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18 June 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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18 June 2000 - Il Messaggero

Chieti - Nonno Agostino turns 100 / Nonno Agostino compie 100 anni
Birthday party for Agostino Santilli, born in Sant'Eusanio Forconese (L'Aquila) on 18 june 1900, a carabiniere and municipality guard, who has been living in Chieti for the last 40 years .

18 June 2000 - Il Messaggero

18_June_2000"> --> Pescara - Tourism lesson from twin Miami Beach / Città gemella, scuola di turismo per Pescara
Pescara is beautiful, the mountains gorgeous, the people really warm says Matilda Bower, vice mayor of Miami beach, Florida, now second "sister city" for Pescara, after Arcachon. Among the 25 guests many whose origins are in Abruzzo.

18 June 2000 - Il Centro

John Gale says Italy is not only Rome and Venice / Bisogna sfatare l'idea che l'Italia sia solo Roma o Venezia
John Gale, whose father Giovanni Galardi and mother Vincenza Del Rossi left Pescosansonesco in the 1920's, was always proud of his Abruzzese origins: Rocky Marciano, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Madonna, Henry Mancini, Tommy La Sorda, John Volpe. It is also thanks to his love for Abruzzo that the twinship pescara - Miiami Beach can now be accomplished.

18 June 2000 - Il Centro

Caramanico - Four itineraries in the Maiella park / Alla scoperta del Parco Nazionale della Majella
Buses will leave from Pescara and Montasilvano every day in July and August for one-day excursions through nature, art and cuisine along 4 different itineraries.

18 June 2000 - Il Centro

Pietranico - Save the ancient stone basins / Tutelate le antiche vasche in pietra
The peoples of the Maiella carved stone since immemorial times, creating in the rock basins where to press grapes and olives. these ancient stone works can be found in Colledimacine, San Demetrio nei Vestini, Lama dei Peligni, Fano Adriano and Pietranico. Teacher Franco Maria Del Ponte advocats a protection for these ancent testimonials, now largely in abandonment.