Compact archive July 13, 2006

Prague has second drunken car

Prague police has second car for drunken people. The first one is showing its quality every day.

It works a half of a year and Prague policemen use it for 1335 drunken people, the car reached 55 thousands kilometers. 52 year old man was transported twelve times. Drunks has 2,5-3 per thousand of alcohol in blood on the average.

End station is every time sobering-up station Na Bulovce. The second car is ass the first one specially adapted for transport of drunken people.


USA search locations in Czech Republic for missiles

USA expert team visits next week Czech Republic. Twenty experts want to see places where is possible to built a missile base. After this research US Army will say if they want the missile base at Czech territory. If they would like to built it here, next step would be at Czech side with their agreement or disagreement.

US will search a place for missile silo as well as for other additional equipment and protective components like radars. Preselected locations are in ownership of Czech Army so there wouldn’t be any problem with municipal or private property.

US Army wants to see best location and agreement in Czech Republic or in Poland in autumn, before USA state budget approval.


Protests against CzechTek

Biggest meeting of techno music fans will be this years as it was in recent years. Because there were large problems with disapproval of using the grounds every year and last year the music event changed into battle techno fans vs. police, Czech Army offer to organizers army area.

A piece of the area where CzechTek is located fora from homes of citizens as it possible, because of loud music. Though the people living in villages nearby protesting. And now there is a new protest. Ornithologists protests, because the loud music can be very dangerous to highly protected birds.

Ornithologists says that the middle of summer, when the CzechTek is planned, is a time of a hatch and first day of their lives of Corn Crake. Loud music can scare parents and this mean a death for young birds. Other birds in danger are Northern Shrike and Corn Bunting. The military area is in Doupovske mountains, a bird-preserve.

But even ornithologists don’t know how birds will truly react at loud techno music. It is a little bit curious that birds had no problem with a noise produced when army trained at the area like sound of tank engines or explosions and techno music should terrify them.


Smokers payed 860 thousands in fines

New law about smoking at public places works six months. It is prohibiting smoking at bus, tram, train and metro stops and stations.

Now it look like that the law is accepted, there is only small number of negative voices. But this doesn’t mean that the law is observed by all smokers. Policemen awarded almost 5000 fines. Smoking at stations is every day picture as another offences at Prague streets.

Policemen very often use only snubs, but smoking in metro station is fined almost frequently.


Prague zoo has a half million visitors

Yesterday Prague zoo in Troja had its half millionth visitor. It was a family from Prague district Klanovice. They visited the zoo for third time in this year.

They was rewarded with a special program with an expert comment and family ticket for one year, memorial certificate, and some souvenirs.

Prague zoo has a half millionth visitor lat year one month sooner, in 2004 it was one week later. Year 2005 was most popular – 1,214 millions people visited Prague zoo in Troja.


Large dwarf at Lesser Town

A Statue of three meters high dwarf was ceremonially presented yesterday at Lesser Town. The statue was designed by sculptor Kurt Gebauer and created by Stonemason and Sculpture high school in Horice.

The statue is made from large blocks of a stone ant it is placed at Lesser Town Square. There was a statue of marshal Radecky, now you can find there the stone dwarf. The presentation was made as a funny act and as the author says the reason of a form of the statue combines the place of Czech Republic in Europe and also as a place between USA and Russia.

This small 3,5 meters high dwarf will be used as a model for the similar but 10 meters high copy. This huge dwarf will be placed in town of Horice.