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Page2 POST-GAZETTE, MAY 17, 2013 by Prof. Edmund Nostra Turiello A weekly column highlighting some of the more interesting aspects of our ancestry.., our lineage.., our roots. WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON DATE OF BIRTH: February 9, 1773 PLACE OF BIRTH: Charles City, Virginia Colony DATE OF DEATH: April 4, 1841 PLACE OF DEATH: Washington, D.C. WIFE: Anna PRESIDENT: March 4, 1841 - April 4, 1841 William Henry Harrison was our ninth C.E.O., He defeated Tecumseh, so that settlements could grow; Served with distinction in the Indian Campaigns, Then defeated the British on the Canadian plain. He beat out Van Buren in his presidential race, Portrayed "Van" as a glutton, while feeding his face; After taking the oath Bill was ready to go, But he died of pneumonia after one month or so. Married a gal named Anna from Morristown, NJ, When her father objected, Bill whisked her away; The reason dad gave for his vehement objection, A soldier can't make the financial connection. R Publica I by David Trumbull "An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy." -- Daniel Webster, 1819 Tuesday, the Treasury Inspector General of Tax Administration {"TIGTA') released its report on the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS"). The following is a report summary compiled by the Senate Finance Commit- tee Republican staff. FINDINGS IRS used inappropriate criteria that iden- tified for review organizations applying for tax-exempt status based upon their names or policy positions instead of other objective criteria. Ineffective management allowed the fol- lowing to occur: Inappropriate criteria was developed that stayed in place for more than 18 months. About I/3 of the applications subjected to additional processing included Tea Party, Patriots or 9/12 in their names. Resulted in substantial delays in process- ing certain applications. All applications that included the inap- propriate criteria experienced substantial delays "in processing. The majority of the impacted applications sat without any work done on them for 13 months. 28 applications were withdrawn given the length of time taken to process. 160 out of the 196 applications reviewed by TIGTA were open from 206 to 1138 cal- endar days which crossed two election cycles and spanned 3 years. Allowed unnecessary information requests to be issued and then later informed some of those groups that they did not need to provide the information which was previously requested. TIGTA determined that the additional information requests sent out to 98 of 170 (58 percent) organizations that received those requests were unnecessary. The surprise is not that Obama's IRS tried to shut down Tea Party protesters. The sur- prise is that even the Lame Stream Media is reporting the story. Perhaps, after realiz- ing that they had been totally played by the Administration regarding the Benghazi affair, the propaganda office of the White House, i.e., ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC, have suddenly awoken to realize that NO, he doesn't respect them in the morning. And now, with the revelation that the Obama Administration has been reading the phone records of Associated Press reporters the way an overly-protective father might peak into his teenage daughter's diary, perhaps they see that, as they say, It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you. Over twenty years ago P.J. O'Rourke summed up the problem with Washington best when he said, "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." Though his in-law relations went right on the skids, He still made the time to father ten kids; Because of illness she missed her great obligation, To be present at her husbands inauguration. She remained in Ohio to convalesce, To assume her new duties, she even bought a new dress; After a few weeks she was feeling much better, But that's when she received that black bordered letter. Friends of the North End Branch Library The Friends of the North End Branch Library welcome you to stop by their annual book sale. Come browse the terrific selection of new and gently used books - hardcov- ers and paperbacks, DVDs, videos, CDs, and books on tape for both adults and children. The sale will be held outside the library on Saturday, May 18, 2013, rain or shine, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter Street, North End, Boston. For further information on this or upcoming events, please call 617-227-8135 or log on to www.bpl.com. 3rd Marine Division Association seeks New Members The 3rd Marine Division Association invites anyone who served with/or in direct support of the 3rd Marine Division at any time to join our association. Please contact Ray Kelley at 508-459-9937 or mgkm60@yahoo.com. All the glory that was Rome ..... Pompei CAFFr P(I ~-80 HA'MOVER. STREET )q O RTH E l',,I D BOSTOI',,I, b,AA 02113 TEL. 617-22.7-1562 FA3C 617-742-7927 Bistro Beer * Wine as President of the Government Affairs Division Mr. Scapicchio's practice will focus on legislative and executive branch lobby- ing, corporate branding and identity, procurement, en- ergy and clean technology, transportation and real estate development and permitting. For over a decade Sage have been providing consult- ing services to business, pri- vate and public institutions and non-profits at the fed- eral, state and local levels. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge to Sage and we are excited about the pair- ing of Paul's expertise with Sage's experience in grass- roots advocacy. Prior to joining Sage, Paul served as Senior Vice Presi- dent of Government Affairs at ML Strategies Boston where he served as head of marketing and coordinated the firm's municipal and state government affairs practices. At ML Strategies, Paul helped form the firm's Energy and Clean Technol- ogy Practice and repre- sented many of the firm's most innovative clients. Among his accomplish- ments, Paul worked along- side the New England Clean Energy Council to craft Massachusetts' landmark Green Jobs Act. He also drafted the state's ground- breaking 2010 definition of Car Sharing Organizations. From 1997 to 2006, Paul was a member of the Boston City Council, where he served as Vice President. As a Councilor, Paul chaired the Council's Committees on Aviation, Transportation, Intergovernmental Rela- tions and Economic Develop- ment. As Committee Chair- man, Paul oversaw the city's interactions with the $14 billion Central Artery Tunnel Project. He worked closely with the Massachu- setts Port Authority on per- mitting, land use planning, ground transportation and tolling issues. He also over- saw the city's funding for Boston's $750-million Con- vention & Exposition Center. Paul is a graduate of Tufts University, Northeastern University School of Law and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Govern- ment. He also served as a judicial clerk for the Honor- able Gerald Gillerman of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. He is a lifetime member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders where he has participated in and hosted delegations to and from Korea, Vietnam, India and New Zealand. He also serves as an advisor to the Thompson's Island Outward. Zipcar, the nation's pre- eminent car sharing com- pany joined Sage as a client this month. The company, which was recently purchased by Avis is moving its national headquarters to Boston's Innovation District. Paul Scapicchio who has worked closely with Zipcar over the years will be handling the account. "I look for- ward to helping Zipcar build upon the successes it has had and welcome the com- pany to the Sage family," stated Scapicchio. Star Trek Convention Beaming into Boston Join celebrity guests and fellow fans in honoring Gene Roddenberry's enduring legacy of a positive future for mankind as Creation Entertainment brings The Official Star Trek Convention to the great city of Boston on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th at the John B. Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. The weekend will feature a fantastic array of Star Trek stars including WILLIAM SHATNER (Captain Kirk), GEORGE TAKEI (Sulu), MICHAEL DORN (Worf) and many others, non-stop events, parties, contests, panels, music, performances, autographing, photo ops and some amazing extra surprises! Make your plans now! For complete details of celebrity appearances and show details log on to www.creationent, com.