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February 21, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
For a small Slovak town, Andy Warhol may be the key to rolling 15 minutes of fame into years of wealth. Medzilaborce, the birthplace of the American artist's emigrant parents in the Carpathian mountains near Ukraine, is investing $1.3 million to create "Warhol City," replete with Campbell Soup bus stops that complement a museum in his honor, a bronze statue in a square and a hotel called Pension Andy.
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December 31, 1996 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ladislav Chudik has always loved opening fan mail. Some even comes adoringly addressed to "Dr. Sova," the gentlemanly surgeon he portrayed in a hit 1970s television series. So it was with considerable agony that Chudik recently displayed a bundle of correspondence tucked away in his dressing room at the Slovak National Theater. These letters were different--so ghastly that their very mention drained the life from his smile. "A swine like you will always be a swine," one postcard cursed.
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