National News and Trends – July 23, 2012
Penn State Slammed with NCAA Sanctions in Wake of Jerry Sandusky Scandal
- The school was fined $60 million and a dramatic loss of scholarships and a bowl ban as well Joe Paterno’s record of wins was wiped out
ADDITIONAL COVERAGE OF THE TRAGEDY IN COLORADO:
Colorado Shooting Suspect James Holmes Appears in Court, But Does Not Speak
Colorado Theater Shooting Survivor Sees ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ at Different Theater the Very Next Day
- The victim wanted to finish the movie to honor other victims
DOLLARS AND SENSE
JCPenney Announces Plans to Eliminate Checkout Clerks with Automated Machines
- JCPenny’s CEO Ron Johnson says the company hopes to replace real life clerks with an self-check-out system in stores across the country. He is determined to restore the company back into profitability and save its more than 1,000 stores nationwide.
MATT RYAN on the JERSEY SHORE says he saw a Facebook post about a local beauty queen that is seen all around town, and was inspired to ask his audience about her.
Bachelorette- The finale of the ABC show aired last night.
- Emily Maynard gots engaged to Jef in Curacao at the end of last night’s episode.
- The episode included Jef meeting Emily’s daughter and her parents.
- Do you watch these reality shows still? Are you sick of the dating reality shows?
Teen Choice Awards 2012- The Teen Choice Awards took place last night. Check out Popcrush.com for a list of winners.
- Justin Bieber won Choice Male Artist.
- Taylor Swift won Choice Female Artist.
- The awards were hosted by Demi Lovato. Reviews of her performance as the host are positive.
Usher – Usher’s step son Kile Glover died after being removed from life support this weekend.
- Glover was critically injured in a jet-ski accident on July 6.
- The child’s mother, Tameka Raymond, was by his side on Saturday when the decision was made.
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