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May 18, 1992 | ROSE KIM
When UC Irvine advertised four years ago for a mathematical political scientist, Sung-Chull Lee was one of few in the country who could claim such an esoteric title. Lee, 36, uses numbers and mathematical equations, instead of words, to predict and discuss human behavior. At UC Irvine, he belongs to an elite team of researchers under the direction of Duncan Luce, a renown professor in the cognitive sciences.
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June 16, 2000 | K. CONNIE KANG and MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For most of his adult life, Garden Grove resident Kyung Kim has felt a schism in his heart because of the history of his homeland. Kim, now 62 and retired, left North Korea and much of his extended family when he was a boy, first moving to South Korea, then immigrating to the United States in 1970. Since then, politics and geography have separated him from his family and his heritage.
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June 16, 2000 | K. CONNIE KANG and MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For most of his adult life, Garden Grove resident Kyung Kim has felt a schism in his heart because of the history of his homeland. Kim, now 62 and retired, left North Korea and much of his extended family when he was a boy, first moving to South Korea, then immigrating to the United States in 1970. Since then, politics and geography have separated him from his family and his heritage.
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June 19, 1997 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 14 years, the congregation of Gospel First Korean Baptist Church worshiped on rented time--only in the afternoon, in a sanctuary they leased from a larger church. Last year, after ceaseless searches for a place the 75-member congregation could afford, the church bought a modest one-story brick building near some auto repair garages, fast-food joints and old apartment buildings. The worshipers finally felt at home, Pastor Edward Shin said.
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June 16, 1991 | Researched by KATHIE BOZANICH / Los Angeles Times
Asians and Pacific Islanders in the County by Subgroup % Change Rank Group Population Since 1980 1. Vietnamese 71,822 +271% 2. Chinese 41,403 +191% 3. Korean 35,919 +217% 4. Filipino 30,356 +178% 5. Japanese 29,704 +42% 6. Asian Indian 15,212 +206% 7. Other Asian 6,613 n/a 8. Cambodian 3,979 n/a 9. Hawaiian 3,166 +41% 10. Samoan 2,979 +48% 11. Laotian 2,893 n/a 12. Thai 2,227 n/a 13. Guamanian 1,406 +48% 14. Hmong 575 n/a 15. Tongan 345 n/a 16. Other Micronesian 247 n/a 17.
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February 21, 1996 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her body shook as she sobbed, and her face was creased with pain. As Sun Im Kim clawed at the white funeral hearse that contained her son's body, mourners found themselves looking away Tuesday, unable to watch her grief. It was the last time that Hong Il Kim, 27, would be going home.
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November 2, 1990 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a 7-year-old trick-or-treater struck by a car clung to life Thursday, several Asian-American community leaders said more needs to be done to reach new immigrant parents who may be unfamiliar with the hazards of Halloween. Hoang Minh Le, 5, was killed Halloween night and his brother, Thanh Ming Le, 7, a first-grade pupil at the Hanson Elementary School in Anaheim, remained in critical condition Thursday on life support systems at UCI Medical Center in Orange, authorities said.
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September 6, 1995 | DEBORAH SULLIVAN
In a small classroom, students eagerly jot down words in their new language. "La fecha. La hora," the teacher writes on the board--Spanish for "the date" and "the hour." The group's members are Korean--merchants, business people, health-care professionals and others. They are studying Spanish to improve relations with their Latino clientele. "A lot of Koreans are in a small business and deal with Hispanic customers," said Dr.
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January 6, 1992 | Cristina Lee
WHAT RECESSION? The number of Korean dry cleaners, above, is up dramatically in Orange County, despite the slumping economy. . . . Of the 625 registered here, all remain in business despite tough times. The secret? Being relatively debt-free, says Seo Jun (George) Ma, who edits an industry trade paper. "I told them to get those interest payments out of the way, and they should be able to weather a recession," he says. . . .
