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News Mix: Faye Dunaway on Not Getting to Play the Love Interest; Older Women Stick with Clinton; Women Under-Represented in Clinical Trials; New WSJ “Journal Women” …

By Womens Voices for Change
Question of the Day: Faye Dunaway is angry with Hollywood film producers for not having enough roles for older women. Dunaway, 67, said: “I am furious that they think I’m too old to play the love interest of guys like Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood. Why should I play sisters and mothers while guys like Jack and Clint, who are…
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News Mix: Heart-Healthy Cities for Women; International Conference on Menopause; Nancy Lopez’s Advice to Annika Sorenstam; Think the Sexism in Politics is Bad? Try Film Directing …

By Womens Voices for Change
Heart-Healthy Cities: “Women who want to keep their hearts in tip-top shape face the fewest challenges in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco,” reports HealthDay News. “Those three cities top the list of the 10 most heart-healthy U.S. metropolitan areas for women, a list that’s dominated by western communities.” Here’s the full list (PDF), released by the American Heart Association.…
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News Mix: Sexism Goes Mainstream, and a Video Shows Us Mad as Hell; Skipping Menopauseland; Katie Couric’s Voyage with CBS; Support for New Mothers Over 40 …

By Womens Voices for Change
It’s Now Mainstream to be Sexist: “We have only begun to feel the damage of the punch-and-pummel pundits who couldn’t wrap their limited minds around the first woman to win a presidential primary, again and again,” writes columnist Connie Schultz, who calls the video, “Hillary Clinton: Mad as Hell,” “required viewing for anyone who claims that gender has not played…
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News Mix: NYT Package of Stories on Retirement; Madeleine Kunin’s New Book on Women and Politics; Women’s eNews Questions for Candidates; Exercise as Aging Deterrent: Foundation, Not Fountain, of Youth; Breast Cancer Screening for Women Over 70

By Womens Voices for Change
Making Your Money Last as Long as You Live: “Even for people who have built up a decent nest egg, deciding how to use it is one of the demands of early retirement. The good life may be within reach, but the financial logistics still require careful attention,” writes Robert Hertzberg in this New York Times story, one of a…
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News Mix: Acting Held Back by Botox and Face-Lifts; Actresses Keeping it Real; Why Women Now Reign in Spain; Kathie Lee Gifford’s Menopausal Zest; Martha Stewart Testifies on Aging; Review of “Girls Like Us”; Helen Yglesias Dies at 92

By Womens Voices for Change
Acting Held Back by Botox and Face-Lifts: Mary McNamara of the L.A. Times writes: People should be free to look as they choose, and this town is tough on women — don’t talk to me about Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, they’re British. Would an American woman ever get away with anything approaching Nicolas Cage’s hair or James Spader’s increasing…
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Money & Careers

News Mix: Oprah’s Political Fall-Out; Second Tests More Common as Mammograms Go Digital; Women’s Photos – “This Is Who I Am”; New President at American Red Cross; Jayne Houdyshell Takes New York

By Womens Voices for Change
Has Oprah’s Star Fallen Since Endorsing Barack Obama?: Writing at Politico.com, Costas Panagopoulos, director of Fordham University’s Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy, questions whether the talk show host’s dip in popularity ratings has political overtones. Higher Call-Back Rates as Mammograms Go Digital: As doctors learn to interpret digital mammograms, they are more likely to request second tests, reports The…
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News Mix: In Texas, Where Women of a Certain Age Rule; Silvio Berlusconi Says it Again; Interview with Aging Expert Dr. Robert Butler; Meet 100-Year-Old Anna Orr; Estrogen Linked to Benign Breast Lumps; “My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet)”

By Womens Voices for Change
A Town Where the Good Ol’ Boys Are All Women of a Certain Age: A one-stoplight town in the Texas panhandle is drawing attention for a noteworthy first: All the elected leaders are women. The AP’s Betsy Blaney writes: Peggy Baer was elected mayor in May 2007 and leads a five-woman board of aldermen – yes, aldermen – in this…
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News Mix: Condoleezza Rice Knows How to Work It; Cokie Roberts on “Ladies of Liberty”; Rush, Hillary and Sexism; Shattering the Glass Ceiling; Women Donating in Record Numbers to Political Campaigns; HRT Dosing May Play Role in Risks, Benefits

