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WORLD
December 5, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Thirty-two pastry chefs in Naples, Italy, unveiled what they say is the biggest Nativity scene ever made entirely of chocolate. More than 4,500 hours and almost 7,300 pounds of chocolate went into creating the creche, which is 19 feet wide, nearly 10 feet high and completely edible. Pastry chefs, carpenters, sculptors and painters pooled their skills to produce the elaborate scene of hills, caves, houses and more than 100 figures of shepherds, animals and townspeople.
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NEWS
October 8, 1985 | From Associated Press
Here is a partial list of Americans believed to be aboard the hijacked cruise ship Achille Lauro. It was compiled from information provided by relatives and friends in the United States, interviews with passengers in Cairo and from the ship company's headquarters in Naples, Italy. Ages and hometowns are listed where available. Chasser, Sophie, Hollywood, Fla. Hodes, Mildred, 64, Springfield, N.J. Klinghoffer, Leon, 69, New York Klinghoffer, Marilyn, 58, New York Meskins, Seymour, 71, Union, N.J.
NEWS
October 9, 1985 | From Associated Press
Here is a partial list of Americans believed to be aboard the hijacked Achille Lauro, compiled from information provided by relatives and friends in the United States, interviews with passengers in Cairo and from the ship company in Naples, Italy. Ages and hometowns are listed where available. Chasser, Sophie, 69 Hollywood, Fla. Hodes, Mildred, 64, Springfield, N.J. Klinghoffer, Leon, 69, New York. Klinghoffer, Marilyn, 58, New York. Meskins, Seymour, 71, Union, N.J.
NEWS
April 14, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
At least one U.S. sailor was killed and several others were injured today when a car-bomb blast rocked a U.S. servicemen's club in Naples, Italy, the Navy said. A spokesman for the U.S. Consulate in Naples said that according to preliminary records, four to five people were killed and about 20 injured in the blast just outside the USO club in the port area of the southern Italian city.
NATIONAL
July 30, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities were investigating the disappearance of a Florida woman from a cruise ship sailing along the coast of Italy, relatives said. Family members identified the woman as Elizabeth Kay Galeana, 22, of Naples, Fla., reported missing Tuesday from Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas. Royal Caribbean confirmed only that the missing woman was from the United States. The ship was en route to Naples, Italy, from the port of Civitavecchia, near Rome, according to the cruise line.
NEWS
October 30, 1990
Teresa De Francisci, 92, the model for Miss Liberty on the 1921 silver dollar. The dollar, created by Mrs. De Francisci's husband, Anthony, marked the return of peace after World War I. It was issued from 1921 to 1928 and again in 1934-35 before becoming a collector's item. On the 50th anniversary of the coin, Mrs. De Francisci was honored by coin collectors with a plaque inscribed, "To a Lady of Peace." Born near Naples, Italy, she sailed to America at 4 and grew up in Clinton, Mass.
SPORTS
December 7, 1989 | From Times wire services
As expected, England was designated today as one of the six seeded teams in the 1990 World Soccer Cup, along with defending champion Argentina, host Italy, West Germany, Brazil and Belgium. The International Soccer Federation, which announced the seedings, assigned Argentina to play in Naples, Italy in Rome, West Germany in Milan, Brazil in Turin, Belgium in Verona and England in Cagliari on the island of Sardinia.
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