Archive | Vol 28 No 45 | 10/31-11/6

Gandhi’s likeness spotted at downtown Bellevue library

Gandhi’s likeness spotted at downtown Bellevue library

France gave the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of friendship to the United States.The statue has stood in New York state as a national symbol of freedom and democracy since its dedication in 1886.

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American sees changes in his North Korean hometown

American sees changes in his North Korean hometown

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Daniel Chun peers out of the window of the Air Koryo turboprop from China as it touches down outside Pyongyang, his former home. It has taken him less than two hours to go back nearly 60 years.

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Beauty at a cost

Who is the real Pei-ti Tung? That is the question Mike Sabo and Dean Leong have been asking themselves since 2006, when they first found out that the woman they had forged a business relationship with was actually a convicted felon with a criminal background. She had several aliases and her family history didn’t tie together.

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Local churches prove Christianity is not just a white man’s religion

Local churches prove Christianity is not just a white man’s religion

The International Mission Church in Auburn and the Chinese Baptist Church on Beacon Hill have something in common: a devotion to Christianity.

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Former Miss Washington is victim of past abuse, endorses domestic violence proposal

Former Miss Washington is victim of past abuse, endorses domestic violence proposal

She was crowned Miss Washington in 2007. A year later, the young woman from Wapato, Wash., placed third in the 2008 Miss America Pageant. Yet, Elyse Umemoto felt defeated.

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Wayne’s Worlds: Eight words of wisdom

Wayne’s Worlds: Eight words of wisdom

“Maybe we should go to China this year.” These are the eight words my wife, Maya, used yesterday to officially announce that we will begin planning a family trip to China some time this year.

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Filipino movie director dishes on his project: A grim horror film

Filipino movie director dishes on his project: A grim horror film

Norbert Caoili admits, with a smile, that his last name is pronounced “cow-wheelie.” In fact, he does almost everything with a smile. Sitting in a Seattle coffee shop, dressed smartly with a sweater and crisp jeans, he radiates confidence and warmth. He hardly seems like one of the masterminds behind a grim horror picture which opens with a woman who is slowly and savagely beaten to death.

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CNAT to perform for local audiences

CNAT to perform for local audiences

Founded in 1950, the China National Acrobatic Troupe (CNAT) is the only national level acrobatic performing troupe established under Premier Zhou Enlai after the founding of new China.

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Neighborcare Health clinic breaks ground in Rainier Beach

On Sept. 23, Neighborcare Health CEO Mark Secord, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, healthcare workers, and Neighborcare Health patient Phyllis Beaumonte broke ground on a new medical and dental clinic.

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Nonprofit looking for volunteer with experience in design

Helping Link is looking for a volunteer to assist in producing public relations materials. The next newsletter is slated to go out in the next few months. Ideally, Helping Link is looking for someone with a background in graphic design.

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Obama expands hate crimes legislation

On Oct. 28, President Barack Obama signed and celebrated hate crime legislation that extends protection to people based on sexual orientation, sealing a long-fought victory to gay advocates. The president spoke of a nation becoming a place where “we’re all free to live and love as we see fit.”

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Cell phone video shows police beating student

SAN JOSE, California (AP) — A cell phone video that shows police officers repeatedly hitting an unarmed university student with batons and a Taser gun has prompted a criminal investigation into the officers’ conduct, a San Jose police spokesman said.

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Union alleges mistreatment of Filipino teachers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A national teachers’ union says it has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor over the treatment of teachers recruited in the Philippines to work in Louisiana school systems.

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China–Guinea deal highlights Africa business ties

BEIJING (AP) — A $7 billion mining deal between Guinea’s repressive military regime and a little-known Chinese company underscores China’s full-throttle rush into Africa and its willingness to deal with brutal and corrupt governments.

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Mongolian prime minister tenders resignation

Mongolian prime minister tenders resignation

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolian Prime Minister Sanjaagiin Bayar said on Monday, Oct. 26, that he wanted to resign for health reasons, bringing new political uncertainty to his impoverished but resource-rich nation.

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India to China: Dalai Lama an ‘honored guest’

India to China: Dalai Lama an ‘honored guest’

CHA-AM, Thailand (AP) — Tibet’s exiled Dalai Lama is an “honored guest” in India and will not be barred from visiting a disputed border area despite China’s strong protests, India’s prime minister said Sunday, Oct. 27, after talks with the Chinese premier.

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Hawaii Sen. Inouye moves up in seniority

Hawaii Sen. Inouye moves up in seniority

HONOLULU (AP) — Sen. Daniel Inouye becomes the third longest serving senator in U.S. history on Oct. 22, a landmark for the powerful lawmaker who has held a seat in Congress for as long as Hawaii has been a state.

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Disgraced cloning expert convicted in South Korea

Disgraced cloning expert convicted in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean stem cell scientist once hailed as a hero for bringing hope to people with incurable diseases and creating the world’s first cloned dog was convicted on Monday, Oct. 26, on criminal charges related to faked research, but avoided jail.

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Commentary: Balloon boy mom doesn’t deserve racist remarks

Commentary: Balloon boy mom doesn’t deserve racist remarks

The press wondered if Mayumi was involved in the hoax or a battered victim. After telling everything to the sheriff, she may be both. I first heard the story on Dori Monson’s radio show in Seattle, and then saw the balloon land on a video posted on the Internet. Her looks, name, and accent are all Japanese. That makes her boys, Falcon, Bradford, and Ryo, Asian Americans or at least Hapa.

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Letter: MARTA’s Yellow Line reaches a resolution on both sides

Thank you for your letter on Oct. 7, 2009. We certainly value your input and suggestions as we strive to expand and improve our interface with different groups that make up the Asian American community in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

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