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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett says he’ll consider a radio-show caller’s suggestion that gun shows be banned on publicly owned property.   The caller on WITF’s “Smart Talk” radio show Friday asked the governor why gun shows are allowed at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg and whether he’d support a ban.

 

Corbett said no one has ever suggested the idea to him before and promised to give it some thought. However, he said the Farm Show Complex is open to all businesses. He noted that prospective gun buyers at gun shows must be cleared through the Pennsylvania State Police instant background check system – just as they are when buying weapons from gun shops.

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania state senator is suing the NCAA in Commonwealth Court over its use of the $60 million fine that Penn State is paying for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.  Sen. Jake Corman sued the NCAA Friday, saying his goal is “to ensure that Pennsylvania funds are appropriately and lawfully spent for commonwealth purposes.”

 

Corman is a Republican who represents State College, home to PennState’s main campus. He’s chairman of the Appropriations Committee, which directs state budget spending.  His lawsuit says the state gives PennState so much money every year that “it would be impossible for the payments to be derived solely from non-commonwealth funds.”  An NCAA spokeswoman offered no immediate comment late Friday.  Sandusky was convicted in June of sexual abuse of children.

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A pair of pretrial filings by defendants accused of covering up complaints about Jerry Sandusky focus on the actions of Cynthia Baldwin, PennState’s former chief counsel.  Tim Curley and Gary Schultz both filed documents Friday that further outline their claim their rights were violated when Baldwin accompanied them to grand jury appearances two years ago.

 

The two university administrators say they were illegally deprived of their right to have adequate legal representation. At issue is whether Baldwin was acting as their lawyer, or solely on behalf of the university.  Curley is on leave to serve out the last year of his contract as athletic director. Schultz is retired as the school’s vice president for business and finance.  They’re asking Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover to hold an evidentiary hearing.

 

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – Reporters won’t be allowed to bring laptops or cellphones into the courtroom during next week’s hearing on Jerry Sandusky’s post-sentencing motions.  Judge John Cleland announced the decorum order Friday, saying it was required because reporters violated the rules when Sandusky was sentenced in October by tweeting.

 

Cleland says a “disheartening number of reporters” violated his order that no communications be made from inside the courtroom while court was in session. He says so many reporters ignored the order that it’s impractical to attempt to punish them all for it. The hearing Thursday in Bellefonte involves a claim by Sandusky that his lawyers didn’t have enough time to prepare for trial. The former PennState assistant coach is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence on 45 child sex abuse counts.

 

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The latest business news

 

NEW YORK (AP) – Friday was a good day on Wall Street. The S&P 500 is closing at its highest level in five years as the stock market extends a New Year’s rally. The S&P closed at 1,466, the highest since Dec. 31, 2007, before the financial crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average ended up 43 points at 13,435. The Nasdaq rose just one point to end at 3,101.

 

NEW YORK (AP) – The price of oil has finished Friday higher after the Energy Department reported a much bigger drop in the nation’s crude supplies than analysts expected. Benchmark crude for February delivery closed up 17 cents at $93.09 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. There were also some encouraging economic reports today that raised hopes for higher oil demand.

 

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – One of the longest and most bitter labor disputes in Atlantic City, N.J. is over. Resorts Casino Hotel has signed a contract with the main casino workers’ union, ending a more than two-year dispute that included picketing on the Boardwalk and a pressure campaign by Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union to have other unions cancel conventions at the hotel.

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jason Kilar is stepping down as the chief executive of Hulu, the online video service owned by the parents of ABC, NBC, and Fox. While he didn’t state a reason, the video site has been losing money despite posting nearly $700 million in revenue last year. Kilar has at times clashed with Hulu’s owners over company strategy.

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Spaceport America is urging legislators to limit potential lawsuits from wealthy outer space tourists who take off from New Mexico, saying such a bill is crucial to the future of the project. At issue is liability for passengers who pay to take spaceflights like those planned by Virgin Galactic for $200,000 a head.

