23 May 2000

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23 May 2000 - Il Messaggero

Roseto - The town's birthday / Compleanno della città
The municipality of Roseto degli Abruzzi was born on 22 may 1860. A number of celebrations for the occasion: placement on the facade of Maria Santissima Assunta a stone with an inscription from 1906 thanking citizen Giovanni Thaulero, awards for the prize "Riscopriamo Roseto".

23 May 2000 - Il Messaggero

Pescara - The 137-year-old Granny / Gli esperti e il caso della nonna di 137 anni
An international congress on "Antropologia e Genetica nell'interpretazione della longevità", at University "G. d'Annunzio" on Monday, 29 may on the results of an expedition of prof. Giovanni Perrucci from the Università di Chieti in Kenya. Prof. Perrucci discovered Wangui Njoki, 137 anni years old. The meeting will describe the process used to establish the woman's life. A gene was recently discovered that controls life length. Its elimination in mice increased life length of 35 %.

23 May 2000 - Il Centro

Torino di Sangro - Festival for emigrants / In festa per gli emigranti
The municipality and a group of citizens collected the money necessary to allow the return of a number of emigrants, who will be hosted by relatives or other families, and will take part next 2 July to the Emigrants' Jubilee in Rome. A great success for the efforts of Mayor Donato Iezzi.

23 May 2000 - Il Centro

Penne - In the monastery of Sant'Agostino film on San Gabriele / In autunno le prime riprese del film dedicato a San Gabriele, by Gilberto Petrucci
A historical documentary on San Gabriele will also be filmed in Penne, exactly in the convent of Sant'Agostino where Gabriele studied. Names of the actors are still not known.

23 May 2000 - Il Centro

A monumental biography on D'Annunzio / Anna Maria Andreoli firma una monumentale biografia, by Paolo Di Vincenzo
Anna Maria Andreoli, a great scholar of the Italian poet, just presented her 1.5 kg biography "Il vivere inimitabile - vita di Gabriele D'Annunzio", Mondadori, pages 672, lire 60,000. The study offers new discoveries on the poet, and interesting insight into his ladies and finances. D'Annunzio, as many Abruzzese, was more appreciated abroad than in Italy. "D'Annunzio is like a tree: his roots in Abruzzo, his leaves in Europe".

23 May 2000 - Il Centro

A passage from D'Annunzio's biography / Un breve passo del volume
By permission of author Anna Maria Andreoli, a passage from the biography is reproduced on the Abruzzese childhood of the poet. D'Annunzio there expresses the importance of his Abruzzese roots, his love of gaming imprinted in him through his native Pescara (which thanks to him was joined to nearby Castellammare on the other side of the Pescara river to become a province in 1927).

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