Tag Archive | "Vol 29 No 8 | February 20 – February 26"

Local Cambodian family loses son and house in fire

Local Cambodian family loses son and house in fire

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

Sean Phuong looks at the location where his 17-year-old son, Patrick Soeun, died in a Feb. 1 house fire. (Photo by James Tabafunda/NWAW)

It was dark that Monday evening. The usual silence on Feb. 1 was about to be interrupted at the intersection of Fifth Avenue South and South Trenton Street in Seattle. Read the full story

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Immigration advocates urge comprehensive reform in 2010

Immigration advocates urge comprehensive reform in 2010

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

Naomi Ishisaki (left) and Pramila Jayapal (Photos by James Tabafunda)

In his State of the Union address on Jan. 27, President Obama encouraged both houses of Congress to “continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system – to secure our borders, enforce our laws, and ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation.” Read the full story

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Make it six: Ohno ties Blair for most U.S. medals

Make it six: Ohno ties Blair for most U.S. medals

Apolo Anton Ohno won his sixth Olympic medal, breaking a record set by Bonnie Blair. Can he get another in 2010? (Photo provided by www.apoloantonohno.com)

By Paul Newberry
The Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Boxed out by the South Koreans, with all hope of a medal appearing lost, Apolo Anton Ohno could only count on the freakishness of short track to pull it out.

When two skaters ahead of him went sliding into the padding, Ohno stuck his skate across the line and Olympic medal No. 6 was his.

The American pulled out a silver in the 1,500-meter final when two South Koreans took each other out on the final turn, allowing Ohno to tie Bonnie Blair for most medals won by a U.S. Winter Olympian. Read the full story

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Indian ashram teaches poor girls to think big

By Jacquelyn Martin
The Associated Press

DEHRADUN, India (AP) — In the pre-dawn fog of winter, a gong peals once and girls wrapped in shawls and head scarves emerge from their dormitories to attend Hindu prayers. A fire is lit as their young voices chant ancient Sanskrit verses. Read the full story

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Washington Muslims meet with lawmakers to discuss Islamophobia and low-income housing

Nearly 500 Washington Muslims met with legislators last month on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of the 2010 Washington State Muslims Day at the Capitol. Read the full story

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Japan says 3 whalers injured by activists

By Owen Pye
The Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) — Three crew members of a Japanese whaling vessel suffered face and eye injuries from acid fired by anti-whaling protesters during their latest clash in the Antarctic Ocean, their Japanese employers said Friday, Feb. 12. Read the full story

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Native Hawaiians discontented with tourism

Native Hawaiians discontented with tourism

By Herbert A. Sample
The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s tourism industry has long touted the islands’ native culture as a selling point to prospective visitors — such as leis, luaus, and the “aloha spirit.”

But Native Hawaiians appear to have little regard for the tourism industry’s impact on their culture, according to a survey released Feb. 12 by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Read the full story

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Chinese seen as potential Alaska gas customer

By Becky Bohrer
The Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials are looking to China, in what some believe will be that country’s strong demand for natural gas, to help the state advance its long-held pipeline dreams. Read the full story

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World’s tallest Chinese baby on the way?

World’s tallest Chinese baby on the way?

A pop! is a monthly column of all things Asian in pop culture

By Ninette Cheng
Northwest Asian Weekly

Looks like it’s time for another update on your favorite Asian American celebrities! This past month, Tila Tequila made a fool of herself, Yao Ming finds out that he is becoming a father, the Black Eyed Peas head home with three Grammy awards, John Park makes his mark on American Idol, and “Lost” returns. Plus, I have updates on awards, television shows, and movies. Read the full story

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Cuteness alert: Lunar New Year Children’s Parade Contest draws nearly 80 kids

Cuteness alert: Lunar New Year Children’s Parade Contest draws nearly 80 kids

On Feb. 13, children and their parents braved the rain to come out and participate in the inaugural Children’s Parade and Contest, organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly and sponsored by Panda Express. Of the nearly 80 participants, there were 20 finalists who received tickets from the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, and Woodland Park Zoo. The three winners got tickets and $50, $30, and $20, respectively, from the parade sponsors.

