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POSI"-GAZETTE, MARCH 11,2011 Page 3 Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX.617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: www.BostonPostGazette,com Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETrE P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 10 Friday, March 11,2011 GUEST EDITORIAL LAWLESS GOVERNMENT UNIONS BANKRUPTING AMERICA by Edward P. Shallow The governors of the various states are facing the fact there are some three trillion dollars in unfunded government union pension .plans and healthcare policies. Governor of Wisconsin proposed a bill that would close a projected 83.6 billion shortfall by forcing public employees to pay 5.8 percent of their salary toward their pensions and 12.6 percent of healthcare premiums, up from 6 percent on average. Mr. Walker aims to cut many of the collective bargaining rights from union mem- bers, a move he says will prevent massive layoffs but which union members say will take away a basic human right. Rather than watch the bill pass over their minority votes, 14 Democratic state senators fled Wisconsin, bringing the legislation process to a halt and giving time for union backers, including a political organization affiliated with President Obama, to rally support at the statehouse. In an interview on Fox News, Governor Walker said, regarding the 14 Democratic senators, "They are hiding out in another state. You know, unlike the vast major- ity of state and local government employees, most of those employees -- 300,000 -- showed up for work today," Walker told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren in a telephone interview. "Unlike those around the Capitol, and unlike those 14 state senators, Democrats, who decided to hide out, apparently down in Rockford, Illinois ...? They are hiding in hopes that somehow that will test the resolve. "If anything, I think it's made the Republicans in the Assembly and Senate stronger. They are not going to be bullied, they're not going to be intimidated," he said. "I've said all along: The thousands of people who are storming the Capital have a right to be heard. But I'm not going to let them overshadow the voices of the millions of taxpayers in the state of Wisconsin who deserved to be heard, as well." Governor Walker should, (if as most governors do, have the power) fire all the teachers for their contempt for the educational process and for using young children (Continued on Page 15) PRENDERE DUE PICCIONI CON UNA FAVA. To till two birds with one stone. LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization, Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 sions are cwcepted by the Post.Gazette provided they are clean origlnal photos. Dr. Kimberly D'Eramo Opens Wellesley Sports Medicine A new ostheopatic sports medicine practice has re- cently opened in Wellesley. Under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Kimberly D'Eramo, the Wellesley Sports Medicine facility provides new options for all those suffering from pains, trauma or who just want to get their body vitality back. For D'Eramo, the ostheo- patic center's goal is to bring better health and health consciousness to her com- munity in the greater Bos- ton area. The philosophy be- hind it is straightforward: the body constantly strives for better health, doing its best to achieve the goal. Symptoms which manifest themselves as illness are indicators that the body is not getting what it needs in order to manifest its true vitality. Usually, ideal health is not experienced because the body is either not getting all it needs (sufficient nutri- ents, appropriate blood flow and drainage, adequate rest and hydration to cells) or is getting too much of what it does not need. (Excessive toxin exposure, metabolic stressors such as sugar or dietary intolerance, medica- tions which cause harm.) D'Eramo graduated from University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002, after which she also completed a one year fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine and Anatomy. She is currently an Associate Professor at both. UNECOM and at DeBusk College of Osteo- pathic Medicine where she teaches Osteopathic Medi- 'cine and Emergency Medi- cine. A board certified Emer- gency Medicine physician, D'Eramo completed training in Functional Medicine at the Institute for Functional Medicine and uses her expertise in conjunction with osteopathic manipula- tion to heal patients with varied chronic illnesses such as autoimmune dis- ease, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and overweight. An avid marathon and hal- marathon runner, D'Eramo is the daughter of Marie and Edward D'Eramo, and granddaughter of the late Gemma (of the North End) and Dr. Edward M. Cardillo of Everett. Sicilian Association of Greater Boston The Sicilian Association of Greater Boston presents their 12th Annual Dana Farber Institute Dinner/ Dance Fundraiser on Satur- day, March 12, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 440, 295 California Street, Newton, MA. Special guest will be Ital= Jan/Australian singer/ songwriter, musician and composer ALFIO, known as "The Voice of Passion" He is well-known through- out Australia, the United States, Europe and Asia. ALFIO's highly-anticipated new album is here! Tutta Italiana contains much loved Italian classics plus selections from his previous albums. Tutta Italiana captures the very essence of Special guest ALFIO ALFIO ... his voice, his passion. An album for music lovers around the world. Please call 781-762-6273 for-~ tickets and further information. The Sicilian Association of Greater Boston is a non- profit organization estab- lished in 1999. Created to promote the continuity of our rich culture and customs. We organize and sponsor cultural activities to gener- ate appreciation and recog- nition of our culture and to raise funds that will enable us to donate to charitable institutions, student educa- tion, andpersons/families of Sicilian descent that are in need, within our community. slnna C. l?i olo February 12, 2011 after a brief illness in the Leonard Florence Center for Living, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Born in Stoughton, she lived in Boston all her life and was the daughter of the late Josephine (Maderasso) and Carlo Galasso. Devoted mother of Leonard Vivolo and his late wife Constance of South Carolina, JoAnne Ruggiero and her husband Nicholas of Lynnfield, Phyllis Cesso and her husband B. Anthony of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Carla DeSimone and her husband David, Anthony Cessa and his wife Annmarie, Lisa Cesso, Nicholas Ruggiero Jr. and Mark Ruggiero. Also survived by three loving great-grandchildren. Sister of Joseph Galasso and Lucy Squadrito both of Medford also preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers. Funeral was from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, in Medford, Massachusetts followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Leonard Church, Hanover Street, Boston. Services concluded with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Massachusetts. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent in Anna's name to the Founders Affiliate of American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, Massachusetts 02241. Mall She Rest in Peace *Asq' ,