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Page 14 POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 ," " NEWS BRIEFS (FROM ITALIAN NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS) SEARCHING FOR THE BEST DIET. The debate is still rag- ing. The late push is in favor of the vegetarian diet. There are, however, certain people who find a big, convincing 'caveat' with this choice. Why, you may ask? Well, if you pay attention to what an epidemiologist recently said, the vegetarian diet can also be disastrous, for many vegetar- ians like to consume French fries, coca cola and pastries. Italian epidemiologist, Franco Berrini, works at the Cancer Institute in Milano and is specialized in the connection between nutrition and cancer, and is also the founder of 'working courses on prevention.' An obvious question emerges: which diet is the right one? The answer has come from many sources: the Mediterranean Diet -- for it is highly balanced, it tends to eliminate toxic products from animals. People can also live well, even children. It still remains the healthiest, as corroborated by most studies, even the most recent ones. We must add that men seem to get more ben- eficial results than women from eating meatless meals. Some people still believe that the best source of protein is red meat. The clear alternative is to eat a dish of pasta and beans, as Italian farmers know too well, for beans are fat free and contain proteins and other nutrients. Eating an inordinate amount of meat fosters a high level of inflamma- tion in most tissues, causing cardiovascular pathologies. Therefore, in order to prevent most cancerous conditions it is essential to drastically limit the consumption of red meats as well as preserved meats. Ergo, it becomes imperative not to eat meat but rarely to prevent health problems. A NEW MATH GENIUS WINS THE ROME OLYMPICS. Federico Glaudo, 19, is a student at the Liceo Scientifico RIGHI in Rome. He is one of 300 finalists who have nation- ally eliminated 300,000 competitors. At the recent Olym- pics in Rome, Federico came out first after solving all the difficult tests flawlessly. He had hoped to be one of the ten finalists so that he could go to the World Olympiad in Santa Maria, Colombia. We trust he will do his very best and become a world champion mathematician! Freeway Says (Continued Check "lost" advertise- ments in the newspaper and place a "found" one. Post signs with the ani- mal's photo around the area you found it, withholding some info to ensure whoever calls is the actual owner. The point is to do whatever you can to find the owner before relinquishing the stray to a shelter for good or deciding to adopt it yourself. Adopt after holding period expires fmaUy, if you want to keep the stray nobody claims, it doesn't automati- cally become yours. That's because there are holding periods for strays and only after they've expired can you start the process of adopting. A few caveats: If you've taken the pet to a traditional or municipal shelter, it may be put down if nobody claims or adopts it. So claim "First or Last Rights" at the time of drop off, this gives you the LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department MIDDLESEX Division Docket No. t2D-5091 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION IRILANE T. SALLA, PLAINTIFF v. DAVI SALLA, DEFENDANT To the above named Defendant: A Complaint has been presented to this Court by the Plaintiff, seeking a Modification. You are required to serve upon Alan H. Aaron - attomey for plaintiff - whose address is 929 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01701 your answer on or before Decem- ber 16, 2013. If you fail to do so, the court will Iroceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer in the office of the Register of this Court at Cambridge. WITNESS, Hen. Peter C. DiGangi, Esquire, First Justice of said Court at Cambridge, this 4th day of November, 2013. Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 11/8/13 from Page 7) right to reclaim the animal if the owner doesn't. At other shelters and res- cues you can put a "finder's hold" on the pet and then keep in touch with the shel- ter for updates. Daily calls and even visits will ensure you get the pet back if no one comes to claim it. Finally, if you do adopt the stray, be sure to take it to the vet immediately. He or she can help you not only identify its breed and ensure its in good health, but help you come up with a plan for making sure it never gets lost again. Shelters all over are look- ing for people to adopt. Adopt- ing a pet is a wonderful lov- ing feeling to give a pet a home, a warm place to sleep and plenty of TLC. I know I have a good life and plenty of TLC from the girls at the Post-Gazette that keep a close eye on me each and every day. Love and protect your pet for all the unconditional love they give you. That's all fo p now!!! LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given by TODISCO TOWING OF 94 CONDOR STREET, EAST BOSTON, MA pursuant to the provisions of Mass G.L. c 255, Section 39A that they will sell the following vehicles online Monday, November 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Vehicles are being sold to satisfy their garage keeper's lien for towing, storage and notices of sale: 2002 CHEVY EXPRESS BOX TRUCK VIN #1GBHG31R321161439 2006 FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER VAN VIN #WDYPD544965915510 The above vehicles will be sold at auction online only at TOWLOT.COM and is open to everyone. Run dates: 11/8, 11/15, 11/?.2, 2013 L'Anno Bello: A Year in Italian Folklore (Continued from the time when some farm animals were slaughtered in preparation for the winter season. However, St. Mar- tin's Day also forms a barrier of abundance, love and merry festivities in the midst of the frosty mid- November days. In Italy, this holiday is known as San Martino, and a number of proverbs indicate its signifi- cance as an end-of-harvest celebration. One well-known saying ascertains: "San Martino, San Martino, castagne e vino." Translated, this means that St. Martin's Day is a time to indulge in chestnuts, the traditional autumn staple in Italy and taste the season's new wine. Another proverb adds an extra food to the custom- ary St. Martin's Day dinner, declaring: "Per San Martino, castagne, oca e vino (For St. Martin's Day, chestnuts, goose and wine)l" The prac- tice of eating goose on St. Martin's Day stems from another old legend, one that claims that St. Martin hid in a goose pen when he was reluctant to receive his new status as bishop. In any event, St. Martin's Day con- jures homey images of big banquets in the Italian coun- tryside, golden with fall col- ors, filled with