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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 29, 2013 rron's Citrulo! An Illinois man was arrested after he used a stun gun on his wife to settle a bet on an NFL game. John Grant, a Chicago Bears fan, and his wife, a Green Bay Packers fan, agreed that whoever's team won could use a taser on the loser. When the Packers lost, Grant tasered his wife three times. She called the police, saying she didn't think the bet was serious. "You just couldn't make it up," said the local police chief. Ah, husbandsl According to the great Paul Waters of Swampscott, the fellow who boasts of running things at his home most likely means the lawn mower, washing machine, vacuum cleaner and errands. More weird stuff. A Kentucky high schooler dropped out of her cross-country regionals when she was given the bib number 666. As a devout Christian, Codie Thacker consid- ers the number to be a sign of the devil. But race officials refused to give her a different number, so she withdrew. "I didn't want to risk my relationship with God," she said. Huh? A Chinese website launched a new rent-a-boyfriend service, so young women can take home fake beaus and stop parental nagging about finding a husband. Sarah Palin expressed her disapproval of Pope Francis, saying he's "taken me aback" with his statements, which she described as "kind of liberal." Christmas is right up ahead! So why is the word Christmas abbreviated as Xmas? Be- cause the Greek letter X is the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, Xristos. The word Xmas, meaning "Christ's Mass," was com- monly used in Europe by the sixteenth cen- tury. It was not an attempt to take Christ out of Christmas. What is the earliest reference to Christmas being celebrated on Decem- ber 25th? In the middle of the second cen- tury, Christians in Antioch were already cel- ebrating Christ's birth on that day. The day was not officially recognized by the Church as the date of Christ's birth until A.D. 350. The always jolly Mona-Lisa Cappuccio of East Boston, says, ,'Christmas is a time when a lot of others besides Santa find themselves in the red." Gee, we would like to send a Christmas card to Collette Hutchinson who lived on Saratoga Street, Orient Heights, East Boston. Do any of you have her address? No doubt, she probably is married and has a different last name. Collette was one of my first loves when I was a budding teenager. Some healthy advice! Walk, don't run! A new study shows a brisk stroll is just as good as jogging for reducing the three key compo- nents in the development of heart disease -- blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Scientist Dr. Paul Williams explains it's a matter of how far you go, not how long it takes you to get there: "Both running and walking reduced risk factors. If you expend the same amount of energy, you get the benefit." How do you pick the right doctor? Picking the right doctor could end up saving your life -- but most people don't know how to go about it. "Often, the best way to find a good doctor you can trust is from word of mouth," says Troy, Michigan, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn. "Doctors and nurses know who the best physicians are and that's a great place to start." Bella Culo of Chestnut Hill, claims, as a man gets older he suspects that nature is plotting against him for the benefit of doc- tors and dentists. Remember, never argue with your doctor; he has inside information. Show biz births on Christmas Day. Humphrey Bogart, Cab Calloway, Tony Martin and Sissy Spacek. Deaths on Christmas Day, W.C. Fields and Charlie Chaplin. Please remind Boston's Police Commis- sioner that the American city first to estab- lish a police department was Boston. Regu- lar-duty officers were appointed on May 5; 1838. Perhaps May 5th Boston should cel- ebrate the anniversary of Boston being the first city in America to establish a police de- partment. Dig this! A Brazilian woman laying flowers in a cemetery was given the shock of her life when a man started digging himself out of a neighboring grave. The mourner heard some strange I 0 0 0 moaning and noticed the soil moving around in a neighboring plot. To her horror, a pair of arms emerged from the dirt and began wav- ing about. "I was terrified," said the woman, who ran off and called the police. Authorities dug the man out of the ground, and took him to the hospital. Police think the man was beaten up, thrown into an empty grave by his assailants and partly covered with dirt. Dummiesl Two burglars picked the wrong victim when they tried to rob the California home of a champion tomahawk-thrower. Robin Irvine was sleeping when she felt someone trying to remove her wristwatch. Instinctively, she grabbed a tomahawk from her bedside, let out a war cry and chased the men from her house. She restrained herself from hurling the ax at the burglars' backs. "I hit what I am for," she said. But Irvine promised she wouldn't go easy on the next intruder, "If you're in my house," she said, "you're not walking out." Lady Gagal She is set to boldly go where no pop star has gone before and perform the first ever concert in space. The 27-year-old plans to blast off in a Virgin Galactic passen- ger spaceship in 2015 and sing one track as the craft cruises 62 miles above the earth. To make sure she can hit the right notes in zero gravity, the singer will spend a month in vocal training, a source told US Weekly. Gaga has also "taken out a ridiculous life insurance policy," the source said, just in case. Wow! Chubby people live longerl Slightly overweight people ages 50 and older may have a better chance at living longer than their slim friends, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epide- m!ology. But the trick is to maintain an even weight, say the authors. Those who are chubby and stay the same live longer on average than slim folk who pack on just a few pounds. And those who continually gain weight have the highest mortality. Italian American influences in Washing- ton, D.C. The Capitol Building -- A concrete symbol of American democracy, the Capitol bears the imprint of Italian talent. Between 1855 and 1870, the Italian artist, Constantino Brumidi decorated its interior dome, corri- dors and the President's Room where Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The