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12 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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12 January 2000 - Il Messaggero

A program of lectures on the 20th century in Pescara / Un ciclo di conferenze di Italia nostra su Pescara nel Novecento, by Alessandro Ricci
70 years after the establishment of the Province of Pescara a cycle of conferences on "La cultura letteraria abruzzese nel Novecento". Lectures on Gabriele d'Annunzio, dialect poetry, Abruzzese writers and journalists, architects. All the program in the article.

12 January 2000 - Il Messaggero

Disguised as electricity company controllers, two women rob an elderly of 170 million / False letturiste Enel rubano 170 milioni, by Antonio Buccilli
The poor victim had spent all her life spent as an emigrant in Germany with her husband. The couple retired three years ago and bought a little house at Pescara Colli. They kept all their money at home, because they distrusted banks and investors. The robbers, two women disguised as electricity controllers, took advantage of the elderly woman's confusion. The police has little hope of finding the money stolen.

12 January 2000 - Il Centro

Francavilla - At the restaurant this Sunday for Zia Rosalinda 101st birthday / Domenica al ristorante con parenti e amici - Zia Rosalinda compie 101 anni
Rosalinda Viani, widow of Tommaso Cataldo, domiciled at contrada San Giovanni, Foro di Francavilla was born in Ari on 12 january 1899, and is just starting her third century in the company of son Giuseppe, 3 grandchildren and many great-grand-children.

12 January 2000 - Il Centro

Campli - A book on the ancient job of the "santarellaro" / Un libro dedicato all'antico mestiere del "santarellaro"
A recent book by Nicolino Farina, «Santari e Santarellari» traces the history, through images and photos, of a job now almost lost, based on the sale of sacred images. The "santarellaro" from Campli was the link between the engravers' art and the religious traditions. The job rose in the latter half of the 19th century, and the families most involved in the trade were Caravelli, Lucci, Salvatori and Cugnini.