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PAGE 12 POST-GAZE'I-rE, JULY 29, 2016 11 Ray 15arron'e On this date, in 1981, the Palin had previously been en- Prince of Wales married Lady gaged to Meyer, 27, but they Diana Spencer at London's split days before the wedding St. Paul's Cathedral; the tele- in May 2015. Weeks later, the vised ceremony was watched by abstinence-education advocate over 700 million viewers around announced her second un- the world. And born on this date planned pregnancy. This spring, in 1869 -- Benito Mussolini, however, the couple rekindled. Italian Fascist leader. =Life is full of ups and downs, 71me for Trumpy news!Wash- but in the end, you'll end up ington, D.C. Trump bans the where you're supposed to be," Post: In what media experts they said in a joint statement. called an =unprecedented" at- Married couples who claim tack on the U.S. press, pre- they ce never had an argument sumptive GOP nominee Donald in 40 years either have poor Trump revoked The Washington memories or a very dull life to Post's press credentials to cover recall. his campaign events -- adding The astute Barbara D'Amico the newspaper to his growing says, "Bachelors have no idea media =blacklist." Hours before what married bliss is, and that's the ban, the Post had published also true of a lot of husbands." an article on statements made The great Christina Quinlan by Trump in which he seemed says, =The argument you just to suggest President Obama won with your wife isn't over was purposely negligent in yet." countering terrorism. Although Giaseppina, cosce storte, says, the paper ran Trump's direct =Why shouldn't a woman take quotes, the real estate mogul her husband's name? She takes said the Post's coverage was everything else!" =phony and dishonest." Trump Good news for pasta lovers: has repeatedly clashed with the An Italian study has found that Post, including the newspaper's pasta can aid weight loss. Sci- probe of his claim that he per- entists at the Neuromed Insti- sonally donated $1 million to tute in Pozzilli, Italy, discovered veteran's groups. Trump has that pasta is not fattening, and also barred reporters from Uni- can reduce the likelihood of vision, BuzzFeed, and Politico obesity. The study of 23,000 from events. The Committee to people, published in the Nutri- Protect Journalists said Trump's tion & Diabetics Journal, said bans were =bad for voters in pasta consumption is associated the U.S. and bad for freedom with better weight management everywhere." because it forms a part of the It may seem hard to believe much-lauded Mediterranean now, but Ellen DeGeneres ago- diet. =Results have shown that nized about coming out as gay, pasta is associated with a lower said Ruby Warrington in The body mass index, a lower preva- Daily.Telegraph, Australia. The lence of obesity, and a lower comedian'made the announce- waist and hip circumference, ment before 42-million viewers when it is eaten according to an on The Oprah Winfrey Show individual's caloric needs and in back in 1997 at the age of 37, af- the context of a Mediterranean ter deciding she was fed up with diet," Licia Iacoviello, head of living a lie about her sexuality, the Laboratory of Molecular and Saying the words out loud was Nutritional Epidemiology at the =such a scary thing." DeGeneres Neuromed Institute, said. has had her own highly-popular Investigators tend to believe taLk show since 2003, and is that those eating less pasta happily married to actress Portia actuaUy substitute it with less deRossi -- a woman she calls healthy foods. They hope people =my best friend and soul mate, will abandon the concept of and everything you see on a =low carbohydrate and high HaUmark card that makes you protein diet" and return to a gag." The two were married in Mediterranean one that has a 2008 and have a comfortable =protective role against weight life together -- one that doesn't gain and obesity, as well as pro- include the prospect of any chil- viding important health benefits dren. =We talked about it for a against chronic diseases and minute," says DeGeneres. =But related co-morbidities." Iacovi- we just decided we like our con- eUo added: "-We will continue to versations not being interrupted analyze the association between and our furniture without sticky the Mediterranean diet and its grape juice on it." components with health status, Bristol Palin revealed she has metabolic features and disease." married Marine Corps veteran In Ivrea, Italy, thousands of Dakota Meyer, the father of citizens celebrate the beginning her 5-month-old daughter. The of Lent by throwing oranges at 25-year-old daughter of Sarah one another. Best Wishes on Your Anniversary Real Estate Matt( o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 0 0 0 The most widely eaten fruit in America is the banana. And it has been reported that ap- proximately 17,000 bananas are eaten each week in the Boston University dining room. Reminder/ Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent. And remember, tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits. The brilliant Boston College student Kyle J. Waters reminds us ten body parts are only three letters long: eye, ear, leg, arm, jaw, gum, toe, lip, hip, and rib. Most unusual oath." Since the Romans had no Bibles on which to swear, it was the custom to place one's right hand on one's testicles when swearing to tell the truth. The English word =testimony" is derived from this practice. Our noted musicologist Al Natale says, at the tender age of two, W.S. Gilbert was kidnapped from his parents in Naples, Italy. He was ransomed for a pound sterling per pound of his weight, twenty-five pounds in all. When baby Gilbert grew up and became Arthur Sullivan's famous coUaborator, he made use of his kidnapping in two of his operettas. And our musi- cologist Al Natale reminds us, in true kingly fashion, Elvis passed away while sitting on the throne. And the great musicologist A1 Natale also reports, most toilets flush in E flat. In 1791, Alesandro Malaspina was among the first Italians to visit San Francisco, CA. Malaspina surveyed the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Mexico