Archive | Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/23

Thousands rally for immigration reform

Thousands rally for immigration reform

The Stand Up in Seattle for Immigration Reform rally was hosted by the Washington Immigration Reform Coalition (WIRC) for America on April 10. Attendees with smart phones texted JUSTICE to 69866 so they could receive action alerts on immigration reform via text messages. In turn, the community will help generate thousands of calls to President Obama and members of Congress in support of immigration reform.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/232 Comments

Man comes in for photo, leaves a tea master

Man comes in for photo, leaves a tea master

Some things in life come to mean much more than they seem at first glance. Things like a sentimental blanket from childhood or the wedding band on a ring finger. For 19-year-old Jeffrey McIntosh, it’s tea.

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Posted in Profiles, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/230 Comments

Chan and Dy: tennis hotshots with differing approaches

Chan and Dy: tennis hotshots with differing approaches

“You have to bring your pro-game out, because it’s time,” said UW Assistant Coach Damon Coupe to Junior Venise Chan, currently listed as No. 17 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s recent rankings.

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Texas  White House, cowboys, and big grocery stores

Texas White House, cowboys, and big grocery stores

Texas was not on my list of places to visit. But I can’t say no to my loved ones. How could I resist sharing in the joyous moments with my brother, the proud father who would walk down the aisle with his daughter, passing his torch to the next generation!

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New data show major health disparities among Asian groups

Culturally appropriate care contributes to the dramatic disparity in death and disease rates among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, according to American Journal of Public Health data released in March.

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Seafood City in Southcenter opens in summer

Filipino specialty grocery store Seafood City is currently being constructed at shopping complex Westfield Southcenter. It will be open for business this summer. The Westfield location will be the chain’s first store in the Pacific Northwest. Seafood City has stores in California and Nevada.

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Republicans step up opposition to liberal nominee

Republicans step up opposition to liberal nominee

WASHINGTON — Republicans intensified opposition to the nominee for a San Francisco-based appeals court, setting up a test of whether President Barack Obama can win confirmation for an unabashed liberal.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/230 Comments

Marines honor 88-year-old veteran, Bataan survivor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The commandant of the Marine Corps is sending a special letter of appreciation to an 88-year-old South Carolinian who survived the Bataan death march.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/230 Comments

Innovative census ads seek to boost minority participation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Radio commercials blare ranchera tunes, beseeching Mexican Americans to fill out their census forms. Print ads with a portrait of a Thai family with a carved elephant in the background implore Thais to do the same. So does a Congolese basketball hero in another.

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Asian American group warns Democratic committee

HONOLULU (AP) — An Asian American political group last Thursday warned the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee not to take sides in the special election for Hawaii’s vacant 1st Congressional District seat.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/230 Comments

S. Korean arrested for forcing N. Korea defectors back

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has arrested one of its citizens on spy charges, alleging that he worked with rival North Korea’s military to kidnap defectors from the repressive, impoverished country and the activists who helped them flee, an official said last Monday.

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Kim’s talent, not his accessories, stand out

Kim’s talent, not his accessories, stand out

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Anthony Kim made a late charge at the Masters on Sunday, playing a four-hole stretch in only 12 shots to get within two of the lead.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/230 Comments

Han joins influx of South Korean talent at Masters

Han joins influx of South Korean talent at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — When Y.E. Yang won Asia’s first major title at last summer’s PGA Championship, Han Chang-won couldn’t even celebrate. He was too busy finishing a tournament of his own.

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Taiwan singer belts it like Whitney and conjures up Susan Boyle comparisons

Taiwan singer belts it like Whitney and conjures up Susan Boyle comparisons

Screen capture of singer Lin Yu-chun as he performs Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” on Super Star Avenue, a talent show (Image from YouTube.com)

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — As a younger man, Taiwan’s Lin Yu-chun sang for hours on end, trying to get his mind off the sneers he endured because of his portly figure.

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Posted in Features, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/232 Comments

Indian American will host MTV Movie Awards

Indian American will host MTV Movie Awards

How was everyone’s March? It’s time for an update on last month’s activities of your favorite Asian American celebrities! Tiger Woods announced his return to golf, “The Cove” won Best Documentary at the Academy Awards, Aziz Ansari prepared to host the MTV Movie Awards, and Nicole Scherzinger joined the cast of “Dancing with the Stars.”

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/230 Comments

“Sun” documentary about Tibet has many bright spots

“Sun” documentary about Tibet has many bright spots

Given the 50 years of tension between the Chinese government and Tibetans, China can’t be expected to support the documentary film, “The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom.” According to an article in Salon magazine by Andrew O’Hehir, Chinese film officials responded to the film’s inclusion in the Palm Springs International Film Festival by yanking two high-profile Chinese films from the festival’s lineup.

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/230 Comments

Japanese female pitcher joins men’s team in U.S.

Japanese female pitcher joins men’s team in U.S.

Eri Yoshida, an 18-year-old pitcher who played pro baseball in Japan last year, signed with the Chico Outlaws of the Golden Baseball League. The team said she will report to spring training next month.

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Korean American seeks to retain MMA title

Korean American seeks to retain MMA title

Being the world champion has not changed life for Benson Henderson. “Everything’s pretty much the same, although I get spotted at the mall a little more,” said Henderson. The World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) Lightweight champion Henderson defends his first title against Donald Cerrone on April 24 in Sacramento, Calif.

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Editorial: The next Supreme Court justice an Asian American? Unlikely

Last week, Justice John Paul Stevens, known by many as the “most liberal” justice, announced that he will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court this summer. He will be 90 years old on April 20.

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Blog: Transforming myself green

Blog: Transforming myself green

Protecting the environment was a foreign concept to me when I first came to America in the 1970s. I did not pay much attention to the environment until I toured China a decade ago.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/230 Comments

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