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- * u Page 12 POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 16, 2013 Ray 15arron's 11 O'CLOCK NEW5 Are you awake? A New Jersey judge ruled that casino waitresses are "sex objects" who can be fired for gaining weight. Waitresses in the Borgata Hotel's "Babe" program sued over a rule requiring them to stay close to their hiring weight. But Judge Nelson Johnson said any woman hired as a "Babe" had voluntarily agreed to become a "sex object to the Bogata's patrons." An aspiring British pinup model who received a $7,400 taxpayer-funded bleast enlargement is suing the country's Nahonal Health Service, claiming her new boobs are too big. Josie Cunningham, 23, underwent surgery earlier this year after convincing a doctor that her fiat chest was causing her emotional distress. But Cunningham now says the 36DD implants have turned her into a joke. "They're so big I find them embar- rassing and I don't feel I can do any model- ing, "she said. Cunningham is demanding $15,000 in compensation for emotional distress. A stinking joke! A practical joker unleashed a noxious combination of deer repellent and fort spray into two cabins at a Bible camp in Maryland. Six campers were hospitalized and a local Hazmat team was summoned "to help dissipate the strong odor." More stinking news! A Kentucky man was arrested after he allegedly used a skunk to stink out a gas station. Kevin Kibert, 35, allegedly brought a plastic bag into the ser- vice station's restroom and said "Sorry man" as he left. A worker then found a skunk spraying the men's room, causing a stink so bad it scared off customers. Kibert denied bringing the skunk, despite admitting to cops he had a grudge against one of the station's employees. "That wasn't how I get even," he said. "It wouldn't be no skunk, Lord no." News from Washington, D.C. The FBI cracked down on child prostitution rings in 76 cities across the U.S., arresting 150 men and rescuing 105 children and teens over the course of three days. Most of the victims involved were between 13 and 17 years old, and came from either foster care homes or were considered runaways. Authorities said the youngest victim was 9 years old. Investi- gators targeted underage prostitutes who sought customers on-line or at places like casinos and truck stops and then used them to track down their pimps. The rescued vic- tims will now be placed in foster or group homes. Child sex trafficking remains "one of the most prevalent, violent and unconscio- nable crimes in our country," said Ronald Hosko, assistant director of the FBI's Crimi- nal Investigation Division. What a dummy[ San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has announced that he will undergo two weeks of "intensive therapy" at a behavioral counseling clinic, amid multiple accusations of sexual harassment and growing calls for his resignation. "The behavior I have en- gaged in over many years is wrong," said Filner at a press conference, admitting that he'd been disrespectful and intimidating to- ward women but denying charges of sexual harassment. "I must become a better per- son," he added. Eight women have identified themselves as victims of Filner's unwanted advances, which included groping, demands for kisses while he put them in headlocks, and request that they not wear panties to work. Filner's former communications direc- tor, Irene McCormack Jackson, has filed a sexual-harassment lawsuit. The San Diego City Council voted unanimously to sue Filner to recover any costs if he is found liable in the lawsuit. Juicy reading! George Clooney dumped his girlfriend Stacy Keibler because he was sick of her obsession with working out, said the National Enquirer. Throughout their two-year relationship, ex-wrestler Keibler, 33, would start each day with an exhausting two-horn- workout. "It got to the point where George didn't want to spend the night with her because she would wake him up at 5:30 in the morning," said a source. Clooney, 52, is now hunting for a girlfriend who better suits his lifestyle. "He wouldn't balk at dating a divorcee who's ready to have some fun," said a source. Toot your horn if you heard this before! Mi- ami has the worst drivers I o 0 o # in the U.S., ranking first in automotive fatalities, pedestrian strikes and road rage incidents, according to an analysis of national statistics. Three of the top five worst cities for drivers are in Florida. Behind the bars! There were 1.57 million prisoners in state and federal jails in 2012, a 1.7 percent drop from 2011. It was the third consecutive year the prison population has fallen, a trend experts attribute mostly to cash-strapped states cutting their prison costs. Some interesting useless information. Eating chocolate was once considered a temp- tation of the devil. Eleanor Roosevelt ate three chocolate-covered garlic balls every day for most of her adult life. The most popular ice cream flavor is vanilla. According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying. The actors in the first English play to be performed in America were arrested, as acting was considered evil. Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his hat to keep his head cool. He changed it every two innings. For the record, a wind with a speed of seventy-four miles per hour or more is designated a hurricane. Do not skip breakfast! Nearly one in five adults in the U.S. say they frequently miss breakfast and new research suggests they may be endangering their hearts. Harvard School of Public Health researchers inter- viewed nearly 27,000 middle-aged and older men about their eating habits and then tracked their health for 16 years. They found that those who regularly skipped breakfast were nearly 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack or to die from heart disease in that period than those who didn't -- regardless of whether they exercised, smoked or overate. Researchers say skip- ping breakfast may stress the body in ways that raise blood pressure and the likelihood of diabetes; they say eating erratically can throw circadian rhythms out of whack, mak- ing our bodies less efficient at processing food and increasing the risk of obesity and heart disease. Previous research has shown that people who eat late at night have a 55 percent higher risk of heart disease. "Eat in the morning when you wake up, preferably within an hour," study author Leah Cahill tells Gee, when Albert Natale was born on August 18 th it made the front pages of all of the newspapers in Boston's North End, his place of birth. There was also a parade commemorating his birthday[ Seriously, let us all wish loudly the great Albert Natale a happy birthday. Louder! Louder! Louder! For the record, Natale's birthday cake will not include candles since it may draw the attention of the fire department Why? It will appear as a bonfire! What the polls say. 67% of Americans believe the war in Afghanistan has not been worth fighting. Yet 53% of Ahaericans say they still want the U.S. to maintain some mili- tary presence there. And 70% of Americans believe that the government is using its surveillance of telephone and internet data for purposes other than fighting terrorism. Show business stuff from the great musicologist and philanthropist Albert Natale. The original title of "Alexander's Band" was "Alexander and his Clarinet." It was Irving Berlin's first composition. Herb Alpert, now a millionaire record producer, played a drummer in Cecil B. DeMille's religious spectacular "The Ten Command- ments." George Reeves, who played Super- man on TV, was buried in the grey, double- breasted suit that he wore for years in his Clark Kent role. The lead role in the 1942 film classic "Casablanca," played by Humphrey Bogart, was originally offered to Ronald .Reagan. WWW. BOSTO N POSTG AZ ETTE.COM AMERICA IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME Recipes from the Homeland by Vita Orlando Sinopoli COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED MUSTARD GREENS FRITTATA (Omelet) 20 ounces frozen chopped mustard greens * 1 cup flavored bread crumbs 3 tablespoons grated Romano or preferred cheese 2 medium minced garlic cloves cup canola, vegetable or olive oil 2 beaten eggs Salt Defrost chopped mustard greens in the microwave according to directions on the package or in a saucepan on your stove. Drain liquid and place mustard greens in a bowl. Add bread crumbs, cheese, minced garlic and two slightly beaten eggs. Salt to taste and mix thoroughly. Add oil to a skillet and heat. Test a teaspoon of mixture in heated oil. When mixture sizzles, place the remaining mixture into the skillet. Oil should remain hot so that the mixture will brown but not burn. Add more oil as needed. With a spatula or fork, turn small portions at a time, care- ful not to burn. Continue frying and turning until the contents have mostly browned, about fifteen minutes. Then carefully slide contents onto a platter. Return the mixture face down into the skillet. Lower heat slightly and allow mixture to brown on that side. Then slide the contents back onto a serving platter. To remove excess oil, slide frittata carefully from platter onto two paper dishes. Repeat for the other side. Wipe oil from platter before returning frittata to a serving platter. *FOR FRESH MUSTARD GREEN: Clean, cut, and steam them. What is not used that day can be frozen in a container for the next frittata. OPTIONAL: Because of the tartness of the mustard greens try substituting ten ounces of chopped spinach for ten ounces of mustard greens, equaling the twenty ounces needed for this recipe. Try it both ways. NOTE: My children request this frittata often but for them I use the combination of spinach and mustard greens. My love for this vegetable frittata began when my parents grew mustard greens in their Wilmington, MA vegetable garden. Each summer, as Mama harvested them, she prepared this frittata for our lunch. I enjoyed my portion between two slices of Papa's scala bread. Vitacan reach at writin @co be ed vos g m * Saint Hyacinth (Continued from Page 4) visit the convents he had founded, he then went among the Tartars penetrating even to China and Tibet. Saint Hyacinth arrived back in Cracow in 1257, he was now 72, worn out by his constant labors and vast journeys. He spent the last few months of his life in a convent he had founded at Cracow, it was there that he fell sick with a fever and passed away on August 15 of the same year. On the eve of the feast of the Assumption, he was warned of his coming death. In spite of his condition, he attended Mass on the Feast day. He was anointed at the altar, and died the same day in 1257. He was canonized in 1594 by Pope Clement VIII. His missionary work had made him one of the greatest trav- elers of his day. The feast day of St. Hyacinth is celebrated on August 17 th. Mf00akery Perch VI']P, ORLANI){) 8INOPOLI 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. Great as Gifts FROM MY BAKERY PERCH available on AMAZON.COM and in local bookstores -- ask for Hard cover #1-4010-9805-3 1SBN Soft Cover #1-4010-9804-5 1SBN