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HARRISBURG — FormerPenn State assistant footballcoachJerrySandusky’sstatusasa free man could change if moreaccusers surface and police filenewcharges, as his lawyer fears.Sandusky, now awaiting trialon charges he sexually abusedeight boys over 15 years, couldthen find himself with a highbail he might not be able to pay,criminal defense lawyers said Tuesday.Sandusky was released afterhis Nov. 5 arrest on $100,000unsecured bail, meaning hedidn’t have to post any collater-al.His attorney, Joe Amendola,told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that he
Centre County judges bow out; juvie justice jurist takes over
Sandusky’s bail could rise
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Former PennState footballdefensive coor-dinator Gerald‘Jerry’ Sanduskysits in a car onNov. 5as heleaves the officeof Centre CountyMagisterial Dis-trict Judge Les-lie A. Dutchcotin State College.
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SCRANTON -- As the U.S.Postal Service aims to adapt to achanging business climate, postoffice officials are studying theimpact of consolidating a num-berofmailprocessingfacilitiesinPennsylvania, including the onein Scranton.Fortheapproximately300em-ployees who work at the facility, Tuesdayeveningofferednotonlya chance to voice their opinionsand concerns about the move,butalsototoutthecost-effective-ness and effi-ciency of theScranton facili-ty.Approxi-mately400peo-ple were atScranton HighSchoolasrepre-sentatives fromthe CentralPennsylvaniaDistrict of theU.S. Postal Ser- vice held a re-quired publicmeeting on theproposed clos-ing of theScranton mailprocessing fa-cility. Underproposedchanges, mostmailprocessing at the Scrantonfacility wouldshift to the Le-high Valley fa-cility in Allen-town.Kevin McA-dams, CentralPennsylvaniaDistrictManag-er for the U.S.PostalService,saidmovingoper-ationstoAllentownispartofase-riesofproposedchangesthatarepart of a shift away from an over-night service standard toward atwo-to-three-day service model.McAdams outlined a numberoflogisticalmeasuresthatwouldsave money under the proposal, whichisstillbeingstudiedbyse-nior administrators in the ser- vice.“EmployeesattheScrantonfa-cility are doing a fantastic job …there is not a negative thing tosayabouttheproductivityoreffi-ciency of the facility,” McAdams
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Efficiency, effectiveness citedas reasons to keep processingoperations from moving.
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“The clos-ing of thisfacilitycould crip-ple thefragile lo-cal econo-my ofNortheast-ern Penn-sylvania. …We shouldbe relocat-ing jobsfrom theLehigh Val-ley toScranton… .”
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EXETER–Whatwouldyoudo with $60 million?Ifyou’reanythinglikethefolksinterviewedatthestorethatsolda winning lottery ticket for thatamount on Saturday, you woulduse a good portion of it to helpfamily,friendsandthoseinneed. The Turkey Hill Minit Marketin Exeter sold a jackpot-winning Powerball ticket on Saturday withapayouttotaling$59.9mil-lion – the largest prize ever on asingle jackpot ticket sold in Lu-zerne County, according to Eli-zabeth Brassell, of the state De-partment of Revenue.Powerball winners have up toone year from the drawing dateto claim their prize, and no onehadstakedaclaimasofTuesday. Thewinningnumberswere9-16-17-28-30 and the Powerball was11.And while the estimated Pow-erballjackpotwillberesetto$20million for tonight’s drawing,lottery enthusiasts were backplaying that game and others atthe Wyoming Avenue store on Tuesday, hoping for a little left-over luck from Saturday’s big winner.Aiming to better his chances,CarmenDonatoofWestPittston wenttotheExeterTurkeyHilltoplay Pick 4, Cash 5, TreasureHuntandMegaMillionsinaddi-tion to Powerball.Asked what he’d do if he won$60 million in the lottery, Dona-to said he’d probably split themoney with his three sons andtheir families.Anything else?“I’d move out of the floodzone. We were flooded downthere bad,” Donato, 67, said.Lisa Costello, of Forty Fort, isalsoavictimoftheSept.9flood-
Area lottery winner hopefuls say they would share their new wealth
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“I have no use for the money. I wouldgive it away to the hungry and thesick.”
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PLAINS TWP. – Towering over pretty much everyone andboasting biceps the size of treetrunks, pro wrestler SheamusO’Shaunessy isn’t immediatelybelievable when he says he wasbullied as a boy.Of course, he notes, “I wasn’talways6foot6and270pounds.” The “Irish Curse” with theErin-go-Braghbroguemaybeallmachismo on the mat, but heproved the gentle giant whilechatting with students aboutbullying at Solomon/Plains Me-morial Junior High School on Tuesday afternoon. When Reiley McDonald toldSheamus the kids “call me stu-pid,”thenattilydressedwrestler wrapped an arm around the 12- year-old and told him firmly,“You’re as smart and bright asanyoneelseinthisschool.You’reas smart and bright as anyoneelse in this
.“Do you believe you can beanything you want to be?” Shea-mus asked, prompting a mild“yes” from Reiley.Sheamusaskedasecondtime,prodding for a more positive re-
Pro wrestler Sheamus O’Shaunessy has message on dealing with bullying
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WWE superstar Sheamus O’Shaunessy talks with Reiley McDonald, a sixth-grader at Solomon/Plains Memorial Junior High School ,during an anti-bullying programTuesday afternoon.
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“I WASN’T ALWAYS 6foot 6 and270 pounds.”
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U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, seen inthe foreground of this courtroom sketchwith his defense attorney, Lt. Col. KrisPoppe, has been conicted of murder forthe 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hoodthat killed 13 people.
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Luzerne County voting machinetechnician David Bartuski said he andtwo other election ofﬁce employeeswere notiﬁed Friday they are losing their jobs. The county never hired someoneto replace machine technician WayneManini, who retired after the May pri-mary, which meansthe ofﬁce will bedown to six full-timeemployees when thefurloughs take effectSept. 6, Bartuskisaid.Machine techni-cian Keith Delemanand clerk KarlaLavelle also wereinformed they will be furloughed, hesaid.“My opinion is our new directorcouldn’t run elections with the staff
‘We should not be subsidizing schools that are not getting good results for the young people that attend them.’
Jeremy Ramos, 7, of Mount Pocono holds histicket to see the president.
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President Barack Obama and vice President Joe Biden share the stage at Lackawanna College Friday afternoon.
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President Obama is proposing themost sweeping changes to the federalstudent aid program in decades. Hisplan would link federal dollars to newEducation Department ratings of col-leges and universities, providing stu-dents at better-rated schools with lessexpensive loans or bigger grants.
Maj. Nidal Hasan, found guilty of 13 counts of murder, faces a possible death sentence.