VOLUME 28 NO. 3 | JANUARY 10 - JANUARY 16, 2009


 

FRONT PAGE

Closed after 30 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — AsianWeek, the long-running English-language Asian American newspaper, will stop publication in 2009 in the face of declining readership, advertising revenue, and a softening economy, said Ted Fang on Dec. 31.

Breakout Seattle concert celebrates Asia

Seattleites rally for Gaza

Obama finds surgeon general on TV

Richardson declines Obama nomination amid controversy


NAMES IN THE NEWS

1. Miss Chinatown tries to break into Hong Kong
2. Husband and wife honored for philanthropy
3. New Asian American law school dean at UW?
4. Lawyer with local ties wins Trailblazers Award


2008 NEWS: The TOP 5 overlooked and the TOP 5 overrated

1. Taiwan gets a present from the United Statesnukes

What: On March 25, Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne told reporters “four non-nuclear nose cone assemblies and their associated electrical components” had been mistakenly shipped to Taiwan, instead of the helicopter batteries Taipei had ordered.

2. The war neither heard nor seen

What: In 2008, a survey reported that an estimated 45,000 Congolese were dying every month from war, disease, and malnutrition. A total of 5.4 million victims died because of the Second Congo War (1998-2003).

3. A government shunned aid during natural disaster

What: Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar (Burma) on May 2, killing more than an estimated 146,000 people (double that of the Sichuan earthquake).

4. Christians persecuted in India

What: Christians, particularly those in seven Indian states — Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Orissa, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh — are victims of Hindu extremism.

5. Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, Robert L. Barr — who?

What: Third party and Independent candidates are largely ignored in U.S. elections

LUNAR NEW YEAR CONTEST

• Deadline for entries: Jan. 30
• Finalists will be announced: Feb. 12
• Winners will be announced: Feb. 19

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Coca-cola rules all: Art fair a lesson in excess


ON THE SHELF

Far East awkwardly meets Old West: 'Yellowfish' review


COMMUNITY NEWS

Astronaut reaches for the stars

Gregoire calls for deportation of jailed illegal aliens


BRIEFLY

Visas for victims can lead to green card


NATIONAL NEWS

Hidden cameras test public's prejudice toward immigration


EDITORIAL

Let's make our ID more visible in 2009

Seattle’s ID is unique because it’s not just a “Chinatown.” Chinatown is only one component of the ID’s rich multiethnic makeup. We have enclaves of Filipinos, Koreans, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese, all in a close proximity. We are truly a Pan-Asian community that is unlike any other in the United States — so let’s make this known to everyone nationally.

LETTER

Richardson's withdrawal erases nothing

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2009 EDITORIAL CALENDAR

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CALENDAR

WHAT:

Celebrate Asia!

WHEN:

Friday, Jan. 16 at 6-8:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Benaroya Hall
200 University St.
Seattle, WA 98101

COST:

$20-35

MORE INFO.:

425-216-9866
www.celebrateasia.org

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ASTROLOGY

TIGER
Your prospects for the immediate future have slightly shifted, but not enough to leave any sort of lasting impact.

find your sign!


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