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Thursday, July 31, 2014

ABA to debut Magna Carta traveling exhibit at its Annual Meeting Expo in Boston


WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 — The American Bar Association is joining with the Library of Congress to debut a special traveling exhibit to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, Aug. 8 at the ABA’s Annual Meeting Expo in Boston.
The ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress will unveil “Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015.” Curated by the Law Library of Congress, the exhibit will feature 16 banners, 13 of which reflect spectacular images of Magna Carta and precious manuscripts, books and other documents from the Library of Congress’s rare book collections. The exhibit also incorporates a video, produced by the Library of Congress, showing the Law Librarian and the exhibit curator handling the materials and explaining their significance.
The exhibit was developed both to raise awareness about Magna Carta’s enduring influence and to complement an upcoming Library of Congress exhibition, “Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor,” (Nov. 6, 2014 through Jan. 19, 2015), that will display the Lincoln Cathedral’s 1215 manuscript of Magna Carta.
The principles found in Magna Carta played a fundamental role in establishing the supremacy of the law in our constitutional, democratic society, including concepts embraced by the Founding Fathers in the Bill of Rights. The importance of Magna Carta to American laws and freedoms will be highlighted at the Annual Meeting as Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. speaks to the ABA House of Delegates on the subject Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. The exhibit will give people a better understanding of Magna Carta and its relevance to the modern-day rule of law.
The exhibit will be available for viewing Friday, Aug. 8, 5-7 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 9, 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition to the exhibit, visitors will be able to:
  • Meet David Mao, Law Librarian of Congress.
  • Attend a “pop up” speech by the Rare Books Curator, Nathan Dorn, on Saturday, Aug.9, 9:30- 10 a.m. and 3-3:30 p.m.
  • Discuss the exhibit and the Law Library’s collections with the Law Librarian and Rare Book Curator.
After Boston, the exhibit will travel to public buildings such as courthouses, law schools, universities and public libraries around the United States.  From June 11 to 14, 2015, the exhibit will be displayed in London, England in conjunction with the ABA’s London sessions and rededication of the ABA’s Magna Carta memorial at Runnymede.
The current schedule for the exhibit includes stops in:
  • Indianapolis at the Indiana Statehouse, Sept. 29-Oct. 10, hosted by the Indiana State Bar.
  • Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan Law School, Oct. 1-21, hosted by the Michigan Law School
  • Houston, at the ABA Midyear Meeting, Feb. 6-8, 2015
  • Atlanta, at the Georgia Bar Center, Spring 2015, hosted by the State Bar of Georgia
  • Salt Lake City, April 3-20, 2015, hosted by the Utah State Bar
  • Washington, D.C, at the ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting, April 29-May 2, 2015, hosted by the ABA Section of International Law
  • Philadelphia, at the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Meeting, April 29-May 3, 2015, hosted by theABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice
  • London, England, at the ABA London Sessions, June 11-14, 2015
  • Chicago, at the ABA Annual Meeting, July 31 - Aug. 2, 2015, hosted by the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress
  • Brooklyn, N.Y., at the Brooklyn Law School, Sept. 14-28, 2015, hosted by the Brooklyn Law School
  • San Diego, at the ABA Midyear Meeting, Feb. 5-7, 2016
For information about hosting the ABA Magna Carta Traveling Exhibit, please contact Elissa Lichtenstein at elissa.lichtenstein@americanbar.org.
For further information about ABA’s “Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015,” visit http://ambar.org/mctravelingexhibit
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蘇懷仁辭世

Dear All,

It is with great sadness I am sharing with you that Dr. WhaiJen Soo left us. He is an inspiring scientist and leader. No memorial service will be held in the New England area. See more information below. 

Kind regards,

Lisa Kang
President of Monte Jade


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WHAIJEN SOO

Obituary
Soo, Whaijen A global biotechnology and pharmaceutical leader as well as beloved father, husband, and son, died on July 28, 2014 at age 64 in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Born and raised in Taiwan, Whaijen received his B.S. in chemistry from National Taiwan University before moving to San Francisco where he received his Ph.D in Biochemistry from UC-Berkeley and his M.D. from UC-San Francisco. In a thirty-year career at Roche, Biogen, and Shire, Whaijen led the research and development of innovative drugs to help patients fighting HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, influenza, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and many other diseases. Most recently, he was the Managing Director of the Supra Integration and Incubation Center (Si2C), a subagency of the Taiwanese government dedicated to accelerating Taiwan to the forefront of the global biotechnology industry. Whaijen is survived by his wife Ellen of 38 years, his son Jevan and daughter Jennifer, his son-in-law Ryan, his mother Jan Hun, his brother Hwaili, his sister Olivia, and a circle of friends around the globe who will carry his spirit and passion for international travel, sailing and hiking, and unusual cuisines with them. Funeral arrangements were for immediate family, but there will be a memorial gathering in northern California in the fall; please emailwhaijen.memorial@gmail.com for details. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, dedicated in memory of Whaijen Soo, at https://donate.lls.org.
Published in The Boston Globe on July 31, 2014
- See more at: http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=&pid=171913109&referrer=0&preview=True#sthash.VrrHJWRt.dpuf

