A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Miroslava Mira Panajotovich Vukelich

  • Active journalist since high school: daily papers, magazines, radio, TV (correspondent, interviewer, reviewer, critic)
  • Sports correspondent for Peoria Star (3 years)
  • Foreign correspondent for various Belgrade’s papers and magazines since high school (subjects: film/TV, music, sports, cultural events)
  • Special correspondent for Belgrade’s leading paper, with the largest circulation in the country: Politikal/TV Revija
  • Producer, director and commentator of the Yugoslav Radio Hour on KTYM Radio in Inglewood, California
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AFFILIATIONS:

  • Active member of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA)
  • Active member and six years (2001-2007) Board Member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Interviews, reviews for magazines, newspapers, radio and TV stations in Yugoslavia (now Serbia) and USA

FAMILY:

  • Father: Svetislav Panajotovic, attorney
  • Mother: Stanka Panajotovic, wife and mother
  • Brother: Ika Panajotovic, attorney, film producer, director, pianist, professional tennis player(Wimbledon, Davis Cup)
  • Husband: Sava Ljubicic, composer, musician
  • Sister-in-law: Elena Panajotovic, librarian
  • Nephew: Eric Panajotovic, educator, businessman
  • Niece: Sonja Panajotovic, attorney

EDUCATION:

  • High School - Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Music School (piano) - Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia (Germanic and Slavic Studies)
  • BA Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois (journalism, communications, political science)
  • MA - UCLA (English, linguistics)
  • UCLA Evening School (recording arts and sciences)
  • LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: English, Serbo-Croatian, German, Russian

SPORTS PROFESSIONAL PARTICIPATION:

  • Basketball – Center forward for Yugoslav national champions the RED STAR
  • Handball – Center forward for Yugoslav national Champions the RED STAR
  • Tennis – Yugoslav junior tennis championships (top ranking)
  • Recipient of the highest sports award in Yugoslavia, the Gold Medal
  • Bradley University no. 1 (3 years)
  • Peoria, Illinois City champion (3 years)
  • US Midwestern Intercollegiate Singles tennis champion
  • Ranked in Southern California (12 years) with Darlene Hard, Billie Jean King, etc.
  • International tournaments: Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America
  • USA tennis circuit
  • Tennis Pro: Player, coach, referee official
  • Tennis Coaching: Individual coaching, Inglewood High School’s boys team coach (reached the CIF finals)
  • Active Member: United States Tennis Association

HOBBIES:

  • Reading, travel, piano playing, interior decorating, palate knife oil painting, theater, opera, musicals, concerts, dancing, music (classical, pop, folk, country-pop, gospel, jazz, R&B, Latin), sports ( tennis, swimming, jogging, horseback riding, fishing, sailing, skiing, water skiing), working out in gym, photography, gardening, cooking

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Zaviša Janjić

Zavisa I. Janjic is a leading scientist with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 2007, Dr. Janjic was awarded the Francis W. Reichelderfer Award from the American Meteorological Society for his outstanding contributions to developments and implementation of the NOAA Environmental Modeling Center's regional weather prediction models (Eta and NMM). The numerical and parameterization schemes he developed ideally combine theoretical and technical solutions, as well as balance between elegance and practicality.

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The Hagia Sophia

The Mystical Light of the Great Church and its Architectural Dress

by Charalambos P. Stathakis

Dear reader, as you run like the rest of us along the dizzy main road, stop, stay aside for a while. Let the others be dizzy, and take the secret underground trail, which will lead you through the dewdrops of the leaves, the crystal smile of the sun, the city’s underground galler- ies, your knowledge, and your feelings, to the doorstep of the Hagia Sophia. Because all dew- drops, all sunrays, and all beauty lead there. That is what you will be told by my friend, the author, whom I am fond of and whom I send you to, Charalambos Stathakis: the doctor, the warm and humane researcher, the scientist devoted to his work and his patients, who has given a series of scientific papers, who, nevertheless, retains a nest of beauty untouched in his heart, which makes him outstanding—even though he is not a specialist in architecture, nor a historian, nor a theologian, nor a Byzantinist—it makes him stand out in all these together and in entirety.

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