let stand. Then follow directions above for serving the clams in bianco with the cooked pasta. Serves four. NOTE: One of my delights is to prepare this meal for my family and friends with fresh steamed littlenecks whenever possible. It always reminds me of the many times we experi- enced the pleasure of digging for littlenecks along various north or south shore beaches during my childhood. We couldn't wait to return home for Mama to prepare this meal for us. Whenever I use flesh steamed littlenecks today, I make sure to save some in the shell after steaming. I top each serving bowl of linguine with the chopped littlenecks and a few little- necks in the shell. Kyle Waters of Swampscott, says, "Always remember that a man is not rewarded for having brains, but for using them. And Kyle's atto$ father Paul claims brains are what a man looks for in a wife, after not using any in selecting one. LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE Going bananas! Indian police fed 96 bananas to a thief who had stolen and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commonwealth of Massachusetts swallowed a gold chain in order to speed the The Trial Court The Trial Court item's recovery. DamuGupta, 28, snatched Probate and Family Court Probate and Family Court the necklace from a doctor on a train Middlesex Division Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street 208 Cambridge Street and swallowed it when his victim called for East Cambridge, MA 02141 East Cambridge, MA 02141 help "Oupta vehemently claimed he was '(617) 768-5800 (617) 768-5800 innocent," said police, but an ultrasound Docket No. MI13P6108EA Docket No. MI13P6121EA exam revealed a chain in his abdomen. Estate of Estate of GENEVIEVE J. DECUlR PATRIClA CRABTREE Officers began feeding the thief bananas Date of Death September 24, 2010 Date of Death May 6, 2013 and the piece of jewelry was soon passed and INFORMAL PROBATE INFORMAL PROBATE recovered. PUBLICATION NOTICE PUBLICATION NOTICE Some show biz reminiscing with the To all persons interested in the above To all persons interested in the above stately, musicologist Albert Natale. "I am not captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner a fan of Meryl Streep. Or as I call her, Meryl Jeanette Decuir.of New Iberia, LA. Billy Ray Crabtree of Columbus, OH. Jeanette Decuir of New Iberia, LA has been Billy Ray Crabtree of Columbus, OH has Creep. I think she's creepy. Anyway, life" informally appointed as the Personal Repre- been informally appointed as the Personal is difficult enough without Meryl Streep sentative of the estate to serve without surety Representative of the estate to serve without movies." So says Truman Capote. And on the bond. surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under The estate is being administered under according to Paul Lynde, "I had a drag scene informal procedure by the Personal Represen- informal procedure by the Personal Represen- in Doris Day's Glass Bottom Boat. An elegant tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- gown. Actually, it was more expensive than bate Code without supervision by the Court. bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be Inventory and accounts are not required to be any of the ones Doris had to wear. That day filed with the Court, but interested parties are filed with the Court, but interested parties are I came fully dressed and coiffed, I was the entitled to notice regarding the administration entitled to notice regarding the administration belle of the set! Everybody went wild! Doris from the Personal Representative and can from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the petition the Court in any matter relating to the came over and looked me up and down estate, including distribution of assets and estate, including distribution of assets and and told me, "Oh, I'd never wear any- expenses of administration, interested parties expenses of administration. Interested parties thing that feminine." And Noel Coward, said, are entitled to petition the Court to institute are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- "Miss Rosalind Russell is a very metallic per-minating or restricting the powers of Personal minating or restricting the powers of Personal sonality. She wants the impossible -- noth- Representatives appointed under informal pro- Representatives appointed under informal pro- ing is good enough for her I've decided notcedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, cedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, "'" can be obtained from the Petitioner. can be obtained from the Petitioner. to work with her. Life is too short and she's Rundate:1/24/14 Rundate:1/24/14 tOO long in the tooth and ego!" Natale reminds us the music scale, do re me, fa, so, la, ti, do, was created by an Italian. And the first piano was created in 1700 by Bartolomeo Cristofori who called it piano a forte. And remember, Opera was born in Italy. AMERICA IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME