Thursday, December 29, 2005

Congressman Van Hollen asks Weast to help disabled boy

Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D) of Montgomery County has written to Superintendent Jerry Weast on behalf of P.J. Lindner, the 9 year-old handicapped boy whose condition deteriorates as county officials allegedly drag out his hearing process.

"In a statement released on Dec. 9, Van Hollen continued to express his support for P.J. Lindner and said that he wanted to make sure that . . . 'every effort was being made to provide the Lindners with the services to which they are entitled,'" according to the Montgomery County Sentinel.

"Despite Van Hollen's support, the hearing has not been conducted as expeditiously as possible according to the Lindners' attorney, Michael Eig."