DAILY GRINDER: 5th Person Comes Forward with Abuse Allegations as Conlin E-mails Released [UPDATED]
Another woman came forward yesterday and claimed former Daily News sports columnist Bill Conlin sexually assaulted her when she was 7-years-old.
Update: You can actually make that 6 people.
Deadspin writer A.J. Daulerio, who broke the story of the Inquirer’s story about Conlin, has released a series of emails between the sportswriter and himself. They’re bizarre to say the least. And include these gems, from Conlin: “I’m at my condo at Shipwatch in Largo, hanging out with the fishes I might opt to sleep with if this sees the light of day.” “I do not think that late middle-aged women who decide they were groped 40 years before deserve the same protection as minors.”
There are plenty of local gun ordinances throughout the state of Pennsylvania. And the National Rifle Association has been challenging, basically, all of them. One of the weirdest and latest is Pittsburgh’s “lost-or-stolen gun ordinance,” which requires gun owners to report lost/stolen guns within 24 hours of discovering that loss. The Supreme Court recently refused to hear the NRA’s challenge because really.
Councilman at-Large Bill Green released a policy paper calling for the end of the School Reform Commission and other recommendations—but mostly the end of the SRC.
Women’s health clinics around the state are bracing for new regulations many argue were written to put them out of business for the moral issue of providing abortions. Some of the new regulations include expanding hallways, room size and elevator shafts which will be extremely difficult for the centers to do. The AP interviewed Jennifer Boulanger of the Allentown Women’s Center on this issue, who told them no one knows how much these regulations will cost.
An alive infant was found in a box in North Philly yesterday.
PN has written pretty extensively about the National Defense Authorization Act, which was supported by both Pennsylvania’s Senators and 3 of Philly’s 4 current congresspeople. According to TPM Muckraker, Obama, who was originally against the bill because it limited his power, is putting a signing statement in the final version. Attorney General Eric Holder was extremely vague when asked what this signing statement would, you know, do. But don’t expect kittens.
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey offered a bill to strengthen “Buy American” provisions for publicly funded, bridge, transit, highway and aviation projects. He’s calling it the Invest in American Jobs Act and we’re sure it will be called a waste of money by his Republican colleagues because after January 2009, everything is a waste of money.