Month: November 2011

terror in the toilet: pilot blunder launches terror scare

Talk about a crappy situation. The pilot on a Delta flight from Asheville, N.C., to New York City Wednesday night accidentally locked himself in the plane’s bathroom — which led to a “terrorist” scare when a passenger with a thick accent tried to help him. Read the rest of this article behind the cut, or […] Read more…

paid to prey: sandusky profited from charity after allegations surfaced

By Sarah Ryley and Kase Wickman STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Even after coming under investigation for sexually abusing boys, Jerry Sandusky raked in almost half a million dollars in “consulting fees” from the kids charity he allegedly used as a recruiting ground for victims. Sandusky took an annual $57,000 consulting fee from the Second Mile […] Read more…

cash gobbler: the rising cost of thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner this year will leave bellies bulging, as usual, but its cost will make wallets slimmer than it did last year. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual informal study, Thanksgiving dinner for a group of 10 people — including a turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, carrots, celery, […] Read more…

sacked! penn st. bars ex-coach jerry sandusky amid sex scandal

Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football defensive coordinator accused of sexually abusing at least eight boys over 15 years, is no longer welcome at the school, and two administrators accused of covering for him are stepping down. The university announced yesterday that Sandusky, whose emeritus status granted him access to the university and an […] Read more…