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PAGE 12 POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 20, 2015 11 l?,ay Barron's Great woman! Dana Marlowe is giving homeless women some much-needed support. The mother of two donated all her old bras to charity when she learned that homeless women often go with- out them because they're so expensive. A friend added her own to the pile, and Marlowe decided to start an online bra donation drive. She was soon receiving bras of all sizes from across the world, For decades Tom Jones' soulful, power house bari- tone, olive complexion, and thick mane of curls O O O and dropped off 1,051 of them at a Washington D.C. homeless charity. "Bras are considered superfluous items," she explained. "But they're essential for women -- for health, self-esteem, employment, and more." Propio un stronzo/A Georgia man facing 20 years in prison on fraud charges fled the court- house in a panicked moment before the jury declared him not guilty. "I felt kind of stupid," said Saladin Ghani after learning of the verdict. A Louisiana public school is insisting it has a legal right to promote Christianity. Students at Airline High School are drilled in Bible verses, warned against contraception, and taught cre- ationism in science class. Despite a formal com- plaint from the ACLU, the school board vowed to maintain its practices, saying, "Our history and traditions respect the freedom of religion, not the freedom from religion." An African-American man is seeking political asylum in Canada on the grounds that police racism has put his life in jeopardy. Kyle Canty, 30, says cops have frequently harassed him on minor charges and that police are exterminat- ing blacks "at an alarming rate." "This is a well grounded fear," Canty told the Immigration a13d Refugee Board, which is considering his request for refugee status. Good start, after incoming speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, revealed that he is working on ways to "detoxify" his new office from the smell of cigarettes left behind from his predecessor, John Boehner. "You know if you ever go in a hotel room or a rental car that's been smoked in," Ryan said, "that's what it smells like." From Fox Lake, Ill. Cop shooting ruled sui- cide. An Illinois police officer, whose September shooting sparked a massive manhunt, actually killed himself, investigators revealed, because he had been stealing money from his department and feared being found out. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, 52, was on patrol when he radioed for backup, saying he was pursuing two white men and a black man for suspicious activity. Officers responding to the call found his body with gunshot wounds to the torso, which led to a weeks-long manhunt involving hundreds of law enfoi-cement officials. But investigators said that Gliniewicz had shot himself with his own weapon in "a carefully staged suicide." Gliniewicz, who had experience staging mock crime scenes for police training, had allegedly stolen money esti- mated in "five figures" from a police-mentoring program over at least seven years. Wow! Otha Anders, a school teacher in Loui- siana, cashed in his collection of more than 500,000 pennies, which he'd been gathering for the last 45 years. The coins weighed nearly 3,000 pounds and were worth $5,136.14. News from the Vatican City. Vatican officials announced that they arrested two people on suspicion of leaking documents that exposed shenanigans in the Holy See's finances: Span- ish priest Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda and Italian public relations executive Francesca Chaouqui were both members of a financial reform commis- sion set up by Pope Francis in 2013. The pair is suspected of having provided documents to two Italian journalists who have books out this week. Gianluigi Nuzzi's "Merchants in the Temple" por- trays the Vaticanas packed with hypocritical of_ ficials to hide their spending. Emiliano Fittipaldi's "Avarice" details how greedy Vatican officials allegedly siphoned off church funds intended for sick children and the poor. News from Australia. Australians are calling a grandfather from Perth "Ant Man" after he survived six days in the outback with no water by eating ants. Reg Foggerdy, 62, was hunting feral camels in the wilderness and had just returned to camp and taken off his survival gear when a camel wandered by. He pursued it, but eventually found himself lost with a dead camel he couldn't eat because he had no knife. Foggerdy said he'd seen survival expert Bear Grylls eat ants on TV, so that's what he did. He was near death when rescuers found him, act- ing on a tip from an Aboriginal elder who had seen a footprint in the sand. have sparked speculation that he may have some African ancestry. Now, at 75, the Welsh crooner says he plans to take a DNA test and find out once and for all. "A lot of people still think I'm black," Jones told The Times (UK). "Black people still tell me I'm just passing as white." Jones believes that if he does have African roots, it might be through his mother, who, he says, was born with "big dark patches all over her body. They asked if she had any black blood and she said she didn't know." Unbelievable! A Long Island, NY man got an unpleasant surprise when he returned from a trip to Florida to find an empty lot where his house had stood. Phil Williams, 69, went south to get knee surgery and recuperate in the Sunshine State's warmth. But neighbors had been com- plaining that the house was poorly maintained and an eyesore. While he was away, local officials had it razed and carted away. "You don't expect to leave and get surgery and come back to find everything gone," Williams said. "They shouldn't be able to do