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Page10 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 26, 2010 by Bob DeCristoforo "When Jesus and his disciples had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, say- ing to them, "Go into the village, and immedi- ately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her, untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you just say, The Lord needs them, and he will send them immediately." 7his took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying, "Tell the daughter of Zion, look, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey." The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them, they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on therra A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him, and that followed were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in tumoil, asking, "Who is this?" The crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee." The Liturgy of the Palms Matthew 21: 1-11 ST. FRANCIS HOUSE, NORTH ENDERS CARE St. Francis House Committee members:" Kathy Carangelo, Olivia Scimeca, Mary Romano and Frank Romano. The Nazzaro Center was alive and even wtt r ca tll QI YI I Cll TIIE St. Francis House Bake Sale and Flea Market was another huge success; proving once again that North Enders care even in these tough economic times. Congratula- tions to the very hard working committee and to all those who donated in any way. A special "Thank You" to the Carangelo, Scimeca and Romano families, who founded, and each year coordinate this event. Each live the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. Dona- tions can always be sent directly to the St. Francis House, 39 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116. The web site is: ROSS GARRITY OFF TO WASHINGTON DC Congratulations to Ross Garrity, son of lleen Gladstone and the late Paul Garrity, who won the Boston National Spelling Bee Competition held at Faneuil Hall on Satur- day afternoon. Ross is a student at Boston Latin, and very involved at the Nazzaro Com- murlity Center. Congrats also to Carl Ameno, director of the Nazzar0 Center, who coordi- nates the Spelling Competition here at the local level. Ross will be headed to Washing- ton D.C. for the National Spelling Bee. This will be his second trip to the Washington D.C. Competition. CITY BASKETBALL ACADEMIC ALL-STARS SHINE Saturday, March 20~, the stars were shin- ing at Boston City League Girls and Boys All- Star Basketball Classic at Northeastern. Sofia Abourovaine and Cassandra Dyer rep- resented East Boston. Sara Centelo, Natalia Reynolds and Makeeha Farguarson repre- sented Charlestown on the Girls North All- Star Team, coached by North Coach of the Year Carla Hands (Madison Park) Eastie Stars on the Boys North Team were: Elijah Chisolhm, Jeff Amazan, Dimitry Coronel and John Flakes. Charlestown was represented by Omar Orriols, Akosa Maduegbunam and Steve Rosemond. The North was coached by North Coach of the Year Dennis Wilson (Madison Park). At halftime the Boston Bas- ketball All Academic All-Stars were honored and New Mission Coach Cory McCarthy received the Alfreda Harris "Coach of the Year" Award. HOCKEY EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS PLUS ... The 26th Annual Hockey East Champion- ship Award Dinner took place on Thursday night March 10~ at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. Major award winners were Atlantic Republic Player of the Year Bobby Butler (UNH), Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year Stephanie Da Costa and Bob Cullen Coach of the Year Dick Umile (UNH) and Mark Dennehy (Merrimack). Friday night they dropped the puck! In Semifinal One BC continued to soar shutting out Vermont 3-0. Star of the Game was Jimmy Hayes, who figured in all the BC offence with a goal and two assists. Chris Krieder had what proved to be the game winner at 15:44 of the In-st. Ben Smith put BC up 2-0 with just 8 seconds left in the second period, and Jimmy Hayes out of Dorchester sealed the deal at 3:06 of the third. Chris Krieder had his second assist of