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February 16. 2013 11:45PM


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PSU eyes renaming center

Penn State's trustees will consider renaming a child care center named for a retired administrator charged with failing to report suspected child abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky.


A discussion about renaming the Gary Schultz Child Care Center is on the agenda for the trustees meeting scheduled for Friday in State College.


University spokesman David La Torre told the Centre Daily Times of State College that a name change is in the best interests of families who use the center.


Schultz, a former university vice president, and athletic director Tim Curley are charged with failing to report suspected abuse and perjury in connection with the Sandusky investigation.


Late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's name was removed from a child care center on Nike's corporate campus in July.


NEW YORK
GoDaddy websites crash

Thousands and possibly millions of web sites hosted by GoDaddy.com are down. A hacker is claiming responsibility, but the real reason for the outage is unclear.


A Twitter feed allegedly affiliated with the "Anonymous" hacker group says it's behind the outage, but another Twitter account associated with Anonymous says the first one is just taking advantage of an outage it had nothing to do with.


GoDaddy.com hosts more than 5 million websites, mostly for small businesses.


BEIRUT
Syria defector confident

Syria's most prominent defector said in an interview that aired Monday that he opposes any foreign military intervention in the country's civil war and that he is confident the opposition can topple President Bashar Assad's regime.


But Manaf Tlass, a Syrian general who was the first member of Assad's inner circle to join the opposition, said the rebels need weapons.


"The Syrian people must not be robbed of their victory, they must be given support, aid, arms," Tlass said in a recorded interview that aired Monday on French television station BFM.


TRENTON, N.J.
Mayor of capital arrested

Federal agents arrested the mayor of New Jersey's capital early Monday as part of a corruption investigation, alleging he agreed to accept bribes in connection with a proposed parking garage — actually a fake project created by authorities trying to snare him.


Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, his brother Ralphiel and convicted sex offender Joseph Giorgianni, a Mack supporter who owns a Trenton sandwich shop, were accused of conspiring to obstruct, delay and affect interstate commerce by extortion under color of official right.


Federal prosecutors alleged Mack agreed to use his influence in connection with a proposed parking garage in the city. The garage was made up — a fake project created by investigators to try to capture Mack, who has financial problems and attracted legal scrutiny since he took office.


A federal magistrate Monday ordered Mack released on an unsecured $150,000 bond but ruled that he cannot leave the state while free on bail. Mack left the courthouse Monday without commenting.




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