Cheat Sheet: November 1, 2012

Former Penn State Pres. Charged

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was formally charged with perjury and obstruction of justice Thursday in connection to the Jerry Sandusky child-sex-abuse scandal. Spanier was forced to step down after Sandusky’s arrest last November, however denied knowledge of the child molestation. (Source)

Lance Armstrong Investigation Continues

On Thursday, the International Olympic Committee said that it would investigate Armstrong's bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics after he was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. The International Cycling Union has erased all of Armstrong's victories from August 1998 forward, and his 2000 Sydney bronze medal falls in this time period. (Source)

NYC to Receive FEMA Aid

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the National Guard and FEMA will deliver one million hot meals and bottled water to areas in NYC most affected by Hurricane Sandy. Meanwhile, the city's electrical company, Con Edison, said power should be restored to Manhattan by this weekend; however, other parts of the city could remain without power for longer. (Source)

Romney to campaign in Virginia Beach today

Gov. Romney was scheduled to hold a rally on Sunday, October 28 at Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre in Virginia Beach, but the event was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy. He will be speaking this evening at 6:30 at the same venue. The event is free and open to the public, and tickets can be obtained online. (Source)

Norfolk judge dismisses charge in day care death

Circuit Court Judge Charles E. Poston dismissed a felony charge of child cruelty against former day care director Tammy Futrell today. Futrell and three other former day care employees were charged with felonies after the death of a baby boy, Dylan Cummings, at a Little Creek day care center two years ago. Poston told the courtroom he agreed with defense attorneys, saying prosecutors are “desperately trying to criminalize a tragic event.” (Source)

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