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8 December 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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8 December 1999 - Il Messaggero

New book from publisher Carsa: "Chieti com'era"
A fine Christmas present, 95000 Italian lire, this book of images and memories of 19th and 20th century Chieti, edited by Teresio Cocco, Camillo Gasbarri and Giovanni Tavano, will be presented tomorrow at the "V.Cianfarani" Auditorium.

8 December 1999 - Il Messaggero

TRASACCO - Ranalletta's young fans / Quei piccoli fans di Ranalletta
Francesco Rutelli, Antonio Bassolino, Mario Spallone and ...Peppino Ranalletta, Italian super-mayors are obscuring Garibaldi, Mazzini and Cavour. At Trasacco primary school children were asked to name the most important figure in recent history and 95% answered their mayor Ranalletta.

8 December 1999 - Il Centro

CHIETI - In the neighbourhood a nativity in honor of a deceased little girl / S'inaugura oggi il presepe in memoria di una bimba - L'artista Michetti sceglie la periferia - by Oscar D'Angelo
Today at Madonna del Freddo, via Riccitelli 38, inauguration of Walter Michetti's crib, dedicated to Annalisa Cianci, a 9-year-old who was recently struck by an incurable disease. 35 scenes with poor materials and re-used statues. Opening times: 9-20 december, 16-20; from 21 december, 10-13 and 16-20.

8 December 1999 - Il Centro

GIULIANOVA - Ox and donkey wanted for the living crib / In cerca del bue e dell'asinello - Presepe vivente: il proprietario non vuol dare gli animali
The owner of the ox and donkey featured in previous editions of the living crib is unwilling to lend his animals this year. He always gave the animals free of charge, with the promise he would be entrusted with some little jobs with his excavators by the municipality. There are no other ox and donkey in the area.

9 November 1999 - Il Centro

ATRI - On the Immacolata Day (8 december) the "Faugni" rite in piazza Duomo / Con la festa dell'Immacolata torna il rito dei "Faugni" - by Marco Mutoschi
The ancient, pagan rite of lighting packs of canes on the farms of the countryside on the dawn of 8th december will be repeated this year. Hundreds of people will carry the burning canes along corso Elio Adriano and other alleys of the ancient town converging to Piazza Duomo, where the canes will be piled to make a giant bonfire. Then a Mass, and in the evening another pagan rite: the dancing and finally burning of two "pupe", to the sound of a band and fireworks.