抗議墮胎緩衝地帶 聯邦廢 麻州保

麻州和聯邦最高法院為墮胎診所的“緩衝地帶(buffer zone)”槓上了。
最高法院七月初時裁定,麻州需廢除緩衝地帶法。麻州州長派區克(Deval Patrick)昨(三十)日簽署參議會S2283號法案,保護民眾進出提供墮胎服務醫療護理場所的安全。
高齡七十七歲的“營救行動(Operation rescue)“成員,反選擇(anti-choice)倡議者麥卡倫(Eleanor McCullen)等人,促使美國最高法院裁定廢除“緩衝地帶”,尤其是麻州的規定抗議者不得闖進婦女醫療護理場所進出口的35英尺之內。
在“緩衝地帶”法引起爭議時,有文章指出,許多人不承認反墮胎行動,只是在麻州就導致八宗謀殺案,十七宗企圖謀殺案,五百五十宗的盯梢,騷擾,以及侵犯支持選擇醫生,病人,員工等的個人隱私案件。
            麻州州長派區克(Deval Patrick)表示,他為自己能簽署這一法令,持續保護婦女及醫院或診所員工進出生育護理場所的安全,感到驕傲。
            為回應最高法院的決定,派區克加入了婦女的醫療護理支持者聯盟,和麻州總檢察官柯克莉(Martha Coakley),麻州參議會議長泰瑞莎穆瑞(Therese Murray),麻州眾議會議長狄樂歐(Robert DeLeo),麻州計劃家長聯盟(Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts)執行長華姿(Marty Walz),麻州支持選擇行政主任阿木森(Megan Amundson)等人,一同起草了該法案,期以在個人言論自由,以及人們的進出墮胎服務場所權力之間,取得平衡點。
昨日簽署的新法,允許執法人員驅散那些嚴重妨礙人們進出醫療設施者。在警方下令後,受命令限制者,在八小時之內,不得接近醫院或診所的25英尺。
該法也禁止向進出這些場所者使用武力,身體行動,或威脅使用武力。
該法擴大麻州民權法,允許總檢察官為任何受損害者,或場所求償。
該法案是由麻州參議院錢朵樂()提出的

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            錢朵樂(Harriette L. Chandler)。(菊子攝)

中華公所持續兩派激烈爭議

紐英崙中華公所七月廿九日晚召開本年度第四次董事大會,四十多人分成兩派,火爆相對,時間全花在各執一詞的爭議上。
至德三德公所主席曹品慈在會中忍不住表示,各僑團派代表出席中華公所,是希望團結力量,服務僑社,這樣爭議,顯然有違中華公所的成立宗旨,將來如果有朝一日,他有這能力,權力的話,一定把不問是非,是敵就反的董事們,全部開除。
另一名加入中華公所才一年多的董事也私下感嘆,參加中華公所,原本是想為僑社服務,結果每次開會都吵架。
七月廿九日晚的中華公所董事會議,議程有九項。首兩項為社區陳情。第一宗為介紹中華公所圖書館,第二宗原定由亞美社區發展協會介紹喜露街50 號的發展設計,但該會未派人出席,反倒是昆士高中校長張可仁利用機會,說明該校有機會獲得25好地段,建新校址,請中華公所支持該校留在華埠。
中華公所從今年初起,一連四次會議,每次都因為龍岡親義公所,世界廣東同鄉總會,海僑聯誼會的或是鬧雙胞,或是在麻州州務卿辦公室的會籍註冊登記出狀況,吵個不休。
中華公所董事陳家驊因此在五月份的董事會中提案,請中華公所董事會停止討論與這三個僑團會籍有關事務,直到法庭有裁決再說。
按照中華公所近年慣例,上一次會議的提案,可在下一次會議中做進一步討論,並投票。七月廿九日晚的議程,因此列明將就陳家驊所提議案投票。
中華公所董事們,李奇舜,謝中之,陳文棟,梁添光,梁永基,余仕昂等人為此激烈爭辯,所提論點與前三次會議大同小異,一方表示已有提案,陳述論點後,就應投票,一方認為提案根據有誤,應該廢案。梁添光還表示,提案人陳家驊自己當晚都沒出席,此案應廢。
中華公所主席阮鴻燦任令雙方爭辯後,照議程所定,進行投票。
中華公所董事們接著又為該投明票或暗票,爭論一番。由於中華公所主席認定世廣,海僑這兩個僑團與此案有利益衝突,不可投票,又引發一番剝削投票權,你投,我不算得你來我往爭執。
由於舉手投票後,在群情激動中,中華公所職員竟然數不清楚到底投出幾張票,結果要求投票董事出列,走到台前排排站得讓他們數。
在投票時,也有董事公開斥令,鼓動其他董事出列投票。有堅持中立者,也被其他董事高聲責怪。整個投票場景顯燃情重於法,甚於理。
中華公所當晚的投票結果,十七票比十八票,陳家驊的終止討論世廣,海僑,龍崗是件提案,未通過。
中華公所共有五名職員,四十一名代表。由於前案的支持,反對雙方會前積極拉票,當晚有四名董事或因不希望得罪任何一方,索性缺席。
黃光野提案的邀請新世廣,海僑代表出席和中華董事見面一案,由於向麻州州務卿辦公室登記世廣,海僑協會的陳文棟,謝中之,當晚都在場,也都已經在爭辯前案發言,自動不需再投票。
亞美聯誼會申請加入中華公所一案,甄雲龍應中華公所職員要求出席。甄雲龍說明, 中華公所要求該會交出所有會員的電話號碼,但電話號碼屬於個人隱私,他才未同意繳交。
當晚﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽激烈爭辯後,由於雙方爭辯過於激烈,又發言冗長,但發言的幾乎都是同樣那幾個人。以旁聽身份列席的甄雲龍表示,早在胡國新擔任中華公所主席時,就曾通過議案,中華公所董事在議會中發言,應每人不超過三次,每次不超過三分鐘,以保障每一名董事的發言權。他認為,中華公所若回歸這傳統,應可避免每次開會的吵擾不休。

