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  • 'Please help, I've been kidnapped!' Boy, 10... is found tied to radiator in flat

    11/15/2011 12:47:54 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15th November 2011 | Andy Dolan, Katherine Faulkner and Claire Ellicott
    A boy of ten suspected to have been kidnapped by a paedophile was rescued after he was seen banging on a flat window shouting ‘please help, I’ve been kidnapped’. He had been snatched off the street 300 yards from his home. He was found naked and tied to a radiator with a white sheet in the empty flat two hours later after shouting to a passing woman for help. The flat is part of a block which houses some ex-offenders 300yds from the victim’s own home and around 500yds from a school. Jean Masih, 49, saw the boy at the...
  • Sandusky says he only 'horsed around' with boys

    11/15/2011 10:16:10 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 81 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.15, 2011
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The former Penn State assistant football coach at the heart of a massive child sex-abuse scandal said he showered with young boys and hugged them but called the allegedly criminal contact "horseplay." Jerry Sandusky told NBC News' "Rock Center" on Monday night that he was not a pedophile but, in retrospect, should not have showered with the boys he's charged with sexually assaulting.
  • Illinois bishops announce shutdown of adoption services

    11/15/2011 4:53:59 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | Nov 15, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    Bishops in three Illinois dioceses announced Nov. 14 that they have dropped their lawsuit against the state and will shut down their adoption and foster care programs, after a civil union law required them to provide their services to same-sex couples. “The decision not to pursue further appeals was reached with great reluctance, but was necessitated by the fact that the State of Illinois has made it financially impossible for our agencies to continue to provide these services,” said Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, and Bishop R. Daniel Conlon of Joliet. “Since we...
  • Sandusky, the Homosexual Pedophile Monster

    11/15/2011 3:20:20 AM PST · by scottfactor · 84 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 11/15/2011 | gina miller
    The astonishing news in the past couple of weeks out of State College, Pennsylvania has left America reeling. It is not so much that a monster like former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky would do the atrocious things he reportedly did to at least 8 boys, but that it appears a massive cover-up allowed him to continue his detestable treatment of those poor kids who were under his “care.” Sandusky is charged with 40 criminal counts, 21 of them felonies, relating to sexual assault on at least 8 boys, some possibly as young as 7 or 8 years...
  • Penn State sex abuse scandal could very well widen

    11/14/2011 1:38:58 PM PST · by libstripper · 42 replies
    philly.com sports ^ | Nov. 14, 2011 | Bob Ford
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Long after the game had ended, after the members of the marching band had latched their instrument cases, after the stadium lights dimmed, after the fans departed and the sun set upon their slow exit caravan, the last, thinning remnant of a daylong pilgrimage still queued up at the statue of Joe Paterno. They waited their turns outside the east stands of Beaver Stadium and then handed their cameras and cell phones to the next ones in line to authenticate their presence on a day that carries an indelible time stamp: The First Game After Paterno.
  • Murder-suicide possible cause of deaths of former state Sen. Schaefer and husband [Old]

    11/14/2011 9:39:25 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 9 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/27/2010 | Mashaun D. Simon and Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Conservative political activist and former state Sen. Nancy Schaefer and her husband Bruce have died of an apparent murder-suicide. ...
  • Starbucks, Levi urge gay 'marriage' recognition

    11/13/2011 7:17:25 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Nov 11, 2011 | Michael Foust
    BOSTON (BP) -- Some of the nation's top companies such as Google, CBS, Starbucks and Nike have joined forces in a legal brief asking a federal court to force the federal government to recognize gay "marriage." The friend-of-the-court brief asks the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a 2010 lower court ruling that struck down part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. In that ruling, Judge Joseph L. Tauro said the federal government must recognize gay "marriages" from such states as Massachusetts, Vermont and the other four states where it's legal. In essence, the brief argues, the...
  • After Penn State Scandal, The Citadel Details Abuse Allegation

    11/13/2011 6:41:02 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/13/11
    (CNN) -- With many focused on the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, a South Carolina military college said Saturday it regrets not pursuing an allegation against a camp counselor further than it did. The Citadel released details on one of its alumni, Louis Neal "Skip" ReVille, who faces charges including criminal sexual conduct with a child. In 2007, the college received an allegation that five years earlier, ReVille invited two campers at The Citadel Summer Camp into his room to watch pornography. They did not touch each other, but engaged in sexual activity, the college said. "Though the general...
  • How Many Victims of Penn State Homosexual Predator Jerry Sandusky Will Think They are ‘Gay’?

