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18 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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18 December 1999 - Il Messaggero

The Fucino and Fossa under waters and mud - Heavy damages in the Aquilan and Marsican territories - The region asks for State's help / Fucino allagato, grave la situazione a Fossa. I danni più ingenti nell'Aquilano e nella Marsica - La Regione chiede lo stato di calamità naturale - by Marcello Ianni and Loreto Taricone
Various municipalities have asked for emergency help. The countryside along the Aterno is flooded from Monticchio to Villa Sant'Angelo. Heavy criticism against Counsellor Franco Bonanni, who criticized some time ago a plan to protect the now flooded areas. At "Borgo Ottomila", near Avezzano, many houses are still under water.

18 December 1999 - Il Messaggero

Starting line for skiers at Prato Selva and Monte Piselli / Stagione al nastro di partenza - Si scia a Prato Selva, riapre Monte Piselli
Prato Selva with 80 to 100 cm snow is ready for skiers, while Parti di Tivo facilities are waiting for the next snowfall. If the snow freezes in the night, the ski-lifts will open tomorrow. Everything will be ready however for the coming Christmas week.

18 December 1999 - Il Centro

POPOLI - The Santissima Trinità association organizes a "traditional" Christmas / Le iniziative dell'arciconfraternita della Santissima Trinità - Babbo Natale davanti alla chiesa - by Giacomo Zaino
Tomorrow Babbo Natale (Santa Claus) will meet the children before the church, distributing sweets and introducing them to old legends and traditions which are fast disappearing. The children (and parents) will be led through the ancient historical center to visit the Taverna Ducale, the courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale and the fine crib prepared inside the Church of Santissima Trinità.

18 December 1999 - Il Centro

NAVELLI - The restored portals are brought back / Tornano gli antichi portali
At 16 tomorrow the artistic wooden portals of Navelli parish church will be back in their place after a careful restoration. The ceremony will be enriched by the presence of Archbishop Giuseppe Molinari.