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. POST&apos;GAZE'ECE,3UL/1,2011 Page3 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-GAZETrE - 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. 115 - No. 26 Friday, July 1, 2011 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. GUEST EDITORIAL WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE WAR POWERS ACT? by Sal Giarratani The US Congress passed the War Powers Act in 1973 in direct reaction to the Vietnam War and Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. The Vietnam War was never officially a war but it lasted years, killing over 58,000 Americans. Capitol Hill decided it was time to hold the presi- dent accountable to Congress for military actions taken. The law prohibited the military from being involved in actions for more than 60 days with- out congressional authorization, plus a 30-day extension. The 60-day dateline passed in May with the White House saying it is in compliance with the law. The 90-day mark was Sunday, June 19. The White House says if the mission in Libya continues until Septem- ber, it will cost the American taxpayers another $1.1 billion. Claims by the White House that the 1973 law isn't being violated have only further inflamed the Congress. Speaker John Boehner threatens to withhold money for the mission, saying, "We're part of an effort to drop bombs ... It doesn't pass the straight-face test, in my view, that we're not in the midst of hostilities." US Senator Jim Webb, D-Virginia, a combat veteran on the Armed Services Committee adds, "Spending a billion dollars and drop- ping bombs on people sounds like hostilities to me." US Senator Tom Rooney, R-Tennessee thinks the White House is telling us "that this is not a war insults our intelligence. I won't stand for it and nei- ther will my constituents." If the US Congress thinks President Obama is in violation of the 1973 law then it should do its part by cutting off further appropriations for the Libyan action. Talk is just talk but actions always speak louder than words. A CAVAL DONATO NON SI GUARDA IN BOCCA, Never look a gift horse in the mouth. 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. 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Mr. Marcella was a :-:..._" " and nephews. Dear friend of Ralph resident of East Pointe Nursing Home Scarpa. in Chelsea for several years. He leaves Arrangements made by Vazza Funeral two sons, James of New Hampshire Home in Revere. A private funeral will be held and Brian of Florida. Beloved brother in his memory. May He Rest in Peace The Betrothed A Huge Success By Elena Lucco Borlera Betrothed Director and Performer Massimiliano Finazzer Flory, Dante Alighieri Society President Spencer Di Scala with his wife Laura and Consul General Giusepe Pastorelli. The performance of The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) was held on the evening of Saturday, June 18, in col- laboration with the Italian Consulate. The event was a huge success. Over 175 were in attendance and treated to a sophisticated and emotionally powerful performance describing the repression in Italy before the country's unification. The performance dramatically illustrated how literature and music combined to impress on the minds of Europeans the state of Italy before the Risorgimento and how social and political con- ditions set the stage for the liberation that culminated in 1861. The Betrothed is the most renowned Italian historical novel. First published in 1827 (inspired by Walter Scott's Ivanhoe), it is con- sidered a basis for the modern Italian language and it is widely studied in Italian secondary schools. Manzoni settled his novel in northern Italy in 1628. He did a str'ict historical research and, at the same time, he described Italian society of every age, with all its strengths and weak- nesses that are still alive nowadays. The director and per- former Massimiliano Finaz- zer Flory, the prima balerina from the Italian theatre La Sacla Gilda Gelati and Giusepe Verdi Orchestra's violinist Elsa Martignoni came from Italy for this U.S. tour including Wash- ington, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Dante Alighieri Society in collaboration with the Italian General Consulate organized the event also in order to celebrate the anni- versary Of the 150 th Italian Unification. The public was enchanted and at the end they did a long standing ovation. Many thanks go out to Consul Gen- eral Giuseppe Pastorelli for his continued collaboration with the Dante on high-level cultural events, cooperation that will continue in the future. Thanks to Vice- President for Cultural Affairs Luisa Marino for doing such excellent work as the liaison between the Dante, the Consulate, and the art- ists on the organization of the event, and to Charlyn Warrick for her usual effi- cient suppor t of all events. Also a big thanks to Sal Bramante who promoted the event. Special thanks to the per- formers and the staff from MilaI who were responsible for the event: Massimiliano Finazzer Flory (Director, Actor, Writer), Gilda Gelati (Prima Ballerina, La Scala, Milan); Elsa Martignoni (Violinist, Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra, Milan); and to Rossella Farinotti and Alessandro Santi, David Gibbons, and Paul Terassi. FIRST ANNUAL "GIRL" FRIENDS OF THE NORTH END All present and former North Enders are invited to attend the first "GIRL" FRIENDS OF THE NORTH END to be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 6:30 P.M. St. John's School Hall, Moon Street, Boston (North End) Complete Dinner: $30.00 per person. Come renew old acquaintances, good food, and a night of fun. For details call Francine Gannon at 617-742-6912, Carol Catanzaro at 617-283-1925, or Christina Penta at 617-227-9568. DEADLINE FOR PURCHASING TICKETS IS AUGUST 1, 2011