August 3, 1990 |
The race: Governor. Whose ad?: Dianne Feinstein. Democrat Dianne Feinstein begins running a 30-second TV commercial today that responds to an ad that began airing in mid-July by Republican Sen. Pete Wilson. In his ad, Wilson charged that Feinstein would use a quota system for the appointment of women and racial minorities in state jobs and ignore whether the appointees are qualified. Feinstein has denied both allegations.
August 11, 1990 |
Of all the pop culture images of the quintessential career woman, none fits the ideal more neatly than the network TV newswoman. She globe-trots, power lunches, circulates among the influential, and along the way she gets fame, glamour and big-money contracts. The one thing the profile doesn't include is kids. It was no accident that when the fictional archetype of the female broadcast journalist was dreamed up, sitcom heroine Murphy Brown was unmarried and childless.
February 8, 1990 |
Two separate actions Wednesday seemed to set the stage for a major legislative battle over job discrimination and affirmative action. A bipartisan coalition in Congress led by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Sen. James M. Jeffords (R-Vt.) introduced a bill to reverse a series of 1989 Supreme Court decisions involving job bias against minorities and women. Hours after the coalition held a press conference, Atty. Gen.
February 1, 1990 |
In setting ambitious achievement goals for science education, President Bush in his State of the Union address Wednesday night spotlighted one of the nation's most thoroughly documented problems. The abysmal state of science education has been chronicled by more than 300 studies in recent years. Now comes the hard part: There are as many conflicting ideas on how to revamp the system as there are reports. "We know what the goals are.
April 21, 1990 |
Several thousand of UC Berkeley's 32,000 students boycotted classes for the second day Friday in a protest to push the university to hire more women and minority professors. Student organizers of the boycott estimate that 30% of classes were either canceled or held off campus. University officials declined to confirm the number of boycotting students or affected classes.
July 18, 1990 |
The gubernatorial campaign squabble over appointing women and minorities to government jobs--and whether that constitutes a quota system--spills onto California's airwaves today when Republican Pete Wilson accuses Democrat Dianne Feinstein in a television commercial of planning to put "quotas over qualifications" if she is elected governor.
May 8, 1990 |
Congress and corporations are finally showing signs that they are aware of the impact on family life of the dramatically changing role of women in the workplace. After years of inaction, Congress is on the verge of adopting a compromise bill to set up a multibillion-dollar child-care program. Much more is needed, but it will be a good beginning.
May 30, 1990 |
Fresh from a weekend dust-up about her pledge to appoint women to half of the jobs in her Administration, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday said she would view her election as a "significant achievement" for women but strongly disputed that she also might be alienating male voters. "I don't think there will be a backlash," the former San Francisco mayor said at a Century City press conference, backed by prominent representatives of the women's movement.