Tuesday, July 12, 2005
What We Need to Know Today
Roe stands up at the State level- Thomas Oliphant in today's Boston Globe Thomas Oliphant
Meet Dr. Dora Akunyili from Nigeria. She's waging a one woman fight against counterfeit drugs that are killing people in her country and around the world. Dora Akunyili
What's up with Iowa? Why is the state with the first Presidential caucus one of 2 states (Mississippi being the other) who has never had a woman elected Governor or sent a woman to Congress. Iowa women
Listen to Barbara Boxer on the Nation audio blog. Barbara Boxer
New Releases this week
Million Dollar Baby- Hillary Swank's second Oscar winning performance is outstanding.
Dawn Anna- I know it sounds hokey and it was a Lifetime movie, but it stars Debra Winger (do you need to know more) as a single mom who gets a debilitating disease and then after recovering is affected by the Columbine shootings.
Kudos to Nora Roberts for publishing her 159th novel. I've never read one but someone sure has because there are 280 million of her books in print.
Next week is the release of The Interruption of Everything by Terry McMillan. Her sixth novel features a 40-something wife and mother beset by every kind of mid-life crisis.
Katie Smith of the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA is 11 points away from being the first woman to score 5,000 points in professional basketball. Smith is the WNBA's biggest unheard of star. The Lynx are hardly ever featured on TV. Why is that? The games that are featured should be more equitably distributed between all the teams.
Air Taurasi the signature sneaker of Diana Taurasi is now on sale. Air Taurasi is the only women's signature sneaker that Nike has on the market; but don't fret they have many men's signature sneakers.