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March 16, 1989 | By Patrick Scott, Special to The Inquirer
Mike Veliky stood among the round tables of the King Arthur Ballroom in Bridgeport and shouted in a strong Slovak accent above the trumpeting music of his homeland. "Today in Slovakia, people don't know any freedom," said Veliky, one of the hundreds of Slovak-Americans who had gathered Sunday in the ballroom at the Knights of Columbus Camelot Hall. "When people come together, the police come to push them away. You can't have something like we have here today - a celebration. " This year's celebration of Slovak Day, which was sponsored by Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bridgeport, marked the 50th anniversary of the beginning of a brief independence for Slovakia on March 14, 1939.
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August 4, 1999 | By Dave Barry
Most Americans are pitifully ignorant of geography. This was clearly demonstrated when the Gallup Organization sent its pollsters to Chicago to ask randomly selected residents if they could name at least three of the six major continents. The results were shocking: Most of the pollsters never found Chicago at all; of those who did, all but one fell into the Chicago River. What is the cause of this disgraceful lack of knowledge? I blame the same institution that is responsible for crime, sex, godlessness and millions of square miles of badly drawn refrigerator art: our school system.
SPORTS
August 28, 2010
Former Temple point guard Luis Guzman has signed to play professionally in Slovakia, with a team based in Spisska Nova Ves. As a senior starter and team captain last season, the native of The Bronx, N.Y., averaged 4.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists as the Owls finished 29-6 and were ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press poll.  
NEWS
September 3, 2008 | INQUIRER STAFF
Philadelphia-based can-maker Crown Holdings Inc. says it is building a beverage-can plant in Kechnec, in eastern Slovakia. The plant is expected to start by the end of 2009 with a capacity of 750 million cans a year and will be designed for expansion to meet market needs, the company said. The cost was not disclosed. The company says it already operates five production plants in Eastern Europe for its food and closures businesses. "What we're seeing is modern, Western technology replacing older technology that had outlived its lifespan," said Michael F. Dunleavy, vice president of corporate affairs and public relations.
SPORTS
May 20, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Yet to win a title this year and warming up for the French Open, Pete Sampras helped the United States sweep Slovakia yesterday at the World Team Cup in Duesseldorf, Germany. Sampras, who has lost his No. 1 ranking to Yevgeny Kafelnikov, defeated Karol Kucera, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-2, in an event leading to next week's clay court major, the only Grand Slam tournament he has not won. Doubles specialist Richey Reneberg opened the best-of-three series by upsetting 31st-ranked Dominik Hrbaty, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. The Americans completed their 3-0 victory when Reneberg and Jonathan Stark beat Hrbaty and Tomas Catar, 7-5, 6-3, in doubles.
NEWS
June 24, 2010 | By Andrew Dampf, ASSOCIATED PRESS
JOHANNESBURG - Defending champion Italy was eliminated Thursday from the World Cup with a humbling 3-2 loss to Slovakia, which advanced. Slovakia finished second in Group F to Paraguay. The Italians were last, the first time they've ever finished at the bottom of an opening-round group. For the third consecutive game, the Azzurri allowed an early goal and this time they never recovered. Robert Vittek put Slovakia ahead in the 25th minute, taking advantage of an errant pass from midfielder Daniele De Rossi.
SPORTS
January 3, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Jaroslav Janus led Slovakia to a surprising quarterfinal victory over the United States in the world junior hockey championship, making 44 saves in a 5-3 decision yesterday in Ottawa. Slovakia will face Sweden in the semifinals today. In the second quarterfinal, Russia beat the Czech Republic, 5-1, to set up a semifinal against four-time defending champion Canada. The victory was Slovakia's first over the United States in nine meetings in the event. Ian Cole, Jonathan Blum and James van Riemsdyk scored for the United States, with van Riemsdyk, a Flyers prospect, scoring with goalie Thomas McCallum pulled for an extra attacker.
SPORTS
May 12, 2000 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The United States' unbeaten streak in the World Hockey Championships ended yesterday with a 4-1 loss to Slovakia in the quarterfinals in St. Petersburg, Russia. In other games, Canada defeated Switzerland, 5-3; defending champion Czech Republic beat Latvia, 3-1; and Finland downed Sweden, 2-1. In the semifinals, Finland will face Slovakia and Canada will play the Czech Republic. Canada got a boost when Detroit Red Wings defenseman Larry Murphy and center Kris Draper joined the team, a day after teammate Martin Lapointe agreed to join.
NEWS
April 24, 1997 | By Peter Slevin, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
When NATO opens its doors to some of its former Soviet bloc enemies, the newest country in central Europe is almost certain to feel left out. And that could become a problem. Slovakia once seemed sure to be invited into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, created in 1949 as the West's Cold War answer to Soviet aggression. But confidence has faded to a potent mixture of resignation and anger. In July, President Clinton and his NATO partners will issue their historic invitations to Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, at least.
