Archive | Vol 28 No 36 | 8/29 – 9/4

Can you handle The Truth? Fil-Am UFC fighter Vera set for Aug. 29 rumble

Can you handle The Truth? Fil-Am UFC fighter Vera set for Aug. 29 rumble

Brandon Vera’s nickname says it all.

“The Truth” was a nickname given to him by his friend for how Vera tells it like it is. It also describes his ability as a skilled mixed martial artist.

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Diversity was fodder for firing of Renton Technical College president

Diversity was fodder for firing of Renton Technical College president

Snug budgets and picky politics weren’t the only factors that ousted Renton Technical College (RTC) President Donald Bressler. Claims state that matters such as race and diversity played a central role in sending him out the door. The college’s Board of Trustees voted 3 to 1 in dismissing Bressler on Aug. 11.

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Deems Tsutakawa: Pioneer in Music

Deems Tsutakawa: Pioneer in Music

Born and raised in Seattle, Deems Tsutakawa draws upon life experience for his music. Although Tsutakawa’s grandparents are from Japan, he describes his life experience as “an American experience.”

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Amy Anderson: One of the funny people

Amy Anderson: One of the funny people

Three minutes.

This was the length of Amy Anderson’s first standup performance at an open mic night in 1997 on Saint Patrick’s Day in a Minneapolis comedy club. At the end of her three minutes, she had found her passion.

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Editorial: Mayor Greg Nickels will be missed by Asians

Editorial: Mayor Greg Nickels will be missed by Asians

Mayor Greg Nickels conceded defeat last Friday in his bid for a third term. The two men who will advance to the general election in November are T-Mobile Executive Joe Mallahan and Sierra Club activist Mike McGinn. All three candidates are Democrats.

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Easy parking in the ID? Not a chance

Easy parking in the ID? Not a chance

It started in 1917. Henry Louie and his family have been in business in the International District (ID) for four generations. They have gone through two world wars and the Great Depression. Even after a few relocations, nothing has separated them from King Street in Seattle. Nonetheless, something is making them consider again.

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Food for thought: Could vegetable oil-based biodiesel fuel our future?

Food for thought: Could vegetable oil-based biodiesel fuel our future?

You may spot business owner Yale Wong cruising the streets in his shiny black Mercedes Benz. However, it is what’s inside his luxury sedan that grabs the most attention. Wong fuels his car with biodiesel made from food grease and vegetable oil — yes, the same grease used to deep fry your fish ‘n’ chips, chicken tenders, and side order of fries. Some consider it to be a promising alternative to petroleum fuel and a better option than soy-based biodiesel, which has recently been criticized for not being “green” enough.

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Commentary: Let’s profit from China’s industriousness

Commentary: Let’s profit from China’s industriousness

If I told you that General Electric has grown four times faster than its competition for decades and will continue to do so for years to come, yet its stock trades are well below its competition, wouldn’t you sell your car to buy as much GE stock as you could?

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Commentary: Reality check: immigrants and their health care

Commentary: Reality check: immigrants and their health care

As the current debate on health care rages in town halls across the nation, immigration is being used as a way to jam a stick into the wheels of impending reform.

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Letter: ‘Thai Tom’ story was illuminating

To the Editor,

It didn’t surprise me that Thai Tom was cited for its fifth health code violation in three years [as reported in issue 32]. I ate there a few weeks ago. I wouldn’t go back even though the food was exceptional.

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Man shot to death in Seattle, son to be arrested

A 55-year-old Vietnamese-Chinese man, Thomas Thong, was shot to death last Sunday, Aug. 23, at his home in Beacon Hill. Police say Thong’s 29-year-old son, Tai Duc Thong, told authorities that he did the shooting while he was high on drugs. The son is being held at the King County Jail in lieu of $1 million.

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Burma VJ attempts to create a recipe for revolution

Burma VJ attempts to create a recipe for revolution

Burma is sometimes a forgotten country. Officially called Myanmar by the country’s military junta, in late 2007, more than 100,000 people took to the streets of Rangoon in protest of the ruling regime. Called the “Saffron Revolution” because of the color of the robes donned by the monks who initiated the stand, the protest was quickly suppressed with brute force.

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In Rainier Valley, 85 percent of businesses survive light rail construction

On Aug. 3, the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF) announced the release of a report detailing the success of the Supplemental Mitigation Assistance (SMA) program.

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Obamas’ Filipina chef at home with healthy ways

Obamas’ Filipina chef at home with healthy ways

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — For the White House chef, serving homegrown vegetables straight from the garden is just like preparing food in her native Philippines — healthy and simple.

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Memphis high school is first in state to teach Arabic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis’ Whitehaven High School has become the first in Tennessee to offer Arabic language instruction.

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Japanese American paper to close after 63 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California’s oldest Japanese American community newspaper is set to close next month after a long, steady decline in circulation and advertising revenue.

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Angkok has a surprising touch of India

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Outdoor markets tout sari sales, five-star hotels feature Indian chefs, and Thais drop by a temple in the financial district to beseech Hindu gods to send profits their way.

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South Korea seeks jail for disgraced cloning scientist

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors demanded a four-year prison term on Aug. 24 for a South Korean scientist disgraced in a cloning scandal that shook the international scientific community and led to his trial on fraud and other charges.

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Aug. 22: Helping Link turns sweet 16

Aug. 22: Helping Link turns sweet 16

To celebrate 16 years of service to the Puget Sound’s Vietnamese community, Helping Link invited guests to a networking event on Lake Washington. There, guests ate Vietnamese cuisine and learned some of the Vietnamese language.

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Aug. 23: Snoqualmie presents a night of music

Aug. 23: Snoqualmie presents a night of music

The Snoqualmie Casino invited Hong Kong movie stars and singer Suzan Guterres and Lo Hoi Pang for two shows on Aug. 23. More than 2,000 people attended. The event was produced by Kevin Stewart Productions, which is made up of performers from all over North America.

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