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Page12 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 15, 2011 Ray Barron's 11 O'CLOCK NEW5 Wov?! Oprah Winfrey has gotten O.J. Simpson" to confess to murder and reveal the full horrifying details of the bloody slayings which he insists were done in self-defense! Oprah made headlines when she said in an interview her dream is to get the imprisoned football legend to admit he killed his ex-wife Nicole Brown and waiter Ron Goldman. But insiders have revealed to The Enquirer that Oprah is sitting on a spectacular secret Simpson, 63. has already confessed to the crime in a sensa- tional jailhouse interview with one of her producers! The former football hero -- who is serving time in Nevada for armed rob- bery and kidnapping has finally told all about the tragic night in June 1994 when he hacked two people to death with a knife. Well, the Scomato gave the producer lengthy story about how and why he hacked Nicole and Goldman to death. Sorry, we do not have the rights to reveal all of O.J. Simpson's confession here. Music legend Glen Campbell is bravely battling Alzheimer's disease. As the 75-year-old Grammy winner struggles to complete his Goodbye Tour, he has been getting disoriented on stage and forgetting the lyrics to some of his most famous songs, say sources. And that unusual behavior led his wife, Kim. to suspect something was seriously wrong, said a source close to the "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer. Initially, Glen kept discounting it, blaming it on old age. But Kim wasn't buying it," noted the source. "She sent him to the doctor, and specialists confirmed that he was in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Weird! A British man's life was saved by a gang of muggers who beat him up and slashed him with a knife, lain Petrie. 33, was sent for a precautionary CT scan after the assault, when doctors discovered he had a brain tumor. The tumor was removed in emergency surgery, and Petrie is expected to make a full recovery. "I can't hate them," said Petrie's mother. Anne. of the attackers. "They did lain a favor." A match made on a British dating website turned into an unexpected reunion for two long siblings. Sarah Kemp of Edinburgh hit it off so well online with George Bentley that she traveled to London to meet him. It was only as they chatted in the pub about their childhoods that they realized they were brother and sister, having lost touch after their parents divorced in I975. "Can you imagine the surprise, joy and embarrass- ment we both felt?" said Sarah. "We had so much in common and we really enjoyed each other's company." Mama mia! Another wave of North African migrants overwhelmed the Italian island of Lampedusa, prompting locals to block the harbor in protest. Residents occupied the town hall and threatened to cut off supply shipments unless the Italian government moved the migrants to the mainland and sent warships to guard the coast. "There will be a total shutdown and no one will be able to eat on the island, including the immi- grants," said activist Salvatore Martello. Over just three days, some 2,000 people landed makeshift boats, bringing the total number of migrants transiting through Lampedusa since January to nearlY 19,000. Most of the asylum seekers are Tunisians taking advantage of lax border controls since the fall of the Ben Ali regime. People who believe in restricted immigra- tion believe that the worst is yet to come. Carlo Scostumato, says, "All men have been emigrants or the sons of emigrants since Adam and Eve left Eden." The mentioning of Adam and Eve reminded us, it wasn't the apple on the tree that began it all. It was the pear on the ground. Get it? From my comrade in Moscow! Russians have sprung forward for the last time. The government announced that the country will remain on daylight saving time from now on. President Dmitri Medvedev said that changing the clocks twice a year was disturbing people's biorhythrds and causing v f health prob- lems. "And that's not to mention the O O O poor cows,  who don't understand when milkmaids are coming to milk them." he said. Last year. Medvedev cut the number of time zones in Russia from 11 to nine in a bid to improve government efficiency across the vast land. He is now considering further reducing the number to five. Ah. cows! Milk the cow. but don't pull off the udder. Questions people ask: Did George Wash- ington really wear false teeth? Yes. But they weren't wooden ones as generally believed. They were fashioned from animal teeth. Elephants, sheep, deer and various other animals all. contributed to George's den- tures. When was the first U.S. television broadcast? In 1927. Herbert Hoover. Secre- tary of Commerce at that time, had his image broadcast from Washington, D.C., to New York. What sexy actress, popular in the 1950s'and early '60s, said, "Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars a kiss and fifty cents for your soul?': Answer? Marilyn Monroe. What is the small- est independent nation in the world? The Holy See or the Vatican. Occupying approxi- mately 108 acres in the middle of Rome. the Vatican has its own army, newspaper and post office. And what well-known healer spent most of the last 50 years of her life in bed suffering from an undiagnosed illness? Florence Nightingale. Shame! Shame! Shame! An American woman has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering her husband, a U.S. invest- ment banker, in a case that has riveted Hong Kong for years. Prosecutors said that in 2003. Nancy Kissel drugged Robert