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Montgomery County Deputy Lisa Howell is among those who think it's a change that's been needed for a long time.
"We have women in political positions of power. Women in power positions across the private sector of industry so why shouldn't women be wherever else they want to be," said Howell.
Howell served in the Army in Operation Desert Storm in the 90s driving heavy vehicles.
She always wanted to drive a tank, but that job was prohibited.
Still other women, like soldier's wife Jessica Tate, see it the other way.
She worries about how men might react when they see women under fire.
"Guys have this natural reaction to help a female," says Tate. "You do that overseas you might be leaving someone that you're not supposed to be leaving to defend a girl."
"I never did understand why women weren't allowed the same opportunities as everybody else," says Army Veteran Lisa Howell. "Last time I checked there's no division in sexes throughout other employment issues."
This decision could open up over 230,000 jobs to women.
It remains to be seen if it will allow women to serve in Special Ops Forces like the Rangers.
Thursday, January 24 2013, 01:46 AM CST
Memphis libraries seeking funding
May 25, 2013 13:07 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The public library system in Memphis is hoping to secure $2.9 million to add employees and increase its collection.
The Memphis Daily News (http://bit.ly/19BANxH) reports the Memphis Public Library & Information Center cites the figures as part of its strategic plan.
A study by the Friends of the Library and the Memphis Library Foundation found that during the past five years, the system's budget has been cut 21 percent and hours were reduced 20 percent.
The goal of the new funding would be to add 47 employees to the 18-location library system and increase the collections budget to $2 million from less than $1 million.
Library director Keenon McCloy says the plan is a "roadmap for the future."
Information from: The Memphis Daily News, http://www.memphisdailynews.com
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