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PAGE 12 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 15, 2016 W Barrorl's Are you ready for this? Fatal mishaps are on the rise: An American dies from an unintentional injury every four minutes, the National Safety Council reports, making accidents the nation's fourth leading killer -- surpassing stroke's, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and suicide! The research, based on federal statistics, found that more than 136,000 people in the U.S. met an accidental death in 2014 -- a 4.2 percent jump from the previous year, and 15.5 percent more than a decade earlier. Opioid and heroin abuse is fueling the trend, the report says, as overdoses and poisoning have increased 78 percent since 2005. Meanwhile, an aging population may help explain why deadly falls surged 63 percent over the past 10 years. (On a brighter note, motor vehicle deaths dropped 22 percent, in part be- cause of improved auto safety technology). The report argues that society isn't taking enough precautions against unintentional injury -- doc- tors, for example, should be more careful when prescribing painkillers. =Every accident is pre- ventablef the Safety Council's Ken Kolosh tells NPR.org. "But it's not necessarily the (fault) of the victim." Carlo Scostumanto thinks he knows why the number of accidents in the home is rising: people aren't spending enough time there to know their way around! Robyn Waters, former Registry of Motor Vehicles employee, thinks people drive their automobile as if they were rehearsing for an accident. Robyn's brilliant son Kyle Waters offers a tip on how to avoid dangerous bee attacks: Wear light-colored clothing. Bees see bears and other dark-furred animals as threats so don't be mis- taken for onel America's upper middle-class is larger and richer than it's ever been, controlling about 52 percent of the country's income. The share of household earnings between $100,000 and $349,000 for a family of three doubled from roughly 13 percent of the population in 1979 to nearly 30 percent in 2014. The middle-class accounts for 32 percent of the population and controls 25.8 percent of the income. Sixty percent of the country's wealth is in the hands of women. They're allowing men to hold the other forty percent because their handbags are full! Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted. - Alfred Adler Despite the growing popularity of patemity leave policies, many American men are reluctant to take advantage. In a recent Deloitte survey, more than a third of respondents said taking time off after the birth of an infant would "jeopardize their position," and more than half said it would signal a lack of commitment at work. Big business news! Revlon is hoping to revive its =cosmetic clout" with a $419 million acquisi- tion of Elizabeth Arden, said Stephanie Wong and Lauren Coleman-Lochner in Bloomberg. com. The merger will unite two venerable beauty brands that have =struggled to maintain growth in recent years." Elizabeth Arden has lost almost $400 million over the past two years, and Revlon was recently rumored to be an acquisition target itself. The hope is that combining distribution networks and marketing efforts will broaden the appeal of both brands. The U.S. enjoyed a record $348 billion in foreign direct investment last year, mostly from Europe, and is expected to attract a similar amount this year. Nearly 70 percent of foreign investment in 2015 flowed to manufacturing. Best bath." The Baths of Caracalla, in Rome, Italy, constructed during the reign of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, were a mile in circum- ference. They offered hot and cold running water, and a lot more: theaters, temples, a festival hall, and complete facilities for nearly 30,000 bathers. While he could not compete with Marcus Aure- lius, George Blumenthal of New York City owned a top-of-the-line personal tub. He floated his rub- ber duck in a $50,000 bath carved from a singie block of Italian marble. =We Americans have a confused and contra- dictory relationship with vacation, ~ said Robert Samuelson. Theoretically, love taking time off. Yet about half of full-time workers who earn vaca- tion time leave at least some of those days un- used. From 1978 to 2000, full-time U.S. workers earned and used an aver- age of 20 days O O " O of vacation ev- ery year, ac- cording to the travel industry-backed think tank Project Time Off. By 2015, they earned almost 22 days of vacation, but took only 15. The travel industry has labeled these employees "work-martyrs," and argue that their inability to take a break costs the U. S. economy about $223 billion a year in lost spending on airlines, restaurants, theme parks, and other tourism business. Steven Sebestyen says, "A girl certainly has a wide choice of vacations. She can go to the mountains and see the scenery, or go to the beach and be scenery!" Steven's attractive and brainy wife, Theresa, says, "If you want a successful vacation, take half the clothes you figured on and twice the money." An East Bostonian, just back home from a Ne- vada vacation, says he underwent a bit of %as Vegas surgery." He had his bankroll painlessly removed. Giuseppina, cosce storte, claims vacation is a brief period of recreation, preceded by a period of anticipation, and followed by a period of re- cuperation. Our noted musicologist AI Natale reminds us of the worst baton technique: During a 1975 con- cert in Mexico City, Uruguayan Conductor Jose Serebrier, accidently stabbed himself thi-ough the hand with his baton. While musicians and chorus members gasped, blood gushed from the wound, staining his white tuxedo shirt and splattering his shoes. "The baton broke into pieces," the conduc- tor later said. "One piece was sticking through my