Vol. IV No. 29 - Saturday July 16 - July 22, 2005
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Hmong encampment declared illegal

200 homeless and unwanted

A group of ethnic Hmong refugees camp along a roadside in Petchabun province in northeastern Thailand. Thai authorities decided to give humanitarian aid to the Hmong, but still regard them as an outlaw group. The Hmong fear they will be persecuted by the communist Laos government if they are repatriated because of their Vietnam War-era links to the United States. Many Hmong fought under CIA advisers during a covert war against Lao communists, who took power in 1975. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)

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Debussy festival promises music plus

"How did all this great talent end up in Chiangmai?" wondered a visitor after the concert on Friday night. This concert, the start of a three-day festival dedicated to the French composer Claude Debussy and his contemporaries, was a great ‘preview’ of what was, and still is, to follow in these series. 

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Yuparaj A Team champions of Chiang Mai basketball competition

Yuparaj A defeated Pra Pai Fun C 104 to 82 in the final match of the Chiang Mai basketball competition 2005. The win earned Yuparaj A the league championship.

Twenty-four teams entered the Chiang Mai basketball competition, which began back on June 8. The finals took place at Chiang Mai Municipal Stadium on July 9.

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ACADEMIA NUTS
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Foreign teens on stage at local venue

If you go to ‘The Resort’ on Friday and Saturday evenings you will catch two foreign youngsters, Stephanie, 14, and David, 12, rocking on stage with the house band.

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Fancy Masquerade Night

Amari Rincome was the venue for local fashion designer Tananan Willson’s birthday last Saturday. The colorful evening started with a reception at the Lanna Restaurant, where all of the invited guests admired each other’s fancy costumes. And what must be included when a fashion designer and artist stages a birthday party is a fashion show to display Tananan’s latest creations.

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