News for 3/27/13

Lawsuit

 The lawsuit filed by victim 6 in the Jerry Sandusky case will go on as scheduled. In a court order on Monday, Federal Judge Anita Brody denied Penn State and The Second Mile’s request to stay the lawsuit because the “young man has already waited a long time for justice and would be burdened with further delay.”

 In the order, Brody did say that Penn State and The Second Mile can raise their issues in request for a stay ‘if and when they are more imminent.”

 Lawyers for the university asked to delay the case because they felt their defense would be hurt without the testimonies of Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, while the Second Mile asked the case to be delayed until the prosecutions were done.

 A hearing for the lawyers of both sides was scheduled for yesterday in Philadelphia, but was cancelled by Judge Brody. 

Sandusky

 Jerry Sandusky is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that absolved The Second Mile from paying for his defense in criminal and civil cases.According to PennLive, Sandusky filed notice late Monday that he was appealing to the 3rd U.S. Court of Appeals the decision made in March by Judge Yvette Kane.

 In the ruling granting summary judgment to Federal Insurance Company, Kane found Sandusky’s sexual abuse wasn’t done in his capacity as an employee or executive of the charity and the fact that he met victims through the Second Mile doesn’t change the fact that the abuse was personal in nature. 

Corbett

 Governor Corbett visited the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology yesterday. The school is expanding thanks to a 2 million dollar Economic Grown Initiative grant from the state.

 Corbett said the state investment will pay off because it will create jobs. According to the Centre Daily times the initiative is expected to create 31 new permanent jobs and 14 part time jobs at the facility within a year. Corbett estimates that it will create 185 jobs statewide with additional trained workers coming out of the school.

Corman

 Senator Jake Corman is backing Governor Corbett’s effort to privatize the state liquor system, but he does have a few concerns.Corman said yesterday that he supports the concept, but is concerned that a large number of new licenses can flood the market. He also wants to examine the financial impact of the privatization bill which has already passed the house and is expected to be taken up by the senate next month.

Road Work

 Weather permitting, a contractor for the Borough of State College will be installing a flow meter in a sanitary sewer manhole on East College Avenue today. Work will require East College Avenue to be reduced to one lane between the University Drive ramps and High Street for approximately an hour sometime between 9am and 1pm.

 Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Borough of State College Public works Department.

Drill

Centre LifeLink EMS and the Central Region Emergency Strike Team will be conducting a large-scale mass casualty incident drill tonight at 6pm in College Township.The Centre LifeLink training department plans an annual mass casualty incident drill each spring to prepare the service for mass casualty and disaster incidents.Residents should be advised that it is only a drill and all patients and situations will be staged.