Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

CNHI/Southeast Iowa

November 5, 2012

How women can save the 'Star Wars' franchise

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And unlike Wonder Woman, a character who's increasingly treated like she's unadaptable for reasons ranging from her lack of good enemies to her bondage origins, the "Star Wars" women are just begging for screen adaptations (or to inspire new characters). They could provide rich roles for a rising generation of young female action stars like Chloe Grace Moretz, Olivia Thirlby, Saoirse Ronan and Hailee Steinfeld. It would be a delight to see Disney use one of the oldest action franchise chestnuts to show the shiny toys of today's science fiction and fantasy landscape what it looks like when you let women do as much work and have as much fun as the men.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

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