    11/13/2011 6:04:45 AM PST · by Diago · 251 replies · 1+ views
    Americans For Truth About Homosexuality ^ | November 10, 2011 | Peter LaBarbera
    News Release Americans For Truth About HomosexualityNovember 10, 2011; Contact: Peter LaBarbera: americansfortruth@gmail.comCHICAGO—The discovery that former Penn State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been molesting boys as young as 10 years old – and that university officials including head coach Joe Paterno did not do more to apprehend this predator – has shocked America. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), said the scandal exposes the continuing problem of homosexual predators in society. He offers the following observations related to the PSU scandal: Many openly homosexual (“gay”) men, like CNN anchor Don Lemon, were molested as...
  • SHOCKING PENN STATE RUMOR: Jerry Sandusky 'Pimped Out Young Boys To Rich Donors'

    11/10/2011 12:06:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 11/10/11 | Tony Manfred
    SHOCKING PENN STATE RUMOR: Jerry Sandusky 'Pimped Out Young Boys To Rich Donors'Tony Manfred | Nov. 10, 2011, 9:27 AM Sportswriter Mark Madden went on WEEI in Boston and reported a rumor that alleged child molester Jerry Sandusky would pimp out boys to rich donors. "I hear a rumor that there will be a shocking development from the Second Miles Foundation ... That Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile were pimping out young boys to rich donors." Madden claims it's being investigated by "two prominent columnists." We'd say this is ridiculous, and that you should take it with a grain of...
  • Franco Harris defends Paterno, McQueary, blasts trustees

    11/12/2011 5:14:37 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 301 replies · 2+ views
    CBS Sports ^ | 11/11/11 | CBS Sports
    Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back and Penn State alum Franco Harris blasted the school's Board of Trustees for its decision to fire Joe Paterno and defended Mike McQueary, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I feel that the board made a bad decision in letting Joe Paterno go," Harris told the Tribune-Review's Kevin Gorman. "I'm very disappointed in their decision. I thought they showed no courage, not to back someone who really needed it at the time. They were saying the football program under Joe was at fault. "They really wouldn't give a reason. They're linking the football program to the...
  • Nebraska 17, Penn State 14; Crowd Chants "We love JoePa."

    11/12/2011 1:07:35 PM PST · by KantianBurke · 564 replies · 6+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 12th, 2011
    A last-ditch drive ends in disappointment for Penn State, which loses to Nebraska, 17-14. Not having any timeouts crippled the offense, which completed two passes short of a first down, including one with seconds left, but couldn't stop the clock. This is a different Saturday in State College. Immediately after McGloin's final pass fell incomplete, the Penn State crowd cheered the team's effort: the cheering grew to a roar as the two teams again met a midfield, such as they did right before the game. Again, as occurred several times during the game, there were chants of "We love JoePa."...
  • Governor Corbett "very proud" of Penn State students

    11/12/2011 9:20:07 AM PST · by sand lake bar · 139 replies · 1+ views
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  • Top Colorado recruit decommits from Penn State

    11/11/2011 9:08:38 PM PST · by Colofornian · 58 replies
    MaxPreps.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2011
    One of Colorado's top football recruits announced that he no longer intends to play for Penn State. Joey O'Connor, a 6-foot-4, 295-pound offensive lineman who attends Windsor, decided to reconsider his college options because of the recent scandal at the university. Joey O'ConnorWe're taking it day by day. I decommitted just to relieve all this pressure off my family, my teammates, my coaches and myself," O'Connor told Windsor Now. O'Connor said he notified the Penn State coaching staff of his decision, and that he will wait until after the high school season to renew his college recruitment. His team is...
  • Serial child sex abuse; what could Sandusky's wife have known?

    11/11/2011 9:53:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 116 replies · 1+ views
    WRCBTV ^ | 11/11/11 | Gordon Boyd
    Serial child sex abuse; what could Sandusky's wife have known?Updated: Nov 11, 2011 7:02 PM EST By Gordon Boyd CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)-- Chattanooga native Dorothy 'Dottie' Gross Sandusky not only has been her husband Jerry's partner in life, and in the raising of six adopted children; but also in his 'Second Mile' charity. Pennsylvania prosecutors allege the former Penn State defensive coordinator used Second Mile to find, groom and rape at least six young boys between 1994 and 2009. Some of the alleged attacks are believed to have occurred in the couple's home. So how, many ask, could Dottie Sandusky not...
  • Frank joins in ads for teens (Barney Frank reaches out to "gay" teenagers...)

