Archive | September 2012

New AIDS-like disease in Asians, not contagious

By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms, even though they are not infected with HIV.

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Vietnam arrests ex-bank director as probe widens

Vietnam arrests ex-bank director as probe widens

By Chris Brummitt The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police have arrested the former director of one of Vietnam’s largest banks as part of a widening probe into economic crimes that has spooked investors and added to doubts about the financial stability of a country once seen as an emerging Asian giant.

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Apple’s victory could mean fewer phone options

Apple’s victory could mean fewer phone options

By Paul Elias The Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury’s conclusion that Samsung stole the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad could mean fewer smartphone options for consumers to choose from, analysts said.

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Soldier pleads guilty at Fort Bragg in hazing case

By Staff The Associated Press FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Another soldier is being punished for his role in the suicide of an Army private, who authorities say killed himself because he was hazed over his Chinese ancestry.

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The Layup Drill — Lin and Ichiro leave, fans say farewell, others say good riddance

The Layup Drill — Lin and Ichiro leave, fans say farewell, others say good riddance

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Is Jeremy Lin stupid? I know I’ve written before that there were too many articles on Jeremy Lin and the Linsanity phenomenon, but this summer required another look. This time, Lin made a controversial career decision by leaving New York and heading to Houston.

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Center for APA Women host Whole Person Leadership Conference

The Center for APA Women joins the University of Washington School of Law to host a conference on Whole Person Leadership at UW’s W.H. Gates Hall, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference, focused on balancing work and personal life, will include a moderated panel featuring Susan Hacker, vice president of T-Mobile; […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 31 No 36 | 9/1-9/70 Comments

Polarizing issues at third annual Ethnic Media Candidates Meet and Greet

Polarizing issues at third annual Ethnic Media Candidates Meet and Greet

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly More than 120 members of ethnic media and more than 25 candidates networked and discussed hot topic issues at the Sea Beez’ Candidates Meet and Greet, held at the Nagomi Tea House in Seattle’s International District on August 22. Sea Beez, an organization providing opportunities for ethnic communities and media, […]

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BLOG: Double standard in the Asian community

BLOG: Double standard in the Asian community

By Assunta Ng While battling brain cancer, noted community leader Cheryl Chow came out of the closet and announced that she’s a lesbian. The mainstream media covered the issue extensively last week.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 36 | 9/1-9/70 Comments

BLOG: Triple Happiness

BLOG: Triple Happiness

By Assunta Ng “Double Happiness” is a common Chinese character seen at weddings. For Fred Yee though, “Double Happiness” is not enough to depict the number of blissful honors he has encountered this year. A week before his son got married on Aug. 18, he was elected as the U.S. western division vice president for […]

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BLOG: No pork, please

BLOG: No pork, please

By Assunta Ng I volunteered to secure the food for Sea Beez’ Ethnic Media Candidates Meet and Greet. A man asked me if there were any dishes without pork.

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BLOG: Cheering on the female candidates

BLOG: Cheering on the female candidates

By Assunta Ng While at the Ethnic Media Candidates Meet and Greet, organized by Sea Beez and members of local ethnic media, I enjoyed meeting the female candidates. It is encouraging to see female candidates running for top office. Kim Wyman and Kathleen Drew are pursuing a seat for the Secretary of State. If one […]

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COMMENTARY: Healthier days are ahead

COMMENTARY: Healthier days are ahead

By Janet Chung, Legal Voice; and Gabriela Quintana, Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce FOR NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Seattle summers are the best. But with school, fall weather and flu season around the corner, juggling work and family responsibilities will get a little more challenging. There is a bright spot ahead, though.

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Molly Shen and Andy Wappler host NWAW’s 30th anniversary gala

Molly Shen and Andy Wappler host NWAW’s 30th anniversary gala

Northwest Asian Weekly has booked Andy Wappler, former chief meteorologist at KIRO, and KOMO news anchor Molly Shen as emcees for its 30th anniversary gala on October 5, from 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Seattle’s Sheraton Hotel Grand Ballroom. Wappler and Shen will introduce performances and events at the gala, including a short auction […]

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EDITORIAL: Don’t wait for amnesty to kick in, apply for it now!

Many young immigrants brought to this country illegally have already started the process of applying for the deportation deferral program. However, others are still hesitant to come forward, worried that the program will fall short of its promises.

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Local Asian American makes film to address youth drug abuse

Local Asian American makes film to address youth drug abuse

By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly At 18 years old, Peter Phan has encountered issues that many young people his age have

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 36 | 9/1-9/72 Comments

Sikhs and local community join efforts to address hate crimes

Sikhs and local community join efforts to address hate crimes

By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly A candlelight vigil held on August 11 at the Gurudwara Singh Sabha of Washington helped

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Washington politicians draw from excess campaign cash

Washington politicians draw from excess campaign cash

By Mike Baker The Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — With their excess campaign cash, politicians in Washington state often return money to donors, forward it to their political party, or donate it to charity.

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