Vol. III No. 36 - Saturday September 4 - September 10, 2004


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HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presides over royally sponsored funeral ceremony

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presides over the funeral ceremony for the late Chao Chai Suriwongse na Chiang Mai at Wat Suan Dok Temple in Chiang Mai. (News photo by Monchai Techasa)

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NEWS

60-year-old US P-38 plane discovered near Thai-Burmese border

 

 


FEATURES
SPORT

The samlor, a once beloved mode of transport, faces extinction

The samlor, or tricycle, is to be phased out of the tourist scene in Chiang Mai and other northern provinces. For many years, the pedalled “samlor theep” was the main form of transport in town.

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Mae Jo and Huai Muang Fang Sai win closely fought U-12 volleyball tourney

Winners move through to regional finals

The boys’ team from Ban Mae Jo School and girls’ team from Ban Huai Muang Fang Sai were the winners of the 5th AEROTHAI six day Under-12s volleyball tournament.

The final round between Ban Mae Jo and Chitta Wittaya schools was a nail biter, but Ban Mae Jo School won in two sets, with scores of 25-22 and 25-21. Chitta Wittaya earned accolades for finishing first runner up.

The Ban Dong Community boys’ team was the second runner up after it prevailed over Sri Chom Thong Community in 2 sets, with scores of 25-18 and 25-22.

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BUSINESS
TRAVEL & TOURISM

Humor can give you the business

And sometimes the business needs humor

The year was 1991. America was mired in a deep recession. I was airborne for New York to tape some more shows at Comedy Central and ply my stand-up act, but clubs around the country were closing faster than a Bruce Lee spin move. My mother would urge me to get “back up,” meaning a regular job or a wealthy sugar mama. I would assure her that I still had my newspaper route from when I was 12 years old.

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THAI and Star Alliance in drive to increase revenue

Thai Airways International (THAI) could generate substantial extra revenue by optimizing its existing fleet and new aircraft on order when operating out of the new Suvarnabhumi Airport, according to executives of Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance.

THAI’s chairman, Thanong Bidaya, who chaired a recent meeting with Star Alliance, said improved connectivity across the THAI fleet in the future, particularly with the resources offered by Suvarnabhumi Airport, would help Bangkok’s drive to be the pre-eminent hub in Asia.

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