Archive for October, 2007

Czechs won’t put Budvar brewery on market

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

The Czech government has decided not to take what might have been the first step toward selling the Budejovicky Budvar brewery, the Prague Daily Monitor reports. Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said there on no current plays to privatize the brewery. “This is no privatisation,” he said, adding that transforming the brewery into a joint-stock company […]

Charlotte Oktoberfest

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Reported by Banjo Bandolas Our arrival in the shining southern city of Charlotte was a bit of a letdown initially. We’d found our way through the Gordian knot they call a traffic system to the Metrolina Expo Trade Center (a name that conjured elaborate images of glass and chrome in my mind). I now stood […]