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  • Alastair Millar
    Hi Mark (and thanks Martin!) ... To the best of my knowledge I am the only Czech-English translator to specialise almost exclusively in archaeology, museum
    Message 1 of 14 , Sep 3, 2002
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      Hi Mark
      (and thanks Martin!)

      >My particular interest is in the area of archeology (museum curators)
      >but that's a bit obscure for info, I suppose.

      To the best of my knowledge I am the only Czech-English translator to
      specialise almost exclusively in archaeology, museum studies and related
      disciplines - a path which I chose in part because I am an archaeology
      graduate! My clients include, for example, the Institutes of Archaeology in
      Prague & Brno, the Czech Association of Museums & Galleries, the State
      Monuments Institute, the Czech Society of Antiquaries, various museums
      including the National Museum & City of Prague Museum, various monuments
      including Terezin and Vysehrad, several heritage care offices, etc. I am
      also sole translator for the archaeological journal 'Archeologicke
      rozhledy' ('Archaeological review'). Among the tools at my disposal is a
      unique terminological database of over 8,000 terms collated over the last 7
      years. (I would just have pointed you to my website, but it is currently
      under reconstruction - http://www.skriptorium.info will open later this
      year ;-) )

      So... how can I help?

      ---------------------------
      Alastair Millar, BSc(Hons)
      Consultancy and translation for the heritage industry
      P.O.Box 11, CZ 413 01 Roudnice, Czech Republic
      E-mail: alastair@... / alastairmillar@...
      Tel: +420.607.993041 / Fax: +420.411.832090
    • Michael Grant
      We re planning a new promotional campaign that would involve sending picture postcards from each of the countries whose languages we work with to our mailing
      Message 2 of 14 , Sep 3, 2002
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        We're planning a new promotional campaign that would involve sending picture
        postcards from each of the countries whose languages we work with to our
        mailing list, with a card from a different country going out each month. The
        cards should be typical (tasteful) travel postcards of the type that a
        tourist might send home to his family. I'm not having much luck finding
        contacts for postcard publishers through the Internet so far. I wonder if
        some of you folks on the list could help me get in touch with a company that
        publishes picture postcards in the CR (and/or other countries in the
        region).

        Thanks!
        Michael

        --
        The future will be better tomorrow.
        - George W. Bush
      • melvyn.geo
        ... Hi Mark, This might be the kind of thing you are looking for: The Czechs Unfinished Business Kazi Stastna Edited by Zdena Salivarova-Skvorecka 420 pages,
        Message 3 of 14 , Sep 3, 2002
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          --- In Czechlist@y..., "amilk_ie" <marksully@t...> wrote:

          > I wonder if anyone might be aware of any novel or short story
          > translated into English featuring in some way the 'lustration'
          > process. Also any non-fiction stuff available on the actual process
          > and how it's affected individuals.


          Hi Mark,

          This might be the kind of thing you are looking for:

          The Czechs' Unfinished Business
          Kazi Stastna

          Edited by Zdena Salivarova-Skvorecka
          420 pages, Toronto: Sixty-Eight Publishers, 1993

          Check it out on Google. You might also strike lucky online with publications like New Presence and Central European Review. There's also an interesting article on the subject by Jacques Rupnik at

          www.iwm.at/t-22txt4.htm

          Best of luck with your project.

          Melvyn
        • amilk_ie
          Hello Martin Thanks for the welcome. Alastair has been in touch. I m actually from Tipperary - no it s a long way to Tipperary jokes, please. Bad luck I m
          Message 4 of 14 , Sep 3, 2002
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            Hello Martin

            Thanks for the welcome. Alastair has been in touch.
            I'm actually from Tipperary - no 'it's a long way to Tipperary'
            jokes, please.
            Bad luck I'm afraid to talk about books yet to be written - like the
            Scottish word in the theatre! But it's set in South Moravia in 1992
            and it's about an Irish/Czech woman who lives in England and ....
            Now, I bet you're sorry you asked!
            The books I have actually completed have all been for young adults
            and have been translated into six languages - but not Czech - so
            what am I doing here? Anyone like to buy a book - money-back offer
            i.e your money goes in my back pocket!
            I'm completing my first book for adults at present and if I live
            through the experience you might meet my complicated Irish/Czech
            lady heroine yet! Irish/German Czech actually and she goes to
            Moravia to ..... ENough is enough!
            I'm still looking for information/anecdotes/whatever
            on 'lustration', by the way.

