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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1995 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Growing up, the professor had romantic dreams of becoming a singer. But because the Thai culture generally snubs the profession--and his parents opposed his plans--Gordon Garoon Rujanawech trod down the respectable road of higher learning instead. He earned a degree in English in Thailand and later a master's degree and a doctorate in linguistics in the United States. "I have no regrets," said Rujanawech, now a professor at Rancho Santiago College in Santa Ana and Cal State Long Beach.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1993 | KURT PITZER
Two days after Thanksgiving, members of the local Thai community will celebrate their own day of gratitude: the annual Loy Krathong festival honoring Buddha and the rivers that sustain many Thai people. Wat Thai in North Hollywood--the largest Thai temple in the United States--will host its first-ever Loy Krathong celebration, including prayers, Thai food and the traditional floating of little boats with candles on a pond created for the occasion.
BUSINESS
May 11, 1992 | From Christian Science Monitor
By day, agile Thai workers fashion the trestles of Taipei's mass transit system, perched over a city they may never know. At end of the workday, they are bused to compounds in faraway suburbs, where they sleep under lock and key. With passage of the Employment Services Act, Taiwan's legislature has opened the door to so-called documented foreign workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A dozen people have been arrested on suspicion of participating in a $20-million-a-year bookmaking ring operating out of the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, Los Angeles police and sheriff's officials said Monday. Although the sports-betting ring's estimated annual cash intake was described as "mid-level" for Los Angeles County, Deputy Police Chief Mark A.
NEWS
February 9, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
The Thai government will turn back all future illegal refugees from its Communist-ruled neighbor states, Interior Minister Prachuap Suntharangkun declared Monday. Proclaiming what Radio Thailand termed a "prevent-and-deter action against all illegal refugees," Prachuap, Thailand's top law enforcement official, warned foreign governments not to interfere with Thai policy. He appeared to direct his remarks at the United States.
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