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    2 I Wednesday, Dec. 8,2010
Police chief sentenced over check
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) A police chief in suburban
Philadelphia has been sentenced to nine to 23 months in
prison after pleading guilty to charges he used someone
else's benefit check as a down payment for a Cadillac
Prosecutors say 49-year-old Booker T. Wilson was working
part-time at a halfway house in 2007 when he took a check for
more than $6,600 that was intended for a former resident.
Wilson had been police chief in Chester Township since
2004, but resigned in October when he pleaded guilty to for
gery and receiving stolen property;
Show to bring children’s book to life
Students and community members will have the chance to
see a popular children's book brought to life in musical form
At 6 p.m., Singing Onstage will present “A Year with Frog
and Toad” at the State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave.
The show is a 40-minute musical and features local chil
dren ages 6 to 9, said Heidi Biever, one of the founders of
Singing Onstage and the director of the show.
This will be the third time the group has done its rendition
of the Broadway show, but Biever said it's great for both chil
dren and parents alike.
To read more, visit
Awardwinning sports television talent Leah Secondo will
speak at "A Conversation with Leah Secundo” at 12:30 p.m. in
Foster Auditorium at the Patemo Library, and will include insight
into her career with such outlets as the Big Ten Network, CBS
College Sports, Fox Sports Net and ESPNU. The event is hosted
by the College of Communications. The event is free and open
to the public.
The film “Chesapeake Past, Chesapeake Future” will be
shown at 12:15 p.m. in 105 Deike Building, Earth and Mineral
Sciences Library. The event is hosted by the Eberly College of
Science. Call 814-863-7073 for more information. The event is
free and open to the public.
Shelley Mlnteer of Saint Louis University will speak on
“Bioelectrocatalysis for Energy Conversion and Sensor
Applications” at 2:30 p.m. in 102 Chemistry Building. The event
is hosted by Mary Beth Williams and the Department of
Chemistry. Call 814-865-4041 for more information. The event
is free and open to the public.
Matt Parker of North Carolina State University will speak on
“Response of simulated squall lines to ‘quasi-nocturnal’ cooling
and low-level jets” at 3:30 p.m. in 112 Walker Building. The
event is hosted by the Department of Meteorology. Call 814-
863-8566 for more information. The event is free and open to
the public.
Mark Mayford of the Scripps Research Institute will speak on
“Genetic Control of Active Neural Circuits” at 4 p.m. in 108
Wartik Laboratory (with video-conferencing to room CG623 at
College of Medicine). The event is hosted by Timothy Jegla,
Intercollege Graduate Program in Neuroscience. Call 814-865-
1668 for more information. The event is free and open to the
Findlay, Pollock, Redlfer and Wamock: black bean chili, hot
and sour soup, asian BBQ pork sandwich, asian stir-fry, shang
hai chicken, sticky rice, vegetable egg roll, vegetable lo mein,
kyoto blend, sauteed zucchini
Simmons: baked tomato basil tofu, chicken caesar salad, chick
en caesar wrap, baked four cheese whole wheat penne,
edamame, fried rice, turkey burger, vegetarian garden burger,
broccoli with carmelized onions and pine nuts, brown rice and
grain pilaf, couscous tuscano, ginger glazed sugar snap peas,
roasted roma tomatoes, sweet potato wedges, whole baby car
Waring: lunch roll basket, pear soup, soup of the day, oriental
chicken salad, chicken cosmo not, feature grilled chicken sand
wich, grilled chicken breast, kyoto blend, quarter pound cheese
burger, quarter pound hamburger, sauteed zucchini, shanghai
chicken, shoestring fries, sticky rice, pork fried rice, asian stir fry,
baked potato, black bean chili, broccoli florettes, brown rice,
cheese sauce, vegetarian burger
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CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina
Elizabeth Edwards, who closely
advised her husband John in two
bids for the presidency and advo
cated for health care even as her
marriage publicly crumbled, died
Tuesday after a six-year struggle
with cancer. She was 61.
She died at her North Carolina
home surrounded by her three
children, siblings, friends and her
estranged husband, John, the fam
ily said.
Health care
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and staff up to date on what’s going case by case basis by Highmark offi- going to help them in continuing
on through the site. Be sure to make rials. Penn State spokeswoman Lisa that care with their provider,”
use of the employee benefits staff if Powers said the open enrollment Powers said.
you have any questions and con- period when university employ
cems as well,” Willits said. ees can alter their healthcare bene-
Willits said ailments covered fits ended in early November,
under the transition to care plan which makes Geisinger’s announce
extending in-network benefits ment an inconvenient one. Powers
include: heart attack, cancer, mental said the Employee Special
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currently handles more than 200,000
passengers annually will be able
to accommodate larger flights,
Centre County Airport Authority
Chairman Joe Beigle said.
