1. JERRY SANDUSKY TO LOSE HIS PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PENSION, TOO
A State Employees' Retirement System letter obtained by The Associated Press says his convictions for molesting 10 boys triggered the forfeiture of his pension as an assistant Penn State football coach. Sandusky's attorney says the public employee law shouldn't apply to him because he didn't molest Penn State students.
2. JUDGE ORDERS PHILLY 'BLACK MADAM' TO TRIAL FOR MURDER IN BUTTOCKS INJECTION DEATH
Forty-two-year-old Padge Gordon faces trial for third-degree murder after allegedly using Krazy Glue to close her victim's wounds during makeshift surgery in airport hotel room in February 2001. Prosecutors say Gordon fled when the patient—a London dancer—went into respiratory distress.
3. EMBATTLED PENNSYLVANIA EPISCOPAL BISHOP LEAVING AT YEAR'S END
Philadelphia-based Bishop Charles Bennison Jr.'s tenure has been wracked by theological and financial disputes, and a church trial that found he covered up his brother's sexual abuse of a teen girl in the 1970s. He claims to be retiring, but the diocese says he's resigning.
4. IF U.S. SENATE CANDIDATES REFUSE TO DEBATE, IS IT STILL A CAMPAIGN?
Apparently so based on the millions of dollars that Democrat incumbent Sen. Bob Casey and Republican challenger Tom Smith, and their supporters, are spending on TV ads. The League of Women Voters is still hoping for debates in Philadelphia and Harrisburg before the Nov. 6 election.
5. STEELERS STILL SEARCHING FOR FIRST ROAD WIN OF THE SEASON
With two home wins and two road losses, the Steelers may be in the right place at the right time when they visit the Tennessee Titans in Nashville tonight. The Titans are 1-4 and are giving up more than 36 points a game.