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15 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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15 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Antonio Del Casale, who left for Argentina in 1951, will see his brothers again as in Carràmba (an Italian TV show which finds long-lost people). He is returning to Vasto 48 years later / Antonio Del Casale, partito per l'Argentina nel '51, tra pochi giorni rivedrà i fratelli Carràmba, torna a Vasto dopo 48 anni
VASTO - They asked "Carramba che sorpresa", to no avail. So they finally were able to convince their brother to take a 14-hour-long flight, half a century after he left. At last together for dinner, this 18 August, with seven brothers and sisters.

15 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

FROM THE APENNINES TO THE ANDES - The story of the silk-clothed anarchist - The love letters he wrote to his woman help rediscover Severino Di Giovanni / DAGLI APPENNINI ALLE ANDE La storia dell'anarchico vestito di seta - Le lettere d'amore scritte alla sua donna fanno riscoprire Severino Di Giovanni - by Mario D'Alessandro
His enemies said he wore white silk shirts and a black hat. Severino Di Giovanni was shot at 29 years old in Buenos Aires in 1931. His life is reconstructed in the novel "Un caffè molto dolce" (Ed. Bollati Boringhieri) by Maria Luisa Magagnoli, with the help of the letters sent to Giuseppina America Scarfò who after 68 years had his letters back in a public ceremony. Osvaldo Bayer too has written a book on this figure, "Severino Di Giovanni, l'idealista della violenza" (Ed. Planeta).

15 August 1999 - Il Centro

The fire is lit on Mount Morrone - Tonight the feast in honor of Celestine V begins. Traffic in the centre: less strict rules for residents
Tonight at 20 the fire will be lit on St. Peter Celestine's torch. Luciano Di Fabio, cyclist and rugby player, from Compostela, Spain, will carry the torch to L'Aquila on the 22nd, and the holy Door will be opened on the 28th. A new traffic plan for late August in L'Aquila.

15 August 1999 - Il Centro

FERRAGOSTO POPOLESE - Today timed car race and lobster festival / Oggi cronoscalata e sagra del gambero
POPOLI. Today the most waited-for events in Popoli, with a large number ot tourists and emigrants. In the next days San Rocco feast and Montepagano band.

15 August 1999 - Il Centro

PACENTRO - The joust - here are the riders / Torneo dei cavalieri - Ecco i concorrenti
PACENTRO. The following horse-riders will take part to the «Torneo dei Cavalieri di Antonio Caldora», this Sunday, August 22: Adriano Di Buccio (Sulmona), Andrea Bussi (Pacentro), Fabrizio Vitucci (Sulmona), Massimo Tofano (Prezza), Nicola Orsini (Sulmona), Cristian Di Cioccio (Sulmona) and Alessandro Di Tunno (Introdacqua). Two different individual races, during which they'll have to place rings on a pole. Joust master Marco Trabucco, herald Paolo Terracciano, historical parade organized by Gianfranco Colarossi.