October 23, 2014, 12:10:59 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: NEW SPECIAL SECTION CREATED FOR VIRGINIA AREA MISSING AND MURDERED AND POSSIBLE CONNECTIONS
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 »   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Fmr PSU Coach Jerry Sandusky Convicted on 45 Counts of Sexual Abuse of 10 Boys  (Read 239658 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #900 on: February 23, 2012, 06:59:20 PM »

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/02/23/3447295/house-approves-kansas-child-abuse.html
House approves Kansas child abuse reporting changes
February 23, 2012

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – House members have approved a bill that would amend Kansas laws regarding mandatory reporting of alleged child abuse.

Thursday’s 123-1 vote sends the measure to the Senate. Supporters say the changes were in response to the allegations of child sex abuse at Penn State University involving former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

The bill expands the list of individuals required to report allegations of child abuse to authorities for investigation. It also strengthens the penalty for failure to report cases of suspected sexual abuse.
More...

Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #901 on: February 23, 2012, 07:08:05 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2012/02/23/3101230/extensive-disagreements.html
"Extensive Disagreements"
State College - Centre Daily Times
February 23, 2012

This line appeared in a memorandum written, filed, and sworn to by Joseph Amendola, relating to the discovery in the case of Jerry Sandusky:

Page 32 of PSP [Pennsylvania State Police] Incident No. G07-1146135 describes an interview with Karen Arnold, a former Assistant District Attorney of Centre County, wherein she and former District Attorney Ray Gricar had extensive disagreements over a 1998 police investigation regarding the Defendant.1
More...
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #902 on: February 23, 2012, 10:14:09 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/02/federal_authorities_are_conduc.html
Federal authorities are conducting separate investigation involving Jerry Sandusky, Penn State, The Second Mile
By SARA GANIM, The Patriot-News
February 23, 2012

Federal authorities are apparently conducting an investigation involving Penn State, Jerry Sandusky and his charity, The Second Mile, parallel to the case already being prosecuted by the state attorney general's office.
A Penn State spokeswoman confirmed Thursday that the university received a subpoena Feb. 2 from Peter J. Smith, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, requesting information about the university, former President Graham Spanier, and Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, top Penn State officials who are charged with perjury and failure to report a crime.
 ::snipping2::
According to the state grand jury's presentment, one of the alleged victims said he was taken across state lines at least twice — to bowl games in Tampa, Fla., and San Antonio, Texas.

Local police in both cities have said they opened their own child abuse investigations as a result of the grand jury presentment. Police would not comment beyond that.

Typically, when an investigation involves more than one state, federal authorities assume jurisdiction.
More....
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
Sister
Monkey All Star Jr.
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 8192



« Reply #903 on: February 24, 2012, 07:13:26 AM »

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/florida-house-committee-passes-bill-to-punish-schools-2194966.html
Florida House committee passes bill to punish schools that fail to report molestation
By Dara Kam
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
February 23, 2012

A House panel unanimously approved a measure that would punish universities, colleges and schools for failing to report child molestation with a $1 million fine per incident and heightened penalties for child molesters.

Child sexual abuse scandals at Penn State University
, Syracuse University and the Citadel prompted Rep. Chris Dorworth to sponsor the measure at the request of influential lobbyist Ron Book, whose daughter Lauren is a child abuse survivor.

The scandals at the universities outside Florida exposed loopholes in state law, Book said, about required reporting of suspected sexual abuse on minors.

Current law only requires people to report suspected child sexual abuse if the perpetrator is believed to be a caretaker of the child. The bill (HB 1355) would change that, and also require that the Department of Children and Families child abuse hotline handle reports of any kind. Currently hotline operators accept all calls but refer some callers to law enforcement agencies.

"What you find is that universities, especially ones that have popular athletic programs, people try to protect those institutions. And when they do that, they make a decision that the institution is more important than the child," Dorworth, R-Lake Mary.
More...

