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November 23, 2003
Re "More Vietnamese Immigrants Reaching End of Welfare Benefits," Nov. 1: Like the Vietnamese described in this article, many of us here in America have ancestors who, a few generations ago, were struggling to make their way. They did not "reach the end of their benefits," because there weren't any. They worked hard, learned the language and persevered. Whatever "social segregation" that they may have experienced fell away as they became an integral part of the fabric of the country.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1989
I agree with Councilman Frank Fry and the others who voted against a special parade for the Vietnamese ("Viet Group Wants Official Recalled," April 14). There are a lot of people very upset when they drive by those blocks in Westminster that look like Vietnam instead of the United States of America. Is it any wonder Westminster is divided? When are all foreigners (Vietnamese, Mexicans) going to realize if the United States is good enough to let them come here, they should adapt to our ways, our rules, our customs, and our language and not try to force their ways on us. LILY M. LEWIS Costa Mesa
BUSINESS
April 20, 2000 | (Greg Hernandez)
The Vietnamese Community of Orange County Inc. signed an agreement Wednesday with the U.S. Small Business Administration to begin a cooperative relationship that will help address the needs of minority businesses. The agreement will help the organization, which represents more than 3,000 local businesses owned by Vietnamese-Americans, increase participation in such SBA programs as those providing help with capital access and international trade and help to women-owned businesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Educators and leaders of Orange County's Vietnamese community on Saturday inaugurated an institute for teaching Vietnamese music, art, literature, language and history. More than 150 educators and business leaders attended the launch of the Viet Vien-Hoc Institute of Vietnamese Studies in Garden Grove. The educators included several prominent academics from Vietnam, most of whom taught at the University of Saigon and the University of Hue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A jury will now decide whether a Vietnamese woman who tried to set herself on fire last year is guilty of charges as serious as terrorism, or whether she simply wanted to protest Communism in her native country. Closing arguments wrapped up in federal court Thursday in the case of Ngoc Hanh Dang Nguyen, who was arrested last December. Witnesses say she carried a black bag to the front of a ballroom in the Marriott Hotel, where Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dzung was speaking.
NEWS
August 16, 1993 | Here are portions of the address Pope John Paul II gave Sunday to representatives of Vietnamese Catholics during his visit to Denver
Dear Vietnamese Friends, My visit to Denver for the World Youth Day gives me this opportunity to meet you, members of the Vietnamese community of the United States, and to reaffirm my pastoral solicitude and affection for the whole Vietnamese people. I greet each one of you. I greet the community in exile, and I send a special word of esteem and friendship to your brothers and sisters in your homeland, where many are listening to my voice through a radio link-up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1993 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until last week, my childhood memories of Vietnam were hazy. I vaguely recalled days with friends in school, and of always hearing--without understanding--the echoes of cannon fire somewhere off in the darkness. I remembered that seemingly unending day, April 25, 1975, at the Tan Son Nhut airport in Saigon, as an 8-year-old girl waiting with thousands of others under the glowering sun to embark on a journey my mother said would take us far away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1994 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Squinting into the bright sun, Huy Thi Vu hid tears as shereceived Communion at a special outdoor Mass on Sunday at Santa Ana Stadium to honor 117 Vietnamese Catholic martyrs. Along with Vu, more than 5,000 Vietnamese Roman Catholics gathered as part of an annual celebration of the martyrs, slain in their homeland from the 16th to 19th centuries. All were proclaimed saints in 1988 by Pope John Paul II in the largest group canonization in church history.
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