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By Cody Goodwin, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
The newest addition to Hunter Ritter's trophy stand is shaped like a stop sign, made of wood and has a gold medal placed in the middle of it. The John Carroll senior earned the wrestling hardware in May after winning the FILA Cadet Freestyle National Championships in Akron, Ohio. Ritter went 5-0 at 85 kilograms - roughly 187 pounds - en route to the title. While the first-place finish was the culmination of long hours in the practice room, it was merely the beginning of an opportunistic and eventful couple of months - Ritter is set to compete in the FILA Cadet World Championships, which runs from July 15-20 in Slovakia.
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By Cody Goodwin, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
The newest addition to Hunter Ritter's trophy stand is shaped like a stop sign, made of wood and has a gold medal placed in the middle of it. The John Carroll senior earned the wrestling hardware in May after winning the FILA Cadet Freestyle National Championships in Akron, Ohio. Ritter went 5-0 at 85 kilograms - roughly 187 pounds - en route to the title. While the first-place finish was the culmination of long hours in the practice room, it was merely the beginning of an opportunistic and eventful couple of months - Ritter is set to compete in the FILA Cadet World Championships, which runs from July 15-20 in Slovakia.
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By David Rocks and David Rocks,Contributing Writer | October 22, 1993
DUNAJSKA STREDA, Slovakia -- Karoly Hodossy's family name dates back a half-millennium, but it's new to him, and he wants to keep it.Two years ago, Mr. Hodossy -- an ethnic Hungarian living in Slovakia -- changed his name from Hodosi, the Slovak spelling. Now he's afraid he may be forced to change it back again."The name Hodossy is 500 years old, but in 1919 the Slovaks made my great-grandfather change the spelling," said Mr. Hodossy, who works in the local City Hall. "In Slovakia, the Slovaks are the boss, and we Hungarians have to do what they say."
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Sports on TV | December 28, 2012
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By HELENE ELLIOTT and HELENE ELLIOTT,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 19, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- Because Slovakia was not considered one of the "Big Six" powers at the 1998 or 2002 Olympics, it had to play a preliminary round to get into the main draw. Each time it was eliminated before the stars from Canada, the United States, Sweden, Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic arrived. With a new format that eliminated the pre-Games games, Slovakia is showing it can play with - and beat - the big boys. Slovakia's 2-1 victory over the U.S. yesterday, played before a rollicking crowd under the arched roof of the cozy Torino Esposizioni, put the speedy and skillful team atop Group B with a 3-0-0 record.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 19, 1996
Jozef Horvath, the gifted 19-year-old winner of the 1994 Slovak Conservatories Violin Competition, is in Annapolis this weekend to perform with the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra.Mr. Horvath, a student of master teacher Albin Vrtel, comes to Annapolis thanks to a relationship forged last summer by local musicians and the State Conservatory of Bratislava.The 40 musicians of the Chesapeake orchestra visited the Republic of Slovakia last July, not just to be sightseers at medieval castles, Gothic cathedrals, picturesque churches and impressive Baroque palaces, but to perform.
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By Tracy Wilkinson and Tracy Wilkinson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 15, 2003
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- A greatly diminished Pope John Paul II concluded his 102nd trip abroad yesterday, an agonizing, four-day mission to Slovakia during which he was unable to complete a single sermon or speech. The weakened condition of the pope, who is weeks shy of marking 25 years as head of the Roman Catholic Church, revived speculation that this may well be the last time he travels outside of Italy -- a thought on the minds of thousands of pilgrims who arrived here from neighboring Poland and Hungary to join Slovaks in worship with him. Yesterday, the pope presided over an open-air Mass under clear, sunny skies before about 200,000 faithful and honored two communist-era martyrs, a nun and a bishop, placing them in the running for sainthood.
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By James Drake and James Drake,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 11, 1998
U SABOTOV, Slovakia -- In this tiny hamlet of 190 souls, tucked away among rolling forested hills in the heart of what was once Czechoslovakia, a kind of bloodless ethnic cleansing has taken place.Fallen wooden slats expose the darkness of vacant barns. Modern villas fronting well-tended gardens sit next to shuttered cottages where chickens scratch among abandoned vegetable plots.Things weren't always this way. Historically, the village was proudly Czech, but during the 1950s and 1960s, Communist authorities allowed newcomers from neighboring Slovakia to move in. When the two countries negotiated their international frontier after the breakup of federal Czechoslovakia five years ago, U Sabotov was ceded to Slovakia, and a border post went up at the end of Main Street.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 5, 1995
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- Being the son of the president has its benefits, particularly for a budding entrepreneur hoping to make a killing in the rough-and-tumble markets of Central Europe.Michal Kovac Jr., the son of Slovak President Michal Kovac, enjoys instant name recognition. He does not lack for business associates, especially those wanting to exploit his familial connections. But Mr. Kovac is learning, in an unexpectedly bruising way, that having a father in high office can also be perilous in Slovakia, where business is booming but democracy is going bust.
