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Page12 POST-GAZEI-rE, OCTOBER 24, 2014 Ray Barron's 11 O'CLOCK NEWS Nosey news! A British backpacker brought home an unwanted souvenir from a vaca- tion in Vietnam: a three-inch-long leech in her nose. Daniela Liverani, 24, suffered repeated nosebleeds during her trip, and after arriving home, she noticed a brown blob poking out of a nostril. "I tried to blow him out and grab him," she said, "but I couldn't get a grip of him before he retreated back up my nose." Liverani wcnt to the hos- pital, where doctors discovered a finger- thick leech which probably crept into her nasal cavity while she was swimming in a Vietnamese river -- and yanked on the bloodsucker with forceps. "It was agony," Liverani said. Ready for this? Demi Moore is warning her daughters to learn from her mistakes and stay away from plastic surgery, said the National Enquirer. Moore, 51 is rumored to have had multiple breast and butt implants, lip injections, and other work. Demi "hates how surgery made her breasts look like artificial melons," and often lectures daugh- ters Rumer 26, Scout, 23 and Tallulah, 20, to stay away from surgeons. The source said Moore worries that her kids are being pres- sured "to chase an unrealistic Hollywood physical ideal." Unbelievable! A city worker in St. Paul, Minn., is suing the city for up to 81,900 after she crashed a Parks Department van into her own parked car. "Because I was work- ing for the city and driving a city vehicle," said Megan Campbell "I feel they are responsible for the damage done to my car." Officials say this is "a very unusual claim." Peanuts are among the most common causes of food-related allergies in the U.S., affecting more than 3 million adults and children, and often leading to severe, poten- tially life-threatening reactions. So reports of Oxford University study. School days! School days! Happy golden school days! School officials made a kinder- gartner sign a "safety contract" pledging not to harm herself or others after she pointed a crayon at a classmate and said "pew, pew." The child's mother was furious that a minor was forced to sign a contract with adult- language. "My child said, 'What is suicide, Mommy?" said the mother. "This isn't right. She is 5 years old." Moron! A Washington state man allegedly robbed a bank, and then waited outside until police arrived and arrested him. Police said the man, Richard Gorton, 64, "became remorseful right after he walked out of the bank." Police in Kern County, California, re- ceived at least 20 reports of clowns wielding baseball bats and machets and terrifying children. "There's a natural phobia of clowns." said a police spokesman. "If some- one is dressed up as a clown and holding a weapon, that's going to frighten people." Reclaiming the skies, after a hawk at- tacked a remote-controlled drone intruding into its airspace forcing it to crash-land in a Massachusetts park. "The hawk came out unscathed," said the drone's owner, Chris- topher Schmidt, "and having defeated his prey, was happy to retreat." Huh? Viola Davis has admitted that she once jumped into a maggot-filled garbage container to look for food while growing up in abject poverty. The Oscar-nominated actress, 49, spoke of her impoverished up- bringing during a tearful speech at Variety's Power of Women event, at which she was honored for her work in an anti-hunger cam- paign. As a child, she said, she was con- stantly hungry and was forced to steal in order to eat. "I sacrificed a childhood for food," said Davis, "I grew up in immense shame." Be aware. Black teens are 21 times more likely to be shot dead by cops than white teens, according to an analysis of 1,217 fatal police shootings reported to the FBI from 2010 to 2012. Blacks, ages 15 to 19, were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while white males were killed at a rate of 1.47 per million. So reported the ProPublica.org. This just in. The share of immigrants in the U.S. population rose last year to 13.1 percent -- the highest level since the 1920's. In 1890, during a previous immigration O O O wave, nearly  15 percent of Americans were foreign-born. A restaurant in London has started sell- ing what it claims is the world' most expen- sive burger. The nearly $1,800 Glamburger is made with venison from New Zealand and Kobe beef, topped with Iranian saffron ($250/oz), white truffle from Italy (81,500/ Ib), and the most expensive, Beluga caviar from Russia ($3,OOO/Ib). It's topped with a 24-karat gold leaf. Where is the most expensive place to live? East Boston? The North End? Seriously, the Washington, D.C., region ranks as the most expensive place to live, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Washingtonians spend, on average, nearly $28,500 on hous- ing and related expenses annually, almost twice the national average of 816,887. Well, where we live, here in Nahant, Massachusett's smallest town, also ranks as an expensive place to live. All we can af- ford to eat is seaweed. So what else is new? Men's starting sala- ries are on average 7.6 percent higher than women's (accord ing) to a study of Carnegie Mellon Business school graduates, While 57 percent of men negotiated their pay, only 7 percent of women did, despite being coached to do so, This will bust you up! A Florida woman claims to have paid $20,000 to have a third breast surgically attached to her chest. Jas- mine Tridevil, 21, says a plastic surgeon agreed to create an extra boob from a sili- con implant and skin tissue sliced from her abdomen. "It was really hard finding some- one," said Tridevil, "because they're break- ing the code of ethics." She denied reports that the third breast is a hoax but admitted she hopes it will get her a reality-TV show. Artificial sweeteners, among the most common food additives in the world, may be contributing to obesity rather than prevent- ing it, reports the Financial Times. A a new study claims to delay aging, so spend more time standing up, get off your butt more of- ten, here we go. We will be right back! Americans worked an average 41 hours a week, compared with 38.4 in the U.K., 36.9 in Germany and 35.7 in France. Nearly 30 percent of Americans work on weekends, and 26.6 percent do so from home after 10:00 pm. Italian Americans