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,#r, Page12 POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 Ray 15arron'e 11 O'CLOCK NEW5 So what's new? Faced with a growing trend of public nudity in some neighbor- hoods, a member of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors proposed some common sense limits to the practice. "While we have a variety of views about public nudity, we can all agree that when you sit down naked, you should cover the seat, and you should cover up when you go into a food estab- lishment," said Supervisor Scott Weiner, whose district includes the anything-goes Castro District. Local nudist George Davis said the proposed law would merely be "codifying what's already nudist etiquette." An outright ban on public nudity, Weiner stressed, is not under consideration. "San Francisco is a liberal and tolerant city, and we pride ourselves on that fact," he said. Giuseppina, la coscia storta, says, "One thing about nudists -- you can't pin anything on them." Carlo Scostumato claims you can't blame nudists for being born the way they are. "They were born that way." Dining in Paris and Rome, after the European Union allocated $4.2 million to promote and research the eating of insects as a cheap, 10w-fat protein source. "I think it will start with ground-up insects in sauces and burgers," said resem:ch team leader Professor Marcel Dicke. "By 2020, you will be buying insects in supermarkets." Leadfoots, after the Texas legislature approved raising the state's speed limit to 85 mph on some rural highways -- the highest in the nation. The astute Tom Analetto of Medford, says, "Traffic is so slow in some large cities that if a driver wants to hit a pedestrian, he has to get out of his car to do it." The way traffic is nowadays, a Sunday driver is someone who doesn't have to be back at work until the following Tuesday. Traffic warning on entering Chestnut Hill: "Go slow. This is a one-hearse town." Not truel Just kidding! Sound the fire alarm! A Wisconsin firefighter who is paid $50,000 a year on permanent disability has competed in seven marathons and one Ironman triathlon. Aaron Marjala, 28, says he has nerve damage in an elbow that prevents him from firefighting. "I have minor limitation," he said, "but it doesn't stop me from getting out and enjoying stuff." Unbelievable! More than 5,000 U.S, children a year - 14 per day - are injured in falls from windows, a new study shows, Researchers analyzed emergency-room data over a 19-year period and found that nearly 100,000 children had been hurt and 2,000 killed when they toppled out of windows. Most accidents happened in the spring and summer, when windows were open to warm weather. But 94 percent of injuries came from first- and second-story window accidents. Experts say curious toddlers have the highest risk of falling and that parents should move furniture away from windows so kids can't climb up to the sill. Recently, the Massachusetts Broad- casters Hall of Fame inducted Eddie Andelman, Dick Flavin, Paul LaCamera, Ken Meyer, Charles Austin, Natalie Jacobson, Tom McAuliffe, Mary Richardson, Tom and Ray Magliozzi. Bravo! Let us go back to when radio dominated the air wavesl Some individuals who were Boston's most listened to were Bob Clayton, Norm Prescott, Fred B. Cole, Nelson Bragg, Bob and Ray, Sherm Feller, Gus Saunders, Johnny Most, Norm Nathan, Jerry Williams and Dave Maynard. Incredible! The suicide rate in South Korea has more than doubled in the past decade, the government said last week. South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates in the world; for citizens in their 20s and 30s, suicide is the leading cause of death. Some analysts say the act has become normalized by a spate of high profile suicides, including those of actor and singer Park Yong-ha who hanged himself at age 32 and former President Roh Moo-hyun, who jumped off a cliff in 2009. Others blame the O O O proliferation j of suicide groups on the Web, where youths make pacts to kill themselves together. "When a situation is bad and they can't show their cool selves, Koreans tend to get frustrated, give up and take drastic choices," Hwang Sang-min, a professor of psychology at Yonset University, told The Wall Street Journal. Time for some light-hearted comments: Paul Waters of Swampscott claims he wanted to become a dentist, but he didn't have enough pull. Paul's loving wife, Robyn, says members of the dental profession are the only men on earth who can tell a woman to open or close her mouth and get away with it. And according to our musicologist, Albert Natale, the dentist's favorite marching song is "The Yanks Are Coming." Now public knowledge! The CIA's Counterterrorism Center, which had 300 employees on the day of the September 11 attacks, now has more than 2,000 people on staff- more than al Qaida's core mem- bership around the world. So revealed The Washington Post. Americans remain torn about the war on terrorism. 