Archive | March 2010

Three women find inspiration in food … and Angus cows

Three women find inspiration in food … and Angus cows

“I felt a deep sense of loss towards the activities and hobbies I used to do. I had allowed myself to believe I couldn’t pursue them anymore. Blogging became a lifeline to me … to reclaim a part of myself and all that I enjoyed doing,” Currah said.

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Posted in Lifestyle, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

After kids, Central Asian woman still dreams of a complete education

After kids, Central Asian woman still dreams of a complete education

Do you think of the home to the Persian civilization? Do you see news clips containing Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and protesters in the streets? Does your mind conjure up images of women wearing black chador?

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

Powerful low-caste Indian leader holds huge rally

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — On Monday, March 15, hundreds of thousands of cheering supporters marked the 25th anniversary of a political party representing India’s lowest castes and feted its bejeweled leader as a “Goddess,” who currently leads the country’s largest state.

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Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 4

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 4

Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity. Of those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and eight finalists who will receive $200 scholarships.

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Posted in Education, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

Girl Scouts helps young girls while shaking off the suburban stereotype

Girl Scouts helps young girls while shaking off the suburban stereotype

Whenever the Girl Scouts comes up in casual conversation, the image of young moppets peddling cookies in front of supermarkets across America is usually conjured up. However, Girl Scouts of the USA represents more than highly desired baked goods.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/263 Comments

MGM to leave Atlantic City over questions about Asian partner’s gang association

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (AP) — MGM Mirage said last Friday that it will sell its 50 percent stake in Atlantic City’s top casino and stop doing business in New Jersey rather than cut ties with the family of an Asian casino mogul that the state felt was too closely linked with organized crime.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/261 Comment

Ft. Wayne store apologizes for “No Burmese” sign

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The owner of a Fort Wayne business that posted a sign barring Burmese people from entering has apologized, but it may not be enough to get the business off the hook with civil rights groups.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

India aims to overtake China as the world’s fastest growing economy

“We are facing a major problem,” said Farooq, a senior executive at Marvel Gloves Industries, which produces 3 million pairs of gloves a month. “Despite importing gloves, we are not able to meet the demand.”

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Sea of protesters demands new elections in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — As many as 100,000 people demonstrated peacefully against Thailand’s government at a rally last Sunday, but the capital was being kept on edge by their threat to continue protesting until Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva calls for new elections.

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NWAW’s March book recommendations

NWAW’s March book recommendations

In “Gladiator,” Dan Clark — also known as Nitro of the original “American Gladiators” — gives readers a firsthand account of what ’roid rage is. He opens up about his life and his 20-year battle with steroid addiction.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

Editorial: Happy Census week! Now be counted.

The Census Bureau mailed out its forms this week (to everyone who is groaning, say it with us,“Yay!”). You may wonder why the Census bothers with the tedious task of counting everyone — yes, everyone — in the United States every 10 years.

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Commentary: March is Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month — how does it affect us? 

Commentary: March is Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month — how does it affect us? 

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. It involves damage to the macula, which is the light-sensing tissue in the eye located at the center of the retina.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

Blog: I met Chang-rae Lee!

Blog: I met Chang-rae Lee!

Chang-rae Lee, who just published his fourth novel, “The Surrendered,” was signing autographs at Costco. So I requested that he autograph his book in both English and Korean. It would be a good item to donate to a charity auction.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

Blog: Two inspiring women

Blog: Two inspiring women

Lately, I’ve met many inspiring women. You’d be surprised, ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

Blog: At the YWCA Luncheon

Blog: At the YWCA Luncheon

Another event I attended was the YWCA luncheon in Bellevue on March 16 with more than 1,200 women and a few men. The keynote speaker was Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of “Eat, Love, Pray.” What she learned from a Muslim woman in a tiny island of Indonesia was this: Anyone who lives in your community is your responsibility. Anyone can be a benefactor; you just have to pay attention.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

Feb. 24: Obama nominates Liu to appeals court

Feb. 24: Obama nominates Liu to appeals court

Goodwin Liu, 39, is a liberal legal scholar who, if confirmed, could become a force on the federal appeals court for decades.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

March 1: Ken Nakatsu named to lead King County Animal Services

March 1: Ken Nakatsu named to lead King County Animal Services

King County Executive Dow Constantine has named Ken Nakatsu as the Manager of Regional Animal Services for King County Animal Care and Control.

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March: Clarence Moriwaki new CEO of JCCCW

March: Clarence Moriwaki new CEO of JCCCW

The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington’s (JCCCW) new chief executive officer is Clarence Moriwaki. He will oversee the operations and development of the JCCCW.

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Feb. 21: Benefit concert for Haiti raises $5,000

Feb. 21: Benefit concert for Haiti raises $5,000

The Foundation for International Understanding through Students (FUITS), music educator Kent Stevenson, music director Fred West, and the University Christian Church organized a Haiti benefit concert that included more than 100 performers. In addition to the performers, about 175 community members attended the concert at University Christian Church, raising more than $5,000.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

Feb. 24: CCA’s anniversary dinner gives awards to businesses

Feb. 24: CCA’s anniversary dinner gives awards to businesses

The Center for Career Alternatives (CCA) honored five local companies with their 30th Anniversary Outstanding Community Service Awards.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 12 | 3/20-3/260 Comments

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