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8 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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8 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

Course for would-be speleologists / Corso pratico e teorico per aspiranti speleologi
The 16th beginner's course in Speleology will be held by the Chieti Speleo Club and directed by Michele Bucciarelli from 8 November to 12 December. On Mondays and Thursdays theory, on Sundays visits to the most intriguing grottos in Abruzzo (for information e-mail:larovere@pe.abol.it).

8 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

Ortona - Monument to remember Canadians soldiers who died in the 1943 battle / Un monumento per ricordare i caduti canadesi nella battaglia del '43, by Barbara Verì
A bronze statue to thank the Canadian nation for the sacrifice of many of its children will be presented today. The work of Canadian sculptor Robert Surette, the statue was financed by the Canadian people. Last 24 December Canadian and German veterans who fought against each other at the Ortona Battle had a reconciliation dinner together in Santa Maria di Costantinopoli. The basement prepared in Ortona for the statue is made with fragments from the ruins of the city after the heavy bombing.

8 October 1999 - Il Centro

Biking through five municipalities in the Peligna Valley / In bici per la Valle Peligna - Il progetto ideato dai sindaci riguarda Pratola, Roccacasale, Corfinio, Raiano e Vittorito, by Angela Baglioni
A special biking lane will be built in the territory of Pratola Peligna, Roccacasale, Corfinio, Raiano and Vittorito, which will connect the northern part of the valley to the Park and the railway. The mayors are to meet shortly to discuss the technical and financial matters involved.

8 October 1999 - Il Centro

Jubilee and tourism for Australian Tour Operators / Giubileo e turismo - Tour operator australiani in città
The province of Chieti, in order to promote culture, art, gastronomy abroad, has invited a number of Australian operators for an Education tour which will take them to L'Aquila and the Gran Sasso on the first day, the Parco nazionale d'Abruzzo, Civitella Alfedena and Scanno on the second day, Valle del Sangro, Fara San Martino, Lanciano and Ortona on the third and finally the Museo Capitolare di Atri.