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By David Rocks and David Rocks,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 1996
U SABOTU, Czech Republic -- With his pasture just across the road from his house, Jan Marecek has no trouble finding grass to feed his rabbits. But soon an international boundary may separate his house and field, effectively forcing Marecek to import food for his animals."
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By Grahame L. Jones, Tribune Newspapers | June 25, 2010
JOHANNESBURG — Marcello Lippi had been warned this might happen. He had been told time and again by Italian fans and media that his team was too old, that it needed younger, hungrier players. Take Inter Milan's Mario Balotelli or Davide Santon, they said. Take Sampdoria's Antonio Cassano. Take anyone but that old gang of yours. But Lippi ignored the warnings and advice, and on Thursday he paid the price. When referee Howard Webb blew the final whistle at Ellis Park, the scoreboard showed one of the World Cup's all-time remarkable results: Slovakia 3, Italy 2. A team playing in its first World Cup, made up largely of players unknown internationally, had defeated the defending world champions and knocked them out of the World Cup. The final line on Italy: No wins, one loss, two ties.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun Reporter | July 13, 2008
Carol "Lenka" Katz, who survived the Nazi persecutions in Slovakia with an assumed identity and with assistance from Christian friends who hid her and her baby son, died July 6 of complications from an infection at a hospital in Jerusalem. The former Northwest Baltimore resident was 95. Carol Leah Bernstein was born into a Hasidic family in Bardiov, a small town in eastern Slovakia, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After graduating from high school and a business school, she went to work as a secretary for an industrial firm in Bratislava.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special To The Sun | September 23, 2007
Erika Stasakova, a 17-year-old senior at John Carroll, has made an impressive transition to life here after immigrating from Slovakia with her family when she was in elementary school. Stasakova always wanted to play sports, but girls in her native country didn't often do that. She took up soccer, and then some friends got her into cross country and running. She has developed into one of the state's top runners. Stasakova won the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland championship last year to help the Patriots capture the team title and was named to the All-Metro team.
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By Thomas Land | May 10, 2007
KOSICE, Slovakia -- A case making its way through the courts in Slovakia is giving a new sense of hope to Europe's most persecuted minority. But it also could be the catalyst that unleashes the Roma people's many decades of pent-up frustration. The number of Roma (Gypsies) in the European Union roughly tripled in January, when Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU, making the outcome of this case consequential for all Europeans - as it should be for people everywhere who care about justice.
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By HELENE ELLIOTT and HELENE ELLIOTT,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 19, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- Because Slovakia was not considered one of the "Big Six" powers at the 1998 or 2002 Olympics, it had to play a preliminary round to get into the main draw. Each time it was eliminated before the stars from Canada, the United States, Sweden, Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic arrived. With a new format that eliminated the pre-Games games, Slovakia is showing it can play with - and beat - the big boys. Slovakia's 2-1 victory over the U.S. yesterday, played before a rollicking crowd under the arched roof of the cozy Torino Esposizioni, put the speedy and skillful team atop Group B with a 3-0-0 record.
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By Sports on TV | June 28, 2010
TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS MLB Washington@Orioles (T) MASN 9 a.m. Washington@Atlanta ESPN2, MASN 7 C. base. W. Series: S. Carolina vs. UCLA, Gm. 1 ESPN 7:30 MiLB Lehigh Valley@Durham MLB 1 WNBA Phoenix@Washington (T) CSN 7 PGA Professional Championship: 2nd rd. GOLF 3:30 MLL Toronto@Chesapeake (T) CSN Noon World Cup Round of 16: Netherlands vs. Slovakia ESPN 9:30 a.m. Round of 16: Brazil vs. Chile ESPN 2 Rd. of 16: Netherlands vs. Slovakia (T)
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 16, 1999
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- For the first time since Slovakia was created in 1993 from the peaceful split of Czechoslovakia, its voters yesterday chose their president by direct election.While the vote was new, the two leading candidates were not. The front-runner, Rudolf Schuster, 65, is the official candidate of the four-party coalition government, a political veteran who was the Communist leader of parliament, served after the anti-Communist revolution of 1989 as Czechoslovakia's ambassador to Canada and is the widely respected mayor of the eastern Slovak town of Kosice.
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