Archive | March 2010

Editorial: A rarity: Grocer brothers give to Olympian without expecting anything in return

On the front page of this issue, we ran an inspiring story about Olympic athlete Alexa Loo. At age 37, Alexa Loo realized her dreams of snowboarding for Canada in her home city of Vancouver. Loo wasn’t able to do it alone though.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

Letter: Hoping other Muslims become more involved in local politics

I read your publication each week with great interest and I was especially excited when I found coverage of the 2010 Washington State Muslims Day at the Capitol in [the Feb. 20–26 issue] of the Northwest Asian Weekly.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

Blog: The 10 most inspiring Olympics moments for me

Blog: The 10 most inspiring Olympics moments for me

1. This year, we will remember short track speed skater Apollo Ohno earning his eighth Olympic medal, setting a new record for the United States for the Winter Olympics.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/127 Comments

Blog: China’s Romeo and Juliet a missed opportunity

Blog: China’s Romeo and Juliet a missed opportunity

It was a rare treat to see China’s Romeo and Juliet dance concert performed by the Beijing Dance Academy Youth Dance Company at the Paramount Theater last weekend. I stayed for the 25-minute dance drama even though it was placed last on the program.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

A Korean movie filmed in our own backyard

A Korean movie filmed in our own backyard

A Korean movie titled “Late Autumn” is being filmed partly in Seattle’s International District. Filming started on Jan. 27. The film crew spent the entire day in Chinatown, filming in the alley behind Maynard Avenue South. Filming continued last Sunday, outside of Union Station. Filmmakers say they only needed to capture the scenery.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

Feb. 23: Ted Choi Tam honored by Seattle Chinese Chamber

Feb. 23: Ted Choi Tam honored by Seattle Chinese Chamber

At its Lunar New Year Banquet at the House of Hong Restaurant, the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce honored Ted Choi Tam for his work for the community and with the Chamber.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

Feb. 23: Seattle Chinese Chamber gives IDEC $1,500

Feb. 23: Seattle Chinese Chamber gives IDEC $1,500

At its Lunar New Year Banquet at the House of Hong Restaurant, the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce awarded $1,500 to Donnie Chin, director and founder of the International District Emergency Center. Chin is credited with saving countless lives over decades of service.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

Feb. 23: UW Department of Communication’s hall-of-famers come together

Feb. 23: UW Department of Communication’s hall-of-famers come together

At the Wing Luke Asian Museum, the University of Washington’s Department of Communication hosted an event for its hall of fame members.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

Feb. 18: World’s biggest bank now in Bellevue.

Feb. 18: World’s biggest bank now in Bellevue.

HSBC held its Lunar New Year Party and grand opening at its new Bellevue branch. ♦

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/120 Comments

Ohno’s 7th medal tops among US Winter Olympians

Ohno’s 7th medal tops among US Winter Olympians

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Apolo Anton Ohno made history the hard way, overcoming a rare mistake that dropped him to last place before rallying to earn his record seventh Olympic medal.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

Using art to end violence?

Last Friday night, the auditorium at the Filipino Community Center was packed for the debut of Seattle’s one-night-only iVow performance. The audience watched attentively as community members recounted how violence had affected the personal lives of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) female cast.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

In Asia, labor becomes feminized

In Asia, labor becomes feminized

The Gardner Center for Asian Arts and Ideas concluded its second Saturday University Lectures Series last Saturday. The lectures revolved around issues of health and women’s rights in modern Asia by local experts.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

The importance of the 2010 Census

The importance of the 2010 Census

On Feb. 17, the U.S. Census Bureau presented a fortune cookie event at Tsue Chong Fortune Cookie and Noodle Factory. Two million census fortune cookies were launched to reach and encourage people who are traditionally hard to count — non-English speakers, ethnic minorities, and young adults ages 18 to 25 — about the importance of the 2010 Census, how it is safe and easy.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/51 Comment

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 1

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 1

The 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 and five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and 10 finalists who will get $200.

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Posted in Education, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

Attention: Cars targeted in the ID

Car prowls have increased, and parking garages have been targeted.

Tenants are asked to not leave anything valuable in their car. If a car is broken into, it is important to notify both the police and the parking management company.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

Attention: Increase in graffiti tags throughout the city

Attention: Increase in graffiti tags throughout the city

Since late January, the city has reported a marked increase in graffiti tags on public and private property. The city requires property or business owners to promptly remove graffiti from their buildings within 10 days.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

New president of Korean American Association explains its history and goals

New president of Korean American Association explains its history and goals

Ken Kyongho Ko is the new president of the Korean American Association in Federal Way.

He first came to the United States in 1984, moving to Anchorage. At age 28 with his parents, wife, and 2-year-old daughter. In 1993, he moved to Kent.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/51 Comment

World’s refugee orphans seeking homes in the U.S.

HOLLISTON, Mass. (AP) — Hiding from merciless militiamen and trekking through unforgiving mountainous terrain, Madhel Majok escaped the mass slayings and genocide of the Sudan that killed his parents. The 9-year-old orphan fled to neighboring Kenya, where he then survived vigilante shellings on his crowded refugee camp.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

Speaking softly, Korean coach gets big results

RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) — Head coach Kim Kwan-kyu was looking for the right word on his translation computer to explain South Korea’s stunning success in speedskating at the Vancouver Games.

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Posted in Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/5, World News0 Comments

Vancouver’s Asians feel neglected by Olympic hosts

Vancouver’s Asians feel neglected by Olympic hosts

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Olympic opening ceremony celebrated Canada’s aboriginals and French speakers, but gave little hint of Vancouver’s huge, dynamic Asian population. Dismayed civic leaders are pleading for a different story at the closing show.

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Posted in Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/5, World News3 Comments

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