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27 May 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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27 May 2000 - Il Messaggero

Sulmona - His wife's urn at home / L'urna della moglie in casa
Death did not part them. Fioravante Scimia, 89, an emigrant from Castel di Sangro, returned from Argentina years ago with an urn containing the remains of his wife, which he kept in his bedroom. He was denounced for "hiding a corpse" and the court hearing was due today. But last February Fioravante went to join his dear wife.

27 May 2000 - Il Messaggero

Sulmona - Homage to Ovid / Omaggio all'Ars amatoria di Ovidio
2000 years ago Ovid published his Ars amatoria, which became a bestseller in his age. In a society full of bigotry Ovid offered youths a love manual. Soon the book was censored and Ovid ended his days in exile in Tomis, on the Black Sea. His poetry greatly influenced all the western world, from Shakespeare to Ezra Pound.

27 May 2000 - Il Centro

Nereto - Double marriage / Due fratelli sposano due sorelle
Two brothers, Concezio and Lorenzo Ciabattoni, will marry two sisters Ilenia and Vania Di Gennaro in the same ceremony. Special witness poet and politician Tito Rubini.

27 May 2000 - Il Centro

Tocco da Casauria - Arcangelo Carbone from yoga to sculture / Arcangelo Carbone, dallo yoga alla scultura
Arcangelo Carbone, 33, from Tocco Da Casauria, sculpted in a great stone inserted in the facade of a house in via Ramai an angel inspired to him by William Blake, sittting and with the hands raiset upwards, to signify that man can lift his spirit, and below a serpent symbolizing ancestral energy. Aracangelo took four years to finish his work.

27 May 2000 - Il Centro

Casalbordino - Thousands to the sanctuary / Migliaia in processione al santuario
A Jubilee procession starting from Pollutri at 17 reached the Madonna dei Miracoli in Casalbordino at 20, to hear the Mass celebrated by Edoardo Menichelli. The sanctuary dates back to 1576 when during a terrible hailstorm a very religious farmer saw the Virgin Mary and his harvest was saved.

27 May 2000 - Il Centro

Raiano - Program of the 45th Cherry festival / Migliaia di turisti per la 45esima "Sagra delle ciliegie", by Pasquale D'Alberto
This June 4th the 45th edition of the Cherry Festival, Raiano cherries, called "duroni", are highly appreciated. On Saturday 27 a wine selection, dialect poetry review, and music in piazza Postiglione. On Sunday morning band group "Città di Introdacqua", the 20th "Marcia delle ciliegie" and in the early afternoon parade of allegorical waggons.

27 May 2000 - Il Centro

7th D'Annunzio prize to Woodhouse and oliva / Premio D'Annunzio a Woodhouse e Oliva
John Woodhouse, Oxford professor of Italian Literature, was awarded the prize for his biography "Gabriele D'Annunzio, Arcangelo ribelle", Gianni Oliva for his "Lettere ai Treves". Prof. Woodhouse also authored the English translation of "Alcyone". Gianni Oliva, Professor of Letteratura italiana at the university of Chieti-Pescara is an acclaimed scholar of the Abruzzese poets.