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Page12 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 25, 2013 Ray 15arron's 11 O'CLOCK NEW,.'3 Go for it/ Hillary Clinton openly admitted We are alive for the first time that she is considering run- because our ning for president in 2016. In an interview mothers were with New York magazine, the former secre- good man- O O O tary of state said she was wrestling with the agers. They , idea, but wasn't "in any hurry" to make a managed to decision. According to a close confidant bring us into the world, fed us, cleaned us, interviewed by the magazine, however, dressed us, kissed our boo-boos and they Clinton's candidacy is a "foregone conclu- kept the home clean. Yes, they also taught sion" -- though she doesn't know it yet. us how to take a bath and how to use the "She's doing a very Clintonian thing," said toilet. Hal Enough said. the source. "In her mind, she's running for The mentioning of mothers brought back it and she's also convinced herself she memories of a World War II wounded buddy. hasn't made up her mind." Should she run, He was crying for his mother, so we held his Clinton will apparently force longtime aide hand and squeezed it as he murmured, "Ma. Huma Abedin to choose between her career Ma. Ma." And then his hand went stiff. and her disgraced husband, failed New York Over the last three decades, the difference mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. "Huma in average life expectancy between the poor- has a choice to make," said a close assoei- est and richest 10 percent of Americans has ate of Clinton's. grown. The rich lived 2.8 years longer than Gee, should Hillary make it as president, the poor in the early 1980s and 4.5 years we would recommend she enlist as aides longer in the late '90s, and the difference Diane Modica, Barbra D'Amico, Christina has widened further since then, according Quinlan and Pamela Donnaruma. As for a to the Department of Health and Human press secretary, we recommend Katie Services. Couric. Katie has a birthday on January 7 th. Recently, we scanned over our hundreds She was born in 1957. and hundreds of books in our home library As the Chinese increasingly abandon tra- and one book we enjoyed reading was, "Our ditional rice and noodle dishes for more Italian Fellow Citizens," by Francis E. Clark, Western fare, China is expected to consume published in the year 1919. And so again, as much as 107 million tons of packaged we began to read the great book. And so let food by 2015, surpassing the 102 million tons me quote from the book. The Italians differ projected to be consumed that year by from the other great races of the modern Americans. Well, that's using your noodle! world in being more versatile in their abili- The hidden danger in Tylenol. Roughly 150 ties and their achievements. The poorest Americans die each year and tens of thou- Italian emigrant is by blood and language sands are hospitalized after overdosing on linked with conquerors and rulers, great acetaminophen, the active ingredient administrators, artists, musicians and po- in Tylenol and hundreds of other over-the- ets. The first ten years of last century more counter pain relievers. Some 78,000 Ameri- than 2,300,000 emigrants sailed for our cans each year arrive in an emergency room shore from Italy alone. Poverty was the rea- after overdosing on acetaminophen, and a son 300,000 Italians sailed yearly before recent poll found that about 50 percent of World War I to the United States and other Americans were unaware that Tylenol tens of thousands for Argentina and Brazil. shouldn't be combined with alcohol, which In 1913, over 274,000 Italians came to increases the risk of liver damage. Infants America. More than 100,00 stayed in New and children's Tylenol can be especially dan- York. Some 24,000 settled in Massachusetts, gerous when administered incorrectly. 48,000 in Pennsylvania, 12,000 in Connecti- Noted author of six best selling cookbooks, cut, 10,000 in Ohio and 4,000 in Rhode Marcella Hazan made America fall in love Island. Would you believe some 34 Italians with authentic Italian food. The cook who settled in South Dakota, and in the year taught Americans about real Italian cuisine 1913, 292 Italians settled in New Hampshire, has passed away. When she was growing up 356 in Vermont and 618 in Maine. The late in a small Italian fishing village on the John Volpe once told me that the Italians Adriatic Sea, "Hazan showed no interest in who settled in Barre, Vermont had to change the kitchen," said the Los Angeles Times. their last names if they expected to marry a Moron! A security guard allegedly started Yankee. And so when in Barre visit the fires at two swanky Manhattan hotels just Public Library and there you will discover a so he could get some extra sleep. New York portrait of young Italians dressed up as base- Fire Department officials said Mariano ball players. Barbosas, Jr., 30, was sick of working the The number of children aged 5 to 17 who late-night shift, so he repeatedly set fire to were engaged in child labor globally fell trash in hotel halls and stairwells, forcing by nearly 78 million -- to 168 million -- the buildings to be evacuated. "His mind- between 2000 and 2012, according to a study set was that ff he could do something to cast by the International Labor Organization. The a negative light on the establishment and number of those doing hazardous work, drive customers away it would lighten his including tasks involving toxic substances workload," a Fire Department source told the or dangerous machinery, fell by about half New York