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March 14, 1991 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since January, the Long Beach chapter of the National Organization for Women has been after the city to deal more aggressively with an increase in reported rapes. Add a sexual assault response team to help police, they asked. Mail out information pamphlets in utility bills. Sponsor an annual forum on violence against women. "The council simply received and filed the request and took no action," said chapter president Gerrie Schipske.
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SPORTS
May 19, 2006 | Gary Klein and David Wharton, Times Staff Writers
USC has responded to a letter from a women's organization that called on the university to crack down on football players' off-the-field behavior. On May 3, Helen Grieco, executive director of the California chapter of the National Organization for Women, sent a letter to USC President Steven Sample and Coach Pete Carroll expressing outrage over the "gender-based crimes committed by USC football players that are ignored by the administrators and swept under the rug by local law enforcement."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1989 | LISA MASCARO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In protest of President Bush's veto Friday of public funding for abortions, members of the National Organization for Women protested at a Carl's Jr. restaurant Saturday because the fast-food chain's founder is an ardent abortion foe. "We're out to protest Bush's feelings against victims of incest and poor women, and we're here to protest Carl Karcher," said Sande Solomon, action chair for the Bay View chapter of NOW.
SPORTS
May 13, 2006 | Gary Klein and David Wharton, Times Staff Writers
In the wake of a series of allegations of criminal acts by USC football players in the last two years, the California chapter of the National Organization for Women is calling on the university to crack down on players' behavior. Helen Grieco, executive director of the chapter, sent a letter to USC President Steven Sample and Coach Pete Carroll this month expressing outrage over "the repeated gender-based crimes committed by USC football players. ..."
NEWS
March 20, 1990 | United Press International
A senior retired woman Air Force officer Monday termed the military's reluctance to assign women to combat jobs "Neanderthal thinking" and said women should get such duties if they are qualified. Retired Col. Diane Ordes made the remarks as she and retired Army Brig. Gen. Pat Foote endorsed a push by the National Organization for Women for a four-year Army study of women's performance in combat units.
NEWS
July 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The National Organization for Women picked as its first new president in a decade a lawyer who wants to focus on legislative action and judicial appointments. Delegates at the group's convention in Philadelphia chose Kim A. Gandy, NOW's executive vice president. She defeated businesswoman Toni Van Pelt, the immediate past president of NOW's Florida chapter. Gandy is scheduled to take office in August.
NEWS
July 5, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The National Organization for Women, meeting in Boston, has reelected President Patricia Ireland and her Sisters United for NOW slate for a four-year term by a nearly 3-1 margin over the challenger Efia Nwangaza. Along with Ireland on the reelected executive board are Kim Gandy, executive vice president; Rosemary Dempsey, vice president for action, and national secretary Karen Johnson, a black activist and newcomer to Ireland's team.
NEWS
September 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A National Organization for Women panel, meeting in Washington, urged that NOW help launch a new political party, free from what it called the corruption and hypocrisy of the Democratic and Republican parties. NOW created the Commission for Responsive Democracy last year to study the possibility of starting a new party that would include more women and minority members. The commission, made up of 40 social activists, conducted hearings around the country on how to improve the two-party system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1992 | PAUL LIEBERMAN
A representative of the San Fernando Valley/Northeast Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women has gone to France to lobby the government there to encourage the United States to accept a controversial abortion pill. NOW board member Jan Tucker of Burbank is spending a week in France to "hit as many different offices as possible" in a bid to get the RU 486 pill imported to the United States, chapter spokeswoman Kathryn Alice said.
NEWS
August 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The National Organization for Women and other groups are helping to raise money to defend Andrea Yates--the mother accused of drowning her five children in the bathtub--in part to help other women suffering from postpartum depression. "It gives us a platform for something that obviously needs education," said Deborah Bell, president of Texas NOW. The groups, which included the American Civil Liberties Union, oppose the death penalty for Yates, saying her depression should be taken into account.
NATIONAL
June 29, 2005 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
Before leaving for its summer recess, the Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it would take up, for the third time, a long-running dispute between aggressive antiabortion protesters and the National Organization for Women. At issue is whether the protesters can be sued under the federal antiracketeering law with conspiring to shut down abortion clinics.
NATIONAL
March 13, 2004 | David G. Savage and Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writers
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday defended her involvement with the liberal NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, and said justices should not "lightly recuse" themselves over possible conflicts of interest. Responding to questions from law students at the University of Connecticut in Hartford, Ginsburg said she did not see a problem in her lending her name and presence to an annual lecture series that the fund co-sponsors with the Assn. of the Bar of the City of New York.
SPORTS
September 5, 2002 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She is the leader of a women's group that has zeroed in on forcing the most powerful and historic golf club in the nation to admit its first female member. And now, if that weren't enough, Martha Burk is threatening to add a new, auxiliary target in her fight: CBS.
MAGAZINE
June 2, 2002 | FRED DICKEY
Had Tammy Bruce been with Sherman on his march, it would have been Georgians, not the general, who would have said, "War is hell." As former head of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women, Bruce was a true believer who spent the first half of the '90s raising hell locally and nationally. She organized the marches, licked the stamps and harangued the politicians for women's and gay rights.
NEWS
August 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The National Organization for Women and other groups are helping to raise money to defend Andrea Yates--the mother accused of drowning her five children in the bathtub--in part to help other women suffering from postpartum depression. "It gives us a platform for something that obviously needs education," said Deborah Bell, president of Texas NOW. The groups, which included the American Civil Liberties Union, oppose the death penalty for Yates, saying her depression should be taken into account.
NEWS
July 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The National Organization for Women picked as its first new president in a decade a lawyer who wants to focus on legislative action and judicial appointments. Delegates at the group's convention in Philadelphia chose Kim A. Gandy, NOW's executive vice president. She defeated businesswoman Toni Van Pelt, the immediate past president of NOW's Florida chapter. Gandy is scheduled to take office in August.
NEWS
July 6, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Patricia Ireland was reelected as president of the National Organization for Women and announced a new campaign aimed at electing 2,000 feminist women to office by 2000. "Yes, we must fight to maintain the gains we have made over the past 30 years, but we cannot be satisfied with the status quo," Ireland said. More than 500 activists at NOW's annual conference reelected Ireland to a second four-year term on a voice vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1993 | JACK CHEEVERS
Assemblyman Terry B. Friedman (D-Brentwood) has been named "legislator of the year" by groups representing women and environmentalists. The California chapter of the National Organization for Women cited Friedman for his efforts to preserve funding for family planning clinics after former Gov. George Deukmejian tried to make deep cuts.
NEWS
June 28, 2001 | ALINA TUGEND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Will that be turkey on rye? You want lettuce and tomato?" Patricia Ireland, head of the nation's best-known women's organization, laughs as she takes a visitor's lunch order. "Can you tell I've waited on a lot of tables in my time?" She's also been a flight attendant--back when they were called stewardesses and they "really moved their tails for you." And a corporate lawyer. And then ended up leading the National Organization for Women for the past decade.
NEWS
March 28, 2001 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A leading women's rights organization demanded Tuesday that state Sen. Richard Polanco be removed from a legislative leadership post for conduct that resulted in a $117,200 settlement paid by the state to one of his former employees.
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