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May 5, 1996 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here is what was on the National Rifle Assn.'s display table of handy "personal protection devices" for women--a fake rock, a key chain, a dummy named Sam. And not a firearm in sight. For the first time in California, the NRA on Saturday put on its popular, women-only "Refuse To Be a Victim" seminar. Twenty-six women attended lectures by three female instructors on more than 100 safety suggestions.
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July 8, 2012
LAOS Slide show Pierre Odier will discuss the remote ethnic villages of northwestern Laos and the Taialue, Kamu Lue, Akah, Hmong and Black Tai peoples. When, where : 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. CLIMBING Presentation Isabel Suppe will discuss her book "Starry Night," which tells the tale of her survival in the Bolivian Andes after falling 1,100 feet off an ice face.
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April 13, 2012 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS - Following a national trend of new get-tough abortion legislation, Arizona has passed a law that severely restricts the procedure, banning most abortions after 20 weeks - setting the stage for another showdown between social conservatives and women's rights groups. With GOP Gov. Jan Brewer's signature on the Republication-sponsored legislation, Arizona took a stand on an issue that could become fodder during this year's presidential campaign. Proponents say the law protects fetuses, which they say can feel pain after five months of development.
NATIONAL
April 13, 2012 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS - Following a national trend of new get-tough abortion legislation, Arizona has passed a law that severely restricts the procedure, banning most abortions after 20 weeks - setting the stage for another showdown between social conservatives and women's rights groups. With GOP Gov. Jan Brewer's signature on the Republication-sponsored legislation, Arizona took a stand on an issue that could become fodder during this year's presidential campaign. Proponents say the law protects fetuses, which they say can feel pain after five months of development.
TRAVEL
July 8, 2012
LAOS Slide show Pierre Odier will discuss the remote ethnic villages of northwestern Laos and the Taialue, Kamu Lue, Akah, Hmong and Black Tai peoples. When, where : 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. CLIMBING Presentation Isabel Suppe will discuss her book "Starry Night," which tells the tale of her survival in the Bolivian Andes after falling 1,100 feet off an ice face.
SCIENCE
June 28, 2013 | By Melissa Healy
Is it hot in here, or am I just depressed? For many menopausal women, hot flashes are just depressing. And depression, which affects at least one in four women ages 40 to 59, can intensify the misery of hot flashes, as well. No surprise, then, that a pharmaceutical company came up with the idea to market an antidepressant for treatment of vasomotor symptoms, a.k.a. hot flashes. And on Friday, bucking the recommendation of its advisory committee on reproductive health drugs, the Food & Drug Administration approved the idea.
NEWS
September 3, 1989
Secretary of State James A. Baker III and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze are expected to sign an agreement at their meeting Sept. 22-23 expanding superpower cooperation on human rights, Bush Administration sources said. The memorandum of understanding, now being drafted by federal agencies, will also outline U.S.-Soviet cooperation on new topics, such as rule of law, occupational safety and women's issues, White House officials said.
NATIONAL
May 10, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A rented sport utility vehicle speeding to pass two cars went out of control and flipped, killing all seven people inside, authorities said. After clipping one car on Interstate 95 west of Bangor, the Ford Explorer turned sideways, became airborne, slammed into trees in the median and came to rest on its roof, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Two women and a child were thrown from the SUV.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2009 | Robert J. Lopez
Authorities at USC are warning that two men cruising in a minivan near campus have been trying to lure female students into the vehicle by offering them free rides. The vehicle is similar to the vans that the university uses as part of its free shuttle service, according to the USC Department of Public Safety. Women have reported being approached by two men in the van several times in recent weeks, university officials said. The van has dual sliding doors and custom black and chrome rims.
NEWS
February 27, 1995 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After accusing his wife of not being affectionate enough, the husband punched her in the eye, bit her arm and then sat on top of her as he spit in her face. The Thanksgiving Day beating last year may not have given Jan many reasons to feel thankful, but it did provide her with the courage to finally leave her abusive spouse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1996 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here is what was on the National Rifle Assn.'s display table of handy "personal protection devices" for women--a fake rock, a key chain, a dummy named Sam. And not a firearm in sight. For the first time in California, the NRA on Saturday put on its popular, women-only "Refuse To Be a Victim" seminar. Twenty-six women attended lectures by three female instructors on more than 100 safety suggestions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2000
Regarding the articles and Jan. 9 editorial on pedestrian safety for the city of Santa Ana: Narrow streets are not more dangerous for pedestrians. Not only do narrow streets provide a shorter distance for pedestrians to cross, thus resulting in reduced exposure to moving vehicles; they reduce the speed of vehicles. Pedestrian experts from throughout the United States agree that narrower streets encourage drivers to drive slower, thus giving them more opportunity to avoid a collision with a pedestrian.
NEWS
July 29, 2001 | RONALD D. WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite some progress in recent years, the "glass ceiling" is still an obstacle that keeps all but a few women from reaching senior management positions in major corporations. That's according to a recent report from the International Labor Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes standards for workplace rights and occupational safety. "Women have been moving steadily into occupations, professions and managerial jobs previously reserved for men," the report said.
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