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1 April 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 April 2000 - Il Messaggero

Pescara - Industry minister congratulates Abruzzo / Il ministro Letta fa i complimenti all'imprenditoria regionale , by F. Di Miero / G. Quagliarella
Abruzzese Enrico Letta says the region is a model of development for the whole south. The time of "pane e mortadella" is over and Abruzzo has gone out of minority.

1 April 2000 - Il Centro

Torricella Peligna - A cemetery photo exhibition / Una mostra fotografica sul cimitero
At the "Grottino" in Torricella a photo exhibition by Giuseppe Pierluigi from Rocca Scalegna on the old cemetery of Colledimacine. the pictures of ancient tombs were taken on a misty November day.

1 April 2000 - Il Centro

Giulianova - The Madonna dello Splendore / Bande, fanfara e orchestra per lo Splendore
The most ancient feast in the province this year will start on 23 april with bands from Taranto, from Presov (Slovakia), Lithuania and celebrated band of Città di Lecce. At midday Mass celebration, then fireworks. In the evening a concert by Luca Barbarossa and still more events in the following two days.

1 April 2000 - Il Centro

Vasto - Procession for the Sacra Spina / La Sacra Spina in processione, by Paola Calvano
Pilkington from San Salvo donated a bulletproof container for the precious relic, which will be shown tomorrow at Santa Maria Maggiore then moved to Molise. The Sacra Spina comes from the Holy Land and was donated in 1300 by the Pope to Marquis D'Avalos. The first miracle dates to 1645, when in a fire only the relic was spared. Every year just before history the Spina appears covered of a white wool (like it was going to bloom).