Ruth Ashton Taylor
Ruth Ashton Taylor
Ruth Ashton Taylor is a retired American television and radio newscaster, with a career in broadcasting that spanned over 50 years. She was the first female newscaster on television in Los Angeles and the West Coast. She has received many awards and honors, including a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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New Law Requires Doctors To Report Female Genital Mutilation Cases To Police In England, Wales
Huffington Post - over 1 year
LONDON (AP) -- A new law requiring professionals to report cases of female genital mutilation to police for those under 18 is being introduced in England and Wales, but some warn the law could make girls reluctant to seek medical care. The law taking effect Saturday makes it a crime not to notify police when health care workers, social workers or teachers see someone under 18 who has had their genitals removed or damaged for non-medical reasons. The goal is to intensify a government crackdown on the practice of removing external genitalia in young girls, which is seen as a form of child abuse and violence against women and was made a crime here in 2003. But some charities working to protect girls from this practice, which is still widespread in some parts of Africa, fear unintended consequences from the mandatory reporting law. "The reality is this doesn't protect girls, because the rationale is to report girls who have already undergone FGM," said Naana Otoo-Oyortey, dir ...
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Minerva Scholarship Fund - Apply SOON
Gig Harbor Patch - almost 5 years
Scholarships for Women Aspiring to Further Education Gig Harbor/Peninsula School District Residents     Did you know that there are ten women in the Gig Harbor area currently attending college with the aid of the Minerva Scholarship Fund?  Seriously – and they are all ages and come from unique circumstances.  Beginning April 1 through June 30 we will be accepting applications through our website (minervagigharbor.org).  The website includes a point of contact with a phone number to call if you have any questions.   Minerva is celebrating its’ 21th anniversary and we are eager to assist women that have had to forego college or trade school due to other pressing priorities in their lives.  Yes, we want to encourage you to get back on track and pursue your educational goals. Three members of the Gig Harbor American Association of University Women (AAUW) created the fund in 1991.  Colonel Sybil Mercer an Army nurse and hospital administrator, Colonel Florence Casey, a ...
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Minerva Scholarship Fund - Apply SOON
Gig Harbor Patch - almost 5 years
Scholarships for Women Aspiring to Further Education Gig Harbor/Peninsula School District Residents     Did you know that there are ten women in the Gig Harbor area currently attending college with the aid of the Minerva Scholarship Fund?  Seriously – and they are all ages and come from unique circumstances.  Beginning April 1 through June 30 we will be accepting applications through our website (minervagigharbor.org).  The website includes a point of contact with a phone number to call if you have any questions.   Minerva is celebrating its’ 21th anniversary and we are eager to assist women that have had to forego college or trade school due to other pressing priorities in their lives.  Yes, we want to encourage you to get back on track and pursue your educational goals. Three members of the Gig Harbor American Association of University Women (AAUW) created the fund in 1991.  Colonel Sybil Mercer an Army nurse and hospital administrator, Colonel Florence Casey, a ...
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Minerva Scholarship Fund - Apply SOON
Gig Harbor Patch - almost 5 years
Scholarships for Women Aspiring to Further Education Gig Harbor/Peninsula School District Residents     Did you know that there are ten women in the Gig Harbor area currently attending college with the aid of the Minerva Scholarship Fund?  Seriously – and they are all ages and come from unique circumstances.  Beginning April 1 through June 30 we will be accepting applications through our website (minervagigharbor.org).  The website includes a point of contact with a phone number to call if you have any questions.   Minerva is celebrating its’ 21th anniversary and we are eager to assist women that have had to forego college or trade school due to other pressing priorities in their lives.  Yes, we want to encourage you to get back on track and pursue your educational goals. Three members of the Gig Harbor American Association of University Women (AAUW) created the fund in 1991.  Colonel Sybil Mercer an Army nurse and hospital administrator, Colonel Florence Casey, a ...
