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Historia Polski~Polish History

Don’t chuck “busia” into the dumpster!

Often without knowing it, we come face to face with history, our own ancestral annals, when an elderly family member goes on to his or her reward. In addition to the property left behind by loved ones such as homes, furnishings and cars, they often leave a legacy of family souvenirs, keepsakes and mementoes. To some this may be little more than useless clutter, a bunch of junk to be dumped or incinerated as soon as possible. However, before that happens, one thing should be considered. Our ancestor must have considered these things valuable and priceless if he or she decided to hang on to them all these years. Doesn’t their wanton destruction amount to chucking “busia” (granny) into the dumpster?

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Did you know that?

Ask Our Man in Warsaw

Q: You wrote a while ago about hot Poland’s real estate market is and that means you can make a lot of money on real estate there. Here in the US the market is not good and it’s really hard to sell homes. Is the Polish real estate market still hot and can a Polish American get a piece of the action if he’s willing to invest? Please do not print my full name and address in the paper, because I still haven’t made up my mind on this.

A.S. St. Clair Shores, MI

A: Since mid-2007, when the market was really hot and some people were getting 100% returns and more on their investments within a year’s time, things have cooled off somewhat, but the market is still doing OK. To find out what’s available and how to go about it, please visit Web site: www.primepropertypoland.com Good Luck!

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Port w Gdyni
Historia Polski~Polish History

Port w Trójmieście – Historia Gdyni

Port w GdyniPierwsze zapiski historyczne dotyczące Gdyni, datują się od początku XIII wieku. Dzięki cennym wykopaliskom w samej Gdyni i w jej okolicy, istnieją dowody przedhistorycznej przeszłości osady, sięgającej młodszej epoki kamiennej. Od wczesnych lat epoki nowożytnej, osadę gdyńską zamieszkiwały ludy słowiańskie, z których wywodzą się późniejsi Kaszubi, czyli pierwsi mieszkańcy Gdyni.

W początkach wieków średnich, do Gdańska dochodził szlak handlowy wiodący z południowych regionów Polski, będący słynnym szlakiem jantarowym, którego przedłużenie wiodło przez Oliwę, Sopot, Gdynię oraz Puck.

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Soccer ball on the grass
Sport

Online voting kicks off for the 2008 Pepsi MLS all-star game

Soccer ball on the grassNEW YORK (May 14, 2007) – Starting today, Major League Soccer fans can select the 11 players they would like to see take on English Premier League club West Ham United FC in the 2008 Pepsi MLS All-Star Game. Official online voting to select the MLS All-Star First XI is now open at the league’s official Web site www.mlsnet.com. The 13th annual MLS midsummer showcase will bring together Major League Soccer’s best for a marquee matchup on July 24, 2008, versus historic East London club West Ham United at BMO Field in Toronto, Canada, the home of Toronto FC.  The game will be televised in the U.S. and Canada on ESPN2, Telefutura and CBC Sports at 7 p.m. ET.

Fans can vote for the All-Star First XI online at www.mlsnet.com by selecting one goalkeeper, three defenders, five midfielders, and two forwards.  Fans can vote up to 10 times per day. The online fan balloting program, which concludes on Wednesday, July 2, will comprise 25 percent of the total vote for the All-Star First XI, with coaches and general managers, players, and media each holding 25 percent of the vote to combine for the remaining 75 percent.

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First lady of Illinois Patricia B.
Chicago

First Lady Patricia Blagojevich launches food allergy awareness effort to save children’s lives

First lady of Illinois Patricia B.“Ask Before You Eat” campaign educates families, schools and the food service industry to safeguard children from growing threat

CHICAGOTo kick off Food Allergy Awareness week, First Lady Patricia Blagojevich today launched “Ask Before You Eat,” a statewide education campaign designed to prevent unintentional and potentially-life threatening harm to children with food allergies. Nationwide, some 3 million children suffer from food allergies, including 1 out of 17 children under 3 years of age. Food allergy reactions in children can range from mild symptoms such as skin rashes to anaphylaxis, a sudden and severe response that can end in death.

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Governor of Illinois
Stany Zjednoczone - USA

Gov. Blagojevich reminds young internet users of potential online dangers

Governor of IllinoisIllinois State Police kicks off summer NetSmartz training; provides safety tips to protect children while online

SPRINGFIELD – As school children and parents across the state prepare for summer dismissal, Governor Rod R. Blagojevich and Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Larry G. Trent today reminded adolescents and parents of the dangers associated with using the internet. The announcement comes as the ISP kicks off a summer tour of NetSmartz training workshops that combine the newest technologies and current research into high-impact educational activities that teach kids how to stay safe from predators while online.

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US Poland business forum
Chicago

Business Forum to address trade and economic relations between The US and Poland

US Poland business forumCHICAGO (May 12, 2008) – The US-Poland Business Forum to be held on May 14-15, 2008 at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center (www.gleachercenter.com) will be one of the largest conferences in recent years addressing issues related to trade and investment between the US and Poland. Hosted by the Polish American Chamber of Commerce (PACC), the event will bring together business and government leaders, media representatives and educators who have been active participants in, or intimate observers of, US-Poland trade and investment relations.

The conference attendees will find this event to be an ideal opportunity to meet face to face with many of the prime movers in the area of Polish American trade.
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Polish Vocabulary & Pronunciation

Learn Polish Vocabulary & Pronunciation – Fruits & Vegetables

Exploring grocery stores can be one of the traveling’s greatest everyday pleasures. In Poland most of its cities and towns offer three options for food shopping: the traditional open-air or covered market, the small Mom-and-Pop store, and the modern supermarket. The first one is worth visiting for the atmosphere alone, its rich sights, smells and sounds.

Poles still like shopping there even though regular stores abound with a wide variety of products. Markets offer fresh and cheap vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs and other food, especially in the morning. And buying from the stalls almost invariably requires some mastery of Polish. Therefore, look at the words and phrases below. They might be helpful when you are out shopping.

Text by Anna Kruszewska-Achmatowicz

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Stany Zjednoczone - USA

Physicians at IBJI Discover Link To Post Op Infections

Hand holding swabsIllinois Bone and Joint Institute (IBJI) physicians associated with Evanston Northwestern Hospital (ENH) have discovered a link between nasal staff bacteria and post-surgical infections.

The study, published in the March issue of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, was conducted by Dr. Lance Peterson, an infection disease specialist, and IBJI surgeons Dr. James Kudrna and Dr. William Robb. 

The study which began in 2003 involved a simple pre-operative nasal swab test for Staphylococcus Aureus or S. Aureus.  S. Aureus is responsible for the majority of post-surgical infections in Total Knee and Total Hip Arthroplasty surgeries. 

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Chicago

International soccer returns to Chicago

Soccer Ball over blue sky pierces the netCerveza Tecate presents Cruz Azul vs. Cracovia Krakow in July 5 friendly at Toyota Park

CHICAGO (Tuesday, May 13, 2008) – Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN), Viva Entertainment and John Zapa today announced the return of international soccer to Chicago with an exhibition match featuring First Division clubs Cruz Azul (Mexico) and Crocovia Krakow (Poland) on Saturday, July 5 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. Kick-off for the match, presented by Cerveza Tecate, is set for 8:00 p.m. CST. The friendly will offer the city’s vibrant Mexican and Polish communities – the two largest ethnic groups in Chicago – the opportunity to cheer on their favorite clubs as they go head-to-head during this exciting Fourth of July weekend.

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