hand. Ironically, I never use a baton, but decided to use one for this performance because I thought it would help achieve greater musical control. That was a mistake." Nonetheless, Ser- ebrier continued conducting without missing a beat, gently removing the wooden fragment from his hand and wrapping the wound tightly in a handkerchief during a lull in the music. He was treated at a nearby hospital following the concert and was back on the podium -- sans baton -- the following evening. Italian-Americans in baseball: Yogi Berra, born Lawrence Peter Berra in Saint Louis, Missouri, played for 14 pennant-winning and 10 World Series-winning clubs -- a record no other player has matched. One of baseball's greatest catchers, he was voted the American League Most Valu- able Player three times (1951, 1954 and 1959). Berrajoined the New York Yankees in 1946, and played with the team for 17 years, then managed the Yankees and the New York Mets. In 1964, he led the Yankees to the American League pennant, becoming the first Italian-American manager to win a league championship. Childhood friends gave him his famous nickname because he used to sit with his legs crossed like a Buddha in the dugout. During his career, Berra had a .285 lifetime batting average and hit 358 home runs. His malapropos sayings are part of popular cul- ture and included: "It ain't over till it's over," and "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded." Questions people ask: What country used women as fighter pilots during World War II? The Soviet Union! Women were also used as bomber pilots. Marina Chechneva made some 800 combat flights. Another pilot, Natalya Mekin, was cred- ited with almost 1,000 combat missions. Where is the worst place to meet people in U.S. ? According to U.S. government statistics, there is one person per square mile in Alaska. The worst thing to have named after you? In Greek mythol- ogy, Syphilis was the name of a certain Greek shepherd who wronged the god Apollo and was punished with the first recorded case of venereal disease. The worst fan mail to deliver? Imagine having to tote the 900,000 letters Hank Aaron received in 1974 after the Atlanta Braves slugger exceeded Babe Ruth's all-time home run record. And the worst building error was when workman wired up the furnaces in Baltimore's newly built Hotel in 1912, and they learned that they had forgotten to include chimneys. Remember, don't judge your wife too harshly for her weaknesses. If she didn't have them, chances are she wouldn't have married you! AMERICA IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME Recipes from the Homeland by Vita Orlando Sinopoli ? COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED VEGETABLE MEDLEY 2 medium potatoes 2 large ripe tomatoes or a 1/2 pounds fresh, frozen or four-ounce portion crushed canned string or cat beans tomatoes 1 large garlic clove 1/3 cup olive oil I medium zucchini sliced 1 medium onion chopped (1/ 2-inch pieces) not peeled 1 tablespoon capers 1 medium yellow squash sliced 3/.4 tablespoon basil {1~2-inch pieces} not peeled Salt (optional) In a saucepan, saut6 onion and capers in oil until opaque. Add chopped ripened tomatoes or four ounces of crushed tomato. If you prefer a heavier sauce, use a four-ounce can of tomato sauce instead. Add fresh or dried basil. Stir, cover and simmer slowly. Meanwhile, peel and cube potatoes. Wash and set asfde. If using fresh string beans, cut ends off, wash and set aside. Add potatoes and beans to saucepan. Stir, cover, and simmer slowly for ten minutes. Add sliced zucchini and yellow squash (optional). Salt to taste. Add water if more liquid is desired and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer slowly until all vegetables are tender. Serve with garlic bread. Serves two. NOTE: For those who enjoy rice or pasta, prepare your preferred rice or macaroni according to directions on the package. Serve a portion topped with the vegetable medley. Sprinkle with your grated cheese of choice. LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court Department 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-,5800 Docket No. MI16DI889DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING MARINA A. FLORES VS, YAHIR F. FLORES To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage IB. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taldng any action which would nega~ely impact the current financial status of either party SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Marina A. Flores, 508 Washington Street, Apt 1200, Boston, MA 02111 your an- swer, if any, on or before August 17, 2016. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. WCalas~ lION. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., Rrst Justice of this Court. Date: July 6, 2016 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 7/15/16 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court Department 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16D1375DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAIMNG DE JESUS, JARBAS VS. FORSY'THE, OLIVIA JUMET To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has tiled a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage lB. The Complaint is on tile at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Jarbas De Jesus, 1 Wildwood, Apt. 6, Dracut, MA 01826 your answer, if any, on or before August 19, 2016. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and ad- judication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. WCa~ss, HON. EDWARD R DONNEM.Y, JR., Rrst Justice of this COurL Date: July 8, 2016 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 7/15/16 ~':II'A ()Rt.ANI)O S[NOPt)I,I 1st Generation 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. 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