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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Sun Staff Writer | May 27, 1995
After a 20-month delay, Electronic Systems Group finally nailed down a $180 million contract to design and build an air defense system for Thailand, the Westinghouse Electric Corp. division announced yesterday.The contract is to develop a radar program to protect the Southeast Asian country from invading craft as well as direct its commercial airline traffic.The Linthicum-based division won the contract in Septembe 1993. But the signing of the contract became bogged down.Most of the delays resulted from questions about funding, said ++ Lane Letsch, department manager for Westinghouse's air defense operations in Linthicum.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Sometimes the best flavors pop up in the least likely places - such as a strip mall on Route 175 near Fort Meade. That's where Bangkok Kitchen has done business for nearly 20 years. From the outside, the shopping center has seen better days. But don't let that stop you. Bangkok Kitchen's excellent Thai food is much more memorable than the building's rundown exterior would indicate. Serious foodies will recognize the area, too. Just down the street, Grace Garden has been making adventurous Chinese-food lovers drool for years.
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By Paul Watson and Charles McDermid and Paul Watson and Charles McDermid,Los Angeles Times | November 27, 2008
BANGKOK, Thailand - Thai authorities shut down Bangkok's second airport today after it was overrun by anti-government protesters, completely cutting off the capital from air traffic as the prime minister rejected their demands to resign, deepening the country's crisis. Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat says his government will keep functioning despite demands by the army chief and demonstrators that he call new elections to resolve the political crisis. "I reassure the people that this government, which is legitimate and came from elections, will keep functioning until the end," Somchai said in a nationally televised speech yesterday.
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By Meekah Hopkins | May 28, 2013
When I went to Thailand two years ago, I developed an obsession for the way the culture makes - make that "takes" (as is tradition) - their iced tea. We pseudo Southerners scoop loads of sugar into ours. But Thailanders make theirs as if it were coffee - by adding milk. The result is a beautiful, layered, orange beverage that's creamy, bitter and sweet all at the same time. Better than a milk shake any day, in my opinion. So I was beyond excited to see the Long Thailand Tea listed among the specialty cocktails at My Thai's new location in Little Italy.
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By New York Times News Service | May 14, 1995
BANGKOK, Thailand -- The long, tense border between Thailand and Myanmar has erupted in fighting in recent days, with repeated cross-border attacks in Thailand by former Burmese rebels now backed by the junta that runs Myanmar.The result has been the death of three Thai policemen and the uprooting of thousands of ethnic Burmese living in Thai refugee camps, with many of them forcibly marched back across the border to Myanmar.While Thailand has issued stern diplomatic protests and deployed reinforcements along the border, the Thai military is not threatening a counterattack against the army of Myanmar, despite allegations that Burmese soldiers have joined in the attacks on Thai soil.
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By Los Angeles Times | May 28, 1991
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Western security officials surveyed the wreckage yesterday of an Austrian airliner that crashed in northern Thailand and said they were nearly certain that the plane was downed by a bomb explosion."
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | February 11, 2000
Some jottings from a critic's notebook regarding "The Beach": "It's `Lord of the Flies' meets `The Love Boat!' " ... "It's `Lord of the Flies' meets `The Farm!' " ... "It's `Lord of the Flies' meets a Phish concert!" "The Beach" is all of that and not much more, but filmgoers who crave escapist adventure in exotic climes can do worse. Adapted from Alex Garland's popular first novel by ultra-hip director Danny Boyle ("Trainspotting," "Shallow Grave"), "The Beach" is already famous for starring a post-"Titanic" Leonardo DiCaprio.
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By New York Times News Service | March 23, 1992
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Political parties aligned with Thailand's junta won more than half the parliamentary seats at stake yesterday in general elections, the first since the military toppled a democratically elected government in a bloodless coup 13 months ago.While the results should allow the pro-military parties to dominate the new government, their victory was slim enough that it could -- hopes within the junta that one of the leaders of the coup will...
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By Mercury News | September 23, 2007
Are there any countries where the dollar is doing well and travel is still a good value? Despite the dollar's loss in value, especially against the euro and the British pound, there are a few places where our currency still has muscle. Experts at hot wire.com and orbitz.com agree on these two destinations, where exchange rates are favorable and prices are low: Thailand and Argentina. Barbara Messing, Hotwire's travel expert, says you can still get a $12 steak dinner and an $8 bottle of wine in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a cosmopolitan city that often reminds visitors of Paris - there are long boulevards, scenic parks and great shopping.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Staff Writer | September 10, 1992
The women twisted forward from the waist, arms outstretched as if to perform a bizarre, ceremonial dance. An incredibly tiny woman sounded a sharp whistle blast, the dancers became paddlers, and a battered boat surged through the Patapsco River's brackish waters, bound for Thailand.Well, not directly. But over the past eight months, 20-plus women and their male coach have spent what little free time they have preparing for the first international women's swan boat competition in Thailand.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2012
Howard County schools officials showcased the system's resources and educational approaches to a delegation of social studies and art supervisors from Thailand this week, joining officials in other local jurisdictions to welcome Asian educators. The Thai group, led by Benjalug Namfa, the country's deputy secretary general of basic education, met with Superintendent Renee Foose and curriculum staff Tuesday and visited classrooms at Howard High School and Ellicott Mills Middle School on Wednesday.
