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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...
  • Report finds Penn State had "total disregard" for child sex abuse victims

    07/12/2012 6:57:51 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 41 replies
    fox 59 ^ | 7 12 12
    In a statement released along with an extensive report, Louis Freeh -- a former FBI director and federal judge -- blasted top officials at the school. Freeh spearheaded the probe into how the school handled allegations of child sex abuse by assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. "Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State," Freeh wrote. "The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized." He went on...
  • Freeh Report on Penn State and the Sandusky Scandal Released Today

    07/12/2012 6:16:38 AM PDT · by iowamark · 69 replies
    The Freeh Report on PSU ^ | 07/12/2012 | Louis Freeh
    The independent report by Louis Freeh and his law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, into the facts and circumstances of the actions of The Pennsylvania State University surrounding the child sexual abuse committed by a former employee, Gerald A. Sandusky, will be available at 9am today. Mr. Freehs statement is available now by clicking on the Download the Press Release link below.
  • Paterno, in letter, defended Penn St. football

    07/11/2012 3:02:15 PM PDT · by dead · 34 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 7/11/12 | GENARO C. ARMAS and MARK SCOLFORO
    Joe Paterno defended his football program's integrity in a 7-month-old letter released Wednesday, a day ahead of a report that could forever mar his legacy. In the letter, written shortly before his death and confirmed as legitimate by his family, Paterno rejected the notion that Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of boys amounted to a ''football scandal'' or in any way tarnished the accomplishments of his players or Penn State's reputation as a whole. The results of Penn State's internal investigation into the Sandusky scandal are set to be released Thursday in a report that should answer many of the troubling...
  • America's Gayest Neighborhoods

    07/08/2012 10:00:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    This month cities all across the world are partaking in Gay Pride celebrations. Jed Kolko, the chief economist at Trulia, takes a look at the neighborhoods in the U.S. with the largest gay communities ("gayborhoods"). Using 2010 U.S. Census data, which lists 646,000 same-sex households, he calculated the neighborhoods with the largest percentage of same-sex male couples:
  • Uncovered e-mails close book on (Penn State football coach Joe) Paterno's legacy

    07/01/2012 4:27:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 30, 2012 | Scott Ostler
    The Penn State horror story has taken a twist for the sicker. And Joe Paterno's legacy is now more clearly defined. E-mails have been uncovered by NBC. Three scared sheep - Penn State's president, vice president and athletic director - were going to alert the real authorities to the possible misdeeds of Jerry Sandusky, until the athletic director spoke with Paterno and persuaded the other two Sheep not to be so rash. Subsequently, at least four more young boys were molested by Sandusky. Paterno apparently persuaded the group to go easy on old Jerry. The athletic director, Tim Curley, e-mailed...
  • Disturbing e-mails could spell more trouble for Penn State official

    06/30/2012 9:34:42 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/30/2012 | Susan Candiotti
    With convicted serial child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky behind bars, new questions are surfacing about what Penn State officials knew about a 2001 incident involving the former assistant football coach's encounter with a boy in the shower -- and whether they covered up the incident. After the 2001 incident, Sandusky sexually abused other boys over the course of years until his arrest. CNN does not have the purported e-mails. However, the alleged contents were made available to CNN. The messages indicate former Penn State President Graham Spanier and two other former university officials knew they had a problem with Sandusky...
  • Joe Paterno Reportedly Played Major Role in Penn State Cover-Up

    06/30/2012 9:25:17 AM PDT · by gop4lyf · 46 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 6/30/12 | Connor Simpson
    CNN have reportedly been informed of the contents of emails between top Penn State officials that allege a cover-up of a 2001 incident involving Jerry Sandusky, and the messages seem to implicate that it was Joe Paterno's idea to not report Sandusky
  • On Tape, Sanduskys Son Matt Talks Of Sex Abuse

    06/26/2012 4:17:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | June 26, 2012
    Jerry Sanduskys son told police he was sexually abused starting when he was 8, a decade before the former Penn State assistant football coach adopted him, according to a police interview recording obtained by NBC News. Matt Sandusky, who was adopted by Jerry Sandusky as an adult, described for investigators showering with the ex-coach and trying to avoid being groped in bed. He also said he was undergoing therapy, that his memories of abuse were only now surfacing and that he was coming forward so his family would know what happened. If you were pretending you were asleep and you...
  • Things Most People Still Don't "Get" About the Jerry Sandusky Scandal

