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PAGE 12 POST-GAZE'I-rE, APRIL 22, 2016 WWW.BOSTON POST( ;AZETTE.C( )M v Barrorl's Walmart had to pull off its shelves thousand Dead issue! of University of Maryland-themed T-shirts that With more mistakenly depicted Massachusetts. than 180 bod- Having lunch afterwards? After artists in the ies stacked in O O O U.K. opened the National Poo Museum, featur- the morgue, ~ ing dozens of samples of real human and animal the Los Ange- droppings preserved in spheres of clear resin, les County coroner abruptly resigned, saying "Under the layers of disgust and taboo," said understaffing and budget cuts made it impossible co-curator Nigel George, "we're still fascinated to do his job. Mark Fajardo has headed one of by it." the busiest medical examiner's offices in the na- Woodrow Wilson, whose name will be kept ontion for the past two years, handling some 8,500 a major school at Princeton University, despite cases annually to determine the cause of each demands that the former U.S. President be sudden, violent, or suspicious death-. But he says removed because of his segregationist views, that staff shortages and repeated cost-cutting All historical figures have "flaws and by county officials have led to long processing deficiencies,'~n~d,university, president Christo- delays. Toxicology tests can now take more than pher Eisgt~b~'.'=~ !~:~c ;~; six months to complete, resulting in postponed Wow! Show off?.O~ ~U~i~cl Airlines flight at- funerals, life insurance payouts, and civil and tendant deployed ~a~nd~.~t~o~ the emergency criminal cases. slide after the plart~ ~l~a~cidedo~iri~hqYlFinciden't in This just in! Evidently devastated by the pros- Houston. She then Went homeand wa6dp!~l~l~hl~, pect of losing custody of her son, Madonna suf- fired, fered an emotional meltdown during a concert Uproar over handshakes: Should Muslim boys in Melbourne. The Material Girl, 57, started the have to shake hands with female teachers? A show four hours late, guzzled tequila from a flask, Swiss high school has caused a ruckus by ex- and called ex-husband Guy Richie "a son of a empting two boys from the expected Swiss greet- bitch.~ She also fell while riding a tricycle on- ing because the boys said it was against their stage, and at one point begged, ~Please someone religion to touch women. Government officials, f--- me.~ In her most pathetic moment, Madonna teachers' union officials, and most of the Swiss said, "someone please take care of me, please. press were aghast at the school's decision, calling Who is going to take care of me?~ Madonna's son, it discriminatory against women. "This is not how Rocc0, 15, left the tour in December and moved I envision integration,~ said Justice Minister Sim- in with his father, a British filmmaker in London. onetta Sommaruga. Swiss Muslim groups said It was reported that Rocco is refusing to return that exempting the boys amounted to catering to Madonna's custody in New York City; she and to extremists. There is nothing in the Quran, the Richie are finalizing an agreement to let the teen Swiss Federation of Islamic Organizations said, remain in London most of the time. that justifies refusing to shake a woman's hand. In a hypothetical match-up with Donald Trump, GossipI Ivana Trump says ex-husband Donald Hillary Clinton wins among registered voters 50 pursed White House ambitions as early as the perc'ent to 41 percent, with Clinton's lead grow- late 1980s -- but they were dashed after his af- ing by 6 points since September. Only 25 percent fair with future second wife Maria Maples, which now think Trump has the temperament and played out in New York City's tabloids and led to personality to be president, while 58 percent of their 1991 divorce. (President) Reagan or some- Americans think Clinton does. 26 percent think one brought him a letter and said, "You should Trump has "the right experience to be president," run for president," Ivana, 67, tells the New York while 66 percent say Clinton does. Just 37 per- Post. "But then there was the scandal, and Ameri- cent consider Clinton honest and trustworthy, can women loved me and hated him. So there but Trump's rating is even lower, 27 percent. was no way he would go into politics." Maria gave Carlo Scostumato says, "It's a good thing that birth to Trump's daughter out of wedlock~ and politicians don't liveup to their promises. If they Ivana walked away with a $14-million settlement, did, the country would be ruined." She is now on friendly terms with Trump. "We Robin Waters of Swampscott says, "Deceased speak before and after (his) appearances and he politicians go to heaven and play harps. They're asks me what I thought," says the Czech-born good at pulling strings.~ former model, revealing that she often exhorts the RObin's husband, the astute Paul Waters, says, bombastic billionaire to calm down. "But Donald "Many politicians refuse to answer all your ques- cannot be calmd She said her ex "loves women,~ tions on the grounds" that it might eliminate but is "not a feminist.