Archive | December 2008

Russians sentenced for 19 hate killings

Russians sentenced for 19 hate killings

By Paul Sonne
The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Seven young men who murdered 19 people in a series of hate crimes were sentenced to prison Monday, Dec. 15, amid a

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Filipino wrecking machine set for UFC debut

Filipino wrecking machine set for UFC debut

That’s how Mark Munoz describes himself outside of the cage in a recent telephone interview with Northwest Asian Weekly.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 27 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

Angry Ford dealer blasts imports in controversial ads

SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP) — A Ford dealer, angered over the proposed bailout of U.S. automakers, blames the nation’s sour economy on Congress and criticized buyers

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Crime on the rise in the ID?

On Wednesday, Dec. 10, members of several International District businesses met with a handful of officers from the Seattle Police Department (SPD) to discuss

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Will milk companies pay up for making babies sick?

Will milk companies pay up for making babies sick?

BEIJING (AP) — Some Chinese dairy companies will likely have to pay for a compensation plan being prepared by the government for familie

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Some festive cheer around the Northwest Asian Weekly/Seattle Chinese Post newsroom

Some festive cheer around the Northwest Asian Weekly/Seattle Chinese Post newsroom

Both newspapers thought it would be fun to participate in a holiday decorating contest to make the newsroom feel more like home.

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Turnaround time: Flagging Huskies get new coach

Turnaround time: Flagging Huskies get new coach

Steve Sarkisian is the new head coach of the Washington Huskies. He will be succeeding Tyrone Willingham, whose 4-year tenure

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Cantwell announces landmark partnership between Washington state and Chinese ports

On the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

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Lend a hand: Volunteer with friendly nonprofit board

Its mission is “to empower” Vietnamese Americans’ social adjustment, family stability, and self-sufficiency while nurturing community service and young leaders.”

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 27 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

American South sees more diversity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Recent U.S. Census numbers show Nashville’s suburbs have become dramatically more diverse over the last seven years.

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International students hurt by financial crisis

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — When the financial crisis hit the United States in September, it caused many Americans to panic. What most didn’t realize — but what is all too clear

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Happy good eating! The importance of tradition in food

Happy good eating! The importance of tradition in food

My mom banned turkey from our Christmas table this year. The reason why is because she doesn’t want to buy a vat of peanut oil or

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Taiwan, China launch direct shipping, air links

Taiwan, China launch direct shipping, air links

KEELUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese jetliners and cargo ships left Monday, Dec. 15 for China to open a new era of direct air and shipping services with the mainland

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New Thai PM faces deep divisions, poor economy

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Thailand’s new prime minister faces the difficult task of unifying a country torn apart by months of violent anti-government protests — demonstrations that battered the key tourism industry just as the global economy was slipping into its worst crisis in decades.

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Protester killed during voting in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voters cast their ballots in the fifth phase of state elections in Indian Kashmir on Saturday, Aug. 13, as scattered clashes between protesters and government forces left one person dead.

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1994: Deep thoughts for the holidays

1994: Deep thoughts for the holidays

One story starts with a woman looking for Jesus. She failed to find him and in her disappointment, she gave all her possessions to children.

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What does your holiday look like?

What does your holiday look like?

Northwest Asian Weekly asked you to send in your holiday photos for the chance to earn restaurant gift certificates, and you answered! We recieved great submissions of many unique decorations. Here are the finalists. Thank you!

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Underdog Pacquiao beats De La Hoya

Underdog Pacquiao beats De La Hoya

ANILA, Philippines (AP) — From five-star hotel lounges to army camps to Manila’s slums, Filipinos celebrated a victory by boxer Manny Pacquiao that gave this country a break from its financial worries.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 27 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

Alleged corrupted official ousted: First Vietnamese American Congressman takes his place

Alleged corrupted official ousted: First Vietnamese American Congressman takes his place

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anh “Joseph” Cao was taken from war-ravaged Vietnam as an 8-year-old boy, leaving his parents for the safety and hope of America. He immigrated to the United States in 1975.

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Rumsfeld nemesis Shinseki to be named VA secretary

Rumsfeld nemesis Shinseki to be named VA secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen retired Gen. Eric K. Shinseki to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary, turning to a former Army chief of staff once vilified by the Bush administration for questioning its Iraq war strategy.

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Posted in National News, Vol 27 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

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