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21 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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21 January 2000 - Il Messaggero

Avezzano - Mayor in favour of brothels, against night-clubs / Il sindaco contro i night , by Luigi Ricciardi
Unconventional Mario Spallone, 82-year-old mayor of Avezzano, spoke on the national TV for reopening brothels (now illegal) in Italy, since night-clubs are becoming dangerous places. He also spoke for closing discos at 1 am (every week many youths die in car crashes after leaving discos) and allowing the sale of light drugs to fight pushers.

21 January 2000 - Il Messaggero

Ortona - Old farmer shoots against neighbour / Anziano agricoltore spara su una vicina di casa , by Barbara Verì
81-year-old Alberto Tenisci, who had been quarreling for a long time with his neighbour Maria Pia Paolini about the borderline of their adjoining properties (the woman had allegedly picked up vegetables on his land) waited in hiding with his big rifle for her to pass by. Then he fired, but missed her. He is accused of attempted murder.

21 January 2000 - Il Centro

Coppito - This Sunday for St.Anthony / Domenica festa di S. Antonio
Traditional celebrations for Sant'Antonio Abate, repeated since 1854 with livestock blessing and the distribution of the "pane di Sant'Antonio", with allegedely magical healing powers. Then folk bands and fireworks.