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TRAVEL
July 9, 2000
After seeing and reading your article about my parents' homeland ("Slovenia's Quiet Beauty," June 4), I had to write and commend you on your interesting and informative article on places to visit while traveling in this small but beautiful country. My parents, who are now deceased, were born in Austria. After World War I, the part of Austria where they lived had become part of Yugoslavia. In 1974 I flew with my two older sisters and one brother-in-law to Yugoslavia to visit our cousins there.
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SPORTS
May 27, 2012 | By Chris Foster
It would be darn near impossible to find a hockey fan in Slovenia who isn't rooting for the Kings. Call it the Anze Kopitar factor. "There is actually a pretty big buzz back there," said Kopitar, the Kings' 24-year-old center. "I've been going on online and reading some of the news from back there. The Kings are pretty big. " And Kopitar? "There's a little more focus on me," Kopitar said. "It's nice for hockey to get a little attention back home. " With the Kings set to play the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Final, expect more local-boy-makes-good stories in the country of 2 million people.
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NEWS
October 12, 1986 | Associated Press
The Slovenian journalists' organization will abolish a bylaws provision calling on journalists to be loyal to the ideas of Marxism-Leninism, the official news agency Tanjug said Saturday. The bylaw had been adopted in 1982 at a meeting of the Yugoslav Journalists' Assn. The new move reflects growing calls for democratization in the country and particularly in Slovenia, Yugoslavia's industrially advanced northern republic, which borders Italy and Austria.
SPORTS
May 30, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Reporting from Phoenix -- Sasha Vujacic was demonstrating his … well, interaction with the Suns' Goran Dragic and clipped the tape recorder of a reporter in the Lakers' dressing room. The tape recorder, unlike Dragic, did not fall to the floor. Vujacic was called for a flagrant foul, type one, when he elbowed Dragic early in the fourth quarter, and the incident ignited the Suns and Dragic, and they went on a big run to put the game in question. Only a marvelous fourth quarter by Kobe Bryant prevented this series from going back to Los Angeles for Game 7, with the Lakers winning, 111-103, on Saturday night.
NEWS
October 8, 2000 | From Reuters
A 38-year-old Slovenian on Saturday became the first person to ski nonstop down the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. "I feel only absolute happiness and absolute fatigue," Davo Karnicar said by satellite phone after the descent from the 29,035-foot peak. He said about 2 1/2 miles of skiing on his custom-made skis took nearly five hours and went without any major problems.
NEWS
October 5, 1987 | Associated Press
A Slovenian organization has demanded immediate abolition of 5,000-dinar banknotes featuring Josip Broz Tito's portrait, saying that rampant inflation "devalues the image" of the late Yugoslav President. With annual inflation now at an official 123.4%, the Yugoslav currency is worth less than half its value a year ago. The 5,000-dinar note, the only one decorated with Tito's portrait, is now worth $5.75, down from $16 when introduced 20 months ago.
NEWS
June 27, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Father Felix Diomartich was in the rectory of the old St. Anthony's Croatian Catholic Church in Chinatown when he heard the church bell ringing like crazy around noon on Tuesday. As the retired 76-year-old pastor headed into the church to look for a naughty child, he bumped into his own associate, the diminutive, gray-haired Msgr. John Segaric, 68. "It was me," confessed Segaric, a sheepish grin on his face. "I heard the church bells were ringing in Zagreb. I wanted to ring with them!"
SPORTS
August 26, 2000 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Debbie Graham, a former La Quinta High and Stanford tennis player whose 10-year career is ending because of two incidents with blood clots in her leg, will play doubles at the U.S. Open with 19-year-old Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia. Graham and Srebotnik will open play Monday or Tuesday against Americans Tanner Cochran and Kristen Schlukebir, who were given a wild card into the 64-team draw. Graham, who has a disorder that makes her blood prone to clotting, has said she will retire after the U.
