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SPORTS
July 22, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
If you're looking for another runner to pace you in a marathon, ask a woman. She's more likely to hold an even pace for the entire race than a man, according to two recent studies that looked at race performances. The first study, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, looked at nonelite runners from 14 U.S. marathons, including the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon. In total, 91,929 people's marathons were included in the study. They surveyed first-half and second-half times of those runners and found that women were 1.46 times more likely than men to maintain an even-race pace.
SPORTS
July 20, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILMINGTON - After being absent from the Philadelphia Women's Match Play Championship for six years, Meghan Stasi returned to one of the nation's oldest amateur tournaments for women and ended the week with a familiar result. The 36-year-old Stasi, a former Voorhees resident who now lives in Oakland Park, Fla., played solid all-around golf and sank her share of clutch putts Friday to defeat Emily Gimpel, 2 and 1, at Wilmington Country Club's South course and win the event for the eighth time.
SPORTS
July 18, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Defending champion Emily Gimpel of Whitemarsh Valley advanced to the semifinals of the Philadelphia Women's Match Play Championship with a victory Thursday at Wilmington Country Club. Gimpel, the No. 1 seed, just completed her college career at Maryland. She defeated Pam Brown of Wilmington, 5 and 4. Fifth-seeded Kerry Rutan of the Philadelphia Cricket Club posted a 6-and-4 victory over Merion's Liz Haines and will meet Gimpel in a rematch of last year's finalists. Seven-time champion Meghan Stasi, the No. 2 seed, advanced with a 3-and-2 victory over Alexandra Frazier of Gulph Mills.
NEWS
July 11, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THERE ARE THINGS that go bump in the night, and then there are creeps who break into homes and stand over women like weirdos until they're awake. Tyrell Booker is of the latter variety, according to Upper Darby police. Booker, 21, of Yeadon, is the man police said is responsible for five break-ins in the Stonehurst section of the Delaware County township in the last three months. In each case, a woman awoke to find a strange man standing over her, police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said.
NEWS
July 8, 2014 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drug companies have been hotly pursuing a fix for female sexual dysfunction ever since Viagra was approved 16 years ago. They keep falling short. The letdowns have been seen as evidence that the fairer sex's sexual problems are tougher to define, diagnose, and safely treat than men's. But now there's a new theory about why women and drug developers can't get any satisfaction: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is sexist. "There are 26 drugs for [sexually dysfunctional]
NEWS
June 27, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Madelyn B. Tripp, 93, of Bryn Mawr, a professor, author, and passionate leader of the women's movement of the 1970s and 1980s, died of cancer Wednesday, June 18, at the Beaumont at Bryn Mawr retirement community. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Tripp, known as "Maggie," was proud to have taken classes at Penn's Wharton School of Business, said Alan Tripp, her husband of 73 years. Ms. Tripp was an entrepreneur, owning a flower delivery service, an international gift shop, and a Philadelphia art gallery.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Kevin McNeal plans to honor his recent marriage proposal to partner Scott George traditionally - with a diamond ring. The bauble is platinum and rose gold, and the bling - a tiny piece of black ice in each of the squarish band's four corners - is understated. "It symbolizes my eternal love for my fiance," said McNeal, 50, a real estate agent who lives in Center City. "I think we needed something that tied us together; it shows our commitment. " Since a federal judge overturned Pennsylvania's 18-year-old ban on same-sex marriages last month, local jewelers have reported an uptick in so-called mangagement rings - engagement rings for men that are more masculine than the traditional diamond band worn by women.
NEWS
June 24, 2014
Yet another legislative session appears to be drawing to a close with little or no action on bills introduced as part of the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health. The bills include House-passed legislation banning municipal ordinances that penalize domestic-violence victims for calling for help repeatedly, as well as a Senate-passed bill requiring consent before a photo or video of a person involved in a sex act may be published. The agenda pushed by the legislature's bipartisan Women's Health Caucus also includes a bill that would increase Temporary Assistance to Needy Families payments, which haven't been raised in 24 years.
BUSINESS
June 24, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
If all goes according to plan, and it should, given how much Geri Swift believes in the power of planning, Swift, 68, will welcome 3,000 attendees to the Women's Business Enterprise National Council's 2014 convention at the Convention Center on Monday. It will be an important moment for Swift, a former Catholic school teacher and legal secretary turned entrepreneur who grew up in a three-bedroom Manayunk rowhouse with her parents and 10 siblings - if you count the one on the way just before the family moved to Roxborough.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the largest U.S. conference of women business owners convenes Monday in Philadelphia, Julie Copeland, president and CEO of locally based Arbill, will not enjoy a luxury she's become accustomed to at most trade shows: Nonexistent bathroom lines. As the head of a safety products and services company that sells hard hats, steel-toe boots, and protective gloves, Copeland is usually the rare woman at such events. Not next week, when the 15th annual Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
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