Second Mile seeks to sell Pa. headquarters Profs pact would hike pay 3.5-7%
STATE COLLEGE -- A children's charity founded by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky wants to sell its headquarters.
Sandusky started The Second Mile in 1977 to help at-risk children, but the charity has been a casualty of the criminal case against him.
Judge William Morgan on Friday scheduled a March 28 hearing on a request by The Second Mile's board of directors to sell the two-story building on a main thoroughfare in State College for $650,000.
Sandusky, 69, was convicted last summer of sexually abusing 10 boys, some on Penn State's campus. He's serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence but maintains he's innocent and is pursuing appeals.
Lawyers for The Second Mile, in their court filing, said the building sale proceeds would pay for victims' claims, programs, insurance and legal fees. They said the charity can operate from rental facilities in Bellefonte, several miles away.
HARRISBURG -- Thousands of faculty members at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities would receive annual pay raises of between 3.5 and 7 percent over three years under a proposed contract their union overwhelmingly endorsed Friday.
The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, which represents 5,500 faculty employees, declined to say how many cast ballots but said more than 95 percent of those who voted supported the pact.
The State System of Higher Education board of governors is scheduled to vote March 20 on the faculty contract.
From our wire services.