Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $14,774
Woo hoo!! And the first 16% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: psu

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • New judge assigned to preside over Sandusky preliminary hearing

    11/17/2011 9:33:34 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 11 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 11-17-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - A new judge has been assigned in the child sex-abuse case against former Pennsylvania State University football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, court ...
  • Internet tip led to McQueary break in 2010

    11/17/2011 6:57:28 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 34 replies
    Centre Daily Times ^ | Nov 17, 2011 | Jo Becker
    A critical break in the investigation of Jerry Sandusky came via a posting on the Internet: a random mention that a Penn State football coach, years before, might have seen something ugly, but kept silent. Investigators with the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office had by 2010 already come to the conclusion that Sandusky, the longtime defensive coordinator for Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions, was a serial molester, according to two people with knowledge of the case. But what had started with a complaint of sexual assault from a high school freshman had grown to include another matter altogether: whether Penn State had...
  • Sandusky horror story continues to get more disturbing (perp contacts victim #2)

    11/17/2011 4:14:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    CSB Sports ^ | 11/15/11 | Gregg Doyel
    Sandusky horror story continues to get more disturbingBy Gregg Doyel | National Columnist Tuesday November 15, 2011 - 11:57 AM **SNIP** Sandusky got out of jail for free. An unsecured bond is merely a promise -- that's all Sandusky had to give, a promise -- that the defendant will show up in court. If he doesn't show up, he'd be on the hook for $100,000. By then, the defendant could be in Costa Rica. The judge who set Sandusky free for free? Her name is Leslie Dutchcot. She has volunteered with Sandusky's charity, The Second Mile, the one that...
  • Penn State May Seek (sovereign) Immunity After Skirting Public Laws

    11/16/2011 6:36:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Link only - Penn State May Seek Immunity After Skirting Public Laws
  • 'Second Mile' Records from 2000-2003 Missing; Prosecutors Fear It Could Hurt Case

    11/17/2011 11:05:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Link only - 'Second Mile' Records from 2000-2003 Missing; Prosecutors Fear It Could Hurt Case
  • Franco Harris fired for Joe Paterno comments

    11/16/2011 8:06:52 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 16 replies ^ | November 16th, 2011 | Staff report
    Franco Harris has been an outspoken supporter of Joe Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse allegations. So much so that Harris, a Pro Football Hall of Fame running back who played for Paterno at Penn State, was fired by The Meadows Racetrack and Casino as a spokesman, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The racetrack is located in Washington, Pa., just outside Pittsburgh. Harris publicly expressed his displeasure over Paterno's firing last week. “I feel that the (Board of Trustees) made a bad decision in letting Joe Paterno go,” Harris said, according to the paper. “I’m very disappointed...
  • Two police departments say Penn State coach never filed report

    11/16/2011 7:55:16 PM PST · by presidio9 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed November 16, 2011
    Representatives of Penn State's campus police and State College police said Wednesday they have no record of having received any report from a Penn State assistant football coach about his having witnessed an alleged rape of a boy by former coach Jerry Sandusky. The police departments' statements don't corroborate those made in an e-mail from the assistant coach, Mike McQueary, who said he witnessed the alleged incident in a Penn State locker room in 2002. Lisa M. Powers, a Penn State spokeswoman, told CNN that the university police has no record of any police report filed by McQueary. "Today was...
  • Future Is Unclear for Sandusky Charity

    11/16/2011 6:36:43 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2011 | JAMES R. HAGERTY, KRIS MAHER and JOHN W. MILLER
    The vice chairman of the Second Mile, the charity founded by an assistant Penn State football coach who faces child sexual abuse charges, said Tuesday that he couldn't predict whether the organization would remain viable beyond December. The Second Mile, of State College, Pa., has about 20 employees and had revenue of $2.2 million last year. It has enough cash to last through the end of the year, said David Woodle, vice chairman of the Second Mile. Gov. Tom Corbett's office confirmed the state has suspended a planned $3 million grant to the Second Mile "pending further review." The grant...
  • Penn Police: McQueary Never Told Us Jack [Sandusky]

    11/16/2011 5:14:30 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 54 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/16/11 | Staff
    Mike McQueary never once went to the Penn State campus police OR the State College PD after witnessing Jerry Sandusky allegedly rape a 10-year-old boy in 2002 -- this according to reps for both departments. According to CBS, neither police bureau has any record of being contacted by Mike McQueary -- despite recent claims McQueary made in an email ... "I did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police."
  • New judge assigned in Penn St. sex-abuse case

    11/16/2011 2:00:59 PM PST · by maggief · 19 replies
    AP ^ | November 15, 2011 | Mark Scolforo, Maryclaire Dale and Genaro C. Armas
    EXCERPT The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts announced Wednesday that it was bringing in a Westmoreland County senior district judge to preside over Sandusky's preliminary hearing. Robert E. Scott is taking over the hearing from Centre County District Judge Leslie Dutchcot. Dutchcot has donated money to The Second Mile, a charity established by Sandusky for at-risk children and the place where authorities say he met his victims. The office said Scott has no known ties to Penn State or The Second Mile. The hearing is scheduled for Dec. 7. Some plaintiffs' lawyers are starting to advertise on their websites for...
  • Victim Says Penn State Officials 'Rejected' His (Professor Allegedly Molested Him)

