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  MESSINA - LoveToKnow Article on MESSINA
The earthquake occurred early in the morning of December 28, and so far as Messina was concerned the damage was done chiefly by the shock and by the fires which broke out afterwards; the seismic wave which followed was comparatively innocuous.
Messina fell into the hands of the Carthaginians during their, wars with Dionysius the elder of Syracuse (39l B.C.).
Garibaldi landed In Sicily in 1860, and Messina was the last city in the island taken from the Bourbons and made a part of united Italy under Victor Emmanuel.
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 Messina, Italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Messina is the third largest city on the island of Sicily, Italy and the capital of the province of Messina.
Messina was almost entirely destroyed by an earthquake and associated tsunami on the morning of December 28, 1908, killing over 75,000 people.
Antonello da Messina, Italian painter and genius of the Renaissance, was born in Messina in 1430.
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Messina is considered to be one of the most modern areas of Sicily, although there are still tragic reminders throughout the city of the after-effects of war and earthquakes.
Messina's Gastronomy is a blend of the tuna, swordfish, and lobster which is abundant.
A couple of the Events celebrated in Messina are the "La Varetta" in June which honors the "Madonna della Lettera" and during Ferragosto in August is the "Parade of the Giants" which commemorates the legend of the city's founders Mata and Grifone.
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Messina, therefore, was always on the leading edge of change, and always more cosmopolitan, relative to the rest of Sicily.
Village of Montalbano Elicona, province of Messina; 3000 ft altitude.
Village of Rocella Valdemone, 2800 ft; province of Messina.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Archdiocese of Messina
Messina is said to have been founded by some pirates from Cumæ, a very ancient Greek colony, and to have received from its founders the name of Zancle (sickle) on account of the semicircular shape of the port.
Messina had a part in the wars for the union of Italy: it was bombarded in 1848; and in 1860, after a long resistance was taken by Garibaldi.
The Archbishop of Messina is also Archimandrite of San Salvatore; this convent of Greek Monks of St. Basil was founded by Count Roger in 1094, and its archimandrite had jurisdiction over all the Basilian monasteries of the kingdom, of which there were forty-four, as well as over many parishes.
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 AllRefer.com - Messina, Italy (Italian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Messina was subsequently allied with Rome, and it shared the history of the rest of Sicily.
Messina later came under the rule of the Angevins, the Aragonese, and the Spanish Bourbons.
The earthquake of Dec. 28, 1908, destroyed 90% of Messina's buildings, including fine churches and palaces, and cost about 80,000 lives; afterward the city was completely rebuilt in conformity with standards for quake-resistant construction.
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 Strait of Messina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Strait of Messina is the narrow section of water between the eastern tip of Sicily and the southern tip of Italy.
A ferry connects Messina (Sicily) with the mainland at Villa San Giovanni in Calabria.
When built, the Strait of Messina Bridge will be the largest single span bridge in the world, with a span of 3,300 m (about 2 miles).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Strait_of_Messina   (235 words)

 Best of Sicily - Messina
To the Normans, Messina was an essential foothold in their conquest of the island during the eleventh century, though their first ships actually landed at a point on the Ionian coast south of the city in the middle of the night.
Throughout the Middle Ages, Messina was the most important port of departure for European knights on their way to the Crusades.
Messina remained the second most important city of Sicily until the seventeenth century, when its position was challenged by Catania.
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 Messina : Introduction | Frommers.com
Overlooking the Straits of Messina, with the mainland city of Reggio di Calabria across the sea and to the east, Messina lies at the foot of the Peloritani Mountains.
Messina was founded in the 8th century B.C. by the Siculans, who named it Zancle ("sickle") because of its hooked promontory protecting the harbor.
Messina boasts one of the deepest and safest harbors in the Mediterranean.
www.frommers.com /destinations/messina/3208010001.html   (481 words)

 CMT.com : Jim Messina : Biography
Messina's career began at the age of 17 when a deejay heard him and asked him to produce two albums.
Messina had already made a name for himself in the music business and began touring with Loggins until he too made a name for himself.
Messina tours and performs new songs on a regular basis; the recent album River North is all new material but still features Messina's signature country-rock sound.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/messina_jim/bio.jhtml   (517 words)

