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Day: December 7, 2011

Blue Out Movement Comes to $25,000 Fruition

A small idea from two graduate students at Penn State spread like wildfire to over 100,000 people to help spread awareness about child abuse, and what can be done to help. Today, a check will be presented to them and the Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania organization from the proceeds of the Blue Out Shirts from McLanahan's. McLanahan's presented a check from the money raised from the shirts, totaling an impressive $25,000.

Sandusky Arrested on Additional Abuse Charges

Jerry Sandusky was arrested today on additional counts of sexual abuse, in addition to the 40 he previously faced. Two more victims have stepped forward and accused Sandusky of abuse, and they have been added to the Grand Jury presentment released in November.

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Chin Up, Shoulders Back

Paul and Maralyn Mazza, both in their 80s, founded the South Hills School of Business and Technology, and are among the oldest members of the State College community and are probably known by more local residents than any other couple in the Nittany Valley, excepting the Paternos themselves. Here's their open letter to Joe and Sue Paterno.

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White House Honors Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Dept. Head

Karen A. Thole, department head in mechanical and nuclear engineering, will be highlighted by the White House Champions of Change program this Friday, Dec. 9, in Washington, D.C., for her work in helping to recruit and retain women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Bellefonte Prepares for Sandusky Hearing

The Bellefonte police are preparing for the inevitable media swarm to descend on their city next Tuesday when the Jerry Sandusky preliminary trial is set to take place. And they're not playing any games.

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