April 17, 2015 |
TRENTON - When Gov. Christie slashed spending for women's health services in his first term, legislators and advocates feared that women would lose access to a range of needed health-care services. The Christie administration now is saying women have greater access to such services in New Jersey than they did before he took office in 2010. Appearing before the Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday, Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd said the number of women served by federally qualified health centers has increased 25 percent since 2009, more than offsetting the number of women who lost access to family planning centers because of Christie's budget cuts and vetoes.
April 16, 2015
YESTERDAY was Equal Pay Day - an annual observance that should be despised by all. That's the day symbolizing how far into the new year the average woman must work just to earn what the average man in the same job did the previous year. According to the Pew Research Center, women have to log an average of 60 extra days just to reach parity. It's a damn shame. That's why I want to give a shout-out to my new BFF-in-my-head Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe. " My "bestie" was in Philly last week kicking off her "Know Your Value" tour, which was all about encouraging working women to fight for fatter paychecks.
April 12, 2015 |
Saturday is set up to be the first day of a huge week for the Penn women's lacrosse team. The No. 10 Quakers (9-2) are tied atop the Ivy with No. 20 Princeton (8-2). Both teams are 3-0 in the Ivy League, and both hit the road against teams that are right behind them, with Penn paying a visit to No. 29 Harvard (5-5, 3-1 Ivy), and Princeton heading to No. 21 Cornell (8-3, 3-1). Wins by both teams would set up a huge Ivy showdown between the two Wednesday at Franklin Field (7 p.m.)
April 10, 2015 |
In 2008, the economic crisis that crashed down on Wall Street and rippled around the globe eventually washed over the impoverished Kisii region of Kenya, where Sara Holby, then 21, was volunteering for a nonprofit that provided food and medicine to HIV/AIDS patients. It swept away the organization's funding almost overnight. "When people came to the office looking for help every day, we basically had nothing to offer them," recalled Holby, who is from Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County.
April 5, 2015 |
Two shows about forceful women grace TV screens this weekend: Famed killer Lizzie Borden gets her own series on Lifetime and Claire Randall, the healer, lover, and time-traveler at the center of Starz's Outlander returns for five more episodes. Outlander hasn't occasioned the same media fuss as Game of Thrones , but the powerful period romance has flourished and soared over the course of the season, steadily, stealthily becoming one of cable's most compelling shows. Adapted by Ronald D. Moore ( Battlestar Galactica )
April 3, 2015
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia toppled the Temple women's basketball team last night, 66-58, in overtime, to end the Owls' run in the women's NIT. The Mountaineers got 22 points from Bria Holmes and 20 from Averee Fields to reach the final, where they will host UCLA, a 69-65 winner over Michigan. Lanay Montgomery finished with a game-high 24 rebounds, just two shy of tying the WNIT single-game record for West Virginia. Montgomery also managed eight blocks. Tyonna Williams led the Owls with 15 points and Tanaya Atkinson had with 10. Temple hit nine three-pointers on the night and held West Virginia to only one. "I'm proud of my team, I'm proud of the way they fought tonight in a hostile environment," Owls coach Tonya Cardoza said.
April 3, 2015 |
Beverly Robinson Anderson, 88, of Cherry Hill, a former leader of an African American women's organization in South Jersey, died Friday, March 27, of cancer at her home. In 1984, Mrs. Anderson was president of Theta Pi Omega, a chapter covering Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties for Alpha Kappa Alpha, the sorority of African American women. She had been a member for 70 years. Born in Jackson, Miss., Mrs. Anderson earned a bachelor's degree cum laude in dramatic arts at Dillard University in New Orleans in 1947 and, after settling in South Jersey, a master's degree in communications at William Paterson University in Wayne in 1972.
April 1, 2015
THE TRUTH IS that the University of Connecticut does not win the women's NCAA Tournament each year. It just seems that way. In reality, the Huskies have won only four of the last six titles, with that likely improving to five of the last seven after next Tuesday's 2015 championship game in Tampa, Fla. It's always risky to make a foregone conclusion of a sporting event before the title game is played, much less the semifinals, but UConn winning...
March 31, 2015 |
* OUTLANDER. 9 p.m. Saturday, Starz. MORE THAN six months after Starz's "Outlander" left its time-traveling heroine the half-naked (and very much afraid) prisoner of a sadist, the series returns Saturday to find Claire (Caitriona Balfe) right where it left her. And some of you thought "Droughtlander" was long? "We shot that over two days. That was very intense," Balfe said, in an interview, of the scene with Tobias Menzies that bridges the two halves of the show's first season.
March 30, 2015 |
The Temple and Villanova women's basketball teams are each one victory from facing each other in the semifinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament, but tough road games and a couple of talented players await on Sunday. Villanova (22-13) travels to old Big East foe West Virginia, where it will try to halt the Mountaineers' 16-game home winning streak against nonconference opponents at the West Virginia Coliseum (2 p.m.). The defensive-minded Mountaineers, coming off a 60-39 rout of Duquesne, are led by two-time all-Big 12 first-team junior guard Bria Holmes (18.9 ppg.)