Thanks MuffyB. for all the updates, though it gets harder and harder to read.
Logged

MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #904 on: February 24, 2012, 07:45:29 AM »

You're welcome Sister. It's my opinion Jerry Sandusky has been given preferential treatment, given the charges against him and the number of victims.  The first judge should have recused herself because of her connections with The Second Mile and in the process, allowed him a low, unsecured bond with few restrictions considering the number & severity of the charges and the number of victims. After that judge got removed from his case, the next judge raised the amount to a paltry $250,000.00 but he and his wife did have to put their home up for $200,000 for security and a $50,000.00 bond.  He ended up with an ankle monitor at home with some restrictions and is allowed to leave the house with permission and allowed to have visitors with permission. What bothers me is his attorney Joe Amendola was concerned at the time the additional charges were brought, that the bail would change (it did by only 50k) and that he wouldn't be able to make bail and would have to go to jail.  If the extremely low $100,000 bail hadn't been set in the first place, he would have already been in jail, and with the added charges and victims, he should be in jail.  I've seen a number of cases with fewer charges & vics and the bail amount is a million dollars.  But   what that galls me in Jerry Sandusky's case is he is allowed to see his grandchildren with a parent present.  Under the circumstances, he shouldn't be around children at ALL!  And I think because the judge has allowed him to see his grandchildren, this will be used in his trial in his favor.  

With all the cronyism, power and money (football program) and the bits I hear about Governor Corbett, I wonder if there will be justice for the victims.  
« Last Edit: February 26, 2012, 05:36:00 PM by MuffyBee » Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #905 on: February 24, 2012, 02:18:36 PM »

http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/24/10498132-nbc-feds-launch-criminal-probe-in-sandusky-case-subpoena-penn-state-records
NBC: Feds launch criminal probe in Sandusky case, subpoena Penn State records
By Michael Isikoff NBC News
February 24, 2012

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed documents and computer hard drives from Penn State University as part of a new criminal probe into what school officials and board members may have known about alleged child sex abuse by former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, three sources familiar with the case tell NBC News.

Investigators are also trying to determine if Penn State board members may have made previously undisclosed payments to "third parties" relating to Sandusky, according to two of the sources, both of whom have direct knowledge of the subpoena.
The broad scope of the subpoena, the existence of which was confirmed by a university spokeswoman, indicates that federal agents may be investigating a potential cover-up of Sandusky's alleged abuse by top school officials, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The sources said it seeks records -- including internal emails -- dating to 1998 from the computers and files of three former top Penn State officials: former President Graham Spanier, former Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Vice President Gary Schultz, who was in charge of the campus police.
 ::snipping2::
The subpoena also seeks records about Penn State board members and The Second Mile, the charity for troubled children that Sandusky founded, the sources said. The subpoena was signed by two federal prosecutors in the office of U.S. Attorney Peter Smith in Harrisburg, Pa. on Feb. 2 and demands that all records be turned over by Feb. 29, they said.
More...
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
KittyMom
Monkey All Star Jr.
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6204


Borgman


« Reply #906 on: February 24, 2012, 02:48:02 PM »

http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/24/10498132-nbc-feds-launch-criminal-probe-in-sandusky-case-subpoena-penn-state-records
NBC: Feds launch criminal probe in Sandusky case, subpoena Penn State records
By Michael Isikoff NBC News
February 24, 2012

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed documents and computer hard drives from Penn State University as part of a new criminal probe into what school officials and board members may have known about alleged child sex abuse by former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, three sources familiar with the case tell NBC News.

Investigators are also trying to determine if Penn State board members may have made previously undisclosed payments to "third parties" relating to Sandusky, according to two of the sources, both of whom have direct knowledge of the subpoena.
The broad scope of the subpoena, the existence of which was confirmed by a university spokeswoman, indicates that federal agents may be investigating a potential cover-up of Sandusky's alleged abuse by top school officials, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The sources said it seeks records -- including internal emails -- dating to 1998 from the computers and files of three former top Penn State officials: former President Graham Spanier, former Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Vice President Gary Schultz, who was in charge of the campus police.
 ::snipping2::
The subpoena also seeks records about Penn State board members and The Second Mile, the charity for troubled children that Sandusky founded, the sources said. The subpoena was signed by two federal prosecutors in the office of U.S. Attorney Peter Smith in Harrisburg, Pa. on Feb. 2 and demands that all records be turned over by Feb. 29, they said.
More...
Well, finally someone investigating that doesn't have a vested interest in the goings on of Penn State.
Logged

These are my opinions and subject to change.
Sister
Monkey All Star Jr.
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 8192



« Reply #907 on: February 24, 2012, 03:41:59 PM »

