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13 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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13 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Ovindoli - the high-altitude jewel that was able to conquer the Pope / Il gioiello d'alta quota che seppe conquistare il Papa - by Pino Veri
OVINDOLI - The name comes from Covus venti. A cableway takes you up to 2,000 m a.s.l. to lie in the sun, than go back down to meet your friends in the village: a nice, cool summer for people otehrwise baking in Rome. But before the 1960's here there was almost only sheep-raising and agriculture. The cableway to Mount Magnola was the great fortune of Ovindoli. One of the earliest owners, Charles Rogers, was the USA vice consul in Rome. His daughter married a Roosevelt and called his son Theodore Roosevelt III. While in Pescasseroli winter tourism is for an elite, here it is more "popular". The most pressing problem now is parking space, and the new mayor, Simone Angelosante, 35, says he'll find a solution. Mass tourism? He does not care, only reminds you also the Pope came to ski here.

13 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Henry Jones, from London with a passion: Galeone / Henry Jones, da Londra con una passione: Galeone - by Alessandro Ricci
Henry William Jones, 23, British, came to the newspaper to speak about his thesis «What globalization means for the DeCecco firm» and ended with talking to his favourit player. He studied in Leeds, but with the Erasmus project came to Pescara, and made his thesis here. He fell in love with Pescara and Abruzzo. He speaks Italian wonderfully, but also dialect: «Ma ti rind cond : sò parlate 'nghe Galione. Quande sò vicchie e stinghe allu bbar, qua a Pescare, li ding arcundà». Abruzzo has one more citizen.

13 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Four glass windows by artist Michele Cianfrone inaugurated at San Nicola / Quattro vetrate dell'artista Cianfrone inaugurate alla Chiesa di San Nicola
LANCIANO - San Nicola's, in the ancient Sacca district, has four new stained glass windows, inaugurated by Archbishop mons. Enzio D'Antonio and Natalino Memmo, President of cultural association "Segni nel tempo". Also a sculpture exhibition was opened with works by young artists from Abruzzo and Marche: Stefania Di Fabrizio, Fabio D'Orsogna, Valentino Giampaoli, Manuela Mosca, Domenico Pagliarone, Marco Palmas, Lucia Picconi, Elisabetta Ricci, Antonio Robertello, Guido Appiciutoli, Nicoletta De Luca, Lino Di Ciano. Monsignor Enzio D'Antonio also promised a restoration of the XIV-century belltower, where medieval frescoes have been recently discovered.

13 August 1999 - Il Centro

Collemaggio: this Sunday the basilica is re-opened before the time estimated for the restoration - At 11 Mass celebrated by the archbishop / Domenica riapre la basilica - Anticipati i tempi rispetto al previsto: alle 11 messa celebrata dal vescovo
L'AQUILA. This 15 august the basilica, closed for one year for a massive restoration, will again appear in all its splendor, At 11 Monsignor Giuseppe Molinari will celebrated a mass accompanied by chorus. On the 18 the Holy Door too will be back in place, only the facade will still keep construction cages. On 29 August, at 11 a Mass celebrated by Mons. Molinari will be broadcast live on national TV network Rai 1, maybe from Collemaggio itself. That will be a great event to launch the image of the city and reinforce the historical and religious importance of St. Peter from Morrone, Pope Celestine V.

13 August 1999 - Il Centro

Valle di Grave - The griffin returns - The municipality of Scanno has given 20 hectares to the Ministry for a natural reservation devoted to the "vulture", which only feeds on animal carcasses and will become a tourist attraction / Torna il grifone - Il Comune di Scanno ha concesso al ministero venti ettari per istituire una riserva naturale dedicata all' «avvoltoio» Il rapace si ciba solamente di carogne di animali e sarà un'attrattiva turistica by Ilde Galante
SCANNO. In Valle di Grave a new reservation for this vulture, which disappeared from the Apennines decades ago, will soon be established. The griffin (Gypus Fulvus) is a big vulture and can weigh up to 10 kg, with a wing opening up to 2.5 metres. It is a highly social animal and, since he only feeds on carrions, non only it does not damage agriculture, but is useful in eliminating disease coming from dead animals. A first reserve was recently established on Monte Velino.

13 August 1999 - Il Centro

180 musicians and a great success at «Città di Capistrello» Prize / 180 musicisti e grande successo del premio «Città di Capistrello» - by Ilenia Di Pascasio
CAPISTRELLO. 6th edition of National Accordion Prize «Città di Capistrello», with participants from 10 Italian region and a jury presided by Paolo Picchio and consisting of 25 famous "maestros". The winners: Daniele Rea and Giacomo De Luca for the Di Marco repertoire; Eleonora Tomassetti for classical music; Emanuela Lombardozzi, Cristian Giorgi, Daniela Tappetti and Angelo Miele in the general category. Special guests: Gennaro Ruffolo from Cosenza, Giuliano Cameli, Alessandro Vessella and Vladimir Zubitsky Kiev, the accordion world champion.