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Page12 POST-GAZETTE, MAY 17, 2013 Ab. Barr'OYl'S Are you ready for this? The National Insti- tute of Health (NIH) is going to blow a whop- ping $1.5 million to see why lesbians like TV personality Rosie O'Donnell are over- weight! NIH insists it is an issue of "high public health significance" to determine why homosexual men are slimmer than their gay sisters. The project will be conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, -- and it's not the first time money has been thrown at this issue. In 2011, a similar study was conducted -- at a cost of $778,522. Even worse, in 2012, another $741,378 was shelled out for the same project! Even worse than that, no word on what the studies concluded[ Among life's mysteries is how a two pound box of candy can make a woman gain five pounds, Carlo Scostumato claims there are two ways to determine middle age -- one is by the calendar and the other by the waistline. Strictly for the birds! Former boxing cham- pion Mike Tyson has revealed that he once broke up with a girlfriend after she cooked and ate one of his beloved racing pigeons, "I was dating this young lady and she said, 'I don't know why you're flying those damn birds, you should be eating them,'" said Tyson, who owns some 350 pigeons. The woman grabbed one of the birds and pro- ceeded to cook it up and eat it. "It just wasn't the right thing to do," said Tyson. 'Tnat's why she's not my woman anymore." Attention! Single women! Married women have lower heart attack risk! Married women are at far less risk of suffering a heart at- tack than are their single and divorced coun- terparts, according to a new study. In fact, happily married women even stand a better chance of surviving a coronary with a lower chance of dying before reaching the hospi- tal, says the research published in the Euro- pean Journal Of'Preventive Cardiology. "Mar- riage seems to protect women even more than men from out-of-hospital death," says lead researcher Dr. Aiano Lammintausta. "Married women may have a better finan- cial status, better health habits and higher levels of support compared to the unmarried. Having someone close to raise the alarm during a heart attack could also be impor- tant." More healthy news! Have a hearty break- fasU Wolfing down protein like eggs and lean beef in the morning makes you feel fuller during the day and helps you cut out snack- ing at night, say University of Missouri re- searchers. Unfortunately, too many people skip breakfast or just have coffee, which could explain why 25 million young U.S. adults are overweight. Giuseppina, cosec storte, suggests for breakfast you should have a cup of cioccolato caldo, bruschetta and biscotti. Buon giornoI More healthy suggestions! Losing a week's worth of good sleep shuts down genes that protect the body against disease. That's the astonishing conclusion of a study. Research- ers found that the lack of sleep messed up the working of 711 genes involved with the immune system and the handling of stress and inflammation. The lack of sleep also wreaked havoc with the body's internal time clock. Fortunatelyl a week's worth of good sleep set everything back to normal. But the scientists from England's University of Sur- rey warn that continuous lack of sleep over longer periods can trigger serious health problems. "If these processes continue to be disrupted, you could see how you are going to get impairment of organs, tissues, heart disease, obesity and diabetes," say the sci- entists. Bella Culo of Chestnut Hill, says, "When a man walks in his sleep, he leaves his wife: when he talks in his sleep, his wife leaves him." The gorgeous, brainy, Barbra D'Amico of Russo's Imports, says, "Most of us spend a lifetime gOing to sleep when we're not sleepy and getting up when we are." The charming Christina Quinlan also an executive at Russo Imports, says, "There seems to be a catch to almost everything. For instance, it's wonderful to sleep till noon, but it sure ruins your afternoon nap." Wow! An Indian mul- timillionaire who let his O O O 9-year-old ~ son drive his Ferrari F430 as a birthday present has been charged with child endangerment. Mohammed Nisham filmed the birthday boy cruising around in the $200,000 sports car -- which has a maximum speed of 190 mph -- and uploaded the footage to YouTube, caus- ing an outrage in India. The boy's parents are unabashed. "I am proud of him," said his mother, noting that their son had also driven the family's Lamborghini and Bentley. "He's been driving since he was five." Big shot! A