You're welcome Sister. It's my opinion Jerry Sandusky has been given preferential treatment, given the charges against him and the number of victims.  The first judge should have recused herself because of her connections with The Second Mile and in the process, allowed him a low, unsecured bond with few restrictions considering the number & severity of the charges and the number of victims. After that judge got removed from his case, the next judge raised the amount to a paltry $250,000.00 but he and his wife did have to put their home up for $200,000 for security and a $50,000.00 bond.  He ended up with an ankle monitor at home with some restrictions and is allowed to leave the house with permission and allowed to have visitors with permission. What bothers me is his attorney Joe Amendola was concerned at the time the additional charges were brought, that the bail would change (it did by only 50k) and that he wouldn't be able to make bail and would have to go to jail.  If the extremely low $200,000 bail hadn't been set in the first place, he would have already been in jail, and with the added charges and victims, he should be in jail.  I've seen a number of cases with fewer charges & vics and the bail amount is a million dollars.  But   what that galls me in Jerry Sandusky's case is he is allowed to see his grandchildren with a parent present.  Under the circumstances, he shouldn't be around children at ALL!  And I think because the judge has allowed him to see his grandchildren, this will be used in his trial in his favor. 

With all the cronyism, power and money (football program) and the bits I hear about Governor Corbett, I wonder if there will be justice for the victims. 
Muffy, I absolutely agree with you.  Football at Penn State is big money and as we know, money talks and walks.  It should not be around any children . . . ever again IMO.
Logged

MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #908 on: February 24, 2012, 10:18:10 PM »

http://www.nj.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/penn-state-adds-detail-about-sandusky-subpoena/e5114ab5b6f24b559c981bff183a0c94
Federal authorities subpoena info from Penn State
February 24, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal subpoena related to the child sex abuse scandal involving a former Penn State assistant football coach, sent to the university's top lawyer earlier this month, sought records of payments made by trustees to the school, or to third parties on the school's behalf, the university said Friday.

A copy of the Feb. 2 subpoena for general counsel Cynthia Baldwin, posted on the school's website Friday evening, listed eight categories of records, including "reporting requirements on the part of employers and staff relating to misconduct" by staff and others associated with Penn State.

It directed Baldwin, a former state Supreme Court justice, to bring the documents with her to a federal grand jury meeting in Harrisburg on Wednesday, but the school said that deadline had been extended by U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith because of the volume of records.
 ::snipping2::
The reference to the Board of Trustees represents a potential new direction for the scandal, which has so far been largely focused on the allegations against Jerry Sandusky and the actions of university administrators in response to complaints about the former top assistant to longtime head football coach Joe Paterno.
 ::snipping2::
The letter to Baldwin from prosecutors asked her to preserve all university records and emails, including board and executive session minutes, disclosure reports and computer hard drives. They asked for records related to Sandusky, and his hard drive, along with those of former university president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley.

The request covered the university's computer servers, emails, subscriber data and account information.

"Finally, please preserve all source documents related to dealings with The Second Mile and any issue concerning allegations against or actions involving Jerry Sandusky," wrote Smith and two assistant prosecutors, Gordon A.D. Zumbrod and Francis P. Sempa.
 ::snipping2::
Federal prosecutors' request from information goes back to 1998, the year university police investigated a mother's complaint that Sandusky, then the football team's defensive coordinator, had showered with her 11-year-old son in a school locker room.
 ::snipping2::
The eight categories listed in an attachment to the letter to Baldwin broadly sought records related to Sandusky, The Second Mile and "allegations of misconduct and inappropriate relationships with minors."
 ::snipping2::
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #909 on: February 24, 2012, 10:29:28 PM »

http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/24/reports-sandusky-investigation-going-to-the-federal-level/
Reports: Sandusky investigation going to the federal level
Posted by Ben Kercheval
February 24, 2012



 ::snipping2::
A Penn State spokesperson confirmed to the Harrisburg Patriot-News Thursday that federal authorities signed a subpoena on Feb. 2 requesting information from Penn State board members, as well as former PSU president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and top university official Gary Schultz.

The subpoena, which you can view HERE, looks to assist in investigating what top PSU officials may have known about Sandusky and the allegations against him. Sources told NBC the subpoena asks for a variety of documents, including emails, dating back to 1998.
 ::snipping2::
Link to view subpoena:
http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/sections/news/Penn_State_subpoena.pdf
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #910 on: February 25, 2012, 08:46:45 PM »

This is an interesting and informative article and needs to be read in full.  In regard to the Clery Act, I'll just say it's as good as the information is reported.  Universities have a way of classifying crimes different ways, that can circumvent the reporting.

