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29 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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29 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

L'Aquila - Actor Michele Placido will impersonate padre Pio / I segreti dell'attore che interpreterà il difficile ruolo del frate , by Antonio Di Muzio
The role will be difficult, but the setting is perfect. Michele is already growing a grey beard for his next film "Tra cielo e terra" - yesterday in a press meeting he told about his next experience. he feels a great preparation is needed to enter the role. Abruzzo or Lucania only could be the background to this story since San Giovanni Rotondo has become a chaotic place.

29 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

Atri - The secret for a long life is here / L'elisir della vita è qui, by Carlo Anello
Six birthdays over 100 for the ladies here. Annunziata Marziani, born in 1900, will receive her "diploma" tomorrow by mayor Mario Marchese. The municipality computer says there are 443 people still living born between 1900 to 1929. The average expectation of life is very high here, as is the birth rate. Though a scientific study would be necessary to evaluate this data, it seems the quality of life and food are key factors.

29 March 2000 - Il Centro

Pescara - The crown of the Madonna dei sette dolori is back / Il vescovo avvertito nella notte e oggi festa grande in parrocchia
Such a great joy took place only in 1893 when Castellamare hit by a devastating drought, prayed the madonna for help and rain came and saved the harvest. Tonight Monsignor Francesco Cuccarese was called by the police, and went personally to thank them. And this morning at 5 the faithfuls were ready to raise their thanks to their statue, now with its beautiful crown again.

29 March 2000 - Il Centro

Catignano - farewell to 104-year-old Giulia / Addio a zia Giulia morta a 104 anni
the whole village, which was already getting ready to celebrate her 104th birthday with a dancing party as usual, gathered instead in the church to say goodbye to zia Giulia, who passed away suddenly in the night.

29 March 2000 - Il Centro

Alba Adriatica - 100th edition of the feast for San Vincenzo Ferreri / Festa centenaria al Casone
This is one of the most ancient celebrations in the area: on 24 and 25 april at Casasanta, Alba Adriatica, a very rich program: a track and field run, a junior cycling competition at 19 a Mass in the small church of Casasanta, at 21 a dialect play «Giulietta e Romeo: daje che mo' se quaie», a concert and lottery. On the next day agricultural fair «Lu Casò» and gathering of ancient tractors, then band and fireworks.