Tag Archive | "Vol 28 No 50 | December 5 – December 11"

Wah Mee inmate to open up about 1983 massacre

Wah Mee inmate to open up about 1983 massacre

Part 1 of Northwest Asian Weekly’s exclusive with Tony Ng
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McNeil inmate Tony Ng, who was sentenced to 35 years in for his participation in the Wah Mee Massacre in 1983, gives his first recent interview to Northwest Asian Weekly in February at McNeil Inmate Corrections Center. (Photo by Amy Phan/NWAW)

 

By Amy Phan
Northwest Asian Weekly

An unassuming, petite, and stoic-looking Asian inmate blends into the McNeil Island Corrections Center (MICC) scenery well. With his eyes cast to the floor, with neatly shined shoes, and a well-kept outer appearance, only a name — in small sized font on an inmate badge — hints at a more complicated past: Wai-Chiu Ng. Read the full story

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New NAPCA CEO on goals and challenges

New NAPCA CEO on goals and challenges

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Christine Takada

By Ninette Cheng
Northwest Asian Weekly

During these tough economic times, the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) and its new president and CEO Christine Takada are looking out for the aging Asian Pacific  Islander (API) population.  NAPCA is a national nonprofit organization and its mission is to enhance the dignity, well being, and quality of life for API seniors. I spoke with Takada, who was named the president in October, regarding the organization and what lies ahead in 2010. Read the full story

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Asian Americans prominent on Constantine’s senior personal staff

Asian Americans prominent on Constantine’s senior personal staff

Asian Americans prominent on Constantine’s senior personal staff

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King County Executive Dow Constantine with his senior personal staff. L-R: Administrative Assistant Lee Anne Hughes, Director of Communications Frank Abe, Exec. Constantine, Director of Government and Labor Relations Sung Yang.


By Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

Dow Constantine was sworn in as King County Executive on Nov. 24. The event took place in Daniels Recital Hall in Seattle. Read the full story

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Suspect in police slayings killed in Rainier Valley

Maurice Clemmons, suspected of gunning down four police officers in a coffee shop in Lakewood, was shot and killed by a lone officer on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Rainier Valley, Assistant Police Chief Jim Pugel said. Read the full story

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Betty Patu, an educator who won’t give up

Betty Patu, an educator who won’t give up

Betty Patu, an educator who won’t give up

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New Seattle School Board director of District 7 Betty Patu has a moment of introspection, reflecting on her 32 years of service in Seattle Public Schools. Patu started her new job as director on Dec. 2. (Photo by James Tabafunda/NWAW)

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

After retiring last June with 32 years of service in the Seattle Public Schools, she returns with her no-holds-barred belief in getting “her kids” to stay in school and having teachers reach all of them. Read the full story

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Chinese American Historical Day now California law, Dec. 17 day of inclusion

In commemorating the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act and the recent passage of ACR 76 in California, California State Assembly member Mike Eng, the Yee Fow Museum, and other state and national organizations held a public conference on Dec. 6 at the Chinese American Museum in California. Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/11Comments (0)

Salinas to reopen historic cafe as Asian museum

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — The Republic Cafe in Salinas served as a gathering place for the local Asian American community for decades. Federal funds are currently helping to transform it into a museum and cultural center. Read the full story

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Activists diversifying ranks in traditionally Latino-led movement: immigration reform

By Suzanne Gamboa
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the noisy town hall meetings, Tea Party protests and sky-is-falling speeches characterizing much of the health care debate is a less visible, but an intense push to broaden the face of the immigration reform movement. Read the full story

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Chinese immigrant says news story changed his life

By Katy Moeller
For The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Andy Louie was a teenager in the 1940s, living a hardscrabble life in southern China. Starvation was rampant, the Japanese occupied the region, and the future looked bleak. Read the full story

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An ex-banker becomes a gamer

An ex-banker becomes a gamer

By Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

Read the full story

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/11Comments (1)

NWAW’s December must-reads

NWAW’s December must-reads

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

“The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya”
By Nagaru Tanigawa
Little, Brown and Company, 2009

The SOS Brigade is back and still on its mission to keep Haruhi Suzumiya — a high school student who unknowingly has the power to destroy the world — happy.

