The Week's Top Stories and Commentary from Women's Enews

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Women's Enews

    NEW YORK, April 16  /PRNewswire/ -- These are the news stories and
 commentary posted April 16 on Women's Enews (http://www.womensenews.org), the
 news source for fair, accurate and fresh coverage on issues of concern to
 women. Print, broadcast and Internet media are free to use Women's Enews
 content and archives at no cost -- with permission. Women's Enews stories and
 commentaries are written and edited by seasoned journalists from around the
 globe.
 
     Cover Story: Bush Budget Cuts Could Hurt Small Businesses
     -- by Priscilla Y. Huff
     President Bush's proposed budget outline contains funding cuts that could
 impede the growth of small businesses.
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=518&context=cover&mode=today)
 
     Commentary: Joint Tax Returns May Be Hazardous, Unfair
     -- by Marilyn Barrett
     The perils of joint tax returns may far outweigh any short-term advantage
 for married taxpayers, a tax expert argues, and the hazards are more
 significant to women than the "marriage penalty" and "marriage bonus" in the
 current tax rules. (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=513)
 
     Egyptians Seek Right to Travel Without Male OK
     -- by Heather Bourbeau
     While the Egyptian Constitution says women and men are equal, Egyptian
 women are struggling to assert their right to travel overseas without a
 husband or father's permission.
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=517&mode=today)
 
     Inside Microsoft, Hoppers Writing New Code
     -- by Ranae Buscher
     An internal group named after the woman known as the Mother of Computers
 has grown to be an official advisory council dedicated to the recruitment and
 retention of women throughout Microsoft.
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=515)
 
     Franco-American Women Awakening a Silenced Culture
     -- by Marie Tessier
     Franco-American women are proudly taking the lead in reviving a vibrant
 culture that had withered under prejudice.
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=514)
 
     Women in Tech Restless Over Industry's Demands
     -- by Kathleen Melymuka
     A new survey of women in information technology showed that 41 percent
 were considering quitting because of the crushing demands of time and
 commitment. (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=512)
 
     Outrage of the Week:
     Turner: Civil Rights Bad for Welfare Moms
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=516&context=outrage)
 
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     Contact:  Elizabeth Randolph
               212-413-7566
               pressrelease@womensenews.org
 
 

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    NEW YORK, April 16  /PRNewswire/ -- These are the news stories and
 commentary posted April 16 on Women's Enews (http://www.womensenews.org), the
 news source for fair, accurate and fresh coverage on issues of concern to
 women. Print, broadcast and Internet media are free to use Women's Enews
 content and archives at no cost -- with permission. Women's Enews stories and
 commentaries are written and edited by seasoned journalists from around the
 globe.
 
     Cover Story: Bush Budget Cuts Could Hurt Small Businesses
     -- by Priscilla Y. Huff
     President Bush's proposed budget outline contains funding cuts that could
 impede the growth of small businesses.
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=518&context=cover&mode=today)
 
     Commentary: Joint Tax Returns May Be Hazardous, Unfair
     -- by Marilyn Barrett
     The perils of joint tax returns may far outweigh any short-term advantage
 for married taxpayers, a tax expert argues, and the hazards are more
 significant to women than the "marriage penalty" and "marriage bonus" in the
 current tax rules. (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=513)
 
     Egyptians Seek Right to Travel Without Male OK
     -- by Heather Bourbeau
     While the Egyptian Constitution says women and men are equal, Egyptian
 women are struggling to assert their right to travel overseas without a
 husband or father's permission.
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=517&mode=today)
 
     Inside Microsoft, Hoppers Writing New Code
     -- by Ranae Buscher
     An internal group named after the woman known as the Mother of Computers
 has grown to be an official advisory council dedicated to the recruitment and
 retention of women throughout Microsoft.
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=515)
 
     Franco-American Women Awakening a Silenced Culture
     -- by Marie Tessier
     Franco-American women are proudly taking the lead in reviving a vibrant
 culture that had withered under prejudice.
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=514)
 
     Women in Tech Restless Over Industry's Demands
     -- by Kathleen Melymuka
     A new survey of women in information technology showed that 41 percent
 were considering quitting because of the crushing demands of time and
 commitment. (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=512)
 
     Outrage of the Week:
     Turner: Civil Rights Bad for Welfare Moms
 (http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=516&context=outrage)
 
     To see entire stories or commentary, go to (http://www.womensenews.org).
 To obtain permission to reprint, broadcast or post a Women's Enews story,
 email editors@womensenews.org. Include the headline, the media outlet,
 circulation or audience size, contact name and email address.
 
     Web Site: http://www.womensenews.org
     Women's Enews is a project of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund.
 
     Contact:  Elizabeth Randolph
               212-413-7566
               pressrelease@womensenews.org
 
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