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July 16, 2016 | By Don Sapatkin, Staff Writer
The Wolf administration is distributing free kits for pregnant women to protect against the Zika virus. The kits contain small amounts of federally approved insect repellent for skin, permethrin spray repellent for treating clothing and shoes, standing water tablets for killing mosquito larva, condoms to prevent sexual transmission of Zika, and educational materials in English and Spanish, the state Department of Health said Thursday. They will be available in "limited quantities" to pregnant women from local health departments, community health centers, offices of the Women, Infants, and Children federal nutrition program, and nonprofit organizations that primarily serve low-income or homeless women, the state said in a news release.
NEWS
July 10, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: How do you know if you have good instincts when it comes to trusting people? I like to pride myself on that, and I'm sure I've been duped no more than the average person. But after a recent duping, I'm finding most romantic interests (or women in general, really) untrustworthy, and I back away. How do I know if I'm being paranoid or just ran into a bunch of shady romantic prospects? Answer: Whenever you have trouble with all [group name here], it isn't about [group name here]
NEWS
July 8, 2016 | By Alexandra Villarreal, STAFF WRITER
'I love women. What can I say?" Clint Cleaver chuckled. "I don't like talking to men. I don't like being with men. I have a few male acquaintances, but I like their wives more than them. " He may have found his ideal niche: a theater rife with women, all telling him what to do. He's one of the actors in Old Academy Players' One-Act Bonanza, which this year features six plays - five written by women, and all with first-time female directors. Two of the productions - Mimi and Ray's 26th of December Absolutely Not Christmas Party and Writing Day - are original and penned by locals.
NEWS
July 7, 2016
A Philadelphia man pleaded guilty in federal court to kidnapping two women in November and forcing them to withdraw money from ATM machines. Nathaniel Rodriguez, 41, faces a possible life sentence, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday. On Nov. 6, Rodriguez forced a 30-year-old woman to withdraw about $400 from two cash machines on South Street before he fled in a cab. Five days later, he kidnapped another woman and forced her to drive from Center City to an ATM near Aramingo Avenue and I-95.
NEWS
July 5, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
In 2010, Kerri Kennedy was training women in Afghanistan to run for office when she noticed a stark statistic. That year, 28 percent of elected officials in Afghanistan were women, while in the United States, women held just 17 percent of such positions. A friend told her that while the work Kennedy did was commendable, she could have a bigger impact helping women in her own country get elected. "She said, 'You're not walking the talk,' " Kennedy recalled. Six years later, Kennedy is one of more than a dozen Philadelphia women who run Represent!
NEWS
July 3, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Who would shoot a gun into a women's shelter? About 2:30 p.m. Thursday, police said, a man followed a 36-year-old woman around the Rite Aid, at 1334 Windrim Ave. in Logan, after first trying to talk to her outside the store and getting rebuffed. After the woman finished shopping and walked back to a women's shelter a few blocks away, the man followed her, police said. The woman went inside the shelter. The man stayed outside, but ended up pulling out a handgun from a pants pocket.
NEWS
July 1, 2016
ISSUE | ABORTION High court ruling a victory for women The Supreme Court's landmark ruling Monday protected access to safe, legal abortion by blocking two unconstitutional Texas restrictions that threatened to close all but nine health centers in the state ("Texas abortion ruling could have wide impact," Tuesday). The court recognized that requiring clincs to meet hospital-like surgical standards and doctors to get admitting privileges at a local hospital were unjustified burdens.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2016 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
The offer was simple. An artist was organizing a come-as-you-are exploration of older women's faces - devoid of makeup. With hair untended. That invitation, delivered to 20 friends between the ages of 65 and 73, came from South Philadelphia painter Ellensue Gross, who has long been fascinated by facial features. "In them," she said, "I really wanted to capture the character, emotions, and spirit of my subjects. " Along the way came a growing realization that women felt enormous pressure to not visibly age - and were relentlessly wooed by the marketplace to follow the fantasy.
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
Another American sports icon now belongs to the ages in legendary University of Tennessee women's basketball coach emeritus Pat Summitt, who died Monday at age 64 in Knoxville, Tenn., after a nearly five-year battle with early onset Alzheimer's disease. Her condition had declined in recent weeks, and a television station in Knoxville reported that she was moved Saturday night from an assisted living facility she entered in late March to a hospice, where Ms. Summitt's final hours were spent.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2016 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
Some insomniacs count sheep. Lori Quintavalle used to count treatment centers. Her son Alec, now 24, had cycled through at least 10 alcohol-and-drug rehabs. He'd stay clean while in a program, but once he was out for a week or two, he's relapse. At one point, he slept in his car in a Walmart parking lot in Florida; other times, he'd text Quintavalle, begging for money. More than once, he overdosed; only a shot of Narcan dragged him back from death. Keriann Meyers was a homeroom mom who planned rollicking kindergarten birthday parties and made chocolate chip cookies dipped in crumbled Heath bars.
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