By Womens Voices for Change
About Those Rumors: “It’s the kind of rumor that sets conservatives buzzing — is Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice actively campaigning to be Sen. John McCain’s vice presidential pick?” asks Nia-Malika Henderson at Newsday. Dan Senor, a GOP political operative, said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that Rice was “actively, actually in recent weeks, campaigning” for…
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News Mix: Political Generation Gap; Billie Jean King, American Icon; Pat Schroeder Dresses Up Gender and Politics; Dove Sponsors Play About Aging and Beauty; HIV and Older Women; Liz Smith Shout-Out to WVFC

By Women's Voices For Change
Caught in a Political Generation Gap: “So in the middle of the wrangling between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the heated conversation about race and gender, there is a subtler dialogue about generations,” writes Ellen Goodman. Many women who came of age when Clinton delivered her Wellesley commencement speech often see her trajectory, her successes and obstacles as similar to…
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News Mix: 77-year-old woman to scale Mt. Qomolangma; HerOrbit.com Networks Women; McCain’s “Senior Moment”; TV Political Pundits and Diversity; Portrayals of Women in Media; Jocelyn Elders on Black Women and Health Disparities

By Womens Voices for Change
77-year-old woman to scale Mt. Qomolangma: “A team of ten women representing different castes and different parts of Nepal, including a 77-year-old woman, is all set to scale Mt. Qomolangma (Mt. Everest), the world’s highest peak, in April,” reports China View. An Orbit of Her Own: Looking to create a social networking space for professional women age 25 to 55,…
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Washington Post Follows WVFC Story on Clinton

By Womens Voices for Change
Last week we ran our exclusive story — hat tip to Greta Van Susteren — that Hillary Clinton was set to fight all the way to the convention. Well, now it seems the Washington Post feels it’s the first to report that. One well-known news outlet emailed us to say that’s the last time they wouldn’t pay close attention to…
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Sunday TV Talk Shows – Find A Woman’s Voice?

By Womens Voices for Change
Supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will square off this weekend. ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos has Pennsylvania Gov.Ed Rendell and Sen. John Kerry. CBS’s Face The Nation has Gov. Bill Richardson and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, along with Slate magazine’s John Dickerson and Democratic strategist Joe Trippi. NBC’s Meet The Press has host Tim Russert discussing politics…
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Retirement Revolution Series with Paula Zahn; Whoopi Goldberg Backs “For Colored Girls” Revival; The “Double Hit” on Women’s Salaries; MRI Scans Detect More False Positive Breast Cancer; Imagining Ann Richards as President

By Womens Voices for Change
“Retirement Revolution” to be Televised: WTTW, Chicago’s public broadcasting affiliate, has tapped television news anchor Paula Zahn to host its new series on retirement, “Retirement Revolution.” The two-part documentary premieres Monday, March 31, at 10 p.m. EST (check local listings). Here’s an excerpt from the release: Retirement Revolution and host Zahn will lead audiences across the U.S. on an exploration…
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Money & Careers

News Mix: Candy Crowley on 20 Years of Covering Politics for CNN; Style for “Women of a Certain Age”; Liz Smith, 85, Dishes on Work, Life and Sex; Women Flying High

By Womens Voices for Change
A Lifetime of News: CNN senior political correspondent Candy Crowley, 59, who joined the cable network in 1987, spoke recently with a college journalism class about television news and covering a presidential campaign. Her schedule is daunting: The days start around 4:30 a.m. and end at midnight. "I was so sleep deprived once that I found myself brushing my teeth…
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News Mix: Unusual Suspects in L.A. Murder Trial; Feminism and Political Scandals; Race, Gender & Bias in the Electorate; Peace Corps Seeks Volunteers 50+

By Womens Voices for Change
Unusual Suspects: A murder and insurance fraud trial in Los Angeles is gaining international coverage because the defendants are women in their 70s. Gosh, this isn’t quite what we hoped for when we set out to promote visibility. From The Guardian: For two septuagenarians, they certainly displayed a sprightly energy as they went about their retirement. Helen Golay, 77, and…
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