    11/11/2011 6:08:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Sun Chronicle ^ | 11/11/11 | Sun Cronicle
    A local congressman is joining three other openly gay colleagues in a new video message to help teens cope with bullying over their sexual orientation. U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, who represents Foxboro,
  • Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Penn State; Atheist and Gay Groups to Counter-Protest

    11/11/2011 11:32:31 AM PST · by celticfreedom · 52 replies
    Westboro Baptist Church, best-known for picketing funerals of dead soldiers, is now taking its show of hate to Penn State - to protest the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal that has rocked the country and shocked the university. However, the divisive group's actions have united a divided campus, by inspiring a counter-protest by the atheist and LGBT student groups. On Saturday, Nov. 11, the WBC will be holding up its famously abrasive signs at Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA where the Penn State football team will take on Nebraska. According to the WBC website, "Penn State has the...
  • McQueary placed on administrative leave

    11/11/2011 1:27:08 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 328 replies · 1+ views
    Centre Daily Times ^ | Nov 11, 2011
    Mike McQueary, the assistant Nittany Lions coach who told a grand jury that in 2002 he saw former coach Jerry Sandusky sexually assault a young boy, has been placed on administrative leave. The move was announced by Penn State Interim President Rod Erickson at a news conference that began at 4 p.m.
  • Spanier's status as Professor Unknown (Wife also a tenured Penn State Prof)

    11/11/2011 1:49:46 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    Penn State Collegian ^ | 11-11-11 | Megan Rogers
    Former Penn State President Graham Spanier’s status as a professor in the College of Health and Human Development is unknown, university officials said Friday morning. The Board of Trustees is working on Spanier’s contract, university spokeswoman Lisa Powers said. Spanier’s listing did not appear in the Penn State directory. His wife, Sandra Spanier, an English professor at Penn State, remained in the university directory. Sandra Spanier is the general editor of the Hemingway Letters Project and is listed on the Department of English’s website as a tenure-line faculty member. College of Health and Human Development officials were unavailable to answer...
  • Jerry Sandusky book ‘Touched’ riles Amazon customers

    11/11/2011 12:16:31 PM PST · by illiac · 6 replies
    seattlepi ^ | 11/11/11 | seattlepi
    A decade before Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was accused of sexually assaulting young boys, he wrote a book about his life. The book, oddly titled “Touched,” is listed (but not currently available) via Amazon.com, and its sales page is fast becoming a gathering place for those angry at Sandusky for what appears to be a long history of sexual abuse. “Jerry Sandusky’s book is appropriately titled,” wrote one Amazon customer. “It shows the deeper evil that he lives with everyday. We just found out what type of person he really is: a low life animal! He has brought...
  • Confronting The Gaystapo [UK]

    11/11/2011 4:23:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    alansangle.com ^ | October 28th, 2011 | Alan Craig
    Having forcibly – and understandably – rectified the Versailles-type injustices and humiliations foisted on the homosexual community, the UK’s victorious Gaystapo are now on a roll. Their gay-rights storm troopers take no prisoners as they annex our wider culture, and hotel owners (here) and (here), registrars (here), magistrates (here), doctors (here), counsellors (here) and (here), foster parents (here), grandparents (here), adoption agencies (here) and traditional street preachers (here) and (here) find themselves crushed under the pink jack-boot. Thanks especially to the green light from a permissive New Labour government, the gay Wehrmacht is on its long march through the institutions...
  • Sandusky indictment reveals possible Alamo Bowl assault (Penn. State; Texas Charges Possible)

    The Bexar County District Attorney's Office and SAPD are looking into an alleged incident back in 1999 that reportedly happened in San Antonio. The San Antonio connection involves the 1999 Alamo Bowl when Penn State went up against Texas A&M. The grand jury indictment, alleges Sandusky brought a young boy to San Antonio to attend the Alamo Bowl. He is identified as "Victim 4." Sandusky reportedly threatened to send the victim home if he didn't cooperate with the illegal activity. Sandusky is also accused of giving Victim 4 gifts, clothing, and passes to various sporting events. Sandusky allegedly guaranteed Victim...
  • Penn State Could Owe Victims More Than $100 Million

