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Page10 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 7, 2011 rrorl ' 11 So here we are the begin- ning of a new month, Octo- ber! Italian Heritage Month! Gee, we are looking forward to attending some great and inspiring Italian Heritage activities. So what's new? A 290- pound New York City man is suing White Castle because he can't fit into the burger chain's seats. Martin Kess- man, 64, said restaurant staff assured him two years ago that the "booths were going to be enlarged and made comfortable for people with a little more weight," but never followed through on that promise. "I just want to sit down like a normal person, said Kessman. Too many Americans go in for weightlifting with the wrong equipment -- a knife and fork. Giuseppina, cosce storte, says, "A husband who still calls his wife the "little woman" very likely hasn't looked lately." The Agriculture Depart- ment says the average American eats 1,148 pounds of food a year. Of course, a lot of it goes to "waist." Officials of the Miss Uni- verse contest warned Miss Colombia, Catalina Robayo, to stop wearing tiny skirts with nothing on under- neath, because of what au- diences and photographers were seeing. The brain~ Elizabeth War- ren, the outspoken Wall Street critic and consumer advocate, announced that she would run for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts next year. The Harvard Law professor will oppose Repub- lican incumbent Scott Brown, who won the seat in a special election in 2010 after the death of Demo- cratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Warren is best known for her passionate lobbying in favor of the Con- sumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is charged with protecting consumers' rights in their dealings with banks and large financial corporations. She was the president's first choice to lead the newly minted agency, but intense Repub- lican opposition denied her the possibility of winning Senate confirmation. Wow! A total of 46.2 million Americans now live in pov- erty, according to the latest Census Bureau data, the highest figure in the half century the bureau has been publishing such num- bers. Last year, 1 in 6 Ameri- cans lived below the poverty line-defined as an income of $22,314 for a family of four -- and the median house- hold income dropped for the third year in a row. A typical American family brought home $49,445 in 2010, a 2.3 percent drop from the previous year and a level last seen in 1996. The num- ber of Americans without 0 0 0 Smeeding, a poverty re- searcher at the University of Wisconsin. The astute Tom Analetto, the unofficial mayor of Med- ford, says, "When you hear a man say that poverty builds character, chances are you're listening to a millionaire." Be aware, Social Security provides 41 percent of the total income of 55 miUion retired Americans. Tony Bennett/Anthony Dominick Benedetto felt a bond with Amy Winehouse, said Neil McCormick in the London Telegraph. Earlier this year, the legendary singer recorded a duet with Winehouse. Four months later, she was dead. "I broke down and sobbed when I heard the news," Bennett ii :: .: :::::=:o il i redemptiola and a better life. ELMO'S MUSIC MAGIC (DVD) Warner Home Video Elmo turns everyone into singing sensations with Abby's wand! With a wave of the wand, children learn about music, rhyming and relational concepts such as fast and slow, high and low, and loud and soft. Elmo hits a high note with an array of classic songs and new favor- ites that children can sing along to. Hot musicartists John Legend, Sugarland, Garth Brooks and Diana Krall join Elmo, Cookie Mon- ster and Abby on 13 great songs families will love. (45 mins.) TYLER PERRY'S LAUGH TO KEEP FROM CRYING (The Play Collection) (DVD) Lionsgate Laugh to Keep from Crying is a heart-gripping, soul- lifting play set in an urban says. "Of all the young people I've met over the past 50 years, she sang the right way." He understood Winehouse's demons, too. Now 85, Bennett once had his own issues with drugs and alcohol. In 1979, he nearly died of a cocaine over- dose. "I was almost the Amy Winehouse of my day." A chance encounter changed everything. "I was talking to Woody Allen's manager, Jeff 'hood where neighbors are family -- and family is sec- ond only to faith. Floyd (Palmer E. Williams Jr.), is superintendent for an inner- city neighborhood apartment building. The building is di- verse, but the lives of his residents are intertwined, and each is struggling with their own unique issues. Carol (Cheryl Pepsii Riley) is a single mother raising two teenagers, Anna (Stephanie health insurance climbed to Rawlins, and he said he used Ferrett) and Peter (Wess 49.0 millionI c]u~l to the populations of Texas, Ala- bama, and Vermont com- bined. "We're risking a new underclass," said Timothy GEM GRAVURE COMPANY, INC. 112 ~;chool Street, P.O. 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Who's the daddy of Shirley's (Yvette Nicole Brown) baby? Is it her ex-hubby (Malcolm Jamal Warner), or ex-Span- ish teacher, Senor Chang (Ken Jeong)? All these answers are found in the hilarious second season of the breakthrough comedy hit -- Community! (8 hrs. 25 rains.) PLANET EARTH SPECIAL EDITION (6-DVD) BBC Earth This groundbreaking se- ries took the world by storm when it originally aired. It garnered uniformly glowing reviews and won four Emmy Awards. Now, with the addi- tion of new commentary and new bonus programs, you can relive this incredible experience all over again. From the highest mountains ENTERPRISES, LLC Michela C. Cappuccio (T) 781-289-2759 Proprietor / Publisher (F) 781-286-5839 CappuccioEnterprises 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. 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