News for 5/31/13

Lawsuit                        

 The Paterno Family made it official yesterday filing a 40 page lawsuit against the NCAA. The suit, which has a total of 21 participants, is seeking reversal of the sanctions the association levied on Penn State and a judge to void the consent decree that penalized the university.

 Twenty of the Plaintiffs suing the NCAA sent a letter to the Penn State Lettermen’s club asking for their support in the process.Paul Kelly, the attorney representing many of the plaintiffs, told State College dot com that the lawsuit is not because anyone is “out for a dollar,” but rather a fight against the injustice his clients believe they have witnessed and is an effort to do what they think is right.The Paterno family has said that any compensation or damages that are awarded as a result of the suit will be donated to charity.

Trash to Treasure

 The annual Trash to Treasure Sale will be held at Beaver Stadium tomorrow. The sale consists primarily of items donated by Penn State students as they move out of their residence halls. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Centre County United Way and its partner agencies.Parking for the event is free. There is an early bird admission charge of $5 for those entering from 7:30-9am. After 9am, admission is free.

New Restaurant

 A Texas based barbeque chain restaurant is coming to Happy Valley this summer. According to the Centre Daily Times, Dickey’s Barbeque Pit will open this July.Jay Rhoades, the owner and operator of the restaurant, told the CDT that construction at the 333 Benner Pike location will start within a week. College Township and the Centre Region Council of Governments approved the plan in late March. 

CVC Golf Tournament

 The 17th Annual Coaches Vs, Cancer Golf Tournament will be held today. The event will be held at the Penn State Blue and White Golf Courses.CVC-Penn State was able to raise over $200,000 for the American Cancer Society for the third straight year.

 Construction

 PennDOT will be performing road construction on Monday that will affect the area from Centre Street down to Nittany Terrace. The work will cause the water in the area to be shut off between 8:30am and 2:30pm.

Corbett Transportation

 Governor Corbett is making a push for more spending on Transportation. In order to raise additional state revenue, Corbett’s budget plan calls for removing the cap on the oil company franchise tax, and raising the fees on driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations.The governor says his proposal would raise around 2 billion dollars over 5 years and help fix the thousands of bridges in the state that are structurally deficient and improve the conditions of roads in the state.