            Cheers
            Mark


            --- In Czechlist@y..., "Martin Janda" <martinjanda@v...> wrote:
            > Hi Mark,
            >
            > Welcome aboard. I believe Alastair Millar could tell you more
            about Czech
            > archeology and its situation - not sure if he is still on list,
            but you may
            > try to reach him at alastair@i...
            >
            > Where are you from - Dublin, I suspect? And, maybe you would like
            to tell us
            > more about the book you are going to write.
            >
            > Cheers,
            > Martin
            >
            > PS Hi to all listmates - I am just back from holidays
            >
            >
            >
            > ----- Original Message -----
            > From: "amilk_ie" <marksully@t...>
            > To: <Czechlist@y...>
            > Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 11:41 PM
            > Subject: [Czechlist] Lustration
            >
            >
            > > I'm a new member - not a translator just a general interest in
            Czech
            > > life and literature - and a writer doing some research for a
            book I
            > > hope one day soon to write.
            > > I wonder if anyone might be aware of any novel or short story
            > > translated into English featuring in some way the 'lustration'
            > > process. Also any non-fiction stuff available on the actual
            process
            > > and how it's affected individuals. My particular interest is in
            the
            > > area of archeology ( museum curators )but that's a bit obscure
            for
            > > info, I suppose.
            > > Also I saw the name Gerald Turner on the message board and would
            > > like to say hello and thanks for the wonderful translations,
            > >
            > > Mark, Ireland
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > Czechlist: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Czechlist
            > > Post message: Czechlist@y...
            > >
            > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
            http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
            > >
            > >
            > >
          • melvyn.geo
            Hello again Mark, ... Not even the one about the rary bird? :( ... Aw go on...tell us more. What inspired you? Is she based on somebody you know? ... Groan!
            Message 5 of 14 , Sep 3, 2002
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              Hello again Mark,

              > I'm actually from Tipperary - no 'it's a long way to Tipperary'
              > jokes, please.

              Not even the one about the rary bird? :(

              > But it's set in South Moravia in 1992
              > and it's about an Irish/Czech woman who lives in England and ....
              > Now, I bet you're sorry you asked!

              Aw go on...tell us more. What inspired you? Is she based on somebody you know?

              > The books I have actually completed have all been for young adults
              > and have been translated into six languages - but not Czech - so
              > what am I doing here? Anyone like to buy a book - money-back offer
              > i.e your money goes in my back pocket!

              Groan!

              > I'm completing my first book for adults at present and if I live
              > through the experience you might meet my complicated Irish/Czech
              > lady heroine yet! Irish/German Czech actually and she goes to
              > Moravia to ..... ENough is enough!
              > I'm still looking for information/anecdotes/whatever
              > on 'lustration', by the way.

              So tell us why she goes to Moravia and I'll tell you an anecdote.
              >
              Martin wrote:
              > >
              > > PS Hi to all listmates - I am just back from holidays

              Hello Martin. Where have you been this time? Have you brought us any rock?

