Tag Archive | "Vol 31 No 49 | December 1 – December 7"

‘Uncle’ Bob Santos to receive Banaag award from the president of the Philippines

‘Uncle’ Bob Santos to receive Banaag award from the president of the Philippines

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Santos featured on the FANHS Kiosk in the ID. (Photo by Charles Lam/NWAW)

The International District’s ‘Uncle’ Bob Santos will be traveling to the Philippines at the end of November to receive the “Banaag Award” from President Benigno Aquino III, as part of the country’s “Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas” program. Read the full story

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Rotarians honored for polio work in Africa and South Asia

Rotarians honored for polio work in Africa and South Asia

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From left to right: Ray Connell of the International District Rotary Club; Paul Ishii, President of the Rotary Club of Seattle; and Ralph Munro of the Rotary Club of Seattle (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

The Seattle Rotary Club, the largest Rotary Club in existence, honored former Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro, as well as six additional members of the Rotary Club International, at a dinner, hosted at the Westin Hotel on Nov. 14. Munro and the team ventured to Africa and South Asia to help eradicate polio. Each received a Paul Harris award, named after the founder of the organization. Read the full story

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Seattle Goodwill Glitter Gala raises money for English classes

Seattle Goodwill Glitter Gala raises money for English classes

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Gala emcee Denise Whitaker (left) with Seattle Goodwill President and CEO Ken Colling.

Seattle Goodwill held its 2012 Glitter Gala dinner and fashion show on Wednesday, Nov. 7, raising proceeds for its English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs. Read the full story

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Four hundred chickens donated to the ACRS food bank

Four hundred chickens donated to the ACRS food bank

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From left to right: Martha Lee (no relations), Yale Wong, Perry Lee (no relation), Jerry Lee (no relation), Eric Booker, and Fred Brown (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

A group organized by MulvannyG2 Chairman Jerry Lee donated 400 roasted chickens from Costco to the Asian Counseling & Referral Service (ACRS) food bank on Nov. 16 to help feed the needy. This is the fourth year the group has made this donation, which started when Jerry Lee and Cordell Lui drove by the food bank and saw the long lines for food in 2009. They will be making an additional donation of 400 chickens in time for Christmas.(end)

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Factory fire in Bangladesh highlights poor safety

Factory fire in Bangladesh highlights poor safety

By Farid Hossain and Julhas Alam
The Associated Press

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The factory fire set off days of protest, reminiscint of protests following a similar fire in 2006. Factory fires have killed over 200 people in Bangladesh since 2006.

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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the fire alarm went off, workers were told by their bosses to go back to their sewing machines. An exit door was locked. And the fire extinguishers didn’t work and apparently were there just to impress inspectors and customers. Read the full story

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Indonesian workers rally for benefits

By Niniek Karmini
The Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of Indonesian factory workers took to the streets in the country’s capital Thursday, Nov. 22 to protest low wages and a new social security law that will require them to pay for health services. Read the full story

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Chinese Mexicans celebrate reparation in Mexico

By Olga R. Rodriguez
The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Juan Chiu Trujillo was 5 years old when he left his native Mexico for a visit to his father’s hometown in southern China. He was 35 when he returned. Read the full story

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Beijing’s rivals protest new passport map

By Annie Huang
The Associated Press

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China has enraged several neighbors with a few dashes on a map, printed in its newly revised passports that show it staking its claim on the entire South China Sea and even Taiwan. Read the full story

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Seventh found guilty in connection with Chen case

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

Staff Sgt. Andrew J. Van Bockel received his sentence for his role in the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Fort Bragg. He was sentenced to two reductions in rank, an official reprimand, and 60 days of hard labor. Read the full story

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Lack of diversity in Wash.’s new legislature

By Staff
The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Legislature that will gather in Olympia early next year will be the least diverse group of state lawmakers in a generation, mostly due to fewer women. Read the full story

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China’s party paper falls for Onion’s joke on Kim

China’s party paper falls for Onion’s joke on Kim

By Staff
The Associated Press

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The Onion’s Sexiest Man Alive

BEIJING, China (AP) — The online version of China’s Communist Party newspaper has hailed a report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the “Sexiest Man Alive” — not realizing that The Onion has been a satirical paper since its inception in 1988. Read the full story

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BLOG: The race is on

BLOG: The race is on

By Assunta Ng

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_49/blog_candidates.jpgYou might say that Seattle’s 2013 election will be boring after the dramatic presidential and governor races that happened this year, but that’s not true.