    06/25/2012 9:14:26 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 63 replies
    johnziegler.com ^ | 6-24-12 | John Ziegler
    Editorial by John Ziegler Things Most People Still Don't "Get" About the Jerry Sandusky Scandal 6/24/2012 One of the most interesting phenomenon about the biggest news stories of the modern age is that the larger a story is, the bigger the gap seems to be between what people think they know about what happened and what really occurred (this is how most Americans think Bill Clinton was impeached for having oral sex with an intern) . Having communicated, from a contrarian point of view, with literally hundreds of people about the Jerry Sandusky case, I have been struck by how...
  • Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story [amazon.com customer reviews]

    06/24/2012 3:01:32 AM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    No more touching November 10, 2011 By sawdawg101 "Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story" will fit nicely in your bookshelf along such classics as "Knifed: The O.J. Simpson Story," "Fondler: Confessions of a Pedophile," and "Avoiding Blue Dresses: Sexual Harassment for the Aspiring Politician." Completely misleading title November 5, 2011 By dakota loomis 100% false advertising by Mr. Sandusky. Not a single page in this book "touches" on how to appropriately gain the trust of young, at-risk boys, and then use that trust to perpetrate horrifying sexual assaults on the very children who turned to you for guidance and support. Almost...
  • Jerry Sandusky on suicide watch after being found guilty of child sex abuse

    06/23/2012 11:21:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Manchester (UK) Guardian ^ | June 23, 2012 | Ed Pilkington and Matt Williams
    Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has been placed on suicide watch in jail, his lawyer said on Saturday, day after being found guilty of the serial sexual abuse of vulnerable young people. Speaking on CNN, Sandusky's co-counsel Karl Rominger said his client was in protective custody and being kept away from other inmates as a precautionary measure, adding that there was no "immediate concerns" about Sandusky's wellbeing. Sandusky is currently in jail awaiting sentencing for 45 counts of sexually abusing underage boys over a 15-year period. Sandusky is expected to spend the rest of his life in...
  • Jerry Sandusky verdict: Victim 1's mom says 'I cried, I'm very happy'

    06/22/2012 7:43:48 PM PDT · by bd476 · 15 replies
    The Patriot-News/Penn Live ^ | Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012, 10:32 PM | By SARA GANIM, The Patriot-News
    BELLEFONTE -- When her son finished testifying against his molester, Victim 1's mom said, it wasn't over until Jerry Sandusky was locked up forever. Tonight, 'over' got that much closer. With only 20 minutes to get to court, Victim 1 and his mom were forced to hear about Sandusky's guilt on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse the way the rest of the world heard -- on television. Victim 1, 18, was on his way to work. He didn't want to disrupt his normal routine, his mom said. "I called him, I cried, I'm happy. I'm very happy,"...
  • Jerry Sandusky verdict: Complete breakdown of charges

    06/22/2012 7:52:16 PM PDT · by bd476 · 6 replies
    The Patriot-News/ PennLive ^ | Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012, 10:45 PM
    BELLEFONTE -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty this afternoon of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Sandusky faced 52 original counts of abuse, four of which were dismissed during trial. Here's a breakdown of all the charges with verdicts from the jury. VICTIM 1 Count 1: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse Verdict: Guilty. Count 2: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse Verdict: Guilty. Count 3: Indecent assault Verdict: Guilty. Count 4: Unlawful contact with minors Verdict: Guilty. Count 5: Corruption of minors Verdict: Guilty. Count 6: Endangering welfare of children Verdict: Guilty. VICTIM 2 Count 7: Involuntary...
  • Jerry Sandusky Found GUILTY of Molesting Children

    06/22/2012 7:10:38 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 208 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/22/12 | Aurelius
    Jerry Sandusky, the former Assistant Coach for Penn State, was found guilty today of molesting children. The high-profile began last year when almost a dozen people came out, revealing that Sandusky has molested them, which then resulted in the firing of Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky was found guilty of at least some of the almost 50 that were levied against him. The jurors deliberated for two days, starting yesterday. Sandusky leaving court earlier today Sandusky's stepson also stated yesterday that his father had abused him. However, jurors were not aware of this as they were sequestered. Sandusky...
  • Verdict Reached in Sandusky Trial; Will be Released Momentarily

    06/22/2012 6:33:05 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 153 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/22/12 | Aurelius
    The jury in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case has reached a verdict. The media has received a twenty-minute verdict notification, which means that the result will be announced in twenty minutes. Jerry Sandusky is a former Assistant Coach for Penn State The high-profile began last year when almost a dozen people came out, revealing that Sandusky has molested them, which then resulted in the firing of Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky faces 48 counts against him and up to 400 years in prison. Most legal analysts have predicted that he will be found guilty on most, if...
  • Jerry Sandusky wrote letters to Victim 4, other defense witness, prosecution releases text to media