              M.
            • Martin Janda
              Hi Mark, Looks like you are an exception from the sea of Dubliners I usually meet. Too bad, I ve been only once and just for several hours in Tipperarry(I
              Message 6 of 14 , Sep 3, 2002
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                Hi Mark,

                Looks like you are an exception from the sea of Dubliners I usually meet.
                Too bad, I've been only once and just for several hours in Tipperarry(I
                spent most of my stay in the Republic south of Dublin), though the name is
                quite famous even in Czechia :-)

                As to your book, well, maybe you could share some good parts with us in
                another yahoo list (rather chatting one, mostly with the same people) called
                Svepomoc. Could be interesting to see what Irish thinks of Moravia...:-)

                Regarding to lustrace, the problem is, most of the stuff is in Czech - but I
                run a Google query for "lustrace, language: English" and picked up the most
                promising hits:

                http://216.239.39.100/search?q=cache:tHDKp4i86NkC:ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/
                ~csees/publications/1996_13-03.pdf+lustrace&hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8

                http://www.cuni.cz/carolina/archive-en/Carolina-E-No-018.txt

                http://www.praguepost.com/P02/2002/20703/news3.php


                HTH
                Martin


                ----- Original Message -----
                From: "amilk_ie" <marksully@...>
                To: <Czechlist@yahoogroups.com>
                Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 12:28 AM
                Subject: [Czechlist] Re: Lustration


                >
                > Hello Martin
                >
                > Thanks for the welcome. Alastair has been in touch.
                > I'm actually from Tipperary - no 'it's a long way to Tipperary'
                > jokes, please.
                > Bad luck I'm afraid to talk about books yet to be written - like the
                > Scottish word in the theatre! But it's set in South Moravia in 1992
                > and it's about an Irish/Czech woman who lives in England and ....
                > Now, I bet you're sorry you asked!
                > The books I have actually completed have all been for young adults
                > and have been translated into six languages - but not Czech - so
                > what am I doing here? Anyone like to buy a book - money-back offer
                > i.e your money goes in my back pocket!
                > I'm completing my first book for adults at present and if I live
                > through the experience you might meet my complicated Irish/Czech
                > lady heroine yet! Irish/German Czech actually and she goes to
                > Moravia to ..... ENough is enough!
                > I'm still looking for information/anecdotes/whatever
                > on 'lustration', by the way.
                >
                > Cheers
                > Mark
                >
                >
                > --- In Czechlist@y..., "Martin Janda" <martinjanda@v...> wrote:
                > > Hi Mark,
                > >
                > > Welcome aboard. I believe Alastair Millar could tell you more
                > about Czech
                > > archeology and its situation - not sure if he is still on list,
                > but you may
                > > try to reach him at alastair@i...
                > >
                > > Where are you from - Dublin, I suspect? And, maybe you would like
                > to tell us
                > > more about the book you are going to write.
                > >
                > > Cheers,
                > > Martin
                > >
                > > PS Hi to all listmates - I am just back from holidays
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > ----- Original Message -----
                > > From: "amilk_ie" <marksully@t...>
                > > To: <Czechlist@y...>
                > > Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 11:41 PM
                > > Subject: [Czechlist] Lustration
                > >
                > >
                > > > I'm a new member - not a translator just a general interest in
                > Czech
                > > > life and literature - and a writer doing some research for a
                > book I
                > > > hope one day soon to write.
                > > > I wonder if anyone might be aware of any novel or short story
                > > > translated into English featuring in some way the 'lustration'
                > > > process. Also any non-fiction stuff available on the actual
                > process
                > > > and how it's affected individuals. My particular interest is in
                > the
                > > > area of archeology ( museum curators )but that's a bit obscure
                > for
                > > > info, I suppose.
                > > > Also I saw the name Gerald Turner on the message board and would
                > > > like to say hello and thanks for the wonderful translations,
                > > >
                > > > Mark, Ireland
                > > >
                > > >
                > > >
                > > >
                > > > Czechlist: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Czechlist
                > > > Post message: Czechlist@y...
                > > >
                > > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
                > http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
                > > >
                > > >
                > > >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > Czechlist: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Czechlist
                > Post message: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
                >
                > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
                >
                >
                >
              • Martin Janda
                Hi Mel, Two weeks biking in Spain (resulting in a broken arm :-( ), and then 3 weeks with my kids in the countryside, working a bit evenings with my laptop -
                Message 7 of 14 , Sep 3, 2002
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                  Hi Mel,

                  Two weeks biking in Spain (resulting in a broken arm :-( ), and then 3
                  weeks with my kids in the countryside, working a bit evenings with my
                  laptop - but downloading e-mails via mobile phone is too painfully sloooow
                  and damn expensive to stay in touch with Czechlist.
                  No rocks, I am afraid. Perhaps several seashells... would you like some?