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August 4, 1990 | JIM TORTOLANO
It's a city already well-known for its rainbow of citizens. In one of its oldest neighborhoods, Korean businesses have moved in and some longtime residents feel displaced, like strangers in their hometowns. The setting, though, is not a New York City borough. It's Garden Grove, and in an effort to head off racial clashes that have occurred in other areas, residents have started getting together to discuss their differences.
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October 13, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Wan Pae Chu taught his two young children a little something about his homeland Saturday by introducing them to the Korean Festival of Orange County. "We've never seen this before," Chu said, while watching the marching bands and colorful floats pass by during the festival's parade. "This is letting them know about our heritage." He greeted parade participants in Korean, and his 6-year-old son, Joseph, followed suit. "Anyong ha se yo ('Hi, how are you?'
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October 11, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend's 14th Annual Korean Festival of Orange County, which will feature a parade, folk dancers, carnival rides and models showing off traditional dress. Opening ceremonies will be Friday at K.D. & Seoul Plaza on Garden Grove Boulevard in Garden Grove. Carnival rides will begin at noon; folk dancers from An-Yang, Korea, will perform at 6 p.m.
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October 9, 1996 | CATHY WERBLIN
Ten delegates from Garden Grove's sister city of Anyang, South Korea are set to arrive today for an eight-day tour of local attractions and businesses and to attend the annual Korean Festival this weekend. Led by Anyang Vice Mayor Kwon Ho Jang, the delegates will tour the Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove High School and city facilities during their stay. The visit marks the ninth year Anyang officials have visited Garden Grove.
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March 31, 1996 | THAO HUA TRACY WEBER and LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
This part of the televised Valentine's Day chase of Hong Il Kim is clear: With a car on either side of his red Toyota 4-Runner, two police cruisers behind, a concrete wall in front and officers surrounding him with their guns drawn, Kim had nowhere to go. But when four officers shot the 27-year-old South Korean national to death--while the TV cameras rolled--the incident became muddled with doubts. Did police have to shoot? Was it necessary for Kim to die?
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March 31, 1996 | THAO HUA TRACY WEBER and LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
This part of the televised Valentine's Day chase of Hong Il Kim is clear: With a car on either side of his red Toyota 4-Runner, two police cruisers behind, a concrete wall in front and officers surrounding him with their guns drawn, Kim had nowhere to go. But when four officers shot the 27-year-old Korean national to death--while TV cameras rolled--the incident became muddled with doubts. Did police have to shoot? Was it necessary for Kim to die?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1996 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her body shook as she sobbed, and her face was creased with pain. As Sun Im Kim clawed at the white funeral hearse that contained her son's body, mourners found themselves looking away Tuesday, unable to watch her grief. It was the last time that Hong Il Kim, 27, would be going home.
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October 12, 1991 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carnival lights twinkled, meat sizzled and dancers twirled Friday as the 1991 Korean Festival of Orange County kicked off for the weekend in what is now the third-largest Korean commercial district in the nation. In fact, the festival itself--held on Garden Grove Boulevard in a shopping complex between Brookhurst and Gilbert streets--has helped to attract more than 1,000 Korean-owned businesses to the boulevard, organizers said.
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February 17, 1996 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shaken Korean American community leaders said Friday they are drafting a protest letter to authorities demanding an explanation for the death of 27-year-old Hong Il Kim, who was shot by police officers in Orange this week. "We think the police did wrong," said Koo Oh, president of the Korean American Assn. of Orange County. "Everybody says the police acted too early when they shot him."
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September 6, 1995 | DEBORAH SULLIVAN
In a small classroom, students eagerly jot down words in their new language. "La fecha. La hora," the teacher writes on the board--Spanish for "the date" and "the hour." The group's members are Korean--merchants, business people, health-care professionals and others. They are studying Spanish to improve relations with their Latino clientele. "A lot of Koreans are in a small business and deal with Hispanic customers," said Dr.
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