the night on Hayes' game buster. John Muse (Be) and Rom Madore (Vermont) had 30 assists each. Maine and BU brought back the electricity to the new/ old TD BankNorth Garden in the second Semifinal. Black Bear Joey Diamond's "spar- kler" at 14:14 of the first period gave Maine a 1-0 lead, but it was Brian Flynn's goal just about four and a half minutes later rocked the Garden giving the Black Bears a 2-0 lead. Highlighting the second period was the Maine penalty killers which stood strong when BU had back to back power plays of 3 on 5, and 4 on 5, and Robby Dee's goal at the 7 minute mark giving BU a 3-0 lead. BU did get back on track in the final period getting one back when Kevin Shattenkirk scored at 1:54, and another when Vinny Saponari shorthanded goal made it 3-2 at 16:13. Black Bear Dave de Kostrozza stopped the Terrier momentum scoring at 17:54, and Tanner House brought down the house scoring an empty netter at 18:08 to bring a dramatic end to the BU sea- son. It wasn't pleasant to watch their "Final Salute," maybe even tough. Final: Maine 5-BU 2, and a very Happy 25th Birthday for Maine goalie Denis Wilson, who gave every Maine fan a nice gift. atur ay r igllta GIIttmpi01Nlip game! Maine vs. BC! Black Bears vs. Eagles! WOW! Throw out the defense from 11:44 to 15:55 in Period 1, a period of seconds. Four goals scored in order Carl Sneep (BC) and Gustav Nyquest (Maine) just 24 seconds apart; Matt Lombardi (Be) and Joey Diamond (Maine) just 07 second apart. BE outshoots Maine 16-8. Score: BC 4-Maine 4. In the second period Joe Whitney, and Matt Lombardi scored goals to put BC up 4-2. Tanner House got one back for Maine scoring at 15:04. The Black Bears might have had more if it wasn't for the play of BC goalie John Muse, who stood tall, when Maine was on power plays of 4 on 5, and 3 on 5. Score after two periods BC 4 Maine 2. In period 3 Jimmy Hayes put BC ahead at 5:16. Dave de Kastrozza for Maine just about three minutes later, but at 14:33 Eagle Barry Almeida gave BC a 6-4 lead. Hold on! Twenty-six seconds later Spenser Abbot scored for Maine, and with just 27 seconds to go Maine tied it up 6-6 when doey Dia- mond lit the lamp! Incredible, OVERTIME! At 5:25 of the OT Matt Lombardi, scored his third goal of the game giving BC a 7-6 win. Matt Lombardi was named Tournament MVP, and the Eagles brought home their 9th Hockey East Championship and a trip to the NCAAs[ Joining BC on the "Road to Detroit" will be ECAC Champion Cornell, who shutout Union 3-0, Atlantic Champion Rochester Institute, who defeated Sacred Heart 6-1, CCHA Cham- pion Michigan, who defeated Northern Michi- gan 2-1, and WCHA Champion North Dakota, who defeated St. Cloud 5-3. NCAA HOCKEY REGIONALS (This Weekend) At Worcester, Saturday/Sunday, l:30pm BC vs. Alaska Fairbanks. 5:00pm North Dakota vs. Yale. At Albany, Friday/Saturday, 3:00pm RIT vs. Denver. 6:30pm Comell vs. UNH. At St. Paul, Friday/Saturday, 5:30pm, St. Cloud vs. Northern Michigan. 9:00pm Wisconsin vs. Vermont. At Fort Wayne, Saturday/Sunday, 4:00pro Miami/Ohio vs. Alabama Huntsville. 7:30pro Bemidji vs. Michigan. Day 1 winners play on day 2 (Check times) WWW. BOSTON POSTG AZ ETTE. COM (Continued on Page 14) O@OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO@OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO by Bob Morello more than meets the eye oooooeoooooeooeooooooe@ooooooooo@oooooooe THE BOONDOCK SAINTS II (Blu-ray-DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. The Boondock Saints II is the much-anticipated sequel to the tough stylized cutting edge saga of the MacManus brothers (Norman Reedus, Scan Patrick Flannery). The two have been in deep hid- ing with their father, Il Dace (Billy Connolly), in the quiet valleys of Ireland, far re- moved from their former vigilante lives. When word comes that sinister forces from deep within the mob have killed a beloved priest, the brothers return to Bos- ton to mount a violent and bloody crusade to bring jus- tice to those responsible. All with a new partner in crime (Clifton Collins, Jr.) and a sexy FBI operative (Julie Benz) hot on their" trail. (i hr. 57 