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November 16, 1993 | From Associated Press
A British tabloid on Monday offered to pay Poland's players $15,000 each if they beat the Netherlands on Wednesday and help England possibly qualify for the World Cup. Sparked by fears that Poland, which already has been eliminated, might not have an incentive to beat the Dutch in Poznan, Poland, the Mirror said it will pay $210,000 to the 11 players who start the game, two substitutes and Coach Ladislaw Cmikiewicz.
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October 3, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
With electronic frills being the draw of the day, which hotels are the most high-tech? Online travel site Hotel.info points to gadgets and amenities like responsive lighting and TVs embedded in bathroom mirrorsĀ that rank these trendsetters ahead of the curve. Forget peepholes: Four Seasons Silicon Valley in East Palo Alto, Calif., has replaced door peepholes with in-room LCD displays of whomever is knocking at your door. Oh, and they offer printers in each room along with Wi-Fi options too. Forget room keys: Blow Up Hall 5050 in Poznan, Poland, issues iPhones to guests that guide them to their rooms.
TRAVEL
February 18, 1996
The State Department is closing two embassies and 11 consulates as part of budget cuts approved by Congress in July. One of them, the U.S. consulate in Bordeaux in southwest France, was the oldest U.S. diplomatic office in the world. All will be closed by Sept. 30, end of the fiscal year. In some areas, the State Department is replacing the consulates with a one-person consular agency staffed by an American citizen who can help out in emergencies, a spokesman said.
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October 14, 1993 | From Associated Press
Norway and Sweden became the 12th and 13th teams to qualify for the 1994 World Cup on Wednesday. Norway will be making only its second appearance in the World Cup after a 3-0 victory at Poland, and Scandinavian neighbor Sweden defeated Finland, 3-2, to advance to the World Cup for the second consecutive time.
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April 7, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Pope John Paul II has accepted the resignation of an Irish bishop who traveled here to step down in person over allegations that he protected a pedophile priest, the Vatican announced Saturday. Bishop Brendan Comiskey, who announced his resignation Monday, became the third Roman Catholic bishop to step down recently amid a series of sex-abuse cases rocking the church. Comiskey, 66, has apologized for not doing enough to halt the abuses perpetrated by the Rev.
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August 4, 1991
Unlike the U.S. men's team, which broke a backboard, the U.S. women didn't break anything more than the spirits of the Canadian team with an 87-70 victory that began their hope for a third consecutive Pan Am gold medal. It was the 42nd consecutive international victory for the U.S. women. Cuba had no trouble with Argentina winning, 93-47. In men's action, Puerto Rico joined the United States as a first day winner beating Canada, 95-77.
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November 17, 1988 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
It has taken some doing, but there may be a resolution coming on the 99-seat theater front--and what a war front it has been. Representatives of Actors' Equity Assn. and theater operators met Wednesday to review a new set of Equity proposals that, for the first time, would alter the union's controversial 99-seat theater plan.
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April 21, 1985 | MARK CANNIZZARO, Greenwich Time
Rarities are a prevalent part of Wojtek Fibak's life. As a youth, Fibak became the first recognized professional athlete from his native country of Poland. Twelve years later, Fibak is a self-proclaimed rarity because of his staying power on the professional tennis tour. He recalls the early 1970s, when he defeated such tennis legends as Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall and John Newcombe. And now, he is still on the tour, defeating such future stars as Aaron Krickstein and Stefen Edberg.
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June 14, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Fernando Torres scored a goal in each half Thursday to give Spain a 4-0 win over Ireland and eliminate the Irish from the European Championship. David Silva and substitute Cesc Fabregas also scored second-half goals at Gdansk, Poland, as the defending champions improved to four points in Group C, the same as co-leader Croatia. Spain dominated the tempo and scoring opportunities through its quick combinations, taking 26 shots and putting the team on course for a spot in the quarterfinals.
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June 16, 2012 | Wire reports
Petr Jiracek scored a second-half winner to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 victory over Poland and a place in the quarterfinals of the European Championship on Saturday at Wroclaw, Poland. Poland, the tournament co-host, was knocked out with its defeat in the team's final Group A game. The Czechs finished top of the group and will now play the runners-up in Group B. Pushing forward in the 72nd minute, Jiracek collected a pass from Milan Baros in the box, cut right to clear past Poland's Marcin Wasilewski and slotted the ball inside the far post.
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