24 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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24 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

TRASACCO - Padre Costantino's miracles / I »miracoli» di padre Costantino , by Loreto Taricone
Capucine father Costantino Puglielli, parish priest of Madonna del Perpetuo soccorso, could have been a renowned architect and engineer. He looked after the restoration of the church, on nearby lands built fields for volleyball, basketball, calcetto, a skating ring, a gym and a bar; then started 250-million-Lire belltower. He was not able just to obtain a children's playground. Also mayor Ranalletta often goes to him for advice

24 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

GIULIANOVA - Italian Americans find a relative, Campli's former mayor - Gli italo-americani scovano il parente: è l'ex sindaco di Campli, Di Pietro
The Lepores from Philadelphia were successful in their second search day: Edmondo Di Pietro, 62, a mayor for 26 years, is the son of Maddalena Lepore, whose father Pasquale Lepore was brother to Giuseppe, the emigrant to the USA who is the ancestor of all the Lepores now searching. Edmondo Di Pietro has a brother and sister too. Later on group pictures and much crying (of joy).

24 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Ciampi's visit to Pescara - Congratulations to Abruzzo - La visita di Ciampi - Il Presidente oggi a Pescara - «Complimenti all'Abruzzo, passi avanti straordinari» - by Giancarlo de Risio
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi did not keep to the schedule. When workers called him in L'Aquila, he went to speak to them. Then he spoke about the problems of unemployment and the economy before the 108 mayors of the province of L'Aquila «Abruzzo has advanced greatly while preserving the basic values of social stability, honesty, deeply-felt family life, and succeeded in breaking its age-old isolation» Then he remembered when, a young officer hunted by the Nazi, he was saved by Abruzzese mountain people.

24 September 1999 - Il Centro

An agreement between national newspaper Corriere della Sera and abruzzese emigrant in Venezuela to publish in South America / L'emigrante che pubblica il Corriere della Sera - Accordo tra il quotidiano milanese e Vincenzo Razetti, editore in Venezuela
Vincenzo Razetti, 64, left Cepagatti for Venezuela 30 years ago. He is the publisher of one of the most important Italian newspapers in South America, "La voce d'Italia". For some weeks now his paper comprises the "Corriere della Sera". the agreement was signed in Caracas two days ago during a party in the presence of the Venezuelan president, Corrsera Director Ferruccio De Bortoli, journalist Enzo Biagi and the EU general Secretary Enrico Vinci. Vincenzo Razetti started with a small photo lab; now he manucactures furnace ovens and has bought "La voce d'Italia", founded in 1949 by another Abruzzese, Gaetano Bafile, from L'Aquila.

24 September 1999 - Il Centro

The Abruzzese shepherd dog emigrates - Norwegian breeders say this is the best sheep dog - Ten students from Norway / Il mastino abruzzese «emigra» - Gli allevatori norvegesi: è il cane migliore per difendere le greggi - Dieci studenti stanno imparando le tecniche di addestramento - by Danea Campanella
10 norwegian students of sheep-raising are preparing for a master in Abruzzese shepherd dog raising at «Rotolo Gregorio» farm, Scanno and at «Asca» cooperative, Anversa. In Norway sheep are attacked by bears and wolves, which are now protected species so the only defence is a sheep dog, and the best it seems is the Abruzzese shepherd, which develops an attachment to the sheep and not to the territory as other dogs do.