Archive | Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 – 10/2

Largest pro-China parade ever!

Largest pro-China parade ever!

When a thousand participants commemorated the 60th anniver­sary of the founding of People’s Republic of China by storming through Seattle’s Chinatown last Sunday, serendipities occurred.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/22 Comments

A parade! A parade!

A parade! A parade!

On Sunday, Sept. 20, people crowded the streets of Seattle’s Chinatown/International District to celebrate the upcoming 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. The parade demonstrated how tensions have eased between China and Taiwan supporters.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/23 Comments

If FICP builds it, will they come?

If FICP builds it, will they come?

Amid the hustle and bustle of Chinatown sits a quiet, unassum­ing park nestled behind trees on the corner of Seventh Avenue South and South Lane Street. A bronze dragon hovers over a giant yin-yang arrangement made of sand and grass. Rockery symbol­izing the mountainous regions of the Philippines rests alongside a small slide and merry-go-round.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Homeownership fell in ’08 — Asians get hit the worst

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Asians, many of them liv­ing in foreclosure-ravaged California, suffered the sharpest drop in homeownership last year, eclipsing declines felt by whites, Blacks, and Latinos, accord­ing to new Census data.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Chicken feet a bridge in U.S.–China relations?

Chicken feet a bridge in U.S.–China relations?

I could never imagine that chick­en feet, despised by many Americans, would be the thing to link China and America in a win-win situation.

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Posted in Food, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Bhutanese refugees get fresh start in Ohio — on a farm

CLEVELAND (AP) — The fami­lies from the edge of the Himala­yan Mountains arrived in Cleve­land last winter as other refugees have — poor, cold, and bewildered.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Indian runner stripped of medal after a gender-test, empathizes with Semenya

PUDUKKOTTAI, India (AP) — Considering suicide after be­ing stripped of her medal and shunned by the people around her, Indian runner Santhi Soundarajan knows a bit about what Caster Se­menya is going through.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/21 Comment

Young foreigners hunt for jobs in China amid crisis

BEIJING (AP) — When the best job Mikala Reasbeck could find after college in Boston was counting pills part-time in a drugstore for $7 an hour, she took the drastic step of jumping on a plane to Beijing in February to look for work.

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Dry run: Beijing shuts down early for its 60th anniversary parade practice

BEIJING (AP) — Police cleared the streets and office buildings in parts of China’s capital on Friday for a full dress rehearsal of cel­ebrations for 60 years of commu­nist rule. There was a mixture of excitement and resentment among ordinary Chinese who were told to stay away.

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Civil rights organizations oppose Arizona’s mandatory E-Verify law

The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), along with other leading civil rights and labor organizations, recently filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court to challenge the state of Arizona’s mandatory E-Verify law.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/23 Comments

Secretary Locke announces $4 million grant aimed at creating more Seattle jobs

On Sept. 17, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announced a $4 million dollar Economic Develop­ment Administration (EDA) grant to South Seattle Community College.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Reminder: First time homebuyer credit will expire on Dec. 1

One of the ways that the government is helping during the current economic crisis is through the $8,000 first time homebuyer credit initiative.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Harrell announces technology initiatives for 2010

Seattle Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, proposed on Sept. 8 the utilization of a government and technology outline that will optimize the use of technology to increase transparency, enhance access to city information, and improve government efficiency.

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Column: Breaking through the professional barrier

Column: Breaking through the professional barrier

At my high school, there were the freaks (also known as stoners), the jocks, and everybody else.

The football jocks were the royalty of the high school, and you felt honored if they took the time out of their glamorous life to say hi to you.

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/21 Comment

Commentary: SEDA aims to brings hope to the fight against malnutrition in Laos

Commentary: SEDA aims to brings hope to the fight against malnutrition in Laos

Look at Meena from a distance and you will see a normal, healthy Lao girl. She is of average height for a 7-year-old girl. But look a little closer and you will notice that her arms and legs, poking out through her oversized second-hand clothes, are painfully thin. Her hair lacks a healthy shine. Her eyes look tired and weary.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Editorial: Wilson’s career may be over, but we all learn a lesson

By now, most of us are all aware of Rep. Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” outburst at President Obama during the president’s speech about health care reform to Congress. Wilson’s comment came at the moment when Obama promised that illegal immigrants would not be covered by his health care bill.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Letter: Republicans are being ridiculous

To the Editor:

As one listens to the Republican anger over health care reform, one can imagine an anti-government protester cheerfully paying premiums on insurance policies that drop you after you make a claim, or happily sauntering out of an emergency room that denied them treatment because of a coverage problem. One can imagine a town hall sign-waver enthusiastically forking over most of their pay to bill collectors after suffering a catastrophic injury, thinking, “Wow, the free market system is great.”

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/27 Comments

Sept. 1: Edward Chow, Jr. to head department in Maryland

Sept. 1: Edward Chow, Jr. to head department in Maryland

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown appointed Edward Chow, Jr. to head the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Sept. 12: New YMCA in Newcastle

Sept. 12: New YMCA in Newcastle

The new Coal Creek Family YMCA celebrated its grand opening with free tours, health and wellness information, class demos, and cooking demonstrations. More than 1,500 people attended.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Sept. 10: Mimi Gates announces new center for Asian Art and Ideas at SAAM

Sept. 10: Mimi Gates announces new center for Asian Art and Ideas at SAAM

Mimi Gates, former director of the Seattle Art Museum, announced that the Center for Asian Art and Ideas (CAAI) will launch at the Seattle Asian Art Museum this fall. The center will explore facets of Asian culture including art, literature, music, history, and politics.

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