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WMC News Brief: Candy Crowley, Roeder Convicted, Haitian Women

February 1, 2010

CNN's Candy Crowley To Lead Network's Sunday Show 1/31/10 ABC: Candy Crowley replacing John King at helm of CNN's Sunday show. Jury Finds Scott Roeder Guilty Of First-Degree Murder In Death Of George Tiller 1/29/10 The Wichita Eagle: District Attorney Nola Foulston said prosecutors filed numerous requests to try to keep abortion out of Scott Roeder's trial. U.N. Delivers Relief Directly To Haitian Women 1/31/10 Women's eNews: The U.N. has devised various programs to provide food and aid directly to women, who often get outmuscled by men during disaster situations. Publisher Wins Fight With Amazon Over E-Books 1/31/10 NY Times: After a weekend of brinksmanship, Amazon.com surrendered to a publisher and agreed to raise prices on some electronic books. Editorial Shake-Up As Harper’s Tries To Stabilize In A Downturn 1/31/10 NY Times: John R. MacArthur has appointed Ellen Rosenbush the acting editor of Harper's, whose top editor left last week. Lilly And Evelyn 1/29/10 NY Times: Congress should introduce and pass the Evelyn Coke Fair Pay for Caregivers Act. Obama Budget Targets Women Amid Complaints 1/31/10 Kansas News: Obama will propose a $3.8 trillion budget that would exempt programs for women and girls from spending restrictions he's proposed for other programs. Coakley's Defeat Could Have Silver Lining 2/1/10 Women's eNews: Martha Coakley's recent loss in Massachusetts has left health care reform up in the air. While some advocates say there are ways to salvage the legislation, others say both the House and Senate bills would jeopardize women's reproductive rights. Event Explores Topic Of Women As Ordained Catholic Priests 2/1/10 Sacramento Bee: To the Roman Catholic Church, Elizabeth English symbolizes a topic that church leaders consider closed: the ordination of women priests. Women's Group Claims Domestic Abuse Plan 'Inadequate' 2/1/10 BBC: A draft plan to tackle domestic abuse is "inadequate" and does not do enough to protect victims Pakistan:  Mental Illness Among Women: Gender-Driven? 2/1/10 International Press Service: A staunchly patriarchal society and cultural mores can take a serious toll on women's mental health. Discovery Could Aid Cancer Care 2/1/10 UKPA: A new gene discovery could lead to more personalized treatment for breast cancer patients. Beyoncé Wins 6 Grammys - A Women's Record 2/1/10 San Francisco Chronicle: Beyoncé made history at the Grammys as she collected six trophies, including song of the year. Women’s League Shutters Popular Los Angeles Team 1/29/10 NY Times: Women’s Professional Soccer has decided to shut down the Los Angeles Sol, its most popular team, after failing to find a buyer for the club. Serena Beats Henin For Aussie Title 1/30/10 AP via Fox Sports: Serena Williams put an end to Justine Henin's hopes of a Grand Slam title on her return from retirement. Patrick To Confront Heat In The Car And Competition On Nascar Tracks 2/1/10 NY Times: Danica Patrick’s decision to test stock-car racing will mean more scrutiny, pressure and expectations for the only woman to win a closed-course race in a premier series.

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