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T PAGE 12 POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 26, 2016 r 4." .,4,-" 13 rron' I On this day in 1936, Adolf Hitler launched the Volkswagen ("people's automobile"), intended to compete with Ford's Model T and boost the German economy. And born on this date in 1921, Betty Hutton, film actress and singer. It has been said, when the Volkswagen was made available in America, most Jewish- Americans refused to purchase it. A homeless Houston man who was given a place to stay by an old friend, ended up repaying her kindness by helping her escape a house fire. Thomas Smith was staying with his 66-year-old friend and her granddaughters, ages 8 and 10, when he was woken in the night by a loud bang. He rushed to his friend's bedroom and found her covered in debris. Noticing a fire had broken out in the attic, he freed the woman and led her and thegirls through the smoke to safety. "I wouldn't say I'm a hero," he said "I just thank God for helpkfi uS!" Que's o q ple ask: What common vegetable brought to the Old World from the New were the English initially afraid to eat? The tomato. They thought it was poisonous. And what is the only food that never spoils? Honey. And when was the first U.S. television broadcast? 1927. Herbert Hoover, secretary of commerce at the time, had his image broadcast from Washington, DC, to New York. One more time! Where is the Blarney Stone? Ireland. In Blarney Castle in the village of Blarney. Why do people kiss it? So they can acquire a gift for blarney or the knack of smooth, persuasive talk. Yes, we did make it to Blarney, and my won- derful wife Marilyn did kiss the Blarney Stone. She leaned backwards until her lips touched the Blarney Stone. It was an acrobatic maneuver! The worst home wrecker! Eugene Schneider of Carteret, New Jersey, was sued for divorce by his wife. The court ordered Eugene to divide his property equally between his wife and himself. Eugene took the judgment literally, got out his chainsaw, and cut the couple's house in two. A real citrullol Stay awake! The sale of breast pumps has soared 50 percent since 2013, partly because so many new mothers have jobs outside the home and partly because the devices are covered under the Affordable Care Act. Some women with left- over frozen breast milk are selling it for $1 to $3 an ounce on websites like onlythebreast.eom to new mothers and athletes, who see it as a new super food. Surging gun sales spurred by fears of new gun regulations have caused firearms manufactures stock prices to soar in recent in years. The share prices for Smith & Weston and Strum, Ruger & Co., have both increased more than 900 percent since 2009. Question:peopi ask:Who was one of the most, if not important, prolific writers who ever rived? Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega. He wrote over 1,800 three-act plays, most of which were in verse. It was claimed that he could, upon demand, write a play in one day and that he once wrote five plays in two weeks. His output is estimated at more than 21 million verses. He died in 1635 atage 63. And who said, =If music be the food of love, than play on!" Who else? Shakespeare. What U.S. president may have held that office under false pretense? Chester A. Arthur ( 1881-1888). Some sources believe he was born in Canada. Under the U.S. Constitu- tion, only people born in the U.S. are eligible to be president. And who was the only president never to marry? James Buchanan (1857-1861). Yes, he was a lifelong bachelor. Ready for this? The worst disaster that still might happen! On October 28, 1937, an aster- oid named Hermes shot past earth, missing our planet by a scant 600,000 miles as it passed through the earth's orbit. Had Hermes hit one of the earth's oceans, the impact would have cre- ated a tidal wave four miles high, and the splash would have evaporated 3,800 cubic miles of wa- ter, enough for a 1.25-inch rain over the entire earth! Fortunately, according to F.G. Waterson's Between the Planets, earth probably goes at least 100,000 years between near collisions with asteroids. Meow! Meow! Glen Schallman knew his bond with Blake the kitten was special as soon as they locked eyes at the Humane Society of North Texas. "He was meowing," said Schallman, 56, "like, get me out of here!" He adopted Blake, and just a few days later, the cat helped save his life. Schallman suffers from a rare brain condition, and had fallen O O O asleep when ,, he started having a seizure. Blake began biting his owner's toe, waking him up and saving him from chok- ing. If Blake hadn't bitten him, Schallman said, =I probably would have not woken up." A cat that was missing for more than a year has been found safe and much fatter inside a British pet food warehouse. When Clive the cat vanished from his home in December 2014, owner Tanya Irons thought he'd been taken in by a new family. In fact, Clive was holed up two miles away at the warehouse, where he roamed the aisles at night and gorged on spilled pet food. He was caught by workers last week and returned to Irons, who was stunned to discover that her kitty had doubled in size. =I can't believe he's so porky" she said. Mama Mia! After five decades of searching, Betty Morrell has found her birth mother. Morrell, 82, was born in a New York hospital to Lena Pierce, then 13, who named her Eva May. Authorities took the baby away from the teen morn, and Eva May was adopted by a loving Long Island family and grew up as Betty MorreU, an only child. She began looking for her birth mom in the 1960's fol- lowing her adoptive parent's death, andrecently tracked down and reunited with Pierce, now 96, who'd had seven more children. "I'm not alone anymore," Morrell said. have my mother, and I have sisters and brothers." A Pennsylvania judge posted a sign outside his courtroom reminding citizens that pajama bot- toms should not be worn in court. Judge