Archive | Vol 27 No 48 | 11/22-28

Forty years of health, happiness and hoops

Forty years of health, happiness and hoops

In a nation that gets fatter every year, how do we encourage children to become active in sports? Playing Madden NFL ‘09 hour after hour on the Playstation does not count.

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New Q13 anchor says something missing in Seattle’s diversity

New Q13 anchor says something missing in Seattle’s diversity

By the time Maria Arcega-Dunn had learned to read, she was nicknamed “the town crier” by her family. “I was relaying stories and communicating at a very early age,” she said.

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Murderer dies in Aberdeen

A Filipino former union president who was serving a life sentence for murder has been found dead at Stafford Creek prison near Aberdeen, according to The Aberdeen Daily World.

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For South Seattle, model minority myth is busted

What is there to do with $2.4 million dollars? South Seattle Community College has decided to improve the success and retention rates of its Asian Pacific Islander students. South Seattle Community College is one of six two- and four-year institutions that the U.S. Department of Education designated as Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI).

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IAWW celebrates 25th year anniversary

IAWW celebrates 25th year anniversary

A new consulate office of India will open in the Seattle area very soon.

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A bit of philanthropy

A bit of philanthropy

The Seattle Foundation held a reception at the Wing Luke Asian Museum on Oct. 14. It invited community leaders as part of its community outreach efforts. The Seattle Foundation is an organization that encourages personal philanthropy to improve the quality of life in King County.

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Successful campaign for McKenna

Successful campaign for McKenna

The Greater Seattle Chinese community celebrated Attorney General Rob McKenna’s re-election campaign Oct. 28 at a dinner at Imperial Garden Restaurant. Organized by one of McKenna’s longtime friends, Bellevue City councilmember Conrad Lee, more than 60 community leaders attended the event to put the final touches on McKenna’s successful campaign.

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Filipinos commemorate their American history

Filipinos commemorate their American history

On Oct. 18, the Seattle University Filipino Alumni Chapter came together for its second annual fall reunion in celebration of Filipino American history month. All SU alumni of Filipino descent were invited back to campus to attend a special mass featuring SU alumnus Deacon Fred Cordova, class of ’52, who gave a special homily on the history of Filipino Americans at Seattle University and in Seattle. The mass was followed by a reunion reception where more than 60 people attended the event.

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Only better with time

Only better with time

Gei Chan was a Macy’s model on Oct. 4. She was a winner in Macy’s “Better With Time” educational seminar and fashion show in downtown Seattle.

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The aftermath of a long journey home

The aftermath of a long journey home

Nearly 70 years have passed since Japanese Americans were put into internment camps when Executive Order 9066 was implemented. Their lives were forever changed. No Japanese American will ever forget the day when the United States made one of the biggest mistakes in history.

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Cascadia students amazed by Indonesian students

Students in the Road to the White House class at Cascadia Community College recently participated in a real-time learning experience with students on the other side of the globe. In a videoconference at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, Oct. 20, Cascadia students had a dialogue with students at two universities in Indonesia, where it was already 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

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Suspects escape after Tai Tung shooting

On Oct. 25, at 1:50 a.m., shots rang out from Tai Tung restaurant’s parking lot at the 500 block of Maynard Avenue South. The parking lot is owned by the restaurant, but it is not physically attached to the Tai Tung establishment.

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Bruce Lee may return to the UW

During the fall of 2007, a group of University of Washington students and U-District residents helped organize and facilitate a two-credit focus group determined question the lack of representation of minority contribution to the University of Washington.

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Help out a skater girl

L’Oréal Paris chose Nancy Chang as a 2008 Women of Worth for her volunteer work with Skate Like a Girl. Women of Worth is a grassroots program that honors women who serve others in their communities. Each year, the program selects 10 honorees across the country.

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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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A cucumber in a papaya for dinner?

A cucumber in a papaya for dinner?

In 1981, I raved and ranted simultaneously over an authentic Beijing (Peking) duck dinner while in Beijing.

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How other cultures give thanks

How other cultures give thanks

Chu’seok

Chu’seok is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. As a celebration of the good harvest, Koreans visit their ancestral hometowns and share a feast of traditional Korean food.

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Who doesn’t want to be millionaire?

Who doesn’t want to be millionaire?

“Slumdog Millionaire” opens with our hero, Jamal (Dev Patel), getting smoke blown into his face by a police interrogator. Then he gets his head slammed into a bucket of water, and electrical shock is applied to his feet. English director Danny Boyle always makes Jamal’s fast grin, quick mind and mischievous pranks fun to follow. However, he never reconciles this fun with the film’s often-devastating spin throughout India.

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That wasn’t Zeppelin A review of the Hotel Café Tour

That wasn’t Zeppelin A review of the Hotel Café Tour

I’ve never been to Chop Suey before. When I walked in the door last Saturday night, I liked the place right off the bat because of its size. Smaller venues are nice because you get to be right up close to the artist. You can see hands playing the guitar. You can hear all the little imperfections — things you can’t hear in a bigger venue. The intimacy made some of the performers of the Hotel Café Tour look impressive. For others? Not so much.

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Editorial: Northwest Asian Weekly would like to thank …

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re running an atypical editorial this week.

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