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VeniceBeat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-03 08:28 PM
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12. Interesting Background on the Moderator
Christopher Balestrero - the Queens "wrong man" whose case inspired an Alfred Hitchcock movie - regained his freedom, but he and his family were never the same.

"We were all, to some extent, affected by it," said his son Gregory Balestrero, 55, of Alexandria, Va.


Gregory Balestrero, who heads an engineers' trade association, said he and his older brother, Robert, 62, a truck driver in Columbia, S.C., felt the loss of their mother when she was hospitalized and the stigma of their father's arrest.

"I got over it more than my brother did," Greg Balestrero said. "He was taking a lot of crap in school ... A lot was done to keep me from understanding."

Rose Balestrero died in 1982; Manny Balestrero in February 1998, at age 88.

"Be careful of accusing anyone," Manny Balestrero told Life magazine in 1953. "Before you accuse anyone, you should think, because you can destroy a family, physically and mentally, like mine could have been destroyed."


Interesting, no?

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  -Bob and Bill on CSPAN Now! VeniceBeat  Oct-27-03 07:54 PM   #0 
  - Thanks!  eleny   Oct-27-03 07:57 PM   #1 
  - Fantastic! Wouldn't it be great  leetrisck   Oct-27-03 08:21 PM   #11 
  - Dole-McGovern feeding initiative  party_line   Oct-27-03 08:04 PM   #2 
  - Bob at Least Seems to Have a Good Heart  VeniceBeat   Oct-27-03 08:06 PM   #4 
  - I believe he does too and I think he and Bill actually like each other.  karlschneider   Oct-27-03 08:51 PM   #18 
  - Dole actually supported many 'Great Society' initiatives.  Padraig18   Oct-27-03 08:08 PM   #7 
  - Dole is a respectful guy, for the most part...  Dr Fate   Oct-28-03 07:15 PM   #38 
  - Clinton-  party_line   Oct-27-03 08:06 PM   #3 
  - Bob Dole has a wicked sense of humor  xray s   Oct-27-03 08:07 PM   #5 
  - must be from Boston, huh?  caledesi   Oct-28-03 06:57 PM   #33 
  - didn`t see your post...  rchsod   Oct-27-03 08:07 PM   #6 
  - The Big Dog's Fighting Back  VeniceBeat   Oct-27-03 08:11 PM   #8 
  - Time for Questions!  VeniceBeat   Oct-27-03 08:14 PM   #9 
  - Yeah, and no uh, em, huh, er, "there are mass graves in Iraq."  caledesi   Oct-28-03 07:11 PM   #36 
  - I'm so torn!  eleny   Oct-27-03 08:16 PM   #10 
  - I miss the big dog too.  cat_girl25   Oct-27-03 08:29 PM   #13 
  - Catch MM later. Go to and download the show.  caledesi   Oct-28-03 07:12 PM   #37 
  - Interesting Background on the Moderator  VeniceBeat   Oct-27-03 08:28 PM   #12 
  - Whoa! Even Bob's Mouthing the Rethug Talking Points  VeniceBeat   Oct-27-03 08:31 PM   #14 
  - When Dole started with the "they hate our freedoms" crap.....I turned  Gloria   Oct-27-03 09:26 PM   #22 
  - they are being collegial  Rooktoven   Oct-27-03 08:40 PM   #15 
  - Grecian formula? Why not, he knows WJC don't need Viagra...  karlschneider   Oct-27-03 08:40 PM   #16 
  - Drink It Up Yum!  VeniceBeat   Oct-27-03 08:48 PM   #17 
  - Bill said something about the adults deciding now or later  kimchi   Oct-27-03 08:58 PM   #19 
  - god i miss clinton-greatest president evar!!!  texas is the reason   Oct-27-03 09:03 PM   #20 
  - GAWD! I miss the "big dog" too.... <sniff>  caledesi   Oct-28-03 07:00 PM   #34 
  - I think Clinton said something  devrc243   Oct-27-03 09:17 PM   #21 
  - sad isn't it...  texas is the reason   Oct-27-03 09:31 PM   #23 
  - the dot.coms  paulsbc   Oct-27-03 09:33 PM   #24 
  - wrong  devrc243   Oct-27-03 09:46 PM   #26 
  - please  paulsbc   Oct-27-03 09:59 PM   #28 
  - You obviously didn't watch the event  diplomats   Oct-27-03 09:53 PM   #27 
  - i didn't claim  paulsbc   Oct-27-03 10:01 PM   #30 
     - Point made  devrc243   Oct-27-03 10:26 PM   #32 
  - Wrong! Let's go back to 1993 when Clinton made a budget  caledesi   Oct-28-03 07:05 PM   #35 
  - Yes, he mentioned new energy and biotech as the source of  Gloria   Oct-27-03 09:36 PM   #25 
  - Clinton is still "the best that ever did it."  loudnclear   Oct-27-03 09:59 PM   #29 
     - EXACTLY-  texas is the reason   Oct-27-03 10:25 PM   #31 

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