Archive | Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 – 9/18

Weekend symposium to celebrate 100 years

Weekend symposium to celebrate 100 years

For archaeologist Chuimei Ho and husband Ben Bronson, Asian American history is not only about understanding the past — it’s about giving value to the present.

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Multi-Cultural Center in Kitsap County looks to the future while keeping an eye on its past

Multi-Cultural Center in Kitsap County looks to the future while keeping an eye on its past

Having a place to encourage diversity and fellowship has been important to many Asian American groups throughout the decades. This has been especially true throughout Washington state. Opening such a place is an entirely different matter and requires perseverance.

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Museum of Chinese in America gets a new home

NEW YORK (AP) — In cramped quarters in Chinatown, staff at the Museum of Chinese in America had to be careful not to step on any schoolchildren as they taught a class about the role Chinese immigrants played in building the Transcontinental Railroad.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

Dieter Cui: Pioneer in Music

Dieter Cui: Pioneer in Music

“I want to spend more time teaching, have more performances or concerts in Asian countries, and prepare more songs to enrich my program,” Cui said. “[I want to] introduce more sounds, not only to the Chinese community [but] to all Asian people.”

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Editorial: Obama says kids should stay in school — Why is there controversy in this?

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, many kids were waking up before noon for the first time in months. They were going back to school. This year, however, their first day started out a little differently. Many watched and listened to President Obama on TV as he delivered some remarks about getting an education and doing well in school.

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Commentary: “Back to school” means making immunization a priority

Commentary: “Back to school” means making immunization a priority

Every summer as school approaches, a common theme rings: Make sure your child is fully immunized. One reason for the plea is that children who are not immunized may not attend school. In fact, we’ve heard the cry to immunize so often that the tendency of some is to simply ignore it.

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Women of Color Empowered to speak about politics and government

Women of Color Empowered to speak about politics and government

The Women of Color Empowered luncheon will be held at China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle on Friday, Sept. 25, at 11:30 a.m. The event honors women who are accomplished in their careers, who have contributed significantly to local communities of color, and who have inspired others to follow their lead.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/187 Comments

Aug. 7: Chen, Gee, and Nguyen to the Federal bench

Aug. 7: Chen, Gee, and Nguyen to the Federal bench

In August, President Obama nominated Federal Magistrate Judge Edward Chen and Los Angeles lawyer Dolly Gee to the United States District Court bench in California. Their nominations follow the nomination of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Nguyen for the position of United States District Judge.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

Aug. 24: Choi is Beijing bound

Aug. 24: Choi is Beijing bound

Chloe Choi, 16, a recipient of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) scholarship, left for Beijing High School No. 80 to study Mandarin.

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Aug. 22: Aki Kurose Middle School gets cleaned up

Aug. 22: Aki Kurose Middle School gets cleaned up

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) sponsored the 9th annual Aki Kurose Middle School Beautification Project. Mori Kurose-Rothman, one of Aki Kurose’s grandsons, organized the clean up for the second year. Rothman is a sophomore at New York University.

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Aug. 20: WongDoody is number 3

Aug. 20: WongDoody is number 3

Marketing ideas agency WongDoody, founded in 1993 in Seattle by Tracy Wong (executive creative director/chairman) and Pat Doody (president), was ranked third on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Best Workplaces” list at an awards ceremony held at Safeco Field.

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Aug. 25: Yip to lead ICHS Foundation

Aug. 25: Yip to lead ICHS Foundation

The International Community Health Services (ICHS) Foundation announced Andy Yip as its new interim executive director.

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Aug. 29: TAPS dinner raises funds for good cause

Aug. 29: TAPS dinner raises funds for good cause

The Taiwanese American Professionals Society (TAPS) hosted more than 100 people at its dinner and raised $11,274 through dinner & raffle ticket sales and donations. Donations will benefit the Social Relief Fund of Kaohsiung County and Morakot Typhoon Rescues Fund.

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Businesses upset as break-ins increase in the ID

Businesses upset as break-ins increase in the ID

More than seven stores were broken into during the week of Aug. 17. With the help of May Wan, the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s senior adviser, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) summed all related complaints and appointed an officer to deal specifically with them.

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Relatively unknown Javanese gamelan music becomes an emerging art form

Relatively unknown Javanese gamelan music becomes an emerging art form

Do you know what the soundtracks of the sci-fi show “Battlestar Galactica” and the video game “Sonic Unleashed” have in common with certain works of classical music composers John Cage and Lou Harrison?
They all contain the haunting, bell-like sounds of gamelan, an Indonesian musical ensemble.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

Kopi coffee, truly a scat-ter-brained idea

Kopi coffee, truly a scat-ter-brained idea

In the last year, I wrote about tea leaf plucking monkeys in China that supposedly know how to pick tea leaves when they are good and ready. With my active mind, I immediately conjured up thoughts of the training process involved in training monkeys to pluck and deliver tea leaves and not other things like, say, a pair of shoes hanging from a telephone wire, an errant hub cap, or an old TV Guide from the 1970s.

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

Letter: Distinction between legal and illegal blurred

To the Editor:

In the commentary “Reality check: immigrants and their health care” (issue 36, Aug. 29–Sept. 4), the author, Dr. Michele Waslin, writes that “immigration is being used as a way to jam a stick into the wheels of impending reform.”

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Paramount apologizes for racially demeaning film

On Aug. 21, Adam Goodman, president and CEO of Paramount Pictures, issued an apology to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) for “racially demeaning language” in its recently released film, “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.”

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

William Lum Sing (1920–2009)

William Lum Sing (1920–2009)

William Lum Sing died on Aug. 21 in Seattle due to complications from a stroke. A businessman, Sing was a key figure in raising funds for the Chinese Baptist Church, was an active member and former commander of Cathay Post 186 of the American Legion, and contributed to the expansion and renovation of the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle in 2008.

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Posted in Obituaries, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

Ichiro gets 2,000th hit

Ichiro gets 2,000th hit

OAKLAND, California (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki took Gio Gonzalez’s first offering for a ball. He drilled the second pitch down the right field line for a double and his 2,000th career hit.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 38 | 9/12 - 9/180 Comments

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