Arlene Ackerman Says She’s Writing a Book

Plus: Giroux wins it in OT, Paterno's health may be in decline, Valley Forge Military Academy cans a counselor, and more of what the city is buzzing about today

Arlene Ackerman’s Public Response. Queen Arlene agreed to an exclusive interview with NBC10’s Lu Ann Cahn in an effort to defend her unemployment claim. She says that her entire ordeal took its toll, that she lost 20 pounds from the stress, that she would come back to the district if she could (we’re good, thanks) and that she’s writing a book. [NBC Philadelphia]

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Flyers Come From Behind to Win in OT. CLAUDE GIROUX! That is all. [The 700 Level]

Contradicting Reports of Joe Paterno’s Health. Many news sources picked up a story yesterday concerning Joe Paterno’s health. Reports were that the former coach is undergoing treatments and progressing well. On Twitter, though, some suggested that Paterno’s health is in rapid decline. [6 ABC]

Valley Forge Military Academy Fires Counselor. A female counselor at the Valley Forge Military Academy has been fired after allegedly providing alcohol to two cadets. [FOX 29]

Flight to Vegas Makes Emergency Landing in Philly. A Philly-to-Vegas flight had to make an emergency landing at PHL after the pilot reportedly smelled fumes in the cockpit. [6 ABC]

McCarver Gets Hall of Fame Nod. Former Phillies catcher Tim McCarver will enter the Hall of Fame as a commentator. McCarver will be honored at the ceremony in Cooperstown this summer. [FOX 29]