Chinese silent films provides a window into history and a reflection of social issues of the time, says Seattle author Richard Meyer, who spoke about his new book, “Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai,” at the University Bookstore on Oct. 21.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao believes that the biggest potential fight in boxing will never happen because Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants no part of him.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The only man indicted in the December 2007 slaying of two Louisiana State University (LSU) graduate students from India is scheduled to stand trial on May 24.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia teenager has been sentenced to 12.5 to 25 years for the murder of a 69-year-old Chinese immigrant. The victim was attacked as he was taking his evening stroll in northeast Philadelphia two years ago.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have jailed an outspoken Uighur journalist for allegedly endangering national security, a colleague said on Oct. 30, adding to the scores of detentions reported in the restive Xinjiang region since deadly ethnic rioting erupted there four months ago.
BANGKOK (AP) _ A fugitive, former adviser to a Thai bank whose failure caused a crisis of confidence that helped spark the 1997 Asian financial meltdown, was back in Bangkok last Saturday, Oct. 31, facing prosecution after his extradition from Canada.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Taiwan’s capital on Saturday, Oct. 31, calling for increased tolerance and the enactment of anti-discrimination legislation.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is aware of an upcoming visit by two American officials and supports the new U.S. policy of engaging with Myanmar’s military rulers, her lawyer said last Saturday, Oct. 31.
Wow! And we thought that this year’s elections would pale in comparison to last year’s exciting presidential race.
Results as of press time on Wednesday night, Nov. 4
Initiative Measure No. 1033
66.72 percent NO to 33.28 percent YES
Referendum Measure No. 71
66.59 percent APPROVED to 33.41 percent REJECTED