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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 6, 2012 Saint Ulric by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari Many years ago we trav- elled to the beautiful town of Saint Ulric (Ortisei) in the Italian Dolomites. We found a people highly devoted to their patron saint, a saint we knew little of but whose life we found quite inspiring and whose image was de- picted in some of the most beautiful wood carvings we had ever seen. Ulric was born at Augsburg in 890. He was the son of Count Hucbald of Suabia and Thetbirga. He was connected to the imperial family of the Ottos. From the age of seven on, he was educated at the Abbey of Saint Gall, Switzer- land, where he proved to be a gifted student. At an early age, Ulric be- came interested in entering religious life but remained uncertain as to whether his calling was to monastic life or to become a secular priest. He was appointed chamberlain by Bishop Adalbero of Augsburg. On the death of Bishop Adalbero, Ulric returned home where he remained until sum- moned by King Henry the Fowler who assisted in Ulric's being made Bishop of Augsburg in 923. The city had recently been pillaged by the Magyar people who destroyed the cathedral. As Bishop, Ulric restored strict obser- vance by the clergy to the laws of the Church and at- tempted to raise the spirit of his flock. He wanted to make the blessings of religion ac- cessible to his people and ac- complished this by building many churches in his dio- cese. He worked long hours and prayed unceasingly for the welfare of his people. Ulric would be tested, when in 955, the Magyars once again attacked Ger- many, they plundered and burned, advancing to Augsburg, there they were stopped and turned back. The people of the city attrib- uted their triumph to their holy Bishop Ulric who prayed continuously for the success of his people. On July 4, 973, when Ulric was near death, he had ashes sprinkled on the ground in the shape of a cross, it was then sprinkled with holy water and he was placed upon it. It was there that he passed away. He was canonized by Pope John XV in 993. SUDOKU Please accept sincere condolences, from the Spinelli's family and staff. During this difficult time, we would like to offer our facility at a specially reduced price, for you, your family and friends. SERVED UPON ARRIVAL Coffee, Mini Danish Pastries and Tea Breads BUFFET LUNCHEON MENU Tossed Salad, Assorted Rolls with Butter Chicken, Ziti and Broccoli Alfredo Eggplant Parmigiana Italian Sausages, Onions and Potatoes Above price does not include a 15% Administration Fee and a 7% Mass State Tax. 280 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON, MA Telephone: 617-567-4499 www.spinellis.com David J. Saliba Attorney at Law Who has the authority to fire a school teacher and what can the teacher do to challenge the firing? THOMAS A. ATWATER vs. COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION & another. I Manchester Essex Regional School District (district). SJC-10817 460 Mass. 844 SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT OF MASSACHUSETTS 460 Mass. 844; 957 N.E. 2d 1060 September 7, 2011, Argued * November 21, 2011, Decided IRELAND, C.J. The plain- tiff, Thomas A. Atwater, a teacher with professional teacher status, was dis- missed by the superinten- dent of the Manchester Essex Regional School Dis- trict (district) for multiple instances of conduct unbe- coming a teacher. Atwater sought review of the dis- missal by filing with the Commissioner of Education (commissioner) a petition for arbitration. After conducting several days of evidentiary hearings, the arbitrator issued a decision affirming the dismissal. Atwater appealed. Atwater argues that G. L. c. 71, 42, which compels arbitration of a wrongful dismissal claim made by a public school teacher with professional teacher status, violates art. 30 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights be- cause it impermissibly del- egates to a private individual (an arbitrator) a judicial function and denies mean- ingful judicial review. The Court Said: "A teacher with profes- sional teacher status may seek review of a dismissal decision within thirty days after receiving notice of his dismissal by filing a petition for arbitration with the com- missioner. The commis- sioner shall forward to the parties a list of three arbi- trators provided by the American Arbitration Asso- ciation [AAA]. Each person on the list shall be accred- ited by the National Acad- emy of Arbitrators. A reviewing court is strictly bound by the arbi- trator's factual finding and conclusions of law, even if they are in error. The Dismissal was upheld. This case says that when a teacher is fired he has the right to have an arbitrator decide if the dismissal was proper. The decision of the arbitrator is final, unless there is an error of law NEMPAC SUMMER CONCERT SCHEDULE July I0, 7:00 pm (ROCKS activities will start at 5:30 pro). Free summer concert on the Prado - North End Cabaret featuring NEMPAC instructors and student per- formers. July 12, 6:00-9:00 pm Free - A Night of Magic on the Prado - Event hosted by NEAD and NEMPAC with the Boston Foundation's "My Summer in the City Initia- tive" funding. July 17, 7:00 pm (ROCKS activities will start at 5:30 pm). Free summer con- cert on the Prado - String Chamber Music by NEMPAC resident String Trio, Alex Duval, Sam Stapleton and Emma Stapleton. July 20, 6:00-9:00 pm Free mus/c themed Arts and Crafts Night with Becca. Event hosted by NEAD and NEMPAC with the Boston Foundation's "My Summer in the City Initiative" funding. July 24, 7:00 pm (ROCKS activities start at 5:30 pm). Free summer concert on the Prado - Music Theatre and The American Songbook. July 31, 7:00 pm (ROCKS activities will start at 5:30 pm). Free summer concert on the Prado - Jazz & Soul with Sherri, Greg, Jeremy and Scott. August 2, 7:00 pm (ROCKS activities will start at 5:30 pm). Free summer concert on the Prado - Jam night with Jeremy. August 16, 7:00 pm (ROCKS activities will start at 5:30 pm). Free summer concert at the Old North Church (this one not on the Prado) Early American Music and Italian Madri- gals sung by Acapella Octet Choir. August 23, 7:00 pm (ROCKS activities will start at 5:30 pm), Free summer concert on the Prado - Your favorite Jazz Classics with Greg, Sherri, Scott, Jeremy. August 30, 7:00 pm (ROCKS activities will start at 5:30 pm). Free summer concert on the Prado - Shakespeare on the Prado. PRESENTED BY ili Volunteer M atch .org Where volunteering begins. The POST-GAZETTE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. 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