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Page 12 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 31,2014 Ray Barron's Wow! Time to start thinking about the holiday season, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas. And today, is Halloween Boo! Good news for you guys who carry a cell phone. A New York City company ntroduced RadiaShield boxer briefs, which use a thin layer of silver to insulate a man's testicles from his cell phone. Weird! A Tennessee homeowner was jailed for failing to mow her lawn. Karen Holloway spent five hours behind bars for violating local lawn-maintenance laws. "The bushes and trees were overgrown but that's not a crimi- nal offense, "she said, adding that she and her husband were busy with their jobs. "Why would you put me in jail with child molesters and people who have done real crimes? Moron! A convicted murderer in Connecti- cut fried a lawsuit claiming the prison's ban on pornography violates his First Amendment rights. Dwight Pink, Jr., said his art book, The Atlas of Foreshortening, was unlawfully taken away because it uses nude models. Road sharing, after a New York City bicy- clist was sued for $2,000 by the driver of a car that ran him over. John Roemer suffered a broken pelvis after being struck from behind by Kionnei Lyons. "I need to get paid for my car damages, "Lyons said. A warning! State media in China are warn- ing citizens to think carefully before adopt- ing an English name to do business with Western companies. Officials advise against Sugar or Candy, which sound like "stripper names," and Dong and Wang, which "can be used as slang for male genitalia. "Instead officials recommend "safe" names like Elizabeth, Catherine, and George, which carry "implications of wealth." What? About one out of eight young people 6 to 19 years old already has degraded hear- ing owing to excessive noise exposure from loud music and their headphones. Interesting to note, couples that date for at least three years before their engagement are 39 percent less likely to get divorced than couples that dated less than a year before getting engaged, according to a new Emory University study. Spending more than $20,000 on a wedding, on the other hand, makes a couple 46 percent more likely to get divorced than those that spend $5,000 to $I0,000. The U.S. still leads the world in producing super-wealthy people, according to a new report on global wealth. There are 62,800 Americans with a net worth of more than $50 million, compared with 7,600 in China, 5,500 in Germany, 4,700 in the U.K., and 1,800 in India. To think, we are friendly with a billionaire. His daughter is one of the world's most wealthiest women. Carlo Scostumato thinks the easiest way to live within your income is to have a big one. Giuseppina, cosce storte, says, "It is not by a'man's wallet, but by his character, that he" is rich or poor." A lot of American families are so poor they have only one automobile and one boat. Forget vodka! America has a new favorite spirit. For the first time since vodka took the spirits sales crown in 2007, sales of whiskey are projected to top the market this year, with projected sales of about $17 billion, and wid- ening the gap for years to come. Hispanics have a higher high school drop- out rate than any other demographic in the country, but the numbers are falling fast. The share of Hispanics without a high school diploma nearly halved from 2000 to 2012, from 32 percent to just 14 percent. The drop- out for all races fell from 12 percent to 7 per- cent over the same period. Off they go! Young graduates are flocking to cities, according to a study by think tank City Observatory. Since 2000, the number of college-educated people ages 24 to 34 who live within three miles of city centers has swelled by 37 percent. Among the country's 51 big- gest cities, only Detroit has failed to attract young talent, while cities like Denver, San Diego, Baltimore and Pittsburgh have led the country in recruiting new young residents. The man wounded in the Boston Marathon 0 0 0 bombing got married re- cently to the nurse whom he met while recovering. James Costello spent two weeks in the hospital after surgery for burns and shrapnel wounds. His stay coincided with Krista D'Agostino's shift as a visiting nurse. "After a handful of conversations, I realized what a kind heart she had. She hates when I say this, but I'm actually glad I got blown up," Costello said. "I don't think I would have met her if I didn't." CitruloI A Chinese liquor maker tried to boost sales by adding Viagra to his rice wine without mentioning it on the bottle's label. The entrepreneur was arrested after custom- ers began noticing the unusual side effects of the spirit, He received a stiff sentence. About 48 million Chinese, most of them wealthy or well educated, have migrated abroad in recent years to escape China's cor- ruption, politic~ oppression and air pollution. It's trueI A 40-year-old Washington state grandmother got into a football lineman's stance and tackled a 20-year-old man flee- ing from police. Becky Powell was in a car when she saw Joseph Fry sprinting away from the cops. She ordered her husband to over- take the suspect and then jumped from the moving car to confront Fry -- pulling down his shorts and exposing his bottom when he tried to stiff-arm her tackle. As officers handcuffed Fry, who had an outstanding warrant, Powell whispered in his ear, "How does it feel to be taken down by a mother of five and grand- mother of three?" It's truer Chelsea Clinton announced that she was leaving her "special correspondent" job with NBC News, where she was paid $600,000 a year -- 14 times the average reporter's salary -- even though she had no joumalistic experience and fried only a hand- ful of reports. A real coward! A 23-year-old American who was engaged to a British woman he met at the University of Connecticut panicked and sent word he'd committed suicide to escape marrying her. "I'm a terrible, awful