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            中華公所決定投明票,各人舉手投票。(菊子攝)

            算不清楚之後,請投票董事站出來,讓職員數。(菊子攝)

            中華公所董事謝中之強調他去州務卿辦公室登記僑團時,依照手續辦理,正正當當完成登記的。(菊子攝)

            至德三德公所主席曹品慈在中華公所董事大會中強調,中華公所應該要團結。(菊子攝)

            中華公所廿九日晚開會時,只有四名職員到會。左起,翁宇才,阮鴻燦,李嘉玲,雷景林。(菊子攝)

            亞美聯誼會副董事長甄雲龍為申請加入中華公所一案出席作說明。(菊子攝)


中華公所設圖書館 僑社支持捐款一萬六千元

在十一名個人、團體熱心認捐一萬一千六百元下,紐英崙中華公所(CCBA)圖書館,已鐵定十月初開張。
七月廿九日晚,波士頓僑務委員馬滌凡親自出席紐英崙中華公所董事大會,向四十多名僑團代表報告中華公所圖書館的籌備情況,並即席募捐。
會中報出來的認捐個人及團體,幾乎都各捐一千的氣勢,形成波士頓華埠之中,頗為少見的場面。
根據紐英崙中華公所財政翁宇才的記錄,中華公所主席阮鴻燦以身作則,率先捐出一千元。其他認捐者有至德三德公所,駐波士頓臺北經濟文化辦事處,馬滌凡,華人經濟發展協會,甄雲龍,波士頓國民黨,陳家驊,紐英崙至孝篤親公所,龍鳳酒樓,紐英崙廣東同鄉總會等。翁宇才跟進捐款一百元。龍鳳酒樓東主梅錫銳加碼,個人捐出一個大電視。
馬滌凡表示,他們將重新裝修中華公所辦公室旁約八百英尺的那房間,鋪上新地毯,拆掉裡面原有的兩面牆壁,形成一個更大空間。圖書館內除了用十一個左右書架來放書,還會有電視,三個膝上型電腦,舒適的座椅等設備,方便民眾入內落腳,休息,看書報,雜誌及電視。
中華公所主席阮鴻燦表示,波士頓華僑文教中心將每月撥款五百元,資助這圖書館的營運。中華公所將安排雇員管理一應事物,將來希望由社區內的義工來管理,經營,以更接近社區。

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中華公所主席阮鴻燦()捐款一千元,交給財政翁宇才(左)收下。(菊子攝)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

