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  Dads & Daughters® Update 
  April 4, 2006





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Today is the biggest night in women’s college hoops, as the NCAA Division I March Madness wraps up with an April championship game, but without the usual suspects like Tennessee, Connecticut, or last year’s champs from Baylor.

Maryland outmuscled North Carolina and slowed down their run-n-gun to win Sunday night 81-70 in the women's Final Four semifinal. The Terps move on to play Duke for the national championship in an all Atlantic Coast Conference game at 8:30 tonight in Boston.

The Blue Devils dominated Louisiana State in the other semifinal, with Mistie Williams leading the team in scoring and rebounds. Duke held LSU’s Seimone Augustus (the nation's leading scorer and the two-time player of the year) scoreless in the first half, and won 64-45.

Tune in with your daughter tonight at 8:30 Eastern, 5:30 Pacific on ESPN television and Westwood One radio.

Duke beat Maryland twice in the regular season, but lost in the ACC tournament. Will Maryland’s Crystal Langhorne or Duke’s Monique Currie dominate? Or an unsung star? Settle in with your daughter, choose your favorite team and players, and yell loud for the highest profile contest in women’s college sports!

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What lessons do our very youngest children learn from kids’ movies about men and boys? On May 3, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC , Dads & Daughters’ See Jane program answers that question with a report on portrayals of boys and men in G-rated films. This will be the second report stemming from See Jane-sponsored research, the most comprehensive content analysis of G-rated movies ever conducted.

You’re invited to a May 3 reception in DC to meet See Jane founder Geena Davis, learn more about the movie study, and support See Jane’s important and comprehensive work. Visit https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/1484732/ for tickets. Learn more about See Jane  at www.seejane.org.
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Dads & Daughters welcomes William Rowel (father of 3 daughters), our new Program Manager for the See Jane program. Will lives in the Los Angeles area, where he’ll be working with entertainment industry professionals and family advocates to improve gender portrayals in children’s media.  To view a picture of Will, go to www.dadsanddaughters.org/Wm.Rowel.jpg.

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Dads & Daughters is looking to hire an Online Community Organizer. That person would be responsible for:

1) Making our three websites valuable, frequently-visited destinations for fathers, mothers and others who want to make a safe world for girls.
2) Researching and writing all web material, e-newsletters, and online actions.
3) Making the websites a key economic engine for DADs.

For more detail, visit

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Looking for a fun rainy day activity to do with your daughter? Try the versatile, hysterical, and low-tech game called “Spoon Balloon.” Get the full description now at www.dadsanddaughters.org/library/DADs_Playbook.html
Look for dozens of other fun things fathers can do with their stepdaughters and daughters next spring when Broadway Books releases the Dads & Daughters Playbook by Joe Kelly.

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What’s it like for girls to be 13 nowadays? Or for a girl-run magazine to be 13? To celebrate its 13th birthday, the international, girl-edited "New Moon: The Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams” is sponsoring an online survey in which girls of all ages can reflect on turning 13. Plus, the magazine has a contest for girls who throw their own local 13th birthday party for New Moon. Connect with it all at www.newmoon.org/birthday.

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Start planning now to bring your daughter and/or your son to work with you April 27 for National Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day. It’s a wondeful chance to share an important part of your life with her—and inspire her to understand the challenge and thrill a career can bring.

If your kids have participated in past TODSTW Days, the Ms. Foundation for Women wants to hear their stories (call 1.800.676.7780). Some stories will be spotlighted on the TODSTW website and press articles during 2007’s fifteenth anniversary celebration.

Inspire the next generation of youth to get involved in controlling their futures and in changing the way the world works! Learn more at www.daughtersandsonstowork.org.

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Then tune in for the WNBA Draft tomorrow beginning at 1 PM Eastern, 10 AM Pacific on ESPN2. Many of the top draft picks are in Boston for the Final Four – so the WNBA (showing great efficiency) is holding its draft in Boston, too. Get all the details and predictions at www.wnba.com/draft2006.

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Anastasia Goodstein, publisher of the youth culture blog Ypulse.com, is seeking parents of teenagers (13-17) and educators (grades 8-12) to interview about teens and technology for her book “Totally Wired: What Teens are Really Doing Online and with Technology,” to be published by St. Martin's Press next winter. Interview topics for parents will focus around how technology is changing the nature of parental relationships with teenagers. Interview topics for teachers range from cyber-bullying and digital cheating to how technology is or is NOT used successfully in the classroom. Please contact anastasia@ypulse.com if you’re willing to do a telephone or email interview.

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Check our Dads & daughters’ Ten Tips for sharing your love of the National Pastime at www.dadsanddaughters.org/library/Play.Ball.pdf.

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Ever wish you could be more playful in your fathering? Then visit Dr. Larry Cohen’s great “Playful Parenting” website and email newsletter at www.playfulparenting.com. Larry has great stories, tips, activity ideas—and a playful spirit that will inspire you to more fun in the best job you have: being a Dad!

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A Trenton middle school teacher is returning from exile to become the first female police chief of Liberia. Beatrice Munah Sieh, 48, was deputy director of the African nation's police force before fleeing to New Jersey in 1996. Liberia's newly elected president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, appointed Nunah Sieh to the job commanding a 3,500-member police force. Liberia is working to recover from a 14-year civil war, sparked by former president Charles Taylor, who was due in court yesterday for crimes related to his part in neighboring Sierra Leone’s civil war.

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Thank you to the following new and renewing donors that support our work to make a better, safer, fairer world for our daughters!

New Donors

The Alleyne Family

John Bondurant

Ann Hester

John Hick
The Lally Family

Renewing Donors

James Bizer

Diana Gimian

Jim and Lorraine Ling Laroy

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We love receiving donated expertise and equipment! Here's what we need to help us achieve our mission:

  • Pro bono fundraising assistance
  • Ad space

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Remember: Make a positive deposit in your daughter's bank of memories today!
Dads & Daughters is the national advocacy nonprofit for fathers and daughters that provides men tools to be better fathers and advocates for daughters. DADs is a registered Minnesota and IRS 501(c) 3 nonprofit. We’re at 2 W. First St., Suite 101, Duluth, MN 55802 USA. 1-218-722-3942. Update copyright 2005. Please reprint, but always acknowledge the source & website: www.dadsanddaughters.org.

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