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9 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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9 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Success of «Commerciando in città». Pescara centre invaded by stalls. Fines and help difficult among the crowd of visitors. More than 100,000 people shopping. Chaos in traffic. / Successo di «Commerciando in città». Il centro invaso dagli ambulanti. Raffica di multe e soccorsi difficili tra la folla di visitatori - Una festa tra le bancarelle - Più di centomila persone fanno shopping, traffico in tilt
Fourth edition of the street market fair in Pescara. Great business for restaurants, pubs and pizzerias. Via Firenze, corso Umberto, via Fabrizi and via Venezia closed to the traffic. On show merchandise of any kind, 300 merchants from all over Italy: food, houseware, clothes, footwear, toys, tattoo stands, taroc readers. A good idea to fight the hypermarkets and discount stores.

9 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Life is beautiful, and is getting longer and longer / La vita è bella, e diventa sempre più lunga
In the statistics for longevity, Abruzzo-Molise is fifth with an average 81.3 years for women and 75.4 for men. People live longest in Marche (82.2 years for women and 76.3 for men), the shortest in Campania (79.2 years for women and 73.4 for men).

9 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Pescasseroli. Writer finds hanged dog. Dacia Maraini, horror in the Park / La scrittrice trova un cane impiccato - Dacia Maraini, l'horror nel Parco
PESCASSEROLI - Well-known writer Dacia Maraini, holidaying in the Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, discovered a cruel episode last morning while walking among the "Colli nascosti": a big black dog had been tortured and hung to a tree. She was petrified at the sight, also thinking of all the organization needed to capture the dog and hang it. The episode has been denounced and is under investigation.

9 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

In the last two years a rainfall of millions on our province / NEGLI ULTIMI DUE ANNI Una pioggia di milioni sulla nostra provincia
Brecciarola - A 30-year-long fortune story from 6 january 1969, when mr Giampietro won the National Lottery and underwent neverending troubles, to last Saturday's 5+1 win in the Superenalotto. Below the long fortune calendar of Football pools, lottery and lotto wins.

9 August 1999 - Il Centro

From 22nd to 29th august with «Nuova acropoli»: one week's campus in the Abruzzese parks / Dal 22 al 29 con «Nuova acropoli» - Una settimana a scuola di natura nei parchi abruzzesi
SAN PIO DELLE CAMERE. Cultural Association «Nuova acropoli» has organized for the last week in August a nature campus with the help of the Civil Protection service, l'Aquila Aeroclub, the Municipality of Comune di San Pio delle Camere and the Regional department for the Parks. The schedule: four days' excursions, one in each of the parks, under the guidance of experts. Then meetings with specialists from various areas, and special lessons in fire prevention.

9 August 1999 - Il Centro

Bisenti. The pilgrims left on Saturday night, and arrived yesterday morning at Isola. Three thousand on foot to San Gabriele's / Bisenti, il corteo di pellegrini è partito sabato sera ed è arrivato ieri mattina ad Isola - In tremila a piedi a San Gabriele - by Carlo Giannascoli
BISENTI. 3000 for the XXI edition of the pilgrimage from the Fino valley to San Gabriele's Sanctuary in Isola del Gran Sasso. Five mayors present on the road, prayers, water and coffee along the path. At the arrival the group was blessed by a Father of the congregation, and a mass was celebrated by Father Nike. Then home, by car this time.