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Page 14 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 20, 2012 117 Years (Continued from man, a family man. He had pride. As a family their goal was to build a future in America. The GAZZETTA stressed these virtues. We began to publish an all- English section which be- came a real forum, discuss- ing many problems, criticiz- ing discriminating laws while advocating American- ization and responding to community needs such as the Red Cross appeals. A typical Horatio Alger story could be repeated by thousands of immigrants and their American-born children who became an integral part of this great country, fighting in its wars and facing every national crisis, It would be impos- sible, space wise, to enu- merate the many initiatives taken by our publication from its inception as "LA GAZZETTA" to its present- day format as the "POST- GAZETTE" in its 117 years of uninterrupted publica- tion. We never missed an issue, even when the going was very hard. The moral reward, over the years of hard work, came in many ways when Ameri- can presidents, senators, congressmen, governors and other officials praised the work of the newspaper in times of war and peace. The newspaper had to fight vig- orously against all forms of discrimination in employ- ment and immigration laws, Page 1) yet on the issue of loyalty and patriotism, there was never any question. The Italian immigrants after a long period of confu- sion, which was often be- wildering, accepted in full the American concept of school, church and state and has become part of this democratic society, bringing to it all the qualities the Italians always possessed as builders, dreamers, organiz- ers, fighters, artists, in- spired teachers and defend- ers of Italo-American ideals. Throughout the United States and in Boston, espe- cially where freedom be- gan over 200 years ago, the GAZZETTA or the POST- GAZETTE has played a vital part in history. Today, the University of Minnesota and the Univer- sity of Florence in Italy have compiled all of our issues from the first to its current publication on microfilm for future generations, thereby recognizing the POST- GAZETTE's historical contri- bution to this country and the development of our unique culture to the people on these shores. We continue to bring to our readers the incredible stories of Americans from coast-to-coast who are the "Builders of America." We salute these great men and women who have made a unique contribution to our country and heritage. f 00-tapp00] 00nnit00ersartj F.C. MANNIX COMPANY Consultants Development Construction Fred Monnix 617.792.5539 J Tanti Auguri per il vostro Anniversario 2012 Green Cross Pharmacy FARMACIA CROCE VERDE J. Giangregorio, Reg. Ph. - F. Giangregorio, Reg. 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Some- times, I felt like I was riding "The Cyclone," that roller coaster of my youth at Revere Beach. All kinds of surprising twists and turns came my way. I have had more than my share of rainy days but the sun has shone quite well for me too. Most of my mistakes were self-inflicted. Are there any other kinds? I thought I would be ,wealthier but "dems da breaks." Another summer is here. I will get my share of pool days down at the Mirabella over in Boston's North End. I will tan up enough to actu- ally look Sicilian. I hopefully will exercise enough not to get chubby. The old days of Revere Beach are gone and along with it "The Cyclone" but my roller coaster of a life will continue on the track of life. Bottom line as Yogi Berra said, 'It ain't ove:r until it's over." My old buddy Charlie Ross added, "It is always better to be over the hill then under the hill." We all make our own MacArthur Park and as Big Brother Bob Emery always said on the kids' show of my youth, "The grass is al- ways greener in the other fellow's yard." Final warning, look out for all the poop that comes your way. Just play dodge ball. News Briefs {Continued from Page I) claimed his white grandpa "fought with Patton's army" when the gtiy sw no combat in WWII. Obama said his mother's health insurer re- fused "to pay for her treat- ment" for cancer, when in fact the insurer never denied payment. Obama has said his parents decided to marry because of the 1965 march at the Edmund Pettus T. Bridge when police turned on the marchers preventing them from crossing over it. His parents married in 1961. Obama claimed his father came to America to study thanks to JFK but his father came here in 1959 when Ike was still president. Obama who sat in the pews listen- ing to Rev. Jeremiah Wright's sermons for 20 years said he never heard him spew anything bad. Maybe he slept through those 20 years of Sundays? Finally, Obama said he hardly knew Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn from Weather Underground fame proved wrong too. My issue with President Obama has nothing to do with Kenya but more to do with his Chicago-style Cook County politics. Romney Dilemma on ObamaCare "Tax" Recently, both President Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney have agreed for different reasons that despite Chief Justice John Robert's majority opin- ion that the "individual" mandate was a form of taxa- tion, neither candidate sees it as a tax at all. Both see it as a fee. Romney has no choice but to see the man- date not as a tax because RomneyCare in Massachu- setts aI's'-l-ias an individual mandate and no way Romney wants his anti-tax legacy back here at home in trouble. Everytime I start lik- ing Romney, he does some- thing like this which only makes Obama look good. The debate over the Afford- able Health Act has switched from the question of consti- tutionality to one of bad law. Romney is remembered for RomneyCare which for many conservatives is the birth parent of ObamaCare. Neither party has clean hands on this issue. Why are We Apologizing to Pakistan? Apparently, one of the few things the Obama Adminis- tration is good at is apolo- gizing. In this latest case, it has asked Pakistan to forgive our military for protecting U.S. troops from Pakistani J-Iappyjlnniersanj NORTH END AGAINST DRUGS, INC. It's All About Family ,,. ambushes. Secretary Hillary Clinton recently apologized f0f"cralition airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers at two border posts last year. The bombings came follow- ing unprovoked attacks re- portedly from those posts on our troops across the border in Afghanistan. Can our troops just keep ducking and covering while pretending Pakistan has our back? Re- turning fire saves the lives of coalition forces. Pakistan should be apolo- gizing to us for the killing olf our troops both directly and by proxy while seemingly and secretly sponsoring violence in Afghanistan. Pakistan should also be apologizing for sheltering Osama bin Laden, As many conservatives have echoed, "The only thing we should be sorry for is trusting Pakistan to be a reliable ally in the war on terror." \\; 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. 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