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PagelO POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 21,2013 oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo . . . more than meets the eye eoeeeeeoeoeeoeeoeoeeeeeeeeooeoeeeoooeoeeeoee LONGMIRE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (2-DVD) Warner Bros. Home Ent. Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) is just the man to close murder cases under the open skies of Absaroka County, Wyoming. The char- ismatic and unflappable sheriff headlines this spell- binding hit series with world- weary dedication. Struggling since his wife's death a year ago and at the urging of his attorney daughter (Cassidy Freeman), Walt knows he must turn his life around. Aided by a new female deputy (Katee Sackoff) and his old- est friend (Lou Diamond Phillips), he becomes re- energized about his job and runs for re-election -- even though his ambitious younger deputy (Bailey Chase) is a rival candidate for the job. But, despite the dark secrets and tangled relationships that burden him, he doggedly solves the big crimes of Wyoming's "Big Sky" country. DESTINY'S CHILD VIDEO ANTHOLOGY (DVD) Music World-Columbia- Legacy Recordings Their third release through Legacy Recordings has the era's top-selling fe- male vocal group, Destiny's Child performing a career- spanning collection of 16 iconic short music films de- fining the look and sound of 1998-2004's musical and cultural history. Wyclef Jean is featured on the initial cut, 1998's "No, No, No, (Parts 1 & 2), plus memorable cuts as, "Say My Name," "Bootylicious" the generic, and "Bootylicious" the re-mix version with Missy Elliott, and the ladies are joined by T.I. and Lil Wayne on the track "Soldier." Amongst those gems are, "Bills, Bills, Bills," "Bug A Boo," "Jumpin' Jumpin'," "Survivor," the classic "Independent Women (Part 1)," the haunting "Emo- tion," plus "Lose My Breath," "Girl," 2005's World Chil- dren's Day Anthem "Stand Up For Love," and "Cater 2 U." Dynamic! BABY MAMA'S CLUB (DVD) Lionsgate James (Tommy Ford), a consummate womanizer and Randall, a devoted husband are unlikely best friends. But when Randall becomes a father for the first time and James for the 18 th time they both seek out an unconventional form of counseling to aid them in their relationships. Hilari- ous events ensue as Randall tries to gain the respect of his wife and James attempts to control his sexual addic- tion while fending off his baby mamas. Great delivery! ICE ROAD TRUCKERS: SEASON 6 (4-DVD) Lionsgate-History 'Ice Road Truckers' re- turns with Season 6 as vet- eran drivers High, Alex, Rick and Jack compete with three ewcomers to battle the far- thest reaches of the North American continent. With oil exploration at an all-time high in Canada, the truck- ers are preparing for the busiest season in Dalton history. For the first time, they'll travel on three roads with more ice crossings than ever before. In Manitoba, warm weather has left the winter roads with the thin- nest ice they've ever seen. Using his experience, Alex braves Canada's Dempster Highwayl crossing rivers, lakes and even the Arctic Ocean to get to settlements accessible by ice road. It's a mad dash for cash! DOCTOR WHO: SERIES 7 -- PART TWO (Blu-ray) BBC Home Ent. The Doctor (Matt Smith) kicks off the second half of series seven searching for Clara (Jenna Louise-Cole- man) -- the impossible girl he's already lost twice. Doc- tor Who: The Snowmen Christmas Eve 1892 and a chilling menace, threatens humankind, but with the Doctor in mourning, old friends and an unorthodox young governess to get him to fight to save the world again. Doctor Who: The Visitation (DVD) It's 1666, and England is in the grip of the Great Plague. But when the Doctor (Peter Davison) and his compan- ions arrive, they discover an even greater threat: the entire planet is in danger, and hopefully the Doctor can save them. Doctor Who: Inferno 'Inferno' is a top- secret project that involves drilling down into the crust of the Earth to unleash a new energy source. However, the Doctor (Jon Pertwee), and his assistant Liz Shaw, fear the drilling will have di- sastrous consequences for the whole world. Doctor Who: The Mind Of Evil Pro- fessor Keller has created a machine that can pacify even the most dangerous of criminals. But when the Doctor (Pertwee) and Jo arrive at Stangmoor Prison for a demonstration, things start to go horribly wrong -- especially when they dis- cover that the Doctor's old enemy the Master is respon- sible for the machine. RING OF FIRE (DVD) Gaiam Vivendi Ent. Terry O'Quinn and Lauren Lee Smith star in this explo- sive end-of-the-world mini- series event. When a sinis- ter corporation causes an oilrig accident in a small town, a devastating chain of events is set into action. As a group of deadly volcanoes ignite, the world careens toward destruction unless two selfless activists can unite and stop complete extinction! Action-packed and intense white knuckle ride! The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT I was in college back on March 17, 1969 when Officer Fran Johnson responded to a nearby call for help from a patron of The Tam on Tremont Street who ran out to get him while on duty directing traffic at