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15 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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15 April 2000 - Il Messaggero

Avezzano - Dynasty in Marsica / Una Dynasty marsicana, by Angelo de Nicola
Old Lion King Mario Spallone defends his clan in his den (the Municipio of Avezzano). Famous for his unconventional projects (flood the Fucino again; reopen brothels; though a Communist, order a mass for padre Pio). In his green days in his study in Rome generations of Communists came to be visited. From that Spallone created six clinics managed by his three brothers and four children. Now some of the clan are being inquired for an abortion scandal.

15 April 2000 - Il Centro

Penne - Tradition renewed for Holy Friday / Si rinnova la tradizione per Venerdì Santo
The ancient procession will start again from the chiesa della Santissima Annunziata carrying the wooden statue of Jesus, lying on a black drape embroidered in gold and silver made in Naples in the early 1800. There is a written record of the event already in 1570, when Girolamo da Montefiore wrote about the organization of the procession. This year music by band group Ruvo di Puglia.

15 April 2000 - Il Centro

Popoli - Ancient tradition restored / Ripristinata un'antica tradizione, by Giacomo Zaino
At 17 yesterday Via Crucis in Popoli: starting from San Francesco, hundreds of faithfuls led by don Panfilo passed through the streets of Popoli towards the iron cross below the Cantelmo castle, on the Tremonti mountain pass. The ascent is symbolic of Christ's ascent of the Golgotha.