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Minerva Scholarship Fund
Gig Harbor Patch - almost 5 years
Scholarships for Women Aspiring to Further Education Gig Harbor/Peninsula School District Residents     Did you know that there are ten women in the Gig Harbor area currently attending college with the aid of the Minerva Scholarship Fund?  Seriously – and they are all ages and come from unique circumstances.  Beginning April 1 through June 30 we will be accepting applications through our website (minervagigharbor.org).  The website includes a point of contact with a phone number to call if you have any questions.   Minerva is celebrating its’ 21th anniversary and we are eager to assist women that have had to forego college or trade school due to other pressing priorities in their lives.  Yes, we want to encourage you to get back on track and pursue your educational goals. Three members of the Gig Harbor American Association of University Women (AAUW) created the fund in 1991.  Colonel Sybil Mercer an Army nurse and hospital administrator, Colonel Florence Casey, a ...
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Minerva Scholarship Fund
Gig Harbor Patch - almost 5 years
Scholarships for Women Aspiring to Further Education Gig Harbor/Peninsula School District Residents     Did you know that there are ten women in the Gig Harbor area currently attending college with the aid of the Minerva Scholarship Fund?  Seriously – and they are all ages and come from unique circumstances.  Beginning April 1 through June 30 we will be accepting applications through our website (minervagigharbor.org).  The website includes a point of contact with a phone number to call if you have any questions.   Minerva is celebrating its’ 21th anniversary and we are eager to assist women that have had to forego college or trade school due to other pressing priorities in their lives.  Yes, we want to encourage you to get back on track and pursue your educational goals. Three members of the Gig Harbor American Association of University Women (AAUW) created the fund in 1991.  Colonel Sybil Mercer an Army nurse and hospital administrator, Colonel Florence Casey, a ...
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Music Educator Robert Duke to Open 2011-2012 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series at ... - San Antonio Express (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
20, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. Duke is the Meyerson Centennial Professor and head of music and human learning at the University of Texas at Austin. His research on human learning and behavior spans multiple disciplines, including motor skill
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Mary Taylor King - Lexington Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
Mary Ruth Taylor King, 76, of Lexington, peacefully entered into eternity with her daughters by her side on Monday morning, Aug. 29, 2011. A memorial service will be at 2 pm Thursday at First Baptist Church, 201 W. Third Avenue, Lexington, by the Rev
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Small business doing it tough - The North West Star
Google News - over 5 years
Part-owner and manager of Ziggi's Cafe, next to IGA, Ruth Taylor said she had not been deterred by a weak economy when she took over the business last October. "We didn't consider the risk that much; it was just something my husband and I had always
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Ruth Taylor, Ben Taylor arrested for child abuse - Today's THV
Google News - over 5 years
Monday, police arrested 28-year-old Ruth Taylor and 44-year-old Ben Taylor for alleged physical abuse of a 7-year-old boy Monday Aug. 22. The allegations were reported to the Ward Police Department on Aug. 15. Ruth was arrested for permitting abuse of
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County fair produces winners - The Messenger (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Taylor Ruth. Taylor will teach second grade at JSES and Jenny is sure she has the makings of a really good teacher. Best wishes to teachers and students in all grades. Robert, Nancy, Katheryne and Jennifer Newman just got back from a vacation to
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Trinity University to Observe 10th Anniversary of 9/11 - San Antonio Express (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
6 - Amila Buturovic, associate professor, York University, Toronto, “Of Prophetic Ascents and Descents: Muhammad's Journeys through European Cultural Space,” at7 pm, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. Additionally Ruqayya Khan, associate professor of
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Cumberland County news briefs: Class reunion, patient seminar, fashion parade - The Bridgeton News - NJ.com
Google News - over 5 years
... John A. Reed (Leesburg), William J. Robinson, Deborah Scarlett Thomas, Mary Slimmer (Woodbine), Robert D. Smith, Richard C. Stites, Ruth Taylor Perkins, Billie Jeanne Thorson Perry, Patsy Ann Warner, Bonnie Reynolds Williams Beattie
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How the Tobin Center will transform performance — and San Antonio's Museum Reach - San Antonio Current
