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1 September 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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1 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Magical month from ancient Rome to our days / Mese magico dall'antica Roma ai giorni nostri
LANCIANO - For centuries now in September all the city festivals, originated probably from the pagan homage to the goddess of Abundance to favour a good harvest. Then in the 11th century a statue of Our Lady was found under Diocletianus' bridge, and a "festa della Madonna" is recorded since the XVII century, though officially inaugurated on 15 september 1833. The tradition also says that Lanciano was founded on 1 september 1181 B.C., by Solimo, a Trojan who escaped from the Aegean city at the same time as Eneas. September was the month of Fairs and markets and of the Mastrogiurato appointment, which will be re-enacted this Sunday.

1 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

«I want to walk again to celebrate Year 2000» / «Voglio tornare a camminare, per festeggiare il Duemila» - by Pierpaolo Marchetti
At Monte Catone, Imola, in a Rehabilitation Institute, so many youths on wheelchairs. We've come to met Andrea Faieta from Collecorvino, Province of Pescara, 22, red hair and an attempt to a beard, who suffered a C6 injury while playing soccer with his friends. This injury may affect also the upper limbs, but Andrea was "lucky": after massive rehabilitation he can now raise a leg at a time, and move his toes. «Soon the new millennium is starting. I hope to move my first steps in the Year 2000, even with two walking-sticks. I think I can do it ...»

1 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

»LA PORTA PER IL TERZO MILLENNIO» - The book is sold out in a few hours / Il libro va a ruba in poche ore - by Federica Farda
Great success of "La porta per il Terzo millennio: L'Aquila" by the Aquilante association - The copies available were all sold out in five minutes. The modern guide, accompanied by a CD-Rom, was hunted mainly by local residents.

1 September 1999 - Il Centro

Works of Art in town - Roseto and Castelli, a Jubilee joint venture to make a crib and a Via crucis / OPERE D'ARTE IN CITTA' - Roseto e Castelli - Un accordo per il Giubileo: Saranno realizzati un presepio alla villa e una Via crucis - by Federico Centola
Castelli Art Institute will make a crib for the Chapel in Roseto Villa Comunale, and on one of the ancient hill tracks to Montepagano low-relief columns will be placed. Adriana Piatti from Roseto administration and Vincenzo Di Giosaffatte, the principal of Castelli Art Institute, met to discuss details.

1 September 1999 - Il Centro

The Art Suprintendency announces Hercules will stay in Chieti - Mayor says no to the theft / La Soprintendenza annuncia: l'Ercole Curino resterà a Chieti - IL CASO Il sindaco replica «No allo scippo»
SULMONA. The precious bronze statue, found at the feet of Mount Morrone, Sulmona, 40 years ago will stay in Chieti. Nobody is happy in Sulmona, which is striving hard to obtain its own museums. «The Hercules belongs to Sulmona and must return here» replies mayor Bruno Di Masci «we'll soon have an archaelogical museum too».

1 September 1999 - Il Centro

At Pescara State Archive longer visit hours - Four afternoons to spread culture and history / All'Archivio di Stato orari più lunghi per le visite - Quattro pomeriggi di apertura per divulgare cultura e storia
From today up to 31 december four more afternoons and a painting exhibition with works by Vittorio Amadio, Albert Casals, Marisa Marconi, Joaquim Pujol up to 20 September and a collection from journal «Oggi e Domani», from late September to 27 November.