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9 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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9 November 1999 - Il Messaggero

Regional counsellors fly to Australia and Chile / Consiglieri regionali in volo verso Australia e Cile
Two missions abroad to contact Abruzzese associations. In Melbourne and Adelaide, Australia counsellors Elda Fainella, Massimo Desiati and Gianni Melilla met representatives of the associations of the over 100,000 Abruzzese living there, and local authorities. In Chile Eugenio Spadano is working towards a consolidation of the friendship ties in commerce and culture.

9 November 1999 - Il Centro

CHIETI - A Maxi tent meeting on the Maiella to say goodbye to the millennium - Palatenda sulla Maiella per il fine millennio - L'iniziativa della Provincia. E festa in piazza del Comune - by Alessandra Fiore
A great dinner with fireworks on the Maiella and a concert in Piazza san Giustino, Chieti, for December 31st 1999. In the square entertainment will be free, on the Maiella very cheap. Feasting will begin on December 13, with special shows with puppeteers and bingo-games for the youngest. At Passo LAnciano, Maiella, a maxitent will be set up with dancing floor, buffet of typical products, centralized heating, music live with the Gipsy King till dawn. Also a snowboard competition and fireworks, 600 tickets available at 100,000 Lire each.

9 November 1999 - Il Centro

Gilberto Malvestuto, officer and Partisan hero says the Brigata Maiella and the Pietransieri killing need more attention / La Brigata Maiella e l'eccidio di Pietransieri meritano più attenzione da parte delle autorità
A moving interview with a hero of the Resistance against Nazi occupation. Gilberto tells about an episode of 55 years ago: the fighters of the "Brigata Maiella", led by legendary commander Ettore Troilo conquered Brisighella, in Romagna, leaving on the field 8 men among whom 17-year-old Oscar Fuà from Sulmona. Another episode that must never be forgotten is the killing of 128 innocent civilians, mostly children, women and elderly, at Pietransieri, near Roccaraso. The victims of the two war episodes rest in the sanctuary in Taranta Peligna and Pietransieri respectively. These monuments too must become pilgrimage destinations.

9 November 1999 - Il Centro

Roccafinadamo - Holiday season at the cemetery / Cimitero chiuso per ferie
The inhabitants of Roccafinadamo, a small "frazione" 20 km from Penne, complain about the closing of the cemetery, necessary because the only attendant took his deserved holiday leave. But those who come from far away to visit their dead now cannot even leave flowers. Hard criticism for the municipality administration for not providing a substitute.