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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 30, 2012 Page 3 POST-GAZETTE 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: postgazette@aol.com 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-GAZETIE - 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. 116 - No. 13 Friday, March 30, 2012 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. GUEST EDITORIAL LBJ WAS AS BIG AS TEXAS by Sal Giarratani Growing up I was a Democrat like my father before me. Most of my political heroes from yesterday included strong leaders like Lyndon Johnson, Speaker Sam Rayburn and Richard J. Daley. The first guy was bigger- than-life. He was a Texas cowboy who was one of the most powerful U.S. Senate leaders in the '50s who went on to get elected U.S. President. The second guy, another Texan, rose to Speaker of the House in the '50s too. Between him and Johnson, Texas ran Capitol Hill. The third guy was legendary Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley. None were afraid to lead and all did it with great relish. I always liked Johnson even when I disagreed with him over the Vietnam Wear. I felt bad for him when he was chased from office in 1968. His legacy was tarnished by his own pride. The Vietnam War policy wasn't work- ing well and instead of reassessing things, he plowed in deeper with more troops. I expected better from him on foreign policy. The highlight of his presidency was his successful passing of civil rights legislation. He was able to lead above others. He took on the conservative South and made it happen as only a Southerner could. How- ever, his war policy was horrible and his presidency will always be equally remembered by that negative action. Whenever, I go down to Austin, Texas, I make it a point to stop inside the Johnson Presidential Library at the University of Texas and relive those long ago days when I disagreed with my president, I respected his attempts to lead. Not true for me today. Recently, an author named Mark K. Updegrove put together a portrait of LBJ that captured his essence. The book is called, "Indomitable WilI-LBJ in the Presidency." I read an ad for this book with a quote from Jimmy Carter, "I recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand Lyndon Johnson and his presidency. It is an entertaining as well as enlight- ening book." Normally, if Jimmy Carter is recommend- ing something, I turn in the other direction. However; this book really sounds good. A book on Johnson pushed by Carter seems weird. No two presidents could have been any different than Carter and Johnson. One was a leader who knew how to lead and the other, well, let's say he wasn't that and leave it there. 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 SALVATORE PATERNA to Receive The Order of Saint Michael the Archangel Award Clerk Magistrate Salvatore Paterna will be honored with The Order of Saint Michael the Archangel Award at the 44 m Annual Awards Recep- tion and Dinner by the Massachusetts Association for Italian American Police Officers, Inc. Mr. Paterna has been Clerk Magistrate of the Dedham District Court for over 20 years. Sal has shown outstanding service to his community and the Dedham District Court throughout his career. This award will be presented on May 18 at Angelica's in Middleton, Massachusetts. The Order of Saint Michael the Archangel Medal and Plaque is presented to a person who has been most outstanding in his/her field and is inducted into Knighthood by reason of an act of bravery, service to his/her commu- nity or country. It merits the respect and admiration of the Honorable Order of Saint Michael the Archangel Police Legion. Magistrate Paterna has been Clerk Magis- trate of the Dedham District Court for over 20 years. Prior to his current posi- tion Sal was a Probation Officer and Assistant Chief Probation Officer. Mr. Paterna earned his B.S. and M.S. from the Univer- sity of Massachusetts. Sal has earned many awards over the years for his service, including: 2006 Amicus Curiae Award, 2005 Mayors Legal Award and 2001 Norfolk County Prosecu- tors Association's Outstanding Service Award. Sal is a Trustee of St. Joseph's Society, former member of the Knights of Columbus Council and North End Neigh- borhood Oouncil in Boston's North End. Magistrate Paterna also enjoys playing hand- ball and racquetball. This event will be held at Angelica's (49 South Street, Route 114 in Middleton, Massachusetts). Cocktail hour will be from 6:00-7:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm and the Award Program to commence promptly at 8:00 pm. For more information, please contact M. Michael Giacoppo at (781) 316-5024. El Dorado Ensemble to Perform Capricious Italians A 17th-Century Musical Journey El Dorado Instrumental music from 17m-Century Europe will be featured on Friday, April 13, 2012, as Music for Viols and Friends concludes its eighteenth season. El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Paul Johnson, MaiLan Broekman and Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; and Olav Chris Henriksen, archlute and theorbo) will perform "Capri- cious Italians," featuring music by Guami, Neri, Kapsberger, Legrenzi and others. By the late 16 th century, many of the most skilled Italian musicians found employment in central and northern European Catholic countries like Austria and Poland. Simi- larly, some of the best talent from the north- ern countries traveled to centers like Rome to study music and ended by settling there. Come hear El Dorado Ensemble play some of the warm music that Italian composers brought to temper the chill of the northern winters: there will be a toccata by Galileo Galilei's brother Michelangelo, and a chromatic fantasy by Diomedes Cato of Venice, who was in the service of King Sigismund Ill of Poland, as well as virtuosic Ensemble toccatas and canzonas by Kapsberger and Waesich, both foreigners who moved to Italy. Also on the program will be capricci, intradas, sonatas, canzonas and dances by Orologio, Farina, Ferro, Neri, Legrenzi, Mellij, and others. The members of El Dorado Ensemble are all active Boston-area musicians, frequently heard in concerts and recordings through- out the region. Carol Lewis and Olav Chris I-Ienriksen are two of America's leading early musicians, performing frequently in recitals individually and together, as well as with internationally acclaimed en- sembles including Boston Camcrata, Hesp6rion, Capriccio Stravagante, Waverly Consort, and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. The concert takes place at 8:00 pm in Lindsay Chapel at First Church Congrega- tional, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA (N.B.: Entrance on Mason St.). For further information, call (617) 776- 0692 or online http://mysite.verizon.net/ res 15zc4 n id 1. html.