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25 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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25 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

This no more Silone's land / Non c'è più la terra di Silone, by Paolo Traini
«I always loved Abruzzo, from the helicopter I could see the mountains, and Telespazio and the Physics Laboratory - who could best join nature and progress?» The Italian President remembered the poor forgotten Abruzzo that welcomed and protected him in winter 1943. Silone's Abruzzo has now become Europe's Abruzzo.

25 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

SPOLTORE - A 1000-year-old skeleton / Uno scheletro di mille anni fa, by Sergio Sciarra
During restoration at the Società Operaia, Spoltore, a finely preserved skeleton was found, teeth included. Dr Andrea Staffa, director of the Archeological Superintendency in Chieti, says the man died between the VI and IX century A.D., and the height and massive build point to his Lombard origin. Giustino Pace, Spoltore's historian, says the Lombards destroyed the ancient Roman houses in the area and established two settlements in Casaccio and Castellina. The place might have been a cemetery, since it was outside the walls of the village.

25 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Pescara changes - There is no protection for the wooden fishing huts called "trabocchi" - They will be demolished to restore the docks / Pescara che cambia. Il cinque ottobre l'annuncio della capitaneria ai proprietari: nessun vincolo protegge le costruzioni di legno, simbolo della marineria Il tramonto dei trabocchi - I casotti da pesca saranno demoliti per restaurare la banchina , by Sergio D'Agostino
The last seven, colorful trabocchi might disappear forever. There is no law to forbid this. But these traditional images of mariner's history, originally poor fishing huts, later luxury meeting places, are a piece of Pescara's heart.

25 September 1999 - Il Centro

Avezzano - Piazza Torlonia fountain, made by Capistrello stone-carvers, is 100 years old / La fontana compie 100 anni - Venne realizzata dagli scalpellini di Capistrello , by Alvaro Salvi, Marsica historian
The octagonal fountain, donated to the city by Anna Maria and Giulio Torlonia on 23 september 1899 rose at the edge of Avezzano, surrounded by all the rich palaces Iatosti, Sebastiani, Del Rosso-DiRenzo, Mazzenga, destroyed by the 1915 earthquake. The fountain commemorated the draining of Lake Fucino.