| Sep 17, 2011
| 9:34 PM
Lubomir Visnovsky looked as though he had not slept for several days and it had little to do with demands of the first day of training camp on Saturday. The high-scoring Ducks defensemanreturned to Southern California from his native Slovakia......
| Feb 27, 2011
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Chuck Norris doesn't walk across bridges; bridges move under his feet.
While that's not a real fact, this one is.
Chuck Norris could be a bridge - not in Texas - but in Slovakia.
A bridge over the Morava River doesn’t connect people and places....
| Apr 29, 2012
If your destination is Bratislava, be prepared for a few questions: Is that in Eastern Europe? (No, it's in Central Europe.)
Capital of Slovenia, right? (Uh, no.)
Where is that? (The last question courtesy of a Customs employee at LAX.)
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:29 AM
|| Panama || 40 ||
|| Russia || 40 ||
|| Iceland || 37 ||
|| Spain || 36 ||
|| Luxembourg || 35 ||
|| Nambia || 35 ||
|| Denmark || 34 ||
|| Poland || 33 ||
|| Slovenia || 33 ||
|| South Africa || 33 ||
|| Belgium || 32 ||...
| Oct 1, 2009
Maria Gulovich Liu, who as a young schoolteacher in Slovakia during World War II joined the underground resistance as a courier and later helped a small group of American and British intelligence agents evade the German Army as they fled through the...
| Jul 18, 2010
When journalists ask Herbie Hancock which musicians he listens to, he thinks that they're expecting him to say Oscar Peterson and Chick Corea -- that is, virtuoso jazz pianists like himself.
"I do listen to those musicians," Hancock said recently,...
| Feb 13, 2008
They wear black-vested uniforms and rally for the fatherland. Their red and white striped armbands remind many here of the fascist thugs who did the Nazis' dirty work in wartime Hungary.
Formed last year, the Hungarian Guard is the latest specimen of...
| Dec 27, 2008
There has been much talk in the media about America's threatened superpower status -- a result of its near-fatal exposure to the Kryptonite of subprime mortgages, among other factors -- and how the country will inevitably find itself going the way of that...
| Feb 8, 2009
For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
| Feb 7, 2010
We're packing the mobi for a madcap trip across Europe to see as much as we can in 18 days. If this trip goes badly, it's our daughter's fault. This is her idea, pitched from her apartment in downtown Antwerp during a call months earlier.
"Come visit us,...