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17th April, 2014

Actor Gyula Szabo laid to rest

Kossuth prize-winning actor Gyula Szabo was laid to rest at Farkasret Cemetery on Wednesday. The funeral was attended by members of his family, fellow actors, friends, students and fans.

Human Resources Minister Zoltan Balog was also present and eulogized the actor, for whom, he said, “soul, life, poetry, theatre and art were one and indivisible.”

Szabo, recipient of the Actor of the Nation prize, died on April 4 at the age of 84 following a lengthy illness. (N p.2; Nsz p.6; MH p.14; inforadio.hu)
17th April, 2014

Thieves stripping luxury cars busted

Police have identified 34 stolen cars at an illegal junkyard in Nyiregyhaza, Szabolcs county, police spokeswoman Rita Fedor told reporters on Wednesday. She said the luxury vehicles were stolen in Austria, Italy and Slovakia by a gang of six Ukrainians and two Hungarians.

The gang, now in police custody, dissembled the vehicles at the junkyard and sold the components in Ukraine.

A further two vehicles stolen in Slovakia were stopped by police on the M3 motorway as they were being driven to the junkyard. (mno.hu)
17th April, 2014

City shutters shabby kindergarten

The building housing the Gesztenyes kindergarten in Pecel, Pest county, is in critical condition and will be closed immediately, local mayor Ferenc Szollosi told state news agency MTI on Wednesday. The 85 kindergartners will be accommodated in another building after the spring holidays.

The mayor said a parent alerted the kindergarten that the building’s roof was sagging. It will be temporarily repaired for use until a new kindergarten is built. (inforadio.hu; mti.hu)
17th April, 2014

Remains of historical archbishop ID’d

The remains of Asztrik, the archbishop who requested the crown sent by Pope Sylvester II to crown King Stephen I in the year 1,000, have been identified, Kalocsa-Kecskemet archbishop Balazs Babel told Magyar Hirlap on Wednesday.

The remains were taken from a decorative sarcophagus discovered in 1911 in the crypt of the Kalocsa Cathedral.

The identification could be interpreted as an Easter message, said Babel. (MH pp.1&4; N p.2)

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