Archive | Vol 28 No 20 | 5/9 – 5/15

Are you an overwhelmed recent grad?

Are you an overwhelmed recent grad?

Does college really prepare students for the real world?

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 20 | 5/9 - 5/150 Comments

10th in line to succeed the president

10th in line to succeed the president

When Gary Locke’s grandfather came to the United States in the late 19th century to work as a houseboy, he would never have imagined that his grandson would rise to become such a powerful and visible politician in both Washington state and Washington, D.C.

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Gary Locke Pictorial

Gary Locke Pictorial

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Posted in Community News, Features, National News, News, Vol 28 No 20 | 5/9 - 5/150 Comments

Burmese refugees, miles away from home, haunted by memories of war

It is a warm and bright afternoon. Burmese refugees gather at the Kent Covenant Church and wait for the Sunday service to start. They come to the church every week, hoping they can go back to Burma someday.

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

My mom is awesome because …

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In memory of Ted Pang — loving husband, community leader, and volunteer

In memory of Ted Pang — loving husband, community leader, and volunteer

Ted Sun Yet Pang passed away due to a heart attack on Sunday, May 3, the day after his 80th birthday.

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Posted in Community News, News, Obituaries, Vol 28 No 20 | 5/9 - 5/150 Comments

In celebration of APA Heritage Month

Education is key: According to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), education is pivotal to how Asian Pacific Americans (APA) are viewed and treated. The Seattle Chapter has launched a concerted effort to proactively fight for important APA issues by focusing on teaching students about the experiences of people of Asian ancestry.

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Wing Luke contractors honored

Wing Luke contractors honored

Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington (ABC) honored 15 outstanding projects with its 2009 Excellence in Construction Awards. Marpac Construction, which worked on the Wing Luke Asian Museum’s new location, was one of the organizations recognized.

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The 2009 Greater Seattle Japanese Community Court

The 2009 Greater Seattle Japanese Community Court

In April, the 2009 Greater Seattle Japanese Community Court was introduced to the public at the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival at the Seattle Center.

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2009 VABAW Hong Duc clerk selected

2009 VABAW Hong Duc clerk selected

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) announced its 2009 Hong Duc clerk: Dai Dao, a second-year law student from the University of Wisconsin.

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Tsuchiya gets honorable distinction

Tsuchiya gets honorable distinction

On May 1, Herbert Minoru Tsuchiya was named the UW School of Pharmacy’s Distinguished Alumnus in Pharmacy Practice for 2008, a prestigious distinction awarded ev-ery two years. He was presented the award at a reception on May 6 at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

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Nepal’s prime minister resigns amid power struggle

Nepal’s prime minister resigns amid power struggle

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s prime minister resigned on Monday, May 4, amid a power struggle over his firing of the army chief, saying he was stepping down to “save the peace process” that had brought the Himalayan nation out of a bloody decade-long civil war.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 20 | 5/9 - 5/15, World News0 Comments

China denies singling out Mexicans for quarantine

BEIJING (AP) — By quarantining them as a safeguard against swine flu, Beijing denied that it had discriminated against Mexicans on May 4; meanwhile, Mexico said it was sending a plane to China to bring back its citizens.

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OECD: French best at eating and sleeping, Koreans skinniest

PARIS (AP) — The French are living up to their image as lovers of food and, according to a survey, can add a new love to the mix: sleep. In fact, the French excel at the two leisure activities, spending more time at table and in bed than many other nations.

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Lots to like about the new Filipino king of boxing

Lots to like about the new Filipino king of boxing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On May 2, Floyd Mayweather Jr. took his daughter bowling after announci 15, ng his return to the ring.

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Nordstrom supports APA month with one-of-a-kind fashions

Nordstrom supports APA month with one-of-a-kind fashions

During May, Nordstrom stores will be selling limited-edition T-shirts by famed fashion designers Koi Suwannagate and Anna Sui. Nordstrom will generously give proceeds from shirt sales to the Organization for Chinese Americans’ (OCA) scholarship fund in honor of APA Heritage Month.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 20 | 5/9 - 5/150 Comments

‘24 City’ falters when fiction appears

‘24 City’ falters when fiction appears

Directed by Zhang-ke Jia, “24 City” is a Chinese film that blends documentary and fiction. It opens with a grim tone: Factory workers heat and hammer metal, and shots reveal people lingering alone and in smaller groups. The film follows individuals as they recount the story of how a factory turned into an apartment complex, a reflection of how China modernized.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 28 No 20 | 5/9 - 5/15, Vol 29 No 40 | 10/2-10/80 Comments

Oh, Jackie Chan, what were you thinking?

Oh, Jackie Chan, what were you thinking?

The controversy of the month belongs to Jackie Chan and his comments regarding freedom for Chinese people. That being said, other Asians excelled. Yao Ming is leading the Houston Rockets in the playoffs, Lindsay Price stars in a television pilot, and Freida Pinto is declared beautiful. In addition, a long awaited update on journalist Laura Ling and Euna Kim.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 28 No 20 | 5/9 - 5/153 Comments

Editorial: Why is it important to learn history?

Many will say that we learn history so that we won’t repeat our missteps. It’s an easy statement to make but is hard to back up with action …

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 20 | 5/9 - 5/150 Comments

Letter: “It was rigged” Reader says pageant story inaccurate, UW VSA officers rude

In response to the “Pageant recrowns winner due to counting error” story (May 2, issue 19), I think the facts are strongly misconstrued …

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 20 | 5/9 - 5/156 Comments

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