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Page 14 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 5, 2012 (FROM ITALIAN NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS) Compiled by ~r~io Z. Buttafuoeo LONGEVITY - ACHIEVABLE WHEN EATING FISH! If anyone wishes to live a long life, it is necessary to eat less red meat. Its consumption, on a regular basis, increases overall the risk to die young, whether by cancer or cardio- vascular pathologies. If, on the other hand, we select a diet that strongly focuses on eating fish and white meat, the risk of early death is considerably reduced, a little more for men than for women. Good results can be attained by cutting short the portions of red meat consumed. The above-described data comes from a study published not long ago on the magazine ARCHIVE OF INTERNAL MEDI- CINE authored by An Pan of the Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston. The above study goes further than any previous ones conducted on the effects that red meat has on the human body. The researchers followed the lifestyles of 37,698 men and 83,644 women for about 28 years during which time 23,926 of the men and women died, 5,910 due to cardiovascular afflictions and 9,464 to cancer. The re- searchers also estimated that mortality increased about 12% every time a portion of red meat entered the body, 13% for meat cuts improperly prepared, such as canned meats, hamburgers, etc. However, when a portion of red meat is replaced by one of fish, or poultry, dry fruits (wal- nuts, almonds, etc.), legumes or cereals, the risk of death is reduced by 7% when eating fish, 14% when eating poul- try, 19% with dry fruit, 19% with legumes, 10% with re- duced or fat free dairy products, 14% with most cereals. The researchers estimated, and documented, that during the monitoring of the study the deaths would have certainly been prevented -- 9.3% and 7.6% respectively for men and women -- if all the participants had consumed less, or 0.5 daily portions of red meat. Ergo, if you want to live to a long, ripe age it is solely up to you to choose the appropriate food. Remember the old adage: We Are What We Eat! Thinking Out Loud (Continued from Page 4) ing "Happy Days are Here Again" yet. Recently, four Americans died in Libya and the presi- dent, secretary of state and others are blaming a stupid YouTube video for setting off Violence and murder in the Middle East and North Africa rather than holding those who commit such bru- talities responsible. When the president should be reaching out to world lead- ers especially our allies in the region such as Israel, he goes on "The View" and chats with Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Wa-wa. Our country is in a mess, the world is in a mess and we have President Obama and his Democratic support- ers in both House up on Capitol Hill who seem more vested in controlling more actions of the American people. Who still stands for limited government? It seems everyone in Wash- ington is all about attaining power and keeping it from us. Soon government will only be answering to itself and become a government of, for and by the govern- ment. Thomas Jefferson warned of this day centuries ago when he said, "When the people fear their govern- ment, there is tyranny, when the government fears the people, there is liberty." Jefferson was right back at the birth of this nation of free people. Here's something to chew on. Mitt Romney wasn't that far off track but got himself derailed in delivering that message about the 47 per- cent who pay no taxes. Ac- tually, his number was wrong; the actual number according to the US Census Bureau is 49 percent. If Obama gets a second term, by 2015, there may be more Americans receiving gov- ernment checks than pay- ing tax bills. What happens when there are more people in the wagon than pulling it? What happens? We be- come a democratic socialist nation, that's what happens. The dreams of both Michael Harrington who authored "The Other America" back when I was attending college and who led the Democratic Socialist Party USA and Norman Thomas, head of the American Socialist Party will have come to pass. According to our president, the short-term debt causes no immediate concern but he did say long-term is something else. Our long- term national debt has now risen to $16 trillion and growing by $3 billion every single day. Closet Democrats in Congress and the White House cannot continue to sustain such debt and spending. We cannot also tax our way out of this mess. Remember that wagon I just spoke of above? It is time for some fiscal sanity to take route which is why, as a con- servative Democrat, I find it difficult to vote for socialists disguised as liberals. I wish I had more confi- dence in Mitt Romney but he still is not Barack Obama. As for back home, I am not only voting to re-elect Scott Brown to a full term in the US Senate, I am working hard to get him to that goal. Too bad that so many trade unionists are out there hold- ing Elizabeth Warren signs at standouts. I think when most of these rank and file union guys go to vote, Brown will do okay, like he did in 2010. We need a new president but not because we are not better off today than we were four years ago. We need a new president because as bad as today's economy has come, things can only get even worse four years from