Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Ex-revenue chief Wolf running for Pa. gov Pitt landmark vandalized
HARRISBURG -- Tom Wolf, a wealthy York County businessman and former state revenue secretary, said he is running for governor and vowed to put up at least $10 million of his own fortune in his campaign for the 2014 Democratic nomination.
"I'm in," Wolf declared in a draft of an e-mail going to supporters Tuesday that was obtained by The Associated Press.
Wolf, whose professional experience and personal wealth make him a strong candidate in the eyes of many party leaders, portrayed Republican Gov. Tom Corbett as insensitive to the needs of middle-class Pennsylvanians and beholden to corporate interests. Corbett "has spent his term in office putting politics over policy, corporations over people and giving away our natural resources to the highest bidder," Wolf said.
Wolf, 64, emphasized his success in turning around The Wolf Organization Inc., a York building-products company that has been in his family for six generations; his Peace Corps service as a young man in rural India, and his support for government policies that promote education and provide help to people who need it.
PITTSBURGH -- A University of Pittsburgh student has been charged with vandalizing the school's Cathedral of Learning by spray painting 12-foot letters inside a hallway.
Campus police say 21-year-old Daniel Mohammad Khan Yousufzai painted the letters "WRC" then sat down outside to wait for police Saturday morning. School officials say the damage will cost up to $100,000 to fix because it's difficult to remove the paint from the building's sandstone interior.
Authorities say the letters stand for Worker's Rights Consortium, a group that works with universities to ensure that factories which make university apparel don't mistreat workers.
From our wire services