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26 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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26 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Chieti - Pietrelcina twinship for Padre Pio / Tra Chieti e Pietrelcina gemellaggio per Padre Pio
At San Giustino Cathedral, Chieti, a concert in honor of Blessed Padre Pio. Chieti's mayor Nicola Cucullo donated an olive plant, Pietrelcina's mayor a piece of the earth from Piana Romana. Archbishop Menichelli stressed the importance of following the friar's example instead of just distributing his pictures.

26 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

L'Aquila enjoys the top positions for life quality in Italy - Safe streets, good health, but too little green / Ma è anche il capoluogo in cui le strade sono più sicure e la sanità funziona bene. Soltanto il verde è poco - "All'Aquila c'è l'aria più pura" Una ricerca indica la nostra città tra quelle in cui si vive meglio in Italia - by Giancarlo De Risio
First among regional capitals with the lowest mortality from smoke and pollution, seventh for street safety, ninth for health. All the figures.

26 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Roseto - I was alone in hell in Taiwan / «Io da solo nell'inferno e le macerie di Taiwan»
ROSETO - Gary Fontana, 27, a degree in Chinese, was in Taiwan for a business meeting. He tells about his experience of the earthquake on the 12th floor of a modern hotel. Then he rushed towards an open-air parking place, from where he saw the city crumble to pieces. His mother Jennifer Ashton has a pizzeria in Roseto.

26 September 1999 - Il Centro

Opi - 70 micologists (mushroom experts) for an international congress / All'iniziativa partecipano settanta micologi - Convegno internazionale sullo studio dei funghi
An international meeting on mushrooms in the Mediterranean area, organized by Gema (gruppo ecologico micologico abruzzese) and the Department of Science of the University of L'Aquila. Also present prof Moser from Innsbruck, the best-known micologist in the world.

26 September 1999 - Il Centro

Castelli - a 10th century Benedictine abbey just unearthed / Riemerge dalla terra abbazia benedettina del 1000
Ancient San Salvatore, built between 900 and 1000 by Benedictine monks, might give great information on the origin of the ceramics art of the area.