February 14, 1989 |
The government newspaper Monday implicitly criticized Warsaw Pact allies Czechoslovakia and East Germany in harsh terms for hampering East Bloc political reforms, a day after the Hungarian Communist Party announced approval of multi-party politics. "In many countries of Eastern Europe there is a political, economic and moral crisis," the official newspaper Magyar Nemzet said.
November 28, 1989 |
If a playwright and a former Communist Party leader are the George Washington and Benjamin Franklin of the Czechoslovak revolution, then a collection of technicians, drivers and clerks who call themselves "the Garage Men" are its Paul Revere.
January 31, 1988 |
A literary weekly has published for the first time in this country excerpts from "Dr. Zhivago," the 1955 novel by Soviet author Boris Pasternak. The journal also carried an article complaining about stagnation in Czechoslovak culture. Passages from "Dr. Zhivago," a book banned for decades throughout the Soviet Bloc, were published in the latest issue of Kmen (Trunk), the weekly of the Czechoslovak Writers' Union.
December 26, 1987 |
A cultural weekly has printed an article on author Franz Kafka, whose works are highly acclaimed in the West but have been disparaged and barely acknowledged in his native Prague. The periodical Tvorba opened its 1 1/2-page article on Kafka's last completed novel, "The Castle," with a plea to reassess long-ignored Czechoslovak and foreign literature.
January 30, 1988 |
A religious revival that in recent years has been spreading slowly but steadily through Czechoslovakia seems to be gathering force and putting increased pressure on the authorities to ease their longstanding repression of the Roman Catholic Church. A team of Vatican negotiators has been meeting with government officials here this week in an effort to end a 15-year impasse over the appointment of bishops. There are 13 bishoprics in the country, and 11 of them are vacant.
January 30, 1985
The last time St. John's was rated No. 1 was in December of 1951. The Redmen played their next game at Kentucky and lost, 81-40. It remains the worst defeat in the school's history. The St. John's coach was Frank McGuire, now director of college basketball at Madison Square Garden. "That was one of Adolph Rupp's most talented teams," McGuire recalled. "They had Cliff Hagan, Frank Ramsey, Lou Tsioropoulos." St.