 Reviews - The Official Tony Messina Website
Messina knows them all, because for years he's played the club and concert scene all over the world with jazz groups and big bands.
Messina's lyrics are reminiscent of other masters of "The Great American Songbook"--from Mel and Michael to Manilow and Mathis.
Messina who has shared stage with such luminaries as Lionel Hampton, Louie Bellson, Stan Kenton, and Alan Broadbent, brought his "Journey of Love" show to Pacifica with the blessings of many fans and friends throughout the world.
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 Jo Dee Messina Delicious Surprise Mp3, Lyrics, Videos, Downloads, Photos. Jo Dee Messina
Messina, who was named the Academy of Country Music's top new female artist in 1999, delivered a performance that showed she's definitely back after personal issues slowed her down.
Messina asked how many in the crowd had purchased ''Delicious Surprise'' and then coaxed those who hadn't toward the souvenir stand with passionate performances of ''Not Going Down,'' ''It Gets Better,'' and ''Life Is Good,'' songs that seem certain to follow ''My Give A Damn's Busted'' to the top of the charts.
Messina's voice strained to hit some high notes late in the show, but she was in no hurry to end the concert.
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 Messina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Messina was founded in 730 B.C. with the name of Zancle, from an old Greek-Sicilian word, for its characteristic sickle shaped (zanclon) port.
From Messina there are suggestive itineraries to places of great beauty: San Rizzo hill, from where one can admire the two shores of the Strait: the Tyrrhenian and the Ionian; the lakes of Ganzirri and of Faro, delightful holiday resorts; Cape Peloro (Cariddi) and the beaches of Mortelle on the Tyrrhenian sea.
Messina can be easily reached from the Continent by train; by car, by way of the Autostrada del Sole; by plane, from Reggio Calabria and Catania airports.
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 Messina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Jo Dee Messina’s career as a recording artist is not captured in numbers, accomplishments or accolades, it is found in her music.
Messina came off the road and was informed her expenses had exceeded income.
Messina doesn’t symbolize her audience as much as she truly is one of them.
www.cityofheflin.org /jamboree/messina.htm   (868 words)

 CNN.com - Jo Dee Messina: Nashville's little sister is big sister to her fans - August 14, 2000
Messina believes she has earned her success by the sweat of her brow.
Messina, a native of rural Holliston, Massachusetts, moved to Nashville in 1990 after years as a club singer there.
The 1996 "Jo Dee Messina" album contained a No. 1 hit, "Heads Carolina, Tails California." But the singer was close to bankruptcy two years later when a second album was delayed while she looked for songs to record.
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 Loggins & Messina reunite with caution
It took almost three decades, but now Loggins and Messina are in the midst of a nostalgic nationwide cakewalk, running through their sizable catalog of country, folk and rock.
Both Loggins and Messina admit they weren't close during the halcyon years, when they were widely regarded as the most popular and consistent pop-rock pairing of the early 1970s.
Messina also released a number of solo albums but never enjoyed the kind of success that Loggins had.
www.freep.com /entertainment/music/loggins5e_20050805.htm   (817 words)

 Jo Dee Messina [News]
To that end, Messina and her band are set to do a very special "All Access" on CMT, July 26 that may just have a surprise or two.
Messina was so touched by the 6-year old's commitment that she told him to go to the toy department and pick out "the biggest, bestest toy for your birthday."
Messina, whose current single was actually written about her life and her will to power through, has the fastest moving song on the country charts.
www.jodeemessina.com /news_old/archive02.html   (1089 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Antonello da Messina
On his return to Messina, Antonello evinced remarkable skill in handling oils in a triptych, unfortunately destroyed in the recent earthquake, representing the Blessed Virgin with St.
Messina rivals the Flemings in transparency of colouring, though occasionally he may justly be censured for the use of "a dark brown in his flesh-tints" (Müntz, II, 778).
The Italian is discernible in the nobility with which Messina invests the figures of Christ, the Blessed Virgin, and St. John.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10215a.htm   (835 words)

 AllRefer.com - Messina, Strait of (Oceans And Continents) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Messina, Strait of, channel, c.20 mi (32 km) long and from 2 to 10 mi (3.2–16 km) wide, separating the Italian peninsula from Sicily and connecting the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas.
Reggio di Calabria, SW Italy, and Messina, NE Sicily, are the main ports.
A ferry crosses the dangerous waters of the strait from Messina to Villa San Giovanni.
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 Messina Minerals Inc. - Home Page - Thu Oct 13, 2005
Messina Minerals Inc. is a well-structured base metals and gold exploration and development company based in Vancouver, Canada with several active advanced projects in Newfoundland and gold exploration assets in Ontario.
Messina has acquired advanced exploration properties within belts of proven geological merit with nearby mining infrastructure.
Messina is staffed with an experienced exploration and management team committed to building a successful exploration enterprise for our shareholders.
www.messinaminerals.com   (191 words)

