2 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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2 November 2000 - Il Messaggero

Capestrano - Dreaming of California / Sognando la California, by Giovanna Ruscitti
Capestrano in Abruzzo and San Juan Capistrano, a few miles from Los Angeles, thousands of miles away, united in the name of San Giovanni. In 1776 padre Junipero Serra founded a mission in the name of San Giovanni, one of the most beautiful in America, the background of many weddings in the Forresters' saga. A twinship is in progress, though postponed to the next years.

2 November 2000 - Il Messaggero

L'Aquila - Marshal Pagliara turns 100 / I cento anni del maresciallo Pagliara , by Federica Farda
On the 4 of December (Army Day) Giuseppe Pagliara, commander of the Carabilieri in L'Aquila from 1940 to 1949, will celebrate his 100th birthday. Born in Campi Salentina, Lecce, he never engaged in politics, and from his position could help many who were persecuted by the Germans.

2 November 2000 - Il Messaggero

Civitella Roveto - Celebration of Enrico Mattei / Manifestazione per ricordare Enrico Mattei
The father to Enrico Mattei, founder of Eni, was from Civitella. The great enterpreneur died in a plane crash in 1962. He was very popular in the area, for his activity created many jobs. A commemoration ceremony yesterday.

2 November 2000 - Il Centro

Ortona - Priest of nicknames disappears / E' scomparso a 80 anni il "prete dei soprannomi"
Don Antonio Politi, for over 50 years parish priest of San Tommaso cathedral, passed away last Tuesday. Born in 1920 in Ortona, he was loved by everybody, not only the religious ones. He knew all about the nicknames, the traditions, the culture of Ortona.

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