1 October 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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1 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

A truly unlucky painter - Saturnino Gatti spelt »Santurino» in the cover of Abruzzo white pages / Sbagliata la didascalia sull'elenco telefonico Telecom. È stato ribattezzato »Santurino» - Saturnino Gatti, un pittore davvero sfortunato
Now that he was going to become famous thanks to the cover dedicated to his works, Saturnino's name is mis-spelt. Born in San Vittorino in 1463 he died in L'Aquila in a still extant house in 1521. His works can be admired in l'Aquila, in the Abbey of Santo Spirito, Sulmona and in Santa Caterina, Terranova (Calabria). His masterpiece is a Madonna in trono con il Bambino in the Museo nazionale d'Abruzzo.

1 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

After 8 years' restoration the sanctuary of the Madonna d'Appari, near Paganica, shines again for all the faithful / Dopo otto anni di certosino lavoro della Sovrintendenza nella chiesa tanto cara ai paganichesi - Restauri finiti, la Madonna d'Appari torna a splendere - by Federica Farda
Eight years ago the restoration of the precious wooden organ began, and meanwhile 14th-century frescos were discovered under the plaster. Every Tuesday after Easter the people from Paganica walk to the Sanctuary where, according to the tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared to shepherdess Maddalena Chiaravalle. Many young couples choose this small church built in the middle of spectacular rock walls, beside a clear river, for their wedding day.

1 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

Selta Telematica, a firm from Tortoreto, presents to Milan's SMAU a new cabling system / L'azienda di Tortoreto presenta alla Smau un innovativo sistema di cablaggio La Selta conquista Milano - by Alex de Palo
Selta, in co-operation with US Vertical Networks, has developed Instantoffice, a unique new platform that integrates computer telephony and the Internet, catering with one network for small offices with up to 100 workstations.

1 October 1999 - Il Centro

Celebrations for Rocky Marciano on the 30th anniversary of his death at Ripa Teatina / Festa per Rocky Marciano - Ripa ricorda il pugile a trent'anni dalla morte - Teatro e cori. Mattioli inaugurerà la kermesse, by Duilio Rabottini
Sport, cuisine, folklore in honor of Rocky Marciano, world champion from 1952 to 1956, who never lost a match. On the occasion a new Abruzzese magazine will be presented: "Pianeta Abruzzo" published in Francavilla. Also folk songs with «Crecchie Cant» from Crecchio and «Abruzze Me» from Ripa Teatina.