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3 October 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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3 October 2000 - Il Messaggero

Paganica - An inspector and art lover recovers stolen statue / Ispettore-antiquario ritrova preziosa statua
A precious statue stolen 20 years ago in Paganica, a wooden Virgin Mary with child of the 15th century was recovered by Antonio Piras, who saw a photo of the statue recently in an art catalogue. The statue was in the home of an antiquary in Marches. Unfortunately the Child is missing.

3 October 2000 - Il Messaggero

Pero dei Santi - 103-year-old Granny / La "nonnina" festeggia 103 anni
103 on 6 october, Angela Bisegna is the second oldest inhabitant of the Valle Roveto, after Giuseppina Persia from Civitella who will turn 107 on 25 january 2001. A mother of 10, sharp-minded and in good health, Angela still enjoys some knitting.

3 October 2000 - Il Messaggero

Lanciano - Study meeting on Abruzzese writers / Convegno sugli scrittori d'Abruzzo
This 9 and 10 october a study meeting will be organized on Abruzzese writers of the 20th century: Gabriele D'Annunzio, Benedetto Croce, Ignazio Silone, Ennio Flaiano, De Titta and others.

3 October 2000 - Il Centro

Pescara - Help me find my family / Aiutatemi a ritrovare la mia famiglia, by Adriana Settuario
Antonio Lusini, 49, born in Pettorano sul Gizio, would like to find any brothers or sisters. He was left at 6 by his parents in an orphanage near L'Aquila, and lived in hospices until he started working as a wood engraver. Now an invalid, he recently lost his job in a cinema and has no friends, nor photos to cherish in his mind.

3 October 2000 - Il Centro

Catignano - A neolithic village found / Scavi archeologici nel villaggio neolitico, by Alessandro Iannetti
In contrada Sterpara near Catignano archeologists from Pisa have been working for 30 years now and excavated finally a neolithic village of 6000 years ago. The studies have shown the typical aspect of this "Catignano culture" with its ceramic works painted in red and brown against a yellow background. Huts, food pits, ovens have been carefully excavated and helped to gain a clear knowledge of how life was organized.

3 October 2000 - Il Centro

Bucchianico - Honorary citizenship to the Canadian ambassador / Festa dei Banderesi e l'ambasciatore è cittadino onorario
A special edition of the Banderesi festival and an exhibition of over 250 historical photos in honor of Ronald Irwin, the Canadian ambassador to Ireland, originary from Bucchianico. 60 banderesi in costume paraded through the town and the ancient "Paranza" band played traditional music.