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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier filed a defamation lawsuit Wednesday that accuses ex-FBI director Louis Freeh of making him a scapegoat in Freeh’s scathing report on the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

The long-promised lawsuit called the Freeh report “a public relations product” that faulted Spanier, then-football coach Joe Paterno, and other school leaders in order to vindicate the board, which had hired Freeh to conduct the internal probe amid allegations concerning Sandusky, a former assistant coach.

The suit also accused the university of breach of contract.

STOCKHOLM  — Several people were shot inside a restaurant in the city of Goteborg late Wednesday and at least two of them have died, Swedish police said. Police said in a statement that an automatic weapon is believed to have been used in the shooting. They had no details on any suspects.

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GEORGETOWN — A Central Texas city will be among the first in the U.S. to get its electricity exclusively from solar and wind energy.

SunEdison, which makes solar panels and develops power plants, said Wednesday that it is building a 150-megawatt solar farm in West Texas to serve the municipal utility of Georgetown, about 30 miles north of Austin. That’s enough to supply about half the city’s residents, and the rest of the electricity will come from wind.

Need Money For College? Apply For The Urban Scholarship Fund

Mar 18, 2015

The Texas Association of Developing Colleges Urban Scholarship Fund will give away over half a million dollars in the upcoming 2015-2016 school year to low income, full-time undergraduate college students who have graduated from a high school in any of 29 urban Texas cities.

These cities are Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville, Carrollton, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Houston, Irving, Killeen, Laredo, Lubbock, McAllen, McKinney, Mesquite, Midland, Pasadena, Plano, San Antonio, Waco and Wichita Falls.

Diana M. Lott

 

Soprano Ava Pine has won accolades around the world for her operatic performances, but she still calls Texas home. She grew up on 50 acres of land in Fredericksburg, where she says she enjoyed singing country music with her father.

Pine’s first exposure to classical music came through singing in a choir; her love of the theatrical experience was sparked by musicals at the Majestic Theatre, and watching people who felt “so strongly about things that they just had to sing!”

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