64% of Americans say it's sometimes necessary to sacrifice some rights and freedoms to fight terrorism, and 52% say torture of terrorist suspects is sometimes justified. But 54% say the government's highest priority should be protecting rights and freedoms, even if it makes it harder to ward off terrorist attacks. Recipes from the Homeland by Vita Orlando Sinopoli COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED NONNA 1 pound of cod or haddock fillet 3 large or 4 small potatoes 1 tablespoon grated Romano cheese 2 tablespoons chopped parsley MARY'S FISH CAKBS 2 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 egg beaten 1 four-quart pan Medium-size Teflon skillet 1/4 cup cooking oil I/4 cup dried bread crumbs {optional) Peel, cut and wash potatoes. Cover potatoes with water in the four-quart pan and bring to a boil. Boil for fifteen minutes. Meanwhile remove all skin and bones from fish. Add cleaned fish to boiling potatoes. (If desired, fish may be boiled separately.) Boil fish and potatoes slowly for about ten to twelve minutes. When potatoes and fish are cooked, drain qontents in colander for a few minutes. While still warm, place potatoes and fish in a bowl with butter and salt to taste. Add grated Romano cheese, parsley, and beaten egg. Stir and mix well. If mixture is too soft, add some bread crumbs to absorb any extra liquid. Store covered in refrig- erator to cool. Mixture is easier to shape into fiat fish cakes when cool. SING: Take a FULL tablespoon of mixture irt hand and shape like a flattened meatball. Heat off in skillet. Fry fish cakes until golden brown. Turn over with spatula to brown on other side. Then remove from skillet and place in paper plate to absorb excess oil. OPTIONAL: For those who prefer baked food, place the fish cake mixture in a lightly oil-sprayed baking dish. Af- ter covering the baking dish with aluminum foil, place it in a preheated 350F oven to bake for about twenty min- utes. Remove cover to lightly brown top before serving. Serve with vegetable of choice or salad. NOTE: This is a recipe taught to me by my mother-in-law, Mary SinopoIL It has been a long-time favorite of the family. I often receive requests today from our children and grand- children for the fried fish cakes. It takes a little patience to fry them, but my pleasure is in seeing everyone enjoying them. Some prefer the baked mixture so I usually make some of eaclu 44% say they're embarrassed about how the   J war on terrorism has affected the country's canreached voswriting@comcBst.net image abroad. Gibson guitars: A new form of contraband[ "When government starts going after electric guitars, it's never a good sign," said The Weekly Standard in an editorial. Federal agents armed with submachine guns recently raided two Gibson Guitar factories in Tennessee, seizing $I million in guitar and Indian ebony rosewood. Gibson, whose iconic guitars have been played by such legends as B.B. King, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton, uses exotic hardwood in fret boards and other parts because they add unique tonal nuances. But the reds say Gibson's use of those woods may violate the Lacey Act, a century-old law that bars the importation of materials made from endangered animals, plants and woods-like ebony. With its heavy-handed Gibson raid, the Obama administration may have just lost the guitarist vote, said John Hudson in The Atlantic.com. Gibson has 700 employees. Some interesting show biz history by our noted musicologist Albert Natale. The only number one single recording in the U.S. that originated in Italy was "Volare" (1958), as sung by Domenico Modugno. The music was written by Modugno and the words by Franco Magliacci. It was number one for five weeks in the United States and sold over two million copies here. Modugno received Grammys for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year in 1958. Judy Garland sang the last eight bars of "Over the Rainbow" several times to President John Kennedy over the telephone at his request. The Italian-American bandleader/pianist Frankie Carle wrote "Sunrise Serenade" in 1937, but it took one year to get someone to publish it. In 1939, the song was "number one" on the Hit Parade. A reminder! When Harry James discovered and subsequently hired Frank Sinatra, he wanted Frank to change his name. Frank wouldn't budge! Although she starred in the 1939 movie "Million Dollar Legs," Betty Grable's legs were actually insured for only $250,000. And a recent issue of the popular gossip mag, Globe, reported Doris Day's love affair with Beatle, Paul McCartney. And so it goes! AMERICA IS l BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME water's edge. I walked this evening and survived an- other day of life's battles, ready for tomorrow and what it can bring. I will walk again and survive again like the tide coming in and going out. Insights come and insights go, our journey is to navigate those insights, to under- stand their meanings and to Thinking Out Loud (Continued from Page 4) grow wiser for what it is worth. A tree is a tree but the ocean waters offer comfort and understanding. Walking gives us time and under- standing to go from here to there and understand life's meaning. Getting wet isn't necessary. Getting insight from the pathways of our journey is. JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 JUSTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL.COM ww.j u STINEYAND LEP HOTOGRAPHY.COM M'F00alcery Perch VITA ORLANDO SlNOPOLI 1st Generation Italian-American Vim 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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