Archive | Vol 28 No 46 | 11/7 – 11/13

Dow Constantine’s new title: King County Executive

Dow Constantine’s new title: King County Executive

Dow Constantine slowly weaved through a crowd of supporters at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, smiling and shaking hands with supporters as he scrambled for the podium. He claimed victory in the race for King County Executive on Tuesday night. Election results rolled on TV screens.

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Mallahan and McGinn — two parties, two different approaches, one ‘razor thin’ lead

Mallahan and McGinn — two parties, two different approaches, one ‘razor thin’ lead

For this off-year election, the race to the mayor’s chair was closely watched due to the fact that incumbent Greg Nickels didn’t even qualify during the primary elections. The polarizing personalities of activist-cum-politician Mike McGinn and telecomm executive Joe Mallahan also make for an interesting look at citywide politics.

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Patu claims victory in Seattle school board race

Patu claims victory in Seattle school board race

With 29.28 percent of the votes counted as on press time on Wednesday, Nov. 4, Wilson Chin has fallen far behind Betty Patu in the race for a spot on the Seattle school board.

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Hara comes out on top, credits API support

Hara comes out on top, credits API support

Among some of the hottest issues on the ballot this year, the King County Assessor’s race could easily have been forgotten. This is an issue that Lloyd Hara — who, at press time on Wednesday, Nov. 4, was leading the polls — wants to correct.

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Ban Ki-moon receives honorary degree from the UW and is ‘finally a Husky’

Ban Ki-moon receives honorary degree from the UW and is ‘finally a Husky’

Ban Ki-moon, the eighth United Nations Secretary-General, is a dawg. He’s a University of Washington (UW) Husky, that is. The university awarded him a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, Oct. 27 at Meany Hall for the Performing Arts.

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Former SAM Director Gates honored for ‘years of service’

Former SAM Director Gates honored for ‘years of service’

It was the Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM’s) Asian collection and her love for fishing that caused her to accept the position of director of the SAM in 1994.

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Guitarist Xuefei Yang’s performance will kick off Celebrate Asia! series

Guitarist Xuefei Yang’s performance will kick off Celebrate Asia! series

Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang will present an intimate performance on Nov. 10 in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall.

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New study says Asian Americans losing out on government contracts

A new study by UCLA researcher Dr. Paul Ong revealed that Asian Americans win the fewest contracts when it comes to local, state, and federal minority government-contracting programs.

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Korean Americans Strickland and Ryu vie for political seats

Cindy Ryu earned the distinction of being the first female Korean American mayor in the United State two years ago when she was elected as Shoreline’s mayor.

This year, Marilyn Strickland, born in Seoul, may follow up on Ryu’s accomplishment by becoming Tacoma’s mayor.

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“Horse Boy” touching, if a little uninformed

“Horse Boy” touching, if a little uninformed

Before leaving his home in Texas for Mongolia with his wife and autistic son, author and horse trainer Rupert Isaacson seems eager for the trip as he calls it a “gateway to adventure, a gateway to healing.”

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Chinese silent films an important mirror of history, says local author

Chinese silent films an important mirror of history, says local author

Chinese silent films provides a window into history and a reflection of social issues of the time, says Seattle author Richard Meyer, who spoke about his new book, “Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai,” at the University Bookstore on Oct. 21.

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Pacquiao: Mayweather doesn’t want to fight me, boxing a ‘business’ to him

Pacquiao: Mayweather doesn’t want to fight me, boxing a ‘business’ to him

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao believes that the biggest potential fight in boxing will never happen because Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants no part of him.

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Man indicted for slaying two Indian grad students

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The only man indicted in the December 2007 slaying of two Louisiana State University (LSU) graduate students from India is scheduled to stand trial on May 24.

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Philly teen gets prison time for 2007 murder

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia teenager has been sentenced to 12.5 to 25 years for the murder of a 69-year-old Chinese immigrant. The victim was attacked as he was taking his evening stroll in northeast Philadelphia two years ago.

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Ethnic Uighur journalist detained in China

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have jailed an outspoken Uighur journalist for allegedly endangering national security, a colleague said on Oct. 30, adding to the scores of detentions reported in the restive Xinjiang region since deadly ethnic rioting erupted there four months ago.

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Banking fugitive back in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) _ A fugitive, former adviser to a Thai bank whose failure caused a crisis of confidence that helped spark the 1997 Asian financial meltdown, was back in Bangkok last Saturday, Oct. 31, facing prosecution after his extradition from Canada.

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Thousands march in Taiwan gay parade

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Taiwan’s capital on Saturday, Oct. 31, calling for increased tolerance and the enactment of anti-discrimination legislation.

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi supports U.S. policy of engagement

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi supports U.S. policy of engagement

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is aware of an upcoming visit by two American officials and supports the new U.S. policy of engaging with Myanmar’s military rulers, her lawyer said last Saturday, Oct. 31.

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Editorial: Lessons to take away from this year’s political candidates

Wow! And we thought that this year’s elections would pale in comparison to last year’s exciting presidential race.

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The election outcomes

Results as of press time on Wednesday night, Nov. 4

Initiative Measure No. 1033
66.72 percent NO to 33.28 percent YES

Referendum Measure No. 71
66.59 percent APPROVED to 33.41 percent REJECTED

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