that." Ouch! A sword-wielding burglar who broke into a Wichita home was chased down the street by a home owner armed with a spear. Police said a woman at the property awoke to find the man with a samurai sword in her bedroom, taking her valuables. She woke her son, who snatched up a spear he uses in medieval re-enactments and chased the intruder. Neighbors called police to report two men "running through their backyard with this large spear and armed with a sword," said Sgt. Brian Sigrnan. "This is definitely a first." Gee, late-in-life divorces are becoming more common. The divorce rate for people age 50 and over doubled from 1990 to 2014, even while the rate for younger people was dropping. With life expectancies rising, said sociologist Pepper Schwartz, a lot of people in their 50s and 60s with unsatisfying marriages are saying, "Do I really want 30 more years of this?" If it weren't for divorce courts separating people, the police would have to. Propio Stronzo says, "In the old days a woman married a man for his money, but now she divorces him for it." For the record, death rates for white Americans ages 45 to 54 rose significantly between 1999 and 2013, even as those for other racial and age groups continued to drop, according to a new federal study. Researchers said economic prob- lems appear to be driving high rates of alcohol and drug abuse, smoking, and poor eating. Bow wow! Since 2004, at least 10 Americans have been accidentally shot by dogs. The latest canine shooting occurred in Indiana, when a woman left her loaded shotgun on the ground and her dog, Trigger, stood on it -- blasting her in the left foot. Americans are becoming less religious, ac- cording to the Pew Research Center. 77 percent of Americans say they're "religiously affiliated," down from 83 percent in 2007. 63 percent of Americans say they're "absolutely certain" that God exists, down from 71 percent in 2007. These trends are most pronounced among millenials. Italians have supported American indepen- dence. Three Italian regiments, totaling some 1,500 men, fought for American independence: the Third Piemonte, the 13th Du Perche, and the Royal Italian. The distinguished musicologist AI Natale reminds us that East Boston produced many great Italian- American musicians from 1920 to 1960. Geraldo Graziano/ Jerry Gray. Louis Prima's drummer Jimmy Vincent. Michael Cassaletto, banjo player from Paris Street, recorded with jazz great Red Nichols and Miff Mole. Sonny Dee-Colangelo, bass player, worked for many big bands. Another popu- lar East Bostonian was Pete Chiriani, better known as Pete Herman. Pete and his trio worked at the Hi-Hat Club broadcasted on WHDH. Ralph Chioni, a cellist from Sumner Street, known as Ralph Scott, served as president of the Boston musicians union. And of course, bandleader Joseph Barisano, who changed his name to Ray Barron. Happy Thanksgiving! AMERICA I8 A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME Recipes from the Homeland by Vita Orlando Sinopoli COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Nonna Lucy's Turkey Stuffing 2 large onions, chopped 2 eggs, slightly beaten 3 celery stalks, chopped 1 small French bread, cubed 2 cans chicken broth 3/4 cup pignoli (pine nuts) 2 chicken bouillon cubes 2 tablespoons grated Romano I pound of white or brown Cheese instant rice 1/4 cup white wine 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 4 tablespoons butter or 1/2 teaspoon poultry margarine seasoning Salt and pepper One day earlier, cube bread and place in a paper bag to dry, or slightly toast cubed bread and cool on day of stuffing preparation. Use one can of chicken broth as the liquid for cooking the in- stant rice and follow direction on package for cooking time. When cooked, cover and set aside. Meanwhile, melt butter or margarine in a large skillet. Add chopped onion and celery. Stir and cook until onion is opaque. Remove from burner. Carefully add remaining can of chicken broth to the skillet. Return to burner and heat broth slowly. Add cubed bread to the broth and mix until all bread is softened. If needed, add one chicken bouillon cube to one cup of boiling water. Dissolve bouillon cube and add gradually to bread as needed. Combine rice and softened bread in a large bowl. Add parsley, poultry seasoning, grated cheese, wine, and pine nuts. Mix thor- oughly. Salt to taste and store in refrigerator. When you are ready to bake the turkey, mix slightly beaten eggs thoroughly into the stuffing before you fill the turkey cavity. Place stuffed turkey into a proper-size baking pan and bake in preheated oven at 325F until fork tender. Since my family enjoys having some stuffing baked separately, I oil spray a 9" x 9" baking dish, or size needed, to bake any remain- ing stuffing. Baste both turkey and the separate pan of stuffing with turkey pan drippings. This recipe is for a fifteen-pound turkey. NOTE: I remember the days, as a child, when I grated the cheese and chopped the onion and celery for my mother for her turkey stuff- ing. My children, who called their maternal grandmother "Nonna," learned to prepare this same recipe by helping as I had done. Now we have another generation -- my grandchildren -- eager to follow in this tradition. Since 1969 FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS AUTO * HOMEOWNERS * TENANTS COMMERCIAL Experience makes the difference 209 BROADWAY, REVERE, MA 02151 Tel. 781.284.1100 Fax 781.284.2200 Free Parking Adjacent to Building r 1st Generation ,From MYBakery Perch VrrA OaLANnO SlNovoL, Italian-American Vita Orlando Sinopoli Shares with us a delighO ul recollection of her memories as a chiM 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 #1-401 O- 9804-5 1SBN J WWW. 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