Contestants of the Children’s Parade wait for the parade to start outside of Northwest Asian Weekly’s news building on Feb. 13. (Photos by George Liu/NWAW)

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A tiger’s stripes

A tiger’s stripes

By Amy Phan
Northwest Asian Weekly


The year of 2010 yields a promising 365 days for the metal tiger. A vigorous, hardworking, and roller-coaster kind of year, the forecast is anything but boring. Individuals born in the year of the tiger are known for their love of competition and fierce protection of loved ones. Though they are natural born leaders, they can also become stubborn if they realize they’re not in charge. Read the full story

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Gotta picky eater?

Gotta picky eater?

Here are some yummy traditional foods that kids will like

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Editorial: Asians win proudly at the Winter Olympics!

Editorial: Asians win proudly at the Winter Olympics!

J.R. Celski (left) and Apolo Ohno

Remember when we all cheered for Asian Americans Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan? Gone are the days when we sat as a nation, riveted in front of our TVs, watching women’s figure skating during the Winter Olympics. So what’s there to cheer for in 2010?

A lot! Two men have stepped into the shoes of Yamaguchi and Kwan as Asian American athletic heroes. And they’re both local guys. The new sport to watch is short track speed skating. Read the full story

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Column: Pacman don’t need no ’roids, he’s got dynamite!

Column: Pacman don’t need no ’roids, he’s got dynamite!

Mark Lee

By Mark Lee
Northwest Asian Weekly

The Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight has now been called off.  Pacquiao has also filed a defamation lawsuit against Mayweather, his father Floyd Sr., his uncle Roger, and Golden Boy Promotions for allegedly accusing him of using performance-enhancing drugs. Read the full story

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Blog: Don’t ever believe that if it rains, no one will show up.

Blog: Don’t ever believe that if it rains, no one will show up.

Mavis Chan from Panda Express cuts the ribbon before the parade begins on Feb. 13. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Organizers of the Chinatown/ID Lunar New Year Celebration, the CIDBIA, prayed that there would be no rain on Lunar New Year’s eve. Read the full story

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Jan. 26: Municipal League of King County announces 2010 civic awardees

Jan. 26: Municipal League of King County announces 2010 civic awardees

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Wendy Cho Ripp

The Municipal League of King County will commemorate its 100th year by hosting its Centennial Celebration Dinner on March 18. At the event, this year’s civic award winners will receive their awards. Read the full story

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Dec. 6: 2010 NAAAP Seattle elects board of directors

Dec. 6: 2010 NAAAP Seattle elects board of directors

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Gil Gido

On Dec. 6, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Seattle Chapter held their elections at the Tea Palace in Renton.

Gil Gido was elected as the new president. Gido is a principal consultant at Ulysses’ Social Media Marketing Company. During the last 10 years, he worked within the Microsoft IT division at the Microsoft Corporation.

The other winners of the election and the 2010 NAAAP Seattle Board of Directors are Jennifer Phang, Marian Liu, Lynn Huynh, Rebecca Deng, Julie Pham, Hang Chen, Jenny Xu, Herbert Pang, David Eam, Nancy Ko, and Roxanne Tam. ♦

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Feb. 6–7: Great turnout at Sponge’s Lantern Festival Celebration

Feb. 6–7: Great turnout at Sponge’s Lantern Festival Celebration

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Terry Fung helps his kids, Emily and Nicholas Fung, make paper lanterns at the Chinese Lantern Festival celebration at Sponge in Issaquah. (Photo by Taryn Zier)

Sponge hosted its Lantern Festival Celebration at its Issaquah and Seattle locations where families were able to make paper lanterns and sample dumplings. About 100 people turned up at each location. Read the full story

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Feb. 7: Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America rings in the new year with Setsubun

Feb. 7: Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America rings in the new year with Setsubun

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The Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America in Granite Falls celebrated the beginning of spring by hosting Setsubun-sai.

Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America hosted Setsubun-sai to celebrate the beginning of spring. The festival took place in Granite Falls, Wash. Read the full story

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February: UW Provost Phyllis Wise in book, “Women of Color and Social Justice”

February: UW Provost Phyllis Wise in book, “Women of Color and Social Justice”

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Phyllis Wise

University of Washington Provost and Executive Vice President Phyllis Wise wrote the foreword in a book entitled, “Women of Color and Social Justice: Taking their Rightful Place,” edited by Richard Greggory Johnson III and G.L.A. Harris. ♦

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