Archive | October 2008

No delay for Long Island man facing prison in slavery case

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a wealthy Long Island man’s request to delay serving a 40-month prison sentence for virtually enslaving two Indonesian women.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Interpreter has dream job with Mariners

Interpreter has dream job with Mariners

Imagine your second day on the job being in front of cameras and reporters at a press conference introducing the Seattle Mariners newest player from Japan. This was the situation presented to then 26-year-old Ken Barron on his second day of work as the Mariners’ interpreter.

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Posted in Community News, News, Sports, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-313 Comments

Who are Asians voting for?

Democrats versus Republicans is one of those age-old battles, like the Yankees versus the Red Sox or Jedi versus Sith. In the Pacific Northwest, the Dem vs. GOP clash looms ominously over the state, with finger-pointing and lawsuits marring the current gubernatorial race between incumbent Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire and GOP challenger Dino Rossi.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Profiles, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Maggie Q: Good Hollywood roles rare for Asians

HONG KONG (AP) — Despite landing roles alongside Tom Cruise and Bruce Willis, Maggie Q says Asian actors still have a hard time getting good roles in Hollywood movies.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, News, Profiles, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-31, World News0 Comments

Director fights hatred with martial arts

Director fights hatred with martial arts

Diana Lee Inosanto describes herself as a multi-tasker. The Filipino American stuntwoman, martial arts instructor, actress and mother of two is also the writer and director of a new independent movie, “The Sensei.” Screened in packed theatres at numerous film festivals, “The Sensei” will be playing in the upcoming Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on Oct. 24.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Honoring a leader

Honoring a leader

Notable individuals posed with Ogletree at the reception. From left: Gary Locke with law firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Shomari Jones with Black Achievers Program, professor Charles Ogletree and president of Safeco Insurance Foundation Virginia Anderson.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Scholastic achievement

Scholastic achievement

Seattle Central Community College student Kimdung Nguyen receiving the Fred G. Birdsall Memorial Scholarship from donors Margaret Birdsall and her husband Steve Bauck. In the background (from left) is college President Dr. Mildred Ollée and the Foundation board’s Vice President of finance and President-elect Antoinette Malveaux.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Fashion for a cause

Fashion for a cause

Luly Yang’s 2009 20/20 Couture Fashion Show held at the Fremont Studios on Friday, Oct. 10, raised $100,000 for Camp Korey in Carnation, Wash. The five Camp Korey children models wore their custom Luly Yang dress or suit created just for them by Yang as they worked the runway.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

APIs coming together

APIs coming together

Congressman David Wu speaks at the APIAVote reception. He is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives for Oregon, representing the state’s First Congressional District.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Americans in Hong Kong vote for president

HONG KONG (AP) — Americans living in this Asian financial capital are getting a head start in the U.S. presidential election.

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Afghan journalism student sentenced to 20 years

Afghan journalism student sentenced to 20 years

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan appeals court overturned a death sentence Tuesday, Oct. 21, for a journalism student accused of blasphemy for asking questions in class about women’s rights under Islam. But the judges still sentenced him to 20 years in prison.

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Pakistani film mogul kidnapped

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Renowned filmmaker and distributor Satish Anand has been kidnapped in Pakistan’s largest city, police said Tuesday, Oct. 21.

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‘Flowers’ not very good

‘Flowers’ not very good

The Taiwanese lesbian drama “Drifting Flowers,” written and directed by Zero Chou, isn’t intended to be a horror movie — but it certainly could be.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-311 Comment

Become a spice master at home

Become a spice master at home

Smell is one of life’s most evocative senses. A whiff of cologne takes me back to a dim-lit street where I walked hand-in-hand with my high school sweetheart; the assault of trassi (Indonesian shrimp paste) on my nostrils recalls the days in my mother’s kitchen as she pounded this pungent paste with chilies and garlic in her weathered stone mortar.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Pioneers share words of wisdom

Pioneers share words of wisdom

Peruse the shelves a scant 30 years ago and books by Asian Americans would be few and far between. However, times have changed thanks to key individuals who have etched the trails for API writers today.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Teens fight back against dating violence

Teens fight back against dating violence

Asian American high school students Helena Nguyen, Jelina Nguyen and Cindy Leung know about the amazing power of healing. Their words are a bright, comforting light to those in dark, unhealthy relationships.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-312 Comments

Organization a vital safety net for community

Organization 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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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Profiles, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

Northwest Asian Weekly’s endorsements

Northwest Asian Weekly’s endorsements

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Alaska’s minorities feel ignored by Palin

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s Black leaders say they are not surprised to see Gov. Sarah Palin at the center of the controversy over injecting the race issue into the presidential campaign.

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No delay for Long Island man facing prison in slavery case

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a wealthy Long Island man’s request to delay serving a 40-month prison sentence for virtually enslaving two Indonesian women.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 27 No 44 | 10/25-310 Comments

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