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7 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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7 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

Story of a refugee / Storia di un rifugiato politico, by Agnese Pellegrini
Ndrio Zoi, 57, Achille as he wants to be called now, a university professor from Albania, has obtained the status of a political refugee and hopes to be able to make a new life in Chieti. Obliged to escape for his articles in the newspapers of his country, which cost the lives of his brother, father in law and son in law, is trying now to have with him his daughters Aida, 19, and Aurora, a widow with a 3-year-old child.

7 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

Vasto - Terrible minors throw oranges for Carnival / Minori terribili gettano arance per Carnevale , by Nicola del Prete
During the otherwise successful Carnival parade, two boys launched oranges on the crowd from a height of 20 mt. Two people were taken to hospital. Twelve parishes and associations took part to with their waggons: the most beatiful that made by the parish of the Immacolata.

7 March 2000 - Il Centro

Sulmona - Pilgrims to the Holy Land are back / I pellegrini peligni dopo il viaggio in Terra Santa
300 pilgrims from Sulmona and Valva tell of their wonderful experience. "We have been in the heart of three religions - says Maria Luisa De Matteis - and Palestine is much like 2000 years ago. The itinerary proceeded from the house of young Mary to the Lake of Tiberiade, Mount Golgota, Getsemani, the Holy Sepulchre. And at the entrance of Bethlehem Franco Iezzi's fine sculpture."

7 March 2000 - Il Centro

Sant'Egidio - Competition among Carnival waggons / Carnevale, carri delle contrade in gara
For the 13th Carnevale santegidiese, waggons for the eight contrade: Paolantonio, Villa Marchesa, Villa Pazzo, Villa Mattoni, Faraone, Centro, Ponte and Madonna delle Grazie. From 15 to 19 in piazza Umberto the Red Cross makeup artists will teach how to reproduce fake wounds and injuries.