The increase in capacity will
make the area more attractive to
businesses and provide for substan
tial growth in the area, Spanier said.
“Penn State is striving to make a
difference locally and throughout
the commonwealth,” he said.
Even though it is unusual for a
university to own an airport, Spanier
said the addition of the tower shows
further innovation at the facility and
will contribute to the economic
growth of the Centre County region.
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Goreham joined the faculty, stu
dents and other community mem
bers on the Holiday Lights Tour for
the third consecutive year, she said.
“It’s a traditional event that really
allows the residents of surrounding
boroughs to peek inside the fraterni
ty houses,” she said. “I’m impressed
by how friendly the fraternities are
and how well they decorated the
houses. It’s a good memory to
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game remains in his college career,
and that legacy is regarded by many
as one of a good but not great
Penn State tailback.
But Warner said he and Royster
avoided talk about legacy. Instead
they talked more about the Penn
State “family” and how much
respect they had for each other.
This year, to say Royster’s season
has been like a roller coaster would
be an understatement. He has bro
ken records and shined in prime
time games like Joe Patemo’s 400th
win. He also came under scrutiny
for a stalled ground attack in the
season’s first half and for taking
longer than expected to break
Warner’s mark.
Neither the positives nor the neg
atives seem to matter to Royster,
whose motto this season has been
“no regrets.”
“You lose games, you don’t have
the season you hoped you had,”
Royster said. “But it doesn’t mean
you’re gonna go back and cry about
Royster felt the team had the tal
ent to go 11-1 or 10-2, but underper
formed with its 7-5 finish. He admit
ted he was one of the players who
didn’t perform up to expectations.
But while he didn’t have the sea
son he may have wanted, when
asked if he would change his deci
sion to return for his senior year
a question he’s been asked at just
about every interview and telecon
ference he’s had this season his
response remained the same.
“Never,” he said. “I knew it was
the right decision the day I made it.
Playing at a place like this can’t be
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safety every day of his life, his older
brother was naturally talented.
“Neither of us has ever tasted
defeat while the other is on the
field,” he said.
.Heather Schmelzlen
Steph Witt
Before running out of the locker
room, Eason prays to God to let him
win the game. As he’s about to leave
he prays for his brother’s safety,
because he’s not going to go easy on
■Kelsey Thompson
After hearing the noises of the
game off-stage, Eason returns to
By Mike Baker and Nedra Pickier
Tonight: Tomorrow:
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Edwards dies at 61
She was first diagnosed with
breast cancer in 2004, in the final
days of her husband's vice presi
dential campaign.
The Democratic
John Kerry-John
Edwards ticket lost
to incumbent
President George
W. Bush
“Today we have
lost the comfort of
Elizabeth’s pres
ence, but she
remains the heart of this family,’
the family said in a statement. “We
health, bone fractures, joint replace- Assistance Rind helps full-time staff
ment, pregnancy and other traumas and faculty in financial hardship.
Spanier and Steve Garban, chair
man of the Penn State Board of
Trustees, both shared their own
experiences at the airport and their
thoughts about the future of the
The addition of the tower is a long
time coming, Garban said, and will
be a great improvement in the safe
ty procedures at the facility.
Following the ceremony, airport
officials took small groups on a tour
of the facility.
After exiting the elevator and
climbing 25 stairs, groups were
treated to sweeping views of Happy
Valley and multiple planes taxiing
for takeoff.
Spanier, who said he completed
his pilot control training at the air
port, said the facility holds a special
meaning to him. Spanier shared his
take away,” Go reham said.
All tour-goers were asked to give
each fraternity a score based on
interior and exterior decorations.
Phi Kappa Theta house won first
place in the exterior lights category
and Sigma Phi won first place for
interior fights, said PHC Vice
President for Programming Kaitlyn
Kirby (senior-management).
President of Phi Kappa Theta Alex
Shaub said he was thrilled for his
fraternity, as brothers began string
ing lights on the house, trees, and
bushes and donning wreaths on
“[The team’s] become
such a family.”
