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.
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
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.
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
What: Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar (Burma) on May 2, killing more
than an estimated 146,000 people (double that of the Sichuan earthquake).
What: Christians, particularly those in seven Indian states — Madhya
Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Orissa, Karnataka,
and Andhra Pradesh — are victims of Hindu extremism.
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
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
ON THE SHELF
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.
Please click on the link below to download the new Diversity Nomination
form for 2009:
2009 EDITORIAL CALENDAR
Friday, Jan. 16 at 6-8:30 p.m.
200 University St.
Seattle, WA 98101
Your prospects for the immediate future have
slightly shifted, but not enough to leave any sort of lasting