Post. over the same period. The trend reflects A Connecticut man who tried to alert bank improving living standards in most develop- staff to a possible armed robbery ended up ing countries. being arrested after he was mistaken for a Show business reminiscing with the age- robber himself. Robert Gursky spotted a man less, handsome musicologist Albert Natale. with a handgun inside the branch so he For those of you who would like to write to urgently whispered to a teller: "Gun." Think- actor John Travolta his address is 151 El ing Gursky was making a threat, the teller Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. His pressed a panic alarm. When police arrived, birthday is February 18 th. He was born in they charged Gursky with breach of peace 1954. One more time! Sophia Loren, (Sophia for freaking out the bank staff. The man Scicolone) is at 36 rue de Ponthieu, 75008 with the gun turned out to be a law-enforce- Paris, France. Dick Haymes, who sang with ment officer. Harry James and Benny Goodman before Incredible! The number of Americans joining Tommy Dorsey, had high praise for killed in all the wars since 1775 is 1.17 Dorsey for his backing of singers. Said Dick, million, according to government statistics. "Tommy was the greatest leader in the world The number of Americans killed by firearms, to work for. He actually knew the words of including suicides, since 1968 is 1.38 every song I sang." It was while singing on million, the popular Jimmy Durante radio show that We noted with interest about 60 percent IDurante's side-kick on the program, Garry of employment gains for women between Moore, dubbed singer Georgia Gibbs "Her 2009 and 2012 occurred in jobs that pay less Nibs." For the record, Jimmy Durante is than $10.10 an hour, according to a study thumbing his nose at Holy Cross Cemetery, by the National Women's Law Center. Culver City, CA. And Helen O'Connell on the We proudly admit that the women work- Big Band days: "If I'd known it was an era, ing in my advertising and public rela- I'd have paid more attention. All I remem- tions agency were well paid. Women ber is sleeping in the back of the bus." are better managers than menI Proof? AMERICA IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME Recipes from the Homeland _ by vita Orlando Sinopol00 r 0000Jll/   J COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED SHRIMP SCAMPI OVER LINGUINE or as Hors d'oeuvres I pound medium shrimp (cleaned and deveined) 5 cloves chopped garlic 3 tablespoons margarine or butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped parsley i bottle clam juice 1/4 cup white wine or sherry 1 pound linguine Grated Romano or Parmesan cheese In a skillet, over low heat, melt margarine or butter and add olive oil. Add chopped garlic. Simmer slowly, careful not to brown garlic. Remove skillet from heat. Slowly add clam juice. Return to heat and add cleaned shrimp. Stir and cover to simmer slowly until all shrimp turn pink (about ten to fifteen minutes). Add wine or sherry and parsley to this broth and cover. Simmer to a boil and then remove from heat. Set aside. Reheat if necessary before serving. For cooking linguine, follow directions on the package. When pasta is cooked, strain and place pasta in a large serving bowl. Add shrimp broth and stir. Serve linguine in individual bowls topped with shrimp and grated cheese of choice. Place additional broth and shrimp on table for guests. OPTIONAL: To serve as hors d'oeuvres: Prepare shrimp as mentioned above. Place the prepared Shrimp Scampi in a serving bowl on your table, adding a serving spoon for the guests to help themselves. Also have available plates, forks, and napkins. Garlic bread and/or crackers go well with the hors d'oeuvre. NOTE: This easy-to-prepare recipe is one of my brother Peter's specialties that became a favorite in my home. In the 1950s and 60s Peter developed great enthusiasm for cooking. That is when I learned to prepare his Shrimp Scampi. I believe Peter and I inherited Mama's eagerness and joy to try new recipes, hoping always to please the appetite of family and friends. Freeway Says (Continued vent a cat from hunting or from escaping danger in the form of predators, traffic and other animals. Even if your cat is an outdoor cat, do not overlook the importance of exercise. Regular exercise can help prevent muscle at- rophy, reduce weight gain and can improve your cat's overall mobility. If your cat does not exercise on his or her own, use toys to gently play on a regular basis. Just as the habits and health of senior people change, so do the habits and health of senior cats. Pre- ventative care is vital to give your cat more happy and healthy years, so never hesitate to consult a veteri- narian if you have questions. This will keep your feline friends around for many years to come. from Page 7) I wrote this article espe- cially for my co-worker Joan who has cats and just loves them. Usually my columns are about dogs so I thought this article would please her. On that note, please keep in mind that the Month of November I will be doing my THANKSGIVING PET FOOD DRIVE. The Post- Gazette will be accepting food, leashes, toys, treats, beds and other items for both cats and dogs. Whenever you feel you can drop an item off the Post-Gazette is open Mon- day through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. I am looking forward to this Pet Drive, so PLEASE help make this a successful event. That's all for now!I ery Perch ;ITA 0|I.AN|)O [NOPOt,I Vita 1st Generation Italian-American 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 ISBN Soft Cover #1-4010-9804-5 ISBN