The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


July 24, 2013

Today Across Pennsylvania


STATE COLLEGE - Two local causes aimed at protecting children from abuse will share more than $188,000 that Penn State is donating from its football bowl revenues, the university announced Tuesday.

The new children’s advocacy center, to be in Bellefonte, and the Stewards of Children awareness training initiative each will receive $94,172. The money will be channeled through the Centre County United Way.

Penn State would have received $2.26 million in bowl revenue-sharing from this past season, but the university had to forfeit the money as part of the NCAA and Big Ten sanctions.

Instead, each of the 12 universities in the conference - including Penn State - split Penn State’s revenues and each will donate those shares to an organization of its choice.

PHILADELPHIA — Three strip clubs in Philadelphia are fighting a city effort to tax lap dances, which they say would cost them as much as $1.5 million.

The city’s Tax Review Board will decide in the next several weeks whether Club Risque, Cheerleaders and Delilah’s will owe an “amusement tax.” The levy is often paid on tickets to ballgames and concerts, but there’s an exemption for “legitimate contemporary American theater.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( ) lawyers for the clubs argued before a tax panel Tuesday that exotic dancing is a theatrical performance. They commissioned a report from Queens College professor Katherine Profeta, who found the performances fell into the “multi-focal, immersive theater experience.”

Deputy City Solicitor Marissa O’Connell argued the businesses had never before described themselves as theaters.

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