11 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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11 January 2000 - Il Messaggero
Emigrant from Lanciano to Caracas dies in car crash / Cerca fortuna, muore a Caracas in un incidente, by Mario Giancristofaro
Alessio Nasuti, 29, well known in Lanciano for his sports activity, left for Venezuela 4 years ago to find a job. thanks to his enterprising spirit, he had set up a prosperous motor-cycle garage. Yesterday morning his car was involved in an accident where Alessio was killed. All Lanciano is mourning the young, well known, friendly son of a city policeman. The Lancianese in Venezuela make a large part of the Abruzzese community.
11 January 2000 - Il Centro
Only tourism can save the dying villages / Solo il turismo può salvare i paesi che stanno morendo
The mayors of Salle and Brittoli give out a warning. Statistics say by 2008 there will be only 370 inhabitants in Brittoli and just 270 in Salle. Among the reasons the poor economy, and a population mostly of elderly people on social pensions. The solutions: help for those who want to settle in the area, development of agritourism.