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Associated Press Modified: November 15, 2012 at 7:01 am •  Published: November 15, 2012
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4. HERSHEY STUDENT WORKERS GET JUST DESERTS

Three companies agreed in a settlement Wednesday to pay more than $213,000 in back wages to hundreds of foreign students for summer jobs they held at a Hershey candy company facility. More than 100 workers staged a protest last year at a Hershey-owned warehouse, saying they took the jobs thinking they were part of a cultural exchange. Hershey was not cited for violations because it had contracted out the operation to another company.

5. AUDITOR GENERAL RECOMMENDS PENN STATE BOARD OVERHAUL

State Auditor General Jack Wagner wants Penn State to dramatically change the way its governing structure is organized in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Wagner recommended Wednesday the governor and university president no longer hold voting positions on the school's board of trustees. He also argued the state's Right-to-Know Law should fully extend to Penn State and three other state-related schools.



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