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Pb'ST-(A'ZET'T-E: Ji)NE 1,2012 Page'9 Ray 15arron's 11 OICLOCK NEW5 i Ah, June l I Born on this day, Marilyn Monroe! Well, Monroe left us in 1962, at the age of 36, from a drug overdose. Marilyn Monroe is now resting at Westwood Village Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California. Other notables who passed away on this date, actor Leslie Howard and Helen Keller, author and campaigner for the blind and deaf, 1968. Attending your own funeral, after Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, a 28-year-old Egyptian was declared dead but regained consciousness at his funeral. He celebrated with other attendees. Fishy story! Bill Wisth of Wisconsin picketed a restaurant that asked him to leave its all-you-can-eat fish fry when he had 12 filets. "It's false advertising," said the 350-pound Wisth. "We asked for more fish, and they refused to give us more fish." Bow wow! A New York man has spent 860,000 in a custody battle over a dog. Craig Dershowitz, 34, says he's cleaned out his life savings in the legal battle over "my son," a puggle called Knuckles that his ex-girl- friend took to California. Dershowitz says Knuckles can't be happy there because he "hates water" and "loved New York." Dummies, after the police department in Fort Lee, New Jersey, responded to a grow- ing number of pedestrian injuries and deaths by issuing tickets with $85 fines for texting while jaywalking. In one month, 117 tickets have been issued. Head banging, after Mikael Akerfeldt, lead singer of Swedish death metal band Opeth, had to cancel a show in Minnesota when he cracked open his head on the tour bus while trying to retrieve fresh underwear from his suitcase. Akerfeldt told fans:"Wish the story was more rock and roll, believe me." Boston police are warning residents of Chinatown to beware a thieving gang of female hypnotists. In one incident, say police, the group approached an elderly woman, made small talk in Cantonese and then hypnotized her. She was handed a bag and told to loot her own home of valuables -- in this case all her jewelry and 8160,000 in cash -- and turn them over to the hypno- tists in a park. "If anyone asks me for directions, I'm not going to respond," said Georgiana Tam of Boston's Asian-American Civic Association. Meow! Meow! A cat got stuck inside a washing machine and somehow survived a full wash cycle. Karin Bennett, of Johannesburg, South Africa, couldn't find her cat, Tabitha, despite searching all over, but then spotted the cat's wet, furry face looking out through the glass of the wash- ing machine's front door. Tabitha apparently crept into the machine before Bennett started it and survived more than an hour of soaking, tumbling, and drying. "The vet told me that she had lost seven of her nine lives," Bennett said. For you heavy drinkers! Unfortunately there is no quick way to sober up -- not cold showers, fresh air, or black coffee. Alcohol will stay in your body until it is broken down by your liver and eventually leaves your body through breath, sweat and urine. Carlo Scostumato claims a boozer insisted that his liquor bill was deducUble as a medi- cal expense. "My friends and I drink to each other's health." The astute Mona-Lisa Cappuccio, says, "It is useless for alcoholics to worry about the future for there will soon be no future for them to worry about." The great Joe Albano of Revere, says, "If you drink like a fish, swim - don't drive." Holy stuffi The number of Mormons in the U.S. grew by 45 percent to 6.1 million between 2000 and 2010, according to a new study by the Association of Religious Data Archives. The census found that the num- ber of Catholics, the largest single faith, declined 5 percent to 58.9 million during the decade. A man may attend church services regu- larly, but this does not necessarily mean he attends religiously. Mother Superior Frances Fitzgerald, says, i "The main object of reli- gion is not to get a man O O O into heaven, =- # but to get heaven into him." Some people repent of their sins by thank- ing the Lord they aren't half as bad as some of their neighbors. We learned recently America's personal financial comfort is at its lowest level since Gallup began measuring it a decade ago. 39% of Americans say they do not have enough money to live comfortably, up from 34% last year and 24% in 2002. Verbatim! If feeling better and living longer aren't enough, here's another rea- son to fight the battle of the bulge: accord- ing to HealthDay, obese Americans have smaller paychecks than those who aren't overweight. George Washington University researchers found that average annual in- comes are 88,666 less for obese women and $4,772 less for obese men, compared to nor- mal weight workers. Researchers also found that "the average annual costs of being obese were 84,879 for a woman and $2,646 for a man. Those figures include indirect costs such as lost productivity and direct expenses such as medical care." Are you awake? Nearly one in three American workers is sleep-deprived and the resulting epidemic of drowsiness is caus- ing serious injuries and health problems. A new report by the Centers for Disease Con- trol and Prevention shows that more than 40 million workers in the U.S. get less than the minimum six hours of sleep per.night that doctors recommend. Lack of sleep has been linked to an increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It can also impair attention and short term memory, posing particularly dangerous problems for medical workers and those Recipes from the Homeland by Vita Orlando Sinopoli ..... STUFFED QUAHOGS ALLA SALBMITANA 6 quahogs 3/4 cup of plain breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon Romano grated cheese 2 or three small garlic cloves chopped 3/4 cup of crushed tomato 1 tablespoon parsley Red or black pepper (optional) Olive oil Salt (optional) To prepare quahogs for steaming, SCRUB shell under running water to remove all sand and set aside. Add three cups water in a four quart saucepan. Place pan on stove over medium heat, cover and bring water to a boil. Remove saucepan from stove. Carefully place washed qua- hogs into water. Cover and return to stove over medium heat to boil. Quahog shells will separate slightly after a few minutes of boiling. As soon as the shells show signs of sepa- rating, remove pan from stove. Take quahogs out of water and save liquid.