20 February 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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20 February 2000 - Il Messaggero

Roccaraso - The brown bear is on the brink of extinction / L'orso bruno rischia l'estinzione, by Antonio Mancini
During a meeting on the Brown bear (Ursus arctos) conservation, Giovanni Potena discussed the two main problems: first, the population is only about 50 - 60 animals; secondly, brucellosis, which makes contaminated animals sterile, has reappeared in the Alto Sangro. A number of experts have joined in rescueing the bear, a non social animal reaching maturity at 4 - 9 years of age, with a very low birthrate and in need of 16 kg food a day.

20 February 2000 - Il Messaggero

Avezzano - Spallone in history books next to Roman emperor Claudius and prince Torlonia / Per il sindaco un posto nei libri di storia insieme all'imperatore Claudio e ai principi Torlonia, by Luigi Ricciardi
Avezzano's mayor Spallone has proposed bringing back a small lake in the area of San Benedetto. The proposal was part of a wider plan that wants to establish a Natural Reserve at Salviano, rules for truffle collection, a "Piano neve" with skiing facilities on Monte Marsicano and a small lake reserved to fishing with a surface of about 1000 hectares. A lake within the former lake joining at last fishermen and farmers.

20 February 2000 - Il Centro

Sulmona - Sunday 30 july the Giostra final / Tutti gli appuntamenti della manifestazione, by Raffaele Giannantonio
The program has been released: 18 march, bonfires for San Giuseppe. 22 april, concert in the church of Santissima Trinità. 23 april, at the Annunziata Eliot's "Tentazioni", director Mario Grossi. 27 may a congress on "Ars Amatoria 2000 - Ovidio nella poesia di Shakespeare, Pound e Eliot". 28 may festivals in the "borghi" (San Panfilo, Pacentrano, Santa Maria della Tomba) and "sestieri" (Porta Filiamabili, Porta Bonomini, Porta Manaresca, Porta Iapasseri). 18 June itinerant performance of "Sulle strade del candelaio" by Giordano Bruno. 2 july introduction to the Giostra and Palio 2000. Sunday 23 July the Giostra begins and will go on for a week up to the final on July 30

20 February 2000 - Il Centro

Loreto Aprutino - Inauguration Day for Museo Acerbo / Ecco i goielli del Museo Acerbo, by Piergiacomo Cardone
The Sala Cascella in the Chiola castle welcomed a crowd of authorities from the Region, Baroness Anna Maria Persiani Acerbo and mayor Mauro Di Zio. The museum is another important step in the preservation of a great history and culture for the whole mankind. The museum rises from the private collection of Baron Giacomo Acerbo, who in the early decades of the XX century with great dedication gathered ceramics pieces from the 14th to the 19th century by the great Castelli masters belonging to families Gentile, Grue, Fuina and Cappelletti.

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