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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 4, 2014 ii i iI The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS IV. :,...morethanmeetstheeye ofshoesandshipsandsealingwaxofcabbagesandkings oooo* by Sal Giarratani NOT EXACTLY A POMPEII: THE DOOMED CITY (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. Pompeii: The Doomed City, shows the impact of one of the world's most devastat- ing natural disasters in 79 AD, and projects what would happen if Mt. Vesuvius erupted again today. Scien- tists believe that Vesuvius will erupt soon, and won- der how the now three mil- lion residents could escape. Vesuvius' explosion buried the city of Pompeii and other Roman towns along the Bay of Naples, beneath layers of ash and pumice, killing thousands. Visitors to the Bay of Naples today will find that the entire location is built on ancient volcanic rock, some of it still steam- ing. Enjoy actual footage, interviews with scientists, public safety experts, and computer graphics that map out the realities of another possible eruption. NARCO CULTURA (Blu-ray) Cinedigm For Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, there is no music more popular today than Narcocorridos. These bloodthirsty and explicit odes to the exploits of narco traf- fickers and drug lords of Mexico openly glorify vio- lence, narcotics and money. Like gangsta rap in the nine- ties, "Narco" is a movement threatening to burst into the mainstream. Includes pow- erful footage from the front lines of the drug war, and its violent music subculture in America! HOURS (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. In Hours, the dramatic thriller, Nolan Hayes (Paul Walker) arrives at a New Orleans hospital with his pregnant wife, Abigail (Gen- esis Rodriguez), who has gone into early labor. Things quickly spiral' out of control when the birth goes tragi- cally wrong and Hurricane Katrina hits, ravaging the hospital and forcing an evacuation. With his baby dependent on a ventilator and no one around to help, the dedicated father faces one life-and-death decision after another and must fight to keep his 'daughter alive. RAWHIDE: THE SEVENTH SEASON VOL. 1 & 2 (DVD) CBS DVD + Paramount The classic TV Western starring Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates, and Eric Flem- ing as trail boss Gil Favor, returns when Rawhide: The Seventh Season, Volumes One and Two, saddle up for the first time ever on DVD. Both volumes of the seventh sea- son arrive in four-disc sets, packed with nearly fifteen hours of digital remastered episodes. Relive all the ac- tion and adventure of the Barbara Eden, Slim Pickens, Gavin MacLeod, Har~z Dean Stanton, Robert Blake, and Brock Peters. ELMO'S WORLD ALL ABOUT ANIMALS (DVD) Warner Bros. Home Ent. Elmo loves animals and wants to learn all about them. Join him as he finds out about dogs, birds, fish, horses, penguins and many other members of the ani- mal kingdom. This video fo- cuses on teaching children about the responsibility and building self-esteem through lessons such as, how to take care of a pet/animal, and how to be respectful of their homes. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. Inside Llewyn Davis fol- lows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Oscar Isaac portrays Davis, struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles -- some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strang- ers, Davis' misadventures take him from the basket- houses of Greenwich Village to an empty Chicago club -- on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul -- and back again. Music tracks performed by Isaac, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford. SNOWFLAKE THE WHITE GORILLA (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. Snowflake is special -- she's the only white gorilla in ~the world, and the zoo's main attraction. Children love her, but the other goril- las -- don't because she's dif- ferent. With the help of the eccentric red panda named Jenga, Snowflake plans a secret mission to sneak out of the zoo and venture into the dangerous city to find the witch of the circus who can help her become a "normal" gorilla. Eventually Snowflake may realize that there's something more important thar~ fitting in -- being true to yourselfi AGAINST THE WILD (DVD) Anchor Bay Ent. Zach Wade (CJ Adams) is a mischievous kid who -- along with his younger sis- ter Hannah (Erin Pitt), and their devoted dog Chinook -- become lost in the wilder- ness when their small plane has engine problems and must make an emergency landing. Their mom and dad are frantic and rescue teams are searching. But for the next few days, Zach, Hannah and Chinook must learn how to combine their skills, trust their instincts, and navigate SMOKE-FILLED ROOM BUT ... Late one night last week, I was down at Dunkin' Donuts on Bennington Street when I noticed John Sepulveda at the next table talking with Nick Moulaison, Jr. I recognized both immedi- ately. Sepulveda is a candi- date this year for Register of Probate in Suffolk County. Right now there are five can- didates in this race. I have noticed all of them out there campaigning and collecting signatures. Nick is one of Sepulveda's main campaign guys and the two of them were discussing campaign strategy in what looks like a great race with a lot of good candidates too. Sepulveda told me he is working very hard at getting out and meeting voters across the entire county and has been getting a good reception wherever he goes. FRIENDS OF IRISH FREEDOM Folks over in Dorchester will be attending the 1916 Easter Rising Annual Memo- rial on Sunday, April 27th starting at 11:00 am with a continental breakfast by Greenhills Bakery in Adams Village. The memorial ser- vice will follow with a noon time service. For more infor- mation, go to Scan Folan at seanfolan 1916@gmail. com.