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Go & Do: Jay Milbrandt shares his life-changing challenge in book

May 4, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON As a law school student, Jay Milbrandt found himself wandering in the middle of a desert a metaphorical wasteland, of course, although he’s visited a few actual deserts, too. He questioned what he was doing in law school, what he would do with a law degree once he achieved it and even the purpose of his existence on earth. Continue Reading

Thai billionaire who created Red Bull energy drink dies at 89

March 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Chaleo Yoovidhya founded T.C. Pharmaceuticals. In the 1970s, it formulated an energy drink prototype called Krathing Daeng, or Red Bull in English. It was popular among Thai truck drivers and laborers.
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Thailand authorities: Iranians planned to attack Israeli diplomats

February 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Three Iranians detained after accidentally setting off explosives in Bangkok were planning to attack Israeli diplomats, Thailand’s top policeman said today in the first confirmation by local officials that the group was plotting attacks in Thailand. Continue Reading

Israel: Thai bombs similar to those in India, Georgia blasts against Israeli diplomats

February 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Israeli officials ramped up accusations today that Iran was launching covert attack plots, saying “sticky” bombs found in a Thai house rented by Iranians were similar to devices used against Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia. Continue Reading

After overseas attacks, Israel increases state of alert

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Police heightened their state of alert throughout Israel today following bomb attacks on diplomats in India and Georgia. Officials were also trying to determine whether Israelis were the intended target of an Iranian man carrying explosives who blew his own legs off in Bangkok.
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Police: Iranian blows off own legs, injures four others in Bangkok blasts

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Security forces found more explosives in the assailant’s rented house in the capital, but it was not known what targets they might have been meant for, Police Gen. Pansiri Prapawat said. Continue Reading

From Thailand to the U.S.

December 26, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The plan for Smitty Ektnitphong was to obtain his tertiary education in the U.S. and return to Thailand to help with his father’s business. Continue Reading

American gets Thai prison sentence for defaming royal family while in Colorado

December 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The verdict is the latest so-called lese majeste punishment handed down in the Southeast Asian kingdom, which has come under increasing pressure at home and abroad to reform harsh legislation that critics say is an affront to freedom of expression. Continue Reading

Floods inch closer to heart of Thailand’s capital

October 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Clambering aboard bamboo rafts and army trucks, residents fled waterlogged homes on the outskirts of Thailand’s capital today as floods that have engulfed a third of the country inched closer to downtown areas and foreign governments urged their citizens to avoid unessential travel to the threatened city.
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Floodwaters seep into outer Bangkok as canals open

October 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Thailand’s prime minister urged Bangkok residents to get ready to move their belongings to higher ground today as the country’s worst floods in half a century began seeping into the capital’s outer districts. Continue Reading