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3 January 2000

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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3 January 2000 - Il Centro

Fano Adriano - Success in Cerqueto for the 34th Living Crib / Successo a Cerqueto del 34º presepe vivente
Over 200 characters in the open-air living crib, now in its 34th year, with little Attilio Di Cesare, the last born in Cerqueto, as Child Jesus and Attilio's mother, Daniela Mastrodascio, as Mother Mary, while St Joseph was impersonated by Francesco Pisciaroli and Elvano Alberico was the narrator's voice.

3 January 2000 - Il Centro

Francavilla - More than 2000 at the Living Crib - Folla per il Presepe vivente - in più di duemila alla rappresentazione
In Contrada di Santa Maria della Croce, Francavilla, from 19 to 21 hours 180 characters staged a representation of the nativity with 12 different scenes including shepherds, merchants, common people, all in Palestinian costumes. two young students for Jesus' parents, Giorgia Baldassarre, 15, and Daniele Di Peco, a university student. Child Jesus was impersonated by the son of Nadia Vola and Umberto Galasso. This fourth edition of the Crib was accompanied by traditional Abruzzese music. The greatest difficulty: finding the donkey

3 January 2000 - Il Centro

Carloni personaggio del secolo / Nino Carloni chosen as the Century's Figure, by Angela Baglioni - Michela Corridore
Nino Carloni, a layer and cultural figure, was chosen in L'Aquila as the city's best representative for the XX century, 11 years after his death. Historian Raffaele Colapietra says of him «A man of genius, a great influence in the cultural life of the city». Other nominations for Lorenzo Natali, cardinal Confalonieri, Duke Vincenzo Rivera (the founder of the University), Adelchi Serena, Berardino Marinucci and a lady, Amalia Agnelli who saved so many lives during WW2.