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14 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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14 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

CNN team in Manoppello for a documentary on the Volto Santo / Troupe della Cnn a Manoppello per il Volto Santo
From Manoppello to the world thanks to CNN next Tuesday on USA and Latin America networks. Interest in the precious relic grew thanks to the researches done by Padre Heinrich Pfeiffer and Prof. Donato Vittore.

14 October 1999 - Il Centro

San Benedetto dei Marsi - The founder of Il Filo d'Oro has left us / È scomparsa la fondatrice del Filo d'oro
Sabina Santilli, native of San Benedetto dei Marsi, founder of the Filo d'Oro, an association located in Osimo devoted to the assistance of blind and deaf children, died last night at 82 years old. She, a blind-deaf herself from 7 years old, learned four languages. For her activity in favour of blind and deaf children she received by Pope John Paul the "Pro ecclesia et Pontefice" award, and by the Italian Republic the order of Grand'ufficiale al merito. The association declares that, in spite of her handicap, she lived a full and rich life giving real hope to so many people.

14 October 1999 - Il Centro

For 130 years now the cattle market fair in Tornimparte / Da 130 anni si ripete il mercato di bestiame Tornimparte, domani torna l'antichissima fiera
Along with the fair this year also two lectures, one on the history of Tornimparte, the other on the quality of urban life. One of the most remarkable feature of the event is the the reconstruction of a wood coal pit («ju catozzo»), with over 10000 kg wood at Surillo di Villagrande. The making of woodcoal is a very ancient art in the Tornimparte area.