tables laden with aromatic roast chest- nuts and flowing goblets of new wine. Like our Thanks- giving, St. Martin's Day re- minds us that no matter how cold the outside weather is, life prevails whenever there is good food and family. This November, we should embrace the dualities of the month, honoring the mortal- ity of the Earth and harvest while remaining optimistic about the warmth provided by the midwinter holidays. Veterans' Day sets apart time to honor the men and women who courageously fought for the United States, whom we should thank all year long and contemplates Page 4) their bravery and sacrifice. However, it also celebrates the freedom and life they so dutifully defended. Mean- while, St. Martin's Day brims with vitality, reveling in the abundance of harvest crops that will help weather the long winter. Italians know that the gathering of family and friends to enjoy a ban- quet and each other's com- pany is a standout way to celebrate community and warmth during the winter. If we embrace these seem- ingly contradictory aspects of November, we will no longer find need to complain about the winter, but rather view it as a cyclical part of the year where love and com- fort reign supreme. Ally Di Censo Symynkywicz is a Graduate Student in History at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She appreciates any comments and suggestions about Italian holidays and folklore at adicenso89@gmail, com. News Briefs (Continued from Page I) keep both. It was one of those "Read My Lips" mo- ments in White House his- tory. Nowadays we see that guarantee from his lips to our ears was just a Hallow- een trick. However, at Faneuil, Hall he was still selling his snake oil as champagne. He is still calling his grand scheme the greatest thing since Regina Pizza. The only question left as the president's credibility continues to drop is whether or not the president actually was out and out lying to the American people selling his untrue words or did he actu- ally believe what he was tell- ing us? When up to 67 per- cent of the American people now are seeing their insur- ance being dropped or costs sent through the roof, you can bet whether Democrat or Republican, liberal or con- servative, few are buying Obamacare as a treat. Most are now seeing it for the trick it is. Getting the Young to Buy Insurance The only way to finance Obamacare's pre-existing conditions clause in health insurance coverage is to take money from young Americans by forcing them to buy into Obamacare. With plenty of young people pay- ing for their mandated in- surance, it will pay for all those older Americans with pre-existing Inedical issues. Without the youngsters' money, they can't make Obamacare work at all. Now here's a good point, with the government now allowing adult children up to 26 years of age to stay on their par- ents' health plans, how do these two objectives get met without Obamacare soaring in costs? U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-MN is correct. If you are a 20-something healthy American and had a choice of buying an iPhone, taking a trip to Ft. Lauder- dale or buying health insur- ance or face a $95 penalty which option would they not pick? Texas is the Real America I know U.S. Senator Ted Cruz just got hammered by MSNBC for calling Texas the real America when he arrived home after a month in D.C. Talking heads at MSNBC called Cruz's re- marks veiled racist ones. I too call Texas the real America because most of the values that are at home down there are my values. Texas is one of the fastest growing states in America with a strong economy. Over the last I0 years, Texas has created three out of every 10 jobs in America. A thousand people a day are moving to Texas: The population of the City of Austin has grown leaps and bounds and soon that city will have a one million population. Why is all this happening? Texas is a low tax, pro-growth state. As Governor Rick Perry has said, "Left to its own, big government only gets bigger, tries to do more and does it poorly. Only by reigniting our national passion for com- petition can we create jobs, grow our economy and con- tain big government." Guns and Mental Health After working for the State Department of Mental Health for over 40 years, I support a couple of bills limiting gun access when mental health issues arise that are being proposed up in New Hamp- shire. As a supporter of the second amendment, I think reasonable limits of access and the second amendment are not at odds of such state legislation. One bill by state Sen. Dave Watters, D-Dover, would add a stringent definition of people judged by a court to be mentally ill to the list of those denied the right to own firearms during back- ground checks. State Rep. Wendy Piper, D-Enfield, has a bill filed at the request of the Enfield Police Chief Richard Crate who said state law doesn't let police temporarily take away fire- arms from a person threat- ening suicide or harm to others. This bill would let the police seek a judge's per- mission to seize firearms when people pose a danger to themselves or others. A hearing would be held within 14 days allowing someone to explain to a judge why their gun should be returned. The removal order would be good for one year. I can remember over the years taking weapons away from clients and treated as confiscated property. During my years as a police, I would never return a weapon found in a search law or no law. If I found a weapon, the person it belonged to had one option, say good-bye to it. That was our protocol, but state legis- lation like being proposed in New Hampshire would be a good idea for Beacon Hill to do too. Veterans Day (Continued Over in East Boston inside Sacred Heart Church is a stained glass window dedi- cated to those who dedicated their lives to God and fought for their country. Looking at it each Sunday morning, it is difficult not to remember the sacrifices always being made by those who serve their country. Finally, the recent death of Air Force General J. from Page i) Robinson Risner at 88 who had been tortured inside the Hanoi Hilton as a POW dur- ing the Vietnam War. He and so many others were beaten, starved and thrown for months into dark cells crawling around in the dark like rats for months at a time. Risner spent seven years, four months and 27 days a prisoner of war, a colo- nel at the time, the highest ranking American POW. His credo as a POW simply stated, "Resist as much as you can, give as little as pos- sible and then resist again." Once again I will be marching in Quincy on Vet- erans Day never forgetting those who have made our lib- erties possible. Never ever forget their courage and sac- rifice without it, we would have nothing.