                  Cheers,
                  Martin

                  ----- Original Message -----
                  From: "melvyn.geo" <zehrovak@...>
                  To: <Czechlist@yahoogroups.com>
                  Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 12:56 AM
                  Subject: [Czechlist] CHAT: Lustration


                  > > > PS Hi to all listmates - I am just back from holidays
                  >
                  > Hello Martin. Where have you been this time? Have you brought us any rock?
                  >
                  > M.
                  >
                • amilk_ie
                  Hey Melvyn Thanks for the information. But you ask many questions. Who you working for? The rary bird joke - go on tell us, I know you want to. She goes to
                  Message 8 of 14 , Sep 4, 2002
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                    Hey Melvyn

                    Thanks for the information.

                    But you ask many questions. Who you working for?

                    The rary bird joke - go on tell us, I know you want to.

                    She goes to Moravia to get away from a guy called - oddly enough -
                    Melvyn! Boom! Boom!

                    Mark

                    --- In Czechlist@y..., "melvyn.geo" <zehrovak@d...> wrote:
                    > Hello again Mark,
                    >
                    > > I'm actually from Tipperary - no 'it's a long way to Tipperary'
                    > > jokes, please.
                    >
                    > Not even the one about the rary bird? :(
                    >
                    > > But it's set in South Moravia in 1992
                    > > and it's about an Irish/Czech woman who lives in England
                    and ....
                    > > Now, I bet you're sorry you asked!
                    >
                    > Aw go on...tell us more. What inspired you? Is she based on
                    somebody you know?
                    >
                    > > The books I have actually completed have all been for young
                    adults
                    > > and have been translated into six languages - but not Czech - so
                    > > what am I doing here? Anyone like to buy a book - money-back
                    offer
                    > > i.e your money goes in my back pocket!
                    >
                    > Groan!
                    >
                    > > I'm completing my first book for adults at present and if I live
                    > > through the experience you might meet my complicated Irish/Czech
                    > > lady heroine yet! Irish/German Czech actually and she goes to
                    > > Moravia to ..... ENough is enough!
                    > > I'm still looking for information/anecdotes/whatever
                    > > on 'lustration', by the way.
                    >
                    > So tell us why she goes to Moravia and I'll tell you an anecdote.
                    > >
                    > Martin wrote:
                    > > >
                    > > > PS Hi to all listmates - I am just back from holidays
                    >
                    > Hello Martin. Where have you been this time? Have you brought us
                    any rock?
                    >
                    > M.
                  • amilk_ie
                    Hello Martin Thanks for that info. Several hours in Tipperary is just about long enough, I can assure you. Go to Kerry or Clare - they ll rob you blind but
                    Message 9 of 14 , Sep 4, 2002
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                      Hello Martin

                      Thanks for that info. 'Several hours' in Tipperary is just about
                      long enough, I can assure you. Go to Kerry or Clare - they'll rob
                      you blind but you'll have a good time while they do!
                      I'll talk to you in the chat room some time,

                      Mark

                      p.s Don't tell Melvyn I was here!

