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22 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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22 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Avezzano's mayor Spallone off to Moscow to say farewell to friend Raissa / Il sindaco di Avezzano Spallone andrà a rendere omaggio alla moglie di Gorbaciov "Al funerale della mia amica Raissa" - by Maria A. D'Alessandro
Mario Spallone, Avezzano's mayor, was finally able to get a flight in order to be near friend Gorbacev just one ore before the funeral. The friendship developed when Spallone, a former Communist leader, used to visit the USSR and Gorbacev was not yet known.

22 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Avezzano - 2 million Lire fine for disturbing protected birds while paragliding / Condannato: aveva sorvolato con il parapendio i nidi di uccelli protetti - Costa due milioni disturbare i grifoni - by Pino Veri
Danilo Angius, a paragliding instructor, fined yesterday by judge Paola Boiano for organizing years ago a competition that followed a route touching the San Benedetto Grotto, a protected area for Abruzzese vultures. Paragliders say airplanes fly in the area undisturbed, and state their silent sails are not feared by birds.

22 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

BUSSI - A walk amid masters' secrets - A rosebush among the vineyards: Zaccagnini's latest idea / A spasso tra i segreti dei maestri - Un roseto tra le vigne - È l'ultima trovata - di Ciccio Zaccagnini, by Floriana Bucci
White wines are already brewing and red grapes are being harvested. In Bolognano Marcello Zaccagnini is developing the «2000 Vineyard project»: a new red from four different Montepulciano clones, at the end of each vineyard line a rosebush of a different color. Roses will get sick before the vineyards, and allow the time to cure the latter. Every year the Zaccagnini winery produces 500,000 bottles, with labels signed by great artists. In Tocco da Casauria another meeting between wine and art in the Filomusi Guelfi canteen with rare, ancient books. In the Pescara Valley culture is frequenly going to the cellar.