中華成棒在屋斯特比賽 洪慧珠開球

波士頓經文處長洪慧珠開球。
中華成棒培訓隊來紐英崙的移地訓練,七月廿八日晚在即將升任駐美副代表的洪慧珠開球下,為屋斯特世界棒球系列(Worcester World Baseball Series)揭開序幕,以四比零大勝屋斯特勇心隊(Bravehearts)。
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            中華成棒隊昨(廿九)晚繼續在麻州屋斯特市和紐英崙精英明星隊(New England Elite All-Stars)對壘,今(三十)晚移師到布洛克頓(Brockton)的鐘聲球場(Campanelli Stadium)和蔓越梅聯盟明星隊(Cranberry League All-Stars)比賽,預定八月一日啟程返航。
            波士頓華僑文教中心昨日廣發電郵,提醒僑胞,三十日晚是中華成棒在本地的最後一場比賽,要加油,得把握機會。
            七月廿八日晚的這場比賽,由於氣象局發出淹水警告,出席看球的人少了許多。能容納三千人的球場,只坐了不到一千人。波克萊台灣商會倒是十分捧場,有會長劉秀春,副會長李豐盛,顧問陳玉瑛,羅靜春,理事楊羅東等多人,出席助陣。
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            當晚下大雨,比賽延遲四十五分鐘才開始,九點以後,有不少人擔心天候不佳,路途遙遠下,陸續離席,倒是身穿印有“光耀台灣”字樣T恤,帶著青天白日紅旗幟,在康州大學就讀的黃鐘,陳正貴,卻在九點半多時趕到,繼續加油。
左起,陳正貴,黃鐘這兩名康州大學生,特地趕到麻州屋斯特,
為曾經打過美國小聯盟的羅華韋加油,還邀當晚留在現場看球賽,
一直撐到比賽結束的經文處新聞組組長朱永昌
和他們帶來的青天白日滿地紅旗幟合影。(菊子攝)
            黃鐘和陳正貴說,中華成棒隊中的羅華韋,曾經在康州打美國棒球小聯盟。那時候一夥台灣學生經常結伴去給孤單一人在美的羅華韋加油,打氣,彼此結為好友,這才不辭路遠,開了一個多小時車的來加油,還和留在球場支持的比賽結束的經文處新聞組組長朱永昌,經濟組雇員唐玲,一起聊表慰問之意。
            根據中華成棒隊官方粉絲臉書,該隊和屋斯特勇心隊這場球賽,由朱誥鎮主投,六局中共送出十次三振;其後接任投手的林克謙和宋家豪,再添加三次三振,全場比賽僅被擊出零星的的5支安打。
            由於七月廿六日晚的比賽因雨取消,中華成棒隊此行在紐英崙,將總共只打六場球。
            當晚在場的勇心隊工作人員透露,自從屋斯特龍捲風隊(Worcester Tornadoes)在2012年解散後,屋斯特就一直沒有球隊,直到2013年九月,藉由屋斯特聖十字學院的合作,25名隊員中,有一半為本地球員,一半從全美各地大學棒球隊中徵選來,才重新組成屋斯特的唯一球隊,加入未來大學棒球聯盟,並於2014年(今年)六月開始第一季比賽。他們還指出,該隊取名勇心,並採用心臟做隊徽,就是因為屋斯特座落於麻州中部,向有麻州中心之稱。
            由於他們是大學球隊,一年只在六到八月,打球一個暑假,換言之,一年只有一個球季。
            現年三十四歲的屋斯特勇心隊東主,Creedon and Co.公司副總裁John Creedon Jr.和未來大學棒球聯盟負責人(commissioner)霍爾(Chris Hall)都有心拓展球隊的國際經驗,七月廿八日的球賽,正好成為屋斯特世界棒球系列(Worcester World Baseball Series)首場比賽。
John Creedon Jr.指出,中華成棒隊 在國際棒球聯盟排名中高居第四,僅次於美國,日本及古巴,屋斯特勇心隊有機會和中華成棒隊比賽,對教練,球員,都是很好的磨練。希望將來能推動更多合作。 
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              經文處處長洪慧珠(中)為中華成棒和屋斯特勇心隊對壘的屋斯特世界棒球系列首場比賽開球。(圖由經文處經濟組提供)

            左起,陳正貴,黃鐘這兩名康州大學生,特地感到麻州屋斯特,為曾經打過美國小聯盟的羅華韋加油,還邀當晚留在現場看球賽,一直撐到比賽結束的經文處新聞組組長朱永昌和他們帶來的青天白日滿地紅旗幟合影。(菊子攝)

            下過雨後的屋斯特Filton球場,仍有不少球迷。(菊子攝)

            比賽中途,教練訓話。(菊子攝)           

            波克萊台灣商會副會長李豐盛(中)和商會成員一起來捧場看球。(菊子攝)


        經文處副處長洪慧珠(右一)加入波克萊台灣商會歡迎中華成棒隊的行列,包括後左起,楊羅東,羅靜春,劉秀春,陳玉瑛(後右二),胡文冀(前)。(圖由經文處提供)