National Cathedral -- Using techniques handed down by stone carvers since the Middle Ages, Italian artisans created the gar- goyles and statues that decorate the facade of Washington's most famous place of wor- ship. And Union Station was constructed by Italian workers which was begun in 1905 and completed in 1908, considered one of the most beautiful train stations in the United States. The six statues that decorate the station's facade were sculpted by Andrew E. Bernasconi between 1909 and 191 I. Our distinguished musicologist Albert Natale wants you to know East Boston pro- duced many, many, great musicians. To be- gin with, Ralph Chioni, a cellist from Sum- mer Street, known as Ralph Scott served as president of the Boston Musician's Union. Many musicians changed their Italian last names. Why? Because they would sound like they only played for Italian functions. Ray DiGiovani became Ray Diggs. Vinny Musto became Vic Mason. Jimmy Faraci became Jimmy Vincent. Sonny Colangelo became Sonny Dee. Jimmy Falzone became Jimmy Felton. Ted Fiandaca became Ray Phillips. Peter Chiriani became Pete Herman. Jerry Graziano became Jerry Gray. Joseph Barisano became Ray Barron. Joey DeMarzo became Joey Kent. Ben Westaforo became Benny West. And Johnny D'Ambrosio became noted as Johnny Ambrose, a violinist, a noted bandleader, who worked in many of Boston's popular nightclubs such as the Cocoanut Grove, Steubens and in theaters. AMERICA IS A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME I Homeland COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED VEAL AND CABBAGE STEW 1 1/2 pounds veal shoulder chop 1 small cabbage 1 medium onion chopped 3 small garlic cloves chopped 2 ripe tomatoes 4 small white potatoes 3 carrots 2 pieces dried bay leaf 4 whole cloves 1/4 cup canola, vegetable or olive oil i/2 cup minute or regular rice (optional) Salt Heat oil slowly in saucepan before adding veal shoulder to sear on both sides. Re- move meat from saucepan and set aside in a platter. Add chopped onion and chopped garlic to saucepan and simmer until onion is opaque. Do not burn garlic. Add chopped fresh tomatoes or ten ounces canned crushed tomato. Stir, cover and simmer for about ten minutes. Meanwhile, peel potatoes and carrots. If potatoes are large, cut into two-inch por- tions and set aside. Cut car- rots into two-inch portions and set aside separately. Remove spoiled outer leaves of cabbage. Cut cabbage in half. Cover one-h'alf with LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI13P5201EA Estate of ELIZABETH A. HURLEY Date of Death October 21, 2013 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Marie Hogan of Black Rock, Cork, Ireland. A Will has been admitted to informal probate. Marie a/Ida Margaret Mary Hogan of Black Rock, Cork, Ireland has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative 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 Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled 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 proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Per- sonal Representatives appointed under infor- mal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 11/29/13 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court The Probate and Family Court Department SALE OF REAL ESTATE CONSERVATORSHIP-MAINTENANCE Middlesex, SS. Division 208 Cambridge Street "Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI13P0594PM SALE OF REAL ESTATE NOTICE To all persons interested in the estate of ARLINE G. SlLVERMAN the County of MIDDLESEX, with an interest in real estate, a petition has been presented by the conserva- tor, Rhoda G. Leach, praying for license to sell at - private sale - certain real estate situated in Framingham for her maintenance. If you desire to object to the allowance of said petition, you or your attorney must file a written appearance in said Court at Cambridge before ten o'clock in the forenoon on the 5th day of December, 2013, the return date of this citation. WITNESS, PETER C. DiGANGI, Esquire, First Justice of said Court, this 25th day of November, 2013, Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 11/29/13 plastic wrap and store in re- frigerator. Cut second half into three portions, wash and set aside. Add veal to the saucepan. Cover and simmer about five minutes. Add carrots, bay leaf and whole cloves to the saucepan. Stir, cover and simmer slowly about ten minutes. Then add potatoes to the mixture. Place cab- bage portions over potatoes and carrots. Spoon the to- mato mixture over cabbage. Add a little water if needed. Cover and simmer until meat and vegetables are fork tender. Salt to taste. Re- move bay leaf before serving. Serves two. OPTIONAL: Cook rice of choice according to direc- tions on the package. Serve rice plain or with some to- mato mixture over it. Then add a serving of meat and vegetables to the platter. NOTE: I loved watching Mama create different recipes d "uKK~g' ~ years. Now I encour- age,others, including my chil- dren, to be creative and vary meats and vegetables in reci- pes. For instance, this meal can be prepared using Italian pork sausages or shoulder pork chops in place of veal shoul- der. The meat used in prepar- ing this will determine the fla- vor of the stew. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street "Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI13P5494EA Estate of NATHAN S, FOLEY-MENDELSSOHN Date of Death September 10, 2013 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A petition has been filed by Roy Mendelssohn of Santa Cruz, CA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition.-And also requesting that Roy Mendelssohn of Santa Cruz, CA be appointed as Personal Representative (s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a dght to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on 12/18/2013. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceed- ing. If you fail to file s timely written appear- ance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not re- quired to be filed with the Court, but recipi- ents are entitled to notice regarding the ad- ministration from the Personal Representa- tive and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: November 20, 2013 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 11/29/13