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Page12 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 9, 2010 ! Barrorl'9 i Holy news! A U.S. congressman is calling on followers of every religion to acknowledge that the U.S.'s "national character" was shaped by the Ten Commandments. Repre- sentative Paul Broun {R-GA) introduced a bill that would establish the first weekend in May as "Ten Commandments Weekend," and would encourage "citizens of all faiths and religious persuasions" to honor it. Man has made millions of laws, but* hasn't yet improved on the Ten Commandments. Moses was a'great lawgiver: his keeping the Ten Commandments short and to the point shows he was no ordinary lawyer. Egg head! David Slick of North Richland Hills, TeXas. who claims to have set a world record by using his head to smash 138 raw eggs in one minute. "My neck is killing me," Slick said during his celebration. According to Tom Analetto of Medford, says, "If a man has the price he can get anything he wants and the way he wants it, except medium soft-boiled eggs." Fishy news! Argentines, who are among the world's biggest beef eaters, are being encouraged to eat more fish. With inflation hiking the price of beef 30% in the past three months, many families can no longer afford their main staple, so the government is pro- moting subsidized haddock as an alterna- tive. Fishmongers' trucks emblazoned with the slogan "Now There's Fish for Everyone" have deployed to poor neighborhoods around Buenos Aires, and thousands of Argentines have lined up to try the fish. "It has a weird color, but v~hat do I know?" said one reluctant consumer. President Cristina Fernandez de Lirchner also urged Argen- tines to try pork, saying "It has better fat than red meat" hnd "also improves sex." Carlo Scostumato claims another reason many a man goes fishing is that his wife won't let him drink at home. The astute and lovely Rosalie Cunio of Waltham, says. a thoughtful wife has the meat and potatoes ready when her husband comes home from fishing. Our noted musicologist Albert Natale re- ports. Susan Boyle's "long-awaited payday" is finally arriving, said the London Daily Mail. The Britain's Got Talent runner-up and internet phenomenon received a 96 million check on April 1, her 49th birthday. Boyle plans to use some of the proceeds from her chart-topping album and concerts to buy a new home in Blackburn. Scotland, where she's lived all of her life. It has been rumored, Susan Boyle will be inviting the stately handsome musicologist Albert Natale to visit at her new home to discuss possibility of appearing with Natale's big band summer concerts. Be assured, Natale will treat Susan to dine with him at Boston's North End. to eat Baccala. Wow! Chelsea Clinton's future husband hast agreed to pay her S10 million if he ever cheats on her, says The National Enquirer. The former First Daughter is set to marry investment banker Marc Mezinsky this summer. But Clinton, 30, was so trauma- tized by her father's serial adultery that she insisted on a whopping infidelity penalty in a prenuptial agreement, a family friend says. "She's never forgotten that pain and disap- pointment," said the source. "It made her very'gun-shy about trusting the guys she dated." Nosey people! Every week, the state of Ha- waii still receives 10 to 20 Freedom of Infor- 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 Prince Street, North End, Boston, MA mation re- quests from "birthers" de- manding proof O O O that Barack Obama was actually born in the state. State legislators are considering a bill that would allow agen- cies to ignore "vexatious requests." Unbelievable! A lack of clean water is kill- ing 1.8 million children under 5 each year, according to a new U.N. report. More people die from polluted water than from all wars and other violence. Good reading! "Paul and Me " by A.E. Hotchner. In brief, the book is a humorous and heartfelt collection of stories about Paul Newman by his lifelong bud and business partner who reveals a side of the lat~ star that no one else could: the anticelebrity, a guy's guy whose passions ran towards cold beer. fast cars, fishing and practical jokes. Smile! You're on camera! Burger King's Brazil operation is testing a new way to re- mind customers to "have it your way." A hid- den camera behind the counter photographs customers when they're placing their or- ders, then prints out a customized burger wrapper with the customer's picture printed on it, Why so many of us are tired! It's a national epidemic of fatigue: About 60 percent of Americans report that most of the time, they don't get a good night's sleep. A survey by the National Sleep Foundation revealed more than 1,000 people between ages 25 and 60 found that the average American gets be- tween six and seven hours of sleep on week- nights, leaving them feeling chronically tired. "Most people require seven to nine hours of sleep to feel rested," Thomas J. Balkin, chairman