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Page14 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 4, 2014 -% X AUAN NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS) Compiled by ~r~io Z. Buttafuoeo THE POPE'S POPULARITY .., DIVERSIFIES: Pope Francis continues to attract large crowds everywhere he appears, especially in St. Peter's Square. It was in one of his forays into the Vatican's famous square when he made an inter- esting and unscheduled stop, while on his Pope-mobile. A young man from the City of Castelvetrano, in the province of Palermo, Nicola Fiasconaro, motioned to offer the Pope a package. Nicola was in company of a friend, the Franciscan, and relative, Paolo Fiasconaro. The smiling Pontiff grate- fully accepted the gift -- an Easter 'colomba' (dove) -- one of the specialties produced by Nicola in his own pastry shop, renown worldwide, along with other Sicilian specialties such as: panettoni, cannoli, etc. The Pope exchanged a few ideas, showing particular interest in the gift, a truly unique pastry creation. The Pope also promised to accept the invitation to visit Sicily where, he commented, there is a lot of excitement for the imminent beatification of Father Pino Puglisi, a courageous Pastor who was assassinated by the Mafia a few years ago. Before Continuing his tour of the Piazza, he profusely thanked Nicola and his family for the 'sweet' present. THE MOBILE'TELEPHONE, MEUCCI'S ORIGINAL INVEN- TION, HAS REACHED IMMENSE POPULARITY IN ITALY. If you happen to stroll around any place in Italy, you can see just about everyone talking on their cell phone. Many people have given up their home phone altogether, finding the small, but ready cell Phone much more practical to talk with friends, relatives, etc. Of course, the fast-advancing technology als0 makes it possible to connect with a per- sonal computer. The smart phones have been popular for many years. Needless to say the new, small and sophisti- cated cell phones have made the home phone practically useless. The result has been the gradual disappearance of public phones, which were once so convenient, and avail- able, but are now gone for good. It will be interesting to see what may be coming soonl THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY WILL SOON DISCON- TINUE TO PRINT THE EURO'S SMALLEST COINS. The European Commission -- the governing body of the com- munity -- has decided to eliminate the use of the 1 cent and 2 cent coins, for the cost of making them is high and is not worth the effort.. The two coins chosen to be eliminated represent 45.8 billion pieces in circulation {nearly 137 per head vis-a-vis the overall population of the community: 350 million in the 27 member States). The decision was prompted by the excessive production cost. Several of the member States had expressed their concern over the cost of producing the coins many found to cumber- some to even carryl The Commission will further consult with the consumer organizations, treasury boards, control banks, and also probe the people's views. Stay tuned[ IMPORTANT DISCOVERY IN AUSTRALIA: A PROTEIN THAT CAUSF ALZHEIMER. A research conducted at the Univer- sity of Tasmania opens up a new path in the biology of Alzheimer and provides new hope to those who are afflicted with this pathology, who are a large and increasing number in advanced societies nearing old age, and also gives hope toward regeneration of the damaged cells. A research group at the University's biochemical center has discovered that the protein 'Amyloid Precursor Protein' (APP) is the cause of the debilitating pathology, which can also play a role in its cure. This protein degrades in the brain by producing the protein ABETA, the direct cause of the illness. Researchers have also discovered that ABETA also has a positive func- tion. For :~5 years the protein has been associated to the illness, but the researchers have demonstrated that it is also important for the growth of the neurons, the brain cells. To block it wouldn't be a positive step. It is possible to use the APP to stimulate the brains to replace the damaged neu- rons. Certainly it is great news, indeed. On Sale Now.* THE NORTH END Where It All Began The Way It Was by Fred Langone SALE PRICE $19.95 Plus Shipping & Handling On Site at The Post.Gazette 5 Pnnce.Street, North End, Boston, MA Just when it looked like the Patriot career of Vince Wilfork was about to come to a messy end, the team and Wilfork agreed to an incen- tive laden three-year exten- sion worth $22.5 million. Instead of walking out of Gillette Stadium, the big man who ripped down his locker room nameplate is guaranteed at least one more season in New England. Fol- lowing the agreement, Wil- fork took to Twitter, tweet- ing "My intentions have never changed, 10 years ago my goal was to retire a Patriot and as I sit here typing this I am closer to achieving my goal. I look forward to getting back to foot- ball and helping my team com- WILFORK STAYING PUT pete and .have a chance at winning a Super Bowl." Sounds like someone pumped up the Pharrell song "Happy." The contract will earn Wil- fork a 2014 base salary of $1.3 million and another $1.3 million as a signing bonus. Other attainable incentives make up the bulk of the con- tract. A $500,000 bonus if Wilfork plays at least 70 per- cent of the defensive snaps next season, while contrib- uting to make the defense a top 10 unit in the league. If Wilfork is on the 53-man roster to start the year, meaning that his torn Achil- les is healed and not hinder- ing him from performing