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9 August 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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9 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Pace welcomes visitors from Phila / Da Pace un gruppo di Philadelphia
Regional President Giovanni Pace received yesterday a representative from "PhilAbruzzo", accompanied by a tourist group to the region.

9 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Torricella Peligna - Dan Fante returns to his roots / "Ho ritrovato le mie radici" , by Giovanni Ruscitti
Writer Dan Fante, 55, visited for the second time the town of his grandfather. Dan is the son of John Fante, an Italian American writer called by Charles Bukowski "il narratore più maledetto d'America". John Fante passed by Torricella only once in 1957, while Dan was able these days to visit the ancestral home, touching the very stones placed there by his grandfather. He says he found in Torricella the same stubborness and spontaneity described by his father. In the article a poem written for the occasion.

9 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Pescasseroli - A free bus service from Carrito to the park centres / Un ecobus per collegare i centri del Pna
An Ecobus will wait for the train Roma-Termini (departure 7.47 from Rome) and will take visitors to all the Park centres (Ortona dei Marsi, San Sebastiano, Bisegna, Villetta Barrea, Civitella Alfedena, Camosciara, Opi, Pescasseroli) returning then to Carrito (departure 20.35 - arrival at Roma-Termini 22.46)- Service available from 9 to 27 august.

9 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Valle Roveto - Land of over-100 / Terra di centenari
In Civitella Giuseppina Persia will be 107 in January; in Civita Angela Bisegna, born 1897, will have these days her 103rd birthday surrounded by her 10 children and many grand- and great-grand-children. In Civita there will be another 100th birthday in January. Something in the air?

9 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Chieti - Youth Jubilee, archbishop offers hospitality / Giubileo della Gioventù, l'arcivescovo ospiterà cinque ragazzi francesi
2000 youths from all over the world will be in Rome from 15 to 20 August. They will be guests in the homes of Italian families. On 10 and 11 August there will be meetings in the parishes, on the 12th a meeting at Passolanciano, on the 13th Orsogna with a special edition of the Talami.

9 August 2000 - Il Centro

Basciano - Prosciutto festival / Sagra del prosciutto
33rd edition of the "sagra del Prosciutto abruzzese" from tomorrow to Sunday. A parade of Harley Davidsons on friday, Festival of the "ddu botte" on Saturday, and on Sunday vintage motorcycles with sidecars, allegorical waggons, dances and folk songs in the square.