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WMC Daily News Brief: Boston Globe, Public Assistance, Haneen Zoubi

February 26, 2009

Red All Over

2/26/09

Boston Phoenix: The Globe needs 50 buyout volunteers. So far, few are cooperating - and that likely means bloodshed on Morrissey Boulevard.


With Downturn, Calls To Florida Help Line Grow  

2/26/09

NY Times: The syncopated rhythm of recession plays on repeat in a downtown Miami office building, on high-tech headsets in a room with only one window, among the voices of those seeking help.


Palestinian Woman Makes History In Israeli Parliament 

2/25/09

Alternet: Although Haneen Zoubi is not the first Arab woman to enter the Knesset, she is the first to be elected for an Arab party.


Long Live the Queen! 

2/25/09

The Daily Beast: This week, Liz Smith, the doyenne of gossip columnists, was fired after more than 30 years of writing for New York newspapers. She dishes with Lloyd Grove about why Rupert Murdoch couldn't save her, Gawker doesn't matter, the Post isn't a real New York paper-and how she was abducted by aliens.


Cutting Off Your News To Spite Your Face 

2/26/09

San Francisco Gate: To those of you who argue that the demise of liberal newspapers (The Chronicle in particular) is deserved, I offer a caveat: Be careful what you wish for.


Obama's "Population" Moves: Also Good For The Environment 

2/26/09

RH Reality Check: It is time for a new discussion about "family size" and how it relates to our unprecedented environmental impacts, here in this country and around the world.


Terminated: Why the Women of Wall Street Are Disappearing 

2/26/09

Forbes: After the scandals of the 1990s, didn't Investment Banks put sexist employment practices behind them? Evidently not.


African-American Women's Battalion From WWII Honored

2/25/09

CNN: The honors were late but still well-received Wednesday for members of the first all-African-American, all-female unit to serve overseas in World War II.


In Arkansas, Bill Banning Abortion Procedures Is No Fantasy 

2/26/09

RH Reality Check: Arkansas bans "partial birth" abortion, and pregnant women and their physicians are left to guess which safe surgical abortion techniques HB 1113 bans.


Surgeon Awarded $1.6m In Sex Bias Suit 

2/25/09

Boston Globe: A jury yesterday awarded $1.6 million to a female neurosurgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, finding that she was subject to a hostile work environment and that, when she complained, the hospital retaliated against her.


U.S. Beheading Is A Crime, Not An Honor Killing 

2/26/09

Women's eNews: A prominent Buffalo businessman's beheading of his wife last week is being discussed as an honor crime. Soheila Vahdati says that's the wrong term for a domestic homicide that occurs inside the United States.


A Promise Of Reform In Saudi Arabia  

2/26/09

NY Times: Saudi Arabia is notoriously change-averse, but King Abdullah may finally be ready to fulfill his promise to lead his country toward greater tolerance and modernity.  We hope it means that Saudi Arabia will soon grant full civil and legal rights to women and all who reside in the kingdom.


Not Much Sympathy For Zoë Heller's Characters, But A Little Understanding  

2/26/09

NY Times: "It's not always a good idea to see how your books are consumed," Zoë Heller said after a recent online chat with readers about her new novel "The Believers," which is due out Tuesday in the United States. "It's kind of like seeing how sausage is made."


Barbie's No Threat To Little Girls 

2/26/09

Christian Science Monitor:  Learn to love yourself - it's the ultimate example we can set for our daughters.  And once you do that, you can trust your daughter to use Barbie as a tool for exercising some of the dreams and demons of femaleness that she is inevitably processing.


The Barriers Fell, One Year, One Step At A Time  

2/26/09

NY Times: Until as recently as the 1970s, women were discouraged from competitive sports in general and running in particular. This means that among us is a generation of women, middle-aged and older, who are discovering to their astonishment that they can be athletes, that it is not too late.


U.S.O.C. Asks US Sailing To Change Hearing Procedures  

2/26/09

NY Times: It has been more than a year since the American windsurfer Farrah Hall lost the Olympic trials when a competitor was placed ahead of her by a postrace ruling. But a complaint she filed with the United States Olympic Committee contesting the decision was settled in her favor last week.

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