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13 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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13 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Avezzano welcomes the new pastor / E Avezzano saluta il suo nuovo pastore - by Filippo Fabrizi
Lucio Angelo Renna is the new bishop for the Marsian diocesis. The important consecration was attended by Region President Antonio Falconio and all the mayors of the area, as well as a large crowd of faithful and priests. In his first speech Bishop Lucio Renna stressed the importance for a community to work for the youth and the needy.

13 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Vasto. After 2 hours surgery a 2-mt washing rope extracted. Witchcraft from my relatives, he says / Operato, l'intervento è durato due ore: è salvo - Ingoia una corda da bucato di due metri - "I parenti mi hanno fatto una fattura"
Antonio B., a 73-year-old vastese pensioner, told the surgeons an incredible story: a former emigrant, he underwent urgent surgery last Saturday tor terrible pains in the abdomen: in his stomach pieces of a rope usually used to hang the laundry. He says his relatives changed his bowels into ropes with witchcraft.

13 September 1999 - Il Centro

The Cetrullo saga, like a novel - The founder's grandson tells the story / LA STORIA - La saga dei Cetrullo - Come un romanzo la storia della fornace - Giuseppe il nipote del fondatore racconta: "Tutto iniziò nel '37..."
With his favourite horse grandfather Ercole Cetrullo carried salt from the harbor to the deposit. In 1937 he decided with brother Pasquale to buy the "Fabbrica di laterizi e prodotti ceramici" in Castellamare Adriatico, a 4,000 square meters structure. Hard work since then, 100 employees, always a smile on his face, the first to come and the last to leave the workplace. The furnace was shut down in 1973 and finally demolished in 1980. Don Ercole used to say "one generation build, another keeps, the following destroys».

13 September 1999 - Il Centro

CITTA' S. ANGELO - Grapes festival / A crowd for Bacchus parade - Ten carts on the 21st edition / SAGRA DELL'UVA - Folla per la parata di Bacco - Dieci carri alla 21sima edizione della manifestazione - by Paolo Antonilli
A large crowd for the event on a wonderful, sunny day. Bacchus (alias Roberto Ruggieri) and fascinating companion (Manuela Gianvito) opened the parade on a waggon drawn by oxen (from Atri). The public voted for the best waggon. Great imagination in all the waggons.

13 September 1999 - Il Centro

Teramo is richer - Investments and savings rise / Teramo si scopre più ricca - In provincia sono aumentati gli investimenti e i risparmi - by Antonella Formisani
The province of Teramo is richer than 2 years ago. All the data from the Bank of Italy.