25 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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25 November 1999 - Il Messaggero

Scanno - A new seat for the Silone Prize - Una sede operativa riservata al Premio Silone
The Silone Foundation has established another seat in Scanno for the fifth edition of the literary prize, awarded in the fields of journalism, politics and culture to those who have affirmed the values of freedom and human rights. This year the prizes will go to Maurizio Zaccaro, director of "Un uomo per bene" telling the appaling arrest and trial of innocent Enzo Tortora, to prof. Giuseppe Tamburrano, the president of Fondazione Nenni, and great defender of Silone, and to Vittorio Landolfi for his book "Il garantismo dei socialisti".

25 November 1999 - Il Messaggero

Gold medals to military values - The Abruzzese heroes to remember / Le medaglie d'oro al V.M. - Gli abruzzesi da ricordare
At 17 hours tomorrow in the Teatro Marrucino, Gianni Rivera, ex-golden boy of Italian soccer and now defence vice-minister, and lawyer Giuseppe Prisco, vice-president of Inter soccer club and former Alpini officer, will officially present general Corinto Zocchi's book «Stirpe eroica d'Abruzzo». The book contains biographies and vintage photos of the 72 Abruzzese gold-medals, as well as the medals to the unknown soldier, to Lanciano, Pietransieri-Roccaraso and the Brigata Majella. The book can be requested free of charge to the Presidency of the Regional Council.

25 November 1999 - Il Centro

LANCIANO - Bust of ancient goddess found during the excavations / Scoperto il busto di un'antica divinità - E' stato trovato durante gli scavi per il recupero del centro storico - by Serena Giannico
The statue belongs to the II-III century B.C. An agreement reached between the municipality and the national Arts Superintendency to cooperate during works for the upgrade of historical centres. the superintendency will examine all elements that need to be protected and restored. In Lanciano the buildings already in the recovery plan are San Nicola and San Biagio, Santa Maria degli Angeli, the belltower, the Civitanova and Borgo fountains. During the works inside the Spirito Santo sanctuary, which is being converted into a transhumance study center, a female bust came to the surface.

25 November 1999 - Il Centro

I saw a wolf attacking sheep - An experience I'll never forget / «Ho visto un lupo aggredire le pecore - Un'esperienza unica che non dimenticherò»
Utterly careless for the shepherd and the cameraman, a wolf attacked sheep yesterday between San Pio delle Camere and Tussio. Cameraman Giuseppe Massari says: «I could not believe my eyes - I saw the wolf at 17 hours and followed him for over an hour, filming form as near as 50 m. Then I lost him, and when I stopped to ask a shepherd the wolf attacked the sheep. The shepherd sent the animal away threatening him with a stick, saying the poor creatures are hungry».