now. We can't undo the past but we can plan for a better future with another guy in the White House. This guy needs to go before we become the world's poorhouse. ABOUT THE RED ORANGES: THE ELIXIR OF LONG LIFE? Researchers of the European project ATHENA have identi- fied the genetic mechanism that controls the healthy ben- efits of Sicily's unique red oranges, some kind of innate secret of the citrus family. The particular taste of the red orange is truly unique and very much appreciated. It con- tains a very high amount of antociamine, a powerful anti- oxidant that gives the particular red color to the fruit. These fruits are, therefore, at the top of any group of nutrients. The researchers of the ATHENA, mostly Americo Bonanni and Marialaura Bonaccio of the "John Paul the 2"d Research and Treatment Foundation of Campobasso, Italy, have identified the "Ruby" gene, responsible for the elevated contents of antociamine of the red oranges and have discovered that these genes interact with the particular climate of Sicily to produce these highly healthy colored fruits. I personally would like to add that the soil is enriched also with volcanic dust coming from the nearby mount Etna, the highest and most active in Europe. The POST-GAZETTE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZETTE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZETTE, . P.O. BOX 135, BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices L'Anno Bel[o (Continued from Page 4) color and the slate-hued clouds strikingly visible in the sky. I suddenly felt a kinship with my ancestors, those who planned their days according to the rhythms of light and dark- ness and gathered around flickering candles in the night. This past Saturday, Sep- tember 29th, marked one of those wonderful little-known seasonal holidays, the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel. Known as Michaelmas in England and La Festa di San Michele l'Arcangelo in Italy, this holiday was a sumptu- ous affair in the Middle Ages, filled with banquets of autumnal harvest delica- cies. In England, goose still remains the traditional plate of the day, and it is even said that those who eat goose on Michaelmas will have financial prosper- ity all year long! However, along with its gastronomical pleasures, Michaelmas also officially signaled the time of the year when the nights grew progressively darker -- prime time for spooky encounters like my father's evening bicycle rides in Sulmona. I thought of Michaelmas the day my power went out. My Italian ancestors of the pre-electrical days would not have seen this early night as a nuisance, but rather a necessary part of the yearly cycles of this season. This fall, I urge myself and every- one else to embrace the darkening autumn nights rather than fear them or complain about them. The dark, after all, has its unique qualities and plea- sures. It allows us to observe the twinkling wonder of a starry sky. It brings our families together at home, cozy and warm, sharing each other's company. It fills us with the shivering excitement of the world's mysteries, whether they be the howling of wolves on a rural road or the don't- Stirpe Nostra (Continued by the month and monthly interest was paid on the first day of each month. Notice of intention to recall a loan was given on the Ides (i 3 or 15a of the month) and reimbursement took place on the first day of the fol- lowing month. The regular rate of interest under this system was one percent monthly, or twelve percent per year. The accumulation of large fortunes in Rome at the end of the Republic lessened the rate of interest that was charged. The chief field for usury was then directed to- wards the provinces, where the inhabitants were com- pelled to'r'aise loans at any from Page 2) price because of exorbitant taxes. Justinian, the great Byzantine Emperor, was the one who eventually fixed a permanent interest rate in ordinary investments at six percent, in commercial en- terprises at eight percent, and in bottomry (previous unlimited) at twelve percent. It is certainly a great mys- tery to me why our ancestors were so concerned about money and interest. All they had to do was to look to their government leadership like we do. If you need more money...just print it...how simple can you get? NEXT WEEK: Eben Ftinerals Have Roots look-now allure of the para- normal. Most importantly, the darkness makes us appreciate the light even more -- both the literal'q light of day and the light that blossoms inside each of us when we take a mo- ment to enjoy life's veiled treasures. Ally Di Censo is a Graduate Student in History at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She appreciates any comments and suggestions about Italian holidays and folk- lore at adicenso89@gmail.com. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI12P3505EA Estate of OLIVIA STARR RODDA Date of Death April 11, 2011 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above cap- tioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Andrew N. Rodda of Reading, MA, Andrew N. Rodda of Reading, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration, interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute for- mal proceedings and to obtain orders termi- nating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 10/5/12 For more information, call 617-227~8929.