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POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 3, 2012 Page 3 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-GAZETtE 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. 116 - No. 31 Friday, August 3, 2012 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. 00ttphen Summa Stephen R. Summa of Chelsea, formerly of the North End passed away peacefully on July 25. He was the son of the late Gaspar and Helen (Forte) Summa of the North End. Devoted father of Gina and Stephen. Loving grandfather of Tiffany, Stephen and Destiny. Longtime partner of Janis Cravotta. Dear brother of Barbara Summa Sullivan, Robert and wife Christine Summa, the late Joseph Summa and wife Jean. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 3 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Grace Church, located at 59 Nichols Street, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. It's time to travel there, I think I'll wear a smile, I said good-bye to those I love, but only for a while, Knowing there are otllers who have traveled there alone, Who cannot wait to greet me and to whisper "welcome home." GUEST EDITORIAL It's Strike Three and You're Out MR. GOVERNOR by Sal Giarratani Clearly, it is time for the Massachusetts Legislature to stand up to Governor Deval Patrick. Seemingly, this governor is so out of tune with the electorate and as well as without any sliver of common-sense. First, he says enforcement of any EBT reforms is unenforce- able and he will just ignore that part of the new law which he signed after his veto was overridden. Then, he wouldn't sign a bill requiring ID requirements for those seeking auto registrations at the Registry of Motor Vehicles saying he will not support any Arizona- like measures in this state. Then, his latest action when he wouldn't sign the crime bill called Melissa's Law because he doesn't support stiffer "three strikes" sentencing rules for career criminals. I'm happy for Melissa's family and other families that this law has been passed. Hopefully, by the time you read this edi- torial the ID requirements will be passed too. The governor's opposition to the "three strikes" crime bill brought the ire of many in law enforcement, Jerry Flynn of the New England Police Benevolent Associa- tion stated, the governor's position on this bill "does a disservice to the memory of Jack Maguire," a Woburn police officer slain in the line of duty by a violent repeat violent offender. When it comes to EBT reform, ID requirements at the RMV or a tough crime bill, I think most Bay State residents support what state Rep. Shauna O'Connell, (R-Taunton) said recently, "I see a governor who con- tinually is on the side of people who do not obey the law and put the rest of us in danger." As a citizen, taxpayer and police officer, I think the governor's latest actions up on Beacon Hill show him striking out on three pitches at home plate. Demo- cratic strategist Lou DiNatale says, Patrick deserves a break, "They are not popular positions to take. It looks to me like a guy who is taking a stand on his ideologi- cal principles." However, it looks to many, myself included, that the governor is showing just how much of a liberal wing-nut he truly is by excusing those who violate the law and endanger society as a whole. 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. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 publisher or edimr. Photo William L. Turner Meteorologist, "Best Legs William L. Turner of Newburyport, voted "Best Legs" -- Norwood High School '42, died peacefully on July 25 at the age of 88. He was the beloved husband of Mary Alice (Curran) Turner. As a husband, father and grandfather, he committed his life to providing and car- ing for his wonderful wife and family. This - combined with his appreciation of all things silly, his love of sports and a ram-rod straight moral compass -- defined him. Born February 12, 1924 in Norwood, Massachusetts, Bill was the youngest of six. At age 19, he joined the Navy, was stationed in the Pacific theater and served proudly for "three-years-three- months-and-twenty-four-days" (but who's counting). He married at the age of 29, beginning his new life working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin- istration, as well as running a bed and breakfast -- The Homestead -- on Brant Point, Nantucket. He would father four on "The Island" and one in Worcester, Massa- chusetts, before moving his family to South Yarmouth on the Cape in 1971. Always fascinated by weather, his career as a meteorologist with NOAA made sense. He worked for the agency in various loca- tions for 34 years, including Alaska and Guam, before finishing his tenure by open- ing and closing the Chatham Radar Station on Morris Island. Long before every TV station had its own radar, the Chatham facility provided all on-air weather profes- sionals with radar, surface and upper air observation updates. As Bill was fond of say- " Norwood High School "42 ing as the station was being closed down in 1983, "You can't swing a cat without hitting a Doppler radar these days." He was an accomplished tennis player, slightly-above- average golfer, avid Civil War buff and diehard Red Sox fan (although he was not quite so enthusiastic this year). Education was always a priority with Bill. He attended the College of William & Mary, University of Miami and Rutgers University before earning his bachelor of science from the State University of New York in 1983. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary A. Turner, as well as his chil- dren and their spouses: Maura and Thomas Ockerbloom, W. Christopher and Mary Turner, Brian and Ruth Turner and Colleen and Thomas Secino. He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph, born in 1959. Also surviving him are his grandchildren: Kelley, Kate, Anna, Matthew, Grace and Michael, and many nieces and nephews. At Bill's request, his body was donated to The University of Massachusetts Medical School's Anatomical Gift Program. Even in death, he will continue to teach and live on through the efforts of the school's medical students. A celebration and gathering was held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Boulevard, Bourne, MA. A memorial service, also at the funeral home, began at noon, followed by a procession to the Massachusetts National Cemetery for military honors. In lieu of flowers, bring Butterfingers. U.S.A.F. Band Performs at Wednesday Night Concerts Finale August 8 Mayor Menino's Wednesday Night Con- certs come to a rousing close with a free performance by the U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty on August 8 at City Hall Plaza. The show begins at 7:00 pm and is pre- sented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with night spon- sors Michael Francis Cahill Fund/City of Boston. Series sponsors include WCVB-TV Channel 5, Boston Herald and metroPCS with support from the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tour- ism & Special Events. The United States Air Force Band of Lib- erty is one of ten Air Force bands nation- wide. Stationed at Hanscom AFB near Bos- ton, Massachusetts, it is a select group of professional musicians who support the glo- bal Air Force mission by providing outstand- ing music and services for official military, recruiting and community relations events, and by fostering America's rich national heritage. The band has been performing for military and civilian audiences throughout the New England region for over 30 years. The United States Air Force Band of Lib- erty consists of 45 active duty personnel who are assigned to two primary ensembles -- the Concert Band and the Afterburner popu- lar music group. The band also has several subgroups, including the Ceremonial Band, Liberty Jazz Band, Colonial Brass, New En- gland Winds, Mach Four and the Bay State Winds. The band performs approximately 400 engagements a year, has appeared at such venues as Lincoln Center in New York City and is a perennial favorite at City Hall Plaza. 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