Archive | Vol 31 No 51 | 12/15-12/21

Linebacker Manti Te’o wins LOTT Trophy, loses Heisman

Linebacker Manti Te’o wins LOTT Trophy, loses Heisman

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o won the LOTT Trophy Friday, Dec. 7. The LOTT Trophy is given to the top defensive player in college football, taking into consideration both the player’s on-field performance and his character and work off the field.

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The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund announces 2013 Justice in Action Awards

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund announces 2013 Justice in Action Awards

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) announced the 2013 Justice in Action Award recipients on Monday, Dec. 10. AALDEF will honor Congressman John Lewis, representative from Georgia; Jose Antonio Vargas, DREAM Act activist and journalist; and Simone Wu of Choice Hotels International. The awards will be presented at the organization’s Annual Lunar […]

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ACLF hosts Community Leaders Program graduation dinner

ACLF hosts Community Leaders Program graduation dinner

The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leader held their 13th annual Community Leaders Program graduation dinner on Nov. 17, 2012 at South Seattle Community College. In addition to celebrating the graduates, the dinner also raised money for the program next year and honored Mai Nguyen, winner of the Kip Tokuda award.

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Puget Sound Business Journal names largest minority-owned businesses

The Puget Sound Business Journal and the University of Washington Minority Business Awards released the list of largest minority-owned businesses on Friday, Dec. 7.

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Illegal immigration drops after decade of growth

By Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — New census data released Thursday, Dec. 6 affirms a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases.

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Takei beams into Archie’s Riverdale

Takei beams into Archie’s Riverdale

By Matt Moore The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (AP) — Mr. Sulu in Riverdale? Oh my!

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Myanmar apologizes for violence against monks

By Aye Aye Win The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s government apologized for a violent crackdown on Buddhist monks and other foes of a copper mine in northwest Myanmar, which was the biggest use of force against demonstrators since reformist President Thein Sein took office last year.

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Psy apologizes for anti-American rap

Psy apologizes for anti-American rap

By Chris Talbott AP Music Writer South Korean rapper and Internet sensation PSY is apologizing to Americans for participating in anti-U.S. protests several years ago.

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Right hand ends Pacquiao’s night

Right hand ends Pacquiao’s night

By Tim Dahlberg AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — The idea of Manny Pacquiao being knocked out cold was shocking enough. The sight of him face down on the canvas, unresponsive even as bedlam broke out all around him, was positively frightening.

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Living life after loss

Living life after loss

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Isle of Dreams By Keizo Hino Dakley Archive Press, 2010 Shozo Sakai hasn’t seen much change in his life. He’s worked at the same construction firm for years, he has no ambitions of moving up the corporate ladder or pursuing a specific career, and  he has lived in the […]

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Seattle-born professor releases new translation of the I Ching

Seattle-born professor releases new translation of the I Ching

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Last fall, a new translation of the classic Chinese text, the “I Ching,” or “Book of Changes,” appeared in bookstores. This new version of the centuries-old text for divining one’s future appeared courtesy of a professor who grew up in Seattle and learned about Asian cultures from her early […]

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APA contributors honored at dinner

APA contributors honored at dinner

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly Leadership, volunteerism, and movers and shakers were the name of the game at the Northwest Asian Weekly and NWAW Foundation’s Top Contributors to the Asian Community banquet on Dec. 7.

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Poet Nellie Wong serves up sustenance and struggle

Poet Nellie Wong serves up sustenance and struggle

By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly If there’s one thing that Oakland-based poet Nellie Wong wants to make clear, it’s that she’s no Amy Tan.

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Vietnamese American boy who committed suicide in Utah was bullied

By Lena Sullivan The Associated Press A 14-year-old junior high school student in Utah committed suicide by shooting himself in the head in front of a group of classmates on Thursday, Nov. 29.

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PICTORIAL: The 2012 Top  Contributors Banquet

PICTORIAL: The 2012 Top Contributors Banquet

Photos by Binh Tran and Rebecca Ip

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EDITORIAL: It’s time to start moving on education — U.S. ranks behind Asia in math and science

Two reports released by the Department of Education on Tuesday, Dec. 11 showed that American fourth- and eighth-grade students still lag globally in math and science. The United States ranked 11th and 7th in fourth-grade math and science, respectively, and 9th and 10th in eighth-grade math and science.

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