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  • CNN Encourages Gay Activist to Fight Boy Scouts Over Excluding Openly-Gay Scouts, Leaders

    07/19/2012 3:23:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 18, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    Once again CNN is cheerleading the fight for gay rights, this time within the Boy Scouts. An effusive Starting Point panel welcomed gay activist Zach Wahls on Wednesday and celebrated his cause of pushing the Boy Scouts towards acceptance of openly-gay scouts and leaders. Wahls is no stranger to CNN, as back in May he was lauded as a "very powerful" activist during a soft interview. On Wednesday, the CNN panel oozed admiration for him. "I'm a big fan. I've followed you for a little while," Starting Point regular Margaret Hoover told him. "You're a wonderful spokesman for the effort...
  • Google faces criticism over global push for gay advocacy

    07/19/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | July 17, 2012 | Kevin J. Jones
    Google Logo in Building43. Credit: Robert Scoble via flickr (CC BY 2.0). Krakow, Poland, Jul 19, 2012 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Google's push for the legal recognition of same-sex relationships in countries like Poland has drawn the ire of critics, who suggest the company should address basic human rights violations elsewhere. “I am afraid that Google can’t distinguish between discrimination, tolerance and promotion,” Fr. Maciej Zieba, the director of Krakow’s Tertio Millennio Institute, told CNA July 17. “In my opinion, it would be much better if Google with the same zeal will concentrate on violations of human rights...
  • Poll:What do you think of the Boy Scouts of America reaffirming its policy excluding gay members?

    07/18/2012 6:22:10 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 35 replies
    KGUN9 TV Tucson ^ | 7-18-2012 | KGUN9 TV Tucson
    Poll asks: "What do you think of the Boy Scouts of America reaffirming its policy excluding gay members?" Agree: Disagree: Undecided:
  • Despite Sandusky scandal, Penn State draws $208.7 million in donations

    07/18/2012 6:17:45 PM PDT · by Third Person · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | July 9th, 2012 | Stephanie Gallman
    (CNN) -- In a year marred with controversy and national notoriety, Penn State University alumni and boosters finally have something to smile about. In fiscal year 2011-2012, the school earned $208.7 million in donations -- the second-highest annual amount in school history -- according to a release from the Development and Alumni Relations division. Penn State spokesman David LeTorre said the donations "send a loud and distinct message," in what has been a particularly challenging time for the school. "Despite the things that have happened with Jerry Sandusky, Penn State never really lost the support of its alumni," La Torre...
  • Penn St. leaders passed on reform (in 2004 @ Paterno's kitchen table)

    07/18/2012 5:25:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7/18/12 | Don Van Natta Jr.
    Penn St. leaders passed on reformBy Don Van Natta Jr. | ESPN.com Updated: July 18, 2012, 12:45 PM ET In November 2004, four of Penn State's leaders, including then-president Graham Spanier, sat down at Joe Paterno's kitchen table on a Sunday morning. The men asked the iconic coach to retire. Paterno said no, and that was that. That same month, seven members of Penn State's board of trustees proposed sweeping reforms that would have strengthened the board's oversight power of Spanier and other campus leaders, including Paterno, according to documents obtained this week by "Outside the Lines." The group told...
  • Students Camping Out To Protect Joe Paterno Statue

    07/18/2012 1:48:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Morning Freak Show ^ | 7/18/2012 | Freak Show
    A couple of students have started to camp out in tents and watch over the Joe Paterno statue at Penn State. The sign says "Protect the Paterno statue"
  • Death Penalty Would Be an Act of Mercy for Penn State Football

    07/17/2012 6:32:19 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    Time ^ | Tuesday 17 July 2012 | Sean Gregory
    In a PBS interview broadcast Monday night, NCAA president Mark Emmert refused to take anything off the table regarding its possible punishment of Penn State University in the wake of the damning Freeh Report. The results of former FBI director Louis Freehs investigation, released last week, concluded that top Penn State officials including former President Graham Spanier and former head coach Joe Paterno repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sanduskys child abuse from the authorities in order to avoid the consequences of bad publicity. So the so-called death penalty for Penn State football is possible. And though that...
  • Here's my solution to the Penn State fiasco...

