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January 24, 2013

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It wasn't clear if the discipline was connected to the investigation of an incident in October in which a cheerleader was badly injured after falling about 40 feet from the window of an apartment building.

State College police have said foul play is not suspected, but that alcohol was apparently being served to minors at a party in the room from which 19-year-old freshman Paige Raque fell.


PSU names college official as integrity officer

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State University has named an eastern Pennsylvania college administrator to be its first athletics integrity officer.

Julie Del Giorno has been chief of staff at Moravian College and its theological seminary. School officials say she'll begin her new job at Penn State on April 1. The post was created in the wake of the sex abuse scandal surrounding former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Officials say Del Giorno will oversee compliance involving integrity, civility, ethics and institutional control at Penn State.

She has held coaching positions at the University of Central Arkansas and positions at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. From 1986 to 1995, she also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.

Sandusky was convicted in June of 45 counts of child sex abuse.


Jurors could hear from accused priest, ex-teacher

PHILADELPHIA — A Roman Catholic priest and ex-teacher charged with sexually assaulting an altar boy could testify Thursday as the two-week Philadelphia trial nears an end.

The case hinges on the credibility of the accuser, a 24-year-old policeman's son and longtime heroin addict.

His accounts of being raped in about 1999 by the Rev. Charles Engelhardt, teacher Bernard Shero and a now-defrocked priest have changed significantly over time.

A church social worker has testified that the accuser initially said he'd been violently attacked for hours by one man, punched by another, and tied up by a third.

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