The United States marine who
staged the world’s longest and most
spectacular airplane hijacking—from
California to Rome—was captured
early today by a policeman who tackled
him outside a chapel where he
had sought refuge.

The arrest, culminating a manhunt
by 250 policemen using helicopters
and police dogs over the Appian
countryside, touched off urgent discussions
between Italian and American
authorities contesting the right to
try him on criminal charges....
New York Times, November 2, 1969


To get a circumcision in Italy is a major operation. For example, if you are born in the General Clinic in Bologna, the gynecologist will not do it. You have to go to Florence. The Italians are a type who if they cannot find what they are looking for in one store they go no further, especially if it means they will not die. I plan to tell the Italians about themselves.

“Come in, Pasquale, come in. The lasagna is good. Did you make it?”

“My wife Sylvana made it but my daughter Anna brought it over on he…