Archive | Vol 30 No 28 | 7/9-7/15

July 4: More than 500 people sworn in as U.S. citizens at Seattle Center

July 4: More than 500 people sworn in as U.S. citizens at Seattle Center

The Ethnic Heritage Council hosted the 27th Annual Naturalization Ceremony at Seattle Center. More than 500 people from 80 countries were sworn in by the Honorable Richard. C. Tallman, U.S. Circuit Court Judge.

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June 7: Children’s Alliance raises $85,000 at awards luncheon

June 7: Children’s Alliance raises $85,000 at awards luncheon

The Children’s Alliance raised $85,000 to protect children at its 2011 Voice for Children Awards Luncheon held at Seattle Center.

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May 24: Key Bank employees volunteer at Nikkei Concerns as part of nationwide community service day

May 24: Key Bank employees volunteer at Nikkei Concerns as part of nationwide community service day

Close to 150 Seattle KeyBank employees, as part of a nationwide effort that will incorporate more than 8,000 employees of KeyCorp nationwide, participated in the company’s 21st annual day of volunteer community service.

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June 18: SCCC’s Distinguish Alumni Al Sugiyama at commencement

June 18: SCCC’s Distinguish Alumni Al Sugiyama at commencement

Alan Sugiyama was selected by Seattle Central Community College to receive its Distinguished Alumni Award. This was the first time in the college’s 45-year history that it has named a distinguished alumnus. The award is expected to be given annually. The Distinguished Alumni Award was established this year by Seattle Central President Dr. Paul Killpatrick, […]

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New rules target racy Vietnamese cafes in Orange County’s strip malls

New rules target racy Vietnamese cafes in Orange County’s strip malls

By Amy Taxin The Associated Press GARDEN GROVE, California (AP) — At Cafe Miss Cutie, the windows are tinted, but not pitch black. The waitresses are wearing negligees, but not naked. And patrons are being urged to smoke outside.

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Global warming pause linked to sulfur in China

By Randolph E. Schmid The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have come up with a possible explanation for why the rise in Earth’s temperature paused for a bit during the 2000s, one of the hottest decades on record.

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The Dalai Lama’s greatest challenge: trying to retire when the worshippers refuse to accept it

The Dalai Lama’s greatest challenge: trying to retire when the worshippers refuse to accept it

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — In a lifetime spent advocating the plight of his Tibetan community, promoting inter-religious harmony

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Thailand to gets its first female prime minister

Thailand to gets its first female prime minister

By Todd Pitman The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military eased concerns of renewed turmoil last Monday by accepting the sweeping electoral win of toppled ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra’s party, while his sister vowed to reconcile the deeply divided nation as its first female prime minister. The election marked an extraordinary rebuke of the military-backed […]

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NWAW’s Outstanding Graduates — Part 2

NWAW’s Outstanding Graduates — Part 2

Compiled by staff Northwest Asian Weekly At the end of each school year, we run this column, which features some exceptional Asian American students that have made the most of their high school careers, whether it’s through academics, volunteer work, artistic endeavors, or in athletics.

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ID restaurants to bring back $2 tasting menu for annual Dragon Fest

ID restaurants to bring back $2 tasting menu for annual Dragon Fest

The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) organized the return of the $2 Food Walk at this summer’s Dragon Fest. On July 9 and July 10, 16 of Chinatown-ID’s top culinary destinations will offer up a menu of $2 bites. Participating restaurants include  Sea Garden, Kaname Izakaya, Harbor City, Oasis Tea Zone, Fu-Lin Ramen House, […]

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Blog: Some folks might visit the ID for the first time this weekend — for the Dragon Fest. May I quiz you for fun?

Questions 1. Can you have a good meal for $2 in the ID? 2. How many free newspapers can you pick up in the ID? 3. Ladies, can you make yourself beautiful in the ID? 4. Besides grocery stores and restaurants, where else can you find healthy food products? 5. Is the ID the magic […]

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Blog: Ballmer needs to go?

Blog: Ballmer needs to go?

Your question for Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, “captured the lede in the Seattle Times,” a Seattle Rotary Club member e-mailed me.

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Blog: Behind the news

It took the rotary club more than a year to get Ballmer to speak. In February, he was supposed to appear, but he canceled at the last minute when the White House invited him to a business forum.

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Commentary: First Hill Streetcar to threaten access to International District Village Square

Commentary: First Hill Streetcar to threaten access to International District Village Square

By Teresita Batayola, Maiko Winkler-Chin, and Janice Deguchi For Northwest Asian Weekly Approaching International District/Chinatown from the southeast, you are quickly in the midst of vibrant activity centered on 8th Avenue South, with South Dearborn and South Lane Streets as its borders.

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APIs look for love by logging on

APIs look for love by logging on

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly After a quick glance at the profile in front of her, Belinda Tjader decided the guy wasn’t her type.

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Chinese American orgs request expression of regret from Congress

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It was a moment in American history that is hard for many to forget. From 1848 to 1855, Chinese immigrants booked passage with the Pacific Mail Steamship Company and the Occidental and Oriental Steamship Company. They dreamed of finding gold in the mountains of California.

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World’s largest service club organization installs its first Chinese Lion

World’s largest service club organization installs its first Chinese Lion

Click here to see the pictorial. By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Wing-Kun Tam knows that there are 950,000 people in China who are blind. He sees how their quality of life is affected. For many, blindness limits not only the capabilities of individuals, but also of families. For each visually impaired person, there is […]

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Local Indonesians give gift of education to overseas students

Local Indonesians give gift of education to overseas students

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly In the fourth largest country in the world, in terms of population, people dream of eliminating corruption, climbing out of poverty, and becoming educated.

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A parade of Lions

A parade of Lions

Click here to see the story. From July 4 through July 8, members of Lions Clubs International from all over the world gathered in Seattle for its annual convention. One of the activities members engaged in was a parade. An award-winning float came from India, which earned second place. Mainland China earned second prize in […]

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Director Lu explores fall of Nanking

Director Lu explores fall of Nanking

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese director Chuan Lu graduated from the prestigious Beijing Film Academy and wrote his dissertation on Francis Ford Coppola, director of the “Godfather” saga. He summons all of his knowledge for his devastating third dramatic feature, “City of Life and Death,” a study of the Nanking Massacre. The still-shocking […]

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