SPORTS
January 11, 1992 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because of transportation problems that marooned its boat's keel in Slovenia, the Transoceanic Racing Club YACOMa withdrew Friday from the America's Cup. In a letter faxed to the America's Cup Organizing Committee Friday morning, the Slovenian syndicate's chief, Bojan Butolen, said the Yacht Club of Maribor was withdrawing its challenge because it couldn't get its boat to San Diego by Wednesday's deadline, the day all challengers must have their boats measured.
BUSINESS
June 23, 2000
Internet Business's International Inc., a Newport Beach electronic business company, said Thursday that three Slovenian companies have signed letters of intent to begin using a Web site designed for business buyers seeking prices on needed supplies and materials. The foreign companies would use a Web site set up by a subsidiary of Internet Business's to buy at least $56.5 million worth of supplies and resources for their operations over the next year.
SPORTS
November 20, 2009 | By Chuck Culpepper
In the lame history of lame stunts by lame politicians regarding upcoming sporting events, there finally has come a creative turn. Rising so very far above the dreaded lame wager between mayors or governors or legislators, the 46-year-old Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor promised that if Slovenia could shock Russia to reach the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, he would shine the players' shoes. Well, when little Slovenia (population 2 million) did shock big Russia (population 140 million)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Former Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek, who helped lead his nation to independence from Yugoslavia and later enthralled many of his countrymen by adopting a New Age lifestyle, died Saturday, his office said. He was 57. Mild-mannered but resolute, Drnovsek became a political icon in part by working to keep violence at a minimum when Slovenia gained independence in 1991. He later led the country to European Union and NATO membership.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2006 | Victoria Looseleaf, Special to The Times
Slamming sex, bold backbends and casual cruelty are but some of the things on view in "Wrestling Dostoevsky," a thrill-a-minute dance theater piece performed by the Slovenian ensemble Betontanc. Founded in 1990 by director Matjaz Pograjc -- and translated into English as "Concrete Dance" -- the troupe tore up the stage at REDCAT on Wednesday with the first of five performances.
TRAVEL
July 10, 2005 | Beverly Beyette, Times Staff Writer
I first saw them through the window of our train as it pulled into the station at Pragersko, on the way from Ljubljana to Ptuj. There they were, strange, woolly creatures with scary masks, jumping and whirling, the cowbells on their belts creating a cacophonous symphony. These were the kurents I'd read about.
SPORTS
June 25, 2004 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
In a nice change of pace since Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the Lakers added a player. And then another. At the end of a week in which Shaquille O'Neal stalked off and a handful of others chose to become free agents, the Lakers drafted Slovenian point guard Sasha Vujacic and Providence power forward Marcus Douthit with the 27th and 56th picks in Thursday night's draft.
SPORTS
September 7, 2002 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This lonely stretch of the Mississippi River wakes to an inexplicable oompah, the rhythmic thumping of a tuba accompanied by trumpet and accordion. Five musicians stand on the muddy, overgrown bank--as if dropped there from the heavens--playing a Slovenian melody amid swarms of black flies. The ruckus startles a passing towboat captain who idles his engine, peering through binoculars, distracted from an even stranger sight upriver. Two arms thrash the water.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Former Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek, who helped lead his nation to independence from Yugoslavia and later enthralled many of his countrymen by adopting a New Age lifestyle, died Saturday, his office said. He was 57. Mild-mannered but resolute, Drnovsek became a political icon in part by working to keep violence at a minimum when Slovenia gained independence in 1991. He later led the country to European Union and NATO membership.
NEWS
March 17, 2001 | From Associated Press
The borough of Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota--otherwise known as the Slovene National Benefit Society--has a recreation hall, a pool and a liquor license. But no people--at least officially. The dozen or so people who live in this tiniest of Pennsylvania towns say they weren't around when the census taker visited. They thought she would come back, but she didn't, so the 2000 Census has S.N.P.J.'s population as zero.
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