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3 November 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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3 November 1999 - Il Messaggero

Atri - The calanchi inaugurated as WWF 101st natural oasis / I calanchi centunesima oasi naturale del Wwf
The Riserva Naturale dei Calanchi di Atri was officially presented yesterday at the Palazzo ducale by WWF Abruzzo President Dante Caserta. First feature will be the establishment of the hedgehog (the future symbol of the oasis) area, itineraries, the removal of environmental damages. Atri Mayor Mr Marchese says this is a paramount event for the area and the unique natural landscape of the Calanchi around Atri.

3 November 1999 - Il Centro

CHIETI - A CAI congress emphasizes the importance of tourism in environmental protection / «Turismo, un'arma vincente» - Tutela dell'ambiente, lezione dell'alpinista Cesare Maestri
Eugenio Di Marzio president of the Abruzzi section of the Italian Alpine Club emphasizes the importance of ecological tourism for the future of Abruzzo in a conference targeted to three main issues: safeguard, prevention, rescue in Abruzzese mountains and parks. Special guest mountaineering expert Cesare Maestri, by many considered the greatest solitary climber in the world

3 November 1999 - Il Centro

Twinship between Rocca San Giovanni and Chainj, Loira / Scambi culturali con un paese della Loira, Chainj - Gemellaggio francese per Rocca San Giovanni
The Roccolani received an eight-member delegation from the Loira town; the French brought some vine plants to Rocca San Giovanni, then visited San Giovanni in Venere in Fossacesia and the Miracolo Eucaristico, Lanciano. The real exchange will take place next year in July and August.

3 November 1999 - Il Centro

ORTUCCHIO - Friends and relatives gather to celebrate nonna Berardina's 100th birthday / I 100 anni di nonna Berardina - Ortucchio, oggi sarà festeggiata da parenti e amici
Berardina Petrucci, widow D'Aurelio, was born on 3 November 1899 in Ortucchio. All these years she was able to tell her 21 grandchildren stories from the two world wars, the 1915 earthquake, man's landing on the moon. Six of her children are still living. Her secret: «I never stopped for a moment - I used to work my "orto" until my children forbade me, five years ago».