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16 January 2002

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on "Il Centro" and "Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition".
The original articles are no longer available online on the newspaper sites, but may be requested from their archives or consulted in libraries in Abruzzo.

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16 January 2002, Il Messaggero

Torre dei Nolfi - Bevilacqua appointed Minister in Canada / Bevilacqua diventa ministro
Maurizio Bevilacqua, 45, was appointed Minister for Science by Canadian premier Chretien. Bevilacqua emigrated at 11 years old with his family and they settled in Toronto, where father, Azeglio, now 72, established a business for street paving, and with his brother Adalgisio (Totò, has now has a cyclist shop in Pescara), was a famous cyclist in the 1940's and 50's. Maurizio, a student at Emery College and York University, in the 1993 elections obtained 71,233 votes.

16 January 2002, Il Messaggero

Fara Filiorum Petri - Feast and a book for Saint Anthony / Per Sant’Antonio un libro e libagioni sotto le stelle, by Francesco Blasi
Tonight the famous Feast "delle Farchie". High piles of canes are ready in Val di Foro, each weighing several hundred kilograms, to be transported to le Ripe, on shoulder by the "contradaioli". The fifteen contrade compete each year for the best-burning Farchia. Recently La Rivista Abruzzese from Lanciano published the book "Sant’Antonio Abate e le Farchie in Fara Filiorum Petri" di Giuliano Di Menna.

16 January 2002, Il Messaggero

San Martino sulla Marrucina - Emigrant's daughter Penny Marshall is "Happy Days" director / E’ di San Martino la regista di ”Happy Days”, by Dom Serafini
Giuseppe Masciarelli, the grandfather of Penny Marshall, director of "Awakenings" and "Happy Days", left 90 years ago Abruzzo to settle in New York, and Penny grew up in the Bronx. Giuseppe changed his surname to find a job. Her first film was "Jumpin'Jack Flash", where she directed Whoopi Goldberg. Her brother Garry Marshall directed "Pretty Woman".