Vol. VI No. 30 - Tuesday September  18 - September  24, 2007
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Fiery Phuket plane crash kills 91

Flames devouring the central section of the fuselage after an MD-82 aircraft of the budget One-Two-Go Airlines carrying many foreign tourists crashed while landing in heavy rain in Phuket. AP Photo/ Amateur video via APTN

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Half a million sandbags at the ready

Soldiers from the Kawila Army Camp have been busy filling half a million sandbags as the city prepares for flooding along the Ping River.
Several flood-sensitive areas targeted include the Kawila Army Camp, Prao Nok village (opposite to the 5th Provincial Police Bureau) and the Montfort and Regina Schools, all of them situated along the Ping riverbank.

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Pot tours not welcomed in Pai

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Expats Club celebrates second birthday

The Chiangmai Expats Club is celebrating its second birthday this month. Despite the predictions of the usual naysayers and sceptics, who predicted the organization would never get off the ground, the Club has gone from strength to strength. In just a couple of years CEC has grown to become an important support network for expats living in Chiang Mai and central part of the overseas community. On September 10th 2005 a group of expat residents met at Art’s Café opposite Thapae Gate. A small group of pioneers, including current Board members Jim Cox and Lucy Coombs, had decided to canvas opinion around Chiang Mai as to whether there was any demand for some kind of Expat Club along the lines of similar organizations in other parts of Thailand. After a couple of weeks of leafleting popular expat hangout a meeting was organised to judge whether there was enough interest. ‘Apart from the original seven people who had agreed to form an organizing committee we would have been happy with five-ten people.

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Lexus LS460

The Lexus LS460 is out and they are raving about it. GoAuto from Down-under had this to say - Lexus’ flagship LS series has been reborn for a fourth time with pricing, performance, styling and refinement to unsettle the upper-luxury segment status quo.
The ground-up redesign of the LS also represents a rethink of Lexus’ flagship positioning, with the traditional single-specification V8 model - now christened LS460 - to be joined by a long-wheelbase version.

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Around Town

Kobkiat Kasiwiwat (left), Vice Director, Office of Justice Affairs, conducted a meeting for local justice officials at the Imperial Grand Hall, the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel.

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Lanna International School hosts BBQ

The Parent Teacher Organization of Lanna International School hosted its beginning of the year BBQ event on September 7th.

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