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Page2 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 29, 2011 Stirpe Nostra M by Prof. Edmund Turiello k A weekly column highlighting some of the more interesting aspects of our ancestry.., our lineage.., our roots. CLAUDIUS' PATRONAGE Claudius annulled a rule enacted by Tiberius which prevented men 60 years of age or more from having chil- dren (Claudius was over 50 at the time). He passed a law stating that anyone who was banished from one of Rome's distant provinces was con- sidered to be banished from all of Italy, and also decreed that only fourth generation Roman citizens could hold the office of senator. Claudius instituted many changes in the military ranks; probably the most interesting is the one which established a fictitious kind of service which was called "supernumerary." Persons in this category received credit for military service but were never actually called upon to fight. This name is still be- ing used today to denote standby personnel for mili- tary details. Soldiers were forbidden tc enter the houses of senators and the property of former slaves who tried to pass themselves off as Roman knights was confiscated. Some men were in the habit of taking their sick or worn-out slaves and ex- posing them to die rather than pay the expense of their convalescence. Claudius de- creed that any slave who recovered would be freed and he further decreed that any- one who killed a worn-out slave rather than to aban- don him was liable to a charge of murder. No travelers were permit- ted to pass through Italy by horse drawn vehicles. They were required to walk or to be carried in a chair or lit- ter. Claudius also forbade men of foreign birth from using typical Roman names, and any non citizen who fraudulently accepted privi- leges of Roman citizenship was executed. He deprived the people of the province of Lycia (Asia Minor) of their indepen- dence because of deadly in- ternal feuds and he restored independence to the island of Rhodes because they had given up all of their former faults. The people of Ilium (ancient Troy) were granted perpetual exemption from any kind of tribute to Rome or its emperors on the grounds that they were the founders of the Roman race. He also expelled all Jews from Rome because of their constant disturbances. It was said of Claudius that the conduct of his office and decrees were strongly influ- enced, not by himself, but by his wives and close friends, since he usually acted in their best interest and Res Publica Suffolk County Sheriff's Department K-9 UnitTeams with Local Police by David Trumbull Axis of Imports "States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil" -- President George W. Bush, January 29, 2002 desires. He did not play the_--.frm bot-h major parties-_.not approve. The South role of an emperor but rs'a -agFee that" .America mtts4-Kreatis ..ifltially. i-nsitd servant lavisling great h0n--- _staled firm .'in-oplsltio.to- that North "Korearl g6[ds ors, the command of R6aarr '''the "Korean J, egime[]dl.lyF- .... prodccd lfi- fhe -zmes'-be legions, punishments,- or Hove/er, let's loo.k at the elig/bJfor _q]ty-free bJa- even pardons according to record of actions.-la Ju-n(-[dfits,-butthey. b.acke.zff their wish or whim. " '" 2007 the'Bush A'dministr=__. when tl're-J,8-. ai:d,-iLort NEXT 1SUE [9 .sigrtcd a free-trade-, w-oYry;-w'e'll-ust u iie . Claudius' Old Romah MuJs gteenetW with our-ally"te.  agreet-dent, that,a commit- - ReptibHe 01  Korea'[(Sou'fh Cee will-incet tO "view".'the KoreaJ. Buried 4n, thit'ITias- --matter--. winkl wink. - A U.S. Senator from Illi- nois, Barack Obama said he would vote against the " Korean agreement. Now Sergeant Cornell Lewis and Corporal Robert Connelly of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department K-9 Division with Connelly's K-9 partner Simba. The Suffolk County Sher- iffs Department recently joined with members of the Lynn and Milton Police Departments in separate operations designed to pro- vide local students with a safe and healthy environ- ment for learning. Partnering with the Lynn Police Department (LPD) to conduct School Safety Checks for three public middle schools in the area, members of the Sheriff's De- partment K-9 Division trav- eled to Lynn to aid in per- forming narcot- ics and explo- sives detection sweeps through the hallways of the schools. As stated by the LPD, "the objective of the program -- now in its third year -- is to assist in keeping the Lynn public schools safe, or- derly and drug free while reinforcing the message to students that il- licit drugs and weapons will not be tolerated." During the sweeps, K-9 teams discovered several bags of marijuana within a school locker, prompting the arrest of a middle school stu- dent who was later charged with possession of a Class D substance with intent to dis- A Tribute to Francena's Sicilian Heritage and Her Beloved Nonna. Now expanded and enhanced in its 1 lth printing with 10,000 copies sold. $12.95 - pay no shipping and postage. A must for your collection. ORDER YOUR GIFT COPY FOR MOTHER'S DAY:: FRANCENA 125 Boyce Road, Centerville, OH 45458 937-433-7313 - fslyd @ sol.corn tribute in a school zone. The locker was searched only af- ter two detection dogs indi- cated in separate instances for the location, as per the established search protocol. The K-9 Division also aided in a similar, separate School Safety Check for Milton High School For the Department's in- volvement in both opera- tions, members of the Lynn Police Department, the Milton Police Department and Lynn Public Schools of- fered their gratitude through letters sent to Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral. "On behalf of the Lynn Po- lice Department and Lynn Public Schools, I would like to express our sincere ap- preciation to Corporal Robert Connelly, who worked coop- eratively with our officers, the Lynn School Depart- ment, and other participat- ing agencies," said Lynn Chief of Police Kevin Coppinger. "As always, we are pleased to work with your Department and thank you for allowing Corporal Connelly to travel to our city to take part in this effort." "Your K-9 officer Cornell Lewis provided a valuable tactical assist during a re- cent narcotics sweep of Milton High School," said Milton Police Chief Richard Wells, Jr. "On behalf of my department and the Milton Public Schools, please ac- cept our gratitude for a job well done." According to the Annexl the Committee is supposed to "review whether conditions on the Korean Peninsula are appropriate for further eco- nomic development through the establishment and development of outward pro- cessing zones." Outward Pro- cessing Zones is a bureau- cratic euphemism for the Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea where South Korean firms operate sweat- as President -- and with a quarter of a century record of American job losses due to trade pacts - Mr. Obama offers us more of the same failed job-destroying policy. In June 2010 President Obama announced his sup- port for the Korea deal. 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In his "Axis of Evil" speech, then President Bush singled out North Korea" (along with the Islamofascist state of Iran and Sadam Hussein's Iraq) as sponsors of terror- ism and threats to global security. President Obama, as recently as April 18% in Executive Order 13570, re- iterated that we are in a state of national emergency with regard to North Korea and extended, once again, the U.S. embargo on imports of goods from that rogue state. A tyrannical dictatorship with nuclear weapons capa- bility threatens regional and global safety and Presidents shops. If the Committee, af- ter "review," okays it, goods from North Korea's zones could be shipped to South Korea and then exported to the U.S. as "Products of South Korea" and enter the U.S. duty-free, thus evading the U.S. embargo on imports from North Korea. Now, over the past decade- and-a-half of reading trade agreements, I've seen quite a few of these "committee will meet to review whether something should be done" provisions. I can tell you that governments put those sorts of provisions in agreements when they intend to do some- thing that the voters ould