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POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 19, 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: postgazette@aol.eom 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. 115 - No. 33 Friday, August 19, 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 EDIT()RIAL Illinois' Dream Could Become Nightmare by Sal Giarratani Illinois is hemorrhaging jobs then enacts its own version of the Federal Dream Act setting up a college scholarship fund for illegal Students. Governor Pat Quinn has shown America once again why liberals run governments into the ground by signing a so-called piece of compassionate legislation that sets up schol- arships for any student with either a Social Security number or taxpayer identification card. The Land of Lincoln is driving businesses and jobs away through burdensome taxes and regulations but look on the bright side; the state is seeking to attract illegals in a state struggling to serve its own citizens. An estimated 95,000 children of illegals will benefit. In all transparency, the scholarships are privately funded and no state money is involved. However, a nine- member commission to dispense the scholarships will get state monies. State funds will also go toward mandated special sensitivity training for public school teachers on the needs of illegal immigrants. Why is it that encouraging illegal immigrants is such a cause cIEbre among liberals? Already, Illinois offers in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants at public colleges which make it easier for an illegal student from Central America to attend a public college then a child of a Marine in Des Moines just back from Afghanistan. The proposed Federal DREAM Act essentially grants amnesty to any illegal residing in this country if they either enlist in the military or go to college. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, sponsor of this foolish piece of legislation, says his bill would "make our country stronger." Durbin also calls it a "path to citizenship." The Investors Business Daily newspaper says, "A path that leads right past the U.S. Border Patrol." The ship of state is headed toward debt icebergs and places like Illinois are encouraging more illegals to come aboard. UN PUNTO IN TEMPO NE SALVO CENTO. A st/ch in time saves nine. 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 i)olce Fita 3*ashion 00how and 9ance 00'artg AT THE LARZ ANDERSON AUTO MUSEUM by Elena Lucco Borlera There were all Italian cars, fashion, music and food on Thursday, August 4 th at La Dolce Vita Fashion Show and Dance Party. The event was set at the Larz Ander- son Auto Museum located in Brookline, Massachusetts. It was a beautiful prelude for Tutto Italiano, the longest Special guest of the evening Consul General of Italy in Boston Giuseppe Pastorelli. running Italian car festival in New England, that took place the following weekend and celebrated the art of Italian style. La Dolce Vita was organized in collabora- tion with Europeans world- wide and in Boston. The special guest was the Con- sul General of Italy in Bos- ton, Giuseppe Pastorelli. It was a tented event on the Great Lawn under the stars, with atmospheric music & la soundtrack from Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita." Clothes, glasses and bags of various Italian brands paraded during the fashion show. After that was the showing of a new Fiat. People could sample tasty Italian bites and visit the Auto Museum during the event. The night closed with an enjoyable dance party. Boston Ballet and Boston Landmarks Orchestra Present a FREE Performance at The Hatch Shell Wednesday, August 31, 7:00 pm Boston Ballet and Boston Landmarks Orchestra partner to present a free perfor- mance at the Hatch Shell on Wednesday, August 31 at 7:00 pm. Boston Ballet com- pany dancers and Boston Ballet II will perform an all-Tchaikovsky program. Mu- sic Director and Principal Conductor Jonathan McPhee will guest conduct the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker will be performed. Programming for the special performance will include the White Swan Pas de Deux and the Dance of the Cygnets excerpts from Swan Lake, excerpts from the Rose Adagio in The Sleeping Beauty, as well as the Spanish and Arabian dances from the beloved The Nutcracker. RAIN PLAN: In the event of rain, the program will be presented at Hynes Conven- tion Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115. Please see concerts for the most current event information. About Boston Ballet Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and in the commu- nity. Under the leadership of Artistic Direc- tor Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Barry Hughson, the Company maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire and the largest ballet school in North America, Boston Ballet School. Boston Ballet maintains a repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works, ranging from full-length story ballets to new works by some of today's finest choreographers. Boston Ballet's second company, Boston Ballet II, is comprised of dancers who gain experience by perform- ing with the Company and independently, presenting special programs to audiences throughout the Northeast. Boston Ballet School, the official school of Boston Ballet, has a long-standing dedi- cation to excellence and access and reaches more than 10,000 students ages 2-adult each year through Boston Ballet School classes, Summer Dance Workshop, Sum- mer Dance Program, Citydance, Taking Steps and Adaptive Dance. The wide array of dance programs are held at three studio locations in Boston, Newton and Marblehead with additional programs throughout New England, as well as com- munity centers and in Boston Public Schools. About Boston Landmarks Orchestra The Boston Landmarks Orchestra presents exceptional orchestral music performances in significant architectural, historical and geographical settings throughout the Boston area, always free to the public. We aim to help our diverse audi- ences grow in their appreciation both of the fine music that we offer and the special places where we perform. Founded in 2001 by Conductor Charles Ansbacher, the Boston Landmarks Orches- tra is one of only a few professional orches- tras in the country whose mission is to perform all free concerts. Almost half a million people have attended perform- ances during the decade. In 2007, the DCR'S Hatch Shell became the orchestra's home, and audiences have expanded exponentially. Boston is known as a center for music in this country, and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, with its new Music Director, Christopher Wilkins, is able to draw upon some of the area's finest musicians to create a vibrant and exciting classical music scene all summer long. ARMV Pet Expo Animal Rescue Merrimack Valley Hosts Event to Help Rescue Pets Animal Rescue Merrimack Valley is an Ambassador for the Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue program and is hosting an adop- tion/fundraising event on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event will feature fun activities for all including: miniature horses, face paint- ing, raffles, pet/owner look-a-like contests, funniest costume contest, games for kids, prizes, popcorn and refreshments and lots morel of adorable animals, all ready for a loving home. This event will help achieve Rally to Rescue's goal of securing loving, forever homes to 400,000 animals across the coun- try. During the past four years, Rally to Rescue and its Ambassadors have successfully found homes for more than 312,000 homeless animals. The ARMV Pet Expo will be held on Satur- day, August 20, 2011 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Petco, 4 Plaistow Road in Many other local cat, dog, rabbit and Plaistow, NH. For further information, equine rescue grou.l!.b...ti(.cItI': "lli(a.s:.alI.',ii3/-'.f233iOl'.it/