Archive | Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/5

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NWAW’s February book recommendations

NWAW’s February book recommendations

From the outside, New York’s Chinatown may appear to be a united community filled with not just Chinese — both immigrants and American-born residents — but an array of individuals with many different backgrounds.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 9 | 2/27-3/50 Comments

Korean documentary ‘Old Partner’ effective, if lacking in consistent tone

Korean documentary ‘Old Partner’ effective, if lacking in consistent tone

Chung-ryoul Lee’s documentary “Old Partner” begins with pain. An old man climbs a long set of steps to a temple. He carries a cane. He pauses after each step. He inhales sharply after each step, wondering if he will ever get to the top. The notion of enduring pain and suffering continues throughout the film.

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Beijing Dance Academy comes to U.S. for ‘The Butterfly Lovers’ premier

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Chinus Cultural Productions and China Arts and Entertainment Group are presenting the U.S. premiere of ‘The Butterfly Lovers’ — hailed as China’s Romeo & Juliet — performed by the Beijing Dance Academy (BDA) Resident Dance Company. This production will take place on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at the Paramount Theatre.

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Editorial: Is redemption allowed in U.S. court system for immigrants?

Qing Hong Wu, 29, fell into a bad crowd when he was younger, according to a story in The New York Times (NYT). The child of legal Chinese immigrants, he and two other teenagers mugged four people in 1995 and 1996. Wu pled guilty to the robberies as an adult, even though he was only 16. He didn’t realize that it would have dire immigration consequences later on.

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Letter: Seattle Times column labels Olympian Patrick Chan as a whiner, is offensive to Asians

Ron Judd’s article in the Feb. 21 edition of The Seattle Times entitled “Whistler is for Tough Olympians; the Wimps are in Vancouver” should be subtitled “And the Racist is From Seattle.” Mr. Judd’s racism is thinly masked as humor in his sentences referring to Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan. “Thank you, Ms. Manners. Now please go back to your seaweed wraps.” Last time I checked, Patrick was a male name and Chan was a Chinese name.

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Blog: Wedding news at JACL’s gala

Blog: Wedding news at JACL’s gala

What’s a good reason for you to come to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) annual banquet at the Seattle Marriott Hotel?

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Blog: Gee How Oak Tin Family Association

Blog: Gee How Oak Tin Family Association

Seattle’s Chinatown Gee How Oak Tin Family Association celebrated its 110th year and held its Lunar New Year banquet at the House of Hong on Feb. 20. Unbelievably, this chapter’s history is even longer than its headquarters in San Francisco.

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Blog: Inspiring at JACL’s 88th gala

JACL has selected more young leaders to be their president for the past two decades than many other Asian organizations.

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Feb. 20: JACL awards four

Feb. 20: JACL awards four

Held at the Seattle Waterfront Hotel, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) celebrated the accomplishments of three people and one organization.

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

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