O brave new world, that has such people in't!
Above: On 5/31/2007 Sycamore High School, Ohio, honored her Seniors for excellence in mind
and heart.  Among the graduates recognized is Daniela Martos who won the Charleston & Shirley
Wang Scholarship given in recognition of the outstanding student who completed the English as a
Second Language (ESL) program at Sycamore. Ms. Martos was born in Venezuela, plays piano,
played lacrosse, and is a volunteer at her church.  Congratulations Daniela and all graduates as
you head for a Brave New World.  Shown in photo above are Zachary Goldman welcoming the
guests and the graduates who, appropriately, are wearing their honor cords.
Above:  This colorful SUVSAURUS was spotted outside the Play-by-Play Sports Bar on Plainfield
Road in the City of Silverton, Ohio on 5/31/2007.  With gas prices hovering at $3.50 per gallon, this
SUVSAURUS is indeed a rare find and to be marvelled at because such gas sucking monsters are
on their way to extinction.  To read more about the
SUVSAURUS, click here.
WANG NEWS is pleased to introduce Beverly Jones' Life in the Turn Lane, as a
regular feature on First Page News.
Life in the Turn Lane gives thought provoking
commentary on life, religion and politics.  
To read Beverly's latest reflections, click
here or click on picture.
Photo below:  On 10/02/2006, Jim Wallis, founder of
Sojourner's and author of God's Politics keynoted the 6th
Annual Public Meeting of
The Amos Project.  Archbishop
Daniel Pilarczyk (left of Mr. Wallis) gave an opening
reflection.  Among other speakers, Father William Jansen
(right of Mr. Wallis) spoke on behalf of immigrants.
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On 06/3/2006 at the Greaves Concert Hall, world
renowned pianist, Chengzong Yin was on hand for the
Ohio Chinese American Professionals Association
2006 event, Echoes from the East.  Congressman
Geoff Davis gave the keynote welcome.  For more
photonews,
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On 2/28/2006, Jim Tarbell, Vice Mayor of the City of
Cincinnati joined the GCCCC at Meier's Cellars for a
delightful evening of wine-tasting and tête-à-tête on
economic development.  In above picture, Beth Tu
(2nd from left) boldly asks for Jim's ear.
On 01/22/2006, the
Greater Cincinnati
Chinese Music
Society celebrated
Chinese New Year by
presenting "Music
Along the Silk Road"
at the Corbett
Auditorium. Xu Ke
(Erhu), Edward Arron  
(Cello), Wang Li
(Piano) and the
CCM Philharmonia
Orchestra, Chen Lin,
Conductor, played
into standing ovation
from the audience.
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Abraham was an Immigrant:  A Theological Reflection
Abraham is widely accepted as a patriarch of the three great
monotheistic faiths of the World.  Abraham was an immigrant.  
His father, Terah was from the land of Ur of the Chaldeans
(somewhere in present day Iraq) and while the tribe was
resting at Haran, Terah died. Abraham, then known as Abram,
heard God tell him to get out of his country and from his father's
house to a land that God will reveal.  Abram, whose obedience
is renowned, complied.   ....
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Seeing Red At the Gas-Pump.  On 04/21/2006, Mary
Joan Reutter of Clifton, Ohio, is jolted by the cost it
now takes to fill up her car.  Gas prices around
Cincinnati broke out of the $3.00 per gallon ceiling
and the cost of gas is expected to rise higher, even as
the price of crude oil climbed passed $75 per barrel
on the world markets.
 Have you buried your
SUVSAURUS yet and got yourself an electric-hyrid
instead?   
If you have not, click here to see Opinion.
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On 05/04/2006, Peggy Lovro and Charleston Wang,
representing the Greater Cincinnati Chinese
Chamber of Commerce is greeted by Julieta Simms,
Dinner Chair of the Annual Fundraising Dinner of the
Cincinnati Human Relations Commission.  The
Communities.
"Four Elders of Uzbekistan"
Photographer:     
Boris Yusupov
Also he made Joseph a coat of many colors with long sleeves.
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GCCCC SUPPORTS THE CINCINNATI HUMAN
RELATIONS COMMISSION
IN CONNECTING CULTURES AND COMMUNITIES
SEEING RED AT THE GAS-PUMP
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5/3 BANK DIVERSITY BOARD INIVITES GREATER CINCINNATI
CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR DIVERSITY DAY
Chamber of Commerce
Those who would give up
Essential Liberty to
purchase a little Temporary
Safety, deserve neither
Liberty nor Safety  -
Benjamin Franklin (1759).
Photo below: On 09/12/2006,  a luncheon  celebrating
the ten year anniversaries of the Greater Cincinnati &
Commerce and the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA
was held at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown
Cincinnati.   The event was sponsored by Vash
Services, Inc., The Spanish Journal, MidwestLatino,
and Wanglaw.  Dean James Diamond said the
invocation and Julieta Simms served as Program
Chair.  The guest speaker was Manuel Rodriguez,
Senior Vice President of Chiquita International, Inc.   
Tony Simms, Commissioner for the Ohio Commission
on Hispanic/Latino Affairs gave welcoming and
Charleston Wang gave closing remarks.  Marita Nelson
and Alfonso Cornejo accepted the awards for the
African American and Hispanic Chambers
respectively.  Xiao-jie Zavon, Peggy Iovro and Eileen
Zhao represented the Greater Cincinnati Chinese
Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the service of
the two Chambers to the community.
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FIESTA INTERNATIONAL 08/12/2006
Dancing in the Streets of Cincinnati
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AN ENLIGHTENING LECTURE ON RELIGION
Karen Armstrong at Xavier University 4/26/2006
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On 06/30/2006, the Greater Cincinnati Chinese
Chamber of Commerce
at the invitation of the 5/3
Bank Diversity Board
presented information on doing
business in China, Chineses culture, immigration law,
and made available for sale exquisite hand-made  
Chinese dough sculptures by local artist Tina Ai and
her husband.  The theme of the day was "Promoting
Awareness Through Inclusion, Respect, Integrity and
Trust" and the display was located in the lobby of the
580 Walnut Building in downtown Cincinnati and seen
by thousands of downtowners.
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A SUVSAURUS At Large
On 02/07/2006 representatives of the Greater Cincinnati
Chinese Chamber of Commerce met with Dr. Nancy L
Zimpher, President of the University of Cincinnati, and
Dr. Mitch Leventhal, Vice Provost International, to
discuss mutual interest in developing academic links
between Cincinnati and China.
Peggy Iovro (3rd from left) and Xiao-jie Zavon (2nd
from right) representing the Greater Cincinnati Chinese
Chamber of Commerce at Christ Church Cathedral to
celebrate with the African American and Hispanic
Chambers their 10 year anniversaries on 9/12/2006

