June 21, 1994 |
About 200 people in Bangladesh reportedly smashed windows at two electrical stations after a power failure cut off the telecast of the U.S.-Switzerland game. Two Bangladesh power plant employees were said to be injured in a separate attack by fans angered by an electrical outage. * "Keep the TV down low," the People's Daily in China said in a front-page commentary. "When you see a great goal, keep your emotions under control. Don't shout loudly or applaud.
January 19, 2003
I was confused by Jerry Haines' article "Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful on a Low-Cost Airline Pass to Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Taiwan" (Jan. 12). Haines and his wife spent $6,300 on about four weeks in Asia. His trip was hardly low cost. Because he couldn't meet the air pass travel window, he and his wife paid almost $1,000 each (not including all taxes) for the air pass, which essentially got them extra flights to Bangkok, Thailand; Penang, Malaysia; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
October 8, 1989 |
Air America (Carolco). Shooting in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. star as unconventional fliers in this action adventure spotlighting the aviation antics at "Air America," the world's most secret airline. Executive producers Mario Kassar and Andrew Vajna. Producer Daniel Melnick. Director Roger Spottiswoode. Screenwriters John Eskow and Richard Rush. Distributor Tri-Star (U.S.), Carolco (foreign). Summer release. Back Stab (Allegro/Westwind). Shooting in Montreal.
February 1, 1998
Below, inns and hotels that rated tops for "romantic quotient" out of 110 lodgings reviewed last year by Barbara Brass' "Romantic Hideaways" newsletter, whose average subscriber earns $372,709 yearly. Price a problem? Try the B&Bs. Caribbean Hideaways LODGING: Le Toiny, Saint-Barthelemy, French West Indies NIGHTLY RATES: $860 LODGING: Eden Rock, Saint-Barthelemy, French West Indies NIGHTLY RATES: $425 * American Hideaways LODGING: The Inn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.
January 5, 1997
Single, 20s, looking for same. So where do you find them? The monthly Swing magazine, which focuses on "life in your twenties," came up with this worldly list: TREKKING PERMIT OFFICE Katmandu, Nepal Traditional stop for fall trekkers in Himalayas. TAHITI-MOOREA FERRY French Polynesia Many travelers heading for Australia. SPANISH STEPS Rome Like a transplanted campus quad, without the textbooks. SUNSET CAFE Pushkar, India Attracts earthy-crunchy types, meditation students, friendly German women.
June 10, 2003 |
CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- Bowing to international pressure, Myanmar's military rulers let democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi meet with a United Nations representative today for the first time since she was attacked and detained May 30. Suu Kyi, who witnesses said was injured during the ambush of her motorcade, met for an hour at military headquarters with United Nations special envoy Razali Ismail, who had been attempting to see her for the past five days.