in Sports. Charles Atlas, born Angelo Siciliano, invented the body- building techniques called "Dynamic Ten- sion" in 1921 and was dubbed "The World's Most Perfectly Developed Man" by Physical Culture magazine. Eddie Arcaro's horse rac- ing career spanned more than 24,000 races. In 1990, Mary Lou Retton, born Mary Lou Rettoni, became UIC's first female gymnast and the youngest athlete ever inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame. Matt Biondi set four World Records and is believed to be the fastest swimmer of all time. Susan Notorangelo. holds the fastest transconti- nental record for cycling across the United States. In 1978, business man George Randazzo established the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Arlington Heights, Illinois. As the noted musicolgist Albert Natale will tell you, there's no business like show busi- ness. And here is what Natale learned from Liza Minnelli. "Mama (Judy Garland) and I were someplace like Lake Tahoe and went into the ladies' room. There was a drunk old lady drunk there, and she said, 'Oh Judy, you're terrific. You got to always remember the rainbow.' When mama went into one of the stalls, the lady knocked on tile door and said, "Judy, never forget the rainbow." Later on, she went up to Mama and went on and on again about her not forgetting the rain- bow. Finally, mama turned and said, 'How can I forget the rainbow? I've got rainbows up my ass!" The above was from the book "Hollywood Babble On." AMERICA IS h BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME Recipes from the Homeland by Vita Orlando Sinopoli COPYRIGHT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED MAMA'S RIC.X3TrA GNOC,HI (Pasta) 3 cups unbleached .flour I teaspoon salt (preferably King Arthur or 1 pound ricotta whole milk Gold Medal) cheese 1 beaten egg 4 quarts boiling salted, water In a bowl mix ricotta cheese, beaten eggs and salt. Add flour gradually to the mixture, mixing by hand, until dough is soft. Remove dough from bowl and place dough on a floured pastry board to knead. If dough sticks to your fingers or hands, add a little flour and continue kneading until the dough is soft, smooth and pliable. Cut and roll portions into long 8- or 10-inch rolls of about one-inch thickness. Place in bowl and cover. Taking one roll at the time, flatten roll slightly with your hand or a rolling pin. Cut into one-inch portions. With index and middle fingertips, press into each piece of dough and roll fingers forward in the dough. This will curl the dough into gnocchi. Continue until all dough is used. For cooking gnocchi, boil about 4 quarts of salted water. After dropping gnocchi into the boiling water, stir and cover. Watch carefully because water boils over quickly. Gnocchi will float to the top as they cook. They cook rapidly. Check for consistency desired. Drain and place in a bowl. Add your tomato sauce and serve. Serves four. NOTE: I love the memories of watching my parents make homemade macaroni in our home. They didn't seem to have a written recipe. It was all stored in their minds. Through the years, 'I decided their recipes should be written out. I watched Mama measure oat the flour, add the water or beaten eggs and all the necessary ingredients for gnocchi. Papa kneaded the dough. Mama always took out her extra-long wooden rolling pin when the dough had to be rolled into thin round portions before Papa could fold it and then cut it into linguine. For gnocchL Papa cut up the dough after kneading it. Mama, with her fingers, patiently formed the small portions of cat-up dough into gnocchL Before my brother Peter and I knew it, the home- made macaroni was ready to serve at noontime for Sunday dinner. They always made it seem that it was such a pleasure serving homemade macaroni, and it was. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI14P5442EA Estate of CATHERINE P. CUSACK Date of Death June 7, 2014 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by AnnT. Cisaby of Bedford, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that Ann 1". Claaby of Bedford, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You heve the right to obtain a copy of the Petlfion from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a dght to objoct to this precoedlng. To do so, you or your attorney must file a walt. tan appearenee and objection at this Court before: 10:00 am. on November 13, 2014. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must fib a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceed. ing. if you fail to fib a timely written appear- ante and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the retum date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal 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 recipi- ents are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Represen- tative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court Date: October 16, 2014 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Rundate: 10/24/14 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI14P5356EA Estate of MARY L. CUSHMAN Date of Death March 6, 2012 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by Ellen L. Burke of Wobum, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Peti- tion: And also requesting that Ellen L. Burke of Woburn, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve W'dh Personal Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this procnedlng. To do so, you or your cttorney must file a writ. ten appearance and obJectlon at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on November 13, 2014. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by wich you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceed- ing. if you fail to file a timely written appear- anco and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal 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 recipi- ents are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Repre- sentative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court Date: October 16, 2014 Tara E. DeCristofaro. Register of Probate Run date: 10/24/14 The Federal Trade Commission works for the consumer to prevent fraud and deception. Call 1-877.FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or log on to www.ftc.gov.