* In a bowl, combine bread crumbs with grated cheese, chopped garlic, parsley, and black or red pepper. Set aside. When quahogs cool enough to be handled take them out, one at the time. If it is difficult to separate the shell, take a sharp, short bladed knife, and carefully insert the blade into center of thicker back end of quahog to separate the top and bottom shells. Place meat of quahog in a bowl. Set shells aside separately. On a cutting board cut quahog meat into pieces. Place a full tablespoon of chopped quahog meat into each half-sheU. Add a full tablespoon of crushed tomato and *a tablespoon or two of liquid saved from first boil of quahogs. Top each shell with a tablespoon of bread crumb mix. Add a few drops of olive oil over each stuffed shell. Bake these on a baking tray in a preheated 400 F oven for fifteen to twenty min- utes. Check frequently. These bake quickly. Each time I prepare stuffed quahogs, I find my mind wan- dering to places where I spent splendid moments digging with my little shovel as a child or by hand on low-tide fiats in later years. We walked quite a distance to find quahogs. What amazed me most was that even if we only found two, four or six, we were happy with our find. It was always exciting whether we were in Lynn Beach, Plymouth area, Wollaston Beach or a beach in Gloucester. driving and operating heavy machinery. causes Researchers 20 percent estimate of traffic that accidents sleepiness and plays a role in thousands of fatal on-the-job mishaps each year. The wide-awake Steven Sebestyen, says, LEGAL NOTICE "If plenty of sleep is an aid to good looks, it MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY seems that a considerable number of people NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS are suffering from insomnia." Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. L1230-C1, NORTH SERVICE AREA FENCE, LOGAN Steven's attractive and astute wife, INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETrS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Theresa, says, "Oversleeping is a mighty Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time poor way to make your dreams come true." on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be The never sleepy looking Tom Analetto of opened and read publicly. Medford, says, "The trouble with alarm NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ATTHE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 10:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON clocks is that they always go off when you're WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012. asleep." The work includes INSTALLATION OF CHAIN LINK FENCE IN CONCRETE AND POST DRIVEN, Wee bit of Italian-American history. In PEDESTRIAN GATE INSTALLATION, AND CLEANUP OF THIRTY FOOT WIDE AREA ALONG 1969, Rocco Petrone wasa director of NASA's PROPOSED FENCE LINE. Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012. Apollo Space Program when a "giant step for mankind" is taken on the moon's surface. The estimated cntract cost is $200'000"00" Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority's Capital In 197 I, Frank Rizzo, the tough-talking son Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may of Calabrian immigrants and ex-police corn- issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. missioner in the "City of Brotherly Love," A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of a bid deposit for five (5) was elected the first Italian-American mayor percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bids are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the sub-bid amount, in the form of a bid bond, or cash, or a certified check, of Philadelphia. or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Show business reminiscing with the MasachusettsPrtAuthrityinthenamefwhichtheCntractfrthewrkitbeexecutedThe stately musicologist Albert Natale. Com- biddpsshabe(a)inafrmsaisfactryttheAuthrity(b)ithasuretycmpayquaifiedtd business in the Commonwealth and satisfactory to the Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful poser George Gershwin had no interest in performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. music until his family acquired a piano The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials when he was 12 years old. His first hit was payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages "Swanee," with lyrics by Irving Caesar, in t be paid n the wrk as determined under the prvisins f Chapter149 Massachusetts Genera 1919. Because of food allergies, Carol Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum Channing takes organic food and b oiled wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specifications, water with her whenever she's traveling, whichwagerateshaebeenpredeterminedbytheUSSecretaryfLabrand/rtheCmmissiner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts, whichever is greater. The Chordettes, a barber shop-harmony The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance female vocal quartet, were formed in 1 949 and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of $1,000,000.00. Said policy in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, originally as a shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authodiy shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for folk-oriented group. Their biggest hit was complete details. "Mr. Sandman" in 1954. The oldest person This Contract is subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority to be awarded an Oscar is George Burns. At contained in Article 84 of the General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's age 80, George won a Best Supporting Actor Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Eqhal for "The Sunshine Boys" (1975). At age 10, Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities prior Tatum O'Neal became the youngest person to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such to win an Oscar. She received it as Best certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Supporting Actress in "Paper Moon" (I 973). Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs The original title of Broadway's "Oklahoma" Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality was "Away We Go." And shortly after Frank in or reject any or all proposals. Sinatra joined his band, Tommy Dorsey was MASSACHUSETrS PORT AUTHORITY predicting that someday Frank would be as DAVID S. MACKEY successful as Bing Crosby. INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER and EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMERICA IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME Run date:06/01/12