Archive | Vol 29 No 11 | 3/13-3/19

Chang-rae Lee: On being Korean American, a novelist, and his family

Chang-rae Lee: On being Korean American, a novelist, and his family

Born in Seoul, acclaimed novelist Chang-rae Lee immigrated to the United States at age 3. Lee knew from a young age that he wanted to be a writer.

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Qing Hong Wu pardoned, won’t face deportation

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. David Paterson pardoned a Chinese immigrant on March 6 who faced deportation after disclosing on an application for U.S. citizenship that he had convictions for robbery going back nearly 15 years to when he was a teenager.

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First Asian American woman appointed as Shoreline judge

First Asian American woman appointed as Shoreline judge

Secretary, teacher, or nurse.

Being a woman, these were the only choices that counselors gave Marcine Anderson when she graduated from an Oregon high school in a small town in 1973.

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Liu drops out of state senate race

Liu drops out of state senate race

About a month after announcing his intention to run for the ethnically diverse 37th district seat in the Washington State Senate, Eric Liu has made the tough decision of stepping down. Liu is an acclaimed author, former speech writer and politic adviser, and a civic activist.

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Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 3

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 3

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.

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Attention: Local U.S. Census jobs offer good pay, flexibility, and community service

King County is gearing up for the 2010 U.S. Census, which, for many area residents, translates to well-paying temporary jobs while helping out the community and the country.

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Attention: New visa rules for visits to India

1. In respect of foreign national holding tourist visas with a multiple entry facility, there should be gap of at least two months between two visits to India.

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Georgia’s MARTA Yellow Line to be renamed Gold

Last month, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) CEO Beverly Scott said that the transit agency would change the name of its Yellow train line, which goes to Doraville, home to a large Asian American community. The line will now be called Gold. MARTA serves the Atlanta area.

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UN: Asia–Pacific lags on women’s rights

NEW DELHI (AP) — Nearly 100 million women across Asia have “disappeared” because of a huge and growing gender gap that has fatally deprived them of access to health care and food. This has led to widespread abortions of female fetuses, according to a U.N. report released on March 8.

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Japanese princess bullied at elementary school

Japanese princess bullied at elementary school

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Princess Aiko, granddaughter of the emperor, has missed several days of classes because of bullying by boys at her elementary school, a spokesman for the royal family said on March 5.

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Man who caused Newark airport breach pleads guilty

NEWARK, N.J. — A lovesick graduate student from China who slipped under a rope barrier at Newark Liberty International Airport to say goodbye to his girlfriend, prompting a security breach and leading to worldwide flight delays, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge last Tuesday and apologized publicly for the first time.

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Indian women may hold a third of legislature seats

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government will present a bill to lawmakers on March 8 aimed at empowering the nation’s often-marginalized women by reserving one-third of legislative seats for them, a governing party spokesman said.

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Japan defends dolphin hunt in Oscar-winning ‘Cove’

Japan defends dolphin hunt in Oscar-winning ‘Cove’

“The Cove” is a recent Academy Award winner for Best Feature Documentary. The film describes the annual killing of dolphins in a National Park at Taiji, Wakayama, in Japan from an anti-dolphin hunting campaigner’s point of view.

TAIJI, Japan (AP) — The Japanese fishing village featured in “The Cove,” which won an Oscar for best documentary, defended its practice of hunting dolphins on March 8 as a part of a long tradition.

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Trading in the gloves for a suit?

Trading in the gloves for a suit?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The frantic ferocity of Manny Pacquiao’s training camps at the stuffy Wild Card Gym clearly indicate that he feels every fight could be his last.

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Tiger says he is sorry — too little too late?

Tiger says he is sorry — too little too late?

Happy spring! This month brought some new beginnings for some Asian celebrities. In Tiger Woods’ case, he attempted to turn over a new leaf. Padma Lakshmi introduced a new baby girl to the world, Zhang Ziyi opts out of a film, and the cast of “Glee” is invited to the White House. I will also update you on how Asian American U.S. Olympians finished!

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The carillon carries on: continuing a century-old School of Music tradition 

The carillon carries on: continuing a century-old School of Music tradition 

It’s the sound of the carillon, a beloved campus feature dating back nearly a century, in one form or another. The chimes each hour are preprogrammed, but if you hear other tunes emanating from Denny — perhaps as you pass on a foggy morning with coffee in hand — that’s the work of Gabriel Manalac, a graduate student in music who was born in the Philippines.

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Editorial: Outspokenness brought about positive changes

This week, we are pleased to report that two of our past editorial topics have been resolved. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has renamed its Yellow Line to Gold Line. Also, Chinese immigrant Qing Hong Wu has been pardoned by New York’s Gov. David Paterson.

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Letter: UW Provost Phyllis Wise is not a friend to women

To the Editor:

A friend called to my attention the [editorial] in your [Jan. 23–29 issue] that indicated you thought that Phyllis Wise is a good example of an Asian women who would bring a woman’s perspective to Nike.

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Letter: To immigration reform advocates: Teen pregnancy must be curbed

Presently, well over 15 million U.S.-born citizens and legal immigrants, including open border advocates, have lost their jobs. Although some immigrants are great assets to the U.S., it is simply selfish, shortsighted, and irresponsible to promote amnesty and ever increasing immigration to gain political clout.

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Letter: Art story enlightening, but could’ve used more art

To the Editor:

I just read the article “Using Art to End Violence” by April Nishimura in the NWAW [in the Feb. 27-March 5 issue] and was glad to see it. I must agree with Ignacio’s comments about two different identities being complicated.

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