Archive | October 2008

Your health care: McCain vs. Obama

Your health care: McCain vs. Obama

The two issues that concern most Americans regarding health care are the number of uninsured and affordability. About 47 million Americans, or nearly one in six, are uninsured.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 27 No 43 | 10/18-240 Comments

San Jose city councilwoman to face recall election

San Jose city councilwoman to face recall election

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — What started as a dispute over what to name a retail district in San Jose may end up getting a city councilwoman removed from office.

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Proposed Philly casino enrages Chinatown residents

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Residents of Philadelphia’s Chinatown section are outraged over plans to locate the Foxwoods Casino in their neighborhood.

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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: a college graduate, the beneficiary of a close mentorship, a Korean American woman dedicated to public service.

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Children learn Mandarin through DVD

Mandarin Advantage released its first DVD that teaches children 3-8 years old Mandarin Chinese. “Journeys to the East – The River Dragon King” makes learning fun by engaging children in an exciting adventure to ancient China where they meet the River Dragon King, rebuild a Terracotta Warrior, and fly on a magic flying cloud. Chinese vocabulary is introduced incrementally throughout the adventure so that children learn without realizing that they are “learning.”

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 27 No 43 | 10/18-240 Comments

Looking for Asian American actors

SIS Productions announces auditions for their Northwest premiere of “The Theory of Everything” by Prince Gomolvilas and directed by Manuel R. Cawaling. The show will run Feb. 20 through March 15, 2009.

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Learn a new langugage with ‘Mango’

Want to brush up on your Spanish? Trying to become fluent in French? Now, if someone wants to learn a new language, he or she can just go to The Seattle Public Library’s Web site and use the new database, Mango Languages.

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Security cameras in Hing Hay?

Security cameras in Hing Hay?

Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold four meetings to discuss the Center City Security Project. The Center City Security Project involves installing cameras in Hing Hay Park, Occidental Park and Victor Steinbrueck Park.

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Free classes teach valuable skills

Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Center in Seattle, located at 1400 South Lane St., is currently enrolling people in free classes for the upcoming session, which runs from Oct. 20 to Dec. 11. These courses teach those with significant barriers to employment valuable skills to find and keep jobs.

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Board urges nominations to be sent in

The deadlines for the 2003 International Special Review Boards are fast approaching. The last day for nominations is Tuesday, Oct. 21st. The last day to register to vote in the ISRD Board election is Monday, Oct. 20th.

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Another go for Cho

Another go for Cho

Kathy Griffin got an Emmy for it. Denise Richards actually got renewed. Now comedienne Margaret Cho is having a go at the reality TV genre. After over a decade of absence, Cho is giving television another shot after her sitcom, 1994’s “All American Girl,” about a Korean American family bombed.

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Posted in 2008, Archive, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 27 No 43 | 10/18-240 Comments

Gangster Daddy’s Little Girl

Gangster Daddy’s Little Girl

Shoko Tendo grew up a yakuza’s daughter turned into a juvenile delinquent, then a drug addict, then finally a sturdy writer with a compelling memoir. Being daddy’s girl didn’t shield her from much, and her life bore no resemblance to the Western image of a coddled “mafia princess.” Underneath her walking, talking, I-don’t-care exterior is someone who never knew love, security and stability.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, On the Shelf, Reviews, Vol 27 No 43 | 10/18-241 Comment

Editorial: Where are Palin’s Asian female supporters?

Editorial: Where are Palin’s Asian female supporters?

I like challenges. It’s the reason why I am addicted to “Jeopardy,” trying every year to be a contestant on the show whenever they hold open casting on the Internet. That being said, when Northwest Asian Weekly assigned me to track down Asian American women who identify with Alaskan governor and Republican vice president nominee, Sarah Palin, I jumped at the chance.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 27 No 43 | 10/18-240 Comments

Letter: Don’t forget Gregoire’s commitment to APIs

Gov. Chris Gregoire made commitments to support significant investments in the API community when she entered office. We believe she has honored those commitments by providing community health services, support for API small business, naturalization services, employment training, and other programs for refugees and immigrants.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 27 No 43 | 10/18-240 Comments

Letter: Rossi for governor: It’s time for change

Dino Rossi is running for governor because he wants to change the way state government deals with important issues facing Washington. Christine Gregoire has worked in government for 38 years and, unfortunately, has too often become part of the problem instead of the solution.

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“Minority” no longer

“Minority” no longer

“We have often been overlooked,” Elaine Akagi, educator and past president of JACL, said. “Due to the small number of API voters, so it is important that all eligible API voters are registered and vote.”

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 27 No 42 | 10/11-170 Comments

Nobel prize goes to 3 Japanese and 3 Americans

Nobel prize goes to 3 Japanese and 3 Americans

Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese American won the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics on Oct. 7 for theoretical advances that help explain the behavior of the smallest particles of matter.

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Peter Bacho Pioneer in Publishing

Peter Bacho Pioneer in Publishing

Novelist and teacher Peter Bacho believes everybody has a story to tell. The Filipino American recalls his own humble beginnings, growing up poor in Seattle’s Central District in the 1950s. A juris doctorate, masters degree and two award-winning novels later, Bacho is now being honored as a pioneer who paved the way for Asian Americans in literature.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 27 No 42 | 10/11-170 Comments

The University of Washington Press Pioneer in Publishing

The University of Washington Press Pioneer in Publishing

According to former editor Naomi Pascal, she was associated with the Press “almost from the beginning, with the development of the Press’ pioneering program of publishing books by and about Asian Americans.” In 1973, the Press had issued or reissued “a long list of books on subjects of special interest to Asian Americans,” she said.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 27 No 42 | 10/11-170 Comments

A grand opening

A grand opening

The newly remodeled Garfield High School’s grand opening was on the weekend of Sept. 26. Close to 90 people were in attendance. The program started with a dedication of the Quincy Jones Performance Center and ended with the Garfield Jazz Ensemble playing “Stockholm Sweetnin” directed by Quincy Jones himself.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 42 | 10/11-170 Comments

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