"Terri Schiavo was given a death sentence, and passed away without the right to due
process,'' Santorum said.
Bethany Yenner, department [of education] spokeswoman, yesterday said in an e-mail:
"The parties involved have agreed to work together and not go to a hearing. They will work together to submit a joint stipulation
of facts and exhibits to the office of general counsel by May 9.''
Inquirer Correction: A story in yesterday's Inquirer about a dispute between the Penn Hills School District in the Pittsburgh area and a cyber charter school over tuition
that the district's taxpayers paid for five children of Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.) to attend the cyber school, erroneously
said that the two sides were negotiating a settlement of the dispute. Both sides will jointly present the facts of the case
in writing to a state-appointed hearing officer, who will decide how to resolve the dispute, a state Education Department
Cheney participated in two "townhall" events last Thursday – one in Battle Creek, Michigan, and one
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Contrary to its standard practice, the White House has not released the transcripts. Press coverage
of the event suggests the reason... At the Pittsburgh event, "Cheney pointed to the experience of federal workers who have
the option of placing part of their retirement savings in somewhat similar accounts." But Kim Miller, a resident of Mt. Lebanon,
PA, "said that she had been a federal employee and invested in the Thrift Savings Plan, 'and I didn't do well at all.'"
"Although I have a living will, I am alarmed by the Republican grandstanding taking place over Terri Schiavo,
who has been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years... These politicians seem to consider it necessary
to monitor our bedrooms, classrooms and hospital beds, but consider it intrusive to monitor industrial pollution, gas mileage
and automobile emissions. I ... want to announce publicly that should doctors ever diagnose me as
being in a permanent vegetative state ..., I do not wish to be kept alive with artificially administered nutrition and hydration...
All Pennsylvania citizens who share this wish should probably inform Sens. Rick Santorum
and Arlen Specter immediately."
Carol Hamilton, Shadyside
Sen. Santorum 202-224-6324 Sen. Specter 202-224-4254
"I felt very troubled about cases where someone may have been convicted wrongly. DNA evidence definitely
should be used when possible," he said... In 1994 Santorum voted against replacing the death
penalty with life imprisonment, and in 1996 he helped to kill an effort to make it easier for death row inmates to appeal
their convictions. "I never thought about it that much when I was really a supporter of the death penalty.
I still see it as potentially valuable, but I would be one to urge more caution than I would have in the past," he said.
Amendment fails Mar 16, 2005
Move On Action: Call Santorum and Specter to oppose ending filibusters
on judicial nominees and ask for nominees that have broad support.
Mar 16, 2005 Senator Specter: 202-224-4254 Senator Santorum: 202-224-6324
Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Penn Hills, and U.S. Reps. Melissa Hart, R-Bradford Woods, and Tim Murphy,
R-Upper St. Clair, told the audience that using a health savings account in tandem with a high-deductible health plan will
make Americans more aware of how health care dollars are spent -- because they will be paying more of the bill --
and thus help hold costs down.