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3/27/1998 - Israeli Domestic Violence Victim Freed from Jail
The Israeli Supreme Court ordered the release of a woman who was jailed for refusing to accept a divorce with no settlement....

3/17/1998 - Cohen Refuses to Segregate Training
Defense Secretary William Cohen declined a recommendation to segregate men and women during military training and instead called for the Navy, Air Force and Army to institute corrective measures intended to decrease the mistreatment of women....

3/17/1998 - First Women Graduate from VMI Rat Line
Virginia Military Institute freshman, including 23 women, graduated from their long role as rats yesterday as they climbed to the top of a 30-foot mud hill that had been sprayed by fire hoses....

3/11/1998 - Military Rebuts Sex Segregation
Army, Navy and Air Force officials are rejecting a suggestion by an advisory panel of academics and retired military officers to separate men and women in basic training....

3/10/1998 - Muslim Women Demand Equal Rights
Islamic womens groups are voicing their outrage at a growing system of gender apartheid in the Muslim world....

3/5/1998 - Collins First Female Space Shuttle Commander
Eileen Collins will become the first woman to command a space shuttle mission in U.S....

2/11/1998 - Search for Clinic Bombing Witness Continues
Investigators continue their search for Eric Robert Rudolph, wanted in connection with the Alabama abortion clinic bombing that killed officer Robert Sanderson and seriously injured nurse Emily Lyons....

2/5/1998 - FBI Releases Photo of Bombing Witness
The FBI has issued photographs and descriptions of Eric Robert Rudolph and searched his home....

2/3/1998 - Army of God Responsible for Alabama Clinic Bombing
The Army of God claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama abortion clinic in letters postmarked just hours after the explosion....

1/30/1998 - Police Officer Murders Wife
Philadelphia Police Officer Carl Selby was arrested for drunk driving and charged with shooting his wife twice in the head as she slept....

1/27/1998 - Turkish Girls Attempt Suicides to Avoid Virginity Tests
Human rights groups are outraged by the recent attempted suicides of five girls who wanted to avoid virginity tests in Turkey....

1/9/1998 - Turkish Women's Groups Protest Mandatory Virginity Tests
Womens organizations are outraged by comments made by Turkeys Minister of State for Womens Affairs, Isilay Saygin, supporting forced virginity tests for young women....

11/21/1997 - Statement of Chief Penny Harrington,Director of National Center for Women & Policing,In Support of Bill Lann Lee for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights
Washington DC -- My name is Chief Penny Harrington, and I direct the National Center for Women & Policing, a Division of the Feminist Majority Foundation....

10/31/1997 - Hearing Pushes for Contraceptive Research, Access, Education
On Thursday morning, Representatives Nancy Johnson (R-Calif.) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) in conjunction with the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, co-chaired a congressional hearing on women's access to contraceptive technology....

10/30/1997 - U.S. Census to Record Multi-Racial Ancestry
Franklin Raines, director of the U.S....

10/29/1997 - Women's Groups Demand NIKE End Sweatshop Labor
The Feminist Majority, along with the National Organization for Women, the Ms....

10/23/1997 - Activist Mother Runs for Argentinian Gov't
Graciela Fernandez Meijide, a 66-year-old mother whose son was kidnapped by death squads in 1976, has announced that she will run for president of Argentina in 1999 if she wins Sunday's congressional elections for the Alliance party....

10/17/1997 - Women's Military Memorial to Open Saturday
The Women in Miltary Service for America Memorial will be dedicated at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday....

10/16/1997 - California Governor Vetoes Gay Rights Bill, Des Moines Considers Similar Measure
For the second time, California Gov....

10/7/1997 - Lesbian Named to Top Clinton Post
Clinton's administration announced on Oct....

10/7/1997 - Lesbian Named to Top Clinton Post
Clinton's administration announced on Oct....

9/29/1997 - Pakistani Feminist Activists Help Arrest Violent Husband
After several days of protest and campaigning, the Progressive Women's Association (PWA) of Islamabad, Pakistan prompted police to arrest a man for cutting off his wife's hair and nose....

9/22/1997 - UC May Drop Biased SATs for Admission
Facing a severe decline in Latino and African-American graduate enrollment as a result of prohibitions against affirmative action in the wake of Proposition 209, the University of California is considering dropping the SAT requirement for undergraduate admission, citing racial bias in the test....

9/3/1997 - Chicago Sponsors Gay-Pride Themed Renovations
Chicago's North Halsted Street, home to one of the city's most visible and prosperous gay communities, will receive city funds for renovations and improvements that have a gay-pride theme....

8/5/1997 - Lieutenant Defends "Private Life" at Hearing
Lieutenant Crista Davis defended her right to a "private life" yesterday at a public hearing on the charges resulting from her affair with a married Air Force Academy instructor....