Kissel with sedatives in a strawberry milk shake, then bludgeoned him to death with a heavy statuette so she could collect millions in life insurance and live with her new American lover. The body was found rolled in a carpet in a storage room at the couple's luxury apartment complex. Defense lawyers argued that Kissel was mentally ill and had been abused by her husband. The tale of the rich expatriate couple has inspired several Chinese books and a movie. Kennedy back in the news! A new mem- oir from the ex-girlfriend of John F. Kennedy, Jr., portrays him as an adventure-seeker with a reckless side. In the book. recently released, Christina Haag, who dated JFK Jr., for five years in the 1980s, says he brought a book on tantric sex with him on a trip the couple took to Jamaica. where they also smoked marijuana together. On that trip, he also nearly killed them when he steered his collapsible kayak into a boulder, dump- ing them both into the Caribbean. Later, he worried that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis might find out. Lovebirds Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton made Ischia famous way back in S 1961, but Americans mostly missed the early rush, said Lorenzo Carcaterra in National Georgraphic Traveler. This island off the coast of Naples has since drawn celeb- rities from Truman Capote to Gwyneth Paltrow, but you don't have to be part of the glitterati to create "warm memories" on this low-key hideaway, known for its thermal baths, southern Italian cuisine, and white- sand beaches. Peace can also be found on the quiet shores of Maronti beach, where the "only sounds beyond the lapping of the waves are the soft ballads sung by strolling musicians," A meal here is like "going back to another decade, sometimes another cen- tury." Such specialties as rabbit in a thick red sauce with pasta recall the days when locals created dishes out of whatever they could catch from either land or bay. Evenings on Ischia always come to an end at Bar Calise, where locals, both young and old, gather for conversation, an amaro or two, and the island's best pastries. See you there? Recipes from the Homeland by Vita Orlando Sinopoli COPYRIGHT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED QUICK VEAL OR CHICKEN 1 pound cubed Veal stew meat or chicken breast 1 large ripe tomato 1 medium chopped onion 2 cloves chopped garlic 2 small sprigs Bay Leaf (optional) 1 fresh Mint leaf (optional) i or 2 *]ulienne potatoes SPECIAL 1 or 2 ]ulienne carrot (optional) a/ cup frozen or canned green peas 2 tablespoons red wine 1 Chicken bouillon cube 3 tablespoon olive oil 1 can sliced mushrooms or mushrooms of choice Heat oil in skillet and add cut up veal or chicken breast. Stir and simmer to brown lightly. Remove only meat from skillet and set aside. Add cut up onion and garlic to oil in skillet and simmer until onion is opaque. Add cut up tomato. Stir and simmer over medium heat. Cover and continue to simmer for two or three minutes before adding one cup of water and a chicken bouillon to skillet. Stir. cover and continue to simmer mixture slowly for another two min- utes. Then add veal or chicken breast to tomato mixture and bring to a slow boil. Add bay leaf and mint (optional) to skillet and stir. Continue to simmer at low heat for ten minutes. Meanwhile, remove skin from carrots and potatoes and *cut into thin long strips (julienne). Set aside in water in separate bowls. When meat has cooked about ten minutes in skillet, add carrots first. Cover and cook for about five minutes. Then add potato and mushroom slices. Stir and cover. Continue to simmer until potatoes and carrots are tender to your liking. Add wine, cover and bring to a slow boil and then remove from burner. Serves two. NOTE: It was meals like this that I remember Mama surprising us with at various times. I often wondered Now where did she find this recipe? She loved creating meals that might be different. It was a great lesson for me that encour- aged me m create meals with meats and vegetables that my family enjoyed. Lombardo's Function Facity (Continued from Page 8) lightening for better visibil- up with sculpted panels, ity and customizable color cherry millwork and granite programming." countertops: the lobby areas Renovations and redecora- now feature new furniture; tions by Carroll Design the fountain was removed Studio include: A new, neu- from the Rotunda to make tral color palette of silver, room for a larger cocktail charcoal and taupe to fit any area; a new LED lighting sys- event and theme: all com- tern with programmable col- mon areas, corridors and ors was also installed, allow- ballrooms feature new car- ing customers to fully control peting, ceiling tiles and wall the look. feel and ambiance coverings; the ballroom light- of the event space ing was enhanced with a Lombardo's signature bright white ceiling, six coif- piese: the famous, landmark fured soffits and shirred chqndelier -- seen in nearly silk and crystal pendants. 50rears worth of prom pho- The murals were also re- tos throughout the South placed with beautifully- She re remains un- crafted, sculpted panels; changed, as the focal point the bars have been dressed abc ve the grand staircase. 1st Generation Italian-American ViU Orlando Sinopolt Shares with us delightful recollection M From 4 o 'hek memories as a child 'U a I 00ery growing up in Pel:cl Boston's "Little Italy" and a collection of Italian family recipes V'r, OR.AMm StNoPo.. from the homeland. i Great as Gifts FROM MY BAKERY PERCH available on AMAZON. 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