early, it will guarantee him an additional $500,000. A weight clause for $300,000 and another $200,000 in workout bonuses will also bring his 2014 salary up. However, the other two years of the deal are in doubt. His guaranteed money will jump up to $4 and $5 million in 2015 and '16 respectively. That along with incentives makes his presence on the team after this season ques- tionable. So what we basi- cally have is something simi- lar to the Darrelle Revis con- tract. The team will have both players for the 2014 season, with an option for future years, but after the first year, both contracts will likely be re-evaluated. THE "FRESH PRINCE" The Patriots were 5usy on Tuesday hosting free agent Defensive Lineman Will Smith. The 32-year-old Smith averages 7.5 sacks over nine seasons in the league. Having missed the 2013 season with an ACL injury, Smith will come at a reduced cost. The question is how much doeg Smith have left to offer coming off On Wednesday, Texas A&M Quarterback Johnny Manziel will visit the Patriots. Manziel is an interesting draft pros- pect as he could be selected with the first overall pick or slide down later in the round. Are the Patriots sim- ply doing their due diligence or are they serious about OF an Achilles injury. The team needs to bring in a veteran pass rusher, and if they think Smith can return to form, he would be an excel- lent choice The idea of Rob Ninkovich once again being the teams second best pass rusher is simply not an appealing one. The team brought in former Bears running back Michael HERE'S JOHNNY! taking Manziel should he slide? With the 29th pick in the first round of May's draft, the Patriots would most likely need to trade up, highly un-Patriot like, but so was the signing of Revis, to take Manziel as Brady's heir- apparent. Each NFL team is only allotted 30 pre-draft FOXBORO? REPLACING BLOUNT WITH BUSH? Bush for a visit. Bush, 29, would fill the void left by the departure of LeGarette Blount to the Steelers. Bush is a bruising back that would be a nice changeup from the duo of Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen. If he were to sign in New Englandl look for the Patriots to use Bush pri- marily in short yardage and goal line situations. visits with prospects, mak- ing each visit valuable in further scouting college tal- ent, Manziel is intriguing, and if his college game trans- lates to the NFL, could join Andrew Luck of the Colts as the next generation of great quarterbacks after Brady and Manning. STANDUP BELICHICK AT NFL OWNERS MEETINGS Head Coach Bill Belichick was a winner at the NFL Owners meetings, which concluded last week. His proposal to extend the height of NFL goalposts to 35 feet was approved and another proposal to push back the spot of the extra point from the 2 yard line to the 25 will be experimented with during the first two games of the pre-season. The spot will be backed up to the 20 yard line, representing a willingness to make the play more competitive. "l'd cer- tainly be open to any other suggestions to make it a more competitive play." Another proposal to place cameras along sidelines was Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony "Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints" O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, topossess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request). O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen. M.F.R. rejected by a majority of the other 31 teams. The Patriots goal was to create further camera coverage of the field to assist in reviewing ques- tionable sideline plays. "Maybe we could have a bake sale, raise some money for the cam- eras," said Belichick, "We could do a car wash." This comment was definitely a LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI14D0775DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING MAGDALLA CADET JUSTABE aka MAGDALLA CADET VS DEXO JUSTABE To the Defendant: The Piain~ has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage 1B. 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 Magdalla Cadet Justabe a/Ida Magdaile Cadet, 84A Bowdoin Street, Maiden, MA 02148 your answer, if any, on or before April 24, 2014. if you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing 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. WI'INESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNB.LY, JR., Rrst Justice of this Court. Date: March 11, 2014 Tara E. DeCdstofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 4/4/14 swipe at the NFL and its mar- ket value and yet reluctance to further invest to uphold the integrity of the game. A tradition at the meet- ings is the Head Coaches picture, and as is his own annual ritual, Belichick was the sole coach to not par- ticipate. ~I missed it. Maybe they can Photoshop. me in there." LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI14D1034DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING ;MARIE N, SAINTILUS VS GREPHIN SERAPHIN 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 t~ing 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 Michael E. Balletto, Esquire, Dane Shulman Associates, LLC, 1629 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 021 26 your answer, if any, on or before May 5, 2014. tf you fall to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjud'c.atJon 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. WITNESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JP,., Rrst JustiCe of this Court. Date: March 21, 2014 Tara E. DeCdstofarb, Register of Probate Run date: 4/4/14