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7/16/1997 - Sears Diversity Fair Increases Representation of Women and Minorities in Senior Management
Minority- and women-owned executive recruitment firms around the country made presentations to Sears, Roebuck and Company on July 15 for Sears' second vendor diversity fair....

7/2/1997 - McKinney's First Accuser Refuses to Testify Citing Harassment of Other Accusers
In February, retired Sgt....

6/30/1997 - Cohen Forms Panel to Study Mixed-Gender Training
At a news conference Friday, June 26, Defense Secretary William Cohen discussed a panel he has created to study the "viability" and "desirability" of mixed-gender training and make sure women trainees receive fair treatment....

6/26/1997 - Orange County Sheriff's Department Accused of Harassment
Lt....

6/26/1997 - Title IX Enforcement Emphasized by President Clinton
In honor of the 25th Anniversary of Title IX (June 23, 1997), the federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in federally-funded education, President Clinton issued a directive asking all federal agencies to develop enforcement plans for Title IX, and to take action to eradicate discrimination in educational programs conducted by the federal government (which are not currently covered by Title IX). In related news, a new bill in Congress would make it easier to learn about colleges and universities' athletics budgets and participation rates for women....

6/17/1997 - Flinn Signs Book Deal
Former First Lt....

6/10/1997 - Ralston Withdraws From Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Consideration
Air Force General Joseph Ralston has withdrawn his name for consideration as the next Chair of the Joint Chief of Staff, the highest non-civilian military post....

6/5/1997 - Candidate for Chair of Joint Chiefs of Staff Had Affair
In what same are decrying as proof that a double-standard for women and men exists in the military, U.S....

6/4/1997 - Army Men Retire, Move, Get Discharged
The commander of Aberdeen Proving Ground has announced his retirement from the Army after the discovery of an affair he had with a civilian woman five years ago during a separation from his wife....

6/2/1997 - Rosie The Riveter Dies at Age 77
Kentucky native Rosie Will Monroe died at the age of 77 on May 31, 1997....

3/26/1997 - Clinton Nominates First Female Three-Star Army General
The Pentagon announced on March 24th that President Clinton has nominated Major General Claudia J....

3/25/1997 - Albright Makes Women's Rights Foreign Policy Priority
The State Department is on alert: women's furtherance world-wide is a central priority of America's foreign policy....

3/11/1997 - Congressional Hearings Held on D&X; New York State Senate Votes to Ban the Procedure
The full Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on the D&X abortion procedure on March 11....

3/5/1997 - Feminist Majority Opposes Gutting Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban
WASHINGTON, D.C....

2/28/1997 - Defense Secretary Sees No Reason to Segregate Military Training
U.S....

2/28/1997 - Defense Secretary Sees No Reason to Segregate Military Training
U.S....

2/27/1997 - Groups Urge Confirmation Hearing for Herman
Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal, together with other national women's leaders launched a campaign for the confirmation of Alexis Herman, nominee for U.S....

2/26/1997 - Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Urges Fast-Track Confirmation for ALEXIS HERMAN
WASHINGTON, D.C....

2/26/1997 - Feminist Majority Opposes Gutting Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban
WASHINGTON, D.C....

2/26/1997 - Groups Urge Confirmation Hearing for Herman
Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal, together with other national women's leaders launched a campaign for the confirmation of Alexis Herman, nominee for U.S....

2/11/1997 - Sexual Harassment in Army nNot Only Result of "A Few Bad Apples"
When allegations of sexual harassment in the Army first broke in relation to events at Maryland's Aberdeen Proving Ground, Army officials dismissed the complaints as a result of a "few bad apples"....

2/5/1997 - Virginia House Passes Amended Parental Notice Bill on Abortion
A bill moving through the Virginia House and Senate and which has support from Virginia Governor George Allen (R) would force women younger than 18 to notify a parent before having an abortion....

1/24/1997 - Air Force Colonel Faces Court-Martial for Sexual Harassment
Col....

1/17/1997 - Women Alumnae Wielding More Financial Power
Women alumnae are increasingly giving high donations to their schools, and reaping the benefits....

12/23/1996 - South Carolina Naval Brig Under Investigation for Sexual and Racial Harassment
The Navy and Air Force are investigating charges of sex and race harassment at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station....