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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 30, 2010 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: Website: 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-GAZETTE 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. 114 - No. 18 Friday, April 30, 2010 GUEST EDITORIAL TEA PARTIERS YOU ARE THE HOPE FOR THE FUTURE by Edward P. Shallow I preface this editorial by declaring Bill Clinton is no paragon of virtue, to the contrary; readers may recall in my editorial "Chinagate Revisited" I advised Bill Clinton and his White House associates solicited and accepted illegal foreign campaign contributions from Communist Chinese government and the Justice Department did virtually nothing to prosecute the massive lawbreak- ing of the president. Fundraiser Johnny Chung funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Chinese military intelligence to Bill Clinton's 1996 campaign in exchange for military secrets. In his bestselling book. "The Savage Nation," Michael Savage declared the secrets were the "jewels of our nuclear secrets." Given the fact Savage was not confronted with a law- suit, one has to conclude his claim was authentic. In a recent editorial on Bill Clinton playing politics with Timothy McVeigh, The Wall Street Journal asserts, Liberal Democrats and their friends in the media have tried just about everything to dismiss and discredit the Tea Party Movement. They have accused Ameri- cans who are anxious and angry about rapidly encroach- ing government of being racists, extremists and pawns of a corporate "AstroturF effort -- and now potential Timothy McVeighs. No less a figure than Bill Clinton seized on the occa- sion of the Oklahoma City bombing's 15 th anniversary to lecture tea-party activists, first in a speech last week, then in a Monday New York Times op-ed. In the piece, Clinton vilified the Tea Partiers advising them to be very careful not to advocate violence or cross the line. Yet. given the Tea Party Movement has been peaceful and law abiding, it's hard to escape the conclusion that Mr. Clinton is engaging in a not so-subtle smear campaign. Mr. Clinton's effort to exploit the memory of Oklahoma City looks like a partisan cheap shot. In his speech last week, the former President observed that, unlike the Boston Tea Party, "this fight is about taxation by duly, honestly elected representatives that you don't happen to agree with, that you can vote out at the next elec- tion." Our guess is that the next election is what he is afraid of. Mr. Clinton, you proved you were without virtue in the Chinagate corruption and this unabashed attack on the true patriots of America sustains my supposition. 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 The opinions   W columnists and contrgWrs are not neceuori@l the same as   lst-Gazette, i publisher or editor. Photo submis- sions ore ted  tbe Rrt poded they are ek, ar, orisinal photas. There is a $5 harge for each photo submitted. Photos can be submitted via e-ma/l; postgao/.; fyou want your photos returned,/nclude a se addressed, stamped envelope. Nahant Library Accepts Portrait Joseph "Ray Barron" Barisano, a longtime resident of Nahant, has given a portrait of James Joyce, made by Jack Coughlin, to the Nahant Pub- lic Library. Mr. Barisano do- nated to the same library four busts of literary figures previ- ously in 2003, presented in memory of his beloved wife, Marilyn. Appearing frequently in the New Republic magazine, Coughlin's portraits also have been published in volumes of po- etry in both the United States and Ireland. While he has worked in watercolor and low- relief sculpture, the artist is most famous for his woodcut, in-taglio and lithograph prints. Most recently, Coughlin received the 2005 Gladys E. Cook Prize for Painting and the 2007 Dessie Greer Prize for Graphics and Drawings, both from the National Academy. Coughlin taught print-making at the Uni- versity of Massachusetts at Amherst for more than 35 years. He became well-known for combining traditional techniques with in-novative methods, and draws on the narrative traditions of Western art to provide inspi- ration for his imagery. Particularly celebrated are Coughlin's woodcut prints of portraits of Irish literary figures; the portrait of James Joyce donated by Mr. Barisano is one of these. Signed by the artist in pencil, the print also bears the subject's name {"James Joyce') and the inscription "Artist's Proof," but car- ries no date. Measuring just under eight inches on each side, the square image seems to have been intended as an illus- tration. The Library Trustees accepted the gift gratefully at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2010. They placed the portrait on permanent exhibit in the Read- ing Room of the library, where it is displayed with the four busts already donated by Mr. Barisano. 79onne 2000 00Vlwards Scholarship at the 00Yenth j00lnnual "00Ballo di 00)rima00era by Rose Giammarco 9 Left to right: seated, Florence Barr, Alighiera Federico and Elisa Gennari. Standing, first row: Isolina DiCenso, Enrichetta Federico, Angela Rossi, Micky Farmusa, Rosa Giammarco, Carmela Crognale, Evelina D'Amato, Elena Ciampa, Dora Federico and Ida Cataldi. Second row: Diana Pierce, Maria Cornelio, Rosa DiPlacido, Donna Cutone, Anna DiPlacido, Maria Ferrusi, Dora Volpe, Anna Andreottola, Angie DeSantis, Mimi Agapite and Angela Federico. Third row: Ida Izzo, Joanne Ceraso, Marie Ramos, Rita DiRamio, Miranda Federico-DiGenova, Josephine Spagnuolo, Gloria Lerra, Onelia DiCenso, Angie DiPietro, Jeannette Borrelli and Doreen Giammarco. Tempus Fugit! It is hard to believe that ten years have already gone by. I can remember when nineteen of us ladies gathered together at the Gizio Club on Hanover Street in the Spring of 2000 with one goal in mind and that was to preserve our Italian culture and language. It is now ten years later and our membership has grown to well over a hundred and we are still enthusiastic and committed to perpetuating our ethnic traditions to our future generations. We pursue our goal by participating in charitable events, involv- ing community service as well as social, ethnic and cultural events. At our Ballo di Primavera, we award a scholarship to a woman in college studying Italian language and/or culture. We have also published our first cookbook entitled, Sapori Nostri -- a Taste of Tradition which consists of a compilation of ethnic recipes submit- ted by the Donne 2000 members that have been handed down to them from their ancestors. On April 11 th, 2010 Donne 2000 celebrated their Tenth Anniversary at the Ballo di Primavera at Raffael's in Walpole, Mas- sachusetts. It was an afternoon filled with fun, delicious food, music and raffles. In keeping with the Italian traditions, the afternoon began with fresh cheeses made by the Donne 2000 members, baby lamb chops, fruit and bruschetta, Italian anti- pasto, followed by spaghetti alla chitarra. The main course was a savory Osso Buco and Chicken Piccata accompanied by risotto and vegetables. The dessert was a luscious "Tenth Anniversary" rum cake made by Left to Right: Miranda Federico- DiGenova, Rosa Giammarco, President; Laura Pierce, Scholarship Recipient; Doreen Giammarco, Co-Secretary; Dora Volpe and Maria Ferrusi, Vice President. Modern Pastry followed by espressos and cappuccinos. After dinner the Donne 2000 Scholarship was awarded to Laura Pierce from North Reading, Massachusetts. She is a freshman attending the University of Rhode Island with a double major in Italian and Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design. She truly demonstrates the desire to preserve our Italian culture. In the Fall she will also be studying in Italy. Besides our many gift baskets and gift certificates, the highlight of this years raffle was a 40" fiat screen TV and a prosciutto donated by Accardi & Sons and John DePinto, CPA. A good time was had by all with great company, gastronomical food and enjoyable music.