- THE EAGLES LIVE IN CONCERT The Eagles will be perform- ing live in concert at TD Garden on September 15th. For more information, go to LOOKOUT FOR THIS SCAM My-good friend Lt. Dan Minton of the Quincy Po- lice Department, who serves as Quincy's Crime Preven- tion Officer, passed on a re- cent seam going around. An Internal -Revenue Service seam is occurring around the nation. Citizens get calls from a scammer saying he's with the IRS and that you owe money. The threats of shutting off your utilities have resulted in many wir- ing money to the scammer on the phone. Remember the IRS never makes phone calls to collect taxes and they don't make threats about your utilities. If you owe back taxes, the IRS mails you the notice. No phone calls ever. Rep. Jeff Diehl, R-Whitman; Rep. Shaunna O'Connell, R-Taunton; Holly Robichaud from the Boston Herald and WRKO's Jeff Kuhner all co-hosted the seminar. OLDE KIDS SWING BAND The Olde Kids Swing Band will be performing at the Kennedy Center in Quincy on Friday, May 9th from i :00 pm to 3:00 pm.,Th Olde Kids are always a popular take for the seniors at the Kennedy Center. The Olde Kids Swing Band is a dance band in the style of the Big Band Era of the '30s and '40s. For more information, call the Quincy Council on Aging at 617-376-1506. UNCLE NEALY'S "FAVORITE IRISH BAND My Uncle Nealy always said he loved Noel Henry's Irish music. Well both he and Noel Henry have left us, but there is still the Noel Henry Irish Show Band and the group will be perform- ing at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury on Sunday, April lath. For more details call Mary at 617-327-7306. DOCTORS PRESCRIBING BIKE SHARING MEMBERSHIPS Under a new City of Bos- ton program to subsidize bike sharing memberships for low-income folk. The pro- gram at Boston Medical Cen- ter "Prescribe-a-Bike," would allow doctors at the medical center to prescribe low-in- come patients with a year- long membership to Hubway for only five bucks. They will also get a free bike helmet. Already 900 residents of Boston are subsidized into Hubway bikes. Now through Boston Medical Center, this new program will add an- other 1,000 folks to the world of gimmes with five dollar bikes and free helmets. COMING SOON TO LYNN AUDITORIUM The best of Jethro Tull performed by the one and only Ian Anderson will be appearing at Lynn Audito- rium on November Ist. Go to for more TEMPTATIONS COMING TO THE WILBUR The sound of Motown will be heard inside the Wilbur Theatre on Tremont Street in Boston on April 10a. For more information, go to www. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO "MY COUSIN'S PLACE" Congratulations to Ralph, Joe and Danny down at "My Cousin's Place" on the celebration of their second year in operation. Some of the old regulars from "Contrada's still love this corner eatery like Johnny Shoes and others. There is a great mix of old and new now calling this place their place now. NAZZARO CENTER BASKETEBALL BANQUET A GREAT SUCCESS This past Sunday, Filippo's Restaurant upstairs dining room was standing room only for the annual Nazzaro Community Center's Bas- ketball Awards Banquet program. Kudos go out to all the players, their parents and of course Carl Ameno who is a godsend at the Nazzaro. THE KUHNER REPORT CALLS TO F1 BOSTON On Saturday morning (March 29th) WRKO conserva- tive talk show host Jeff Kuhner co-hosted a citizen activist seminar at the F1 Boston hotspot over in Braintree before more than 200 folks from all across the Bay State and even New Hampshire. News Briefs {Continued from Page I) causing "disparate" harm toparate impact" on African African Americans, but crim- Americans and could open inal and credit checks are them up to lawsuits. vital, companies say and even EEOC uses such screening. The Obama Administra- tion has reportedly threat- ened employers that run criminal and credit back- ground checks on job appli- Back in 2011, the NAACP formally lobbied EEOC to apply "disparate impact" to background checksand to remove any questions about prior felony convictions. Nine state attorney gen- erals have demanded that All this politically correct stuff would be plain funny if it wasn't So harmful to the U.S. Constitution. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and pre- served throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. 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