    The Penn State University football program is worth more than $50 million each year to the university. But according to one estimate, the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case could cost the university more than $100 million in civil suits alone. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/civil-suits-could-cost-penn-state-more-than-100-million-2011-11#ixzz1dMVfQZe7
  • New Jerry Sandusky Rumor Threatens To Make Penn State Scandal Much Worse

    11/10/2011 8:31:48 AM PST · by Colofornian · 340 replies · 2+ views
    SBNation.com ^ | Nov. 10,. 2011 | Jason Kirk
    Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky has been charged with sexually abusing eight children, with something like a dozen more also claiming they were victimized. That's horrible. Powerful PSU figures appear to have attempted to cover up what they knew. That makes it even worse. But if one rumor turns out to be true, this may become a story too awful to compare to any other. There's been nothing reported by an investigative journalist or law enforcement official so far, but a handful of media members are talking about investigations into whether Sandusky may have shared some of his victims...
  • Penn State's Legal Liability is Serious, Analysts Say [ 2011-12 budget $279M state appropriations]

    11/10/2011 2:55:54 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 35 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | Thu, Nov. 10, 2011 | Chris Mondics
    In addition to severe reputational damage, Pennsylvania State University faces the prospect of huge financial exposure from lawsuits by sexual-abuse victims who can credibly charge the university had ample warning that its former assistant football coach preyed on children but did little or nothing to stop it, say trial lawyers who have been following the case. Particularly troubling for the university, at least from a legal liability standpoint, is that the broad parameters of a civil case already are being vividly laid out by state Attorney General Linda Kelly. Casey says the legal issues are relatively simple. The university had...
  • Senate committee approves bill to repeal Defense of Marriage Act

    11/10/2011 2:34:39 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 10, 2011 | MATT ANDERSON
    WASHINGTON D.C., November 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a narrow vote Thursday morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would grant federal recognition to homosexual “marriages.” The bill, titled the “Respect for Marriage Act,” passed the Democrat controlled committee by a 10-8 vote, with the members of the committee voting along party lines. The “Respect for Marriage Act” was introduced in the Senate in March by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) with the goal of repealing the “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA). DOMA asserts that states where homosexual “marriages” are not currently recognized are not required to recognize same-sex...
  • Penn State board of trustees 'got it wrong,' says attorney advising Jerry Sandusky's alleged victims

    11/10/2011 11:35:54 AM PST · by WPaCon · 160 replies
    Pennlive.com ^ | 11/10/11 | Sara Ganim
    A Harrisburg civil attorney who has been advising some of the alleged victims of former Penn State defensive coach Jerry Sandusky released a statement today about the board of trustees action last night firing coach Joe Paterno. "The board of trustees got it wrong. They should have consulted the victims before making a decision on Mr. Paterno," Ben Andreozzi said. "They should have considered these victims watch TV and are aware of the students' reaction and may not want to be associated with the downfall of Mr. Paterno. The school instead elected to do what it felt was in its...
  • Let's Talk Sex, Hugs and Handjobs (Penn St. Daily Collegian)

    11/10/2011 11:03:40 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Penn St. Daily Collegian ^ | 10-6-11 | Kristina Helfer
  • Questions on Sandusky Are Wrapped in a 2005 Mystery (Penn State)

    11/09/2011 10:32:36 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 80 replies
    One of the questions surrounding the sex-abuse case against Jerry Sandusky is why a former district attorney chose not to prosecute the then-Penn State assistant coach in 1998 after reports surfaced that he had inappropriate interactions with a boy. In 2005, divers searched the Susquehanna River in Lewisburg, Pa., for Ray Gricar, who was a Centre County prosecutor. The answer is unknowable because of an unsolved mystery: What happened to Ray Gricar, the Centre County, Pa., district attorney?
  • Joe Paterno will not coach another game at Penn State, 6ABC in Philadelphia reports.