~ them." News from down southl A Mississippi dog that And the brilliant Boston College student, Kyle went out to do her business came bac~ with a 4~_aters, says, "In spite of great accomplishments surprise" for her owners: a pound of hig}i~grade o~ii~ past years, science has not yet discovered marijuana. When Miley, the black lab mix, adequate controls for a number of natural phe- returned home with a plastic bag between her nomena, including tornadoes, hurricanes, and teeth, her owner initially thought she'd been politicians." rummaging in the trash. But then the owner A politician who says he won't accept an ap- looked in the bag, discovered a stash of marl- pointed office from the president is like a woman juana worth at least $1,000, and called the po- who says she won't get married. They are both lice. Detectives have yet to make any arrests in just waiting to be asked. connection with Miley's find. "It's kinda hard to In 1797, the Marquis of Brancfforti, a native of question a dog,~ said a sheriff's spokeswoman, Sicily, founded the city of Brancfforti in central "We just don't know what direction she came California. The name of the city was changed to from." Santa Cruz in 1845. Today, only an avenue is What? Wealthy individuals and corrupt politi- named after the Marquis. clans have stashed about $7.6 trillion in offshore Our distinguished musicologist Al Natale re- tax havens, economist Gabriel Zucman has minds us that opera's first superstar "diva~ was estimated. That's 8 percent of the world's the Italian Baidassare Ferri, a castrato. Upon wealth, his death in 1680, the very successful Ferri left Bella Culo of Chestnut Hill, says, "Wealth is today's equivalent of $3 million to charity. Natale usually a curse -- especially when the neighbors also reminds us that at age five, Mickey Rooney have it." How true! made his motion picture debut as a midget in The astute Steven Sebestyeri says, "A good wife Not to be Trusted (1925). Billy Rose (1899-Feb- and good health are a man's best wealth." Steven ruary 10, 1966) is buried in Westchester Hills is married to a brilliant and beautiful good wife, Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, l~w York. The Theresa. great producer of hit Broadway shows is resting Brainy stuffl Rigorous exercise may do more in a $60,000 mausoleum. The full cost of the than protect the heart, trim the waistline, and burial: $125,000. Another reminder, Mae West keep bones strong. New research suggests passed away on November 22, 1980, and is at strenuous physical activity can slow brain ag- the Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. ing by as much as 10 years. Rigorous exercise, She made sex both funny and~tantalizing On stage researchers say, improves vascular health and in such films as She Done Him Wrong (1933). increases blood flow to the brain, keeping it Born on this date: April 22, 1904, Robert healthier into old age. Time for me to do some Oppenheimer, U.S. physicist who developed strenuous exercise! the atomic bomb. Also born on this date: Jack I believe it was the fabulous Rosalie Cunio of Nicholson, film actor, and singer Glen Campbell. Waltham, who once said, "Thanks to jogging, And died on this date, in 1994, Richard Nixon, more people are collapsing in perfect health than 37th U.S. President. ever before." AMERICA IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME Recipes from the ii Homeland by Vita Orlando Sinopoli COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED NONNA MARY'S RICE AND PEAS In Tomato Sauce 1 twenty-eight ounce can of 1/3 cup vegetable, canola or crushed tomatoes olive oil 1 medium onion chopped 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 garlic clove, chopped 1.cup uncooked rice (optional) 1 cup frozen, fresh or canned green peas Heat oil in a saucepan. Add chopped onion, garlic, and basil. Simmer until onion is opaque. Garlic should not brown. Add crushed tomatoes and stir thoroughly. Add half a cup of water if mixture appears to be too thick. Cover and bring to a slow boil. Simmer for about twenty to thirty minutes over medium/low heat. Check frequently. Two cups of tomato sauce will be needed to cook one cup of uncooked rice. Set remaining tomato sauce aside. In a separate saucepan, add rice to two cups of simmered sauce and stir. Cover and cook slowly for ten minutes. All the liquid will be absorbed in cooking the rice. Check frequently. Add more sauce or a little water to the rice if needed. Add frozen, fresh or canned peas. Stir and cover. Allow cooking until rice and peas are tender to your liking. Serve with a tablespoon of remaining heated sauce. Serves two. Optional: Instant Rice can be used in this recipe by substituting tomato sauce for water in preparing the rice. Stir, cover and cook the Instant Rice in the sauce the length of time directed on the package. When using Instant Rice, allow peas to cook in the tomato sauce for about ten minutes prior to adding the rice. Remove from burner and set aside. Heat before serving. NOTE: This is a meatless meal served frequently during The Depression. Enough was prepared for family members to have second helpings. Nonna Mary's favorite saying to our children was "Rice is nice. "It always was when she prepared this recipe for the family, though our children sometimes balked about eating rice. When requested, she regularly had extra sauce available to add to her servings. 1st Generation -~ VITA OIILANt)O SINOPOI,I 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.COM and in local bookstores -- ask for Hard cover #1-4010-9805-3 ISBN Soft Cover #1-4010-9804-5 ISBN f Boston Harborside Home Joseph A. Langone 580 Commercial St. - Boston, MA 02109 617-536-4110 Augustave M. Sabia, Jr. Frederick J. Wobrock Courtney A. Trevor Slauenwhite Dino C. Manca Fitzgibbons A Service Family Affiliate of AFFS/Service Corporation International 206 Winter St., Fall River, MA 02720 Telephone 508-676-2454 J