    06/22/2012 4:14:02 AM PDT · by Milagros · 31 replies
    NY DailyNews ^ | June 22, 2012
    Jerry Sandusky wrote letters to Victim 4, other defense witness, prosecution releases text to media Prosecution says 'creepy' letters written by disgraced former Penn State football coach NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, June 22, 2012, 4:44 AM Driving home the other night, I had many thoughts. Some happy, some a little sad. As you know, I am very emotional and kind of let everything out. Im not good at hiding my feelings. I have many Forrest Gump qualities and I thought a lot about that more as I was driving home. As you would expect, I cried at that movie.
  • Sandusky's son says father abused him

    06/21/2012 7:36:05 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 42 replies
    My Way ^ | 6/21/2012 | By MARK SCOLFORO and GENARO C. ARMAS
    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Lawyers for one of Jerry Sandusky's adopted sons said the man has told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him. The lawyers issued a statement Thursday naming Matt Sandusky, one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children, and saying that the 33-year-old had been prepared to testify on behalf of prosecutors at his father's sex abuse trial. "During the trial, Matt Sandusky contacted us and requested our advice and assistance in arranging a meeting with prosecutors to disclose for the first time in this case that he is a victim of Jerry Sandusky's abuse,"...
  • Why did NBC not air the most damning part of Jerry Sandusky-Bob Costas interview?

    06/19/2012 11:48:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 40 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 6/18/2012 | Joe Cowley
    ....Then came the sound bite NBC should have aired on every television set around the country as soon it was muttered from Sanduskys mouth. Well you might think that, Sandusky said. I dont know. In terms of my relationship with so many, many young people. I would I would guess that there are many young people who would come forward. Many more young people who would come forward and say that my methods and and what I had done for them made a very positive impact on their life. And I didnt go around seeking out...
  • Key developments in the sex abuse trial of former Penn State football assistant Jerry Sandusky

    06/14/2012 9:12:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Washington Post / AP ^ | June 14, 2012
    Testimony from three more accusers Thursday included some of the most graphic details of the trials four days and gave the term tickle monster a dark, almost nefarious meaning. Jurors heard one accuser say he spent more than 100 nights at Jerry Sanduskys home, sleeping on a waterbed in a basement room he thought was soundproof because no one heard him scream when he was assaulted. Another accuser told jurors Sandusky called himself the tickle monster before embracing him in a shower.
  • Jerry Sandusky prosecutors leave the jury to mull...evidence[.] (Judge allowing hearsay evidence)

    06/14/2012 8:14:19 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 6/14/12 | Dan Wetzel
    They can't even cross-examine one of the prime witnesses, a former Penn State janitor who now has dementia but alleged a particular graphic 2000 assault in a locker room shower. Judge Cleland allowed hearsay evidence to be admitted, a brutal hurdle for an already challenged defense.
  • Documents Reveal Secret File Regarding Sandusky & Sex Abuse

    06/13/2012 7:50:48 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 37 replies
    KDKA (Pittsburgh) ^ | June 11, 2012
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) Documents filed by the Attorney Generals office indicate new evidence has been uncovered against several former Penn State officials, including Graham Spanier and Gary Schultz. In documents obtained by KDKA-TV investigators, the Attorney Generals Office indicates former vice president Schultz kept a secret file with allegations regarding Sandusky and sex abuse. This comes after an NBC report alleges Spanier did not report alleged abuse because it would be humane to Sandusky to not report the matter. Only recently was the commonwealth provided with a file containing documents relating to incidents involving Sandusky, a statement from the Attorney...
  • Penn State Responds to Report Gary Schultz Had Secret File on Sandusky and His Sex Abuse

    06/12/2012 11:42:31 AM PDT · by Tex-Con-Man · 17 replies
    statecollege.com ^ | June 12, 2012 | Ron Musselman
    Penn State responded to Tuesday's report that former university vice president Gary Schultz kept a secret file on former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and related allegations of sex abuse. "The University has responded to several subpoenas and gathered documents from many sources across the institution," spokesman Dave La Torre said in a statement. "As soon as any relevant documents were discovered, the University immediately provided them to the office of the Attorney General and the Freeh Group. ... New evidence surfaced Tuesday morning involving former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz. According to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, the State Attorney...
  • Ex-coach testifies he has 'no doubt' he saw Sandusky having sex with a boy in the shower

    06/12/2012 3:34:43 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12 June 2012 | Rachel Quigley
    Former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary told jurors in Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse trial today that he saw his ex-colleague with a boy in an on-campus shower after hearing 'skin-on-skin smacking sounds'. His account of the night differed little from his appearance in December at a preliminary hearing for Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz. The one difference: He said the shower encounter took place in 2001 instead of 2002.
  • NBC News: Prosecutors weighing criminal charges against Spanier

