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CROWN Croatian World Network Newsletter, October 26, 2008
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  10/26/2008 | Editorials | Unrated
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Oliver Dragojevic in Concert at Carnegie Hall, October 9th 2008
  Legendary Croatian recording artist Oliver Dragojevic will perform in the Oliver & Friends concert at Carnegie Hall on October 9th, 2008 at 8:00pm. Joining Mr. Dragojevic will be some of Croatia’s most celebrated talent including Ante Gelo, Drazen Bogdanovic, Boris Popov, Robert Vrbancic and famous Croatian conductor Alan Bjelinski.

Eduard & Dominik Galic Croatian film producers
Eduard Galię and his son Dominik (on the left) are very successful film producers. Especially important is their joint work on the Heroes of Vukovar series, which is just being shown by Croatian Television with great success. Dominik holds a Croatian national record in butterfly swimming.

Mark Begich for U.S. Senate to be the first Croatian American in the U.S. Senate
I met with Mayor Begich last night in Washington, DC and was very impressed with his wit, intelligence and commitment to bring reform and an energy expertise to the U.S. Senate. He acknowledged how pleased his dad was with all the support he received from Croatian Americans when he was starting his first campaign and did get elected to the U.S. Congress in 1970. It's our time now to help elect for the first time ever - a  Croatian American in the U.S. Senate

Croatian Heroes: Heroes of Vukovar TV serial by Eduard & Dominik Galic, part 4
Turbo platoon was sent on most delicate and dangerous tasks in Vukovar's defense. Blago Zadro formed the platoon and was their leader. The main characters are Miro Radmanovię, Tomo Jakovljevię and Nevenko Mauzer (on the left). Part  4 of the Heros of Vukovar TV serial, Turbo platoon - Friday 26.09.2008 20.10, on Croatian Television.

Marin Soljačię Named MacArthur Fellow for Work on Wireless Power
Asked how it felt to be a certified genius, Marin Soljačię (left) laughed, "What, did I just grow a second head?" No, it's just that his head’s in two fields at once-electrical engineering and physics. That polyvirtuosity may have helped the MIT professor win one of the 25 fellowships announced today by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Branimir Budetię won silver medal for Croatia in China
Branimir Budetię of Croatia celebrates after finishing second during the final of the men's javelin F11-12 classification event at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games in Beijing on September 10, 2008.

Darko Kralj won gold medal for Croatia in China
Darko Kralj won gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Paraolympic Games in China. Competing in Men's Shot Put he broke a new world record at the National Stadium known as Bird's Nest. He said: "My biggest wish was to listen to the Croatian anthem in Beijing." Mr. Kralj lost his left leg  in 1991 during the Serbian aggression on Croatia (1990-1995).

Croatian Heroes: Dr. Juraj Njavro legendary surgeon at the Vukovar Hospital died
  Dr. Juraj Njavro (1938-2008) was a legendary Croatian surgeon at the Vukovar Hospital in 1991, during one of the most dramatic events in the history of Croatia. He was known as exceptionally pleasant and tolerant person. He wrote a book about his internment after the Serbian occupation of the city of Vukovar.

Antonia Balek won two gold medals for Croatia in China
Antonia Balek two gold medals for Croatia at the 2008 Paraolympic Games in China. The first gold medal has been won in women's javelin, and the second in women's Shot Put, both with new world records. The competition was held in the National Stadium known as Bird's Nest in front of 85,000 spectators. Antonia survived  a deep coma which lasted for 3 years.

The Baska Glagolitic Path on the island of Krk, part 2
The Second International Workshop was devoted to the project of The Ba¹ka Glagolitic Path. It had participants from the Czech Republic, Austria and Croatia. Stone monuments have various cities as sponsor. For example, the stone representing the Glagolitic letter P is sponsored by Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. On the left is Erika ©imanię, Rijeka, carving the Glagolitic letter ®.

Billy Kirchen and his musical "Mirrors of Desire" in New York on October 19th

Mirrors of Desire is a magical love story set to music and dance complete with a fairy godmother of sorts, angels, imps, and of course magic.. Preview of musical, "Mirrors of Desire" is on October 19th 2008 at the Richmond Shepard Theatre 309 East 26th Street, New Yok City, New York. 8 PM. American baritone, pianist, and composer Billy Kirchen is very proud of his Croatian roots.


Croatian Heroes: Heroes of Vukovar TV serial by Eduard & Dominik Galic, part 3
  Little groups of people had been organizing the defense, and soon volunteers have joined. Graduates, peasants and shoemakers became warriors. Heroes of Vukovar TV serial by Eduard & Dominik Galic proceeds with its third episode on Croatian Television: 3. Yellow Ants and Desert Rats -  Friday 19.09.2008 20.10. On the left Blago Zadro, a legendary Croatian defender.

Cradle Of Football Is Not England, But Dalmatia!
In the 1st ct BC, young Illyrian Delmata tribe warriors, bided their time by passing each other a ball made from leather or bull hair. Sinj-based amateur archaeologist Josip Bepo Britvic dedicated his entire life to proving and providing evidence for this theory. Taking a walk in 1947, in hometown Sinj, he saw a rooted relief on a facade, showing a young man holding...a "football".

Croatian Heroes: Heroes of Vukovar TV serial by Eduard & Dominik Galic, part 2
Please, do not miss to see Episode 2 of the serial Heroes of Vukovar by Eduard and Dominik Galię on Croatian TV, Friday 12. 09. 2008. at 20.10.  On the photo on the left is Marko Babię, a legendary Croatian defender.