Photo above:  On 4/3/08, a Community Intergroup Seder was conducted at the Plum Street
Temple in downtown Cincinnati.  This Seder, presented by the American Jewish Committee,
retells the Passover story of the Hebrew people and their freedom from bondage in Egypt.  
Rabbi Gary Zola of the Hebrew Union College who presided over the reading of haggadah - the
words that tell the Passover story.  The Seder concluded with everyone reading an excerpt
from the Diary of Anne Frank:

That's the difficulty of these times: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us,
only to meet the horrible truth and be shattered.

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem  so absurd
and impossible to carry out.  Yet I keep them, because, in spite of everything I still
believe that people are really good at heart.  I simply can't build up my hopes on a
foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death.  I see the world gradually being
turned into a wilderness.  I hear the ever-approaching thunder, which will destroy us
too.  I can feel the sufferings of million yet, if I look into the heavens, I think it will all
come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return
again.

In the meantime, I must uphold my ideals, perhaps the time will come when I shall be
able to carry them out.

Today, as the Festival of Freedom is celebrated, we also remember Anne Frank as one of the
6 million who perished in the Holocaust.
On 10/03/2006, officers of the Greater Cincinnati
Chinese Chamber of Commerce joined in the
celebration of the ten year anniversary of the Hispanic
Chamber Cincinnati USA.  The Hispanic Chamber
earlier released a report by the University of Cincinnati
contributed $2.3 billion annually to the local 15
contributed $2.3 billion annually to the local 15
county economy.  Shown in photograph above from
county economy.  Shown in photograph above from
left to right are Charlie Baisong Zhao, President of left
to right are Charlie Baisong Zhao, President of
GCCCC, Alfonso Cornejo, President of the Hispanic
Chamber Cincinnati USA, Xiaojie Zavon, Vice
President of the GCCCC and Charleston Wang.
On 4/26/2007, Christopher Smitherman, speaking at
the Community Forum of Christ Church Cathedral in
downtown Cincinnati, declared his opposition to the
Banks development because of a lack of minority
inclusion on the project.  While hoping for the project
to go forward, the president of the Cincinnati Branch
African American companies and investors will be
participating in the project.  The issue will be
presented for a vote by the NAACP membership at
6:00 P.M. tonight.   Shown is photo is Mr.
Smitherman speaking and Mr. Bill Woods, chair of
the Christ Church Community Forum.  
On 05/31/2007, Steve Johns, Director of Citizens for
Civic Renewal (CCR) spoke on and solicited feedback
on a number of issues such that affect the future of the
Cincinnati metropolitan area.  CCR is the publisher of
Cincinnati Metropatterns: Strategies to Improve Our
Region and emphasizes citizen input to local and
regional government.  Key trends of concern according
to CCR are (1)  social separation or growing
segregation by income and race, (2) urban sprawl or
dispersed patterns of land development that tends to
lack coordination and connection within the large
region, and (3) fiscal disparities or inequities in the tax
region.  CCR is dedicated to injecting the voice of
citizens into the decision-making processes that can
lead to a Greater Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI NAACP PRESIDENT
SPEAKS AT COMMUNITY FORUM AT
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
STEVE JOHNS, DIRECTOR OF CITIZENS FOR
CIVIC RENEWAL SPEAKS AT CHRIST
CHURCH CATHEDRAL COMMUNITY FORUM
GCCCC Celebrates with
Hispanic Chamber
On 9/9/07, a Day of Dialogue on the theme
