Archive | Vol 27 No 50 | 12/6 – 12/12

Police: Pakistani militants behind Mumbai attacks

Police: Pakistani militants behind Mumbai attacks

MUMBAI, India (AP) — The only gunman captured by police after a string of attacks on Mumbai told authorities he belonged to a Pakistani militant group with links to the disputed region of Kashmir, a senior police officer said Sunday, Nov. 30.

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Learn to skate like a girl

Learn to skate like a girl

Donning a gray sweater and sitting behind a laptop, Nancy Chang blends in with most of the other API faces that are taking up residency in a non-descript café in the University Village. Yet, for a person with a rather mild-mannered demeanor, Chang can probably kickflip better than most of the students pacing the coffee shop in their oversized UW hoodies.

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Food crunch opens doors to ‘designer genes’

Food crunch opens doors to ‘designer genes’

KUNMING, China (AP) — Zeng Yawen’s outdoor laboratory in the terraced hills of southern China is a trove of genetic potential — rice that thrives in unusually cool temperatures, high altitudes or in dry soil; rice rich in calcium, vitamins or iron.

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Kodama receives award for work in promoting world languages

Kodama receives award for work in promoting world languages

Karen Kodama, International Education Program administrator at Seattle Public Schools, received the Washington Association for Language Teaching Pro Lingua Award in October for her advocacy and support of world languages.

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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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FIUTS celebrates a momentous 60th anniversary

FIUTS celebrates a momentous 60th anniversary

The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) celebrate 60 years of building peace and cross-cultural understanding through a variety of events held on the University of Washington campus and around Seattle in November.

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In the Convent of Little Flowers

In the Convent of Little Flowers

Author Indu Sundaresan — critically praised for her historical novels “The Twentieth Wife,” “The Feast of Roses,” and “The Splendor of Silence” — brings her perceptive eye to bear on the lives and conflicts of contemporary Indian women in a new collection of short stories.

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ICHS honors its past and looks to its future

ICHS honors its past and looks to its future

International Community Health Services (ICHS) held a reception at the Wing Luke Asian Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 28. It brought together community supporters and others who helped ICHS during its formative years. Under the theme, “Reunite & Rebuild: Bringing Health Care Home,” the event gave ICHS and the ICHS Foundation the opportunity to honor its past and highlight the expansion at its International District Medical & Dental Clinic.

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Humanities grant to benefit Asian students

Humanities Washington has granted $80,356, a total of 16 grants, for humanities projects to serve Washington’s Asian American communities.

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Youth makes a difference

Youth makes a difference

Youth apathy? Don’t mention it — at least not among the thousands of local youth who are busily engaged in community building. Witness the last election, which brought out the passion of young voters.

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Cascadia ESL students organize food drive

Cascadia Community College held a food drive that ended Nov. 20 to help the Seattle Milk Fund and Kiwanis Club with their annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive. Students from Cascadia’s English as a Second Language (ESL) classes organized the drive on campus.

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The 10 savings of Christmas

For many Americans, surviving this financial crisis means we have to save, save, save.

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1993: Christmas shopping ideas in the ID

1993: Christmas shopping ideas in the ID

Editor’s note: This story was originally printed in Northwest Asian Weekly on Dec. 11, 1993. This article will reference the year of the dog, plug stores that now exist in our memories, and remind us that TV sets and stereos were hot items in the early 90s. We hope that our readers will get a kick from this holiday blast from the past.

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China sensitive over film’s Japanese and Taiwanese coupling

China sensitive over film’s Japanese and Taiwanese coupling

HONG KONG (AP) — China has reversed its decision to import a hit Taiwanese film that highlights Japan’s 50-year colonial rule over the island because it may be offensive to nationalist sentiment on the Chinese mainland, news reports said.

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Japan resumes whale meat imports, draws controversy

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has bought whale meat from Iceland, the first time in 17 years it has imported the meat, a news agency reported Saturday, Nov. 29.

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Rare Vietnamese turtle in close call with soup pot

Rare Vietnamese turtle in close call with soup pot

SON TAY, Vietnam (AP) — A rare Vietnamese turtle, one of just four believed left in the world, was swept away by a flood, taken hostage by an enterprising fisherman and nearly ended up in a soup pot.

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Volunteer says Olympics in Beijing only the beginning

Volunteer says Olympics in Beijing only the beginning

Ask any Olympic athlete, and you will find that the road to Beijing this summer was an intense and difficult journey. The language barrier and international skepticism only added to the stress during the actual events.

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China’s first homegrown jet makes trial flight

China’s first homegrown jet makes trial flight

SHANGHAI, China (AP) — China’s first fully homegrown commercial aircraft, the ARJ-21, successfully made its maiden flight on Friday, Nov. 28, a key step in the country’s ambitious aviation program.

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China AIDS activists say education fights stigma

BEIJING (AP) — AIDS activists were skeptical of a pledge by China’s government to fight discrimination against people with the disease, saying Dec. 1 that the move would mean little without improvements in education to increase awareness and alter mindsets.

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The Wild Kingdom … in my yard

The Wild Kingdom … in my yard

Quiet now. Keep your head down low. Don’t take your eyes off him. If he looks your way, keep still.

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