Dino Dvornik 1964 - 2008
  Dino was full of life, each time I saw him, always showed a lot of respect, because among us who deeply love music there's no holding, there's no faking. We know who is good in few seconds. And Dino was very good. I always enjoyed your closeness, honesty and classy behavior. Elegant, eloquent, respectful, funny, intelligently inquisitive, witty and kind. Svje¾i vihor.

Spancirfest in Varazdin, a Baroque city in Croatia
  The Vara¾din ©pancirfest is a regular festival devoted to craftsmanship, music and entertainment by the end of August and beginning of September each year. This very pleasant manifestation visited by thousands of people. It is a paradise for children.

Croatian national costumes in Monostor on the left bank of Danube
  Mono¹tor is a village on the left bank of Danube, with majority of Croatian population. We present their very nice dresses and female slippers,  see on the left, as well as old photos of  tamburitza players. The photos have been sent to us by prof. Marija ©ereme¹ię living in this village.

For retired coach Chuck Mrazovich, keeping fit's a slam dunk
At 84, Chuck Mrazovich has been aging well. The retired EKU basketball coach keeps himself fit and by staying active with multiple hobbies, like antiques, raising grandchildren designing furniture, playing the brac, eating well and working out.

Croatians in America - photo collection by Vladimir Novak, part 3
Mr. Vladimir Novak brings us a new series of exceptionally interesting photos related to life and work of Croatians in America, collected over several decades in the USA. As in previous two presentations,  much of this material is presented for the first time, exclusively for the readers of CROWN. On the left Marin Plestina, a famous wrestler.

Croatian Heroes: Heroes of Vukovar TV serial by Eduard & Dominik Galic
What about heroic 1991 resistance in Vukovar, which made Croatian state possible? What about men who destroyed those tanks and created the myth about Vukovar. Where are they? What are their names? What were they doing before the war? Who are they after all? And maybe the most important - how did they defeat the enemy so much stronger? In ten episodes.

Blanka Vlasic wins historic Olympic medal for Croatia at Beijing 2008

Then comes a small "poof" when Vlasic lands in the thick pad, the bar undisturbed. Seven times she did this Saturday night, the obediently motionless bar a little higher each time. The noise inhaled by the gasp of 91,000 fans. The high-jump contest was advertised as the showcase of a legend in this sport, Blanka Vlasic's 14-month winning streak at 38. A true pride of Croatia.


Marin Cilic beats Mardy Fish at Pilot Pen for first ATP victory

Marin Cilic of Croatia won his first ATP Tour event Saturday, beating American Mardy Fish 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 at the Pilot Pen, a U.S. Open tuneup. Despite having the crowd against him, the 19-year-old Cilic broke the hard-serving Fish five times, three times in the final set, to secure the win in his first finals appearance.


Filip Ude won silver medal in pommel horse at 2008 Bejing Olympic Games
Filip Ude won the first Croatian medal in gymnastics at Olympic Games. He won silver medal in pommel horse at 2008 Bejing Olympic Games. This is a result of painstaking work, directed by the Russian trainer Igor Kriajimskij. Recently a top quality multipurpose gymnastic center has been opened in Nedeli¹ęe on the North of Croatia.

Veljko Rogosic first to swim from Europe to Africa via Sicilia in July 2008
Veljko Rogo¹ię, one of the most famous longdistance swimmers in history, swam from the island of Sicilia to Tunisia at the age of 67! He is thus the first human being to be able to connect Europe and Africa along this way. It took him 50 hours. This is one of the greatest achievements of Croatian sport in history. He is swimming under the motto "With sport against drugs!"

Erik Margan an artistic scientist in search for invisible particles
Erik Margan is a specialist in electronics working in Slovenia, with roots from Croatia. He participates a particle physics experiment called ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. The ATLAS detector will search for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of protons of extraordinarily high energy.

106 Croatian sportswomen and sportsmen at the 2008 Bejing Olympic Games
Croatia sent the record number of 106 representatives to the 2008 Bejing Olympic Games. Some of them are planetary sport stars, like high-jumper Blanka Vla¹ię who up to now has an amazing series of 34 consecutive wins at international competitions. On the photo is a famous "Croatian worm" composed of CRO handball players, winners at the Olympics in Athens and Atlanta.

Croatian Heroes: Pavo Urban defended Dubrovnik with his camera
Pavo Urban was a young photographer. He lost his life in 1991 during Serbian and Montenegrin shelling and bombing of the city of Dubrovnik with his photo camera in hands. His last photos are taken literally a few seconds before his tragic death. His photos reveal subtle spirituality of a young soul. Great talent.

Croatian Heroes: Dubrovnik defenders in 1991

Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful mediaveal cities in the world. Its flag is unique by its inscritpion LIBERTAS, that is, Freedom. We want to remind the reader on the dramatic days in 1991 when the City was mercelesly bombed and shelled during the Serbian agression on Croatia. We also present the Memorial Room of Dubrovnik Defendres.

Marin Drzic 1508-1567 a famous Croatian Renaissance playwright

Marin Dr¾ię, a famous Croatian Renaissance playwright, was born five hundred years ago, in 1508. His native city of Dubrovnik and the whole of Croatia celebrate this year dedicated to his memory by a series of events and publications. Marin Dr¾ię is one of the pillars of Croatian literary tradition, preceding that of Shakespeare and Moliére by more than half a century.

2008 CABA Law Student Essay Competition
The Croatian American Bar Association will be holding a law student essay competition open to all currently enrolled law students worldwide and  must be an original, unpublished work.  There is a cash prize, and winners will be announced in Novermber 2008. The submission deadline is October 31, 2008.
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