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Page8 POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 27, 2015 Ray Barron's 11 O'CLOCK NEW5 Ready for this? A North Carolina newspa- per ran a correction stating that President Obama is not the Antichrist. The clarifica- tion was based on a letter to the editor that was headlined "Is Obama the Antichrist?" The letter's author, Peter Boyd, "does not believe President Obama is the Antichrist, who will come after seven kings, according to Revelation." the Lexington Dispatch wrote. "He thinks Obama could be the seventh king." Beating the house, after a New Jersey judge ordered a group of gamblers to return $1.5 million in winnings to an Atlantic City ca- sino because they knew the cards weren't "pre-shuffled in accordance with regulation" and increased their bets. News from Brazil. Sao Paulo, Brazil's larg- est city with 11 million people is running out of water. A long drought has drained the reservoirs around Sao Paulo, and deforesta- tion has destroyed the wetlands that once replenished them. Brazil has the world's larg- est freshwater reserves, but the rivers near the city are heavily polluted. Already, water taps in homes and businesses are dry for several days a week, and the reservoir sys- tem is forecasted to become entirely depleted this year. In a secret recording leaked to Brazilian media, a top water utility official said people might have to be told to flee be- cause there will be no water for basic hy- giene or sanitation. Rage over woman's murder: Thousands of people in cities across Turkey protested vio- lence against women after a bus driver con- fessed to fatally stabbing and beating a stu- dent after she resisted his attempt to rape her. The murder of Ozgecan Asian, 20, moved thousands of Turkish women to take to Twit- ter to share their stories of harassment and violence. Activists say Turkey's paternalis- tic culiure, as well as comments by Presi- dent Recep Tayyip Erdogan that men and women are not equal, have created a climate that encourages brutality toward women. Erdogan said he would insist on the heavi- est penalties for men who murder women, adding. "Women were entrusted to men by God. Stay awake! Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has confessed she "wasn't 100 percent sober" when she publicly nod- ded off during the State of the Union address in January, The 81-year-ol'd justice has vowed to stay away from wine before this year's event, after being caught on camera napping during previous addresses, but said she just couldn't resist sampling "the very fine California wine" Justice Anthony Kennedy brought to a dinner on the night of the speech. The justices, said Ginsburg, are forced to appear "stone-faced" during the president's address, but "we're not, at least I wasn't, 100 percent sober." In the past, Ginsburg said, she relied on former Justice David Souter to stop her from dozing off. "He had an acute sense of when I was about to, so he would give me a pinch." Uma Thurman has denied going under the knife after debuting a mysteriously differ- ent look at a red-carpet event. Wliile Thurman's wrinkle-free, puffy-faced appear- ance at a New York City television premiere prompted widespread speculation that the actress had undergone surgery to remove eye bags and had fillers injected to erase wrinkles. Thurman, 44, laughed off the fu- ror -- blaming her almost unrecognizable new look on the fact she hadn't worn mas- cara "I know I look weird," said Thurman. "I guess nobody liked my makeup!" Remember, a plastic surgeon increases your face value. The astute, Robin Waters of Swampscott, says, "There's a face-lift you can perform yourself that is guaranteed to improve your appearance. It is called a smile." An Indian optometrist has given his elite clients a new way to flaunt their wealth: contact lenses that turn eyes a glimmer- ing gold. Mumbai-based Dr. Chandrashekhar Chawan said he came up with the idea for the 24-karat eyewear, which sells for up to $18,000 a pair, after his wife had diamonds implanted in her teeth, making him realize that people were prepared to putbling on almost ev- ery part of 0 0 0 their body. Chawan says that anyone who looks into a wearer's golden eyes will be "mesmerized." Weirdo! A New Jersey man repeatedly got out of traffic tickets by pretending to be his blind twin brother. Police said Olawale Agoro, 58, appeared in court at least three times pretending to be his nonexistent blind twin "Tony," and successfully begged clerks for a new date on his brother's behalf- even though his act was less than convincing. Of- ficers noted the supposedly blind Tony had no problem walking around the court by him- self or passing papers to a clerk. Agoro was finally arrested after a fingerprint scan proved that Tony didn't exist. Cuba is a land where all are vaccinated. While Americans and Canadians are wres- tling with a measles outbreak, Cuba is an island of health, said Rachel Browne. Not only has every Cuban been vaccinated, but according to Canadian health researcher John Kirk, if you stop any random person on a Havana street, he .or she can tell you "ex- actly what immunizations they already had, the scientific evidence behind them, and at what ages they needed to be updated. Cubans see vaccinations as both a basic human right and a patriotic duty. The island has one doc- tor for every 200 people compared with around one per 480 people in Canada. Children get monthly checkups at school. That's how a poor, communist country can beat the rich capitalists to the north. Huh? The Catholic Church is losing ground in Latin America. From 1900 to 1960, 90 percent of the region's residents were iden- tified as Catholics. But in the last 50 years, that figure has fallen to 69 percent accord- ing to the Pew Research Center. Nearly one in five Latin Americans now consider them- selves Protestant. Meditation doesn't just improve mental and physical