Archive | Vol 27 No 49 | 11/29 – 12/5

Wakamatsu hired to manage Mariners

Wakamatsu hired to manage Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Don Wakamatsu is proud to be the first Asian American manager in Major League Baseball history. He’s also keenly aware of what his grandparents endured generations before he took over the Seattle Mariners.

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Awards and cake for an occasion

Awards and cake for an occasion

‘Tis the season to binge on poultry and decorate a tree. ‘Tis also the season to take time to thank those who have been influential and inspirational.Northwest Asian Weekly and the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation will be honoring top contributors to the Asian community on Dec. 5.

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For Filipino vets, the fight isn’t over yet

For Filipino vets, the fight isn’t over yet

Seattle’s Filipino community held its annual Veterans Day dinner on Saturday, Nov. 8, to pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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All about the money — Economy, not rights, rules the new China–US world

BEIJING (AP) — As a dangerous confrontation flared between China and Taiwan in 1996, Bill Clinton deployed the Seventh Fleet to deter the two rivals from going to war. Five years later, when a U.S. spy plane collided with a Chinese fighter, George W. Bush faced a prolonged international crisis. Meanwhile, human rights and democracy in China were a perennial hot-button issue.

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Doctors awarded for bettering the community

Doctors awarded for bettering the community

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced two Puget Sound area nonprofits, five community leaders and five local high school students as recipients of the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative (NEI) Neighborhood Builder award. The winners were given their awards Oct. 30 at a ceremony at McCaw Hall for their ongoing efforts in bettering the Puget Sound community.

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Renton principal receives the ‘Oscars of teaching’

Renton principal receives the ‘Oscars of teaching’

Cascade Elementary principal Shannon Harvey was awarded the prestigious 2008 Milken National Educational Award for her outstanding work as an educator. The award comes with a prize of $25,000. Teacher magazine calls the Milken the “Oscars of Teaching.”

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Superstar Pianist Lang Lang signs pianos for relief fund

Superstar Pianist Lang Lang signs pianos for relief fund

With more than 2 billion people watching his performance at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, pianist Lang Lang became a star. He drew attention at Sherman Clay Pianos in Seattle on Oct. 15. He signed eight pianos as part of a fundraiser for Chinese earthquake victims.

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Live, Learn, Illuminate: Gloria Ysmael-Adams teaches life’s most important lessons

Live, Learn, Illuminate: Gloria Ysmael-Adams teaches life’s most important lessons

If Gloria Ysmael-Adams could be anywhere in the world, it would probably be inside a classroom.

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Korean American leader shapes her own legacy

Korean American leader shapes her own legacy

She is among the friendliest of young Asian American community leaders. She is a college graduate, the beneficiary of a close mentorship and a Korean American woman dedicated to public service.

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Sufferers of domestic violence don’t have to be alone, says Gupta

Sufferers of domestic violence don’t have to be alone, says Gupta

Volunteering is a way to help a cause by identifying a need and satisfying it, but to Aaliyah Gupta it means so much more than assisting on a mere task. It means living out a dream, uniting the community and serving the greater good. This notion is clearly expressed when one speaks with her about her community contributions.

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Hong helps Chinatown become a little more Chinese

Hong helps Chinatown become a little more Chinese

Helping to cultivate and build a community is no easy task. It takes individuals coming together with their ideals, and it can take a lot of time and effort.

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New Wing Luke Asian Museum better than ever

New Wing Luke Asian Museum better than ever

After years of dedication and commitment from the community, the Wing Luke Asian Museum has finally settled into its new home at the four-story East Kong Ying building in the International District.

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ACRS a vital safety net for community

ACRS a vital safety net for community

One organization has certainly outgrown its original location in 1973 – the basement of Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church in Seattle’s Beacon Hill district. Back then, 25 pioneers volunteered their time to provide a much needed multilingual mental health service to 77 clients.

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The benefits of being a middle child

The benefits of being a middle child

“I owe my life to two strokes of incredible luck,” writes Sarfraz Manzoor in his memoir. “I was not born female, and I was not the oldest son.” Manzoor discusses his life in a Pakistani immigrant family living in Luton, England. In his father’s rigid household, the first son would follow into the father’s work. The daughter would remain on her best behavior until she found a man to marry.

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Of all the Chinese cities, why Beijing?

Of all the Chinese cities, why Beijing?

If you have to choose one place to visit in China, where should you go?

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Bush scrambles for North Korea breakthrough

Bush scrambles for North Korea breakthrough

LIMA, Peru (AP) — President George W. Bush scrambled allies Saturday, Nov. 22, to secure a North Korea disarmament deal before he leaves office, rushing hard for a late, legacy-shaping win.

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UN expert to hear testimony on Hmong graves

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A United Nations human rights expert will travel to the Twin Cities next month to listen to Hmong families upset about the desecration of graves in Thailand.

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Puget Sound Community School moves to the ID

The Puget Sound Community School (PSCS), an innovative 21st century school for sixth through 12th-graders, announced Oct. 27 that they will move to a new space located in the International District at 660 South Dearborn.

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Fed up with football? Turn to tennis.

Two Seattle-based teams won the United States Tennis Association (USTA) League National Championships held in Tucson, Ariz. at the men’s 4.0 and women’s 3.0 Levels. The USTA leagues feature more than 2,000 amateur teams competing in seven levels in hopes of reaching the top. Seattle did just that.

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Editorial: Obama and staff keep on pushing

President-elect Obama is already ushering in a new kind of presidency. He will be the first president who hails from the post-Vietnam generation, carrying along post-Vietnam politics that have a different worldview than his election opponent, John McCain.

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