 

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Pennsylvania Lottery Numbers

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:

Cash 5

10-11-21-22-36

Evening Big 4

3-2-9-5

Evening Daily Number

2-4-3

Evening Quinto

6-5-4-1-4

Mega Millions

01-02-23-25-55, Mega Ball: 39

Megaplier

4

Midday Big 4

6-6-9-6

Midday Daily Number

8-5-5

Midday Quinto

6-0-9-3-7

Treasure Hunt

15-17-22-23-26

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Features & Entertainment

 

SALTLAKECITY (AP) – High school students in Utah will be able to put on a play containing Elvis songs after all. At first, school administrators canceled the show called “All Shook Up” after a parent complained about it being too sexual. Then they changed their minds and said the show will go on. The administrators got permission from the copyright owners of the show to edit some of the songs and change some scenes. The musical uses Elvis music to tell the story of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”

 

WASHINGTON (AP) – One of the last people you’ll see on “30 Rock” will be House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. She’ll have a cameo in the series finale January 31. She’s not the first politician to be on the show. Al Gore, Condoleezza Rice, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg have also made cameos.

 

RESTON, Virginia (AP) – A new study finds online shopping was up this past holiday season – but not up as much as expected. The report from ComScore finds holiday shoppers coughed up $42.3 billion online in November and December. That represents a 14-percent increase from the same months a year ago. The holiday season started strong in November – but early December sales dipped along with consumer confidence, only to rebound during the final days of the season. Among the biggest sales days were “Free Shipping Day” on December 17 and Christmas Day itself, when sales rose 36 percent. It was expected that online sales would go up about 16 percent this year – but the estimates were off, with the increase being only 14 percent.

 

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Sports

 

Girl’s Basketball

 

Upper Dauphin 43

Halifax 47

 

Lewisburg 48

Central Columbia 35

 

Boy’s Basketball

 

Shikellamy 58

Selinsgrove 45

 

Shamokin 53

Danville 70

 

Milton 47

Mifflinburg 50

 

WilliamsValley 55

Lourdes Regional 51

 

Lewisburg 52

Montoursville 27

 

Central Columbia 56

Warrior Run 44

 

JerseyShore 62

Midd-West 35

 

 

Scores and Skeds

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL GAMES

 

Friday’s Scores

 

Cotton Bowl

 

At Arlington, Texas

 

Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13

 

Saturday’s Games

 

BBVA Compass Bowl

 

At Birmingham, Alabama

 

Mississippi (6-6) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 1 p.m.

 

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

 

Friday’s Games

 

Cleveland 106, Charlotte 104

 

Sacramento 105, Toronto 96

 

Brooklyn 115, Washington 113,2OT

 

Detroit 85, Atlanta 84

 

Portland 86, Memphis 84

 

Oklahoma City 109, Philadelphia 85

 

Boston 94, Indiana 75

 

Chicago 96, Miami 89

 

Houston 115, Milwaukee 101

 

Utah 87, Phoenix 80

 

L.A. Clippers 107, L.A. Lakers 102

 

Saturday’s Games

 

Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

 

Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m.

 

New York at Orlando, 7 p.m.

 

Houston at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

 

Sacramento at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

 

Portland at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

 

New Orleans at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

 

Philadelphia at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

 

Utah at Denver, 9 p.m.

 

GoldenState at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

 

TOP 25 COLLEGE  BASKETBALL

 

Men

 

Saturday’s Games

 

No. 1 Duke vs. WakeForest, Noon

 

No. 3 Arizona vs. Utah, 5 p.m.

 

No. 8 OhioState at No. 11 Illinois, 2:15 p.m.

 

No. 10 Gonzaga at Santa Clara, 8 p.m.

 

No. 12 Missouri vs. Bucknell, 7 p.m.

 

No. 14 Cincinnati vs. St. John’s, 4 p.m.

 

No. 15 Georgetown at Marquette, 2 p.m.

 

No. 16 Creighton vs. IndianaState, 3:05 p.m.

 

No. 17 Butler vs. New Orleans, 2 p.m.

 

No. 18 MichiganState vs. Purdue, Noon

 

No. 21 Notre Dame vs. Seton Hall, Noon

 

No. 22 OklahomaState at No. 25 KansasState, 1:30 p.m.

 

No. 23 N.C.State at BostonCollege, 4 p.m.

 

No. 24 Pittsburgh at Rutgers, 11 a.m.

 

Women

 

Friday’s Scores

 

No.  4 Stanford 57, No. 20 Colorado 40

 

No.  7 California 55, Utah 50

 

No. 16 UCLA 89, Oregon 80

 

Saturday’s Games

 

No. 1 UConn vs. No. 5 Notre Dame, 4 p.m.

 

No. 11 Louisville at DePaul, 6 p.m.

 

No. 14 Purdue at No. 25 Nebraska, 2 p.m.

 

No. 17 Oklahoma at Texas, 1:30 p.m.

 

No. 21 Kansas at West Virginia, 7:30 p.m.