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23 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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23 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

AVEZZANO - Gorbachev writes to Spallone: thank you for Raissa / Gorbaciov scrive a Spallone: grazie per Raissa
A happy birthday telegram arrived in Avezzano Townhall yesterday for mayor Mario Spallone, who is 82 years old, along with a heartful thank for having flown to Moscow to be at his old friend's funeral. But the mayor is in bed with pneumonia so the telegram became public and former Communists celebrated.

23 October 1999 - Il Messaggero

LANCIANO - Festival of gipsy culture at the Fenaroli theatre / Festival della cultura zingara al Fenaroli
6th edition of "Princkarang" (=let's get to know ourselves), with Rom representatives from all over Europe, organized by "Thém Romanò" association whose president, Santino Spinelli, is a musician and man of culture belonging to the gipsy community. 800 works on show from artists belonging to 18 nations. In the evening international festival of tzigan music.

23 October 1999 - Il Centro

BOLOGNANO - Don Rocco D'Orazio is leaving for Canada to visit the Italian communities there / Il prete in missione nelle comunità italiane - Tre centri festeggiano don Rocco D'Orazio in partenza per il Canada - by Marco Tabellione
Don Rocco will be away for some years so the 3 centres of Bolognano, Piano d'Orta and Musellaro, prepared a farewell party for him. His substitute for the next years, don Michele Panissa, will continue the important spiritual and social work for which don Rocco was so greatly appreciated.