health in the present. It also slows the aging process, and can help meditators stay mentally sharp into old age, a new study has found. Most people drink coffee for an energy boost. But women who consume three to four cups a day may also be reducing their risk of endometrial cancer. So claims a team at Imperial College London. Smoking damages the brain a study has found. Smoking shrinks the brain! So stop smoking! The possible health benefits of red wine may not be limited to the heart. New re- search has found that a chemical in dark- red Muscadine grapes -- may help over- weight people burn fat._ Our noble musicologist Albert Natale re- minds us that New Orleans was the home of many talented Italian American musicians such as Wingy Manone, Leon Roppolo, and of course, Louis Prima. Louis Prima wrote Sing, Sing, Sing, which was first performed by Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall and fea- tured a young drummer named Gene Krupa. East Boston produced many great Italian American musicians from 1920 to 1960. Of course, one of the most famous of all was the great music composer Geraldo Graziano ... Jerry Gray. Another popular East Boston musician was Pete Chiriani, better known as Pete Herman. Pete and his trio used to work at the Hi-Hat Club where they used to broadcast on WHDH Radio. Ralph Chioni, cel- list from Sumner Street, East Boston, was known as Ralph Scott and served as presi- dent of the Boston Musician's union. "Look at today's Academy Award winners, though Diane Keaton, Richard Dreyfuss ... They 10ok like my ex-neighborst And even my ex-neighbors dress better." So says Cornel Wilde. Don Ameche got an award for break- dancing in Cocoon, only all his dancing was done by a stunt double. Doesn't the dancer deserve his own junior Oscar? So stated James Cocci. AMERICA IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME  "'.e " . " Recipes from the Homeland by Vita Orlando Sinopoli COPYRIGHT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BAKED SCALLOPS 1 pound scallops 25 Ritz or Hi-Ho-type crackers crushed 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 tablespoons white wine Paprika Salt Spread some butter or margarine at bottom of baking dish (I0" x 12" x 2"). Wash scallops and drain excess water. Place scallops in baking dish. Blend melted butter into cracker crumbs. *Spread crumbs over scallops. Pour two tablespoons of white wine in a glass with two tablespoons of clam juice or water. Sprinkle gently over cracker crumbs and scallops. Sprinkle paprika over the cracker crumbs. Cover and bake at 400F for fifteen or twenty minutes or until scallops are the right consistency to serve. NOTE: *When preparing the above recipe for my husband and me, I sprinkle garlic powder over the scallops before adding the cracker crumbs and remaining ingredient. We enjoy the garlic flavoring. I often bake this meal in my heated toaster oven set on broil. I cover scallops with aluminum foil before placing in toaster oven. Broil for about eight to ten minutes. Then set the toaster oven to bake for the remaining time needed. I serve mashed potatoes or rice pilaf along with French-cut beans andor carrot strips topped with butter or margarine. Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 NorthStreet * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 Docket No. SU15P0316GD CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO G.L.c. 190B, 5-304 In the matter of TOMAS FIGUEROA of EAST BOSTON, MA RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Mass General Hospital of Boston, MA in the abe captioned matter alleging that Tomas Figueroa is in need of a Guardian and request- ing that Mass General Hospital of Boston, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the ap- pointment of a Guardian i necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may con- tain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this pro- ceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 a.m. on the re- turn date of March 26, 2015.This day is NOT a headng date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the ratum date, ac- tion may be taken in this matter without fur- ther notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the spe- cific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person's right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, HON.JOAN P.ARMSTRONG, First Justice of this Court. Date: February 18, 2015 Ann Marie Passanisi, Register of Probate Run date: 2/27/2015 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 200 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI15P0520GD CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO G.L.c. lg0B, 5-304 In the Matter of ELLEN BLAKELY of Billerica, MA RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by John Corcoran of Billerica, MA in the above captioned matter alleging that Ellen Blakely is in need of a Guardian and requesting that John Corcoran of 8illerica, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve Without Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may con- tain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this pro- ceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attor- ney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 a.m. on the return date of March 13, 2015. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you haye to file the written appearance if you object to tSe petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in tfiis matter without further notice to you. In add{tion to filing the written appearance, you or/your attorney must file a written affidavit statYng the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date, IMPORTANT NOTICE/ The outcome of this proceed'.g may limit or completely take away the above-named person's right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court. Date: February 13, 2015 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 2/27/15