Google News - over 5 years
“Ruth Taylor [Recital] Hall at Trinity University is wonderful, but it barely accommodates three hundred people, and the stage is kind of small.” Travis Park United Methodist Church was home to a classical guitar festival and “you could hear every note
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Giving Back to the Community - Breckenridge American
Google News - over 5 years
Representing the Breckenridge Women's Forum was Ruth Taylor, Mary Griffin, Mary Thompson, Sandy Rogers, Julie Herring and Sharon Wimberley. BISD Curriculum Director Lin Sims presented the groups with their awards. In other business, trustees accepted
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Race For Life 2011 - Swindon Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
... Laura Talbot, Clare Taubenheim, Claire Taylor, Barbara Taylor, Christine Taylor, Ruth Taylor, Samantha Teague, Jo-Anne Teale, Amanda Temperton, Andrea Terry, Pamela Terry, Katie Thelwall, Candice Thomas, Pippa Thomas, Georgia Thomas, Danuta Thomas,
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Buck Henry's introduction to Port Townsend will be as Film Festival honoree - Kitsap Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Henry's been around show business all his life, the son of silent film actress Ruth Taylor and stockbroker Paul Stuart Zuckerman. "My dad loved writers and actors," he says. "He married one. Some of my dad's friends were people like Hemingway and
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Soccer equipment donations sought - Squamish Chief
Google News - over 5 years
A number of residents of Hilltop House celebrate birthdays this month including: Belle Gregoire, Dennis Everett, Fern Gordon, Dorothy Collier, Ernie Weiss, Erika Rogall, Stephen Rizun, Dorothy Jonat and Ruth Taylor. The gathering takes place on
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ruth Ashton Taylor
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 86
    A 2007 article in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media described her as "one of the most recognizable people on radio and television in Los Angeles" She was given a Star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details Other notable honors include a Governors Award for Lifetime Achievement bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a Diamond Achievement Award from Women in Communications (1984). The Good News Foundation, an organization of women journalists in Los Angeles, offers in her name to female students intending a career in journalism a scholarship which not only provides financial assistance but also the mentorship of a working professional. The organization cites her as "a true pioneer in broadcast journalism—a woman who paved the way for others to follow."
  • 1983
    Age 62
    During her time in broadcasting, Ashton Taylor became a widely known and celebrated figure. In 1983, The Los Angeles Times indicated that she had a reputation as "one of the best newspeople in television".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 37
    In 1958, she left briefly to work as a public information officer at a college before returning in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details She officially retired in 1989, but continued occasionally contributing into her 70s. As a news reporter and program host, she became an influential figure on subsequent female journalists, with numerous industry awards and a career that included notable interviews with such diverse people as Jimmy Carter and Jimmy Durante.
  • 1951
    Age 30
    In 1951, she became the first woman in Los Angeles or on the West Coast on television news when she took a job with LA's KNXT-TV (now KCBS).
    More Details Hide Details Although originally hired to cover the "Women's Angle", she has indicated in interviews that the lack of conventional roles for women in broadcasting gave her considerable freedom in the stories she selected to cover.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1944
    Age 23
    She relocated to New York City thereafter, receiving a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1944.
    More Details Hide Details Following her graduation, she took a job as a news writer at CBS radio, taking a place among the original members of the documentary unit of Edward R. Murrow. When she first began as a writer and producer there, she had no thoughts of going on air as, to her knowledge, it simply wasn't done in major news markets. According to her, CBS management didn't want to broadcast women because they "just didn't like those squeaky voices". However, by 1949, Ashton Taylor was on the air, interviewing such notable individuals as Albert Einstein. Eventually, she was transferred to a religious program, and, disappointed by her exclusion from news broadcasting, she left CBS radio in New York and returned to Los Angeles.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1939
    Age 18
    A native of Los Angeles, Ruth Ashton graduated in 1939 from Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Age 0
    Born in 1921.
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