Newsletter for Friday, May 6
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The colors of Mexico with a City Hall backdrop yesterday on Cinco De Mayo; photo via @phillymendez on Twitter.
JOE PATERNO KNEW ABOUT SANDUSKY ABUSE AS EARLY AS 1976, VICTIM CLAIMS
Joe Paterno knew Jerry Sandusky abused at least one child as early as 1976, according to a detail in a new court filing. At the time, Paterno had been Penn State’s head football coach for 10 years; Sandusky was still an assistant coach. A year later, Sandusky would begin his charity, The Second Mile, which officials claim he started in order to groom prospective victims. The shocking allegation is buried in a judge’s opinion concerning $60 million in insurance payments to accusers who said Jerry Sandusky, convicted in 2012 of sexual abuse of children, molested them decades ago. Paterno’s family has denied the allegation. Here’s what it means, why it wasn’t public before and how it might impact ongoing criminal cases.
PAT TOOMEY’S DONALD TRUMP PROBLEM IS REAL
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey has not endorsed Donald Trump. He didn’t even vote for him, and has made a point to call him out on more than one occasion. But Trump is now the “presumptive” (almost-definite-unless-there’s-an-alien-invasion-at-the-RNC) nominee to take on Hillary Clinton for the White House in the fall. That means all kinds of headaches for Toomey and other Republicans running for election. And as you’ve probably guessed, the linkage between Toomey and The Donald has already begun.
DATA: PHILLY’S BETTER AT KEEPING MILLENNIALS THAN OTHER BIG CITIES
The question eats away at city leaders: Can Philadelphia retain the millennials who’ve come to the city to work and play the last several years? Michael Nutter’s administration created an advisory board to intended to keep young people here and get them to work in local government. Campus Philly has worked to reduce the number of graduates from Philadelphia colleges leaving the city for years. And recently, some good news and bad news arrived with regards to this question.
The HuffPost founder will discuss her new book, in which she writes that "renewing your relationship with sleep" is the key to a better and fuller life.
Where: Parkway Central Library at 1901 Vine St. 19103
When: May 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
How much: $30
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PICKIN’ CHICKEN: CHIK-FIL-A VS. FEDNUTS IN A BATTLE OF THE SANDWICHES
Earlier this week, uwishunu’s March story about the best chicken sandwiches in the city came back around in our, ahem, feed. Immediately the conversation of those cooped up in the Billy Penn office focused more on what restaurant wasn’t there over which ones were. Chick-fil-A was not on the list, an omission that made several members of the Billy Penn staff rather hot. While that best Philly sandwich list was full of more dare-we-say haute chicken, it doesn’t mean the fast-food chain shouldn’t have been included too. So we taste-tested. Here’s what we found.
THE CASE FOR CHASE, FROM ABC NEWS’ KAREN TRAVERS
There are just four players left in the Ultimate Phillies bracket. Richie Ashburn handily won the outfielders region of this tournament. Steve Carlton easily took the starting pitchers region. Carlos Ruiz beat Bob Boone, Darren Daulton and Tug McGraw to win the catchers and relievers region. And Chase Utley beat Jimmy Rollins and upset Mike Schmidt to get to the Final Four. So we asked a Philly-area native — ABC News’ Karen Travers — to make the case for Chase.