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Page12 POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 6, 2015 WWW. BOSTON POST( AZETTE.CO M ay Barron's ;L )C:K Here we are, the beginning of the holiday then are now, season: Thanksgiving, Christmas and NewYears', up from 47% and of course, it is the beginning of spending last year. 33% money, money, money, think the laws O O Ah, November 6, and on this day in 1860, should remain Abraham Lincoln was elected l6a president. Also as they are, on this date, in a letter to the American people, and 11% want them to be less strict. 28% say former President Ronald Reagan revealed he had they personally own a gun. Alzheimer's disease. Social Security recipients won't get an increase So what's new?Well Billionaire Sanford Weill in benefits next year for the third fime since 2010, and his wife, Joan, withdrew their $20 million even as Medicare premiums are set to increase pledge to a cash-strapped NewYork college when for many seniors. Benefit increases are tied a judge ruled that the school could not be to inflation, which is low largely due to the renamed in their honor. The will of the school's nationwide drop in gas prices. founder requires that the institution be "forever A 25-year-old woman faces murder charges known" as Paul Smith's College. after allegedly plowing her car into a crowd at Huh? A cleaning crew at an Italian museum Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade, mistook an exhibit for garbage and threw it away. killing four people, including a 2-year-old boy. The piece was restored after its contents, empty Suspect Adacia Chambers was being held on four champagne bottles, cigarette butts, and confetti, preliminary counts of second degree murder while were found in a recycle bin. authorities conducted a psychological evaluation. Australian pride, after communications expert Chambers was initially arrested on suspicion at Victoria University in Melbourne claimed that of driving under the influence, but her lawyer the modern Aussie accent developed because said she had been treated for mental health re- early settlers of the onetime penal colony were lated issues in the past and was suicidal frequently drunk and slurred their words, when she allegedly ran a red light, drove around Hard to swallow this! An Argentine man who a police barricade, and crashed into a crowd underwent an operation to find the cause of his of spectators sending people flying into the air. stabbing chest pains turned out to have a Great idea!A public School district inNorthern toothpick in his heart. Horacio Rodriguez went California will soon give passing grades to into surgery after he began coughing up blood students with failing scores in order not to and feeling sharp pains. When doctors operated, demoralize them. they were stunned to find that a toothpick had News from deep in the heart of Texas. When worked its way into his heart. "Nobody could be- Texas police officer Justin Gower pulled over a lieve it at first," said one surgeon. Rodriguez, 42, man for a broken light and saw that his three said he probably swallowed the pick while eating young daughters weren't in booster seats, he appetizers last year. "The next time I eat salami could have written up a ticket. Instead, Gower or cheese," he said," I'll make sure {the picks have} called in Officer Cale Hawkins, who had previ- little flags attached so I can see them." ously told him about the family's struggles, how Toot the horn for this! A driver's education they were homeless and living in a hotel. Instead student flunked her final test after she mistook of issuing fines, the two policemen, both fathers the gas pedal for the brake and plowed into her themselves, decided to drive to Walmart and driving school in suburban Seattle. The unnamed spend $145 of their own cash on three pink car woman was parking at the end of the test, when seats for the girls. "It was nothing short of a she hit the accelerator, sending the car through miracle," said the grateful farther. the school's front window. "She was doing great," Capturing an outlaw, after an antique photo- said a police spokesman, but since she drove graph purchased for $2 in a Fresno, CA, junk through the window, "that was a fail." shop was revealed to be a rare picture of the leg- Speaking of drivers, the great Barbara D'Amico endary Billy the Kid. The photo has been called says, "Driving an automobile would be a much "the Holy Graft of Western Americana" and is greater pleasure ff each motorist would use his valued at $5 million. head as much as his horn." Wee bit of unbelievable facts. Discrimination The brainy Christina Quinlan claims nothing against Roman Catholics in citizenship and confuses a man more than to drive behind a public life was legal somewhere in the United woman who does everything right. States until 1835, when the last anti-catholic laws A smart Boston College student, Kyle Waters, of colonial times were repealed. In early eigh- says, "Too many motorists figure they have an teenth-century Portugal, the Church owned two- engine to move their own car and a hom to move thirds of all the land. And in a church in Czecho- everybody else's." slovakla, there is a chandelier made of human Achtung!A German teen's protest over his par- bones. The ceding is festooned with the remains ents' choice of music in the car ended with the of former worshipers. police ordering his family out of the vehicle at Italian-American cartoonists have created some gunpoint. The 15-year-old couldn't stand the '60s of the world's most popular animated characters and '70s songs his parents were playing, so he including Donald Duck, created by Alfred wrote "help" on a piece of paper and tossed it out Tagliafero; Woody Woodpecker, a creation of the window as a joke. Someone picked up Walter Lantz,(born Lanza); and Casper the the note and called the cops, who