Craig Long said too many people have been appearing before him without bothering to put on a proper pair of pants. =We have a growing problem of people not dressing appropriately," Long said. =It's just there as a reminder." Moron! Joshua James, 23, was arrested for throwing a live three-foot alligator through the drive-thru window of a Florida Wendy's. "He does stuff like this because he thinks it's funny," said his mother, Linda James, calling her son =stupid." Italian tortured to death? Italian authorities are calling on Egypt to cooperate in an investigation of the murder of an Italian doctorial student who was apparently tortured to death. The broken, battered corpse of Giulio Regeni, 28, was found outside Cairo nine days after he was reported missing. Italian media say authorities in Rome strongly suspect Egyptian security forces tortured and killed Regeni, who has been researching Egyptian trade unions and labor rights, while interrogating him about his contact with human rights activists. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the accusations were =unjustified and without proof' and the Egyptian police do not use torture. The Egyptian Association for Rights and Freedoms documented 314 cases of forced disappearances in 2014; five of the disappeared later turned up at the morgue. Wee bit of Italian-American history. In 1960, Detective Lt. Mario Biaggi received the NYPD's highest award, =The Medal of Honor," becoming the most decorated police officer in the nation. Later, Biaggi served 20 years as a U.S. Congress- man and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Exercise has limited weight-loss benefits. Run- ning that extra mile on the treadmill may not make you any thinner, a new study suggests, because exercise can burn only a limited number of calories. Our show biz great and musicologist Al Natale reports, Louis Brooks once stated: I heard Gene Kelly in an interview, and I thought it was a dead giveaway. "You know, it's a shame that a guy can't dance without being called a homosexual," and then went into this long routine defending himself, you know, "I'm married and have kids..." And here is an interesting statement! "We started as husband and wife, but ended like brother and sister." Elizabeth Taylor on Michael Wilding. And Sandra Bernhard says, =Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford ... he's elastic and she's plastic." For fans of John Belushi, who passed away on January 24, 1982, he is resting in peace at Abel's Hill Cemetery in Chilmark; Massachusetts. Kyle J. Waters, the brilliant Boston College student, wanted you to know the largest office building in the world is The Pentagon. It has 6.5 million square feet. AMERICA IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED MUSTARD GREENS FRITTATA (Omelet) 20 ounces frozen chopped 2 medium minced garlic cloves mustard greens * cup canola, vegetable or 1 cup flavored bread crumbs olive oil 3 tablespoons grated Romano 2 beaten eggs or preferred cheese Salt Defrost chopped mustard greens in the microwave according to directions on the package or in a saucepan on your stove. Drain liquid and place mustard greens in a bowl. Add bread crumbs, cheese, minced garlic and two slightly beaten eggs. Salt to taste and mix thoroughly. Add oil to a skillet and heat. Test a teaspoon of mixture in heated oil. When mixture sizzles, place the remaining mixture into the skillet. Oil should remain hot so that the mixture will brown but not burn. Add more oil as needed. With a spatula or fork, turn small portions at a time, careful not to burn. Continue frying and turning until the contents have mostly browned, about fifteen minutes. Then carefully slide contents onto a platter. Return the mixture face down into the skillet. Lower heat slightly and allow mixture to brown on that side. Then slide the contents back onto a serving platter. To remove excess oil, slide frittata carefully from platter onto two paper dishes. Repeat for the other side. Wipe oil from platter before returning frittata to a serving platter. FOR FRESH MUSTARD GREENS: Clean, cut, and steam them. What is not used that day can be frozen in a container for the next frittata. OPTIONAL: Because of the tartness of the mustard greens, try substituting ten ounces of chopped spinach for ten ounces of mustard greens, equaling the twenty ounces needed for this recipe. Try it both ways. 1st Generation FPo~ MYBakery Perch \qlv', OHLANtm S~NOPOIA Italian-American Vita Orlando Sinopoli Shares with us a delightful recollection of her memories as a child growing up in Boston's "Little Italy" and a collection of Italian family recipes from the homeland. Great as Gifts FROM MY BAKERY PERCH available on AMAZON. COAl and in local bookstores -- ask for Hard cover #1-4010-9805-3 ISBN Soft Cover #1-4010-9804-5 ISBN LEGAL NOTICE J LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16P0738EA Estate of ARAMI ESTRADA Date of Death March 27, 2012 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Pe~oner Ada I. Cotto of Poinciana, FL Ada I. Cotto of Poinciana, FL has been in- formally appointed as the Personal Represen- tative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed 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 ter- minating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro- cedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 2/26/16 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16P0822EA Estate of RICHARD JONES Date of Death February 22, 2013 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Pelion of Pe~lioner Johnnia M. Wheeler of Abilene, TX. Johnnie M. Wheeler of Abilene, I"X has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed 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 ter- minating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro- cedure, A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 2/26/16 WWW. BOSTON POSTGAZETTE.CO M