    07/17/2012 10:11:38 AM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 93 replies
    <p>No more sports *PERIOD* for the entire university for 50 years!</p> <p>Seriously. Shut it all down. I'm sick of this BS. I don't even care who is to blame anymore. Paterno, Sandusky, Larry, curley, or moe...I really don't give a sh*t. Fire all current staff and shut it down...from the very tipity top all the way down to the towel boy and the cheerleading squad. I don't give a damn if the problem is only in the football program either. Shut down every goddam sport at Penn state. Bulldoze the sporting complex and plow up the fields. All of it.</p>
  • Jerry Sandusky case: Three men say they were abused in '70s or '80s

    07/16/2012 5:41:05 PM PDT · by FamiliarFace · 10 replies
    PennLive ^ | July 16, 2012 | SARA GANIM
    Sources close to the Jerry Sandusky case say that three men have come forward and told police that they were abused in the 1970s or 1980s by the convicted pedophile. They are the first men to allege abuse before the 1990s, and if found to be credible, would directly attack the 68-year-old's defense argument that a person doesn't become pedophile in his or her 50s. In the early 1970s, when one of the men says he was abused, Jerry Sandusky would have been in his late 20s. Sandusky was convicted in June of 45 counts of child sex abuse against...
  • The sins of the father: Joe Paterno's true legacy

    07/16/2012 3:44:48 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 22 replies
    espn.go.com ^ | 7/13/12 | Rick Reilly
    What a fool I was. In 1986, I spent a week in State College, Pa., researching a 10-page Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year piece on Joe Paterno. It was supposed to be a secret, but one night the phone in my hotel room rang. It was a Penn State professor, calling out of the blue. "Are you here to take part in hagiography?" he said. "What's hagiography?" I asked. "The study of saints," he said. "You're going to be just like the rest, aren't you? You're going to make Paterno out to be a saint. You don't know him....
  • We're sorry -- that's all we want to hear from the Penn State apologists

    07/15/2012 6:48:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 12, 2012 | Gregg Doyle
    You're sorry. That's all I want to hear from Penn State today. It's all I want to hear from Joe Paterno's family. It's all I want to hear from Graham Spanier, Tim Curley, Gary Schultz. From the Board of Trustees. From Penn State fans. You're sorry. Why can't you say that? Why haven't any of you said that? The Freeh Report was released Thursday morning, released to much fanfare, though I haven't the foggiest idea why. There was nothing special in the Freeh Report. Nothing we didn't already know. Jerry Sandusky raped kids for years? We knew that -- he...
  • Artist paints over Paterno's halo on Pa. mural

    07/15/2012 2:41:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. An artist has removed a halo from a mural of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno amid the school's child sex-abuse scandal. Michael Pilato had put a halo over Paterno's image after the beloved coach's death in January, but said he felt he had to remove it Saturday after a report that Paterno, former university president Graham Spanier and others buried allegations of child sex-abuse against ex-assistant Jerry Sandusky. Paterno's family denies the claim.
  • Scandal at Penn State Poses Tough Choices for N.C.A.A.

    07/14/2012 3:50:01 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, July 14, 2012 | TIM ROHAN
    In N.C.A.A. parlance, lack of institutional control is a hazy, almost undefinable term. It is also the organizations ultimate admonishment, the phrase it utters before handing down its most severe penalties. Now, in light of the child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State, there is some question about whether those nebulous words will be used by the N.C.A.A. to impose serious sanctions on the Nittany Lions football program, perhaps even forcing the team to shut down for a time, the so-called death penalty.
  • Sources: Joe Paterno's statue stays

    07/14/2012 3:17:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 102 replies
    ESPN ^ | Saturday, July 14, 2012
    The embattled members of Penn State's Board of Trustees quietly have decided to leave Joe Paterno's statue standing -- at least for now and, some hope, forever, according to sources with firsthand knowledge of the trustees' private discussions this week. The trustees' reluctance to remove the statue is motivated, in part, by a desire not to offend alumni and students who adore the late coach despite the damning findings of his role in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse cover-up detailed in the Freeh report, the sources said. Some trustees also said in interviews they want to resist being pressured...
  • Paterno Won Sweeter Deal Even as Scandal Played Out