    11/09/2011 7:18:03 PM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 65 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 9, 2011 | Tony Manfred
    JOE PATERNO IS OUT Tony Manfred | Nov. 9, 2011, 10:08 PM | 738 | 5 Joe Paterno will not coach another game at Penn State, 6ABC in Philadelphia reports. Paterno annouced earlier today that he planned to retire after this season. But the trustees appartently decided at a meeting tonight that we will not be allowed to see out the season. PSU will formally announce the news at a 10 p.m. press conference. President Graham Spanier's resignation will also be annouced. More coming... Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/joe-paterno-fired-2011-11#ixzz1dGhg2Yl4
  • Penn State Pres. Graham Spanier will quit or be fired today in wake of Sandusky charges, source says

    11/09/2011 10:11:46 AM PST · by abb · 40 replies
    Penn State University President Graham Spanier will either resign or be voted out by the end of today, a source close to the board of trustees told The Express-Times. An interim president, most likely Executive Vice President and Provost Rodney A. Erickson, will be appointed and a nationwide search for a permanent replacement will begin, according to the source who requested anonymity. Spanier was made aware in 2002 that a graduate assistant coach had seen former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky allegedly sexually assault a young boy in a shower in the Penn State locker room, according to grand jury testimony....
  • AP: Joe Paterno to retire at season's end

    11/09/2011 7:25:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 383 replies · 2+ views
    CBS Sports ^ | November 9, 2011
    UPDATE - Nov. 9: The Associated Press is reporting that Joe Paterno has decided to retire at the end of the season. As the amount of alleged victims in the Jerry Sandusky case climbs rapidly, reports are emerging that Penn State head coach Joe Paterno's coaching career will soon come to an end. Official support for Paterno is reportedly "eroding," even as Nittany Lion fans rally in support of the longtime coach. The New York Times reported Tuesday that Paterno's 46 years as Nittany Lion head coach "will soon be over, perhaps within days or weeks." According to two sources...
  • Sandusky led camp at Penn State Behrend ['Snow ball effect beyond State College]

    11/08/2011 11:39:46 PM PST · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    GoErie.com ^ | Nov. 9, 2011 | Duane Rankin
    Brian Streeter's stomach is churning over this. Having had Jerry Sandusky conduct three-day youth football camps at Penn State Behrend in July for eight years, Streeter can only hope no child camper dealt with what Sandusky was arrested for Saturday. "You have a sick feeling because you hope that none of the individuals that participated in the program here were harmed," the Behrend athletic director said. "That's not why we run our programs." A former Penn State assistant, Sandusky was charged with 40 criminal counts of child sex abuse. SNIP If something did happen with Sandusky during his time at...
  • Penn State assistant coach ran kid camps after ban

    11/08/2011 11:13:49 PM PST · by Colofornian · 16 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 7, 2011
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Penn State assistant football coach accused of sexually abusing boys operated a series of youth sports camps at a satellite campus for six years after he was prohibited from taking youths onto the school's main campus by the athletics director and the senior vice president, who have been charged with failing to tell police about him. The ban against Jerry Sandusky was imposed in 2002, the year a graduate student claimed to see him assault a child in a locker room shower. But Sandusky held summer football camps through his Sandusky Associates company at the...
  • Questions on Sandusky Are Wrapped in a 2005 Mystery {Paterno]

    11/08/2011 6:18:10 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/08/11 | Ken Belson
    One of the questions surrounding the sex-abuse case against Jerry Sandusky is why a former district attorney chose not to prosecute the then-Penn State assistant coach in 1998 after reports surfaced that he had inappropriate interactions with a boy. The answer is unknowable because of an unsolved mystery: What happened to Ray Gricar, the Centre County, Pa., district attorney? Gricar went missing in April 2005. The murky circumstances surrounding his disappearance — an abandoned car, a laptop recovered months later in a river without a hard drive, his body was never found — have spawned Web sites, television programs and...
  • ‘Let them cut off aid:’ African countries revolt against UK threat to cut aid over homosexuality

    11/08/2011 5:16:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 11-8-11 | Peter Baklinski
    The president of Ghana is leading the charge as several African countries are making their stand against Britain’s threat that they either legalize homosexual acts or be excluded from financial aid. “I, as president of this nation will never initiate or support any attempts to legalize homosexuality in Ghana,” said President John Evans Atta Mills in an official statement to the UK government under Prime Minister David Cameron last Wednesday. Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia at the end of October, which Prime Minister Cameron attended, the issue of homosexuality...
  • Biggest question in Happy Valley: Who watched out for the kids? [Penn State

