14 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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14 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Young tortoise saved by fishermen. Attacked by parasites in the nets, it is being cured now / Una giovane tartaruga salvata dai pescatori Attaccata dai parassiti, è finita nelle reti. Ora viene curata dagli uomini della capitaneria - by Alessia Camplone
Unusual rescue, a Caretta-Caretta tortoise was found one mile off Montesilvano. The fishermen were going to put it back into the sea when they saw the parasites so they decided to take it to the capitaneria. To kill the parasites, she was put in a special water.

14 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

CURIOSITY - the ancient borough a TIM (telephone company) testimonial / LA CURIOSITA' - L'antico borgo testimonial Tim - by Alessio Anzuini
No Naomi Campbell or Cindy Crawford, but Santo Stefano di Sessaniowas chosen as testimonial for a new professional cellphone campaign. Until 26 september images of the «casa del capitano» will appear on major Italian newspapers. Romolo Continenza, professor of the Aquilan University, says it is one of the best preserved XIII- century villages in Italy. The message: a cellphone to work even in the most remote places.

14 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

SCANNO - Walks on the lake waters in two hours / Attraversa tutto il lago in due ore riuscendo a »camminare» sull'acqua
Roberto Gatta, 50 years old, crossed the lake walking on the waters, a new martial art technique called "pattling". The lake of Scanno is 2 km long, 40 mt deep and the waters below 20 degrees centigrade. The tecnique requires keeping the arms raised above the waters and simulating "walking" with the legs.

14 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Prestigious "Frentano d'Oro" awarded to Marcello De Cecco / ASSEGNATO IL PRESTIGIOSO PREMIO - Il »Frentano d'oro» a De Cecco
In the splendid Fenaroli theatre, Lanciano, prof. Marcello De Cecco, famous economist, historian and journalist, received the prize for his achievements.

14 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

10,000 people waking until sunrise - Lanciano's longest night / IN DIECIMILA A TIRAR L'ALBA - La notte più lunga di Lanciano
Once a year on the 14th September Lancianese wake up at 4 a.m. to watch a firework show. This marked the beginning of the 3-day festival. Today horse-race, band concert and another concert with the "Il canzoniere della ritta e della manca" group and more fireworks by night.

14 September 1999 - Il Centro

MANOPPELLO - No flowers for my funeral - His last thought to Manoppello's voluntary workers / Niente fiori al mio funerale - L'ultimo pensiero ai volontari di Manoppello soccorso
Enrico Marinelli, 84 years old, wished the money usually spent on flowers should go to the «Manoppello soccorso» association. After the funeral his sons gave 2,550,000 lire to Pietro Rapposelli, president of the association founded in 1994 which last year was called 395 times, and already 200 this year.