"One Nation Under God? Religion,
Government & Public Policy" was held at
the Church of the Nazarene in West
Chester, Ohio.  The event was highlighted
by a discussion moderated by Sister
Janet Roesener CSJ  (center in photo
above).  The panelists from left to right are
Hadia Mubarak (Muslim) Dr. Rick
Scarborough (Baptist Pastor), Sister
Alice Gerdemann (Intercommunity Justice
& Peace Center) and Mark Pelevin
(attorney from Religious Action Center for
Reform Judaism).    After a series of round
robin discussions amongst the panelists
on specific topics posed by the moderator,
the audience reconvened in small groups
of 8-10 in roundtables to continue the
dialogue (shown  in the 2 inset photos
on right). The program was successful
in exploring a highly controversial subject
through listening and dialogue instead of
debate.  Among the co-sponsors were
BRIDGES for a Just Community and
Christ Church Cathedral in the City
of Cincinnati.
BRIDGES FOR A JUST COMMUNITY
EXPANDS INTERFAITH DIALOGUE INTO TRILOGUE
(JEWISH-MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN) FOR ITS THIRD YEAR.
DAY OF DIALOGUE ON SEPARATION OF CHURCH & STATE
In 2004, BRIDGES for a Just Community started in Greater Cincinnati the
Jewish-Muslim Dialogue group to build positive relationships between Jews & Muslims
based on the common values shared by both faiths.  Now into its third year, the in
photo above is the Trilogue which occurred on 9/9/2007.  The Trilogue members
come together regularly to foster awareness, understanding and commonality where
many would believe there to be none. Members meet informally in one another's
homes, sharing their lives, their customs and their stories. The group also examines
current events and the impact these issues have on their personal and broader
community relationships.  For more information,
click here.
THE NEWPORT BELL
RINGS FOR PEACE
IN THE WORLD ON
9/11/2007
On 9/11/2007, the Northern Kentucky Interfaith Commission conducted ecumenical
prayers for Peace in the World in front of the Newport Peace Bell.  The Reverend Jim
Bishop, Executive Director of the Commission welcomed representatives of all faiths
photo above is the Bell ringing between the various prayers and reflections that were
said or sung.  The Northern Kentucky Interfaith Commission began in 1969 out of a
common concern of local religious leaders about the needs of the people of Northern
understanding and peace between all faiths.  Paul L. Whalen, Esq. is President  Of
the Board of the Commission. For more information
click here.

TYRONE YATES OF THE OHIO HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES EXCHANGES GREETINGS WITH
CHARLESTON WANG AT THE 51ST ANNUAL
FREEDOM FUND DINNER OF THE NAACP
CINCINNATI BRANCH
held its 51st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner.   The
theme for the evening was  "Empowering our Youth:
Economics, Education Equality."  Honorees were Carl
On 10/13/2006, the Cincinnati Branch of the NAACP
On 10/13/2006, the Cincinnati Branch of the NAACP
held its 51st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner.   The
theme for the evening was  "Empowering our Youth:
Economics, Education Equality."  Honorees were Carl
Lindner, Jr., the Hon. Susan J. Dlott, Wilbur Jones,
Gwen L. Robinson, the Hon. Nadine Allen, Lt. Col.
Maurice Adams, and Ishton W. Morton II.   The
keynote speaker was Bruce S. Gordon, NAACP
President & CEO.
AN IMPRESSIONIST IMAGE OF DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI
AS VIEWED FROM THE MUSEUM CENTER
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Islamophobia Panel Discussion at
Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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2008 COMMUNITY INTERGROUP
PASSOVER SEDER
AT THE PLUM STREET TEMPLE
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