as part of a scientific expedition. He remained in Monterey, CA, for ten days. Malaspina and other members of the expedition made botanical and geological studies, took soundings in the bay, drew maps and charts, and interviewed local Indians. And the following year, 1792, Major John BeUi was appointed Deputy Quartermaster General of the United States Army. It was in 1794, President George Washington appointed Major John Rivardi to fortify the cities of Baltimore, Detroit, Norfolk, Alexandria, and West Point. During the Civil War, Felix Formento, M.D., was the chief surgeon of the Louisiana Con- federate Hospital. He later be- came president o the American Public Health Association, which educates the public about health issues. Yesl Dr. Formento was an Italian-American. The Nobel Prize in 1998 was awarded to an Itaiian-American, Louis Ignarro, for his discovery of the role of nitric oxide in the body, which has led to many medical applica- tions, including Viagra. And so it was an Italian-American who created Viagra[ We have been asked for the address of the noted Italian actress, Sophia Loren. Address her as Sophia Loren (Sophia Sci- colonel, c/o Cineart, 36 rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris France. Her birthday is September 20 AMERICA 18 A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME Recipes from the Homeland by Vita Orlando Sinopoli COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ELBOWS WITH ZUCCHINI in Tomato Sauce 2 medium-size zucchini, 1/3 cup olive oil washed and chopped I chopped medium onion (not peeled) 1 tablespoon capers (optional} 2 large ripe tomatoes or a Basil and salt four-ounce portion crushed 1/2 pound elbow macaroni tomatoes In a saucepan, saut6 onion and capers in oil until onion is opaque. Add chopped ripened tomatoes or four ounces of crushed tomato. If a heavier sauce is preferred, use a four-ounce can of prepared tomato sauce instead. Cover and simmer about seven minutes. Add chopped zucchini and dried or fresh basil. Add water if more liquid is desired. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer slowly until zucchini is tender. Cook pasta according to directions on the package. Pour zuc- chini with sauce over cooked elbows and serve. Serves two. NOTE: Spaghetti may be cooked and served with the zucchini in place of elbows. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. L1271 -Cl, OLD TOWER GENERATOR REPLACEMENT, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S - Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016, immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. Sealed filed sub-bids for the same contract will be received at the same office until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016, immediately after which, in a designated room, the filed sub-bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 9:00 AM LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016. A SITE TOUR WILL BE CONDUCTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CONFERENCE. THE WORK INCLUDES DEMOLITION OF TWO (2) GENERATORS, swrrCHGEAR, AND TRANSFORMER EQUIPMENT AND REPLACED WITH TWO (2) NEW GENERATORS, SWITCHGEAR, AND TRANSFORMERS. THE WORK WILL INCLUDE ELECTRICAL, HVAC, PLUMBING, MASONRY, MISCELLANEOUS METALS, WATERPROOFING, DEMOLITION, CONCRETE, AND EARTHWORK, Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016. Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. The estimated Base Bid contract cost is FOUR MILLION, TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY-EIGNT THOUSAND DOLLARS ($4,208,000.00). The estimated ADD Alternate contract cost is ONE HUNDRED FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($105,000.00). In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract, filed Sub-bidders must submit with their bid a current Sub-bidder Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance and a Sub-bidder Update Statement. The filed Sub-bidder must be certified in the sub-bid category of work for which the Sub-bidder is submitting a bid proposal Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44H inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of a bid deposit for five (5) percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bids are required, each must be accompaniedby 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, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority in the name of which the Contract for the work is to be executed. The bid deposit shall be (a) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth and satisfactory to the Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract pdco. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages to be paid on the work as determined under the provisions of Chapter 149, Massachusetts General Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specifications, which wage rates have been predetermined by the U. S. Secretary of Labor and/or the Commissioner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts, whichever is greater. The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of TEN MILLION DOLLARS ($10,000,000). Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of DMsion I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details. Filed sub-bids will be required and taken on the following classes of work: HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR-CONDITIONING $108,000 WATERPROOFING, DAMP-PROOFING, AND CAULKING $28,000 MISCELLANEOUS AND ORNAMENTAL IRON $25,000 MASONRY $72,000 PLUMBING $220,000 ELECTRICAL $2,327,000 (Base Bid) $105,000 (Add Alternate) The Authority reserves the right to reject any sub-bid of any sub-trade where permitted by Section 44E of the above-referenced General Laws. The right is also reserved to waive any informality in or to reject any or all proposals and General Bids. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in the Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action article of Division I, General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities prior to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSEI"rS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 7/29/2016