his long- time intersection in the Theater District. Johnson ran down the street to help. He ended up dead as the guy inside causing trouble let him have it before Johnson had a chance to do anything. He died a hero, but I always thought that grow- ing up. Johnson and his wife were Townies and my mother knew both of them well. He was a traffic cop. That was his job and he did it well. On March 17, 1969 he ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time and his life was taken from him. As a police officer myself I always hate when the media or people in general refer to something called a "routine call." There is never a routine call, there are only unknown calls. He didn't hesitate to respond to a plea for help. He ran knowing that danger always lurked. He always did his best as a po- lice officer and in the end died a hero's death. I appre- ciate a recent conversation I had with retired Boston Police Officer Roger Demineo who reads the Post-Gazette religiously. He gave me a new human perspective to seeing what happened to Officer Johnson these many years ago. Johnson gives meaning to that phrase, "A life worth living is a life worth remembering." I still remember. MARTY KEOGH OPENS CAMPAIGN OFFICE The campaign to elect Marty Keogh Boston City Council at Large recently just opened a campaign of- fice in West Roxbury at 1911 Centre Street ... Meanwhile, his official kick-off took place on Thursday, June 13 th at Doyle's in Jamaica Plain to a packed house. If you love your meals with a touch of politics, this is your place. If you take me up on it, tell Gerry Burke Sr. that Sal sent you. BEAWOLFE BACK ON STAGE Eastie's legendary Beawolfe Band will be performing at the Dockside Patio in Chelsea not far from Market Basket on Friday, June 28 th from 9:00 pm to midnight. The electrifying Dominic Petrosino is looking for a big crowd. For further infor- mation, go to LYNCH BACKS MARKEY Recently, U.S. Rep. Stevie Lynch endorsed his primary rival U.S. Rep. Ed Markey BIG RESULTS For more information, WWW.BOSTON POSTGAZETTE.C()M Beawolfe will be performing at The Dockside in Chelsea on Friday, June 28 th. in the upcoming Special U.S. Senate election over in Quincy's Marina Bay by the Vietnam Veterans Clock Tower. BERNIE KELLY, R.I.P. My old friend Bernie Kelly passed away recently. I found myself back at Carr's on June 13 th and up at Saint Francis De Sales for his Mass said by another old friend, Father Dan Mahoney. There was only one Bernie Kelly; we couldn't take more than one Bernie Kelly. He lived his life with such joy, smiling and laughing, tell- ing stories and congratulat- ing you on something. Lots of people forget he ran for state representative back in 1974 when politics was poli- tics. He offered me a bumper sticker but I told him, I didn't have a car. He said slap it on the back of your jacket. He made politics fun but he was serious at it. He and another Townie named Jimmy Cushman ran against each other and the guy from Eastie won the race. Of course the guy from Eastie also had an Irish name but he also had an Italian mother. However, when that race ended everyone was friends again. Thanks to Bernie, I am still a life member of the Bunker Hill Irish Heritage Society. How- ever, I outlived the society along with everyone else. It was fun while it lasted and Bernie always saw me as Irish thanks to my mother. Ironically, this year marked the return of "Kelly" bumper stickers as Bernie's great nephew Jack Kelly is run- ning for Boston City Council at Large this year CONGRATS TO FATHER WAYNE Over at Sacred Heart par- ish in East Boston, everyone is congratulating their pas- tor Father Wayne Belschner. Don't let his last name fool you. He's all Italian just ask him. On June 16 th, he cel- ebrated his 10 th anniversary as pastor at Sacred Heart. May he serve as pastor for many more years to come. ELKS 18 th ANNUAL FAMILY OUTING, JUNE 29 The Massachusetts Elks 18 th Annual Family Outing will be on Saturday, June 29 th at the Saugus-Everett Lodge on Main Street in Saugus. For more information, go to or call Dot Balestieri at 978-930- 0599. MAUREEN DUNN'S LIFETIME OF DEVOTION Maureen Dunn's life changed forever when her husband Navy Cmdr. Joe Dunn was shot down over the South China Sea near Hainan Island on Febru- ary 14, 1968 during the Viet- nam War. She spent most of her lifetime dedicated to re- uniting servicemen missing in action with loved ones. She passed away recently and her funeral was held at St. Mary's in Randolph. She was remembered for her loyalty to her husband and all the others missing in action. She founded the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia and helped lead to the return of remains of hundreds of American soldiers. She co-wrote a book on her life and fight, "The Search for Canasta 404: Love, Loss and the POW-MIA Move- ment," along with reporter Melissa Robinsom In later years, she had been work- ing on a national POW-MIA Memorial in Boston. Maureen Dunn was an inspiration to many. I met her once and thanked her for all that she was doing. She smiled and thanked me too. S..T.........MIC..NEL C EMETER.Y CREMATOR.Y 500 Canterbury Street T]te Respectfid ,y  Boston, MA 02131 617.524.1036 Serving the Italian Community for Over 1 O0 Years!