June 27, 2016 |
Under pressure for an apparent conflict of interest as he guided the fate of a controversial child sex-abuse bill, Sen. Stewart Greenleaf announced Saturday that he had decided to step away entirely from the measure that has pitted victims against the Catholic Church. The surprise announcement drew praise from supporters who were afraid of reports that Greenleaf was planning to strip the bill of its most contentious provision: language that would let victims sue attackers and institutions for abuse that happened as far back as the 1970s.
June 21, 2016
_ ODD MOM OUT. 10 p.m. Monday, Bravo. Jill (Jill Kargman) flirts with the idea of going back to work in the Season 2 opener of her comedy about life on the Upper East Side. Showrunners Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky, Germantown Friends grads, also wrote for Sex and the City. _ GREENLEAF. 10 p.m. Tuesday, 9 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, OWN. Then moves to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Yes, it's a two-night, three-hour premiere. Oprah Winfrey, who has her name on the channel, also has a recurring role in this drama, centered on a Southern megachurch.
June 19, 2016
Masterpiece: Endeavour . Shaun Evans returns as Endeavour Morse in the third season of the Inspector Morse prequel. 9 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. Odd Mom Out. Jill (Jill Kargman) flirts with the idea of going back to her magazine job in the Season 2 opener of her satirical comedy about life on the Upper East Side. Showrunners are Philadelphia's Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky, Germantown Friends grads who also worked on Sex and the City . 10 p.m. Monday, Bravo. Greenleaf. This dysfunctional-family drama, centered on a Southern megachurch, has more to offer than Oprah Winfrey in a recurring role.
June 12, 2016 |
Citing the effect of lobbying by the Catholic Church, supporters of a change to Pennsylvania's child sex-abuse laws said Friday that they expected the Senate to dilute or defeat a controversial bill that would let victims sue for abuse that occurred decades ago. Two Capitol sources also said Solicitor General Bruce L. Castor Jr. planned to testify at a Senate hearing Monday that the measure is unconstitutional, giving lawmakers on the influential Judiciary...
June 11, 2016 |
Bruce L. Castor Jr., the former Montgomery County prosecutor now serving as the highest-ranking lawyer in the state Attorney General's Office, plans to testify next week during a key Senate hearing on a bill that has pitted child sexual-abuse victims against the Catholic Church. In an interview Thursday, Castor confirmed his appearance Monday before the Judiciary Committee to discuss the constitutionality of a measure to let victims sue attackers and the institutions that employed them decades after the abuse occurred.
June 28, 2014 |
Pennsylvania had the most Lyme disease cases in the nation in 2009, 2011, and 2012, yet no state-run surveillance program for ticks exists. A bill Gov. Corbett signed into law Thursday seeks to remedy that. The Lyme and Related Tick-Borne Disease Surveillance, Education, Prevention, and Treatment Act will establish a 20-member task force to develop educational and surveillance programs to be run by the Department of Health and other agencies. "This is an underdiagnosed and undertreated disease," said Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R., Montgomery)
May 9, 2013
Read between the dance lines Last weekend's performance of Chinese classical works by the Shen Yun Performing Arts group included magnificent choreography, costumes, and music. However, unbeknownst to many ticket buyers - unless they thought to research it, which I did not - the Merriam Theater appearance also had a political/religious agenda that I found to be disconcerting. Shen Yun is part of the international Falun Gong movement, a religious practice that has borne the brunt of brutal persecution by the Chinese government.
February 15, 2012 |
JUST BECAUSE star guard Maurice "Doo-Wop" Watson is a senior and already committed to Boston University, don't think college scouts have scratched Boys' Latin Charter off their gotta-see list. Watson's backcourt partner is a 5-7, 160-pound junior named Yahmir Greenlee, and since he boasts skill and terrific academics (3.9 GPA), schools such as Saint Joseph's, Drexel, Penn, Quinnipiac "and Division IIs by the dozens" are already sniffing. Yesterday, Greenlee totaled 21 points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals as the visiting Warriors topped Engineering and Science, 62-59, in what eventually became a pulsating Public League round-of-16 playoff; it was also a Class AAA semifinal.
November 4, 2011 |
He never expected his candidacy to sway the course of the presidential race. But State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf Sr.'s surprise entrance into next year's New Hampshire primary may change the outcome of another campaign closer to home, critics alleged Thursday. Montgomery County Democrats called the Republican legislator's last-minute presidential ambitions an "obvious ploy" to help the political aspirations of his son, Stewart Greenleaf Jr., a candidate for county controller.
November 1, 2011 |
Republican State Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf announced Monday that he would join the ranks of Romney, Perry, Cain and Santorum on New Hampshire's presidential primary ballot. But make no mistake, he said, he is not running for president. Instead, the Montgomery County legislator hopes to use the national spotlight to stimulate debate on "skyrocketing debt," "reckless spending," and his plan to return the nation "to the path of prosperity and progress. " "My family . . . we have a wonderful life and quiet, cheery home," he said.