Jerry Sandusky In Court?

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By MARK SCOLFORO and MARYCLAIRE DALE, The Associated Press BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer says he will not negotiate a plea deal in his client’s child sex-abuse case. Joseph Amendola spoke on the courthouse steps Tuesday after his client waived his preliminary hearing. Amendola says: “There will be no plea negotiations. This is a fight to the death.” more

Penn State Students Chant Support For Paterno

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of Penn State students have taken to the streets to chant their support for ousted football coach Joe Paterno. The students flooded downtown State College on Wednesday night after Paterno and university President Graham Spanier were fired amid a growing furor linked to their handling of sex abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach. The students gathered about two blocks from the campus, with some… Read More

Paterno Has Legacy Threatened By Abuse Scandal

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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State administrators on Tuesday canceled Joe Paterno’s weekly news conference, in which he was expected to field questions about a sex-abuse scandal involving former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky. “Due to the ongoing legal circumstances centered around the recent allegations and charges, we have determined that today’s press conference cannot be held and will not be rescheduled,” assistant Athletic Director Jeff Nelson said in a statement. Paterno’s son Scott… Read More