Archive for September, 2003

  • Untangling Chinese Family Roots: Genealogist offers some tips

    Untangling Chinese Family Roots: Genealogist offers some tips

    Jeanie Low, a San Francisco-based genealogist and lecturer for the National Genealogical Society, specializes in Chinese American history and offers tips on how to begin a search for family history.

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  • The Father of All Chinese Doctors: Holt A. Cheng was a trailblazer

    The Father of All Chinese Doctors: Holt A. Cheng was a trailblazer

    Recognition came nearly a century after Holt A. Cheng graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in San Francisco in 1904 and handily passed the California Medical Board examination to become the first Chinese American licensed physician in California.

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  • Her Bum Is on Fire: Jessica Hagedorn debuts with her latest novel

    Her Bum Is on Fire: Jessica Hagedorn debuts with her latest novel

    After years of chatting on the phone and sending various e-mails back and forth, I finally got the chance to meet writer extraordinaire Jessica Hagedorn.

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  • ‘Good’ Job, Supervisors

    ‘Good’ Job, Supervisors

    The effect of Proposition N — or Care Not Cash (CNC) — is still reverberating, regardless of its legal and political fate.

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Supply and Demand DEAR EDITOR: I am an active parent and serve on the School Site Council at two San Francisco public schools where my children attend.

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  • The Nationwide Impact of California’s Recall Election

    The Nationwide Impact of California’s Recall Election

    The Washington, D.C., region was hard hit by Hurricane Isabel last week, with well over a million people left without power, water or both.

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  • UpFront News Briefs

    UpFront News Briefs

    OVERHEARD“[The suit] definitely plants the seeds for other people and groups in other states to initiate [litigation] where there are punch-card ballot machines in some jurisdictions and not in others.”

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  • Chaplain Detained Over Documents

    Chaplain Detained Over Documents

    For nearly a year, Army Chaplain Capt. Yousef Yee peered through the steel mesh cells at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, dispensing religious guidance to suspected terrorists.

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  • Liu Keeps NYC Council Post

    Liu Keeps NYC Council Post

    John Liu won the Democratic primary on Sept.9 in his bid to remain district 20’s representative to the New York city council.Liu’s victory, 64 percent to 36 percent, over Isaac Sasson ensures that he will retain his position as the only Asian Pacific American citywide […]

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  • Fox Cancels ‘Banzai’

    Fox Cancels ‘Banzai’

    Mr. Banzai will no longer scream “Banzai!” for your television viewing pleasure. Fox television has canceled Banzai after a summer of controversy and protests. Racial caricatures like the show’s Mr. Banzai, who dressed in a karate outfit and shouted in a thick accent, offended many […]

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