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9/26/1995 - Country Opposes G.O.P. Medicare Plan, Expresses Dissatisfaction with Republican Leadership
A CNN/USA Today poll of 1,011 Americans conducted Sept....

9/26/1995 - Powell Speaks Up For Affirmative Action, Military Still Has A Long Way To Go
Prior to a book signing in San Francisco, retired Gen....

9/23/1995 - Medicare and Medicaid Cuts Disproportionately Affect Women
Hours before the Senate welfare vote, which in effect cuts benefits to millions of poor American families by giving states block grants, House Speaker Newt Gingrinch suggested block granting the Medicaid program....

9/22/1995 - Wells Fargo Opens Credit Line for Businesswomen
Wells Fargo Banks has announced plans to open a one billion dollar credit line for women who have run profitable businesses for at least two years....

9/22/1995 - Helms Amendment Fails
The Senate voted yesterday against an amendment proposed by Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC) which would ban U.S....

9/21/1995 - New Study Published on Mammogram Testing
A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that it's cost-effective for women to begin yearly mammograms at the age of forty and then have bi-annual tests after the age of fifty....

9/21/1995 - Welfare Reform: The Senate and House Versions
Now that the Senate has passed its version of the Welfare bill, it goes to a conference committee so that both houses can reach a consenus....

9/20/1995 - Senate Votes to Eliminate Welfare Entitlements
In a bi-partisan assault on the federal welfare system, the Sente voted to pass its version of the Welfare Reform Bill....

9/20/1995 - Study Supports Use of Breast Cancer Drug
A study appearing today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that the drug tamoxifen helps prevent breast cancer from spreading to the second breast....

9/20/1995 - Women Agents and F.B.I. at Standstill with Sex Discrimination Talks
A group of female agents have negotiated with officials for nine months in an attempt to bring to light and eradicate widespread discrimination and bias against women agents....

9/19/1995 - STATEMENT OF CHIEF PENNY E. HARRINGTON, DIRECTOR
I am the director of the National Center for Women and Policing....

9/19/1995 - FIVE POINT PLAN OF ACTION FOR REFORM OF THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Mayor and the City Council must demand that unless the Los Angeles Police Department hires 43.4% women, they will not be allowed to fill the positions gained through the crime bill....

9/19/1995 - Senate Expected to Vote on Welfare Reform
The Senate is expected to vote, and pass, today a compromise welfare proposal which puts an end to Aid to Families with Dependent Children, the federal government's main cash welfare program....

9/19/1995 - Women Soon to Outpace Males in Lung Cancer Related Fatalities
Dr....

9/19/1995 - Anti-Abortion Activists Follow Powell
Retired General Colin Powell began his twenty-six city, four week book tour on Monday with a new group of followers -- anti-abortion activists who protest his pro-choice stance....

9/16/1995 - FINAL FIELD NOTES FROM BEIJING: Closing Events of Fourth World Conference on Women
Work on the Platform for the Fourth World Conference on Women continued all night on Thursday, as exhausted delegates struggled with the final thorny issues....

9/15/1995 - Faulkner May Try Again
Shannon Faulkner announced in a court affidavit that she still wishes to graduate from the Citadel....

9/13/1995 - Summary Report On Conference Activities
Women scored an historic victory today as the international community agreed to count womens unpaid work in their economic studies and valuations of the economies....

9/12/1995 - US Delegates Discuss Violence, Families, Race
At the regularly scheduled U.S....

9/12/1995 - Gender Statistics as Feminist Strategy
As an INSTRAW-sponsored panel on gender statistics, feminist leaders from Italy and New Zealand urged collaboration between statistics produces and users as a strategy to improve the status of women....

9/12/1995 - Human Life International Vows to Barnstorm US Elections in '96
Saying that the "Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference on Women is laced with provisions that would take control of the mental, moral, emotional and physical well-being of children away from the family -- the basic unit of society -- and transfer it to national and multinational bureaucracies," spokeswomen of several "Family Life" groups protested the Platform for Action at a late afternoon press conference....

9/12/1995 - Fourteen-Year_Old Feminist Majority Delegate Impressed By Conference
Coming to the conference at the age of fourteen, I really had no idea what to expect....

9/12/1995 - Symposium on Global Role of Women in Broadcasting Held at Government Conference
A panel of experts addressed members of the press as well as NGO and government delegates today about the role of women in global television....

9/12/1995 - U.S. Women Still Face Discrimination
In a poll of three-thousand women, eighty-four percent stated that they still face more restrictions than men....

9/12/1995 - Women and Minorities Shut-Out from Public Contracts
A Los Angeles Times review of California found that women and minorities receive a very small percentage of public contracts....