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Page 14 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 13, 2012 9F LO SAPEVATE CHE ...? Avviene spesso che si legge sui giornali, o alia televi- sione, che qualcosa di nuovo succede nel campo dell'alimentazione. I lettori ricorderanno che il Dipartimento dell'Agricoltura USA creo' tempo fa la famosa 'piramide alimentare', esattamente nel 1992. Essa era strutturata come una classificazione 'orizzontale', dal basso verso l'alto, di gruppi di alimenti: alia base c'erano cereali e derivati. I1 livello superiore conteneva carne pesce, uova, legumi, latte e latticini. All'apice c'erano i grassi ed i zuccheri. Dal 2005 la piramide apparve modificata. La nuova versione mantiene sei gruppi di alimenti, ma le strisce orizzontali sono diventate verticali, di colori differenti (da sinistra a destra). La crociata anti-obesita', di cui anche Michelle Obama, la moglie del Presidente USA e' personaggio attivo, ha posto all'attenzione di tutti la necessita' di scegliere cibi che aiutano l'organismo a funzionare bene, come frutta, verdure, vegetali, Pesce, polio, tacchino e legumi che sono tutti considerati ottimi cibi. La scelta ci fa' ricordare largamente la dieta mediterraneas che si basa infatti su piatti con abbondanti vegetali e ver- dure, poco pane o pasta, ma che richiede moderato uso di vino rosso, di uova e di carne di polio, o di tacchino, ma anche di carne di selvaggina che non e' grassa. Non ci rimane che augurare a tutti di saper scegliere cibi sani per un'alimentazione sana, e fare pure esercizi giornalieri. DID YOU KNOW THAT ...? Not a day goes by that we read or hear from the television that something occurs in the field of nutrition. The read- ers may recall that the U.S. Agriculture Department pub- lished in 1992 the nutritional 'pyramid.' It was structured into a horizontal food classification, from the bottom up, with nutritional elements. At the base we saw cereals of all kinds. The next level we observed fresh fruit, greens and vegetables. At the very next level we noticed meats, fish, eggs, legumes, milk and other dairy products. At the very top we saw fatty products and sugars. In 2005 the pyra- mid came back, but modified. The new version maintains six food groups, but the stripes instead of being horizontal are now vertical, with different colors and from left to right. The anti-obesity crusade, of which Michelle Obama, the U.S. President's wife, is an active participant, has brought to everyone's attention the need to choose foods that help the bodY to function well, such as fruits, greens, vegetables, fish, chicken, turkey and legumes, which are classified as the best food. The choice largely reminds us of the Mediterranean diet which essentially uses the good food as described above, but with little bread or pasta, but also requires the addition of red wine, eggs and chicken, turkey and also game meat which is fat-free (lean). There is just about nothing to say except to wish everyone to carefully choose healthy foods for a healthy nutrition and the addi- tion of daily exercise too! f Boston Harborside Home Joseph A. Langone 580 Commercial St. Boston, MA 02109 617-536-4110 Augustave M. Sabia, Jr. Trevor Slauenwhite Frederick J. Wobrock Dino C. Manca Courtney A. Fitzgibbons A Service Family Affiliate of AFFS/Service Corporation International 206 Winter St., Fall River, MA 02720 Telephone 508-676-2454 The POST-GAZETTE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZETTE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZETTE, P.O. BOX 135, BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices * News Briefs (Continued from Page i) Court has said it is a tax hike and that's what made ObamaCare constitutional to five U.S. justices on the Supreme Court. The presi- dent won the day by becom- ing the guy behind the middle-class tax hike. That's his real legacy now. Don Grady "Robbie from My Three Sons" Dead at 68 I always watched "My Three Sons" back when I was young and remembered he was one of the original Mouseketeers on the Mickey Mouse Club. He used to be the middle son until Tim Considine left the show. Tim, by the way, was a regular on the "Walt Disney Presents" Sunday night show playing in one of the show's mini-series, "Spin and Marty." After Tim left, Don GradY was promoted to older brother. It was a great sitcom back then starring Fred MacMurray and Will- iam Demarest. It is difficult for me to believe that Don Grady was 68 years old and I was surprised to learn he was born Don Louis Agrati making him one of those unknown Italian American actors back 50 years ago. It's Always About the Economy! I read a great Wall Street Journal piece on the state of the U.S. economy and Presi- dent Obama's role in it at this time. Recently, as col- umnist Daniel Henninger opined, the terms on which this election will be decided have been set by Obama himself by a speech he de- livered at Cuyahoga Com- munity College in Cleve- land, OH. As he stated, "Yes, foreign policy