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3 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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3 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

"Sorriso" (=smile) and old Antonio betrayed by their beloved sea / »Sorriso» e il vecchio Antonio, traditi dal mare tanto amato - by Sergio Cinquino
Renato Di Tollo, 39 and about to get married, and Antonio Serafini, 59, from Ortona drowned yesterday on their fishboat, the "Leone Acciaiuoli", which was named after the famous ship which brought the body of San Tommaso back to Ortona from Chio. The two mariners tried the sea even if conditions were bad because they needed the money and trusted their long experience too much. Renato's body has not been found yet, while Antonio's wife, waiting on the dock, could see her husband's body recovered. The two men were the leaders of the fishing community in Ortona, where nobody yet can believe they'll never see them again.

3 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Amateur theatre: 20th anniversary for the "Gruppo" / Teatro amatoriale: una festa per i vent'anni del »Gruppo» - by Clarida Salvatori
"Dialect theatre is not second-rate: a dialect is a language in its own right" says Franco Villani, inaugurating the celebrations for the 20th year of activity, which will offer dialect pieces, a prize for secondary school students, a photographic exhibition and a regional meeting «Il teatro amatoriale abruzzese». Villani would like to establish a theatre festival for Abruzzese groups, which would be the first of its kind in Italy.

3 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Bad weather - Fear by night in Giulianova Alta, large damages on the seaside and in Val Vibrata. An uprooted pinetree falls on a cage and a tiger escapes / Maltempo. Paura nella notte a Giulianova Alta, ancora danni ingenti e incidenti sulla costa e in Vibrata - Pino sradicato dal vento si abbatte sulla gabbia dei felini, fugge una tigre - by Francesco Marcozzi
GIULIANOVA - In a cage in the Circo Italiano a tiger that had just delivered three, was frightened and only the skill of tamer Stefano Rossi could take her back. Nobody slept in the houses nearby. Floods and road accidents almost everywhere.

3 September 1999 - Il Centro

After 26 years don Dino leaves Castiglione / The priest is moved, but the village rises and asks the Pope for help / Dopo 26 anni don Dino lascia Castiglione - Parroco trasferito ma il paese si ribella e si rivolge al papa - by Patrizia Lupini
CASTIGLIONE A CASAURIA. Local residents cannot understand why Don Dino, a spiritual guide for all the community, has been moved to Pescara; he has always been a friend to everybody, and a great youth leader. So the Castiglionesi are preparing an appeal to the Pope.