In this sequel to “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya,” Kyon and the rest of the brigade (whose name stands for Save the World by Overloading it with Fun Haruhi Suzumiya) members go along with Haruhi as she takes on the task of making a movie for their school’s cultural festival. Read the full story

Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/11Comments (0)

First lady wears Naeem Khan gown to state dinner

First lady wears Naeem Khan gown to state dinner

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wait to welcome India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur to the State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington on Nov. 24. (Photo by Charles Dharapak/AP)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wait to welcome India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur to the State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington on Nov. 24. (Photo by Charles Dharapak/AP)

By Samantha Critchell
The Associated Press

First lady Michelle Obama chose to wear a gleaming silver-sequined, cream-colored gown last Tuesday night to the first state dinner held by her husband’s administration. She was tending to her hostess duties in a strapless silhouette with the beads forming an abstract floral pattern that was custom-made by Naeem Khan. She wore a matching wrap, a stack of bangle bracelets on her wrist, and dangling earrings.

The guests of honor at the dinner were Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur, making Obama’s choice of the Indian-born, U.S.-based designer seem appropriate.

For a preview of the event, Obama wore a skirt by Rachel Roy, also an Indian American. “That gave us a preview that she was going to use clothes to convey a meaning,” said Mary Tomer, author of the new book, “Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy.”

“They were really thoughtful choices,” she said. Read the full story

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America wages a new war in Vietnam — on AIDS

America wages a new war in Vietnam — on AIDS

By Ben Stocking
The Associated Press

In this photo taken on Oct. 12, children who are HIV positive, are orphans, or live with their HIV positive mothers at the Mai Tam Center in Ho Chi Minh City rest on the floor of the center. (Photo by David Guttenfelder/AP)

In this photo taken on Oct. 12, children who are HIV positive, are orphans, or live with their HIV positive mothers at the Mai Tam Center in Ho Chi Minh City rest on the floor of the center. (Photo by David Guttenfelder/AP)

TINH BIEN, Vietnam (AP) — When her husband fell ill with AIDS, doctors at the hospital turned him away, fearing they would catch the virus. Read the full story

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World’s deadliest assault on journalists occur in Philippines

World’s deadliest assault on journalists occur in Philippines

General Santos city is located in the south of the Philippines. The volatile area was where 57 civilians who were killed during a Nov. 23 attack.

General Santos city is located in the south of the Philippines. The volatile area was where 57 civilians who were killed during a Nov. 23 attack.

By Jim Gomez
The Associated Press

GENERAL SANTOS, Philippines (AP) — Kristia Subang wiped her father’s coffin with a cloth and recalled the last time she saw the veteran newspaperman, when he woke her with a surprise gift of a new set of shoes for school — the night before he and 29 colleagues were massacred on their final assignment.

Relatives of the journalists — among 57 civilians who were shot and hacked to death in a Nov. 23 attack on an election convoy in the southern Philippines — gathered for a wake on Sunday, Nov. 29, at a rundown funeral parlor. The white wooden coffins were all shut except for one, disfigured in a slaughter that used guns, machetes, and a backhoe.

The massacre highlighted the violent factionalism that plagues the volatile region — and the deadly risks journalists take in covering it. The powerful clan accused in the killings vowed it was innocent and said Sunday it would wage a legal battle to disprove the allegations. Read the full story

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China attempts to fix its failing health care system

By Gillian Wong
The Associated Press

JIZHUANGCUN, China (AP) — Unable to rely on China’s broken health care system, the Ji family was desperate. Read the full story

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Asian Americans all over U.S. win jobs as government officials

Asian Americans all over U.S. win jobs as government officials

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

Asian Americans around the country have made history in 2009 in their efforts to become part of the political realm. Read the full story

Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/11Comments (0)

Editorial: Why hire Asians? What’s the point?

Last week, it was announced that King County Executive Dow Constantine’s top aides were six notable people. Two of them are Asian Americans Frank Abe and Sung Yang. Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn named Asian American Phil Fujii as one of his three top aides.   Read the full story

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Blog: Enough is enough, McGinn

Blog: Enough is enough, McGinn

Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn (left) and public meeting facilitator Kip Tokuda (middle) addresses a crowd of attendees, asking them what would make Seattle better. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn (left) and public meeting facilitator Kip Tokuda (middle) addresses a crowd of attendees, asking them what would make Seattle better. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

On Dec. 2, Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn held a town hall meeting at the Langston Hugh Theater. Facilitated by former State Rep. Kip Tokuda, attendees were supposed to give McGinn input on how to make Seattle a better city. Read the full story

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Blog: There’s life after politics

Gov. Sarah Palin makes millions as an author after quitting her job before her term as governor of Alaska was over. This is not an example for other politicians to follow. Read the full story

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Letter: ‘Africa needs to be rescued from China’

To the Editor:

[I] read the [Associated Press] article, “China–Guinea deal highlights Africa business ties,” by Christopher Bodeen. [I am] very sorry for the content of that article for the following reasons: [the] article shows that China has joined in on the rape of Africa and [its] murder [and] demise. Read the full story

Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/11Comments (0)

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