    11/16/2011 2:10:00 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/15/2011 | JIM AVILA
    A new victim is claiming another member of the Penn State faculty sexually abused him years ago, and he said when he brought his abuse complaints to university officials, he was turned away. --snip-- Neisworth was later charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse in Cecil County, Md., in 2005. However, McLaughlin claimed that at the time, Penn State officials said an indictment wasn't enough to investigate one of their faculty members.
  • Ex-PSU Grad Assistant Matt Paknis On WFAN: Paterno Knows Everything

    11/16/2011 11:51:29 AM PST · by LSUfan · 84 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 16 Nov 11 | unattributed
    A former child-abuse victim himself, former football grad assistant Matt Paknis believes Joe Paterno knew about Jerry Sandusky’s alleged sexual abuse against children years ago. Paknis joined WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Tuesday to talk about his time at Penn State. Paknis was a graduate assistant on the Nittany Lions football staff in 1987 and 1988. He says Sandusky exhibited questionable behavior towards the players back then.
  • Penn State powerless to keep Sandusky off campus (friendly judge placed no restrictions on travel)

    11/16/2011 11:37:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/16/11 | Ernest Scheyder
    Penn State powerless to keep Sandusky off campusErnest Scheyder Reuters 12:19 p.m. CST, November 16, 2011 STATE COLLEGE (Reuters) - Penn State says alleged child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky is "not welcome" on its campus, but the university so far has no legal recourse to keep the former assistant football coach away. In her bail ruling, Judge Leslie Dutchot ordered the former defensive coordinator not to have any contact with minors, witnesses or alleged victims. The ruling placed no restrictions on his travel. Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, advised Sandusky and his wife to take a trip ahead of the next...
  • Paterno Turns Home Over to Wife for $1

    11/15/2011 7:31:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | Nov.15, 2011 | MARK VIERA and PETE THAMEL
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno transferred full ownership of his house to his wife, Sue, for $1 in July, less than four months before a sexual abuse scandal engulfed his Penn State football program and the university. Documents filed in Centre County, Pa., show that on July 21, Paterno’s house near campus was turned over to “Suzanne P. Paterno, trustee” for a dollar plus “love and affection.” The couple had previously held joint ownership of the house, which they bought in 1969 for $58,000. According to documents filed with the county, the house’s fair-market value was listed at $594,484.40....
  • Penn State is the one team no bowl wants to invite

    11/16/2011 4:49:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 15, 2011 | Brett McMurphy
    Penn State is toxic. Those aren't my words, but someone involved in the college bowl selection process. And that's how he described how attractive -- or, in this case, unattractive -- the Nittany Lions are as a bowl team. The Big Ten has eight bowl bids and could end up with 10 bowl-eligible teams. If the Nittany Lions (8-2) don't reach the Big Ten title game, it's a very real possibility they could get bypassed by all of the Big Ten bowls and be shipped to a non-Big Ten bowl that doesn't have enough teams to fill its conference obligation....
  • Penn State exempt from public disclosure?

    11/15/2011 5:28:36 PM PST · by TheDailyChange · 3 replies
    Anderson Cooper just reported that Penn State is exempt from public disclosure. So the real question is, WTF is really going on in LIBERAL Pennsyvania?
  • Sandusky's Creepy Costas Interview

    11/15/2011 2:34:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush ^ | November 15, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Sandusky did an interview, Penn State coach did an interview with Bob Costas on Rock Center last night. I'm trying to figure out why this lawyer would let this guy do this. And the lawyer said, "Well, you know, we've talked to some of these kids. A number of these kids are coming forward saying nothing like this ever happened." But the questions that Sandusky answers, "Are you a pedophile?" (paraphrasing) "No, but... yeah, well, maybe I shouldn't-a showered with the boys. I did touch 'em on the legs but it wasn't sexual, none of that, all...
  • McQueary on alleged rape: 'I did stop it,' did have discussions with police

    11/15/2011 2:35:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | Nov.15, 2011 | Mark Wogenrich and Andrew McGill
    Mike McQueary, the Penn State assistant football coach under fire for his reported lack of action in an alleged 2002 rape of a boy by Jerry Sandusky, said in an email to a former classmate that he stopped the assault in an athletic facility shower and discussed it with police. In the email obtained by The Morning Call, McQueary wrote that he "did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police" following the alleged incident between Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant coach, and a boy. McQueary also wrote that he "is getting...
  • Sen. calls for federal hearing in Penn St. case

    11/15/2011 1:10:29 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 15, 2011 | GENARO C. ARMAS
    U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on Tuesday asked for a hearing into how federal laws apply to the investigation of the child sex-abuse case that has enveloped Penn State University.
  • Don't Be a Paterno: When a Child is Abused, Here's What to Do

    11/15/2011 6:21:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | November 15, 2011 | Michael Reagan
    Penn State football coach Joe Paterno released a statement on Wednesday in which he said, "With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more." How lame is that, Coach? Would you have accepted that excuse from one of your players? "With the benefit of hindsight, Coach, I wish I had run the route we rehearsed a thousand times in practice." See how stupid that sounds? It doesn't take "hindsight" to know that when some monster is raping children in your locker room, you call the police. Coach, you knew back in 2002 that Jerry Sandusky had anally raped...