Evan Royster
Penn State tailback
Royster’s father, Ted, said the
media tends to overlook the motives
for returning to school. While his
son may not have had the 2010 sea
son he hoped for, his return to Penn
State wasn’t solely a football deci
“He realizes the value of what
Penn State has given him in terms
of his football skills and the friend
ships he has built on the team,” Ted
Royster said. “I think he’s gonna
miss that. There are some real close
bonds when those guys are out
there every day.”
Ted Royster said sometimes he is
amazed at how his son stays
The early season criticism started
to get to him and his wife specifi
cally because they felt most of it was
unfounded speculation about
Royster being in Joe Patemo’s dog
house or the unfair notion their son
was indifferent toward the team’s
They heard so much negativity
about their son, Ted said, that it
began to depress the two of them.
But Ted said Evan didn’t seem
affected by any of it. Evan admitted
he was bothered only because it
upset his family.
It took only a few minutes of chat
ting for Warner to call Royster a
“very level-headed young man.”
Despite his struggles and his crit
ics, Royster certainly has had his
share of great moments as a Nittany
Lion. After he rushed for 150 yards
while breaking the school’s record
in a win against Michigan, Royster
the locker room, bloody and dirty.
His team is going to the Super Bowl,
but his brother’s lung was punc
tured when Eason tackled him. In
the end his father doesn’t care that
he is going to the Super Bowl, he
only has eyes for his injured child.
“It’s only a game,” his father told
Brothers Lou and Mike Lafuria
attended the show with their par
“I realty liked when he described
playing football with his brother,”
Lou Lafuria, Class of 2009, said. “It
was relatable.”
Mike Lafuria, a Lock Haven
love her and will never know any
one more inspiring or full of life. On
behalf of Elizabeth we want to
express our gratitude to the thou
sands of kindred spirits who moved
and inspired her along the way.
Your support and prayers touched
our entire family.”
John Edwards launched a sec
ond bid for the White House in
He lost the nomination to Barack
The couple separated in January
after he admitted fathering a child
with a campaign videographer.
Willits said interested employees
can apply for the funds through
Penn State’s Employee Benefits
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knowledge about aviation and “air
port trivia” with those in attendance
on the tour.
Even some local government rep
resentatives are excited about the
possibilities the new tower offers the
“The growth of this airport means
the growth of this community,”
Gorman said.
“This was a major investment
that was needed.”
The completion of the project
which involved Penn State, the
Federal Aviation Administration and
other government agencies is a
great example of federal, state and
local government working together
to improve infrastructure, Corman
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windows Wednesday night.
“We put a lot of work in especially
in cold weather so it feels pretty
good and looks amazing from the
outside,” Shaub (sophomore-geo
sciences) said. All of the partici
pants involved said the event was a
great way to strengthen relation
ships between the greek and resi
dential communities.
“We share the same neighbor
hood, so it’s nice to build relation
ships,” said outgoing PHC
President Sara Linkosky (senior
political science).
said it was the most fun he ever had
playing football. When he went for
134 yards (on 11.3 yards per cany)
the next week to help get Joe
Patemo his 400th win, the previous
week’s moment, he said, already
had competition.
“I've been here for five years with
the same guys,” Royster said. “It’s
become such a family and such a
tight group that I think when I look
back at my years here, I’ll look back
at those people. Of course the whole
record and being here for Joe’s
400th definitely stands out, too.”
Much was made about Royster’s
relationship with his head coach this
season. Before camp, Patemo ques
tioned Royster’s weight, saying he
needed to shed a few pounds.
During the season, Patemo refused
to flatter Royster, often offering one
sentence responses when asked
about the importance of his senior
When Royster broke the record,
the only praise Patemo offered was:
“He’s a good back a good, solid
back.” The coach then quickly shift
ed to the offensive line’s play.
But Royster and Patemo have
both said their riff was overblown.
Royster dropped the weight shortly
after Patemo asked, and he quietly
put up a solid season one with 916
yards rushing on just less than a
five-yards-per-carry average.
“We’re here to win games,”
Royster said. “We’re not here for
records or benchmarks or whatev
Given Royster’s well-spoken, but
quiet demeanor and the under-the
radar legacy he’ll leave behind, it’s
fitting he sits on the cusp of yet
another 1,000-yard season with
almost no publicity surrounding it
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University alumnus, agreed, adding
that he was surprised by the ending.
“You never want to see your
brother get hurt,” he said.
Sarah Culver, who attended the
show with her father, also thought
the ending was unexpected.
“I definitely thought his brother
would beat him,” Culver, a State
College Area High School senior,
“I was left with the message that
it realty is only a game and his
brother ended up being more impor
tant to him.”
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