Archive | Vol 29 No 10 | 3/6-3/12

‘Angel of Saigon’ and Lao college student join forces to help orphans in Haiti

‘Angel of Saigon’ and Lao college student join forces to help orphans in Haiti

The giant-sized scrapbook filled with newspaper articles about her lifesaving work in Southeast Asia is worn out. Years of adding new clippings have taken a toll on its torn and weakened binding.

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PAROLED – Part 5 of NWAW’s exclusive with inmate Tony Ng

PAROLED – Part 5 of NWAW’s exclusive with inmate Tony Ng

The Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB) unanimously found Tony Ng parolable to his final robbery sentence, which begins in March.

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O.J. Simpson forensic expert on his career and a memorable case

O.J. Simpson forensic expert on his career and a memorable case

Dr. Henry Lee is the type of man that says “no problem,” though his career revolves around problems. Lee is a forensic scientist that has assisted in more than 6,000 cases and is renowned for his ability to glean clues from the scant pieces of evidence collected from crime scenes. Lee often works with corpses, but says that it is worse when there isn’t a body to examine. Even then, he managed to solve cases.

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Canadian grocers help Olympian realize her dreams

Canadian grocers help Olympian realize her dreams

Alexa Loo dreamed big. An accountant by day, she never lost sight of her Olympic dreams. At age 37, she is older than most athletes at the Olympic Winter Games. She has a degree in commerce from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

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Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 2

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 2

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.

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JAVA’s 2010 memorial scholarship program awarding more money to more students

The Japanese American Veterans Association’s (JAVA) 2010 memorial scholarship program will be awarding six scholarships, three more than last year with a higher award of $1,500 each.

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PSIDCPDA urges voters to amend and bring 2ESHB 2912 to a floor vote

Pioneer Square/International District Community Preservation and Development Authority (PSIDCPDA) urges voters to bring 2ESHB 2912 to the Senate floor for a vote and amend it to include dedicated funding for community preservation and development authorities, as included in the version of the bill passed by the House.

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NAPCA receives $2.9 million for SCSEP job training program

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging received $2.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to increase enrollment in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), a work-based training program for older workers.

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Donations dip for Rep. who backed health reform

Donations dip for Rep. who backed health reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lone Republican lawmaker to support Democratic health care legislation has seen his fundraising drop by nearly 40 percent since his vote, and he is quickly burning through a dwindling bank account after resorting to a costly national fundraising operation.

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Chile tsunami reaches Japan, Pacific damage small

TOKYO (AP) — The tsunami from the deadly earthquake in Chile hit Japan’s main islands and even reached the shores of Russia last Sunday, but the smaller-than-expected waves didn’t cause significant damage.

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Council teaches ‘survival English’ to give immigrants a life-boost

Council teaches ‘survival English’ to give immigrants a life-boost

“When you don’t know the right word, you’re going to keep your mouth shut,” said Sharon Victor, president of the Literacy Council of Seattle. In its 40th year, the Literary Council aims to “teach adults the English skills they need to be successful in their job, families, and the community,” according to its mission statement.

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Kang calls for public service

Kang calls for public service

Christopher Kang made a quick correction to his introduction about where he worked before he gave his speech to a room full of members of the Korean American Bar Association (KABA).

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Cashing in: Harder for some Olympians than others

Cashing in: Harder for some Olympians than others

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — For Shaun White, Kim Yu-na, and a few other household names, spectacular triumphs at the Vancouver Games will enhance an already immense earning power. For lesser-known Winter Olympians, cashing in is not so easy.

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China expresses regret over gymnastics punishment

BEIJING (AP) — China expressed regret at a decision by international gymnastics officials to recommend stripping an Olympics bronze medal won 10 years ago after the athlete was found to be only 14 at the time, saying there was insufficient evidence.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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