of the foundation, told "Sleepiness impacts every aspect of our lives." One in four people surveyed said they'd missed work or a. family event because they'd been too tired to function; one in four said they were too exhausted most nights to have sex. The cause in most cases, re- searchers said. was poor "sleep hygiene." Sleep can be disturbed by such practices as making big changes in bedtimes and wak- ing times, which confuses the body's inter- nal clock; excessive worry and anxiety; and being too busy right up to bedtime, instead" of spending the last hour of the day winding down. City stuffi The cities with the most public sector employees: First is Washington, D.C.. followed by New York City, Buffalo, Norfolk, Baltimore and in sixth place, Boston. The cities with the most educated are Raleigh, NC., Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, TX., Washington, D.C., Lexington-Fayette, ICY.'. Minneapolis, BOston and San Diego. Yes, Boston is in the top ten with most educated people. As for cities with the most diverse population, first is New York City and Boston is tenth on the list. And the cities where folks spend the most on dining and drinking out: Number one is Chicago, fol- lowed by Los Angeles, New York City and also on the list is Boston, Lawrence, Lowell, and Brockton. Wee bit of Italian-American history: In 1539, Fray Marcos de Niza led an expedition, accompanied by a Negro named Estevanico and another Italian friar, named Onorato. They set out to explore the land north of present Mexico, resulting in the discovery of present-day Arizona. In the year 1657, some three hundred Piedmontese landed in New York, beginning the first mass migra- tion of Italians to America. The year 1700, Alphonse Tonti became the co-founder of the City of Detroit with Antoine Cadillac. Tonti's daughter, Theresa, became the first white child born in Detroit. In 1732, Onarario Razzolini became a naturalized citizen in Maryland. As "Armouer of Maryland," he is one of the first natives of Italy to occupy a public office in the Colonies, from 1732-1747. And it was in 1767, the colonists take quickly to spaghetti. Sam Boswen, an Englishman, applies for permission to establish a vermicelli factory. AMERICA IS A.BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME Recipes from the by Vita Orlando Sinopoli COPYRIGHT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED VEAL CACCIATORE Veal Stew Meat or Veal Shoulder Arm Chops I pound, veal meat 1/2 cup chopped celery 2 cloves garlic (optional) I medium onion chopped 2 large carrots 2 large potatoes 1 sprig of bay leaf {optional) 1 chicken bouillon cube 1 cup water 1 full tablespoon capers (in vinegar and water) 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil 3 medium-size ripened tomatoes chopped 1/2 pound fresh string beans, or.8 oz. can of cut beans, or frozen cut beans. Line a twelve-inch skillet with canola oil and heat over medium flame. Leave bone in if using shoulder chop but remove extra fat from veal shoulder chop. Place veal in heated skillet to sear and brown. Remove meat from skillet and set aside. Add celery, onions and capers to the skillet. Stir until onion is opaque. Do not brown onion. Add a little of the vinegar and water from the capers' bottle. Add bay leaf (optional) and simmer about two or three minutes before adding chopped tomato pieces. Stir occasionally and cover. Simmer slowly for about three minutes. Meanwhile, dis- solve bouillon cube in warm water. Slowly stir in bouillon mixture into skillet. Add garlic and veal into skillet. Cover and cook about ten minutes over medium heat. Peel and slice carrots into wedge about two inches long. Cut tips of string beans ff using fresh beans and wash thor- oughly.-Peel potatoes and cut into two-inch wedges. Add carrots first to skillet. Cover and cook them about five min- utes before adding string beans and potato pieces. Add additional water if needed. Cook until potatoes and vegetables are tender. Season to taste. If bay leaf is used, remove before serving meal. . NOTE: I learned from my mother to vary the recipe by occa- sionally adding a can of mushrooms to the skillet. Another option is to add sliced green peppers or some green peas. In place of potatoes. I sometimes prepare some of my favorite rice and serve it plain or topped with a few tablespoons of sauce from the skillet. \ ~:ITA ORLANDO, SINOI'oLt 1st Generation Italian-American Vita Orlando Sinopoli Shares with us " a delighO ul 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.COM and in local bookstores ask for Hard eovPr #1-4010-9805-3 ISBN Soft Cover #1-4010-9804-5 ISBN J EAST BOSTON SATELLITE OFFICE NOW OPEN MARIE MATARESE 35 Bennington Street, East Boston 617.227.8929 MON. and TUES. 10:00 A.M.- 3.00 P.M. THURS. 11:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. General Advertisements , Sales and Rentals Memorials Legals ADVERTISING WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE t J! ,q N