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12 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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12 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

Census: 60 chamois in the Gran Sasso Park / Censimento: sono 60 i camosci del Parco del Gran Sasso
One hundred volunteers trekking from Vado di Sole to Val Chiarino have counted 60 chamois. The camoscio d'Abruzzo is the only Italian species in the red list of endangered mammals. The species became extinct in the area in 1892 due to massive hunting, and only a few specimens survived in the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. The reintroduction of the chamois in the Gran Sassso is therefore a great success.

12 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

The least and lowest - Most desperate life of Diana, a tramp living in Piazza Unione with all her poor merchandise of Christmas decorations and empty cans / La città degli ultimi. Sempre più strana e disperata la vita della barbona di piazza Unione. Adesso espone tutta la sua triste mercanzia in un'aiuola sparti-traffico - Palle di Natale e lattine sulla bancarella di Diana, by Ernesto Grippo
Solitude and indifference at the crossing-lights of a mentally impaired woman who doesn't want to leave the street. The Caritas also offered her a room in a hotel, but the pavement is her home. People try to speak to her, she doesn't understand.

12 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

Folk music is the attraction at the Transadriatica Show / E' la musica popolare la star di Transadriatica
Tonight at 21 Il Passagallo, Abruzzese group of folk songs directed by Carlo Di Silvestre will present our folk history through the songs connected to prayers, satire, work life, lullabies and ballads from the oral tradition of the Abruzzese people.

12 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

CARSOLI - a cuisine master / Centofanti, un »maestro di cucina»
Seven delegations from the Accademia italiana della Cucina met in Carsoli to award Lanfranco Centofanti with the "Cucina eccellente" diploma for his restaurant "L'Angolo d'Abruzzo". The vice-president of the Academy Luigi Dell'Osso, praised "L'Angolo d'Abruzzo" for the perfect balance of the food and the wines.

12 October 1999 - Il Centro

Don Roberto Miccoli, the parish priest of Torricella Peligna, is removed from his seat for Manoppello - Sadly he will abandon his youths and elderly / Il parroco di Torricella Peligna trasferito a Manoppello - Don Roberto Miccoli: «Volevo dare un futuro ai giovani e la sicurezza agli anziani» - by Gino Melchiorre
Don Roberto, a former hospital worker, then a hard-working priest in Torricella for some years, was officially called as parish priest for Manoppello. In Torricella only Roberto and the mayor knew, but now everybody is astonished, though Don Roberto could only say «Let God's will be fulfilled».

12 October 1999 - Il Centro

Pratola Peligna - The winners of the Emigration prize / Premio emigrazione, ecco i vincitori - sabato la cerimonia in Comune
23rd Edition of the "Premio emigrazione" for journalism, fiction and poetry, organized by bulletin La Voce dell'Emigrante. The jury, made by Antonio Del Giudice (Director of Il Centro), Vittorio Esposito, Liliana Biondi, Ilio Di Iorio, Angelo De Bartolomeis and Pratola mayor, Corrado Di Bacco, chose among 60 works. Awards to David Rovai, Lucca, for journalism; fiction to Claudia Marinelli, Bracciano (Roma), and poetry to Sandra Cirani, Genoa.