 Messina --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Messina is the northernmost town in South Africa.
It lies on the lower slopes of the Peloritani Mountains, on the Strait of Messina opposite Reggio di Calabria.
It is applied specifically to a mirage that appears periodically in the Strait of Messina between Italy and Sicily.
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 Strait of Messina Bridge Project
The Strait of Messina (divides the island of Sicily from Calabria in southern Italy) is 2 miles (3km) wide.
Morandi by then in his mid 80's had played a central role in the development of the single span solution, although the final design handed over in 1992 adopts a pure suspension configuration for the main span, rather than the suspension/cable hybrid that he presented in 1986.
Stretto di Messina has cancelled the bids for the next stage of the detailed design of the Messina Bridge.
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 CLIA - Cruise Line International Association
Messina is an unfortunate city on the northwest corner of Sicily.
Two-thirds of Messina's population of 120,000 died from the 1908 quake.
Today, Messina struggles because it lacks that connection to the past that draws visitors to other Italian cities.
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 AskMen.com - Jo Dee Messina pics
By the age of 16, she was fronting The Jo Dee Messina Band ("real original," she laughs), which also included her sister on bass, her brother on drums, and mom, Mary, providing the transportation.
Messina's debut single, "Heads Carolina, Tails California" was an up-tempo number about leaving a small town in search of the good life.
Even more remarkably, Messina became the first woman in the history of Billboard's Country Singles chart to achieve three consecutive, multi-week number one singles from one album: "Bye Bye," "I'm Alright," and "Stand Beside Me." She set and then tied her own record for longest run in the Top 30, an incredible 35 weeks.
www.askmen.com /women/singer_150/158c_jo_dee_messina.html   (1042 words)

 Messina and Furay have good reunion feelin' | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Jim Messina and Richie Furay were paired in two of the most influential bands of the late 1960s.
Messina intended to "groom" Loggins as a performer and then stay on only as producer after their first album, 1972's aptly titled "Kenny Loggins With Jim Messina, Sittin' In." But Loggins and Messina became a sensation, with Messina augmenting Loggins' songs with his own "Your Mama Don't Dance."
Today, Messina is happy to once again be working behind the scenes, whether in his studio or conducting intensive workshops for songwriters.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040729/news_1w29furay.html   (627 words)

 CMT.com : Loggins & Messina : Biography
Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina were the most successful pop/rock duo of the first half of the '70s.
Messina agreed to produce Loggins' first album, but somewhere along the way it became a duo effort that was released in 1972 under the title Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin' In.
Loggins & Messina split for two solo careers by the end of that year, their catalog completed by a greatest-hits album, Best of Friends, and a live record, Finale.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/loggins_messina/bio.jhtml   (298 words)

 Legendary Messina
There are many versions of the legend of Mata and Grifone, some say they were the true founders of Messina, others that they were Muslim prisoners taken by the mercenary soldier Ruggero D'Altavilla in 1086.
During the siege of Messina the Arab general, Hassas Ibn-Hammar, set his eyes upon Mata, the beautiful daughter of a local merchant.
Messina's Madonna stands six metres high greeting visitors as they arrive in the beautiful curved harbour with the inscription: "Vos et ipsam civitatem benedicimus" The statue was unveiled on August 2
www.italiaplease.com /eng/megazine/giroditalia/2001/07/messina   (507 words)

 Messina - Porto di Messina - Messina Port -Harbours.net - Sicilian Ports and Harbours -
Messina - Porto di Messina - Messina Port -Harbours.net - Sicilian Ports and Harbours -
Messina with a population of about 260,000 is the third largest city on the island of Sicily, Italy and the capital of the province of Messina.
It is located at 38°11'24 N 15°33'0 E, near the North-East corner of Sicily, at the Strait of Messina.
www.harbours.net /messina   (300 words)

 The American Experience | Rescue at Sea | People & Events | Messina Earthquake
Centered in the Messina Strait, which separates Sicily from Calabria, the quake's magnitude equaled a 7.5 by today's Richter scale.
The Messina quake was undeniably the most destructive to ever hit Europe.
The population of the city of Messina alone -- 150,000 -- was reduced to only hundreds; the total death toll throughout Italy was estimated at nearly 200,000.
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