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Joe Paterno

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  • Paterno deserved better treatment

    The unfortunate aspect of all these new ways to communicate is that it gives rise to people believing that they have a right to pass judgment on anyone who makes a mistake and doesn't live up to perfection. Joe Paterno has helped many people over a...
  • Do not keep silent in face of child abuse

    The scandal currently rocking Penn State and its beloved football coach Joe Paterno sheds important light on how we respond to child abuse. It's a reminder that the impact of remaining silent in the face of sexual abuse can be devastating. We mourn...
  • Ripken asks Sandusky's charity not to use his name on website, in brochures

    Ripken asks Sandusky's charity not to use his name on website, in brochures
    On Wednesday, Cal Ripken Jr.'s name appeared on the website of the Second Mile charity under the heading "Board of Directors: Honorary Board." By Thursday, it didn't. Ripken asked the Second Mile, a charity allegedly used by former Penn State football...
  • Penn State: Since when do college students assume a 'right to riot'?

    Penn State: Since when do college students assume a 'right to riot'?
    "Of course we're going to riot," Paul Howard, a 24 year-old aerospace engineering student at Penn State University, told The New York Times. "What do they expect when they tell us at 10 o'clock that they fired our football coach?" The coach in question,...
  • Penn State trustees cave to pressure

    Interim Penn State President Rodney Erickson on Thursday afternoon released through the alumni newswire email service a plea, "… to be patient, to avoid speculation and to refrain from passing judgment until the facts are known." Mr. Erickson...
  • Gilman's Gaia declines to discuss his commitment to Penn State

    Gilman's Gaia declines to discuss his commitment to Penn State
    Brian Gaia committed to play football at Penn State in the spring, but this week that’s not something the Gilman lineman wants to talk about. Gaia is set to play defensive tackle at Penn State next fall, but in light of the sex abuse scandal that...
  • After Penn State, Md. may examine strengthening child abuse reporting law

    Educators, health practitioners, social service workers and police officers are required under Maryland law to report suspected child abuse to local authorities and to their bosses. But the state has no power to prosecute when the law is not followed....
  • Penn State's board did the right thing

    Three cheers for the Board of Trustees of Penn State University for cleaning house in the aftermath of the revelation that assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused a number of young boys over a 15-year period. I am appalled by those who...
  • NBC sportscaster Bob Costas scores with Jerry Sandusky exclusive

    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas scores with Jerry Sandusky exclusive
    For all the big journalists associated with Brian Williams' "Rock Center," it was sportscaster Bob Costas who put this self-important, over-promoted newsmagazine on the map Monday with his exclusive interview of former Penn State football coach Jerry...
  • Staff Q&A: What's the best way to quit a job?

    Staff Q&A: What's the best way to quit a job?
    During the past week,¬†Joe Paterno was fired, Eddie Murphy and Brett Ratner quit the Oscars and Greece’s prime minister stepped down. Just in case the trend continues, we asked our staff what they think is the best way to go out. •••...
  • Paterno put football ahead of children

    I am appalled at the reactions of Penn State supporters who continue to stand behind Joe Paterno and aren't certain whether he did the "right thing" or not. Mr. Paterno was told that his right hand man and close friend sodomized a 10-year-old boy and...
  • No question: He's No. 1

    Joe Paterno continues to impress. The 84-year-old coach passed Grambling State great Eddie Robinson with his 409th win Saturday, giving him the record for the most victories by a Division I football coach. If South Carolina is going to win the SEC East,...