Friday, October 17, 2008
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll was admitted to a Johns Hopkins hospital earlier this month for ongoing cancer treatment. In July the lieutenant governor announced she had been diagnosed neuroendocrine cancer - and said at that time she was receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments. As President of the Senate, Knoll presided over the chamber at opening of the fall session, but Senate Pro Tem Joe Scarnati has managed the body ever since. Governor Ed Rendell says Knoll is in the best place to receive her "intensive" treatment. Rendell called Knoll a fighter.