Free Download of “Women & Money”: Via Publishers Lunch, we learned that Oprah Winfrey announced on her show today that a free downloadable version of Suze Orman‘s bestselling book “Women & Money” is available now at through 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 14. The PDF file is offered in both English and Spanish versions. Orman was featured on today’s show about a woman and her family in financial crisis.

New Site, New Book: Gloria Feldt has launched a new website, Speaking Up, with a Heartfeldt Politics blog and news about Kathleen Turner’s memoir, “Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles,”
which Feldt co-wrote. The memoir’s release is, appropriately, Feb. 14.

Plus: Kathleen Turner in Conversation with Gloria Feldt takes place Feb. 14 at the 92nd Street Y.

Slice of the Pie: The Chicago Foundation for Women analyzes President Bush’s 2009 fiscal year spending plan, specifically how it will affect the safety, health and economic security of women and girls.

Religious School Won’t Play with Woman Referee: A 49-year-old female basketball referee was prevented from refereeing a boys’ high school basketball game, allegedly because putting a woman in a position of authority over boys is contrary to the school’s beliefs, reports the Kansas City Star. St. Mary’s Academy is owned and operated by the Society of St. Pius X, which follows pre-Vatican II practices.

Legal Limbo: New York Times reports on the number of American women “who have reported that they were sexually assaulted by co-workers while working as contractors in Iraq but now find themselves in legal limbo, unable to seek justice or even significant compensation.”

MSNBC’s Polite Primary Night: Alessandra Stanley describes the reformation of white male anchors. More on cable news and the locker-room mentality at Women’s eNews.

On the Campaign Trail with Michelle Obama: The Wall Street Journal profiles Michelle Obama. In response to a question from a young woman about what her “First Lady platform” would be, Obama responded: “To make sure my kids have their
heads on straight. … We can talk about the high-falutin’ notion of a First Spouse platform, but here I am, a woman professional who has to work on top of my first job as a mother.”


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