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Friday, November 14, 2008
By Matthew Schwabenbauer
New information has been released regarding
the Oct. 25 arrest of Penn State Behrend
Sophomore Vincent Citriniti.
According to the office of Erie County
Magisterial District Judge Mark Krahe, Citriniti
was arraigned by Judge Brenda Williams-Nichols
on Saturday. Oct. 25 at 4:45 a.m. Krahe's office
stated that Citriniti was detained from Oct. 25
through Monday, Oct. 27. According to court doc
uments, Citriniti's bail was set at $lO,OOO, with a
posting of 5 percent required for his release.
According to Pennsylvania State Police
Trooper Steve Farabaugh, Citriniti admitted to
taking drugs on the night of his arrest. Farabugh
stated that no drug charges will be levied against
Citriniti, as there is no law against being under the
influence of illegal substances.
According to Krahe's office, Citriniti has a pre
liminary hearing scheduled for Dec. 4 at 4:00 p.m,
where he faces eight counts including: Burglary,
Criminal Trespass. Harassment, Criminal
Mischief. Indecent Exposure, Resisting Arrest,
Indecent Assault. and a summary traffic violation.
By Rachel Reeves
editor in chief
Residents of Erie continue to have problems
with college and university students living in
rental houses throughout the city. The city coun
cil is looking into new legislation that would
restrict the student population to areas directly
surrounding the schools in the area. The Erie
Police Department is doing its own part by
patrolling problematic areas on nights and week
Erie City Police Chief Steve Franklin says that
the student housing situation in Erie has become
a "major problem from a minor problem."
Franklin, like many city officials, can attest to the
fact that some students living in the city are being
disruptive, which leads to tension between stu
dents and other residents.
The complaints the police department deals
with are the same problems the city has had to
contend with over the past couple of years,
including: Code violations, loud parties, trash
and litter, cars backed up on lawns. As a
response, the Erie police created a "nuisance bar
task force" to handle the complaints related to
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Bus stops at Behrend
By Christine Newby and Nick Blake
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Jerome Bettis, a former Pittsburgh Steeler's run
ningback, spoke at a packed Junker Center on
Thursday as part of Behrend's Speaker Series.
The overall purpose of Bettis's message was to
speak about championship decisions and share his
Bettis drew students, faculty and members of the
public to the Behrend campus. Over 2,000 people
gathered to listen to the speech entitled
"I was very excited when I found out Jerome
was aiming," said freshman Emily Griffith. "I've
Behrend plans for homecoming
By Adam Spinelli
Basketball, drag queens, and hot cocoa. What do
they have in common? All three are involved in
major events coming up in what is to be the first
Penn State Behrend Homecoming celebration in
many years, starting Dec. 1.
"This is the first homecoming in a couple years,
says the President of the Homecoming Committee,
Amy Wagner. "It is all about celebrating the 60th
Anniversary of Behrend and we want it to be huge."
There are many activities that are being planned
for the week, starting Monday with Jersey Day and
a scavenger hunt.
"The purpose of the scavenger hunt is to help
lower the number of nominations of homecoming
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Former Steeler runningback Jerome Bettis spoke to over 2000 people in the Junket . Center Thursday night
seen him speak before. and he is very inspirational
and down to earth. -
Bettis, also known as "The Bus. - has achieved
much success on the foothall field throughout his
13 year career. He won awards that include
Rookie of the Year 1993), NFL Comeback Player
of the Year (1996), six Pro-Bowl and three All-Pro
selections. and what he considers to he his greatest
accomplishment. Super Bowl XL champion.
Playing in a total of 192 games, he ranks fifth in
all-time rushing in the NFL with 13,662 yards.
Not only did Bettis receive awards on the field
but also off the field. In 2001. he won the Walter
Payton Man of the Year award for his volunteer
and charity work.
The Bus Stops Here Foundation and the Asthma
court.' says Wagner. "It is also open to all students
on campus. All questions and objects are going to
be about the past 60 years of Behrend. -
The scavenger hunt will start at 9 a.m. and con
clude at 8 p.m. It is required for all homecoming
court nominees, but is open to the whole campus.
Tuesday is Pink and Black Day in order to cele
brate the original colors of Penn State. Along with
Pink and Black Day. the Winter Fest on Tuesday is
drawing much hype. These festivities start at 6
p.m. and will not end until 10 p.m. There will be
many activities including sledding, Broomball, and
Iditarod is a team racing obstacle course that will
start at the Junker Center and go around the science
buildings, ending at the Wilson Picnic Grove,
where the competitors will be greeted with hot
cocoa and S' mores.
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Friday: Cloudy. High 59 F. Winds SSW
15 to 25 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy, periods of rain.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and windy with
snow showers. High 35 F.
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All-Stars Program are two major charity works
that Bettis is involved with. According to Bettis's
official website. The Bus Stops Here Foundation
began in 1996 and improves the quality of life for
troubled and underprivileged children in
America's inner cities.
Bettis spent the majority of his NFL career with
the Steelers. From 1996-2006, he planed in O\ er
160 games for the black and gold.
Surprisingly "The Bus - was not raised on foot
ball- bowling was his sport. With two older sib
lings going to college. he knew that mono \\ as
short and his family wouldn't he able to pay for his
"I thought to myself. 'my older brother and sis
ter are both going to college so there wont he
Tommy Kotula, a freshman at Behrend majoring
in electrical engineering was particularly excited
about this day because he had no idea about the
homecoming celebrations. "I like that. it*, kind of
like Matt Holiday being traded. Disappointing.
except homecoming will he great so I guess it's not
like that at all. but I'm a big fan of hot cocoa. -
Throughout the evening will also he another
sporting event known as Broomball. and if you're
not into sports, you can always relax by the bonfire
or go ice-skating. The SGA has been working hard
using the Student Activity Fee to sponsor many of
these activities, including bringing an ice rink to the
campus for Tuesday night.
Following the Winter Fest will he Penn State
Pride Day. On Wednesday. the home opener for
both men and women's basketball games w ill take
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