    11/08/2011 3:17:23 PM PST · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    CBS Sports.com ^ | Nov. 8, 2011 | Bruce Feldman
    When? When should Joe Paterno have gone above his athletic director? That's the question the legal community and college football fans and media try to wrap their heads around in assessing the despicable allegations coming out of Happy Valley. But for eight young adults, their question would have been far more urgent and desperate as Jerry Sandusky allegedly robbed them of their innocence, one by one: When is somebody going to put an end to this? On Sunday, Paterno issued a 265-word statement that attempted to offer perspective in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal that is gutting Penn...
  • Exclusive: Victims Double In Penn State Case

    11/08/2011 4:21:18 PM PST · by Colofornian · 23 replies
    My FoxPhilly.com ^ | Nov. 8, 2011
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Fox 29 has learned the number of child-abuse in the Penn State sex-abuse scandal involving ex-coach Jerry Sandusky has more than doubled in the past day, and is closer to 20 victims. There were eight victims named in the grand jury presentment and 40 charges leveled against Sandusky, a long-time assistant to Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno was not named in the grand jury finding as violating any laws. Sources tell Fox 29 since a press conference on Monday, the number of potential victims has more than doubled in the case.
  • ‘Glee’ displays gay teen sex in prime-time

    11/08/2011 1:37:05 PM PST · by NYer · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | November 8, 2011 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    November 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com)  - This week’s episode of Fox Television’s prime-time musical comedy show “Glee” featured two teenage couples, one heterosexual and one homosexual, engaging in sex for the first time. Titled “The First Time,” the episode depicted two couples - a young man and woman, Finn and Rachel, and two young men, Kurt and Blaine - each losing their virginity. The development occurs after a fellow student and school play director tells Blaine and Rachel, who are practicing their roles as Tony and Maria for a production of West Side Story, that they won’t be believable as...
  • Catholic church can be held responsible for wrongdoing by priests

    11/08/2011 5:55:45 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 55 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | November 8, 2011 | Riazat Butt
    Victims of clerical sexual abuse will find it easier to bring compensation claims against the Catholic church after a judge ruled it can be held responsible for the wrongdoings of its priests. [SNIP] The judge said although there had been no formal contract between the church and the priest, the late Father Baldwin, there were "crucial features" that should be recognised. He said: "He [Baldwin] was provided with the premises, the pulpit and the clerical robes. He was directed into the community with that full authority and was given free rein to act as a representative of the church. He...
  • Penn State Cancels Paterno News Conference Amid Scandal

    11/08/2011 9:35:01 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 253 replies
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | 11-8-11 | Teresa Masterson
    About 50 minutes before it was about to begin, PSU administrators canceled Joe Paterno's weekly news conference Tuesday. Penn State administrators have canceled Joe Paterno's weekly news conference in which he was expected to field questions about a sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach. Paterno's son Scott tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that the decision was made by President Graham Spanier's office. Scott Paterno says his father was disappointed and was prepared to take questions about the scandal as well as the upcoming game against Nebraska. Rocked by an alleged child sex abuse scandal, Penn State issued...
  • Nike, Microsoft, Google support striking down Defense of Marriage Act

    11/08/2011 8:39:09 AM PST · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | November 7, 2011 | Christine Dhanagom
    BOSTON, November 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A lawsuit that could nullify the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has received the support of major U.S. corporations, who filed a brief opposing the law in federal court this week. A friend-of-the-court brief filed last Thursday in the case of Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services argues that DOMA, which protects marriage as between a man and a woman in federal law, imposes crippling burdens on employers. Seventy employers are represented in the brief, including Microsoft, Starbucks, Google, NIKE, Levi Strauss and Co., CBS, Aetna, Blue Cross...
  • Joe Paterno must be fired immediately for protecting Jerry Sandusky amid disgusting allegations...

    11/07/2011 9:23:41 PM PST · by Colofornian · 67 replies
    New England Sports Network.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2011 | Jeff Howe
    For every moment Joe Paterno keeps his job as Penn State's head coach, the institution as a whole and the athletic department in particular loses a significant amount of credibility. Paterno must be fired immediately for not appropriately reporting his knowledge of the despicable, horrific, mortifying, inhumane sexual crimes Jerry Sandusky is accused of committing against young boys -- some of which happened at Penn State's athletic facilities, according to a Pennsylvania attorney general report. The problem, though, is some of the people in charge of making such a decision to fire Paterno have been equally culpable of failing to...
  • Joe Paterno’s Fall