SPORTS
September 4, 1996 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This game lacked the raw emotion of the U.S. victories over Canada and Russia, but the desired result was achieved. Team USA, despite resting some of its regulars, overwhelmed Slovakia, 9-3, last night at Madison Square Garden to finish the quarterfinals of the World Cup of Hockey with a 3-0 record. The game was largely meaningless - the United States had already clinched first place in the North American pool and received a bye into Sunday's semifinal in Kanata, Ontario, where it will play the winner of Friday's game between Russia and Finland.
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January 2, 2013
The United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the world junior hockey championships Monday with a 9-3 rout of Slovakia in Ufa, Russia. The Americans' prospects of reaching the knockout round had looked uncertain after a loss to Canada a day earlier, but they dominated the Slovaks. In Group A, the Czech Republic beat Switzerland, 4-3, in overtime. Canada stayed in first place in Group B by downing Russia, 4-1. BASEBALL: Former American League MVP Miguel Tejada said he has reached a deal with the Kansas City Royals.
SPORTS
December 22, 2011 | BY TOM MAHON, mahont@phillynews.com
PETER FORSBERG may not be able to skate backward anymore, but he can still backpedal with the best of them. The former Flyer, who retired from the NHL in February after he couldn't find a skate comfortable enough for his oft-injured right foot, is backpedaling after making comments that suggested Sweden tanked a game in the 2006 Turin Olympics to get an easier draw in the next round. Sweden lost to Slovakia, 3-0, in the group stage to advance to play Switzerland - instead of a tougher Canadian squad - in the quarterfinals.
BUSINESS
October 12, 2011 | Associated Press
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Slovakia's Parliament rejected a key euro bailout bill Tuesday, threatening Europe-wide efforts to ease a debt crisis that is threatening the global economy. The vote triggered the collapse of the government, but the outgoing prime minister and her main opponent both said they would now work to approve the bill quickly. The agreement to talk came shortly after parliament voted against an expanded euro bailout fund - a vote that Prime Minister Iveta Radicova had tied to a confidence measure.
SPORTS
May 2, 2011 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Vincent Lecavalier scored his second goal of the game 6 minutes, 19 seconds into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the top-seeded Washington Capitals, 3-2, Sunday night for a two-games-to-none lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Fifth-seeded Tampa Bay appeared headed for a much simpler victory, leading, 2-1, in the third period, but two-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin forced the extra period by scoring with 67 seconds left in regulation. Dwayne Roloson made 35 saves as the Lightning won their fifth consecutive game.
SPORTS
December 29, 2010 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
VANCOUVER - Andrej Meszaros had not been to Vancouver in more than 5 years before arriving in Canada's Pacific Northwest on Sunday morning with the Flyers. On Monday night, as he dropped a ceremonial first puck and watched his name be unfurled in the Vancouver Giants' Ring of Honour at the Pacific Coliseum, Meszaros felt like he was back home. Meszaros spent just 1 year skating in juniors with the Giants, so he was surprised to receive the call, but he says Vancouver is where he became a man. "It was a very nice moment, I was really honored that the organization did that for me," Meszaros said.
NEWS
August 31, 2010
Slovakia man kills 7 in rampage BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - A gunman went on a rampage in Slovakia's capital Monday, killing seven people and wounding 15, then committed suicide, officials said. Six of those killed were members of a Roma family, also known as Gypsies, who lived in an apartment where the man began his attack with a machine gun and two pistols, Interior Minister Daniel Lipsic said. Roma often face discrimination in Eastern Europe, but Lipsic said the unidentified gunman's motive was not yet known.
SPORTS
August 28, 2010
Former Temple point guard Luis Guzman has signed to play professionally in Slovakia, with a team based in Spisska Nova Ves. As a senior starter and team captain last season, the native of The Bronx, N.Y., averaged 4.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists as the Owls finished 29-6 and were ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press poll.  
SPORTS
June 28, 2010
Who: Netherlands vs. Slovakia What: Second-round game When: Today, 10 a.m. Where: Durban Stadium, Durban TV: ESPN For kicks: The Dutch, like Argentina, went through first-round group with 3-0 record, outscoring opponents, 5-1 . . . The soft group enabled coach Bert van Marwijk to rest injured striker Arjen Robben for all but a few minutes. If he's ready to go along with Robin van Persie, Dirk Kuyt and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, with Wesley Snejder setting things up, Dutch, the big darkhorse of the tournament, could explode . . . Slovakia, in its first World Cup since the breakup of Czechoslovakia, reached the second round with a 3-2 upset of Italy behind two goals from Robert Vittak, who has three goals so far . . . Liverpool's Martin Skrtel leads the defense . . . Slovakia has some potential future stars in Marek Hamsek (22, Napoli)
NEWS
June 24, 2010 | By Andrew Dampf, ASSOCIATED PRESS
JOHANNESBURG - Defending champion Italy was eliminated Thursday from the World Cup with a humbling 3-2 loss to Slovakia, which advanced. Slovakia finished second in Group F to Paraguay. The Italians were last, the first time they've ever finished at the bottom of an opening-round group. For the third consecutive game, the Azzurri allowed an early goal and this time they never recovered. Robert Vittek put Slovakia ahead in the 25th minute, taking advantage of an errant pass from midfielder Daniele De Rossi.
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