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By Janell Sutherland | October 17, 2011
In this week's "Amazing Race", the teams travel to Thailand and I appoint heroes and a villain. I'll also sort various forms of preparation into Useful, Not Useful and Other. So last week, the Snowboarders and Navigational Experts Laurence and Zac teamed up and finished in first and second place. Laurence and Zac, who will be called Dad & Zac for now, maintain that strategy and take the same flight to Jakarta as the Snowboarders. Unfortunately, not booking all the way through to Thailand means that they miss the flight that everyone else gets on, and they arrive an hour later than the pack.
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By Paul Watson and Charles McDermid and Paul Watson and Charles McDermid,Los Angeles Times | November 27, 2008
BANGKOK, Thailand - Thai authorities shut down Bangkok's second airport today after it was overrun by anti-government protesters, completely cutting off the capital from air traffic as the prime minister rejected their demands to resign, deepening the country's crisis. Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat says his government will keep functioning despite demands by the army chief and demonstrators that he call new elections to resolve the political crisis. "I reassure the people that this government, which is legitimate and came from elections, will keep functioning until the end," Somchai said in a nationally televised speech yesterday.
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By Chris Lee and Chris Lee,Los Angeles Times | September 11, 2008
HOLLYWOOD - Nicolas Cage didn't wind up in Bangkok, Thailand, by accident. As the Oscar-winning actor explains it, there were reasons both personal and professional that compelled him to change gears after the mega-dollar success of the family-friendly action-adventure National Treasure: Book of Secrets and travel across the globe in pursuit of a new career iteration. Not least was the impulse to shake up his image by appearing in a foreign-made film. "On my path of film acting, I've been trying to think more and more internationally, trying to have a global mind," Cage said.
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April 27, 2008
On April 14, 2008, DANIEL L. JACKSON; died suddenly in Phuket, Thailand, where he lived the last six years. Mr. Jackson wasraised in Baltimore. Beloved son of Mae L. Jackson; loving husband of Kesorn Jackson and father of Nikki Jackson. Services were held in Phuket, Thailand on April 18.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic | September 27, 2007
Documenting a subculture rarely seen by Westerners, local photographer Betty Rosen has returned from her recent trip to Thailand with more than 100 striking portraits of transgendered exotic dancers. Rosen's empathy and compassion for her subjects whom she met at a nightclub in the southeastern city of Phuket is clear in the large-scale ink-jet photographs on view at C. Grimaldis Gallery. But as a spectator, Rosenberg did not participate in the way of life her pictures describe. Consequently, they do not have quite the moral authority of, say, Nan Goldin's impassioned visual diaries of New York's East Village scene during the 1970s, or Larry Clark's spaced-out narratives of dysfunctional Midwestern youth.
NEWS
March 9, 1997
THE FAD for emerging markets took a tumble in the past week when the economy of Thailand, a world growth leader, did. Some of it sounds like the Maryland savings and loan scandal of the 1980s, some of it like the banking embarrassments following and some of it like Mexico's peso collapse of 1994.Thailand's economy vied with China as the world's growth leader but growth slipped under 7 percent last year and the current account deficit was 8 percent. The financial services industry just grew and grew.
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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | May 31, 1996
BANGKOK -- General Motors Corp. said yesterday that it chose Thailand over the Philippines for a $750 million auto factory, ending months of competition to attract the investment."
TRAVEL
By Mercury News | September 23, 2007
Are there any countries where the dollar is doing well and travel is still a good value? Despite the dollar's loss in value, especially against the euro and the British pound, there are a few places where our currency still has muscle. Experts at hot wire.com and orbitz.com agree on these two destinations, where exchange rates are favorable and prices are low: Thailand and Argentina. Barbara Messing, Hotwire's travel expert, says you can still get a $12 steak dinner and an $8 bottle of wine in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a cosmopolitan city that often reminds visitors of Paris - there are long boulevards, scenic parks and great shopping.
NEWS
By Ben Block and Ben Block,Sun Reporter | September 9, 2007
Emily Biondi will not be slowed down. Certainly not by near-fatal kidney failure. Four years after Biondi received her father's donated kidney in a life-saving transplant, she returned to Ellicott City last week from the World Transplant Games - a celebration of transplant survivors from around the globe - held in Bangkok, Thailand. Biondi, a 2001 Mount Hebron graduate, took part in the National Transplant Games in Louisville, Ky., last year and won four track-and-field medals despite receiving no previous training.
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