DAILY GRINDER: Allegations of Child Sex Abuse in Penn State Football Program
Former longtime Penn State defense coordinator Jerry Sandusky faces 40 counts of charges related to the sexual abuse of children and could spend the rest of his life in jail if convicted. Coach Joe Paterno, who’s said to have passed on information related to Sandusky when he heard about it, released a statement this weekend. “The fact that someone we thought we knew might have harmed young people to this extent is deeply troubling,” it says. “If this is true we were all fooled, along with scores of professionals trained in such things, and we grieve for the victims and their families. They are in our prayers.”
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell wants City Council to hold its own hearings on the closing of nine Philadelphia public schools. “And if you do it here, in the people’s building here at City Hall, with the new SRC, who we don’t know yet, then we really get a chance at the beginning of the term for them to know how we feel and how the public feels.” No date’s been set, yet.
Bank Transfer Day was Saturday. The final tally’s yet to be seen but the Credit Union National Association said on Thursday that credit unions had added 650,000 since the $5 Bank of America fee was announced, compared to 80,000 in an ordinary month.
Police pulled a car over in North Philadelphia, the suspect fled, then things got weird: $500,000 was found in a secret compartment in the vehicle.
Tomorrow’s Election Day. Here’s a profile of Mayor Michael Nutter, who’s running for mayor but has not had to campaign really at all.
Two members of Occupy Philly have vowed to, ahem, “Occupy each other,” and got married at Dilworth Plaza this weekend. Alicia “Ally” Nauss, 24, of Philadelphia and Adam Hill, 27, of Norristown met a month ago at the protests and apparently are really, really into each other. For their honeymoon, they’re thinking about traveling to other Occupy protests along the East Coast.
Remember State Rep. Cherelle Parker, who shadily got off a DUI charge last week? She and Municipal Court Judge Charles Hayden, who dismissed the case, are Facebook friends!
There are more Vince Fumo emails. They are still very sad. “What in the name of God did I do to deserve this. Who did I hurt! . . .” Fumo wrote in an e-mail made public Friday. “Why is there NO justice for me? Why is there no end to the harassment and persecution?” It’s also stated he wants to live a little life with his fiancé and forgiveness from the masses. And he’s worried about his health, which has been previously reported as “fat and bearded.”
Occupy Norristown. That’s it. Just Occupy Norristown.