May 10, 2002 |
The first time Laura Bush traveled to Europe, she was just out of college and on one of those seven-day, 17-country trips by bus and train. She returns next week by Air Force jet for an official tour of Paris, Hungary and the Czech Republic with her daughter Jenna. Laura Bush, who leaves Monday for 10 days on her first international mission without her husband, wants to highlight U.S.-led efforts to rebuild Afghanistan.
May 3, 2009 |
As you know, every man, woman and child in this country has heard, and probably heard again, every Tom Lasorda story. But Lasorda is tireless, if not relentless. He's also dedicated, and while most folks at age 81 have to debate with their own body to get going every day, Lasorda was flying to Washington, D.C., on to Ireland, then Cairo, and Pakistan -- putting on helmet and flak jacket and switching to a helicopter for the rocky jaunt to Iraq and Afghanistan.
November 18, 2001 |
Seeking to draw attention to the treatment of women and children in Afghanistan, the White House assigned President Bush's weekly Saturday radio address to First Lady Laura Bush, who said the war on terrorism was "a fight for the rights and dignity of women."
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November 20, 2003 |
Miss Afghanistan knew she was taking a risk when she strutted across a Manila catwalk in a bright red bikini. "I did understand," said Vida Samadzai, a 25-year-old Cal State Fullerton student, "that it would probably not be acceptable in my society." But she did not know she would be denounced by the government of her native land, criticized by fellow Afghans -- even in the U.S. -- and at the same time hailed by others as a role model for girls and women in the "new Afghanistan."
December 27, 2012 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - Unlike most women in Afghanistan, Sourya Saleh knows how to drive - but she's taken the wheel only with her brother beside her, out of respect for tradition. Her friend Masooma Hussaini is still learning. Both young women, though, are experts in a more demanding mode of travel: They've flown 204 hours each as pilots of military helicopters. The first female chopper pilots in Afghanistan since the Soviets trained a woman as a pilot in the 1980s, these two young Afghans are pioneers in a land where a resurgent Taliban is determined to deny girls the right to an education, and violence against women is on the rise.
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October 20, 2001
Re "Training Camp of Another Kind," Oct. 15: While the powers that be struggle to decide which of the existing bad guys should eventually be entrusted with the future of Afghanistan--trying, for once, to back the right horse--they seem to have all but ignored the obvious answer. How about giving the women a chance? While the men are teaching their sons to handle automatic weapons, the Revolutionary Assn. of the Women of Afghanistan has been teaching their daughters to handle a pen. Afghanistan has seen more than its share of misdirected testosterone and misogynist warriors, a horror it has now shared with the rest of the world.