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Page14 .... POST-GAZi t'I=I , ;JULY(26, 2013 Ray Barron (Continued from Page 12) how to have a marriage as successful as her own. She explains how to "dress to please your man" and your- self and with the help of her makeup artist, she reveals the details of her beauty regi- men. In order to keep one's marriage healthy, Gorga recommends a weekly date night ("Saturday nights are like church for marriage") and insists on maintaining open lines of communica- tions and parenting "as a single unit." Gorga also shares events from her past that led her to meeting Joe, joining the cast of Real Housewives and beginning her singing career; Joe weighs in as well on meet- ing Melissa, adjusting to life as a reality TV star and the male sexual appetite. Gorga's tips are charming if very tra- ditional -- and they seem to work for her and Joe -- but they're far from secrets. Last heard, the book will be avail- able in September. Useless Information: Con- struction on the Leaning Tower of Pisa began on August 9, 1173. There are 296 steps to the top. After the great fire of Rome in 64 C.E., the emperor Nero ostensibly decided to lay blame on Christians residing in the City of Rome. He gathered them together, crucified them, covered them in pitch and burned them. He walked around his gardens admir- ing the view. Ancient Egyp- tians slept on pillows made of stone. Since 1978, at least 37 people have died as a result of shaking vending machines in an attempt to get free merchandise. More than 100 have been injured. The first Italian American to receive the U;S. Congres- sional Medal of Honor was Luigi Palma di Cesnola, a Union General in the Civil War, who later became the first director of the Metropoli- tan Museum of Art in New York City. And, General Carl Vuono was the first Italian American to be a~)pointed Army Chief of Staff. He served from 1987-1991 and was ap- pointed by President Ronald Reagan. In 1990, Mary Lou Retton, born Mary Lou Rettoni, became the first female gymnast and the youngest athlete ever inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame. In the 1984 Olympics at age 16, she won all-around gold medal in woman's gymnastics. Some show business remi- niscing with the ageless stately musicologist and phi- lanthropist Albert Natale. Lucille Ball once stated, "When I worked with Katharine Hepburn, decades ago, I was terrified of her -- that voice, her jaw, the whole package." Brian Aherne, says, "My marriage to Joan Fontaine roughly coincided with World War II. It even began the same year (1939). Enough said? Merv Griffin, while under contract to Freddy Martin in 1951, re- corded the song "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts." Record sales were three mil- lion, but Griffin was paid only 50 dollars for his singing. Gene Kelly, Cary Grant and Burt Lancaster were all con- sidered for the part of Sky Masterson in the 1955 movie "Guys and Dolls." The part went to Marion Bando, and Zero Mostel received his nickname "Zero" in elemen- tary school because he was such a poor student. AMERICA IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME Congratulations to the )ost-Gazette th on gour 118 jdnni ersanj 500 Canterbury Street Boston, MA 02131 617.524.1036 r the Italian community for over 100 years/ 118 Years (Continued from congressmen, governors and other officials praised the work of the newspaper in times of war and peace. The newspaper had to fight vigorously against all forms of discrimination in employ- ment and immigration laws, yet on the issue of loyalty and patriotism, there was never any question. The Italian immigrants after a long period of confu- sion, which was often be- wildering, accepted in full the American concept of school, church and state and have become part of this Page 1) democratic society, bringing to it all the qualities the Italians always possessed as builders, dreamers, organiz- ers, fighters, artists, in- spired teachers and defend- ers of Italo-American ideals. Throughout the United States and in Boston, espe- cially where freedom be- gan over 200 years ago, the GAZZETTA or the POST- GAZETTE has played a vital part in history. Today, the University of Minnesota and the Univer- sity of Florence in Italy have compiled all of our issues from the first to its current publication on microfilm for future generations, thereby recognizing the POST- GAZETTE's historical contri- bution to this country and the development of our unique culture to the people on these shores. We continue to bring to our readers the incredible stories of Americans from coast-to-coast who are the "Builders of America." We salute these great men and women who have made a unique contribution to our country and heritage. News Briefs (Continued from Page I) Police has rightly suspended the sergeant for handing off the photos he took to Boston Magazine to counter the awful cover story in Rolling Stone. I think the state police had no alternative but to suspend him for one day. Those photos were taken by Sgt. Murphy as a police photographer and he had no business giving photos from work to a magazine no mat- ter how noble his reasoning was. NY Woman Accused of Defrauding One Fund A New York woman who claimed she had suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of the Marathon Bomb- ings has been arrested and charged with defrauding the One Fund Boston's victim compensation fund of nearly $500,000. Officials say she falsified medical records to support her claim which had been approved in late June. Not long ago, an arrest was made of another individual who falsely claimed benefits from the victims' fund. Are there any others out there who got money falsely? Offi- cials from the One Boston Fund need to do a better job of investigating claims. The facts are clear; there have already been two cases of fraud. Two cases too many. 12 Trips to Deportation? Listening to Mark Levin one night last week on WRKO, I learned about a guy who has already been ar- rested and deported 11 times. Recently, he found his way back across the Mexican border in the Tuc- son area by the local sheriffs office. The sheriff was livid. The guy keeps making his way back here with drugs. His only punishment is de- portation, but for this illegal perp it is a merry-go-round ride at old Revere Beach. The sheriff says we need to secure our borders before handing out a pathway for citizenship to 11 to 20 mil- lion illegals here. Amnesty alone does nothing but cre- ate a bigger problem. In 10 years time, with chain im- migration, the 11-20 million could reach 25 to 30 million counting spouses, children, parents and grandparents. Then, meanwhile another, say 7 to 8 million will take their place living in the shadows. By the way, the above ille- gal perp is only 21 years old. Insider Threat Program Recently, media outlets re- ported that President Obama by yet another Executive Order has created the 'In- sider Threat Program' seem- ingly in reaction to the Ed Snowden leaks on domestic spying by the N.S.A. Federal employees apparently will be trained in behavioral pro- filing to spot future Ed Snowdens. When will Obama be passing out the brown shirts to everyone? Perhaps, federal employees will now be mandated to watch epi- sodes of "Criminal Minds." The Judicial Verdict Recently, while shopping at Roche Bros. in West Roxbury, I found a copy of The Judicial Watch Verdict news- letter. It is a monthly publi- cation that covers the news that the liberal news media attempts to avoid. It is 26 pages long and full of stuff conservatives out here need to know. Top story in the July issue was Benghazi, the story which refuses to just go away despite every- thing the liberal media does to make that reality so. Another great piece on the Obama IRS Scandal. And don't forget food stamps for illegal aliens and the records uncovered showing the USDA promoting this gross misuse of food stamps. FAMOUS FOR Cannoli Italian Pastry Wedding and Birthday Cakes Ice Cream Specialists 300 Hanover Street - Boston, Massachusetts Mike Mercogliano, Owner # Congratulations on Your Anniversary 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. 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