Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
May 26, 2005
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Wage Rate Battle Heats Up

After the latest in a number of talks between Italian government officials and major union representatives, it seems that both sides continue to move farther from an agreement.   In the midst of economic troubles, the Italian government is pushing for cuts in every sector possible; meanwhile, state workers have
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American Church Gets Australian Rector

In a festive celebration punctuated by hymns, the Reverend Roger Featherston was instituted on Sunday afternoon as the new rector of St. James Church. The ceremony was officiated by the Right Reverend Pierre Whalon, Bishop-in-Charge of the Convocation of American Episcopal Churches in Europe; and dignified by the
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Formula 1: Finn Wins at Montecarlo

Raikkonen, a Finnish driver for McLaren beat out Williams of Heidfeld and Webber for the GP victory at Montecarlo. Alonso for Renault arrived just short of the podium and the Ferrari drivers arrived way behind with Schumacher in seventh place and Barrichello at eighth.
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Locks Removed from Ponte Vecchio

The locks attached to the fence surrounding the statue of Cellini on the Ponte Vecchio had been growing exponentially recently, and the City finally decided last week that it was time to start removing them. Attaching a lock to the fence became a trend that caught on quickly among youngsters.
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Japanese Tourists are the Biggest Spenders

Germans are still the most numerous tourists in Italy, making up 23% of all visitors in 2004. U.S. citizens follow at 11.2%, British at 8.8%, French at 9% and Japanese at 1%. The numbers are reversed for the amount each nationality spends per person while in Italy.
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The ‘Strozzina’ re-opens in style

The lower level of Palazzo Strozzi, affectionately called “Strozzina,” has finally reopened its doors to the public, offering yet another breathtaking exhibition space in Florence. The 1,300 square metre subterranean space has been closed for almost 30 years, but with the recently finished restoration project that cost
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Italys Emission Plan Not Accepted by EU

The EU has once again rejected Italy’s plans to be within Kyoto Agreement pollution level maximums by the year 2010. The 569 million tons of carbon dioxide emitted each year in Italy must be reduced by 6.5% by the 2010 deadline. EU officials claim to have refused
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Fountain by Mario Botta Unveiled

A fountain by famed Italian-Swiss architect Mario Botta was unveiled in the gardens of Via dei Bassi, at the corner of Viale Canova, last week. Botta is best known for his designs for the new La Scala Theatre in Milan. The commercial centre near the fountain was also designed
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Radio Vaticano cardinal charged for ‘Electrosmog’

A judge ruled last week that Cardinal Roberto Tucci, head of Radio Vaticano’s management board, and Father Pasquale Borgomeo, be suspended for 10 days because of their responsibility for the excessively high transmission levels of the radio’s programs.   In 2001 it was discovered that the &
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American Church Gets Australian Rector

In a festive celebration punctuated by hymns, the Reverend Roger Featherston was instituted on Sunday afternoon as the new rector of St. James Church. The ceremony was officiated by the Right Reverend Pierre Whalon, Bishop-in-Charge of the Convocation of American Episcopal Churches in Europe; and dignified by the