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21 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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21 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Fara San Martino - It's time for the traditional pasta festival / E' il momento della tradizionale sagra della pasta
One of the most waited-for appointments in the pasta capital, today and tomorrow. The celebrated De Cecco pasta will be prepared by cook Levino D'Antonio. Here's the menu of the first course: spaghetti with lamb ragout; amatriciana perciatelli ; linguine with tuna and peas sauce; gnocchetti with salmone and broccoli; penne with zucchini cream; farese mezzi rigatoni; fusilli with eggplant and zucchini. Also sausages if you have not had enough. More events in the following days too.

21 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

PRIEST WANTED - Ari's Mayor: «Let's all go to Rome. The Pope will listen to us» / AAA...CERCASI PRETE - Il sindaco di Ari: «Tutti a Roma, il Papa ci ascolterà» - by Gabriele Di Giuseppe
Renato D'Alessandro wants a parish priest for Ari, where for seven years now the church has been empty. The previous priest fled after a shameful story was discovered, and the one before him said he had invented a miraculous oil. Lanciano diocesis asked them to be patient, but now the Arese have had enough. They will go to Rome by bus if necessary this 5 September. The mayor and council are also ready to chain themselves on top of the church bell-tower.

21 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Silone's death - Let the left remember the "unarmed prophet" / La morte di Silone - La sinistra si ricordi del "profeta disarmato" - by Gianni Melilla *
On 22 August 1978 Ignazio Silone died in Geneva. Though always inspired from politics, he never belonged to a party. His characters are expatriates, clandestines, victims of dictators. He refused violence for a libertarian socialism. Fascism persecuted him, killed his brother, expelled him from his native Pescina. All the Italian left owes something to Silone. But for us Abruzzese Silone is much more, he tells about the poetry of our landscape: the stone houses, villages, mountains.
*DS Regional Secretary and President of Regione Abruzzo Comitato Silone

21 August 1999 - Il Centro

Success of «Argentoverde» craftswork exhibition - over 4000 visitors / L'artigianato di «Argentoverde» miete successi - Oltre quattromila visitatori alla mostra organizzata dall'Auser - by Ercole D'Alessandro
PENNE. Fifth edition of «Argentoverde-espressioni creative e culturali di ieri e di oggi», organized by Auser in Penne historical centre: the craftsmasters explained their techniques and showed their works. The President of Auser, Silvia Marcelli, thinks this is the right direction to increase jobs and preserve traditions. All the workshops were full of visitors: the embroidery with Lucia Cardone, Erminia Di Teodoro and Franca Foschini, goldsmiths shops with Valeria Perilli and Damiano Petrucci; wroughtiron with Valentino Colangeli and Enzo Azzurrini, ceramics with Paolo De Pamphilis, Antonio Moretti, Barbara D'Addazio and Francesca Paolini.

21 August 1999 - Il Centro

CASTEL DEL MONTE - Witches' Night / Notte delle Streghe
One thousand people to the IV edition of "La notte delle streghe" in Castel del Monte, for the re-enactement of «Ru rite de re sette sporte» to exorcise children.