Names in the News
Last updated 12-24-08 at 1:10 p.m.
Scientist posthumously honored
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) honored
the late Dr. Bell M. Shimada, a Nisei Japanese American fishery
scientist, by naming a fisheries survey vessel in his name in Moss
The 208-foot Bell M. Shimada
was launched on Sept. 26. It
is the fourth vessel of a class
designed to collect data on the nation’s commercial fisheries, other
sea life, and ocean conditions.
Shimada was born in Seattle
and attended the University
of Washington School of Fisheries
in 1939. He obtained his doctorate degree from the UW in 1956. By
this time, he was a senior
scientist, and he developed and published valuable information
on the spawning, distribution, and feeding patterns of tuna, gaining
national and international recognition.
Shimada married the late Rae
Shimojima, a native of Portland,
Ore. She was a secretary to the POFI Director. They have two
children, Allen and Julie.
A community election
for the International Special Review District Board
was held on Tuesday, Nov.
18. Two positions were up for election this year.
Robert Ha won re-election
to Position #3 for a district
business person, property owner,
or employee. Bill Lee won Position
#5, an at-large position. The
two new board members began
their terms in December.
In 1973, the International Special Review
District Board was created
to preserve, protect, and enhance the
cultural, economic, and historical
qualities of the district.
The Board is composed
of seven members — five elected by the International District
community and two appointed by the mayor. Board members’ terms
are for two years and members may serve up to two consecutive
VABAW’s annual banquet
The Vietnamese American Bar Association
of Washington’s annual banquet was held on Oct. 28 at
the Triple Door. The theme for the evening was “Ambassadors
to Our Communities.” The sold-out event was packed with
The event kicked off with hors
d’oeuvres and drinks followed by a three-course dinner catered
by Wild Ginger. The keynote speaker was Jerilyn Brusseau, co-founder
and president of PeaceTrees in Vietnam, an organization that sponsors
the clearance of landmines in the Quang Tri Province of Vietnam.
The event concluded with a
fashion show of traditional Vietnamese “ao dai” dresses by
designer Thai Nguyen.
TOP 12 IN SPORTS
1. Don Wakamatsu
2. Tim Lincecum
3. Michelle Wie
4. Erik Spoelstra
5. Kim Ng
6. Anthony Kim
7. Manny Pacquiao
8. Phillipe Nover
9. Mark Munoz
10. Geno Espineli
11. Dinesh Patel
12. Rinku Singh
TOP 8 EVENTS
Reading of ‘In the Convent of Little Flowers’
Monday, Jan. 12
Elliott Bay Book Company
101 S. Main St.
Seattle, WA 98104