Monthly Archives: October 2013

Giulia Arena, 19-year-old Sicilian, crowned Miss Italia

(ANSA) – Jesolo, October 28 – Giulia Arena, a 19-year-old Sicilian-born university student with a Dante quotation tattooed above her heart, was crowned the 74th Miss Italia in this seaside town near Venice Sunday night. Arena’s triumph was the first … Continue reading

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Barenboim to make early departure from La Scala

(ANSA) – Milan, October 28 – Star conductor Daniel Barenboim is leaving his post as musical director of La Scala Theatre in Milan nearly two years in advance, the superintendent of the internationally renowned opera house, Stephane Lissner, told unions … Continue reading

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In Search of Quiet

Two weeks ago my girlfriend, Aubrey, and I headed out to the mountains to enjoy the fall colors and early snow. We had limited time, so we chose the easy, and thus popular, hike to Lake Ingalls. Knowing that most … Continue reading

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Aung San Suu Kyi says Burmese constitution needs reform

(see related) (ANSA) – Rome, October 28 – Burma’s constitution, which bans her from the presidency, is undemocratic and must be reformed, Burmese opposition Aung San Suu Kyi said Monday. Suu Kyi, who has said she intends to run for … Continue reading

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Anti-mafia police arrest two over 1992 Camorra mafia murder

(ANSA) – Naples, October 28 – Anti-mafia police arrested two people for a 1992 murder believed to have been part of a power grab by the Casalesi clan of the Neapolitan Camorra mafia, investigators said on Monday. The suspects, Giuseppe … Continue reading

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Soccer: Perfect Roma show strength in depth

(By Paul Virgo) (ANSA) – Rome, October 28 – AS Roma maintained their perfect record when they beat Udinese 1-0 away on Sunday to notch their ninth consecutive win and match Serie A’s record for the best start to a … Continue reading

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Six convicted in school collapse near Turin

(ANSA) – Turin, October 28 – Six people were sentenced to jail terms ranging from 26 months to four years on Monday in the collapse of a high-school ceiling in 2008 that killed one student and injured others. One person … Continue reading

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Holidays may see all motors shunned from Roman Forum road

(ANSA) – Rome, October 28 – Roman Mayor Ignazio Marino on Monday indicated that the arterial road flanking the Colosseum and running by the Imperial and Roman Forum ruins may be completely pedestrianized during the Christmas holiday period. Despite outcry … Continue reading

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Four Camorra mafia jailed for up to seven years

(ANSA) – Caserta, October 28 – Four members of the Casalesi clan of the Camorra mafia were sentenced Monday to jail terms ranging up to seven years on charges including extortion and belonging to a criminal gang. The four belong … Continue reading

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Soccer: Juventus stand closed for anti-Napoli chants

(ANSA) – Rome, October 28 – Juventus on Monday had its home fans’ stand closed for anti-Napoli chants during Sunday’s 2-0 win against Genoa Sunday but the penalty was suspended under new rules that lay down lighter sanctions for ‘regional … Continue reading

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