    In January 2011, Joe Paterno learned prosecutors were investigating his longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky for sexually assaulting young boys. Soon, Mr. Paterno had testified before a grand jury, and the rough outlines of what would become a giant scandal had been published in a local newspaper. That same month, Mr. Paterno, the football coach at Penn State, began negotiating with his superiors to amend his contract, with the timing something of a surprise because the contract was not set to expire until the end of 2012, according to university documents and people with knowledge of the discussions. By August,...
  • Penn Sate - vanity

    07/13/2012 12:55:16 PM PDT · by PA BOOKENDS · 125 replies
    I have to say, Im disappointed and a little concerned by the reaction of some of my freeper friends to the Sandusky / Penn State scandal. Full disclosure: I graduated from PSU in 1970. Am not a member of the Alumni Association, have been back for, maybe, 5 games since 1970. Very much on the periphery of all things Penn State. For the class of 70, the JoPa phenomenon (JoPa hadnt even been coined, yet.) hadnt materialized. Nevertheless, living in Pennsylvania, one could hardly be oblivious to the success of the football team or Paternos philosophy. We were happy to...
  • Penn State to remodel football shower and locker room where Jerry Sandusky abused boys

    07/13/2012 5:52:21 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 51 replies
    Lehigh Valley Live ^ | July 13 2012
    Penn State plans to renovate the building where Jerry Sandusky sexually molested boys.University spokesman David La Torre said today that Penn State plans to remodel the football shower and locker room area as a direct result of Sanduskys crimes. The former defensive coordinator was convicted of assaulting some of his victims in the team shower.La Torre said renovation plans to the Lasch Football Building were drawn up shortly after Sanduskys arrest in November. ------BREAK------ Reminders of the Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and the senior school officials accused of covering it up are all over Penn States campus...
  • Everything You Need To Know About Louis Freehs Damning Report On Penn State [Updating]

    07/13/2012 1:55:19 PM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 11 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 7/12/12 | multiple Deadspin authors
    After a lengthy investigation into years of sexual abuse within the Penn State football program, former FBI director Louis Freeh released a report of his findings today. We're still thumbing through it. It's withering. Here's what we've learned so far: Joe Paterno Knew In 1998 Paterno Gave Jerry Sandusky The Option To Keep Coaching "As Long As He Was The Coach" Paterno Family Statement Blames Everyone But Joe Paterno, Who Is To Blame In 1998, Jerry Sandusky Told State Officials And University Police That "He Had Done This With Other Children In The Past" Janitors Didn't Report Jerry Sandusky's 2000...
  • Penn State football needs to be suspended at least two years (calls for the death penalty)

    07/12/2012 9:06:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 12, 2012 | Rick Morrissey
    I want to hear the silence on Saturdays in State College, Pa. I want to experience the hush of an empty stadium. I want to feel the emptiness as an institution serves its penance for putting a football program above the safety of young boys. Silence in exchange for silence thats the price Penn State needs to pay for looking away as a sexual predator ruined lives. The school needs to shut down its football program for at least two years. Or, if university officials cant quite locate their humanity, let the NCAA do it for them. The Freeh...
  • The Penn State Scandal: The Other Side of the Coin

    07/12/2012 2:27:39 PM PDT · by TexasNative2000 · 22 replies
    7/12/2012 | TexasNative2000
    The report which Penn State commissioned regarding the Jerry Sandusky scandal has been released. The findings of the commission, chaired by former FBI Director Louie Freeh, are a scathing indictment of the processes and procedures used by Penn State to deal with the allegations of sexual molestation by a football coach.Little is revealed in the report which was not already generally known, but the tone and breadth of the reporting was startlingly harsh. No one is immune from criticism ranging from the president of the university all the way down to a janitor who witnessed an episode of sexual molestation...