person," admitted Tucker Blandford, after his scheme was exposed. A Utah woman whose last name is Crispi was arrested when she allegedly tried to bum down her ex-boyfriend's house by leaving a pound of bacon on a lit stove. Police charged Cameo Crispi, 32, with arson and burglary. On average, a woman's earnings decreases 4 percent for each child she has, while a man's pay increases more than 6 percent when he becomes a father. Be aware! The founders of both Blimpie and Subway Sandwich chains are Italian Ameri- can. The founders are Anthony Conza, who founded the first Blimpie in New Jersey. Fred DeLuca founded Subway Sandwich at age 17. Today, he counts 13,136 Subways in 64 countries and is worth $3 billion. Some Hollywood babble from our great mu- sicologist Albert Natale. According to Andy Warhol, "Mickey Rourke is just so adorable. Dumb, but with some magic ... And he and Chris Walken kissed each other goodbye on the lips so tenderly, it looked so gay." And Dick Powell, says, "My marriage to June Allyson means that whenever we have a tempest in a teapot - and we do - It makes headlines, and they always exaggerate it, and I come off the heavy. June is America's sweetheart, so she always winds up smelling like a rose, no matter what." Jackie Coogan, says, "Betty Grable and Harry James! Folks think those two were born joined at the hip or born married. But before she was his wife, she was mine." "Did John F. Kennedy propose to me? I think you're aware of the answer [yes} The fact is, had he married me, he couldn't have had the political career that he did. In those days, it was that simple." And Bette Davis, says, "Faye Dunaway is the most unprofessional actress I ever worked with, and that includes Mariam Hopkins, even!" AMERICA IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME Mangi! Benvenutil Bread, along with olive oil and meat, is a staple food in Tuscany. The great 13th century poet Dante Alighieri, exiled in Ravenna after being banished from Florence by the "Black Guelph" faction in 1302, remarked upon "the saltiness of other people's bread". Buck in the Middle Ages the Tuscans were in fact baking their rustic bread "pane sciocco" without the addition of any expensive salt making the point that there is no need to add salt to bread since its ultimate purpose is to accompany salty specialties such as sausages, cheese or meat dishes. To this day, pane toscano remains saltless although Tuscan bread specialties include many varieties of.flour blends, ingredients and shapes. Along with bruschetta, crostino toscano remains one of the favorite Tuscan appetizers, easy to prepare and sure to be enjoyed by all. Crostino Toscano (toasted bread with chicken livers) Ingredients (serves 6) 1 small onion (finely chopped) 3 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 Ib chicken livers (cut into pieces) 1 glass of dry Marsala or Vin Santo wine Salt and pepper 3 Tbsp anchovy fillets 3 1/2 Tbsp capers (in jar) 3 Tbsp butter Tuscan bread (white bread) sliced Preparation: gently saut6 in a skillet the onion with the olive oil. Add the chicken livers to the onion and cook for a few minutes. Pour the Marsala or Vin Santo and simmer until the liquid has almost evaporated. Season the chicken livers with salt and pepper and cook on low heat for 5 more minutes. Leave to cool slightly, then place in a food proces- sor with the anchovy fillets, the capers and the butter - blend to a very fine pur6e. Toast the slices of bread in the oven and spread thickly with the chicken liver paste. Buon appetito! Crostino Toscano Ingredienti (serve 6) I cipolla piccola (tritata finemente) 3 cucchiai di olio extravergine di oliva 250 g di fegatini di polio (tagliati a pezzi) I bicchiere di Marsala o di Vin Santo Sale e pepe 50 g di filetti di acciughe 50 g di capperi sott'aceto 50 g di burro Pane Toscano affettato Preparazione: fai soffriggere la cipolla e l'olio in una padella. Aggiungi i fegatini di polio e cuoci per alcuni minuti. Versa il Marsala o il Vin Santo e fai cuocere flno a quasi completa evaporazione del liquido . Aggiusta di sale e pepe e lascia cuocere a flamma bassa per altri 5 minuti. Lascia intiepidire e poi versa il tutto in un mixer, aggiungi I filetti di acciuga, i capperi ed il burro e riduci in purea. Tosta le fette di pane in fomo e cospargile con un generoso strato di purea di fegatini. Buon appetito! If you would like to cook with me go to Alessandra Sambiase is an elementary and middle school Italian language teacher in the Catholic school system and in the North End. She is also a cooking instructor and founder of "Parla come mangLP (speak as you eatI) cooking classes, where the passion for the Italian language meets the love for the Italian food. LEGAL NOTICE Talk of Many Things (Continued from Page 10) DJ Smokey Cain. Costume contest. For more informa- tion, call Sean 617-784- 4579, Shannon 617-520- 9058 or Kelliegh 617-233- 5813. This is a 21+ event. HEALEY AT WARREN TAVERN EVENT GREAT SUCCESS This past Monday evening, the legendary Warren Tav- ern in Charlestown was packed as State Rep. Danny Ryan hosted a gathering for Maura Healey who is run- ning for attorney general November 4. DRIVERS CDL-A Do you want more than $1000 a Week? Excellent Monthly Bonus Program/Benefits. Weekend Hometime you Deserve/ Electronic Logs~Rider Program. 877-704-3773 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI12D1280DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING MILANE AMORIM FERREIRA a/Ida MILANE LOHUANA DeAMORIM VS. JOSE S. FERREIRA To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage lB. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Milane Amorim Ferreira a/ida Milane L. DeAmorim, 20 Stonybrook Road, Apt. #3, Framingham, MA 01702 your answer, if any, on or before November 20, 2014. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. WITNESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court Date: October 10, 2014 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 10/31/14