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National News and Trends – July 23, 2012

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DEVELOPING NOW

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.

CELEBRITY/ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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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