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Stars of David June 20, 2012
What's the Buzz? It's not Friday Night Lights, but afternoon drive time that's got fans ofBuzz Bissinger talking these days. Make that hearing; he's the one chatting: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author was just named host of the afternoon drive shift on WPHT. ... Bar none? Bar three! Phyllis Horn Epstein has been voted in for another term as treasurer of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Meanwhile, J. Scott Kramer's got game: The Duane Morris LLP partner has been named chair of the Bar's gaming law committee. And rounding out the trifecta: Judge Norma L. Shapiro of the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania has been reappointed chair of the association's leadership recruitment and development committee. ... A-OK with AJC: Steven L. Friedman, a partner with Duane Morris LLP and past president of AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey, has received the org's 2012 Human Relations Award for "his social conscience, devotion to philanthropy and dedication to the community and the state of Israel." ... He's b-a-c-k!
Michael Schwimer -- who just missed the team's playoff rotation last season (no need to feel bad, Schwim, it was only one round), has been recalled by the Phils for some bullpen relief. (Hope you get better soon, Jose Contrera.) And if he's pondering what he'll do should Yom Kippur again fall on a playoff game date, well, we should all have such worries this year. ... Culture shock? Not this award: David Fellner, who founded the Sedgwick Cultural Center, has received the Community College of Philadelphia's Northeast Regional Center Community Award for "outstanding contributions to higher education and to our city."... The tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth department: Center City's Dr. Louis E. Rossman is at the center ofattention these days for his work in endodontics; he's just been presented with an Alumni Award of Merit from Penn Dental Medicine, where he's clinical prof of endodontics. ... Wasn't this a Conan O'Brien routine? Jonathan Segal of Duane Morris, where he's a partner, talks about the future workplace "In the Year 2525," before the Society for Human Resource Management 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition come June 25 in Atlanta. Uh, Jonathan, any word about how the market will do next week? ... Montgomery County Commissioners Chairman Josh Shapiro got up from that chair a special speaker, addressing grads at Montgomery County Community College's commencement ceremonies. ... Capsule report? Seth Aaron, class of 2015 at the Temple U. School of Pharmacy, was one of a select group of students to take part in the fifth annual Government Relations Advocacy for Student Pharmacists in the state capital. ... And speaking of Big Pharma: A new report that Israeli scientists are weeding through marijuana's chemical structure to come up with a product that would have ganja's healing properties without its intoxicating effect had noted user Bill Maher of TV's Real Time slyly reacting, "It takes the Jews to come up with a way to take the fun out of getting glaucoma!"