                      --- In Czechlist@y..., "Martin Janda" <martinjanda@v...> wrote:
                      > Hi Mark,
                      >
                      > Looks like you are an exception from the sea of Dubliners I
                      usually meet.
                      > Too bad, I've been only once and just for several hours in
                      Tipperarry(I
                      > spent most of my stay in the Republic south of Dublin), though the
                      name is
                      > quite famous even in Czechia :-)
                      >
                      > As to your book, well, maybe you could share some good parts with
                      us in
                      > another yahoo list (rather chatting one, mostly with the same
                      people) called
                      > Svepomoc. Could be interesting to see what Irish thinks of
                      Moravia...:-)
                      >
                      > Regarding to lustrace, the problem is, most of the stuff is in
                      Czech - but I
                      > run a Google query for "lustrace, language: English" and picked up
                      the most
                      > promising hits:
                      >
                      > http://216.239.39.100/search?q=cache:tHDKp4i86NkC:ist-
                      socrates.berkeley.edu/
                      > ~csees/publications/1996_13-
                      03.pdf+lustrace&hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8
                      >
                      > http://www.cuni.cz/carolina/archive-en/Carolina-E-No-018.txt
                      >
                      > http://www.praguepost.com/P02/2002/20703/news3.php
                      >
                      >
                      > HTH
                      > Martin
                      >
                      >
                      > ----- Original Message -----
                      > From: "amilk_ie" <marksully@t...>
                      > To: <Czechlist@y...>
                      > Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 12:28 AM
                      > Subject: [Czechlist] Re: Lustration
                      >
                      >
                      > >
                      > > Hello Martin
                      > >
                      > > Thanks for the welcome. Alastair has been in touch.
                      > > I'm actually from Tipperary - no 'it's a long way to Tipperary'
                      > > jokes, please.
                      > > Bad luck I'm afraid to talk about books yet to be written - like
                      the
                      > > Scottish word in the theatre! But it's set in South Moravia in
                      1992
                      > > and it's about an Irish/Czech woman who lives in England and ....
                      > > Now, I bet you're sorry you asked!
                      > > The books I have actually completed have all been for young
                      adults
                      > > and have been translated into six languages - but not Czech - so
                      > > what am I doing here? Anyone like to buy a book - money-back
                      offer
                      > > i.e your money goes in my back pocket!
                      > > I'm completing my first book for adults at present and if I live
                      > > through the experience you might meet my complicated Irish/Czech
                      > > lady heroine yet! Irish/German Czech actually and she goes to
                      > > Moravia to ..... ENough is enough!
                      > > I'm still looking for information/anecdotes/whatever
                      > > on 'lustration', by the way.
                      > >
                      > > Cheers
                      > > Mark
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > --- In Czechlist@y..., "Martin Janda" <martinjanda@v...> wrote:
                      > > > Hi Mark,
                      > > >
                      > > > Welcome aboard. I believe Alastair Millar could tell you more
                      > > about Czech
                      > > > archeology and its situation - not sure if he is still on list,
                      > > but you may
                      > > > try to reach him at alastair@i...
                      > > >
                      > > > Where are you from - Dublin, I suspect? And, maybe you would
                      like
                      > > to tell us
                      > > > more about the book you are going to write.
                      > > >
                      > > > Cheers,
                      > > > Martin
                      > > >
                      > > > PS Hi to all listmates - I am just back from holidays
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > > ----- Original Message -----
                      > > > From: "amilk_ie" <marksully@t...>
                      > > > To: <Czechlist@y...>
                      > > > Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 11:41 PM
                      > > > Subject: [Czechlist] Lustration
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > > > I'm a new member - not a translator just a general interest
                      in
                      > > Czech
                      > > > > life and literature - and a writer doing some research for a
                      > > book I
                      > > > > hope one day soon to write.
                      > > > > I wonder if anyone might be aware of any novel or short story
                      > > > > translated into English featuring in some way
                      the 'lustration'
                      > > > > process. Also any non-fiction stuff available on the actual
                      > > process
                      > > > > and how it's affected individuals. My particular interest is
                      in
                      > > the
                      > > > > area of archeology ( museum curators )but that's a bit
                      obscure
                      > > for
                      > > > > info, I suppose.
                      > > > > Also I saw the name Gerald Turner on the message board and
                      would
                      > > > > like to say hello and thanks for the wonderful translations,
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Mark, Ireland
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Czechlist: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Czechlist
                      > > > > Post message: Czechlist@y...
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
                      > > http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > Czechlist: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Czechlist
                      > > Post message: Czechlist@y...
                      > >
                      > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
                      http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                    • melvyn.geo
                      ... Zat vud be tellink. ... Nah, it s not that funny, actually. ... Hmmm yes, I was wondering why I couldn t find any mention of your works anywhere. Anyway
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                        --- In Czechlist@y..., "amilk_ie" <marksully@t...> wrote:
                        >
                        > Hey Melvyn
                        >
                        > Thanks for the information.
                        >
                        > But you ask many questions. Who you working for?

