Hope for Cal baseball program? – sfgate.com

Hope for Cal baseball program? – sfgate.com

Though the program took a third strike with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in a game it was losing, supporters of Cal baseball believe that the game isn’t over – not yet, not by a long shot.

‘There was a foul tip in there,’ said former Cal pitcher Doug Nickle, leading the effort to get the sport reinstated. ‘All we asked for is another pitch.’

By all accounts, they will get that pitch.

Nickle and his group will meet with athletic director Sandy Barbour and other university officials this week to discuss what needs to happen for Cal baseball to return.

‘Conversations between key people on campus and Cal baseball supporters are ongoing,’ UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said. ‘Now we focus on the future and the possible reinstatement of Cal baseball if and when sufficient funds are raised to support the team’s expenses…

“…failure is impossible…” Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony! Born, February 15, 1820 – nwhp.org

Celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday by Penny Colman

February 15th is the day to celebrate the birth of Susan B. Anthony who was born on that date in 1820. That prompted me to think about some of her birthday celebrations that I wrote about in my forthcoming book Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World.

In 1870, her fiftieth birthday, a group of her friends held a festive affair at the Woman’s Bureau in New York City. Hundreds of admirers attended, despite a heavy downpour. Dressed in a red and black dress of “changeable” silk (a cloth with the horizontal threads dyed one color and the vertical dyed in another), Susan was honored with gifts, and speeches.

In 1890, her seventieth birthday, two hundred women and men feted her at a grand banquet in Washington, DC. The dining room at the Riggs House was festooned with tropical flowers, foliage, and American flags. Gifts were piled high on a table. Seventy pink carnations were presented to her. Toasts were made. Poems, telegrams, cablegrams, and letters were read. Elizabeth Cady Stanton gave the main address on the friendship of women:

“If there is one part of my life which gives me more intense satisfaction than another, it is my friendship . . . with Susan B. Anthony.” In response, Susan said, “I never could have done my work if I had not had this woma n at my right hand.”

In 1900, her eightieth birthday, another gala event was held in Washington, DC. Her old friend John Hutchinson, who had been singing protest songs for fifty years, sang. Frederick Douglass’s grandson Joseph played a violin solo. Coralie Franklin Cook, a professor at HowardUniversity and founder of the Colored Women’s League, spoke, as did representatives from the suffrage states. Eighty children, one by one, laid a single rose on her lap.

Susan B. Anthony’s last birthday celebration was held in 1906 in Washington, DC, a few days after the annual meeting of the National American Woman Suffrage Convention. When a letter was read from President Theodore Roosevelt congratulating her on her eighty-sixth birthday, she exclaimed, “I would rather have President Roosevelt say one word to Congress in favor of amending the Constitution to give women the suffrage than to praise me endlessly!” Addressing the gathering, Susan said, “There have been others also just as true and devoted to the cause-I wish I could name every one-but with such women consecrating lives-failure is impossible.”

Those words-“failure is impossible”-were the last words Susan B. Anthony spoke in public. On March 13, 1906, she died at home in Rochester, New York. Today her home is a National Historic Landmark where her birthday is celebrated every year. Celebrate her birthday with an on-line tour of her home. http://susanbanthonyhouse.org/visit-us/onlinetours.php.

Acclaimed author, Penny Colman, can be contacted at www.pennycolman.com

In 1920, fourteen years after the death of Susan B. Anthony, women in the United States won the right to vote with passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.Winning The Vote: The Triumph of the Americana Woman Suffrage Movement by Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr., tells the story as no other book has. It captures the color, passion, and excitement of this important part of American history.

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Celebrate the 90th anniversary of women in the United States winning the vote and the 30th anniversary of the National Women’s History Project

Celebrate the 90th anniversary of women in the United States winning the vote and the 30th anniversary of the National Women’s History Project.
Join us for food, fun, laughter, and inspiration at the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa, CA, on August 26 from 6 to 9 PM.

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Support the bipartisan High School Sports Collection Act – Write Your Elected Officials Today! – Celebrating Annual Girls and Women in Sports Day, February 3, 2010

Support the bipartisan High School Sports Collection Act – Write Your Elected Officials Today! – Celebrating Annual Girls and Women in Sports Day, February 3, 2010

Contact Policymakers – Write Your Elected Officials Today!

From the Women’s Sports Foundation Web site:

We need your help. In addition to working with parents and athletes every day in the “trenches’ to ensure schools are complying with Title IX, the battle also continues in Congress to ensure Title IX remains strong and effective. The most powerful message to a legislator comes from the constituents they serve—you. Help us send a message to Congress to support legislation to level the playing field for girls and women.

Click, here, to send your personal message from the Women’s Sports Foundation web site.

For more on the goals and myths click, here.

Here is the web site specific to National Girls and Women in Sports Day.