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Awards named after Satinský

A GROUP of friends of the recently deceased Július Satinský, led by the comedian's partner Milan Lasica, has proposed that a park named after Satinský be created on Bratislava's Dunajská Street.

The Július Satinský Park should occupy the public area on the street where the famous actor, comedian, and writer lived for most of his life. Many Slovak celebrities have already signed an open letter to Bratislava mayor Andrej Ďurkovský asking him to reconstruct part of the street. A fund has been established in cooperation with the Horský Park Foundation to support this initiative.

"Julo Satinský had a deep relationship with our town. We know how he loved walking down Dunajská Street. We are sure that he deserves this kind of honour," actress Božidara Turzonovová told the SITA news agency.

Similarly, organisers of the Bratislava Ball, an annual social event, proposed an award be created in the name of Július Satinský and that it be called Bratislavská čučoriedka. The name of this proposed award translates as Bratislava Blueberry (Satinský liked to call girls "blueberries").

The organisers said that this award will be given to a person who has the most positive attitude towards the nation's capital. Laureates will be chosen by the members of the ball's council, assisted by proposals from citizens, institutions, and questionnaires published in media.

The next Bratislava Ball will be held on February 14, 2004.

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