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21 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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21 December 1999 - Il Messaggero

The Region must help the Abruzzese people in Venezuela / "La Regione deve aiutare gli emigranti venezuelani" - by Maria D'Alessandro
Regional counsellor Francesco Sciarretta has presented an urgent bill to president Antonio Falconio to help the Abruzzese families hit by the terrible landslides and floods in Venezuela. Thousands of families are mourning for their victims there, and many of them are of Italian origin. Also Ovindoli's mayor, Simone Angelosante, whose parents are now living in Venezuela, backed the proposal.

21 December 1999 - Il Messaggero

Chieti - Waiting for the Jubilee, music, theatre and antique art in the city / In attesa del Giubileo, cominciano in città le manifestazioni del Comune e del Marrucino - musica, teatro e antiquariato
Tonighte at the Marrucino Concerto di Natale with the Solisti Aquilani, directed by maestro Franco Mannino, with an aria dedicated to Padre Pio, four Gregorian Hymns dedicated to Mother Theresa of Calcutta. At 16 in Largo Vico "Christmas parade" with musicians and Babbo and Mamma Natale on stilts, tomorrow in Piazzale Marconi a "Festival di Natale" with acrobats and story-tellers. On 22 and 23 December antique street market "L'antico in piazza" and on 23rd, at 22.30 a concert along the old Chieti-Francavilla road.

21 December 1999 - Il Centro

PENNE -From 26 December craftswork and costume exhibition / Dal 26 mostra di foto artigianato e costumi
The Municipality, the Pro loco and the Compagnia arcieri vestini have organized an exhibition «Medioevo 2000», with photos, craftswork and costumes from 26 december to 4 january. Works by Angelo Foti (neorealistic photos), Carlo Pilone (images from Vestine art), Alfredo Rietti (iron, armors and weapons) and Rossella Di Giosaffatte (precious 16th century fashionables clothes).

21 December 1999 - Il Centro

PRATOLA PELIGNA - Interview to Prisca, the girl from Pratola chosen to play the Virgin Mary in Rivisondoli living crib / Parla la pratolana scelta per il ruolo di Madonna Il presepe di Rivisondoli si svolgerà il 5 gennaio - by Luca Di Ianni
On 5 january for the 49th edition of the living crib in Rivisondoli 18-year-old Prisca Pace from Pratola has been chosen to be Mother Mary for the sweetness of her face and deep eyes. «I never imagined I would be chosen. I felt an emotion I cannot describe when the jury gave out my name. Nobody among her schoolfriends knew until they saw her on TV.