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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 2, 2012 Page 3 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. 44 Friday, November 2, 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 insp, ire others to respect and obey them: • . .IJ' ~ , . To strive unceasmgkl to qYtl~k¢n thejlubhc'-s sense of civic duty: In all ways to md m making thus country greater and better than we found it. GUEST EDIT( )RIAL THE TRUTH IS IN THE MARGINS BUT THE VOTE IS IN YOUR HANDS by Sal Giarratani Next Tuesday, November 6, I will vote as if my coun- try depended on it because it does. For the last four years our nation has been in the hands of a radical president with radical ideas. His only accomplishment has been his Affordable Health Act which is appearing not to be the affordable or universal as previously acknowledged. In foreign policy President Obama has been quite ineffective• He seems to love campaigning but governing seems entirely out of his realm. Four years ago, he told the American people if he couldn't fix things in his first term, he would be a one termer. Now, his supporters are saying the problems were bigger than he thought and he needs four more years to fix things. The left-leaning news media has been a key ally of his continually getting him off the hook and blasting his Republican foes. One of Obama's campaign slogans is "Forward." Cable station MSNBC has a slogan to. "Lean Forward." The word "forward," what does it really mean?" Right now, our country seems to be lurching forward to becoming Greece or Portugal. The way of our leaders in the White House and up on Capitol Hill minus the Republicans is to spend our way forward by getting into deeper debt. Balanced budgets are a mirage in the desert for them. Liberals believe we can spend our way out of debt but that can only work in Bizarro World." Baby Boomers know that reference from those old Superman comic books• Remember, Bizarro World where up is down and right is wrong? President Obama has had four years to get his act together and all he is doing is acting like a bizarre presi- dent. Former Governor Mitt Romney is far from perfect but after four years of the current status quo we need a new direction•.Romney has offered real alternatives• He may not be Ronald Reagan or Jack Kennedy but he seems better than what we have today• The polls show a close race which is probably why the liberal news media seems to be working so hard to discredit Romney. (Continued on Page 15) !$ CHANGE YOUR CLOCK CHANGE YOUR BATTERY Daylight Savings Time Ends at 2:00 AM Sunday, November 4th, 2012 :fl lap IJtill tact It is with heavy hearts that we at the Post-Gazette in- form our faithful readers that on Sunday, October 28, 2012, David Joseph Saliba passed away peacefully and at home with his adoring family• David was a special part of the Post-Gazette family• In 1995 he began writing his column "Of Legal Interest", sharing with readers stories of legal cases he knew people would find interest- ing and that he hoped people could gain useful informa- tion from as well. But he was more than just a great legal mind. David was a loving, compassionate man who oc- casionally strayed from the subject of the law to write about people and how he thought we should treat one another• Just this year he wrote two pieces for the Post- Gazette about humanity• One in August where he tried to educate people about the good aspects of the Muslim religion and another in September where he im- plored us all not to judge, criticize or bully each other• He wanted to use his place at the Post-Gazette to not only try to help people legally but emotionally. We all looked forward to his col- umns each month and are mourning not only the loss of a good writer and a good person but a good friend• David's life was full of love thanks to his treasured wife of 59 years Gilda (Corso), his four cherished children, son David G. and his wife Agnes, sons James and John, his daughter Lisa Dombrowski and his four adored grand- children, Amanda and the late David A. Saliba and John and Natalie Dombrowski. Raised in South Boston, he married Gilda who was born in the North End and cel- ebrating her Italian heritage was very important to them. He was a member of the Win- chester Sons of Italy and loved to travel to Italy to em- brace that heritage. Along with his columns for the Post-Gazette, he was the author of two books: Real Estate Valuation in Court and For the Good Life. Before he began his successful writing career, he had an auspi- cious career as a lawyer where, after graduating from Suffolk Law School in 1952, he both practiced and in- structed in the field he so enjoyed and was a proud member of the Justinian Law Society. Before opening his own law firm, Saliba & Saliba in 1981, he worked for the City of Boston as the As- sociate Commissioner of Assessing. Along with being a wonder- ful family man, a great friend and an impressive lawyer and writer, David was also a war hero on the Aircraft Car- rier Intrepid during World War II as well as fighting in the Battle of Iwo Jima. He left the Marine Corps in 1946 after joining right out of high school and serving a four- year tour. He enjoyed his Saturday card games with his friends and also was known to spend time at the track and casi- nos. Recently he had begun to enjoy golf as well. David was predeceased by his parents, Jabour and Mary and his grandson David• In his last column for the Post-Gazette, on October 12th, he wrote of Satchel Paige and mentioned that one of Paige's more famous quotes was one of his favorites. He interpreted the quote, "Don't look back, something might be gaining on you." this way: "Don't look back at past events or errors because fear and depression will gain on you." David never let the past affect his life. He lived each day sharing knowledge and good will and we at the Post-Gazette want to extend our condolences to his fam- ily and friends mourning him today. We hope the memory of what a wonderful person he was will help them in their time of grief. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, November 2nd from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main Street in Winchester and a funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church at 159 Washington Street in Winchester on Saturday, November 3rd at 1:00 pro. J. Barrasso A North End legend passed away this week. Pasquale J. Barrasso died on Monday, October 29th. Born and raised in the North End, Pat was a fixture here for all of his 97 years. For 67 of those 97 years, Pat was married to his be- loved Christine who passed away in April of 2010. In joining Christine, Pat leaves behind his brother Anthony, l(lgCs glte- North End, -two loving dat gilters, Elaine and husband John O'Brien, Patricia and husband Jimmy Hogan and grandchildren, Tara O'Brien and John and wife Gretchen O'Brien and great-granddaughter Sophia O'Brien and many nieces and nephews. Pat was the oldest of nine children and he now joins his siblings Rico, Ernest, Joe, Albert, Helen. Margaret and Louisa and his parents, Antonio and Marianna. For thirty years, Pat worked at the Charlestown Navy Yard and he followed that up by working at Boston City Hall in the Consumer Depart- ment. He spent his time with various social clubs and was a past officer of the Knights of Columbus and the VFW and in 1945 he was one of the founders of the American Veterans Dantone Post in the North End. He held the posi- tion of 1st Post Commander and, until he was well into his 90s, was the Finance Of- ricer there• His legacy extends past just social clubs• He was one of the original organizers of the Columbus Day Parade in the North End and was the Chief Marshal of the parade. Over the years, Pat has received many awards for community service includ- ing one for 50 years of ser- vice by the Columbus Day Celebration Committee and a plaque from the AmVets for dedication and devoted ser- vice as a quartermaster. The Post-Gazette and all of the residents of the North End have lost a friend in Pat. We send our best wishes to the Barrasso family and to all the people who loved Pat and are mourning him today. Father Ray Joseph Norton, Sr. 61 = Anniversary June 29, 1951 June 29, 2012 Stepfather William H. Mclntire, Jr. 35th Anniversary June 28,1977 June 28, 2012 Brother Frank Harold Norton 5th Anniversary June 9, 2007 June 9, 2012 I miss and love a# of you/ Ray Jr. J