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November 16, 2012

5 things to know for today in Pennsylvania news

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:

1. WHO WOULD WANT THIS JOB? PENN STATE TRUSTEES ABOUT TO FIND OUT

President Rodney Erickson says he’ll retire when his contract expires in June 2014 and the trustees say they’re giving the search for his replacement a little more time because there are fewer candidates than normal. Erickson replaced Graham Spanier, who resigned before being charged in connection with the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

2. CORBETT ADMINISTRATION UP AGAINST OBAMACARE DEADLINE TO ADVISE FEDS OF PLANS FOR PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH-CARE EXCHANGE

Administration officials appear ready to let today’s deadline pass, saying too many questions about its cost and other operational details remain unanswered.

3. WILL NICK FOLES BE THE OTHER BACKUP QUARTERBACK TO MAKE HIS FIRST START THIS SEASON FOR A PENNSYLVANIA NFL TEAM?

One thing’s for sure, Byron Leftwich will start Sunday night in place of injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. And Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid is expected to announce today that rookie Nick Foles will make his first career start in place of concussed quarterback Michael Vick.

4. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A STRIKE BY PROFESSORS AT PENNSYLVANIA’S 14 STATE-OWNED UNIVERSITIES

But union chapter presidents at 10 of the 14 schools could approve a walkout by professors depending on the results strike authorization ballots being counted today..

5. STATE POLICE FINALLY IDENTIFY MASS. MARINE THEY BELIEVE WAS MURDERED ALONG TURNPIKE IN 1968

DNA shows the man killed 44 years ago Sunday was Cpl. Robert Daniel Corriveau of Lawrence, Mass. Police believe he was murdered along the toll road near Downingtown. He was under psychiatric care at Philadelphia Naval Hospital for Vietnam combat-related issues at the time.

 

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