matters. So- cial issues matter. But more than anything else, this election presents a choice between two fundamentally different visions of how to create strong, sustained growth." As Benninger added, "Over the next five months the president and Mitt Rom- ney spoke of nothing other than economic growth -- on the stump, in their debates, in their sleep -- this elec- tion would be the best $2 bil- lion 'investment' of cam- paign funds that Citizens United ever enabled." Yes, we get it right and America is okay. We get it wrong and young Americans will be emigrating to places like Australia, New Zealand or maybe just north to Canada. Obama's understanding of economics isn't hard to fig- ure out, it is just wrong. As many would say, there is nowhere in non-Marxist eco- nomics that says growth's primary engine is social class. A middle-class is the result of a strong economy and not its cause. Obama apparently believes in class- based growth and his whole strategy is built around that fallacy. This election is clearer than any in recent. history. This is not Twiddle- dee and Tweedledum, it is about taking the right economic vision forward, a vision that exists in the real world for real people. The choice is clear, does our economy grow from the top down or does it grow from a middle-class that magi- cally appears? The Obama School of Economics has failed over and over again, just look to Europe, to France, to Spain and to Greece. European socialism keeps failing because it is unsustainable. I wonder if anyone in the White House ever heard of Adam Smith? Point-Counterpoint on ObamaCare "The Federal Government does have the power to im- Kick Off [ 7th Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston's Chief of Human Services/Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Executive Director Daphne Griffin invite Boston youth to meet players and coaches from the Boston Red Sox organization and compete in a baseball skills session at the annual Red Sox Talks/ Fenway Challenge during July and August. The win- ners of each age division in the Fenway Challenge competition will receive two tickets to a Red Sox game in September and will be recognized on the field before the game! Hosted by BCYF in con- junction with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, the Sox Talks/ Fenway Challenges are sponsored by the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Police Activities League. Registra- tion each day is at 9:30 am followed by the Fenway Challenge, a skills competi- tion in running, hitting and throwing for boys and girls ages 7-14. At the comple- tion of the Fenway Chal- lenge, members of the Red pose a tax on those without health insurance. (The man- date) is therefore constitu- tional." -- Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. "To say that the Individual Mandate merely imposes a tax is not to interpret the statue but to rewrite it." -- Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Another Reason to Dislike George W. Bush I know Democrats like blaming former President George W. Bush for every- thing going wrong today and I find it unfair most if not always. However, when it came to Chief Justice John Roberts turning a Commerce Clause case into a tax case, I don't know what to say. Everyone, liberals and con- servatives thought this court decision hinged on Justice Kennedy the so-called mod- erate justice, but it turned on Bush appointee Roberts who apparently likes taxing Americans. Kennedy was correct; this court decision rewrites the very concept of mandate. Roberts apparently is no true conservative and Kennedy shows common sense. The mandate should have been thrown out but for Robert's new rules. Now, as Mitt Romney says, it is up to the American electorate to do what the Court couldn't or wouldn't do. As for me, there are only three justices on the High Court who get the U.S. Con- stitution. They are Arthur Kennedy, Joseph Alito and my favorite Antonin Scalia. Thanks George W. another fine mess you got us into, as Moe always blamed Larry and Curly. Quote to Note "I think it's difficult to debate alone." -- Elizabeth Warren Sox organization will arrive and work one-on-one With each youth on batting and pitching before speaking with the crowd. It's always a surprise who will show up, but there are usually several players and members of the coaching staff. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, July 174 at Billings Field in West Roxbury; Thursday, July 194 at Town Field in Dorchester; Tues- day, July 31st at Moakley Park in South Boston; Fri- day, August 3rd at the BCYF Recreation Center at Madi- son Park in Roxbury (base- ball field behind Madison Park High School;) and Thursday, August 23rd at Rogers Park in Brighton. Equipment will be pro- vided. Camps and summer programs are welcome to attend -- bring your lunch and enjoy a day at the park. To register a group, please call Mike Devlin at BCYF at 617-635-5206 x105 or send Mike an e-mail at Check out our other great summer offerings at / bcyf