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6 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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6 November 1999 - Il Messaggero

A bill proposed to help the smaller villages in Abruzzo / Regione, proposta di legge di Coletti «Facciamo qualcosa per i paesini abruzzesi» - by Francesco di Miero
Of the about 400 municipalities in Abruzzo forty-nine have fewer than 500 inhabitants; among the smallest Carapelle Calvisio (L'Aquila) with 56 families, 119 inhabitants, Montebello Sul Sangro (Chieti) with 145 inhabitants and Montelapiano (Chieti) with 136 inhabitants. Also the budgets are so small that civil and social support is minimal.

6 November 1999 - Il Messaggero

The Piceni exhibition in Frankfurt will receive the visit of the Capestrano Warrior / La mostra sui Piceni a Francoforte. Il pezzo forte arriverà dall'Abruzzo - Il Guerriero di Capestrano in Germania - by Antonio di Muzio
Marches, Abruzzo and Frankfurt have prepared an itinerant exhibition on the Piceni which will be a paramount archaeological event for the end of the millennium. The exhibition will be inaugurated on 12 december at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, then in February will move Ascoli Piceno and from 8 April to 30 september will be in Teramo, then to Museo Pigorini, Rome for the closing of the year 2000. Among the exhibit 700 pieces from many museums and, special guest, the statue of ancient king Nevius Pompuleius (the Capestrano Warrior).

7 November 1999 - Il Messaggero

MOLINA ATERNO - An ancient Italic town found at Campo Valentino, along the Aterno river / L'insediamento urbano fondato sulle rive del fiume Aterno dovrebbe risalire al II secolo avanti Cristo - Antica città riemerge dagli scavi - I reperti rinvenuti al campo Valentino domani saranno aperti al pubblico - by Antonio Mancini
Historian Antonio De Nino mentioned the area as an archaeologically promising site, but nobody could imagine a complete urban centre would come to the light again, with homes, industries, temples. The discovery came through explorations aimed at building a methane duct. The town dates back to the 2nd century B.C. and was founded by the Peligni, great mosaic artists, as can be seen by the hectares of floors decorated with this technique. Funds are badly needed to study this unique site, layered as it seems in different epochs and telling about a fire, a flood, an earthquake, workshops for processing wine and oil, etc.

6 November 1999 - Il Centro

POPOLI - Thanks to the internet a nephew from New York discovers don Ugo, the parish priest sued for the noisy bells / Internet «scopre» don Ugo - Il prete querelato per le campane rumorose contattato da New York da un nipote che "naviga" - by Giacomo Zaino
Don Ugo Di Donato, vice-parish priest in Popoli, has a nephew in New York, who, worried by what he was reading on line about his uncle phoned his father in Rivisondoli (Italy) who knew nothing about the story. This is a sign of the importance of having online news for all those who live away from our land.

6 November 1999 - Il Centro

San Gabriele - two million visitors in 1999 - Tomorrow the last pilgrimage for this year - / Due milioni di visitatori - Il bilancio '99 dei frati. Domani l'ultimo grande pellegrinaggio dell'anno - by Stefano Cianciotta
Tomorrow the last pilgrimage with a meeting of faithfuls Padre Pio. San Gabriele is among the 15 most visited Christian sanctuaries. Thousands of youths go to San Gabriele to ask for protection during their exams. On some summer Sundays visitors were over 20,000.