    11/07/2011 5:01:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 113 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov 8, 2011 | Michael Tomasky
    Sandusky (left, in a 1999 photo) is charged with sexual abuse of eight boys Could it be that on some deep and horrible psychological level, it was precisely the fact of Joe Paterno’s moral authority—and God, did he have it, not only as much as anyone in college football, but as much as any prominent person in America in any field—that enabled this revolting daisy chain of denial to exist at Penn State? Because, after all, he was a great man. A great moral man. Great moral men don’t hire depraved monsters. Great moral men don’t let things like this...
  • Ex-Penn State Coach Sandusky Arrested on Sex Charges

    11/05/2011 9:34:57 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 5, 2011 | Darren Everson
    A former Penn State defensive coordinator was accused Saturday of sexually abusing eight boys in a case that has rocked the Big Ten university. Jerry Sandusky, 67 years old, was arrested Saturday and released on $100,000 bail after being arraigned on 40 criminal counts, the state attorney general's office said. In addition, Penn State athletic director Tim Curley, 57, and Gary Schultz, 62, the school's vice president for finance and business, have been charged with perjury and failing to report what they knew about the allegations. Mr. Schultz's position includes oversight of the university's police department. They were expected...
  • Penn State Rocked by Child Molestation Scandal; 'We Were All Fooled,' Joe Paterno Says

    11/07/2011 2:17:26 PM PST · by IbJensen · 92 replies
    CNS News=AP ^ | 11/7/2011 | Genaro C Armas
    In his 46 years on the job, coach Joe Paterno has never quite faced a crisis like the one now hovering over Happy Valley like a dark cloud. Indeed, scandal has hit State College. Retired Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been charged with sexually assaulting eight boys. Paterno's boss, athletic director Tim Curley, and another school administrator, face charges of perjury and failing to report to state and county officials that a witness told them he saw an alleged instance of abuse in 2002. All at a tradition-rich school which proudly boasts the slogan "Success with Honor." "If...
  • Controversy Swirls Around School Board Candidate

    11/07/2011 12:09:43 PM PST · by Commander8 · 5 replies
    KCRA ^ | November 7, 2011 | Unattributed
    Embed this VideoxEmailFacebookDiggTwitterRedditDelicious Link Share Modesto school board candidate Mylinda Mason fires up controversy after taking a stand on SB 48, which requires schools to include historical contributions of homosexuals in the curriculum. Read more: http://www.kcra.com/video/29699254/detail.html#ixzz1d3GyPbHb
  • W.Va. aiming to protect LGBT students from bullies

    11/07/2011 9:55:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 11/7/11 | VICKI SMITH
    A proposed anti-bullying policy for West Virginia schools acknowledges that sexual orientation and gender identity are common reasons for harassment. The state Department of Education is taking public comments until 4 p.m. Tuesday about the 75-page student conduct and disciplinary policy that the Board of Education will consider Dec. 14. If approved, changes that specifically acknowledge the targeting of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students would go into effect July 1, 2012.
  • Presbyterians Make it to the Party with First Openly Gay Minister

    11/07/2011 7:12:38 AM PST · by Cronos · 26 replies
    Care 2 Care ^ | 11 Oct 2011 | Mhaire Fraser
    On Saturday, October 8th in Madison, Wisconson, Scott Anderson became the first openly gay ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church. This ordination is especially poignant for Anderson who came out to his California congregation when he was in his late thirties, over twenty years ago. He resigned as a result. Nancy Enderle, the interim executive director of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, told The Associated Press that the ordination was a glorious celebration that touched everyone, especially Anderson. “He’s a very dignified and poised person but you could tell he was deeply moved,” she said “The Episcopalians, the Lutherans, the...
  • Child sex charges, possible cover-up rock Penn St

    11/06/2011 4:04:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 168 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 11/6/11 | GENARO C. ARMAS and MARK SCOLFORO
    An explosive sex abuse scandal and possible cover-up rocked Happy Valley after former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, once considered Joe Paterno's heir apparent, was charged with sexually assaulting eight boys over a 15-year period. Among the allegations was that a graduate assistant saw Sandusky assault a boy in the shower at the Nittany Lions' practice center in 2002. Sandusky retired in 1999 but continued to use the school's facilities for his work with The Second Mile, a foundation he established to help at-risk kids. The state grand jury investigation also resulted in perjury charges against Tim Curley, Penn...