On the contrary, thanks to Mayor Mike McGinn’s vulnerability, eight contenders have thought about replacing him, according to a Nov. 25 Seattle Times article.

The prospective candidates are State Sen. Ed Murray, Seattle City Councilmembers Tim Burgess (who officially announced his intent to run on Nov. 26) and Bruce Harrell, former councilmember Peter Steinbrueck, former King County Executive and federal official Ron Sims, businessman Charlie Staadecker, engineer and businessman Albert Shen, Seattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant, and former Mayor of Bellevue and Bremerton Cary Bozeman. What a fascinating mix of talent eyeing to be the No. 1 guy in Seattle!

It’s times like these when I wish I were a comedian who could craft jokes about McGinn and his challengers bullfighting at the Key Arena, firing missiles at each other from Mt. Rainer and the Space Needle, or maybe even roundhouse kicking each other during a martial arts tournament in Chinatown’s Hing Hay Park. But I’m not and I can’t. Read the full story

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Asians, Latinos win it for Inslee

Asians, Latinos win it for Inslee

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Jay Inslee (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

By Manuel Valdes
The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — If pollster Matt Barreto is right, then Latino voters in Washington were one of the key factors in Gov.-elect Read the full story

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Psy’s Gangnam Style becomes most viewed video on YouTube ever

Psy’s Gangnam Style becomes most viewed video on YouTube ever

By Andrew Lam
New America Media

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Anthropologists and linguists are no doubt having a field day trying to chronicle and dissect how, Read the full story

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Loh shows strength in Big Ten move — President Loh was recently named one of the 10 most popular college presidents.

Loh shows strength in Big Ten move — President Loh was recently named one of the 10 most popular college presidents.

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Wallace Loh

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

Wallace Loh, former dean at the University of Washington Law School Read the full story

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Sam Ung tells his story from the Cambodian Killing Fields

Sam Ung tells his story from the Cambodian Killing Fields

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Phnom Penh Noodle House owner Sam Ung (center white) with his family including wife Karen (left from center) and daughters (from left) Darlene, Diane, and Dawn. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

In 1975, after five years of civil unrest and increasing cruelty, the Khmer Rouge became the ruling party of Cambodia. Read the full story

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ReWA’s Amirfaiz sends message of hope and resiliency

ReWA’s Amirfaiz sends message of hope and resiliency

By Travis Quezon
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Someireh Amirfaiz

For the thousands of new immigrants and refugees who make Washington state their home each year, there are immediate Read the full story

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Work doesn’t stop after retirement for CTEF’s Dennis Su

Work doesn’t stop after retirement for CTEF’s Dennis Su

By Elizabeth Wang
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Dennis Su staffing a CTEF booth. (Photo from Dennis Su)

At 71, Dennis Su takes his retirement seriously. Whether it’s attending board meetings for multiple organizations around Read the full story

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Trong Pham, a man about building community

Trong Pham, a man about building community

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Trong Pham

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

When Trong Pham was young, he wanted to become an educational ambassador, so he could Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: Time to look towards Inslee’s staff

When Governor-elect Jay Inslee announced the co-chairs of his transition team, the Northwest Asian Weekly received angry letters from people who were upset that the chairs didn’t include an Asian American. Instead, the committee leaders were made up of Microsoft VP Brad Smith, Renton School District Superintendent Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel, and WSU President Dr. Elson Floyd. One writer felt that Inslee had betrayed Asian Americans, forgetting us even though we are the largest minority group in Seattle and King County. Read the full story

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