Archive | Vol 27 No 43 | 10/18-24

Fame speaks

Fame speaks

Do celebrity endorsements really make a difference?

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First female GM coming to Seattle?

First female GM coming to Seattle?

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners are the first Major League Baseball team to lose 100 games with a $100 million payroll may lose more this winter. On top of all else the AL’s worst team must do, it should install a revolving door for a possible exodus of veterans.

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Getting the vote

Getting the vote

The Obama camp’s local methods “There are people that will not vote for a person of color,” former Washington state Gov. Gary Locke told a gathering of voters at an event sponsored by the Washington State Asian American Pacific Islanders for Obama on Saturday night, Oct. 4th. He told the young voters in attendance at the Typhoon! restaurant in downtown Seattle that regardless of the polls, “not to take the election for granted.”

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Indian American with $700 billion in hand

Indian American with $700 billion in hand

Neel Kashkari was designated Oct. 6 to head the Office of Financial Stability, which will oversee the $700 billion bailout package.

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Community Involvement

Community Involvement

UW Bothell campus Chancellor Dr. Kenyon Chan was the keynote speaker of Puget Sound Connections with director of the Urban Center Enterprise of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce Skip Rowland and President of Antioch University Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet on Sept. 24 at the Seattle Art Museum.

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The gift of rice

The gift of rice

Twenty volunteers from the Chinese Students Association from the University of Washington (CSA) gladly gave out bags of rice to seniors in need on Oct. 4.

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Commendations

Commendations

The Washington state chapter of the Korean American Coalition (KAC) presented CEO of Paldo World Brian Park and KoreAm Journal Editor-in-Chief James Y. Ryu the Rocky Kim Pioneer Awards at the 2008 KAC National Convention Gala Dinner, Sept. 26.

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Happy anniversary

Happy anniversary

Seattle’s own Vietnamese-language newspaper Nguoi Viet Tay Bac celebrated their 24th anniversary Oct. 3 at Tea Palace Restaurant. This year they decided to award two people the first ever Nguoi Viet Tay Bac “Wholehearted Dedication” award.

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Scholastic achievements

Scholastic achievements

On Oct. 9 the Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF) selected Dr. Louisa Silva, of Salem, Ore., as this year’s Mark O. Hatfield Research Fellowship recipient. Funded by NWHF, the fellowship focuses on autism research and awards up to $150,000 annually.

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Pope creates 4 new saints, including Indian woman

Pope creates 4 new saints, including Indian woman

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday, Oct. 12 gave the Roman Catholic church four new saints, including an Indian woman whose canonization is seen as a morale boost to Christians in India who have suffered Hindu violence.

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Malaysian award for Bollywood star upsets locals

Malaysian award for Bollywood star upsets locals

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian state has defended its decision to give an honorary title to an Indian movie star, news reports said Oct. 12.

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Philippines slams BBC comedy

Philippines slams BBC comedy

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government protested a popular BBC comedy sketch in which a Filipino maid was told to have sex with a neighbor, officials said Oct. 7.

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An uncertain path to citizenship

After nearly three decades of living, working and going to school in this country, I finally took the oath of citizenship earlier this year. To my great astonishment, my parents were not far behind. What took us so long? Why had we waited until this past year to apply for citizenship?

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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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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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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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