mins.). CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY (DVD) Anchor Bay Ent. Michael Moore has exam- ined the issue of corporate dominance on the every- day lives of Americans throughout his career. This time the culprit is bigger than General Motors, and the crime scene far wider than Flint, Michigan. From Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global financial epicen- ter in Manhattan, Moore takes filmgoers into un- charted territory. With both humor ~Ild outrao~) Moorc'~ Capitalism: A Love Story, ex- plores: What is the price America pays for its love of capitalism? Years ago, that love seemed so innocent. Today, the American dream is looking more like a night mare, as families pay the price with their jobs, their homes and their savings. (2 hrs. 7 rains.). THE STONING OF SORAYA M. (DVD) Lionsgate The Stoning of Soraya M., is a chilling true story, starring Shohreh Aghdashloo as Zahra, a woman with a burn- ing secret. When a journal- ist (Jim Caviezel) is stranded in her remote village, Zahra takes a bold chance to re- veal what the villagers will stop at nothing to hide. Thus begins the story of Soraya (Mozhan Marn0), a kind woman whose cruel, divorce- seeking husband trumps up false charges of infidelity against her, and charges that carry an unimaginable penalty. Soraya and Zahra attempt to navigate the vil- lagers' scheming, lies and deceit to prove her inno- cence. When all else fails, Zahra must risk everything and use her voice -- to share Soraya's story with the world! (1 hr. 56 rains.). THE PRISONER (3-DVD) Warner Home Video Nobody resigns from Sum- maker! Once he had a name, a job with the mysterious spy-ops outfit Summakor and a life in New York. Now he has a number. He's called 6, and everything has changed since he quit the many tentacled agency. Suddenly he lives in The Vil- lage, a too-perfect paradise wretched with conformity. A society where all names are numbers. Where secret eyes watch over hollow bliss, Where dissent is rare and whispered. Where 6 knows he has one option: escape. Jim Caviezel portrays disori- ented, determined 6 and lan McKellen, the serenely cun- ning Village overseer called 2 in a brilliantly re-imagined six-episode sci-fi rift on the Patrick McGoohan se- ries of the 1960s. Are 6's ex- periences, happenings of a parallel universe or imagin- ings of his walled-in mind?. (4 hrs. 48 mins.). HACHI: A DOG'S TALE (Blu-ray-DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. Hachi: A Dog's Tale, a film based on one of the most treasured and heart-warm- ing stories ever told. Richard Gere stars as Professor Parker Wilson, a distin- guished scholar who discov- ers a lost Akita puppy on his way home from work. Despite initial objections from Wilson's wife, Cat (Joan Allen), Hachi endears him- self into the Wilson family and grows to be Parker's loyal companion. As their bond 0rows ~ee~r) a beau- tiful relationship unfolds, embodying the true spirit of family and loyalty, while inspiring the hearts of an entire town. (1 hr. 30 mins.). PLANET 51 (Blu-ray-DVD) 8ony Pictures Home Ent. Chuck the astronaut (Dwayne Johnson) lands on a distant planet filled with little green people; he is sur- prised to discover that we are not alone in the galaxy. But he gets the shock of his life when the residents of Planet 51 mistakenly believe that his presence is the start of an alien invasion of the hu- man kind. Luckily, an alien teenager named Lem (Jus- tin Long} realizes that Chuck is friends, and the two blast off on an adventure to try and return Chuck safely to his space ship. (1 hr. 31 mins.). DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? (Blu-ray-DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. Two successful New York- ers, Paul (Hugh Grant) and Meryl (Sarah Jessiea Parker) are at their wits end with repairing their strained marriage. But when they become the only witnesses to a brutal murder, the po- lice hide them away in Wyo- ming -- together. Now these die-hard city dwellers will have to survive the weather, bears, fresh air, and forced time with one another, if they want to make it out alive! (1 hr. 43 mins.).