                        Zat vud be tellink.
                        >
                        > The rary bird joke - go on tell us, I know you want to.

                        Nah, it's not that funny, actually.
                        >
                        > She goes to Moravia to get away from a guy called - oddly enough -
                        > Melvyn! Boom! Boom!
                        >
                        Hmmm yes, I was wondering why I couldn't find any mention of your works anywhere. Anyway here's the anecdote I promised you:

                        mai.flora.org/forum/12146

                        Up to 10,000 people are expected at the Carnival Against Capital, which aims to disrupt the City <snip> The protesters have also recruited the Biotic Baking Brigade, notorious for throwing custard pies at leading figures.

                        The protest leaders are organised and well-versed in civil disobedience tactics. Key figures remain anonymous or use the codename Mark Sully, the name of a Metropolitan Police officer.

                        ---

                        Has Czechlist been infiltrated by a ruthless political agitator? Or have the Met been taking creative writing lessons? Tune in to the Svepomoc list (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svepomoc) for the next gripping episode <yawn>.

                        Best of luck anyway ;)

                        M.
                        ---
                        Ve vant information, information, information...
                      • Martin Janda
                        Hi Michael, Try these: http://www.sursum.cz http://www.forma.cz/ http://www.apolonakladatelstvi.cz/ HTH Martin ... From: Michael Grant
                        Message 11 of 14 , Sep 6, 2002
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                          Hi Michael,

                          Try these:

                          http://www.sursum.cz

                          http://www.forma.cz/

                          http://www.apolonakladatelstvi.cz/

                          HTH

                          Martin



                          ----- Original Message -----
                          From: "Michael Grant" <transman@...>
                          To: "Czechlist" <Czechlist@yahoogroups.com>
                          Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 6:46 PM
                          Subject: [Czechlist] travel postcards


                          > We're planning a new promotional campaign that would involve sending
                          picture
                          > postcards from each of the countries whose languages we work with to our
                          > mailing list, with a card from a different country going out each month.
                          The
                          > cards should be typical (tasteful) travel postcards of the type that a
                          > tourist might send home to his family. I'm not having much luck finding
                          > contacts for postcard publishers through the Internet so far. I wonder if
                          > some of you folks on the list could help me get in touch with a company
                          that
                          > publishes picture postcards in the CR (and/or other countries in the
                          > region).
                          >
                          > Thanks!
                          > Michael
                          >
                          > --
                          > The future will be better tomorrow.
                          > - George W. Bush
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > Czechlist: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Czechlist
                          > Post message: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
                          >
                          > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
                          >
                          >
                          >
                        • Michael Grant
                          ... Diky moc Martine! Michael -- We will use our technology to enhance uncertainty abroad. - George W. Bush
                          Message 12 of 14 , Sep 7, 2002
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                            On 9/6/02 4:14 AM, "Martin Janda" <martinjanda@...> wrote:

                            > Try these:
                            >
                            > http://www.sursum.cz
                            >
                            > http://www.forma.cz/
                            >
                            > http://www.apolonakladatelstvi.cz/

                            Diky moc Martine!
                            Michael

                            --
                            "We will use our technology to enhance uncertainty abroad."

                            - George W. Bush
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