Archive | July 2009

Blog: AAJA celebrates 25 years

Blog: AAJA celebrates 25 years

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) held its lunar new year party and also celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Tea Palace Restaurant last Saturday.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/24, Vol 29 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

Letter: Cao is not someone to be celebrated as he is supporting harmful health care plan

To the Editor:

Maybe one of these days, rather than celebrating “Asian Americanism,” we could maybe, just maybe, not need to point out achievement based on racism. Would you be offended if we had a Northwest White Weekly? Be honest and think about it.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/24, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Hara gets sworn in

Hara gets sworn in

Lloyd Hara was sworn in as King County Assessor by Judge Harry J. McCarthy at King County Superior Court on Nov. 24 in front of family, friends, and supporters.

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Posted in Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Asian American Pioneer in Music

Asian American Pioneer in Music

“Music (ethnic, jazz or classical) soothes our soul. In this turbulent time, we can reduce our anxiety by listening to awardees’ outstanding achievement and wonderful music.” Yoshi Minegishi (community volunteer)

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Posted in Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Adopted Chinese teenagers give back to their country of birth

The Northwest chapter of Families with Children from China (NW-FCC) will be having their very first teen service China trip. From July 17 to Aug. 2, 11 teenagers along with nine adults will be visiting orphanages close to Beijing, Inner Mongolia, and Xian.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

Learning Seed foundation scholarship announces this year’s recipients

On June 15, the community foundation of South Puget Sound announced the recipients of the Learning Seed Foundation scholarship.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

California Democrat claims U.S. House seat

California Democrat claims U.S. House seat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Judy Chu has easily claimed a vacant U.S. House seat in a Los Angeles-area district, reinforcing the Democratic majority on Capitol Hill.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

India’s top court takes up gay sex law dispute

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Monday, July 20, refused to temporarily suspend a lower court ruling that made gay sex legal among consenting adults, an attorney said.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/31, World News1 Comment

Why do children become bilingual so easily?

WASHINGTON — The best time to learn a foreign language is between birth and the age of 7. Missed that window?

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Posted in Community News, Education, National News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

Historians track Chinese history in Idaho

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A black ponytail in a 1920s mason jar, empty graves in an Idaho forest cemetery, a massacre in an isolated river canyon — they’re all links in the little-told story of the Chinese in Idaho, who came by the thousands but then drastically left at the turn of the century.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/314 Comments

A Parade! A Parade!

A Parade! A Parade!

Fun at the Seattle Chinatown Seafair Parade 2009

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

Constantine vs. Phillips

Constantine vs. Phillips

Candidates for King County Executive Dow Constantine and Larry Phillips were both in the Chinatown Seafair Parade last Sunday, July 19. They have both organized fund raising events in the International District. They have been present at many Asian community dinners. They are both Democrats. And they both even wore blue shirts in the parade.

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Posted in Community News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/315 Comments

A school advisor and a scientist vie for ONE school board position

A school advisor and a scientist vie for ONE school board position

Boosting diversity in public schools is what Betty Patu and Wilson Chin, candidates for the 7th district director position on the Seattle School Board, are advocating in the King County primary on Aug. 18.

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Posted in Community News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/311 Comment

Vietnamese doctor in dire need of more Asian bone marrow donors

Vietnamese doctor in dire need of more Asian bone marrow donors

Anh Nguyen Reiss is a 43-year-old Vietnamese immigrant, a mother, and an obstetrician/gynecologist in Houston. She has been looking around the country to find a matching Vietnamese stem cell donor to survive. In 2009, she was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a disease of bone marrow cell very similar to acute leukemia.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/311 Comment

Marination Mobile cruises with curbside cuisine

Marination Mobile cruises with curbside cuisine

“Two cultures, one food truck. Hawaiian Korean curb cuisine.” This is the motto of Seattle’s newest four-wheeled, food vendor. The Marination Mobile began its maiden voyage into Seattle neighborhoods in June.

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Posted in Food, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/311 Comment

June 30: William E. Franklin is a rising sun

June 30: William E. Franklin is a rising sun

The Consulate General of Japan at Seattle held a conferment ceremony for William E. Franklin, who was decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/311 Comment

June 18: YouthCare prom a resounding success

June 18: YouthCare prom a resounding success

More than 100 homeless and low-income youth involved in YouthCare programs enjoyed an evening of rare extravagance — the prom. YouthCare’s Executive Director Dr. Melinda A. Giovengo says this dance would not have happened without the help of caring people in the Seattle community. The venue, food, tuxes, dresses, limo, and DJ services were all donated by local businesses and individuals.♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

June 4: Hoan Do’s book launch party

June 4: Hoan Do’s book launch party

Hoan Do spoke at the University of Washington campus in Kane Hall during the launch party of his debut book, “How to Succeed in the Real World: What School Won’t Teach You.”

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

July 13: New Census committee

July 13: New Census committee

Mayor Greg Nickels recently launched the Seattle Complete Count Committee.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

July 14: Ichiro an all-star, Obama visits the locker room

July 14: Ichiro an all-star, Obama visits the locker room

The 2009 Major League Baseball All Star game was in St. Louis at Busch Stadium.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

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