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November 5, 1998
I am appalled to find such sexism rampant as is exhibited by your coverage of John Glenn, in contrast with the Oct. 29 article on Jerrie Cobb. That you can call this man a hero and glorify his actions in light of how he effectively campaigned to keep Cobb and other women out of the space program is beyond me. Not to mention his involvement with the Keating Five. Cobb is the real hero--a woman who fought against the odds and when faced with disappointment became a missionary pilot.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1998
I am appalled to find such sexism rampant as is exhibited by your coverage of John Glenn, in contrast with the Oct. 29 article on Jerrie Cobb. That you can call this man a hero and glorify his actions in light of how he effectively campaigned to keep Cobb and other women out of the space program is beyond me. Not to mention his involvement with the Keating Five. Cobb is the real hero--a woman who fought against the odds and when faced with disappointment became a missionary pilot.
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NEWS
October 29, 1998 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerrie Cobb may be the most sought-after guest who ever checked into the Motel 6 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Peter Jennings, CNN, "Good Morning America" and reporters from the world's major media have taxed the motel's phone lines and the message-taking limits of the man at the front desk. It's the kind of surprise celebrity that Cobb, 67, never planned or asked for, and one she wishes she could live without.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1998 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
When is a hero a hero? It's a time for exalted returns, not only of John Glenn, but also the middle-aged bikers of "CHiPS" in a recent movie on TNT, and that old spacenik, Walter Cronkite, who's helping CNN track the heavenly trail of Discovery. Clearly, it's an endeavor of love for cosmos-minded Cronkite, who may even wear a space helmet to bed. The former CBS News anchor believes he knows a celestial body when he sees one.
NEWS
July 26, 1998 | MARCIA DUNN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
She was deep in the Amazon jungle when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the moon, and she was there, still serving as a missionary pilot, when NASA tapped John Glenn to fly again. The rain forest has been Jerrie Cobb's home, and the indigenous people her family, ever since NASA spurned her in the early 1960s--although she passed the same torturous tests taken by Glenn and the six other Mercury astronauts.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1998 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
When is a hero a hero? It's a time for exalted returns, not only of John Glenn, but also the middle-aged bikers of "CHiPS" in a recent movie on TNT, and that old spacenik, Walter Cronkite, who's helping CNN track the heavenly trail of Discovery. Clearly, it's an endeavor of love for cosmos-minded Cronkite, who may even wear a space helmet to bed. The former CBS News anchor believes he knows a celestial body when he sees one.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 1998
Today "To the Contrary": Federal budget; Paula Jones case, 1 p.m. KCET. "Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields": Jack Kemp of Empower America, 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 8 a.m. CNN. "John McLaughlin's One on One": U.S. space program, 2:30 p.m. KCET. "Tony Brown's Journal": Eubie Blake; Chuck Jackson; Stevie Wonder; Lionel Hampton; Charles Brown, 3:30 p.m. KCET. "Reliable Sources": 3:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 8:30 a.m. CNN. "Capital Gang": Gov. Roy Romer of Colorado, 4 p.m., repeats Sunday 4:30 a.m. CNN.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1999 | ANN SHIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You may not know that March is Women's History Month, celebrated with programs honoring women who have contributed to society, including an event right here in Ventura County. For six inspiring stories, stop in at Borders in Thousand Oaks today and meet half a dozen accomplished women--a polar explorer, a pilot, a prime minister, an astronaut, an abolitionist and a former first lady.
NEWS
July 2, 2000 | MARTHA ACKMANN, SALON
Congress cleared the way last month for the crew of Apollo 11 to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. By contrast, the most the Mercury 13 flight crew can hope for is that someday, if they're very lucky, they might get to be an answer on "Jeopardy." The question? "What prospective group of astronauts became astro-nots midway through their testing?" Jerri Sloan Truhill of the Mercury 13 group says she'd be happy if NASA would "stop denying the contribution we made and were prepared to make.
NEWS
October 29, 1998 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget for a minute the shaky science, the cynics, Hurricane Mitch, the threatening meteor shower and even the six cockroaches and the mutant tomato seeds that also will be on board. Today, with the world watching, John Glenn is due to rocket away from Earth for the second time in his illustrious career and return to space as history's oldest astronaut. With blastoff set for 11 a.m.
NEWS
October 29, 1998 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerrie Cobb may be the most sought-after guest who ever checked into the Motel 6 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Peter Jennings, CNN, "Good Morning America" and reporters from the world's major media have taxed the motel's phone lines and the message-taking limits of the man at the front desk. It's the kind of surprise celebrity that Cobb, 67, never planned or asked for, and one she wishes she could live without.
NEWS
July 26, 1998 | MARCIA DUNN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
She was deep in the Amazon jungle when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the moon, and she was there, still serving as a missionary pilot, when NASA tapped John Glenn to fly again. The rain forest has been Jerrie Cobb's home, and the indigenous people her family, ever since NASA spurned her in the early 1960s--although she passed the same torturous tests taken by Glenn and the six other Mercury astronauts.
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January 18, 2004 | Preston Lerner, Preston Lerner last wrote for the magazine about the future of the lawn in Southern California.
Mary Wallace "Wally" Funk, astronaut in perpetual waiting, strikes a self-consciously theatrical pose for photographers in front of her airplane at Santa Monica Airport, back arched, arms outstretched, teeth gleaming in her signature smile. Click. "You want us from another angle?" she asks like a supermodel directing her own photo shoot. Click. "How about at the back of the plane?" Click. "Oh, that's good, Cheryl. Can you get the 3 [on the tail] in the picture?" Click. "Photo op!
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