Archive | December 2011

Chinese vice minister visits Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Chinese vice minister visits Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Dr. Xin Lu, China’s Vice Minister of Education, visited Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) on Nov. 15 with a Chinese delegation to research workforce and technical training programs for use in China.

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Bill and Melinda Gates present three nonprofit leaders with $25,000 grants

Bill and Melinda Gates present three nonprofit leaders with $25,000 grants

On Nov. 16, at the Microsoft Alumni Foundation 2011 Celebration, Bill and Melinda Gates recognized the nominees, finalists, and three award-winning Microsoft alumni as 2011 Integral Fellows.

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International Special Review District Board welcomes three new members

International Special Review District Board welcomes three new members

The annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held on Nov. 15. Three positions were up for election.

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WAYNE’S WORLDS: Children … the gift that keeps on taking

WAYNE’S WORLDS: Children … the gift that keeps on taking

Wayne’s Worlds, a column about being a Chinese family man By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly There comes a time in our lives as parents when we begin to examine and even question the choices we have made. Before I go any further, let me first say that any derogatory statement that I make from […]

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Marathon finish for Ohno; Yao Ming’s wine; Football in India?

Marathon finish for Ohno; Yao Ming’s wine; Football in India?

The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly sports column about APIs By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the inaugural edition of my API sports column, The Layup Drill. The column will run down all the happenings in the world of sports in the Asian Pacific Islander community.

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Diner from Hawaii banned from Japanese restaurant due to comments

Diner from Hawaii banned from Japanese restaurant due to comments

HONOLULU (AP) — Negative feedback on a customer comment card has landed a Honolulu diner on a “no serve” list at a Japanese restaurant. Dave Young recently learned he’s no longer welcome at Tanaka of Tokyo’s three Oahu restaurants. Young, 59, of Makiki, is one of 17 on that list, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported last […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 50 | 12/10-12/160 Comments

Older Chinese riled by proposed SF bag fee

Older Chinese riled by proposed SF bag fee

By Peter Schurmann and Summer Chiang New America Media SAN FRANCISCO — San Mateo resident Dan Lin Shen says he often comes to San Francisco’s Chinatown to purchase fresh produce. But if a proposed piece of legislation that seeks to impose a tax on the use of plastic shopping bags goes forward, the 63-year-old says […]

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Ex-leader in court says Khmer Rouge not ‘bad people,’ blames Vietnam

By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A former leader of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime told a court that he and his comrades were not “bad people,” denying responsibility last Monday, Dec. 5, for the deaths of 1.7 million people during their 1970s rule and blaming Vietnam for any atrocities.

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Some Asians’ college strategy: Don’t check ‘Asian’

By Jesse Washington The Associated Press Lanya Olmstead was born in Florida to a mother who immigrated from Taiwan and an American father of Norwegian ancestry. Ethnically, she considers herself half Taiwanese and half Norwegian. But when applying to Harvard, Olmstead checked only one box for her race: white.

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BLOG: Three big-wigs in Seattle

BLOG: Three big-wigs in Seattle

  By Assunta Ng Three important leaders were in Seattle recently. I saw two of them. Ironically, the one that I didn’t meet was the one the Northwest Asian Weekly wrote the most about.

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BLOG: Family time for Gary Locke — Part 4

By Assunta Ng On weekends, family time is U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke’s priority. He is in charge of accompanying his kids to their school activities, picking them up in their own family van. Locke and his wife, Mona, encourage their kids to be active in making friends at school. Emily is now a swimmer. Dylan […]

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Paz makes looking for love delightful in ‘Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

Paz makes looking for love delightful in ‘Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The world’s favorite fairy tale about a young orphan’s dream to live a life without her abusive stepmother (Suzanne Bouchard) and obnoxious stepsisters Joy (Nick Garrison) and Grace (Sarah Rudinoff) makes its appearance this holiday season in downtown Seattle.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 30 No 50 | 12/10-12/160 Comments

Persons of interest sought by police in Vega homicide

Persons of interest sought by police in Vega homicide

By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Hair stylist and business owner remembered as “gentle soul”

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Posted in Features, Vol 30 No 50 | 12/10-12/162 Comments

How to not be a Grinch and enjoy a non-religious Christmas (while saving money)

How to not be a Grinch and enjoy a non-religious Christmas (while saving money)

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I love Christmas. Yes, I do. I know I am stepping on some toes by saying this. Being the publisher of Northwest Asian Weekly, I’ve had people accuse me of not being politically correct when I wish others a Merry Christmas.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 30 No 50 | 12/10-12/160 Comments

Multicultural families with special needs children empowered through Open Doors

Multicultural families with special needs children empowered through Open Doors

By Janelle Wetzstein Northwest Asian Weekly Raising a child with special needs can be extremely difficult — especially when English is not your first

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EDITORIAL: It should not take a tragedy for a community to come together

On our front page this week, we ran a story about Danny Vega, a Filipino American who died from injuries sustained during a beating by three young men. Though a very sad story, we found it heartening that many within the Filipino community have rallied around this tragedy, urgently working to make sure something like […]

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Glitter gala raises $220,000 for Seattle Goodwill

Glitter gala raises $220,000 for Seattle Goodwill

On Nov. 9, Seattle Goodwill held its annual Glitter Gala at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle. The event raised $220,000, which will benefit Goodwill’s job training and education programs.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 49 | 12/3-12/90 Comments

Robert Chinn Foundation presents 2011 Asian Hall of Fame awards

Robert Chinn Foundation presents 2011 Asian Hall of Fame awards

  Known as the “Robbies,” since 2004, the Asian Hall of Fame awards, given by the Robert Chinn Foundation, serve to honor people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent who have greatly contributed to the American experience. The awards event took place on Nov. 19 at the Asian Resource Center.

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Lao Heritage Foundation holds Fifth Annual Benefit Dinner

Lao Heritage Foundation holds Fifth Annual Benefit Dinner

On Nov. 12, the Lao Heritage Foundation’s Northwest chapter held its Fifth Annual Benefit Dinner at New Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant in the International District.

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Seattle Parks and Recreation presents Denny Awards to volunteers

Seattle Parks and Recreation presents Denny Awards to volunteers

On Nov. 29, Seattle Parks and Recreation presented six awards to individuals and entities that have volunteered time and energy to improving Seattle’s parks and programs.

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