April 11, 2013
HARRISBURG - Three former Pennsylvania State University administrators accused of covering up complaints about Jerry Sandusky lost a set of rulings Tuesday, allowing their criminal cases to move forward. Judge Barry Feudale denied an attempt to throw out the grand jury report backing up the accusations and ruled against two other defense requests. As the judge who oversaw the grand jury, Feudale said he no longer has jurisdiction. Defendants Gary Schultz, Tim Curley, and Graham B. Spanier, Penn State's former president, are charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse, and conspiracy.
August 8, 2012 |
THE NAMES of Penn State football players will be on the back of their uniform this season. The university announced its decision Tuesday, ending Penn State's longstanding tradition of no names on uniforms. It is not known if the names will remain after this season. The uniforms also will have a blue ribbon to support victims of child abuse in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien said he talked with the players about having names on the jerseys.
May 9, 2013
GOV. CORBETT, beset by poll numbers that show voters don't want him to win another term, finally got some good news yesterday. Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor has decided against challenging Corbett in a 2014 Republican primary. Castor, via Facebook and Twitter, thanked his supporters but said such a "massive undertaking" would be impossible given his responsibilities to Montgomery County, to the law firm where he works and to his family. Castor had been mulling a run since December, saying he would make a decision by the spring.
October 12, 2012 |
Jerry Sandusky's wife, in a letter to the judge deciding her husband's fate, stood by him as a "man of very high morals" and trashed their adopted son for saying that he, too, had been sexually abused by his father. "People need to know what kind of person he is," Dorothy "Dottie" Sandusky wrote of son Matt, 33, in the document, sent two weeks after her husband's conviction and obtained by The Inquirer this week. The letter, dated July 9 , characterizes Matt Sandusky as a mentally ill liar and thief and asks Judge John M. Cleland to discount her youngest son's allegations in determining a sentence for her husband.
October 11, 2012 |
Jerry Sandusky's wife stood by her husband as a "man of very high morals" and trashed their adopted son for saying that he too was sexually abused by his father in a letter to the judge deciding her husband's fate. "People need to know what kind of person he is," wrote Dorothy "Dottie" Sandusky of son Matt, 33, in the document , sent two weeks after her husband's conviction and obtained by The Inquirer this week. The letter, dated July 9, characterizes Matt Sandusky as a mentally ill liar and thief and asks Judge John M. Cleland to discount her youngest son's allegations in determining a sentence for her husband.
November 11, 2011 |
He was their man. But, in the end, their man got away. In December 1988, Temple put the full-court press on Jerry Sandusky because the Owls had fired head coach Bruce Arians and the Penn State defensive coordinator seemed to be the perfect fit. Then 44, Sandusky was considered the heir apparent to Joe Paterno. He was two years removed from the Nittany Lions national championship in 1986 and had already developed seven all-American linebackers. "He wasn't just a candidate.
March 9, 2012 |
Anthony Lubrano, who has been waging a high-profile campaign for an alumni seat on the Pennsylvania State University board of trustees, has been featured for years in the school's baseball media guide as a four-time letter-winner from 1979 to 1982. And his application for trustee describes him as a "varsity baseball player at his alma mater. " The problem is that Lubrano, 51, a major donor whose name is on Penn State's baseball complex, acknowledges that he neither lettered nor played in an official game.
December 14, 2011
MAYBE "bulge-bursting pleasure" is right up Joe Amendola's alley. Or more likely, Jerry Sandusky's attorney didn't realize what a boneheaded move he made when he cast doubt yesterday on assistant coach Mike McQueary's credibility. If you believe McQueary, Amendola said during a news conference after Sandusky's preliminary hearing, "I suggest you dial 1-800-REALITY. " The number is actually a gay chat line, offering recorded messages for 99 cents a minute or a live guy for $2.99 a minute.
September 19, 2012
In a column Monday about Philadelphia High School for Girls, the name of Vanessa Northington Gamble, Class of 1970, was misspelled. A story Tuesday wrongly described the sentencing status of mob figure Gaeton Lucibello. He was sentenced Friday to 51 months in prison. A story Tuesday wrongly described action by Tim Curley, Pennsylvania State University's suspended athletic director. The grand jury investigating the Jerry Sandusky scandal found that Curley gave information about Sandusky's behavior to the head of the foundation Sandusky started, the Second Mile.
April 1, 2011 |
STATE COLLEGE - Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator known for his charitable work helping at-risk children, is being investigated by a state grand jury on allegations he indecently assaulted a teenage boy, a newspaper reported. Sandusky, 67, has not been charged. His lawyer, Joseph Amendola, said in a statement that Sandusky maintained his innocence and was disappointed the newspaper published a story "prior to any determination by the Attorney General's Office that he did anything inappropriate at all. " The Patriot-News , in Harrisburg, reported yesterday that it spoke to five anonymous sources with knowledge of the case who say a grand jury has met in Harrisburg for 18 months to hear allegations made by a 15-year-old boy in 2009 that Sandusky, then a volunteer football assistant at Central Mountain High School, engaged in indecent contact.