Go, Do, Learn

June 18, 2004

Soccer tournament

NEWVILLE, Pa. - Newville Area Community Center is sponsoring a 3-on-3 soccer tournament for children ages 5 to 16 on Saturday, Aug. 21, in conjunction with the Newville Community Center Family Festival, Thursday, Aug. 19, through Aug. 21.

The tournament will be held at Newville Community Park on West Street.

There will be six age divisions. Tournament officials reserve the right to adjust the divisions as needed. The cost is $70 per team, and all participants who register before Wednesday, Aug. 11, will receive tournament T-shirts.

To register or for information, call 1-717-776-4393 or go to on the Web.

Women's role in election

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Award-winning author Ann Crittenden will be speak Tuesday, June 22, in Shepherdstown on the challenge and potential of the women's vote in the upcoming presidential election. Crittenden is a columnist and former New York Times reporter based in Washington, D.C. Her talk is sponsored by the Community and Technical College of Shepherd and will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel.


In her talk, Crittenden will point out that women make up more than half of the electorate, 63 percent of the swing vote and almost 63 percent of the base Democratic vote. Although women's votes can influence an election, millions of unmarried women in particular are not politically active. During the 2000 election, 22 million unmarried women who were eligible to vote did not cast a ballot.

Crittenden is the author of "The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued." In the book, she focuses on a discrepancy between the economic value created by conscientious parenting and the economic rewards women receive for raising children.

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