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19 November 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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19 November 2000 - Il Messaggero

Anversa degli Abruzzi - Sheep conquer America / Le pecore di Anversa conquistano l'America
On Saturday on the New York Times an article reported the original project of Mrs. Manuela Cozzi, of the Porta dei Parchi agritour center: adopt a sheep of the endangered "trevisanna" stock for 350,000 Lire a year, and receive ricotta, pecorino and wool (or wool socks) obtained from your adoptee. The project was launched three months ago, 1300 sheep were ready for adoption. One of the adoptive parents is the Italian Environment Minister Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio. The Lady of the Sheep will be the emblem of the UN Mountain Year, 2002.

19 November 2000 - Il Messaggero

New York - The sheep heroine on the New York Times / Sul New York Times l'«eroina» delle pecore, by Stefano Trincia
Adopt an Abruzzese lamb to preserve a 2000-year-old pastoral tradition. Anversa degli Abruzzi, 290 inhabitants, 40,000 sheep. Manuela Cozzi, originary from Tuscany, has with her husband an agritour center with 1300 sheep kept on the pastures of juniper, mint, finocchiella, and oregan of Monte Cocullo. The sheep in Abruzzo are 350,000 now, down from 3 million in the early 20th century. Manuela's idea was greatly appreciated in the United Nations as a form of safeguarding the agrarian and pastoral cultures in the globalization era.

19 November 2000 - Il Messaggero

Lanciano - Death of historian Luigi Russo / E' morto lo storico Luigi Russo
The death of lawyer Luigi Russo, 76, left a great emptiness in the family, friends and the whole town. His efforts helped re-establish the Mastrogiurato historical re-enactement.

19 November 2000 - Il Centro

Fossa - Ancient stone calendar found / Un antico calendario di pietra, by Angela Baglioni
In the November issue of American "Archeology Magazine" an article on Fossa "menhirs". The stone giants could have been calendars based on the shadow of the monument; of interest also the heap tombs, typical of pre-Roman times, and the more recent chamber tombs with beds in bone and ivory (250 beds found so far) which suggest the presence of a bed manufacture possibly in Aveia.