By Ian Yue, New York 2006 Originally aired on KFAI, July 14, 2008.
July 12-13, 2008, marked the 12th year of the Twin Cities Dragon Festival, the state’s largest festival celebrating Asian American culture. While the event featured various cultural performances, martial arts demonstrations, and lots of Asian cuisine, a major focus was on the Dragon Boat Races. KFAI’s Ian Yue was on the scene for the weekend event.
By Naresh Rammohan, New York 2006, and Marlei Martinez Republished from RTN 205.2.
Taken by Marlei Martinez
The New York Giants versus Arizona Cardinals game blared on the television screen as John Tidd put out his cigarette in the ashtray next to his computer keyboard. Scattered piles of paperwork, plastic kids’ meal toys and hot pink high heels littered the area around his desk. An eye patch covered his right eye because he recently suffered an eye stroke. But even that did not prevent the burly businessman from finding his Marlboro pack in his breast pocket and lighting up another cigarette.
By Mary Jo Pham, New York 2006 Originally published in The Republican, Oct. 10, 2006. First place editorial prize for Newspaper Foundation of America.
The recent resignation of Republican U.S. Congressman Mark Foley over the disclosure of what have been called “overly-friendly” e-mails to young men who served in the Congressional House page program has been the focus of much media attention as well as much finger-pointing within the Republican party over how early certain members were informed of these e-mails.
What should have been done sooner and by whom are valid questions for investigation but these were barely points in a recent piece by New York Times columnist John Tierney printed in the Op Ed section of today’s Republican.
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