Archive | Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/8

2009 IN REVIEW: Looking back on the people we’re proud of …

2009 IN REVIEW: Looking back on the people we’re proud of …

… and moments we’d like to forget

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Posted in January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

The top 10 Asian achievements of 2009

The top 10 Asian achievements of 2009

This year, Anh “Joseph” Cao became the first Vietnamese American to serve in the U.S. Congress. He represents Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district, which covers New Orleans. He is the first Republican to serve that district since 1890. Rep. Cao drew criticism from fellow party members after he cast the sole Republican vote for the house’s health care bill (HR-3962). Rep. Cao serves on the Homeland Security, Transportation, and Infrastructure, and Oversight and Government Reform committees.

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Posted in Community News, Features, January 2010, National News, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/8, World News1 Comment

The top 5 stories you’ve heard way too much about and 5 stories that went under the radar

The top 5 stories you’ve heard way too much about and 5 stories that went under the radar

Fame, fortune, and scandal were the driving forces behind the endless news coverage of Jackson. Readership of Jackson news shot up when a Los Angeles coroner ruled the singer’s death a homicide after lethal levels of the anesthetic propofol, combined with two other sedatives, were found in his system.

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Posted in Features, Features, Food, Health, January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/81 Comment

The top 8 Asian athletes to watch for in 2010

The top 8 Asian athletes to watch for in 2010

The University of Washington football team won five games under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian after the team went winless in the previous year. The University of Washington men’s basketball team won the Pac-10 Championship, and the Seattle University men’s team moved up to Division I. In its inaugural season, the Sounders FC reached the Major League Soccer playoffs.

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Posted in January 2010, Sports, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/818 Comments

Top 10 Asian films of 2009

Top 10 Asian films of 2009

2009 brought a wealth of Asian and Asian-related films to American theaters. Here’s a quick look back at 10 films you should have seen — and if you haven’t, you should hunt these down at your local video store:

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

The 2009 Asian celebrity wall of fame … and the 2009 hall of shame

The 2009 Asian celebrity wall of fame … and the 2009 hall of shame

Welcome to the special 13th edition of my pop culture column! After one year of covering Asian Americans in pop culture, I have witnessed a lot of ups and downs. It is on that note that I present my list of top celebrities and figures that reflected how far Asians have come in pop culture and the bottom five that were flat out embarrassing.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/85 Comments

The top 10 events that shook the world in 2009

The top 10 events that shook the world in 2009

After a week of violent protests in early December, India agreed to split the southern state of Andhra Pradesh into two separate states, forming the new state of Telangana. The decision was made following an 11-day hunger strike by Telangana Rashtra Samiti party leader K. Chandrasekara Rao and a week of

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Posted in January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/8, World News2 Comments

Chinese international students die in wreck in Port Angeles

According to the Chinese Consulate General in Seattle, the traffic accident occurred at 10:04 p.m. on Dec. 12. Chi-Kan Cheung, 21, from Hong Kong, was driving a 1998 Ford Escort. Duo Li, 20, from Nanning, was riding in the back seat. Ho P. Ng, 20, was also a passenger in the car.

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Posted in Community News, January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/82 Comments

China executes European citizen, stirring anger

URUMQI, China (AP) — China charged Akmal Shaikh with smuggling drugs and executed him on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 29. But family and acquaintances say the 53-year-old Briton, originally from Pakistan, was mentally unstable and was lured to China from a life on the street in Poland by men playing on his dreams to record a pop song for world peace.

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Posted in January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/8, World News2 Comments

Singer Digby hopes to increase Asian presence in music, talks about success

Singer Digby hopes to increase Asian presence in music, talks about success

For singer-songwriter Marié Digby, each of her songs tells a story about her life. While on tour this past week at the Triple Door to promote her second album, “Breathing Underwater,” Digby explained to the audience that she prefers songwriting when she feels inspired or emotional about an event.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, January 2010, Profiles, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/81 Comment

Attention: Applications available for Youth Arts funding

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is accepting funding applications for its Youth Arts program. The program supports arts training for Seattle’s middle and high school youth outside of school hours in all artistic disciplines, including visual and literary arts, theater, music, dance, and film.

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Posted in Briefs, January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

Commentary: Be counted on April 1

Commentary: Be counted on April 1

In about 100 days, on April 1, the 2010 Census — the nationwide head count required by the Constitution — begins. And it is critical for Asian Americans, a community likely to have some problems due to language barriers or fear of the government, to be counted.

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Posted in Commentaries, January 2010, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

Letter: Chinese Americans protest the Bodies exhibit

We watched, with repulsion, the return of the Bodies exhibit to Seattle this fall. We are offended and disgusted at the disingenuous attempt to disguise the commercial displaying of human bodies as “education.” There are ways to educate the general public about the human body and disease without mining dead bodies for their shock value.

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Posted in January 2010, Letters to the Editor, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/80 Comments

Raymond Jiro Takisaki: Father, business owner, military man, and dedicated volunteer

Raymond Jiro Takisaki: Father, business owner, military man, and dedicated volunteer

Takisaki had eight siblings and was living in Seattle when the United States entered World War II. His mother, Mine Takehana, died soon after she gave birth to her last child. Takisaki and his siblings were raised by their father, Tomotsu S. Takizaki (the spelling of the surname was later changed), a grocery store and antique store owner, who was born in Tokyo.

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Posted in January 2010, Obituaries, Vol 29 No 1 | 1/2-1/82 Comments

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