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18 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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18 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Niece Annabella Sciorra back to Carunchio from Hollywood, where she worked with Stallone, Bon Jovi and Robin Williams, for grandmother filomena 100th birthday / Annabella Sciorra, la nipote abruzzese, è tornata a Carunchio. Ha lavorato con Stallone Bon Jovi e Robin Williams - by Gianni Quagliarella
Annabella Sciorra has not forgotten her Abruzzese roots, in the Vastese village of carunchio, which his father left in 1951. After becoming a vet, her father married in New York and had four children. A little relax for Annabella, who will start filming again in October in Canada, and then on the theatre stages in New York, in the role of a 25-year-old Jewish girl. Annabella danced at 13, then her first part in a movie was in True Love, then first actress in Copland and Asteroid. There will be a big party for her lively grandmother today in Carunchio.

18 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

The story - Carlo Autiero on the six months that the Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi spent in Abruzzo as a clandestine in 1944, taking refuge in Scanno and on the Maiella / La storia/Carlo Autiero racconta i sei mesi trascorsi da Carlo Azeglio Ciampi in Abruzzo: era l'autunno del '44 «Il mio amico Presidente» «Arrivò a Scanno a piedi, vivemmo da clandestini. Poi la Maiella» - by Antonio Mancini
To escape Nazi persecutions, Ciampi took refuge in Scanno, where also Guido Calogero, his former university teacher, was under hiding. They spoke of the future of Italy from the ruins of Fascism, and visited friends in Sulmona, "Santuccio", Sante Cantelmi, and his wife Angiolina, where local anti-fascists usually met. The Cantelmi family later emigrated to Argentina, where their daughter is still living. The partisans in Sulmona organized the journey through the Maiella when the weather was very bad, so that it was more difficult for the Germans to discover them. Ciampi was safely brought beyond German lines, and after decades that old friendship still remains.

18 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

In L'Aquila the State Archive open on Sunday mornings for a Jubilee exhibition / Per l'Archivio di Stato apertura domenicale e mostra sul Giubileo
Within the project "Sulle vie del Giubileo", the archive in L'Aquila will be open for researchers and visitors also on Sunday mornings until 19 december. There will be guided tours and an exhibition "Un Giubileo prima del Giubileo", that is to say the Aquilan perdonanza, established before the first jubilee in Rome in 1300.

18 September 1999 - Il Centro

CAMPLI - The holy stairs opens - Oggi riapre la scala santa
Today, tomorrow and on Monday the faithful will climb on their kneels the steps towards the sanctuary to obtain a pardon of their sins, according to an ancient document granted by the Pope to the sanctuary.