Tag Archive | "Vol 30 No 50 | December 10 – December 16"

Aki Kurose students break world record in 10-minute indoor rowing relay

Aki Kurose students break world record in 10-minute indoor rowing relay

Aki Kurose’s indoor rowing team breaks world record in 10-minute relay. From left: Gabe Wright, Cong Truong, Randy Sac, and Nathan Thai. (Photo from seattleschool.org)

Students at Aki Kurose Middle School kicked off the second year of Erg Ed — a program that embraces rowing as an integral part of physical education — by setting a new world record in the 10-minute indoor rowing relay. The team logged 2,584 meters, beating the previous record of 2,557 meters set by Fisher Junior High in Indiana.

The four-person team is made up of Gabe Wright, Cong Truong, Randy Sac, and Nathan Thai. Read the full story

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Chinese vice minister visits Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Chinese vice minister visits Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Chinese Vice Minister of Education Dr. Xin Lu and LWIT President David Woodall (Photo by Boathill/from LWIT)

Dr. Xin Lu, China’s Vice Minister of Education, visited Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) on Nov. 15 with a Chinese delegation to research workforce and technical training programs for use in China. Read the full story

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Bill and Melinda Gates present three nonprofit leaders with $25,000 grants

Bill and Melinda Gates present three nonprofit leaders with $25,000 grants

Tom Ikeda with his wife, Sara Yamasaki, at Densho’s annual Sushi & Sake Gala on Nov. 10 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. About 600 people attended the event. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

On Nov. 16, at the Microsoft Alumni Foundation 2011 Celebration, Bill and Melinda Gates recognized the nominees, finalists, and three award-winning Microsoft alumni as 2011 Integral Fellows. Read the full story

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International Special Review District Board welcomes three new members

International Special Review District Board welcomes three new members

Joann Ware (left), Ching Chan (middle), and Marvin Rosete

The annual election for the International Special Review District Board was held on Nov. 15. Three positions were up for election. Read the full story

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WAYNE’S WORLDS: Children … the gift that keeps on taking

WAYNE’S WORLDS: Children … the gift that keeps on taking

Wayne’s Worlds, a column about being a Chinese family man

Wayne Chan

By Wayne Chan
Northwest Asian Weekly

There comes a time in our lives as parents when we begin to examine and even question the choices we have made. Before I go any further, let me first say that any derogatory statement that I make from here on about my kids should be immediately followed with the phrase, “But I love them anyways.”

I suppose it’s the constant grind that gets to you. Clothes that the kids grow out of in two weeks. Getting up at the crack of dawn to take them to school. Arguments they have with each other that stem from something completely irrelevant.  Read the full story

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Marathon finish for Ohno; Yao Ming’s wine; Football in India?

Marathon finish for Ohno; Yao Ming’s wine; Football in India?

The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly sports column about APIs

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Welcome to the inaugural edition of my API sports column, The Layup Drill. The column will run down all the happenings in the world of sports in the Asian Pacific Islander community. Read the full story

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Diner from Hawaii banned from Japanese restaurant due to comments

Diner from Hawaii banned from Japanese restaurant due to comments

HONOLULU (AP) — Negative feedback on a customer comment card has landed a Honolulu diner on a “no serve” list at a Japanese restaurant.

Dave Young recently learned he’s no longer welcome at Tanaka of Tokyo’s three Oahu restaurants. Young, 59, of Makiki, is one of 17 on that list, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported last Monday. Read the full story

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Older Chinese riled by proposed SF bag fee

Older Chinese riled by proposed SF bag fee

By Peter Schurmann and Summer Chiang
New America Media

SAN FRANCISCO — San Mateo resident Dan Lin Shen says he often comes to San Francisco’s Chinatown to purchase fresh produce. But if a proposed piece of legislation that seeks to impose a tax on the use of plastic shopping bags goes forward, the 63-year-old says he may consider shopping in other cities.

“I understand that plastic bags damage the environment,” says Shen. “But the bag charge just isn’t practical.”

Instead, he says the government should be focusing its efforts on educating the community about strategies for recycling and reuse. Read the full story

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Ex-leader in court says Khmer Rouge not ‘bad people,’ blames Vietnam

By Sopheng Cheang
The Associated Press

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A former leader of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime told a court that he and his comrades were not “bad people,” denying responsibility last Monday, Dec. 5, for the deaths of 1.7 million people during their 1970s rule and blaming Vietnam for any atrocities. Read the full story

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Some Asians’ college strategy: Don’t check ‘Asian’

By Jesse Washington
The Associated Press

Lanya Olmstead was born in Florida to a mother who immigrated from Taiwan and an American father of Norwegian ancestry. Ethnically, she considers herself half Taiwanese and half Norwegian. But when applying to Harvard, Olmstead checked only one box for her race: white. Read the full story

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BLOG: Three big-wigs in Seattle

BLOG: Three big-wigs in Seattle

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (center) pictured with his wife, Anita, and mother, Pansy, along with siblings Sharon, Manny, Edmon, Karl, and Linna (Photo by Ruthann Kurose)

 

By Assunta Ng

Three important leaders were in Seattle recently. I saw two of them. Ironically, the one that I didn’t meet was the one the Northwest Asian Weekly wrote the most about. Read the full story

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BLOG: Family time for Gary Locke — Part 4

By Assunta Ng

On weekends, family time is U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke’s priority. He is in charge of accompanying his kids to their school activities, picking them up in their own family van. Locke and his wife, Mona, encourage their kids to be active in making friends at school. Emily is now a swimmer. Dylan is a drummer in a band. Madeline is a gymnast. They celebrated Madeline’s 7th birthday on a Sunday by inviting many of her new friends to join them. Emily is two inches taller now, a poised young lady. Read the full story

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Paz makes looking for love delightful in ‘Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

Paz makes looking for love delightful in ‘Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

Jennifer Paz stars as the title character in "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella," playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Also featured are Suzanne Bouchard (as the stepmother), Sarah Rudinoff (Grace), and Nick Garrison (Joy). (Photo from 5th avenue.org)

The world’s favorite fairy tale about a young orphan’s dream to live a life without her abusive stepmother (Suzanne Bouchard) and obnoxious stepsisters Joy (Nick Garrison) and Grace (Sarah Rudinoff) makes its appearance this holiday season in downtown Seattle. Read the full story

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Persons of interest sought by police in Vega homicide

Persons of interest sought by police in Vega homicide

Danny Vega

By Jason J. Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Hair stylist and business owner remembered as “gentle soul” Read the full story

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How to not be a Grinch and enjoy a non-religious Christmas (while saving money)

How to not be a Grinch and enjoy a non-religious Christmas (while saving money)

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

I love Christmas. Yes, I do.

I know I am stepping on some toes by saying this. Being the publisher of Northwest Asian Weekly, I’ve had people accuse me of not being politically correct when I wish others a Merry Christmas. Read the full story

Posted in Cultures, Vol 30 No 50 | 12/10-12/16Comments (0)

Multicultural families with special needs children empowered through Open Doors

Multicultural families with special needs children empowered through Open Doors

By Janelle Wetzstein
Northwest Asian Weekly

Guests and friends at Open Doors for Multicultural Families 2011 Fall Family Event (Photo by Stephen Giang/Open Doors)

Raising a child with special needs can be extremely difficult — especially when English is not your first Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: It should not take a tragedy for a community to come together

On our front page this week, we ran a story about Danny Vega, a Filipino American who died from injuries sustained during a beating by three young men. Though a very sad story, we found it heartening that many within the Filipino community have rallied around this tragedy, urgently working to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again. Read the full story

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