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Naked priest exposed on balcony by angry husband
Heart-attack victim dies in Carrefour
Unknown criminal steals electronic punching machine
Slovaks set two Guinness beer records
Dog sleigh races in Donovaly

Závadka nad Hronom
Naked priest exposed on balcony by angry husband

A young Roman Catholic preist who had been having sex with a parishoner's wife in Závadka nad Hronom was caught in bed with the adulturous wife by the wronged husband. Enraged, he grabbed the naked priest, hauled him out to the balcony, and forced him to stand in the freezing weather while calling to passersby to view the in flagrante priest.
The mayor of the town refused to comment on the issue, but several men in a local pub said the affair had lasted for some time, and that the husband had apparently been the only person in the village unaware of their sexual liaisons. The pub patrons said that the man had always thought his wife visited the priest so often for "confession and absolution".


Bratislava
Heart-attack victim dies in Carrefour

Customers shopping in Bratislava's Carrefour shopping centre in Petržalka on February 22 experienced a shock when 52 year-old Petržalkan Zoltán R. collapsed and died from a heart attack near the instant soup shelves.
Zoltán R. had been shopping with his wife, who told the police that the deceased had the day before complained of a headache and an itching in his chest. They didn't go to the doctor, however, because he told his wife that morning that the pain had eased.


Bratislava
Unknown criminal steals electronic punching machine

Bratislava police said on February 26 that an unknown thief stole an electronic ticket punching machine from tram number 4 sometime between 16:49 and 17:25. Bratislava traffic headquarters said the machine, which had no apparent street value, would cost 12,000 Slovak crowns ($250) to replace.
The tram passenger stole the ticket punching machine from the second wagon of the tram. The police have asked any citizen who had been riding the number four tram during the theft to report any information they may have.


Dunajská Streda
Slovaks set two Guinness beer records

Jozef Tešlár, a well-known 51 year-old Slovak strong man, lifted a 50 litre barrel full of beer 61 times in 52.07 seconds while lying on his back last Saturday at a Topvar beer party in Dunajská Streda, breaking his record in the Guinness Book of World Records. His former record stood at 52.
Another Slovak, František Vidlička, also made it into the book of records when he drank a half-litre glass of beer in 3.9 seconds while hanging upside down.


Donovaly
Dog sleigh races in Donovaly

Traditional dog sleigh races took place for the ninth year in central Slovakia's Donovaly ski resort near Banská Bystrica during the February 24-25 weekend. The races annually attract several thousands of international and local fans.
According to organisers, a total of 59 competitors took part in this year's races, including participants from Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The youngest competitors were 11 year-old Jakub Reguli and 12 year-old Diana Bretschneiderová.
Slovak racers said they viewed the Donovaly races as an opportunity to train for the upcoming dog sleigh championships, to be held in two weeks in Italy.


Compiled by Martina Pisárová from SITA, TASR and press releases

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