August 2, 2011 |
WICHITA, Kan. - A federal judge ruled Monday that Planned Parenthood would likely succeed in overturning a new Kansas law that would deny the group access to federal family-planning funding, saying he believes the law is unconstitutional and was intended to punish Planned Parenthood for advocating for abortion rights. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten granted Planned Parenthood of Kansas' request for a temporary injunction blocking the law. The law would require the state to allocate federal family-planning dollars first to public health departments and hospitals, and leave no money for Planned Parenthood or similar groups.
April 9, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Republicans portray Planned Parenthood as primarily focused on performing abortions and - intentionally or not - using taxpayer dollars to do it. Not so, say Democrats, who counter that the group's 800-plus health centers nationwide provide an array of services, from screenings for cancer to testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Abortion is just one of many procedures, and the law bars Planned Parenthood from using tax money for it. In the budget maelstrom that had threatened to partly shut the federal government Friday stood Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a 90-year-old organization now part of a decades-long congressional battle over abortion.
October 5, 2010
10 tonight CHANNEL 10 Disturbed about statistics on divorce among parents of children with autism, Kristina (Monica Potter, left) schedules a date night with Adam (Peter Krause, third from left).
September 17, 2010
By George Parry Across America, eager high school graduates have left for college. Media reports suggest many of them took along smart phones and video-enabled laptops that will allow them to maintain near-constant contact with home. There will be frequent opportunities for technologically enabled, real-time advice on course selections, extracurricular activities, and the challenges of dormitory living. This appears to be a convergence of communications technology and helicopter parenting - a form of child-rearing in which concerned moms and dads hover over their offspring and provide never-ending guidance and intervention to protect them from life's frustrations and vicissitudes.
May 11, 2010 |
Lauren Graham is a little surprised to find herself in Philadelphia as part of a quick East Coast publicity swing. After all, her NBC show, Parenthood, is still shooting in Los Angeles. But when your boss, a big Hollywood mogul with roots in TV, tells you to jump on a plane, you say, "Window or aisle?" "It was explained to me that Ron Howard, when he was doing Happy Days, had success in traveling the country and talking about the show. So this was like Ron Howard wanted me to come here," Graham says, laughing.
May 11, 2010 |
Lauren Graham is a little surprised to find herself in Philadelphia as part of a quick East Coast publicity swing. After all, her NBC show, Parenthood , is still shooting in Los Angeles. But when your boss, a big Hollywood mogul with roots in TV, tells you to jump on a plane, you say, "Window or aisle?" "It was explained to me that Ron Howard, when he was doing Happy Days , had success in traveling the country and talking about the show. So this was like Ron Howard wanted me to come here," Graham says, laughing.
May 5, 2007
SEPTA directionless Columnist Daniel Rubin's observations on SEPTA are right (April 18 and 26). SEPTA is not to blame for the lack of a regional transportation policy or for irregular funding. Its management has a tough job. But lack of clear directions can't be blamed on someone else. In my experience with the airport line, token machines arrive, they don't take the new $20 bill, so where to get a ticket? No signs. Where are the sales pitch and instructions to take SEPTA from the airport ("Save $20 on your taxi fare, take SEPTA to 30th Street Station, transfer to Amtrak or other SEPTA lines," etc.)
September 28, 2006 |
Put yourself in the shoes of Tina Reinprecht, the co-coach of Mount St. Joseph's field hockey team. In addition to her coaching duties, she's the mother of three daughters, all of whom are field hockey players. Like any parent, Reinprecht wants to see her daughters play. Since she's coaching Katie and Julia on the third-ranked team in The Inquirer's Top 10, the opportunity is easy. Moreover, her oldest daughter, Sarah, is playing as a sophomore at Princeton. But getting to watch Sarah play while handling coaching responsibilities is not without stress for Reinprecht.