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6 August 1999

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on Il Centro - Quotidiano d'Abruzzo and Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition.

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6 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Farmer from Teramo kidnapped in Venezuela / Agricoltore teramano rapito in Venezuela
TERAMO - Giacomo Soffiaturo, 64, originary from Penna Sant'Andrea (Teramo) and long-time resident in Venezuela was kidnapped 2 weeks ago by five armed men. Soffiaturo also has a fireworks factory in Barquisimeto (350 km from Caracas). No ransom has been asked yet.

6 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

With Gambero Rosso (a tourist guide specialized in good food) let's discover Abruzzo / Con il Gambero Rosso alla scoperta dell'Abruzzo
Massimo Di Cintio edited the successful edition of Gambero Rosso for Abruzzo. 99 restaurants, "trattorie" and pizzerie have bben selected for the good price/quality ratio along with 48 hotels and agritour centers and 334 specialized shops and producers.

6 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

One Sunday together to remember / Una domenica insieme per ricordare
8 August 1956, forty-two years ago in Marcinelle, Belgium, hundreds of victims in a mine, among whom many Abruzzese emigrants. Our region has the tragic record of work victims. The Ugl, Unione generale del lavoro, suggested this anniversary as a day of remember all those who died at work and the sufferings of their families.

6 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Sirente-Velino, researchers from all over Italy in search of wolves / Sirente-Velino, ricercatori da tutt'Italia in cerca del lupo
Ecological researchers will collect all possible information on the wolf from direct observation points and indirect signs of wolves' presence. The data will be processed and used by the Park to establish better conservation strategies.

6 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Survey. Men from Teramo like women in topless bathing suits Sondaggio. Ai teramani piace la donna in topless
All kinds of breasts on the beach, a topless costume seems an outdated taboo. Not in the province however, 600 "teramani were asked their opinion: 87 percent of the men accept it, while 70% of the women are only slightly favourable. Provincial machos unmasked: 62 % admitted they look at a girl in topless, but very few are favourable to their female companion's topless.

6 August 1999 - Il Centro

Marsian referee in skirt in an international match - 24-year-old Vanessa Maruccia chosen for Bosnia-Turkey. «Unforgettable experience» / Arbitro marsicano in gonnella dirige una partita internazionale - La 24enne Vanessa Maruccia prescelta per la gara Bosnia-Turchia. «Esperienza indimenticabile»
AVEZZANO. Compelled 2 years ago to interrupt a Capistrello/Sante Marie match because the players started a riot on the field now Vanessa Maruccia, after one year's experience in the female first series championship has been called to direct an international match in Bosnia.

6 August 1999 - Il Centro

Bisegna, the municipality building on lease to a USA foundation. A university campus will be built too / Bisegna, affittato il Comune - Il Municipio in comodato a una fondazione Usa - In paese sorgerà anche un campus universitario
BISEGNA. To stop emigration Pio Forte, the mayor of Bisegna, decided to lease the municipality building to Iaf, presided over by Acunto Berardini, grandson of a Michele Berardini who left Bisegna in the early XX century for the USA where he founded a financial empire. Acunto was in search for an Italian seat and the mayor gave him the hostel and primary school, now empty: from 1,500 inhabitants in 1960 Bisegna now has only 180. It's an exceptional occasion to stop the decay of the place, says the mayor.

6 August 1999 - Il Centro

I fell into a ditch - Judge Verini tells about his adventure among blackberry bushes «Sono caduto in un dirupo» Il giudice Verini racconta la sua avventura tra i rovi
L'AQUILA. Angiolo Verini, 72, former judge, was found after five hours' searches at Cese di Preturo. He was looking for an old fine corner he remembered but fell down and was wounded, and then got lost. Wife Elda Fainella, a regional counsellor, called the emergency when she did not find him at home. he was found at 20.30 «To tell the truth I was frightened by so many people». Verini is a great mountain climber and trekker, and recommends not to leave the marked paths, to avoid what happened to him.

6 August 1999 - Il Centro

CAMPLI - Roasted pork festival / CAMPLI - La sagra della porchetta
CAMPLI. The 35th festival of the "porchetta" from 20 to 22 august will be accompanied by Brazilian dances and music this year, right from Rio's carnival. Also the pizza, festival on the 14 and 15.

6 August 1999 - Il Centro

Bobina, record little bitch - The owners: she's 27 years old - The astonished vet: if true, it's a Guinness record / Bobina, cagna da record - I proprietari: ha 27 anni - Il veterinario stupito: se fosse vero sarebbe da Guinness
PESCARA. In comparison to Bobina, a little female dog from San Giovanni Teatino, the Queen Mother is a baby: her age corresponds to 184 human years. In 1972, Rita Berarducci gave a small 2-color, short-haired puppy, to her neighbour Linda Di Marco. Bobina has been pregnant 53 times until 3 years ago she underwent a C-section. Vet Mauro Saccoccia says it's strange her teeth and movement are still so good. The oldest dog recorded is a 21-year-old English male.