1 March 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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1 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

Abruzzo a region for science / L'Abruzzo regione della scienza, by Francesco Di Miero
A congress in Pescara about the presence of scientific realities in Abruzzo: the Gran Sasso Nuclear Physics Laboratory, Istituto Mario Negri Sud, three Universities (Pescara-Chieti, Teramo and L'Aquila), Telespazio, the Istituto zooprofilattico and the Marine Biology Center at Torre di Cerrano. A connection with the territory and the schools is however still missing.

1 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

Roseto - Phil Melillo coach from the States / L'architetto venuto dagli States
Phil Melillo left his native New Jersey and then greater teams in Italy to start a fascinating basketball adventure in Roseto. "The people here have enthusiasm, players and coach respect each other - after 5 consecutive matches lost the fans encouraged me to stay - People come to the training sessions, which they love too". And the dream of the First Division is getting nearer.

1 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

Tocco da Casauria - Supernonna / A novant'anni vola negli Usa
On the plane nonna Gentilina, whose son Sandro teaches English literature at Binghamton University, New York, will recite her rosary. Ten years ago on another flight she suffered from air-sickness. Five years ago Kenneth, her only great grandchild, was born and so now she decided to leave again and was away from her Tocco four months. She knows a little Emglish, Kenneth does not speak Italian, and they went together to baseball and icehockey events. "I like American life, young people are generous, but going to church is a long trip - What I deplore is that Italians do not teach thir language to the children".

1 March 2000 - Il Centro

Roccamorice - A website by daughters of emigrants / Un sito di figlie di emigranti
Roccamorice and Lettomanoppello landscapes, monuments and traditions on the Web thanks to two young ladies born in Canada who don't want to forget. Beside the English their original dialect appears, family nicknames, the music and "stornelli" sung by women washing the laundry in the river. Url is http://www.geocities.com/heartland/trail/3860.

1 March 2000 - Il Centro

Penne - Golden Scissors to Francesco Marrone / Ad un sarto vestino le Forbici d'oro
The regional couture selections took place in the "Nazareno Fonticoli" school - Winner Francesco Marrone, 23, chosen as the best abruzzese tailor. Finals will be held this spring in Rome. Master Tailor Checchino Fonticoli says our tradition blends innovation and craftmanship.