stopped the Friendly Ghost, the brainchild of Joseph Oriolo. family with a roadblock. "I would not have And the producer of all but one of the first 17 liked to be in the son's shoes," a police spokes- James Bond movies was Albert R. "Cubby" Broc- man said. coli (1909-1996). Broccoli launched the 007 film Hey, guys, be aware, for the first time ever, a series in 1962 with "Dr No." His last film was greater percentage of American women hold "Golden Eye" in 1995. His ancestors developed bachelor's degrees then men, 30.2 percent of and named popular vegetables in ltaly in the 19th women, 29.9 percent of men. Women have earned century. the majority of bachelor's degrees granted every Our noted musicologist Albert Natale informs year since 1981. us that the Metropolitan Opera became one of Weird! At least 43 toddlers have either injured the finest opera companies in the world under or killed someone with a gun in 2015, roughly the legendary leadership of its manager Giulio one a week. In 31 of those 43 cases, a toddler Gatti-Casazza (1869-1940) who brought to its shot himself or herself, stage a brilliant array of singers, including Enrico Ah, my favorite gal HiUary Clinton ended Sep- Caruso, Rosa Ponselle, Amelita Galli-Curci, tember with $33 million in cash on hand, having Beniamino Gigli, and Ezio Pinza as well as the raised and spent more than any other 2016 presi- conductor Arturo Toscanini. Gatti-Casazza dential candidates. Donald Trump raised nearly managed the Met from 1908 to 1935. And A $4 million from donors in the third quarter, and Chorus Line, one of Broadway's longest running put only $100,000 ofhis own money into the cam- shows, was choreographed by the late Michael paign. His biggest expense so far has been Bennett (born Michael DeFiglia), who received a $825,000 on logo-emblazoned hats and other Tony for his work. Hollywood's famous Walk of "Trump" gear. Fame holds nearly 400 stars imbedded in the Since the Supreme Court's decision in favor of pavement. The stars are created by Bill same-sex marriage, about 800,000 people have Patemostro, a terrazzo artist. He takes about two come out as gay on Facebook. More that 6 mil- days to make a star, composed of thick concrete lion Americans in total are now "out" on the so- with marble chips and the name of the celebrity, ciai media site. which is in brass. A recent poll disclosed that 55% of Americans say that gun laws should be stricter than AMI RICA IS A]IFAIITI]RII, ITAI,I&N Recipes from the Homeland QUICK VEAL OR CHICKEN SPECIAL 1 pound cubed veal stew meat 1 or 2 ~ulienne carrots or chicken breast (optional) I large ripe tomato cup frozen or canned green 1 medium chopped onion peas 2 cloves chopped garlic 2 tablespoons red wine 2 small sprigs bay leaf 1 chicken bouillon cube (optional) 3 tablespoon olive oil l fresh mint leaf(optional) 1 can sliced mushrooms or 1 or 2 ~ulienne potatoes mushrooms of choice *(Julienne) cut into thin long strips Heat oil in skillet and add cut-up veal or chicken breast. Stir and simmer to brown meat lightly. Remove only meat from skillet and set aside. Add cut-up onion and garlic to oil in skillet and simmer until onion is opaque. Add cut up tomato. Stir and simmer over medium heat. Cover and continue to simmer for two or three minutes before adding one cup of water and a chicken bouillon to skillet. Stir, cover and continue to simmer mixture slowly for another two minutes. Then add veal or chicken breast to tomato mixture and bring to a slow boil. Add bay leaf and mint (optional) to skillet and stir. Continue to simmer at low heat for ten minutes. Meanwhile, remove skin from carrots and potatoes and *cut into thin long strips (julienne). Set aside in water in separate bowls. When meat has cooked about ten minutes in skillet, add carrots first. Cover and cook for about five minutes. Then add potato and mushroom slices. Stir and cover. Continue to simmer until potatoes and carrots are tender to your liking. Add wine, cover, hiing to a slow boil and then remove from burner. Serves two. NOTE: It was meals like this that I remember Mama surprising us with at various times. I often wondered -- now where did she find this recipe? She loved creating meals that might be different. It was a great lesson that encouraged me to create meals with meats and vegetables that my family enjoyed. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 206 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI15P5597EA Estate of CLIFFORD JUNIOR REED Date of Death July 8, 2009 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Cynthia Reed of Monroe, GA. Cynthia Reed of Monroe, GA has been informally appointed as the Personal Represan- tative 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. Inven- tory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are en- titled 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 e~ to petition the Court to institute formal proceed- ings and to obtain orders terminating or restrict- ing the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A cow of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 11/6/15 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 788-5800 Docket No. MI15P5612EA Estate of ERNESTO GARClA Date of Death January 18, 2014 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Yolanda I. Gamia of Sanford, FL. Yolanda I. Garcia of Sanford, FL has been informally appointed as the Personal Represen- tative 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 Cede without supervision by the Court. Inven- tory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are en- titled 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 formal proceed- ings and to obtain orders terminating or restrict- ing the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A cow of the Petition and Will, if any, can he obtained from the Petitioner. 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