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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for a $213,000 study aimed at gauging how hard AIDS has hit the county's large Vietnamese community and how people there are responding. Without discussion, supervisors approved spending $212,987 to staff and fund the program. But Ronald S. Rubino, the county's budget director, said the county expects to be reimbursed for that amount from the federal government, which is also taking part in the study.
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June 10, 1999 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Health officials announced a statewide advertising campaign Wednesday meant to combat the high smoking rate among Vietnamese Americans. The state-funded campaign will use television and print ads featuring popular Vietnamese entertainers in an effort to rid smoking of its cultural cachet. Smoking is regarded as a social norm for men in the Vietnamese American community, according to UC San Francisco researchers leading the effort.
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January 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The nation's first outdoor billboard in Vietnamese, promoting an anti-smoking message, has gone up in the city's Tenderloin District. The 12-foot-by-24-foot billboard, at the corner of Larkin and Eddy streets, is the work of the Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project under the direction of the UC San Francisco Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for a $213,000 study aimed at gauging how hard AIDS has hit the county's large Vietnamese community and how people there are responding. Without discussion, supervisors approved spending $212,987 to staff and fund the program. But Ronald S. Rubino, the county's budget director, said the county expects to be reimbursed for that amount from the federal government, which is also taking part in the study.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1991 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Asian Garden Mall, considered by the Vietnamese community to be the center of Little Saigon, was even more crowded than usual Saturday, as hundreds of people were attracted to the first free health fair held in the ethnic shopping district. "I've been wanting to go over to get checked out, but the line has been so long," said Henry Au Duong, who provided free refreshments for volunteers working across from his family-owned CNC Fast Food counter.
NEWS
June 10, 1999 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Health officials announced a statewide advertising campaign Wednesday meant to combat the high smoking rate among Vietnamese Americans. The state-funded campaign will use television and print ads featuring popular Vietnamese entertainers in an effort to rid smoking of its cultural cachet. Smoking is regarded as a social norm for men in the Vietnamese American community, according to UC San Francisco researchers leading the effort.
WORLD
February 9, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Vietnamese health officials today confirmed two more cases of bird flu in people, including one man who died, bringing the country's death toll to 14 and Asia's overall toll to 19. The latest death was that of a 27-year-old man from southern Binh Phuoc province, said Dr. Phan Van Tu at Ho Chi Minh City's Pasteur Institute. The man died today at Ho Chi Minh City's Hospital of Tropical Diseases. Tests also found bird flu in a 23-year-old man from central Lam Dong province.
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November 14, 1990 | KATHLEEN CALLO, REUTERS
Audrey Hepburn traveled to a remote, mountainous area of Vietnam this month to raise funds for poor children and help forge a kinder image of this isolated communist country. Hepburn, who has worked since 1988 as a "goodwill ambassador" for UNICEF, said she wanted to remind people in the West that Vietnam was a country, not just a war. "I would like to give a much more accessible, human picture of Vietnam than just the Vietnam War. It's a ghost that has to be laid" to rest, she said.
NEWS
September 10, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
At least 75 people, including several top Asian diplomats, were killed Friday when a Vietnamese jetliner crashed in heavy monsoon rain as it attempted to land at Bangkok's international airport, possibly after it was hit by lightning. Six people, including the two pilots of Air Vietnam Flight 831, survived the crash of the twin-engine plane--an aging, Soviet-built Tupolev 134--and all were taken to Bhumibol Hospital with serious injuries.
WORLD
January 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
Vietnam on Thursday reported four more suspected human cases of the avian flu that has infected poultry in three Asian countries, while China banned imports of chicken and the World Health Organization warned of an increasingly urgent situation. Vietnam has 14 suspected human cases of avian flu, with 12 deaths. One of the four suspected new cases has died. The WHO's top expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Hitoshi Oshitani, arrived in Hanoi on Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1991 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Asian Garden Mall, considered by the Vietnamese community to be the center of Little Saigon, was even more crowded than usual Saturday, as hundreds of people were attracted to the first free health fair held in the ethnic shopping district. "I've been wanting to go over to get checked out, but the line has been so long," said Henry Au Duong, who provided free refreshments for volunteers working across from his family-owned CNC Fast Food counter.
NEWS
January 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The nation's first outdoor billboard in Vietnamese, promoting an anti-smoking message, has gone up in the city's Tenderloin District. The 12-foot-by-24-foot billboard, at the corner of Larkin and Eddy streets, is the work of the Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project under the direction of the UC San Francisco Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1994 | BOB ELSTON
In Vietnam, hospitals aren't able to provide enough specialized, expensive treatment for the many children who need open-heart surgery. But with help from ProMedica International of Newport Beach, some financial supporters living in Orange County and a French-run medical institute in the Asian country, some of the children are getting the attention they need.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1997 | JULIE TAMAKI
The newly established Vietnamese Assn. of the San Fernando Valley will hold a dinner Saturday to honor its board members. Founded three months ago, the association offers a variety of social, recreational and cultural services to the Valley's Vietnamese community, which organizers estimate has grown to 20,000 people in the past two decades, said Richard Truong, the group's secretary.
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