    06/11/2012 8:03:46 AM PDT · by StopGlobalWhining · 31 replies
    Penn State Daily Collegian via Twitter ^ | June 11, 2012 | Anna Orso
    Former Penn State President Graham Spanier could face criminal charges in relation to the Jerry Sandusky case now that prosecutors have uncovered new evidence, NBC News reported this morning. According to NBC, prosecutors uncovered emails sent in 2001 in relation to what former assistant coach Mike McQueary reported he saw in a Lasch Building shower. McQueary, a graduate assistant at the time, testified that he saw Sandusky doing something that appeared to be "severe" and "sexual" in nature. Emails uncovered by investigators suggest Spanier conferred with former Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz, saying it would be...
  • Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier sues to see recovered emails

    05/26/2012 6:42:17 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 2 replies
    The Patriot News - PennLlive.Com ^ | May 26, 2012 | Charles Thompson
    A lawsuit filed Friday by former Penn State President Graham Spanier against the university shows the investigation into what others knew about the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse accusations, and when, may be far from over. Spanier, who was removed from office by Penn State trustees on Nov. 9 four days after Sandusky was charged is seeking the courts help in getting access to a trove of emails from 1998 through 2004. According to the lawsuit, filed in Centre County court, the emails were thought not to be recoverable until a few weeks ago. The disclosure about the...
  • Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's children's charity The Second Mile to fold (n/p pedophile hook-up)

    05/25/2012 8:47:55 AM PDT · by Liz · 11 replies
    NY POST ^ | 5/25/12 | NEWSCORE
    The children's charity at the center of the child molestation case against Penn State coach, Jerry Sandusky, will fold....requesting court approval to transfer its programs to Houston-based Arrow Child & Family Ministries. A grand jury report indicated Sandusky met his alleged victims through The Second Mile, which he founded in 1977 to help disadvantaged children. The former Penn State defensive coordinator is accused of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period. He will stand trial June 5. Around $2 million in current cash assets will be transferred to Arrow to fund programs in Pennsylvania for up to two years. The...
  • What Did Joe Paterno Know About Jerry Sandusky In 1998? [Title Truncated}

    05/23/2012 10:45:28 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 39 replies
    Deadspin ^ | May 23, 2012 | Dom Cosentino
    In the final interview of his life, the infamous "rape and a man" interview, Joe Paterno told Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post that he knew nothing about a 1998 police investigation into Jerry Sandusky, who, at the time, was still Penn State's defensive coordinator. (That investigation was launched four years before Mike McQueary peered into the showers at the Lasch Football Building.) "You know," Paterno told Jenkins, "it wasn't like it was something everybody in the building knew about. Nobody knew about it." Paterno was asking us to believe that, in a small, insular town over which he presided...
  • Prosecutors change timeline in Jerry Sandusky case...

    05/07/2012 3:31:39 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 20 replies
    Pennlive.com ^ | 5-7-12 | Sarah Ganim
    Prosecutors no longer thinking that Mike McQueary saw Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting a boy in a Penn State locker room the night before spring break in 2002. Instead, new evidence shows what McQueary saw really happened in February 2001, the attorney general's office said in court paperwork filed today. In the motion, the prosecutor allude that the change does not affect the allegations of a crime. Also today, prosecutors responded to a request by Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, for more evidence to be turned over before trial. The judge is expected to rule on that request at a Wednesday court...
  • Report: Paternos turned away offer

    04/22/2012 7:05:12 AM PDT · by Third Person · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 22nd, 2012 | ESPN News Services
    Penn State officials, in an attempt to get the family of Joe Paterno to sign away its right to sue the school, offered to rename Beaver Stadium after the late coach, The Patriot-News has reported, citing a source close to the family. But the family said no. Paterno had never been keen on the stadium bearing his name, an idea that "has always been a fan-driven matter. It was never important to Joe," the source told the Harrisburg, Pa., newspaper. Joe Paterno had never been keen on Penn State's stadium bearing his name, an idea that "has always been a...
  • Sandusky labeled 'likely pedophile' in 1998 report

    03/24/2012 7:21:02 AM PDT · by John W · 28 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | March 24, 2012 | Michael Isikoff
    More than a decade before former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with more than 50 counts of child sex abuse, a psychologist warned university police that his actions fit that of a likely pedophiles pattern. The finding by State College, Pa., psychologist Dr. Alycia A. Chambers, the therapist for one of Sanduskys alleged victims, was contained in the internal Penn State files of a 1998 police investigation of the former coach for showering and bear hugging her client and another young boy in the schools athletic locker room.