Susan Stamberg, special correspondent for National Public Radio, spoke to several hundred people last week at a National Women's History Month celebration at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg. Stamberg, who was the host of NPR's Weekend Edition program from 1987 to 1989 and co-host of All Things Considered before that, spoke about women and the media. "Power for a woman," she said, "is the ability not to always have to please." And Stamberg also said women can have it all _ career success and family _ but perhaps not at the same time.
Attention FSCW grads, friends:
researcher needs your help
If you or a relative graduated from Florida State College for Women, Robin Sellers hopes that you're sentimental. Sellers, associate director of the Florida State University oral history project and a history graduate student, is researching and writing a history of FSCW, the institution that preceded FSU from 1905-1947. "Unfortunately, much important information about the college has been relegated to storage closets through the years, and eventually disposed of," she said. Do you have memorabilia, papers, letters or other information about FSCW? Write to Sellers at FSCW History Project, Office of Alumni Affairs, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1052; or call her at (904) 644-5888.
Now that you're married ... a magazine for new experience
A magazine just for married women? Kelly Good McGee thought it was an idea whose time had come. The title: Married Woman. "There are 13 bridal magazines that prepare you for your wedding day, but there is nothing to read five minutes after you take your wedding dress off _ nothing addressing the early years of marriage, your first 10 years together," said McGee, the magazine's founder and editor-in-chief. McGee said the magazine will discuss celebrity marriages and how they work, and include a lifestyle section devoted to real estate, decorating, cooking for two and entertaining, and "the first horoscope that recognizes you're married."
Now cards for friends
with alternative lifestyles
Look long enough, and there's a greeting card for everyone: People in 12-step recovery programs, people whose beloved pets have died, people who are happy about getting divorces. And now there are cards for gays and lesbians and their straight friends. One card in the Through Our Eyes line shows caricatures of a woman's face and a man's, surrounded by the sentiment: "I'm a girl and you're a boy. I know you'd bring me lots of joy! You're witty caring, sweet and wise" And inside, the punchline: "But alas, we share a taste for guys!" The greeting cards are available in some alternative shops in the Tampa Bay area, including Asylum Records, Brigit Books, Nicholson House, Oz, P.S. Cards & Gifts, Tomes and Treasures and Wooden Nickel.
Advice for sun bunnies
headed for snowy slopes
Snow bunnies are rare creatures in these parts. Want to know how to fit in on a ski trip? On the bus or train, sweats or a warmup suit will keep you cozy and warm. For the slopes, wear long johns, stretch ski pants, wool socks, sock-liners, mittens (warmer than gloves), glove-liners, gloves, cotton turtlenecks, sweaters, parka or one-piece suits, hats or headband. Make sure you're warm on hands, feet and head. (Fashion note: Neons are out but colors are in. As for patterns, look for gentle abstract and American Southwest designs.) For going out at night, men wear blue jeans, wool sweaters, turtlenecks, long johns, boots, cowboy boots, parkas and baseball caps or Western hats. Women frequently are seen in jeans, wool sweaters (often in softer colors than those on the slopes), turtlenecks, long johns, tights and Western boots. In Aspen or Vail, fur is not unusual. Women wear ethnic jewelry or other interesting pieces. Essential: Sun block, lip gel, turtlenecks and long underwear.
_ Compiled by MARY JANE PARK