ODDS AND ENDS: Defense lawyer Joe Amendola has never been shy when it comes to talking about the Sandusky case, speaking for nearly three hours in the frigid cold last December to a throng of reporters bearing notepads, audio recorders and video cameras. But since Judge John Cleland issued a gag order in the case earlier this year, he's been more reticent. Asked repeatedly on Wednesday if his client would testify, he demurred: "I can't talk about the case. The judge would throw me in the clink."
WHAT'S NEXT: Closing arguments will begin Thursday morning, and it's likely the jury will begin deliberating later in the day. The judge, who has kept the trial moving at a rapid clip, will read instructions to the jurors and then sequester them until they can reach a decision. Courthouse workers have been put on notice to prepare for working this weekend, if need be.