Florida man tried to shoot a squirrel for dinner by taping a 40-caliber bul- let to the end of his BB gun -- and wound up in the hospital with shrapnel wounds. Police say that when William Daniel Lloyd, 31, fired his hastily customized weapon, the BB round struck the larger bullet, just as he planned. But instead of sending the bullet speeding toward the rodent, the bullet's cartridge ex- ploded, embedding metal fragments in his legs and arms. The squirrel apparently got away unscathed. Be aware, 1 in 20 patients admitted to U.S. hospitals picks up an infection they didn't have when they arrived. Those infec- tions cause the deaths of 100,000 people a year. Yesl Yesl Yes! The Oscar winner actress Anne Bancroft is an Italian American. Her true name is Anne Marie Italiano. Anne was born in the Bronx on September 17, 1931. She was married to comic genius Mel Brooks L u, Vita Orlando Sinopoli COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED VEAL KIDNEYS 1 or 1 1/2 pounds veal kidneys 3 cloves garlic chopped 2 small potatoes 1/3 cup olive vegetable or canola oil 3 tablespoons red or white cooking wine of choice (optional) Salt and black pepper. Remove any fat from the kidneys, wash and dry. Cut kid- neys into one-inch portions and set aside. Peel potatoes and cut into one-inch portions, wash and dry and set aside. Heat oil in skillet to medium heat. Carefully add the cut- up kidney portions. There may be some splattering. Fry kidney portions until all are seared before adding the potato portions. Add chopped garlic and stir. Cover and fry over medium/low heat until potatoes and veal portions are fork tender. Stir occasionally. Optional: Add the wine, stir thoroughly and cover. Simmer over low heat about thirty seconds. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from burner. Serves two. NOTE: As a youngster, I remember Mama cleaning and boil- ing chicken feet to add to her homemade chicken soup. When I questioned the use of chicken feet, Mama told me that in her homeland it was customary to use as many parts of the slaugh- tered animal as possible -- like chicken feet and livers, pig's feet, veal kidneys and tripe. They had lived during difficult economical times. Ironically it prepared them for life in the United States during the Great Depression. The meat markets of Boston's North End supplied them with all cuts of meats. After I married my husband in 1949, my mother-in-law frequently prepared the above kidney recipe for us, knowing that it was a favorite of my husband. Today, veal kidneys are scarcely seen in supermarkets. Beef kidneys, more often available, can be prepared in this same manner. 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Big money[ An average full-time Walmart employees earning $12.67 an hour would have to work 785 years to earn the equiva- 1st Generation lent of Walmart CEO Michael Duke's annual salary of $20.7 million -- assuming the em- Italian-American ployee worked 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a Vita Orlando Sinopoli year and didn't pay taxes. The newest economic indicator might be Shares with us in your underwear drawer, said Quentin Fottrell in MarketWatch.com. American men's a delightful recollection From apparel sales stayed mostly flat in 2012, Mtt.., of her memories as a child except for "two garments some men continue 'valeery growing up in to wear even after they're falling apart" -- Perch underwear and socks. "For men who don't Boston's "Little Italy" care so much about underwear, during lean and a collection of times, they probably made do with what they had," said Vicki Morwitz, a marketing pro- Italian family recipes fessor at New York University. Edgar Dworsky, \,:'rrA ORL,=~t~O Slnoeot,~ from the homeland. founder of ConsumerWorld.Org, said that an improving economy is "the right time for men to get rid of all that holey underwear." And Great as Gifts that can lead to more economic activity -- FROM MY BAKERYPERCH available on AMAZON.COM namely dating, and in local bookstores -- ask for Show business reminiscing with the age- Hard cover #1-4010-9805-3 ISBN less stately musicologist and philanthropist soft Cover #1-4010-9804-5 ISBN Albert Natale. Billy Williams formed his fa- mous quartet in 1950 and became a regular on Sid Caesar's "Show of Shows" shortly thereafter. Of his ten hits on the Coral label LETTERS POLICY between 1954 and 1959, by far his biggest hit was "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Myself a Letter." Tammy Wynette's album Letters to the Editor. 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