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/02/post_318.html
Penn State, board of trustees money trails under investigation by feds
By SARA GANIM, The Patriot-News
February 25, 2012

Federal investigators are looking at trails of money from Penn State and its board of trustees, computer hard drives of top officials and complaints that the university might have received about Jerry Sandusky or his charity, The Second Mile.

The information was released by Penn State on Friday after news that it had been subpoenaed by the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

The subpoena seems to indicate that the feds are conducting an investigation simultaneously with the one by a state grand jury, which led to more than 50 counts of child sex abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky and perjury charges against two top Penn State officials.

It also seems to show that The Second Mile could be under investigation, too.
 ::snipping2::
Later, the video shows Corbett saying there is “no indication that The Second Mile is under investigation.”

It is clear from what is public — the grand jury presentments against Sandusky and two Penn State officials and the public knowledge of certain subpoenas — that the investigation does involve issues related to the charity.

State grand jurors alleged Sandusky met almost all of the 10 victims he is accused of sexually abusing through the charity, plus travel and financial records have been requested from charity officials.

At least two Second Mile employees testified before the grand jury, including the former CEO, Jack Raykovitz.

Thursday, The Patriot-News confirmed that the U.S. attorney’s office has begun to issue subpoenas on the topic, too.

Federal prosecutors also informally requested documents from The Second Mile, a source said.

An attorney for the late Joe Paterno, fired as the scandal unfolded, confirmed that files regarding Sandusky and kept by Paterno will be shared with federal prosecutors, too.

 ::snipping2::
First, the state attorney general’s investigation is ongoing. The grand jury continues to meet in Harrisburg.

Penn State also is in the midst of an internal review being conducted by former FBI Director Louis Freeh.

There is an NCAA inquiry.

And officials from the U.S. Department of Education are checking to see if the university is in compliance with the Clery Act, the federal law that mandates that universities report crimes.
In late November, a team of officers began gathering thousands of pages of documents and interviewing officials about possible Clery Act violations. The gathering process was expected to take weeks.

Penn State said it can’t give the Department of Education the 1998 police investigation in which Sandusky was never charged after two boys alleged he touched them during showers in the Penn State locker room.

Under state law, the university can’t turn over “investigative information” to any noncriminal justice agency, Powers said.

The Clery Act investigation possibly also includes an alleged report in 2002, the reason that Curley and Schultz are charged.
More...
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 09:05:23 PM by MuffyBee » Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #911 on: February 27, 2012, 02:00:18 PM »

http://deadspin.com/5888583/report-jerry-sandusky-still-had-access-to-a-penn-state-internet-account-until-recently
Report: Jerry Sandusky Still Had Access To A Penn State Internet Account Until Recently
February 27, 2012

 ::snipping2::
    NBC News has learned that Sandusky had access to a Penn State Internet access account from shortly after his arrest until it was disabled sometime in the past two weeks. That means records of his account and emails stored on the Penn State University system would have been saved and be subject to a subpoena.
 ::snipping2::
The letter Penn State received from the feds can be viewed in the article.
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #912 on: February 27, 2012, 02:01:47 PM »

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12058/1212435-499.stm
Insurer seeks to move Sandusky lawsuit
By Ben Present, The Legal Intelligencer
February 27, 2012

Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #913 on: February 27, 2012, 05:34:02 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/editorials/index.ssf/2012/02/child_abuse_regulations_are_cl.html
Child abuse regulations are clear
BY FRANK P. CERVONE
February 27, 2012


 ::snipping2::
A minority of states, including Pennsylvania, allows reporting up the chain of responsibility or chain of command. In other words, workers in organizations can legitimately tell their superiors, not child welfare or law enforcement officials, to satisfy the duty to report child abuse.

That’s why neither McQueary nor Paterno was charged with failure to report. In hearing that their subordinate McQueary suspected child abuse — just as low a threshold of proof as it sounds — Schultz and Curley became mandated reporters.

These provisions have come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the Penn State scandal with many suggesting that the mechanism is fundamentally flawed.
 ::snipping2::
Still, the law and regulations are clear, as they were in 2002: The report by the superior must be immediate and followed up with a written form to authorities. Because McQueary was a mandated reporter, Schultz and Curley were, too, and their charges for failure to report should stand against them.

Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #914 on: February 27, 2012, 07:24:43 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/02/sandusky_wants_may_trial_moved.html
Sandusky wants May trial moved into the summer
By Sara Ganim, The Patriot-News
February 27, 2012





Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #915 on: February 27, 2012, 10:53:49 PM »

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2012/02/sanduskys-image-on-sale-at-state-college-shop/1
Sandusky's image on sale at State College shop
By Robert Klemko, USA TODAY
February 27, 2012

Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #916 on: February 29, 2012, 07:34:39 PM »

Now this is a real switch.  Something finally got denied for the Sandusky team.


http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/02/29/sandusky-judge-says-no-to-2-month-delay/
Sandusky judge says no to 2-month delay
February 29, 2012

 ::snipping2::
Sandusky's defense sought to delay jury selection in the trial -- scheduled to begin on May 14 -- until mid-July.

But Judge John M. Cleland denied the request despite it going unopposed by the commonwealth.

He wrote that "postponement of a trial should be the last resort, and granted only after all other attempts to remedy the impediments to the conduct of a prompt trial have been exhausted."

The trial date was set in January and the court has worked backwards from it to establish other scheduling deadlines. The defense sought a delay to have more time to locate and interview witnesses, issue subpoenas, hire experts and accommodate witnesses who won't be available to testify in May.
 ::snipping2::
Cleland granted a request by the defense for more time to file an omnibus pretrial motion that was due Thursday. The defense will have until March 22.
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #917 on: February 29, 2012, 07:39:28 PM »

 WELL DUH!!!!  Ya' think?!! 
 
 http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-pa-penn-state-budget-hearing-20120229,0,2723482.story
Penn State president: School should have moved more quickly on Jerry Sandusky 'signs'
"It was clear that there were signs there," PSU's Rodney Erickson tells state senators during a budget hearing.
By John L. Micek, Call Harrisburg Bureau
February 29, 2012

HARRISBURG—

— In "hindsight" top officials at the Pennsylvania State University should have been more aware of the activities of former football coach Jerry Sandusky and done more to stop them, university President Rodney Erickson told a state Senate panel Wednesday.

"It was clear that there were signs there that should have been followed up that weren't," Erickson said during a hearing on the school's annual budget request.

"From everything that I have been able to learn from the board, the information that had been conveyed to them was that it was a former employee who had been gone for 12 years," Erickson said. "There were no indications that anyone at the university had been the target of charges. Looking back, it's seemingly easier to see that."

Sandusky, the Nittany Lions' famed former defensive coordinator who left Penn State in 1999 has been charged with more than 50 counts of child sexual abuse. He has said he is innocent.

After his 90-minute appearance before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Erickson said the university's Board of Trustees is taking steps to streamline its operations. The changes, he told lawmakers earlier, will allow it to be "much more aggressive in being able to respond" to potential problems.

"As president, that's a good move in the ways it will open up the lines of communication," he said.
 ::snipping2::

Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #918 on: February 29, 2012, 08:33:15 PM »

http://www.timesonline.com/news/state/psu-trustees-race-draws-heightened-interest/article_76478e9c-0f4c-5358-bd2f-6b31d69a5686.html   
PSU trustees race draws heightened interest
February 29, 2012

n unprecedented 86 candidates are running for three seats on Penn State's Board of Trustees, which has been scrutinized by some alumni for decisions in the aftermath of child sex abuse charges against a retired assistant football coach.

Typically about six to nine candidates run. The slate has included as many as 15.

Interest is up this year because of the board's actions after Jerry Sandusky was arrested in November, including the firing of late head coach Joe Paterno.

Other critics have called for more transparency on the 32-member board and see election as a way to enact change.

The trustees' office Wednesday announced the names of candidates and drew for ballot positions. Any of the school's more than 557,000 alumni can vote. The ballots are due back in May.
 ::snipping2::
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43425



« Reply #919 on: February 29, 2012, 09:38:31 PM »

http://blog.pennlive.com/bobflounders/2012/02/goodbye_guido_penn_state_sever.html
Goodbye Guido: Penn State severs ties with its brand man, Guido D'Elia
By BOB FLOUNDERS, The Patriot-News
February 29, 2012

Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 »   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Use of this web site in any manner signifies unconditional acceptance, without exception, of our terms of use.
Powered by SMF 1.1.13 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines LLC
 
Page created in 0.141 seconds with 21 queries.