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27 January 2001

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 January 2001 - Il Messaggero

Sant'Eufemia a Maiella - 102nd birthday / Compie 102 anni nonna Irene
1 century and 2 years always in Sant'Eufemia. She never left, not even for a hospital admission. Only recently she went for a visit to her eyes. Irene Timperio lives with her two daughters and grandson. She has no secret: long life ois just a family tradition.

27 January 2001 - Il Centro

Fearless midwife under bombings / Ostetrica senza paura sotto le bombe, by Alvaro Salvi (storico della Marsica)
Riding her bike she went to assist her patients. When the Germans occupied Avezzano and American fighters bombed the town, Vincenza Valbonesi, of late Ciro and late Cecilia Portolani, born in San Piero in Bagno (Firenze) on 22 may 1892, stayed with her patient Elisa Di Clemente, wife to Alessandro Granucci, during childbirth while all the inhabitants escaped. For her courage she was awarded a silver medal. When the child was born, she took him an the mother to a cave, where the child was baptized.

27 January 2001 - Il Centro

San Salvo - Roman ruins found / Trovati reperti di epoca romana
While excavating to restore the "Vecchia fontana", Roman ruins were found. This is important for the history of the place, which was believed to have risen in the Middle Ages.